Finally got the chance to post TIME's analysis of an aimcat.. njoy
Well, with this the real CAT is the only surprise left, if you may call it that! About a Lakh and fifty thousand plus have applied to write this CAT and it promises to be the biggest ever till date.
Some general guide lines as far as CAT is concerned. Do not go to the exam with an expectation of a specific pattern for the paper. Remember that if four people guess that it is going to be a 2/3/4/5 section paper respectively, one of them will most probably be right. So there is no point speculating on a paper which is going to be in front of you in less than a week.
Two, not only not speculating the number of sections, it is advisable to steer clear of all talk on CAT for the next few days. There will be wild rumors doing the rounds. From as simple as, it is going to be a 3-section paper to that 'this time there is General Knowledge in the paper'! Neither of the two may be true or both could be true. You will not know till the paper is actually dished out on the D Day.
It is very unlikely that the IIMs will change the pattern too drastically and as Mr Viswanath had said on CNBC, there will certainly be changes, even if subtle, to earn the stamp as a CAT paper. And as can be understood by the entire process of selecting the students, the IIMs are not looking for people who are afraid of change or difficulty. They are looking for people with a mission, people who can steer the destiny of business in India. They are looking for people who can quickly adapt to the given situation and without even a whimper go on to crack the task at hand very methodically and systematically. There are no emotions involved while doing a CAT paper. It is the clinical precision of a surgeon that is required to crack CAT.
So friends, gear up for the best battle of your life yet. CAT is one exciting journey where the journey also matters as much as the end result. And the more you enjoy the journey without getting cowed down, the higher the chances of success.
As far as AIMCAT0519 goes, it is similar to AIMCAT0518 except that the difficulty level of QA was more and VA/RC was less. The DI had some surprises with the logic area again being easy. The cut-off will be again the range of 35 to 40 for an IIM call. This is not the time to worry about how difficult AIMCAT0519 was and how you performed in it. It is time to relax!
In fact, we strongly recommend that you should put behind the AIMCATs performance except for revising them and look forward to the 21st of November.
Please go through the final tips that have been given in the November issue of the magazine MBA Education & Careers.
WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST - FROM EVERYONE AT T.I.M.E.