CAT 2017 results declared, 20 candidates score 100 percentile

As many as 20 students have scored 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) held under the aegis of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow, in November last year.

The results of the nationwide test were declared by IIM-Lucknow on Monday.

"Like last year, 20 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in CAT 2017. However, the profile of these candidates has been different compared to those of CAT 2016," IIM-Lucknow said in a statement, announcing the results.

While all the top 20 candidates in CAT 2016 were men and engineers, this time there are "two women and three non-engineers," the premier-B school said.

CAT 2017 was held on November 26, 2017, in two shifts in 140 cities across the country. A total of 1,99,632 students took the test held for admissions to 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and 102 other management schools.

Karnataka has the highest number of B-schools (17), including IIM-Bangalore, which accepts CAT scores for filling their seats.

"The number of those who took the test this year was the largest in three years," IIM-Lucknow said.

The CAT determines the eligibility for admission to IIMs and other institutes which accept its scores for admitting students to the postgraduate programmes in management they offer. The Singapore Management University, a foreign institute based in Singapore, also accepts CAT scores for filling seats with Indian students.

All 20 IIMs admit nearly 4,000 students to their two-year management programmes based on CAT scores.

What next?

"With the results declared, the IIMs will now move in to release their shortlist for subsequent process considering CAT score and other criteria. The subsequent process for IIM-Lucknow comprises ability test and personal interview (WAT-PI)," it said.


Students who cleared CAT 2017 will be called for WAT-PI in February-April. 
The IIM Luckow said it will release the list of shortlisted candidates soon.


Students can download their scorecards from the official CAT website,

"Individual SMSes were sent to candidates informing them of their overall percentiles," IIM-Lucknow said.

Students to be admitted to IIMs this year would be the first batch to get a degree in management, instead of postgraduate diploma.  

Parliament recently passed a bill to  vest degree-granting powers to IIMs and give greater autonomy to the B-schools in their functioning. The Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017, became a law with President Ram Nath Kovind giving his assent to  it on December 31, 2017.

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