CAT 2016 results have been declared and Nilanjan Dutta from Kolkata has scored a cent percentile and has absolutely no plans of enrolling in any of India’s top Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). CAT 2016 was Dutta’s second attempt, the first being in 2011 when he scored a 99.43 overall percentile.
Dutta went ahead to appear for the XAT examination and study at the Xavier School of Management, XLRI, Jamshedhpur. Following this, he started working as a Business Consultant with Cognizant. He says, “I have no plans of applying to an IIM. I’m very content with my job. However, I feel pretty amazing about the score!”
Though he didn’t prepare for CAT like most other applicants would, Nilanjan is of the opinion that along with hard work, a little bit of luck also matters. “A lot of students often end up wasting time after the tough questions and get over ambitious about attempting a big number of questions. Instead, think of carefully and attempt just the number of questions needed.”
Dutta also freelances as a mentor for students appearing for the CAT examination and has a stunning score of:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: 97.21
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: 100
Quantitative Analysis: 99.90