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1m ago 14.3k 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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find the coeff of x^12 in expansion of (1-x^6)^4 * (1-x)^-4

113 or 119 or 125 or 132?

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  • @ganapathy.1989 sir multinomial. 3m.
  • like we have to make factors of both the equations......t.... 1m.
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Kindly give the solution to this problem (plz dont gv the solution given in aimct-1506)

A tank has four emptying taps of equal efficiencies, fixed at th, th, th and th of the height of the tank respectively. Two filling taps, each of which individually can fill the tank in 200 minutes, are also connected to the tank. If the ratio of the efficiency of each emptying tap and the efficiency of each filling tap is 1 : 3, and all the six taps are opened simultaneously, then in how much time will the empty tank be filled?

3m ago 3.3k 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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The following question has a paragraph from which one sentence has been deleted, indicated by a blank. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.

The fate of the Kingdom of Tolosa naturally prompts reflections about ‘alternative history’. What would have happened if the Franks had been defeated, and the Visigoths had won? ___________________. This possible alternative opens up vistas of an unrealized future. On the eve of the Battle of Vouillé, the Franks controlled perhaps one-third of post-Roman Gaul. The Visigoths, who were Arian Christians, were becoming overlords of Iberia as well as southern Gaul, and were linked to the Ostrogoths in Italy. The bishop of Rome enjoyed no special position among the five patriarchs of Christendom, and by far the larger part of Europe remained pagan. Had the Visigoths fought off the Franks, it is entirely realistic to envisage Western Europe dominated by a pan-Gothic hegemony, while a diminished Roman Church retreated before the double advance of Arianism and Byzantine Orthodoxy. In which case, the future power of the papacy, which the Franks were destined to promote, may not have come about.

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15m ago 99 CAT Quant CAT

Quant Concepts thread for CAT 2014

Hey puys, As we all are geared up to prepare ALL NEW CAT 2014, let us refresh our quant concepts bit by bit. All we n...

35m ago 144 CAT

CAT 2014 Exam day and slot discussion

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

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Some very imp pointers to take from whatever the CAT authorities  have released so far.

1.Calculator will most probably be available at the top-right corner of the screen ( as shown in their test_day guide document ) which also indicates that DI sets might become calculation intensive.

2.It says "Details on negative marking and PENALTY for unanswered questions will be shared closer to the test day".

Why would they write "penalty for unanswered questions" if there isn't going to be any ? or maybe there will be ? No one knows but it is better to assume that there will be one and to be prepared for it.

3.The scoring pattern and probably the normalization method will be revealed as LATE as possible and as i see it maybe even be a day or two before cat so that students/coaching centres get no time to make some stategy for whatever the scoring pattern is.

4. Given that they haven't revealed scoring pattern till now which they should have if it was as simple as a +3 -1 or a +4 -1 indicates normalization will still be there and accuracy will play an imp role.

PS : My views.I may be totally wrong

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  • Ye CAT'14 nai.. Big Boss ka ghar hai.. :stuck out tongue:. 35m.

38m ago 19k General Knowledge CAT

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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The Great Himalayan National Park is situated in?

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39m ago 675 CAT

CAT 2014 registration!

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

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I downloaded my admit card and found my test city is my third preference......is it possible to change my test city????

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

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  • The calculator has been removed. Also, as per the latest .... 2h.
  • @OfficialIMS Thanx for information. Kindly keep us update.... 40m.
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pratikpagalguy
@pratikpagalguy 1

i also think this negative marking bit is a farce, it seems silly to me, we all should prepare for CAT, take the Tests and njoi

OfficialIMS
IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd @OfficialIMS 612

The calculator has been removed. Also, as per the latest notification there are chaces of negative marking for unattempted question. We are waiting for a confirmation

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I can't get no satisfaction @Master-Yoda 813

@OfficialIMS Thanx for information. Kindly keep us updated with latest info that you find out so that we have some edge over others.

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MC1504 anyone?

  • sec1- 31c 6w score 87 and sec2- 1c 2w score 1, OA-88. 54m.
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Earlier, AIMCATS depressed me to an extent of madness. Now,they are my only respite since CL is coming up with such tough papers and stranger analysis.So, giving the aimcats in unproctored mock one by one.

AIMCAT 1514-

QA- 35A 30C 5W- 85 (Relieved after a long time with a good performance).- 99.34 %ile

VA- 33A 20C 13W- 47 (Disaster)- 96.73 %ile

OA- 68A 50C 18W- 132- 99.55 %ile AIR- 92

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WTH....93 %ile at 130 OA.....Are people really scoring this much or Cl just inflating figures.....srsly disappointed....

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  • tabi i doubt..sachi cl mein itna competition hai..or perc.... 1h.
  • aimcat mein toh 95+ aa jati hai...ims pe 90+ with 100+ an.... 1h.
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kanika10sharma
kanika sharma @kanika10sharma 543

na na...arey its cl...arey isme se 10%le hata do...blown away by seeing the percentile

kanika10sharma
kanika sharma @kanika10sharma 543

tabi i doubt..sachi cl mein itna competition hai..or percentiles are  farce..maine 4 test seres join ki hai...kisi mein b 100+ pe itni kum %le nai aati

kanika10sharma
kanika sharma @kanika10sharma 543

aimcat mein toh 95+ aa jati hai...ims pe 90+ with 100+ an cl pe..77 ..wt the heck  

1h ago 132 CAT

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...

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Guys I think I understood the penalty for unanswered questions issue.
I think it means this:

Penalty for unanswered question is nothing but the marks that question carries. You definitely lose marks from the total when you not attempt that question.

For eg: 
In Present Mock CATs we get a penalty of 3 marks for every unanswered question. We get an additional -1 if we attempt and it goes wrong.

Hence they will declare the exact marks of a question and nothing more. There are no negative marks for not answering; it is just the usual loss of marks for not attempting it. 
Your comments on this analogy please.

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abd7
barfi . @abd7 279

baat me dum hai  but we can only wait for the D-day, mate.

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Hi.. I wanted to apply for FPM in public policy and management from IIM A,B,C. For that I appeared for GRE and was hoping for 320+. Besides FPM, I was going to apply for MS also. But unfortunately things went so wrong that I would be getting 310 approx. which is hell low and disappointing score to apply anywhere. Can I apply for FPM without a GRE score? Would that be hampering my chances of selection? With this score and below profile any good university abroad for Materials? Below is my profile:

(i) BTech. - Metallurgical and Materials Engg , NIT Jaipur (ii) CGPA- 9.03 (Gold Medalist) (iii) Research internship from IISc Bangalore (iv) One Research paper published in an international journal-JPED (v) 10th/12- 87/85%. Currently working with Raymond's Engineering Business.  Thanks!!!!

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  • If you are ok with just A,B and C you should go ahead and.... 1h.
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root0090
anodyne sillipoint @root0090 31

If you are ok with just A,B and C you should go ahead and close it this year. A GRE score of 310 is more than sufficient in the FPM program, any higher score does not add to your resume as your qualifications are measured in terms of research propensity and suitability etc. 

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1h ago 937 CAT Quant CAT

Permutations & Combinations - Questions & Discussions

.Can someone help me out with the following problems with some clear and simple approcah to these qustions 4 balls ar...

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in a regular polygon  of 15 sides . how  many tringles can be made from the 15 vertices, such tht none of the side of the triangle are taken from  sides of the polygon

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  • 15C3-15C1811C1-15= 275. 6h.
  • 275. 1h.
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askankita91
Shelly Verma @askankita91 2

total number of triangles can be formed(nc3)= no sides common (x) + one side common n*(n-4)+ two sides common (n) .. therefore no sides common is -> nc3 - ( n*(n-4) + n) ..

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Find out the error in the sentence and mark against the relative part of the sentence as your answer

1. This time lesser people 2.voted in favour of our party 3.than those  did the last time.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwA7FhAHLqqmjlVjhiwG8GQ


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1h ago 49 CAT SPJIMR, 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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@The_Statesman

Hello Sir,

I couldn't find any specific Column/Space for filling in "Professional Achievements" in the application form. Please suggest where to plug in the same. 

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  • @shona2rock Depending on the quality of the achievement .... 1h.
  • @Messerschmitt.. Thanx sir. 1h.
Messerschmitt
Messerschmitt @Messerschmitt 7

@shona2rock  U can plug it in the " Responsibilities and function" box of your work ex...

Messerschmitt
Messerschmitt @Messerschmitt 7

@shona2rock  Depending on the quality of the achievement u can plug it in the Responsibilities shouldered - Professional section as well (your call completely)

1h ago 258 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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DIRECTIONS for Questions 53 to 55: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below. Columbus Travels Ltd. is a travel services company which plans holidays for its customers. The company keeps analyzing its customers' preferences of holiday destinations and their frequencies of travel. Some of the customers choose to go abroad for holidays. The following bar-graphs show data related to the first eight months of year 2007.


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53. What percentage of all the customers went abroad from January 2007 to August 2007? a. 19.73% b. 17.83% c. 15.63% d. 13.43%


54. If the number of customers who went abroad in the month of March is the maximum possible, then how many customers went abroad in the month of July 2007? a. 18 b. 2 c. 37 d. 5

55. At most how many customers could have gone abroad in the month of June 2007? a. 18 b. 23 c. 22 d. 17


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  • @a0123 Please share your appraoch to the 2nd and 3rd que.... 1h.
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Hi.. I wanted to apply for FPM in public policy and management from IIM A,B,C. For that I appeared for GRE and was hoping for 320+. Besides FPM, I was going to apply for MS also. But unfortunately things went so wrong that I would be getting 310 approx. which is hell low and disappointing score to apply anywhere. Can I apply for FPM without a GRE score? Would that be hampering my chances of selection? With this score and below profile any good university abroad for Materials? Below is my profile:

(i) BTech. - Metallurgical and Materials Engg , NIT Jaipur (ii) CGPA- 9.03 (Gold Medalist) (iii) Research internship from IISc Bangalore (iv) One Research paper published in an international journal-JPED (v) 10th/12- 87/85%. Currently working with Raymond's Engineering Business.  Thanks!!!!

  • IIM Bangalore does not require any tests this year. There.... 1h.
root0090
anodyne sillipoint @root0090 31

IIM Bangalore does not require any tests this year. There are other reasons test scores can be waived. However, I am not sure if that actually does not hamper your chances. If they find you suitable, they will conduct independent testing (RAT) between/before the interviews

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103 OA...disappointed...should have scored around 120 atleast....sec1 -41 (10 wrong....:( )sec 2- 62...what percentile expected....kindly reply.