Summary of the video:
Ojas studied B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Patna. And decided to get into the civil service because he had a vested interest in social work. Ojas wanted to create an impact with his work. After being placed and working with Indus Valley Partners, a fintech company, for 16 months, Ojas decided to work on his dream, civil service.
Ojas shares how he took a 1 year sabbatical to prepare for the UPSC examination. He shares how he managed to prepare for UPSC and just why he wanted to join the civil service in detail. He talks about the disappointment of not clearing the UPSC exam as he had expected. He then shares just how he wrote CAT accidentally. He shares that if only one has 75 days to prepare for CAT, it’s enough to crack it.
Next, he shares his accidental CAT strategy. He stresses on practising for CAT. He talks about how anyone with a strong quant background can easily crack the CAT. He also emphasises on strategy for CAT.
Finally, he talks about his interview experience with IIM K and IIM L. He talks about being genuine, being real and authentic during interviews. He also shares how one needs to be sure of the jargon one uses, as it could be asked during interviews. If you wish to know how an UPSC aspirant treats the CAT, this is a must watch.
Key Takeaways From This Video:
1. If you have the opportunity to write CAT while giving other entrance exams, take it.
2. You can make a social impact even after working in a corporate setup.
3. Anyone with a quantitative aptitude has an advantage while cracking the CAT.
4. The LRDI and Quant sections are more inclined towards quantitative abilities.
5. Cracking the CAT is a matter of practice.
6. You need to practise for the CAT consistently and smartly.
7. IIM L interviews can be stress interviews with a weightage on acads!
8. Brush up on your academics in depth before b-school interviews.
9. Be genuine during interviews.
10. Explain your perspective in a positive light during interviews.
11. If you’re using jargon during WAT, be mindful. You’ll get questions based on that too.