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[Official] Quant Thread for 2015!!!

As we are done with CAT 2014 and those who feel that they need to start all over again, and they see IIM as a calling...

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Two cars start moving on a track P-Q of length 100 km simultaneously from cities P & Q towards the other  end.On reaching the other end ,they turn around and move towards their start point .The two cars keep moving in this manner for 20 hours at a constant speed of 40 km/h and 50 km/h respectively.find the number of times the two cars meet during this complete movement.

with method pls

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My profile:

X-95% (CBSE)

XII-82.6% (CBSE)

B.tech(NIT): 8.8 CGPA

Work Ex: 1 Year (Automotive Industry)

Category: NC OBC

how much percentile should i get to stand a realistic chance of converting IIM-BLACKI,FMS,NITIE?

Please share your inputs... 

  • This year A cut off was around 97%ile while B placed more.... 18m.
CAT 13: 83%ile; CAT 14: 84%ile. CAT 15: ?? 
ashasasi
Asha S @ashasasi 30

This year A cut off was around 97%ile while B placed more importance on profile. So to be on the safer side, I'd say 97%ile at least

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Official Verbal Thread CAT 2015

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Following the confirmation of his guilt of misappropriation of money in the office, he was __________back to the official cadre.

P.S. Answer and please explain.

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Knowledge Junkie, Work Hard but Smart ! 
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 ABC is a triangle where AB=13, AC=20 and BC=21. If D is a point on BC such that BD:DC = 2:1 then find AD? Puys, please help me to find this using any time-saving method?

  • Use cosine formula. 2h.
  • Use Stewart's theorem,which you can arrive at using cosin.... 1h.
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Gaurav Chaudhary @coachie 28

Use Stewart's theorem,which you can arrive at using cosine formula or Pythagoras theorem.

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(OFFICIAL) CL MOCK CAT SERIES 2015

THIS THREAD WOULD BE USED TO DISCUSS SCORES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE CL MOCK CAT SERIES 2015,BOTH PROCTORED&UNPROCTORED...

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I have one doubt in today's CL mock ques 47-50, they have used the approach of taking a variable x and starting from the class 5 to 10, a probable number for each class. Such a question was covered last year in aimcats too 1506N and they started from class 10 to 5, assuming everyone passes in 10 then finding the failure and back tracking.

My doubt is which is appropriate, same type of question yet one uses probable and other exact answers. 

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  • @shrena i think the difference was that in CL mock it was.... 10h.
  • I did only q 47 & 50... @hksparadox bhai ek lr galat lg.... 1h.
hksparadox
Himanshu Srivastava @hksparadox 69

@shrena i think the difference was that in CL mock it wasnt given that everybody passes in the classX so there is not a definite value rather a max min set at each standard. This can  be solved for definite answers only if any other useful information is further provided in the questions

SS22
Dr. Sheldon Cooper @SS22 192

I did only q 47 & 50... 

@hksparadox bhai ek lr galat lga tha ya mujhe he lga(circular arrangement)

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BM 19

QA 39(17C,12W)

VA 98(36C,10W)

OA 137(53C,22W)

LR bade mazedaar the ...QA bhai kitne nariyal todne pe sudhroge??

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  • I had a similar ratio of qa and va this time..Quant was i.... 6h.
  • @muxi bhai quant ke liye suggestion do. 6h.
Lord of Dreadfort and Warden of the North  
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@amishamongia 1

I had a similar ratio of qa and va this time..Quant was insanelyy difficult for me..(Any suggestions for quant pls?) Spent 20-25 mins in that girls LR block. You can guess why

swargr
Roose Bolton @swargr 232

@muxi bhai quant ke liye suggestion do

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what the wrong with UPSC its been 2day not abe to fill the from....waste of 4-5 hours 

  • bro,,my reg id is not matching. could u guide me what sho.... 6h.
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bro,,my reg id is not matching. could u guide me what should be the reg id..?

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I got 97.44 percentile in CAT 2014. I could not prepare much so I prepared for around 20 days last year. I have converted IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur and IIM Rohtak so far. What should I do?

P.S.- X: 95.8, XII: 85.0 B.Tech (H): 82.9


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X/XII/B.Tech 95.8/85.0/82.9 | CAT'14:97.44 (QA 95.09 VA 95.26) | Strive hard for excellence http://goo.gl/Rfk6uE
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Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conferred with highest award 'Grand Officer' for social work and to deliver peace, from which country?

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Official Thread for Maharashtra MBA/MMS CET-2015

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What does the DTE consider for OMS students? MAT/ATMA/CMAT?

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  • thank you everyone!. 8h.

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Grammar and English Usage

A. At a time when there is so much revulsion towards corruption in all walks of life, Sachin seeking to subvert the l...

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Is this sentence grammatically correct??

Living in dreams is much better than reality.

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  • Living in dreams is much better than living in reality.. 5d.
  • No. Living in dreams is much better than living in reality.. 8h.
Learn to Achieve. 
akabhichem
Batman I-_-I @akabhichem 26

Living in dreams is much better than living in reality.

dojha
BabaJiKi Booti @dojha

No. Living in dreams is much better than living in reality.

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But because the idea of private property has been permitted to override with its selfishness, the common good of humanity it, does not follow that there are no limits within that idea, for what can function for the general convenience and advantage. Which of the following is most likely to weaken the argument?

All the people of the society should progress at an equitable rate and there should be no disparities and private property does bring about a tremendous disparity.

One should not strive for the common good of humanity at all; instead one should be concerned with maximizing one's own wealth.

C

One should learn from the experiences of former communist nations and should not repeat his mistakes at all.

D

Even prosperous capitalist countries like the USA have their share of social problems.

  • OA is A....PLZ EXPLAIN THE PARAGRAPH??. 14h.
  • bhai paragraph is wrong, some test series made mistakes w.... 9h.
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Himanshu Kapoor @him1992 19

OA is A....PLZ EXPLAIN THE PARAGRAPH??

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you just wasted time reading this @guitar_geek 1,030

bhai paragraph is wrong, some test series made mistakes while copying or tried to be oversmart A quick google search listed the following para, which makes sense :


But because the idea of private property has been permitted to override with its selfishness, the common good of humanity it does not follow that there are not limits within which that idea can function for the general convenience and advantage.

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(OFFICIAL) TIME AIMCATS TEST SERIES 2015

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Guys.....therez a bit problem...If u can help....

I've got TIME materials.....only I dont have the solution book for QUANT .  Now its a bit difficult to solve every problem...

Can u suggest any way to get that answer book....??

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  • I WAS a time full time student a year ago.....bought all .... 9h.
  • There's a good chance they'll replace that for you if you.... 9h.
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Abhishek Gupta @sunnyskipper

I WAS a time full time student a year ago.....bought all the materials......I'll try calling them.....

guitar_geek
you just wasted time reading this @guitar_geek 1,030

There's a good chance they'll replace that for you if you ask nicely

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All I wanted to Speak about CAT

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


From

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.

Calls: SIBM, NMIMS(did not attend PI),IIFT, MDI, IIMS, New IIMs, IITB, IIML(SM), TISS, NITIE, FMS, JBIMS

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.

Highlights

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%

B.tech: 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.

Result:

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.

Interviews

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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  • U deserve a salute.Respect for going the extra mile and n.... 1d.
  • Congratulations sir!! Well deserved.. 21h.
CAT '13-65.53 | CAT '14-99.37 | VA '10-09.11 | VA '14-99.49 | AIWTSAC
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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.

mehak22
Mehak .. @mehak22

Congratulations sir!! Well deserved.

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A man standing on the tracks near the rear end of a 400m long train when it is just about to enter the north end of a 500 m long tunnel. If the train is moving at 25km/hr and the man is moving at 5km/hr in the same direction, then find the distance between the man and front end of the train when the man reaches the south end of the tunnel ?

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  • 4.9km?. 1d.
  • aswer kiya hai.... 11h.