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How this Biotech Grad is Adding Diversity to IIFT Classroom: CAT Topper Interview ft. Pushti Shah

How this Biotech Grad is Adding Diversity to IIFT Classroom: CAT Topper Interview ft. Pushti Shah

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Apr 08, 2024 03:54 PM IST | #CAT

In an exclusive CAT topper interview with Careers360, Pushti Shah who is currently studying MBA from IIFT Delhi shared her strategy to crack CAT and about her life at IIFT. She scored 98.38%ile in CAT 22 and 99.87%ile in MAH MBA CET. She talked about her CAT preparation journey, CAT mock test strategy, IIM CAP interview experience, and profile building. This article offers excerpts from the interview. Watch the complete conversation by clicking the YouTube link given below.

How this Biotech Grad is Adding Diversity to IIFT Classroom: CAT Topper Interview ft. Pushti Shah
How this Biotech Grad is Adding Diversity to IIFT Classroom: CAT Topper Interview ft. Pushti Shah

Careers360 - Tell us a little bit about yourself and your profile?

Pushti - I am a BSc Biotechnology graduate from Mithibai College in Mumbai,presently I am pursuing MBA from IIFT Delhi. I was a science student in 10th and 12th standard.

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Careers360 - Why you decided to pursue MBA?

Pushti - During the second year of my college, the lockdown set in and we were confined to our homes.I had always been a stationary and an art nerd. So I got out all my sketchbooks.I decided to stitch a journal on my own.Eventually I started selling journaling stationery.The word spread in our closer circles and orders started pouring in. I thought that this was a good business opportunity and eventually I decided to scale up by importing journaling supplies from the Philippines and Malaysia.I started conducting workshops online. And during the course of that, I realised that business is something that I was really interested in.So I decided to pursue MBA.

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Careers360 - Apart from CAT, what other MBA entrance exams did you give?

Pushti - So the first exam that I decided to take was NMAT. I took it two weeks prior to CAT. CAT for me was one of my most important exams.So on the 13th of November, I took my NMAT. My score in NMAT was 237, and I did convert the call for NMIMS Mumbai. But eventually, when I got calls from other colleges, I decided to switch over.Apart from these I also gave IIFT, XAT and MAH MBA CET.

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Careers360 - When did you start your CAT preparation?

Pushti - I had roughly four to five months of preparation before I sat for my first entrance test.My goal was to finish the CAT Syllabus as soon as possible. In the first two to three months of my preparation journey, I solely focused on ensuring that my basics were strong. There was no particular strategy that I had in mind, except for one thing that is start taking walks from day one. So I had enrolled for offline coaching at IMS since a couple of subjects were new to me and I would require help, especially since time was not really on my side.

Careers360 - When did you start giving CAT Mocks?

Pushti - I started taking the CAT mocks from day one. I remember the first mock that I took, I had around 30 to 40 percentile overall, because I hardly knew that was the first time I was seeing a DILR question. But the key was to not get demotivated, just keep at it. One mock a week since the start of my preparation journey, I think that made a world of difference.

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Careers360 - Would you recommend any books for CAT Preparation?

Pushti - More than the books I think CAT past year's question papers.I must have taken 21 to 22 mocks and past year question papers up till 2016 or 2017.Past year's question papers are a great resource to tell you the level of difficulty of the questions that you can expect in actual CAT Exam.

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Careers360 - Why IIFT over other B-schools?

Pushti - Trade always fascinated me. Now that you think about a globalised world, there is no such thing as a domestic business. Every startup is looking to be a unicorn, be transnational, and be global. So it really blurs those lines. IIFT offers a pedagogy which is more focused on trade and international business.So, I preferred IIFT over any other college.

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Careers360 - What are some of the mistakes that one should avoid during CAT 24 preparation?

Pushti - One mistake I think all aspirants are prone to is that the closer the exam gets, the more frantic you get. You have to keep faith in yourself and strengthen all the concepts that you have already done.

Full version of CAT Topper’s Interview: Pushti from IIFT Delhi shares her tips and tricks to crack CAT 24

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Hello student

As a self-employed individual with your own cafe, you'll need to provide documents that establish your business and work experience. Here are some documents you can prepare for your CAT application:


1. *Business Registration Documents*:

- Partnership Deed (already have)

- Business PAN Card (already have)

- FSSAI License (already have, though it's in your partner's name)

2. *Proof of Business Ownership*:

- Affidavit or declaration stating your ownership and role in the cafe

- Business registration certificate (if you have one)

3. *Proof of Work Experience*:

- A letter or certificate from your partner or co-owner confirming your work experience and role in the cafe

- A detailed resume highlighting your entrepreneurial journey and responsibilities

4. *Financial Documents*:

- Income Tax Returns (ITRs) for the last 2-3 years (if applicable)

- Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss statements for your cafe (if audited)

5. *Rental Agreement*:

- Already have, but ensure it's updated and signed


Additional tips:


- Ensure all documents are scanned and uploaded in the required format (usually PDF or JPEG)

- Keep your documents organized and easily accessible for the application process

- Be prepared to provide additional information or clarification if requested by the admission authorities


Remember to check the specific requirements for each B-school you're applying to, as they may vary. Good luck with your CAT application!

Hello aspirant,
The CAT exam syllabus is not officially prescribed, but it generally includes topics from the following sections:

1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
2. Data interpretation and logical reasoning
3. Quantitative ability

  • Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Geometry and Mensuration

  • Number System

  • Modern Math

It seems unlikely that you would be able to get admission in the BTech CS branch at BIT Sindri or Mesra with a CML rank of 2058 and category rank of 433.

Key points:

1. The search results indicate that a CML (Common Merit List) rank of 2058 is quite low for admission to premier engineering colleges like BIT Sindri or NIT Mesra.

2. The cutoff ranks for BTech CS branch at these institutes are usually much higher, often in the range of 1000-2000 for the general category.

3. With a category rank of 433, you may have a better chance of getting admission in the reserved category quota, but the competition is still quite high.

4. The search results do not provide specific cutoff details for BIT Sindri or NIT Mesra, but the general trend suggests your current ranks may not be sufficient for the CS branch in these institutes.

My advice would be to:

1. Check the latest cutoff ranks and admission criteria on the official websites of BIT Sindri and NIT Mesra.

2. Explore other options like state-level engineering colleges or NITs where your current ranks may have a better chance of securing admission.

3. Consider improving your performance in the next attempt of the entrance exam to increase your chances of getting into your desired BTech program.



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1-radian measures 600. (True/False)

Option: 1

True


Option: 2

False


$111111^2$ = 

Option: 1

123456654321


Option: 2

123454321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


1111112 =___________ 

Option: 1

 123456654321


Option: 2

1234554321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


159702 is divisible by

Option: 1

7


Option: 2

9


Option: 3

11


Option: 4

6


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What best can be said about the number of satellites serving C? 

Option: 1

Must be between 450 and 725 

 


Option: 2

Cannot be more than 800 
 


Option: 3

Must be between 400 and 800 

 


Option: 4

Must be at least 100 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What is the minimum possible number of satellites serving B exclusively? 

Option: 1

100


Option: 2

200


Option: 3

500


Option: 4

250


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

If at least 100 of the 1600 satellites were serving O, what can be said about the number of satellites serving S? 

Option: 1

At most 475 

 


Option: 2

Exactly 475 
 


Option: 3

At least 475 

 


Option: 4

No conclusion is possible based on the given information 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

 If the number of satellites serving at least two among B, C, and S is 1200, which of the following MUST be FALSE? 

Option: 1

The number of satellites serving C cannot be uniquely determined 

 


Option: 2

The number of satellites serving B is more than 1000 
 


Option: 3

All 1600 satellites serve B or C or S 

 


Option: 4

The number of satellites serving B exclusively is exactly 250 


2839155 is divisible by

Option: 1

2


Option: 2

7


Option: 3

55


Option: 4

None of the above


'a' for which x^{2}-ax+9= 0 can be written as square of a linear factor is

Option: 1

6


Option: 2

-6,6


Option: 3

\left ( 6,\infty \right )


Option: 4

\left ( -\infty,-6 \right )


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