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VA (17C, 14W) - 40

OA (66C,22W) - 183

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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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A math contest is made up of 52 multiple choice questions each worth either 0 (if wrong or no answer) or 1 (if right). How many students must write the test to be sure that at least 39 have the same final score?

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aimcat 1611 quant question 22 pls exlain how the hell does one go by the  bizarre logic in the solution . I think the answer should be 90  .

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Official Quant Thread for CAT 2014!!

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Official Verbal Thread CAT 2015

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1. Cancer is a dreadful disease.
2. Yet the suffering of cancer patients and their loved ones can only be increased by the assumption that all cancers, or even most, have an environmental cause and could be evaded by living right.
3. If there is any painless and ennobling way to die, it is certainly not the indignities, the uncertainty and the devouring pain of many forms of cancer.
4. The news that most cancers are caused by bad luck - or random failures of the DNA replication mechanism - need not be an occasion for fatalistic despair.
5. As George Orwell asked, "What weapon has man ever invented that even approaches in cruelty some of the common diseases?"
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OBC Discussion Thread for CAT 2013 & Other Exams

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I entered wrong B.Tech percentage on my CAT application form. I have realized this after I received my certificates. I calculated wrong average (forgot that latest sem had lower credits), I entered 82.17 (error) instead of 81.98 (actual). I made payment as well. How to change ? Should I re-register ? Thank you

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What are your scores in PM-12?

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QA: 74 (32A/26C)

LR-DI: 63 (28A/22C)

VA: 95 (34A/32C)

OA: 232 (94A/80C)

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Hi Puys,

Can you please explain the answer to the following question:

Anand, Bansi, Charuta, Deepali and Ernst, who are the top five students in a Mathematics examination, are standing along a straight line for a group photograph. Each of them scored different marks. What is the probability that the marks of the first four persons taken from left are in descending order and the first two persons taken from right are in descending order?

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Guys just wanted to ask a couple of questions: -

(a) If we book a slot for an aimcat but are unable to give it, then does it become available as a missed aimcat or the test gets auto submitted and we get a zero score(P.S.- I know that if we don't book a slot then the aimcat later becomes available as a missed aimcat).

(b) Why are we only able to see AIMCAT 1622 in the missed aimcats section.

I would highly appreciate if someone could help me out. Thanks in advance.

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

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How many really suffer as a result of labor mar- ket problems? This is one of the most critical yet contentious social policy questions. In many ways, our social statistics exaggerate the degree of hard-  ship. Unemployment does not have the same dire consequences today as it did in the 1930‟s when most of the unemployed were primary breadwin- ners, when income and earnings were usually much closer to the margin of subsistence, and when there  were no countervailing social programs for those failing in the labor market. Increasing affluence, the rise of families with more than one wage earner, the growing predominance of secondary earners among the unemployed, and improved social welfare protection have unquestionably mitigated the consequences of joblessness. Earnings and income data also overstate the dimensions of hardship. Among the millions with hourly earnings at or below the minimum wage level, the overwhelming majority  are from multiple-earner, relatively affluent families. Most of those counted by the poverty statistics are elderly or handicapped or have family responsibilities which keep them out of the labor force, so the poverty statistics are by no means an  accurate indicator of labor market pathologies. Yet there are also many ways our social statistics underestimate the degree of labor-market-related hardship. The unemployment counts exclude the millions of fully employed workers whose wages are  so low that their families remain in poverty. Low wages and repeated or prolonged unemployment frequently interact to undermine the capacity for self-support. Since the number experiencing jobless- ness at some time during the year is several times the number unemployed in any month, those who suffer as a result of forced idleness can equal or exceed average annual unemployment, even though only a minority of the jobless in any month really suffer. For every person counted in the monthly unemployment tallies, there is another working part-time because of the inability to find full-time work, or else outside the labor force but wanting a job. Finally, income transfers in our country have always focused on the elderly, disabled, and dependent, neglecting the needs of the working poor, so that the dramatic expansion of cash and in-kind transfers does not necessarily mean that those failing in the labor market are adequately protected. As a result of such contradictory evidence, it is uncertain whether those suffering seriously as a result of thousands or the tens of millions, and, hence, whether high levels of joblessness can be tolerated or must be countered by job creation and economic stimulus. There is only one area of agreement in this debate---that the existing poverty,employment, and earnings statistics are inadequate for one their primary applications, measuring the consequences of labor market problems.

1. Which of the following is the principal topic of the passage?

(A) What causes labor market pathologies that result in suffering

(B) Why income measures are imprecise in measuring degrees of poverty

(C) Which of the currently used statistical procedures are the best for estimating the incidence of hardship that is due to unemployment

(D) Where the areas of agreement are among poverty, employment, and earnings figures

(E) How social statistics give an unclear picture of the degree of hardship caused by low wages and insufficient employment opportunities

2. The author uses "labor market problems" in lines 1-2 to refer to which of the following?

(A) The overall causes of poverty

(B) Deficiencies in the training of the work force

(C) Trade relationships among producers of goods

(D) Shortages of jobs providing adequate income

(E) Strikes and inadequate supplies of labor

3. The author contrasts the 1930‟s with the present in order to show that

(A) more people were unemployed in the 1930‟s

(B) unemployment now has less severe effects

(C) social programs are more needed now

(D) there now is a greater proportion of elderly and handicapped people among those in poverty

(E) poverty has increased since the 1930‟s

4.Which of the following proposals best responds to the issues raised by the author?

(A) Innovative programs using multiple approaches should be set up to reduce the level of unemployment.

(B) Acompromise should be found between the positions of those who view joblessness as an evil greater than economic control and those who hold the opposite view.

(C) New statistical indices should be developed to measure the degree to which unemployment and inadequately paid employment cause suffering.

(D) Consideration should be given to the ways in which statistics can act as partial causes of the phenomena that they purport to measure.

(E) The labor force should be restructured so that it corresponds to the range of job vacancies.

5.The author‟s purpose in citing those who are repeatedly unemployed during a twelve-month period is most probably to show that

(A) there are several factors that cause the payment of low wages to some members of the labor force

(B) unemployment statistics can underestimate the hardship resulting from joblessness

(C) recurrent inadequacies in the labor market can exist and can cause hardships for individual workers

(D) a majority of those who are jobless at any one time to not suffer severe hardship

(E) there are fewer individuals who are without jobs at some time during a year than would be expected on the basis of monthly unemployment figures

6. The author states that the mitigating effect of social programs involving income transfers on the income level of low-income people is often not felt by

(A) the employed poor

(B) dependent children in single-earner families

(C) workers who become disabled

(D) retired workers

(E) full-time workers who become unemployed

7. According to the passage, one factor that causes unemployment and earnings figures to overpredict the amount of economic hardship is the

(A) recurrence of periods of unemployment for a group of low-wage workers

(B) possibility that earnings may be received from more than one job per worker

(C) fact that unemployment counts do not include those who work for low wages and remain poor

(D) establishment of a system of record-keeping that makes it possible to compile poverty statistics

(E) prevalence, among low-wage workers and the unemployed, of members of families in which others are employed

8. The conclusion stated in lines 33-39 about the number of people who suffer as a result of forced idleness depends primarily on the point that

(A) in times of high unemployment, there are some people who do not remain unemployed for long

(B) the capacity for self-support depends on receiving moderate-to-high wages

(C) those in forced idleness include, besides the unemployed, both underemployed part-time workers and those not actively seeking work

(D) at different times during the year, different people are unemployed

(E) many of those who are affected by unemploy- ment are dependents of unemployed workers

9. Which of the following, if true, is the best criticism of the author‟s argument concerning why poverty statistics cannot properly be used to show the effects of problems in the labor market?

(A) A short-term increase in the number of those in poverty can indicate a shortage of jobs because the basic number of those unable to accept employment remains approximately constant.

(B) For those who are in poverty as a result of joblessness, there are social programs available that provide a minimum standard of living.

(C) Poverty statistics do not consistently agree with earnings statistics, when each is taken as a measure of hardship resulting from unemployment.

(D) The elderly and handicapped categories include many who previously were employed in the labor market.

(E) Since the labor market is global in nature, poor workers in one country are competing with poor workers in another with respect to the level of wages and the existence of jobs.

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Moi got a doubt

Q49 > How many ways can twelve similar balls be divided into three groups with each group containing at most six balls?
ans given is (2) 6

I'm getting ans 7. (it's not in the options at all )

Moi solution is as below:
possible options is (6,6,0),(6,5,1),(6,4,2),(6,3,3),(5,5,2),(5,4,3),(4,4,4)

Time soln key has left out (6,6,0). If there was a condition that each group conains atleast one ball, (as given in Q69) then this might be valid, but no such condition.

So moi right? or am i left

Even I got the answer as seven. The question does not mention that each group should have at least one ball.??:
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Both A and B fire at the target once. probability of A hitting is 1/3 and B hitting is 2/3 .If 1 bullet hits the target find probablity that A hits and B misses?

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Five sentences are given below, labeled A, B, C, D and E. They need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate one.
A. The repercussions of that 1967 conflict set the backdrop for the seemingly never-ending Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
B. In other words, peace could ultimately be kept only if those on either side of the conflict found it in their interest.
C. Moreover, the blue-helmeted soldiers who were stationed on the western part of the Sinai Peninsula could be told to leave by their host country, Egypt, at any moment.
D. Its job was not to resolve the deeper sources of the conflict or enforce a permanent settlement.
E. A decade after the Suez conflict the Egyptians asked UNEF peacekeepers to leave on the eve of the Six-Day War.

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Requests or Offers to Donate your Old CAT Study Material : Strictly no buying or selling

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IMS - SIMCAT 8 Scores and Discussion.

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