I need Help! I am a design graduate (NIFT '19) prepaing for CAT 2021. Can you guys suggest me a good online class for preparation? I need more guidence in Quants. Any class which will have two way communication, because i have too many doubts to ask.
Please spare a minute to help me out. It's something out of my domain and I really need help. Thank You in advance.
Hi, I am Soham Chaudhuri, I got 99.20 percentile in CAT 2019 in my very first attempt. I received calls from SPJIMR, IIM Shillong, NITIE Mumbai and SJMSOM IIT Bombay to name a few and converted IIM Shillong, NITIE and SJMSOM. I finally decided to join IIM Shillong due to the amazing diversity and types of roles it has to offer. Here's a glimpse at life at IIM Shillong during the coveted section wars https://www.instagram.com/tv/CE99mEvljHk/?igshid=57ccf75u5b8w https://www.facebook.com/498107490209088/posts/3508863582466782/ Do connect for any advice, and please like the videos we made Thank you Soham Chaudhuri
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Giving a little background a chemical engineer with an average profile, GEM as you must be aware of the term.
It all started in my second year the placement season had begun for the final years and like ideal junior, I was always among that group in the hostel who used to wait for hostel seniors to get placed and hear their interview stories and of course for the party. Over that time I started realising this engineering might not be my cup of tea but straight forward two years I never really thought of preparing but only procrastinating that one day I’ll do it, time passed got placed didn’t filled the form, thinking why to waste 1500 when any way you haven’t prepared.
After that my job started there the reality hit me within the 3 months of induction that chemical engineering is something, I cannot pursue as a career its not something I see myself doing but already there was September and with exam in November I thought I will prepare for next year but will give the exam for practice sake. Fast forward two months morning slot CAT 2017 the easiest quant of all time I breezed through the paper, was eagerly waiting for the results then January came and a slap on my face a 78 percentile.
Recovered from the shock pretty quickly since I knew this was supposed to be my year took an online coaching and a test series, prepared with the job starting from April, all was going well until September came there was a project that was assigned to me and my daily 12 hr shift started from 1 sept 18 to 1 March 19. In between there was CAT, I continued my preparation scores started improving in last mocks also scored my highest scores but D-day went pretty bad. VA came easy did silly mistakes DILR didn’t understand due to lack of practice and quant the hardest in last 5–6 years scored well but couldn’t compensate for other 2 sections, overall CAT 18 89 percentile.
Thought of leaving the job in April but parental pressure was high, so again started in May this time I knew what I was doing purchased a couple of test series started giving mocks from June itself two mocks a week with rigorous review after that, gave almost 50 mocks before Cat. This time QA became stronger but the real improvement came in DILR was killing that section each and every time but with VARC scores still fluctuating till October, changed the strategy I knew it was late but needed to be done.
Also This time I thought of playing with my luck changed the centre this time and took different city. After a week answer sheet came I was on my job but with the anxiety getting better of me, ran home after lunch took the pad opened the laptop and then the score sheet starting with VARC, I still remember distinctly my first 3 answers were correct then after that I lost 3, not only that they gave me -3 , it felt like this year is also going into ruins but some how after 5–10 minutes I resumed telling myself this had to be done. After that it felt like some one had given my paper a Midas touch and I scored better than any of my mock in the last 2 years.
Fast forward January result came scored 98.3, knew with my background BLACKI were not possible but Rest all major calls were there. Gave the GDPI prep whatever experience I had, but all things came crashing down in March due to Covid fortunately I was done with my interviews but the results were delayed, each and every day came with just more hint of being patient, then came May and results started pouring most of the colleges were at convertible waitlists and as it was supposed to be I converted four of my major calls as of today.
And with that my CAT journey came to an end.
All I learnt in these 2–3 years of preparation was consistency with proper motivation can do wonders.
I dont know if my journey is as inspiring as few of the brilliant stories below but I will give it a try in the hope that I could inspire a single gem with a average profile . For starters I was an above average student during school and I became a really average one during my engineering . My journey into CAT started the day I realized I wasn't good at coding and MBA seemed like a viable career option . The initial decision was quick as I was good at English so according to people the prep would easy for me ,spoiler alert it wasnt .As the other sections needed lot of practice and discipline which I didn't have still I went through mocks with a wide variety of scores and even got into a IT company without any prep finally the day came I did good in english but the other two were not that good. The summary was CAT 2017 - 91 XAT 2018 -92 I was very naive during that time I knew my profile was not good but I didn't realize until later that a (9/8/6) profile was really bad. I filled the forms for IMT and KJSOM converted DCP at IMT and was waitlisted high at KJSOM anyways I realized this was not the year and the IT job I hadn't wanted became a face saver and I joined it and went through the usual motions of training and joining at a location ,I didn't appear for CAT2018 as I wanted atleast a year of workex to improve my profile So down to March 2019 I started preparing again started working hard at QA and DILR made a lot of improvement in DILR not so much in QA, balanced my studies with my job .Finally the day of CAT2019 A tough VARC but I was confident enough, had a decent enough DILR and QA. The results came I had a percentile of 98.7 . This is when I discovered Pagalguy and interacted with this community and got a lot of good advice to prep for my interviews but unfortunately I didn't get a chance to give a lot of them due to f*****g covid anyways couple of months down the road I didn't convert my best calls IIFT and MDI, even when I thought I had a great interview at IIFT I was unhappy ,another couple of months went by and I had made up my mind to join a baby IIM but I was not satisfied by it ,but suddenly the slow moving waitlists reached my WL No and I finally converted IIM Trichy and Udaipur . These months have been extremely frustrating and depressing but people on this platform have really helped me . @actionkamen and other members with their memes @Arsene96 and @onepoorgem inspirational journeys and the advice received from countless other member of this platform . I have been part of lot of social media groups but this is the most wholesome community I have been a part of. Signing off Another average GEM
I do not know whether my journey has a place on this coveted thread but this one is for me. I was an average student all my life, school college, consistently average so much so that it got ingrained in me. I was used to this easy life, you study just enough to get by and move on. I did my engineering from a 3rd tier college, got placed in Infosys, again, I went wherever the crowd went. My journey started when I came back from mysore training, I met someone who I admired a lot and he told me about cat(he was MDI passout) , Immediately I knew it was time waste as an average guy like me is not meant for such a highly competitive exam but I filled it anyways.Infosys called us back after a 2 week break to allocate campuses. Boldly I filled all North centres as I am from Uttarakhand. Thanks to my luck I was sent to the farthest possible place from home,Trivandrum. This was the first time in my life I was uncomfortable and out of my comfort zone, I was about to quit before even starting but somehow I didn't (still surprised). I decided to give it a try so for the first time in my life I left home.Everyday I wanted to quit but I kept hanging on. I had nothing to do there after work so I decided to give cat a chance, I could manage handa ka funda test series with my salary and I went ahead with it. I was not serious and gave cat 2018 for fun, got 76 percentile ,again as expected. I had filled xat too and gave that in jan, when the result came I was shocked to see I got 91 percentile. This is where I started thinking that may be I can score well in cat too. I filled imt G form as it was the only one open and gave the interview, I really wanted imt G and got dcp there , this rejection made me work harder for cat 2019,I studied every night, every minute I could spare as I had to build 3 sections from scratch, there were so many sleepless nights that I started loving the hardship. Cat was my only goal. I woke up every day excited to give mocks, my scores started increasing and I was hovering around 95-96 percentile in mocks. I didn't join any coaching and studied through mocks and YouTube as I felt they were sufficient.My season went as follows - NMIMS - 195,snap- 93 , xat - didnt even check it was that bad. Iift- 95(missed by 1 question in gk sectional) and cat -96. 57. I had messed up a lrdi set(marked wrong answer after solving correctly) but I was happy with my cat score. I joined pg after cat and saw this massive network which I had missed, I talked to veterans here and got to know that my percentile wasnt enough for a decent convert.Considering this, I gave my best in all interviews I attended, except ximb and iim rohtak(both were a sh*t show) . I was happy with how I had performed in the rest(Mdi, cap,imt G, IMI) . I converted imt G marketing in March and was ecstatic as I had got what I wanted last year but there was a difference now, a nagging feeling which started creeping in. I couldn't pin point it then but now I know it was me not wanting to settle like I had all my life.I joined imt and Every class I attended was like a little stab, I was not able to bring myself to join wholeheartedly (online mba was an added kick). As I couldnt convert any thing other than baby iims, I again went back in my shell and started accepting my fate of being average again despite all my hard work . When I had given up all hopes, life happened. Fast forward to today, I have converted mdi pgpIB. The college which motivated me to give cat, the beginning of it all and the end. Life sure comes around in full circle. I am thankful to everyone here, the journey we all shared, the meme season ,thankful to everything that made this grueling time easier Signing off from this wonderful platform An average boy.