Rohan Joshi

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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, 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.

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99.63 percentile
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99.96 percentile
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Final calls
JBIMS Mumbai: Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies
IIM Lucknow: Indian Institute of Management
MDI Gurgaon: Management Development Institute
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JBIMS Mumbai: Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies