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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
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.
|Mayank Raj||100||Vaishali, Bihar|
|Meet Agarwal||100||Surat, Gujarat|
|Pattrick D’Souza||100||Thane, Maharashtra|
|Pramod Beri||100||Phagwara, Punjab|
|Sai Praneeth Reddy||100||Hyderabad, Telengana|
|Vishal Vohra||100||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Gaurav Saha||99.9||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Kaustabh Sharma||99.98||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|Shikhar Sachdeva||99.98||New Delhi|
|Bishwadeep Bagchi||99.96||Warangal, Andhra Pradesh|
|Debarnob Sarkar||99.94||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Sharad Mishra||99.92||Uttar Pradesh|
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 Name||Application Dates||Link|
|IIM Ahmedabad||Till January 22, 2018||Click Here|
|NITIE CAT Cutoff & Admission 2018||Till January 22, 2018||Click Here|
|IIM Lucknow||January 31, 2018||Click Here|
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