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50s ago 11.6k CAT Quant

Official Quant Thread for CAT 2014!!

This is the Official CAT 2014 Quantitative preparation group. Solve questions & discuss answers/solutions shortcuts &...

How many 3 digit palindrome are divisible by 13 .

(121 is a palindrome)

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  • 100x +10y +x Possible for 2 case 101*x + 10*y/13 rem =.... 11m.
  • yes ..6. 50s.
Rajan Jain @robin_jain619 23

100x +10y +x

Possible for 2 case

101*x + 10*y/13 rem = 0

10*x + 10*y/13 rem=0

10(x +y)/13 x=7 y=6, x=6 y=7, x=8 y=5 ,x=5 y=8, x=9 y=4, x=4 y=9,

100x +10x +x

or 111 * x /rem=0 not possible in 3digits

total =6

2m ago 109

The PaGaLGuY UnderDogs Team 2014

Do you love taking up the challenge where you are considered as a person who cannot achieve the pinnacle easily but t...

As the DT 2014 is declared, let me present UDT 2014. The Spirit of "Never say die attitude" is oozing out of UDT 2014 and I am sure every one of them will do justice to their talent. 

Here it goes (In no particular order):

@jay3421  - Kaptain Saheb

@prate3k   - Sub Kaptain Saheb














Now the thread is all yours and I hope every body will be active and discuss and achieve for 100%tile, 99.9X%tile is not good enough !!

All the best.

P.S. Thanks for the nomination and I guess I struggled the most this year compared to the last 2 years. Whoever couldn't make through, I know you guys have loads of talent and you don't believe in giving up, but I can select only 15 team members. I will expect you puys and pirls to be part of the discussion and benefit from the thread.

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  • I feel @jay3421 will be a very good captain. The guy is a.... 9m.
  • Abhishek Harlalka @harlalka2610 where are we supposed to.... 2m.
Htnameh Pharoah @hemanth03 98

I feel @jay3421 will be a very good captain. The guy is a motivating character. I've seen him boost up the confidence of a lot of people, me included

Sumit 92 @jamesbond77 30

Abhishek Harlalka @harlalka2610  where are we supposed to put up our names, profiles, strenghths etc.

8m ago 2.4k CAT Verbal

Official verbal ability thread for CAT 2014

Amidst IIFT,NMAT and other exams preparation we have come so far and near to CAT 2014. Not so many Days (Literally) f...

The further [A]/farther [B] he pushed himself, the more disillusioned he grew.

For the crowds it was more of a historical [A]/historic [B] event; for their leader, it was just another day.

The old man has a healthy distrust [A]/mistrust [B] for all new technology.

This film is based on a real [A]/true [B] story.

One suspects that the compliment [A]/complement [B] was backhanded.

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9m ago 462

[OFFICIAL] IMS SIMCAT scores and Discussion for the entire 2014-15 season !!!

Dear Puys & Pirls, Use this thread for scores and discussion for all the IMS SIMCATs!! It will serve as a repository ...

Lol, is there time to give simcat now? 

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  • Invading Poland, probably. (75th anniversary hai :grin: ). 28m.
  • LOL, i wrote section 1 and slept.. 9m.

11m ago 66

The PaGaLGuY Dream Team 2014

*THE PaGaLGUY Dream Team !!!!!* Most of us joined this place with *one dream*, the dream that we live every moment. W...

Sorry for the extreme delays in the selections, but here's the PaGalGuY Dream Team 2014:

Captain: @Burgundy 

VC: @christianbale 

All other members in alphabetical order:














You guys take over now. This thread is all yours.

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  • Nikhil Singh @nix2919 bhai nikhil congrats be.....!. 11m.
  • ATB everybody. Show us why you are all called dream team.. 11m.

12m ago 28

B SCHOOL Exam /Notification for the Batch OF 2015-17 &2015-16

# CAT 2014: Important dates MBA aspirants will have to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) for the session 2014 on e...

HI... Are you guys able to edit the info in cat 2014 application form? I have made a mistake in filling it but I am not able to edit.. the option just doesn't show up on the top.....

  • One can edit the form unless submitted.. 12m.

18m ago 63

[2014] Mock Score Repository

Hi All, With new season about to kick off and coachings rolling out the mock test series for another journey to covet...

Sayan Saha


PM 1- QA-96.52 VA-97 OA-98.52

PM 2- QA-99.64 VA-89.3 OA-98.66

PM 3- QA-95.86 VA-82.31 OA-93.33

PM 5- QA-94 VA-99.43 OA-99.16

PM 6- QA-97.75 VA-99.57 OA-99.57

PM 7- QA-98.03 VA-98.01 OA-99.05

NEW PM 1- QA-97.7 VA-93.18 OA-98.1 AIR-128

NEW PM 3- QA-98.08 VA-93.46 OA-98.37 AIR-91

NEW PM 5- QA- 88.8 VA- 99.36 OA- 98.44 AIR- 88


AIMCAT 1520- QA-98.52 VA- 99.01 OA- 99.62 AIR-38

AIMCAT 1519- QA-99.46 VA-99.66 OA- 99.83 AIR-26

AIMCAT 1518- QA-97.28 VA-94.95 OA-98.06 AIR-251


AIMCAT 1515- QA- 99.69 VA- 99.48 OA- 99.92 AIR- 12 (Yeaaah... M peaking!!!!)

AIMCAT 1513- QA- 99.51 VA- 99.95 OA- 99.95 AIR- 8 Best ever performance....


BULL CAT 01- QA-96.39 VA-96.84 OA-98.29 AIR-19

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  • haha .. wo din bhi dur nhi .. :thumbsup:. 19m.
  • I hope so bro..... 18m.

38m ago 48

Invictus -> the only Official study group for CAT 2014 retakers - Target 2014 \m/

What is it ? A study group by CAT veterans (and 2014 retakers :P) to keep us focused and motivated throughout. All us...

Any aspirant requiring previous 2013 year's AIMCAT papers or CL PROCKMOCK papers, inbox me, I have it available
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  • plz mail it to me on 11h.
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38m ago 314 CAT Verbal

Parajumbles for CAT 2014

Puys, Please carry on all Parajumbles related discussions in this thread. :smiley: This thread is exclusively dedicat...

The following statements when arranged in the correct order form a coherent paragraph. Find the correct ordering

A) No man need envy another his good fortune too bitterly
B) Good fortune has wasted as many men as it has assisted
C) Had achievement come less easily to him, he might have been a greater man
D) On the whole, then, the common-sense attitude to life is, not to deplore one's limitations, but to make the best of them
E) George Wyndham was one of the most fortunate men of his time--strong, handsome, an athlete, an orator, a statesman, a writer with a sense of style, popular, rich, and with nine out of ten of the attributes that we envy most

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51m ago 18.6k General Knowledge

General Knowledge

Welcome to the largest General Knowledge Discussion in the world. With 18,000 questions and counting. Also over 18.4K...

Top Gold Medalist in Olympics

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What %ile Do I need in CAT to secure a seat in IIMs while I have 42 months of working experience. Is it going to be a show stopper anyways?

Thanks a lot Puys,

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  • Didn't get u.. 21 Aug.
  • your percentile is show stopper. selection depends on aca.... 51m.
kritika upadhyay @krittikau 11

your percentile is show stopper. selection depends on acads, if you have more than 90 percent throughout then you can expect iim call at 97-98 percentile. Work experience is considered after PI i.e during final selections 


Since Second World War, the nation state has been regarded with approval by every political system and every ideology. In the name of modernization in the West, of socialism in the Eastern Bloc, and of the development in the Third World, it was expected to guarantee the happiness of individuals as citizens and of people as societies. However, the state today appears to have broken down in many parts of the world. It has failed to guarantee either security or social justice, and has been unable to prevent either international wars or civil wars. Distributed by the claims of communities within it, the nation state tries to repress their demands and to proclaim itself as the only guarantor of security of all. In the name of national unity, territorial integrity, equality of all its citizens and non-partisan secularism, the state can use its powerful resources to reject the demands of the communities; it may even go so far as genocide to ensure that order prevails. As one observes the awakening of communities in different parts of the world, one cannot ignore the context in which identity issues arise. It is no longer a context of sealed frontiers and isolated regions but is one of the integrated global systems. In a reaction to this trend towards globalization, individuals and communities everywhere are voicing their desire to exist, to use their power of creation and to play an active part in national and international life. There are two ways in which the current upsurge in demands for the recognition of identities can be looked at. On the positive side, the efforts by certain population groups to assert their identity can be regarded as a 'liberation movements' , challenging oppression and injustice. What these groups are doing €" proclaiming that they are different, rediscovering the roots of their culture or strengthening group solidarity €" may accordingly be seen as legitimate attempts to escape from their state of subjugation and enjoy a certain measure of dignity. On the downside, however, militant action for recognition tends to make such groups more deeply entrenched in their attitude and to make their cultural compartments even more watertight. The assertion of identity then starts turning into self-absorption and isolation, and is liable to slide into intolerance of others and towards ideas of "ethnic cleansing", xenophobia and violence. Whereas continuous variations among people prevent drawing of clear dividing lines between the groups, those militating for recognition of their group's identity arbitrarily choose a limited number of criteria such as religion, language, skin colour, and place of origin so that their members recognize themselves primarily in terms of the labels attached to the group whose existence is being asserted . This distinction between the group in question and other groups is established by simplifying the feature selected. Simplification also works by transforming groups into essences, abstractions endowed with the capacity to remain unchanged through time. In some cases, people actually act as though the group has remained unchanged and talk, for example, about the history of nations and communities as if these entities survived for centuries without changing, with the same ways of acting and thinking, the same desires, anxieties, and aspirations. Paradoxically, precisely because identity represents a simplifying fiction, creating uniform groups out of disparate people, that identity performs a cognitive function. It enables us to put names to ourselves and others, form some idea of who we are and who others are, and ascertain the place we occupy along with the others in the world and society. The current upsurge to assert the identity of groups can thus be partly explained by the cognitive function performed by identity. However, that said, people would not go along as they do, often in large numbers, with the propositions put to them, in spite of the sacrifices they entail, if there was not a very strong feeling of need for identity, a need to take stock of things and know "who we are", "where we come from" and "where we are going". Identity is thus a necessity in a constantly changing world, but it can also be a potent source of violence and disruption. How can these two contradictory aspects of identity be reconciled? First, we must bear the arbitrary nature of identity categories in mind, not with a view to eliminating all forms of identification €" which would be unrealistic since identity is a cognitive necessity €" but simply to remind ourselves that each of us has several identities at the same time. Second, since tears of nostalgia are being shed over the past, we recognize that culture is constantly being recreated by cobbling together fresh and original elements and counter-cultures. There are in our own country a large number of syncretic cults wherein modern elements are blended with traditional values or people of different communities venerate saints or divinities of particular faiths. Such cults and movements are characterized by a continual inflow and outflow of members which prevent them from taking on a self-perpetuating existence of their own and hold our hope for the future, indeed, perhaps for the only possible future. Finally, the nation state must respond to the identity urges of its constituent communities and to their legitimate quest for security and social justice. It must do so by inventing what the French philosopher and sociologist, Raymond Aron, called "peace through law". That would guarantee justice both to the state as a whole and its parts, and respect the claims of both reason and emotions. The problem is one of reconciling nationalist demands with exercise of democracy.


1. According to the author, happiness of individuals was expected to be guaranteed in the name of
(A) development in the Third World.
(B) socialism in the Third World.
(C) development in the West.
(D) modernization in the Eastern Bloc.
(E) -----

2. Demands for recognition of identities can be viewed
(A) positively and negatively.
(B) as liberation movements and militant action.
(C) as efforts to rediscover cultural roots which can slide towards intolerance of others.
(D) All of the above
(E) -----

3. Going by the author €s exposition of the nature of identity, which of the following statements is untrue?
(A) Identity represents creating uniform groups out of disparate people.
(B) Identity is a necessity in the changing world.
(C) Identity is a cognitive necessity.
(D) None of the above
(E) -----

4. According to the author, the nation state
(A) has fulfilled its potential.
(B) is willing to do anything to preserve order.
(C) generates security for all its citizens.
(D) has been a major force in preventing civil and international wars.
(E) -----

5. Which of the following views of the nation state cannot be attributed to the author?
(A) It has not guaranteed peace and security.
(B) It may go as far as genocide for self-preservation.
(C) It represents the demands of communities within it.
(D) It is unable to prevent international wars.
(E) -----

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  • Q1 I was thinking about A but then thought that its only .... 53m.

1h ago 2.7k CAT Verbal

Sentence Correction, Fill in the blanks, Vocabulary

Choose the option in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate.In each question, the word at the top ...

Its conventional three-movement plan was executed with remarkable assurance and ________.

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1h ago 44

SC/ST & PH students queries and discussion for CAT 2014 & other Exams

Hi all, There was no new thread for 2014, so this is a new thread (created previously by smokeMBA) In continuation of...

Hi Puys,

I would like to share some info regarding CAT 2014 registration.

a) Please make sure that the Caste Certi that u upload is in either English or Hindi. If not, then download the SC/ST caste certificate from the CAT website and get that attested by any of the officials mentioned in the second sheet of the downloaded copy. U can fill he details like ur name, caste etc. with ur hand, need not be typed.

b) Make sure that ur Caste certi is SELF-ATTESTED. If not, u will be required to register again.(I had to do this:(....)

c) If it is the student who makes mistake while registering, then they will not reimburse the amount and u will have to register again.

d) After u have registered and made the payment successfully, plz call up the Cat helpline number(1800 210 0151) to ensure that ur application and Caste certi are valid.( U need to do this coz they will not notify you that ur caste certi is invalid. U need to call them up to find out abt it)

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  • Yeah.. U can use ur scanned copy of caste certi whic.... 1h.
  • Thanks are doing nice job..... 1h.
rohit rohitdhanrajgir @rohitdhan 41

bro how to do self attest...should i write self attested in the corner of the certi with date and my signature and take its scanned copy and upload

Sumana RB @Sumana08 10

Take a photocopy of ur caste certificate. At the bottom right corner of it, put ur signature and upload it.. No need to write "self-attested". No need to even mention the date. Just the signature will do.. 

abhishek mayank @abhimay 8

hey @Sumana08 i want to just confirm is it necessary to upload caste certificate as the prescribed format by CAT?Can i upload scanned copy of my original caste certi which is in hindi??

Sumana RB @Sumana08 10

Yeah.. U can use ur scanned copy of caste certi which is self-attested if it is in hindi

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