CAT 2020 Topper Aruneet Dutta Says, "In CAT not only knowledge help but time management is equally important"
CAT 2020 Topper Aruneet - IIM Indore announced CAT 2020 on January 2 in online mode. It was a big day for CAT 2020 Topper Aruneet as he cracked the entrance test with 99.52 percentile. CAT 2020 Topper Aruneet who is currently working as Design Engineer in one of the most reputed Indian MNC cracked CAT 2020 in his first attempt with flying colors. After working in industry for two years CAT 2020 Topper Aruneet wants to explore more in the field of business management. The unprecedented situation of COVID 19 pushed him more to appear in CAT 2020. Aruneet used to talk with his family and friends to recreate and relax his mind whenever he had stress. Careers360 spoke to CAT 2020 topper Aruneet Dutta who shares his preparation strategy and other valuable tips.
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Careers360 - Congratulations on your stupendous performance. What inspired you to appear in CAT 2020?
Aruneet Dutta - I passed out in Chemical engineering in 2018 from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and I got a job Indian MNC, based in Mumbai as a Design Engineer. I got the job directly from campus placement. After working as a Design Engineer for two years, I found that doing an MBA not only helps to escalate higher up the ladder but also assists in learning and understanding the whole business. I have a very narrow perspective of business. After working in various mega projects and witnessing how Project Managers lead the project and make decisions, then I thought why I couldn't be this. That actually motivated me to deal more into the subject and then I study what are the aspects and prospects after doing the MBA. So I found out I will have more flexibility after doing an MBA as I won’t be restricted in one field only. I can face different kinds of challenges after completing the MBA. That motivated me to appear for CAt 2020. And all this unprecedented situation due to the COVID 19 pandemic pushed me to appear CAT 2020.
Careers360 - Tell us something about yourself.
Aruneet Dutta - I am from Kolkata. I have completed my schooling from St. Joseph & Mary's School and completed my engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. I presently work in a highly reputed Indian MNC, based in Mumbai as a Design Engineer for the last 2 years.
Careers360 - Share your overall and sectional percentile and scaled scores?
Aruneet Dutta - My overall percentile is 99.52 in which I secure 97.92 in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), 99.64 in Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), 96.96 in Quantitative Ability (QA).
Careers360 - Is CAT 2020 your first attempt and did you expect your score?
Aruneet Dutta - This is my first attempt. With the changes in the exam pattern, there was no clear cut scenario like how the percentile will turn up and how it will be going. After releasing the answer key I found that I did pretty good but not sure I would get 99 above percentile.
Careers360 - What was your preparation strategy and exam tactics?
Aruneet Dutta - I am working professionally. Due to COVID 19 I stuck at Mumbai and did work from home. While staying all alone in Mumbai I have to do the household chores as well as office work. And it makes me more responsible. I did n’t have much time left with me to join a coaching institute and do formal preparation after engaging with office work as well as household work.
So I started collecting online study materials. I also took study material from my colleagues who have previously appeared for the MBA entrance test. I do self study with all those materials I have and started preparation around May. I started preparing for CAT 2020 with the DILR section because it was something new to me, quan i already did in class 10 and 12. The basics were cleared but I have to revise it. I started preparing for the quan section around June and verbal was going all along with that.
After May June, when I had an idea how this thing worked, how the cat exam was, then I enrolled in a mock test from July before even completing the syllabus. Mock test gave me a clear scenario of the exam. Bcoz in CAT not only the understanding and knowledge help to crack the entrance test but time management is also equally important. That's why I started giving mock quite earlier and in August I finished the syllabus. I gave 50 above mocks.
Analysis of mock help me alot in cracking CAT 2020
Careers360 - How did you deal with your strong and weak points?
Aruneet Dutta - When I started DILR preparation in May it was quite new to me, however, I found the DILR section to be quite comfortable with me. After giving the initial mock my percentile for Quan was around 75 to 80, so I was quite worried about it. Being an engineer I thought quant should be a strong point for me. So I found some silly mistake of mine. During August, I listed down all the topics then I took 1 topic for 2 days and I looked through all kinds of questions in the materials as well as mock tests. And this tactic I continue for two months and help me to tackle my weak areas.
Careers360 - Apart from CAT 2020, do you appear for any other MBA entrance test?
Aruneet Dutta - I enrolled for IIFT.
Careers360 - What is your message for next year's CAT takers?
Aruneet Dutta - It does not matter when you started preparing for CAT. What matters is how much intensity you are doing it. Whenever you start you should be sure of what you are doing. There may be days when you are down but don’t give up.
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460 neet score,obc cat can possibility of get admission in MBBS course
Your profile suggests that your domicile state is Maharashtra
It's quite difficult to predict that whether you will get seat or not as cut off marks for medical colleges keeps changing every year depending upon various factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks obtained by them , toughness level of the examination etc.
But when we go through previous data then ,
>>>>> with 460 marks ,
you hold a low chance for an mbbs seat in a Government Medical College
in neet 2019, 521 marks for general category was the lowest mark to get an mbbs seat in Government Medical College, under Maharashtra State quota and it was for Government Medical College and Hospital, jalgaon
You can check the same at
You have chances in deemed universities for mbbs which are listed below along with their neet 2020 , 2nd round cut off :-
----------) SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vadodara:- 446 marks
----------) Yenepoya Manglaore:-436 marks
----------) Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar:- 426 marks
----------) B.L.D.E University, Bijapur:- 387 marks
----------) MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai:- 380 marks
And a few more
To get the complete list of colleges in which you have chances, you can go through our college predictor at
It gives you a personalized report with top college in which you have chances for admission , with the help of predicted colleges you can make better choice while filling your choices of colleges during your counselling
450 score, obc cat, MD anaesthesia, low budget college, good govt/ Pvt college, any chance??
To get a government seat one must score above 525. With 450 you can get in to a private college. As your NEET score is 450. Your Overall Percentile is: 93.39 - 93.89 and when it comes to rank, your Predicted Rank is:89930 - 107080 . Also depends upon last years cut-off. Adding it with 15% All India quota and 85% state quota seats in government colleges.
As per the last year result of NEET UG ,General category aspirants need minimum 147 marks (50 percentile). On the other hand General-PH(129 Marks 45 percentile) and SC/OBC/ST requires 113 marks (40 percentile).
Hope this helps
Wish you luck
my jee rank in obc cat. 29192 can I get cse in hbti
First and foremost,
congratulations on achieving an 29k rank in the JEE . According to recent reports, hbti may not accept admmision through Upsee. HBTI KANPUR is moving its intake to the Jee mains, which is wonderful news because it means more intake. And, based on your ranking, you will very certainly be offered a spot in the second round of counselling.
Visit http://hbtu.ac.in/ for further information.
sir as punjab democile cat. gen sroce 471 can i got best ptv collage in punjab
Hello Yatin. I hope you are in good health. You mentioned your marks but didn't mention the exam you are talking about. Assuming that you have a query regarding NEET UG 2021, I will give an answer based on that. You mentioned you belong to general category. Well, based on your marks, your overall percentile may end up somewhere around 91.59 - 92.09 while your AIR may lie somewhere around 127893 - 160043.
Well, it is quite difficult to predict whether you have any window of opportunity to get government quota seats in private medical colleges in Punjab. Although based on your performance you have less chance to grab a seat for MBBS via All India Counselling as well as State Counselling.
Moreover, you may get chance to grab a seat for B.D.S. under government quota at private dental colleges in Punjab via State Counselling.
You may get admission for pursuing B.D.S. in the following private dental colleges:
- B.J. Singh Dental College Hospital & Research Institute, Ludhiana
- Dasmesh Institute of Research & Dental Sciences, Faridkot - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/dasmesh-institute-of-research-and-dental-sciences-faridkot
- D.B. Dental College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/desh-bhagat-dental-college-and-hospital-mukatsar
- SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Amritsar - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/sri-guru-ram-das-institute-of-dental-science-and-research-amritsar
To get detailed information on cutoff marks vs rank for Punjab medical and dental colleges, follow this link:
To know your admission chances in medical/dental colleges with NEET Score, to get a personalized report with Top MBBS & B.D.S Colleges and to check course & counselling wise cut-offs of NEET for various state quotas, caste groups etc., I encourage you to use NEET UG 2021 College Predictor:
I hope you find this information helpful.
Thank you and good luck!
for cat exam which is going to held on november 28 2021 is 2 months home preparation is enough to get good score. please suggest me
Home preparation or we can say Revision or Practice is more than enough to score good marks for any competitive exams. You should have a proper schedule and syllabus that is to be cover you should go through last years paper for knowing the pattern of questions, you should go through atleast 10 sample papers for proper practice. Be focused and set a target of how much you want to achieve, so that you can atleast give your best to achieve near to that target. The most important thing while writing an exam or while preparing is to be calm and focused. So be calm and don't panic.
Hope this helps you.
All the best for your exams.
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