Three 100-percentilers in CAT are from IIT Bombay!
New Delhi: CAT 2014 results are out. As many as 16 candidates have scored 100 percentile in the management entrance exam. As many as three 100-percentilers are from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay). Vibhu Gupta and Anurag Reddy are fourth-year students of IIT-B while Harshveer Jain graduated from the institute in April 2014.
Vibhu Gupta is a resident of Kandivali. He is pursuing Mechanical Engineering at the IIT and this was his first CAT attempt. He said, “I did not join full-time coaching for CAT exam but regularly practiced mock CAT exams and entrance exam test series. This year, the paper was relatively simple. New CAT pattern also helped me to attempt more questions.” Gupta has a placement offer in hand but he is aiming to go for further studies at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).
Anurag Reddy is a resident of Nalgonda near Hyderabad. He is pursuing Electrical Engineering at IIT-B. He claimed that his love for Mathematics helped him ace the test. He shared, “I used to solve Mathematics and Aptitude problems as a child. In IIT, I was introduced to Economics and Finance and found the subjects fascinating.” Reddy, too, wants to join IIM-A and is looking forward to specialize in Finance.
22-year old Harshveer Jain is a resident of Indore. After graduating from IIT-B in Engineering Physics, he took up a job in a startup in Mumbai. He revealed, “I had to juggle between job and studies. Hence, I did not spent long hours on theory. I used weekends to solve practice tests and compare them with given solutions. I focused on optimizing my performance in three hours.” Jain is aiming to join either IIM-A or IIM Calcutta.
Mumbai boy Pranay Shah also scored a 99.59 percentile. He is a final-year student of VJTI, Matunga. Jay Shah form Mumbai also secured a 99.51 percentile. This 22-year old B.Com Graduate is a pass-out of N M College, Ville Parle. Surprisingly, Jay said that he only prepared for CAT till October as he got busy with his CA exams (which were scheduled in November) after that.
CAT convenor Rohit Kapoor said that the total number of 100 percentilers from Mumbai is not known yet. City-wise details of 100 percentile scorers in the CAT exam are expected to be released later this week.