CAT – Common Admission Test

  • Online Exam
  • Post Graduate
  • Last Updated At:
Current Status:   Application Deadline is over
  • 06 Aug '14
    30 Sep '14
  • 16 Nov '14
    22 Nov '14
  • 01 Dec '14
  • 01 Feb '15
    01 Mar '15

Discussions about CAT

Latest Posts   
Let the average of the first 100 natural numbers be represented by 'A'. When the first n numbers are counted twice and the last n numbers are excluded, the average of the new hundred numbers reduces by 9. If there is no common number between the first 'n' numbers which are counted twice and the last 'n' numbers which are excluded, what is the value of 'n'?

  a10  b90  c15  dEither (a) or (b)

  • 4Comments
  • a. 1h.
  • A= n(n+1)/2*100 => 100 (101)/200 =. 50.5 now we ar.... 1m.
samarth khanna @samarthkhanna 3

A= n(n+1)/2*100  =>  100 (101)/200 =. 50.5

now we are replacing last N no's with first N no's .. for eg.

100 replaced by 1 (reduction of 99, from the total sum)

99 replaced with 2 (reduction of 97 )
 so on..

--> the avg of 100 no's reduces by 9 i.e. total sum reduces by 900..

107 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...

Latest Posts   

Number of zeroes in a base N depends on the limiting prime contained in N. 

In decimal system ie base 10=2*5, we look for the number of 5's in it.

Zeroes in 100! => [100/5]+[100/5^2] = 20+4=24

In base 7 = 1*7, so number of 7

=> [100/7]+[100/7^2]=14+2=16

In base 33=3*11, so number of 11

=> [100/11]= 9

But in case if 12=2^2*3 or 24=2^3*3, 
Limiting primes are 2^2 and 2^3 respectively.

So number of zeroes in 100! In base 12=2^2*3

=> [100/2]+[100/2^2]+[100/ 2^3]+[100/2^4]+[100/2^5]+[100/ 2^6]= 97

So number of 2^2 => [97/2]= 48

  • 1 Like  
  • Tnx 4 d info. 2m.
Tryst with destiny! 

3.6k 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...

Latest Posts   

Studies show that most people on road may be apparently compliant, but they do not bother too much about jumping a traffic red light if they believe no one is watching them. Possibly, the lack of fear of being caught is the major culprit in such cases. 

Which of the following best weakens the above conclusion?

63 people answered this question.
You can view the comments after answering or skipping this question.
Latest Posts   

Hi guys!! 10th-88%, 12th-94.8%, and 62% in MBBS. No work experience. What should be my percentile to get a call from ABCIKL? My scores are around 70 in the AIMCAT's. Do I have any chance so that I can get a call from any of the old IIM's or should I be looking at 2015? Last 15 days, it has totally taken a mental toll upon me with the low mock CAT scores. Thank you.  Please help.

  • 6Comments
  • don't bet bogged down by mock percentiles..keep calm..foc.... 1h.
shuaib idrisi @rockstar24 93

don't bet bogged down by mock percentiles..keep calm..focus on accuracy in CAT..keep revising and practicing..focus on your strenghts during will get 95+ percentile..and with this 3-4 good calls.

Latest Posts   

In the figure given below, ABCD is a parallelogram. FI, which passes through the point of intersection of lines AC and DE, is parallel to DC. If the ratio of the area of ΔAGE to that of ΔDGC is 16 : 25, then find the ratio of the length of FH to that of HI.

8 : 1  

9 : 1  

9 : 8  

None of these

Tryst with destiny! 
Latest Posts   

Does FMS accept XAT score too?

Moreover what is the minimum cutoff considered through CAT?

6 CAT ITM, Mumbai

ITM Admissions Official Query Thread 2015-17

It gives us immense pleasure to introduce ITM officially. They will answer all admission related queries on this thr...

Latest Posts   

what is the cutoff considering september 2014 cmat results?

Plz enlighten!

Latest Posts   

Simcat 123

Qa 49/49 147 ..

Va 41/34 95 .. relieved yet the paper was easy

Oa 90/83 242 ..  :) 

Such a confidence booster..!!! 

When time comes, i shall be ready to conquer and claim glory..!!  
Latest Posts   


I needed some clarification regarding the score evaluation. 

I am applying through GMAT but my exam date is on 1st Dec,2014. SP JAIN accepts scores only till Dec 2014.  But since this would be my first GMAT attempt and I am not sure what scores I would get my query is suppose I do not get 650 on my first try but I send my scores to SP Jain and in my next attempts I clear the cutoffs by the time of score based interviews would I still be considered or scores only till Dec will be termed final?


169 CAT

CAT 2014 Exam day and slot discussion

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

Latest Posts   

Can anyone explain why T4-T1 = 2(T3-T2) is taken in q7? 

  • 4Comments
  • Question post karo. 3h.
  • *If the expression a1-2a2 ,2a2-3a3 ,3a3-4a4 ,4a4-a1 are i.... 3h.
Aditya Bansal @aditya0912 62

It would never satisfy for an AP but they have given it in solutions

Aditya Bansal @aditya0912 62

If the expression a1-2a2 ,2a2-3a3 ,3a3-4a4 ,4a4-a1 are in arithmetic progression then find the ratio to a1 to a2

Latest Posts   

Do we need to post anything after online payment ?? and one more query last date for online submission is 14th nov ??

The grass looks greener on the other side of the fence.
Latest Posts   

bull cat 10 missed:




I wonder how people found quant easy in this test,some questions were irking.

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

Latest Posts   

Took it in unproctored mode

QA : 41A 37C....107   99.95 %ile(Finally, again a 100+ in CL)

VA : 42A 32C....86    99.5 %ile

OA : 83A 69C....193  99.99 %ile   

  • 1 Like   4Comments
  • how much time do you spend for each section?. 3h.
  • Generally 100 mins QA, 70 mins VA. 3h.
Latest Posts   

CMAT Sept 14: Score-235, Rank-800 Profile: Xth- 80.5, XIIth- 86.8, Grad: 72(Delhi univ), Work ex-24 months in Research and knowledge management....Should I apply for pgpm and if yes, what are my chances of conversion? Also, how good is the 2 year pgdm program and which campus is better for the two programs?

  • I think you should apply for the PGPM program. Both the c.... 4h.
Shubham Jaiswal @Shubham3399

I think you should apply for the PGPM program. Both the campus are equivalently good. You can apply for both at the same time. PGDM is only in chennai campus and for PGDM you need a work-ex of less than 24 months, if i remember correctly. For any other data on Chennai campus you can write on their page or can download the brochure!! All the best!!

11 CAT

[2015-17] K J Somaiya aka SIMSR, Mumbai Admission related queries

*Qualifying Exam -** *CAT 2014, XAT 2015, CMAT 2014 (Sept), CMAT 2015 (Feb), GMAT(last 2 years) for NRI *This is the...

Latest Posts   
Latest Posts   

There are eight switches in a row from left to right on a switch board. At least one of the eight switches is switched on. In how many ways is this possible, if all the switches which are switched on are next to each other?

can somebody explain this question to me..plz

  • 5Comments
  • this is wrong answer - answer would be 28. 12 Oct.
  • 36 is the correct answer. Let's say the leftmost is s.... 4h.
Pulkit Malik @pulkit_malik 986

1 way to select all the 8 switches together. 2 ways to select 7 switches together. 3 ways to select 6 switches together 

chirag tapadia @chirag91 27

36 is the correct answer.

Let's say the leftmost is switched on. Now there are 8 ways to satisfy the given condition ranging from only 1 switch on to all 8 switches on.

Move to the second one from right now their will be 8-1=7 choices.

-1 because you don't want to repeat the case when the the two right most are switched on.

Hence answer is 8+7+6.............+1=36

19.1k 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...

Latest Posts   

Who won the Femina Miss India 2014 crown?

141 people answered this question.
Kyonki Karne Se Hota Hai!! 
You can view the comments after answering or skipping this question.

941 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...

Latest Posts   

In how many ways can 14 Identical toys distributed among 3 boys so that each boy gets at least one toy and no two boy get the same number of toys?

24 people answered this question.
You can view the comments after answering or skipping this question.
Latest Posts   

If a no is divided by 5, 6 and 8 the remainder are 3,4  and 7 resp. what is the no?

please explain the approach , i forgot but there is a shortcut the no are multiplied and added in zig zag way,, some body please explain

  • 13Comments
  • @abd7 haan bhai chcek karta hun thnks. 6h.
  • @vikelec 3a+1=5b=7c+1, take first two eq , a=8 and b=5 .... 4h.

inner peace

Achyut Kulkarni @kulk 76

@vikelec --- successively matlab ,,,ex : 400 wen divided by 3,7,5 remainders are 400/3(remainder-1,quotient - 133), now 133/7(r-0,q-19) , divide 19/5(r-4,q-3) 400wen divided by 3,7,5 leave 1,0,4 remainders respectively,,,,

the other one is normal ..ex 400/3 gives r-1 : 400/5 gives r-0 and 400/7 gives r-1...and so on..

bunny . @abd7 381

Vivek bhai #9 and #5 padhle. Any more help then tag me. in the meanwhile check out TAKSHZILA SHIkSHAK On YouTube. Uske numbers ke videos mein hoga ye. LCM models and all. Watch them and you'll learn @vikelec 

Vivek Rana @vikelec 65

@kulk bhai successively wale ka toh method samajh gaya

"the other one is normal ..ex 400/3 gives r-1 : 400/5 gives r-0 and 400/7 gives r-1...and so on.." yeh kaise karenge

Hemante Singhal @hemante 99

@vikelec  3a+1=5b=7c+1, take first two eq  , a=8 and b=5 will satisfy and will give 25... so it now becomes 25 + 15d=7c+1 , 85 will satisfy... so 85 is the smallest no satisfying nos will be 85 + LCM of 3,5,7