Chirag Gupta, the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 topper from Ahmedabad has miraculously aced the management exam through online learning and minus any books or notes. He is a final year research student of the BS-MS course at the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune.
A semester project on water poverty made him delve into the issue comprehensively and research on the subject of water crisis which is not paid much attention. Though he cleared the IIT JEE Advanced too, but his interest in the research field impelled him to join IISER. Being an average student in academics and an avid chess player, he cleared exams for the top technical institutes through continuous efforts.
For his CAT 2021 preparations, he completely relied on online learning material and YouTube videos. His preparation strategy did not include studying from any books or handwritten notes. He managed to get 100 percentile in a short duration of a few months by solving 4 to 5 mock tests every week and self-studying with dedicated efforts.