T.I.M.E


Chat on AIMCAT 1723!
(Chat Transcript)

nitisha : ANY CHANCE OF COVERTING SIOM @WL 380?
thomas : it would be very tough.


raj : HI
prajnanray : Hi... What's your query?


ankita : SIR.. CONVERTED GREAT LAKES GURGAON PGPM (1 YEAR COURSE), NMIMS BANGALORE, SIMS PUNE & TAPMI MANIPAL (BANKING & FINANCE).. WHICH SHOULD I CHOSE?
ramnath : TAPMI has a string brand advantage while NM Bangalore has both the location advantage and a slightly better avg salary. Choose based on your parameter preference.


sheetal : PLEASE ARRANGE THEM IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE UBS FORE LBSIM GIM SRCC-GBO? I HAVE 2 YEARS WORKEX IN IT.
thomas : to be honest,none are worth leaving a good job with 2 years exp. it would be better if you try once more.


sreeja : SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI WITH 85PERCENTILE IN CAT. I AM IN MY FINAL YEAR OF ECONOMICS HOR
ramnath : congratulatons Sreeja. What is your question?


s : SIR I AM SCORING 94-94 PERCENTILE IN CET MOCKS. IS THERE ANY CHANCE I CAN SCORE 99+ IN THE ACTUAL CET? I LOSE MARKS MARKS IN VISUAL REASONING AND QUANTS.
supratim : Practise RC passages , Visual Reasoning & DI from Mock Papers . You still have time to improve score .


ccca6oe39 : WAS THE VA/RC SECTION OF AIMCAT 1723 EASY?
thomas : it was not easy but of medium level of difficulty.


raj : I DID NOT CLEAR THE CUTOFF IN ENGLISH IN AIMCAT723 BY 1 MARKS AND GOT AN OVERALL PERCENTILE OF 97.17. WHAT DOES IT MEAN NOT TO CLEAR THE CUT OFF? WILL I NOT GET A CALL FROM ANY COLLEGE?
supratim : Clearing individual sectional cut off is very important for getting WAT -PI calls from IIM's . Non IIM's may or may not have individual sectional cutoff. But these are answers for future. Now your job is to improve in RC/VA section. Please put effort to improve score. Attend classes , Solve study material , consult faculty members ..Work hard .


absk : I GOT CALL FROM IFMR CHENNAI,DO I EXPECT QUESTIONS TO BE FROM FINANCE ...IF YES WHAT KIND OF RANGE TO QUESTION RELATED TO FINANCE COVER
ramnath : You may. Go through the GDPI briefcase to understand the kind of finance based questions that may come your way


sreeja : SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI WITH 85PERCENTILE. I AM IN MY FINAL YEAR OF ECONOMICS HONS. MY ACADS R: X: 83.5%, 12TH: 67.8% AND GRAD(TILL 2ND YEAR IN CM
thomas : your qn is not clear.


ankit_rg : WAS QUANT EASY IN AIMCAT23?
thomas : aimcat 23 was of medium level of difficulty.


hannah_barbie_ : WHAT IS THE AVG PACKAGE OF SIES MUMBAI MMS COURSE
ramnath : About 6.5 is the avg ctc


ccca6oe39 : IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC WAY OF TACKLING PARA JUMBLE QUESTIONS
prajnanray : Talk to your Verbal FM at your centre


sheetal : @THOMAS SIR I AM NOT WORKING AT PRESENT..
thomas : among ubs,fore and lbsim choose one based on the fees you can afford to pay and the companies that come for placements.all details would be available on their websites.


ankita : SIR.. CLASSES FOR MOST OF THE B-SCHOOLS START FROM JUNE. I'LL RESIGN ON APRIL 30TH, AND I'LL HAVE ONE MONTH LEFT.. IS THERE SOMETHING THAT I SHOULD LEARN BEFORE JOINING FOR MBA? I AM B.TECH E&C WITH 3.5 YEARS WORK EX..
krishnendu : Catch up on your reading list if you have any. Revise your economics concepts and maths concepts. All the best.


manan : SIR I M SCORING ONLY 27 IN AIMCAT 23 .. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
ramnath : Check the areas/topics where you did not do well. Aimcats provides feedback on area wise performance. Use that and prepare on those weak areas.


santosh : HELLO SIR,
prajnanray : Hi... What's your query?


dlca6om33 : SIR I HAVE HEARD THAT EVEN A 100 PERCENTILER MAY NOT GET A CALL FROM SP JAIN. IS THAT TRUE?
prajnanray : MoSt likely he will


kriti : HOW CAN WE REDUCE SOLVING TIME IN THE DI SECTION?
ramnath : Kriti, Speedmaths will help you on this, in spite of the calculator being available. Also, set selection plays a big role.


vg : SIR I AM GETTING A VERY LOW SCORE EVERY TIME BECAUSE OF MY SPEED. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO IMPROVE SPEED FOR CAT EXAMINATION?
krishnendu : 1. Work on clarity of concepts. 2. Start solving sets under tight time restrictions. 3. Start reducing the time limits. Keep on doing it till you achieve the desired speed.


hello : FINAL YEAR BTECH STUDENT FROM KOLKATA... AS OF NOW I HAVE CONVERTED ONLY CHRIST B'LORE MAIN CAMPUS AND IMI KOLKATA.... WHICH ONE WOULD BE BETTER?
thomas : imi kolkata.


rt : HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE LR QUESTIONS AND PREDICT WHAT COULD BE THE APPROACH FOR SOLVING THE SAME?
supratim : Practise makes us perfect. Attend classes including LR classes , solve handouts , Solve study material given to you , Write online sectional tests , consult faculty members . Score will automatically reflect your hard work.


ananya : SIR I GOT 5 MARKS ONNLY IN THIS AIMCAT...BUT THIS TIME I AM VERY SERIOUS..SIR PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO IMPROVE
ramnath : A similar question has been answered..please check the transcript


parul : SORRY OFF THE TOPIC - NDIM,BIMTECH OR FOSTIIMA. CONVERTED TWO OF THEMPLEASE RANK THEM IN
thomas : BIMTECH if it is their core program.


praya : WHAT SHOULD BE THE MARKS TO REACH 99.5+ PERCENTILE?
thomas : it would depend on the paper next year. for cat15 it was close to 60 out of 100.


jrca6o006 : SIR HOW TO MANAGE TIME I RC. I AM FINDING IT TOO DIFFICULT
prajnanray : Practise more and more


sanya : SIR I WANT TO KNOW THE NAME OF THE COLLEGES WHOSE FEE STRUCTURE ARE NOMINAL OR LESS AS COMPARED TO IIMS . AND ALSO HAD BETTER PACKAGES?
thomas : only one college will have avg package more than most iims and with fee much less-FMS. you can also look at jbims whose placements would be better than new iims with very low fee.


don : HOW TO INCREASE THE SPEED FOR MAHCET ?
supratim : Think it as summation of 5 papers . You have to solve 40 questions in every 30 minute . Stick to your favourite 80 questions in first 60 minutes . Revise mock papers in next 2 days. All the best.


shubha : SIR..HOW TO INCREASE MY SPEED IN DI LR SECTION?
thomas : practice. there is no other way.


harsh : HELLO SIR,
prajnanray : Hi... What's your query?


sakshi : SIR, IS THERE ANY MINIMUM NO. OF QUESTIONS WHICH I SHOULD SOLVE IN DI/LR IN 1 HR. TO CLEAR THE CUTOFF
krishnendu : As cut-off depends on relative performance, there is no such number of questions.


sreeja : : SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI WITH 85PERCENTILE. I AM IN MY FINAL YEAR OF ECONOMICS HONS. MY ACADS R: X: 83.5%, 12TH: 67.8% AND GRAD(TILL 2ND YEAR IN CALCUTTA UNIV):64.75%..SIR SHOULD I JOIN OR GIVE CAT 16 AGAIN? I WANT THE BEST CLGS NW..IIM, NMIMS, SYMBIOSIS,FMS,MDI ETC. WHAT SHOULD I DO?? PLS HELP. MY 12TH MARKS WILL B A HINDRANCE??? PLS HELP!!!
thomas : if you are confident of doing well in cat, you should try once more.the marks should not be a very big issue.all the colleges you have mentioned are much better than tapmi.


jrca6o006 : SIR HOW INCREASE VOCAB?
ramnath : 1. Read well. 2. Use the cue cards that were given to you 3. Use the word a day feature on your SHP. 4. Whenever you come across any new words, make a note of them, understand their meaning and try to use them, unless they are too esoteric :)


kriti : WHAT IS SET SELECTION??
ramnath : Set selection is deciding on attempting a set or not. This will ddpen on the density of info in the set, the amount of calculation needed, the amount f reasoning/logic involved, difficulty of the questions in the set, number of difficult questions in the set etc.


kirti : I AM FINDING PROBLEM IN VA SECTION. MY PARAJUMBLES ARE MOSTLY WRONG BUT RCS ARE 99% PERCENT RIGHT. SO SHOULD I FOCUS ON SOLVING RCS MORE IN AIMCATS TO SCORE MORE
krishnendu : Keep on practicing PJ questions. It should not be a question of either RC or PJ. It can be both as well.


kumar : THE RCS SEEMED VERY LENGTHY IN AIMCAT 1723. DO WE EXPECT SIMILAR LENGTH OF PASSAGES IN CAT 2016?
thomas : at least 2-3 rcs are expected to be of similar length.


dlca6om33 : I WANT TO PRACTICE MORE QUESTIONS IN DI OF THE SAME TYPE THEY ASKED IN LR/DI SECTION IN AIMCAT 1723. WHERE CAN I FIND THAT?
supratim : In handouts , in SM's , in online sectional tests , in AIMCAT's. Improve accuracy , learn how to solve them , speed will come.


raja : WHICH IS BETTER KJ SOMAIYA FORE
prajnanray : Comparable...


ekta : SIR, I HAVE UP TILL NOW GIVEN 3 AIM CATS BUT THE RESULTS ARE REALLY DEVASTATING. IN DI AN LR THE QUESTIONS SEEM REALLY TOUGH AND IN ENGLISH THE ANSWER SEEMS CORRECT WHILE SOLVING BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT IS NOT. WHAT SHOULD I DO? I AM LOSING HOPE.
thomas : you have just started.do not loose hope so early.just practice and understand where you are making mistakes. you have enough time to improve.


abc : SUGGEST SOME WAYS TO IMPROVE MY QUANT SCORE SIR??
thomas : study the basic SM books and practice all the qns. you would be able to do around 25 qns out of 34.


amruta : AND ALSO THERE ARE CERTAIN WHICH ARE NOT YET COVERED FOR MY BATCH BUT WE GOT THOSE QUESTIONS IN THE EXAM??
krishnendu : AIMCATs are designed with all sections in mind. Pls try to ensure you answer all the questions from the areas you have covered.


manan : SIR IF ANYONE SCORES 29 IN CAT WHAT WOULD BE HIS/HER PERCENTILE?
asim : Cannot be predicted as it would depend on difficulty level of exam.


raja : HOW IS NIRMA?IS IT WORTH JOINING..PLS BE HONEST
asim : Depends, its a decent B-school, go for it if you are looking for a good B-SCHOOL In BBB grade.


sid : THIS IS MY THIRD AIMCAT. I GOT 97.9 PERCENTILE. IS IT TOO EARLY TO JUDGE HOW MUCH I COULD GET IN THE MAIN EXAM? IF NOT, HOW MUCH COULD I EXPECT?
thomas : it is too early. but you are doing well now.


sakshi : SIR, HOW SHOULD I INCREASE MY SPEED WITH ACCURACY IN DI/LR SECTION?
supratim : First improve accuracy and then concentrate on improving speed . Solve handouts , SM . Then write time bound tests .


mann : SIR/MAM I DIDN'T GET GOOD SCORE. WHAT SHOULD I DO AND HOW I PREPARE OR MADE PLAN FOR STUDY
asim : The only way out is to do loads of practice, start with the basic study material then graduate to the online sectional tests, SAMCATs and the AIMCATs. While doing so, collect your doubts and discus them with a faculty member.Let me add here it is normal to get low percentiles in the first few AIMCATs, do not get demotivated, keep taking all the aimcats and work on your weak areas, in the latter AIMCATs try to cross 90+ percentile to secure 95+ in CAT 2016. Best of luck.


hannah_barbie_ : LAST MINUTE TIP FOR MAH CET MY EXAM IS ON SUNDAY
asim : Revise the basics, do not go with any pre concieved notionsk, give it your best shot and do not panic in case the paper is tough. Best of luck.


parmit : WHICH BOOK SHOULD I REFER FOR LOGICAL REASONING BECAUSE ANSWERS IN BOOKLETS ARE NOT SATISFACTORILY EXPLAINING
ramnath : Parmit..I suggest you discuss your queries once with your LR faculty who will help you on understanding them better. No other books will be required.


pingu : DOES CET ADMIT CARD NEEDS ATTESTED?
ramnath : Self attestation is enough


dhruv : HI!I PREPARE A LOT BUT THEN ALSO I DONT KNW WHERE MY PREPARATION LACKS IF M GIVEN SAME QUANT QUESTION M UNABLE TO SOLVE? CAN U TELL ME SOME TRICKS HOW TO STUDY QUANT AND HOW TO INCREASE SPEED IN LR/DI? M GETTING 60 SCORE IN ALL THE AMCATS .BIT WORRIED
asim : The only way out is to do loads of practice, start with the basic study material then graduate to the online sectional tests, SAMCATs and the AIMCATs. While doing so, collect your doubts and discus them with a faculty member.Let me add here it is normal to get low percentiles in the first few AIMCATs, do not get demotivated, keep taking all the aimcats and work on your weak areas, in the latter AIMCATs try to cross 90+ percentile to secure 95+ in CAT 2016. Best of luck.


60 : IN DI I CAN'T EVEN DO A SINGLE QUESTION SIR PLEASE SUGGEST ME HOW TO PREPARE FOR DI
supratim : Please do attend classes , consult faculty members, solve DI book , Solve handouts , write online sectional tests . Think why DI is given in CAT paper ? Answer : Its the easiest way to put forward a difficult question . DI makes our life easier . Practise . You will get it.


2909 : IS ARUN SHARMA VA& RC BOOK GOOD
asim : T.I.M.E. study material is more than sufficient for your preparation ( along with newspaper reading ).


raja : : HOW IS NIRMA?IS IT WORTH JOINING..PLS BE HONEST
asim : Answered please check


dlca6om33 : HOW MUCH MARKS DOES A HUNDRED PERCENTILER GET?
prajnanray : Depends on what others have got... He or she has to get more than everyone else


2909 : IS ARUN SHARMA VA& RC BOOK GOOD??
deepak : Our material - SM, online tests are exhaustive. You need not go beyond this for your prep.


shar : SIR HOW MUCH MONTH BEFORE SHLD WE BE PREPARED FOR THE CAT EXAM?
asim : The longer you prepare, the better it is for you, though most students find 6-12 months to be ideal amount of time for preparation,


tashu : FROM WHERE TO PRACTISE QUANT QUESTIONS WITH DIFFICULTY LEVEL AS THAT OF AIMCAT1723?
ramnath : Your CAT SMs, OSTs. There will be additional practice SMs that will be coming your way in about 4-5 weeks


sharad : SIR HOW TO INCREASE SPEED IN QUANT SECTION???
ramnath : Sharad..question selection plays a major role. ANswer all easy Qs first and only them look at the difficult ones


swe : IS IT CUMPULSORY FOR ME TO STUDY ALL THE FLASHCARDS GIVEN!!! WILL I BE ABLE TO GET FULL SCORE IN RC/VA EVEN WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE FLASHCARDS???
krishnendu : Flash cards are memory tool for vocab. They would be helpful in vocab building but there is no correlation between doing them and scoring in RC and VA.


kumar : WHAT ARE THE THINGS NEEDED TO BE DONE TO ATTAIN A DRASTIC IMPROVEMENT IN RCS?
prajnanray : Practise as many RCs as you can


mitron : DO WE HAVE TO REFER TO ANYBOOK OTHER THAN WHAT TIME HAS GIVEN US LIKE ARUN SHARMA FOR QUANT ETC?
ramnath : Not necessary. T.I.M.E.'s material is thorough and comprehensive and comes to you after a lot of research and over 2 decades of experience. Many students say that we give a lot of material and it is a motivating challenge to them to complete all of it:)


shubham : I AM UNABLE TO SOLVE LR QUESTION IN LESS TIME PLZ GIVE ME SOLUTION TO THIS
asim : The only way out is to do loads of practice, start with the basic study material then graduate to the online sectional tests, SAMCATs and the AIMCATs.


shivam : TAPMI MANIPAL FORE AND KJ WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE???
prajnanray : Fore


shaad : THERE ARE 8 SETS IN LR AND DI SO HOW MANY SETS SHOULD I TARGET TO SCORE 90+ PERCENTILE IN THE SECTION
asim : Cannot be predicted as it would depend on the difficulty level, for example if paper is very difficult then even attempting 3-4 sets could be sufficient.


sharad : SIR SINCE I AM INCREASING MY SCORE IN AIMCAT BUT NOW ALSO IT IS NOT SATISFACTORY
ramnath : Try using the tip I just gave on your other question. It should help. And yes, getting stronger n your basics is there anyways.


ananya : SIR TIME MATERIAL IS SUFFICIENT?OR I GO FOR SOME ANOTHER BOOKS
thomas : you need not go for any other books.our material is enough for all the major exams.


sundeepubale : SIR WHAT IS THE BEST WAY OF MEMORIZING WORDS?
prajnanray : Start off with Word Power Made Easy


shiv : HELLO SIR,
prajnanray : HI... What's your query?


manan : SIR DOES IRMA ANAND LOOKS FOR SECTIONAL CUTOFF OR OVERALL CUTOFF?
asim : This year they looked at only overall cutoffs, it was 80 percentile in CAT/XAT AND 14.54 marks in ISC.


sreeja : : SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI WITH 85PERCENTILE. I AM IN MY FINAL YEAR OF ECONOMICS HONS. MY ACADS R: X: 83.5%, 12TH: 67.8% AND GRAD(TILL 2ND YEAR IN CALCUTTA UNIV):64.75%..SIR SHOULD I JOIN OR GIVE CAT 16 AGAIN? I WANT THE BEST CLGS NW..IIM, NMIMS, SYMBIOSIS,FMS,MDI ETC. WHAT SHOULD I DO?? PLS HELP. MY 12TH MARKS WILL B A HINDRANCE??? PLS HELP !!!
deepak : Tapmi is a decent convert, however if you believe you can improve your CAT score to 95+, then you can give it another try.


freddie : SIR I'VE DONE REALLY WELL IN XIME'S PI.. BUT WAS NOT VERY GOOD IN GD.. WILL IT AFFECT MY CHANCES ALOT?? PLZ ANSWER
ramnath : In general it is a combo score of GD and interview that is considered. You have put in your best. The only thing that you should and could do now is to hope for the best and wait for the result. All the best.


tashu : ARE THESE AIMCATS AT PAR WITH THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF ACTUAL CAT EXAMINATION?
thomas : the aimcats will be of varying levels of difficulty as one cannot predict the level of cat next year.doing all the aimcats will make sure that you wont have any surprise when you take cat.


shiv : HOW SHOULD I ATTEMPT PARAJUMBLE AND ODD ONE ONE OUT QUESTIONS?
krishnendu : Attend the specific class and then do the required material. After that you can take help from a faculty if you still face problems.


vg : IS DROPPING A YEAR FOR CAT 16 ADVISABLE? OR SHOULD I TAKE ADMISSION IN WHICHEVER COLLEGE I GET?
thomas : if you have got into a top 30 college this year, do join. if you feel you can do much better after one year of study, try once more.


mitron : WHAT WOULD BE THE IDEAL SCORE ONE HAS TO AIM IN THE AIMCATS?
ramnath : One should not target any specific score. Try to attempt as many as you can in all the aimcats.


pingu : GETTING ABOUT 110 IN T.I.M.E MOCKS HOW MUCH DO I EXPECT IN ACTUAL CET?
supratim : Keep on revising mocks for next 2 days. Score will improve. Avoid doing the same mistakes . All The Best!


2909 : WHAT PERCENTILE ONE MUST SCORE IN AIMCATS TO SCORE MORE THAN 95%ILE IN CAT
asim : Let me begin by saying it is normal to get low percentiles in the first few AIMCATs, do not get demotivated, keep taking all the aimcats and work on your weak areas, in the latter AIMCATs try to cross 90+ percentile to secure 95+ in CAT 2016. Best of luck.


banda : SIR I AM FEMALE FROM TISS,HYDERABAD WITH B,A.,PRE FINAL YEAR MY 10TH SCORE 95.66 12 TH 96.3,I AM APPEARING FOR CAT 2016 THROUGH TIME.MY 1725 SCORE WAS 38 MORE THA 30 MINS DISTURBANCE.1724 NOT ATTENDED.WHERE I STAND IN 1725 38 SCORE,PLS.ADVISE GO FOR CAT OR TISS M.A.,
thomas : you cannot be judged based on one score. take at least 3-4 aimcats and then you can see where you stand.


sakshi : SHOULD I SKIP THE QUESTION IN DI/LR WHICH I THINK WILL TAKE ME SOME TIME TO SOLVE IN AIMCAT OR SHOULD I SOLVE IT?
supratim : Solve DI / LR of last 3 AIMCATs . You will get confidence. Then try to solve all question in online sectional tests. Your performance in the next AIMCAT will improve. .


mann : SIR /MAM PLZ ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
asim : Answered check


mitron : WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GO THROUGH ALL THE FLASHCARDS AND BE ABLE TO REMEMBER THE WORDS?
ramnath : Try one card a day and repeat them once you reach the end


abc : ONLY RC'S,PARAJUMBLES ARE INCLUDED IN THE VERBAL SECTION..WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER AREAS IN VERBAL..WHY ARE THEY NOT INCLUDED?
deepak : This replicates the last year's pattern in CAT.


ks : IS NOVELS AND NEWSPAPER HELP TO IMPROVE VARBAL ABILITY?
thomas : go for the editorial in the paper. note downand study new words you come across.


anu : WOULD THERE BE A BREAK BETWEEN TWO CONSECUTIVE SECTIONS IN THE ACTUAL CAT EXAM?AS 3 HOURS AT A CONTINUOUS STRETCH SEEMS DIFFICULT .
deepak : No there won't, you will need to get adjusted to this.


ananya : SIR AT PRESENT I M PURSUING MY BTECH 3RD YEAR..SO PLEASE TELL ME HOW DO I MANAGE THIS SEMESTER SIMULTANEOUSLY CAT PREPARATION?????.
ramnath : Ananya...You know what your academic schedule is..when will the finals be, the internals and practicals be etc. You should plan to utilise the remaining time as much as possible for CAt prep.


sharad : IAM CORRESPONDENCE PROGRAMME STUDENT WILL I BE ABLE TO PREPARE MYSELF WITHOUT CLASSES WHICH SECTION TO START FIRST AND TO FOLLOW WHICH SEQUENCE FOR PREPARATION
supratim : Ask yourself some questions 1) Am I self disciplined ? 2) Do I need guidance and help ? 3) Do I want to learn from others ? Accordingly decide if you want to join class room coaching or not. In CAT , sequence of section is predetermined . So one has to follow that . In case of preparation , please give due time and effort for all areas which will be asked in different exams.


ngca6o159 : HELLO SIR , FIRSTLY HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR VOCABULARY ?
ramnath : Answered a similar question earlier. Please check the transcript.


par : SIR HOW DO WE DEAL WITH PARA JUMBLES. CLASSES HAVE BEEN OF VERY LITTLE HELP
ramnath : Classes give you the approach. Practice is what will sharpen your skill.


pnb12345 : WHAT ROLE DOES WORK XP PLAY IN GETTING ADMISSION IBTO AN IIM?
asim : At most of the IIMs it does not play a major role, please check the following link for more on it http://www.time4education.com/cat-mba/iim-admission-criteria-2016-18.aspx


sanya : WHICH STREAM TO SELECT AMONG HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION OR FINANCE?
ramnath : That should depend on your interest Sanya


nevin : SIR..WHICH SECTION TO ATTEND FIRST AMONG THE THREE?
asim : In cat you do not have any choice, VA/RC would be the first one.


siddhi : DO WE NEED TO ATTEMPT QUESTIONS EQUALLY IN DI AND LR OR DOING THE ONE IN WHICH WE ARE CONFIDENT AND SURE?
ramnath : Just do those you are sure.


mac : HOW TO REDUCE TIME IN SOLVING RC
ramnath : Reading speed and familiarity with the topic are the major drivers in RC, to save time. While getting familiar with all possible RC passages is not possible, being well read across areas in general will help.


shaad : WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT TOPICS IN QUANT SECTION?
deepak : There is no such thing! Selective preparation will hurt you, be comprehensive


mitron : WHAT IS THE IDEAL RATIO OF QUESTIONS FROM VERY DIFFICULT TO DIFFICULT TO MEDIUM TO EASY?
asim : I could not understand your query, please elaborate.


sid : WHAT IS THE PERCENTILE REQUIRED TO SECURE A CALL FROM ANY OF THE OLD IIMS? IT MUST VARY FROM YEAR TO YEAR, BUT BALLPARK?
ramnath : 98+ for general and lower too if your have good acads.


sid : THE WHAT IS THE PERCENTILE REQUIRED TO SECURE A CALL FROM ANY OF THE OLD IIMS? IT MUST VARY FROM YEAR TO YEAR, BUT BALLPARK?
thomas : 98-99 percentile. 99 should be more than enough whil you have a chance at less than 98 also.


devil : HOW MUCH DOES A CANDIDATE NEED TO SCORE IN CAT TO GET CALLS FROM IIMA,B,C IN GENERAL QUOTA?
krishnendu : Generally you need 90 plus overall and 80 plus percentile in sections. Scores cannot be predicted.


vammu : HOW TO PRACTICE LOGICAL REASONING.. THE QUESTIONS TAKE MORE TIME..PLS HELP.., :(
asim : The only way out is to do loads of practice, start with the basic study material then graduate to the online sectional tests, SAMCATs and the AIMCATs. While doing so, collect your doubts and discus them with a faculty member.


sharad : BEST SEQUENCE TO FOLLOW FOR PREPARATION SINCE IAM CORRESPONDENCE STUDENT
supratim : Answered.


mac : HOW MANY TIME MATERIAL I WILL GOT UPTO CAT2016. RIGHT NOW THEY GIVE ONLY BASICS STUDY MATERIAL THAT I HAVE ALMOST COMPLETED NOW FROM WHERE I SHOULD PRACTICE???
krishnendu : Start doing sectional tests on your SHP. You would get more sets in future.


swe : SIR IVE MISSED A FEW CLASSES BECAUSE OF MY COLLEGE EXAMS AND IVE LOST MY CONFIDENCE.WHAT TO DO
asim : First of all ,go to office and take permission to attend the back up classes, secondly do not get demotivated, you still have enough time to bounce back, work hard from here on, i am sure you will make it. Best of luck.


ananya : SIR I WANT TO ASK IF I DO T.I.M.E MATERIALS ,THEIR HANDOUTS AND MAGANIZINE..IT WI B SUFFICIENT FOR CAT PREP???
thomas : yes, it is enough.


swe : IF I NEED TO GET 100 PERCENTILE IN MY FINAL CAT, ON AN AVEREG HOW MANY QUESTIONS DO I NEED TO ANSWER???( I HAVE HEARD THAT PEOPLE WHO GET 100 PERCENTILE USUALLY ANSWER ALL OF IT) IS IT TRUE
thomas : this year the score of 100 percentiles ranged from 76 to 85 out of 100.


sreeja : : SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI WITH 85PERCENTILE. I AM IN MY FINAL YEAR OF ECONOMICS HONS. MY ACADS R: X: 83.5%, 12TH: 67.8% AND GRAD(TILL 2ND YEAR IN CALCUTTA UNIV):64.75%..SIR SHOULD I JOIN OR GIVE CAT 16 AGAIN? I WANT THE BEST CLGS NW..IIM, NMIMS, SYMBIOSIS,FMS,MDI ETC. WHAT SHOULD I DO?? PLS HELP. MY 12TH MARKS WILL B A HINDRANCE??? PLS HELP !!!!!!!@!@
ramnath : Sreeja..PLease dont post the same question multiple times.


siddhi : IF WE ATTEMPT ONLY LR AND JUST ONE SET OF DI DOES THIS MATTER OUR %TILE?
ramnath : No


sheetal : HI PLEASE REPLY BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT! SIR / MAM, I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI, SIMS PUNE AND IBS HYDERABAD TILL NOW. AWAITING RESULTS OF LIBA, XIM BUBANESWAR, XIME, IMT NAGPUR, IFMR AND KJ SOMAIYA....OUT OF THE FIRST 3 CONVERTED ONES, WHICH ONE IS GOOD FOR PGDM/MBA FINANCE?? AND OUT OF ALL THE MENTIONED COLLEGES, WHICH ONE IS GOOD FOR PURSUING FINANCE (ASSUMING I CONVERT ALL)?
supratim : Answer 1) TAPMI 2) XIMB followed by K.J.Somiya


sakshi : SHOULD I LEAVE THE QUESTIONS IN WHICH I HAVE DOUBT SAY 20% OR TAKE RISK?
ramnath : That would depend on the stage of the exam and the number of attempts you have already made. Taking risks too early into the exam may not be good.


prateek1295 : SIR,MY PERCENTILE IN THE VA/RC SECTION HAS DIPPED FROM 97 IN AIMCAT1725 TO 40 IN THE AIMCAT1723,SHOULD I CONSIDER IT AS AN ANOMALY OR IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY BASICS?
krishnendu : Pls analyse well. it could be high attempts without competency to solve questions. Or others might be doing better. Or wrong question selection. Or low attempts. Take corrective action accordingly.


swe : IS CHRIST COLLEGE IN BANGALORE A GOOD OPTION FOR MBA?
ramnath : It is a decent college in general. Whether it will be god for you or not will depend on your background and the other options you have in hand.


jagz : HOW IS TAPMI FOR FINANCE (PLACEMENT PROFILES AND FACULTY)?
prajnanray : Decent


sheetal : HI SIR / MAM, I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI, SIMS PUNE AND IBS HYDERABAD TILL NOW. AWAITING RESULTS OF LIBA, XIM BUBANESWAR, XIME, IMT NAGPUR, IFMR AND KJ SOMAIYA....OUT OF THE FIRST 3 CONVERTED ONES, WHICH ONE IS GOOD FOR PGDM/MBA FINANCE?? AND OUT OF ALL THE MENTIONED COLLEGES, WHICH ONE IS GOOD FOR PURSUING FINANCE (ASSUMING I CONVERT ALL)?
thomas : among the three converted tapmi would be the best.among all the colleges ximb is the best.


aimcat : SIR HOW IS READERS DIGEST MAGAZINE..
asim : Its a good source for reading, but please do not limit yourself to only this magazine, read from a variety of sources.


mitron : IN CAT WHAT IS THE IDEAL RATIO OF DIFFICULT TO EASY QUESTIONS
shivabhaskaran : Its difficult to predict, every year there is changes in the ratio of easy and difficult questions, but for the past two years the questions are easy comparing to the previous years


vg : SIR MY SCORE WAS ONLY 57 IN AIMCAT 1723 AND 40 IN AIMCAT 1724. NOW I AM REALLY GETTING DEMOTIVATED. WAT SHOULD I DO TO IMPROVE MY SCORE IN NEXT AIMCAT?
supratim : Score is nothing but reflection of our preparation . I am putting a question - is not it better that in the month of March you get to know your areas of improvement when you have enough time to work hard and improve ?? I think the answer will motivate you . All The Best . Keep on working hard.


siddhi : CAN WE ATTEMPT LR OR QUANT SEC FIRST OR THE ORDER OF VA, LR ,QUANT HAS TO BE FOLLOWED?
supratim : Sequence has to be followed .


saurav : IS IT POSSIBLE TO COVER UP THE FAULTS IN VA/RC BY DI/LR ND QUANTS?
ramnath : Not sure what you mean by that question Saurav. But yes, if you are good in DI/LR, it will help in pushing your overall percentile up.


goutham : HOW MUCH PERCENTILE SHOULD I MAINTAIN THROUGHOUT AMCATS TO SCORE 95 IN CAT'16?THANKS
asim : Let me begin by saying it is normal to get low percentiles in the first few AIMCATs, do not get demotivated, keep taking all the aimcats and work on your weak areas, in the latter AIMCATs try to cross 90+ percentile to secure 95+ in CAT 2016. Best of luck.


collins : SIR WHICH IS BETTER TAPMI OR GIM GOA ?I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI
thomas : TAPMI.


cet : SIR AVERAGE SALARY OF CHRIST BANG?
ramnath : About 6 lpa


sambed : SIR I HAVE CONVERTED SIOM NASHIK... IS IT GOOD FOR OPS? PLEASE HELP I HAVE TO DEPOSIT FEES... PLEASE HELP
thomas : IT IS GOOD. WHAT OTHER OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE.


deep : HOW TO PREPARE FOR DI?
shivabhaskaran : DI is about analyzing the data first and then its about calculation, the analysis part can be mastered by practicing many questions of various types, whereas in the calculation part, speed comes plays the main role. Practise is the only secret to crack di, use the speed enhancement material effectively, I am sure u will get confident in DI


amruta : HOW TO MANAGE TIME FOR PRACTICING EVERYDAY??
ramnath : Too generic a question as it depends on the individual. However, try to cut down on your sleep (not more than 6 hours), TV and social media. Use public transport instead of a bike so that you can read something on your way etc.


sharad : FOR OTHER MANAGEMENT STUDIES BASICALLY FOR GK WHICH BOOK TO PREFER PRATYOGIT DARPAN
ramnath : That is a decent book


sid : IS IT ADVISABLE TO BE ADEPT AT SPEED MATH DESPITE THE PRESENCE OF THE ONLINE CALCULATOR? THE CALCULATOR IS DIFFICULT TO USE, ESPECIALLY FOR MINOR CALCULATIONS.
asim : Yes, as there are quite a few scenarios where speek maths would be more helpful and time saving than the onscreen calculator.


dhruv : HI WILL BE GRATIFIED IF U ANS MY QUERY WHICH I POSTED BEFORE
asim : Answered please check Dhruv, all the best.


spd : I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI. IS IT WORTH JOINING?
asim : Its a pretty decent B-school, what is the other option?


karan : SIR I AM NOT ABLE TO FOCUS FOR THREE HOURS
asim : Do not worry, it happens so in the beginning, but once you keep practicing with the SAMCATs and the AIMCATs, you would be comfortably able to do it.


raj : WHAT IS CONSIDERED AS A GOOD PERCENTILE IN CAT?
ramnath : That depends on the category/gender/background etc and also the kind of schools you want to get into Raj


rahul : SIR.. CONVERTED NMIMS MUMBAI & SIBM PUNE. WHAT SHOULD I CHOSE?
deepak : NM


swe : ON A SCALE OF ONE TO FIVE,HOW WOULD YOU RATE SCMS IN COCHIN,RAJAGIRI IN COCHIN AND CHRIST IN BANGALORE
thomas : 4, with 1 being the best.


j : WITHOUT ANY PREPARATION, I HAVE SCORED 95.5 PERCENTILE. I S IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO GET TO THE 99.7+ RANGE IN CAT?
thomas : if you work hard, it is surely possible.


swe : I AM NOT REALLY DOING WELL IN MY AIMCATS SINCE MY PREP HASNT STARTED, I AM EXTREMELY DEMOTIVATED!!! WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO START OVER AND GET INTO BSCHOOLS LIKE IIM A, B C
krishnendu : Good b-schools do not end at A B C. Secondly if you have not even started your preparation, how did you get demotivated is incomprehensible. Start preparing and get out of this negative mindset. YOU DON'T GET WHAT YOU ASK FOR, YOU GET WHAT YOU WORK FOR!


sambed : SIR I HAVE CONVERTED SIOM AND HAVE BEEN WAITLISTED FOR SIIB AND SIBM BANG...I WANT OPS.. WHICH ONE IS BETTER ?
prajnanray : SIOM is better for operations


chintan : IN THE RC SECTION THERE WERE 7 QUESTION IN WHICH I WAS REALLY CONFIDENT THAT MY ANSWER IS CORRECT ... BUT IN THE RESULT I END UP DOING ALL THAT 7 QUESTION WRONG ... SO WHAT COULD BE THE REASON , AND HOW CAN I INCREASE MY ACCURACY>....PLZ ANSWER THIS ...
deepak : Check the video solutions when available. Try to see how the passage was to be comprehended, and where you erred.


janani : IN LR&DI I SCORED 49 IN THE FIRST AIMCAT..AND NOW 41..HOW TO IMPROVE?
thomas : the scores are good. you can improve in this section only by practice.


ccca6oj35 : I GOT VERY LESS MARKS IN AIMCAT. COULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST HOW CAN I WORK ON IT? I AM REALLY TRYING HARD. PLEASE GIVE SOME PIECE OF ADVICE TO GET GRIP ON LR & QUANTS.
supratim : Practise . Attend all classes , consult faculty members , Solve SM 's , Solve handouts , Write online sectional tests . Most importantly follow a schedule for study . Score will automatically improve.


nisha : SOMETIMES AFTER READING THE WHOLE PASSAGE IN RC I FIND DIFFICULY IN ANSWERING THE QUES AS I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND IT
shivabhaskaran : In RC, as the name suggests, u need to imbibe two skills to do well, first the reading speed or eye span and the secondly comprehend what u have read. The simplest technique u can practice is to read editorials in national dailies, and after u read an article (time lined), try to write about what u have read, incase u are not able to write then reduce ypur reading speed, if u r able to write then increase your reading speed. U need to have a match between your reading speed and observation. I strongly suggest reading editorials as it improves your GK also. Iam sure that with this methodology u will rectify the problem mentioned.


aimcat : SIR HAVE THE AIMCATS BEGUN .NOTHING LIKE THAT ON TIME WEBSIYE
asim : AIMCATs for the fulltime classroom students have begun.


dlca6ob03 : SIR IS IT MANDATORY FOR READING NEWSPAPER DAILY OR THERE IS AN OTHER ALTERNATIVE FOR IMPROVING RC?
krishnendu : 1. Read plenty of non-fiction. 2. Solve RCs from practice booklets. repeat 1 and 2.


spd : STILL LEFT WITH THE XIMB INTERVIEW..HAVENT CONVERTED YET
thomas : if you convert ximb, surely join.joining tapmi will depend on how confident you are about doing better next year.


ccca6oj35 : PLEASE SUGGEST SOME EXTRA BOOKS FOR LR & TRICKS FOR QUANTS.
asim : T.I.M.E material is more than sufficient for your preparation. If you insist on another source, you could refer to the Trishna publication's book on LR.


kumar : PLEASE RECOMMEND SOME GOOD READING MATERIALS(APART FROM NEWSPAPERS) IN GENERAL FOR CAT/OTHER MBA ENTRANCE PREP.
supratim : Novels.


don : @DEEPAK SIR IS WE SCHOOL POSSIBLE AT 87.28 PERCENTILE IN CMAT?
asim : Yes, if you have decent profile.


zeeshan : SIR/MA'AM WAS THE AIMCAT23 THE TOUGHESR OF OF THE THREE AIMCATS. SIR/MA'AM HOW WOULD YOU RANK THE 3 AIMCATS ON THE LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY.
thomas : yes it was tougher compared to 24 and 25. aimcat 23 was of medium level of difficulty while the first two were easy.


sharad : ANY SUGGESTION TO INCREASE GK FOR IIFT OR OTHER MANAGEMENT STUDIES BEST BOOK PRATIYOGITA DARPAN WHICH MONTHS TO WHICH MONTH FOR 2016-17 TEST
asim : While preparing for the GK section in IIFT entrance test, a student should focus on issues related to national & international events, world bodies, and foreign trade-related information. From the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, read OMET GK Special material published in the June-July/August/September issues; Business GK; Current Issues & Events; Current Event Chronicle, and GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK. GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). GAT papers, each with 50 questions (10 papers) Manorama & CSR Year Book – they help in preparation for stock type questions. In any such book, please focus on the following chapters: Who is who; What is what; Science scan; Human body; Computers; Landmarks of history; The Universe. Finally, OMETs for IIFT question papers are perhaps the best source for preparation. It comes very close to the actual IIFT en


mac : APART FROM AIMCAT DO I NEED TO SUBSCRIBE ANY OTHER TEST SERIES???
krishnendu : Should be enough. Analyse and prepare well.


tj : PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!VERY URGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HI SIR..NEED AN URGENT ADVICE...NEED TO BOOK TKTS ACCORDINGLY..I HAVE CONVERTED NMIMS, MUMBAI..HAVE MY IIT DELHI INTERVIEW ON SUNDAY AND FLIGHT TKTS ARE EXPENSIVE..WHICH ONE IS BETTER??? NMIMS VS IIT DELHI
supratim : Almost similar . Go through the below mentioned link http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


don : WHAT IS PYSCHOMETRIC TEST?
asim : Its a test of ones personality traits.


sambed : SIR LAST QUESTION SIOM VS LIBA IN MBA OPS...( CONVERTED SIOM ).. WAITING FOR LIBA???
prajnanray : SIOM for operations


shubhi : SIR, WHAT SHOULD BE A GOOD NUMBER OF QUESTIONS TO ATTEMPT IN CAT, GIVEN THAT MY ACCURACY GENERALLY LIES BETWEEN 60-70%?
asim : Not possible to predict as it would depend on difficulty level of CAT, though let me point out that 60-70% accuracy is not good enough, you need to improve it further by working on your conceptual understanding and by careful selection of questions.


aimcat : HOW IS LUCENT GK BOOK FOR STUDYING GK .IT JAS ARND 640 PAGES.
supratim : It has lots of knowledge which you may not know. Curiosity is the best teacher.


shivam : IIT KANPUR IMT GHAZIABAD AND IMI NEW DELHI PLEASE RANK THEM AND CONVERTED TAPMI AUGGEST WHAT TO DO????
supratim : Please go through the link http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


don : @ASIM CAN YOU PLZ ELABORATE A LITTLE
asim : It would contain questions which would check your traits like "patience", honesty, leadership skills, ability to work in team etc.


tj : PLEASE SIR HAVE ASKED MULTIPLE TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!VERY URGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HI SIR..NEED AN URGENT ADVICE...NEED TO BOOK TKTS ACCORDINGLY..I HAVE CONVERTED NMIMS, MUMBAI..HAVE MY IIT DELHI INTERVIEW ON SUNDAY AND FLIGHT TKTS ARE EXPENSIVE..WHICH ONE IS BETTER??? NMIMS VS IIT DELHI
thomas : if you are from mumbai, you can opt for nmims. both are nearly equal.


sa : SIR WHAT SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE PERCENTILE FOR A B.COM STUDENT???? WHAT SHOULD I DO TO IMPROVE MY AIMCAT SCORE FROM 54 TO MUCH HIGHER ??
asim : The only way out is to do loads of practice, start with the basic study material then graduate to the online sectional tests, SAMCATs and the AIMCATs. While doing so, collect your doubts and discus them with a faculty member.Let me add here it is normal to get low percentiles in the first few AIMCATs, do not get demotivated, keep taking all the aimcats and work on your weak areas, in the latter AIMCATs try to cross 90+ percentile to secure 95+ in CAT 2016. Best of luck.


dipal : HOW MANY TOTAL QUESTIONS ARE TO BE ATTEMPTED CORRECTLY TO GET A 99+ PERCENTILE SCORE?
supratim : Depends on paper difficulty level and performance of all test takers. Both depends on external circumstances to you . Right ? So concentrate on comparing yourself with AIMCAT toppers. That's the best indicator.


dipal : HOW MANY TOTAL QUESTIONS ARE TO BE ATTEMPTED CORRECTLY TO GET A 99+ PERCENTILE SCORE?
asim : Sorry cannot be predicted as it would depend on the difficulty level of paper, for example if paper is very difficult then even 50% of the questions attempted could be enough with high accuracy.


highhopes : HELLO EVERYONE...SIR MY PERCENTILE IN 1723 IS 72..WAT SHOULD I DO TO GET MORE...
shivabhaskaran : Spend some time with your faculty to analyze the AIMCAT scores to know your strong and week areas, though it early days of AIMCAT , u analysis will help u to strategize later on.


anup : I SCORED 92.84 IN AIMCAT 1724 AND 92.37 IN AIMCAT 1723...WHERE DO I STAND AS OF NOW?IN WHAT MINIMUM TIME CAN I CROSS 99.5 PROVIDED I GET TIME TO STUDY FOR AROUND 3-4 HOURS A DAY?
supratim : Think : what are your weak areas ? How much time you should devote to improve them ? How to keep on doing questions faster where I am comfortable with so that some extra minutes I can devote in weak areas in paper ? Keep on writing AIMCAT's and keep on working on improving weak areas . 99.5 percentile or more will come in no time. All The Best .


sumit : HOW MUCH ACCURACY SHOULD WE AIM FOR IN THE VARIOUS SECTIONS?
asim : 90%+ accuracy for QA/DI/LR and 80%+ accuracy for VA/RC ( if you are going with good number of attempts )


dlca6ob03 : THE SYLLABUS OF QUANT IS VERY BIG HOW SHOULD I TACKLE FOR PREPARING ON DAILY BASIS
asim : A similar query has been answered, please check


highhopes : AND SIR PERCENTILES IN THIS AIMCAT WILL DEFINE THE PERCENTILE IN CAT OR WE CAN IMPROVE?
krishnendu : It is just the beginning. Keep on working on your weak areas. It would improve for sure.


ashu : I RAD NEWSPAPER DAILY AND ONLINE GA ARTICLES BUT NOT ANY NOVELS OR BOOK. HOW WILL IT AFFECT MY SELECTION IN ANY GOOD B-SCHOOLS???
supratim : Start reading novels. A good manager should have basic idea of culture , demography , geography , history , sociology , human psychology to name a few.


deepak125 : SIR I KNOW THIS IS AN OUT OF CONTEXT QUESTION. SORRY FOR THAT BUT IT WOULD REALLY BE HELPFUL IF YOU ANSWERED IT. I AM WAITLISTED AT 28 IN ST CATEGORY AT SIBM PUNE. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES. KINDLY GIVE ME YOUR OPINION ON HOW STRONG ARE MY CHANCES. DO I HAVE TO GIVE UP ? (WAITLIST IS CATEGORY WISE)
supratim : Let the IIM results pour in.


sreeja : SIR, MY LOW 12TH PERCENTAGE OF 67.8% AND ALSO NO WORK EXP WILL FETCH ME A CALL FROM OLD IIMS?? IF YES, THEN WHAT PERCENTILE??????
krishnendu : You should score 99 plus to be safe.


bhcb6o009 : I JOINED THE CLASSES IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY! SO, AM I ELIGIBLE TO TAKE UP THE AIMCAT?
shivabhaskaran : Yes


ugh : CONVERTED SIIB, SIBM B AND TAPMI. ALL FLAGSHIP PROGRAMMES. WHICH ONE IS MORE PREFERRED?
asim : TAPMI Manipal


dhruv : WILL THE TRANSCRIPT OF THIS CHAT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AFTERWARDS AS M IN OFFICE ND I WANT TO READ ALL QUERIES AND RELATED ANSWERS?
asim : Yes, check under chat archives.


shivam : IMT GHAZIABAD AND IMI NEW DELHI BOTH GIVEN IN SAME CATEGORY SO WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE???
shivabhaskaran : IMI Delhi


bunny : SIR EVEN IF OUR SYLLABUS IS NOT COMPLETED SHOULD WE ATTEMPT AIMCATS ???BCOZ WE GET DEMOTIVATED WITH THAT 2 DIGIT SCORES
krishnendu : Yes. Continue taking AIMCATs. Try to solve questions from areas you have solved. It would also increase your stamina for sitting for 3 hours at a stretch.


aimcat : SCORED ARND 675 IN GMAT .WHAT WILL BE CAT%ILW
thomas : both exams are very different. you cannot make any assumption based on one score.


sreeja : SIR, MY LOW 12TH PERCENTAGE OF 67.8% AND ALSO NO WORK EXP WILL FETCH ME A CALL FROM OLD IIMS?? IF YES, THEN WHAT PERCENTILE,
thomas : you will need 99 percentile.


shubhi : SIR, I AM FAIRLY ABLE TO COMPREHEND THE MEANING OF DIFFICULT WORDS FROM THE PASSAGE, SO SHOULD CONTINUE DEVOTING TIME TO VOCABULARY, GIVEN THAT THERE IS HARDLY ANY STRAIGHTFORWARD VOCAB. QUESTION IN CAT?
deepak : Yes, because vocab is the basic building block of any English qn. Moreover, the qn types are going to be found in abundance in the other major exams.


mann : SIR MAM HOW CAN I SCORE GOOD MARKS TELL ME I M WAITING
asim : Answered check


ashu : SIR , I READ NEWSPAPER AND ONLINE ARTICLES BUT NOT ANY NOVEL OR BOOK. HOW WILL IT AFFECT MY SELECTION IN ANY GOOD B-SCHOOL?
shivabhaskaran : Reading books always helps u to increase your knowledge as well as concentration, you can even now start reading books related to management, etc, it a good attribute that needs to be inculcated, if u r content is good u become confident.


saritha : HOW MUCH PERCENTAGE WHICH I NEED IN AIMCATS AS A BEGINNER?
thomas : anything above 80 percentile is good.


rajat : I AM NOT SPEAK GOOD AN ENLISH
prajnanray : What's your query?


pars : SIR MY PERCENTILE FOR DI/LR IN FIRST AIMCAT WAS AROUND 60, THEN IT JUMPED TO 94 IN SECOND AND NOW IT IS 80S. SIR WHAT COULD BE THE POSSIBLE REASON FOR THE FLUCTUATIONS?
asim : Some times it happens because of the kind of questions present in a particular AIMCAT, at times it happens because of some silly mistakes that we might have committed in calculations, i suggest you do analysis of your performance and take correct action, but there is not need of getting demotivated, it is pretty normal.


ada : I'VE GOT ALMOST 30-40 MARKS LESS THAN THE TOPPER IN EACH SECTION. STILL MY PERCENTILE ABOVE 99. WILL MY PERCENTILE BE LOWER IF I PERFORM SIMILARLY IN CAT?
supratim : Think of improving your performance and reducing the gap. Its possible. Just work harder .


swe : SORRY OFF TOPICWILL I BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE ANSWERS TO ALL THE QUESTIONS HERE LATER ON
asim : Yes, check the chat archives link.


bubul : I HAVE JUST STARTED MY CAT CLASSROOM PREPARATION FROM THE LAST WEEK OF JANUARY FOR CAT-2016.SIR IN THE READING COMPREHENSION SECTION WHEN I START TO READ A LONG PASSAGE,IT IS BECOMING TOUGH FOR ME TO COMPREHEND.WHAT TO DO SIR TO ERADICATE THAT PROBLEM?I AM READING TIMES OF INDIA(HARDCOPY),SOMETIMES THE HINDU(ONLINE VERSION).WILL THESE BE SUFFICIENT ENOUGH?
vijayalaxmi : Hi Long passages are difficult because it is a actually to do with retention of information. You can try para or section reading for example read the first para 2 to 3 times and then go to the questions then the second para and back to questions. This way it is easier to retain information and you will not get bored.


bunny : SIR,HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD WE TAKE TO DECIDE WHETHER WE CAN ATTEMPT THE QUESTION OR NOT??
krishnendu : Would depend on the kind of question but it should not be more that 30-40% of the required time to solve the question itself.


shubham : HOW TO CRACK PARAJUMBLES?
prajnanray : Practise as many as you can


bhaskar : WHAT SHUD BE THE TIME DISTRIBUTION FOR LR DI QUANT RC VOCAB OUT OF 24 HRS A DAY WHILE PREPARING???
vijayalaxmi : Hi Bhaskar Time distribution depends on your concentration levels and the area of strengths and weakness. It is very difficult to give a general time allocation.


dlca6om33 : WHAT IF I HAVE 2 YEARS GAP AFTER GRADUATION WITHOUT JOB EXPERIENCE?
supratim : Put forward all your learnings in those 2 years.


akshay : I WANT TO DO MBA THIS YEAR ITSELF....CONVERTED SIOM NASIK, HAVE WORK EX OF 2.5 YEARS WITH CURRENT CTC OF 4.5L PER ANNUM, DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER CONVERTS AS OF NOW, SHOULD I JOIN SIOM OR TRY ANOTHER YEAR??
deepak : You contradict yourself with the first and last words there! I would suggest you give it another shot if you believe you can improve your %ile by at say another 10 points. If you think you gave your best effort already, you may go ahead with SIOM now.


scarecrow : HOW TO IMPROVE ON PARAJUMBLE QUESTIONS OF VA? PLEEASE SUGGEST.
prajnanray : Practise as many questions as you can


mann : SIR WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY ANSWERED CHECK PLEASE TELL ME
asim : I have answered your query, please go through the answers mentioned.


raj : WHAT PERCENTILE CAN I GET IN CAT?
asim : It is too early to predict, i suggest you keep working hard, i am sure you will end up with a very high CAT 2016 percentile. Best of luck.


bunny : SIR,MY READING SPEED IS 60-70 WORDS PER MINUTE ....HOW TO RAISE IT TO 300-400 WORDS PER MINUTE???
krishnendu : 1. Try to focus on every second word than every single word you read. 2. read a lot of non-fiction stuff like history, science, economics, polity etc. 3. Force yourself to read fast under strict time limits. You will improve. Good luck.


shru96 : SIR ,I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CONCENTRATE AT A STRETCH FOR 3 HOURS .WHAT DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE DONE TO IMPROVE THE CONCENTRATION LEVEL ?
shivabhaskaran : Start learning in intervals , like one hour then a break of ten minutes, I am sure u can find that there is an improvement as at the end of the day its about how effective your preparation is rather than the duration, by this u r duration also increases as get interested in it.


raj : AIMCAT725-116, AIMCAT724-116, AIMCAT723-127. WHAT PERCENTILE CAN I GET IN CAT?
asim : Answered check


anurag : WHAT IS THE PACKAGE @ UNIVERSITY OF HYDRABAD
asim : 4-5 lacs p.a. is usually the average.


rahul : SIR.. BETWEEN SIBM PUNE AND NMIMS MUMBAI, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOSE?
asim : NMIMS Mumbai


don : DOES TAKING PRIVATE TUTIONS COUNT AS EXPERIENCE?IF NOT HOW DO I JUSTIFY MY LACK OF EXPERIENCE THEN
asim : Only full time work ex acquired after graduation counts.


anwesha : I STARTED TIME COACHING FROM MID FEBRUARY,2016. I HAVE ATTEMPTED AIMCAT 1724 AND 1723 AND HAVE SCORED 89.9 PERCENTILE AND 87.6 RESPECTIVELY. I AM FOCUSING ON SP JAIN AND JBIMS FOR MY MANAGEMENT STUDY. HOW BETTER SHOULD BE MY SCORE TO CRACK THE CUT OFFS FOR THESE COLLEGES?
supratim : Think of IIM's. Can we plan for second position or we end up being second. S.P.Jain gives profile based calls . JBIMS may will consider CET score ( if they continue this years trend ) for Maharashtra candidates and CAT for OMS candidates .


dee : SIR NAME SOME BOOKS WHICH I SHOULD READ FOR RCS
vijayalaxmi : Hi There is no dearth for books and the list is unending. The best way to enhance your skills in RC is to begin by reading the lead articles of newspapers. Focus more on non fiction. Get used to abstract topics to make a beginning with abstract topics you can read the speaking tree from TOI or download the app.


damneet : SIR HOW WE IMPROVE OUR QUANT ND DI
asim : A similar query has been answered, please check the chat transcript.


kushagra : SIR I AM NOT ABLE TO ANSWER EVEN A SINGLE PARAJUMBLE,IS THERE ANY METHOD/TRICK TO SOLVE THEM
vijayalaxmi : Hi Please be a little more specific with the obstacle that you are facing with parajumbles.


sa : SIR PLS RLY
asim : Answered please check


sa : SIR PLS RLY
asim : Answered please check


saurav : APPROX 7 MONTHS LEFT FOR CAT..IS THRE TIME FOR THE IIMS?
asim : Yes, you have enough time left to make it to the IIMs, keep working hard on it.


swe : HOW DO I MANAGE MY TIME WHEN I HAVE MY PLACEMENTS BEING OVERLAPPED WITH MY CAT SCHEDULE???\
shivabhaskaran : One of most important attribute of a manager is Planning, first u identify u r strong and week areas and then prepare a schedule accordingly, try to prepare whenever u get time


anup : WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF CONVERTING A PREMIER B-SCHOOL IF I AM UNEMPLOYED, HAVING GRADUATED IN 2015, AND WILL BE APPEARING FOR CAT 16 CONSIDERING THE 2 YEAR GAP?10TH 81 P.C AND 12TH 71 P.C STATE BOARD AND GRADUATION(B.E) P.C 75..PLEASE REPLY
krishnendu : It is pretty good if you score high percentile. You will have to explain your unemployment though.


anurag : @ASIM- CONVERTED IN SIOM AND UNIVERSITY OF HYDRABAD WHICH ONE IS BETTER IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT AND PACKAGE (2 YRS OF WORK EXP.)
asim : SIOM, if you are interested in making a career in operations.


shru96 : I GOT 85.64 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT1723.HOW DO YOU RATE THE PERCENTILE ?WHAT SHOULD I DO TO CROSS THE 99PERCENTILE MARK?
asim : Its a good begining, keep working hard on it.The only way to improve further is to do loads of practice, start with the basic study material then graduate to the online sectional tests, SAMCATs and the AIMCATs. While doing so, collect your doubts and discus them with a faculty member.


rahim : I AM FACING TOO MUCH PROBLEM IN RC'S. I THINK I'M INTERPRETING N ANSWERING RYT BT WHEN RESULTS ARE OUT THEY ARE WRONG SO PLEASE SUGGEST ME HOW TO PREPARE FOR RCS
vijayalaxmi : Hi Read one passage everyday. Summarise it paragraph wise and answer 3 questions What is the primary purpose, tone and style of the writer. Get this checked by a faculty for a couple of days. This will help to correct your interpretation and bring it on track.


saurav : WHAT ARE THE SCTION THAT NEEDS TO BE FOCUSSED ON TO DO GOOD
vijayalaxmi : Hi There is no scope for selective studies for CAT please focus on all areas.


saurav : WHAT MARKS NEED TO BE SECURED IN THE AIMCATS SO AS TO GET 99+IN CAT2016
krishnendu : It cannot be predicted.


sg : SIR,MY THREE AIMCAT SCORES ARE 86 93 AND 87....DO I HAV ANY HOPE OF COVERTING ANY IIM... MY ACADS ARE 90 82 80...CAT-NCOBC
supratim : Yes. Work hard and improve your score. You have enough time to improve your score . Solve SM's. Write online sectional tests . Keep on writing AIMCAT's .


vg : I AM CURRENTLY READING TIMES OF INDIA. WAT SHUD I DO TO INCREASE MY READING SPEED?
shivabhaskaran : Read Editorials from Hindu also


shreya121993 : SIR I HAVE NOTICED THAT EACH AIMCAT TESTS A DIFFERENT AREA. FROM WHICH AIMCAT WILL THE QUESTIONS BE MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND NOT AREA SPECIFIC?
ramnath : AIMCATs are designed to have different flavours and are comprehensive. Each AIMCAT tests you on a different level of difficulty/area/topic mix comprehensively


anup : CAN YOU PLEASE RECOMMEND SOME SITES FOR PRACTISING, MAGAZINES TO READ ETC WHICH WILL GREATLY BOOST UP MY ACCURACY AND SPEED IN RC?AND IS HAVING A STRONG VOCABULARY PRE-REQUISITE TO SUCCESS IN RC?
vijayalaxmi : Hi You can try tenaday.com. You can also read the Frontline or the Outlook. The speaking tree from TOI which is also available as an app will help.


swe : WHICH EXAM SHOULD I WRITE FIRST??? CAT, NMAT, XAT ???
krishnendu : You have to write them as they come.


honey : I JUST WANNA KNOW DOES IT MATTER IF WE DONT HAVE ANY WORK EXPERIENCE
vijayalaxmi : Hi Work experience or no work ex does not matter . Crack the CAT with flying colours and do well in your PI.


j : IS IIML ON PAR WITH IIM A,B,C?
supratim : Yes.


ranjan : HELLO SIR, I WANT TO IMPROVE MY RC/VA SECTION FOR THAT I REGULARLY READ NEWS PAPER AND MOCK RC PASSAGES BUT IT IS HAVING NO EFFECT ON MY AIMCAT SCORE OF RC/VA .PLEASE HELP ME HOW TO IMPROVE MY RC/VA SECTION
vijayalaxmi : Hi RCs no choice reading is the only way out get into the habit of summarising whatever you are reading. For VA start start using your first set of study material. You need to practise fro a while everyday.


shubham : I TAKE TOO MUCH TIME TO SOLVR LR QUESTIONS HOW TO REDUCE IT PLZ PLZ RPLY
krishnendu : Practise under strict time limit and then reduce the time limit.


deee : HI I SOLVE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY IN CLASS. HOWEVER I AM UNABLE TO PERFORM WELL IN AIMCATS. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY PERFORMANC?
krishnendu : Start solving sectional tests on your shp.


sumit : CAN YOU SUGGEST BOOKS FOR PRACTISING RCS. I HAVE COMPLETED THE BOOK GIVEN BY TIME
supratim : Start writing online sectional tests . Check your performance and get back to books if required. Its not about finishing the book its about learning from the. Solve AIMCAT RC's. Read newspaper editorials and Novels.


anup : IS HAVING A STRONG VOCABULARY PRE-REQUISITE TO SUCCESS IN RC?
vijayalaxmi : Hi Strong vocabulary surely enhances your RC. It speedens your understanding as a result your confidence also will be good.


shubhi : HELLO SIR/MA'AM. I FOUND THAT QUESTIONS IN THE AIMCATS WERE LIMITED TO ONLY A FEW TOPICS IN ALL THE THREE SECTIONS. CAN SUCH A DISTRIBUTION BE EXPECTED IN CAT OR A WIDER ARRAY OF TOPICS MIGHT BE COVERED?
vijayalaxmi : The Aimcats now have been designed on the 2015 pattern. Subsequently other areas will be tested.


adeeb : WHICH B SCHOOL IS GOOD TAPMI OR GIMME
krishnendu : already answered.


pd : WHEN WILL THE TIME ONLINE VIDEO LECTURES WILL BE UPLOADED SIR..??
ramnath : For the AIMCATs?


shreya121993 : ...AND SIR I COULD'NT EVEN MAKE IT TO THE TOPPER'S LIST ANYTIME
ramnath : Dont worry too much. There is a lot of time to go. Ensure you go through all your test responses asto understand why they went wrong. Equally important is to understand why they were right as well. Check your question selection page. Too may reds there is not a healthy indicator.


003mram : HELLO SIR, I SCORED 93.2, 99.31, 97.04 IN AIMCATS.. BUT I MY SCORE ISNT BALANCED.. I SCORE HIGH IN QUANT..
supratim : Practise other areas more. Your hard work will be reflected in improved score .


adeeb : WHICH B SCHOOL IS GOOD TAPMI OR GIM
shivabhaskaran : TAPMI


swe : DO I NEED TO USE THE FLASHCARDS AT ALL
krishnendu : Already answered.


bhanu : IS AIMCAT RC SECTION SAME OR TOUGH THAN ACTUAL CAT?
vijayalaxmi : The RCs will be of varying levels of difficulty and that is what will enhance your RC skills.


aakash : DO WE NEED TO KNOW SUBJECTS SUCH AS PHILOSOPHY FOR CAT RC'S
supratim : No. But you need a basic idea so that you can comprehend passages on philosophy .


swe : IF I HAVE LOST CERTAIN HANDOUTS WHERE CAN I GET GET IT FROM
vijayalaxmi : get it from your centre


john : MY 3 AIMCAT SCORES ARE ALL 90. I DONT SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT. WAT SHOULD I DO?
vijayalaxmi : Analyse your Aimcats . Find out where have you been consistently making mistakes. Find out if you have been choosing the wrong question. Sit with a faculty if you are unable to analyse the aimcat on your own I am sure the faculty will be more than willing to help and then focus on maximising your score.


bhanu : WHAT NUMBER OF AIMCATS IS SUFFICIENT BEFORE CAT
supratim : Write all mock papers of T.I.M.E. It will be sufficient.


pj : SIR FOR CET WHAT LAST DAY PREPARATION ?? PLZZ REPLYY
supratim : Revise Mock papers.


adeeb : SIR MINIMUM CUT OFF PERCENTILE FOR OBC CATEGORY
krishnendu : Your question is not clear.


lakhan : HELLO SIR,I WANT TO IMPROVE QUANT SECTION
supratim : Good. Attend classes , consult faculty members , Solve handouts , Solve SM's . Write online sectional tests . In short devote time in quant section to improve .


bleedblue : FINANCE FROM TAPMI, LBSIM, KJ OR FORE? WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
prajnanray : FORE


aakash : CAN U TELL THE SUBJECTS FOR RC'S IN CAT ?
prajnanray : Can come from anywhere and everywhere


swe : HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I SPEND TO KNOW THE QUESTIONS THAT I WILL DEFINITELY ANSWER
prajnanray : Around 40 sec to a minute


arnab : ALSO SIR HOW WILL I UTILIZE THE QUE CARDS FOR VOCABULARY
krishnendu : Pls referred to the answer previously given.


akash : SIR I GOT 70 AND 54 MARKS IN AIMCAT 1724 AND 1723 ...I REALLY WANT TO IMPROVE IT..HOW MUCH HOURS DO I NEED TO STUDY TO SCORE ATLEAST 100 MARKS IN THE NEXT AIMCAT..
supratim : Its going to be difficult to achieve your target in the very next AIMCAT . Have a plan to achieve the target in next one months time. Stick to your study schedule of 2-3 hours everyday . All the best .


adeeb : SIR MINIMUM CAT CUT OFF FOR GET A CALL FROM NEW IIM FOR OBC CATEGORY
shivabhaskaran : 80 percentile - NC OBC Category


bhanu : ANY BOOK WHICH CAN GIVE US MOTIVATION FOR PREPARATION?
supratim : The Old Man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway.


ngca6o159 : HOW MUCH SHOULD I DEDICATE FOR EACH TOPIC N WHICH REFERENCE BOOKS SHOULD I REFER EXCEPT THE STUDY MATERIAL PROVIDED BY TIME? PLZZZ REPLY.
krishnendu : Dedicate what? T.I.M.E material is enough if you do it all well.


scarecrow : I AM CURRENTLY READING INDIAN EXPRESS FOR EDITORIALS AND FIRSTPOST FOR ARTICLES, CAN YOU PLS ADVICE WHICH NEWSPAPERS SHALL BE BETTER FOR MBA PREPERATION
supratim : Start reading The Hindu as well.


vg : HOW SHOULD I WORK ON IMPROVING MY CALCULATIONS?
supratim : Avoid using paper - pencil while doing calculations. In the beginning it will be difficult but gradually your calculation will improve.


dlca6om33 : IS ECONOMIST A GOOD MAGAZINE TO READ?
prajnanray : Yes


sahilonite : WHICH B-SCHOOL IS BETTER OF THE TWO? IMT GHAZIABAD OR IMI DELHI.
supratim : http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx - Please refer the link .


pooh : HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY ACCURACY IN PARAFORMATIONS?
shivabhaskaran : Practise many questions


k : SIR IS CET GOING TO HAVE SECTIONAL CUT OFF THIS TIME? I AM GETTING AROUND 130 IN CET MOCKS. HOW DO I INCREASE IT TO 150+?
supratim : Avoid doing the same mistakes. Revise Mock papers. All The Best .


appu : SIR/MA'AM PLZ SUGGEST ME HOW TO BECOME A MASTER IN DI
prajnanray : Practise questions... Talk to FMs


muzamil : SIR/MADAM, I TOOK THE LAST THREE AIMCAT'S. I AM VERY MUCH SKEPTICAL, WHETHER THE PAST THREE MOCKS ARE IN ACCORDANCE OF CAT STANDARDS OR ITS JUST MOCKS SUITED FOR INITIAL DAYS OF PREPARATION. IN THE FORE-COMING AIMCATS, WHETHER THOSE WILL BE DIFFICULT THAN THIS?
supratim : What make you sceptical ? Your job still will remain same - doing equally well in all test areas . Work harder .


bhanu : APART FROM READING NEWSPAPERS SUGGEST SOME OTHER WAY TO IMPROVE GENERAL AWARENESS
supratim : Read MBA education & careers magazine given to you .


shubhi : I JUST WANT TO THANK THE ENTIRE FACULTY ONLINE FOR ANSWERING ALL OUR QUERIES AND TAKING TIME FROM THEIR SCHEDULES.
krishnendu : You are welcome Shubhi :)


aakash : WHAT IS A GOOD PREPARATION STRATEGY 3-4 MONTHS OF INTENSE PREPARATION 6-7 HOURS/DAY OR 8-9 MONTHS OF 2-3 HOURS/DAY ?
supratim : Later.


vg : SIR PLZ PLZ REPLY. WAT SHOULD BE THE SCORE IN CAT FOR FMS?
vijayalaxmi : 98 plus percentile


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