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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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Official Quant Thread for CAT 2014!!

This is the Official CAT 2014 Quantitative preparation group. Solve questions & discuss answers/solutions shortcuts &...

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One-litre can is full with a mixture of water and alcohol, and alcohol content is 20% of the total mixture. If 10% of this liquid is taken out and pure alcohol is added to fill the can, what will be the percentage of alcohol in the new mixture? (Friends please do share your approach also)

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Hi guys ,I have enrolled for SIMCAT take homes. Till date i have given only 5 mocks (old format).  Will the remaining mocks be converted to new format ?(105 - 115) ? or should i take in the old format itself??

  • It will be converted. Do not give any mock as of now.. 4m.
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It will be converted. Do not give any mock as of now. 

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Gave today mock 09....attempted 17 ques in VA  showing only 7 with score of 17(6 C 1 W) ...Did anyone faced the same problem ??

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  • me faced same issue..discrepancy in lr di scores n qa att.... 1h.
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Vids K @vidisha.libra 10

me faced same issue..discrepancy in lr di scores n qa attempted 16 showrd nly 9..

@CATholic_2015 7

This technical glitches are becoming increasingly common in CL mocks. Earlier a dialog box used to come which informed us that the response was not saved. Now, you will get the surprize only after the exam is over. They even cancelled a few slots in the last mock because of technical problems. I guess if someone (read CL) wants to make maximum money in minimum time with minimum effort, the outcome can only be like this.

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

Hi All With the season 2012 getting closer to the months which are going to be full of applications for different exa...

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I have scored a 74% in 10th, 64% in 12th and 71% in graduation and a work ex of 40+ months in IT and Pre sales . Through CAT what are colleges that I'll be getting calls for? Which Exam other than CAT i should go for ?

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Aditya Garg @adityagarg007

Try this: to check which IIMs are in the radar as per your profile.

Aditya Garg @adityagarg007

You may also give IIFT as there is no weight for previous performances (i.e. X/XII or graduation).

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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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The increasing interest in animal emotions seems like an important first step in changing _____________ about our relationship with other species. But this does not necessarily mean that we should resign our critical faculties or fail to ________flaws in how the evidence is presented

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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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This groups is nice initiative 

Patience in the mind and Dynamism in action is the right formula 

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Parajumbles for CAT 2014

Puys, Please carry on all Parajumbles related discussions in this thread. :smiley: This thread is exclusively dedicat...

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Directions: In the following question, four statements have been provided within an opening statement 1 and A closing statement 6. Rearrange statements ABC and D so that all the six statements form a coherent paragraph. 
1. It is often said that good actors can get out of play more than the author has put into it.
A. A good actor, bringing to a part his own talent, often gives it a value that the layman on reading the play had not seen in it, but at the utmost he can do no more than reach the ideal that the author has seen in his mind's eye.
B. In all my plays I have been fortunate enough to have some of the parts acted as I wanted; but in none have I had all the parts so acted.
C. That is not true.
D. He has to be an actor of address to do this; for the most part the author has to be satisfied with an approximation of the performance he visualized.
6. is so obviously inevitable, for the actor who is suited to a certain role may very well be engaged and you have to put up with the second or third best, because there is no help for it..

please explain with approach

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[Official] [2014-16] FMS Delhi: Aspirants Admissions Discussion

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last waiting list converted in GEN  Cat in 8th list 

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RC Discussion for CAT 2013

Hello Puys, Lets get started with the Reading Comprehensions for Cat 2013 Link for 2012 RC thread :-http://pagalguy.c...

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A difficult readjustment in the scientist’s conception of duty is imperatively necessary. As Lord Adrain said in his address to the British Association, “unless we are ready to give up some of our old loyalties, we may be forced into a fight which might end the human race”. This matter of loyalty is the crux. Hitherto, in the East and in the West alike, most scientists, like most other people, have felt that loyalty to their own state is paramount. They have no longer a right to feel this. Loyalty to the human race must take its place. Everyone in the West will at once admit this as regards Soviet scientists. We are shocked that Kapitza who was Rutherford’s favourite pupil, was willing when the Soviet government refused him permission to return to Cambridge, to place his scientific skill at the disposal of those who wished to spread communism by means of H-bombs. We do not so readily apprehend a similar failure of duty on our own side. I do not wish to be thought to suggest treachery, since that is only a transference of loyalty to another national state. I am suggesting a very different thing; that scientists the world over should join in enlightening mankind as to the perils of a great war and in devising methods for its prevention. I urge with all the emphasis at my disposal that this is the duty of scientists in East and West alike. It is difficult duty, and one likely to entail penalties for those who perform it. But after all it is the labours of scientists which have caused the danger and on this account, if on no other, scientists must do everything in their power to save mankind from the madness which they have made possible. Science from the dawn of history, and probably longer, has been intimately associated with war. I imagine that when our ancestors descended from the trees they were victorious over the arboreal conservatives because flints were sharper than coconuts. To come to more recent times, Archimedes was respected for his scientific defense of Syracuse against the Romans; Leonardo obtained employment under the Duke of Milan because of his skill in fortification, though he did mention in a postscript that he could also paint a bit. Galileo similarly derived an income from the Grant Duke of Tuscany because of his skill in calculating the trajectories of projectiles. In the French Revolution those scientists who were not guillotined devoted themselves to making new explosives. There is therefore no departure from tradition in the present day scientist’s manufacture of A-bombs and H-bomb. All that is new is the extent of their destructive skill. I do not think that men of science can cease to regard the disinterested pursuit of knowledge as their primary duty. It is true that new knowledge and new skills are sometimes harmful in their effects, but scientists cannot profitably take account of this fact since the effects are impossible to foresee. We cannot blame Columbus because the discovery of the Western Hemisphere spread throughout the Eastern Hemisphere an appallingly devastating plague. Nor can we blame James Watt for the Dust Bowl although if there had been no steam engines and no railways the West would not have been so carelessly or so quickly cultivated To see that knowledge is wisely used in primarily the duty of statesmen, not of science; but it is part of the duty of men of science to see that important knowledge is widely disseminated and is not falsified in the interests of this or that propaganda. Scientific knowledge has its dangers; but so has every great thing. And over and beyond the dangers with which it threatens the present, it opens up, as nothing else can, the vision of a possible happy world, a world without poverty, without war, with little illness. And what is perhaps more than all, when science has mastered the forces which mould human character, it will be able to produce populations in which few suffer from destructive fierceness and in which the great majority regard other people, not as competitors, to be feared, but as helpers in a common task. Science has only recently begun to apply itself to human beings except in their purely physical aspect. Such science as exists in psychology and anthropology has hardly begun to affect political behaviour or private ethics. The minds of men remain attuned to a world that is fast disappearing. The changes in our physical environment require, if they are to bring well being, correlative changes in our beliefs and habits. If we cannot effect these changes, we shall suffer the fate of the dinosaurs, who could not live on dry land. I think it is the duty of science – I do not say of every individual man of science – to study the means by which we can adapt ourselves to the new world There are certain things that the world quite obviously needs; tentativeness, as opposed to dogmatism in our beliefs: an expectation of co-operation, rather than competition, in social relations, a lessening of envy and collective hatred These are things which education could produce without much difficulty. They are not things adequately south in the education of the present day. It is progress in the human sciences that we must look to undo the evils which have resulted from a knowledge of the physical world hastily and superficially acquired by populations unconscious of the changes in themselves that the new knowledge has made imperative. The road to a happier world than any known in the past lies open before us if atavistic destructive passion can be kept in leash while the necessary adaptations are made. Fears are inevitable in our time, but hopes are equally rational and far more likely to bear good fruit. We must learn to think rather less of the dangers to be avoided than of the good that will be within our grasp if we believe in it and let it dominate our thoughts. Science, whatever unpleasant consequences it may have by the way, is in its very nature a liberator, a liberator of bondage to physical nature and, in time to come a liberator from the weight of destructive passion. We are on the threshold of utter disaster or unprecedented glorious achievement. No previous age has been fraught with problems so momentous and it is to science that we must look for happy issue.

1. The duty of science, according to the author is :
(A) to realize the vision of a happy new world
(B) to pursue knowledge for its own sake
(C) to see that only such discoveries as conducive to the progress of humanity should be made
(D) to study the means by which we can adapt ourselves to the new world

2. Archimedes, Leonardo and Galileo have been mentioned to substantiate the statement that

(A) science has always been intimately associated with war

(B) from ancient times science has played a leading part in the life of man

(C) all learning has flourished only under the patronage of royalty and eminent personages

(D) in the past pursuit of knowledge was done for its own sake

3. The ground on which the author suggests that all scientists should join in educating mankind regarding the perils of a great war is that

(A) scientists being among the most learned among people, should take the lead in this process of education.

(B) it is the work of scientists which has led to this perilous situation and so they should do something to undo the mischief.

(C) science has always been associated with war and in the fitness of things, scientists should take the lead in trying to end it.

(D) all others like politicians and soldiers have vested interest in perpetuating war and by elimination, scientists alone may be trusted to work for its abolition.

4. In modern times, the crux of the matter as far as scientists are concerned is that

(A) their loyalty to the state should be declared in no uncertain terms.

(B) a readjustment in the scientist’s conception of duty is imperatively necessary.

(C) they should not object to stringent control by the state over their activities.

(D) they should assert their independence and refuse to subject themselves to any kind of control.

5. The instance of Kaptiza cited by the author goes to prove that

(A) every scientist has his price.

(B) in Soviet Russia, communists do not tolerate independent scientists.

(C) scientists, whether in the East or West, have hitherto felt that loyalty to their own state is paramount.

(D) scientists in the West have a higher sense of responsibility than their counterparts in the East.

6. Which among the following statements is not true according to the information provided in the passage?

(A) If there is no readjustment in the scientist’s conception of duty, the extinction of the human race by war is a distinctpossibility.

(B) Up till now, scientists all over the world have felt that loyalty to their own state is paramount

(C) It is the labours of scientists which have caused the danger of annihilation of mankind.

(D) The tradition up to now has been that scientists have been respected for their pursuit of knowledge and not for their part in devising potent weapons of destruction

7. The duty of the scientist, according to the passage, is

(A) to further the interests of his state with as much devotion as possible

(B) to pursue knowledge regardless of the consequences of their discoveries and inventions

(C) to see that important knowledge is widely disseminated and is not falsified in the interests of propaganda

(D) to refuse to serve national interests

8. The evils which have resulted from knowledge of the physical world can only be overcome by

(A) a more intensive pursuit of scientific knowledge

(B) making scientists more responsible to society

(C) adequate progress in the human sciences

(D) enlightening the general public about the evils

9. Science may be considered a liberator in the sense that :

(A) ultimately it may bring the nations of the world together

(B) it may make man’s life a great deal happier than what it is now

(C) it may free man from bondage to physical nature and the weight of destructive passions

(D) it may end the tyranny of age old beliefs and superstitions.

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I am scoring bad in VA . Scores are consistent ; but low . Also with the new pattern in place (VARC as a separate section ) , it is getting difficult for me to clear cut off for this section. Scoring 50-60% in other sections.

Any suggestions on how to improve VARC?

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Anyone gave oCat as per new pattern? How do you rate the overall and sectional difficulty level? i found QA very tough....Will this be the level of QA section in Cat??  :(  :(  :(

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Bull Mock 24:

QA: 49( 17C/2W)

DI-LR: 29 ( 11C/ 4W) 

VA: 45( 18C/9W)

OA: 123 ( 46C/15W) :( 

Bhai kabhi toh saare sections ek sath chamko

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  • I feel marks for TI are getting deducted if wrong :|. 6h.
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I'm down, but I'm not out.  

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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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What is the approximate urban female work-force participation rate (WPR) in India? 

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When will Simcat 2.0 Percentile and Analysis be declared?I heard no Analysis and Percentile for this mock.I hope it's a hoax.Can someone from IMS please clarify on the same?Thank you.

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Hello Guys.... I am from NMP-27 batch. Sorry, due to lack to time and hectic schedule, I was not able to post or reply your queries earlier.

There are two things for every B-school in India.

1. Quality Education

2. Placements

Regarding quality education, MDI is one of the premier institutes in India. Faculty is really good here. You will learn a lot in academics as well as industry exposure. 

Regarding placements, scenario is not so good. Students are not getting placed. The program is about to over but there a lot of students who have not been placed yet. MDI does not guarantee placements and it is same for all b-schools in India. 

It does not mean that these unplaced students do not deserve or are unplaceable. It is all about Placement committee. 

It is the placement committee which spreads the rot in the entire batch. Same happened in NMP26 as well. It is in reply to the post of Mr. Aranya Deb who has posted earlier. @fantom 

Lot of politics is involved in placement committee and sometimes only special profiles are forwarded to recruiters and are pitched separately.

It can be seen from the current disturbance in the NMP-27 batch where one of the unethical incidents came in limelight and General Secretary-Placecom was forced to leave the committee.

"If you want to get placed, you have to be in placement committee."

If you want to know the reality, do not rely on posts. Come and visit MDI campus. Meet some of the current students (those who are not in placement committee). You can also meet some professors here.

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  • Can anyone ols thriw the loght about the regular exec cou.... 6h.
Mayank Kashyap @Maky86 1

Can anyone ols thriw the loght about the regular exec course at mdi .how good it is and do they conduct MDI test  For the same 

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Critical Reasoning

Each question is followed by two statements, I and II. Answer each question using the following instructions. Choose ...

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A recent communique noted that China’s foreign minister told officials in Italy that Beijing intends to maintain and extend its open-door policy to West. The minister also said that China would continue with its programme of political and economic changes despite a recent campaign against Western ideas and foreign aid.

Which of the following can be inferred from the above statement?

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