Tamil Nadu

IIT-M student scores 100 percentile in CAT

Hopes to get into Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad

When Sai Praneeth Reddy learned that he had scored 100 percentile in CAT 2017, he was surprised.

A final-year student of electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, he says: “I was weak in English and was expecting it to be tougher. Quantitative analysis was easy. I got 99.97 percentile in math and in logical reasoning, I got 100.” His total score was 232.31.

In English, he scored 95.69 percentile. Despite the score, he says he is unsure of being admitted to the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad. “There is still the interview. CAT scores are just one component,” he says.

Mr. Reddy says the mock tests offered by his coaching centre helped a lot.

According to Arvind Mantry, a TIME trainer, in the last two years, the papers had been relatively easy and in the case of data interpretation and logical reasoning, it was more about making decisions at the time of taking the test. “The pattern of MBA is changing. Last year, a candidate with B.Sc. Psychology got into IIM-Ahmedabad. There is a shift towards women and non-engineers,” he says.

Rajesh Balasubramanian, who runs the 2IIM online course, also took up the test and scored 100 percentile.

According to him at least five candidates from Chennai would manage to enter the top IIMs, which together admit around 2,500 students.

Like last year, 20 candidates scored 100 percentile in the CAT this year.

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