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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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A) The market, estimated to be anywhere between Rs.500-700 crore and growing with the double digit pace, has over 20 players in the organised sector alone.
(B) Hindustan Lever brand Fair and Lovely, launched in 1976, can be credited with creating the market for fairness creams in which it boasts of about 75 percent share today.
(C) And it is enormously growing day by day.
(D) The business of fairness in India is enormously thriving on the age-old myth that equates it with beauty.
(E) Fairness products that include creams, soaps and lotions make up almost 50 percent of the total skin care market, which stands at over Rs.1,200 crore.


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[2014] Bull CAT & Mock CAT Scores & Discussion

Please post here scores and discussions for all the BullsEye CATs as well as BullsEye Mock CATs.

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how is bull NMAT as compared to oliveboard NMAT?

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  • both are damn easy. 1m.
  • pracise intesive DIs. 1m.

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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 14 !!! I'm losing all my hopes in QA  

QA 16A 9C 7W :20; VA 48A 34C 14W :88; OA 64A 43C 21W :108;

Screwed it again !!! I need some serious help. Not able to reach at least 50 marks in QA.

Please help QA Stalwarts  

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  • @sam_iim I think a raw score of anything between 90 (45+4.... 3h.
  • @sachinjha thnks a lot... 1m.
Sachin Navtosh Jha @sachinjha 694

@Medzy U r correct, based on the +3/-1 scoring pattern..And if the paper is tough, even a 120 might land u a late 98 to early 99 (as suggested by several stalwarts in and outside PG)

Sachin Navtosh Jha @sachinjha 694

@hemante Considering sectional cut-offs to be 85 percentile (as per most of the IIMs), a 50 + in VALR would be good enough. IITs ka cut-off percentile pata nahi bro! Google could help.. But a score of 45+ in VALR section would be good enough for 80 percentile and I dont think IIT ki cut-off usse jyada hogi..

samrat dutta @sam_iim 11

45-50 both section will give how much percentle?

Sachin Navtosh Jha @sachinjha 694

@sam_iim I think a raw score of anything between 90 (45+45) to 100 (50+50) in an easy-ish paper would lead to a 85+ percentile. 

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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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Let q and r be the quotient and remainder when M, a five digit number, is divided by 100. For how many values of M is q + r divisible by 99?





  • 909 i guess.. 1m.

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General Knowledge

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who is known as father of internet?

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QADI-99.48%,VALR-96.21%,OA-99.52%.Missing those 30 min so much now..

  • QA mai kya score tha .. 4m.
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doomed toughest proc mock of the season sudden dive into the 30's need some tips to get back to my level please some one @christianbale 

MICA it was new place awaits  

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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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Hi Puys, can anybody tell me how simcats (takehome) are evaluated?(since these are take home, are the percentiles, cut-offs only an estimate or dynamic as people start taking those tests)?TIA

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  • @OfficialIMS .... You need to be more active as many quer.... 26m.
  • @avatar27 We will try our level best in solving all the q.... 21m.
IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd @OfficialIMS 630

For Unproctored tests, mapped percentile are provided to the students which is based on historical data. Sectional cut-offs are kept based on the selection process as all the TOP B-schools have sectional cut-offs as well(IIMs) hope this information would be helpful.

For proctored tests, percentile is given based on actual data based on actual number of test takers.

Frank Abegnale @avatar27 465

@OfficialIMS .... You need to be more active as many queries goes unattended and lose shine and interest in the long run... So please act over it as its a genuine request

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@avatar27 We will try our level best in solving all the queries. Thanks for pointing out

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[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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Not All  A  are B....

means  some A are B

or          No A are B.

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  • @NOOPUR1 then plz clarify my doubt.... say 1) .... 27m.
  • @mithu10, @dragonbal .....plz check. 23m.

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it means both, you need to consider both the possiblity

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@NOOPUR1 then plz clarify my doubt....        say    1)  not all A are B                                                                                                     2)some B are C                then taking both the cases i get two conclusions as      ((1))some C are not A      and    ((2)) no can two same statements give once no conclusion and once a valid conclusion...  

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Cmat sep 2014 rank 3100

93 percentile overall score 197

Xth 80% X|| th 79% in ME 74%

40 months experience in manufacturing industry (ISMT Ltd.)

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CMAT Cutoff 2014

What are the colleges that accept a CMAT score of 194, Rank-5099? Can I get a call from KJ Somaiya? Also, which one o...

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CMAT 2014 Result: highest score and over all cut off for top MBA programs; know the facts

CMAT 2014 Result: highest score and over all cut off for top MBA programs; know the facts
CMAT 2014 Result: highest score and over all cut off for top MBA programs; know the facts
A merit list of 43212 candidates has been announced by AICTE for the candidates who have found their names in the merit list. Second CMAT for admission session 2015-16 is proposed in the month of February 2015 details of which are yet to be announced.


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Concept: Number of ways a number N can be written as product of three numbers:

Let N= 360 = 2^3*3^2*5 =a^x*b^y*c^z

Now the primes 2,3,5 can be anyway arranged among a,b,c such that power of each primes remains same.

So for 2^3, x+y+z=3 => 5c2 
For 3^2, x+y+z=2, => 4c2
For 5, x+y+z=1, => 3c2

So total ordered solutions => 5c2*4c2*3c2= 10*6*3=180

Unordered: Here there are three possible triplets abc ie all distinct, which is arranged in 3! Ways, aab which is arranged in 3!/2=3 ways and aaa which is arranged in only 1 way in its Ordered solution. In case of unordered we just write those repeated cases in only 1 way

for ex (123),(231),(312),(321),(132),(213) is 6 ways in ordered while its only 1 triplet for unordered set.

So how to convert into unordered: From total, remove aab and aaa type if they are present. Now we are left with ordered distinct triplets. Which can be converted into unordered by dividing by 3! And then just add aab and aaa case

So as for 360=2^3*3^2*5, we got 180 as total, 
aab types : (1,1,N, ),(2,2,new), (3,3,n),(6,6,n). Total 4 which are all arranged in 3 ways. So 3*4=12

aaa type : not possible.

Unordered => (180-3*4)/3!+4= 32.

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Hey puys n pirls, This forum is meant for detailed discussion of the CL mocks 2014. One can feel free to ask anything...

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hi..gave 2 cl mocks(12 ,13) scored 90 and 93 %ile..scores in quant section are pathetic QA(31),VA(82) .verbal was too easy compared to time,cetking and on the other hand quant was out of my reach..:(

any suggestions for improvement in quant and DI. I have solved previous cat papers.

thanks in advance

  • same problem with quants :(. 44m.

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Free PG mock tests' discussion

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Testfunda Mocks 2014

Hey everyone! The 2014-15 season unfolds with the TF mocks. iCAT01 and 02 are out now! Please post your TF mock score...

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QA-  32C/35A  93  good enough

VA-  20C/12A   48 disappointed

OA-  141  (99.10 percentile ) AIR 62 

Why can't I score good in VA  :(

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  • Difficulty level of qa ??. 6h.
  • It was easy.. 100+ score is not tough. 46m.
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Requests or Offers to Donate your Old CAT Study Material : Strictly no buying or selling

Hi All, This is the season where lot of you people have completed their MBA preparation journey and are wondering whe...

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Hello Puys, I have old AIMCAT 2011 papers and some other materials.

Guys, please message me your id.. not ping here.. 

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guys i have a question...if someone fills the form under quota of single girl child can that person get a general seat..i mean single girl child quota has just 2 seats in ubs HR and general category has 30 seats for if some1 applies for the quota and has good percentile but doenst make the cut after gdpi for those 2 seats so that person would be considered for a seat in general category or not?

  • If the aspirant has applied under some Quota and he/she i.... 51m.
vipin kumar @vipinkumar1988 37

If the aspirant has applied under some Quota and he/she is clearing the cutoff for general category seats, He/She is also eligible for seats under general category.

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Hello ... I wish to apply for IIM-FPM, via GMAT and also planning to appear for XAT and TISS regular PGDM, MA and Fellowship programs also. I have one doubt, If I got selected in any regular or any fellowship program with a decent B-school so which program I need to opt for. As I am MA in Sociology and also have a interest in HR too. Also I want to pursue my career in Academics.

Kindly need your suggestions and guidance accordingly.

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Number Systems, Progressions

Twinkle tells Raveena that she has got 3 kids and 2 of these kids are twins, and also that their ages are all integer...

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find the sum of the first 125 terms of the sequence 1,2,1,3,2,1,4,3,2,1.....

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  • last 5 terms will be 1,6,1,5,1 sequence consist of singl.... 1h.
  • 750?. 1h.
Ravi Shanker @Shree_returns 1

1-1 term,  1,2 - 2 term similarly 1,2,3,...15 -15 terms... .1+2+3+4+5..15= 120 terms , we need 125 terms so, 16, 15, 14 , 13 , 12 add them up.. 750 

kuldeep kumar @culdip 7.3 k


1+2+3+...+15 = 120 terms, last 5 terms will be 16, 15, 14, 13 and 12

till 120 terms there will be, 15 1s, 14 2s, 13 3s, 12 4s ... 2 14s and a 15

so sum upto 120 terms = 15*1 + 14*2 + 13*3 + ...+2*14 + 1*15 => nth term = (16-n)*n => 16n - n^2 => Sum = 16n(n+1)/2 - n(n+1)(2n+1)/6, as here n = 15 => 16*15*8 - 8*5*31 = 680

sum of last 5 terms = (16+12)/2 *5 = 70

Sum of 125 terms = 680+70 = 750

Ankush Gupta @ankush92_rock 4

last 5 terms will be 1,6,1,5,1

sequence consist of single digits..

answer should be 680 + 14 = 694

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CAT 2014 Preparation

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ATTENTION please!!!!!

i downloaded the admit card from CAT's website but all the information such as exam date , name time, venue everything is blank....has anybdy else also got the same prob? nt able to und what this is?????? smbdy plz reply

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  • @Mudhabir oh ok...which two dates were allotted i 4got? i.... 1h.
  • Nov 16 and nov 22. 1h.
Mudhabir Ahmed @Mudhabir 2

I too had d same pblm in my laptop... But when i tried in my bro's laptop, all the information was available... Uvtoo try using another systwm..

siri @mystery_siri 98

@Mudhabir oh ok...which two dates were allotted i 4got? in nov or dec?