When I clicked on the ‘get result’ button of the CAT result, I was not prepared for what was coming my way. For the last 5 mock tests, I had been scoring amongst the top 50 in the IMS All India mock CAT tests. “99.3 percentile”, the screen read. “F*** it”, I vented out my frustration. IIM A, B and C – my top choices – were out of question with this percentile. I spent the next 15 days in silence, frustration and depression. I turned down the final admission offers from IIM K and I.

Finally, I chose to come More >