CAT 2017 topper: With the announcement of the Common Admission Test (CAT), 2017 results on Monday, candidates are now eyeing admission in their dream management college. A total of 20 candidates scored a perfect 100 percentile and among them are two women and three non-engineers. Unlike this year, all 20 candidates scoring 100 percentile were engineers and males last year. Among the top scorers are IIT Madras boy Sai Praneet Reddy, Patna’s Sidharth Kumar, Kolkata’s Vishal Vohra, Meet Aggarwal from Surat and coaching master Patrick DSouza from Mumbai who has bagged the perfect score for the fourth time.
Phagwara boy, Pramod Beri, scored a perfect 100 in CAT 2017. While he is yet to complete the final year of his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) programme from Chandigarh’s GGDSD college, he has already received calls from IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore. Beri completed his schooling at the St Joseph’s Convent School in Phagwara where he scored 95.8 per cent in commerce stream in Class 12. Another candidate who secured a perfect 100 this year is 41-year-old, Patrick D’Souza. A teacher in Mumbai by profession, D’Souza managed to score 100 percentile for the fourth time. Reportedly, DSouza for the past 13 years has been coaching students to crack management exams in Mumbai.
Other candidates who have done well in CAT 2017 but could not score a perfect 100 are as follows-
1. Vipul Kukkar, 22-year-old, hailing from Jalalabad in Fazilka district secured 99.99 percentile and is a student of Bull’s Eye coaching centre in Sector 8. Kukkar is a mechanical engineer from Chandigarh’s Punjab Engineering College and is currently working as a business analyst in Gurgaon. This was Kukkar’s second attempt and he had scored 98.61 percentile last year.
2. Ludhiana girl, 21-year-old, Prerna Singla secured a 99.73 percentile. She completed her graduation from the Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management and her schooling from Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar.
3. Ayush Chauhan from Thapar University in Patiala scored 99.95 percentile, he hails from Shimla and is a student of electronics and communications from the state of Himachal Pradesh.
4. Rohan Gupta from NIT Hamirpur scored 99.74 percentile. Gupta belongs to Mandi and is also a student of electronics and communications from the state of Himachal Pradesh.
In a press release by IIM Lucknow that declared the results, it was stated that “this year, there are three non-engineers and two females in the top 20 who have scored 100 percentile.” Beri said, “Mock tests were the key and I started preparing in July 2016. I took notes while going through the study material and during lectures in class too.”