Mumbai CAT Topper Overcomes Disabilities With 99.92 Percentile 

Mishra is diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a disorder which makes it hard for him to walk without braces.

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Vishesh Garg has always dreamt of pursuing an MBA degree and becoming a CEO.

Despite a genetic disorder, 23-year-old Mumbai-based Anand Rajkumar Mishra scored 99.92 percent in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 exam.

Mishra is diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a disorder which makes it difficult for him to walk without braces. He aspires to join any of the Indian Institute of Management colleges.

“I had joined coaching to crack IIT entrance exam but during that time I used to study books related to finance, billionaires, and biography of successful people. I started developing an interest in trading. However, I studied science as it was considered the right stream for meritorious students,” said Mishra, who studied B.Tech in project management.

Even though he had cracked the entrance exam by scoring 73 percentile, he was not satisfied with his performance and attempted for the exam again in 2020. He said he was determined to get admission in one of the IIMs to fulfill his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.


“I have studied a lot about alternative investments and realised that this field is underserved in India. There is a vacuum in this space which offers a great opportunity for new businesses,” he said.

“Last year, I had focused on bookish knowledge, and this year I focused on mock tests. I had registered for mocks for almost all top vendors. I appeared for over 100 mock tests and each time I analysed my performance and worked on my weak areas. I would recommend this practice style to every aspirant,” he added.

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