A can complete a piece of work in ‘a’ days by working ‘m’ hrs per day, and B can complete the same work in ‘b’ days by working ‘n’ hrs per day. If each of them reduces his working hours per day by 4 hrs, each of them would take 5 days more to finish the job (a, b, m and n are distinct natural numbers and m, n < 16). How long would it take to complete the work, if A and B started working together such that A worked for ‘m’ hrs per day and B worked for ‘n’ hrs per day?
Guys I have a question. I have got same marks as WL 189 but I am waitlisted at 190. Any idea about this ?
Could attempt just one DI and I am not even sure about the accuracy. Tips anybody?
QA 31 A 26C (73)
VA 32 A 29C(84)
A trader used to make 5% profit on an item selling at usual marked price. One day, he trebled the marked price of the item and finally offered a discount of 30%. Find the percentage profit he made on the item that day.
(Please provide solution along with your answeg friends)
MBA(FM) at DFS or MBA(IB) at DSE ... please help ?? gotta make a decision by 10th july
A bit of background:
CAT 2013: QA: 99.14%ile
CAT 2014: Did not write
NO____Sec1%tile___Sec2 %tile___OVR%Tile____AIR____Cut off not cleared
CL (ID: 10121867) (Note: All CL mock percentiles are dynamic in nature)
PROCTORED CL MOCKS
CAT-02____98.4___76.7___96.27____NA____VA not cleared
CAT-05____93.48___99.27___98.5____TL____all cleared (CL servers denied me 6 marks in QA
UNPROCTORED CL MOCKS
Mock CAT(Free)____90.1___85.36___90.33____NA____VA not cleared
Master Series CAT-01____71.37___97.87___92.68____NA____QA not cleared
Master Series CAT-02____82.05___92.93___91.73____NA____QA not cleared
IMS (ID: 25A69248)
SIMCAT-1____97.10___73.17___93.76____975____VA and OA not cleared
SIMCAT-101____78.79___97.21___91.55____NA____QA not cleared
SIMCAT-102____98.21___75.94___96.45____NA____VA not cleared
SIMCAT-104____99.19___83.78___97.65____NA____VA not cleared
TIME (ID: DLCC5S146)
AIMCAT 1619____97.64___90.2___97.84____258____all cleared
AIMCAT 1618____94.51___99___98.82____164____all cleared
AIMCAT 1620____93.64___91.14___95.28____624____OA not cleared
HITBULLSEYE (ID: 1215011337)
CAT-01____95.15___89.87___96.41____Missed Test____VA not cleared
CAT-02____85.38___89.08___91.38____Missed Test____QA, VA both not cleared
CAT-09____97.67___55.18____93.65____Missed Test____VA not cleared
CAT-10____94.32___92.43____95.68____Missed Test____all cleared
CAT-11____95.03___79.82____92.69____25____VA not cleared
CAT-12____72.58___96.22____91.25____37____QA not cleared
TEST FUNDA (Note: All TF mock percentiles are dynamic in nature)
iCAT 01____96.42___91.72____94.98____161____none cleared
** OA percentiles are marked in bold.
** TL= Toppers' List
Hello Friends I have around 4 years of work experience in call center (sales) and 4 years of work experience in business research I am looking to do a executive MBA from best business schools is it worth trying now I have average academic record through out the study period but I have CFA from ICFAI. Please suggest.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Caffeine, the stimulant in coffee, has been called “the most widely used psychoactive substance on Earth .” Synder, Daly and Bruns have recently proposed that caffeine affects behavior by countering the activity in (5) the human brain of a naturally occurring chemical called adenosine. Adenosine normally depresses neuron firing in many areas of the brain. It apparently does this by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters, chemicals that carry nerve impulses from one neuron to the next. (10) Like many other agents that affect neuron firing, adenosine must first bind to specific receptors on neuronal membranes. There are at least two classes of these receptors, which have been designated A1 and A2. Snyder et al propose that caffeine, which is struc- (15) turally similar to adenosine, is able to bind to both types of receptors, which prevents adenosine from attaching there and allows the neurons to fire more readily than they otherwise would.
For many years, caffeine‟s effects have been attri- (20) buted to its inhibition of the production of phosphodi- esterase, an enzyme that breaks down the chemical called cyclic AMP.A number of neurotransmitters exert their effects by first increasing cyclic AMP concentra- tions in target neurons. Therefore, prolonged periods at (25) the elevated concentrations, as might be brought about by a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, could lead to a greater amount of neuron firing and, consequently, to behav- ioral stimulation. But Snyder et al point out that the caffeine concentrations needed to inhibit the production (30) of phosphodiesterase in the brain are much higher than those that produce stimulation. Moreover, other com- pounds that block phosphodiesterase‟s activity are not stimulants.
To buttress their case that caffeine acts instead by pre- (35) venting adenosine binding, Snyder et al compared the stimulatory effects of a series of caffeine derivatives with their ability to dislodge adenosine from its receptors in the brains of mice. “In general,” they reported, “the ability of the compounds to compete at the receptors (40) correlates with their ability to stimulate locomotion in the mouse; i.e., the higher their capacity to bind at the receptors, the higher their ability to stimulate locomo- tion.” Theophylline, a close structural relative of caffeine and the major stimulant in tea, was one of the most (45) effective compounds in both regards. There were some apparent exceptions to the general correlation observed between adenosine-receptor binding and stimulation. One of these was a compound called 3-isobuty1-1-methylxanthine(IBMX), which bound very (50) well but actually depressed mouse locomotion. Snyder et al suggest that this is not a major stumbling block to their hypothesis. The problem is that the compound has mixed effects in the brain, a not unusual occurrence with psychoactive drugs. Even caffeine, which is generally (55) known only for its stimulatory effects, displays this property, depressing mouse locomotion at very low concentrations and stimulating it at higher ones.
The primary purpose of the passage is to
QA- 25A/21C 59 96.42%ile
VA- 26A/19C 50 91.72%ile
OA- 51A/40C 109 94.98%ile
None of the cutoffs cleared.
AIR- 161 out of 3187 test takers.
absolutely hopeless performance.
I'm a working guy in the financial domain and I'll be appearing for CAT 2015 in november. My current job doesnt provide me enough time to study. Hence I'm contemplating a switch in the job. I wanted to ask if this is advisable for the interviews? Its a 6 day working job
OA 223( 93A, 79C) 99.99%ile
QA 107(43A,38C) 99.95%ile
VA 116(48A,41C) 99.99%ile
So with the FMS WL clearing as predicted, have converted my "Holy Trinity" :P
IIM L (joined)
Thanks to members here and pagalguy for the wonderful platform it provided. Would be posting AIWTSAC when I get time.
Signing off -
Dr Catlove aka Billyhunter
Member, DT 2012
How is IMS study material and test series??
what is the remainder when 5^22 - 260 is divided by 576??