23 years old, Ankit Kumar was the final semester student of five year B.Tech-M.Tech in mechanical engineering at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida when he cracked MAT with highest score. Ankit completed his class X and XII from New Green Field School, Saket. He had scored 85.2% and 87.0% respectively in 2009 and 2011. Ankit's father Vinod Gupta is a producer at the electronic media production centre at IGNOU, Delhi. His mother, Nilu Gupta, is a housewife. Ankit said that his parents, teachers and friends all helped him in achieving this accomplishment.
This was the 1st attempt of Ankit in MAT exam. His aim was to get admission in JBIMS or SIMSREE, Mumbai and pursue MBA with specialization in finance & Operation
My exam prep strategy, experience & Advice:
For the benefit of MBA aspirants, Ankit Kumar shares about his preparation strategy and advice to do well in MBA entrance exams. Details follow-
Thought of MAT very late
I decided to appear in MAT Feb 2016 exam only after attempting CAT exam in which I did not score well. During the 2 months period I never looked back and focused on regular study of minimum 2 hours. I focused more on Aptitude section
Get your basics clear
I made sure to have absolute clarity on concepts. If you have your class 10 & 12 basics clear, you can crack the exam easily. It needs around 5-6 months of intense preparation to crack any entrance exam.
Anything can be achieved with hard work and labour. One needs regular and consistent preparation for the exam.
Mocks-key to success
Practice more Mocks, analyse mistakes and diarise not to repeat them - should be the part of preparation strategy.
Plan for entrepreneurship
After completion of my MBA, I wish to gain Corporate working experience by joining them to know more about business. Then I wish to launch my own venture.