Chhavi Gupta, IIT Delhi graduate is one of the girls among the top scorers. "I'm pinning my hopes on IIM-Ahmedabad and I'm really looking forward to the interviews," Gupta told PTI. She is currently working in Noida-based Opera Solutions. An avid fiction lover, Chhavi has not zeroed down the area she would specialise in at the B school. "All IIMs have common curriculum for the first year and in the second year one has to choose the specialisation. I haven't though of it yet and will make my choice then only," she added.
Gujarat boy Viraj Sheth, who is just a little behind the elite 100 percentile list, devoted 6-8 hours daily. 'Believe in yourself, keep a positive attitude and even if you couldn't make it in the first attempt, do not feel low. There is always the next time,' he said to the Indian Express. He secured 99.95 and this was his first attempt.
Final year student Arvind Menon of IIT Bombay has decided to give IIM a miss despite the hefty score but Mayank Raj from the same batch, civil engineering department, will await a call from IIM. 'I'd expected above 99 percentile and I'm extremely happy that I secured a 100 percentile. My parents, too, are thrilled,' he said to the Indian Express. He started preparation in July 2017 and did not enroll for any full time coaching.
Among other candidates are Sai Praneeth Reddy, Meet Aggarwal, Patrick D'Souza and Vishal Vohra.
Regarding the trend shift of non-engineers making it to the 100 percentile list, Former CAT chair and HRM professor Himanshu Rai said, 'before 2010, 90% male engineers would crack the CAT. Now there are close to 35% women and 25%-30% non-engineers,' to TOI.
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