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CAT 2018 Topper: Meet Samhitha Kasi Batta, youngest female engineer from Telangana

Samhitha Kasi Batta, youngest female engineer from Telangana expecting call from IIMs. Read more about her meritorious life and achievements that made her a star among MBA aspirants.

Jan 9, 2019 11:01 IST

The CAT 2018 results finally came out on 5th January 2019, bringing waves of cheer and happiness for many CAT aspirants. 11 Candidates achieved the perfect 100 percentile in the CAT 2018 Exam. Another milestone that this year's CAT exam stood witness to was Samhitha Kasi Batta, one of the youngest engineer to crack the CAT entrance exam. Samhita has managed to crack the CAT exam at the mere age of 17, an age when majority of us are struggling with what field or subject to pursue in college. She cleared the exam in her very first attempt with 95.95 overall percentile.

The Child Genius

Samhitha showed extraordinary potential with her exceptional performance in the exam. Her score in all the sectionals was 92 percentile, which is actually a no child’s play. The preparation to reach achieve this milestone has a long story behind it. It was at the age of 3, when she mastered the art of memorization. She could remember all the country names along with their capitals and their respective flags. By the time she turned 5, Samhita was writing articles and drawing sketches. She also received praises and appreciation from late President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for an article she wrote on ‘Solar System’ at the age of five. Samhita also met Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for her brilliant piece of writing about ‘Indian economy’ that suggested measures to improve the country's economy. Achieving 95.95 in CAT for sure was not an overnight success for her.

Samhita’s laudable Alma Mater

Samhita holds several other accolades and records to her name. She appeared for her class 10th examination at the age of 10 and scored an overall GPA of 8.8. You would be surprised to know that she scored a perfect 10 Grade Point in Mathematics and Science and became the youngest Indian ever to achieve this feat. Soon after, the state government allowed her to appear for her class 12th examination when she turned 12, in the PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) stream. She cleared her class 12th examination with 88.6 percent marks. 

Given her outstanding performance in the school level exams at such a small age she was allowed to continue her higher studies and went to college immediately after clearing her class 12 examination. She joined Electrical Electronics Engineering course at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology. When she was 16, she became the youngest Indian to complete the Electrical Electronics Engineering course. She secured an overall CGPA of 8.8. She was also awarded a Gold Medal and a merit certificate for topping the final semester examination with 9.5 CGPA.

Why Career in Management?

Samhita is expecting calls some of the top b-schools in the country including the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIMs). She is interested in pursuing MBA in Finance. Her father, Mr. L N Kasi Batta told ANI News that, "We are excepting calls from IIMs for her to pursue MBA in Finance. She has been performing and getting appreciations for academics and other extra-curricular activities from the age of 3 that boosted her confidence." 

CAT 2018 Toppers: List is not over

CAT 2018 exam was conducted on the 25th November 2018 and a total of 2,09,405 candidates had appeared for the exam. A press release by IIM Calcutta regarding the CAT 2018 results stated that a total of 11 candidates achieved the perfect 100 percentile. Unlike previous year, that saw two women candidates and three non-engineering candidates among the CAT toppers, this year, all 11 toppers are male candidates with an engineering background.

You can take a look at some of the CAT 2018 toppers in the list given below:

S No. 

CAT 2018 Topper

Overall Cat 2018 Scores

VARC

DILR

QA

1

Raunak Majumdar

100

99.95

99.98

96.99

2

Amit Bikram

100

99.6

99.93

100

3

Jagesh Golwala

100

99.23

99.99

100

4

Rishabh Gupta

99.98

97.75

99.99

99.92

5

Karan

99.91

99.88

99.4

99.54

6

Mayur Arora

99.88

97.75

99.59

99.83

7

Utkarsh Gupta

99.61

97.1

99.66

96.91

8

Kushaagr Panwar

99.56

99.69

98.76

97.3

9

Pratik Mishra

99.33

97.1

99.66

96.91

10

Misal Avinash

99.37

99.4

98.49

96.79

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