CAT 2010: Toppers perspective in cracking CAT exam

 | August 23,2010 06:03 pm IST

CAT - The Common Admission Test is one of the toughest gateway to the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) and the other colleges for MBA admission in India.CAT 2010 starts on 24th of October so aspirants throughout India are busy scheduling their study calendar to qualify this exam successfully.

To help them CoolAvenues has compiled resources related to CAT preparation including interviews of the toppers of the previous CAT exams as well as interviews of IIM students on their way of preparation of CAT.


Debanjan Dey, who was a final year student of Engineering at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi, scored 100 percentile in CAT 2008, didn’t go for any coaching initially and focused on self study. As per him "(CAT) was self preparation and plenty of reading (which is a hobby of mine).” To read complete interview, click at this link

How to Crack CAT Exam : Interview with CAT Topper Debanjan Dey

Ameya Mhatre 100 percentile scorer of CAT 2009 joined IIM Ahemadabad said to Economic Times that it’s not easy to get through the gateway of CAT and it requires a lot of practice. The only easy way to succeed is to stay cool and to know what one is answering.



Shanatanu Gangal the topper of CAT (16 November) 2008 as per an interview given to Rediff , loves reading and reads all about current affairs. According to him luck played an important role for his score and he doesn’t beliefs in any success mantras. While Varun Garg appeared for CAT for continuous three times 2005, 2007, 2008 and scored 100 percentile in the last attempt. He advised CAT/MBA aspirants to choose section in CAT exam wisely and asked them to focus on those sections first which are their strong points it improves speed in the exam. He studied two hours a day on week days and joined two test series as well.


Self study is one of the important roads to enter the IIM campus. There are five major self study tips for candidates who belief more on self study then on private tuitions like making a proper time table, getting right books, updating recent information’s and many more. To read more see…self study for MBA preparation.


There are some books for reference which can be helpful for the candidates appearing for CAT. See…CoolAvenues prep guide  article Anthology of Books Needed for CAT/MBA