The CAT 2017 results were announced on January 8, 2018 (Monday). The Common Admissions Test or CAT which is administered by the IIMs every year on a rotational basis to select students for their business administration programs is accepted not only by the IIMs but also by a number of B-schools across the country like FMS, SPJIMR, MDI, NITIE, TAPMI.
Every year several final year students and recent graduates appear for this examination. This year the test was conducted by IIM Lucknow. A total of 1,99,632 candidates had appeared for the premier MBA entrance exam and a few students have even scored 100 percentile. Out of the toppers who got a perfect score this year, two are female candidates and three are non-engineering students as opposed to last year where all were male engineering students.
Here are a few toppers who scored 100 percentile:
Chhavi Gupta completed a Dual BTech and MTech degree in Biotechnology from IIT Delhi. She started her preparation in March 2017. She gave frequent mock tests which made her confident about her performance.
Sai Praneeth Reddy, a Btech student from IIT Chennai, used to diligently write a mock test every morning while preparing. His overall score was 232.31.
Pramod Beri, a BCom student from Chandigarh, started his preparation from July 2016. He too religiously practised and analyzed CAT mock tests.
Patrick D’souza, a CAT trainer, attempted the CAT exam 14 times and scored a perfect score three times before 2018.
Meet Aggarwal, a CA student from SDJ International college in Surat, not only scored a 100 percentile in CAT but also holds Limca Record for playing 47 musical instruments in seven minutes. Meet has also won more than 500 Chess games and nationals in skating.
Mayank Raj, a civil engineer from IIT Bombay took up CAT when he realized he lacked management skills and managed to get a perfect score.
Madhur Gupta, a mechanical student of DTU believed that the reason he got a perfect score was due to his consistent focus throughout his preparation.
Chinmay Nerkar, a mechanical engineer for BIT, Ranchi attempted CAT for the second time this year in hopes of getting a perfect score. He scored a 99.26 percentile on his first attempt in 2016
Rajesh Balasubramanian, an IIT- IIM graduate, has attempted the CAT many times. This wasn’t the first time he scored 100 percentile. He too trains future CAT aspirants.
Vishal Bohra Studied Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, West Bengal. This was his third attempt of CAT.
Avidipto Chakraborty got a perfect score in CAT for the second time. He studied in BITS Pilani.
Each of the toppers who scored a 100 percentile stressed the importance of mock tests. They attempted mock tests regularly, analyzed their results and prepared strategies for performance. The reason for their success was consistency, focus and a lot of practice.