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CAT Result 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: 9 students get 100 percentile, five from IIT

IIM CAT Result 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: A total of nine students have scored 100 percentile, of these five are from IITs. Last year, 10 students had scored 100 percentile score. All of these nine top rankers are males.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 5, 2021 10:25:01 am
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CAT Result 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore declared the result for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020. A total of nine students have scored 100 percentile, of these five are from IITs. Last year, 10 students had scored 100 percentile score. All of these nine top rankers are males.

Of the nine students who have scored 100 percentile, seven candidates are from the highest overall percentile are from the engineering or technology background, one candidate is from mathematics background and only one candidate is from management background.

Read | Meet CAT 2020 topper from Punjab

At second rank, 19 candidates have scored an overall 99.99 percentile in CAT 2020, of which 18 are male and one is female. Out of these candidates, 16 are from engineering or technology background, two are from economics and one is from the management background.

A total of 2,27,835 candidates had registered for the B-school entrance exam this year of which only 1,90,144 appeared for the exam. The number of applicants is also lesser than last year.

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IIM CAT result 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: From cut-off per section to topper interview, check details here

10:24 (IST)05 Jan 2021
How topper Aaryan Kapoor prepared for CAT

Conceding that he was weak in the verbal ability section, Kapoor said he paid special attention to his weak points. “I enrolled for an online course only for the VARC section. I also participated in mock test series by almost all the big vendors, as well as enrolled for an overall CAT exam preparation manual from a famous coaching institute,” he said.

Practicing mock tests, he said, helped him analyse his performance.

19:05 (IST)04 Jan 2021
Meet the 100 percentile scorer in CAT 2020

Aaryan Kapoor, an electronics and instrumental engineering student from BITS-Pilani, is among the nine candidates to have scored 100 percentile in Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020. The 21-year-old from Garhshankar, a small town in Punjab’s Hoshiyarpur district, said he was hopeful of scoring 99 percentile, but the top rank came as a surprise... read full interview

17:03 (IST)04 Jan 2021
7 toppers from engineering background

7 out of the nine who have scored 100 percentile in CAT are from the engineering/ technology background, one candidate is from maths background and another one is from management background.

Of the nine candidates, 5 candidates are from the IITs, and the remaining four candidates are from IIM Indore (IPM program), BITS Pilani, Thapar

16:38 (IST)04 Jan 2021
3 toppers are from Rajasthan

9 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in the CAT 2020 examination. Of the candidates scoring an overall 100 percentile, 3 candidates are from Rajasthan and the remaining six candidates are from Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh respectively.

10:29 (IST)04 Jan 2021
15 students from Chandigarh score over 99 percentile

As many as 15 students from the Tricity scored more than 99 percentile in CAT this year. Among toppers is Naval Mittal, a resident of Bathinda in Punjab who scored 99.97 percentile was taking coaching from Chandigarh. He has done his engineering from Panjab University. Rupesh Waishya, a resident of Dhakoli made the city proud by securing 99.8 percentile. Rupesh who has done his mechanical engineering from Punjab Engineering College was appearing for the CAT exam for the second time. He has done his schooling from Bhawan Vidyalaya Chandigarh.

21:19 (IST)03 Jan 2021
Garg reads The Indian Express for CAT preparations

Garg is now preparing for the personal interview/ group discussion round. For his preparations, he reads The Indian Express’s editorial, explained section. He also takes guidance from CAT experts from his institute.

18:31 (IST)03 Jan 2021
Vishesh wants to pursue MBA from IIM-Bangalore

Vishesh wants to pursue MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Bangalore) or Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. His second preferences are IIM Ahmedabad, Kolkata. Read more 

14:45 (IST)03 Jan 2021
CAT achiever Visheh Garg dreams of becoming a CEO like Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai

Twenty-three-year-old Vishesh Garg, who scored 99.99 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT 2020), always wanted to become an administrative officer. But the success stories of Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai inspired him to take up management as a career choice. With a 99.99 percentile in CAT, Garg now believes that has come closer to achieving his dream.

“While studying BTech in electronics and communication, I used to read inspiring stories of Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai who are shaping the world by heading technology giants like Microsoft, Google. I felt I can be a CEO one day if I manage to get admission in a good B-school,” he said.

13:39 (IST)03 Jan 2021
9 students scored 100 percentile

9 candidates have 100 percentile. Five of them are from IITs, indianexpress.com has learnt. This is less than last year when 10 students had scored 100 percentile.

10:05 (IST)03 Jan 2021
Meet CAT achievers from Gujarat

In a rare achievement, a candidate from Gujarat, Pulkit Pandey, scored 99.99 percentile in verbal ability section of Common Admission Test (CAT), the results of which were announced Saturday.

The 23-year-old electronics engineer from Vadodara, who got an overall score of 99.84 percentile, has been working as a programmer at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Gandhinagar since 2019. 

20:53 (IST)02 Jan 2021
Meet Anand who cracked CAT 2020 despite disability

Mumbai-based Anand Rajkumar Mishra has notched up 99.92 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 despite spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that makes it difficult for him to walk without braces. After completing his graduation, he applied for CAT in 2019. Even though he had cracked the entrance exam by scoring 73 percentile, he was not satisfied with his performance and attempted for the exam again in 2020... read full interview here

20:22 (IST)02 Jan 2021
How this UP boy cracked CAT in first attempt?

Ekansh Agarwal a 21-year-old student from IIT-Ropar has got 99.98 percentile in his first attempt at CAT 2020. A student of BTech chemical engineering, he had started preparing for the exam from January 2020 and claims that lockdown and online had helped him prepare well for the exam as it saved him time. He believes that JEE - the engineering entrance test - is tougher than CAT as it has higher difficulty level questions. Agarwal is a native of Uttar Pradesh's Barely. He solved over 100 mocks and claims that is the recipe of success, He had enrolled in several coaching institutes' test series. He is the son of a chemical engineer father and a mother who is a teacher at a local govt school.

19:50 (IST)02 Jan 2021
History of CAT

With the introduction of the Common Admission Test in 1984, over the years, the management entrance examination underwent multiple changes. Earlier, the test was conducted in pen and paper mode, which switched to computer-based or online mode from 2009...read more

19:49 (IST)02 Jan 2021
9 students scored 100 percentile.

At least 10 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in the CAT 2019 examination. This year, indianexpres.com has learnt that 9 candidates have scored 100 percentile score. The IIM-I, however, is yet to release an official statement.

18:49 (IST)02 Jan 2021
XAT to held this month

For those who are not happy with their scores and are planning to appear for XAT or SNAP, here are some preparation tips. The examinations for both XAT 2021 and SNAP 2020 are scheduled to be held in January. The first exam of SNAP 2020 has already taken place on December 20. The admit cards for XAT 2021 and SNAP 2020 are already available on the respective websites. Read more

18:20 (IST)02 Jan 2021
CAT scores are in percentile

CAT candidates get marks in percentile and not percentage. The Overall Scaled Score is the sum of the scaled scores of the candidate in the three sections. Percentile refers to the percentage of candidates who receive a scaled score less than or equal to the scaled score obtained by the candidate.

17:44 (IST)02 Jan 2021
If you could not clear CAT, there could be a higher calling: IIM-I director

Congratulating students who have cleared the B-school entrance exam, the IIM-Indore director Himanshu Rai has drafted a tweet and motivated the students who failed to pass the test as well. "For those of you who get a call, all the best for the next stages. For those of you who don't, remember, there could always be a higher calling. Wish you all the very best. Have a great year ahead of you," he wrote.

17:41 (IST)02 Jan 2021
IIM-Indore director motivates CAT aspirants
17:32 (IST)02 Jan 2021
CAT beyond IIM

Apart from the IIMs, more than 100 other non-IIM institutions will also use CAT scores this year for admission into their management programmes.

17:25 (IST)02 Jan 2021
Till when is CAT result valid?

The CAT 2020 score is valid only till December 31, 2021 and will accordingly be accessible on the website. Thereafter, no queries related to the issuance of CAT 2020 scorecards will be entertained.

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IIM CAT result 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The number of applications for CAT 2020 had been reduced down from 2.44 last year to less than 2.30 this year. The number of applicants is the lowest since 2016. Those who clear CAT are eligible to take admission in top B-schools across the country including IIMs.

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