At 17, Telangana’s Samhitha Kasibhatta is the youngest person ever to crack Common Admission Test (CAT), which is India’s premier management entrance exam. She cracked the highly competitive entrance test with 95.95 percentile in her very first attempt at a time when candidates much older need multiple attempts to clear the test.
But that’s just one of her many achievements.
At the age of 3, she could name capitals and identify flags of 200 countries. At the age of 5, former President APJ Abdul Kalam noticed her 16-page write-up on the solar system. When she was 9 years old, she asked politicians to stop calling for bandhs. She even wrote to former PM Manmohan Singh, suggesting measures on how to improve the Indian economy. At 11, she became the youngest student in Telangana to pass Class 10 exams and became the first Indian to pass Class 10 with 8.8 GPA.
Her parents approached the state government to allow her to pursue B.Tech. So, at 16, she became the youngest female engineer of Telangana, graduating among the top of her batch at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology. She even cleared a job interview but couldn’t get selected because of her age.
Next up, the young prodigy hopes to clear Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program Level-1 exams.