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Official Verbal Thread CAT 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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odd man out

1. genocide

2. politicide

3 democide

kuch b nahi post karunga..no aimcat no na hi previous percentile..nazar laag jata hai  :-P 
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QA- 68.....Accuracy has gone for a toss

DI/LR- 75

VA- 42....Bhai ek baar to tareeke se saath de

OA- 185

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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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Find the number of distinct terms in the expansion of the expression

(1+x^5+x^10+x^15)^35.

P.S: Looking for OA.

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  • @sagarcat Sir why we have considered multiple of 5?. 1h.
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Qa - 77 (27C/5W)

Dilr - 57(20C/5W)

Va - 47 (18C/14W) kaise bhi aaye bas aa gye marks    

Oa - 181 (65C,24W)

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  • :joy: :joy: bhai tum to 6 sigma wale ho bola hi tha m.... 7h.
  • waise kitna score kiya @sharmakrishna ?. 2h.
hksparadox
Himanshu Srivastava @hksparadox 627

   bhai tum to 6 sigma wale ho bola hi tha maine

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All I wanted to Speak about CAT

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January to June : From being nowhere - to a place I hadn't imagined in my wildest of dreams!!

It was the third year of my engineering. I was still undecided about my career and did not knew what I actually wanted to do with my life. Also, was sure of not getting an on-campus job owing to my wonderful acads:

10th : 91.8

12th : 67.8

B.Tech : 62.7 with a back thrown in as well

Being from a core branch like Electrical, almost 80% of the Junta was opting for GATE. The coaching for the GATE exams started in June, with almost 5-6 hour classes being held daily. In comparison, the nearby TIME centre was going to start classes for CAT with alternate days 2-hour classes. Needless to say, that was it! The decision was made purely keeping in mind the convenience and the ease of going to the classes! Also, I had registered for CAT (while I was in my 3rd year) for testing the unchartered territories of MBA entrance examinations. The result was nowhere near to what I had expected:

CAT Oct 2013 : 88.xx %ile

I became a bit over-confident. I was sure of scoring 95 %ile in the next CAT exam. IMT-G was my dream college (my hometown being Ghaziabad). The next year I started skipping classes, missed (or didn't want to give) all but two of the AIMCATs. Performance in those two was dismal : 85 %ile and 67 %ile. I didn't give the remaining mocks, being afraid of the fact that I would touch new lows. With 2 months remaining, I became  much more serious in my preparation : gave all the sectional tests, and hoping against hope that I would touch that magical figure of 95 which would  fetch me a call from IMT-G. The CAT 2015 exam went well : attempted around 65 questions. All the score predictors were indicating 97-98 percentile. I was happy. Then came the result, again nowhere near to what I had expected:

CAT Nov 2014 : 89.xx %ile

All of my dreams were shattered. Didn't want to give any more exams. Meanwhile, my self esteem was also on an all-time low after being rejected by companies during on campus placements. I was rejected 5 times in total (including TCS two times!!, AQ, Honda Motors, Sterlite). Wasn't even allowed to sit for Wipro, Tata Chemicals, etc. owing to my 62.7% marks in B.Tech. I had also registered for other exams such as XAT, SNAP, etc.

Didn't want to give XAT (the toughest of all). However, my mother insisted and said to not miss any exam. Gave XAT with nothing on my mind. Attempted the paper randomly. Didn't think twice before answering any question. Marked the answers even if I was 20% sure . Heck I even correctly attempted a probability question ( a topic which I hadn't touched since my IIT preparation days). The Result, again, nowhere near to what I had expected :

XAT 2015 : 98.97 %ile : astonished:

I didn't knew if it was for real or not. I had all three calls : BM, HRM and GMBA. This was the period in my life (from the day of the result until my GD/PI) during which I gave my all. I knew I could not afford to lose now. Gave both the GDPIs. They went well. In both the PIs, the interviewers were all along pulling my leg and asking questions about my low grads and 12th marks. However, I was able to somehow convince them otherwise . I was sure of a convert, esp. in HRM, as that interview had went exceptionally well (compared to my last 5-6 interviews). The final result:

REJECT in All Three Programs

I was back to square-one. Smoked around  15-20 cigarettes that day in my hostel room. Later that evening, things took  a quick turn and XL declared the published results as void, owing to some errors on their part. The updated results were to come within 2-3 days. This time though, I did not have any expectations. Was prepared to handle rejects in all three again. However to my surprise, on the result day, there was some encouragement for me  as I was waitlisted in all three programs (more than 200 in all three). I was satisfied with myself for coming so close to a coveted seat in one of the best B-Schools in the country.  One and half months of waiting, and here I am thanking all those 288 people who have decided to pursue their dreams elsewhere.  

Finally converted HRM at XLRI : A journey that started in January ends on a sweet note in June!

PS. : Never ever miss an Exam (I even gave GATE 2015 !! didn't qualify though )

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  • Congratulations! :grin: Felt happy reading this post.. 20 Aug.
  • @hazy_eyednomore thanks!!. 2h.
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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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hello! if you see question 2 of mock 10..don't you think the solution is wrong as AC is divided in the ratio 2:3 and not 3:2 as per question?

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvNb5gRh7rg. 23h.
  • i agree with @nailcat2015 ..and surprisingly Gego also to.... 4h.

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General Knowledge

Welcome to the largest General Knowledge Discussion in the world. With 18,000 questions and counting. Also over 18.4K...

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In order to fast track approval of investments, which state government of India launched “State Level Facilitation Cell (SLFC)” recently? 


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Data Sufficiency

The question is followed by two statements X and Y. Answer using the following instructions: Choose 1 if the question...

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DS:

In a general body election, 3 candidates p, q and r were contesting for a membership of the board. How many votes did each receive?

(I) p received 17 votes more than q and 103 votes more than r.

(II) Total votes cast were 1703

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OBC Discussion thread for IIMs and other mba colleges..

*Hi Puys!!**This thread is designed to Help/ Assist "Other Backward Category" Students appearing for CAT 2013 and oth...

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Plzz tell me d authorities who can issue Obc certificate which is valid for cat 2015 registration I mean certificate issued by sdo or sdm is valid or not ?????

  • yes it's valid.. 5h.
  • sure??. 4h.
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How much weightage is given to the AWA and IR scores of GMAT during the shortlisting and interviewing process? How much, a poor score in these two areas can affect one's chances? 

  • as far as i know..they see ur overall scores.. still i wi.... 4h.
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sunnyda59
Siddhartha Dhar @sunnyda59 816

as far as i know..they see ur overall scores.. still i will get back with an ans from admission office.

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a bartender stole champagne froma bottle that contained 50% spirit and he replaced what he had stolen with champagene having 20% spirit. the bottle then contained only 25% spirit. How much of the bottle did he steal?

(Approach please)

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Time and Work

If 12 men and 15 boys can do a piece of work in 10 days. Then in how many days can 15 men and 25 boys do thrice of th...

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Six small pumps and three large pumps are fitted to a tank. Each small pumps works 2/3rd the rate of each large pump. If all the pumps work together what fraction of the time taken by a single large pump, will they take to fill the tank? 

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CAT 2015 Applications & Online Registration

CAT 2015 notification is out. Read - http://www.pagalguy.com/articles/cat-2015-exam-on-nov-29-to-be-held-in-136-cit...

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hey. i have to fill my CAT exam form but i have a doubt regarding academic details. as in my 10th standard marking scheme was on CGPA basis. score sheet does not show marks obtained. but CAT exam form ask details like marks obtained and percentage. what should i fill? help. have to fill forms soon. also inform me regarding any important point which i need to consider while filling the forms.

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BM 25


QA-32(13C/7W)

DI-53(20C/7W)

VA-32(15C/13W)

VA mein isbar bahat kharab agaya...

How to improve in QA??I am always weak in that being an engineer!! :( 

  • Man ur accuracy 50-60 percent need's to be improved. 1d.
  • I kno...any suggestions?? attempts kam karna padhega na?. 6h.
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Nikhilesh Khatri @Bone_Krusher 85

Man ur accuracy 50-60 percent need's to be improved

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Spandan Kundu @spandan-kundu 8

I kno...any suggestions?? attempts kam karna padhega na?

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CAT preperation download materials

HI Everyone :: As is evident from the title of the thread, Downloadable material pertaining to the different sections...

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I would like to know about the college timings pattern for FPM in IIM Bangalore. I want to prepare myself for this FPM but i am married and have 2 kids. Currently i am working and somehow successfully managing my personal and work life. I want to know how will be the pHD life for a married female candidate. Our residence in Bangalore is 14 km far from the college . If i get thru the selection is there any good schools available nearby .,

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  • Thank You @manu3047 . Yep i understand its not a cakewalk.... 19h.
  • The good thing for you is that IIM B took no one in POM t.... 7h.
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Thank You @manu3047 . Yep i understand its not a cakewalk. I would like to get into Production and Operation Management. So how should i prepare myself ., Can you please guide me .,

manu3047
Modern Brahamchari @manu3047 26

The good thing for you is that IIM B took no one in POM this year. Hence it opens a window for higher intake next year. Just start preparing your SOP. You should know that why you want to do FPM and make yourself ready for its demanding nature.

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Some time back while in England I watched a case in a criminal court. A man was being accused of having stolen certain valuable jewels and trying to run away with them, when he was caught by a smart police officer who overtook him. In cross examination the lawyer for accused asked the police officer how he could catch up with the accused who was already seven steps ahead of him, when he started to run after him. 'Yes Sir.' The officer replied. 'He takes eight steps to every five of mine ! 'But then officer,' interrogated the lawyer, 'how did you ever catch him. if that was the case?' 'That's easily explained sir,' replied the officer, *I got a longer stride... two of my steps equal in length to his five. So the number of steps 1 required were fewer than his. and this brought me to the spot where I captured him.' A member of the jury, who was particularly good at quick calculations did some checking and figured out the number of steps the police officer must have taken. Can you also find out how many steps the officer * needed to catch up with the thief?

Make it or break it.. 
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hello friends plz help, how to give SIMCAT 7 in take home mode ?? plz give me the link if possible. what if i cnt give the test in the window period will it b available on my home page ??plz answer