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Success Secrets of 20 candidates who score 100 percentile in CAT 2017

Success Secrets of 20 Candidates who score 100 percentile in CAT 2017

Common Admission Test is a computer based test which is held in India to select students for their business administration programs. Every year this exam is conducted and large number of candidates takes part in this exam. But it is always very challenging to crack this exam.

Most of the candidates want to know the Success Secrets or preparation strategy of those candidates who qualify this exam with 100 percentile. Now those who are preparing to appear for CAT 2018 can check Success Secrets of 20 candidates who score 100 percentile in CAT 2017 in this article.

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The Common Admission Test scores a candidate on the bases of Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR).

Success Secrets of candidates who score 100 percentile in CAT 2017

Patrick D’Souza

Patrick D’Souzaruns a coaching center in Mumbai and gives CAT Exam for the 14 years. He has done B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Allahabad in 1997. He appeared in CAT in 2000. He cracked MAH-CET and joined JBIMS Mumbai to pursue the flagship MMS Programme.

NamePatrick D’Souza
Exam score100.00 percentile
Age41 years
Belongs toThane, Mumbai

Success Secrets of Patrick D’Souza

  • Before launching the Coaching For CAT, Patrick had worked in corporate sector for four years.
  • While teaching the students to Prepare for CAT exam, he came to realize his first time mistakes.
  • His main focus is on logic and aptitude and he grooms students to understand and grasp the subjects well.
  • With the consistent practice and improved skills focused on to the point preparation, D’Souza found the way to crack CAT 2017 with 100 percentile as he has been doing for the last four years.

Sai Praneeth Reddy

SaiPraneeth Reddy has done B.Tech from IIT Madras. He is very happy on scoring the highest score in CAT 2017 exam. He belongs to a business family but has been motivated to do well in IIT entrance and then in CAT.

NameSaiPraneeth Reddy
Exam score100.00 percentile

Success Secrets of Sai Praneeth Reddy

  • Reddy says that he focused more on Mocks and AIMCAT.
  • According to him he was very punctual in writing a mock daily from 9AM to 12noon and analyzed it later well after evaluation for the errors.
  • Reddy’s strong areas are Quant and DILR but he needed hard work in VARC which he took up in the last one month.
  • Mocks helped him to improve a lot in CAT preparation.
  • His only advice to CAT 2018 aspirants is to learn from mistakes and don’t miss AIMCAT

Gyayak Jain

Gyayak Jain is a student of PGP 2017-19 batches at IIM Ahmedabad. He was a working professional and had to keep a balance between work and CAT preparation.

Gyayak Jain is from Indore and has done B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi in 2016. Before joining IIM Ahmedabad, he was working for 7 months with Deloitte. Photography and reading comics are his hobbies.

NameGyayak Jain
Exam score100.00 percentile
Belongs toSunam in Sangrur district of Punjab

Success Secrets of Gyayak Jain

  • Gyayak preferred self-preparation instead of joining some coaching although he made it a point to attempt as many mocks before the CAT exam as possible.
  • More importantly, Gyayakanalysed each and every mock and developed his own logic to solve the problems.
  • One of the key strategies he adopted was that he moved on to next problem, if he was not satisfied with the tailor-made solution which did not conform to his logic.
  • His overall preparation strategy for CAT 2016 revolved around giving mock tests, reviewing his performance and improving in the areas where the performance was not good enough
  • For VARC, he slowly improved as he took mock tests and tried eliminating issues associated with various sections of it
  • For DI/LR, after giving many mock tests, he came out with a section attempting strategy. It was selection of appropriate sets out of 8 sets of questions, in which mostly 4 were DI and 4 of LR
  • For Quant, he used TIME study modules to get him acquainted with various formulas and tricks of solving various types of problems.
  • Mock are the best place to learn about the areas of improvement as by looking through the solution you realize the types of questions you could have done and type which you have no clue about, so that you can modify your preparation strategy accordingly.
  • He tried to be relaxed and a day before the exam, he tried to base his confidence by looking at the mock in which my performance was good.

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Mukesh Goyal

Mukesh Goyal was a working professional when he started his CAT 2016 preparation. He balanced his CAT preparation with his working hours and managed both.

Mukesh appeared in XAT 2017 and IIFT 2016 also. He scored 99.795 in XAT and 99.84 in IIFT but preferred to join FMS Delhi as it was his dream B-school. His father is a businessman and mother is homemaker.

Success Secrets of Mukesh Goyal

  • Mukesh remained stuck to self-preparation but took as many Mocks as possible.
  • Mukesh advises the MBA aspirants to take more and more Mocks, analyse them and have peer discussion which will help in boosting your score in CAT
  • His strategy was to improve his weak areas and strengthen his strong areas.
  • He focused on mocks as he think through Mocks, one can check his/her preparation level easily and can accordingly improve.
  • Also, he used to have discussion with his friends who were preparing for CAT as well and that helped him a lot in his preparation.

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Avidipto Chakraborty


Exam score100.00 percentile

Success Secrets of Avidipto Chakraborty

  • AvidiptoChakrabortyscored a perfect 100 percentile in CAT 2016 in his first attempt itself!
  • Avidipto is completely relied on self-studies and did not take get enrolled in any coaching centres.
  • He believes that his success is due to the number of mock tests he has taken for the CAT preparation.
  • He took 80+ mock tests for preparation! Avidipto is now targeting MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad.

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Shashank Heda

Exam score99.99 percentile
Belongs toJaipur

Shashank attributes his success to his parents and teachers. He is a B.Tech Degree holder in Electrical Engineering (Hons.) with Minor in Computer Science from IIT Gandhinagar.  He had gained 11 months of work experience with Texas Instruments. He loves sports along with his studies and has keen interest in Athletics especially in Sprinting & Swimming.

Success Secrets of Shashank Heda

  • He began his CAT preparation in July 2015
  • He referred the material that he received from his coaching centre for sectional preparation. A few mistakes many people do is referring to multiple books/material for a topic but the strategy should be comprehensive and not exhaustive.
  • Also, one must not spend too much time on a single topic. Joining a test series helps a lot in analysing the areas that need more focus.
  • For interview preparation, reading newspaper, forming a rational opinion on important global/national events/policies, complete knowledge of recent happenings in the areas of your personal liking (for example, hobbies) etc. is helpful.
  • He spent more time in solving passages and did detailed analysis of that section’s result in each mock test.

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Abhay Agarwal

Exam score99.99 percentile
Belongs toBijnor in Uttar Pradesh

Abhay Agarwal from a modest family completed his schooling from St. Mary’s School Bijnor (U.P.) and has held a consistent good academic record. He scored 86.83% marks in class 10 and 91.71% marks in class 12. Apart from devoting time to study, he has great interest in reading novels and playing guitar.

He was studying in B.Tech (Biotechnology), Pantnagar University, Batch 2012-16 when he appeared in CAT last year. He scored 74.87% marks in his B.Tech exam and cracked CAT simultaneously with a high score of 99.99 percentile.

Success Secrets of Abhay Agarwal

  • His Preparation was primarily based on several Mock Tests and their analysis.
  • He started regular and serious preparation from January, 2015.
  • He used to build up my content by attending weekend coaching and studying a lot on his own.
  • He was weak in English. When the new pattern for CAT’15 was announced, he was demoralized because he used to escape English by attempting more of LR questions. But then it became a compulsion.
  • He applied all his efforts in improving his English. He read 4-5 novels in a span of 1-2 months. This reading habit helped him greatly in focusing on the RCs.

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Saransh Garg

Exam score99.98 percentile
Belongs toJabalpur in Madhya Pradesh

Saransh scored 9.6/10 in class 10 and 90.6% marks in class 12. He has completed graduation in civil engineering from NIT Warangal with a score of 7.19 out of 10. He preferred to join FMS Delhi to other IIMs and B-schools that offered him admission.

Apart from devoting time to study, Saransh has great interest in Cricket, Football, Texas Hold’em poker and watching TV shows.

Success Secrets of Saransh Garg

  • He started reading to increase his reading speed
  • He came to Delhi for 40-50 days in June-July and sat through all the Quant modules at ‘Alchemist’ which gave him a base
  • From September to November, he gave 20-25 mock tests. Each mock paper had different kinds of questions and solving 20-25 of them covered almost every type and pattern, which was essentially helpful for DI-LR section.
  • He went to Alchemist Delhi for a crash course. It gave him a belief and confidence that he can score a high percentile.
  • Also, studying with other students help you realize where you are and how much who have to work to be the best.

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Nishant Gupta

NameNishant Gupta
Exam score99.97 percentile
Belongs toDelhi

Nishant Gupta is a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts- Economics) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He not only cracked CAT 2015 with 99.97 percentile but also converted the call to many top B-schools including IIMs and decided to join IIM Bangalore.

Ananth Radha Krishnan

Exam score99.85 percentile
Belongs toKozhikode
QualificationB.E (Hons) in Computer Science from BITS Pilani

Success Secrets of Nishant Gupta

  • His primary strategy when it came to CAT was to prepare himself in terms of getting timing and accuracy right.
  • He analyses what would go wrong and try his best to mend those mistakes before the next test.
  • In terms of sectional coverage, what he mostly focused on was getting his quant basics right.
  • He always found it hard to complete the questions within the time limit, and would often have poor relative accuracy as well.
  • Mock Tests are literally the biggest help you can get in your preparation.
  • He went to TIME coaching at Pilani. Coaching centers allow you to get a rough base in every topic before finally starting your self-study, but he advised you to not rely solely on it alone for your preparation.

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Chanchal Gupta

NameChanchal Gupta
Exam score99.79 percentile
Belongs toIndore

Chanchal Gupta is a fresher without work experience. She suggests improving your accuracy level instead of trying to attempt more number of questions in CAT 2017 and ensuring to analyses all the mock tests that you have taken.

Chanchal Gupta is from Indore and has done B.E. in Computer Engineering. With her right preparation strategy and well devised plan, she cracked the exam with a high percentile.

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Akhil Garg

Exam score99.73 percentile
Belongs toGhaziabad (Uttar Pradesh)

Akhil Garg never went to any regular offline coaching institute to prepare for the exam. He has done B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He is a fresher and got IIM Ahmedabad without any work experience. His father is Senior Manager in THDC Pvt Ltd and mother is a home maker. His interests include playing Table Tennis, watching TV Series and reading novels.

Ketki Gupta

NameKetki Gupta
Exam score99.58 percentile

Vedant Mukesh Mehta

NameVedantMukesh Mehta
Exam score98.39 percentile
Belongs toMumbai


Exam score98.09 percentile
Belongs toGuwahati

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Reema Bhagia

Exam score:98.05 percentile

Reema Bhagia is from IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19 having PR & Communications professional skills. After completing graduation in Media and Communications from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications, he joined RediffusionWunderman, an advertising company, where she worked on their largest client – Audi India for 16 months.

Madhur Mehta

NameMadhur Mehta
Exam score96.65 percentile

Karan Kokane

NameKaran Kokane
Exam score96.42 percentile

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Vishal Vohra

NameVishal Vohra
Exam score100.00 percentile
Belongs toKolkata
Wish to joinIIM Kolkata

Meet Agarwal

NameMeet Agarwal
Exam score100.00 percentile
Belongs toAnantapur in Andhra Pradesh

These are the 20 students who scores 100 percent in CAT 2017. By reading their success secrets you will get an idea of how to prepare for Common Admission Test 2018.

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