CAT 2018 Toppers
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CAT 2018 Toppers - IIM Calcutta has announced the result of CAT 2018 on January 5. Just like every year, many students have emerged victorious in the test by scoring 99-100 percentile. Careers360 brings to you the profiles of CAT 2018 toppers. These students are likely to secure admissions in the country’s topmost B-schools including IIMs. A total of 2.09 lakh candidates appeared for the MBA entrance exam and as many as 11 candidates have secured a perfect score of 100 percentile. Given below are the profiles, journey and success stories of few selected toppers of CAT 2018. Know the CAT 2018 toppers success mantra and learn how they managed to score so well in the country’s most competitive MBA entrance exam. 

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All 11 candidates who have secured 100 percentile are male and from engineering/technology background. Out of 11 candidates, 7 are from different IITs and 2 candidates are from Jadavpur University. As per the information provided during registration, 7 candidates are from Maharashtra, 2 from West Bengal, and one each from Karnataka and Bihar. 

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21 candidates have scored an overall 99.99 percentile in CAT 2018. Out of 21, 19 candidates are from engineering/ technology background.

CAT 2018 Toppers Profile

Topper 1: 

Rounak Majumdar - 100 percentile

Sectional Score - VARC (99.95 percentile), DILR (99.98 percentile), QA (100 percentile)
Academic Achievements: Studied at IIT Kanpur

Have applied to - IIMS A, B, C, L, K, I, FMS, and XLRI

Topper 2: 

Mayur Arora - 99.88 Percentile

Sectional Score - VARC (97.75 percentile), DILR (99.59 percentile), QA  (99.83 percentile)

Want to - Work in a product management role

Has applied to - All IIMs, FMS, MDI, XLRI, SPJIMR

Topper 3: 

Anubhav Garg - 99.99 Percentile

Academic Achievements - Studied at IIT Delhi

Works at - Mathematics Society, IIT Delhi

Schooling - Appeejay School, Pitampura, New Delhi

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Topper 4: 

Abhishek Garg - 99.97 Percentile

Academic Achievements - Studied at IIT Delhi

Topper 5: 

Kushaagr Panwar – 99.56 Percentile 

Sectional Scores -  VARC (99.69), DILR (98.76) QA (97.3)

Studied at - Kirori Mal College

Lives in – New Delhi

Has applied to - All IIMs and FMS

Topper 6: 

Misal Avinash -  99.37 Percentile

Sectional score - VARC (99.4), DILR (98.49), QA (96.79)

Coaching - TIME Malleswaram coaching institute in Bangalore

Has applied to - IIMs only and sadly  didn't apply for any other colleges

Studied at - Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology (Sir MVIT)

Profession - Software Engineer

Resides in - Bangalore

Topper 7: 

Pratik Mishra –  99.33 percentile

Overall raw score - 158 

Sectional Raw Score - VARC (65 marks), DILR (50) and QA (43)

Has applied to - IIM A,B,C,L,K,I, FMS Delhi and NITIE Mumbai. 

Studied - Engineering

Topper 8: 

Karan - 99.33 Percentile

Coaching – Yes

Topper 9: 

Mihir Kapse - 99.97 Percentile (PwD Candidate)

Sectional Score - VARC (99.92 Percentile), DILR (99.94 percentile), QA (99.38 percentile)

Studied at - College of Engineering, Pune

Resides in - Thane, Maharashtra

Mihir Kapse is currently working in JP MorganChase as Quality Analyst. He aims to take admission in IIM Ahmedabad or IIM Bangalore. He wants to pursue a career in Finance and after gaining around 10 years of work experience, he wants to start his own venture.

Read the detailed interview here: CAT 2018 Topper Interview: How Mihir Kapse secured 99.97 percentile while fighting with Autism

Around 2.41 candidates applied for the test out of which 2.09 lakh candidates appeared for the test. A total of 73,326 female and 1,36,075 male candidates appeared for the test.

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Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Books For CAT:

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3.How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT book (by Arun Sharma)
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