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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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Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.
A. As numbers increased, food was actually easier to secure. Larger proportional returns from an increasing scale of production became true of agriculture as well as industry.
B. Up to about 1900 a unit of labor applied to industry yielded year by year a purchasing power over an increasing quantity of food. It is possible that about the year 1900 this process began to be reversed, and a diminishing yield of Nature to man's effort was beginning to reassert itself.
C. After 1870 there was developed on a large scale an unprecedented situation, and the economic condition of Europe became during the next fifty years unstable and peculiar. The pressure of population on food, which had already been balanced by the accessibility of supplies from America, became for the first time in recorded history definitely reversed.
D.But the tendency of cereals to rise in real cost was balanced by other improvements; and—one of many novelties—the resources of tropical Africa then for the first time came into large employ, and a great traffic in oil-seeds began to bring to the table of Europe in a new and cheaper form one of the essential foodstuffs of mankind. In this economic Eldorado, in this economic Utopia, as the earlier economists would have deemed it, most of us were brought up.
E.With the growth of the European population there were more emigrants on the one hand to till the soil of the new countries, and, on the other, more workmen were available in Europe to prepare the industrial products and capital goods which were to maintain the emigrant populations in their new homes, and to build the railways and ships which were to make accessible to Europe food and raw products from distant sources.

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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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Probability..please post a solution

  • 6C1*5C3* (5!/2!) =60*5!/ 2. 4m.
  • ok, but out of 5 if we select 2,then 3 remain how do.... 2m.
CAT 12: 93.01 | SNAP 13: 95.26 |  CAT 14: 85.81  
Arindom Chakraborty @BranStark 102

ok, but out of 5 if we select 2,then 3 remain how do we get 5C3 ? 

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I've given AIMCAT 1609 as a 'Missed AIMCAT',so I'm not getting the percentile scores for each section and also the overall percentile.Can anybody help me out?These are my scores.





  • i meant QA around 85, DI around 90, VA more than 95 (roug.... 10h.
  • Thanks for the help!. 40m.
Nitesh Kumar @nitesh.kumar 3

i meant QA around 85, DI around 90, VA more than 95 (rough entimates)

@crobertdelta 7

Thanks for the help!

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AIMCAT1607-N: 3 Oct 15 to 6 Oct 15, INV - OL

Please publish your scores here

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[OFFICIAL] IMS SIMCAT scores and Discussion for the entire 2014-15 season !!!

Dear Puys & Pirls, Use this thread for scores and discussion for all the IMS SIMCATs!! It will serve as a repository ...

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For the Ques  no. 34 in simcat 10 asking number of ways of sitting for 8 students around two tables in 2 diff rooms such that 4 students can sit around each table, the answer given is 7!/4. Should it not be 7!/2?

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  • You are including all permutations for people sitting aro.... 54m.
Rishiraj Singh @rathorerishi 34

You are including all permutations for people sitting around table in the room which 1st person does not choose. Divide by 4 to get the answer. 7!*2/4 is 7!/2

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DILR-59(90%ile) Iska kuch karna padega




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  • @rsgs92 it depends!!Dont experiment unless u r used to gi.... 2h.
  • Mocks are good to check this one too..!!. 1h.
Jim Morrison @anshuji 348

@rsgs92 it depends!!Dont experiment unless u r used to giving mocks after a hangover

Akash Maan @akashmaan93 169

Mocks are good to check this one too..!!

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MICA Ahmedabad: Official Discussion Forum (MICAT - 2015)

HelloEveryone, It gives us immense pleasure to kick-startanother season of admissions for the 2 year PGDM (C) program...

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2.3k CAT Verbal CAT

Grammar and English Usage

A. At a time when there is so much revulsion towards corruption in all walks of life, Sachin seeking to subvert the l...

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After applying, they are asking to send payment confirmation slip along with necessary docs.  What docs should we send? Marks memos? Exp letters?  Please help guys.  Thanks in advance 

  • U need to send the print out of the form and the slip if .... 1h.
MANAS MISHRA @manas3011 1

U need to send the print out of the form and the slip if u paid by cash.If not the form is enough.If applied under any category apart from General u need to send the required category certificate, I beleive.

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

Hi All, This is the season where lot of you people have completed their MBA preparation journey and are wondering whe...

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Urgently want to dispose off my old TIME material. 

Anyone interested may contact me @ or +91-9987727871

Since I am moving out of Bombay, I wanna give it away within this week. I am located @ Kanjurmarg West, Mumbai. 

  • I m based in Mumbai...let me know at vedikaagrawal2011@gm.... 1d.
  • i am also interested in the material :smiley:. 1h.

I m based in Mumbai...let me know at

Neha @neha.coool 178

i am also interested in the material

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Hey puys n pirls, This forum is meant for detailed discussion of the CL mocks 2014. One can feel free to ask anything...

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Hi guys,

After 3 yrs experience in supply chain is it good to go for MBA in health care ??

Iam confused pls provide suggestion

  • through CAT...MAT... 2h.
  • CAT XAT SNAP NMAT are good for all top league of colleges.... 2h.
A S @aseth1985 514

CAT XAT SNAP NMAT are good for all top league of colleges MAT does not include good colleges 

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Anyone having issues in accessing myims portal? or is it only me?

  • Not working. 2h.
  • @akashmaan93 lol thanks that works awesome tussi great ho.... 2h.
Takls @I_like_beer 11

@akashmaan93 lol thanks that works awesome tussi great ho

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PhD/FPM 2015

For the upcoming Phd/FPM admission season of 2015. It is expected to provide a platform for discussions pertaining to...

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hey can a student(pgdm) from a very new clg apply to phd..??  i heard that a clg should be atleast 5 yrs old.. pls guide...

  • Where is it written?. 2h.
oracle it is.. 

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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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The PaGaLGuY Dream Team 2015

There are many who desire and a few who deserve. There are many who get bogged down under pressure and a few who flou...

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So another dream team is on its way I see. :D. As a member of last year's dream team and from my own experience will suggest one thing: CAT is random, focus on it definitely, but do not get carried away by mock scores or anything. And most of all focus on building your profile,otherwise clearing an interview would be difficult from IIIM ABC at least. If you're in final year focus on improving your GPA, because ultimately even if you manage to get into a b-school if your CV is not that impressive getting a great shortlist for summers becomes a bit difficult. All the best everybody.


P.S.-@pratiksahoo33 ,kaisa haal hain bhai?

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  • big 4 in what? @pheonix2013. 4h.
  • @serious-sam I don't have the competence. :stuck out to.... 4h.
Member and Vice-Captain of DT-14.CAT 99.79%,FMS-D 

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Official Thread For RC Discussion CAT 2015

RC's can be potential game changers for your VA score ! So let's begin with our RC preparation for CAT 2015 !

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It has become something of a literary cliche to bash the thesaurus, or at the very least, to warn fellow writers that it is a book best left alone. Some admonitions might be blunt, others wistful, as with Billy Collins musing on his rarely opened thesaurus. But beyond the romantic anthropomorphizing of words needing to break free from 'the warehouse of Roget', what of Collins' more pointed criticism, that 'there is no/such thing as a synonym'? That would suggest that the whole enterprise of constructing a thesaurus is predicated on a fiction.

It is only a fiction if one holds fast to the notion that synonyms must be exactly equivalent in their meaning, usage and connotation. Of course, under this strict view, there will never be any 'perfect' synonyms. No word does exactly the job of another. In the words of the linguist Roy Harris, 'If we believe there are instances where two expressions cannot be differentiated in respect of meaning, we must be deceiving ourselves.'

But the synonyms that we find gathered together in a thesaurus are typically more like siblings that share a striking resemblance. 'Brotherly' and 'fraternal,' for instance. Or 'sisterly' and 'sororal.' They may correspond well enough in meaning, but that should not imply that one can always be substituted for another. Consulting a thesaurus to find these closely related sets of words is only the first step for a writer looking for le mot juste: the peculiar individuality of each would-be synonym must then be carefully judged. Mark Twain knew the perils of relying on the family resemblance of words: 'Use the right word,' he wrote, 'not its second cousin.'

No matter how tempting the metaphor, though, words are not people. We cannot run genetic tests on them to determine their degrees of kinship, and a thesaurus is not a pedigree chart. We can, nonetheless, look to it as a guidebook to help us travel around the semantic space of our shared lexicon, grasping both the similarities that bond words together and the nuances that differentiate them.

(1) Which of the following is the primary purpose of the passage?

A.To outline and examine the validity of the criticisms levied against the thesaurus.

 B.To demonstrate that the thesaurus is not a collection of synonyms but a collection of related words.                                                  

 C.To argue that despite the criticism against it the thesaurus can still be a useful tool to understand the relationship between words.

 D. To highlight the futility of trying to find the perfect synonym.

(2) Which of the following is synonymous with 'predicated' as it is used in the last sentence of the first paragraph?

A. compromised

B. grounded

C. tethered 

D. balanced

  • 2\. D. 12h.
  • 1 c 2 b. 4h.
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The Art of writing SOP

Hello Junta... :smiley: Hope u all had a great festival & now, its time to get back to those books!!! I have been get...

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bull mock 29 . OA 192 . QA ( 30C/1W) 89  , DILR (23C/2W) 67 , VA (16C/12W) 36. poor accuracy . found DI/LR 2 sets to be tough..guys suggest something for Verbal . i have taken a mock after a long break and now such a poor show in verbal.

  • nice score in qa :smiley:. 2d.
  • Bhai qa mein kya khaake baithe the bata do... 10h.
@saurabh_kokad 1

Bhai qa mein kya khaake baithe the bata do..

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possibility of IIM call despite poor school results

no chance if you are from general category.. and you might get a call from new iims but it will be next to impossible...

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I am female from general category 10th- 84% 12th- 84% BE7.3% No work experience. Is it possible to score decent percentile in 75 days of preparation, and how much I have to score to get into new IIM? Shall I register for CAT 2015 ? Pls reply me asap, -

  • I would suggest you give cat, xat and other related exami.... 1d.
  • thanks :smiley:. 13h.
blue phantom @bluephantom 10

I would suggest you give cat, xat and other related examinations to maximize your chances. XLRI doesn't give a high weightage to past academics. So you have a good chance if you do well in the exam. All this is my personal opinion though.

I am studying in XLRI with a score of 83.xx% in 10th, 79.xx in 12 and 7.37 percentile in graduation. All the best for all your exams  :)