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41s 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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Guys. I want to improve PC and PJ in 3-4 days. I want to ace the questions actually. Want to tame them. Give me tips how to improve it in 3-4 days. I have a total of 30-40 hours to spend on PC and PJ in these 4 days. Which material is best to do them? What should be the appropriate strategy?

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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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  • @dvchinmaya Since when did call center guys start giving .... 18m.
  • Guys.. where is it mentioned that there would be a penalt.... 1m.
Akash Singhal @akash12191 70

@dvchinmaya Since when did call center guys start giving this much info  

<< Ms. Perseverance <<<< @aimonlyiim 717

Guys.. where is it mentioned that there would be a penalty for unanswered question?

2m 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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Could someone please explain this extremely easy question to me.

A bag contains 9 yellow balls, 3 white balls and 4 red balls. In how many ways can 2 balls be drawn from the bag?


A) 12C4

B) 3C2

C) 16C2

D) 12C2


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  • I think u mistook it with in how many ways 2 balls can be.... 2m.
  • then it would be 16C2. 2m.

what about whether the balls are identical or not?

Nagraj Gunda! @catKrazy2.0 16

Since same coour bas are identica..  the seections can be (1Y1W, 1Y1R, 1R1W, 2Y, 2W, 2R) Tota six ways....But there is no option as 6. Can you pease check if the question is exacty the same..

Sayan Das @sayuf007 3

I think u mistook it with in how many ways 2 balls can be selected

2m ago 131 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, in the test guide it's mentioned that

'If you do not understand a question on the test, you should answer the question to the best of your ability. Details on negative marking and penalty for UNANSWERED QUESTIONS will be shared closer to the test day.' Any thoughts on this?

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  • Arrey don't worry to much. At the end of the day correct.... 6m.
  • No. Jo 65-70 attempt karta hai and jo already 90 kar raha.... 2m.
Ashwin Krithik @ashkrithik 11

This clearly means difficulty level will go down right? Makes no sense to have a paper where 60 questions is considered a good attempt and then penalise for not attempting the rest 

Sayan Saha @SAYANMIN27 90

Aisa kahan likha hua h??? I didn't find it... Please point out.... @ashkrithik 

Ankan Sengupta @christianbale 523

another thing is the calculator option.calculator option is there in IMs mocks,but it doesn't work  

Ashwin Krithik @ashkrithik 11

@SAYANMIN27  dude it's mentioned in the test day guide. Just before the paragraph they explain about question palette and what each colour signifies

Shubham Sinha @Shubh.i 3.5 k

Arrey don't worry to much. At the end of the day  correct answers will make the difference. Changes will have equal impact on everyone's preperation 

V @sarcusstic 23

No. Jo 65-70 attempt karta hai and jo already 90 kar raha hai, inn dono ka pehle score same aata tha lagbhag. But ab nahi.

7m ago 3.9k CAT Quant CAT

Number System - Questions & Discussions

Hello people, As the earlier number system thread had more than 10k replies,we have closed the old one and presenting...

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find the highest power of 3 in this multiplication?

(dont have OA.....Approach pls)

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  • 3(1+2+3...32) + 33=33*49=1617 -> highest power....whts th.... 9m.
  • @sagnikdutta003 i think 9! to 11! will have 3^9 , 12! to .... 7m.

13m ago 98 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...

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Approx square root!

square root of (53)

Nearest root 

7*7 = 49



Double the number 7 = 2*7 = 14


Difference/double the nearest square root


So ans 7.285..

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  • @rafaelnadal @harshcat91 : where is it mention that Calc .... 27m.
  • nyway it FB .. :smiley:. 13m.

Tryst with destiny!

Indranil Roy @rafaelnadal 1.0 k

@harshcat91 sir mujhe inpar koi bharosa nahi hai, fir kal kuch aur bol denge !! ab ek naya loch hua hai, dekh raha tha ki unanswered questions pe penalty hoga ya nahi ye bad me disclose karenge.. are main kehta hun kab karenge ?? CAT ke bad ?? itna mysterious kyuon banaya hua hai samajh nahi ata mereko 

Swapnil Jha @swapnil4ever2u 2.0 k

@rafaelnadal @harshcat91 : where is it mention that Calc may be allowed or unanswered may be penalised ??

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 In the given paragraph, the last line has been deleted. Choose the option that logically follows the paragraph.

Experimental inference is of enormous importance, because without it you can never be sure that a correlation you observe has any causal significance. This can be illustrated by the so-called 'church clocks fallacy'. The clocks in the towers of two neighboring churches chime the hours, but St A's a little before St B's. A Martian visitor, noting this, might infer that St A's chime caused St B's to chime.


The Martian's prediction is that St B's clock will still chime immediately after St A's.


The only real test of this hypothesis would be experimentally to ring the St A's chime at random times rather than once per hour.


It is only experimental manipulation that can determine whether an observed correlation truly indicates causation.


This analogy can be applied to any phenomenon which we want to explore a cause-effect relationship.

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17m ago 660 CAT

[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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Sim 13 scores

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QA 20C 29A  - 51

VA 30C 41A -79 OA 130.....


bhai expected percentile??

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  • @shashwatdgr8 I scored 94.xx at 133. Looks like mock pre.... 7h.
  • @Dark_Passenger Can you see the analysis for this mock?...... 26m.

30m ago 674 CAT

CAT 2014 registration!

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

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kisiko 16 mila ya sabko 22 hi dia ?  

bandra guy gets center at thane  

borivli girl gets NERUL   

whats wrong ?

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  • oh yes..shahpur :sweat:. 30m.

believe in yourself,it can be the toughest at times! CAT first attempt.

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percentile at 100 ? **sobs**

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  • I have heard that cat registrations are less this year! A.... 1h.
  • What?!! Dude! This a score of an Aimcat mock.. 31m.
  "A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge."   
venky pradyumna @venkyPradyumna 11

I have heard that cat registrations are less this year! A lot depends on that! I don't think 100 will fetch you anything more than 93-94, 120+ is on a safer side to expect many calls!!

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Gave my 1st 5 options mock. AIMCAT 1509-

QA- 35A 28C 7W- 77- 98.53

VA- 19A 18C 1W- 53-98.86

OA- 54A 46C 8W- 130-99.53 AIR-57.

Okayish performance,I would say. Happy with the accuracy but made some silly errors in DI.. A sure 90+ QA paper spoiled. But, the recent trend of CL performances are making me feel great about this mediocre score.

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  • The VA seems undoable yaar.... 34m.
  • So, give less tym in that section (70 mins). try to solve.... 33m.
Sayan Saha @SAYANMIN27 90

So, give less tym in that section (70 mins). try to solve all lr's, maybe 1 RC n some VA questions... N trying to maximise my score in qa... which obviously m not able to...

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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How to start preparation 26 days before cat exam are there any important topics that i should cover first ? i don't need  a very good percentile i just need some 70+ percentile is it possible ? please guys help me !!

  • just solve previous years....follow the pattern and pract.... 1h.
venky pradyumna @venkyPradyumna 11

just solve previous years....follow the pattern and practise a bit, why 70+? you can get 90+ easily that way!

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Has the application process begun?

  • No. We are expecting the process to begin by the end of O.... 1h.
Postbox 77 @postbox77 15

No. We are expecting the process to begin by the end of October..Please follow this page for further notifications...

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Hi..can someone please tell me about the placement scenario at FMS for Executive MBA.. I cannot find any placement reports on the website.

1h ago 38 CAT

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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kisi ke pass cet mock test papers hai kya pdf?..ims,cetking,cl,testfunda..if yes then plz share..

i have time papers last yr..if you want then mail me

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  • thank you in advance. 2h.
  • Pls mail me, 1h.

1h ago 2.4k CAT

SC/ST & PH students queries and discussion for CAT 2013 & other Exams

Hi all, There was no new thread for 2013, so this is a new thread (created previously by smokeMBA) In continuation of...

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what percentile can i expect in final CAT with a marks of 85-90 (40+ in each quant and verbal section).. will i be able to clear the cutoff?? need suggestions so that i can further improve my score..

thanks in advance

  • 85+. 14h.
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Points A and B are 1159 km apart. Gopal and Ravi started simultaneously from A and B respectively, and proceeded towards each other and met after 19 hours. Then Gopal increased his speed by 5 kmph and Ravi reduced his speed by 5 kmph, and both proceeded in their respective directions. Gopal reached B and Ravi reached A at the same time. By what percentage is Ravi's initial speed more than Gopal's initial speed? a) 17 6/7 %b)19 2/3% c)15 2/7 % d)22 1/3 %

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Among the unproctored CL mocks and the additional mocks of CL which ones should I attempt? Or should I attempt a mix of the both mocks? Since there is less time, I dont want to overdo giving mocks and so, will attempt only a few of them!

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  • DO unproctored mocks.don't overdoit though. 12h.
  • Thankx @Dark_Passenger and @Darknight123. 4h.
You are the creator, your life is your canvas. 
Nikhar Mattu @Dark_Passenger 1.0 k

Give the unproctored ones, from what I've heard the additional ones are recycled garbage.

Abhishek Singhal @Darknight123 561

Nikhar is right.additional have same old pattern cl mocks questions. 

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QADI: 33C/43A = 89; 95+%ile

VALR: 33C/43A = 89; 95%ile

Total: 66C/86A = 178; 98.xx%ile

First MC of the season... A pretty bad mock I must say. Last century interface, inconsistent text sizes, inconsistent question and option positions. Pathetic experience. I wonder why am I even surprised; it's TIME.

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  • haha ... 4h.