CATKing's Student Bhavya Jain throws light upon how he managed to nail CAT in his third
attempt with a 98.66 Percentile!
I can't explain my thoughts, literally, I was crying. It was because from what I have gone
through this process was all over before my eyes and I pushed myself hard every time. I
scored less in mocks that early morning so was not fully confident on the exam day. But at
last, my hard work has paid off.
Coming to my profile, I have done my graduation in electrical engineering from NIRMA
University, then I joined Cognizant. I live in a family of 5 members including me my father
and my mother. Both of them are teachers and I have a younger brother studying right now.
I feel proud to have my grandmother as my biggest strength as she has always been there
for me. My hobbies are playing cricket and badminton and I found now my new interest in
book reading also. It’s all because of Sumit Sir.
This was actually my third attempt. I was confident with my preparation this time. NMIMS
Mumbai, IIT DELHI, and IIT KGP are the B-schools that I am currently targeting. CATKing
played a big role in my journey with all those mocks, Monday and Wednesday with Sumit Sir
were really fun. I try to follow each and every tip that Sumit Sir gave me in this preparation. I
would say unke sath lay lag gayi thi.
My daily schedule was as follows: I woke up early in the morning at 5.30 am. I started with
40 minutes of vocab and reading then for the next 2 hours, I did 3 sets of LRDI and 3 RCs.
Then I wrote down mistakes and then in the last 2 months, I write down mock every
alternate day at 8 am, and the next day I analyse it.
My strongest section is QA and my weakest section is VARC. In verbal, I tried to solve 2 RCs
very calmly in the first 20 minutes and then I solved verbal ability questions. In LRDI, my first
priority was to select 2 sets and solved them. If I am able to do 2 in 30 minutes, I would go
for 3rd set in the last but I always prioritize that I have to solve at least 2 sets. In QA, my
strategy was simple. Given the first 25 mins, I go through all 22 questions and try to solve 13
questions and in the remaining 15 minutes, I attacked the remaining questions. This way, I
used to follow the round-robin technique,
Joining CATKing was extremely beneficial for me. Mocks in CAT hold a big importance. So, I
have given around 65 to 66 mocks. My strategy was simple on the exam day. I chose not to
panic and stayed calm and composed. I was in the morning slot, so I told myself that I had
done so much hard work and everything would go well.
My advice to all CAT candidates would be to keep calm and believe in your preparation. It
will definitely give you good results. On the exam day, please don’t take any stress and try to
remain composed every single second, it will be worthwhile then.
Never stop chasing your dreams! My best wishes to all CAT Aspirants! Good luck!
– Bhavya Jain
CAT 2022 – 98.66 %ile
QA – 99.88 %ile
DILR – 97.41 %ile
VARC – 67.48 %ile