Career choices after completing Class XII can be baffling for youngsters. While some choose to pursue their parent’s dreams of becoming a doctor or a scientist. Many of the aspiring youths fathom a dream of working in a multi-dollar company or becoming an entrepreneur themselves.
In the recent past, umpteen cases of opting an entrepreneurial venture have been observed, in India. It was also observed that most entrepreneurs or those joining family businesses, were highly inclined to earn a prominent MBA degree from a recognized institution. Once decided, these students just immerse themselves into the curriculum of CAT, enroll for coaching, burn their mid night oil, sit for the exams in November and then eagerly wait for their scorecard in January.
On 9th January 2017, students curiosity and eagerness came to a peaceful/unpleasant halt, so was decided by the quality of scores they got. CAT results were finally announced and students were intimidated by text messages about their score card, as CAT has been doing for the last 2 years or so.
Twenty candidates from across the country managed to get a perfect score in CAT 2016. At least two of these Maharashtrian candidates – Patrick D’Souza and Yash Choudhari who have gained a lot of eyeballs for their meticulous performance.
All the candidates are males and are engineers. “However, in the sectionals, many non-engineering and female candidates have scored 100 percentile,” said RK Bandi, CAT 2016 convener from IIM-Bangalore.
While D’Souza has appeared for CAT and managed to get a formidable 100 percentile at least twice before, Choudhari is a final year engineering student from a leading college in Pune.
On December 4, 2016, about 1.95 lakh candidates took the test which was conducted across 138 cities in the country. The results were announced on the CAT website (www.iimcat.ac.in).