Three Indore students score over 98 percentile in CAT 2014

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Dec 28, 2014 22:09 IST

Common Admission Test (CAT)-2014 result has brought good news for Indore. Indore has found a place among the top performers of CAT as a student from the city has scored 100 percentile. In all, only 16 students were able to score 100 percentile in India. Also, three students, including two girls, scored more than 98 percentile.

However, no declarations were made till late Saturday night about students from Indore who scored 100 percentile. It was found that Harshveer Jain, a lad from the city, who is presently pursuing his engineering from IIT-Bombay, scored 100 percentile in the exam. Harshveer had mentioned his district name as Mumbai and therefore could not be counted as a topper from the city.

Toppers speak

Arika Tulsiani, 20 years
Percentile: 99.7

Arika is among the top scorers from Indore and is pursuing B Com (Hons). She wants to study MBA in Finance from IIM-Ahmedabad and then set up her own business.

"I wish to work in the corporate sector for some time and then plan my own venture. I'll look for financial stability through a good job and then use it for my advantage," said Arika.

She said there is no short cut to success. She also said that she studied for 17 hours in a day. Arika further said, "One needs to understand the concepts and then practice them. Attending classes at coaching institutes will not solve the problem. One needs to be dedicated in this regard."

Devansh Jhawar, 23 years
Percentile: 99.61

Devansh Jhawar hails from a village in Maharashtra and works as an assistant manager with Avtec Limited in Pithampur. He is a B Tech graduate in mechanical engineering. "After I completed my engineering from a NIT in Nagpur, I got a job at Pithampur and moved here. But I wanted to do MBA in human resources. So, I studied for it and finally scored a good percentile," said Jhawar.

Earlier, Jhawar had passed with flying colours in IIT-JEE and AIEEE. He said following the teacher's advice is the best mantra to score good grades.

His aim is to set up a student counselling centre besides his regular job. Jhawar wants to make some significant contribution to society.

Sonakshi Chopra, 21 years
Percentile: 98.20

Sonakshi Chopra belongs to a small district — Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh. She wants to join her father's company once she completes her MBA. Sonakshi is a final year student of computer science at Medicaps and aims to join SP Jain Institute or a good B-school.

Sonakshi, who took CAT for the first time, said dedication and determination is required to score good percentage. She further said, "When I started preparing for CAT, I was very clear that I wanted to get into a good institute. One should be clear about the institute and course they want."

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