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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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 Ram takes 60 seconds on an escalator which is moving down when he walks down but takes 40 seconds when he runs down. He takes 20 steps when he walking whereas he takes 30 steps when he is running. What is the total number of steps in the escalator?

Could anyone help me solve it ?

But answer is 50. Don't know how to solve .

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QA - 90 (38,32)

VA - 40 (16,14)

OV - 130 (54,46)

help me out in VA section please.. unable to attempt any Q in english part..

thank you..

  • thank you.. please suggest something for VA part... 1d.
  • This is a 2 step process: Firstly, cover VA Basics from .... 19m.
Himanshu Phalak @Himan22 2

thank you..

please suggest something for VA part.. 

Shankar @skd705 4

This is a 2 step process:

Firstly, cover VA Basics from any source like TIME, BULLs etc.

Finally, cover Official Guide for GMAT (Preferable 2016 edition, releasing on 22nd July), go through each RCs( Some 300) and Grammar section.

This is enough to clock 120+

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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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Which country won the most number of Copa America Titles?

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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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ABCD is a square and I is a point inside the square such that triangle AIB is equilateral. Find angle CID.

  • how ?. 2h.
  • Join C and D to I to form a triangle.As AIB is an equilat.... 35m.
@lost3097 7

Join C and D to I to form a triangle.As AIB is an equilateral triangle,AI=AC and so are the corresponding angles.Angle IAC is 90-60=30 so the other two equal angles will be 75 each.similarly on the other side.sum of the angles around point I is 75+75+60+x=360..x=150.

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CAT 2015 Aspirants

I wanted to join TIME institute's super-long term course for CAT '15\\. I want to prepare with a relaxed mind. I'm ba...

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[2015-2017] Department Of Management Studies, IIT Delhi Admission Queries

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The 5th list is out ! Congrats to the converts

  • as half DLT seats are still left any probability of 6th l.... 56m.
Rohit Chaudhary @rohit006 44

as half DLT seats are still left any probability of 6th list ...

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I urgently need this advice.. I have rcvd an offer letter from iim kashipur yesterday ie. july 6, whch has to b accptd by today july 7, 6pm. I olrdy hv a seat in delhi school of economics, du. Wht shud i do? Tym is less n here is an imprtnt decisn to make. Plz suggst me wht to do..

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Official Thread for Maharashtra MBA/MMS CET-2015

LET US ADD MORE PEOPLE TO IT. Let's start discussing questions on MHCET -Verbal Reasoning, Visual Reasoning, Quant, P...

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In counselling whether score of MAT OR atma applicable or not provided that i am from maharshtra state only

  • U May have better score in any exam other than Cet, so th.... 4h.
  • Yeah thnx man. I got more in CMAT. So was worried i am no.... 1h.
House of Cards @princebhat 619

U May have better score in any exam other than Cet, so they may have allotted college via all India seats. Instead of state rank AIR would have been mentioned . But for Cap 3 only Cet % / state rank will be considered.

@vijaykokate45 47

Yeah thnx man. I got more in CMAT. So was worried i am not being considered for Maharashtra seats.

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QA (28A 24C)-68

VA (28A 19C)-48

OA (56A 43C)-116

Lot of mistakes in VA and I found it tough as well.

This is my first CL mock. Just wanted how is the score in comparison to the previous cl mocks (considering the difficulty level). How much percentile should I expect. 

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  • Thanks @farroo and @rikku20 :) hopefully. 12h.
  • i got 104.....what percentile likely???? i dint find it d.... 2h.
Ronit Shabuy @ronitshreya

i got 104.....what percentile likely???? i dint find it difficult..though..infact i found mock 3 much more difficult..probably i screwed uo  i thought..anyways got 104...percentile likely??

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

The official thread for discussion, sharing scores, strategies for SIMCATS (2015-16)

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QA = 101 (34C,1W) 99.96

VA = 73 (25C,2W) 97.27

OA = 174 (59C,3W) 99.92

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  • accuracy _/\\_. 3h.
  • Pelaa bhai....jamkeeee. 2h.
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I have enrolled recently. When will the slot booking open for SIMCAT 3 ? 

Since it starts on 10th and still the site test available for slot booking? 

  • Guys for any SimCAT...the test booking slot begins 2 days.... 2h.
  • hey any idea if this is going to b a pnp test? cz both ti.... 2h.
@pratikpagalguy 9

Guys for any SimCAT...the test booking slot begins 2 days in advance...which in this case will begin on 8/7/2015 4pm onwards...goodluck

Ashmait Bagga @ashmaitsingh 51

hey any idea if this is going to b a pnp test? cz both time and cl had open/free mocks which were conducted on paper.. also how many centres does ims have in delhi?

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Hey, Anyone here who got 5000 back from IRMA yet? Please reply

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  • @unnamed I have mailed him so many times no reply at all. 2h.
Shubham @shubsamania 25

@unnamed I have mailed him so many times no reply at all

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Mock 19, VA section Q.2. statement C

"about 40% of India's road traffic is carried out on just 2% of its roads, most of which leave much to be desired" 

OA is, this is 'judgement'... why not 'fact'?  2/3 of the statement is fact. why does 'judgement' overshadow 'fact'.

  • Its actually an inference ..commenting on unknown on the .... 3h.
  • Inference to nhi lag rha ye. More like a personal opinio.... 2h.
Roose Bolton @swargr 240

Its actually an inference ..commenting on unknown on the basis of something known

you just wasted time reading this @guitar_geek 1,049

Inference to nhi lag rha ye.  More like a personal opinion,  so judgement. 

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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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Hi , I got 85% in Xth ,72% in XIIth and 5.9 CGPA in BTech. 

What percentile should i get inorder to get into the top IIMs ?? Also pls suggests good b-schools which prefers CAT score than academic profile.

  • THank you... 3h.
  • NyOther good institutions... 3h.

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[Official][2015-17] Delhi School of Management (DSM), DTU Admission Desk

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Hey! Seniors pls help!!

what was the package offered by kpmg,EY and google dis year.

pls rply asap seniors....thnks!

  • And also which stream got maximum no. of students placed??. 6h.
  • @shweta1212 packages were good & wait for placement repor.... 4h.
Gurugeet singh @geetraga99 1

And also which stream got maximum no. of students placed??

DSM DTU @manadhawan 48

@shweta1212 packages were good & wait for placement report for further details

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

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[2012] Which B-Schools should you apply to?

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HI, I need advice urgently..

I have just converted Kashipur. I have already taken admission in MBA(Business Economics), Delhi University.

Should I grab the kashipur offer ? I don't want to go for it just for the brand IIM and personally would prefer staying in Delhi. Is there a huge difference in the placement stats and course structure. Which one should I chose?

PS- I want to work in Finance or Analytics strictly.

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From 9 %ile to 99 %ile... A five year journey...


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.


Converts: MDI, New IIMS, IIML(SM), TISS, NITIE, FMS, IIFT(WL-did not proceed with the process)

Joined: FMS

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)

Xth: 82%

XIIth: 80% 68.44%

The Journey

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.

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  • Congratulations ...... 8h.
  • @chippycool2001 I'm pumped reading this & feeling proud .... 6h.
CAT '13-65.53 | CAT '14-99.37 | VA '10-09.11 | VA '14-99.49 | AIWTSAC
Dr. Sheldon Cooper @SS22 198

Congratulations .....

Shashi Kant Choubey @ShashiKantC

@chippycool2001  I'm pumped reading this & feeling proud of you for not giving up bro   I've got the same element in me. No matter how average my past record is, I'm hell bent to crack big. Not stopping till then