MAH CET MBA Topper Aditya Sridhar Says, “Tweaked his strategy after analysing his performance in mocks”
MAH CET MBA Topper Interview Aditya Sridhar 99.99 Percentile - It is a delight for one when their hard work pays and they are able to achieve their goal. MAH CET MBA 2020 topper Aditya , who scored 99.99 percentile , after completing his B.Tech joined a consulting firm. It is during the course of his job that he realised that he would like to pursue an MBA owing to the fact that it will expose him to other facets of the management and will give the much needed boost to his career path. Since then, his journey started and he also performed well in CAT in 2019 and 2018. Sharing his preparation strategy for MAH CET MBA, Aditya stated that he got good support from the faculty of IMS as their teaching methods were quite innovative. At the same time he highlighted the importance of the mock tests and how he changed his strategy after analysing his performance in them. Read the full interview of Aditya to know how he prepared for the exam, what he did to beat stress and other important preparation tips
Careers360: Congrats for scoring 99.99 percentile in MAH CET 2020. How does it feel? Were you expecting this result?
Aditya Sridhar: It feels great when your hard work pays off. I am pleased with my result. I felt I had done well but 99.99 percentile with rank 5 was unexpected.
Careers360: Tell us more about yourself.
Aditya Sridhar: I am from Mumbai, I graduated from Sardar Patel Institute of Technology with B.E in Electronics and Telecommunications in 2019. Post that, I worked for one year as a Business Operations Associate in ZS Associates.
Careers360: Why did you decide to pursue management education?
Aditya Sridhar: I decided to pursue management education during engineering. I realized my inclination towards business and management through participation in business plan and case study competitions. Post engineering, I took up a non technical job at ZS Associates, a global consulting firm, which was a great experience! Therefore I want to pursue MBA for 2 reasons.
Firstly, introduce me to other facets of management, which I may decide to explore as a career path. Secondly, if I decide to continue with consulting, it will equip me with the necessary skills to fast-track my career.
Careers360: Apart from MAH CET, which other MBA entrances did you appear for? Did you follow any specific or exclusive preparation strategy for MAH CET vis a vis other exams?
Aditya Sridhar: I have appeared for CAT 2018 and 2019 scoring 98.63 and 98.84 percentile respectively. CAT preparation covers the verbal and the quant sections of the CET. But I had to prepare for CET exclusive question types, which I did from mocks.
Careers360: Are you appearing/appeared in the GD/WAT-PI rounds of any other top B-schools? If yes, how are you preparing for the same and how has been your experience so far?
Aditya Sridhar: I had calls from IIM Shillong and other new IIMs. However I did not attend the further process due to personal reasons.
Careers360:Did you join any coaching for the entrance exam? If yes. Then was it helpful for the MAH CET entrance test?
Aditya Sridhar: Yes, I had joined classroom sessions at IMS. They were definitely helpful for clearing basics. Also faculty was extremely supportive and motivating. However, once I started working, I couldn’t attend classroom lectures and focused on self preparation and prepared through mocks.
Careers360: How did you prepare for the exam? What were the books that you consulted for each section and would recommend for future aspirants?
Aditya Sridhar: My basics were clear from my preparation for CAT. I did not use any books for CET. My preparation only consisted of giving mocks and then analysing them thoroughly. The things I would look for were marks/min of each section and time taken by me for each question vs average time taken. I would then tweak my strategy or practice questions based on the information from this analysis.
Careers360: How was your exam-taking experience? Did you face any technical glitch?
Aditya Sridhar: The test day was smooth. All formalities were carried out without any troubles. I did not face any technical glitches and I was able to execute my strategy well. Although the paper was tougher than last year, I kept my calm and ensured I did my best.
Careers360: What was your exam strategy for MAH CET? .
Aditya Sridhar: My test taking strategy was LR (35 mins without solving any puzzle or input output), Visual Reasoning (20 mins), Verbal (30-35 mins), Quant (40 mins), LR (2-3 puzzles and input output in the remaining 20 minutes)
Careers360: Which is your dream B-School where you are targeting admission in?
Aditya Sridhar: I was targeting JBIMS, and I’m happy that I have secured admission there.
Careers360: What is your career plan after completing MBA?
Aditya Sridhar: I have work experience in consulting and I enjoyed my time there, hence consulting is a possible career path. That being said, I want to enter with an open and unbiased mind and try to get a glimpse of different career paths through projects/internships and then decide.
Careers360: How do you unwind yourself after hectic study routines?
Aditya Sridhar: I enjoy playing and following football, so either playing or watching a game of football would be my go-to stress buster.
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Questions related to MAH MBA CET
i have 95.9 in CMAT general category oms well what college i can get into
i got 79 percentile for mba cet.which all colleges can i get into?
You have not mentioned your category you belong to. So considering you belong to general category you can get colleges following colleges for MMS through cap counseling.
ITM business school, Navi Mumbai
Gurunanak Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
International Institute of Management Studies, Pune
You can apply for PGDM colleges, through which you can get good colleges like MET, IES, INDIRA Pune
You can also use our college predictor tool
Hope this helps
I want pumba college but I got 93 percentile in CET exam and I am OBC candidate is there any chance for admission....?
you have good percentile but admission is done on the basis of rank. your categorical rank will be comparatively lower then general rank, so you can apply for admission using category rank.
apply for PUMBA college in first priority and apply for some other good option in 2nd and 3rd priority for security.
Hope it helps!
where can I download my scorecard from? Im applying to N L Dalmia college and they are asking for a scorecard as well. please help asap
Actually your scorecard is nothing but your result in any entrance exam .
College is asking for the scorecard (result) of entrance exam like CAT , XAT , CMAT , MH-CET etc , you can download your scorecard by downloading result from result section of your respective exam and then convert it in jpg and upload it .
For example if you wants admission through MH-CET score then search for MH-CET result on Google you will get link from various websites that redirects you there and then login in your account with your MH-CET user id and password and see option of scorecard or result. Now download it as pdf and then convert in jpg ( a format for image ) format and upload it there .
You can visit this link to know step by step procedure of downloading result :-
Here is a link for admission process , go down and click on admission process guide and a pdf will be downloaded if you allow it to download that pdf helps you to understand admission procedure :-
Good Luck .
I have got 87.72 percentile in MAH CET 2020, which mba colleges can I get into in all India category, (general), Also what is the counselling process and its dates?
Since you are an all india category student, its very difficult for you to get a seat in MMS course under mahcet. However, you have chances to get into following colleges pgdm course:
- N.L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
- MET's Institute of Management, Mumbai
- S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai
- Chetana's Ramprasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
- Indira College of Engineering & Management, Pune
For Pgdm you need to apply to colleges separately. For MMS the admission will be done by CAP rounds in July.