Prathamesh Gawade

Prathamesh GawadePrathamesh Gawade

CATKing Andheri – IIM Rohtak, SPJain, NMIMS Mumbai (Calls)


Secret SUCCESS Mantra:

Practice and hard work! Smart work! Focus on your strengths!


Which exams did you appear for?

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


What is your score in the exam?

NMAT: 215, CAT: 96.78%tile, XAT: 85%tile


What all Colleges Interview Calls Have you received?

IIM Rohtak, SPJain, NMIMS Mumbai


Since when did you start preparing?

I started preparing since mid of August 2016.


How did you prepare for each section of the exam?

I concentrated on Verbal which is my weakness. Consistently practiced LR puzzles.

Practiced Quant questions and focused on my strength: Arithmetic and Numbers


How many mock exams did you give?

I gave 11 mocks.


How many hours did you invest in studying per day?

I studied for 3 – 4 hours each day.


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

Verbal was my weak area. Solve as many Reading Comprehensions as you can.


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

Practice a lot of Reading Comprehensions.

Practice DI and LR sets.

Work on speed on Quant.


What was your D-Day Strategy?

De-stress! Believe in yourself. Keep thinking about your strategy once the exam starts.


How was your overall experience?

It was a great experience. The exam is testing your aptitude and I took it as a challenge to prove myself.


One Secret SUCCESS Mantra

Practice and hard work!

Smart work!

Focus on your strengths!