I will be giving the CAT for the 1st time this year. Here is some info about my profile:
General, Male, Non-Engineer (Architect, B.Arch. 2017, Nagpur University)
Work Experience : 2.5 years (Design Studio 20-25 employees, not corporate Worked on one and managed another project in my tenure)
Academics : 10th 93.4%, 12th 73.33%, B.Arch. CGPA 6.8
After working in my field and gaining some decent experience, I have realized that the job prospects in monetary terms are below average and hence I resigned last month to start preparing for CAT.
With due regards to all those who have aced CAT I have two questions:
1. My profile, as mentioned above, I would like to have it evaluated and would like to know how I can get into the top B-schools and target percentiles as well.
2. I have started with Simple Equations from TIME study material. Despite understanding the concept via video lectures and theory, I was unable to solve around 30-40% of the exercise problems.
Now one way to tackle this would be to look at the solutions of those that I couldn't get and move on. The problem with this is that it doesn't register and I tend to forget the method the next time I look at the same or a similar problem and my error log becomes too long.
Another method I adopted was to literally break my head and not give up on the problem but even if I could get it, it would take a long time and sometimes I would have to sleep over it so that it clicks me the next day. If this goes on I don't think I will be able to complete the syllabus by June-July in order to start practicing mocks later.
Please help me regarding these two issues, the second one being more crucial as tackling it would either make or break my dream of cracking the CAT.