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raghav507
The Pahadi Mod @raghav507 51.5 k
*swapnilwaichale : IIM A * http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-61.html#post2715003 *hkarthikm : NITIE Mumbai * http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-61.html#post2715695 *Rudra nil * ...
swapnilwaichale : IIM A

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-61.html#post2715003
hkarthikm : NITIE Mumbai

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-61.html#post2715695
Rudra nil

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-61.html#post2718494
Satwinder : FMS Delhi

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-61.html#post2718526
ice princess : IIM K

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-61.html#post2719704
ashvek_ambe : IIM B

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-61.html#post2719980
instinctivefist : NITIE Mumbai

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-62.html#post2719982
enamoured4664 : IIM K

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-62.html#post2720068

reddevilhell : FMS Delhi

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-62.html#post2721106
gourabganguly : IMT Ghaziabad

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-62.html#post2721344
ShikharV : NITIE Mumbai

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-62.html#post2723401
first_timer : XLRI

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-62.html#post2724133
Slayer23 : SPJIMR Mumbai

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-62.html#post2728366
sairamkarthik : IIM A

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-62.html#post2729713

skr_14 : IIM C

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-63.html#post2731398
kumarkumar : IIM B

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-63.html#post2731666
playmaker : IIFT Delhi

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-63.html#post2732023
IIM-A : TISS Mumbai

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-63.html#post2740615
divyathediva : FMS Delhi

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-63.html#post2752085
yash09 : IIM C

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-64.html#post2776351
riteshindian : IIM I

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-64.html#post2778915
prince31jain : IIFT Delhi

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-64.html#post2783201

mishrasingh : not a cat story, but sheer perseverance

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-64.html#post2800654
gudakesh : MDI Gurgaon

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-64.html#post2805389
syed_azhar905 : MDI Gurgaon

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-65.html#post2826678
gasrockr1 : JBIMS Mumbai

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-65.html#post2866432
scorpion_3 : IIM L

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-65.html#post2941959
TruthBeTold : IIM C (a complete insight into before, during and after MBA)

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-65.html#post3076158
falaknuma : IIM A

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-66.html#post3108543
WarriorWithin : IIM L

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-66.html#post3125490
Dreamyboy : FMS Delhi

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-66.html#post3127886
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raghav507
The Pahadi Mod @raghav507 51.5 k
continuing with the experiences:- *Sajal_lovescat : IIM K* http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-58.html#post2544914 *sashas* http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-58.html#post2651253 *...
continuing with the experiences:-

Sajal_lovescat : IIM K
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-58.html#post2544914
sashas
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-58.html#post2651253
sc@rf@ce : NMIMS mumbai
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-58.html#post2651738
raghav507 : No success story

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-58.html#post2658903
kkabhi : IIM K

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-58.html#post2671777
the_hate : IIM C (one of the legends here at PG) :D

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-58.html#post2675264
mahesh nishant : IIT Kanpur

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-59.html#post2675689
iimahd11 : IIM L

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-59.html#post2677422
blarcks : MDI Gurgaon

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-59.html#post2680815
ak.tg47 : IIM B

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-59.html#post2681947
shrinivassg : IIM A

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-59.html#post2685265
aseem.ace : IIM C

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-59.html#post2687117
newsense : IIM A

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-59.html#post2687799
srinjoy : IIM C

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-59.html#post2689016
thewhiterider : XLRI

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-60.html#post2691369
catfiasco : MDI Gurgaon

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-60.html#post2691406
juliet27 : XLRI

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-60.html#post2696138
billy"bad-ass" : IIM C

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-60.html#post2705634
sriharshakv : IIM B

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-60.html#post2706730
vikas023

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-60.html#post2710142
R3D D3VIL : IIM A

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-60.html#post2711379
catandmouse : IIT B

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-60.html#post2712270
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vishwaroop
vishwaroop singh @vishwaroop 577
> This is something to which a lot of people might not agree. All the great experiences that have made a mark here are really good. The only thing that bugs me here is how this motivation thing works for all of u puys (I have seen a lot of people using 'puy' in place of 'guy', I guess must do so ...
This is something to which a lot of people might not agree. All the great experiences that have made a mark here are really good. The only thing that bugs me here is how this motivation thing works for all of u puys (I have seen a lot of people using 'puy' in place of 'guy', I guess must do so as well, am I missing the rationale behind?). I really find it difficult to understand how, motivation works it has never worked for me as I wanted it to.

It is really good to read the experiences as a story and enjoy the happy ending (in most of the cases). But the trouble here is that either we (or rather I) look for a soothing empathetic plot or identify a hero out of the narrator. Yes they all are heroes but the post is to make a hero out of you and not to make a fan out of you. India is such a beautiful (sarcastic, without any intention to offend, but to portray the grey emotion) country that in 99% or more of the cases, anyone who will succeed (or for that matter make it to one of the cherished institutes) is bound to be a success story, fighting the paralyzed education system, caste based reservation system, social back stabbing and stigma pressures, the TAG thing, the unsatisfactory job work or opportunities etc .. etc .. etc.

One of the good ways to utilize the posts is to identify oneself as a potential hero and try to get there as one of the success stories, but thats again very subjective; motivation is something that may catalyze your efforts but at the end of the day what matters is the efforts put in. Dont get me wrong, as I said earlier the only thing is that I wonder how this motivation thing works for u all.


Dude I gotta say one thing. No matter how much we say or how effective we present, it is always about you in the end. See when I hang up my boots I shouldn't be feelin dat shitttt!!! I could hv done bttr. Or wish dat I wud hv not hid behind the veil of excuses. The best if it is will be 4 u n d worst is for u only. The point is age old question of half filled or half empty glass. All I know is when I read n share wid puys in this forum, I get a lot from dis. Aftrall the people here r vry much lyk me, n every1 is trying the best to land up at sumthn really gr8. Sharin n learnin is the buzz here. I enjoy on PG for sheer brilliance of peer group n thoughts I get here. Soon many of u will land up in professional stint den v realize how screwd up ol dis can be. Finally at the end i wud simply put that read as a short story or a memoirs or simply read it for fun ull get a lot but d moment u try to bother about reading it for sum profit n loss kinda outlook den I dnt thnk it will work coz den u r more bothered about result den the journey. Hmffff:drinking: toooo much gyaanbazi. Hope u get wat I meant buddy. Solely my view...
Cheers
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Anonymous
@Anonymous
Wow And i used to think that my story was crazy.....thank you for all these experiences....it was truly inspirational...way to go leaders!!! Regards Veeru Student of School of Inspirational Leadership
Wow

And i used to think that my story was crazy.....thank you for all these experiences....it was truly inspirational...way to go leaders!!!

Regards
Veeru
Student of School of Inspirational Leadership
Anonymous
@Anonymous
Eleanor Roosevelt the first lady of the US once said 'The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.' This is exactly what each one of us have achieved till date while the others strive to achieve at the same time..making dreams come true is what we all aspire for.. ...
Eleanor Roosevelt the first lady of the US once said 'The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.'

This is exactly what each one of us have achieved till date while the others strive to achieve at the same time..making dreams come true is what we all aspire for..

Cheers to all those dreamers

Veeru
Student of School of Inspired Leadership
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vishwaroop
vishwaroop singh @vishwaroop 577
Hi all!!! This is a generic post and um sorry to place it here. @Mods-If u feel this is of any worth for even a single fella then make it reach the right place. Its a request. Before I begin lemme jus tell u briefly bout myself. An IT enginner with 3 yrs of exp with TCS n INFY the 2 bigges...
Hi all!!!
This is a generic post and um sorry to place it here.
@Mods-If u feel this is of any worth for even a single fella then make it reach the right place. Its a request.
Before I begin lemme jus tell u briefly bout myself. An IT enginner with 3 yrs of exp with TCS n INFY the 2 biggest brand names. Started givin MBA entrances since 2006.Always securin pretty decently. Made it to the final list of SCMHRD n IMT but decided not to join. Now comes the purpose of this post. Offlate I have seen so many grim and sad post sayin the end f d world for them post any result comin out. At the same time do find loads f negative vibes flowin down amongst us. C'mon ppl u ol can do a loat bttr than that. U r the youth of this nation n best asset n u ppl goin don on jus a single blow. I sumhw cnt bliv this.
Here's a small example from my own very life. Last year jus 1 month b4 CAT my mom expired. Imagine my state of mine. had to rush bak handle my family responsibilities and came bak to Pune jus a week b4 CAT. N on top f dat IT ppl can understnd hw a 1 month leave takes toll on ur wrk lyf. I was literally slogging. Olmost had decyded to quit. But then my friend said. This month was crucial for polishing agreed and time was tough to concentrate but ur spirits shdnt dampen. Jus go and give ur best shot. its not a bloody university exam that u need crammin n muggin up.U r ready for it wen frm deep down u feel dat u ready for it. N u r ready buddy". I was stunned by this attitude of his. Was elated n I went gave CAT n secured 98.5+ percentile missed few biggies by .XX percentiles but got cald frm IIMK. Even though cudnt make it to the final list but its OK. I learnt the best possible lesson f lyf dat even IVY league colls won't b able to teach. Never say die. Never back down. Never give up. I will keep comin no matter wat happens coz I know my place N I know its tough to get thr but not impossible. After all Mt. Everest is not for every tom **** and Harry mountaineer. its for d chosen few. N I know U ol got that inside u. Jus dnt give up now.
As for negative vibes. Fellows we olwez cry bout few gettin undue advantage. But remember that its u whose ur biggest competitor .f9 one s gettin sum undue adnvtg but den u trusted urslf wen u started ur journey ryt. Was there any negative vibe then. So it shdnt b thr now. U trust urslf and dats y u r here reading this. Imagine u being a CEO 2mrw of a start up compny faisin direct competition from giants and masters of crafts like Indira Nooyi,KM shaw, mark Zukkerberg,Warren Buffet!!!(2 heavy I guess. But IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!).Then r u jus goin to step down widout facin them statin they hv an undue competition. No right. SOME GOALS R SO WORTH THAT ITS EVEN GLORIOUS TO FAIL ACHIEVING THEM.Let there b ups and downs. Let there b dayz n nytz. But dnt eva let urslf fall down in the grip f night. If not today 2mrw u come bak and get wat u truely deserve. Faith n hard work. We will do it until we will achieve it.
Remeber GOAL-
Santiage Munez to his coach-The only person who can say that I am not gud enuf is u but even then, I may not agree wid u:)
The pursuit of happiness-
Never let anyone else tell you that you are good or bad in anything.
N finally my mantra durin xamz:
I am at war wid myself and it looks like I am winning :)

We shall overcome sumday,
Vishwaroop

PS: Sorry for spamming.But I know I had sumthin to share n I did it honestly from d bottom of ma heart and um not sorry for dat. N if even a single ppl from here can take sumthin outta dis and sumday in the future mail me and say Vish I made it to IIMx, XL or any dream coll, I will think the purpose is served.
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abhimukh19
. @abhimukh19 46.7 k
> 1. Is it right to show such an authority on a platform meant for sharing which we don't experience on international forums and many Indian forums also? Well whether you are posting on international or rural forum , one needs to understand the rules and regulations before posting ,so i ca...

1. Is it right to show such an authority on a platform meant for sharing which we don't experience on international forums and many Indian forums also?
Well whether you are posting on international or rural forum , one needs to understand the rules and regulations before posting ,so i cant comment on your post as i have not seen it but , may be it was not according to the rules and regulations , and so your post was removed. Hope you read the disclaimer at the time of registeration

May be my experience is an exception and not happened with anyone else.
Please think, are we playing in hands of so-called 'net-entrepreneurs' to help create multi-million dollar business? As they allow only those things to be posted on the forum that generates revenue for them and no free-thoughts. All of us know how much money pass hands in B-Schools ranking. Is it fair, shouldn't we do something about it?
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Well if PG is earning money , it is doing so in ethical ways , and its helping millions of aspirants across the globe , and if it does cash in , there should not be any problem. its not cheating anyone , as long as one stays within the boundary of certain predefined rules one can write , whatever one wants

And again your post is at a wrong place , as this thread is meant for discussion on experiences about CAT , so it may be the case that all of our posts will be deleted, as its irrelevant to the stated topic

All the best
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uglyduckling
MANGESH @uglyduckling 13.0 k
> and Management subject' because I am an *average human being* and can't go to his 'levels' in communication. Then after sleeping over it for about a week, I thought of sharing it with the community for two reasons. If you claim to be an average human being then why do you call yourse...
and Management subject' because I am an average human being and can't go to his 'levels' in communication. Then after sleeping over it for about a week, I thought of sharing it with the community for two reasons.


If you claim to be an average human being then why do you call yourself a 'Guru' (your username).....use a more subtle 'average' name instead

MgtGuruPune Says
All of us know how much money pass hands in B-Schools ranking.

What makes you think that money is passed around in the rankings? It is done on a user-to-user basis, not by a panel of experts.
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shashank3012
Shashank Prabhu @shashank3012 80.8 k
The experiences continue: * maxximus (part 2)* http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-10.html#post1272668 *vivekkahn: NITIE Mumbai* http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-10.html#post1276837 ...
The experiences continue:

maxximus (part 2)

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-10.html#post1272668
vivekkahn: NITIE Mumbai
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-10.html#post1276837
John_Galt: JBIMS Mumbai
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-10.html#post1348429

and

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-10.html#post1412914
thestig:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-11.html#post1425399
hari_87: DoMS IIT Delhi
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-11.html#post1466984

and

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2114315
the_hate:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-11.html#post1468270
prem_ravi:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-11.html#post1484312
shiva1985: IIM Ahmedabad
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-11.html#post1486124
srinibas: IIM Lucknow
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-11.html#post1486733
zion1729: IIM Ahmedabad
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-11.html#post1492833
sugandha3: IIM Lucknow
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-11.html#post1492833
sumon_sux_ju: IIM Indore
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-11.html#post1504111
v-factor: IIM Lucknow
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-12.html#post1520108
srikanth14: XLRI Jamshedpur
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-12.html#post1526646
meshed: IIM Lucknow
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-12.html#post1526932
believe: IIM Ahmedabad
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-12.html#post1534032
karanmaroo: IIM Indore
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-12.html#post1547931
adityarockz: IIM Ahmedabad
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-12.html#post1551636
sidharth0208: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-12.html#post1557965
sukritmunjal: IIFT Kolkata
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post1636615
deep_agrawal: NMIMS Mumbai
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post1648904
speedman:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post1653291
Carnival_o_Rust
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post1911504
ThE bmr: FMS Delhi
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post2017331
bkd.exe: IIM Ranchi
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post2024948
prannayvats: FMS Delhi
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post2024995
CATastrophe1: IIM Ahmedabad
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post2032549
fightmar: IIFT Delhi
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post2034073
prashfms: XLRI Jamshedpur
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post2044473
aniketcoep: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post2054098
uglyduckling:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post2054740
r11gupta: IIM Ahmedabad
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-13.html#post2069962
Explorer_Gagan: IIM Lucknow
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2070940
shreyans_nitt: IIM Ahmedabad
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2071488
prakharc: IIM Ahmedabad
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2074005
balajin12: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2080797
prem_ravi: And finally, it's the convert from IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2098161
pt_ct: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2112967
aayush_badmash: DoMS IIT Delhi
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2108729
nishantvdo: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2126252
visionIIM-ACL: NITIE Mumbai
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2150717
anshuljain_iitd: IIM Indore
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-14.html#post2159288
abhimukh19: IMI Delhi
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-15.html#post2286710
writetotanveer:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-15.html#post2336701
vishalv: IIM Indore
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-15.html#post2403095

Will update more as and when they are put up.

Again, all queries go to the relevant thread. Irrelevant posts here will be deleted.
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shashank3012
Shashank Prabhu @shashank3012 80.8 k
No queries on this thread please. All queries go to the relevant threads mentioned in Shruti's various posts on this thread: http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/55215-2010-cat-related-important-links.html Updating the thread with new posts by stalwarts who dreamed a...
No queries on this thread please. All queries go to the relevant threads mentioned in Shruti's various posts on this thread:

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/55215-2010-cat-related-important-links.html

Updating the thread with new posts by stalwarts who dreamed and achieved it. Those who didn't are gonna achieve it in some form or the other. Achievers, they are, though :D

jalan: IIM Indore
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-7.html#post775936
prahalad85: IIM Bangalore
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-7.html#post776308
anandv: IIM Lucknow
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-7.html#post782339
manish_cat: NIRMA
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-7.html#post788853
seshadri.r:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-7.html#post790015
13thwarroor: BIM Trichy:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-7.html#post878374
Fabio capello:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-7.html#post885819
maxximus:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-7.html#post887097
getintoiimb:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-7.html#post955812
anir-iim2005: IIM Ahmedabad
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-7.html#post956802

and

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-10.html#post1140732
raghav507:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post985218
spirit11: IMT Dubai
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post992757
gvi.shekar: Goa Institute of Management
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1025728
get_amazed: IIFT Delhi
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1039763
sumitrocks: XLRI Jamshedpur
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1039770

and

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1088185
chuck_gopal (the happy version ) MICA
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1039798
parulbajaj: IIM Bangalore
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1050978
prem_ravi:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1051499
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1087033
avinav2712: IMI delhi
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1055609
hameed: XLRI Jamshedpur
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1057151
utsavmamoria: MICA
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1060645
vindsome: IIFT
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1084458
rmbt: DoMS IIT Madras:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1087033
vikas.malik:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1091349
itz_me: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1091463
diablorulez: IIM Shillong
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1092093
thebornattitude: SPJIMR
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-8.html#post1094948
misnomer: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1099950
man_on_mission:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1100430
swagatsinha: IIM Ahmedabad
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1101514
Jok3r: IIM Kozhikode
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1106849
josephike:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1106938
amitnsitian: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1108962
jainm: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1112140
harshadk: IIM Kozhikode
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1112869
sir roy keane: MIB Delhi University
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1114098
macora: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1118364
IAYF: IIM Bangalore
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1131980
teesra banda:
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-9.html#post1137689
somname: IIM Calcutta
http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/cat-and-related-discussion/2933-all-i-wanted-speak-about-10.html#post1166958

The List continues in next post
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european_son
@european_son 79
just wanted to add- sleep well, very very important...you wouldn't wanna feel cranky on the exam day...
just wanted to add-

sleep well, very very important...you wouldn't wanna feel cranky on the exam day...
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european_son
@european_son 79
Alright, with CAT 2010 just around the corner, here's wishing you guys Good Luck...Just thought I'll chip in with my 2 cents...a brief background first, I had a work ex of 3 years when I gave CAT last yr...It was my one and only shot at CAT (@ saumya19...here u go...does this help?).. Now, I wo...
Alright, with CAT 2010 just around the corner, here's wishing you guys Good Luck...Just thought I'll chip in with my 2 cents...a brief background first, I had a work ex of 3 years when I gave CAT last yr...It was my one and only shot at CAT (@ saumya19...here u go...does this help?)..
Now, I would say you shouldn't look at it as an examination that'll make or break your future...believe me, last yr. CAT was a test of nerves...difficulty level had a minimal role to play. So, with a completely new pattern of examination, with all the fiasco happening, Media attention and what not...people who aced are the ones who walked in, decided that they don't give a damn about the newspaper's speculations, about whether the process was fair or unfair (pointless question in the first place...), had fun while solving the paper, and came out as if the last two hours were nuthing special...believe me, a bit of nonchalance and "what the heck" attitude helps...Don't get bogged down by worries and tension at this moment...its just an exam, its not a foolproof system, all you can do is be calm, do ur best, have fun while doing it, and leave the rest to fate.

@Gildroy,
about the motivation thing...I know what you mean...it takes too much effort to feel motivated or even upbeat at this juncture of life. Here's what I would suggest- tell yourself you're the smartest darn person in the whole world..well, if not smartest, definitely among the smarter ones...Motivation is achieved through Self Actualization (Maslow's theory of needs- 1st yr MBA stuff ;-)) i.e. realizing ur potential...so what I'm saying is, reverse the process...Don't try something to assess your smartness, your intelligence...tell urself, you ARE smart, you ARE intelligent and nothing in the world (no exam, however big it may be) can change that...feeling superior to your usual self will bring out the best in you..

Now that you've done whatever you could...do not resort to last minute marathon practice sessions....go through concepts and formulas in Quant, be confident and remember its not as much a test of intelligence and brainpower as it is of nerves...

All the best....(don't forget to indulge guys...whatever you love...movies, music, sitcoms....indulge yoursleves, feel good, do stuff you love doing...)
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catgotmytongue
@catgotmytongue 238
Mods, I have a request-did NOT know where else to put this up. Could you include the "all i wanted to speak about CAT" stories of 2007 and 2008.Some of the experiences are missing in this inspiring stories list. If that is done,i'm sure many of us in PG would indeed feel very grateful. Th...
Mods,
I have a request-did NOT know where else to put this up.
Could you include the "all i wanted to speak about CAT" stories of 2007 and 2008.Some of the experiences are missing in this inspiring stories list.
If that is done,i'm sure many of us in PG would indeed feel very grateful.
Thanks again and sorry if am spamming.
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GildroY
@GildroY 146
> Very often, all you need is a pep-talk to get you out of a temporary mind blockage during your arduous CAT prep. Sometimes, that pep-talk can be given only by someone who's been through that pain him/herself :: _________________ Cheers! :: This is something to which a lot of people ...
Very often, all you need is a pep-talk to get you out of a temporary mind blockage during your arduous CAT prep. Sometimes, that pep-talk can be given only by someone who's been through that pain him/herself
_________________
Cheers!

This is something to which a lot of people might not agree. All the great experiences that have made a mark here are really good. The only thing that bugs me here is how this motivation thing works for all of u puys (I have seen a lot of people using 'puy' in place of 'guy', I guess must do so as well, am I missing the rationale behind?). I really find it difficult to understand how, motivation works - it has never worked for me as I wanted it to.

It is really good to read the experiences as a story and enjoy the happy ending (in most of the cases). But the trouble here is that either we (or rather I) look for a soothing empathetic plot or identify a hero out of the narrator. Yes they all are heroes but the post is to make a hero out of you and not to make a fan out of you. India is such a beautiful (sarcastic, without any intention to offend, but to portray the grey emotion) country that in 99% or more of the cases, anyone who will succeed (or for that matter make it to one of the cherished institutes) is bound to be a success story, fighting the paralyzed education system, caste based reservation system, social back stabbing and stigma pressures, the 'TAG' thing, the unsatisfactory job work or opportunities etc .. etc .. etc.

One of the good ways to utilize the posts is to identify oneself as a potential 'hero' and try to get there as one of the success stories, but that's again very subjective; motivation is something that may catalyze your efforts but at the end of the day what matters is the efforts put in. Don't get me wrong, as I said earlier the only thing is that I wonder how this motivation thing works for u all.
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go_for_iim
@go_for_iim 566
> The last line of yours really made my confidence to the max.... Thanks for the reply... will be really great if you can write of your journey ,or provide me some mode to talk to you....Thanks again!! Well, I dont have any special journey. But i will surely like to share some learning f...
The last line of yours really made my confidence to the max.... Thanks for the reply...
will be really great if you can write of your journey ,or provide me some mode to talk to you....Thanks again!!


Well, I dont have any special journey. But i will surely like to share some learning from my experience.

1. Always try to learn from your mistakes and make sure not to repeat them. I am sure you will commit every possible mistake once in ur Mock Tests. So make sure not to repeat them in actual CAT. Analyze all ur Mock Test in very detail and see where u went wrong.

2. One important thing, that everyone says "CAT doesnt only test ur Maths or Verbal ability". Anyone can do that paper given double the time. Its ur decision and analysis ability, which is under test there. I did only 10 QA in CAT 2007 and got all right. So its ur accuracy and question picking ability which matters.

3. Take some time to gather ur strengths and weakness. Try to overcome ur weakness but dont crib or cry over that. No one is perfect. Play on ur strength.
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