MUMBAI: Thirty-four-year old Shashank Prabhu, chief mentor at a coaching institute, and Ankit Thakker (24), a chemical engineer, bagged the top two positions in the MBA/MMS CET conducted by the state for admission to business schools, reports Yogita Rao.
The state’s CET cell announced the results on Saturday amidst the lockdown, after a delay of almost two months. Around 1.1 lakh students had appeared for the test this March—7,000 more than last year.
The number of students who scored between 151 and 175 dropped to four this year from 20 last year. There has been a 40% drop in students scoring between 126 and 150 too, from 677 to 392.
State no. 2 in CET studied on his own
Many found the paper lengthy, said Ankit. While Shashank scored 159 out of 200, Ankit stood second in the state with 155. The percentile of both was 99.99, though. A total of 16 students scored 99.99.
It was Ankit’s second attempt. The Chembur boy cleared his chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in 2018, worked for a year before focusing on the entrance exam. JBIMS is his top choice among institutes, he told TOI. He studied on his own and relied on mock tests for practice, he said.
For Shashank, cracking CET with the top score is not a new accomplishment—he has done it twice before. This year, he scored 99.99 percentile for the sixth time.
Shashank said mathematics was slightly easy, while the visual reasoning section was slightly difficult.
Usually, the results are announced by March-end. The CET cell is yet to announce the schedule for the admission process.