CAT Toppers: Know Toppers profile, Previous year Toppers

    Himanshi Sharma Himanshi Sharma
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    Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode announced CAT 2019 Results on January 4, 2020. Yet another year witnessed male engineers dominate the toppers list who have proved themselves with their exceptional performance in the entrance examination. As per the data, 10 toppers have scored a perfect 100 percentile in CAT 2019 and 21 aspirants have scored 99.99 percentile. Girls, though, did not make it to the list of 21 aspirants who managed to secure the second best score. Check Here CAT Scores

    • Among the 100 percentilers, four candidates belong to Maharashtra and rest of them are natives of Jharkhand, Telangana, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Uttrakhand. 

    • Every year CAT exam conducting body releases the list of the toppers and this year IIM Kozhikode is the helm of the affairs to release the toppers list of CAT 2019.

    • Approximately 2.09 lakh candidates appeared for CAT 2019 out of which some of them have made their way to the selection round of IIMs of their choice as they scored somewhere between 99 to 100 percentile.

    Check the complete list of previous years toppers and their preparation strategies of MBA entrance examination. It will help the future aspirants to know the tips and tricks of the toppers about how to prepare for the Commmon Entrance Test (CAT) with an aim to score a high percentile.

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    CAT Result Statistics

    CAT Result Statistics

    CAT aspirants can check the result statistics of MBA entrance exam from the last 6 years mentioned below:

    CAT Exam YearNumber of 100 percentilersNumber of candidates appeared
    201962,09,000
    2018112,09,405
    2017201,99,632
    2016201,95,000
    20151717,90,602
    2014161,67,830

    CAT 2019 Toppers Highlight

    • According to the CAT 2019 Statistics, a total of 2,09,000 candidates appeared for the exam in which 1,34,917 were male candidates, 75,004 were female candidates and 5 belonged to Transgender Category.
    • Amongst all, 6 candidates secured 100 percentile out of which four candidates belong to Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    • The top 10 Toppers are male candidates and belong to engineering/technology backgrounds.
    • Among top 10 toppers, 6 candidates are from IITs, 2 candidates are from NITs, and 1 candidate is from Jadavpur University.
    • Total 21 candidates have secured an overall 99.99 percentile in CAT 2019. In which 19 candidates are from the engineering/technology background.

    CAT 2019: 100 Percentilers

    CAT 2019: 100 Percentilers

    The list of candidates who scored 100 percentiles in CAT 2019 are tabulated below:

    Candidate’s NamePercentile
    Somansh Chordia100
    Rahul Gupta100
    Patrick D’Souza100
    Ashwin H.100
    Rishi Mittal100
    Debarshi Chanda100

    CAT 2019: 99.99 Percentilers

    CAT 2019: 99.99 Percentilers

    There are 21 candidates who have scored 99.99 percentile in CAT 2019. Candidates can check the list given below:

    Candidate’s NameCityPercentileEducation
    Amit BikramMumbai99.99B.Tech
    Saathwik KolluruMumbai99.99B.Tech
    Kaushik VyasPune99.99B.Tech
    Devavrat MahajanPune99.99B.Tech
    Shubham PandiaPune99.99B.E.
    Rajesh BChennai99.99B.Tech
    Rahul ManglikDelhi99.99B.Tech
    Lakshya KumarDelhi99.99BMS (Bachelers’ in Mangement Studies)
    Abhanshu GuptaDelhi99.99B.Tech
    Aditya GargDelhi99.99B.Tech
    Dhole Shreyas kiranDelhi99.99B.Tech
    Rahul SharmaFaridabad99.99B.Tech
    AnuragFaridabad99.99B.Tech
    Shreyaansh GuptaHaryana99.99BS/BSc
    Sumit KhannaChandigarh99.99B.Tech
    Swapnil SumanBihar99.99B.Tech
    Lokesh SoniJodhpur99.99B.Tech
    Kulkarni Saurabh SadashivMaharashtra99.99B.Tech
    Thombre Sushant SunilNashik99.99B.Tech
    Renjith Thomas JoshuaTrivandrum99.99B.Tech
    B Gautham RaoMangaluru99.99B.Tech

    Check Here CAT Paper Analysis


    CAT 2019 Topper’s Profile

    CAT 2019 Topper’s Profile

    Meet 2 CAT Toppers from IIT Bombay

    Rahul Manglik and Somansh Chordia, both students of the final year mechanical engineering course at IIT Bombay, have qualified CAT 2019- that too in their first attempt. Somansh Chordia belongs to Nagpur and scored a perfect 100 percentile whereas Delhi boy Rahul Manglik scored 99.99 percentile . Both of them prepared for CAT 2019 together, and focused on analysing their performances by giving Mock Tests. Also, IIM Ahemdabad is the dream B-school for CAT 2019 Topper Somansh Chordia.

    MEET Mumbaikar Rishi Mittal who scored 100 percentile in 1st attempt

    Rishi Mittal belongs to Mumbai and is a final year B.tech civil engineering student from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Surat. He scored 100 percentile in his first attempt in CAT 2019. Rishi scored 99.99 percentile in Quant, 100 in Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and scored 98.76 percentile in Verbal Abilities. Therefore, Rishi says, CAT is an easy exam one can crack if they are honest in their preparation. As well as he wants to join the Top 2 IIMs. Read Here  How Rishi Mittal scored a 100 percentile?

    Meet PESIT Bangalore student Ashwin H. who scored 100 percentile and wants to join IIMB

    Ashwin H., a 22 year old engineer from Bengaluru, has scored 100 percentile in his second attempt of CAT exam. He is an Electronics and Communication engineer graduated from PESIT last year and joined a private IT firm. In CAT 2018, he secured 99.36 percentile but wasn’t satisfied with the score even though he got calls from FMS Delhi and IIM Kozhikode. Ashwin aspires to join one of the top IIMs- Ahemdabad, Bangalore, Kolkata or FMS Delhi. But IIM Bangalore is his first choice as he will not miss his family.

    Meet Jadavpur University student Debarshi Chanda who scored 100 percentile but said NO to IIMs

    Debarshi Chanda, is presently studying his Masters in Energy Studies at the School of Energy Studies in Jadavpur University. He scored a perfect 100 percentile in CAT 2019 but does not want to go for an MBA degree as he has higher aims. Debarshi has done his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and had joined a private bank in 2018,and worked there before joining his Master;s Program. 


    CAT 2018 Topper’s List

    CAT 2018 Toppers

    Candidates can check the list of CAT 2018 Toppers who scored outstanding percentile in the National level entrance examination. The aspirants also received calls from top IIMs/B-Schools across the country. 

    Candidate’s NameOverall Percentile
    Amit Bikram100
    Rounak Majumdar100
    Rickesh Manchanda100
    Niranjan Prasad100
    Swapnil Suman100
    Kaustubh Vyas99.99
    Anubhav99.99
    Kishan Kashyap99.99
    Abhishek99.97
    Karan99.91
    Mayur Arora99.88
    Kushaagr Panwar99.6
    Kuldeep Atri99.44
    Avinash Mittal99.37
    Pratik Mishra99.33
    Sakshat Goel99.21
    Tushar Goel98.89

    How Toppers study for CAT?

    How Toppers study for CAT Exam?

    All CAT aspirants have their own preparation strategy that they adopt with the hope to get admission in Top B-School in India. In order to crack a national level management exam and to score the right percentile to get a call from IIMs, follow these simple tips given below by the toppers. 

    Time bound practice: One of the major factors that contributes to the CAT being considered as toughest management entrance exams to crack in the country, is the restricted time available to solve the questions in the exam. Although maximum questions asked in CAT are basic in nature, what makes them difficult is the restricted time frame available to the candidates to complete the exam. Therefore, make sure to include time-bound practice sessions as part of your CAT Preparation Strategy. Moreover, make sure to practice this with MCQs and non-MCQs type questions, as it will help you build the right speed at which you should respond to the questions.

    CAT Syllabus Deadlines: The biggest challenge for first time CAT Aspirants is the vast nature of the CAT Syllabus. With the huge syllabus and topics to cover, MBA aspirants have to manage their time as well as to ensure that they complete the entire syllabus to meet the deadlines set by them. Having the deadlines to complete the syllabus and achieve the targets will keep you motivated during the next two months which is the most critical phase of your preparation time.

    Avoid referring to too many Books: There are hundreds of books in the market which claim to be the ultimate guide to crack CAT. But too many books with different concepts always create confusion for the aspirants. Therfore, Toppers recommend that you refer to only two good books on any subject or topic for CAT preparation. But ensure that these two reference books should be able give you all the necessary knowledge about the topics asked in the exam. Check Here Books Recommended for CAT Preparation

    Don’t stick to one topic for long: Another biggest challenge for MBA aspirants is to make the decision of actually skipping a topic if it’s too tough to crack. However, as per the CAT Topper it is a wrong strategy to do. If you are unable to understand a topic during one sitting, wandering over it for even longer will only waste your time. So there you have to take a conscious call of letting the topic go and start on the new one. Therefore, remember the cardinal rule, don’t stick to one topic for long, whether you are able to crack it or not.

    Take Mock Tests and subscribe to test series: Take and subscribe test series offered topic wise on the regular basis. Also Mock tests are the ultimate friend when it comes to CAT MBA Preparation. As it helps you not only to check and practice, but also gives you an insight into what’s actually working in your preparation strategy and helps you to realign the same for the upcoming days.

    Seek Experts Help: CAT is the national level management entrance exam, which essentially means that it is not enough to beat yourself. In order to grap that exclusive seat at IIMs, you need to beat your competitors and therefore the preparation and performance have to be gauged in comparison to others. So talk to experts about your plan and preparation strategy and analyse if there is any way in which you can improve your performance. Mentors, online tutorials will help you find gaps in your strategy and fill them in time to ensure that you outperform others on the exam day.

    Build a Peer study Group: Many aspirants believe in working alone, especially during the final phase of their CAT Preparation i.e. the last two months. During this final phase, one can either completely lose their focus and get insto depression or get over-confident with their preparation strategy. In order to avoid this, work with a motivated set of people who are able to motivate and challenge you to put your best foot forward. So make sure you make a peer study group for CAT preparation, especially if CAT is going to be your first attempt.


    CAT Coaching Institutes

    Coaching Institutes for CAT Preparation

    Although it is not mandatory for the students to join Coaching institutes, it is a good idea to do so. As these coaching institutes provide the students with sufficient study material along with mock tests which helps the students to attempt CAT in a time bound manner. Hence it is always a good idea to invest in reputed coaching institutes. Candidates can check the list of coaching institutes in various cities given below:

    Coaching Institutes in New Delhi

    The list of few top coaching institutes in Delhi are listed below:

    • T.I.M.E. Kingsway Camp

    • T.I.M.E. Satya Niketan

    • Career Launcher Kingsway Camp

    • Career Launcher Satya Niketan

    • PT Education Kingsway Camp

    • Nivedita Classes, South Delhi

    • Alchemist Kingsway camp

    • Success Mantra Academy, Saket

    Coaching Institutes in Mumbai

    Below is the list of best coaching institutes located in Mumbai:

    • T.I.M.E

    • IMS Learning Classes

    • BYJU

    • Career Launcer

    • Endeaver Careers

    • CAT King

    • Chitale’s Personalised Learning Center

    Coaching Institutes in Chennai

    • Brillaint Tutorials Private Limited

    • Career Launcher

    • Vista Mind

    • Ascent Education

    • IMS Learning Resource

    Check Here Best Coaching Institutes for CAT Preparation

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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