CAT 2017 Toppers - Know Profiles of CAT 99-100 Percentilers
Amita Jain, 09 Jan 2018, #CAT
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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

Hobbies:

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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


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Meet Aggarwal - CAT 100 Percentile

 

Lives In: Surat, Gujarat

Studied In: SDJ International College, Surat

Languages Known: Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Gujarati

Hobbies:

  • 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

Studying:

  • Civil engineering from IIT Bombay

Hobbies:

  • 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)

Hobbies:

  • 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

Hobbies: 

  •  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

Hobbies:

  • 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

Hobbies:

  • 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

Hobbies:

  • 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

Hobbies:

  • 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

Hobbies:

  • 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

Studies:

  • Present- Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee

  • Schooling- Shiv Jyoti Convent School, Kota

Hobbies:

  • 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

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Studied From:

  • BITS Pilani

  • Schooling- Sacred Heart Convent School, Khanna

Hobbies:

  • 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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