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1s ago 12.6k CAT Quant CAT

Official Quant Thread for CAT 2014!!

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

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  • @prate3k sir apka y-axis pe coordinate hai (0,p) , wahan .... 1s.

1s ago 2.7k CAT Verbal CAT

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...

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Bhai log code hai kisi ke paas to dedo...4/5 din aur wait krna padega aise! 

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Even i'm facing the same issue - I had registered with the correct DOB but upon form submission, the DOB has automatically changed. When I'm trying to call the CAT helpdesk #, it is constantly busy. Please help.

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  • Shreya, you need to carry proof of correct DOB alongwith .... 9m.
  • Same thing happened with me. Got through to helpdesk. the.... 5m.
Harshit Gupta @harshitguptaiit 1

We would like to inform you that if you had made any mistake in DOB then it will be consider at the time of interview or admission by showing respective proofs and documents.


Any idea if there are more such cases ?

shreya bisht @ShreyaB 2

I just submitted my CAT application with wrong DOB. Same thing that you guys described. tried calling on the helpline number and also dropped an email. What do I do ? 


Shreya, you need to carry proof of correct DOB alongwith other docs

during examination & interview and admission and it will be considered

Dhruv Juneja @dhruv_juneja203

Same thing happened with me. Got through to helpdesk. they say you have to carry the original documents with correct date of birth.

6m ago 50.8k CAT Quant CAT

Official Quant thread for CAT 2013

Hello all, As the CAT 2K12 come to a close, starting this thread for all the discussions of quant for CAT 2013. Here ...

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Let ABC be an equilateral triangle.Let P and S be points on AB and AC respectively,and let Q and R be points on BC such that PQRS is a rectangle.If PQ=√3PS and the area of PQRS is 28√3,what is the length of PC?

Also give the solution.

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I made the mistake of putting the wrong DoB and made the payment as well. I talked to the executive (3 times to confirm) and I was told that it's totally okay. Just have to carry the Original Document to prove.

Just call at 18002100151 to let them know.

  • Well, I registered twice and it showed the same error. Wh.... 17m.
  • @ Prins gupta : I too made the mistake of entering the wr.... 6m.
Ankit Tripathi @ankittripathi 166

Well, I registered twice and it showed the same error. What to do now ? I think I wasted 1600 Rupees by registering Twice.


@ Prins gupta : I too made the mistake of entering the wrong DOB. Are u sure that there wont be an any problem? i tried to call them and the portal is closed now.

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Hi Puys , 

Did any of you solve the 'randomness' passage . Qn 4 - What does Anne frank's book meant to prove ? Can anyone please explain why it is not the 3rd option , where it says Success depends mainly on chance  , as in the last para it is clearly mentioned that the book was very dull et al , and thus we can infer that being so vapid/insipid , the book goes on to sell 30m copies just as a matter of chance ? 

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  • The question is cleverly deceptive. 12m.
  • I know intuition has been talked about in the first few l.... 7m.
G P @sherlockk 235

The point discussed in the last paragraph is about how intuition fails in predicting the success of a book. Refer to first couple of sentences in the last paragraph. Success depends mainly on chance is absolutely right in absence of 4th option. But the idea author wants to convey is about intuition. So, option 4 is better

siddhant mohanty @siddhantm 591

I know intuition has been talked about in the first few lines of the 1st para , but , the did not sell as a matter of counter-intuition but , as a matter of chance is what I think ?

1. It is said that , rejection of books by publishing houses gives you an intuition that the book is not good - though it sells 30 m copies , thus we can't go by intuition.

2. Secondly , the book by Anne frank , has been rejected by publishing houses just because it is dull / banal . But still it goes on to sell 30 m copies . This can happen only by matter of chance. 

The only point to reject option D can be - it is an inference and not mentioned in the passage , but still if any other better explanation ?

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Hi All, I have 7yrs of software exp in Finance domain, looking for distance MBA..Could some suggest me which institute is good for distance MBA?

14m ago 545 CAT MICA, Ahmedabad

MICA Ahmedabad: Official Discussion Forum (MICAT - 2015)

Hello Everyone, It gives us immense pleasure to kick-start another season of admissions for the 2 year PGDM (C) progr...

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as far as I have observed, a 90%ile and above in cat/xat plays a significant role in getting selected at MICA, if  u say that there is no weightage given to these exams then why is it so that people I saw and had an interaction with, wrote shit in the paper of creative writing in MICAT 2014, and they were selected

  • I sincerely think and hope its not true. 26m.
  • well yes it is,bcz one needs to have a %ile above 90 in c.... 14m.
Mayuri Mn @nidhitoke86 1

well yes it is,bcz one needs to have a %ile above 90 in cat to qualify MICAT,even T.I.M.E. mentions it

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Hi,I have decided to use the CAT prescribed format of caste certificate.In that there are 2 pages right , we need to get the Attestation from the concerned officer only on the first page or also on the 2nd page ? And as a safety precaution , is it ok to scan the original certificate also and send it ? Thanks

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  • @hankmoody will it be a problem if we forgot to self atte.... 4h.
  • if you've made the payment.......i think there should not.... 17m.
hank moody @hankmoody 28

i read somewhere on the cat site that you can submit your original certificate hindi/english if its in the same format that is given on the site.(its only one page that you have to get attested...the first one


Eh Mario @gamefrk 1

@hankmoody will it be a problem if we forgot to self attest our certificate? I uploaded a scanned copy of my certificate which is already in the prescribed format. The signature & official stamp seal of the magistrate is clearly visible in the scanned copy..

hank moody @hankmoody 28

if you've made the payment.......i think there should not be any problem....if you haven't made the payment ..better upload the attested document.

18m ago 25 CAT SP Jain, Mumbai

[OFFICIAL] SPJIMR 2-Year PGDM Admissions 2015-2017

Welcome to the Official thread for S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Admissions 2015-2017 for ...

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Hello. @The_Statesman @Messerschmitt My profile is this: I am yet to take the GMAT but I am averaging a score of 690 on practice tests. I have very good acads (90%+ in 10th and 12th) and a CGPA of 8.3. I am currently in my final year of B.E. Computer Science. Extra-curricular: I have a technology-blog where I have written over 50 articles and done SEO and have made $500 via affiliate commissions. I am a freelance writer on and have made $600 writing articles there (does this count as work experience? ). I have also written a Kindle e-book (100 pages) which has made around 100 sales on the Amazon store. 

Would you say that I am likely to be selected since my profile is quite versatile and acads are good too?

  • Also no major academic achievements or adversities faced .... 18m.

Also no major academic achievements or adversities faced in life to speak of (just a regular dude).

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I  am not getting any link on my SHP.

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MC1510N OA 182 QADI-79 VALR-103. Need a frame of reference, others please take this MC and post.

25m ago 1.1k CAT Quant CAT

Time speed, work, Alligations and mixtures problems

Questions on time speed distance. 1\\. Trains are moving from A to B and B to A at regular interval of 1hr. They comp...

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Escalator problem
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  • have u written solu or question?. 04 Aug.
  • where can i find escalator concepts bacis. 25m.
Sanjeet Kumar @sanjeetkumar 965
@dipon let be speed of Escalator be E, and that of Shyam and Vyom be S and V respectively
from the question, V= 2/3S
time taken by Shyam to cover 25 steps = T, then time taken by Vyom to cover 20 steps be 6/5T
since distance covered will be same in both the cases
T(E+S)= 6/5(E+V)
E+S= 6/5(E+ 2/3S)
on solving we get E=S
hence Speed of Escalator will be same as Shyam
so if Shyam has taken 25 steps, Escalator will also take 25 steps
total steps covered =25+25= 50
if the escalator is not moving, there will be 50 steps to cover. @gauravinflames @Surya_1611 @
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GAve simcat 102 (Take-Home)   140 minutes duration and 60 questions .

QA = 49

VA= 58

OA = 107 (99.92%ile) with 90%accuracy (  :)  )

Pls post ur scores too if u have taken this one 

34m ago 2.2k CAT Verbal CAT

Grammar and English Usage

A. At a time when there is so much revulsion towards corruption in all walks of life, Sachin seeking to subvert the l...

35m ago 222 CAT Quant CAT

[Official] LR-DI Thread for CAT 2014

Hi, Puys CAT 2013 is finally over. Lets start the Preparation for CAT 2014. :grin: Please use this thread for all kin...

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  • yes it is d.....btw can u say how u got a option? 4th fro.... 4h.
  • I get it as option C only. The arrangement is this (from .... 35m.
Ganpath @ganapathy.1989 54

yes it is d.....btw can u say how u got a option? 4th from right end is civic?

Gayathri Keerthana @Gayathri.Keerthana

I get it as option C only. The arrangement is this (from left to right):

Duster, Beat, Civic, Wagon R, Swift, Alto, Carolla, Xylo

36m ago 1.6k FMS Delhi CAT

[Official] [2014-16] FMS Delhi: Aspirants Admissions Discussion

Hi All, Welcome to the official discussion forum of FMS Delhi 2014-16 discussions. The Red Building of dreams as we a...

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Hello!Are people with workex preferred over freshers ?

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  • For fms ..nothing can help u more than a high CAT score...... 9h.
  • @jay3421 true....very true. 36m.
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IMI Bhubaneswar announces admissions for PGDM 2015-17

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