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Nishchay Buddhiraja, fourth- year Chemical engineering student of IIT,Roorkee has secured a perfect 100 percentile in CAT 2015. In an interaction with Careers360, the ardent follower of cricket reveals how his smart preparation plan devised through a SWOT analysis helped him crack one of the most sought after MBA entrance tests in the country.
The Delhi based CAT 2015 topper also talks about his future plans which includes putting his entrepreneurial ideas in action and how a stint at IIM will ensure the right kind exposure to take his plans forward.
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Careers360: Congratulations Nischay! You got a perfect 100 percentile. What are your thoughts?
Nischay: Thank you so much. I am very happy with my score. I was expecting somewhere above 99, so 100 is definitely good news for me as well as my family who have been very supportive.
Careers360: What is your sectional percentile?
Nischay: I have secured 99.79 percentile in VARC, 99.97 in Quant and 99.91 in DI & LR.
Careers360: That’s great! Tell us how did you prepare for the exam?
Nischay: I took lots of mock tests. I joined coaching in January 2015 to get an idea of how the exam would be and took one mock test every week. So, by the time of the exam I was confident of getting a good score. There is no hard and fast rule to prepare for CAT. You should be smart in your approach. There is no point studying for 10-11 hours. You can easily get a good score through a less hectic but smart preparation. More importantly, you should do a SWOT analysis. Find your strengths and weaknesses and focus on the areas where you lack instead of scattering your energy.
Careers360: That’s great! You are pursuing Chemical engineering IIT Roorkee. Do you think having an engineering background help in any way?
Nischay: Yes, it does. At least for me. I had most of my concepts cleared in DI and Quants. So, I did not have to fret over that.
Careers360: So, how is your preparation for the next round?
Nischay: will only start preparing now. I have been reading newspapers and keeping myself updated with the current affairs. Forming your own opinion is most important. I hope to sit for mock tests to take my preparation to the next level.
Careers360: Tell us about your future plans. Which Business school do you want to join? Do you have any specific specialization in your mind?
Nischay: I am, of course, aiming for all the three big IIMs- Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta. But my personal preference is IIM A. Besides, that I want to take up Finance as my specialisation as that falls in my area of interest. In terms of future plans, I see myself working in an MNC for at least a couple of years before working on my own entrepreneurial ideas.
Careers360: That is fantastic. But tell us what else do you enjoy besides studies?
Nischay: I am a lot into sports. Especially, outdoor sports. My favorite is Badminton though I enjoy cricket, too. I am a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar!
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Your scores are very low and it would be difficult to get good b-schools, I think you should give another try next year. But if you are ready to take up tier 3 colleges, t
here are many colleges which give a call at this percentile too. Based on your overall profile decent colleges give you a call.
But it also depends on what kind of college you are willing to take, like what investment you are willing to do, what kind of place you are preferring, and specifically the ROI i.e. the placement scenario of that college.
Some colleges that i suggest are ISB&M PUNE, IMI KOLKATA, IMT, LEXICON MILES, DSPSR Delhi,etc.
All the best.
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