Mayank Srivastava

Mayank SrivastavaMayank Srivastava

CATKing Powai – NMIMS PGDM, SIBM Pune (Calls)


Secret SUCCESS Mantra:

Don’t ever think about the goal; rather follow the process of reaching that goal. Keep practicing.


Which exams did you appear for?

I have appeared for NMAT, CAT, IIFT, XAT and SNAP.


What is your score in the exam?

NMAT: 203, CAT: 84%tile, XAT: 86%tile, SNAP: 75%tile


What all Colleges Interview Calls Have you received?

NMIMS PGDM, SIBM Pune


Since when did you start preparing?

I started preparing since May 2016.


How did you prepare for each section of the exam?

Finished my basics by July, and gave a lot of mocks and analysis.


How many mock exams did you give?

CAT: 24 mocks, NMAT: 10 mocks


How many hours did you invest in studying per day?

I studied for 3 hours each day which includes reading newspaper in the morning.


What were your strong and weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving your weak areas?

Strong area: Quant

Weak area: Verbal. Read a lot, a lot, a lot.


Any particular topic(s) in every section you would suggest that the students appearing this year should focus on?

Keep practicing and make it a habit of solving Quant.


What was your D-Day Strategy?

Focus on the merits on each question and play like Novak Djokovic.


How was your overall experience?

Preparing for MBA helped me a lot to improve myself, by becoming aware of the society and country I live in.


One Secret SUCCESS Mantra

Don’t ever think about the goal; rather follow the process of reaching that goal. Keep practicing.