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Inspirational CAT success story
- July 9, 2021
- Posted by: elanwp
- Category: MBA Entrance Exam Blogs
What is CAT exam?
CAT exam is the most popular and known exam for MBA. It is an all-India online placement test for entrance into IIMs and other top B-schools in India. It is held in November or first seven days stretch of December consistently in 2 meetings. It is directed just once per year, so you have only one opportunity to break CAT or break it! There is a sum of 100 inquiries, isolated among three segments. This exam is treated as one of the difficult MBA entrance examinations and requires the students to score a very high percentile to get admission in different IIMs. Getting admission in IIMs is a dream of many. IIMs are the MBA colleges having great reputation and create really well career opportunities for the students.
Not only IIMs, many of the top B-schools in India consider the CAT scores and fulfill the dream of the deserving individuals.
Here are some of the inspirational success stories of CAT aspirants which surely help you think straight into your career and stay determined through the path.
- A leap in score – Journey from hospital bed to IIM Lucknow
Manavdeep Singh had a decent job with a decent package before getting into CAT. His encounter with CAT examination was accidental. Unfortunately, he faced a severe accident in the year 2018 which was to keep him in the hospital bed for a long time. This is the moment he randomly thought of CAT and started preparing for it, keeping a target of 99.5+ percentile. The situation where most of the people lose hope, he found a hope in disguise and worked to achieve a goal. In his interview, he mentioned that he scored just 47 percentile in his first mock test attempt. He didn’t stop; rather he kept preparing rigorously. He even watched few motivational videos and coincidentally watched videos about IIM Lucknow and was quite intrigued by it. He got a 99.4% and got into IIM Lucknow.
While sharing his success story, Manavdeep mentioned how a candidate needs to form his own strategy to prepare for the exam and needs to focus on the mistakes and try to rectify the same. He gives emphasis on rigorous preparation by making effective study plan.
Manavdeep’s story is the evidence of the fact that ‘where there is a will, there is a way’. He decided something, marked a goal and tried hard to achieve it. Despite the uncertainties, he was able to fulfill his dream. He is an inspiration to all the CAT aspirants to cope up with uncertain events and stay determined all through the way. Determination and hard work will surely lead to a beautiful destination.
- Poor academics to top B-school – A journey of perseverance
Kunal Lalchandani was an average student during his school days. After getting decent score in JEE, he got into an engineering college. But, one day he got to know about the CAT exam and thought of giving it a try. When he took the first mock test after his preparation, he got 63 percentile. In one year, he improved drastically and scored 97.25 percentile in CAT 2017. But he didn’t stop here. He was dreaming something bigger than this. With his hard work and continuous effort, finally he secured 99.73 percentile in CAT 2018.
In his success story, Kunal diligently mentioned the necessity of practicing and preparing for the examination on a consistent basis. From securing 70-80% in school to failure attempts in CAT to making his dream come true, Kunal showed the true meaning of perseverance. He is the perfect example for the aspirants who are preparing for CAT exam and have a dream of getting into the top MBA colleges in India.
When one works hard consistently, luck even favors in his behalf. This story is proof of the aforementioned line. When dream is big, preparation needs to be bigger.
CAT exam holds the dreams of many candidates’ year after year. But the one’s who show determination, perseverance and hard work, are able to make their dream come true. The examination is termed to be one of the most difficult exams but getting through the exam opens up numerous pathways for the individual.
These success stories have a lot to teach to the upcoming rank holders. These stories are a ray of hope and inspiration for all those who are true to their dream and aspiration.