Meet, Siddharth Kumar, who has scored 99.75 percentile in CAT 2017. The results of the CAT 2017 were declared today, January 8, around 10 am on the official website, https://iimcat.ac.in/
In conversation with India Today Education, Siddharth Kumar said, “This is not the first time that I appeared for CAT. In 2016, I gave my first attempt and scored 94 percentile.”
Left job for CAT:
Surprisingly, Kumar said that he left his job in the Automobile industry just to prepare for CAT. “I left my job and dedicatedly studied for CAT,” he added.
Further, speaking about his score, Kumar said, “Well, I expected to score more marks. I appeared for the slot 2 exam, which was comparatively easier. That’s why I scored a little higher.”
Here’s his score card:
Practice as many mock tests as you can:
Further, on sharing the preparation strategy, Kumar said, “As I was appearing for CAT 2016, I had an idea of the exam. And I believe that one should give more mock tests and do the detailed analysis of it in order to understand CAT more.”
Moreover, Kumar added that he did more of self study. “I did not take full time coaching and whenever I had doubts I just asked my tutor.”
While giving tips to other students, Kumar said, “I would advice students not to get panic, keep calm and work hard.”
As reported by Livemint, similar to last year, 20 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in CAT 2017, however, the profile of these candidates were different this year as compared to CAT 2016.
About CAT 2017:
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow conducted the CAT 2017 online exam on November 26 at various centres across the country.
The CAT 2017 slot 1 was held till 12 pm whereas the slot 2 of the exam was held till 5:30 pm.