CAT 2018 toppers

CAT 2018 Toppers List will be released by IIM Calcutta in the 2nd week of January 2019 with the CAT 2018 result declaration. MBAUniverse.com will publish CAT Topper Interview with the toppers preparation tips for CAT exam.

 

CAT toppers list with 100 percentile has been on the rise for the last 3 years. A total of 20 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in CAT 2017 as against 16 two years ago. Two women candidates and three Non-Engineers are amongst CAT 2017 Toppers. To help CAT 2018 aspirants, MBAUniverse.com has gathered CAT toppers Interviews with the CAT exam preparation toppers strategy. It will broadly guide the CAT 2018 aspirants on CAT toppers strategy on how do toppers prepare for CAT; CAT topper online preparation strategy; last minute tips from CAT toppers, Role of Mocks in CAT preparation by toppers among others.  

 

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on CAT Toppers.

  • Abhishek Kumar Pandey

    Exam score : 99.63 percentile

    An inspiration to CAT 2018 aspirants, Abhishek Kumar Pandey has scored 99.63 percentile in CAT 2017. He is offered admission at IIM Calcutta. For the benefit of CAT 2018 aspirants, MBAUniverse.com has brought a round of CAT toppers’ success stories alongwith their success mantra that led them to crack CAT with high percentile. In the series we present the success story and CAT preparation journey shared by Abhishek Kumar Pandey:

     

    MBAUniverse: What was your overall preparation strategy for CAT?

     

    Abhishek: Because of my background, my basics were already clear and therefore I didn’t enrol for any classroom program for CAT ‘17. For improvement, I wrote ~15 all India Mock Tests of a few coaching institutes. I analysed them thoroughly to learn from my mistakes. RC & QA were my key area of strengths, so I tried to capitalize on them by attempting maximum with decent accuracy.

     

    MBAUniverse: Please share your sectional preparation strategy for CAT? How did you prepare for each section?

     

    Abhishek:

    1. VARC:  I never prepared specifically for this section. I have had a habit of reading the Hindu newspaper for past 3 years, because of which my reading speed had improved. Also, since it covered almost all genres of texts, RCs of the mocks and eventually the exam became relatively easier to solve. I suppose this was something that helped me in the VARC section
    2. Quant: My background played a major role here. Because of the basics being already clear, my focus was on giving as many mocks as possible and keep a track of all the tricks I found from the solutions. Besides, I also tried to increase my speed and skip the questions that I found difficult.
    3. DILR:  This section has been my Achilles heel (as evident from my CAT performance as well). The key to acing this section, according to me, was the right selection of sets. I would suggest practicing as many varieties of sets as possible and evolve one’s own strategy for this section.

    MBAUniverse: Was there any particular section/area that you were weak at? How did you overcome this challenge?

    Abhishek: I was weak at the LRDI section. I tried to improve by solving as many varieties of LRs and DIs as possible and identify the kind of sets at which I was good. This strategy helped in improving my mock scores. However, due to CAT ’17 being quite different and tough in LRDI section this year, my actual exam performance wasn’t as per the expectations.

     

  • Rohan Joshi

    Exam score : 99.63 percentile

    Rohan Joshi, a working professional cracked CAT 2017 with 99.63 percentile. He has been offered admission by IIM Lucknow, MDI Gurgaon but wants to join JBIMS Mumbai for which Admission Process was started on June 7, 2018 and the first CAP 2018 Round is scheduled on June 21. Rohan is confident to get JBIMS, Mumbai as he has scored high percentile of 99.96 in MH CET 2018 and 99.63 in CAT 2017. Both the exam scores are acceptable in JBIMS, Mumbai and Rohan is confident to get admission in JBIMS with such a high percentile.

     

    For the benefit of CAT 2018 aspirants, MBAUniverse.com has brought a round of CAT toppers’ success stories alongwith their success mantra that led them to crack CAT with high percentile. In the series we present the success story and CAT preparation journey shared by Rohan Joshi:

     

    MBAUniverse: What was your overall preparation strategy for CAT?

     

    Rohan Joshi: My main strategy was to learn through mocks. I used mocks to find my weaknesses, strengths. I practiced basics of my weak areas, gave some topic tests and moved on with full length mocks. This helped me gauge my preparation level and improve on a continuous basis. 

     

    MBAUniverse: Please share your sectional preparation strategy for CAT? How did you prepare for each Section

     

    Rohan Joshi: VARC: This section was most challenging for me and my motive was to just clear the sectional cutoff. I gave many specific topic tests for RC’s and almost all sectionals for Verbal.

     

    - Quant: I started with solving basic questions and slowly moved on to higher difficulty levels as my preparation advanced.

    - DILR: CAT is known to ask trickiest questions in this section. I regularly solved different puzzles and Sudoku’s to enhance my logical thinking ability. Gave many sectionals to test my preparation.

     

    MBAUniverse: Was there any particular section/area that you were weak at? How did you overcome this challenge?

     

    Rohan Joshi: Verbal ability was the section where I was consistently scoring less. To overcome my weakness I practiced solving lots of RC’s which has significant weightage in the VA section.

     

    MBAUniverse: Did you self-prepare or attend a coaching centre and why?

     

    Rohan joshi: I didn’t attend any coaching for my preparations as I feel enough resources are available to get oneself prepared for CAT. But the test series by coaching institutes are a must.

  • Ketki Gupta

    Exam score : 99.58 percentile

    Ketki Gupta has scored 99.58 percentile in CAT 2016. Breaking the myth that only engineers are better placed in IIMs’ Common Admission Test, Ketki Gupta, 3rd year Economics (Hons) student of Lady Shri Ram College for Women – Delhi University cracked CAT 2016 with 99.58 percentile. Ketki got her dream B-schools IIM Ahmedabad. Ketki was shortlisted by all the top IIMs for Writing Ability test and Personal Interview round on the basis of her CAT 2016 score, academic profile and diversity, gender diversity among other key parameters 

     

    Began preparation in 2015

    According to Ketki “I started preparing for the IIMs' Common Admission Test (CAT) from October 2015. This helped me to achieve the 99.58 percentile in CAT 2016.”

     

    Always aspired to become a business leader

    An MBA is a natural choice of Ketki as she always wanted to become a business leader. This belief got further strengthened during her preparation for CAT 2016. At the age when kids are busy in routine plays and games, Ketki at 10 years of age, googled “Best business school in the world”

     

    Coaching strengthened the ambition

    Ketki is of the view ‘through these years of coaching, my belief in my ambition has been strengthened.’ She adds ‘With professional coaching, I found an opportunity to learn from IIM alumni and study in a collaborative yet competitive environment.’

    Ketki searched for best fit coaching institute.  An optimum faculty student ratio, to the point study material, regular teacher performance evaluation were the key parameters to choose the right coaching institute.  Ketki needed an institute which could deliver the content in short with to-the point lectures as well as online service providing practice questions, mock papers, performance evaluators, a teacher-review section, an accurate prediction of CAT percentiles, additional material among others.

     

    Success Mantra: Discipline and Mocks

    The most important factor that determines test success according to Ketki, is discipline. Ketki followed no particular routine. Initially, Ketki’s daily schedule included reading new concepts and completing the worksheets. Then, as months went by, it became more about taking mock tests, analysing them, and marking important questions that she wanted to look at again.

    Closer to CAT, Ketki started revising these questions. Mock sessions helped her to understand the weak points, improve performance, and predict scores. Ketki says “I remember telling my parents after the actual test that it was like a mock test.”

    Ketki shares that one's attitude is even more important. When stepping into the test centre, you should be confident that these three hours will change your life.

    Sharing the ups and downs during her preparation journey, Ketki says “All I needed was a disciplined routine to practise. However, this period has been a roller-coaster ride. There were days when I felt low and unsure of my chances or when I could not study well and did not know what to do. At such times, I needed a mentor who could not only motivate me but also guide me through difficulties.”

  • Palash Jhawar

    Exam score : 99.51 percentile

    Palash is a fresher with B.Tech in Computer Science from  SRM University, Chennai. He scored 99.51 percentile in CAT 2018 and converted call to MDI Gurgaon.

     

    Palash belongs to Surat in Gujarat. His father is a Chartered Accountant and mother is a teacher in secondary school.

    Q.  What was your overall preparation strategy for CAT?

    A.  I had opted for a number of online platforms for self-preparation. I had started my preparation in a very unconventional method, I attempted a few mock tests. But, this approach gave me the current standing in all the sections. I realized that I needed to first revise all the concepts, fuzzy since the school days and then dramatically increase my speed of solving questions by practicing, a lot. So, I spent the months of July and August learning and memorizing all the key concepts and types of questions. Then, the last three months, I practiced almost 8-10 hours daily, spread equally throughout the sections and gave a mock test every Sunday and analysed it the next day. This analysis formed the practice plan for the next week, and I continued this rhythm till the D-day.

     

    Q. Please share your preparation strategy for VARC Section in CAT

    A.  Being an avid reader, the RCs didn’t trouble me as much. I faced the major difficulty in the parajumbles. I couldn’t get a single PJs right in the first few attempts, but slowly I got the hang of it. The key is to practice, a lot. I also read business newspapers and analysed the structure of the articles to form summaries. This helps in both RCs and PJs.

     

    Q. How did you prepare for Quantitative Ability (QA) in CAT?

     A. No shortcut here. I just practiced a lot of questions from the book on QA by Sarvesh Verma. I mastered the topics, one by one, and revisited topics occasionally to be in touch. I also had a list of 3-4 topics which I was not particularly good at, so I spent more time and effort on them. It is advisable to keep in mind the weightage of each topic and then proceed with the preparation.

     

    Q. What was your preparation strategy for DILR Section?

    A. The trickiest and unpredictable section of the exam. But, I didn’t particularly have extra trouble here. I practiced from Question Bank from Cracku and joined the Learnquest classes as well for better techniques to solve these questions in minimal time.

     

    Q. Was there any particular section/area that you were weak at? How did you overcome this challenge?

    A. I was weak in QA in the beginning of my preparation. To overcome that I set practice goals of about 50 questions a day from QA to improve my accuracy and efficiency. I attempted topic wise tests to identify my weak seat of topics and revised their concepts to increase my accuracy in them too.

     

    Q. What role did Mocks play in your success? How many mocks did you attempt before the exam?

    A. Mock tests have played the greatest part in my success in CAT’17. I had attempted about 30-40 full length mock tests and 50 sectional tests before the D-day, which helped me identify the weak areas and created a superb practice and strategy for when I actually attempted the exam.

     

    Q. Did you self-prepare or attend a coaching centre and why?

    A. Given my pre-existing hectic schedule in the 6th semester of my engineering, I decided to prepare for CAT 2017 without attending any regular coaching classroom program. Instead I opted for a number of online platforms for self-preparation.

  • Adarsh Srivastava

    Exam score : 98.99 percentile

    Adarsh scored 98.99 percentile in CAT 2017 and has joined MDI Gurgaon as the student of 2018-20 batch. A student of NIT Kurukshetra(Electronics and Communication Engineering), Adarsh has earned 11 months work experience at EXL services, Gurugram.

     

    Adarsh lives in a joint family. His father works in Private Service and his mother is a homemaker.   

    Q. What was your overall preparation strategy for CAT?
    A. I started my preparation from July. Since, I also did job along with preparation, so I used to give 5-6 hours during weekends and 1-2 in weekdays. I gave 2 mocks each week and then giving whole day for analysing that. I also wrote some shortcuts which would be helpful in future. And in other days, when I didn’t give mocks, I gave sectional tests, or solve questions of a particular section from Study Materials

     

    Q. Please share your preparation strategy for VARC section in CAT

    A.  Every day I targeted at least one RC since the proportion of RC is maximum.  And once a week, I practiced para jumbles, Odd one out

     

     

    Q. How did you prepare for Quantitative Ability (QA) section in CAT?

    A.  I had prepared my own quant formulas sheet. So, I used to update it whenever I came across any shortcuts or innovative solution. And since it was my strongest section, I used to solve questions whenever I got free time even during office hours

     

    Q. What was your preparation strategy for DILR Section?

    A.  This section requires lots of patience. I used to take at least 10 mins to solve a set. My focus was to solve the entire set initially. I watched video solutions of the sets and look for the approach for different types of sets

     

    Q. Was there any particular section/area that you were weak at? How did you overcome this challenge?

    A.  My weakest section was VARC. I never got confidence whenever I attempted RC questions. My accuracy was very low. So, to improve I started solving at least one RC each day of different topics just to get aware of how to approach different topics. Also, I joined online course for English to improve my performace and gradually the accuracy started to increase.

     

    Q. What role did Mocks play in your success? How many mocks did you attempt before the exam?

    A. Mocks play an integral role in any aspirant’s preparation. Firstly, it helped me to revise the concepts and that too in a virtual exam like setup. It tested all my 3 sections and how I handle each section. It also tested my patience for 3 hours. By analysing it, I got to know about my weak and strong areas. And most importantly, it made me familiar with the style of the actual exam. I gave around 30-40 mocks before CAT exam.

     

    Q. Did you self-prepare or attend a coaching centre and why?

    A.  I took Test Series of IMS and BullsEye and took English online course by Iquanta. I did self-preparation because I was very thorough with the topics. I just needed to improve upon my current skills. As I was weak in VARC section, hence I opted for online course. Attending a coaching centre was according to me time wasting because the p[ace with which they teach is slow for a person who has already given CAT earlier and know some topics.

  • Vedant Mukesh Mehta

    Exam score : 98.39 percentile

    Vedant Mukesh Mehta has done BE in electronics engineering from Mumbai University. He is a fresher and got admission in IRMA without any work experience. Vedant Mukesh Mehta belongs to Mumbai.  His father is a businessman and mother is a Home maker.

     

    Determined to crack CAT with high percentile, Vedant Mukesh appeared in CAT exam and scored 98.39  percentile.  He also scored 29 in IRMASAT.

     

    He has interest in Reading, dramatics, cycling and chess.

    My exam prep strategy, experience & Advice:

    For the benefit of MBA aspirants, MBAUniverse.com asked Vedant Mukesh about his preparation strategy and advice to do well in MBA entrance exams. Details follow:

     

    MBAUniverse.com: What was your overall preparation strategy for CAT 2016/ XAT 2017?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): My preparation was very straightforward. I referred to videos by Hitbullseye on YouTube. Then later on, I enrolled for Times test series. I would ensure that I take at least 2  mock tests in a week in the last run-up to CAT like a month back. I would like to reiterate that attempting mock tests is imperative if one wants to score well in CAT. And most importantly, I devoted equal time to all the three sections and this enabled me to score equally well in all three sections.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Please share your sectional preparation strategy for CAT 2016/XAT 2017? How did you prepare for each section VARC, DILR, Quant? What study materials and books did you use?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): For VARC, I installed GRE flash card app to ameliorate my vocabulary. For DILR, I practiced vigorously. For DI , I practiced about 10 sets a day and improved my calculation speed without resorting to a calculator. For Quant, I began with simpler question with simultaneously building on concepts and then gradually moved to more complex problems. This way, I was able to augment my accuracy along with speed.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Was there any particular section that you were weak at? How did you overcome this challenge?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): During the nascent stage of my preparation, I would face some difficulty while solving DILR problems. But rigorous practice in this section turned the tide for me and I was able to score handsomely on the D-day.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: How can candidates use Mock tests better? What is your advice?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): Spending more that 4-5 hours on analysis is paramount and dont forget to refer to the solutions of questions which you have attempted correctly as this enables you to go through better alternatives if there are any.

     

    MBAUniverse.com:  Did you go to offline coaching centre? What role does a coaching centre play?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): I didn't. I only went for offline centers post my CAT for gdpi preparation.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Other than CAT, which exam did you appear?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): I didn't appear for XAT. I appeared for IIFT, NMAT, SNAP, MHCET.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Which institutes did you apply for admission and which institutes offered you admission?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): I applied to SIBM, IIFT, NMIMS, IIMs, IRMA, SP JAIN, MDI, NITIE, SJMSOM. I converted NMIMS, IRMA, IIM Udaipur, Nagpur, Kashipur, Rohtak, Amritsar, Ranchi. Didn't sit for interviews in MDI and NITIE.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Please share your strategy for the CAT Day. What was your last-minute preparation? How did you plan your CAT/XAT test taking?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): For CAT, last two days before the exams were reserved for brushing up the concepts and going through my notes and I made it a point that I slept for 8 hours in the night before the exam.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Which B-school you decided upon and why?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): IRMA was my first and last choice.

    70% of Indians reside in rural areas, so I sensed a lot of opportunity for my career. Post 2014, the new political dispensation was very much focused on delivering adequate services in the rural sector and made this area very exciting to work with. This acted as a great pull factor for me.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: How did you prepare for IRMASAT? Please share your strategy? How much did you score in it?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): My strategy was quite straightforward. I referred to online sources about policies and acts promulgated by the Central govt during the last one year. Apart from that, I brushed basic current affairs especially pertaining to public policy and governance. I scored 29  on 40 marks

     

    MBAUniverse.com: What would you suggest to IRMA aspirants to prepare for IRMASAT 2018?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): 1 simple thing I would suggest that  keep yourself abreast of what is happening around you, especially in policy making and legislative procedures. Be cognizant of current affairs of at least one year prior to the exam.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Any message you would like to share with the candidates preparing for CAT 2017 and for IRMASAT 2018?

    Vedant Mukesh (CAT topper): For CAT, I would suggest that one should be focused and prepare diligently without going haywire during the preparation phase as students generally tend to. Just give this attempt as if it's your only attempt and mark my words, everything will fall in place and you will pass with flying colours. In case you don’t score well in mock tests, never get bogged down and feel disheartened as  sincere efforts never go in vain.

  • Angshuman Kakoty

    Exam score : 98.09 percentile

    Angshuman Kakoty has done B.Com (Hons.), CA-IPCC Group 1 along with 3 years of articleship training. He is a fresher and got admission in IRMA without any work experience. Angshuman belongs to Guwahati.  His family consists of his mother, elder brother and his sister in law.

     

    Determined to crack CAT with high percentile, Angshuman appeared in CAT exam and scored 98.09  percentile.  He also scored 20 in IRMASAT.

     

    He has interest in Singing, reading fantasy novels, playing DOTA.   

    My exam prep strategy, experience & Advice:

    For the benefit of MBA aspirants, MBAUniverse.com asked Angshuman about his preparation strategy and advice to do well in MBA entrance exams. Details follow:

     

    MBAUniverse.com: What was your overall preparation strategy for CAT 2016?

    Angshuman (CAT topper): I did not take any coaching for CAT. I solved sample papers from various websites including mbauniverse.com. This helped me to understand the types of questions that may come in the examination and I also found out the areas I needed to improve.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: How did you prepare for IRMASAT? Please share your strategy? How much did you score in it?

    Angshuman (CAT topper): I prepared from Pratiyogita Darpan and Manorama year book for IRMASAT. I scored 20

     

    MBAUniverse.com: What would you suggest to IRMA aspirants to prepare for IRMASAT 2018?

    Angshuman (CAT topper): I would suggest them to keep themselves updated with current affairs, especially government policies and schemes and also read supplementary books like Pratiyogita Darpan.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Please share your sectional preparation strategy for CAT2016? How did you prepare for each section VARC, DILR, Quant? What study materials and books did you use?

    Angshuman (CAT topper): My strengths lied in VARC and DILR but I was weak in Quant. Hence I tried to focus on this section. I gave some mock tests available online. I used only the NCERT mathematics books for the preparation.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Was there any particular section that you were weak at? How did you overcome this challenge?

    Angshuman (CAT topper): I was weak in Quant. I realised through the mock tests that in this section accuracy is far more important than the quantity of questions attempted and hence I tried to answer only those questions I was absolutely sure about. There are plenty of videos available in youtube which too helped me a lot.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: How can candidates use Mock tests better? What is your advice?

    Angshuman (CAT topper):  From my own experience I can say that mock tests are immensely helpful. Not only they provide insight on the types of questions in the examination but also they give a platform to self-evaluate our preparation and areas of improvement. Also, scoring a decent percentile in the mocks give a lot of confidence for the real exam. I would suggest candidates to give as many mocks as possible as it will also help them in time management which I think is very important for this exam.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Did you go to offline coaching centre? What role does a coaching centre play?

    Angshuman (CAT topper):  No I did not go to any offline coaching centre.

     

    MBAUniverse.com:  Other than CAT/XAT, which exam did you appear?

    Angshuman (CAT topper): Apart from CAT, I only appeared for MAT.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Which institutes did you apply for admission and which institutes offered you admission?

    Angshuman (CAT topper): I applied for IRMA, GIM, BIM, IMT, IMI, LBSIM, FORE and IMBHU. Apart from IRMA, I was offered admission from every other college listed above.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Please share your strategy for the CAT Day. What was your last-minute preparation? How did you plan your CAT test taking?

    Angshuman (CAT topper): The best advice I can give is to get plenty of rest and don’t think about it too much. We have been giving exams our whole lives and this is just one of them hence take no pressure. During the exam I attempted only those questions which I was sure about and made sure I was not stuck with one question for too long. Give your best and rest will fall into place.

  • Reema Bhagia

    Exam score : 98.05 percentile

    Reema Bhagia: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19, CAT 2016 : 98.05 percentile

    PR & Communications professional

     

    After completing graduation in Media and Communications from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications, Reema joined Rediffusion Wunderman, an advertising company, where she worked on their largest client - Audi India for 16 months; the first ten months as a Project Executive, the next six as a Senior Account Executive, after being awarded a double promotion. Besides being an avid reader, she is also an adventure sports enthusiast, having jumped off the world’s highest commercial bungee - Macau Tower at 233 meters.

     

    Dancing since she was a child, she is trained in contemporary, jazz, and improvisational dance at Dance Inc India. She aspires to use the knowledge gleaned at IIMA to start a holistic health & wellness company.

  • Chhandak Biswas

    Exam score : 97.97 percentile

    A B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from NIT Durgapur Chhandak Biswas scored 97.97 percentile in CAT 2017 and has converted MDI Gurgaon.

     

    Chhandak has a work experience of 23 months.  He is the youngest in his family of four.  His father is a retired government employee, mother is a working professional and his sister is a doctor.

    Q. What was your overall preparation strategy for CAT?
    A.  I started preparing around March 2017 and I used to study at night after my office hours. Initially, I cleared all my concepts and solved practice sets from study materials. After September, I started taking up mock tests and I used to analyse them diligently till the CAT exam. Besides that, I used to read newspapers and novels daily. This was my overall preparation strategy.

     

    Q. Please share your preparation strategy for VARC section in CAT
    A. I prepared this section by mainly reading newspapers and novels on day to day basis. Reading the editorial sections of newspapers like Hindu helped me tackling the RC passages which require strong comprehension skills. In addition to that, I practiced other types of questions like odd one out, summary type questions, jumbled paragraph etc. from study materials of various coaching institutes.

     

    Q. How did you prepare for Quantitative Ability (QA) section in CAT?
    A.  I was comfortable with this section as I have an engineering background. Initially, I just went through all the concepts and mugged up the formulae. Learning to solve a question in shortest possible time was the crux of this section and it comes from regular practice. I made sure to practice quant at least for an hour every day and revised the formulae regularly.

     

    Q. What was your preparation strategy for DILR Section?
    A.  This is usually the toughest section of CAT every year and it becomes the differentiating factor between good and excellent students. There is no hard and fast method of mastering this section as most of the concepts are quant based. This section requires rigorous practice of different kinds of sets and analysing them is much more important. I made sure that I solve 4-5 sets daily and I used to invest 10-12 minutes on solving each set and after that 15-20 minutes in analysing the concepts behind it. 

     

    Q. Was there any particular section/area that you were weak at? How did you overcome this challenge?
    A. I was particularly weak at VARC section from the beginning and it remained my weakest link till the end as evident from my sectional percentile. To improve this section, I used to read newspapers like Hindu, Economic Times etc. The editorial articles were particularly useful as they involved understanding the opinion of the author and the RC passages asked in CAT exam requires the same. Learning 4-5 words everyday was also beneficial because it becomes tough to understand some passages due to poor vocabulary. In addition to these, regular practice of different types of questions from study materials helped me a lot to overcome this weakness.

     

    Q. What role did Mocks play in your success? How many mocks did you attempt before the exam?
    A. Taking up mocks are more important than learning and understanding the topics. I appeared for around 32 mock tests conducted by career launcher. I used to contribute 6 hours after every mock to analyse my mistakes and to understand the loop holes in my preparation. Each and every unsolved question provided a new perspective and brushed up many untouched solving skills. The wrong questions particularly helped me to judge my mistakes and I made sure not to repeat them ever again.

     

    Q. Did you self-prepare or attend a coaching centre and why?
    A.  I prepared by myself as there was no coaching centre available near my home.

  • Madhur Mehta

    Exam score : 96.65 percentile

    An inspiration for non engineers and for Symbiosis B-school aspirants, Madhur Mehta has done his Bachelors in Pharmacy. He is a consistent performer. He scored 88.31% in 10th Std; 76.85% in 12th Std and 7.62 CPI in B.Pharma.  Madhur not only cracked SNAP 2016 with 99.23 percentile but also scored 96.65 percentile in CAT 2016; 214 in NMAT 2016 and 99 percentile in MICAT. Despite receiving calls from other B-schools, he preferred Symbiosis Pune as it was his dream B-school.

     

    Madhur is a fresher and got SIBM Pune immediately after his bachelors. He belongs to Bhuj (Kutch) in Gujarat. Madhur attributes his success to his father who has been his inspiration. He loves playing Basketball, Writing and Acting.

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