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qa 46 va 43  oa 89..  dunno where quant went wrong..decline in accuracy

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[OFFICIAL] IMS SIMCAT scores and Discussion for the entire 2014-15 season !!!

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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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What is the last digit of 3^a - 2^b ?

Statement 1: Both a and b leave a remainder 3 when divided by 4.

Statement 2: a > b

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uninvigilated format




can anyone tell percentiles plz..

  • @Dark_Passenger : bhai..can u plz tell me the percentiles. 16m.
  • QA 95.39 VA 95.97 OA 97.70. 5m.
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Q.86. The explanation says ACD as wrong. Hence B is correct. (What!?) There is a 5th option, you TIME idiots, and according to your explanation, it is as correct as B. Am I missing something? I demand my 4 marks back  

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  • Dude Chill, it was just a mock. you have already proved y.... 29m.
  • LOL it's not about the mock score. It's about customer se.... 7m.
Shashwat Gangwar @shashwatdgr8 859

I mailed them 4 days back. No reply, not even an acknowledgement of having received my query. Pathetic institute

technorati . @technorati 7

Dude Chill, it was just a mock. you have already proved your mettle in the mocks with your remarkable record of awe-inspiring score. Let go of this one.  

Shashwat Gangwar @shashwatdgr8 859

LOL it's not about the mock score. It's about customer service

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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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Quick Query: In DS qs, if one statement is such that it contradicts the premise made in the question, is it sufficient to answer the question or insufficient to answer the question?

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  • Can't find any atm.. I'll post here when I encounter one. 8m.
Shashwat Gangwar @shashwatdgr8 859

Can't find any atm.. I'll post here when I encounter one

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Official verbal ability thread for CAT 2014

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Leonardo da Vinci's painting, the Mona Lisa, it seems fair to say, is more than just a painting - it is a touchstone of Western culture. It has been copied, parodied, praised, mocked, co-opted, analysed and speculated upon more than any other work of art. Its origins have captivated scholars, and its name has leant itself to operas, movies, songs, people, ships - even a crater on Venus. Its current insurance value is estimated at nearly $700 million - far in excess of any painting ever sold - but it is unclear that any price could be meaningfully assigned to it.

Knowing all this, a naïve visitor to the Louvre might be forgiven for experiencing a sense of, well, disappointment upon first laying eyes on the most famous painting in the world. In fact, if someone didn't already know it beforehand, I doubt that they would consider it the obvious contender for most-famous-painting award. While it does look like an amazing accomplishment of artistic talent, it is no more so than any number of the other great works of art on display at the Louvre.

Now, art critics might claim that there are attributes of mastery that are evident only to the trained eye, and that neophytes would do better to simply accept what they're told. But if that's true, you would expect that the same perfection that is obvious to modern art critics would have been obvious to other art experts throughout history. And yet, for centuries, the Mona Lisa was a relatively obscure painting - still a masterpiece, to be sure, but only one among many. And admired as he was, up until the 1850s, da Vinci was considered no match for the true greats of painting, like Titian and Raphael. In fact, it wasn't until the twentieth century that the Mona Lisa began its meteoric rise to global brand name. And even then it wasn't the result of art critics suddenly appreciating the genius that had sat among them for so long. Rather, it was due to the publicity surrounding its theft in 1911.

From that point on, the Mona Lisa never looked back. It is impossible now to imagine the history of Western art without the Mona Lisa, and in that sense it truly is the greatest of paintings. But it is also impossible to attribute its unique status to anything about the painting itself. This presents a problem because when we try to explain the success of the Mona Lisa, it is precisely its attributes on which we focus our attention. According to many art critics, the Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world because it is the best, and although it might have taken us a while to figure this out, it was inevitable that we would. And yet, whatever attributes the experts cite as evidence - the novel painting technique that Leonardo employed to produce so gauzy a finish, the mysterious subject, her enigmatic smile, even da Vinci's own fame - one can always find numerous other works of art that would seem as good, or even better.

Of course, one can always get around this problem by pointing out that it's not any one attribute of the Mona Lisa that makes it so special, but rather the combination of all its attributes. There's actually no way to beat this argument, because the Mona Lisa is of course a unique object. No matter how many similar paintings some pesky sceptic points to, one can always find some difference between them and the one that we all know is the deserving winner. Unfortunately, however, this argument wins only at the cost of eviscerating itself. It sounds as if we're assessing the quality of a work of art in terms of its attributes, but in fact we're doing the opposite - deciding first which painting is the best, and only then inferring from its attributes the metrics of quality. Subsequently, we can invoke these metrics to justify the known outcome in a way that seems rational and objective. But the result is circular reasoning. We claim to be saying that the Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world because it has attributes X, Y, and Z. But really what we're saying is that the Mona Lisa is famous because it's more like the Mona Lisa than anything else.

What is the author's opinion about the Mona Lisa?

1) He feels that it is overrated and does not deserve to be considered the most famous painting in the world.

2) He finds it a disappointing painting, and thinks that modern art critics exaggerate its worth due to circular reasoning.

3) He thinks that though it is a good painting, it is not really a masterpiece and should not be treated as such.

4) He admits it is a masterpiece and an icon of Western culture, but thinks that it is so for reasons other than its intrinsic qualities.

Which of the following is not true regarding the Mona Lisa as per this passage?

1) It was bought for $700 million.

2) Its worldwide fame is little more than a century old.

3) It was painted using a then-new kind of technique.

4) It is currently displayed in the Louvre.

Assume that after writing this passage, the author reads a newly published book about the unique and unparalleled qualities of the Mona Lisa that make it the greatest painting ever. Would this affect his views about the painting, and if so, why?

1) It would not affect his views on the Mona Lisa, as it would be just another example of circular reasoning.

2) It would not affect his views on the Mona Lisa, as it would be just another example of circular reasoning.

3) It might affect his views on the Mona Lisa, inasmuch as it might motivate him to rethink his assumptions in this passage.

4) There is not enough information in the passage to determine what effect such a book would have on the author's views on the Mona Lisa.

The author of this passage can be inferred to be:

1) an art critic.

2) an art historian.

3) an art columnist.

4) cannot be determined

What does the word 'eviscerating' as used in this passage mean?

1) Causing uncertainty regarding

2) Raising multiple questions about

3) Depriving of essential content

4) Destroying completely


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could anyone tell me how many ppl gave mock 16 on an average and why doesnt cl give the number of ppl registered fr the test?

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  • 126 urs?. 22h.
  • Mine 114....but ispe bhi CL ne 72 %ile diya,.....What %il.... 10m.
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Mock Cat 14:   

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

VA -        31C/37A - 87

OA -        48C/59A - 133

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  • @Darknight123 Yes , u r rite, Quants mein toh cut-off paa.... 19m.
  • @dhiva It depends on the level of Quants section in the p.... 17m.
You never lose until you quit trying!  
dhivagar mahendiran @dhiva 25

My quants score is constantly around tht range only.I feel i m good in va/Lr.How much percentile can be expected if we get the same kinda score in CAT? 

Sourabh Sur @SourabhSur123 95

@Darknight123 Yes , u r rite, Quants mein toh cut-off paar hone ka koi chance hi nahn hai with 46. Btw have u taken this mock yet?

Sourabh Sur @SourabhSur123 95

@dhiva It depends on the level of Quants section in the paper, If is tough as hell then 40+ can also fetch u a 90-95 %tile, if not then around 75-85 %tile!

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Testfunda Mocks 2014

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Hello guys.... got 98.5 in icat 8 but didnt clear the cut offs. attempted 24 in quant but got 6 questions wrong. Now I m worried because those 6 questions were solved correctly but i did silly mistakes. Pls suggest me how to reduce these silly mistakes?? I have been doing these mistakes from my first icat... pls suggest

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The PaGaLGuY UnderDogs Team 2014

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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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  • @Dark_Passenger You guess partially right, dude :smiley:. 2h.
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[2014-2016] DoMS@IIT Roorkee Admission Queries

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Are non-engineers eligible for Admission at IIT Roorkee for DoMS ?

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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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[Official] LR-DI Thread for CAT 2014

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Mr. Mittal runs a small workshop which manufactures units of rolled steel sheets customised to the purchaser's preference. The workshop has the agreements to manufacture 4 units and 5 units per day for Arcelor and Solid Steel Ltd. respectively.

The manufacturing requires three continuous processes: pressing, cutting and punching where there are 2, 4 and 3 machines for pressing, cutting and punching respectively and the manufacturing is done between 9 : 00 am and 2 : 00 pm only, each day.

To balance the production, Mr. Mittal dedicates 1 pressing machine and 2 cutting machines for Arcelor and 1 pressing machine and 1 cutting machine for Solid Steel exclusively.The following table shows the time required by various processes to manufacture a single unit of rolled steel sheet for the two purchasers.

A unit must go through the entire processing of pressing, cutting and then punching in that order; where a process on a unit must be carried out without interruption on a single machine only.

Furthermore, each machine can process at most 1 unit at a time.

If Mr. Mittal is successfully accomplishing the agreements with both the purchasers, it must be true that

a.His workshop can complete the day's production earliest by 12:00 noon.  

b.His workshop can complete the day's production earliest by 1:00 pm.  

c.His workshop can complete the day's production earliest by 1:30 pm.  

d.His workshop can complete the day's production exactly at 2:00 pm.

Which machine could be idle for the maximum time in a day and for how long?

a.Pressing, 150 min  

b.Punching, 180 min  

c.Cutting, 300 min  

d.Punching, 240 min

At which of the following time instances in a day do all the three punching machines necessarily work together?

a.10:35 am  b.11:05 am  c.11:50 am  d.None of these

  • d c d??. 40m.
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after taking good number of mocks 

Qa/di- 16-18 correct answers

Va/lr- 25-30 correct answers

How much percentile can I expect if I score the same in CAT-14?

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  • @rohit006 but the sectional cut off thing is bothering .... 1h.
  • sectional cutoffs r never more than 85% and u have to sco.... 51m.
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Rohit Chaudhary @rohit006 12

dekh bhai 132 marks pe u will definetly get 98+ if current level of cat is followed... 

Rohit Chaudhary @rohit006 12

sectional cutoffs r never more than 85% and u have to score around 50-55 in quant and 55-60 in verbal overall 120+ for iim call in obc  

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If one clears a profile call interview, is a 650-GMAT/85-CAT/XAT the cut-off(as mentioned in the website) from the entrance exam point of view? Or will that cut-off of an "entrance exam score" change based on the scores of people applying? 

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  • @The_Statesman Thank you. So, will that number go up?. 1h.
  • @SriramT nope it wont... but the better the score, it wi.... 56m.
The Statesman @The_Statesman 13

Those are QUALIFYING scores. Below which you will not be admitted irrespective of the strength of your profile. 

Messerschmitt @Messerschmitt 10

@SriramT  nope it wont... but the better the score, it will marginally improve ur chances in the final selection

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The Art of writing SOP

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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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  • @sarcusstic Ohkay!! but any feedback on overall SOP.. 2h.
  • I think its a good One.. All the Best. 59m.
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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.

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After completing our application form do we need to send a copy to MDI? I remember sending it last year I guess, but this year I dont see anything like it. TIA.

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TIPS for CAT 14 aspirants.

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After  taking good number of mocks 

Qa/di- 16-18 correct answers

Va/lr- 25-30 correct answers

How much percentile can I expect if I score the same in CAT-14?

mission IIM 

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