CAT toppers hope to make it to top IIMs

CAT toppers hope to make it to top IIMs

The results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted in November 2017 have brought cheer to many MBA aspirants in the city.

Kumar Ravi, who has scored 99.99 percentile, said, "Metro cities have better coaching centres than Tier-II and Tier-III cities and Bengaluru was the obvious choice since my brother is living here."


Originally from Munger district in Bihar, Kumar was enrolled in one of the TIME coaching centres in the city. After graduating from NIT-Nagpur in mechanical engineering, Kumar was working with a private company in Madhya Pradesh. He quit his job in February  2017  to focus full-time on his preparation and he was confident about doing well in the test.


Kumar is hoping to study in either IIM-Calcutta or Faculty of Management Studies in New Delhi. Talking about his motivation to study MBA, he said, "I realised that I don't understand a lot of critical things such as the Gross Domestic Product. I am interested in learning about this and be able to use this data for decision-making."

Ashok Suresh Das, a final- year student of Bachelor of Science (Research) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), has scored 99.97 percentile. Ashok was in the third year of his four-year course when he realised that he was not too keen on pursuing a PhD in Physics.

"Both my uncles are in the management field and one of them studied in IIM-Ahmedabad. From my interactions with them, I felt that I would like to do the kind of work they do. I feel that I have an aptitude for this field," he said. Ashok has been shortlisted for both IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Bangalore and hopes to get admission in one of them.

Bishwadeep Bagchi scored 99.96 percentile in what was his second attempt. He first attempted the test when he was in the final-year of BE Chemical Engineering at NIT-Warangal.

"I was more interested in data management than chemical engineering, so I decided to gather skills in that area. I joined a private company in Bengaluru as a data analyst. This motivated me more towards deciding to pursue  MBA," Bishwadeep said.

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