CAT 2019 toppers
CAT 2018 Toppers List and CAT 2018 Toppers Interview: Rounak Majumdar, Swapnil Suman
CAT 2018 Result were declared at 10AM on January 5, 2019. Here are some key CAT Toppers trends for CAT 2018.
- Maximum 100 percentile was secured by 11 students in CAT 2018. Rounak Majumdar & Swapnil Suman are two of them.
- All 11 toppers are Male and all are from Engineering/Technology education background.
- A total of 21 candidates have scored an overall 99.99 %. Out of 21, 19 candidates from engineering or technology background.
- Out of 2,09,405 candidates who took CAT 2018, 1,36,075 were male students and 73326 were girls
- Seven students from Maharashtra have secured 100 %, while two from West Bengal, and one each from Karnataka and Bihar.
- Twin brothers and IIT Delhi students have both secured 99.9 percentile!
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CAT Toppers 2018
|CAT 2018 Topper List||Overall Percentile|
- CAT 2018 Topper - Amit Bikram
Scaled score in CAT 2018: 235.18
- Overall 100 Percentile
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - 79.59 (99.6%)
- Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation - 60.51 (99.93%)
- Quantitative Ability - 95.07 (100%)
- Amit Bikram belongs to Mumbai and he plans to join one of the top three IIMs-IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore or Calcutta.
Amit Started Self Preparation in May 2018. He spent first two months in concept revision and strengthening the fundamentals and did not take coaching for theory part. He started Taking Mock from August 2018 with one Mock per week and analysed it for mistakes and improved.
Later he took one mock per day during the month before CAT 2018 exam day. In all attempted 30+ Mocks he was weak in VARC and DILR and consistently worked upon to improve on them and scored well.
Amit took the Mocks from Career Launcher and registered for e-Test series of IMS and practiced the variety of questions from Arun Sharma. He improved vocabulary and reading skills by reading a lot. He did not believe in taking short cuts and practiced a lot.
Message for CAT 2019 Aspirants
According to Amit, Four months are good enough to complete CAT syllabus. He suggested to take only need based coaching. He said to Know your own strengths and weaknesses is the key to success in CAT. Make preparation plan accordingly and don’t follow others’ preparation strategy.
- CAT 2018 Topper- Niranjan Prasad
Scaled score in CAT 2018: 230.49
- Overall: 100 Percentile
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension – 89.63 (99.98%)
- Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation – 73.15 (100%)
- Quantitative Ability – 67.71 (99.81%)
is studying B.Tech (Dual Degree) in Final Year student IIT Madras and has scored top Rank in National Talent Search Competition. He belongs to small town Manipal in Udupi District. He started his self preparation Last Year and identified his weak areas first then practiced more to make them as his strengths
- CAT 2018 Topper - Rickshesh Manchanda
- Overall: 100 Percentile
- VARC:99.44 percentile
Rickshesh Manchanda is an IIT Delhi graduate working in a bank. He prepared for CAT 2018 without any coaching. This was his second CAT attempt in CAT 2017 he had scored 99.99%. Last year’s CAT preparation clubbed with practicing and analysis of mocks helped him ace the CAT 2018 exam
- CAT 2018 Topper - Rounak Majumdar
- Overall: 100 Percentile
- VARC: 99.95
- DILR: 99.98
- QA: 100
Rounak is a graduate from IIT Kanpur, and he has cleared Chartered Financial Analyst Level I. Rounak Majumdar’s preparation was focused on Mock Tests. He says he attempted around 30-35 mocks before the exam! He has applied to top IIMs, FMS and XLRI. He wants to pursue a career in finance, preferably investment banking, after MBA. Rounak says “Time management is the key. One should approach the easy questions first and maintain accuracy while gaining speed.”
- CAT 2018 Topper - Swapnil Suman
- CAT 2018 overall percentile: 100 %
- VARC percentile: 99.23 %
- DILR percentile: 99.99 %
- QA percentile: 100 %
Swapnil Suman is a Mechanical Engineer. He was born in Patna and is working in Petrochemical industry. Proper use of Mock Tests was his success mantra at CAT 2018
He did not join any coaching institute for preparation but used Mock test series from prominent coaching institutes.
- CAT 2018 Topper- Kaustubh Vyas
- Overall CAT 2018 Percentile: 99.99 %
Kaustubh is a Final year B.Tech Electrical Engineering student from IIT Bombay he is from Nagpur. He started preparing for CAT 2018 from the summers after completing the internship. He enrolled in T.I.M.E especially for the test series they provide. Apart from that, he relied on Self Studies mostly. He made it a point to practice as many Mocks as possible.
- CAT 2018 Topper - Kishan Kashyap
- Overall CAT 2018 Percentile: 99.99 %
- VARC – 99.23 %
- DILR – 99.95 %
- QA – 99.97 %
Kishan is a resident of Delhi and is CAT 2018 Topper from Delhi. He took CAT 2018 in second shift
- CAT 2018 Topper - Karan
- Overall Percentile: 99.91
- Quantitative Aptitude: 99.49 %
- DILR: 99.4 %
- VARC: 999.88 %
Karan has been preparing for CAT 2018 for last 9 months. Karan joined a top coaching center to prepare in an organized manner. Mocks were the most important part of his CAT 2018 preparation and would have attempted 20+ Mocks. His preparation strategy is: Write mocks, check your scores and percentile, analyse all the questions in the paper, identify errors and weak areas, and work on them.
- CAT 2018 Topper - Mayur Arora
- Overall Percentile: 99.88 %
- Quantitative Aptitude: 99.83 %
- DILR: 99.59 %
- VARC: 97.75 %
Mayur started his prep somewhere around July, he thinks 6 months are more than enough to study all concepts and take 15-20 mock tests. He took test series of IMS and TIME. He has applied to IIMs, FMS, MDI, XLRI, SPJIMR.
Mayur would like to work in a marketing/ product management function post MBA
- CAT 2018 Topper - Kushaagr Panwar
- Overall CAT Percentile: 99.56 %
- VARC: 99.69 %
- DILR: 98.76 %
- QA: 97.3 %
He started his preparation in July. He thinks minimum 6 months are required to get a decent percentile. He had attempted around 40 Mocks of CL and Time. He has applied to all IIMs, FMS and XLRI. His dream career choice would be Strategy Consulting after MBA.
- CAT 2018 Topper - Kuldeep Atri
- Overall: 99.44 Percentile
- VARC: 97.44
- DILR: 99.16
- QA: 98.43
Home Town: Udaipur (Rajasthan)
- CAT 2018 Topper - Avinash Misal
- Overall CAT 2018 Percentile -99.37 %
- VARC: 99.4%
- DILR: 98.49%
- QA: 96.79%
Avinash did CAT Coaching at TIME in Bangalore. He studied at Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology. He is a Software Engineer by profession. His strategy was to give at least one hour every day for LR-DI and then give as many mocks as possible to expose him to different types of questions. He said mocks were crucial for his results. He gave close to 40 mocks. Mock Tests simulated a test day scenario and thus kept him on his toes with various twists and turns.
- CAT 2018 Topper - Pratik Mishra
- Overall Percentile: 99.33 %
- VARC Percentile: 97.1 %
- DILR Percentile:99.7 %
- QA Percentile: 996.9 %
Pratik Mishra started seriously preparing for CAT 2018 in August only. He used Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma and solved Sudoku puzzle daily! He didn’t study at any coaching institute but the test series provided by coaching centres prove to be of great help. He also used Arun Sharma’s book on DI. Pratik Mishra has applied to all IIMs, FMS Delhi and NITIE Mumbai.
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Umang AgarwalExam score :
Umang Agarwal: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
Ph.D in Animal Sciences
A Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from University of Maryland, Umang has six years of experience in animal and human nutrition research in the US. He worked with multiple animal species and humans to understand the partitioning of nutrients for increased production efficiency (in animals), and to understand the mechanisms of disease (in humans).
He believes that practical scientific interventions, coupled with the best management practices, are required to bring about a successful large-scale impact in the agribusiness sector. Towards this end, a PGP-FABM degree would make him a technical generalist who understands the scientific nuisances of the business along with the big picture of the food and agri-business sector.
Rashmi TeltumbdeExam score :
Rashmi Teltumbde: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
BBA from USA: Tennis Player, Ex-Captain – India Junior Fed Cup
Rashmi Teltumbde is from Mumbai. She finished her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in the US as BBA in Economics and Management in 2014 and has 14 academic awards there. She has a work experience of 28 months in Nettech Pvt Ltd as a Business Development Executive.
Being a professional tennis player, she has represented the country in 3 junior Grand Slams (two Australian Open and US Open) and also captained the junior Indian Fed Cup team. In her free time, she likes to coach tennis to kids, cook and travel. She believes a degree from IIMA would equip and ensure her goals would be reached quickly.
Ozair HamdaniExam score :
Ozair Hamdani: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
Educated in Africa: National level Chess Player
Pursuing MBA to help convert his ideas into actions, Ozair has previously interned with a start-up on a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has spent the majority of his life on the African continent, twelve years in Botswana, and four years pursuing his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is also an avid reader, writer, and a national level chess player.
Kanishka KhaireExam score :
Kanishka Khaire: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
Innovator : Designer of Automatic watering system
The critical issue of public hygiene and sanitation & the ‘Swatchh Bharat Mission’ inspired Kanishka to think about these problems and build a practical solution. During his under-graduation, he designed an Automatic watering system for Urinals in collaboration with his professor. It has since been patented and published in the Indian Patent Journal.
A civil services aspirant, he sees himself contributing towards public policy in the long run. He decided to pursue management as he believes that managerial expertise is essential for effective implementation of government's policy.
Girish BajExam score :
Girish Baj: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
CoEP, Pune Graduate: Member, Satellite Launch Team of ‘Swayam’
An engineer from College of Engineering, Pune, Girish was a part of the college team that developed a student satellite ‘Swayam’ which was launched in space in coordination with ISRO. They also developed an earth station for communicating with satellites in space.
Girish believes the projects are a result of sustained team effort and commitment and should motivate more innovations and wonders from the youth. He chose to do study management as a blend of technology with management would make a perfect combination for future leaders and innovators.
C. S. PrakhyatExam score :
C. S. Prakhyat: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
Award winning Cinematographer & moviemaker
C.S.Prakhyat is a self-taught internationally acclaimed filmmaker with a very diverse portfolio consisting of documentaries, short films, music videos, advertisements and promo videos, all of which can be found on his Vimeo channel: The C.S.Prakhyat Experience. He has made 9 award-winning short films which have fetched him 17 International Film Festival selections, spanning the USA, UK, Canada, Slovenia and India. For this feat, he has been accredited with an IMDB page.
His decision behind joining MBA was to learn how to manage a film crew better and to develop a marketing acumen to increase the outreach of his films. When he isn’t shooting his next piece de resistance, he actively participates in quizzes and occasionally hosts them as well.
Aditi AgarwalExam score :
Aditi Agarwal: IIM Ahmedabad 2017-19 batch
NIFT Graduate: Fashion Designer
A fashion design graduate from NIFT, Raebareli, Aditi has worked in the online retail of Chikankari (native hand-embroidery of Lucknow) garments under the brand ‘Go Lucknow’.
She is passionate about handicrafts and painting. “To pursue my passion, I decided to go for design, but I soon realized that formal management training was the needed for me to take my family business forward which is my ambition in future,” she comments talking about her motivation to join IIMA. She hopes to give the brand ‘Go Lucknow’ a national and hopefully, global recognition, one day.
Aprajita SharmaExam score :
Aprajita Sharma: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
Masters in Public Policy, St Xaviers: Ex-LAMP fellow
A graduate with a Masters in Public Policy from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, she has assisted a reputed Parliamentarian as a LAMP fellow. In her words, “An MBA at IIMA allows me to draw industry-government linkages to realize interventions nestled in a larger perspective of issues. My endeavor has been to combine my academic rigor with functional experiences by undertaking internships with UNDP, TMFL, NDTV, ITC SRA, Miditech and VIKSAT.”
She has represented university in Inter-Varsity Swimming and Basketball, and takes a keen interest public speaking, surfing, making short-films, and photography.
Apeksha SanganeriaExam score :
Apeksha Sanganeria: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
M.Sc Chemistry, BITS Pilani: Founder, MediDrive
Having graduated from BITS Pilani Hyderabad as a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Masters in Science, Chemistry, Apeksha worked in a healthcare startup called IndiaHealthLink. As Head of Business Development at IndiaHealthLink, she contributed to the company from its inception to seed funding stage. Having experienced the startup world, an MBA from IIM-A became the next step to get the managerial knowledge & prowess to become an influential force in the health care industry.
A belief in giving back to the society led her to start a social initiative called MediDrive to supply people in need with free medicines by collecting unused medicine from households. A certified rescue scuba diver with a specialty in wreck, night and deep diving, she is also an enthusiastic horse rider and an Emergency First Responder.
Anchal TaatyaExam score :
Anchal Taatya: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
NITK, Suratkal : Serial Entrepreneur & Founder, Urban Thela
An Entrepreneur & a CEO to have successfully set up and exited FMCG business – a Flour Mill with 250 Tonnes per day production and with 4X returns to promoters, Anchal’s current start-up, Urban Thela - Superfood Company, won 1st Prize in BYST (Tata Trust and IFCI organisation) B-plan Competition and he was also awarded Best All-Round student award at NITK Surathkal.
A fitness freak, he plans to summit Mt. Everest. In his own words, “I am doing MBA, because till now, I was running business intuitively, but I realized this is what I want to do for the rest of my life and it makes sense to have a strong technical foundation in business management.”