Twenty-year-old Kumar Sai Vishnu, a recent graduate in BSc Statistics from a Visakhapatnam-based private college, stands out among the top performers in the CAT 2023 exam. Out of the 14 students achieving a perfect 100 percentile, only three hail from non-engineering backgrounds, with Sai Vishnu proudly being one of them.
Unlike many CAT toppers who opt for coaching classes, Sai Vishnu pursued a unique path. He began preparing for the Indian Institute of Management entrance exam in July 2022 without any coaching. Starting with reviewing previous years’ question papers, he secured a commendable 95.6 percentile in CAT 2022.
With a consistent approach, Sai Vishnu replicated his strategy for CAT 2023, achieving a perfect 100 percentile. Confident of his performance, he aspires to secure admission in top IIMs such as Ahmedabad, Bangalore, or Calcutta.
In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Sai Vishnu credited his success to his family’s support in allowing him to follow his dreams. He emphasized his daily routine of reading an article related to CAT syllabus topics online and spending 3 to 4 quality hours in study sessions. Vishnu stressed the significance of continuous upskilling, not just for exam success but to enhance intelligence quotient.
For the verbal ability and reading comprehension sections, he relied on reading online articles and journals regularly. Interestingly, Vishnu’s sister is pursuing studies at IIM Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh, introducing him to the CAT examination.
Discussing his future aspirations, Sai Vishnu expressed an interest in starting a venture that provides job opportunities. He acknowledged life’s unpredictability, focusing on enjoying the journey while standing at the beginning of his career path. With determination and a holistic perspective, Vishnu aims to make a meaningful contribution while embracing the present journey.