1. CAT 2016: 99.57 percentile scorer Aditi Gupta says, engineers are famous for blocking majority of MBA seats

CAT 2016: 99.57 percentile scorer Aditi Gupta says, engineers are famous for blocking majority of MBA seats

Aditi talks about the trend of engineers cracking the exam by saying that, "Engineers are famous for blocking majority of MBA seats."

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 24, 2017 1:56 PM
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A student of the Punjab Engineering College, University of Technology, Aditi Gupta has scored 99.57 percentile in the Common Admission Test 2016. She may not have topped or scored perfect 100 percentile like Avidipto Chakraborty, Akshay Mehndritta or Rahul Sharma but she has definetly made a position for her self in one of the top IIMs. When asked about why not many girls make it to the top 100 in CAT, she replied, “among other reasons, one is that the number of girls appearing for the exam is less than half of the boys.” Aditi who is a resident of Mohali futher says, “I don’t think it has to do something with girls or boys. In fact, if you check statistics, girls appearing for CAT are less than half of boys. So this trend is bound to happen. There are multiple factors that play a role in this trend. As far as maths is concerned, it can be built with practice.”

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Being an engineer herself, Aditi talks about the trend of engineers cracking the exam by saying that, “Engineers are famous for blocking majority of MBA seats. Moreover, clearing the exam is just half the job done. The major challenge of clearing the personal interview.”

While talking about her preparation for CAT 2016, she said that she used to spend three to four hours daily towards the preparation of the exam and would divide her time equally across all the three sections- verbal ability, data interpretation and quantitative analysis so that none of the sections are left out in the end.

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    Indian
    Jan 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm
    Hats off to u aditi...god bless u
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      Vaibhav Mittal
      Jan 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm
      True that Engineers grab most of the seats at iims. Also true that girls are lesd than half. but then i feel girls, thosr who decide that they have to do it, ends up making it to iims. They are stronger when they decide of clearing it. All the best Aditi
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        augustus
        Jan 28, 2017 at 5:17 am
        Those who did not get 100 percentile are also in the same IIMs! The true worth of a manager is proven when she/he delivers great products coupled with fantastic, consistent ROCE and ROE for shareholders. Think Indra Nooyi of Pepsi. Most don't set up great companies like Starbucks, FedEx, Amazon, or Apple, Microsoft. Most also don't develop any new products. Pity! Thought differently, the IIM students with engineering backgrounds block the engineering seats that could have gone to a more deserving candidate who wanted to develop solutions using engineering and stick to it!
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        1. Boray Sudhindra
          Feb 6, 2017 at 7:00 am
          IF these Engineers had true "Engineering Professional" interest thry need to go in MTech / PhD (Engg) to new product design & manufacturing side to help India become Self-sufficient.... a great loss to nation !
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          1. Boray Sudhindra
            Feb 6, 2017 at 9:29 am
            IIMs need to take more BCom /BSc grads so that the paas-out are a wide base.This needs different format exams!
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            1. Boray Sudhindra
              Feb 6, 2017 at 6:52 am
              MBA is a SOFT Skill area where as Manufacturing HARD WARE products demands more efforts &very few dare to venture! ... sad to highlight truth!
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              1. Boray Sudhindra
                Feb 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
                Only about 8% of Engg. p-outs are fit for job ready ! ... reports. so the rest rush to SOFT SKILL areas like MBAs. which require Maths of 10th level enough! ... Time to reflect on remedies to improve Quality & Quany in Engg.Edu. as well as IIMs to think of strategies to facilitate increase in-take of more BCom. / BSc Grads with more Maths background.
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                1. Boray Sudhindra
                  Feb 6, 2017 at 7:26 am
                  reports indicate around 7% engg grads are Industry fit! so rush to Soft Skill area like MBAs is seen! ... IIMs need "revise" CAT so that more BCom / BSc grads with better Maths than 10th Get-IN.
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                    Saurabh Mehta
                    Jan 25, 2017 at 4:12 am
                    All the very best Aditi Gupta, Nation and i are proud of you.
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                      shivam shekhar
                      Jan 25, 2017 at 11:29 am
                      Congratulation #Aditi gupta
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