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1m ago 19k General Knowledge CAT

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

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Name the only country in the world where the law prevents airlines from charging for excess baggage .

88 people answered this question.
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All plants have chlorophyll.

All plants have leaves.

Some leaves have chlorophyll.

Is this a valid syllogism? With explanation reply-

25 people answered this question.
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5m ago 14.2k 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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What is the product of all values of x which satisfy the equation x-8x^(2/3)+19x^(1/3)-6=6?

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All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be. 
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5m ago 2.4k CAT

SC/ST & PH students queries and discussion for CAT 2013 & other Exams

Hi all, There was no new thread for 2013, so this is a new thread (created previously by smokeMBA) In continuation of...

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Aiming for CAT'14. PH category, but certificate from a renowned Private Hospital.

10th - 90%

12th - 95%

UG - 81%

What are the chances for me to get into any of the good colleges in India?

Please share your suggestions.

  • LV,SH,Other???. 5m.
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okay this one's gonna be a bit lengthy but you would sense the desperation in this. most of my posts go unnoticed/ignored/shunned and if it is a spam, deep apologies too but, I NEED HELP

i have my univ exams from the 3rd of november till  the 12th

effectively i have 9 days(216 hours 13th 00 hours to 21st midnight) to REVISE for CAT(22nd) plus IIFT(23rd november) :/ i will start preparing for the boards from tuesday(trust me i don't know shit of my college exams) so would not be able to focus on CAT throughout.

would you guys pleaseeeeeeee help me and suggest as to what should i do in those 9 days that i have? i haven't looked up the past papers of both(CAT IIFT). have a lot many test papers and handouts from  TIME left to be solved apart from AIMs. even the free mocks for IIFT from here and there. have around 15 MC CRTs left. which to give priority to?  i can sacrifice my sleep also to manage

i would have posted this in the DT but i believe  this team is no less ;) 


any unsolicited comments would also be entertained but pls help

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  • I don't like most of his films but I'd day Govinda has hi.... 17m.
  • @sawanbaing Yes I was only talking about Govinda+David Dh.... 10m.

believe in yourself,it can be the toughest at times! CAT first attempt.

Ankita @sawanbaing 58

I don't like most of his films but I'd day Govinda has his own screwball charm which can make the movie work for some. He comes across as cute in a 'ah, what a buffoon' way. :-) 

Nikhar Mattu @Dark_Passenger 1.0 k

@sawanbaing Yes I was only talking about Govinda+David Dhawan films, I guess the pair is so embedded in my mind that now whenever I hear someone say a David Dhawan film, immediately Govinda comes to mind. Yes Govinda is a buffoon, arguably Bollywood's funniest buffoon ever!

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We have tried to compile all the general queries asked by fellow puys and solutions

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16m ago 671 CAT

CAT 2014 registration!

Has anyone registered for CAT 2014 which is supposed to begin today. Plz post your experience...

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Dates for CAT 2014 came out yesterday (out of 16th and 22nd Nov).....Is it possible to get my date changed by any means in case its highly impossible for me to give the exam on the allotted date??

  • guess you cant change it.. call them up if needed... 16m.
Ankita Bora @ankitabora

guess you cant change it.. call them up if needed..

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16 NOVEMBER , 3PM  ...1st preferred location

best part was,... i was pinning for this day and this particular slot.. and got it (happy)  

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  • The answer was, and I quote here, "It will not be fair to.... 23m.
Be Phenomenal OR Be Forgotten @ashishsingh_courage 319

The answer was, and I quote here, "It will not be fair to you as the classes have already started". Like Hell   Only a week classes were over.  No use but thinking about it now. Just need to be ready for the next round  

24m ago 548 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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Is there any negative marking in MICAT ?

  • Yes. 1/4th per question. Choose wisely, attempt correctly.. 24m.
Ehtesham Arshad @eht.arshad 37

Yes. 1/4th per question. Choose wisely, attempt correctly.

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qa 36/35 104

Va 24/22 64

Oa 60/59 168

99.2 .. hell man.. Such a tough paper and still only 99.27.. i mean those di's were really time consuming and almost everyone is getting 100 in va.. has cl gone haywire or am i screwing this...!!

  • don't worry.I screwed it too.:P. 11h.
  • Bhai it will get you 99.9+ in cat, don't worry too much, .... 27m.
Nikhar Mattu @Dark_Passenger 1.0 k

Bhai it will get you 99.9+ in cat, don't worry too much, the number of CL's test takers has surely fallen and

OA 60/57 *

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Bull 10 -

QA  27C/36A = 72

VA 27C/36A =72

OA 54C/72A =144 ( An easy paper but accuracy gone for a toss) !

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In LR questions sometimes there is a condition like: the person from delhi and the one who works at XYZ travel by car. So does a case exist that these 2 are the same person?

If the verb used is "travels" then it is understood but when it is like I have mentioned so does that case exist where they are the same person?

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There is a sheet of paper. 'A' tears the sheet into 10 pieces. Then, 'B' picks up at least one of the torn pieces and tears each of them into 10 pieces. Similarly, 'C' does the same what B did. Which of the following cannot be the number of pieces at the end?

In this question in the paper, I used the digital sum method (was trying to eliminate options), since I knew that all the correct pieces would give the digital sum same...thankfully got it right

Just wanted to validate if this approach is fine and can be used for similar questions? @christianbale @shashwatdgr8  your views?

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It ain't over till I say it is over!
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In trapezium ABCD AB and CD are the parallel sides.The diagonals AC and BD intersect at X. The ratio of the area of triangle AXB to the area of triangle CXD is 25:49. Find the ratio of the area of triangle AXD and the area of trapezium ABCD.

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meowmeow @abdulbasit 13

u can take any. the given 2 triangles have same angle (vertically opposite) and the next 2 angles are supplementary..

@Batman21 3

If the trapezium is divided into four triangles by its diagonals AC and BD, intersecting at O, then the area of AOD is equal to that of BOC, and the product of the areas of AOD and BOC is equal to that of AOB and COD. The ratio of the areas of each pair of adjacent triangles is the same as that between the lengths of the parallel sides. (35/144)

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hi guys, can any ifmr pass out or anyone who knows plzz help me with th actual percentage placement in pgdm course and average salary package offered??


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  • thanx a lot Somdeb. That was really helpful :smiley:. 1h.
  • Will u plzz assist me in, if the real avg package offered.... 1h.
Somdeb Chanda @tcpx007

Aamir, IFMR always had 100% placement record since inception!! for last year as well there hasnt been an exception!! this year the placement season has started from september....n placement has been going good... you can find the last year's placement report here:  

Please get back to me for any further queries!!

Aamir Ahmad @aamir.trender

Will u plzz assist me in, if the real avg package offered to students hovers around 5L p.a? And when is the last day of form submission for IFMR?? 

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What is the weightage of cat score this time ?

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1h ago 951 CAT NITIE, Mumbai

[2014- 2016] Official Thread for NITIE Admission Queries

Hi All, NITIE, Mumbai announces Admission to its Management Programs: 1\\. PGDIM 2\\. PGDISEM _[Edit after GD-PI Shor...

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Hi All,

NITIE, Mumbai announces Admission to its Management Programs:



[Edit after GD-PI Shortlist]

Please carry on GD-PI related discussion on this thread :

FB group for GD-PI call getters:

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should have Engineering/Technology graduation in any branch with aggregate 60% marks (relaxable by 5% in case of SC/ST/PD candidates)

The official admission notification can be found here:

All applicants are expected to write CAT 2013 exam as only CAT Score is accepted for admissions.

Important Dates:

Issue of brochure/ submission of online application begins: October 14, 2013

Last date for submission of online applications: December 17, 2013

Last Date of receiving hard copy of Summary Sheet by Post: January 6, 2014

Last Date for entering CAT score: 10 days after the CAT result is declared

College website:

Link to admission Portal:

No. of seats go as:

PGDIM: 274

PGDISEM - 39 seats (including 15 seats for ISP candidates)

Reservations applicable as per Govt. norms.

Please shoot your admission related queries here and we will be more than happy to answer them to the best of our capabilities.

You can tag @MonkeyBusiness , @swagat.sid or @sim-ba for any query. Tag @megha_pant for all PGDISEM related queries.

Also you can join this FB group: (NITIE 2014-16 Aspirant Helpdesk):

Application Fee: Rs. 1000 only (Rs 500 in case of SC/ST/PD candidates).

Interested candidates should register separately for each programme i.e. PGDIM/ PGDISEM

Get the flavor of Life @ NITIE:

List of documents to be sent by post while applying:

You need to take the print-out of the 'Summary Sheet' that will get generated once you complete filling the form.The sheet duly signed and affixed with a photograph has to be sent by post along with the photocopies of the following documents :

1. Bank Challan (in original) or Transaction Id (for I-collect) receipt whichever is applicable
2. Category Certificate (For SC/ST/OBC-Non Creamy Layer Candidates)
3. Physical Disability Certificate (If Applicable)
4. Three passport size self signed photographs
5. Two self addressed adhesive stickers (size: 3.5 cm x 7.5 cm)
6. Sponsorship Form (For Sponsored Candidates Only)
7. CGPA conversion formula of the University/Institute (If applicable)
Note : Mention your SUMMARY SHEET Number on the front of the bank Challan.

NITIE application fee payment instructions for SBI i-collect

1. Users have to log in by choosing the 'Personal Banking' link on
2. Click the link 'i-collect' under the tab 'Payments/Transfers'.
3. Select 'Make Payment'.
4. Tick Check Box for having agreed to the Disclaimer clause.
5. In “State of Corporate/Institution” select 'Maharashtra' from the dropdown menu.

6. In “Type of Corporate/Institution” select 'Educational Institutions' from the drop-down menu.
7. In the next dropdown menu select 'NITIE fee collection account'.
8. Select the appropriate Payment Category.
9. From here on, enter your appropriate details and follow the on-screen instructions.
10. Save the generated receipt and note the i-collect transaction id. This is to be entered in your application form.

All the best to those who are aiming to get into one of the most coveted B-Schools.


Team IMPACT (2013-2015 Batch)

Branding and Aspirant Relations Committee, NITIE

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Retired Adcom || Team IMPACT || NITIE 2013-15 || Life At NITIE: 
ankita verma @ankita2610 8
m a cs engg... they might ask coding from me of my final year project ???.... what all are the key things I must mention while describing about my project ???... have my gd-pi tomorw ....
Praveen P @ethanhunt1230 168
No coding whatsoever. But u may be asked abt concepts u learned during engineering. Example: Paging in Operating system (Computer Science).. Concept of Venturi Meter (Mechanical Engineer).. there is least probability, yet giving systematic answer is the key here rather than giving a COMPLETE explanation.. As far as final year project, they may ask only if they find it 'interesting' regarding idea and application etc.. Apart from all this it ll be more towards general interview questions..

Bottomline : Be confident. All the best
Ajinkya Karnik @Yambeye 121
@MonkeyBusiness wat was the general cutoff for NITIE this year for GDPI shortlist?? thx in Advance
Love Padhiyar @lap23591

Cut-off for general category of past two years?

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Hi , can anyone suggest how to improve my VA score ......Getting 96+ %le  in QA , m facing  difficulties in improving  my VA score stuck around 55-75 %le  . M really getting worried as well as feeling tensed over this. Please help and suggest some tips .

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  • I am no expert on RCs but doing RCs in the end is as good.... 23 Sep.
  • my approach is different..i do all the VA questions first.... 1h.
Surya Sandeep @suryaboda168 132

First do LR questions, only den move to VA easy Qs like vocab,sentence correction, do RCs at last

Aditya Bansal @aditya0912 51

I am no expert on RCs but doing RCs in the end is as good as not doing them at all. 

himanshu khandelwal @ansh.r12 94

my approach is different..i do all the VA questions first and try to finish them in minimum time..after that I do LRs and then I do Rcs..(Scored 65 in this in VA

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IMS nailed the interface. Exactly same as the ones in the Test day video.

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  • I have a question for you IMS.. we all are apprehensive o.... 1h.
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IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd @OfficialIMS 606

@Master-Yoda, we are so glad you liked it. We are striving towards making it even  better!

G P @sherlockk 263

I have a question for you IMS.. we all are apprehensive of the level of difficulty in cat 2014 (especially quant). Whats your take on that? It would help our preparation in a great deal. 

G P @sherlockk 263

Would you recommend to stay on medium difficulty and practice more OR move on to practice questions of higher difficulty. Which one would reward us more?