[2016] IMS SIMCAT 5 Proctored (29th July to 1st August)

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This thread is to discuss the IMS SIMCAT 5 of 2016. Sharing Test taking strategies, scores etc

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VARC  75 : 98.33%

DILR    20 : 92.35% (What?)

QA      36 : 94.23%

OA      131 : 98.65%

If anyone could tell me the no. of people attempted this test?

~200(15.5K you say?)

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SIMCAT 5 Quant question-

Set A represents the set of all perfect squares up to 10000. In how many ways can two distinct numbers be selected from A such that their sum will be a multiple of 10?

Can somebody please explain the approach followed in solutions, I am unable to understand it.

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@jmayer10MDI Gurgaon  ·  1,616 karma

Ohh, got it. I actually went through their solution again and got confused. This one is easier. Understood 1+9, 4+6, 5+% and 0+0. @Deepayan1999

@Deepayan1999SPJIMR Mumbai  ·  1,166 karma

@jmayer10 yeah, even I got confused after looking at the solution. i solved it at home only and not in the exam venue. :P

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Q10 Sec DI/LR

According to the solution  number of correct answers are 51 and number of wrong answers are 49.

51*12 = 612 positive

(49-10) * 6 + (5*3) + (5*4) = 269 negative

Therefore, total = 612-269 = 343

is the solution wrong ?????

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@Deepayan1999SPJIMR Mumbai  ·  1,166 karma

the negative marking is defined for each section and not for overall question paper. you're counting 5 mistakes with -3 and 5 mistakes with -4 for overall paper, that's wrong. it will be 5 mistakes with -3 and 5 mistakes with -4 each for 3 sections, so 15 mistakes with -3, 15 with -4 and then you can do (49-30) for mistakes with -12.

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Can anyone help me with the LR question on Octagon (Q13-16). Isn't more than one solution possible.

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@Apjoshua64IIFT  ·  3,958 karma

@virus_ yo :D

@Deepayan1999SPJIMR Mumbai  ·  1,166 karma

oh, right, digits cannot be used more than once, i too read it as numbers can't be used more than once in the triangle. now, the question is a lot simpler. thanks. 👍

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Hello whoever gave SIMCAT5, I was trying to solve the QA section myself again. Many ques which i didn't do on exam day I cud do now, but those questions were still wrong. Many were stupidly wrong and effort taking.....Honest ques to all experienced CAT prep guys....does CAT give such ques which require not much brains but are just simply long 3-4 mins they might consume....???

I mean most of them had no options, TITA with solutions involving long case makings.....really does CAT give such ques???

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@Apjoshua64IIFT  ·  3,958 karma

@abhinavkrishnan I know man :/ I don't know what to expect and what not to expect. The safest bet would be to bleed as much as you can while you train. You'd save some of your blood in the war ;) Brace up!

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@chiranjib.lee  ·  211 karma

I agree with @Apjoshua64  that we have to bleed as much as we can now... But its a fact that CAT does not ask such questions. It never did ask such lenghty questions as far as I have heard.

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Bade dino se sapna tha Roll Of Honour  mein aane ka :) :) 🙈

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 85.00  99.91%

Data Intrepretation & Logical Reasoning  17.00  87.87%

Quantitative Ability  52.00 99.64%

Overall 154  99.93%

ALL INDIA RANK: 9

Just another mediocre!!
@Apjoshua64IIFT  ·  3,958 karma

Those marks sure aren't "mediocre" 😛

@mrinmoynegel  ·  18 karma

congrats ! :)

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How many people took SIMCAT 5. Any idea?

15,500 approx

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@Mrigank22  ·  63 karma

15K

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Does anyone has any shortcut to solve the below question other than the brute force method ?

QA 13.  If a^3 + b^3 is either 1729 or 4104, and a & b are both positive integers (a > b). How many pairs of (a, b) are possible?

Unlike squares(which always end with 0, 5,1, 9, 4, 6 only ), we can not apply the property of unit digits as a cube can end with any of 0-9.

@speakOfdDevil  ·  1,694 karma

@sahilKM OA is 4... 4 pairs are possible...

@sachinjhaIIM Lucknow  ·  1,789 karma

@hrishithakoor I remember VK Bansal sir (of Bansal classes) telling us this story of 1729 😄

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Simcat 5 %ile VARC 95.xx Dilr 53.xx KLPD Qa 94.xx :( OA 94.2%ile :( :(

IIFT 98.4 , CAT'16 98.73. QA 99.78 Calls MDI, IIMS, NEW IIMs, IIFT, SPJAIN; SKIPPED: iim s, new iims; converts: iift k
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Simcat 5

Varc 99.94

Dilr 99.94

Qa 99.93

OA 99.98

AIR 3

Cat '16 - 100, Cat '17 - 100 | Two attempts | Repo - https://goo.gl/qna7zb
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@Umesh_1  ·  94 karma

This will be our final attempt .....look at the scores man...

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