CAT 2019 toppers

CAT 2019 Toppers List, Highlights & Interview

CAT 2019 Toppers

CAT 2019 Result was declared on January 4, 2020. Check list of CAT 2019 Toppers, Highlights and CAT 2019 Toppers Interview. This page will be updated regularly...

 

CAT 2019 Topper Highlights

  • Only 10 candidates have scored overall 100 percentile
  • All the 10 candidates are males and are from the engineering/technology background.
  • Of these 10 Toppers, 6 candidates are from the IITs, 2 candidates are from the NITs, and 1 candidate is from Jadavpur University.
  • Of the candidates scoring an overall 100 percentile, 4 candidates are from Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 21 candidates have scored an overall 99.99 percentile in CAT 2019. Again, 19 candidates are from the engineering/technology.

CAT 2019 TOPPER LIST

Meet 2 CAT 2019 Toppers from IIT Bombay

Rahul Manglik and Somansh Chordia, both friends and students of the final-year mechanical engineering programme at IIT Bombay, have cracked CAT 2019 – that too in their first attempt! Nagpur boy Somansh Chordia scored a perfect 100 percentile, and Delhi lad Rahul Manglik scored 99.99 percentile. Both of them prepared for CAT 2019 together, and focused on Mock Tests and analysed their performances after completing the test. They attempted at least 30 mocks during preparation. Not surprisingly, IIM Ahmedabad is the dream B-school for CAT 2019 Topper Somansh Chordia.
 

Meet Mumbaikar Rishi Mittal who scored 100% in 1st attempt!
Mumbai boy Rishi Mittal is a final year BTech civil engineering student from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Surat who scored 100 %tile in CAT 2019. What makes his success remarkable is that CAT 2019 was Rishi’s first attempt at belling the CAT! Rishi scored 99.99 percentile in Quant, 100 in Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, but scored 98.76 percentile in Verbal abilities. CAT is an easy exam, one can crack it if they are honest in their preparation, is Rishi’s message to CAT aspirants. Not surprisingly, Rishi wants to join one of the Top 2 IIMs.

 

Meet PESIT Bangalore student Ashwin who score 100 % and wants to join IIMB
Ashwin H., a 22-year-old engineer from Bengaluru, has secured a perfect score of 100 %ile in his second attempt at CAT exam. The electronics and communications engineer graduated from PESIT last year and joined a private IT firm. Last year, he secured 99.36 percentile in CAT 2018. He wasn’t satisfied with the score even though he got calls from FMS Delhi and IIM Kozhikode. He wrote CAT 2019 and rest is history! Ashwin is aspiring to join one of the top IIMs – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta or FMS-Delhi. Indeed, But IIM-Bangalore is his top choice as he will not miss his family.

 

Meet Jadavpur University student who scored 100 % but said no to IIMs
Debarshi Chanda, who scored a perfect 100 percentile in CAT 2019, is presently studying for her Masters in Energy Studies at the School of Energy Studies in Jadavpur University. But Debarshi does not want to go for an MBA degree. He has higher aims. He wants to do Phd in Economics and contribute towards developing the economic condition of the country. Debarshi has done his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and had joined a private bank where he worked from 2018 to 2019, before joining his Masters program. 
 

Meet Patrick D’Souza, who scored 100 Percentile sixth time!
Mumbai based MBA coaching faculty Patrick D’Souza scored a 100 percentile for the sixth time. D’Souza, who has been taking the exam for the past 16 years to understand the changing pattern of the papers, scored a perfect 100 percentile. “This was my sixth time getting a 100 percentile. I took the test to understand how the patterns are changing every year so I can teach my students accordingly,” said D’Souza.

 

CAT 2019 Topper Rahul Gupta makes Mumbai proud
Rahul Gupta from Mumbai has scored 100 percentile in his third attempt.

 

Meet CAT 2019 Toppers from Hyderabad

  • Satwik Rao Kolluru scored 99.99 %tile in CAT 2019. He is pursuing final year Civil Engineering at IIT Mumbai.
  • Sameer Ahmed scored 99.88 %tile in CAT 2019. He works at L&T, and is alumnus of NIT Warangal.
  • Sujith Ramagiri scored 99.79 %tile in CAT 2019. He is a Student of NIT, Warangal. He is placed in Quantiphi Analytics.

Meet 99 Percentiler Rahul, Prasoon, Shreyansh from Kanpur & Lucknow
It’s not just big town boys that have done well in CAT 2019. Students from smaller cities like Lucknow and Kanpur have also fared well.

 

Shreyaansh Gupta, final year undergraduate student at the IIT Kanpur scored 99.99 percentile in his very first attempt. Shreyaansh prepared for CAT at TIME Kanpur. “My CAT score is according to my expectations as I was giving mock tests of TIME and was scoring 99.5+ in it. I always dreamt of doing MBA from the top IIMs and I am elated on getting such a good score,” said Shreyaansh.

 

Rahul Sharma of coaching centre Team Satyam also scored 99.99 percentile at the CAT 2019 exam. Team Satyam claimed four students from their coaching institute have secured a 99+ percentile score, with more than 23 students getting more than a 90%ile. According to a media report, their student Vaibhav Tiwari got 99.77 %ile, Aditya Mohan 99.26 %ile, Abhishek Paul 99.05 %ile.

 

Prasoon Botham, who scored 99.88 percentile, prepared at TIME Lucknow. He did his engineering from MNNIT Allahabad in Computer science. This was his first attempt at the test.

 

Meet 3 Toppers from Chandigarh - Sahil Singla, Mannat Kaur, Muktesh Singh Anand
Sahil Singla scored 99.88 percentile in CAT 2019. Singla had been preparing for the CAT examination since February 2019. He belongs to Punjab’s Bathinda district but he was getting coaching at Chandigarh-based coaching institute Bulls Eye. Singla did his graduation in computer science at IIIT-Hyderabad.

 

Muktesh Singh Anand, a final year student of Computer Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, scored 99.79 percentile.

 

Mannat Kaur, final-year student of BTech at Panjab University’s Hoshiarpur campus, scored 99.61 percentile in her first attempt at the CAT. Kaur studied at DPS Chandigarh and Mount Carmel School.

 

CAT 2019 Toppers​ List – 100 Percentilers

CAT Toppers Percentile
Somansh Chordia 100
Patrick D’Souza 100
Rahul Gupta 100
Rishi Mittal 100
Ashwin H. 100
Debarshi Chanda 100

 

CAT 2019 Toppers​ List – 99.99 Percentilers

Candidate  City CAT 2019 Percentile Education 
AMIT BIKRAM Mumbai 99.99 BTECH
SAATHWIK KOLLURU Mumbai 99.99 BTECH
SHUBHAM PANDIA Pune 99.99 BE
DEVAVRAT MAHAJAN Pune 99.99 BTECH
KAUSHIK VYAS Pune 99.99 BTECH
RAJESH B Chennai 99.99 BTECH
LAKSHYA KUMAR Delhi 99.99 BMS - Management Studies
ABHANSHU GUPTA Delhi 99.99 BTECH
ADITYA GARG Delhi 99.99 BTECH
DHOLE SHREYAS KIRAN Delhi 99.99 BTECH
RAHUL MANGLIK Delhi 99.99 BTECH
ANURAG Faridabad 99.99 BTECH
RAHUL SHARMA Faridabad 99.99 BTECH
SHREYAANSH GUPTA Haryana 99.99 BS/BSC
SUMIT KHANNA Chandigarh 99.99 BTECH
SWAPNIL SUMAN Bihar 99.99 BTECH
LOKESH SONI JODHPUR 99.99 BTECH
KULKARNI SAURABH SADASHIV Maharashtra 99.99 BTECH
THOMBRE SUSHANT SUNIL Nashik 99.99 BTECH
RENJITH THOMAS JOSHUA Trivandrum 99.99 BTECH
B GAUTHAM RAO Mangaluru 99.99 BTECH

 

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CAT 2018 Toppers List and CAT 2018 Toppers Interview: Rounak Majumdar, Swapnil Suman

CAT 2018 Result were declared at 10AM on January 5, 2019. Here are some key CAT Toppers trends for CAT 2018.

  • Maximum 100 percentile was secured by 11 students in CAT 2018. Rounak Majumdar & Swapnil Suman are two of them.
  • All 11 toppers are Male and all are from Engineering/Technology education background.
  • A total of 21 candidates have scored an overall 99.99 %. Out of 21, 19 candidates from engineering or technology background.
  • Out of 2,09,405 candidates who took CAT 2018, 1,36,075 were male students and 73326 were girls
  • Seven students from Maharashtra have secured 100 %, while two from West Bengal, and one each from Karnataka and Bihar.
  • Twin brothers and IIT Delhi students have both secured 99.9 percentile!

MBAUniverse.com has published CAT Toppers List and CAT Toppers Interview below. Check now.

CAT Toppers 2018 

cat toppers 2018

CAT 2018 Topper List
Overall Percentile
Amit Bikram
100
Niranjan Prasad
100
Rickshesh Manchanda
100
Rounak Majumdar
100
Swapnil Suman
100
Anubhav
99.99
Kaustubh Vyas
99.99
Kishan Kashyap
99.99
Abhishek
99.97
Karan 
99.91
Mayur Arora
99.88
Kushaagr Panwar
99.6
Kuldeep Atri
99.44
Avinash Misal
99.37
Pratik Mishra
99.33
Sakshat Goel
99.21
Tushar Goel
98.89
  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Amit Bikram
    Scaled score in CAT 2018: 235.18
  • Overall 100 Percentile
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - 79.59 (99.6%)
  • Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation - 60.51 (99.93%)
  • Quantitative Ability - 95.07 (100%)
  • Amit Bikram belongs to Mumbai and he plans to join one of the top three IIMs-IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore or Calcutta.

Preparation Strategy:
Amit Started Self Preparation in May 2018. He spent first two months in concept revision and strengthening the fundamentals and did not take coaching for theory part. He started Taking Mock from August 2018 with one Mock per week and analysed it for mistakes and improved.

 

Later he took one mock per day during the month before CAT 2018 exam day. In all attempted 30+ Mocks he was weak in VARC and DILR and consistently worked upon to improve on them and scored well.

 

Amit took the Mocks from Career Launcher and registered for e-Test series of IMS and practiced the variety of questions from Arun Sharma. He improved vocabulary and reading skills by reading a lot. He did not believe in taking short cuts and practiced a lot.

 

Message for CAT 2019 Aspirants
According to Amit, Four months are good enough to complete CAT syllabus. He suggested to take only need based coaching. He said to Know your own strengths and weaknesses is the key to success in CAT. Make preparation plan accordingly and don’t follow others’ preparation strategy. 

 

  1. CAT 2018 Topper- Niranjan Prasad
    Scaled score in CAT 2018: 230.49
  • Overall: 100 Percentile
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension – 89.63 (99.98%)
  • Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation – 73.15 (100%)
  • Quantitative Ability – 67.71 (99.81%)

is studying B.Tech (Dual Degree) in Final Year student IIT Madras and has scored top Rank in National Talent Search Competition. He belongs to small town Manipal in Udupi District. He started his self preparation Last Year and identified his weak areas first then practiced more to make them as his strengths

  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Rickshesh Manchanda
  • Overall: 100 Percentile
  • VARC:99.44 percentile

Rickshesh Manchanda is an IIT Delhi graduate working in a bank. He prepared for CAT 2018 without any coaching. This was his second CAT attempt in CAT 2017 he had scored 99.99%. Last year’s CAT preparation clubbed with practicing and analysis of mocks helped him ace the CAT 2018 exam

 

  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Rounak Majumdar
  • Overall: 100 Percentile
  • VARC: 99.95
  • DILR: 99.98
  • QA: 100

Rounak is a graduate from IIT Kanpur, and he has cleared Chartered Financial Analyst Level I. Rounak Majumdar’s preparation was focused on Mock Tests. He says he attempted around 30-35 mocks before the exam! He has applied to top IIMs, FMS and XLRI. He wants to pursue a career in finance, preferably investment banking, after MBA. Rounak says “Time management is the key. One should approach the easy questions first and maintain accuracy while gaining speed.”

  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Swapnil Suman
  • CAT 2018 overall percentile: 100 %
  • VARC percentile: 99.23 %
  • DILR percentile: 99.99 %
  • QA percentile: 100 %

Swapnil Suman is a Mechanical Engineer. He was born in Patna and is working in Petrochemical industry. Proper use of Mock Tests was his success mantra at CAT 2018

He did not join any coaching institute for preparation but used Mock test series from prominent coaching institutes.

  1. CAT 2018 Topper- Kaustubh Vyas
  • Overall CAT 2018 Percentile: 99.99 %

Kaustubh is a Final year B.Tech Electrical Engineering student from IIT Bombay he is from Nagpur. He started preparing for CAT 2018 from the summers after completing the internship. He enrolled in T.I.M.E especially for the test series they provide. Apart from that, he relied on Self Studies mostly. He made it a point to practice as many Mocks as possible.

  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Kishan Kashyap
  • Overall CAT 2018 Percentile: 99.99 %
  • VARC – 99.23 %
  • DILR – 99.95 %
  • QA – 99.97 %

Kishan is a resident of Delhi and is CAT 2018 Topper from Delhi. He took CAT 2018 in second shift

  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Karan
  • Overall Percentile: 99.91
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 99.49 %
  • DILR: 99.4 %
  • VARC: 999.88 %

Karan has been preparing for CAT 2018 for last 9 months. Karan joined a top coaching center to prepare in an organized manner. Mocks were the most important part of his CAT 2018 preparation and would have attempted 20+ Mocks. His preparation strategy is: Write mocks, check your scores and percentile, analyse all the questions in the paper, identify errors and weak areas, and work on them.

  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Mayur Arora
  • Overall Percentile: 99.88 %
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 99.83 %
  • DILR: 99.59 %
  • VARC: 97.75 %

Mayur started his prep somewhere around July, he thinks 6 months are more than enough to study all concepts and take 15-20 mock tests. He took test series of IMS and TIME. He has applied to IIMs, FMS, MDI, XLRI, SPJIMR.

 

Mayur would like to work in a marketing/ product management function post MBA

  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Kushaagr Panwar
  • Overall CAT Percentile: 99.56 %
  • VARC: 99.69 %
  • DILR: 98.76 %
  • QA: 97.3 %

He started his preparation in July. He thinks minimum 6 months are required to get a decent percentile. He had attempted around 40 Mocks of CL and Time. He has applied to all IIMs, FMS and XLRI. His dream career choice would be Strategy Consulting after MBA.

  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Kuldeep Atri
  • Overall: 99.44 Percentile
  • VARC: 97.44
  • DILR: 99.16
  • QA: 98.43

Home Town: Udaipur (Rajasthan)

  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Avinash Misal
  • Overall CAT 2018 Percentile -99.37 %
  • VARC: 99.4%
  • DILR: 98.49%
  • QA: 96.79%

Avinash did CAT Coaching at TIME in Bangalore. He studied at Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology. He is a Software Engineer by profession. His strategy was to give at least one hour every day for LR-DI and then give as many mocks as possible to expose him to different types of questions. He said mocks were crucial for his results. He gave close to 40 mocks. Mock Tests simulated a test day scenario and thus kept him on his toes with various twists and turns.

  1. CAT 2018 Topper - Pratik Mishra​
  • Overall Percentile: 99.33 %
  • VARC Percentile: 97.1 %
  • DILR Percentile:99.7 %
  • QA Percentile: 996.9 %

Pratik Mishra started seriously preparing for CAT 2018 in August only. He used Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma and solved Sudoku puzzle daily! He didn’t study at any coaching institute but the test series provided by coaching centres prove to be of great help. He also used Arun Sharma’s book on DI. Pratik Mishra has applied to all IIMs, FMS Delhi and NITIE Mumbai.

 

14. CAT 2018 Topper – Sakshat Goel

  • Overall Percentile: 99.21 %
  • VARC Percentile: 95.15 %
  • DILR Percentile:99.66 %
  • QA Percentile: 97.45 %

Sakshat focused more on taking mock tests on a regular basis to analyse the weak areas and improve accuracy. His most important advice to prepare for CAT is to channelize all the energies towards CAT preparation. Work on time management skills and try giving as many mocks as possible. To prepare for GD-PI-WAT, he read newspaper on a regular basis, undertook mock GD and practice interview rounds. Sakshat was offered admission by MDI Gurgaon, IIM Shillong, IIM Kozhikode, New IIMs and SPJIMR. He preferred SPJIMR Mumbai to any IIM and other top B-schools. 

 

15. CAT 2018 Topper – Tushar Goel

  • Overall Percentile: 98.89 %
  • VARC Percentile: 98.25 %
  • DILR Percentile:92.22 %
  • QA Percentile: 98.6 %

Tushar joined T.I.M.E. classroom course to prepare for CAT exam and used to go to classes and work on weekdays. He subscribed to IMS mock tests and took 1 AIMCAT and 1 SIMCAT on weekends. Analyzing the mocks helped him in cracking CAT. To prepare for GD-PI-WAT, he read the newspapers regularly so as to get acquainted with the recent happenings. Besides, he appeared in mock GDs and PIs with T.I.M.E. and IMS. Tushar converted SJMSOM-IITB, MDI, NMIMS, All the new IIMs under Common Admissions Process (CAP) with SPJIMR but he opted for SPJIMR Mumbai. His message to CAT aspirants is to understand what they want from the MBA program, then see what various B-schools have to offer before choosing the right MBA college.  

Read Detailed CAT Toppers Interviews by MBAUniverse.com

  • Ebel Benny

    Exam score : 92.78 percentile

    Ebel Benny has done B Tech - Mechanical. He has a Work Experience in IT – Operations (14 months) and got admission in IRMA. Ebel belongs to Cochin. 

     

    Determined to crack CAT with high percentile, Ebel appeared in CAT exam and scored 92.78 percentile. 

     

    He has interest in Football, Trolls,Travelling.   

    My exam prep strategy, experience & Advice:

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

     

    MBAUniverse.com: What was your overall preparation strategy for CAT2016/ XAT 2017?
    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): Learning from previous mistakes. This was my last attempt for CAT

    A proper time table was made where time was allotted for all the three sections .I made sure that I attempted atleast 5 mock tests a week which improved my speed and decision making skills to attempt and not attempt the right questions.

     

    After continuously working for long hours I used to reward myself with small breaks which included movies, small outings and parties. This helped me to refresh myself and resume working with more vigour. 

     

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

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): Best material for IRMASAT is YOJNA and Kuruskshetra. Since its beyond our limits read Yojana & Kurukshetra GIST. Apps like Knappily and in shorts might come in handy

    IRMASAT portion is of two parts.
    1. Static : Govt. programs, development activities, Planning commission etc (pre 2014)

    2. Current : Government schemes implemented recently (post 2014)

     

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

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): If time permits read ‘Manorama Year Book’. It had covered almost all the areas of general knowledge required for attempting IRMASAT.

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Please share your sectional preparation strategy for CAT2016/XAT 2017? How did you prepare for each section VARC, DILR, Quant? What study materials and books did you use?
    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): I tried to improve the speed of my reading so that I wouldn’t waste my time in the reading comprehension parts. I had made the time table for preparations in such a way that equal time was allotted for DILR and Quant sections. My daily time table was in such a way that I worked on a combination of an easy and a difficult chapter. This ensured that I was not overloaded with work but covered all the chapters at the right time of time.

     

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

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): I was weak at Verbal Section. I get bored after reading passages. So on a daily basis I practiced 10 RC on time bound and during test I attempt 4 or 5 RC out of the 6 RC.

     

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

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper):  Mock Test are to devise strategy for the D day. Try as many strategies as possible and identify the best one suited. After which it should be practised for at least 60 days (20 mocks). Analysing test is the most important part. For 3 hours test, atleat9 hours should be given for analysis 

     

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

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper):  Partly Yes. I had two mentors who guided me through the test and interview preparation. They were part of a premiere coaching institute (IMS)

     

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

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): SNAP

     

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

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): IRMA , IIM – Ranchi, I got selected to IRMA

     

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

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): Never study on three days before CAT then everything would be in our hand. Ensure that you have high score for the last mock test attempted before CAT. Never attempt any mock on last three days.

    My scoring area is quant so I used to leave last 3 minutes of DILR to keep my mind freshen for the quant section. It worked on the D day also

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Please share your GD/WAT topics & PI questions at different institutes and the ones who offered you admission?

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): IRMA had two group activities, of which one is HR level question and other is logical level. PI was mostly centered on “know thyself” and details on work experience.

     

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

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): IRMA .It was my first and last option

     

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

    Ebel Benny (CAT topper): Be calm throughout the preparation and the day of the exam as well. Kill the stress by yourself. For IRMA use both XAT and CAT score.

  • Rajat Tomar

    Exam score : 92.50 percentile

    Rajat Tomar has done B.Tech in Mechanical Engg. from HBTI Kanpur and is now pursuing PGDRM from IRMA. He has a Work Experience of around 2 years in United Breweries Ltd. Rajat belongs to Baraut, Uttar Pradesh. His father is a teacher in primary school and his mother is a house-wife.

     

    Determined to crack CAT with high percentile, Rajat appeared in CAT exam and scored 92.5 percentile. 

     

    He has interest in Reading and Analyzing World Politics, Spirituality, Cricket, Badminton. 

    My exam prep strategy, experience & Advice:

    For the benefit of MBA aspirants, MBAUniverse.com asked Rajat 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?

    Rajat (CAT topper): I started my preparation for XAT 2017 four months before the exam date. I joined the TIME test series. I used to give one or two tests every week and thoroughly analyzed my mock test answer sheets, based on which I came to know my strengths/weakness and worked on the topics where I wasn’t up to the mark.

     

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

    Rajat (CAT topper): I regularly read the newspaper(the Hindu) and books which helped me in IRMASAT.I scored 20 marks in it.

     

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

    Rajat (CAT topper): - Regularly read newspaper and stay informed about the current events.

    -Be aware of the government schemes especially rural ones.

     

    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?

    Rajat (CAT topper): VA/RC –  I solved Time study material. Regularly reading newspaper/ books, mock test series helped me a lot in getting a good score.

    DI/LR- I focused on Time study material and mock test for this.

    Quant- I mainly focussed on my calculation speed as my basic concept of quant was good due to my background and solved different type of questions.

     

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

    Rajat (CAT topper): I was weak in VA/RC. I devoted more time for that and tried to solve more and more RC’s/Para jumbles/Para completion exercises and also started reading books/newspaper to increase my comprehension and inferential ability and also my reading speed.

     

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

    Rajat (CAT topper): Review all the tests you give to identify your weaknesses and spend at least 4-6 hours in assessing the test . That is important so that you can work on those weaknesses specifically.

     

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

    Rajat (CAT topper): IIFT(97%) and SNAP(98.1).

     

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

    Rajat (CAT topper): I got admission in IMI New Delhi,IRMA, SCMHRD, TAPMI, FORE, SIIB, XIMB(HR).

     

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

    Rajat (CAT topper): By the time I was going for XAT, I had prepared all the sections and was intending to attempt as much question as possible. First I solved easy questions then average difficulty level question and in last tricky and difficult questions.

     

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

    Rajat (CAT topper): I chose IRMA as this is a B-school which is unique in many respects. Being from a fairly rural background myself, I have seen and experienced the issues which farmers face in their day to day lives. This is a course which channels management study towards a social cause. Thus, I could relate more with IRMA’s mission as it aligned with my aspirations. 

     

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

    Rajat (CAT topper): Study Hard .Just focus on your study , don’t think about the result as result/fruits of your action is not in your hand as stated in Bhagwad Gita.

  • Jhalak Agrawal

    Exam score : 83.59 percentile

    Jhalak Agrawal  has done B.Com (Hons.). She is a fresher and got admission in IRMA without any work experience. Jhalak Agrawal belongs to Guwahati.  Her  Father is a Businessman and her Mother is a housewife. She has younger brother and sister.

     

    Determined to crack CAT with high percentile, Jhalak Agrawal appeared in CAT exam and scored 83.59  percentile and in XAT exam scored 98.225 percentile. She also scored 18 in IRMASAT.

     

    She has interest in reading novels, watching movies and travelling.        

    My exam prep strategy, experience & Advice:

    For the benefit of MBA aspirants, MBAUniverse.com asked Jhalak Agrawal about her 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?

     Jhalak (CAT topper): I prepared for XAT along with the preparation of CAT. My preparation started from the month of July. My focus was just to cover all the topics of CAT prescribed generally since I also had my college from 10 to 5.

     

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

    Jhalak (CAT topper): I looked into various information on internet regarding literacy in different states, poverty in India, various schemes implemented etc. My score was 18 out of 40.

     

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

    Jhalak (CAT topper): Be clear about the basic knowledge of the above topics and look into the places where the schemes are implemented.

     

    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?

    Jhalak (CAT topper): I purchased a Byju’s tablet and used it and the study material that came along with it. For RC, I focused on why my chosen answer was wrong and a particular answer correct. The level of DILR and Quant in CAT was quite high for me which justifies my low score in the same. In XAT I could solve the questions easily.

     

     

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

    Jhalak (CAT topper): Yes, I think I was weak in all three sections of CAT and still am in DILR and Quant. I overcame my weakness in VARC by practicing number of cases.

     

     

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

    Jhalak (CAT topper):  One should make full use of mock tests. They prepare you in a way in which I was never prepared. I took just one mock test before the day of CAT exam and didn’t finish it.I am not habitual to looking at computer screen except for watching movies. Even staring at computer screen for 3 hours on the day of exam was a chore for me.

     

     

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

    Jhalak (CAT topper): No, I did not go to an offline coaching centre. I think a coaching centre saves you time that I wasted going through the syllabus only and better prepares you for the exam with the number of mock tests they give.

     

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

    Jhalak (CAT topper): I did not appear for any other exam other than CAT/XAT.

     

     

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

    Jhalak (CAT topper): I applied to all the IIM’s and IRMA and converted only IRMA.

     

     

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

    Jhalak (CAT topper): I wasn’t done with all the topics till the exam of CAT. Till XAT exam I had covered everything and went with a cool mind after a good night’s sleep

     

    MBAUniverse.com: Please share your GD/WAT topics & PI questions at different institutes and the ones who offered you admission?

    Jhalak (CAT topper): In IRMA, there was a group activity where two cases were discussed. The cases were related to management activities. In PI questions were asked regarding current affairs and the literacy in India.

     

     

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

    Jhalak (CAT topper): I decided to join IRMA as it is the pioneer of Rural Management and I like to learn things from the scratch.

     

     

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

    Jhalak (CAT topper): Try to complete the syllabus on time and practice by taking as many mock tests as you can.

  • Umang Agarwal

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    Umang Agarwal: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19

    Ph.D in Animal Sciences

     

    A Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from University of Maryland, Umang has six years of experience in animal and human nutrition research in the US. He worked with multiple animal species and humans to understand the partitioning of nutrients for increased production efficiency (in animals), and to understand the mechanisms of disease (in humans).

     

    He believes that practical scientific interventions, coupled with the best management practices, are required to bring about a successful large-scale impact in the agribusiness sector. Towards this end, a PGP-FABM degree would make him a technical generalist who understands the scientific nuisances of the business along with the big picture of the food and agri-business sector.

  • Rashmi Teltumbde

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    Rashmi Teltumbde: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19

    BBA from USA: Tennis Player, Ex-Captain – India Junior Fed Cup

     

    Rashmi Teltumbde is from Mumbai. She finished her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in the US as BBA in Economics and Management in 2014 and has 14 academic awards there. She has a work experience of 28 months in Nettech Pvt Ltd as a Business Development Executive.

     

    Being a professional tennis player, she has represented the country in 3 junior Grand Slams (two Australian Open and US Open) and also captained the junior Indian Fed Cup team. In her free time, she likes to coach tennis to kids, cook and travel.  She believes a degree from IIMA would equip and ensure her goals would be reached quickly.

  • Ozair Hamdani

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    Ozair Hamdani: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19

    Educated in Africa: National level Chess Player

     

    Pursuing MBA to help convert his ideas into actions, Ozair has previously interned with a start-up on a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has spent the majority of his life on the African continent, twelve years in Botswana, and four years pursuing his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is also an avid reader, writer, and a national level chess player.

  • Kanishka Khaire

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    Kanishka Khaire: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19

    Innovator : Designer of Automatic watering system

     

    The critical issue of public hygiene and sanitation & the ‘Swatchh Bharat Mission’ inspired Kanishka to think about these problems and build a practical solution. During his under-graduation, he designed an Automatic watering system for Urinals in collaboration with his professor. It has since been patented and published in the Indian Patent Journal.

     

    A civil services aspirant, he sees himself contributing towards public policy in the long run. He decided to pursue management as he believes that managerial expertise is essential for effective implementation of government's policy.

  • Girish Baj

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    Girish Baj: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19

    CoEP, Pune Graduate: Member, Satellite Launch Team of ‘Swayam’

     

    An engineer from College of Engineering, Pune, Girish was a part of the college team that developed a student satellite ‘Swayam’ which was launched in space in coordination with ISRO. They also developed an earth station for communicating with satellites in space.

     

    Girish believes the projects are a result of sustained team effort and commitment and should motivate more innovations and wonders from the youth. He chose to do study management as a blend of technology with management would make a perfect combination for future leaders and innovators.

  • C. S. Prakhyat

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    C. S. Prakhyat: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19

    Award winning Cinematographer & moviemaker

     

    C.S.Prakhyat is a self-taught internationally acclaimed filmmaker with a very diverse portfolio consisting of documentaries, short films, music videos, advertisements and promo videos, all of which can be found on his Vimeo channel: The C.S.Prakhyat Experience. He has made 9 award-winning short films which have fetched him 17 International Film Festival selections, spanning the USA, UK, Canada, Slovenia and India. For this feat, he has been accredited with an IMDB page.

     

    His decision behind joining MBA was to learn how to manage a film crew better and to develop a marketing acumen to increase the outreach of his films. When he isn’t shooting his next piece de resistance, he actively participates in quizzes and occasionally hosts them as well.

  • Aditi Agarwal

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    Aditi Agarwal: IIM Ahmedabad 2017-19 batch

    NIFT Graduate: Fashion Designer

     

    A fashion design graduate from NIFT, Raebareli, Aditi has worked in the online retail of Chikankari (native hand-embroidery of Lucknow) garments under the brand ‘Go Lucknow’.

     

    She is passionate about handicrafts and painting. “To pursue my passion, I decided to go for design, but I soon realized that formal management training was the needed for me to take my family business forward which is my ambition in future,” she comments talking about her motivation to join IIMA.  She hopes to give the brand ‘Go Lucknow’ a national and hopefully, global recognition, one day.

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