Seven out of the 20 toppers in the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), an all-India entrance exam for business schools, are from Mumbai. Maharashtra has 10 toppers in all. Results of the inaugural CMAT, which was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), were released on Sunday.
While CMAT topper Vijay Kalyan Jha, who scored 327 out of 400, is from Delhi, Sujitkumar Birendranath from Mumbai has secured the second rank with a score of 322.
“The test was easy and I finished it in half the time. But since it was the first CMAT no one knew how we would be evaluated,” said Birendranath, who quit his job at a consultancy firm to prepare for various entrance exams.
The highest scoring female candidate from the state was Priyamvada Mhaddalkar from Mumbai who scored 288 and was ranked 43rd overall. The test was taken by 14,858 candidates from Maharashtra.
Aeshna Ambardar from Cha-ndigarh who scored 303 out of 400 was the top-scoring female candidate and was ranked 12 in the overall merit list.
The AICTE introduced the computer-based test this year to do away with multiple business school entrance tests. Around 60,000 students wrote the test across the country between February 20 and 29.
“The results have been spread well across the country, and though Mumbai has the highest number of top rankers, Delhi has the topper,” said SS Mantha, chairperson of the AICTE. “The scores reflect that the test was neither too easy nor too tough.”