Mumbai applicant gets 99.99 percentile as his birthday gift

Over 1.02 lakh students appeared for the exam this year, almost 4,000 more than last year. Fifteen candidates have scored 99.99 percentile in the exam, which was held on March 9 and 10 this year.
Two candidates have topped the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) for admissions to Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Management Studies (MMS) programmes.(HT File)
Two candidates have topped the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) for admissions to Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Management Studies (MMS) programmes.(HT File)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 04:09 AM IST
Copy Link
Mumbai | By

Two candidates have topped the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) for admissions to Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Management Studies (MMS) programmes.

Patrick D’Souza and Prapti Shanbhag have scored 164 out of 200, giving them a 99.99 percentile in the examination.

Over 1.02 lakh students appeared for the exam this year, almost 4,000 more than last year. Fifteen candidates have scored 99.99 percentile in the exam, which was held on March 9 and 10 this year.

“Even though the exam seemed tougher compared to last year, the marks seem similar. However, with more students appearing for the test, it’s sure to affect the cut-offs at the top institutes because there hasn’t been a visible rise in the intake capacity of institutes,” said 43-year-old D’Souza, who trains MH-CET candidates in Mumbai. This was his tenth attempt at MH-CET and third time bagging the first rank.

Though results were announced on the state CET cell website late on Saturday night, some students who were unaware of the announcement got hold of their marks only by Sunday morning.

For 25-year-old Nikhil Shetty from Mumbai, one of the 99.99 percentile scorers, the result turned out to be the best gift on his birthday.

“This was my third attempt at CET and I’ve scored the best marks which will help me get through to Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies [JBIMS]. My birthday celebrations have doubled because of the results,” said Nikhil, who works in a consultancy firm.

Fifteen other students scored zero out of 200.

“Since the only eligibility criteria for MBA/MMS admissions is to ensure they’ve scored 50% and above in graduation and appeared for MH-CET, many students with very low marks also apply for admissions. Most, however, don’t get seats because of their performance in CET,” said an official from the Directorate of Technical Education, the admission conducting authority.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Shreya Bhandary is a Special Correspondent covering higher education for Hindustan Times, Mumbai. Her work revolves around finding loopholes in the current education system and highlighting the good and the bad in higher education institutes in and around Mumbai.

Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • TV actress Chethana Raj's family alleged that she died due to negligence by a private hospital in Bengaluru. (Source: English Sakshi)

    Kannada TV actress Chethana Raj dies at 21 after plastic surgery goes wrong

    Kannada TV actor Chethana Raj has died after complications from a cosmetic surgery she had undergone at a private hospital in Bengaluru's Rajajinagar. The 21-year-old actor's family alleged she died due to negligence by Dr Shetty's Cosmetic Centre where she had undergone the surgery. Local media reports suggest that fluid had accumulated in her lungs, causing her to become breathless. However, there was no ICU available at the cosmetic hospital she got operated in.

  • The mangled remains of the Force Trax Cruiser after it rammed into a truck near Audhi village in Haryana’s Rewari district on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

    5 of family returning from Haridwar killed in accident

    Five members of a family, including two women, were killed and 12 others were injured when the multi-utility vehicle (MUV) they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck on the Delhi-Jaipur highway early on Tuesday, police said.

  •  (HT PHOTO)

    Cyber fraudster dupes naval official

    A fraudster duped a naval officer of 1.25 lakh by sending him an SMS saying that his account would soon be blocked as he had not updated his Know Your Customer details. To update the details, the officer clicked the link in January. Since the complainant was out working on a ship, he was unavailable to record his statement for five months. A First Information Report was later registered against the unidentified fraudster.

  • The allegations are of making appointments at Haryana State Warehousing Corporation in an illegal and arbitrary manner when senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka (in photo) served as its managing director 12 years ago. (HT file photo)

    Punjab and Haryana high court stays Khemka’s arrest in Panchkula case

    The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday stayed the arrest of senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka in a case registered against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act in Panchkula. The FIR was registered on the complaint of the managing director of the Haryana State Warehousing Corporation, Sanjeev Verma, on April 26 at the Sector-5 police station in Panchkula.

  • Punjab farmers want to carry out paddy transplantation from June 10 instead of June 18. They also want the fee charged for increasing the power load to be decreased by the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

    Farmer leaders meet Punjab CM over new paddy sowing schedule

    Members of 23 farmer unions of Punjab gathered at Amb Sahib Gurudwara in Phase-8 in Mohali on Tuesday morning to march towards Chandigarh as part of their protest against the paddy-sowing schedule announced by the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government. Also read: Farmer unions in Punjab slam wheat export ban All Mohali-Chandigarh borders, including the Yadavindra Public School roundabout, have been sealed as a precautionary measure since Monday night.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, May 17, 2022