How Surat Boy and NIT Hamirpur Graduate Shantanu Yadav cracked CAT with 99.7%ile and got into IIM Ahmedabad for MBA 2020!

Fri Sep 25, 2020


How Surat Boy and NIT Hamirpur Graduate Shantanu Yadav cracked CAT with 99.7%ile and got into IIM Ahmedabad for MBA 2020!

Shantanu Singh Yadav, CAT 2019 topper from Surat, cracked the exam with 99.73 percentile and has converted number of top B-schools including IIM Ahmedabad. A graduate from NIT Hamirpur, Shantanu belongs to a modest service class family. While preparing for CAT exam, he earned 3 years of working experience in a fertilizer industry. Read his CAT preparation strategy and success mantra

How Surat Boy and NIT Hamirpur Graduate Shantanu Yadav cracked CAT with 99.7%ile and got into IIM Ahmedabad for MBA 2020!

CAT 2020 exam date is Sunday, November 29, 2020. To help the wannabes getting ready for CAT 2020, readiness plan and procedure received by CAT clinchers learning at IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, MDI Gurgaon among others. The following are shared the meeting passages with CAT arrangement tips by CAT Topper Shantanu Singh Yadav, and IIM Ahmedabad understudy of 2020-22 cluster

Originating from the modest community of Surat in Gujarat, Shantanu Singh Yadav split CAT 2019 with 99.73 percentile and has changed over number of top B-schools including IIM Ahmedabad. An alum from NIT Hamirpur, Shantanu has a place with a humble assistance class family. While getting ready for CAT exam, he earned 3 years of working involvement with a manure industry.

Shantanu showed up in CAT 2018 likewise, and scored 95.73 percentile yet chose to get ready again to get his fantasy B-school. He enjoys playing Football and his diversions and interests incorporate Photography, Trekking and Hiking. welcomed Shantanu to share his exam taking system and GD-PI experience. Peruse on for his perspectives and achievement mantras.

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Q: How did you perform in CAT 2019?
A: I scored 99.73 overall percentile in CAT 2019; 89.44 percentile in VARC section; 99.76 in DILR Section and 99.86 percentile in Quantitative Ability section. I also appeared in CAT 2018 and scored 95.73 percentile.

Q: Apart from CAT 2019, which other exams did you appear?
A: Apart from CAT 2019, I appeared in XAT 2020 and scored 99.914 percentile; appeared in IIFT 2020 and scored 98.74 percentile.

Q: Which top B-schools have offered you admission and which one you have finally chosen?
A: Apart from getting final admission offer from IIM Ahmedabad, I have converted IIM Calcutta, IIM Shillong, MDI Gurgaon, all Baby IIMs. I have finally decided to join IIM Ahmedabad
Q: What have been your academics and family back ground? Do you have some work experience as well?
An: I moved on from NIT Hamirpur with Chemical Engineering in 2017 with 82.6 percent. I scored 91.2 percent in class X; 90.2 in class XII and 82.6 in Graduation. I have 3 years of work involvement with the Fertilizer Industry. I have a place with an assistance class family. My dad is in Service, Mother is a housewife and more youthful sibling is in eleventh grade.
Q: What was your overall preparation strategy for CAT?
An: CAT 2019 was my second endeavor at the exam, when the first in 2018 brought me admits to some new and child IIMs. I began getting ready again in May'19, generally zeroing in on derides and timing my endeavors viably. I began cross-checking and investigating my off-base answers, something I never used to do before.

The quants area was my quality yet at the same time I dedicated equivalent chance to all the three segments with some additional exertion towards DI and LR which is I accept is the most capricious segment in the exam. You could rehearse a hellfire parcel of LR sets preceding the exam yet may at present problem on the D-Day. LR sets are not direct like Quants or DI sets. Timing my total taunts and sectional tests alongside altogether investigating my off-base just as right endeavors ended up being productive.

Q: Please share your sectional preparation strategy for VARC in CAT
An: For Verbal and RC, I used to peruse articles from assorted fields to take a few to get back some composure of trouble looked to fathom just as hold a segment when it doesn't have a place with something you're normally used to. Perusing articles from papers and business magazines helped in VA and RC as well as made a strong base to pro the current issues during the meeting and GD adjusts. 
Q: Please Q.share your preparation strategy for DILR Section

An: For DILR, I zeroed in generally on LR and LR based DI sets, concerning the previous scarcely any years you seldom get the opportunity to see an unadulterated DI set in the genuine exam. LR being the most flighty segment in CAT, I followed a system to settle and dissect every single set I face either during taunts or during training from dedicated books. Take a stab at searching for training material online on GoogleDrive and you'll discover a lot of LR sets to comprehend. IMS's taunts helped a great deal in DI LR segment as they had questions which were nearest to the ones really looked in the CAT Exam.

Q: Please share your preparation strategy for Quant Section
An: For Quants, I completely rehearsed books by Arun Sharma with a planned way to deal with explain in any event 25-28 inquiries from different subjects under an hour. Aside from this I additionally understood earlier years' CAT papers with negligible utilization of on screen mini-computer.

Q: Was there any particular section/area that you were weak at? How did you overcome this challenge?
An: I was slacking a piece in VA and LR during my underlying arrangement. For VA there's just one methodology and that is to peruse, read and read. Peruse from publications you're not comfortable or used to. Peruse unfamiliar diaries/magazines, publications in intl. papers and so on. For LR I settled the greatest number of sets I could get my hands on with a coordinated methodology, attempting to split the set inside 10-12 minutes was my system.

Q: What role did Mocks play in your success? How many mocks did you attempt before the exam?

An: Mocks are the way to better planning just as time the board aptitudes. I comprehended around 40 taunts before the real CAT.

Q: Did you self-prepare or attend a coaching centre and why?
An: I self-arranged for the exams and took direction from IMS Surat for the WAT-GD-PI. I additionally enlisted for taunts with IMS as a result of their very much organized and nearest to CAT derides.

Q: Please share your strategy for the CAT Day. What was your last-minute preparation? How did you plan your CAT test taking?

An: Strategy for D-Day is keep away from any very late readiness. Since the schedule for CAT is so wide and even has no limits characterized for VARC and DILR, a minute ago hustle generally turns unbeneficial and over-burdens you with included pressure. I showed up for one fake, a day prior to the exam and scored only 16 in VARC which cracked me out. It by one way or another influenced my real exhibition in CAT where I scored only 40 checks in VARC which took my sectional percentile under 90.

Take rest and rest soundly a day prior to the exam, very little you'll have the option to change with a day's arrangement. I spent my rest of the day viewing Netflix subsequent to failing VARC a day prior to CAT.

Q: How did you prepare for GD/PI/WAT. Please share your GD/WAT topics & PI questions?

An: Post the arrival of reaction sheets by IIM Kozhikode and acknowledging I was scoring 180+, I began my groundwork for GD and PI. The principal thing I did was to set up a thorough review about myself, beginning from scholastics, work understanding, accomplishments, activities, interests and pastimes, short and long haul objectives. Current issues for GD and PI didn't need a lot of planning inferable from my propensity for understanding papers and magazines strictly.

Q: Your final message and tips for candidates preparing for CAT 2020.

An: I need to share following four hints for the imminent applicants:
1. Continuously investigate your taunts completely. It's not under any condition intense to land in the main 1 percentile.
2. Do whatever it takes not to show up for a counterfeit on the penultimate day. Unwind and rest soundly for the D-Day.
3. Attempt not get worried, during the exam and furthermore in the meetings.
4. Never globe in the meetings. Educators will have a chuckle and you'll leave resembling a comedian.


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