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Official Quant Thread for CAT 2014!!

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3 friends went on a picnic... the first brought 5 apples, 2nd brought 3 apples, while the 3rd brought Rs. 8... What is the share of the 1st friend?  [CAT 2002] Plz post method as well, not convinced of OA

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Jump of 100+ marks from last Aimcat :D.... Aimcat 1506 : 31 Aimcat 1505: 135

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  • @rohitvhora nothing man... just kept myself cool!! B|. 1m.
  • and by the way, tukke mar ke nahi aye :P less than 10k .... 20s.
Swapnil Kulkarni @Swapnil1991 9

aimcat 1506 ke bad I didn't even open a thread on pagal guy (after looking at the scores )

Rohit Vhora @rohitvhora 42

I want to ask you how's such a drastic change you could bring in??

I mean was there any change of strategy or was it just the AIMCAT 1506 in which something went wrong?

Swapnil Kulkarni @Swapnil1991 9

and by the way, tukke mar ke nahi aye :P 

less than 10k people gave this... got the results just now

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QADI:34  :

VALR:97  : 

OA:131  :

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It's better to burn out than to fade away 

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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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Leonardo da Vinci's painting, the Mona Lisa, it seems fair to say, is more than just a painting - it is a touchstone of Western culture. It has been copied, parodied, praised, mocked, co-opted, analysed and speculated upon more than any other work of art. Its origins have captivated scholars, and its name has leant itself to operas, movies, songs, people, ships - even a crater on Venus. Its current insurance value is estimated at nearly $700 million - far in excess of any painting ever sold - but it is unclear that any price could be meaningfully assigned to it.

Knowing all this, a naïve visitor to the Louvre might be forgiven for experiencing a sense of, well, disappointment upon first laying eyes on the most famous painting in the world. In fact, if someone didn't already know it beforehand, I doubt that they would consider it the obvious contender for most-famous-painting award. While it does look like an amazing accomplishment of artistic talent, it is no more so than any number of the other great works of art on display at the Louvre.

Now, art critics might claim that there are attributes of mastery that are evident only to the trained eye, and that neophytes would do better to simply accept what they're told. But if that's true, you would expect that the same perfection that is obvious to modern art critics would have been obvious to other art experts throughout history. And yet, for centuries, the Mona Lisa was a relatively obscure painting - still a masterpiece, to be sure, but only one among many. And admired as he was, up until the 1850s, da Vinci was considered no match for the true greats of painting, like Titian and Raphael. In fact, it wasn't until the twentieth century that the Mona Lisa began its meteoric rise to global brand name. And even then it wasn't the result of art critics suddenly appreciating the genius that had sat among them for so long. Rather, it was due to the publicity surrounding its theft in 1911.

From that point on, the Mona Lisa never looked back. It is impossible now to imagine the history of Western art without the Mona Lisa, and in that sense it truly is the greatest of paintings. But it is also impossible to attribute its unique status to anything about the painting itself. This presents a problem because when we try to explain the success of the Mona Lisa, it is precisely its attributes on which we focus our attention. According to many art critics, the Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world because it is the best, and although it might have taken us a while to figure this out, it was inevitable that we would. And yet, whatever attributes the experts cite as evidence - the novel painting technique that Leonardo employed to produce so gauzy a finish, the mysterious subject, her enigmatic smile, even da Vinci's own fame - one can always find numerous other works of art that would seem as good, or even better.

Of course, one can always get around this problem by pointing out that it's not any one attribute of the Mona Lisa that makes it so special, but rather the combination of all its attributes. There's actually no way to beat this argument, because the Mona Lisa is of course a unique object. No matter how many similar paintings some pesky sceptic points to, one can always find some difference between them and the one that we all know is the deserving winner. Unfortunately, however, this argument wins only at the cost of eviscerating itself. It sounds as if we're assessing the quality of a work of art in terms of its attributes, but in fact we're doing the opposite - deciding first which painting is the best, and only then inferring from its attributes the metrics of quality. Subsequently, we can invoke these metrics to justify the known outcome in a way that seems rational and objective. But the result is circular reasoning. We claim to be saying that the Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world because it has attributes X, Y, and Z. But really what we're saying is that the Mona Lisa is famous because it's more like the Mona Lisa than anything else.

What is the author's opinion about the Mona Lisa?

1) He feels that it is overrated and does not deserve to be considered the most famous painting in the world.

2) He finds it a disappointing painting, and thinks that modern art critics exaggerate its worth due to circular reasoning.

3) He thinks that though it is a good painting, it is not really a masterpiece and should not be treated as such.

4) He admits it is a masterpiece and an icon of Western culture, but thinks that it is so for reasons other than its intrinsic qualities.

Which of the following is not true regarding the Mona Lisa as per this passage?

1) It was bought for $700 million.

2) Its worldwide fame is little more than a century old.

3) It was painted using a then-new kind of technique.

4) It is currently displayed in the Louvre.

Assume that after writing this passage, the author reads a newly published book about the unique and unparalleled qualities of the Mona Lisa that make it the greatest painting ever. Would this affect his views about the painting, and if so, why?

1) It would not affect his views on the Mona Lisa, as it would be just another example of circular reasoning.

2) It would not affect his views on the Mona Lisa, as it would be just another example of circular reasoning.

3) It might affect his views on the Mona Lisa, inasmuch as it might motivate him to rethink his assumptions in this passage.

4) There is not enough information in the passage to determine what effect such a book would have on the author's views on the Mona Lisa.

The author of this passage can be inferred to be:

1) an art critic.

2) an art historian.

3) an art columnist.

4) cannot be determined

What does the word 'eviscerating' as used in this passage mean?

1) Causing uncertainty regarding

2) Raising multiple questions about

3) Depriving of essential content

4) Destroying completely


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[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 ...

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@jay3421 @siddhantm @MJ477 @ashishsingh_courage How was 118 level ? Scored 95+ in QA for the first time

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Be Phenomenal OR Be Forgotten @ashishsingh_courage 353

Even I am waiting for the next SIM. Everything except those have been going well. Would like to have atleast couple of good Sims before writing the final CAT  

Himanshu Khandelwal @himanshuk15 143

@Master-Yoda QA easy tha....VA me lag gyi but  (91 +53). 169 looks grt  

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[2014] CL New Unproctored Mocks Scores & Discussion

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is the solution provided for Q20 of mock -8 correct?

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CAT 2014 Exam day and slot discussion

Discuss about your date of exam, slot and centre in this thread.

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22nd November, afternoon slot.

Center- Industrial Area, Delhi-28.

Distance from my place- Fa(i)r enough considering some of the posts here.

Is there any fortunate son/daughter of a rainbow who is from DU and has got a 16th November slot? 

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  • So how do you plan to go about it, Abhishek?. 32m.
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Hi,Please go through my profile details below and also, answer the queries that follows:

IT Work Ex- 45 Months(on 31st March 3015) ( With prominent IT Orgainzations)

GMAT : 610(V-25,Q-49)

 X - 80; XII - 79.1;

B.Tech - 7.1/10(CGPA)

Kindly suggest me if

1.) Do I have a chance of getting shortlisted for PGPM (Chennai) for Cycle1.

2.) Why the class strength of last year has maximum work-ex of 2-3 years? Is that the college preference or some other reason.

Thanks in advance.

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Logical Reasoning

The question is followed by two statements X and Y. Answer using the following instructions: Choose 1 if the question...

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Directions for questions 3 to 6: Each of these questions consists six statements followed by options consisting of three statements put together. Choose the option in which the three statements are logically related.

(I) Some Lucifers are Satans. (II) No Lucifer is a devil. (III) Some devils are Lucifers. (IV) Some devils are not Satans. (V) Some Satans are not Lucifers. (VI) All Satans are devils.

a) (VI)(III)(V)  b) (III)(IV)(V) c) (II)(I)(IV) d) (I)(III)(VI)


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I have few queries.

1. How many students applied through company sponsorship for PGDM? Out of these how many got selected?

2. What was the cut off for CAT for the students applying through company sponsorship? Any sectional cut off?

3. Are we allowed to keep personal car?

4. Do enlighten me over the hostel accomodation.

5. I have 91.2% in class X. I have 92.2% in class XII. BCom from DU and having 70% in graduation. Do I have a chance to get in through company sponsorship if I clear its cut off?

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  • What do u mean by company sponsorship?. 22h.
  • @Mirnalika company sponsored candidates are the people wh.... 1h.
Prateek Malhotra @prateekm28


We don't have the exact number of how many people applied through company sponsorship last year, but the process and cut offs are same for everyone. 

Yes you are allowed to keep a personal car and regarding the hostel accommodation, FORE has leased hostel to third party. Hostels are fully furnished and have all the amenities such as AC, geyser, RO water etc. Hostel is 5 min drive from college.

Your acads are great you surely stand a chance. All the Best

Prateek Malhotra @prateekm28

@Mirnalika company sponsored candidates are the people who are funded by the company in which they are working for their MBA. These candidates are then required to join back their organization depending upon what is the agreement between the candidate and the company.

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Work experience related query

Hey Puys. I m working in "Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd" as Managment Trainee..nd nw i hav work experience of 5 months..I...

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Hi All....I completed my B.Tech(ECE) in 2011 will it make a wron impression in the PI as I will have more than 36 months work-ex ?? Plz help 

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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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i am 2013 pass that an big issue before taking admissions in good mba col ......year gap 

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  • Well as long as you are smart enough to answer all the gr.... 1d.
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but dont have any work experience....jus goin with preparation for this and that.dats the major issue .


Well as long as you are smart enough to answer all the grilling questions in the interview, cz panel is somewhat wants to kick you out bt its you and your caliber which will fetch admission, so work hard and be patience.

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all mock maulers plz tell ur slots. i hope u all fight in the same but not in mine

You can break me down temporarily but I will always pick up the pieces , rebuild and come back much, much more stronger than ever.

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who is the current solicit general of India

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DoMS IIT Madras Admissions 2014 - 2016

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When will the applications open for 2015-17 batch ??? Please help !!

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Four players from Barcelona Football Club viz. Fabregas, Messi, Iniesta and Xavi are sitting in a row from left to right. Each of them is of different height and is wearing a different colour t-shirt viz. Red, Yellow, Blue and White but not necessarily in the same order.

The player wearing Red colour t-shirt was between players wearing Yellow and White coloured t-shirts respectively.

The player wearing White t-shirt is taller than taller than the player wearing Red t-shirt and shorter than the player wearing Yellow t-shirt.

There is one player who has a height of 1.79 m. and he is not wearing a blue t-shirt.

Iniesta is taller than Fabregas.

The difference in the heights of the player wearing Blue t-shirt and the one wearing White t-shirt is 0.04 meters.

The player wearing Yellow t-shirt is the only one between players whose heights are 1.68 meters and 1.72 meters.

Who is the tallest among them? (Ans: Iniesta).

>>> I got the t-shirt colors associated with each height, but I am not able to connect the players with their heights or t-shirts. Could someone please tell me an approach to do so?<<<

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Ajhas Ashok @ajhas

The order of players' positions is given... It gives one possibility.

Sriram Ramesh @bluesypher 7

Question is incorrect, fabregas is no longer with barca

Ronit Varshney @varshneyronit 1

The player wearing Red colour t-shirt was between players wearing Yellow and White coloured t-shirts respectively.

The only arrangement for this statement would only be Y R W na.. not W  R  Y.. as the word they have used is respectively ?

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ineasta --1.79 tallest , yellow shirt , taking 2 passibilities

jimmy xavier @jboy 8

@ana195 : i came up with 2 possibilities a) left to right BYRW and b)  WRYB  since F,M,I,X, are seated left to right and since yellow is tallest 1.79 so yellow -Messi or yellow is Iniesta

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Will this test be available in Missed AIMCAT's??? I was unable to attend it..

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  • no, I didn't book it. They havn't provided it in the miss.... 1d.
  • They will after a few days. All the missed AIMCATs will b.... 2h.
Taher Khan @WiseBloke 16

I think you can avail yourself of any AIMCAT later provided you have not booked a slot for it; in case you booked it, I think it's gone!

Mudhabir Ahmed @Mudhabir 1

no, I didn't book it. They havn't provided it in the missed AIMCAT yetq

Sumana RB @Sumana08 36

They will after a few days. All the missed AIMCATs will be made available eventually..

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Can anyone share all the basic formulas needed for P&C?

And few basic examples and Few specific repeated difficult questions.?

It will be helpful. Thanks.

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At the farewell party of a certain class, having n students, if each student of the class gave one gift each to exactly k other students of the class, the number of students in the class who received at least one gift each cannot be less than

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