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CAT 2014 (Sunday, 16th November 2014 - Day 1) Exam Experience

*Please post your CAT 2014 experience in the following format :* CAT Center, Date and Slot: 1) How many attempts yo...

Latest Posts slot...80%ile bhi aa sakta hai kya

  • 90 bhi aa sakta hai...depends on how others performed :s.... 6m.
  • @Indresh2152 i dont think ki 90 aa sakta hai as other stu.... 29s.
Indresh Rathore @Indresh2152 3

90 bhi aa sakta hai...depends on how others performed

sucess @CAT20132014 34

@Indresh2152 i dont think ki 90 aa sakta hai as other students attempted more considering this year level was easy

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November 22 Evening Slot [toughest among four I think]

CAT Center -UIT Dehradun

1) How many attempts you have made - QA 38 VA 33 - Total 71 

2) Your last mock score - 135(CL mock 20)

3) How was your experience of the test - QA was wasy but DI.   managed to solve only 1 DI 

VA seemed easy but LR was tough to toughest level at least for me(so seemed  time consuming as well :P) solved only 1 LR.

4) What was the surprise element for you - for two of the four RCs, two questions were together in the start and other two were somewhere in the end of the test. was searching for the other two in the test wasted time in the hunt. :/

5) Your overall analysis of the exam. mix of easy n tough sets.

6) Any other query or something you would like to share - NA

How much Percentile can i expect?

Accuracy -75- 80% in VA(kash itni to ajae :D) and 90+ in Quant.

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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Please help me. I ve just given cat exam yesterday and i m filling micat form now but it is asking my cat score which i have not got. what to do? please reply asap

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Seniors, what was the cutoff for MBA-IB/HRD last year for SC category?

  • The category wise cut off cannot be disclosed. For Genera.... 24m.
Ashish Verma @Joey1 1

The category wise cut off cannot be disclosed. For General it was 92+ last year which is expected to go higher this time due to change in curriculum and nomenclature of courses.

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[2015-2017] FORE School of Management Admission Help Desk

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@bharat5602  @prateekm28 

While filling up the form

instead of filling my +2 marks as per the instruction provided in the website , by mistake I filled it as per my board's rule i.e. the best of five of all

kindly suggest me the necessary action to address my mistake...

Thanks in advance.

  • Reply to the mail sent by clarifying.... 29m.
Prateek Malhotra @prateekm28 5

Reply to the mail sent by clarifying the rectification you want to make.

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21000 people on this thread and none of them tries to help a person...

  • @daniellafonseca 1) Use latest threads to get early respo.... 4h.
  • @simha63 i neva considered pg as coaching ...but i expect.... 1h.
Lil Wayne @HolyGrailHunter 235

@daniellafonseca 1) Use latest threads to get early response. 2) Dont complain.


@simha63 i neva considered pg as coaching ...but i expected that atleast one pguy will help me...but none of them helped me...wen already this page has so many guys...

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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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Feeling really bad for our Robin Hood 

All his efforts are wiped off in a single click of a mouse.... All the free stuffs r gone    

R.I.P Jugaad !

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  • And I guess Robin Hood is banned for 4 more days. He'll b.... 1h.
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@Ladaku 194

And I guess Robin Hood is banned for 4 more days. He'll be back soon!

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Official Thread for Maharashtra MBA/MMS CET-2015

LET US ADD MORE PEOPLE TO IT. Let's start discussing questions on MHCET -Verbal Reasoning, Visual Reasoning, Quant, P...

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Hi, I wanted a review of CETKing online program for CET. I live in a remote place where there is no good CET coaching available. Please advice as to what I should do.

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  • @rahulsatpute420 If you cannot contribute, don't waste yo.... 1h.
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[Official] 2015-16 Great Lakes Chennai PGPM Admission queries

Admissions (first cycle) open for the prestigious PGPM program at Great Lakes Institute of Management. Visit the link...

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Hi @rashasvi , @rahul4288 

Below is my profile:

10th: 85% (CBSE)

12th: 82% (CBSE)

Engg: BE: 69%

GMAT: 620

Work Ex: 6 years in IT. Worked in various roles as software developer, module lead and technical team lead.

What are my chances of getting a call for GDPI in cycle 1 ?

Thanks in advance

  • apply ... gud chances..... 1h.
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Which one is the right option?

The orbit the asteroid is taking around the planet is in the shape of an ellipse.
Most comets have _______ orbits.

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Normalisation process explained. The scoring pattern will be the same as used for GATE. 

From the CAT 2014 website. 

NORMALIZATION OF SCORES OF CAT in 2014 CAT 2014 shall involve administering a different Form of the Test across each of the 4 different Test Sessions. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization. The Normalization process to be implemented shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms and the scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting. For purposes of reporting, Scaled Scores for each Section (Section I: Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Section II: Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning) and Total along with the Percentile shall be published. The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). 

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  • I would highly appreciate if someone can explain the role.... 4d.
  • location here means mean marks of that slot and scale mea.... 1h.
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Sarsij Nayanam @sarsij 2,460

I would highly appreciate if someone can explain the role of - accuracy, number of attempts, and the diversity of question selection (selecting questions from all the sub-sections DI LR QA VA while attempting the test), in the process of Normalization. And if you do so, kindly do that in a simpler language which most people can understand. Thanks :) 

Pratik Sahoo @pratiksahoo33 236

location here means mean marks of that slot and scale mean standard deviation of marks of that slot..that basically means some kind of normal/gaussian distribution is to be from a slot's data and that will be normalised under a bell curve..from that we can directly get %iles 

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Seeking to check gold smuggling, the government of India has tightened baggage rules, now eligible passengers are allowed to import gold up to ....... by paying 10 per cent customs duty in foreign currency.

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Main Post: 13 Nov 2014

I missed FMS deadline under the assumption that it would be same  as that of last year. Last year it was at the end of November.

I called FMS admin office. They are saying that they are receiving more similar calls.

Anyone else here in my condition.

Action points for people who have missed FMS registration:

a) Send email  to as well as

b) Call at 01127666388. (A lady will pick call. Request her to ask admin people to reopen registration)

c) Please go to FMS campus and request in person. They are nice and understanding people.

d) Out of station candidates who can not meet admin in person can send hard letters to FMS admin or dean at adress given below.(this point was suggested by@abhishekfly)


Prof.M.L.Singla Head & Dean OR The Administrative Officer

Faculty of Management Studies

University of Delhi Delhi-110 007

PS: I Worked with bureaucrats for 2.5 years and observed following level of impact for same content.

Personal meetings>> Hard letters>email=phone call

P.S.S: Please write really good emails and letters. Get them checked by someone before sending. There must not be any logical or grammatical error. Do not ask for pity. Convey your point in assertive and humble manner. In case no one is there to check your mail/letter, send it to me in word 2007 format only. Or there are lots of people here on pagalguy who will volunteer.


UPDATE 1: date 18 Nov 2014

Today I met Chief admin officer at FMS. Major points of discussion are given below.

1. They understand that time lines were bit earlier this year primarily due to early declaration of cat result (December instead of January).

2. They acknowledged how some of the students missed deadline due to wrong expectation of late dead line. However they followed proper bureaucratic procedure i.e. publishing notification and one month registration window. They are not at fault. There was no major IT error or last moment registration fail.

3. They can reopen registration if admin committee sees a strong case.

Now some positive news

4. They are getting emails and calls for reopening the registration window and it is not as usual as every year (Every year there are some students who mail them to reopen on some XYZ (read bullshit) reason. But this year they are getting request with similar reason.



6. If there are enough requests before 24-25 November, They will reopen the registration window.


If we can flood their inbox with re-registration requests, there is very high probability of opening the registration window. I could sense that they wanted to reopen the window if there are lots of deserving candidates left out. But do whatever you can do before 24-25 November.

Send emails from multiple accounts to as well as Also call at 01127666388. (A lady will pick call. Request her to ask admin people to reopen registration)

Please go to FMS campus and request in person. They seemed nice and understanding people.


Update 2: 19 Nov 2014

At times I have self doubt about the change we can bring i.e can we really convince FMS administrators to reopen registration. I feel low when I get these thoughts. Then something creeps inside me, then I look back at history. Not very long ago, just one year back, abhishek Leel and his team felt unjust on cat raw score and entire normalization process. They filed RTI, moved to court and bingo, this year we are writing much better cat. Lesson is sincere efforts bring changes especially when majority feel so.

For those who do not understand how unjust earlier case was, let me give my own example. I got 99.xx percentile in 2012, got calls from FMS and 7 other IIMs. converted new IIMs but did not joined to have a second chance at A, B, C.

In 2013, my percentile was 42 with some 190 raw score thanks to prometric and their bullshit normalization where as some people got 55 percentile with zero attempts.

So lets make some effort


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  • Mailed twice... called also. 12h.
  • Did anyone pick up your call Ankit? Any sort of communic.... 2h.

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The PaGaLGuY Dream Team 2014

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Consolidated Attempts Repository

Just a consolidated thread to measure the attempts and compare across the four sessions :smiley:

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November 16 - Afternoon slot

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Non-Engg (Science) | CAT12 - 99.60 | XAT13 - 99.58 | GMAT-730 ISB-YLP | CAT14-Awaited 
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Mock CAT 2014 - 17*:Percentile: 99.52 Overall score: 150.0 
Percentile calculated on 8353 student scores 
CL Predicted Percentile(CAT 2014): 99.99


ScoreMock PercentileCAT PercentileScoreMock PercentileCAT PercentileScoreMock PercentileCAT Percentile60.094.099.490.099.899.9150.099.5299.99

i wanted to ask,was cl mock 17 qa soo tough that a score of 60 in qa is being predicted as 99.45 in cat 14 by CL ??

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  • i too have the same slot lets c hw it pans out..ATB. 15 Nov.
  • @Darknight123 Kaisa hua CAT?? Attempts?. 2h.
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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  -


90 kms from my place 

  • are you ol, we can go together. 1d.
  • 22nd 3pm,happy with the system failure 3 times????. 2h.
i solemnly swear that i am up to no good ! 

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[CAT 2014] November 22, Forenoon Slot Discussions

Please use this thread to find fellow Puys at your center, last minute strategies before the real thing, and post CAT...

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alamuri ratnamala institute of engineering and technology,

Sapgaon, Shahapur, Thane (near asangaon).. Anyone??

  • tera samay acha nahin chal raha @rathorerishi ... 4d.
  • 22nd 3pm,happy with the system failure 3 times????. 2h.

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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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For important fundae in quants go through 

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