98.53

98.53??

Yep, that's my CAT percentile.
How do I feel?

To appreciate my feelings at this, I need to take you through a bit of history.

It all started in November, 2007 when I took one of the worst decisions of my life. The decision was to appear for CAT, 08. So I enrolled myself for a course by paying a ridiculously hefty amount to an institute. Classes started by mid-January.

By mid-February, the bubble had burst. I had lost steam. I felt I was better as a technical guy than a manager. However I continued till april when I finally decided to stop.

By stopping, I mean I stopped going for classes, stopped taking the mock tests and lost all the booklets that they gave me. Within a month I had leased away the main material to some guy. Nice bit of social work, eh?
What were my expectations from CAT' 08? Frankly judging by the amount of labor put in, I was expecting a 70 something percentile. So, I hardly thought twice when a friend told me this morning that the D day was here.

And then I got the shock of my life. 98.53? The first and only reaction was- Only if I had put in some labor. Not much, maybe 30 hours in all? At least appear for the mock tests! It's so frustrating. Messing up my career just because of this abnormal laziness. And that this isn't been the first time is even more heartbreaking.

And guess what, I haven't applied for any college. If you don't believe my score, you are welcome to check the results at results.catiim.in. The Tr No is 6610076 and the form No is 109007.

Well, sigh....

4 comments:

Richa said...

u have put this post here on;ly to burn my heart i m sure of this :P

Alok said...

The score means much more than the fact that you are eligible for studies at IIMs.

Peek inside yourself and look at the moment when you decided that you were better as "a technical guy than a manager," and trust your own instinct rather than an exam score.

Mahul Bhattacharya said...

@ Richa:

Trust me, that isn't the case.I wrote this out of sheer frustration.

Mahul Bhattacharya said...

@ Alok:

U got me wrong. I still feel that I'm better as technical guy. It's just the difference between getting selected and getting rejected that makes all the difference.