TechnoparkToday. Com>> Getting admission in country’s premier management institute might be the dream of many. This year CAT 2018 may have shattered the dreams of some and for some it may be an experience to look forward. The students form all educational stream applied for the IIMs. Even the IIM authority always tries to maintain a good mix of students from all streams. This year also the IIMs may have planned to take students from varied educational background and fields but for those who are from engineering or technical background leading the race of admission. All 11 students who were within the 100th percentile this year are from engineering or tech backgrounds.
This year CAT exam ended in two sessions. Over 2 lakh students took exam.
It has been constantly observed that students from engineering and technical background managed to get into 100 percentile club. 11 Students scored 100 Percentile in CAT 2018 are from Engineering back ground. A total of 21 candidates have scored an overall 99.99 %. Out of 21, 19 candidates from engineering or technology background.CAT aspirants with similar background this year too managed to good percentile.
Securing a 100th percentile does not mean that you will surely get admission into one of the IIMs. Last year one candidate was rejected at the GD/PI level at IIM-Calcutta for not able to make the sectional cut-off in one of the three sections- it’s considered a big achievement in B-school circles.
Getting the high percentile not only help you in bagging the scholarship, it is also a value addition to your resume and as well as for the placement round. One of the spokesperson from CAT told that all those in the 100th percentile have scored above 99.9% in the individual sections as well. He also added in this context that CAT toppers are majorly from technical background, since they have strong understanding on quantitative and data interpretation sections so they manage to get score high in this section. It’s not something that a student with a regular maths/commerce/arts background will find easy to emulate.
Sreelekhmi S Madhu, Data analyst from technopark who secured 98.44 in CAT2018 says” it is actually quite difficult to cope with your studies along with your hectic work routine. I developed a strategy to follow preparation material of T.I.M.E. and mock tests covered questions from all the topics with varying difficulty levels, thus preparing me for everything that CAT could have possibly put in front of me.. I revised all the questions from these tests regularly, and often learnt new concepts. The personalized practice section helped me work on my weak areas.”
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