Published On : Wed, Jan 15th, 2014

Focus on basics says CAT Topper from Nagpur Dr Gauri Joshi

Nagpur News: The much-awaited results of Common Aptitude Test (CAT) were declared on Tuesday.  Dr Gauri Joshi, a practicing dentist, emerged as the city topper this year with 99. 94 percentile.

The second topper from the city is Anubhav Mittal, a government employee, with 99. 72 percentile while the third city topper is Saurabh Dichwalkar, a final year student of VNIT, with a percentile of 99.61


Nagpur Today caught up with Dr. Gauri Joshi today, here is the what she has to say about her success and how she achieved it:

Nagpur Today ::  Was it your first attempt?
Dr Joshi :: No, I had attempted CAT last year but without preparation. That attempt however made me realize that with proper preparation I can get a good percentile::

Nagpur Today ::  You are a practicing Dentist? Why did you switch to management?
Dr Joshi :: I did practice sometime back but since May last year I have mostly focused on CAT preparation::

Nagpur Today:: were you always a bright student?
Dr Joshi :: Yes I have been reasonably good at academics from the start::

Nagpur Today ::  What was your study plan? When did you start preparing for CAT?
Dr Josh :: I usually studied for 4-5 hours a day and appeared for a good number of Mock CATs. I started preparation from May 2013.

Nagpur Today ::  Did you join any coaching classes. Did it help ?
Dr Joshi  ::  I had Joined TIME classes in Nagpur. They were immensely helpful.

Nagpur Today ::  Any tips for future CAT aspirants ?
Dr Joshi  ::  I think it very important to initially focus on basics and then build on it.  Also one should not be discouraged with bad scores in Mock tests.

Nagpur Today ::  Which management institute do you plan to apply for ?
Dr Joshi  :: I have applied for all the IIMs, SP Jain, NMIMS, MDI and FMS

Nagpur Today ::  In management any specialization ,you looking forward to ?
Dr Joshi :: I would like to do MBA in General Management at one of the IIMs or Marketing from any of the other institutes.

As told to Charles Salve