CAT Topper Interview: CAT is all about logically assessing the questions, says Annant Jain, 99.74 percentiler
Annant Jain, who secured 99.74 percentile in CAT 2015 and took admission in Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay thinks that CAT is all about speed and logical thinking. According to him, CAT has a basic level of questions across sections. If one assesses the questions well, cracking CAT is a piece of cake. In this interview with Careers360, he shares his success strategies to be a CAT topper and why he opted to pursue management studies.
Annant took CAT as an easy rejection test. For him, it was just a test that rejects students who do not fit in the criteria of having management as an education. His positive attitude towards CAT made him put his focus in all the right directions during preparations, thus securing a high percentile.
Read Annant Jain’s full interview below:
Careers360: What made you pursue MBA from an IIT?
Annant: While working for my previous employer, I got in touch with many consultants from various fields. Looking at the way they work and the skill sets they use to solve various problems, I got inspired to do something similar, and doing MBA speeds up the career growth; it was the main driving force behind my motivation for MBA.
Careers360: How was your experience of CAT, since the pattern changed, the calculator was introduced?
Annant: It was a great experience. Questions in all the three sections were very diverse and were designed in a way to test analytical and logical thinking of the aspirants. In previous editions of CAT, people used to concentrate on LR more and not on the VRC. But by dividing the test in three sections, with a sectional limit, turned out to be a great move, as it made all the CAT aspirants to focus on every section. The on-screen calculator was not very useful. I personally used it for just 3-4 questions in DI, and found it was very cumbersome since it was time-consuming. One can calculate faster on their own instead of entering the inputs and spending time over it.
Careers360: How beneficial are the changes in CAT?
Annant: I believe overall it was great that the officials changed the pattern a bit. The equal weight-age to all sections helps assess candidates in a better way.
Careers360: Share your CAT preparation strategy with us.
Annant: Because of my engineering background I didn’t have any trouble in solving QA questions. Most questions asked in CAT are of the basic level and doesn't require any special attention. I mainly focused on LR and solved questions of various types. I used to solve 2-3 RCs every day and reviewed every answer to see where I was going wrong.
Careers360: What were your strong and weak areas?
Annant: I was very much comfortable with Quant and DI but was weak in RC. I used to solve a lot of RCs. I think rather than solving, the reviews were more helpful. We need to learn from the mistakes that we do. After solving RCs for 3-4 months we should have known every mistake at least once, but the target must be not to repeat them.
Careers360: What was your Time Management formula for the CAT?
Annant: We can’t switch the sections in CAT so as such there is no time management formula. The only thing one needs to take care is not wasting too much time on a single question and solving easier questions in the first go.
Careers360: Your message/tip for this year’s CAT aspirants?
Annant: CAT is nowhere close to toughest of school or entrance examinations we have faced. It is all about speed and logical thinking. Study relevant topics and try to solve different type of problems, don't skip any topic as you never know from which topic you might get a question from. Believe me, there are easy questions too, you need to spot the right ones and dedicate your time to those questions. Remember CAT is a rejection test and not a selection one.
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sir i got 575 and from obc category.is there any chance to get govt seat or a cat in andhra Pradesh or through all India quota?
Atfirst lots of congratulations for your result and wishes for your future life. I am afraid to inform you that with your score your chances in All India counselling are almost negative for the 15% seats . However judging from trends of previous years you can get some of good medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh by state counselling for 85 % seats . Some of those colleges are
Government Medical College, Government Gen. Hosp. Road, Ananthapur
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Ongole
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Srikakulam
ACSR Government Medical College, Nellore
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa
Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa (Muslim)
Narayana Medical College, Nellore
Nimra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ibrahimpatnam
NRI Inst., of Medical Sciences, Visakhapatnam
NRI Academy of Medical Sciences, Chinakakani
Maharaja Inst. of Medical Sciences, VizianagaramKonaseema Inst., of Medical Sciences, AmalapuramGayathri Vidya Parishat Inst. Of Health care Medical Technology,
VisakhapatnamKaturi Medical College, ChinakondrupaduGreat Eastern Medical School,
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Hello mam sir, I need information regarding colleges available for hospital administration in 2020 without CAT exams
Some of the best Hospital Administration Colleges in India without CAT Exam are listed below:-
- School of Management, Dr DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai
- Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore
- GEMS B School, Bengaluru
- Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
- Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
- School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
- Punjabi University, Patiala
- Subharti Institute of Management and Commerce, Meerut
- Alagappa University, Karaikudi
- Sri Aurobindo Institute of Management and Science, Indore
Refer here for more info - https://bschool.careers360.com/colleges/list-of-hospital-administration-colleges-in-india
Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.
I hope this information helps you.
neet score 498 all india rank 88083 state haryana cat. ur can i got BAMS gov college in state haryana
With 498 marks in NEET 2020 you have good chances of getting seat in government colleges for BAMS course.
Uou may get seat in following government colleges
Shri Krishna Government Ayurvedic medical college
Hair Brahman Ayurvedic College
Ayujyoti Ayurvedic College and hospital
Which college you will get depends upon cut off of the college. Cutoff depends upon number of candidates appeared and qualified in exam, difficulty level of exam and previous years cut off etc.
For more information and College prediction following link may help you
Im not a graduate yet, Im in final year of degree BCOM computers. Im interested to join MBA, when will the CAT exam Nd after the text when will be the collage admission?
You need atleast 1 year of hard preparation to crack CAT examination. So you start preparing for CAT now itself so that it makes easy for preparation. CAT is one of the best and tuff entrance examination, if need your lot of effort.
I got 356 marks in neet.caste:bc-e boys.I have applied under ews quota in neet.My air is 252953.My Cat rank(ews) is 27,147.Should i pay and use college predictor or will it be unnecessarily for these marks.thank you.state Telangana.ready to go any state to mbbs.cant pay for private.whiteration card
I understand your situation. It is very difficultfor you to get a seat in All India Counselling. In Telangana state counselling you may get a seat in the following:
DR V R K WOMENS MEDICAL COLLEGE in the management quota if you are a women. Other than this you may get AYAAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES in management quota
You may get dental in ARMY COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCES, SECUNDERABAD (mnagement quota), BALAJI DENTAL COLLEGE, MOINABAD (mnagement quota), KAMINENI INST OF DENTAL SCI, NARKETPALLY
MAMATA DENTAL COLLEGE, KHAMMAM
MEGHANA INST OF DENTAL SCI, NIZAMABAD
MALLA REDDY DENTAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN and a few more but all of these in the management quota.
You may check out the fees from https://medicine.careers360.com/colleges/list-of-medical-colleges-in-india?state=Telangana°ree=B.D.S.,M.B.B.S.
All the best!