CAT 2016 Toppers: Meet the Toppers from Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, Kolkata! Know their success mantra
Results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) were declared earlier on Monday and as many as 20 candidates scored 100 percentile. MBAUniverse.com gives you a glimpse of these CAT Toppers, who have become poster boys of every IIM and CAT aspirant. Read on and get inspired!
Akshay Mehndiratta, Delhi NCR, CAT 2016 100 Percentiler
IIT Delhi alumnus, Working with EXL Analysics Gurgaon
Akshay Mehndiratta is an IIT Delhi alumnus and is working with EXL Analytics in Gurgaon as a consultant.
Akshay cleared CAT in his second attempt. His dream is to make it to IIM Ahmedabad. While giving the test, his target was to attempt 31 questions in verbal ability, 25 questions in data interpretation and logical reasoning and 29 questions in quantitative ability. But his focus was on accuracy.
On his CAT 2016 Preperation strategy, he said he regularly took test series and mocks over the last one year. His focus for the last four months was on improving weakness - verbal ability section.
Yash Choudhary, Pune, CAT 2016 Percentile: 100%
Final year student, College of Engineering, Pune
Yash Choudhary is a final year student of electrical engineering at the College of Engineering, Pune. Coming from Kolhapur, Yash scored 100 percentile in CAT in his first attempt. He scored 99.9 in verbal ability, 99.86 in data interpretation and 99.96 in quantitative ability.
He believes that acing CAT 2016 was all about practice. He took about 45 mock tests in the last six months before the test. His plan for the test day was to first identify the doable questions and focus on them till the end of the paper even if it meant leaving some questions unanswered.
DILR was the toughest section to solve according to him. He was surprised to see that none of the sets in the DILR section had tabular, infographic or graphical questions, something he had practiced thoroughly from the previous years' question papers.
Avidipto Chakraborty, Kolkata, CAT 2016 Percentile: 100%
BITS-Pilani student, working with a private company
Avidipto Chakraborty scored a perfect 100 percentile in CAT 2016 in his first attempt itself! What’s interesting about Avidipto is that he completely relied on self-studies and did not take get enrolled in any coaching centres.
Avidipto believes that his success is due to the number of mock tests he has taken for the CAT preparation. Avidipto took 80+ mock tests for preparation!
Avidipto is now targeting MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. He wishes to be an entrepreneur in the future.
Mukesh Goyal, Chandigarh, CAT 2016 Percentile: 100%
PEC Chandigarh alumnus, Working in Gurgaon
Mukesh Goyal is a pass out of PEC Chandigarh and is currently working in Gurgoan. He believes that the biggest challenge for cracking CAT is keeping yourself motivated. He focused on attempting mocks on weekends and analyzing them very well.
Last year in CAT 2015, Mukesh Goyal had scored 100 percentile in the Quant section but he scored less in the verbal section and his overall percentile was 99.72.
His score in CAT 2016 are as follows: VA=82.50, DILR=100, QA=100.
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