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3.4k 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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____________ is an alluring siren taunting you to Google the country where George Harrison from The Beatles was from, and to arrange sticky notes on your dog in the shape of hilarious dog shorts, a wicked temptress ____________ you to watch your children, and take showers.

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Was Bharat early on time or late for his class if he was dot on time for the class as per his watch ?

Statement 1: He thought his watch was 15 min ahead of normal time.

Statement 2: Actually his watch was 7.5 min behind normal time.

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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. We...

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It might sound offensive but it would have had been a lot better if the dream team had been formed after atleast some verification .This platform is really big.

DT'14 ,IIFT 2013-60.08 CAT 2013-99.43 XAT 2014-99.38

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Time Speed and Distance, Work, Alligations & Mixtures

Katrina walks down an up-escalator and counts 150 steps. Priyanka walks up the same escalator and counts 75 steps. Ka...

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Two friends A &B decided to run in a track.The speed of A=25% more than B.If a B give a head start of 7m.what was the lenght of the track?

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Qa 104 va 144 100%ile oa 248.  Pathetic va score after 122/150 in cl mock 15

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  • IN cl mock 15. 2h.
  • @siddhantm- i didn't reach that far down. every time i re.... 18m.
Member DT 2014.  
Adolf Hitler @plant.waters 2.9 k

@siddhantm- i didn't reach that far down. every time i read his va scores i go wow! then i see him type and i go what the?! unbelievable, like literally.

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General Knowledge

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

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Which of the following is not true about the Indian Constitution?

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Haaye Current Maarti Hai! 
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[2014] CL New Unproctored Mocks Scores & Discussion

Use this thread to post scores as well as discuss questions and strategies for all New Unproctored Mocks. Please don'...

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Mock Cat 14:   

Quants - 17C/22A - 46 ( lowest quants score till date )

VA -        31C/37A - 87

OA -        48C/59A - 133

You never lose until you quit trying!  
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VA solutions make no sense.

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  • They haven't. For quite some time now.. 20m.
Quantum Blunderbuss 2.0 

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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...

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So, after 2 good mocks in the past couple of days, back to my dismal standards... It seems it has been a lifetime that I have left the CL centre with a smile on my face after a mock. Y god, Y??

A,B,C seem distant dreams now.

CL Mock 15-

QA- 29A 22C 7W- 59 (Accuracy n speed both went for a toss)

VA- 45A 31C 14W- 79 (Still, chalta h.. though need to get atleast 35+ correct)

OA- 74A 53C 21W- 138 (Yes,21W !!!!! )... Degutted to say the least...

Making a mockery of myself n also of being an Engineer. Being that, is it wrong for me to expect atleast 75 in QA. Need to devise a strategy. Missed all DI's in this one...

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  • @Aiirputra 300? I'm guessing you got a 98+ in CAT last year.. 1h.
  • @Dark_Passenger You guess partially right, dude :smiley:. 27m.
Nikhar Mattu @Dark_Passenger 1.2 k

@Aiirputra Han I was thinking of going for IMS procs...500-1000 rupae abhi bache ka kya krlunga...lakhon kaa mamla hai! Chal get back to me agar koi response aaye. 

Baazigar @Aiirputra 111

@Dark_Passenger Just one thing IMS procs kitne mein mil rahe hain aur kya centre pe hi diye ja sakte hain?

Nikhar Mattu @Dark_Passenger 1.2 k
@Aiirputra 1500 ...20/25% discount agar 10th 12 th mein 80+/90+ hon....mock 8-15 thae 13 tak ho gye hain to voh to obviously ghar se de sakte 2 bachhe hain 1 usmein window ke baad de sakte hain ghar se  and 1 mein marzi hai

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Were the LRs really WTF types or is it just me who found them so?

  • Mujhe to asan lage bhai..Pata nahi kitne sahi kiye :stuc.... 12h.
  • i found only 1 LR is damn tough...... that video and audi.... 32m.
Rahul Doodi @rahul.doodi1 15

i found only 1 LR is damn tough...... that video and audio ratings wala. 

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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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Two friends A &B decided to run in a track.The speed of A=25% more than B.If a B give a head start of 7m.what was the lenght of the track?

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Logical reasoning for CAT2013

Please post questions related to topics : 1.Seating arrangement2.Blood Relationship3.Binary logic4.Cubes5.Dates

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I was bracing myself for my first ever 3 digit AIMCAT rank, and lo and behold "I have not appeared for the test"!  LOL I'm saved 

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  • may be they thought that u don't deserve to be here..u be.... 1h.
  • TIME has gone batshit crazy, in addition to their normal .... 1h.
himanshu khandelwal @ansh.r12 95

may be they thought that u don't deserve to be here..u belong to a different league bro!!

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TIME has gone batshit crazy, in addition to their normal problems namely horrible quality mocks and debatable solutions, they now have a new problem...... they can't even fucking track who's taking their mocks and who's not!

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The Art of writing SOP

Hello Junta... :smiley: Hope u all had a great festival & now, its time to get back to those books!!! I have been get...

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Hello Everyone, 

Below is the SOP i have written for FMS. Request you all to please review it and provide your valuable feedback.

Thanks in advance for the same.!!

Words : 144/150


It was during my engineering days that my interest in management was conceived where I managed extra-curricular with the academics. During this course, I held many positions of responsibilities while organizing technical and cultural fests. This really helped me to showcase my leadership, communication and managerial skills and further instilled the spirit of taking up the managerial job as my career objective.  After graduation, I joined Cognizant Technology solutions.  At CTS, while working at different roles and responsibilities I learnt how managerial skills aid the technology and can create wonders.  

Now I want to dig deeper and want to acquire the business knowledge in greater depth. I am looking forward to move up in the ladder which requires good management skills along with better understanding of business. FMS is one of the most prestigious colleges of India which can help me achieve my goals.

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  • FMS ki chaatne se form reject ho sakta hai. Sabko pata ha.... 23h.
  • @sarcusstic Ohkay!! but any feedback on overall SOP.. 1h.
Its very simple..Play Hard or GO Home.
Mavericks @iMavericks 472

@ravihanda @laj  - Would really appreciate if you can assist me with this and provide your valuable feedback. 

Thanks a lot in advance.

V @sarcusstic 28

FMS ki chaatne se form reject ho sakta hai. Sabko pata hai IIMs jaana hai logo ko. Isliye just write any prestigious B-School. I know a guy who was grilled in the interview for saying this thing.

3.9k CAT Quant CAT

Number System - Questions & Discussions

Hello people, As the earlier number system thread had more than 10k replies,we have closed the old one and presenting...

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If N is natural number,N has 4 factors and summation of factors excluding N is 31,how many values of N are possible?

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  • @kulk 1. 29,2???. 5h.
  • @vikramadityarattan \- (1,29,2) sum s 32 sir ..not 31 so .... 1h.

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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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Any one got this - Nagarjuna College of Engineering & Technology, Madugurki, Venkatagiri Kote Post, Devanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562110

This place is 50km away from Bangalore!!

  • i got the same centre. 1h.
"when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth"

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All I wanted to Speak about CAT

*Download the FREE 'The Best of All I Wanted to speak about CAT' ebook*, a compendium of the best posts on this threa...

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As i write this post, I have completed (I presume) a term at IIM Bangalore. Back at home, with Term 2 about to start, I felt I would pen down my thoughts in this sacred thread which motivated me and kept me going for 4 years. I still remember the AIWTSAC of Rohit Gupta and @the_hate I remember these distinctly because, whenever I was down, I had always looked upto these posts which kept me going


- Pretty long post

My profile

X - 92% (Tamil Nadu)

XII - 97% (Tamil Nadu)

B.Tech(IT) - 88% (2009 passed out - Private engineering college at Chennai)

Category - General

Any remarks - Just another General,Engineer, Male who had 53 months of IT experience when he cracked the CAT

CAT 2010

I was just 8 months experienced at the IT Industry. A faccha, who wrote CAT in October 2010. There was no real preparation and hardwork this time. Wrote CAT owing to "What are you going to do with your life" question. As expected secured 78%ile. Had calls from a few Tier 2 B-schools and was rejected by all of them in their GD-PI

CAT 2011

My nerves started to beat faster now. I became highly insecure of my position. Was not sure where life was taking me. I gave a deep thought and was convinced that MS wasn't my career choice. I wanted to pursue an MBA, and from an IIM. With the kind of preparation and mindset I was in at that point of time, this seemed to be a tough ask. I was out of touch with acads for over 2 years. My work needed me to be at office for nearly 12-13 hours. I initially wanted to take a test series alone and prepare in the remaining time which I got by myself. I went to CL, Tambaram on 7th May 2011. I should say this was the beginning of a change. I met Ajay Zener, an IIM A Alumnus. He was the most genuine and awesome person to talk to. He apprised me of CAT and the strategies to take CAT. I understood that my base wasn't strong and that classroom coaching would enable me to strengthen my base. I joined the CL full time classes and started attending them religiously. Every class was a unique experience. I interacted with serious mock maulers and some best brains. I could see that I was improving slowly and steadily in this process. I still remember, my initial scores were 24/180 in the mocks.. Slowly it improved to early 40s and touched 70s fetching a 90+ percentile. I started to follow a crazy schedule. I came back from office at 9 PM. I slogged for CAT upto morning 2 AM. Slept and again studied for CAT from 6.30 AM to 8 AM before leaving to office. I covered pretty much all concepts by August and gave nearly 15 mocks before giving actual CAT on October. My best score of the season was around 94 percentile. To admit, CAT 2011 was a pretty simple paper. In fact my first question was a simple area problem from co-ordinate geometry. I performed to the best of my ability. I scored a 202 in NMAT and screwed up IIFT/ XAT. I stayed hopeful of CAT . The results were out and dreams were crushed. An amateurish 80 percentile. My quant had gone good. But VA had hit an all time low of 61 percentile. I had no other calls. I had 2 years of experience in IT. I thought, I will try harder..I was decent in all concepts, but there wasn't an area wherein I was strong. So i decided to work harder again.

CAT 2012

This was the year wherein I decided to put in all my energy and effort once more. The mistakes of 2011 made me realize several key lessons. I started to slog much early, as early as February. I completed all basic books of CL once more and started with the mocks from April. This time, I touched the 98 percentiles quite a few times. With experience, My work slightly relaxed at office and I started to stay full time at CL Tambaram. I used to be back from office by 8 PM. stayed at the center and studied till 3AM. Got back at 7 AM and practiced problems till 9.45 AM and left straight to office. I realized that everyday, I should do a bit of QA, VA and LR-DI. As days passed, I was frequented by the question "More than 2 years in IT ? Not leaving abroad ?" , "CAT is all about luck..dont waste your life dreaming about it..Try GRE". I quietly set aside all these. As August approached, I became very sharp at all concepts. I was helping several of my friends with quants and I was determined to crack CAT this time. I was able to articulate the concepts very well. If you are not able to explain a concept in simple terms, you haven't got it enough. I checked myself to ensure I had learnt everything the right way. I solved more mocks and sectional tests. Early October, NMAT came and I secured a 215. This slightly boosted my spirits. CAT went like a breeze. I thought, I had done well. A well-connected study group or in other words a friends group was formed at CL tambaram. I also got to know many nice people from PG. Can never the bunch of amazing people who shared loads of their knowledge to the threads. It was January and I was extremely eager to view my CAT results. As I checked mine, my heart stopped..80 percentile again with balanced sectionals though I thought whether this was some jinx associated with me ! I felt very quiet. I moved on to NMAT, gave the CD-PI and converted NMIMS. Now I took the big decision of my life. I am not joining NMIMS, Mumbai. NM had declared it's average package as 14.5 L. I already had 42 months of workex in IT. Many felt I was getting old (goddamn !! ) Everyone around me thought, I should join a B-school without fail. I went upto Ajay sir and conveyed him my desire of not joining NM.  Ajay supported me and asked me to try once more. He was the only person who believed in my dreams and asked me to try once more. Some guys asked me to join NM quoting the placements, some asked me to try an Onsite opportunity from office quoting the returns. I guess I did the best thing under these perils. I shut myself for sometime and proceed with my dreams

CAT 2013

I started everything again. Even more harder effort this time. Sleep took a backseat and I got engrossed in solving QA and VA.I completely forgot about the end result. I thought, I am going to give one best shot. I also concentrated on my work to improve my profile. As March came, I took up the basic books of TIME/ CL and some other sources and finished them. I had also solved all papers of CAT. I  found methods for DI and LR and sharpened them. I started concentrating exclusively for CAT. For RCs, I developed a skill of skimming passages to identify if i can/cannot solve them.The last three months became an obsession towards CAT..I was able to recognize/solve almost every Quant problem I was in the All india ranks of CL and TIME many times. My mock scores reached a 140+ with >100 scores many times. I also cracked a 99+ score 7 times at the mocks.This time, I filled every form which I could. I wrote NMAT first and then wrote CAT on the first week slot. To our dismay, CAT 2013 turned to be a tricky paper with lesser attempts. My Quant section did not have arithmetic. But I solved all DI and attempted nearly 18 questions. The Quant paper was indeed challenging. Moving to VA, the LR sets turned out to be tricky. Having solved 10 Lr questions, I saw the clock and my heart froze..45 mins were gone and just 25 minutes were remaining. I checked the RCS...Of the three 2 were philosophical, I left them. 1 was simple and straightforward. I cracked all 3 questions. Since I was good in Vocab and EU, solve every other question within 20 mins. As the exam ended I had attempted 37 questions.. I thought it was over and I had to take either an NMIMS or some other college

NMAT results were out and I had scored a 218. Felt relaxed (Atleast I can join one college now). The other exams went well and the big day of CAT results did arrive.I was scared and in no mood to check it..Finally I did and it was a jinxed 97.9 percentile (93.9 in QA + 98.9 in VA. QA had done me in, but the damage wasn't so bad). General cut off for IIM Shillong was instantly announced and it was a 98 overall.. IIMS was out, so was IIMK.

I had calls from NITIE, MDI, SCMHRD, IIM-Indore, NMIMS, New IIMs IMT, XIMB and SPJIMR

3 days later, I checked the site of IIM B. To my surprise I had a call from IIMB. Now when you are close to your dream, you feel energized somehow. Now I knew that to overcome a 2 percentile shortage at CAT, I had to give a real good GD-PI. I started studying everything..Current affairs, Credit Crisis, Eurozone crisis, Obamacare, US Healthcare (Since I was working in Healthcare-IT), Basics of economics, Banking, Acads. I felt the 30 days of GD-PI would transformed me greatly. I developed a perspective towards everything. I conveyed my call to my Manager and he provided me some leeway to prepare. Finally the day did arrive March 03,2014. I went to IIM B campus. The WAT went very well and so was the Interview.

As I received the following mail from IIM B, I cried out my heard ,

Congratulations! Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is pleased to offer you admission to the Post Graduate Programme in Management (2014-2016).

After many years, after so many rejects, I felt peaceful. 

A few of my thoughts

1. Never let anyone decide your future. We are adults. We should think and take our own decisions.

2. Believe your intuition. It is always right.

3. Great things take time to happen. Persevere and wait for your turn.

4. You can never change the result. You can only make your chances bright. So slog and do whatever you can

5. The World around us is seldom clear in their thoughts. So better turn a deaf ear to unproductive comments.

6. Surround yourself with people better than you and who bring about positive energy. Lucky for me I had an awesome mentor, Ajay Zener at CL,Tambaram and a bunch of awesome buddies

7. Finally never give up, Tough times do not last long, Tough people do.

BTW I converted all my calls this year except SPJIMR.

Good luck puys ! Never thought would write a post here

Natarajan Ramachandran,

PGP 2014-16 Batch

IIM Bangalore

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  • Very Encouraging post.... 05 Oct.
  • Inspiring!!!. 1h.
PGP 2014-16, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Preeti Lolla @Preeti_L 5.3 k

Brilliant post.. Simply Awesome !

Agreed with all your thoughts you put in  

Many Congratulations !  

After all, its IIM B :w00t:

P S  - This is why AIWTSAC is my favorite thread here !

Preeti Lolla @Preeti_L 5.3 k


The Alchemist reiterates the same  


But yes, well said !

28 CAT FMS, New Delhi

[2015-17] Official FMS Discussions Page

Kindly discuss your queries about FMS Admissions process on this thread

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My first CL better then any AIMCAT ever....124 OA.....what percentile to expect????

@shashwatdgr8 any idea???

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  • I seriously doubt CL %iles, I got 160 in the last one and.... 2h.
  • @shashwatdgr8 Yes CL is surely manipulating some variabl.... 1h.
Shashwat Gangwar @shashwatdgr8 857

I seriously doubt CL %iles, I got 160 in the last one and barely made it to 99. Since it is dynamic, all my percentiles have decreased after taking the mocks. Looking at all this, I'm not sure, maybe 92

Nikhar Mattu @Dark_Passenger 1.2 k

Yes CL is surely manipulating some variables, I refuse to believe that 600+ students got 85+ in verbal, whereas till last mock only around 300 crossed that mark even though there were 4000 more test takers last time, surely something's amiss.

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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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Last year tracker link plzz.