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[Official] Quant Thread for 2015!!!

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A can complete a piece of work in ‘a’ days by working ‘m’ hrs per day, and B can complete the same work in ‘b’ days by working ‘n’ hrs per day. If each of them reduces his working hours per day by 4 hrs, each of them would take 5 days more to finish the job (a, b, m and n are distinct natural numbers and m, n < 16). How long would it take to complete the work, if A and B started working together such that A worked for ‘m’ hrs per day and B worked for ‘n’ hrs per day? 

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Guys I have a question. I have got same marks as WL 189 but I am waitlisted at 190. Any idea about this ?

  • okay thanks :). 24m.
  • @Dark_Passenger bhai 98.7-98.8 walo ka b ho chuka hai..wo.... 17m.
ayush jain @a-jay 1,026

@Dark_Passenger bhai 98.7-98.8 walo ka b ho chuka hai..wo list dekh complete results wali site pe.

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Could attempt just one DI and I am not even sure about the accuracy. Tips anybody?

QA 31 A 26C (73)

VA 32 A 29C(84)

OA 157.

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  • Okay thanks. Yup ,hurrying through this section might be .... 21m.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don't stop! 
Rohan Saxena @rohanR21

Okay thanks. Yup ,hurrying through this section might be the problem . 

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Official Verbal Thread CAT 2015

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How to achieve accuracy in verbal section?

  • @Huey range ke andar he aata h...(145,300) :wink:. 32m.
  • @SS22 dreams :D. 26m.
Dr. Sheldon Cooper @SS22 184

@Huey  range ke andar he aata h...(145,300)

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Official Quant Thread for CAT 2014!!

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A trader used to make 5% profit on an item selling at usual marked price. One day, he trebled the marked price of the item and finally offered a discount of 30%. Find the percentage profit he made on the item that day.

(Please provide solution along with your answeg friends)

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[2015-2017] MFC, Deptt. of Financial Studies [DFS], DU Admission discussions

Hi Puys, The Admission Notification for Department of Financial Studies, University of Delhi for 2015-17 batch is out...

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[2015] Mock Score Repository

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A bit of background:

CAT 2013:  QA: 99.14%ile

                    VA: 79.59%ile

                    OA: 96.97%ile

CAT 2014:   Did not write

NO____Sec1%tile___Sec2 %tile___OVR%Tile____AIR____Cut off not cleared

CL (ID: 10121867) (Note: All CL mock percentiles are dynamic in nature)


CAT-01____90.94___92.63___95.1____TL____all cleared

CAT-02____98.4___76.7___96.27____NA____VA not cleared

CAT-03____96.7___98.3___98.82____TL____all cleared

CAT-05____93.48___99.27___98.5____TL____all cleared (CL servers denied me 6 marks in QA  )


Mock CAT(Free)____90.1___85.36___90.33____NA____VA not cleared

Master Series CAT-01____71.37___97.87___92.68____NA____QA not cleared

Master Series CAT-02____82.05___92.93___91.73____NA____QA not cleared

IMS (ID: 25A69248)


SIMCAT-1____97.10___73.17___93.76____975____VA and OA not cleared

SIMCAT-2____91.26___98.42___97.31____407____all cleared


SIMCAT-101____78.79___97.21___91.55____NA____QA not cleared

SIMCAT-102____98.21___75.94___96.45____NA____VA not cleared

SIMCAT-103____97.18___93.31___95.77____NA____all cleared

SIMCAT-104____99.19___83.78___97.65____NA____VA not cleared

SIMCAT-105____94.25___94.53___97.41____NA____all cleared



AIMCAT 1619____97.64___90.2___97.84____258____all cleared

AIMCAT 1618____94.51___99___98.82____164____all cleared


AIMCAT 1620____93.64___91.14___95.28____624____OA not cleared

HITBULLSEYE (ID: 1215011337)

CAT-01____95.15___89.87___96.41____Missed Test____VA not cleared

CAT-02____85.38___89.08___91.38____Missed Test____QA, VA both not cleared

CAT-09____97.67___55.18____93.65____Missed Test____VA not cleared

CAT-10____94.32___92.43____95.68____Missed Test____all cleared

CAT-11____95.03___79.82____92.69____25____VA not cleared

CAT-12____72.58___96.22____91.25____37____QA not cleared

TEST FUNDA (Note: All TF mock percentiles are dynamic in nature)

iCAT 01____96.42___91.72____94.98____161____none cleared

** OA percentiles are marked in bold.

** TL= Toppers' List

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  • Thank you for your kind words :smiley: and I'm sure yo.... 1h.
  • aapke muh me ghee shakkar :grin:. 1h.
you just wasted time reading this @guitar_geek 986

Thank you for your kind words  and I'm sure you're gonna ace aimcat 1617 you're just inches away from 99 in all the three big test series. ATB :) 

Die-hard Gooner @rikku20 152

aapke muh me ghee shakkar

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Hello Friends I have around 4 years of work experience in call center (sales) and 4 years of work experience in business research I am looking to do a executive MBA from best business schools is it worth trying now I have average academic record through out the study period but I have CFA from ICFAI. Please suggest.

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Official Thread for Maharashtra MBA/MMS CET-2015

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Mitsom Pune or Indira Pune?

  • Then indira then mitsom. 6h.
  • THnx akshay and pallavi BT ur comments r still keeping c.... 1h.

Then indira then mitsom

@ishwarbiyani 2

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From 9 %ile to 99 %ile... A five year journey...


This story is different in the sense that it belongs to a perfectly average person. No IIT/NIT tag, no academic/gender diversity, general category, no super high academic scores to boast of, no ultimate extracurricular and no extra special talents either. He just had a lot of determination, nothing more than that.


Converts: MDI, New IIMS, IIML(SM), TISS, NITIE, FMS, IIFT(WL-did not proceed with the process)

Joined: FMS

It took me 5 long years, 5 CAT attempts, a lot of other MBA entrance exams, a few failures over past years, 2 waitlists, a lot of Parents' blessings, and even more God's grace to achieve it. Can't be any happier, can't be any more thankful to God. P.S. Dreams do come true, sometimes it just takes a lot longer than usual.


Total CAT attempts: 5 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

CAT 10 VA score: 9 percentile (probably a negative score)

CAT 13: 65.53 percentile

CAT 14: 99.37 percentile

CAT 14 VA score: 99.49 percentile

Finally joining: FMS Delhi

Total work ex before joining FMS: 47 months(at the time of CAT, it was 40 months)

Xth: 82%

XIIth: 80% 68.44%

The Journey

2010 - The beginning

It was the time when there used to be 3 sections in CAT namely QA, LRDI, VA. After finishing QA and LRDI, I looked at the timer. I just had 22 minutes left and VA yet to be started. And then I further made a strategy error! Decided to go through all questions) including RCs. Attempted some 11-12 questions out of 20. On outer, I felt satisfied having attempted atleast a decent number of questions, but deep inside I knew I had screwed it.

Result day: QA: 99.5 LRDI: 99.2 VA: 9 (Yes! just 9 - probably a negative absolute score)

CAT was my dream after all, which now lay broken on the floor. It was heartbreaking. I was still a college kid, and looking at that score card broke my heart. That night I cried like hell, till I felt asleep on my own. I had put all my hopes on CAT only, did not even sit for college placements. But after the debacle, found a job and took it. Life goes on afterall.

2011 & 2012 - The wasted years

The job was decent, salary was coming. The thought of CAT almost left my mind. Though I did attempt both of these CATs, but just for the namesake, without any preparation whatsoever. The thinking that it is better to write CAT after some workex further pushed me to ignore CAT. Result: Scores of early 80s in both attempts. Though I bettered my VA performance, probably because now there were just 2 sections: QADI and VALR(was fairly good in LR). Also, there was fixed time per section so I could spend more time on section 2.

2013-The dream resurrects

It was already July when I again decided to take CAT seriously. I already had 2 years of workex and at the time of CAT, it was to become 2.5 years. Now I was feeling bad to have wasted 2 previous attempts.

Nonetheless, I took a test series and started preparing again. Since the time was less, so I did the mistake of skipping basics and directly jump to tests and questions. The job took a lot of my time so I did not get a lot of time to practice, yet I tried to do my best. Days passed and I started giving mocks. In some of them, I did very good, but in some of them I did very bad, but I kept attempting them. On CAT day, I did fairly ok, not good, not bad.

Result: 65.53 percentile. I was taken aback. This was my worst OA score ever. Pathetic thoughts started coming to my mind. Was I not smart enough for it? Is it all over forever? Should I finally move on after 4 attempts? I took suggestions from a lot of people, but many of them suggested me to move on and put my efforts in the job. That I was already overage for CAT and seeing my past record, it is not wise to carry on.

2014 - The dream finally comes true

After thinking a lot, I decided to give it another strong attempt. By now, all my friends at job had switched to other companies for career growth, but I decided to stay so that I can concentrate on CAT.

I decided that coaching would bring me routine so joined classes in late January. My job demanded more than 12 hours a day and usually I came back home after 7:30-8:00 PM. After having some rest and dinner, the thought of picking up those books after such a tiring day felt like hell. But nevertheless, I almost everyday picked up those books at around 9:00 PM and studied till late night around 1:00 AM till eyes could take no more. Woke up again at 7 Am to go to office and routine continued. On weekends, I went to classes and studied whole day. The mocks started getting better and consistent this time, though VA was still a bit dicey but was improving.

All was going well, when suddenly the pattern of CAT changed. It was now a 170 minute, 100 question test. What was worse was that there was no time boundation for sections, which brought back my first attempt nightmares. I was so tensed that I flunked my next few mocks, before my teacher counseled me. Again, it started getting better. I did a lot of practice. Infinite number of questions, topic tests, sectional tests to improve my VA, and the results were promising.

CAT day - The nightmares of first attempt were still on my mind. The exam seemed easier than usual. Attempted around 42 questions of Section one in just 70 minutes. Now I had 100 minutes for section 2. Being extra cautious attempted 40 questions in section 2. OA 82 attempts, it certainly was a satisfactory performance.


Section 1: 97.62( was a bit disappointed)

Section 2: 99.49 (After scoring 9 in 1st attempt, this surely was unbelievable)

I almost cried when I saw that result. That satisfaction was to be felt. It really felt divine.


As expected, did not get any BLACKI call given my poor academic scores. Only AC were possible with that profile, for which my score was not enough.

For rest of interviews, some went good, some went bad. There was this one question which was asked in each of my interviews:

Q - Why so late for an MBA?

Ans- It has been my dream for 5 years, and it is never too late to wake up to your dreams.

FMS: 99.37 was a low score if we talk about FMS. I needed an extra ordinary performance in the PI given heavy weightage to CAT score at FMS, and considering that FMS PI is usually only 5-7 min process, it was even more difficult. But fortunately, the interview was based majorly on Philosophy, which is my forte, and I did perform very well there. I scored 5/5 in extempore and 9/10 in interview. On the result day, I had a WL of 88, which seemed comfortable, and I converted in the second wait list.

P.S - We all have that dream and we should keep hanging to it. It is never too late. All the best to everyone.

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  • Determination, hats off! Specially the 2013 to 2014 was v.... 22h.
  • U deserve a salute.Respect for going the extra mile and n.... 1h.
CAT '13-65.53 | CAT '14-99.37 | VA '10-09.11 | VA '14-99.49 | AIWTSAC
Valar Morghulis @ferlonso 1,327

Determination, hats off! Specially the 2013 to 2014 was very inspiring....congrats!!  

Mayur kumar @mayurt095 15

U deserve a salute.Respect for going the extra mile and not giving up.Your perseverance ,dedication and intrepid character is an inspiration for everyone.Wish you all the best for your future endeavours and thanks a lot for this post.It really helps CAT Aspirants to focus on their ultimate goal.Impossible is Nothing.

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Official verbal ability thread for CAT 2014

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Caffeine, the stimulant in coffee, has been called “the most widely used psychoactive substance on Earth .” Synder, Daly and Bruns have recently proposed that caffeine affects behavior by countering the activity in (5) the human brain of a naturally occurring chemical called adenosine. Adenosine normally depresses neuron firing in many areas of the brain. It apparently does this by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters, chemicals that carry nerve impulses from one neuron to the next. (10) Like many other agents that affect neuron firing, adenosine must first bind to specific receptors on neuronal membranes. There are at least two classes of these receptors, which have been designated A1 and A2. Snyder et al propose that caffeine, which is struc- (15) turally similar to adenosine, is able to bind to both types of receptors, which prevents adenosine from attaching there and allows the neurons to fire more readily than they otherwise would.

For many years, caffeine‟s effects have been attri- (20) buted to its inhibition of the production of phosphodi- esterase, an enzyme that breaks down the chemical called cyclic AMP.A number of neurotransmitters exert their effects by first increasing cyclic AMP concentra- tions in target neurons. Therefore, prolonged periods at (25) the elevated concentrations, as might be brought about by a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, could lead to a greater amount of neuron firing and, consequently, to behav- ioral stimulation. But Snyder et al point out that the caffeine concentrations needed to inhibit the production (30) of phosphodiesterase in the brain are much higher than those that produce stimulation. Moreover, other com- pounds that block phosphodiesterase‟s activity are not stimulants.

To buttress their case that caffeine acts instead by pre- (35) venting adenosine binding, Snyder et al compared the stimulatory effects of a series of caffeine derivatives with their ability to dislodge adenosine from its receptors in the brains of mice. “In general,” they reported, “the ability of the compounds to compete at the receptors (40) correlates with their ability to stimulate locomotion in the mouse; i.e., the higher their capacity to bind at the receptors, the higher their ability to stimulate locomo- tion.” Theophylline, a close structural relative of caffeine and the major stimulant in tea, was one of the most (45) effective compounds in both regards. There were some apparent exceptions to the general correlation observed between adenosine-receptor binding and stimulation. One of these was a compound called 3-isobuty1-1-methylxanthine(IBMX), which bound very (50) well but actually depressed mouse locomotion. Snyder et al suggest that this is not a major stumbling block to their hypothesis. The problem is that the compound has mixed effects in the brain, a not unusual occurrence with psychoactive drugs. Even caffeine, which is generally (55) known only for its stimulatory effects, displays this property, depressing mouse locomotion at very low concentrations and stimulating it at higher ones.

The primary purpose of the passage is to

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iCAT 01

QA- 25A/21C   59   96.42%ile

VA-  26A/19C   50   91.72%ile

OA-  51A/40C   109  94.98%ile

None of the cutoffs cleared.

AIR-  161 out of 3187 test takers.

absolutely hopeless performance.

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I'm a working guy in the financial domain and I'll be appearing for CAT 2015 in november. My current job doesnt provide me enough time to study. Hence I'm contemplating a switch in the job. I wanted to ask if this is advisable for the interviews? Its a 6 day working job

  • You can switch jobs but do understand that if you say tha.... 2h.
A C @aruncy 195

You can switch jobs but do understand that if you say that you switched jobs so that you could get more time to study then it may be difficult for interviewers to pick you. Also see that as a result of job change your career advances and not goes back i.e. don't switch from an interesting to a redundant job.

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Can we expect any more movement ? WL-11 General.

  • no 5 in SC. 3d.
  • There is no definite news among student body on any furth.... 2h.
A C @aruncy 195

There is no definite news among student body on any further movement. Try calling the AO and check it out.

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[2015] [OFFICIAL] IMS Mocks Scores & Discussion - SIMCATS Proctored and Unproctored

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OA 223( 93A, 79C) 99.99%ile

QA 107(43A,38C) 99.95%ile

VA 116(48A,41C) 99.99%ile

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CAT'14- 99.26%ile CAT 2015 TARGET: ABC   

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AIMCAT 1618: Scores and Discussions

Aimcat 1618 : Scores and Discussion (Invigilated from 26-28th June 2015)

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Aimcat 1618- 314 students across India scored less than Zero marks in VA. How do I know this? Well, figure out yourself

  • @SS22 i am an engineer and i am offended :P. 3h.
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@SS22  i am an engineer and i am offended :P 

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@guitar_geek  I am not from another planet.... I m also an engr

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The PaGaLGuY Dream Team 2014

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So with the FMS WL clearing as predicted, have converted my "Holy Trinity" :P 

IIM L (joined)



Thanks to members here and pagalguy for the wonderful platform it provided. Would be posting AIWTSAC when I get time.

Signing off

Dr Catlove aka Billyhunter

Member, DT 2012

  • Even I am going to clear it seems :P. 4h.
  • @a-jay You definitely will in the nxt list itself...congr.... 3h.
CAT: 99.7 | XAT: 99.8 | DT 12 | UDT 11 | Calls: ACLKXF | Converts-IIM L, XL BM,HR, K, FMS (WL) 
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Even I am going to clear it seems :P 

Dr. Catlove @bharat1990 402

@a-jay You definitely will in the nxt list itself...congrats in advance

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How is IMS study material and test series?? 

Reviews please??

  • Test series = awesome.. 12h.
  • Last year IMS test series was teh closest to CAT. their V.... 5h.
Guy Fawkes @AnjanRaina 867

Last year IMS test series was teh closest to CAT. their VA material is better than most intitutes. TIME Quant material is the best. 

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what is the remainder when 5^22 - 260 is divided by 576??

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  • may i know the solution pls. 1d.
  • 5^22 25^11 (24+1)^11 11C0 + 11C1*24+11C2*576.............. 6h.

may i know the solution pls

Arish sheikh @hicks 739




11C0 + 11C1*24+11C2*576.................

All terms from 3rd are divisible by 576


265 mod 576 = 265

265 - 260