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LCM of two numbers is ab^3, where a and b are prime numbers. If, one of the numbers is b^3, then which of the following cannot be the other number?

a. ab^3 b. ab c. a d. ab^2 e. None of these. Correct

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Hello people, some help needed here.

I gave CAT'14 and got 99.61 but couldn't convert the old IIMs. So, I am going to give CAT again this year and want to join only a test series. Which one should I join - TIME enhanced or basic? or bullseye? or some other test series? 

  • @aman_bedi \- Didn't apply for FMS(missed the deadline:( .... 6m.
  • @aman_bedi What about you?. 4m.
NIT Trichy fellow, CAT'14 - 99.61, Calls-C,L,K,I,New IIMs, Rejects- C, Mission CAT'15  
Akshat Gupta @gupt1 19

@aman_bedi - Didn't apply for FMS(missed the deadline:(  ). And got 78 in DM section of XAT, couldnt clear the sectional cutoff

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Anyone can pls tell me the WL movement for GEN category in IIMK? Need to make a quick decision. Thanks.

  • @anurism Yups.. 4m.
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How reliable/accurate/comforting is the tracker ??

As per the information provided, waitlist shall move till 112 ! (only A/B/C)

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  • Go for FMS..with your profile you will do great at both p.... 1h.
  • Hv spoken to a lot of people about FMS vs IIML, and the v.... 6m.
natts777 @natts777 89

Go for FMS..with your profile you will do great at both places..Y pay extra

Sk ! @skumariit318 14

Hv spoken to a lot of people about FMS vs IIML, and the verdict is split

Nevertheless... if the only major diff between them is fees, then wouldn't it be wise to buy the "IIM" tag, iimL at that, by paying 1000k ??

Its not for sale otherwise, is it !!?

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anyone who knows opening for back office in mumbai do contact me .

  • :scream: yeh kya ma'am? Aap Cgl pe focus kro!!. 6m.

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(Declared) CAT 2014 Results

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Best new IIM for marketing profile?

  • @Lucyinthesky Yes, its already out and there on the websi.... 1h.
  • @Lucyinthesky in case u also have MDI convert .. Then bli.... 7m.
Satyadeo Thakur @Satya10123 435

@Lucyinthesky Yes, its already out and there on the website.

Link >

.. .. @jay3421 5,882

@Lucyinthesky in case u also have MDI convert .. Then blindly take it if interested in marketing profile :) 

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I am willing to donate my TIME material for CAT. Whoever interested, Please collect it from chembur by today evening.

No charges.




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The challan link i got in email isn't loading. And now the site itself isn't loading. Have to make the challan payment by noon today.

  • only tuition and mess charges are mentioned. 1h.
  • @viewpt Bro, it's a full time residential programme, so d.... 19m.
view point :) @viewpt 1,936

only tuition and mess charges are mentioned

Sam V @Samvathsar 57

@viewpt Bro, it's a full time residential programme, so don't worry that 2.05 Lakh first term deposit is inclusive of hostel (room charges).

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Seniors, are city meets going to be held? Any plans for one in PUNE?

  • @Cheena_Pasrija @Dante_ftw1. 29m.
  • We already had the city meet few days ago. For the rest o.... 25m.

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VGSoM Vs DoMS IIT madras?

I m inclined towards doms, metro location and lesser batch size.

Please suggest

  • THen vgsom leads 3-2 :wink:. 1h.
  • Vgsom is v gud fr consulting,marketing. 30m.

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

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i Have Waiting list mein number 2...(General) Any one who has converted but is contemplating to leave his/her seat??????

  • mfc agar kahin nai hota. 26 Mar.
  • @agnimitra1991 hi which college r u joining finally?. 38m.
Cat 2012 77 2014 98.77 snap 98.44 call: mdi new iims S, K Conv XIMB bm, IMT, MFC   
@agnimitra1991 102

mfc agar kahin nai hota


@agnimitra1991  hi which college r u joining finally?

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Official Verbal Thread CAT 2015

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I happened to have a heated argument with one of my friends over a trivial usage in English


would somebody enlighten me about its usage

so if somebody says "a couple of weeks to go for my trip"

would it necessarily imply that there are 2 weeks left for his trip

or is it in general that there are some weeks left?

i was always supporting the former

but she came up with a horrible example

"they can say a couple even if there are 10 balls left in the match"  

need help

pardon if silly

  • Thanks folks. A new thing learnt today. 40m.
Bunny . @abd7 1,835

Thanks folks. A new thing learnt today

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@apurvamittal91 Wht happen active users decline 192 to 92 only 

  • Hi, sorry for the late reply.PGP 14 is busy with their in.... 18h.
  • Thn answer my query. 42m.
apurva mittal @apurvamittal91 74

Hi, sorry for the late reply.PGP 14 is busy with their internships right now. The baton  is going to be passed on to you people.Carry on the discussion forward. We are here for answering any query you face

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Please  help:

IRMA or PGDHRM at IIM Ranchi ???

  • iim it is.. and u will not regret in the long run. 1h.
  • @antinginerin its HRM??. 52m.

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Official Thread for Maharashtra MBA/MMS CET-2015

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For the ones giving CAT this year, my story from 85 to 99.88 in 45 days on Gautam Puri Sir's blog:
From 85 to 99.88 percentile in 45 days | GP Ka Funda
From 85 to 99.88 percentile in 45 days | GP Ka Funda
He is Neil Merchant. His Grand Father named him so as he wanted Neil to be an astronaut! Well, he carved a different journey and has taken a giant leap now - he is heading to IIM Calcutta this year. Currently in his final year at the BITS Pilani Goa Campus.

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  • marketing even before graduating :astonished: congrats!. 2h.
  • Haha! Thanks :smiley:. 1h.
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All I wanted to Speak about CAT

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My journey My way!

Have been waiting for this moment since July 2013 (the day I joined pagalguy) and finally I get to have it, like live it, feel it, smile and cry with it. Being a general, non-technical female (I know comes to people's mind that girl's quota and commerce background will add points to my score and get me in) I did have my share of ups and downs which I guess made me learn a lot more which I would have missed if was in some college this time! So the journey begins!

Ischooling :  So I have been thinking of doing MBA since 2007. Belonging to a middle class family and having cousins who were part of all these big B-schools, it inspired me and made me work harder to score those 90+% in boards and a 100% in maths in class 10th (that was the only time i worked my ass off) and was pretty sure that I am smart enough to crack the feline and be part of IIM A (dream school). Times passed and class 12th was kind enough to me and i scored 90+ even though i had my right elbow fractured and was not studying for straight 2 months. So, yes school went on fine with parents being happy, having expectations and with other problems.

DU :

Was lucky to be a part of north campus, DU and studied B.Com(H) from Ramjas College and did all the fun which you expect from a DUite to do. Made friends, attended fests, interned, had a break up and life took a different turn. Once a girl was so excited about preparing for MBA , left her plans to pursue it for the time being and wrote CAT just for fun like literally. Wrote CAT in 2011 with 0 prep, didn't even knew about the pattern properly etc and still hoped that yeah i am smart enough, I'll score 80 something. The day result came, it was below 50. I was devastated, though it was normal because I wasn't prepared but those expectations I had from myself were shattered. So a failed relationship, losing my grandpa the same day CAT results came out,  pathetic CAT score, failed placements and an irritating professor as mentor for the project, my 3rd year was pretty screwed up!! I had zero self-confidence and thought of myself being a waste and a burden on my parents. They didn't knew about it much but yea knew I was depressed, but i guess life had its own plan and left Delhi to explore Bangalore

(my first love). Spent 2 weeks there, came back.


Job : Managed to secure a job with a startup in Gurgaon ( a place where my ex belonged to and I loathed) and started working. Initially it was tough , literally, but then yes you eventually adjusts with things around. Worked harder, was in the top of the lists and was involved with other stuff there itself so had myself pretty occupied. Around birthday (January) I relaised "yaar aur nai hoga yeh, have to get back to the original self" and I told my parents about the discussion of pursuing MBA again making them satisfied "ki haan ab kuch hoga iska" Asked my cousins about the same and planned that I'll take the night shift and study in the day time but on my own, no coaching. Mind mai apni value abhi b kum nai hui thi (still thought of myself a smarty) and will crack it on my own. Registered with TIME for the test series and had a friend from XIMB to pan out my stuff and help me with it. Boy!! Those aimcats gave me nightmares, scoring as low as single digit percentiles. Still something in me kept me moving on and in August I resigned thinking I'll be full time devoted to it as was not able t manage job and study together. Manager felt bad but had to do this and packed my stuff and came back home. So living in Delhi/NCR for 4 + years and coming back to Yamunanagar (small town) gave me jitters. All hanging out, weekend parties etc all came to a stop. Kept my cool and promised myself with lucrative offers if I end up good.

Struggle time : actual period : So kept on preparing and hoping for a miracle I wrote CAT and all other MBA entrances , had in my mind that I'll atleast get through something. In this whole process, made amazing friends here on pagalguy. A long list of people and wont name because missing even a single on would be unfair. "Rise to Smile" was  my adda where was called tamatar and was called sallu too. Spent around 10 hours here because it was my family. So when the results started pouring in, it was a time where I thought it's time to end my life.

CAT : 50 %ile

SNAP : 86 %ile

XAT : 75.75%

And all other were straight rejects.

Managed to secure calls from TAPMI, IFMR, IMT Nagpur but the worst they didn't get converted too. Only IMT Nagpur did. My all friends had converts and were happy and gay with their new friends. It was a time I want no one should ever go through. A failure which makes you think yourself as a big loser, a failure, a burden, good for nothing girl. When you are so low, everything about you turns to be negative, you start thinking about how ugly you are, nobody loves you, people are moving away, they are happy and you are just sulking, you cry and cry yourself to sleep. Watching your parents try to pacify you but deep down you know how much they want you to be successful, taunts etc just was too much. Because of all this, I stopped eating and ignored my health and fell sick. Jaundice and acute intestinal infection took over me and 3 months on bed direct (April-May-June).This period was horrible, used to cry at nights because of pain and I guess the failure because I was scared about my future and cry till the point my mum used to make me sleep around 3 AM. This continued for 3 months, injections of pain killers, mum dad taking leaves for handling me etc, the only best part I wasn't admitted. During this time, I met a person on PG and he helped me to find a way out for all this. He asked me to introspect as it wasn't taking my time much and note down that what wrong I did. I agreed after a bit nagging and started the introspection and realized:

1.       I ignored the basic pattern and got emotionally attached to questions.

2.       I spent most of the time here on PG bakaring.

3.       I wasn't serious or organised with my course.

4.       I thought of myself as a person who'll clear CAT without prep.

5.       Was too involved in worldly affairs and vulnerable.

With all this I thought of working but was refused because of stamina/health issues and thought of writing CAT the last time in 2014. I was 23 by then, unemployed, good for nothing lass but still my parents agreed to it (not the marriage issue but they wanted me to settle professionally)

I gave up chocolates, I can die for them but yes did. Just to bring myself in discipline and joined CL in july for classes. Went for my classes, studied hard, did my questions, was off PG as in bakar and was a part of the FB group but realised that cannot study this way and went for chats and all just to ease my mind out. Joined swimming to keep myself involved as was still at home and made every effort to burn the midnight oil and with the support of my bestie and people around wrote CAT and all other entrances.

The first one was CMAT sept, result came around midnight and I managed a 95%ile, I know not a great one but a person who has seen 40-50, it was heaven. Called up Ankita (besite) and cried my heart out. I know I wouldn't get calls but then it was 90+. Was a bit confident and with an added effort wrote CAT. So i am this person who gets nervous before exams and happened this time too. After CAT, the next day i had IIFT and realised in the middle of the exam, IIFT is not my cup of tea The same night I went to katwaria sarai, in front of the IIFT gate, vented out (kiddish I know). SNAP happened then and results came. CAT it was, i scored 89.68%ile, yes not even a 90 -_- It scared the shit out of me again and was so depressed that I made my parents let down again and couldn't even manage 90+ with coaching and stuff. As the battle was still left, prepared for XAT. Was unwell that morning but managed to appear for it :/ The day I had TISS ,SNAP's result was declared. As I was going for the exam, the result was out. I was firm that I'll check once i am back at my massi's place. I went back, opened my mail hoping positivity as I wasn't bad last year. As I opened the score card, it was 97.85%ile and I shouted like anything. My cousin from the other room came running and was shocked to see me in tears (i cry a lot ) He got so so so scared that he called up bhabhi to look into the matter. I checked, rechecked, re re checked if it was me only. That moment I was not in my senses, I was crying and laughing at the same time Called up Ankita and did the same on phone, she was so confused that I got some good abuses from her The amount of confidence it gave me had no boundaries. Went out the next day and ate my heart out and shopped ^_^ Called my parents but they were normal with it! J

Then all the results came and TISS, IIFT was a straight reject. So as I had SNAP, i was hell bent to convert Symbiosis as Pune it was, a place I so wanted to be a part of. I knew I would clear SCMHRD cut off but was sceptical about SIBM-P, again tension times :/ but somehow I did :D.

So this season I had/have calls from SIBMP, SCMHRD, SIIB, SIBMB, XIMB HR, IMI, TAPMI, KJ FORE, that is it.

The pune phase was altogether an amazing journey and rickety one but yes made me so so so strong.

Converted SCMHRD and am waitlisted for SIBMP which I have no hopes for to clear. So will be joining SCMHRD for now and will have my badge too :mg:

I made so many friends in this whole journey who are so close to my heart and have stood by me and seeing them saying "we are so happy for you, you deserved it" made me cry. Some of them left me but yes I cannot control that. The whole journey made me kill myself, made me proud. My parents cried with me the day I was part of the SCMHRD merit list. Sooner or later I realised, I can do it, I just need to be a lil more disciplined and strict with myself. Things will eventually fall in place, people say or "tension na le, sab sahi hoga" but yea we are humans, but obvious hota tension! J

Something in us keeps us moving, we just have to find that something and we'll succeed for sure!

PS - I know it is a long one but wanted to share with my PG family.

PPS - Ignore the grammatical errors as direct from the heart and no proof reading has been done.

PPPS - I did it (somehow) so anyone can do it! J

PPPPS - any sort of feedback is welcomed!

All the best peeps!! You'll surely shine!  

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Take a bow and a high 5 ! 

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Congrats.. Truly inspirational! I'm also from Yamunanagar  

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SIMCAT 102, Question 1.

Sweetness of various items (per gram) relative to Sucrose, whose sweetness is taken as 1 are: Lactose 0.16 Maltose 0.32 Glucose0.74 Sucrose1.00 Fructose 1.70 Saccharin 675.00

What is the minimum amount of sucrose (in grams) to be added to 1 gm. Saccharin to make the mixture at least 100 times sweeter than glucose?   Options are 7,8,9 or 100