CAT 2017 Topper: Sai Praneeth Reddy – The story behind his success

The CAT 2017 topper, Sai Praneeth Reddy shares that secret of his success in the CAT 2017. He talks about how he managed to score a perfect 100 percentile in the CAT exam while also giving some tips to CAT 2019 aspirants to help them nail this year's CAT exam.

Created On: Oct 12, 2019 11:29 IST
Modified On: Oct 16, 2019 16:31 IST
CAT 2017 Topper: Sai Praneeth Reddy
CAT 2017 Topper: Sai Praneeth Reddy

Sai Praneeth Reddy is among those few candidates who scored the perfect 100 percentile in the CAT 2017 exam. He hails from a business family at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Sai is a graduate from IIT Madras and which is quite a clear indicator his caliber of acing tough entrance examinations from time and again. He was continuously motivated to perform well in the CAT exam and left no stone unturned in his preparation for the same, however, he didn't expect a perfect 100 percentile in the exam. When asked he mentioned that besides studying he likes to indulge in his hobbies that are playing video games on his mobile phone or watching cricket. He also has an interest in Hollywood movies, especially the space adventure genre.   

Coming back to his performance in the CAT exam, Sai had an overall score of 232.32 (100 percentile). As for the individual sectional scores he scored 63.43 (95.65) in the verbal ability and Reading Comprehension, 73.87 (100 percentile) in the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and 94.01 (99.97) in Quantitative Ability.

His overall score is 232.32 (100 percentile). On the other hand, his sectional scores are 63.43 (95.65 percentile) in Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, 73.87 (100 percentile) in Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and 94.01 (99.97 percentile) in Quantitative Aptitude. Let's delve a little deeper into what was his preparation strategy for the CAT exam.

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Key takeaways from his preparation strategy

Sai shared that while preparing for the CAT exam his primary focus was on solving as many mock tests as he could. He also stated that he attributed a lot of importance to time management and took a mock test on a daily basis. He then analysed his performance in these mock tests afterwards in order to evaluate the weak areas or the areas where he felt there was scope for improvement. Appearing for the mocks on almost a daily basis gave him a fair idea and understanding of the CAT's exam pattern and also made him aware of the time constraint, which in turn helped him crack the CAT 2017 exam with flying colours. The Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning were his strong areas whereas Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension where the areas that he needed to put in quite an effort to get a firm grip on them. Sai feels that solving mock test papers and evaluating your own preparation level is the key to success in CAT exam.

Suggestion for CAT 2019 Aspirants

His strongly recommends the CAT 2019 Aspirants to appear for the AIMCAT for skill enhancement. Learning from past mistakes and continuous practice is the key to success as per Sai Praneeth. Moreover, he feels that to get a good grip over Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, one needs to start reading news articles and novels regularly. And, for the Quant section, having clarity on the fundamentals and basics of mathematics is the key.

Importance of coaching

Talking about the importance of coaching, Sai said that coaching and mentoring is necessary as it provides the aspirants with a clear vision to march ahead with confidence and clarity. As per him, coaching helps the candidates in analyzing their score and improve upon their weakness at regular intervals. However, he also added that coaching is not the only factor that can help one bell the CAT exam, proper guidance and self-study plays a major part in acing the CAT exam.

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