The 22-year-old AC mechanic’s son who got 99.78 percentile in the common admission test, is thrilled and “Wishes to contribute to society.” Razin Mansuri was offered a job with a package of Rs 6 lakhs after graduation, which he turned down as his dream was to earn an MBA from a reputed IIM. With a 99.78 percentile, he expects to secure admission to his desired institute.
In a tale of relentless sincerity and determination, Razin Mansuri, a 22-year-old son of an Air Conditioner (AC) Repairman in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, scored 99.78 percentile on the 2022 Common Admission Test (CAT) on his second attempt after scoring 96.2 percentile on the exam in 2021. This year, 2.22 lakh applicants took the CAT, with 35 per cent female and 65 per cent male, along with four transgender people.
In the results, 11 candidates — 10 of whom were engineers — obtained a perfect score (100 percentile), and only four girls made it to the top 55 list. The shortlisting of students is currently underway, and various Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) are announcing their prospective list for the next rounds.
His father, Irfan Mansuri earns an average of Rs 25,000 per month. Along with mother Sabiha and younger brother Rehan, the family of four reside in a single bedroom house in Juhapura.
Mansuri relied on scholarships to fund most of his schooling since his family’s financial situation was insufficient. He attended Ahmedabad University after finishing his education at CN Vidyalaya and received financial aid to pursue his engineering degree in Information Technology (IT) owing to good grades in Class 12th. While students his age went for jobs right after graduation, the 22-year-old took a different route.
He was offered a job with a salary package of ₹ 6 lakhs after graduation, which he declined as his goal was to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IIM Ahmedabad or Bangalore. Without any coaching, he took the CAT exam in 2021 and obtained 96.20 percentile. Unsatisfied with the result and rejecting IIM-Udaipur’s offer, he retook the test, this time securing a result of 99.78 percentile. This brings him closer to his dream of getting into IIM-A Or IIM-B.
Razin Mansuri enrolled in a coaching institute that charged him only half the price for his second attempt. Satish Kumar, the instructor who supervised his coaching, said it is an exceptional accomplishment given his family’s history and financial struggles. Kumar also expressed his confidence in Mansuri to excel in whichever IIM he wishes to go to. The 22-year-old wishes to give back to society after passing from IIM. He expressed his intent to help students like him to achieve their desired goal as well as bettering his family’s standard of living.
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