CAT 2016 Topper Interview – “I was expecting around 99.9 percentile but 100 came out as surprise”, says Yash Chaudhari


yash chaudhari cat 2016 topper interviewThe ants have stopped running in the pants CAT 2016 Topper Interview – “I was expecting around 99.9 percentile but 100 came out as surprise”, says Yash Chaudhari, of the candidate’s who gave CAT 2016 on December 4, 2016 as IIM Bangalore has announced the CAT 2016 result today, on January 9, 2017. The result was announced in the morning around 11.40 am. Like every year, this year also, there have been candidates who have successfully managed to score 100 percentile. Surprisingly, this year the count of 100 percentilers has raised to 20.

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Entrance Corner speaks with one of the CAT 2016 Topper, Yash Chaudhari, who attempted 86 questions and got 100 percentile in the exam. He is a young boy, who hails from Kolhapur and is pursuing B.Tech from College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP). He has always been interested in Mathematics and inclined towards giving exams related to maths since his schooling days. He feels this has helped him a lot in cracking CAT with perfect score.

Read the complete interview here.

Entrance Corner Congratulations on being a CAT 2016 topper. How does it feels to score a perfect 100 percenters?

Yash – It feels amazing. I was expecting a percentile around 99.9 but obtaining a perfect 100 has come as a surprise. I am really very happy about it.

Entrance Corner – What was your sectional score & percentile in CAT 2016?

Yash – I got 99 percentile in VA-RC, 99.86 in DI-LR and 99.96 in QA. My scaled score was 86.15 in VA-RC, 60.44 in DI-LR and 73.50 in QA.

Entrance Corner – How did you prepared for the exam? Did you took coaching?

Yash – Yes, I took coaching from T.I.M.E in Pune. I had been preparing for CAT since last 6-7 months. I gave a lot of mock tests and always focused on analyzing them properly. I was always comfortable with the Quantitative section so in the exam also, I hardly faced issues in solving the same. In total, I attempted 86 questions in the exam. The questions in the CAT 2016 were equal to the 10th & 12th standard, however the difficulty level differed.

My weakness was Verbal section but surprisingly I have scored highest in this section. Observing the CAT exam trends of past few year, I had an idea that DI & LR section will be a bit difficult and tricky to solve. Therefore, I used a different strategy to attempt this section as I was already prepared for it. There were 8 sets in the DI & LR section, I knew that I would not be able to attempt all so I decided to drop 2 and I focused on 6 sets. This helped me crack this section with such good percentile.

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