10/01/2017 2:47 PM IST | Updated 10/01/2017 4:56 PM IST

CAT 2016: Male Engineers Completely Dominate The Top Spots

About 1,95,000 candidates appeared in CAT 2016.

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The Common Admission Test (CAT) results for 2016, for entry into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and other top business schools in India, were announced on Monday.

The test, which was taken by about 1,95,000 students, saw 20 students scoring a 100 percentile this year.

All the toppers were male and all were engineers.

Commenting on the trend, Prof Rajendra K Bandi, Convener, CAT 2016, said, "However, in the sectionals, many non-engineers and female candidates have scored 100 percentile."

According to a report in the Times of India, the number of candidates who scored 100 percentile has gone up drastically.

On the other hand, while the number of women candidates appearing for CAT has been steadily rising, none of them feature in the toppers' list this year.

Professor Bandi had told the Indian Express in October last year:

"While we still have a majority of male candidates — 67 per cent — the percentage of female candidates has marginally increased by 1 per cent compared to last year [2015], which is a good sign, but not good enough."

A total of 1.95 lakh candidates appeared for the entrance test on 4 December 2016, which was conducted across 138 cities in India. Candidates who have successfully cleared the written exam will now face the group discussion and interview stages before they can secure admission in different management colleges across India.

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