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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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guys im thinking of buying testfunda material for cat... its around 5k ... is it good enuf ???... ne suggestions ??.. 

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Second Stage (GD/GE/PI/WAT) Shortlist Announcement for IIM-B (Announced)

The shortlist for IIM-B has been announced. Please participate in the discussions below

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when will the results be out?

  • Keep calm and enjoy the wait :smiley:. 1h.
The explanation of triumph is all in the first syllable. 
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any1 shortlisted with 85-90%ile in cat(finding only 60s and 70s here)????? or m i amongst the very few in this range  :-(   ...

13 sess :-cat-86.xx,nmat-206,cmat-204,snap-81..14sess cat-88.68,snap-86.xx,nmat-209  

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[2015-2017] FORE School of Management Admission Help Desk

Hi All, Applications are now open for the 2-year full time programs, PGDM & PGDM-IB, at FORE School of Management,...

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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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Hi.. Anyone from Bangalore having GE/PI on 16 March ?

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  • hi im frm bangalore, i hv mine on 16th too. 1h.
  • Okay Cool :smiley: See you there then !. 1h.
Utkarsh Dixit @UD13 1

hi im frm bangalore, i hv mine on 16th too

Shikha Bhardwaj @Shikhu10 166

Okay Cool

See you there then !

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Interview on 26th feb Bangalore 2.30 slot

X 93.6 XII 87 B.E 82.4 CAT 89.19 Fresher

Initial registration was carried out where they asked just the cat score card and call letter. later a presentation regarding the college from their students.There were 20 people totally for the particular slot and divided into panel A and B which had 10 each.

Alloted numbers and were asked to go for the GD which had 2 panel members acting as moderators.One student was asked to pick a number from the lot which had nearly 500 topics (the panel member said so )

The GD topic was ' political alternative in India by the way of AAP'.We were asked whether the topic was comfortable and given a chance to change but everyone was ok with the topic and so the GD started. It was initially a chaos where the moderator interrupted and asked to speak one at a time.Everyone was able to put forth their points.

Next was the PI according to our number tag,Was asked to pick a topic for extempore.Topic 'Whatsapp the good and bad'.Given 5 sec to think and was asked to talk for 60 sec.Then asked why mba.Young entrepreneurs in E-retail industry.Difference between passion, dedication and commitment.Then a question on foreign exchange reserves.Finally summed up with the calls that i have got.

The PI was for approx. 10 minutes.

There are questions on technical subjects if u are a fresher, some questions related to economy such as ppp,gdp.

All the best guys.

  • Yup thats y its an extempore. 2h.
  • 5 seconds??? usually one prepares as long as the time .... 1h.
Giridharan @girimpga 15

Yup thats y its an extempore


5 seconds???    usually one prepares as long as the time for speaking.  So while one is speaking for 1 min the other is thinking about it for 1.

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Any idea when the second list will be out? I haven't got any mail till now... :( 

  • ok.... 4h.
  • l8r implies later.. please do not use that slang... by wr.... 1h.
Unlearning Relearning @arpit210889 16

l8r implies later.. please do not use that slang... by writing ate in place of 8 would have provided a much more clarity. I also misunderstood it as 18 March at first

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Hi Puys!!

Please rank the below colleges:

1) Christ Bangalore (Kengeri)

2) ITM Navi Mumbai

3) IBS Hyderabad/Gurgaon/Pune/Mumbai

4) SIMS Pune

5) Amity University Noida

Please try to rate it on a genuine reason.

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Direction: In each of the questions a sentence or a phrase is missing. Choose from among the given options the sentence/phrase that completes the theme logically.
Japan's economy, the world's second biggest, is almost twice as large as ______.

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#include "quant.h" #include "verbal.h"  #include "datainterpretation.h" int main() { bool prep=true; cat_15(prep); return 0; }    
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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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(Declared) CAT 2014 Results

CAT 2014 Results have been declared Check your result at -

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Done with all interviews this season. Feeling relaxed now.

I'm an IIT graduate and a mech engineer with over 3 years work-ex. 

Interested mechie guys ping me to know acads related stuffs asked in the interviews. Interested gals who wanna marry me may also ping

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  • Msgr of god alias Robert Pattinson, maa bouyyyy! Yeh kya .... 2h.
  • @msgrofGod chill had a pun intended.... 2h.
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Msgr of god alias Robert Pattinson, maa bouyyyy! Yeh kya mayajaal phaila rhe ho? Kyun dhuaan dhuaan phaila rhe ho? Use ur sense maa bouyyyy! Dis z sacred cat thread bhakt.Hosh me aao bhakt. Post ur Marry-Me-Version elsewhere. Maa bouyyyy, "May the force be wid u".

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@msgrofGod chill had a pun intended...

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Hi ,

I am an MBA aspirant, wanting to attempt CAT 2015. I am currently working in Hyderabad. Which of the below  mentioned institutes is recommended for over all CAT preparation,and why?


2- Byju's

3- Career Launcher.

Also which of these is best in Hyderabad?

I Need guidance from  those who have been preparing for MBA. Any suggestion/Response is appreciated.

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[2014-16] New IIMs Results

Complete New IIMs discussions thread from WAT-PI to final results. Batch-[2014-16]

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what do they mean when they say original score card? i only have the downloaded version. is it enough ?

  • Oh well i still have a dozen interviews lined up so still.... 2h.
  • A dozen interviews this season? :astonished:. 2h.
Asha S @ashasasi 6

Oh well i still have a dozen interviews lined up so still got time. and yeah don't worry you'll do fine.

Ace Ventura @tush1992 129

A dozen interviews this season?


Live Admissions Desk 2015 - Queries & Discussions

*Live Admissions Desk :: Admissions 2015 - Powered by PaGaLGuY*. An online desk for the MBA aspirants of Admissions ...

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All I wanted to Speak about CAT

*Download the FREE 'The Best of All I Wanted to speak about CAT' ebook*, a compendium of the best posts on this threa...

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Why I prepared for CAT to have fun, and rejected joining the IIMs...


Hello puys ,

Note : this is a long post . very long .

Background :

My name is Sarfaraz and I am from Chennai .  I am an above average Hindi speaking guy who did not give much importance to studies especially during school , and for early couple of years of my engineering college .

10th :  84% (CBSE)

12th : 82% (CBSE)

B.E Electronics & Instrumentation (Anna univ ):  70%

My falling in love with CAT exam :

It was the winter of 2009 when my girlfriend had just broken up with me . I was pretty devasted  and was in a stage where I felt completely numb.  It was such a difficult time that my only priority was to survive and take each day as it comes. However , with support of close friends (a big thank you to them ) I managed to normalise myself and atleast take an interest in doing something.  I started exploring , asking questions and just trying to do the right things . Feels pretty pleasant when one starts to consciously do the right things .  It was during these times that I got fascinated by world of MBA,CAT and IIM's.  I also started visiting Pagalguy frequently . Slowly , as I got to know more , I came to realise and fall in love with the fact that management education is something I am passionate about and would like to know . 

Along with this , I did two mistakes. I fell in love with CAT as a way of getting back at my ex as she had called me a loser, good-for-nothing , no self-respect guy etc  . I was stupid enough to think that if I crack CAT then my Ex would be filled with regrets  and I would like it :-p. LOL.  Also , I had'nt cracked JEE nor AIEEE after my 12th so I was often tagged as a kind of loser by elders and CAT seemed a perfect opportunity to prove myself to them . Also , It would help me Move on . My brain and heart seemed convince to take the plunge in the world of CAT and MBA.

 Lesson learnt : Once I cracked CAT I came to realise that elders love you unconditionally and just because you don't crack some stupid exam doesn't have to affect relationship . They have just one concern , i.e whether you are delivering value to the world . ofcourse, its your responsibility to make them understand that . most of the time its not difficult.  And your ex-gf is an ex for a reason because no matter what you do it doesn't matter to her . The only thing you can do is respect her decision to choose someone else and enjoy the fact that you would be getting a better one, sooner than later. And since you are the one who has been wronged, God provides you from sources you couldn't imagine .  

CAT Preparation Phase (Feb 2010 - Nov 2010 approx 10 months ) :

I along with my best friend joined BYJU's classes since we attended a few trial classes and found the classes to be useful .I wasn't impressed with TIME or IMS classes.   However , we did join TIME's AIMCAT series and IMHO I think they are the best out there.

BYJU's classes happened on weekend mostly and the classes focussed on teaching shortcuts , planning and techniques to crack the CAT . I also started taking my college coursework more seriously and strangely I felt interested in doing it.  I also joined AIESEC , which really helped me in developing my leadership and social abilities.   It was an interesting and fulfilling time filled with learning.  I was quite surprised by way things turned out as 6 months back I was numbed out guy and now I was loving the way things turned out and clarity which came with it.

AIMCAT's started and despite my best efforts I couldn't score well. I did not give up , gave all the 16-20 aimcats and successfully never crossed 65%ile except once.  But one good thing I did was to analyse every aimcat like an addict  and only attend byju's classes.   By mid sept I had become obsessed with AIMCATs . Despite not crossing 65%ile , I did not lose hope (afterall I handled a breakup so I can handle this Aimcat failure) and kept analysing , improving myself and taking AIMCAT after AIMCAT. 

And puys this  cycle is crucial (practice->analyse-> practice->analyse ) . Its in these cycle's that you come realise your strengths , you as a person improve , connect on a deeper level to CAT exam and  I think this is what differentiates the winner's . Also you come to face some emotions which probably you wouldn't have encountered before.

CAT 2010 season:

So I was writing CAT , JMET(for iit mba) and IIFT . In terms of preparation I had byju's classes and about 20 AIMCAT's to show.

Result : Flunked all . Scored badly . Couldn't get any interviews.

I felt pretty stupid because I thought I had put in so much hard work and the result showed opposite.

But a little voice inside me said that my journey is not over and I actually felt emotionless about the whole result issue. Instead I just felt calm bliss that  I can move on . Atleast I gave my best and that's what matters. 

However , I was more interested in getting a quality business education and I did not care whether I get it from IIM's or someplace else.  Afterall , its more important to be well educated.  So I started researching B-school's and came across HULT . I did some more research and I was pretty impressed with what they were offering and how it was being offered . It was a one year course, world class faculty and they had a campus in dubai (one of my fav place) . I decided to apply and got admitted based on my acads and AIESEC experience.  Meanwhile , I also took an interest in my final year project and the result was pretty interesting .  So , I am done with my engineering course and have a few months before I head to Dubai for my master's course in International business (MIB) .

In this few months I came to realise that I was still a CAT addict. And I used to write AIMCAT as sort of timepass , cope with any bad situations , happy situation . In about 3 months I would have practiced and analysed  around 10 AIMCAT's and the results were surprising . I was scoring minimum 80%le.  One important thing I noticed was that I was practising Aimcat for pure joy with no expectations or pressure. Also , this time I was doing Aimcats for pure self-satisfaction and not as a way to get back at ex,or prove myself to anyone . I felt much better after taking aimcats.

MIB Time ( Oct 2011- Nov 2012):

So I head off to HULT dubai and the busy life of a b school takes over. Honestly , I think the US system of education is a lot better than indian system. You study what is needed and in way which makes you learn and educate. HULT curriculum involved a lot of team assignments , quizzes and not to mention the faculty comes from world class b schools like Harvard, Berkeley etc and also from the corporate world.

It was during this time that I came to realise the fruits of CAT my prep. (CAT journey improved my decision making, analysis , number crunching and basically I could just do acad things faster and smarter effortlessly). It felt like the story of bamboo.  When you have classmates from across the globe and diverse cultures , the learning experience takes a whole lot different meaning and its enriching . During this time I made a good set friends , had lots of fun and probably fell In love with a south  girl .(the south girl left the course by term1 and I ended up feeling disappointed but  not sad as there were convincing reasons for that to happen )  .

By the time I completed the course, I also managed to get an internship and I soon realised that employment is not something I would be keen on and following that I got fired from the internship . It was a troubling time for me . Also got  cheated , let down by some people on whom I had put a lot of hope and faith. Somehow managed to not let all this affect my acads. .  However,  the experiences of the past had strengthened me such that I was able to graduate with top score and got an acad award also . It was a really good strong happy moment for me.  By nov 2012 , I decided to return to India and become an entrepreneur.

In the midst of all this I managed to practice aimcats , thanks to pagalguy forum I got acess to many aimcats.

The Entrepreneur writes CAT 2013 :

I came back to india and through a friend of friend got involved in starting and running a startup dealing in mobile apps and augmented reality . It was a tough time and I realised doing a startup is much better than doing an mba and leading a corporate-ish life. Startup will teach you  a lot about business than any number of years at b-school. 

So in the midst of all this startup running, I still found time to take Aimcats and to my surprise I was clearing the cutoffs quite well.  Even then, I wasn't sure if should take CAT 2013 . but then a loved one passed away and out of an impulse I felt determined to take CAT and dedicate the win . (I still don't know what prompted me take this steps)

I fill up the forms, book my exam date and chill.  With a few weeks left for CAT just practiced some aimcats and took it without pressure. The attitude was IDGAF CAT exam.  So I take up the cat exam , answer questions for which I know answers.   However, this time I have more than 80 aimcats (spread over 3 years) to show for as prep but no proper effort before the exams.


So I almost forget about CAT as I got busy with work . Results declared and I did not bother to check . Did not feel its worth it. A few days later an Email pops which basically said "You have been selected for GDPI for the New IIMS (RRTUK)"

So I go for the GDPI with no prep.  Wrote the essay and attended the interview. Answered the usual question but had a tough convincing the interviewers about "y iim mba after doing business and a USA business degree" somehow managed to convince them.

Finally in month of may 2014 , I get an email saying that I had converted for 2 IIM's and waitlisted for other two.  I can't describe how happy this moment made me. It truly made me believe that dreams do come true if pursued with passion and perseverance. I danced with Joy .   But at the same time , I strongly felt that I am not ready to spend 2 years at a b school and spend lot of money . I would rather use that money to develop my business .  

I rejected the admission offers. !

My friends and to an extent my family couldn't believe that I am rejecting IIM's admission but then with a little explanation they understood .  

Some of the takeaway's from CAT journey which I think might be useful to Aspiratnts :

1. CAT is an exam which needs prep but also smartness.

2. CAT is not the end of road . there are awesome things than CAT Exam if you can find it.

3. If your plan is to do MBA , job and then do business because you will have experience then please drop the idea .  You can right away start up a business and learn as you go .  In two years you know much more about making money and business than an MBA.  There are financial benefits to it too.

4. Do CAT because you "want" to and not because you "have" to or "prove" yourself to someone.

5. Hard work never goes waste . It always repays well in some form or the other , sooner or later.

6.  Priortise, plan and focus on what's important.

7. Don't go by what society says or what status quo dictates. Just do what you feel morally  right and good about. 

8. Since you only need to succeed once , it doesn't matter how many times you fail . Learn from your failures and stick to your dreams during your darkest times . the dark times prepare you for your success .

9. Keep visiting pagalguy (or similar CAT sites) for inspiration , preparation and staying in tune with CAT .

10. CAT is an exam which might improve you for the better . So, IMHO its worth the effort.

11. Basics are important .  Some realise it earlier , some later . I realised it after about 40 Mocks.

12. Its OK to fail . Whats important is whether you think its worth trying again and can execute it.

13. Practice , Analyse and learn from mocks . the more the better.

14. Get into the mindset of getting IIM Admission than percentile scores. (Why? because with the different  admission criteria's  and normalisation of score , the probability of successfully predicting a score is unfavourable. And also it's the the reason why I have not mentioned my scores )

15. Take CAT with a chill mind. Its just another exam anyways J

16. As a bonus , GMAT exam looks much easier and smoother  after your CAT prep.

Good Luck to all CAT Aspirants.

Cheers !

-By Sarfaraz

Got admission to IIM but rejected it and decided to continue my business .

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  • great article .. how did you publish this ??. 3h.
  • good 1. 2h.

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[2015-17] K J Somaiya aka SIMSR, Mumbai Admission related queries

*Online Application* - *Qualifying Exam -** *CAT 2014...

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Hi.....I have been shortlisted for gdpi.............but when i am opening Candidate profile it is showing a 2nd page which remains unfilled..........i am also trieng to login through the admission page to complete the 2nd page but there too i am unable to enter though i am providing necessary information......... in regards to this-

a- can i fill the unfilled area and if not will it cause any problem when the gdpi session will go on?

b- will i have to bring a print out of the profile sheet in the gdpi session


Soumik Kumar Sen

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Hello guys...I have my cnpi scheduled for tommorow at 8 am in BIT Bangalore..It will be very helpful if you guys let me know what is the procedure? How much time is for pi? What docs shud we carry?

  • @srikarchitturi How much time do we get for WAT? And word.... 6h.
  • 20 mins 200 words. 3h.

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[2015-2017] IIM Shillong PI Shortlist Discussions - Official Page

Greetings from Public Relations Cell, IIM Shillong! IIM Shillong PI Shortlist has been declared and can be accessed ...

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Were you offered a candy? :P

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CA Finalist, CFA-L2 candidate, CAT'14:- 92.71 
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Will the final result be out on or before 15th April, because after that I will not be able to withdraw my fees from Great Lakes. Please can you confirm the approximate date for final results?

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HI, I have got selected for BLP Program in SOIL 2015-16. I have 2+ years of Work experience in TCS. Regarding the academic curriculum and Extra curricular activites iam very much impressed with the way how SOIL approaches it. Regarding placement as well , after reading quite a few posts here iam relaxed that many students are getting placed with good packages . My Only concern now is about Non-AICTE approval. If i get placed in a company and want to switch companies or if i want to work abroad will the PGPM degree be recognized? Can anybody please help me out regarding this.?

  • Call me if you have any doubt, at 8800179153. I am from t.... 4h.
  • We can ask any alumni from the batch 2009 or 2010.. since.... 3h.
Pradeep Singh @singhpradeep 46

Call me if you have any doubt, at 8800179153. I am from tcs too. Selected for blp 2015.

Sayantani Ray @sayorina 3

We can ask any alumni from the batch 2009 or 2010.. since by this time they might have chosen to switch companies.  Or@singhpradeep if you could reply here.. that's a concern from my side too.