CAT 2017 topper: The toughest management entrance examination result, CAT 2017 was released by the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and 20 candidates secured a perfect 100 percentile this year. Among these toppers stands a Phagwara boy who is yet to complete the final year of his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) programme from Chandigarh’s GGDSD college and amazingly, he has already received calls from IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore. Pramod Beri who hails from Chandigarh is not just excited but is enjoying the moment. After the declaration of the result on Monday, Beri in a telephonic call with the Indian Express expressed his happiness and also talked about getting a call from the top Management institutes of the country for admission.
Pramod Beri, scored a perfect 100 in CAT 2017 and has a very strong educational background. He 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. His mother Sunita Beri is a house maker and his father Inderjeet Beri is a businessman. While preparing for the exam that was conducted in the month of November in 2017, Beri studied at the Times Institute in Sector 8 for a year and a half.
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. He himself is a student of the NIT Allahabad from where he completed his studies back in 1997. The 41-year-old teacher has appeared for the CAT exam over 14 times and has scored a perfect 100 percentile four times. He completed his BTech (Mechanical). While talking about the results, he was quoted saying, “I appeared for CAT in 2000 and could not score well. Later, cracked MHT-CET and then took admission in Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies to complete MBA.”
Interestingly, this year there were only two girls and three non-engineers among the top 20 scorers. According to a press release by IIM Lucknow, “While in CAT 2016 all the top 20 candidates were male and engineers, this year the top 20 list contains two female candidates and three non-engineers.” Along with this, in CAT 2017, as many as 20 candidates have managed to secure an overall 100 percentile.