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CAT 2017 Toppers

Last Updated - January 17, 2018

The long wait was finally over when CAT 2017 results were declared on January 8, 2018 at the official website.

Out of the 1.9 lacs candidates who appeared in CAT 2017, 20 candidates attained a perfect 100 percentile. This trend is similar to the lasts year’s CAT Results with 20 candidates making it to the top.

CAT 2017 witnessed a few differences in the profile of candidates topping the exam. For the first time, 3 candidates from a non-engineering background and 2 women were among the top scorers. This is a welcoming change as CAT exam has been dominated by engineering students. It serves as a source of encouragement for students going forward. Check CAT Cutoff

List of CAT 2017 Toppers

This year’s topper’s list has undergone some significant change. Given below are the names of top scorers who made it to the elite list. We are really proud of them and laud their hardwork.

Chhavi Gupta100Delhi
Mayank Raj100Vaishali, Bihar
Meet Agarwal100Surat, Gujarat
Pattrick D’Souza100Thane, Maharashtra
Pramod Beri100Phagwara, Punjab
Sai Praneeth Reddy100Hyderabad, Telengana
Vishal Vohra100Kolkata, West Bengal
Gaurav Saha99.9Kolkata, West Bengal
Vipul Kakkar99.99Punjab
Kaustabh Sharma99.98Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Shikhar Sachdeva99.98New Delhi
Bishwadeep Bagchi99.96Warangal, Andhra Pradesh
Viraj Sheth99.95Gujarat
Debarnob Sarkar99.94Kolkata, West Bengal
Sharad Mishra99.92Uttar Pradesh
Suryansh Bhargava99.91Maharashtra
Siddharth Kumar99.75Bihar

Topper’s Speak: Strategies to Crack CAT

Pattrick D’Souza

Pattrick D’Souza owns a CAT coaching center in Mumbai. This is the fourth time he has cracked CAT Exam. The 41-year-old takes the exam each year to understand the changing trends in the exam. He has been taking the exam for the last 14 years. According to him, students should concentrate more on aptitude and logic which according to him, can help students boost their scores. He further adds that candidates can crack the exam with consistent practice and perseverance.

Vishal Vohra

Vishal Vohra from Kolkata, scored 100 percentile in CAT 2017. He aspires to join IIM Calcutta. According to the topper, he identified his strengths and weaknesses section-wise. He said that taking CAT mock tests helped him understand the progress he was making and improve his speed. He said that understanding the basics is most important. Sincere effort and confidence, he says, was his secret to success.

Chaavi Gupta

Chaavi Gupta is an alumnus of IIT Delhi’s integrated five-year program in Biotechnology. Since she is employed at Opera Solutions, she prepared for CAT 2017 during weekends only. According to Chaavi, practising AIMCAT series thoroughly and critically analysing the tests helped her crack the exam. She devoted five to seven minutes to plan the selection of questions, which was helpful. Devising a pattern to solve the test helped her perform well and not change the pattern on the exam day.

Sai Praneeth Reddy

Sai Praneeth Reddy completed B.Tech. from IIT Madras. He believes in being punctual and taking mock test every day from 9 am to 12 noon. After each mock test, he analysed his performance. Since he had a strong grasp of Quants and DILR, he focused on VARC during the last month. His advice for candidates who find the VARC section difficult, he said that reading articles and books can be of great help.

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Meet Agarwal

Meet Agarwal is a final year B.Com student, currently undergoing an apprenticeship for CA. As a non-engineering student and was able to secure 100 percentile. He says that setting his goal of 100 percentile from the beginning helped him. This way, he was able to correct mistakes and improve his performance. A tip he shared was to attempt all the Verbal Ability questions. He started preparing for CAT over the course of a year. During the first six months, he focused on learning, revising and took regular mocks. Two months before the test, he took two mock exams every day.

Next Step in the Selection Process

Based on CAT 2017 results, IIMs and tops B-schools initiate the screening process by short-listing candidates. The best candidates will be invited for the next round of the admission process.

Selected candidates have to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (DG) and Personal Interview (PI). Based on the performance on these rounds, candidates are selected. According to officials, 20,000 candidates will take part in the second round out of which 5,000 students will be selected in various IIMs and top B-schools across the country.

For those candidates who do not have a perfect score need not be worried. They are still in the running to get a seat at one of the best B-schools. Even in the past, candidates with lower CAT scores have been selected based on their work experience or academic credentials.  

Latest MBA Application Forms 

Candidates can begin filling the application forms of the below institutes. They will accept the scores of CAT Exam 2017. Candidates securing the minimum CAT Cutoff 2017 will proceed towards GD/PI rounds. 

Institute NameApplication DatesLink
IIM AhmedabadTill January 22, 2018Click Here
NITIE CAT Cutoff & Admission 2018Till January 22, 2018Click Here
IIM LucknowJanuary 31, 2018Click Here



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