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Two Mumbai CAT toppers are from IIT-Bombay

Posted on: January 13, 2011

by DNA
Three people, who appeared for CAT from the city, scored 100 percentile. Two of them are from the computer science department of the IIT-B. The other is a faculty member of a city-based coaching institute.

Shashank Samant, 22, who scored 99.98 percentile on his last attempt in 2008, gave up the IIM seat to take up a job. “After a year and a half job in an investment firm, I was finally prepared to get in to an IIM. Though the 100 percentile was unexpected.”

“After clearing the CAT, I spoke to my peers and seniors at IIT-B and decided that work experience would be important before getting in to the IIMs,” said Samant. He also added that IITs help in developing the aptitude to clear any competitive exams. Samant had graduated in computer science from IIT-B in 2009.

About his choice of IIMs, Samant said, “I am ready to get in to any of the IIMs though I prefer IIM-Ahmedabad and Bangalore over others.”

Gaurav Malpani, a fourth-year student of computer science at IIT-B has appeared for the entrance exam from Mumbai, he is originally from Kolkata. He managed to score100 percentile, without any coaching.

“I have never focused on developing my technical knowledge. I was only polishing my problem solving skills. I also focused on my vocabulary,” said 21-year-old Malpani. He insisted that he had never studied exclusively for CAT during the year. “I always knew that I had the aptitude to score well, but scoring 100 percentile was not expected,” he added.

“I would love to join IIM-Ahmedabad or Bangalore. Since I am from Kolkata, I will also consider seeking admission there. I am interested in pursuing an MBA in either finance or human resources,” he added. The faculty member of a city-based coaching institute Jose D’Abreu also got a perfect score.

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