Last year, N. Shiva Kumar, a newspaper vendor in Bangalore—the son of an illiterate mother and a truck driver—cracked CAT 2012 and went to the Indian institute of management, Calcutta, as a student.
This year, C. Prashanth, a construction labourer’s son in Mysore, who delivered The Times of India (surely, among other papers) has obtained the 255th rank in the scheduled tribe category.
“Prashanth said he couldn’t afford to buy a newspaper but while selling them, he managed to read them and that helped him gain knowledge crack the prestigious exam,” TOI quoted him as saying.
Newspaper tear: courtesy The Times of India
Also read: How to pass IAS: read newspapers, magazines—I
How to pass IAS: read newspapers & magazines—II
So how many journalists cracked CAT 2012?
Another substandard post by unqualified journo
Kudos to the boy! But I am pretty sure he didn’t read TOI to gain knowledge. May be some other newspapers he delivered 🙂