CAT 2017 Toppers - Know Profiles of CAT 99-100 Percentilers
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CAT 2017 Toppers - With CAT 2017 results announced on January 8, 2017. Careers360 brings you the profiles of CAT 2017 toppers who have carved their names in the elite club of CAT toppers by scoring 99-100 percentile. A total of 1,99,632 candidates had appeared for the premier MBA entrance exam. As many as 20 candidates have secured a perfect score of 100 percentile. Out of that, two are female candidates and three belong to non-engineering background. A total of Given below is a peak into the profiles, journeys and success stories of few selected toppers of CAT 2017. Know the CAT 2017 toppers and learn form the horse’s mouth about their achievement strategies, hobbies, exam preparation and much more.

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ChhaviChhavi Gupta - CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Delhi

Academic Achievements:

  • Completed Dual BTech and MTech degree in Biotechnology from IIT Delhi


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  • Travelling

  • Books Read- India Unbound, From Independence to the Global Information Age

What she had to say:

  • The priorities for many parents is to get the daughter married off after her graduation and so not many women really attempt the postgraduate level entrance exams. Thankfully, I had my family supporting me 100%.

  • It is very important to stay calm during the exam. I fumbled in my test, but I was confident I could crack it because I had given a lot of mocks. 

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  • Chhavi started CAT 2017 preparations in March and gave mock tests during weekdays while analyzing her mock results alongside. 

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Sai Praneeth ReddySai Praneeth Reddy - CAT 100 Percentile


Overall Score: 232.31 

Lives In: Andhra Pradesh

Academic Achievements:

  • College - B.Tech, IIT Madras

  • Schooling: Naryan e-Techno and Montford Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu

Loves to do:

  • Music- Anirudh Ravichandran, Beyonce, etc.

  • Sports- Tennis, Football and Cricket

  • Books Read- The Alchemist and The DaVinci Code

  • Films Liked- Inceptions, Bangalore Days, Baahubali, etc.

  • Games- Clash of Clans, Chess, PC-Man, etc.

Other Facts:

  • Used to religiously write mock tests from 9 AM to 12 PM every day.

  • Father is a businessman and mother is a housewife. 

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Pramod BeriPramod Beri - CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Chandigarh

Hometown: Phagwara, Punjab

Academic Achievements:

  • Present- B.Com from GGDSD College, Chandigarh

  • Schooling- St. Joseph’s Convent School

Other Facts:

  • Pramod’s mother is a homemaker and father is a businessman.

  • He religiously took out two to three days to analyse after doing CAT mock test.

What he had to say:

  • Mock tests are the key, while guidance remains an important part. I started preparing for the CAT in July 2016. I took notes while going through the study material and during lectures as well.

Arvind MenonArvind Menon - CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Academic Achievements:

  • Present- IIT Bombay

  • Schooling- DAV Public School, Thane, Maharashtra


Meet Aggarwal - CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Surat, Gujarat

Studied In: SDJ International College, Surat

Languages Known: Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Gujarati


  • Sports- Football and Cricket

  • Music- Beethoven, Arijit Singh, Coldplay, etc.

  • Films- 2 States, Titanic, Lagaan, Captian America, etc.

  • Books Read- J.K. Rowling, Chronicles of Naraina, Secret 7, Hamlet, etc.

Other Facts: 

  •  Meet holds Limca Record for playing 47 musical instruments in seven minutes. 
  • Meet has also won more than 500 Chess games and nationals in skating. 

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Mayank RajMayank Raj - CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Hometown: Hajipur, Bihar

Languages Known: English, Hindi and Sanskrit


  • Civil engineering from IIT Bombay


  • Sports- Football

  • Books Read- Circle of India, Famous Five, Two States, etc.

What he had to say:

  • Through my IIT journey that I realised I lacked management skills. So I decided to do an MBA course.

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MadhurMadhur Gupta – CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Delhi

Academic Achievements:

  • Mechanical Engineering, Delhi Technical University (DTU)


  • Likes reading books related to entrepreneurship.

  • Play games related to strategic planning, etc.

  • Music- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Coldplay, Shankar Mahadevan, etc.

Other Facts:

  • Recently read The Golden Tap – Inside story of hyper-funded Indian startups.

  • Believes that maintaining consistent focus is the key to crack CAT. 

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ChinmayChinmay Nerkar- CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Ranchi, Jharkhand

Languages Known: Hindi, English and Marathi

Academic Achievements:

  • Mechanical Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi

Other Facts:

  • Chinmay appeared for CAT second time this year.

  • In CAT 2016, Chinmay scored 99.26 percentile.  

RajeshRajesh Balasubramanian- CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Chennai, India

Academic Achievements:

  • IIT Madras

  • IIM Bangalore

  • Schooling- Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School

Other Facts:

  • Rajesh is one of the serial CAT Toppers for whom this is not the first time he has scored 100 percentile in CAT.

  • Rajesh trains CAT aspirants.


Patrick D'SouzaPatrick D'Souza - CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Thane, Maharashtra

Academic Achievements: 

  • Completed MBA from Mumbai’s Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. 

Other Facts:

  • Pattrick is 40 years of age and a CAT trainer.

  • He has been appearing for CAT from past 12 years.

  • Bagged perfect score of 100 percentile thrice before in 2007, 2009 and 2016.


VishalVishal Bohra - CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Kolkata, West Bengal

Studied: Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, West Bengal

Other Facts: 

  • Loves to cook and play Cricket & Badminton. 

  • CAT 2017 was Vishal's third attempt. 
  • Vishal's Father is a Manager and Mother is a Housewife. 
  • Vishal found overall exam to be easy.

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AvidiptoAvidipto Chakraborty - CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Kolkata

Academic Achievements: 

  • Dual Degree in Computer science and Economics, BITS Pilani, Goa campus


  •  Avidipto has a passion towards playing drums. He actively participates in marathons and cultural fests organised at different colleges.
  • Sports- Football
  • Film- The wolf of wall street, The way way back, etc. 

Other Facts:

  • Avidipto has cracked CAT with perfect score second time in a row. 

  • Avidipto is presently working as a consultant. 

ShivamShivam Gupta- CAT 100 Percentile


Lives In: Zirakpur, Chandigarh

Academic Achievements:

  • IIT Kanpur


  • Sports- Football

  • Music- Bob Marley

Other Facts:

  • Shivam’s father is a retired Chief Engineer and mother is a homemaker.

  • Aims to get into IIM Ahmedabad.


AvinashAvinash Iyer


CAT 2017 Overall Percentile: 99.61

Lives In: Mumbai

Academic Achievements:

  • Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay
  • Schooling- Ryan International School, Goregaon


  • Sports- Football
  • Music- Rock

Other Facts:

  • Avinash’s father is a manager and mother is a homemaker.


Siddharth KumarSiddharth Kumar 


CAT 2017 Overall Percentile: 99.75

Lives In: Patna, Bihar

Other Facts:

  • Scored 94 percentile in CAT 2016.

  • Left his job from Automobile Industry.

  • Did not take full-time coaching for CAT preparation. 



SuryanshSuryansh Bhargava


CAT 2017 Overall Percentile: 99.91

Lives In: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Academic Achievements:

  • Present- Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science at IIT Bombay

  • Schooling- Army Public School, Lucknow (LAPS)

Loves TDo:

  • Play Guitar

  • Travel

Other Facts:

  • Suryansh comes from a family of doctors.  

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Viraj ShethViraj Sheth


CAT 2017 Percentile: 99.95

Lives In: Gandhinagar, Gujarat


  • Sports- Cricket and Tennis.

  • Music- Shreya Ghosal, Taylor Swift, Shakira, Justin Bieber, etc.

  • Films- Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, Twilight, etc. 

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ShikharShikhar Sachdeva


CAT 2017 Percentile: 99.98

Lives In: New Delhi

Studied In:

  • Present- Delhi Technical University (DTU)

  • Schooling- Sachdeva Public School, Pitampura, Delhi


  • Sports- Cricket, Racing and Football.

  • Music- Beethoven, Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, etc.

  • Films- High School Musical, Stanley ka Dabba, etc. 


Kaustabh SharmaKaustabh Sharma


CAT 2017 Percentile: 99.98

Lives In: Rajasthan

Hometown: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Studied In:

  • Schooling- Aryan International School


  • Sports- Football

  • Music- Steven Wilson, Nucleya, Hans Zimmer, etc.

  • Films- Harry Potter, Time is Art, etc.

  • Books Read- Ultimate Quizzer, Weasley Wizarding Wheezes, Terribly Tiny Tales, etc.  


ShishirShishir Aggarwal


CAT 2017 Percentile: 99.98

Lives In: Rajasthan


  • Present- Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee

  • Schooling- Shiv Jyoti Convent School, Kota


  • Sports- Cricket

  • Music- Shirley Setia, Arjit Singh, Shreya Ghosal, etc.

  • Films- Avengers, etc. 

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ShubhamShubham Abrol


CAT 2017 Percentile: 99.78

Lives In: Hyderabad


Studied From:

  • BITS Pilani

  • Schooling- Sacred Heart Convent School, Khanna


  • Sports- River Rafting, Cricket and Football.

  • Music- Loves Punjabi Song.

  • Books- Autobiography of Elon Musk, etc.

Other Facts:

  • Quit his job to give CAT 2017.  

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i would like to know how many times i can give cat exam?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,
You can appear for cat entrance exam as many times you want. The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing in cat exam is as follows:-
In order to be eligible for the CAT Exam, the candidate has to pass at least their Bachelor's degree with at least 50% (for General Category and for candidates from the NC-OBC caste). For SC/ST and Differently Abled (DA) candidates, the percentage required is 45%.

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I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.


dear sir, I have 67 percentile bin cat, which colleges should I apply??

Shiksha 16th Feb, 2020


You can target a few average collges like IBS Hyderabad, mdi murshidabad, amity noida, NBS Ahmedabad, ITM navi mumbai (good colleges)

Others are: vit vellore, isbr pune, ndim delhi, pibm pune, aims banglore, mit pune, ims ghaziabad, etc

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tell me proper cat syllabus and full knowledge of mba colleges admissions

Ina 16th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant,

Hope everything is going well.

The entrance exams through which candidates can get admission in MBA course are CAT (Common Admission Test), MAT (Management Aptitude test), XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test), SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)) and ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions).

Specifically,  For your question,

CAT Syllabus will be prescribed by the exam conducting authority. CAT (Common Admission Test) will be managed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.
The CAT Syllabus divided into four sections: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

Quantitative Ability or Mathematics: This section consists of 10+2 difficulty level & Fundamental mathematics. The topics are:

  • geometry
  • number system
  • interest
  • quadratic & linear equations
  • probability
  • trigonometry
  • time & work
  • percentages
  • profit & loss
  • algebra
  • LCM & HCF
  • averages
  • permutation
  • ratio & proportions
  • complex numbers, etc

Data Interpretation: In this section, student’s ability to solve problems accurately & understanding of the data are tested. Students can study the topic of:

  • graphs (line, area)
  • Interpretation and analysis of data based on text
  • Charts (Column, bar, pie)
  • tables
  • paragraph
  • venn diagram, etc.

Verbal Ability & English: This section contains the usage of Standard English grammar & questions on comprehension. The topics are:

  • verbal reasoning
  • antonyms and synonyms
  • sentence correction
  • fill in the blanks
  • critical reasoning
  • syllogisms
  • analogies
  • idioms, etc.

Logical reasoning: It includes:

  • Direction sense
  • clocks & calendars
  • puzzles
  • binary logic
  • seating arrangement
  • coding- decoding
  • blood relations
  • logical sequence
  • data structure
  • assumption
  • premise
  • conclusion
  • linear and matrix arrangement, etc.


general cat. lives in haryana percentile 86,any good college in india.

jishua thomas 16th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant..

for admission through the jee mains you need to qualify the examination. Which is know with the declaration of the cutoff for the examination. As per the expected cutoff for  this year it is about 89.75 for the general  category. Work hard and do well in the next session of the jee mains for getting admission in excellent colleges.

hope this information helps

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