CAT is not an easy exam to crack. Which is why it’s super cool to know people who have persevered and cracked the CAT after various attempts. So what kind of strategy would a CAT topper recommend, especially when he has cracked the CAT only in his 2nd attempt? In this video, we speak with someone who scored a very high percentile in CAT 2018 and got into one of India's elite business schools. If you're looking for tips on how to crack the CAT and the mental attitude that goes with it, this is a must-watch for you.
Summary of the video:
Shreyan Das graduated with a B.Sc in Economics, not just studying economics, but also majoring in statistics. His background gave him the unique perspective to fit well into a data analytics role. After failing to crack the CAT post graduation, Shreyan felt the need to expand his horizons. He opted to gain work experience, knowing that b-schools value a certain amount of work ex. After working for sometime though, Shreyan realised just why he needed to study an MBA.
He shares how his work at Team Computers, an IT services firm, taught him that an MBA degree would be invaluable in order to expedite his career graph. Keeping this in mind, Shreyan decided to attack the CAT a second time. This time around he took CAT prep very seriously. He realised early on during prep that his DI-LR section was the weakest, followed by the quant section. He focused all his energies on preparing for these sections, taking multiple mock tests and brushing up on his knowledge.
Finally, he managed to crack the CAT in 2018 with scores crossing 95%ile. He finally got shortlisted for and cracked the IIM K interview. If you want to know how you can prepare for the CAT and crack the interview process at a b-school like IIM Kozhikode, this is a must watch for you.
1. Talk to people from industry, your seniors and colleagues in order to develop the right mindset for CAT.
2. Perseverance is key to cracking the CAT.
3. An MBA helps expedite your career graph.
4. Do your best, forget the rest.
5. Undergraduate degrees are not valued much by corporates.