CAT results out; Raulkar is probable city topper

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jan 2018 09:40:24


Staff Reporter,

The results of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 for admission to various IIMs in the country were declared on Monday. Vying for 3,600 seats in 20 IIMs across India, approximately 2.30 lakh candidates had appeared for the 3-hour examination.

The exam was conducted in two slots and this year IIM Lucknow conducted the test for entry into all Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). The scores are adopted by other top business schools in the country. CAT was conducted in two shifts on November 26, 2017. Among those appeared for CAT-2017 from city, Vaibhav Raulkar has emerged probable topper with 99.99 percentile, Polineni Sri Vaishnavi is the second probable topper with 99.98 percentile and Nishchay Nath is probable third with 99.95 percentile.

Apart from these probable toppers, seven others from city have scored over 99 percentile. The other probable toppers include Shravan Mundra (99.89 percentile), Yash Mundhada (99.78), Himanshu Jha (99.7), Pranav Bhoyar (99.2) (OBC category) and Prasad Pochalwar (99.14).
The IIM now will focus on the next round of shorlisting which will see how students perform in their Group Discussion, Written Assessment Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). SOP (statement of purpose) is another very important document in the selection process in which candidates have to write descriptive answers.

“Knowledge and confidence are two things that students need to carry along in the next round of selection. We recommend the aspirants to diverse reading in areas pertaining current affairs, areas of one’s interest, recent trends in technology, National and international affairs, demonetisation etc,” said Mehul Zunzunwala of T.I.M.E. Zunzunwala has cautioned students not to experiment with inputs at this crucial stage. The students should carefully check the credentials of the persons who mentors them through this process.



City’s probable topper Raulkar wants to crack UPSC soon

Staff Reporter,

City lad, Vaibhav Raulkar brought glories to his career by bagging the probable first position in CAT 2017 examination with 99.99 percentile whose results were out on Monday.
Son of Sudam Raulkar and Madhuri Raulkar, Vaibhav pursued Material Science from IIT Bombay in the year 2013.
This achievement for Raulkar is not like a gift but is a fruit of sheer hardwork and constant efforts put in for three long years.

The youngster, soon after his graduation started working for a company and started preparing for competitive examinations at the same time.
In a determined manner Vaibhav Raulkar said, “I am happy with this achievement but I cannot stop here because I want to achieve the same satisfaction by cracking the UPSC examination soon. For the best is yet to come for me.” He added with a strong believe.

When asked about his plans he shared that he is presently working on a startup with his group of friends.
Vaibhav faced disappointment in the previous attempts by not achieving the desired results but he never chose to give up and kept on trying. He said, “Yes, it was difficult to face failures at that point of time but to quit was never a thought in my mind.”

For all the students who wish to crack CAT examination with flying colours, Vaibhav Raulkar suggested that one should appear for mock tests repeatedly during the preparation of the exam. It is necessary to get used to the pattern of examination with time management. He thanked his family and friends for being his motivation and support in the tough times.



Sri Vaishnavi Polineni overcomes her weakness

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Sri Vaishnavi Polineni, a probable second topper in Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017, didn’t want to limit her growth prospect and leave no opportunity unexplored.
Sri Vaishnavi, is a BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) scored 99.98 percentile in the examination. She was confident of her managerial skills and decided to build a career in Management field.
Sri Vaishnavi brushed up the topics for each of the section of CAT. She spent hours to revise her weak points by giving mocks.

“Verbal Ability was my weak point during the preparation, however, I put efforts on the topic wholeheartedly and finally I conquered the battle,” said Sri Vaishnavi.
Belonging to a agriculture background, Sri Vaishnavi wants to complete MBA first and then she will decide to select her career. With this performance, she prefer to go IIM, Bangalore for business studies.

“It does not matter what background you come from or where you stand in terms of preparation. If you want it, you can get it,” said Sri Vaishnavi.
“CAT is not rocket science. If you are determined and hardworking, you can easily crack it,” she advised.
Sri Vaishnavi’s father Ramarao is a farmer in Hyderabad
and mother Anitha is a home-maker. She shared the credit of her success with parents and teachers who always supported her every time.

Sri Vaishnavi scored 98 per cent in Class 10 and 97.7 per cent in Class 12 examinations. She participated in different quiz competitions, elocution competitions etc. at school and college level.