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My CATchy journey

CAT 2014

I know it is too long to read, so read it at your own risk!  :D

The journey started almost 8-9 months back, with me planning to write CAT one last time. With FMS as the only target in my head (couldn't trust A B C anymore after they didn't shortlist me even for interview despite scoring 99.90 in CAT 2013), I went on with the preparation with a goal to just score enough to secure the college admission. The job was not satisfactory anymore and the family was also pushing me to try one last time (though they had some higher targets in their mind!).

My preparation mostly relied on few books that I had along with googling for some questions and eventually the Pagalguy question bank. Never took any coaching, or mocks for any of my three CAT papers, one reason to miss the spotlight and to be frank, the one reason that I could focus more on preparation.

A week before the CAT, I had to rush to home for some urgent work and returned just the day before the paper. CAT centre was an overnight journey, left in night to reach there in the morning. Went through the paper, looked like I was out of practice. Tried easier questions first, especially in quant's and then moved for tough ones and at last verbal. Quant took away almost 65-70 minutes and I was mostly satisfied and finally left the centre with a feeling that I might get something around 99.5 (relying on past experience).

From there, it felt like decades before the results were out, I started coming on PG more frequently, saw people doing analysis, tried my hand too, made a graph to calculate percentile (I know it sounds funny, but you guys don't need any explanation for this). Slowly I came to realize that I might get better than my expectation. Anyway, long story short, let's skip to the day of the result.

I was among lucky few who could access the result within the first 10 minutes, and to my surprise, it was much more than I could bear. I had excelled in the part I considered myself really weak in, the VA with 99.92 in the section, my QA took a marginal dip from 99.94 last year to 99.86 this year, but it was the overall percentile that made me more hopeful, that may be this time I would get a call from the big three.

The calls came eventually, from L, A, B (Marginally in my opinion), C (Again marginally in) and K. Checked last year records and decided my preference as A>C>B>FMS>L (FMS due to ROI thingy) and hence decided to skip K interview. IIM-L I would attend just for an experience as it was the first interview I would ever face (Jan 22), followed by the biggest one (A on Jan 25) followed by my marriage on Jan 29 (Yes! You read it right! ).

L went okay, A was pretty smooth with questions mostly on work ex and AWT (Philip Hughes cricket bouncer case). Went home, got married, returned back to attend B (the worst experience, was sure of not getting in). Then came JOKA, interview was weird, with questions like innovative methods to cheat in exam etc etc. Was never sure if I did good or bad!! FMS list came, was sure of converting, and so just chilled during the interview and it went pretty smooth with a cool smiling panel and extempore topic "I love my tie!"

Finally with the results pouring in, my first result (B) was obviously a reject, as expected. Next day, sitting in my office I kept on checking C website, and eventually left for home at 5:50pm. On my way, I got a call from a friend, who converted ISB and IIM-B and he told me -"Dude! You made it to A!" and I was like-"Yaar result kab aaya!". With my internet pack outdated, I called my better half and within a minute she was already shouting on phone-"Yes!!" Well, that was it. The whole evening went over phone with calls to relatives, friends etc. And now today I got the JOKA results.

Finally for the people, who couldn't get in, or were marginally left out, I would just like to say one thing-"It's just the time testing you, don't lose hope and come better prepared next year! They can stop you once, may be twice, but not forever, if you have the will, you will move forward! All the best everyone!"

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  • @amank2168 you will always be an idol.. 2d.
  • @amank2168 Many happy returns of the day! :smiley:. 4m.
X-71, XII-66, Grad-8.3, CAT'11-99.36, CAT'13-99.90, CAT'14-99.97, Calls-BLACK FMS Converts-ACL FMS 
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What amount will refunded out of the initial 50k, if I cancel my admission?

Please post any link if available. What is the last date for this. 

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  • @Legolas108 @yogipec \- That is not true. For any placeme.... 5m.
getakhils
akhil suresh @getakhils 1

@Legolas108 @yogipec - That is not true. For any placement related information you can refer to the IIMK summer placement report for 2014. The process was completed in record time this year in just around a week(You can see how Indore's placement went in their website, or talk to anybody in the current batch there ad you will realise). and 50 percent girls is a thing of past(batch of 2013-15). The present batch @ K is around 35 percent girls similar to other colleges.

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 There are infinite number of containers each of capacity 1 L numbered A0, A1, A2, ... A∞. A0 contains 1L alcohol while the other containers are empty. In first operation, half of the contents of A0 are poured in A1 and then water is added to A0 to fill it to the brim. In the 2nd operation, half of the contents of A0 are equally distributed in A1 and A2 and again water is poured in A0 to fill it up. Subsequently, in (n+1)th operation, half of the contents of A0 are distributed equally in A1, A2, ......, A2n and A0 is filled with water after that. What is the final concentration of alcohol (approx.) in A1 after infinite number of such operations?

a.    62%

b.    66%

c.    75%

d.    80%

e.    60%

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  • conc in a1 should be - 1\2 + 1\2*2^2+ 1\3*2^3+1\4*2^4........ 16h.
  • @shodyp Wouldnt the can A1 overflow beyond 4 such cycles?.... 6m.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.  
shodyp
Adit Dewan @shodyp 108

conc in a1 should be - 1\2 + 1\2*2^2+ 1\3*2^3+1\4*2^4.......infinty

basically 1\2 + 1\8 + 1\32 + 1 \128......

ashramachandran
Ashwin Ramachandran @ashramachandran 2

@shodyp Wouldnt the can A1 overflow beyond 4 such cycles?

First cycle, A1 would contain 500 ml, A0 contains 500 ml. 

A0 is diluted to 1000 ml by addition of water

Second cycle, A1 gets 500/2 = 250 ml (total 750) with another 250 ml going to A2 and A0 retaining 500ml

A0 is diluted to 1000 ml by addition of water

Third cycle, A1 gets 500/3 = 167 ml (total 917 ml) with 167 ml going to A2 and A3 each, and A0 retaining 500ml

A0 is diluted to 1000 ml by addition of water

Fourth cycle, A1 gets 500/4 = 125 ml (at this point, A1 exceeds 1L and should overflow).

What am I missing here?

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(OFFICIAL) CL MOCK CAT SERIES 2015

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QADI 59(29A 22C)

VALR 55(33A 22C)

OA 114(62A 44C)

Suggestions to improve accuracy in VALR would be appreciated.

CAT'14:93.15 Calls: SPJAIN(Profile), I 

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Hi everyone need genuine advice i have 330 wl at kashipur 747 at raipur 673 at udaipur( dynamic in each case) I need to resign as well from office and server the notice period so if anybody knows about the previous years movement nd can guide me accordingly though 10% of me wants to write cat again but somehow cant trust cat suggestions of all sort are welcome

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  • Go to the nearest govt office ask them the requirements a.... 16m.
  • Which company?. 13m.
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nishant singh @nishi101 33

Go to the nearest govt office ask them the requirements and get it made it is mandatory @kanthepratik 

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[Official] (2015-2017) IIM Ranchi Admission Queries and Discussion

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@IIMRanchi please tell us if all relevant mails for admissionsadmissions, converts & w/l, have been sent out... I believe I speak for all on this forum who haven't received any mails when i say we are waiting to know if there is still hope...

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IIM I Vs. SPJIMR Vs. IIM K

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Request to all of those who are planning to withdraw. Please do it ASAP so that it doesn't hamper the Wait-listed candidates.

TIA

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Plan your CAT-2015 Prep with a PG Mentor

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Posting a IMS sectional test Question here:

(26^5 + 27^5 + 28^5 + 29^5)/ 110. Remainder? I got the answer but want to know if there is a better approach?

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  • easiest technique would be to club 26 and 19 together. Od.... 8h.
  • sorry, my bad would be 26+29, not 19!! :/. 54m.
bellcatagain
nonames please @bellcatagain 4

easiest technique would be to club 26 and 19 together. Odd power, so we can represent it as 55k, now club 27 and 28 together, again 55k. So 55k+55k=110K/110 remainder=0

bellcatagain
nonames please @bellcatagain 4

sorry, my bad would be 26+29, not 19!! :/

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Worst , absolutely disastrous performance OA 114, no cutoffs cleared

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you wasted time reading this as well 

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SC/ST & PH students queries and discussion for CAT 2014 & other Exams

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Hence here it is..

Converted L,S,all new iims and for K(original wl 49)..Leaving it for civil services prep..hope somebody makes good use of them..:)

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  • @abhishek711 Thank you bhai for marking my 1000th karma ..... 2h.
  • all the best to you all for your future endevours. Leave.... 1h.
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Vicky d @vikky97799 1,000

@abhishek711 Thank you bhai for marking my 1000th karma ....

Bus next month se this thread won't be active anymore .After that you can exit from PG . Pata nahi phir kabhi bat ho payegi ya nahi :( 

robu
suchitra gautam @robu 1

all the best to you all for your future endevours.  Leave ur marks.

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What's the current count?

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  • is @serious-sam back from exile?. 9h.
  • @abhishekpaul yeah. :stuck out tongue:. 1h.
My laziness is like 8, when I lie down it becomes infinity.  
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Placement report suggest 16.8 lpa as avg salary for PGPM. Is it really this much as FMS, XL, IIM-L, spjain also falls in this range 16-18 ? And can someone temme how much in hand salary will be if package is 15 lpa ?

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  • It would depend on lot of factors but mainly the variable.... 6h.
  • The average salary indeed is too high !!! I wish it is ac.... 1h.
When your credibility is on the stake CAT/SNAP'14-96.xx/99.xx  CAT'15 : ? 
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It would depend on lot of factors but mainly the variable part...u can end up getting higher in hand with slightly lower overall ctc... 

siddharth01
Siddharth Gupta @siddharth01 97

The average salary indeed is too high !!! I wish it is actually that much. Some data on Median salary would have been more useful though. I guess previosuly MDI used to declare its median salary also.

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SC/ST & PH students queries and discussion for CAT 2015 & other Exams

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hey i have the following academic background -

10th - 77%

12th - 57%

B.Tech - 65.13%

currently im preparing for CAT' 15. and belong from SC category

will all iim's going to reject me on the basic of my academic score?

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  • thanks, in iim-a, i'm eligible but i dont think so it wou.... 1d.
  • u have also chance in IIM A provided good interview with .... 2h.
kanishk.hk
hk 1992 @kanishk.hk 2

thanks, in iim-a, i'm eligible but i dont think so it would matter much afterwards.

bshara
Bharat Shara @bshara 36

u have also chance in IIM A provided good interview with 95ile+