T.I.M.E


Chat on CAT notification & AIMCAT 1816!
(Chat Transcript)

hlca7a008 : HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR CAT STARTING FROM NOW
chandrajyoti : Basics should be clear. AIMCATs are absolute essential. Study everyday and make a proper study plan to cover all the topics.


kumar : WHEN ARE CAT RESULTS EXPECTED
thomas : january second week


ip10 : HI SIR....HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SCORE IN DI/LR....AND HOW MUCH QUESTIONS SHOULD ONE ATTEMPT IN CAT EXAM FROM DI/LR SECTION?
supratim : Steps - 1 ) Solve analytical puzzles 2) Improve your calculation speed - learn techniques from Speed Maths book 3) Keep on attending classes 4) Write online sectional tests 5) How many questions to solve in Mocks or in exam always depends on difficulty level of paper - so practise more to make sure you find maximum questions easy to solve.


dipanshu : HELLO SIR/MAM
thomas : hello. please ask your question?


kartik : HELLO SIR,
thomas : hello, whats your question?


singh : SHOULD I KNOW BE FOCUSING ON MOCKS OR STILL BOOK PREPARATION
supratim : Both. Write Mocks. Keep on revising from books.


babu : FEAR OF CAT
pravinvedamuthu : Hi, What is your question exactly ?


tanny : SIR PLEASE TELL ABOUT CAT 2017 AND IIFT
thomas : most probably iift will change the dates.


meet : HELLO SIR/MA'AM
sridharan : What is your question?


manish : WHATS THE BEST WAY TO REVISE ALL GRAMITACAL POINTS
sridharan : Go through our study materials.


sonalika : HELLO ,
thomas : hello. whats your question?


nish : SIR, HOW IS CAT DIFFERENT FOR DUAL DEGREE STUDENTS
saikumar : Could you clarify what you mean by 'different'


lnca7a922 : HOW SHOULD I IMPROVE MY DI AND QUANT SECTION
saikumar : For Quant you will need to go back and revise your basic concepts. DI needs regular practice - try and do as many unique/different sets as possible. This will reduce the surprises and prepare you to tackle any surprises in an AIMCAT or the actual CAT.


rd : HELLO SIR/MAM. I AM PLANNING TO GIVE NMAT IN LATE NOVEMBER. SHOULD I WAIT FOR RENEWED DATE FOR IIFT OR SCHEDULE NMAT NOW ?
thomas : take the nmat test on a non sunday so that there will be no clash with iift


shruthi : I AM B.E -2013 PASS OUT. WE HAD CGPA GRADING AND NOT PERCENTAGE.
chandrajyoti : Please contact your Institute / University to know the rule of conversion. If it has no rule, divide your CGPA score with Maximum CGPA and multiply with 100.


lucky : IS IT SUFFICIENT THAT I SCORE 55% AGGREGATE IN GRADUATION TO BE IN CAT COLLEGES ?
satyaprakash : A low graduation %ile could be offset by a high CAT %ile. Also, raise your standards and focus on doing well in the actual CAT.


nikh : I HAVE MISSED A LOT OF AIMCATS, CAN I ATTEMPT THEM?
saikumar : Yes you can.....they will be made available on your SHP.


rishabh : HOW TO IMPROVE DI LR? ANY RECOMMENDATIONS APART FROM TIME MATERIAL?
ramnath : Rishabh, TIME material is very exhaustive and comprenehsive. 1 Basic SM and 1 advanced SM along with over 1500 Qs on the online sectional tests. Sufficient practice and analysis of these would be sufficient. You done need to look elsewhere. All the best!!


ip10 : WHAT SHOULD BE THE SAFE ATTEMPT IN CAT 2017 TO SCORE MORE THAN 99PERCENTILE AT WHAT SHOULD BE THE ACCURACY?
thomas : it will depend on the paper this year. based on last year experience, a score of 50 out of 100 would be defenitely more than 99.


specter : SECTION WISE DIFFICULTY OF AIMCAT 1816 COMPARED TO CAT 2016
asim : Each AIMCAT simulates possible scenario of CAT, therefore you should take each one seriously.


manish : HOW GET TO SELECT WHETHER THE PASSAGE IS EASY OR DIFFICULT
asim : It only comes with adequate practice, ensure you solve as many RC passages as possible, collect your doubts and discuss them with faculty members.


sahil : HOW MANY RC QUESTION EXPECTED THIS YEAR
pravinvedamuthu : This has not been specified. A good assumption to make would be anywhere between 16-24 Qs. Also, atleast so far we are not even sure about whether the Sections will have the same split of 34-32-34 as in the CAT 2016 and CAT 2015.


moni : HELLO SIR ; I JUST ENROLLED FOR CAT 2017 HOW CAN I PREPARE.
asim : Start with the basics, collect your doubts and discuss them with a faculty members, then do loads of practice with the online sectional tests, samcats and the AIMCATs.


meet : HOW THE PRCENTILE IN CAT IS CALCULATED??
thomas : percentile basically means what percentage of the population scored less than you. if 100 people write the test abd you are the 10th highest, your percentile is 90 as 90 out of 100 people are behind you.


moc : SIR IAM HINDI COMMERECE BACKGROUND STUDENT SOMMY MATH IS VERY WEAK....WHAT SHOULD I DO
sridharan : You have to go through all basic concepts and work out problems in our books to know their application.


swethu : HELLO, IF WE APPLY FOR IIFT, IS IT TRUE THAT WE CANNOT APPLY FOR CAT OR VICE VERSA ?
asim : The following message is available on IIFT website " The issue related to clashing of date of MBA(IB) Entrance Exam with CAT, is being resolved. You will be updated soon on the issue." check http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/index.php


bina : HELLO. ARE WE ALLOWED TO USE A CALCULATOR FOR CAT? IN WHICH ORDER SHOULD WE SOLVE THE PAPER? WHICH SECTION 1ST AND SO ON?
saikumar : The order will be pre-decided - candidates will not have a choice in this.


anurag : WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO GIVE NMAT DATE, CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT THE CAT NOTIFICATION IS OUT.
supratim : When you are fully prepared . Suggest you to take dates either in November or in December .


sahil : HAVE HEARD THAT IIM LUCKNOW MAKES THE MOST DIFFICULT CAT EXAM...IS THAT TRUE
sridharan : Dont worry about these things. If it is going to be difficult for you its going to be the same for the others too. Hence concentrate on your preparation right now.


surya : HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO TAKE IN AIMCAT TO GET A 90 PERCENTILE??
thomas : the aimcats are of different levels of difficulty. so the 90 percentile marks will vary significantly from one test to next


aashu : SIR IS A ONE YEAR GAP AFTER GRADUATION COUNTED DURING FINAL SELECTION IN CAT2017?
saikumar : one year gap doesnt really impact your GDPI calls or your final selection. rest assured and start preparing in earnest for CAT2017.


tm : HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SPEED IN QA?
supratim : Know more to answer more and to answer them fast. So first improve your knowledge by practicing more. Second - Apply that knowledge in online sectional tests.


shreya : SIR, INTIALLY I HAVE A DECENT SCORE IN MY CAT BUT SINCE THE LAST FEW MOCKS, MY PERCENTILES AND SCORE MOVES AROUND 30-40 ONLY.
satyaprakash : Analyse your performances in the AIMCATs so that you have a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Only you can be of help to yourself.


aditya : ARE THE QUESTIONS GIVEN IN THE TIME MATERIAL ENOUGH FOR THE WHOLE CAT PREPARATION
satyaprakash : Yes.


pp2017 : HI SIR/MAM,
thomas : hi. whats your question?


adi : DEAR SIR/MAM AFTER ALOT OF PRACTICE I AM NOT ABLE TO SOLVE GEOMETRY PLEASE SUGGEST A WAY OUT
sridharan : You can go through school books to have an understanding of the basics.


anonymousdl : I SCORED AROUND 96.6 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT 1816. (PERCENTILES- VERBAL:71, DILR:98, QUANT:95). I WISH TO KNOW YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS AND IF THERE IS A SCOPE OF INPROVEMENT TO GET A PERCENTILE IN UPPER 99S. THANK YOU.
supratim : Find out areas where you are not scoring well or scoring less. Set a time line to improve those areas one by one.


kartik : MY AIMCAT1816 SCORE IS VARC-29, DILR-14, QA-50. DURING ANALYSIS I FOUND THAT I COULD NOT DIFFERENTIATE BW DOABLE SETS AND NON DOABLE SETS IN VARC & DILR. HOW SHOULD I OVERCOME THIS?
asim : Your scores suggest that you need to work on your basic concepts, i suggest you collect your doubts and discuss them with a faculty member. Follow it up with loads of practice. Best wishes.


mg : ARE THE AIMCATS OF THE SAME DIFFICULTY LEVEL AS THE ACTUAL CAT?
sumit : yes .


pendu : SIR WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT TIPS TO CRACK DI CASELETS?
asim : Good conceptual clarity is the key, followed by doing loads of practice.


abd : HOW TO IMPROVE VOCAB.?
sridharan : Reading newspapers and magazines is a good way as the words used in CAT are generally of contemporary language.


anurag : IS CAT MORE DIFFICULT THAN AIMCAT.??
thomas : some aimcats are more difficult than previous years cat papers while some others would be easier. we want you to be ready for any level of difficulty on d-day


manish : WHATS THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE FOR GK FOR OTHER EXAMS
supratim : 1. Read news paper daily 2. Read MBA Education & Careers magazine.


harshit : IS A STUDENT IS GETTING AROUND 90 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT AND HE HAS JOINED THE COACHING FOR 1.5 MONTHS ONLY. HOW MUCH PERCENTILE CAN HE EXPECT IN CAT
satyaprakash : Anywhere between zero and hundred. If one is a diligent student and prepares for CAT in a proper way, then one can expect to do well.


rtk : HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE GK PORTION OF IIFT AND OTHER EXAMS APART FROM READING NEWSPAPER?
saikumar : Daily newspaper, a General awareness magazine and MBA Education & Careers magazine.


anuva : ON AN AVERAGE,THE NO OF QUESTIONS REQUIRED TO CLEAR THE DI/LR CUTOFF?
ramnath : That would depend on the difficulty of the paper. However, 2-3 sets in a tough paper and 3-4 in an easy paper could help you clear the cutoffs. Mind you, this is only about clearing the cutoffs - 85 percentile. You may want to push your percentile much further to land better overall scores and hence would want to add a couple of more sets to your tally.


aditya : HELLO SIR.IS WORK EXPERIENCE A MUST TO GET AN ADMISSION IN ANY OF THE IIMS?
supratim : No for PGP / PGDM Programs through CAT .


enigmaticd3vil : I AM VERY WEAK IN QUANT PLEASE MENTION CHAPTERS WHICH I SHOULD COMPLETE FIRST , EASY AND SCORING PLEASE
chandrajyoti : Please cover all the topics from SM1001801. Arithmetic is also important as per the last year's trend. So, you can start with them.


nish : SIR HOW TO IMPROVE ON AREAS LIKE GEOMETRY, TRIGONOMETRY ETC.?
sridharan : In a way these are easy chapters as they cannot complicate the questions as they can do in a chapter like say T&D or numbers.You have to understand the basic concepts and formulae only.


veer : MINIMUM QUESTION ATTEMPT IN CAT FOR BEST PERCENTILE IN CAT
saikumar : Depends on the difficulty level of the paper and cannot be predicted.


rd : IF I SCHEDULE NMAT IN LATE NOVEMBER THEN WILL THERE BE SUFFICIENT TIME TO PREPARE FOR RETAKE IF I HAD TO GIVE THE SAME?
supratim : Think about clearing the cut off in one go.


pratyaksh : I HAVE SOLVED ALL THE QUESTION FROM HANDOUTS AND EXERCISE BOOKLETS AND ATTENDED ALL THE CLASSES AS WELL AND I AM TAKING AIMCATS REGULARLY BUT STILL MY SCORE IN NOT IMPROVING. WHAT SHOULD I DO? I EVEN ANALYZE EACH AIMCAT AFTER TEST AND FOUND " I COULD DO MOST OF THE QUESTIONS WITHOUT REFERRING TO SOLUTION " .
supratim : Write online sectional tests and start revision .


shalin : SIR BUT READING NEWSPAPER DAILY CONSUMES LOTS OF TIME AND HENCE I END UP READING SOME PORTIONS OF NEWSPAPER , WHICH ALL PORTION SHOULD I TARGET !IN THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
saikumar : Budget atleast 45-60 mins a day to browse through a newspaper.


vrusha : HI, IIFT AND CAT ARE BEING CONDUCTED ON THE SAME DAY AS OF NOW. IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY OF A DATE CHANGE IN EITHER EXAMS?
thomas : most likely iift would change its dates.


vaibhav : WITH THE IIFT AND CAT CLASH, IS IT POSSIBLE IIFT MIGHT CONSIDER CAT SCORES THIS YEAR? SHOULD WE APPLY TO IIFT OR WAIT TILL THE CONFLICT IS RESOLVED?
supratim : Issue will get resolved in coming days. Suggest you to fill up both forms.


rishabh : I SCORED 91.07 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT 1816 WHAT IS ITS GENERAL CONVERSION FOR REAL CAT PERCENTILE
thomas : 91 on a regular basis should correspond to 94-95.


sonali : SIR, FOR NUMBERS AND GEOMETRY CHAPTERS, IS SOLVING TIME MATERIAL ENOUGH FOR CAT PREP?
supratim : Yes.


rakesh : WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF QUESTIONS SHOULD ONE ATTEMPT IN EACH SECTION IN ORDER TO GET A CALL FROM A GOOD COLLEGE
ramnath : In general, about 50 percent score would get you a score in the high nineties. Arrive at your number based on this and the college you want to get into, counting in your accuracy percentage.


neelu : DOES PRECISION PLAY A ROLE IN DECIDING THE PERCENTILE ?
ramnath : No. As per the info released by CAT, which follows the method adopted by GATE, precision(accuracy) doesnt seem to have any role to play.


aish : SIR, I'AM CONSISTENTLY SCORING LESS IN AIMCATS .WHAT SHOULD I DO ?
ramnath : Analyse if there are any specific topics that you are getting low scores from. Improve on them. Check your question selection and also see if you are losing marks due to silly mistakes and try to avoid them. Being aware is the first big step.


sk : WHICH B-SCHOOLS ACCEPT SNAP SCORE AND IS IT WORTH TO MBA FROM THEM
thomas : sibm, scmhrd, siib, siom, sitm...etc. the top 4-5 are pretty good


singh : SIR IS NMAT EASIER THAN CAT
supratim : Yes if we consider question paper difficulty level only. But getting into NM Mumbai campus for MBA is still difficult because there are limited number of seats. So work hard.


aditya : SHOULD I START PRACTICING THE QUANT CHAPTERS IN THE ORDER GIVEN IN THE MATERIAL OR IS THERE A BETTER WAY FOR THE SAME?
sridharan : Portions are arranged very systematically in our materials. Hence it would pay to do them in order.


biswapratimkar : SIR GIVE AN OVERVIEW O HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE QUANTS SECTION OF MICA
satyaprakash : The quant section in MICAT is easier when compared to that in CAT. If you prepare in a sincere manner for CAT, all you'll need to do is make a few adjustments as per the exam you'll be appearing for.


anuva : DO THE DI AND LR SECTIONS HAVE DIFFERENT CUTOFF CRITERIA?
satyaprakash : No.


bhcb7ar15 : HELLO SIR/MAAM.IS NOT HAVING WORK EXPERIENCE REALLY A VERY NEGATIVE POINT FOR HIMS?
supratim : No. Work hard and get a good CAT percentile.


pratyaksh : CAN SCORE CAN BE IMPROVED IN THESE LAST 3 MONTHS? "SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT" AND HOW SHOULD ONE START THE REVISION?
sridharan : Yes definitely as long as you remain focused and prepare thoroughly. Revision can be done in the last month i.e. November.


sonali : IS IT NECESSARY TO CROSS THE CUT OFF MARK IN ALL 3 SECTIONS IN CAT?
sridharan : certainly.


vj : WILL ACTUAL VERBAL SECTION BE THE SAME AS AIMCATS OR WILL THERE BE GRAMMAR SECTION ALSO?
ramnath : We are not seeing grammar based questions of late. However, you can always expect the CAt to throw surprises at you


rehancool558 : DOES IIFT REQUIRE WORK EXPERIENCE
chandrajyoti : Not mandatory.


enigmaticd3vil : LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY OF VARC SECTION OF 1816?
thomas : do not spam. you will be blocked.


maggi : I MISSED TAKING UP AIMCATS??CAN I DO IT AGAIN??IF YES,WHAT'S THE PROCESS FOR IT?
chandrajyoti : Please do not miss the rest. Missed AIMCAT Papers will be made available but you will not get the All India Rank.


sakshi : HELLO SIR, ARE 3 MONTHS ENOUGH FOR CAT 2017?
thomas : yes, if you are willing to work hard


vrusha : HI, CAT AND IIFT ARE BEING CONDUCTED ON THE SAME DAY AS OF NOW. IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY FOR A DATE CHANGE IN EITHER OF THE EXAMS? I AM CONFUSED IF I SHOULD REGISTER FOR IIFT NOW OR WAIT.
supratim : Register for both . Issue will get resolved in coming days.


abhi : SHOULD I GO THROUGH ARUN SHARMA AND TIME INSTITUTE MATERIAL FOR QUANT OR IS TIME INSTITUTE MATERIAL MORE THAN ENOUGH BECAUSE I HAVE ONLY ONE MONTH TIME IN HOME BEFORE I JOIN MY JOB....BUT I WANT TO WRITE CAT THIS YEAR...AND I WANT TO DEDICATE THIS MONTH FOR QUANT
ramnath : TIME's material is very comprehensive, covering all levels of difficulty along with a detailed explanation of the basics. Look nowhere else.


meet : SHOULD I GIVE CAT FIRST OR NMAT?
feroz : That depends on your level of preparation. These two are exams of different nature. Where NMAT is normally a speed test, CAT tests you more on concepts.q


anu : IS THERE ANY RELEVENCE OF GRADUATON AND 10&12 MARKS IN MBA PROGRAM\
thomas : many top b schools consider them during the admission process


sonali : AFTER CAT FORM FILL UP DO WE NEED TO SEPARATELY FILL UP FORMS FOR EACH IIM?
asim : Not for their PGP programs, but for some other programs you may have to.


ishu : SIR IS NMAT EASIER THAN CAT
thomas : yes, it is basically a speed test


tm : SIR TO IMPROVE MY RC PLEASE SUGGEST SOMETHING SO THAT I CAN GET IT BETTER IN 3 MONTHS?
feroz : Read as much diverse topics as you can. Try to read from online sources. This will be helpful


asterix : ANY CHANGE IN PATTERN FOR EXAM (CAT) THIS YEAR? AND WILL CALCULATORS STILL ALLOWED?
feroz : No visible change in CAT so far. We will wait till the tutorial is released. Calculators are allowed this year also


anuva : WHEN IS THE COURSE EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IF THE BATCH STARTED FROM JULY ITSELF?
ramnath : Your TIME center will ensure that it will complete the course well in time.


vamsiy : SIR I HAVE DONE GOOD IN DILR IN 1817 AND 1818 BUT I DID VERY BAD I 1816 WHAT MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM, WAS IT TOUGHER THIS TIME?
chandrajyoti : Please look for the percentile as the true indicator of your performance. It is obvious that AIMCATs will be gradually tougher. If you percentile went down sharply, that should be a matter of concern. Go through the Analysis carefully and see what went wrong.


sam : HELLO SIR,CAN I APPLY FOR BOTH CAT AND IIFT EXAM AT A TIME??
asim : IIFT has put the following message on their homepage The issue related to clashing of date of MBA(IB) Entrance Exam with CAT, is being resolved. You will be updated soon on the issue. Source-http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/index.php


sonali : HOW DIFFICULT IS GETTING INTO IIFT KOLKATA CAMPUS? ANY SPECIAL PREPARATION TIPS?
thomas : it is pretty difficult as it is one of the top 15 institutes in the country


ritzi : GOOD EVENING FACULTY. NOW THAT WE KNOW IIM-L IS THE CONVENER FOR CAT 2017, WHICH AREA CAN WE EXPECT TO BE THE TOUGHEST?
ramnath : Guessing the difficulty based on the IIM that is conducting the CAT is a lot of speculation, which may not yield any fruitful result. Instead, try to focus on all the areas. That will be the safe and sure way to crack the CAT.


lncb7a273 : I HAVE SOLVED ALL THE QUESTIONS WITH EXAMPLES FROM THE MATERIAL IN LR.WHICH BOOK SHOULD I PURCHASE TO PRACTICE MORE LR QUESTIONS?
supratim : Solve online sectional tests .


sa : I HAVE NOT YET STARTED PREPARING QUANT, COULD PLEASE SUGGEST HOW TO PREPARE IT IN 3 MONTHS.
sridharan : Start from the beginning and go methodically.


madhur : I HAVE DONE MY GRADUATION FROM DU CORRESPONDENCE WILL IT HAVE ANY IMPACT ON MY SELECTION
pravinvedamuthu : No. It won't.


aditya : HOW IS IBS BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR MBA
asim : Check T.I.M.E. B-school categorization list at http://www.time4education.com/local/tempcms/CAT-Template.php?retid=9&title=Q2hvb3NpbmcgdGhlIHJpZ2h0IEItc2Nob29s&titleid=955


meet : IS THE PAPER PATTERN FOR BOTH CAT AND NMAT DIFFERENT?
satyaprakash : Yes. However, the areas that the aspirants are tested on aren't.


aish : ON WHICH SECTION SHOULD I FOCUS MORE QA,VA&RC,DI-LR?
supratim : You have to score well in all 3 sections to get calls from good colleges. So prepare keeping this in mind.


subhrakanta : SIR COULD YOU SUGGEST WAT TO DO, IN LR AS ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO 9 TO 10 ODD VARIABLES?
saikumar : CAT toppers have suggested that regular practice from TIME material on these Qs types is the most effective way to tackle these Qs. Practice is the key to cracking these Qs types


ally : TRYING TO SOLVE EVERY 6 QUESTIONS OF ONE PASSAGE OF RC, IS IT A GOOD APPROACH?
ramnath : Dropping the tough questions for later would be a smarter approach.


aswathi : OF ALL THE ACCEPTING INSTITUTIONS OF NMAT WHICH IS RANKED THE BEST ?
satyaprakash : NMIMS MUMBAI.


shivam : RESPECTED SIR/MADAM,WHILE FILLING CAT FORM, WHAT KIND OF CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED FOR SHOWING JOB EXPERIENCE?
ramnath : You wouldnt need it while filling the form. You need it during your interview phase. A workexp letter, or payslips will be enough.


dl7acahc1 : SIR ARE THREE MONTHS A GOOD TIME TO PREPARE FOR CAT?
sridharan : yes provided you have some basic idea and work hard from now.


divya : WHAT IS THE CUT-OFF MARKS IN ALL THE THREE SECTIONS?
chandrajyoti : Minimum 85 percentile in all sections for IIMs.


rajat : SIR, I JOINED THE INSTITUTE A MONTH AGO. WHAT STRATEGY SHOULD I FOLLOW TO SOLVE THE BOOKLETS (STUDY MATERIALS) ?
chandrajyoti : Please finish your study through all the chapters in a systematic manner. As the topics are covered in class, study their basics and complete the exercises. Start taking sectional tests. Never miss the AIMCATs.


grace : HOW TO IDENTIFY TIME CONSUMING DI/LR QUESTIONS AND AVOID THEM?
asim : It can only come with loads of practice and good analysis of your performance.


ptcc7we01 : SIR,PLS SOMEONE HELP ME OUT .MY QUERY IS THAT IN LAST 4 AIMCATS I AM STUCK IN PERCENTILE SCORES OF EARLY 90S.HOW TO IMPROVE BEYOND IT...
saikumar : You are in a very good range. One way to improve percentiles from this high level is to do a comprehensive analysis of the AIMCAT paper post the exam


anmol : DO ARTICES, PREPOSTITIONS, NOUN, PRONOUN,VERB, ADJECTIVE ETC OR MAY BE LIKE ANTONYM AND SYNONYM TYPE QUESTIONS DIRECTLY COME IN VA IN CAT?
pravinvedamuthu : They have not appeared at the CAT 2016 and CAT 2015. They have appeared in the past. Kindly go through the authentic CAT papers in your SHP from 1999 to 2008.


aishwarya : I CAN SOLVE MOST OF THE QUESTIONS ON MY OWN WHEN I ANALYSE THE AIMCAT, BUT THIS DOESNT HAPPEN WHEN I SIT FOR THE TEST.. HOW TO OVERCOME THIS ?
supratim : Write online sectional tests .


kartik : PLASE REPLY
asim : Answered please check


pulkit : SIR I AM VERY WEAK IN LR PARTICULARLY THE DISTRIBUTIONS AND ARRANGEMENT PART. HOW SHOULD I PROCEED
asim : start with the basic study material, collect your doubts and discuss them with a faculty member, do loads of practice with the online sectional tests, samcats and the aimcats.


aishwarya : IS THE STUDY MATERIAL GIVEN IN TIME AND THE PORTAL ENOUGH FOR PREPARATION ? OR SHOULD WE BUY ANY OTHER MATERIAL ?
thomas : you need not take any other material we will be giving you enough material for all the national entrance exams


uxyz : IS THIS TIME CAT EXAM IS CONDUCTED BY IIM LUCKNOW AND ANY SPECIFIC LEVEL OF QUESTION MEANS LIKE QUANT WILL HARD ...
supratim : Do not speculate. Keep on writing AIMCAT's.


dhwani : MY PERCENTILES ARE VERY DICEY... SOMETIMES IT GETS UPTO 95 AND SOMETIMES AS LOW AS 75...WHAT SHOULD I DO?
saikumar : Analyse the AIMCATs and see where yo are going wrong in the AIMCATs where you are getting 75. Where are the errors coming from? Which section is letting you down? Have you missed the low hanging fruit in the AIMCAT? Could a better selection strategy have helped? or is it because of conceptual weakness?


sk : IS GDPI IS TAKEN BY ALL B-SCOOLS????
asim : Yes,except for couple of B-schools, last year all the premier B-schools selected students through WAT/GD/PI rounds.


sonalika : I AM AW LAW STUDENT ... IN 5TH SEMESTER OF LLB... AND PREPARING FOR CAT AS WELL... IT IS PROFITABLE TO DO MBA AFTER LLB...
sridharan : Yes.


amey : ANY SUGGESTIONS HOW TO USE VOCAB CARDS ??
satyaprakash : The flash cards are meant to be used for revision, and not as a tool to learn.


ritzi : PLZ SUGGEST SOME READING MATERIAL WHICH INCLUDES CAT LEVEL MATTER (APART FROM WHAT IS AVAILABLE ON SHP)
pravinvedamuthu : www.aldaily.com


arpita : ON WHICH TOPIC WE SHOULD CONCENTERATE MORE IN QUANT WHILE PREPARATION?
sridharan : At the time of preparation it is better not to make selective preparation.


nausheen : HELLO SIR, WHAT ALL DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR FILLING OUT CAT FORM? I HAVE LOST MY THIRD SEMESTER MARKSHEET.
chandrajyoti : You do not need any document for filling the form. You need to mention your details, and will have to upload your scanned photograph and signature. Obviously, at the time of admission, you will have to produce the originals.


archie : IN QUANT I WASTE A LOT OF TIME IN PARTICULAR QUESTIONS AND GET STUCK BECAUSE OF THIS I'M NOT ABLE TO ATTEMPT THE EASY ONES
asim : start with the basic study material, collect your doubts and discuss them with a faculty member, do loads of practice with the online sectional tests, samcats and the aimcats. Edit


vj : HOW ACCURATE IS AIMCAT IN TERMS OF PREDICTING PERCENTILE?
asim : For those scoring 75+ in the AIMCATs, the cat percentile is usually higher than their average AIMCAT percentile.


thunder_shash : SIR WHICH SECTION OF 'TIMES OF INDIA' SHOULD WE READ?
pravinvedamuthu : Read the 'editorial' section.


vaibhav : SIR, WHY ARE NO CAT PAPERS AFTER 2008 IN THE SHP?
asim : They are not available anywhere as it is not legally allowed to do so.


bina : I HAVE ENROLLED FOR AN ADVANCED CORRESPONDENCE COURSE. DO I NEED TO ENROL SEPARATELY FOR TEST SERIES?
feroz : No. AIMCAT series is a part of that


santosh : HI SIR MY LAST AIMCAT SCORES ARE AS FOLLOWS 73 87 92 73 66 77 , DO I HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO SCORE ABOVE 99 PERCENTILE??
supratim : Yes. Work hard.


ccca7af35 : SIR MADAM HELP ME HOW WORKS EXPERIENCE PLAY A ROLE IN SELECTION PROCESS OF IIM .... I HAVE ONLY 5 MONTH XPERIENCE OUT OF 24 MONTH TILL NOW
saikumar : If you have a good CAT score then you should have no problem is securing IIM calls.


rd : I HAVE WORKEX OF 1.5 YEARS. SHOULD I FILL IN CAT FORM GIVEN THAT I DONT HAVE ANY PAYSLIP? WILL WORKEX CERTIFICATE SUFFICE?
thomas : yes, if you have the work exp certificate, it is ok. you can produce the bank statement where salary is credited during the interview.


sonalika : BUT EVERYONE ASKS ME WHY MBA AFTER LLB...
satyaprakash : And that is a question only you can answer! Think of the MBA as a bridge between where you are and where you want to be.


dnca7a216 : SIR/MAM.. WHICH PAPAER DO YOU PREFER TO DO.. CAT OR IIFT ???
sridharan : Between the two maybe CAT as the no. of Bschools is more.


manvi : CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST SOME GOOD ONLINE WEBSITES FOR READING ARTICLES, SO THAT ONE CAN IMPROVE READING SKILLS AND SPEED, AS WELL AS GENERAL KNOWLEDGE .
supratim : You may look at ndtv.com , economist.com , ft.com , bbc.com . There are links given in your student home page . Please go through those articles as well.


ashish11 : IF THERE WILL BE ANY CHANGE IN CAT PAPER,S DATE THEN WHAT IS THE EXPECTED DATE?
thomas : no change expected in the cat exam dates


uxyz : IN DI&LR SECTION OF AIMCAT1816 WHAT WILL BE BASIC FUNDAMENTAL TO APPROACH Q21-24
feroz : Please avoid asking specific problem related questions. You may go through the video/text solution on your SHP or discuss it with a faculty


aman : SIR DO WE NEED TO GIVE MORE MOCKS APART FROM SHP AND TIME MATERIAL
asim : They key to success is to identify your weaknesses and work on them and only then move on to next mock, taking more and more SAMCATs will bot be the solutions.


ritish : HELLO SIR/MADAM I AM PURSUING MY EDUCATION IN THIRD YEAR B-TECH ,IS IT THE RIGHT TIME FOR PREPARATION OF CAT
sridharan : Yes . Generally a year's preparation is usually helpful.


aman : TIMES OF INDIA OR THE HINDU
pravinvedamuthu : The Hindu


sayantan : I GOT 50-55 PERCENTILE IN THE LAST 2 AIMCATS, IS IT POSSIBLE TO CRACK CAT 2017 ?
supratim : Yes provided you are working hard.


tinky : HELLO SIR, FOR SOME REASON I HAVE 2 YEARS GAP AFTER GRADUATION WILL IT AFFECT ON INTERVIEW CALLS?
thomas : if you can give a valid reasons for the gap, it should not be an issue.


aash : HOW MANY HOURS NEED TO BE PUT IN EVERYDAY, IF ITS BEEN JUST A MONTH SINCE I STARTED PREPARATION?
sumit : 7 to 8 hrs.


rajat : SIR/MA'AM, WHEN SHOULD I GIVE A SECTIONAL TEST ? AFTER COMPLETION OF EACH TOPIC OF THE BOOKLET OR AFTER EVERY TOPIC ?
feroz : Start with the sectional tests right away. No need to wait


shin : HOW WOULD YOU RATE ISB'S YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM?
asim : Pretty good program, if you are looking for a 15 month course after gaining 2 years of work ex.


f : IN REFERENCE WITH QUANT (ALGEBRA) EACH CHAPTER HAS ABOUT 120 QUESTIONS GIVEN THE LESS AMOUNT OF TIME IV GOT IM FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO COVER EACH CHAPTER. HOW DO I DO IT?
chandrajyoti : Can't help. Exercises are mandatory. You should solve all the questions. Otherwise, your learning remains incomplete.


mucb7ag35 : SIR I HAVE JIONED MY BATCH LATE THAT IS IN JUNE SO WHEN SHOULD I START GIVING AIMCAT
supratim : Check the AIMCAT schedule in your student home page. Start writing from the next one. First 3/4 AIMCAT's you may score slightly less but it will gradually improve .


rd : PREP TIPS FOR IIFT GK?
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 entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.


vnca7a149 : GOODEVENING SIR, IWANT TO KNOW THAT HOW CAN I DEVELOP MY INTEREST IN QUANTS AND DI BECAUSE I'M NOT GOOD WITH NUMBERS AND ALWAYS I TRY TO ESCAPE MYSELF FROM MATHS SINCE MY CHIDHOOD? AS I'M ONLY LEFT WITH THREE MONTHS FOR THE PREPARATION I HAVE TO COVER THE WHOLE COURSE AND I HAVE NOT YET COMPLETED ANY CHAPTERS.
pravinvedamuthu : Face the problem. Speak to a T.I.M.E. Instructor at your Centre. Get immersed in your preparation.


qwer : SIR, HOW TO APPROACH THE RC'S? SHOULD WEFIRST READ THE WHOLE PASSAGE AND THEN GO FOR QUESTIONS OR VICE-VERSA?
sridharan : Though there is no hard and fast rule it is better to read the passage first to get an idea about the subject, tone and tenor of the passage and the structure of the passage.


madhur : SIR MY ENGLISH IS VERY POOR. HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR VA RC SECTION
arvind : Work on your RC's. Take one topic in RC, say economics and solve all passages in economics at a time from your SM. Simultaneously, work on your Verbal Ability.


prathamesh : IS IT COMPULSORY , ONE SHOULD HAVE EXP OF 24 MONTHS FOR GETTING CALL FROM IIM ? WHAT IF I LEFT THE JOB AFTER 13 MONTHS ? PROS ? CONS ?
pravinvedamuthu : No, it is not mandatory.


aash : HOW TO MANAGE TIME WELL, SO THAT WE CAN ATLEAST GO THROUGH MAXIMUM QUESTIONS IN CAT
pravinvedamuthu : Speak to the T.I.M.E. Instructors at your Centre. Share with them your exact situation. They will be able to guide you.


pankti : SHOULD I GIVE ALL THREE NMAT EXAMS?
pravinvedamuthu : That depends on many factors. How well prepared are you ?


vaibhav : HOW TO INCREASE MY NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS IN QUANT SECTION? I CONSISTENTLY ATTEMPT ONLY ABOUT 13-14 QUESTIONS?
arvind : Assuming, you are getting good strike rate in your attempts, pl improve your attempts. Read all the questions. In the first glance you should read all the questions in about 30-40 min of time and solve all the questions you can. In the next reading solve the questions, which you think you can solve


aman : TIME MATERIAL IS ENOUGH OR DO WE NEED TO GIVE SOME EXTRA MOCKS
satyaprakash : Whatever we give you is more than enough for you to do well in the CAT.


biswapratimkar : SIR GIVE ME A TARGETED APPROACH ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE READING AND VERBAL ABILITY SECTIONS OF IIFT AND MICA AND HOW TO GO ABOUT ITS GA SECTION...
satyaprakash : Please visit the nearest T.I.M.E. centre and speak to a faculty member.


avinashdelhi : I AM GETTING CRITICAL MARKS IN RC. HOW TO IMPROVE MY SKILLS OF ATTEMPTING OR SKIPPING QUESTIONS??
pravinvedamuthu : Your first statement is not clear. Could you elaborate ? Your situation seems to be critical.


archana : HOW DO WE DECIDE ON THE NUMBER OF OMETS TO APPEAR FOR, IF WE DO NOT HAVE ANY PARTICULAR COLLEGE AS A TARGET?
sridharan : It depends on various factors like your interests, your level of preparation and performance, affordability to pay gharges etc. In general 5 tests are recommended to have a good no. of options.


ccca7af35 : SIR THERE IS CLASH IN IIFT AND CAT EXAM DATE, IS THIS HAD HAPPENED BEFORE AND IF HAPPENED WHAT WAS THE RESULT HAD THEY CHANGED THEIR EXAM SCHEDULE ??????
pravinvedamuthu : It has not happened before. IIFT is in the process of resolving the issue.


srishti : STUDENTS SCORING HOW MUCH %ILE IN AIMCATS SHOULD FILL IIFT FORM?
supratim : Fill up the form and work hard to improve your percentile in AIMCAT's.


vzcb7a085 : I HAVE 59 PERCENT IN MY B.TECH SO HOW MUCH PERCENTILE I NEED TO GET A CALL FROM IIM A,B,C
thomas : you will need more than 99.5 percentile


samar : IN IIM IS AGRI BUSINESS IS EQUALLY GOOD AS FINANCE ,HR ETC
asim : Yes, IIM A and IIM L offer excellent program in this domain.


aditya : DOES INTERNSHIPS COUNTED AS WORK EXPERIENCE FOR FRESHERS?
pravinvedamuthu : No, it does not.


moni : SIR PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION. YOU ARE REJECTING MY QUESTION.PLEASEEEE
satyaprakash : Instead of asking questions here, you should go to your centre and clarify your doubts. All the best!


abd : SIR, I HAVE 3YRS GAP AFTER INTERMEDIATE, WILL IT CREATE ANY PROBLEM WHILE TAKING ADMISSION IN GOOD MBA COLLEGES
supratim : No. Get a good percentile in CAT or any other management entrance test you are writing.


raghav : SIR I WANT TO KNOW WHEN SHOULD I GIVE MY NMAT EXAM
thomas : give the first exam in the first 30 days. depending on that you can decide whether to give another try or not


cvam : WHAT IS APPOX TIME WE SHOULD TAKE FOR PARA JUMBLE?
pravinvedamuthu : Try to keep it within 2 mins.


prithu : I WORK IN PSU,
pravinvedamuthu : Good for you ! What's your question ?


saurabh : I HAVE ONE YEAR GAP AFTER MY 12TH.WILL IT AFFECT MY CHANCES OF GETTING A GOOD COLLEGE ?
pravinvedamuthu : No, it won't. Study earnestly for CAT 2017.


chirayu : SIR, I HAVE NO WORK EXPERIENCE, AND ALSO HAVE ONE YEAR GAP AS I COMPLETED MY GRADUATION IN 2016, HOW IT WILL EFFECT MY ADMISSION? PLEASE GIVE ME SOME IDEA TO THIS
chandrajyoti : Yes, it is an important thing. You cannot hide it. Please be honest with your reason for having the gap. Try to be professionally involved in an organisation.


akash : HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I GIVE EVERYDAY APPROXIMATELY FOR A GOOD SINCERE CAT PREPARATION?
pravinvedamuthu : Try to allot as much time as you can.


prithu : I WORK IN A PSU, DO I NEED I NOC IN LATER STAGES ???
saikumar : Not required


muskan : HOW CAN I RELATE AIMCAT SCORE TO CAT SCORE
thomas : the cat scores are generally better than the aimcat scores as here you are competing with a much more serious crowd


xyz : WHICH PORTION SHOULD I START FROM,IF I START PREPARING NOW? AND HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO WORK EVERYDAY IF I GOT 63 PERCENTILE IN THE LAST AIMCAT I GAVE
asim : Start with basic study material provided by T.I.M.E.


priyanka : SIR MY AIMCAT PERCENTILE RANGES BETWEEN 65-75.HOW CAN I IMPROVE IT IN 3 MONTHS TIME TO CRACK CAT ?
pravinvedamuthu : Firstly, diagnose why the percentile is falling in that range. Once you know the reason work accordingly.


komal : IS THE MATERIAL PROVIDED BY TIME ENOUGH FOR PREPARATION OR WE NEED TO COLLECT MORE?
thomas : it is enough for all the exams


jatin213 : SIR HOW SHOULD I REVISE QA BEFORE NEXT AIMCAT ?
arvind : are you preparing for your CAT or AIMCAT? Solve all the chapters in the SM.


radhika : HELLO SIR, SIR I HAVE A QUESTION I HAVE SCORED 60% IN MY 10+2 AND IN COLLEGE ALSO TILL NOW ITS 65% AND AIMCAT HIGHEST PERCENTILE IS 82% CAN I GET CALL FROM IIM ? OR ANY OTHER B SCHOOL ?
supratim : Improve your AIMCAT percentile. Work hard. Its possible. Just do it.


n : I AM NOT ABLE TO CONCENTRATE WELL ON ONLINE TEST, LIKE I TRIED AIMCATS. ITS DIFFICULT TO STAY FOCUSED. WHERE AS I DO WELL IN CLASS. HELP
supratim : Write online sectional tests .


aswathi : DO IITS ACCEPT ANY OTHER SCORE OTHER THAN THAT OF CAT ?
thomas : no.


pallav : SIR CAN YOU GUIDE ME ON NEGATIVE MARKING IN CAT?
pravinvedamuthu : At the CAT 2016: For the MCQs (4 options), it was 1/3rd of the alloted mark. +3 and -1. For Type in the Answer (TITA) questions, no negative marks. +3 and 0.


aishwarya : WHAT ARE THE EXAMS WE CAN ATTEMPT WITH CAT PREPARATION ?
arvind : CAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP and XAT


raj : FOR YOU POINT OF YOU WHAT IS THE MINIMUM SCORE OF AIMCAT TO CRACK IIMS ?
thomas : 90+ on a consistent basis


rakesh : NAME OF COLLEGES THOSE CAN GIVE A INTERVIEW CALL WITH A VERY GOOD CAT SCORE BUT POOR ACADEMIC RECORD..
asim : Except for very B-schools, the remaining do not give high weightage to the academic profile.


dhwani : HOW MUCH ACCURACY IS GOOD TO MAINTAIN A DECENT SPEED AS WHEN I FOCUS MORE ON ACCURACY I LOSE OUT ON SPEED.
sridharan : First concentrate on accuracy and then on speed. You must aim at 80-90 % accuracy.


uxyz : DOES SOLVING THE TIME MATERIAL WILL BE OKAY
sridharan : certainly.


bharat1996 : SIR, IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MBA AND MMS AND ALSO I WANT TO KNOW WHICH ONE WILL BE A BETTER OPTION ?
supratim : Which college ? That is the only thing matters.


sheets : HOW IS IBS BUSINESS SCHOOL?
thomas : the hyderabad one is ok though the intake is very high. placments would be an issue if you are not in the top 200-300.


peehu5 : WHAT IS THE BEST APPROCH TO DO RC.. REDING QUESTIONS FIRST OR NOT??
pravinvedamuthu : It depends what an aspirant is comfortable with. Personally, I prefer to read the passage first so as to avoid 'bias'.


kartik : PLEASE REPLY..
satyaprakash : Possibly because you are the one who wrote the AIMCATs and you need to analyse your performances in those so that you have a better understanding of what you are doing right and where you are going wrong?


sonalika : YET I HAV NOT GIVEN ANY OF THE AIMCATS,,COZ I WAS NOT CONFIDENT ABOUT IN ANY OF THE SECTIONS... . NOW I WILL OPT.. BUT I WANT TO KNOW WHETHER ITS TOO LATE OR WHAT, FOR THE PREPARATION...
pravinvedamuthu : Start taking the AIMCATs. It is never too late to turn over a new leaf. On a serious note, there is sufficient time left.


aditya : DO I PREPARE FOR ALL THREE SECTIONS EVERYDAY. IF YES HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD SUFFICE BEGINNING TOMORROW
chandrajyoti : If you can afford, nothing like that. If you are not employed and already completed your graduation, then the whole day is there. Try to spend more time in the areas where you need more improvement.


souptik : HELLO SIR! MY 10TH, 12TH ADN GRADUATION SCORES AREN'T IMPRESSIVE AND I DON'T HAVE ANY WORK EXPERIENCE AS OF NOW. WHICH ARE THE BEST INSTITUTES I CAN MANAGE TO GET IF I GET A VERY GOOD PERCENTILE????????
pravinvedamuthu : Please elaborate on 'aren't impressive'.


mitbuster : HOW DOES THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THE AIMCATS COMPARE TO THAT OF THE MAIN CAT. ARE THE AIMCATS MORE HARDER?
pravinvedamuthu : Some AIMCATs may be more difficult than the one you may face come November 2017. There is no time to waste speculating. Start preparing.


bpca7a378 : SIR I AM NT ABLE TO IMPROVE MY SCORE IN AIMCATS ALTHOUGH I HAV ATTENDED CLASSES I STUDY REGULARLY.. CAN U PLEASE SUGGEST ME SOME STRATEGIES TO SCORE WELL IN AMICATS?
pravinvedamuthu : Why have you not been able to score well inspite of being sincere ? Have you diagnosed the problem areas?


pankti : CAN I PLEASE GET CHAPTER WISE WEIGHTAGE?
arvind : There is no fixed pattern. However, ERPV, PPL, Numbers, Geometry & Mensuration are important


hwcd7a072 : HELLO SIR,
pravinvedamuthu : Hi, May I know your question please?


vzcb7a085 : HOW MANY QUESTIONS SHOULD ATTEMPT TO GET 99 PERCENTILE IN CAT IN ALL THREE SECTIONS
thomas : you can only say that after seeing the paper. the difficulty level will vary across years.


vimanyu : HELLO SIR, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT, DO WE NEED TO FILL THE PERCENTAGE OF TOP 4 SUBJECT OR TOP 5 SUBJECTS WHEN WE ARE ASKED FOR 12 BOARD PERCENTAGE? (IN TOP 4 I HAVE : 84.75 BUT IN TOP 5 I HAVE 79.1%).
saikumar : All subjects appearing in marklist are to be considered


meet : SIR I'VE STARTED OFF THIS JULY SO SHOULD I GIVE MY AIMCATS AFTER COMPLETION OF THE PORTION OR SHOULD I START FROM NOW?
pravinvedamuthu : Start from now.


aishwarya : WHICH SITES CAN GIVE US MORE MOCK TESTS ?
ramnath : Aishwarya - more is not of essencce. Quality is. You will get 25 AIMCATs and 25 SAMCATs wlong with 20 advanced sectional tests in each area, with TIME. That is a total of 70 tests. This is mor than 1 test every alternate day from now on, till the CAT exam. All high quality tests against the best of the competition in the country. You need not look elsewhere.


vamsi : SUGGESTION FOR A SC STUDENT WHO IS SCORING REGULARLY AROUND 80%ILE IN AIMCATS
supratim : You can score better if you do work hard. Just do it. You can.


archit : HELLO,FOR SPJAIN FOR PROFILE BASED CALLS, HOW CAN TIME INSITUTE HELP?
asim : In case you are asking about preparation for Group Interviews, yes, we help you prepare for the same.


d : I AM SCORING 75 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS WHAT CAN IEXPECT
pravinvedamuthu : Expect in terms of ?


archie : I'M NOT ABLE TO SCORE ABOVE 40 IN ENGLISH SECTION. I READ NEWSPAPER DAILY. HOW CAN I IMPROVE. I FIND THE OPTIONS CONFUSING.
pravinvedamuthu : I hope you are not ONLY reading the newspaper. Diagnose your performances, understand the causes of an under-performance, work on the areas identified.


ritish : HELLO SIR/MADAM , AS I HAVE SAID YOU I AM IN 3RD YEAR BTECH ,WHAT IS YOUR OPINION IF I WRITE CAT2017 ?
pravinvedamuthu : My opinion of you would not be a good one. You would be providing incorrect information and/or violating the eligibility norms. it is better not to do so.


arpit : HELLO SIR/MADAM. I HAVE SCORED 90% IN 10TH, 75% IN 12TH AND 60% IN B.E. HOW MUCH %ILE SHOULD I GET TO GET A CALL FROM ANY IIMS?
saikumar : 90+ if you consider the newest IIMs


neelu : CAN YOU GUYS MAKE THIS MORE CHAT SESSION A MORE USER FRIENDLY ONE ? IF WE ARE ABLE TO SEE ALL OUR QUERIES AT A PLACE , IT WOULD BE OF GREAT HELP .
ramnath : We are working on it Neelu. Thanks for the feedback anyways :)


shiv : I AM CONSISTENTLY GETTING 93-97 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS, HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT IN CAT 17 CONSIDERING LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY SAME AS CAT 16?
sridharan : You can certainly hope for 99+if you maintain the tempo.


fahad : CURRENTLY I AM PURSUING MY FINAL YEAR BBA. AM I ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND BOTH CAT AND IIFT EXAMS ?
arvind : Yes


hwcd7a072 : CAN I GET A REALISTIC RELATION BETWEEN AIMCAT SCORE RANGE AND POSSIBLE CAT SCORES??
satyaprakash : If your level of performance is around the same, then your CAT %ile should be +/- 10 %ile of your AIMCAT %ile.


malar : INBETWEEN OF EXAM MY SPEED GETS SLOW AND AT THE END OF EXAM IM BACK WITH MY SPEED . HOW TO TACKLE ?
supratim : Write 2 online sectional tests back to back while practicing.


anuva : I HAVE 82% IN B.TECH. SO HOW MUCH SCORE DO I NEED TO GET TO BE SELECTED IN IIM-A
feroz : The call from an institute depends on so many params. Do not worry much about that right now and focus on your prep. By the way, IIMA is yet to release the admission criteria


abha : SIR ,I HAVE JOINED TIME IN JULY 2017 AND I HAVE GIVEN ONLY TWO AIMCAT ,MY SCORE IS ONLY 29 BOTH THE TIME ,SI HOW I CAN IMPROVE MY SCORES?
asim : First of all, there is no need to be disheartened, start with basic study material, collect your doubts and discuss them with a faculty member.


aishwarya : WHAT IS "SHP" ? I SAW IT IT MANY QUERIES
supratim : Student home page.


archie : I HAD SCORED 58.85 PERCENTILE IN CAT 2016. HOW CAN I IMPROVE AND GET PERCENTILE IN HIGH 90S
arvind : please work on your concepts. 58 percentile means you should be improve a lot on your concepts


ajay : HELLO SIR TIME MODULE ENOUGH TO CRACK CAT??
sridharan : certainly. But you have to do and analyse AIMCATS also.


rr : WHICH IIMS ARE PREFERABLE FOR HR?
supratim : All.


aditya : WHAT IS AN IDEAL PERCENTILE FOR MDI GURGAON
thomas : 95+


shubham5042 : WHAT ARE THE APPROXIMATE CUT OFF 'MARKS' FOR EACH SECTION AND OVERALL?
supratim : Varies from college to college.


aswathi : WHAT IS THE CAT PERCENTILE NEEDED TO GET INTO AN IIT?
arvind : IIT Munbai - 99+ IIT Delhi - 98+ IIT Chennai - 96+


meet : IN ALL THE 3 SECTIONS HOW MANY Q'S ARE ASKED AND HOW MANY Q'S WE NEED TO OPT?
thomas : total 100 questions with 34 each in qa and english and 32 in lr/di


nandini : IS IT TRUE,IF WE REJECTED FROM ONE BRANCH OF IIM THEN I HAVEN'T ALLOW FOR OTHER IIM?
thomas : no, each iim has its own selection process


ajay : SIR, IS TIME MODULE ARE ENOUGH TO CRACK CAT??
thomas : yes


samar : WHICH COLLEGE IS PROVIDING PGPABM AND PGPSM INIIM
asim : IIM A and IIM L are couple of options among the IIMs.


aishwarya : I AM CURRENTLY SCORING AROUND 75 PERCENTILE IN AIMCATS. CAN THIS SCORE BE IMPROVED IN 3 MONTHS TO CRACK CAT? I AM A WORKING PROFESSIONAL
sridharan : You can by consistent preparation. In the past years many have done.


max7 : SIR, I HAVE JUST GRADUATED IN MAY 2017 AND I AM PREPARING FULL TIME FOR CAT. HOW CAN I JUSTIFY THIS YEAR GAP IN INTERVIEW? I'M REALLY WORRIED THAT EVEN AFTER GETTING A GOOD PERCENTILE I WONT BE ABLE TO MAKE TO OLD IIMS.
supratim : Think later. We will help you to think. Work hard and get that 99 percentile. You can . Just do it.


rohith : SIR WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES I CAN REFER TO IN ORDER TO IMPROVE SCORE IN RC APART FROM TIME STUDY MATERIAL?
supratim : Write online sectional tests.


pankti : SHOULD I GIVE ALL THE 3 NMAT?
thomas : you will have to pay the amount 3 times. it depends on how satisfied you are with your previous attempt


sakshi : HELLO SIR/MADAM. I HAVE SCORED 72.2 IN 10TH, 79% IN 12TH AND 82% IN B.TECH BIOTECHNOLOGY. HOW MUCH %ILE SHOULD I GET TO GET A CALL FROM ANY IIMS OR ANY OTHER COLLEGE?
feroz : Every institute has a different selection criteria. We suggest that you focus more on your prep right now and try to score as healthy percentile as possible


aman : HOW CAN I CONVERT MY 65PERCENTILE TO 95+ IS IT POSSIBLE
arvind : Yes, it is possible !!! You have 100+ days - Please work hard


samar : AVG CUTOFF FOR GENERAL IN IIM FOR AGRIBUSINESS
saikumar : 85


arpit : IS IT WORTH GIVING NMAT 2 TIMES?
chandrajyoti : As they take best of all attempts, so definitely it is worth appearing twice.


chirayu : SIR, ACTUALLY I WAS GOING FOR CA.....BUT AFTERWARDS I CHANGED MY MIND. THATS Y THERE IS A 1 YEAR GAP. SO WHAT SHOULD I DO?
asim : Do not worry, right now just focus on your preparation for CAT/Other exams. Its not a big issue.


rakesh : HOW TO PREPARE FOR GK,GA SECTION.HONESTLY,I HAVE NOT STARTED YET
arvind : Don't bother too much on GK. Keep reading newspapers daily


prithu : HOW NO. OF YRS OF ECPERIENCE MATTERS IN IIM ADMISSIONS ??
saikumar : Doesnt matter much - a large number of freshers get into the IIMs every year.


amy : HELLO SIR/MADAM. I HAVE SCORED 82% IN 10TH, 81% IN 12TH AND 66% IN B.COM HOW MUCH %ILE SHOULD I GET TO GET A CALL FROM ANY IIMS?
arvind : Do you have any reservations?


sobhitha : SIR, APART FROM THE RC PASSAGES IN THE SM, WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO INCREASE MY VERBAL SCORE AND TO GIVE ACCURATE ANSWERS?
supratim : Online sectional tests.


vamsi : SIR/MAM I AM FED UP OF LOOKING UP ONLINE FOR THE PERCENTILE CUTOFFS FOR AN SC STUDENT. CAN YOU PLEASE LIST THE CUTOFFS FOR SC STUDENTS FOR TOP 3 IIMS AND REST OF THE IIMS, AND ALSO FOR IIFT
feroz : For A,B,C - In the range 70 to 85 %ile with +/- 5%


kumar : GOOD PRIVATE COLLEGES OTHER THAN IIMS?
asim : SP JAIN, MDI GURGAON, IMT G, NMIMS MUMBAI, SIBM PUNE,XLRI are some options.


aks16 : POSTING THIS FOE THIRD TIME.. ATLEAST ANSWER ONCE.....SIR MY PERCENTILE SCORES IN THE AIMCATS I HAVE WRITTEN ARE 98.2 98.47 97 95 90 82... BUT SIR I AM HAVING A CONSTATNT FEAR OF CAT ..AT TIMES IT HAMPERS MY PERFORMANCE.. HOW TO KEEP COOL AND COME OUT OF THE SAME?
satyaprakash : Find out the reason for your self-doubt. Start positive visualisation. Meditate. Your destiny is in your hands.


drca7a593 : HOW I SHOULD PREPARE FOR IIFT GA SECTION,
asim : A similar query has already been answered, please check the chat transcript.


kc : MY AIMCAT SCORES TILL NOW ARE 61, 73, 89, 94, 91. HOW CAN I IMPROVE IT TO 99+? PLEASE HELP.
saikumar : Your scores are quite good. With proper analysis of AIMCATs and regular work on the concepts will see you get to your mark soon.


puneet : SIR HOW MUCH %ILE IS NEEDED TO GET A CALL FROM IIM OR IIFT FOR A SC STUDENT??
thomas : 75+ should get you a call from at least 2-3 of the old iims


anu : HELLO SIR,IS BUSINESS DESIGN GOOD IN WELLINGKAR BANGLORE FOR FRESHER
saikumar : Not a great option for good placements


aishwarya : DO EVEN THE NEW IIMS EXPECT A 99 AND ABOVE PERCENTILE ? OR WILL A LESSER PERCENTILE DO FOR THE NEW IIMS? IF YES HOW MUCH ?
supratim : Can we make a strategy by keeping in mind how to become second in class ? So work hard to get 99 percentile. If its less for any of the IIM's then it will work for you.


anuva : DO IITS PROVIDE M,BA COURSE OR MIM COURSE?
chandrajyoti : It is MBA.


vamsi : SIR/MAM THE BEST METHOD TO ANALYSE MY AIMCAT? I OFTEN GET CONFUSED TO ANALYSE MY AIMCAT PLEASE SUGGEST ME SOMETHING
feroz : While analysing, focus more on your strength areas. Was there a question that you could have attempted but you did not, or the one you got stuck with, but your should have left it


saran : SIR,IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC SECTION TO FAMILIAR WHILE ATTENDING GRAMMATICAL ERROR (VERBAL ABILITY)
sridharan : Agreement of verb with the subject is an important matter.


affid : SIR, IS 4 MONTHS REALISTIC TIME FOR CAT PREPARATION TO GET 99+ PERCENTILE?
supratim : Yes. Work hard.


sid : IS IT POSSIBLE THAT IIFT AND CAT XAMS CLASH?
thomas : as of now the dates are the same. very likely iift dates would be changed


rohan : IN FMS AT WHAT PERCENTILE A STUDENT GETS CALL IF HE IS OBC CANDIDATE
thomas : you will need around 95 percentile


skylimit : WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH A SECOND LOT OF STUDY MATERIALS FROM TIME, RECENTLY. HOW TO GO ABOUT SOLVING THEM. SHOULD WE COMPLETE THEM BEFORE CAT?
satyaprakash : If you can do that, then the sky will be the limit for you!


anika : A LOT OF SYLLABUS IS YET TO BE COVERED IN MY COACHING CLASSES. IS THIS MAY BE THE REASON FOR MY POOR PERFORMANCE IN AIMCATS?
saikumar : It might be - however there is still a lot of time available to improve your scores and get into the reckoning.


saurabh : I AM A WORKING PROFESSIONAL.HOW CAN I STRATEGIES MY PREPARATION ?
supratim : Write online sectional tests on weekdays . Spend more time for preparation on weekends/holidays.


sahil : WILL WE ENCOUNTER SOME CHANGES IN AIMCAT PATTERNS IN THE UPCOMING AIMACTS?
thomas : if cat announces any change in pattern, we will surely do it


shruti : SIR, HOW TO IMPROVE IN DI/LR? I ALWAYS END UP GIVING ALOT OF TIME TO 1 SET.
arvind : Read all the questions given in the paper and solve the easy ones


madhur : IF I WILL BE GETTING AROUND 50-55% IN BCOM HONS WILL I BE ABLE TO MAKE TOP 10
arvind : Perform well in your entrance tests.


lncb7a273 : IS READING ARTICLES FROM HINDU AND INDIAN EXPRESS SUFFICIENT FOR RC ?
arvind : Not sufficient!!! Please work on your RC passges from our Study Material


ssk : NMIMS OR SIBM PUNE?
satyaprakash : Which one have you gotten admission to?


pankti : WHICH ALL EXAMS SHOULD BE GIVEN EXCEPT CAT,CET,NMAT?
thomas : iift, xat, snap


anindita : SIR, MAY I KNOW HOW MUCH HELPFULL THE TIME MAGAZINE?IT'S RELATED WITH GK?
saikumar : Very very helpful


affid : SIR, WHAT WOULD BE IDEAL NUMBER OF HOURS/QUESTIONS/MOCKS FOR CAT PREPARATION EVERYDAY/WEEKLY?
supratim : Solve 20 Quant questions / day . Solve 2 RC passages / day . Solve 2 DI/LR sets / day.


0377 : IS 3MONTHS ENOUGH FOR CAT PREPARATION FOR A GRAET SCORE
arvind : Yes, it is sufficient


rohan : SIR WHAT WAS LEVEL OF LR DI SECTION IN AIMCAT 1816
thomas : lrdi was difficult in aimcat16.nearly as same as last year cat


1 : IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIAL IN THIS HEARS CAT
thomas : as of now, no significant change announced


aman : ISAW THE LEVEL OF CAT+ SHEETS THEY ARE MUCH HEIGHER THEN TIME METRIEL AND AIMCAT DO WE NEED TO STRICTLY STICK TO TAHT . I M NOT IN CAT+BATCH
chandrajyoti : AIMCAT is taken by those people who are serious about CAT and results proved that best performers in CAT have taken AIMCATs seriously. So, it is your choice.


user27041995 : HOW COME STUDENTS WITH 99.5+ PERCENTILE DO NOT GET CALLS FROM THE OLD IIMS? IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC REASON?
thomas : cat score is only one of the parameters for getting a call. so occassionally people with 99.9+ also misses calls


amy : @ARVIND SIR, NO I AM FROM GENERAL CATEGORY.HELLO SIR. I HAVE SCORED 82% IN 10TH, 81% IN 12TH AND 66% IN B.COM HOW MUCH %ILE SHOULD I GET TO GET A CALL FROM ANY IIMS?
arvind : Try to get 99+ percentile - to be on the safe side. With lesser percentiles also you have decent chances in the IIMs


rajat : I'VE JOINED THE INSTITUTE A MONTH AGO, WHEN SHALL I START TAKING AIMCATS AND AFTER WHAT INTERVAL ?
feroz : Start writing the AIMCATs right away. The idea is not just to write but to analyze them thoroughly as well. Try to maximize your score, attempt those questions which are familiar/from your strength areas


prathamesh : SIR ,I COULDN'T BE ABLE TO READ ALL RC'S WITH SAME PACE AND FOCUSED MIND .WHEN I READ FIRST RC ; PROBABLY IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND AND READ NEXT ONE. HOW CAN I DEAL WITH THIS ?
sridharan : For any section the golden rule is start with easy and increase the difficulty level.


kumar : IITS THAT ACCEPT CAT SCORE?
feroz : All the IITs


vaibhav : WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON MICA? IS IT AT PAR WITH NMIMS, IMT G?
saikumar : Very good institute...infact one of the very best for a program in communications. However in the overall standings it is ranked below NMIMS and IMT.


gadi : SIR IIFT AND CAT ARE ON THE SAME DAY. HOW SHOULD WE TACKLE THIS PROBLEM
arvind : IIFT will change the date


sahil : SIR, CAN WE EXPECT MORE QUESTIONS FROM LR AS COMPARE TO DI THIS YEAR ALSO?
arvind : Please dont guess


sri : HELLO SIR, I AM WORKING IN AN MNC CURRENTLY AND WILL QUIT AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER. MY AIIMCAT SCORE CURRENTLY IS AROUND 75. HOW MANY HOURS PREPARATION IS REQUIRED ON A DAILY BASIS TO IMPROVE TO 90%
feroz : It's not about the duration but about the quality of time your spend in your prep. Whatever you do, do it with maximum efficiency


sonali : GEN FEMALE B.COM FINAL YR..12TH COMMERCE 96%, 10TH CGPA 10... WHAT PERCENTILE NEEDED TO GET INTO IIM-C, IIFT & FMS?
saikumar : 98+


dinesh : IS IT POSSIBLE TO GIVE SAME AIMCAT TWICE AFTER ONE ATTEMPT.IF NOT,HOW CAN I TAKE 2ND TIME
thomas : no, you can attempt only once


n : SIR, I AM NOT ABLE ON FOCUS ON ONLINE TEST, WHERE ASI PERFORM WELL IN CLASS. BUT CONCENTRATING ONLINE FOR CONTINUOUSLY 3HRS IS DIFFICULT
sridharan : The very idea of having so many AIMCATS and sectional tests etc is to give you this ability.


ankit : I HAVE SCORED NOT MORE THEN 30%ILE IN THE LAST 2 AIMCATS, I HAVE BEEN STUDYING A LOT BUT IN BOTH THE AIMCATS I WAS NOT ABLE TO ANSWER ONE COMPLETE CASELET OF DI/LR.. WHAT IS GOING WRONG HERE?. SPEED AND ACCURACY BOTH ARE ISSUES HERE WITH ME
supratim : Write online sectional tests.


kc : WHICH IS BETTER AMONG MAT AND CET? I AM ALREADY GIVING XAT,CAT,IIFT,NMAT.
chandrajyoti : You may think of MAH CET. MAT offers admission to colleges where 50% graduation score is not a barrier.


kc : WHICH IS BETTER AMONG MAT AND CET? I AM ALREADY GIVING XAT,CAT,IIFT,NMAT.
thomas : cet


rm : HAVE YOU GOT MY QUESTIONS? BECAUSE I ASKED 3 QUESTIONS AND NONE HAS BEEN ANSWERED
thomas : we are trying to answer as many questions as possible. as of now, 715 qns are yet to be answered.


aparna : WHICH TOPICS NEED MORE IMPORTANCE FOR QUANT?
asim : You need to prepare all the topics mentioned in your T.I.M.E. study material, you cannot skip some topics.


soumya : SIR FOR ME SOME TOPICS OF LR AND DI IS MAKING PROBLEM. IS THAT POSSIBLE TO LEAVE 1-2 TOPICS IN BOTH OF THAT AND IS THAT POSSIBLE TO GET GOOD PERCENTILE AFTER THAT TOO?
chandrajyoti : It is risky. However, in LR, Linear - Circular Arrangement, Distribution, Selection, Comparison, Venn Diagram, and Cubes and Dice are must. In DI, Reasoning based DI is important.


pooja : HOW MUCH PERCENTILE NEEDED FOR SC CANDIDATE
asim : For securing multiple IIM calls aim at 70+ percentile ( for new IIMs 60+ may also be enough ).


komal : DO NO OF CAT ATTEMPTS AFFECT OUR ADMISSION IN THE IIM'S?
supratim : No.


sahil : HOW MANY SETS OF `LRDI ARE SUFFICIENT TO GER 99+ IN THIS SECTION?
feroz : All such things depend on the difficulty level of the section


anuva : WHICH ONE IS BETTER-IIT OR IIM AS IIMS PROVIDE MIM COURSE?
thomas : the top iims are better than the iits while iits like mumbai and delhi are better than the new and baby iims


ssk : SIR HOW SHOULD I PLAN MY LEAVES FROM OFFICE IF I HAVE 15 LEAVES TILL DECEMBER AND AIMCAT PERCENTILE IS 75?
feroz : You may avail your leaves a month before CAT


malhotra : SIR I HAVE 89%IN 10TH ,90%IN 12TH AND 7.35CGPA UPTILL 6TH SEM IN BTECH.CAN I EXPECT IIM A IF I AM IN GENERAL CATEGORY
sridharan : Certainly if you do well in CAT.


taniya : I DID NT START DI SECTION IT V;; BE SUFFICENT IF I START IT 2ND WEEK OF AUGUST
supratim : Start now.


tripti : WHAT PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED TO FOR IIT BOMBAY
thomas : 98-98.5 for a general category student


disha_157 : WHERE CAN I FIND MORE FULL LENGTH TESTS LIKE THE AIMCATS APART FROM THE SECTIONAL TESTS?
asim : SAMCATs are available on your SHP please check if you are classroom student.


vishaka : MY COACHING CENTRE ( TIME ) IS LITERALLY RUSHING TO FINISH THE PORTION WITHOUT GIVING US PROPER BASIC KNOWLEDGE . I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS LESS TIME LEFT . BUT IS THERE ANY ALTERNATIVE. SELF LEARNING IS WAY TOO TIME CONSUMING
arvind : Please approach your centre. They will definitely you


kk : HOW ARE TIME'S ADVANCED SECTIONAL TEST AS IN COMPARED TO ACTUAL CAT EXAM ? IN QUANT I DID ONLY 12 QUESTIONS RIGHT
thomas : they are also of varying levels of difficulty. see the scores given along with each test


naruto : AS I WORK IN A STARTUP, THEY DONT PROVIDE PAY SLIPS. WILL THAT BE AN ISSUE THE TIME OF INTERVIEW ?
satyaprakash : You do have proof of employment, don't you? I don't know much, but if you ain't being paid, it will be considered as volunteering.


keshav : WHICH ARE THE EXAMS OTHER THAN CAT AND CET ONE SHOULD GIVE?
asim : XAT,SNAP,NMAT,IIFT are some of the other options.


anand1004 : WAS SELECTED TO IIM SAMBALPUR, HOW GOOD IS SAMBALPUR IIM.
asim : Good, if you are interested in pursuing MBA this year itself.


aksh : ANSWER ONCE ATLEAST...HOW SHOULD I IMPROVE..I ALWAYS FLUCTUATE BETWEEN 60-90 SCORE
feroz : How many sectional tests have you attempted so far? Are you up to date with the problems in SMs? If the answer is no, then we suggest that you start with these and practice as much as you can


sakshi : SIR, WHAT IS THE IDEAL TIME FOR STUDYING PER DAY?
asim : One should not quantify ones quality of preparation in terms of number of hours of study, rather you should look at your preparation in terms of number of topics covered,number of concepts learnt and so on. Doing this will ensure that you will be able to master all of CAT 2017 syllabus.


kzcb7a172 : SIR IS THE CAT SCORE VALID FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR?
thomas : no, it is valid for only one year.


joseph : SIR, IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET THE QUESTION PAPER OF MISSED AIMCAT 1816 ?
chandrajyoti : You will get the hard-copy from your centre.


raghav : HOW TO PREPARE FOR MICAT??
arvind : Your CAT preparation is sufficient. Take mock MICAT papers


rm : DO FACULTIES ALSO APPEAR IN CAT EXAM?
arvind : What difference does it make to you ?


shreya : ARE 3 MONTHS ENOUGH TO PREPARE FOR CAT?
arvind : Yes!!! but you need to put extra effort


srishti : HOW MUCH CAN WE PREDICT THE DIFFICULTY OF CAT PROVIDED IIML IS PREPARING THE PAPER? WHAT ARE THE IMPORTATNT TOPICS?
supratim : Do not speculate. Please keep on writing AIMCAT's.


mradul : SIR HOW TO IMPROVE IN QUANT.? FROM WHICH BOOK SHOULD I SOLVE SO THAT I CAN FACE CAT QUESTIONS?
sridharan : Our study materials and AIMCATS.


asmi : WHAT EXTRA PREPARATION IS REQUIRED FOR NMAT AND SIBM?
chandrajyoti : Please follow the OMET papers. Previous years OMET papers with solutions are available in your Student Home Page.


asmi : WHAT EXTRA PREPARATION IS REQUIRED FOR NMAT AND SIBM?
asim : For NMAT-Except for the section on Logical Reasoning, all the other sections of NMAT get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive. Also, 120 questions in120 minutes means that the candidate needs to be really quick in solving the questions. The questions in reasoning section of NMAT are: Series, Analogies, Odd man out, Coding & Decoding, Symbols & Notations and missing numbers in the figures. Analytical puzzles (Linear arrangement, Circular arrangement, Distribution,Comparisons and Selections) Critical reasoning (Assumptions, Conclusions, Inferences, Strong & Weak arguments, Courses of action, Cause & Effect, Assertions and Reasons,Deductions, Input / Output, Decision Making) and Venn Diagrams


bpca7a378 : SIR SUGGEST SOME TIPS FOR ENGLISH SECTION AS I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE IN ENGLISH?
feroz : Practice is the key. Try to identify the mistakes and not to repeat them again


aparna : I HAVE OBC RESERVATION HOW MUCH % I NEED TO GET SELECTED IN LEADING IIMS
arvind : 94+ percentile


sahil : SHOULD WE ATTEMPT RCS FIRST OF VA QUESTIONS FIRST?
arvind : Start with Your strength. However, i recommend to start with VA


gadi : SIR IAM PREPARING FOR SSC-CGL WILL IT HELP ME CRACK CAT?
arvind : Paper pattern and difficulty level is different


vaibhav : SIR, THE LIST OF COLLGS IS A LONG ONE. WHICH ARE THE EXAMS THAT I SHOULD NECESSARILY APPEAR FOR?
thomas : cat, xat, nmat, snap, iift.


fahad : BOTH IIFT AND CAT EXAMS ARE ON THE SAME DATE .WHAT SHOULD I DO TO ATTEND BOTH ?
thomas : very likely the dates of one of the exams would be changed.


surabhi : SC CANDIDATE FEMALE WITH ENGINEERING IN BIOTECHNOLOGY...HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED FOR TOP IIMS
sridharan : Aim at 90+


sonali : IN VA RC SECTION WHAT TIME TO BE INVESTED TO SOLVE THE 10 NON MCQS? IS SOLVING THOSE 10 FIRST A GOOD APPROACH? PLS REPLY....????????????
sridharan : These generally are non- mcq and are tough. Hence taking them up first may prove disadvantageous.You can allot around 20 min for them.


anooprao : WASN'T THIS SESSION SUPPOSED TO BE A DISCUSSION ON AIMCAT 1816?
saikumar : Go ahead and post your Qs


rajat : ATLEAST ANSWER THIS ONE ,
satyaprakash : We answered your first question. Go through the chat transcript. For answers to your remaining questions, go to your centre. All the best!


souptik : BEST B-SCHOOLS WHICH DO NOT CONSIDER PAST ACADEMICS?
chandrajyoti : Every good B-School considers past academic performance important.


abhi : SIR, I AM TIME STUDENT. PLEASE CONFIRM OMETS WILL BE AVAILABLE?
saikumar : YES


abilash : SIR . I AM A ST CANDIDATE . I GOT 86 PERCENT IN 12TH AND NOW I AM DOING B.E WITH C.G.P.A OF 83 PERCENT. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PERCENTILE TO GET A CALL IN IIM ? WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY !!
saikumar : we have seen students getting calls at 90+ percentile


souptik : DOES IIM-C CONSIDER PAST ACADEMICS AND WORK EXPERIENCE OR DOES IT FULLY FOCUS ON THE CAT PERCENTILE?
supratim : It takes into account all 3 areas mentioned by you. To improve the CAT score is still in your hand. Work hard and do it. You can.


komal : THE CONCEPTS EXPLAINED FOR DI/LR IN THE MATERIAL PROVIDED IS WAY EASIER THAN WHAT IS GENERALLY BEING ASKED.ANY SUGGESTION AS TO HOW I CAN GAIN BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ACTUAL QUESTIONS?
arvind : Practice from your AIMCATs and SAMCATs


mounica : SIR I'M REALLY VERY WEAK IN QUANT...SIR PLEASE SUGGEST ME SOMETHING TO DO BETTER IN QUANT..SIR PLEASE HELP ME ND I REQUEST U TO ANSWER MY QUESTION...
chandrajyoti : If you are weak in QA, you should complete all the chapters in SM1001801. From SM1001806, Numbers-I and II, Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry are important. From SM1001808, try to cover Quadratic Equations, Inequalities and Modulus, Progressions and Series, Indices and Surds, and Logarithms.


sonakshi : SIR, WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT AREAS WE SHOULD CONSIDER MORE WITH IIML SETTING THE PAPER?WHAT THEIR PATTERN LAST TIME?
saikumar : All sections are equally important - there is no cheat code for what IIML is going to test students on in CAT2017. Paper pattern along with the detailed analysis is available on www.time4education.com


srishti : WE ALSO NEED TO FILL FORMS FOR VARIOUS COLLEGES APART FROM CAT, NMAT, ETC. WHEN ARE THOSE DUE. IN WHICH MONTH?
supratim : August / September.


ssk : NMIMS OR SIBM P?
saikumar : Both are very good institutes.


vamsi : SC CANDIDATE WITH DECENT AIMCAT PERCENTILE AND CONFIDENT TO GET MORE THAN 90-95%ILE BUT IM WORRIED BECAUSE MY UG GPA IS VERY LOW SHOULD I BE WORRIED?
feroz : Do not worry much about that right now. Focus on your prep and try to secure a good percentile


aditya : WHAT IS OMETS?
thomas : other management entrance tests. for iift, snap, nmat etc


aman : DOES FMS DELHI HAS ITS OWN EXAM?
arvind : Through CAT


shubham : WHAT PERCENTILE NEEDED FOR TOP IIMS GENERAL CATEGORY 1OTH-93 12TH-91 GRAD-65?
feroz : The criteria is different for different IIMs. Some lay focus on acads along with CAT percentile, while others give maximum weight to CAT score


shubham : SIR ARE TIME MATERIAL AND SECTIONAL TESTS ENOUGH FOR VERBAL ABILITY AND RC SECTIONS
thomas : yes, not just for english but the other sections also


sheets : WEAK IN QUANT AND DI HOW SHOULD I PREPARE THIS WITHIN 3 MONTHS
arvind : Quant - Start with ERPV, PPL, Numbers, Geo & Mens DI - Work on speed math. Practice from SM and AIMCATs


aks : HOW DO WE ANALYZE THE AIMCATS? ANY PARTICULAR WAY FOR DI BECAUSE NEITHER THE QUESTION NOR THE PATTERN SEEM TO GET REPEATED.
sridharan : Analysing in effect means getting the logic of the correct answer.Also you can formulate your strategy by learning from your experiences in AIMCATS.


0377 : I AM A STUDENT OF MECHANICAL ENGG BACKGROUND I WORKED FOR A COMPANY RELATED TO MECH AS A ASST ENG IS MY WORKEX WILL ACCTED BY IIMS
thomas : yes


ssk : SIR PLEASE ANSWER MY QUERIES.
feroz : Already did


rohan : SIR CUT OFF OF OBC CANDIDATE WITH BTECH IN FMS IIMS PLEASE ANSWER
thomas : obc cutoff is generally close to 90. 95 would be a very safe score. the above information is for fms. for iims also 95 should be a safe score for most


snigdha : APART FROM CAT PERCENTILE WHAT ELSE IS CONSIDERED TO GET CALLS FROM IIM'S OR TOP B-SCHOOLS?
saikumar : Past Academic record, Work Experience, Professional qualifications.


sahil : SHOULD I APPEAR ALL SAMCATS OR CONCENTRATE MORE ON AIMCATS?
arvind : I recommend spend time on both


sahil : SHOULD I APPEAR ALL SAMCATS OR CONCENTRATE MORE ON AIMCATS?
arvind : I recommend spend time on both


vishal : I AM AIMING FOR FMS DELHI, HOW SHOULD I APPLY TO THE COLLEGE AFTER FILLING CAT FORM??
chandrajyoti : Last year registration window was open from 1st Nov. to 30th Nov., 2016. Accordingly, look for the advertisement and apply.


kt : SIR, IS AIMCATS MORE TOUGHER THAN CAT EXAM.HOW CAN WE IMPROVE OUR SCORE FOR AIMCATS
thomas : aimcats are of varying levels of difficulty. some would be tougher, some of the same level and others would be easier.we want the students to get use to all types of difficulty levels.


bdca7a049 : SIR,I AM INTERESTED IN MBA IN RURAL MANAGEMENT. WHICH ARE THE BEST COLLEGES FOR THE COURSE APART FROM IRMA AND WHICH EXAMS SHOULD I PREPARE FOR APART FROM CAT.
arvind : TISSNET


arpit : HELLO SIR/MADAM, WHAT SHOULD BE A GOOD APPROACH TO SOLVE QUESTIONS IN ALL 3 SECTIONS. FIRST MCQS OR NON MCQS. FIRST SET OF 3/4 QUES OR INDIVIDUAL QUES?
sridharan : Always go from easy to difficult questions.But spotting the easy questions by glancing through the section before answering is a useful strategy.


pooja : IS THEIR IMP. TO DO INTERNSHIP FOR CAT?
thomas : no, it does not make any difference


maggi : SIR PLS ANSWER...HOW TO AVAIL MISSED AIMCATS?
asim : They will be made available on your SHP in a few weeks.


ajay : SIR I HAVE A BACKLOG IN PREVIOUS SEMESTER JUST ONE SO I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FILL THE CAT FORM AND WILL GIVING CAT BE BENEFICIAL THIS YEAR
thomas : do fill the form. dont waste an year for just one paper.


nithin : IS CANDIDATES WITH ENGG BACKGROUND GIVEN LESS PREFERENCE WHILE SELECTION?
arvind : Not Really


himani : LAST YEAR(2016) I HAD GIVEN CAT AND MY SCORE THAT YEAR WAS 87.03%TILE.
thomas : so what is the question?


meet : IN CAT EXAM WE WILL BE GIVEN CHOICE BETWEEN WHETHER TO CHOOSE LR OR DI IN THE SECTION RIGHT?IT IS OPTIONAL BETWEEN LR AND DI?? PLEASE ANSWER..
sridharan : LR DI is a single section and you can answer as you like within a section.


ps : IS THE SPECIFIC SUBJECT PERCENTILE MATTERS?
sridharan : You have to clear cutoffs under each section.


priyanka : SIR I HAVE STARTED PREPARING JUST FROM LAST WEEK. IS 3 MONTHS ENOUGH TIME TO CLEAR CAT?
thomas : yes if you really work hard.


kk : HOW TO AVOID BEING CARELESS????????
supratim : Improve concentration . Solve more analytical puzzles.


aman : DOES FMS DELHI HAS ITS OWN EXAM
sridharan : no.


dinesh : SIR,WILL LOW PROFILE AFFECT DURING INTERVIEW PROCESS??
asim : Not much if you do very well in CAT/WAT/GD/PI rounds.


komal : ANY PROVISION BY WHICH I CAN ATTEMPT THE AIMCATS THAT I HAVE MISSED PREVIOUSLY?
asim : Yes, they will be made available on your SHP in few weeks.


sonakshi : SIR, I HAVE 91.2% IN CLASS 10TH, 89.6% IN CLASS 12TH, BUT 62% IN B.TECH. AND I DON'T HAVE ANY RESERVATION. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT I'LL GET CALL FROM IIM IF MY PERCENTILE IS IN 90S?
feroz : You might get a call from the new IIMs


suni : CAT AND IIFT EXAMS ARE ON SAME DATE...SO HOW CAN I ATTEMPT BOTH EXAMS
asim : IIFT has put the following message on their homepage The issue related to clashing of date of MBA(IB) Entrance Exam with CAT, is being resolved. You will be updated soon on the issue. Source-http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/index.php


eurus : NEW IIMS OR ANY ONE AMONG JBIMS, SPJIMR, XLRI, IITB, MDI?
supratim : Get all. Decide later. Please remember we can not reject what we do not have.


snigdha : IF WE DON'T HAVE WORK EXPERIENCE WITH 60-70% IN GRADUATION, WILL I GET CALLS FROM IIM'S? WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD I SCORE?
supratim : Work hard and try to score 99 percentile and above .


merty : SIR IM A COMM STUDENT AND IN THAT SP STUDENT.....SIR IM FINDING VERY DIFFICULT TO SOLVE QUANTS QUESTIONS PLSZZ HELP
feroz : We suggest that you start with solving the SMs, and the handouts


saahil : I SCORED 98.4%ILE IN THIS AIMCAT 1816 BUT UNFORTUNATELY GOT ONLY 66%ILE IN VARC. HOW MANY INSTITUTES CONSODER SUCH SCORE AS A NEGATIVE POINT?
saikumar : For all the top ranked IIMs you will need to clear the sectional cutoffs for all sections. With this score in VARC you could have missed out on calls from the IIMs.


saurav : CAN I PROGRESS FURTHER AS I AM ONLY ABLE TO GET 60% AS MY BEST IN LAST AIMCAT?
sridharan : You can if you have the determination.


abilash : SIR BUT I HAD HEARD THAT 60 -70 PERCENTILE FOR A ST CANDIDATE WILL SURELY GET A CALL IN IIM ! IS THAT TRUE ??? PLS REPLY
saikumar : Yes it is true.


souptik : I HAVE 78 PERCENTAGE IN 10TH, 64 PERCENTAGE IN 12TH AND 55 PERCENTAGE IN ENGINEERING. DO I HAVE A CHANCE OF LANDING UP IN A GOOD B-SCHOOL LIKE TOP IIMS? PLEASE REPLY SIR..
chandrajyoti : You should try to give your best for CAT and then you see what you can get. Your past academic performance is important. But it will alone not decide your admission.


ujj : I HAVE COMPLETED FIRST BOOK IN QUANTS AND IN SECOND BOOK TILL NUMBERS 2. I AM UPTO DATE WITH CLASS. BUT I FEEL I NEED TO START ON REVISION OF PREVIOS TOPICS. HOW SHOULD I REVISION ?
feroz : Try to revisit the important questions that you would have identified while solving the material


alpesh : EVERYTIME I CLEAR CUTOFF OF 2 SECTIONS. BUT CANT CLEAR ONE SECTION
asim : Work on your basic concepts of that section, collect your doubts and discuss with a faculty member, then do loads of practice.


raga : SIR WILL STARTUP WORK BE CONSIDERED AS WORK EXPERIENCE AT IIM INTERVIEWS?
supratim : Yes provided you are a full time employee and paid by cheque , and this work ex is after graduation .


vivek05 : DO BC-II(BACKWARD CLASS ) HAS ANY RESERVATION IN IIMS?
saikumar : Yes


arpit : HELLO SIR/MADAM, SPOTTING EASY QUES AND GLANCING THROUGH THE SECTION DIDNT HELP ME IN AIMCAT 1816 AS THE QUES LOOKED EASY BUT TOOK A LOT OF TIME WHILE SOLVING. WHAT CAN BE DONE? AND EVEN LOOKING AT QUES AT ONCE WILL WASTE TIME IN ALREADY CRUNCHED TIME SLOT.
sridharan : You have a specific time limit for each question. Once that is over mercilessly drop and go to another question. End of the day you should never regret not doing an easy question because you have not gone through the paper.


priyanka : SIR DO WE NEED TO APPLY FOR COLLEGES SEPERATELY AFTER FILLING CAT,XAT,NAMT FORMS??
asim : Yes, except for the IIMs.


gokul : SIR IS THE ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGES DONE AFTER THE EXAM IS CONDUCTED OR BEFORE IT?
saikumar : After the exam


ackshay : MINIMUM TIME BY WHICH CAT SYLLABUS SHOULD BE DONE ATLEAST ONCE?
chandrajyoti : It depends on the candidate. If your foundation is strong, you can learn faster.


mounica : SIR WHAT IS THE GOOD PERCENTAGE TO GET CALLS FROM IIM'S FOR SC CATEGORY STUDENTS...ARE RESERVATIONS ARE POSSIBLE TO GET ADMISSION IN IIM'S...PLEASE CLEAR MY DOUBT....
saikumar : 60+


sumi : SIR IS THAT TRUE THAT IIM SHILLONG XLRI JAMSHEDPUR AND FMS DELHI DOES NOT GIVE WEIGHTAGE AT ALL TO WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACADEMIC SCORES SIR I AM ASKING THIS BECAUSE I AM ASPIRANT OF CAT 2017 BUT MY ACADEMIC SCORES ARE NOT GOOD NEITHER I HAVE GOT ANY WORK EXPERIENCE EVEN I HAVE COMPLETED MY 3 YRS BBA COURSE IN 6 YRS DUE TO SOME REASONS BUT WHILE APPEARED IN CAT 2016 LAST YEAR MY CAT PERCENTILE WAS AROUND 73% SO SIR I NEED REALLY A HELP PLEASE SIR PLEASE HELP ME
chandrajyoti : Dear Sumi, it is true that FMS is most concerned about your CAT score for admission. XLRI and Shillong assign adequate weightage to your academics. If you are not a Fresher, work experience plays an important role. If you have any valid reason for discontinuities in your career, try to present it properly in front of the interview panel. You cannot change your past. Better, you focus on CAT preparation.


vishaka : DOES JBIMS ACCEPT ONLY CET SCORES ? OR DOES IT ACCEPT SCORES FROM CAT, SNAP ETC
supratim : It accepts CAT score also but for all India category seats.


robin : I AM PREPARING FOR UPSC SINCE 2015(GRADUATION YEAR), NEXT YEAR AT THE TIME OF JOINING BSCHOOL, GAP WILL BE OF 3 YEARS... SHOULD I THINK OF A CAREER BY PURSUING MBA DEGREE NOW? HOW MUCH IT WILL AFFECT DURING PLACEMENTS? MY AGE 25 YEARS
saikumar : it will have minimal impact if you got a good bschool like the IIMs.


mumbaikar : IF I ATTEMPT A MISSED AIMCAT IN SHP WILL IT BE SUBTRACTED FROM THOSE 25 AIMCATS ?
saikumar : NO...it will be made available on your Student Home Page.


vandita : SIR IS WORK EXPERIENCE THAT IMPORTANT TO GET CALLS FROM IIMS AND TOP B SCHOOLS?
supratim : Work hard and get 99 percentile and above. That is the most important thing.


vzcb7a085 : SIR/MADAM I HAVE 10TH-75,10+2-78,B.TECH-59 AND OBC HOW MUCH PERCENTILE TO GET A CALL FROM IIM
saikumar : 90+


madhur : WHICH FORMS CAN NOT BE FILLED BY CORRESPONDENCE STUDENTS
asim : CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT are some options.


tanmai : WHAT ABOUT CAT AND IIFT EXAMS CLASH OF DATES ?
asim : IIFT has put the following message on their homepage The issue related to clashing of date of MBA(IB) Entrance Exam with CAT, is being resolved. You will be updated soon on the issue. Source-http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/index.php


crackiima : SIR MY CURRENT AIMCAT PERCENTILE IS 40. I HAVE TO BEGIN MY PREPARATION IN DI AND RC. YET TO START ON BOTH. IN LR I'VE COMPLETED TILL 2ND CHAPTER CIRCULAR ARRANGEMENT AND IN QUANT I AM DONE TILL SICI. CAN U PLEASE TEMME HOW TO I ALLOCATE THE REMAINING TIME LEFT FOR ME TO VARIOUS AREAS
supratim : Daily Routine : Solve 20 quant questions , 2 RC's , 2 LR/DI sets.


vishaka : HOW SHOULD I PLAN MY PREPARATION ?
asim : A similar query has already been answered, please check the chat transcript.


h : WHAT ARE THE CUTOFFS FOR EACH SECTION?
feroz : Cut-offs are determined by the relative toughness of sections


asmi : SIR I GOT SEAT IN IMS INDORE MBA(HR). NOW I AM CONFUSED SHOULD I GO FOR A DROP AN
asim : I suggest you take another shot at CAT with an aim at better B-schools like IIMs.


monica : I AM NOT A CLASSROOM COACHING STUDENT, I AM TAKING THIS COURSE PREPARATION IN CORRESPONDENCE. I NEED A PLAN OF HOW TO PREPARE AND HOW TO WORK ON IT. I HAVE JUST NOW STARTED PREPARING FOR CAT AND I NEED A SCHEDULE OF HOW TO START AND WHAT TO PREPARE.
supratim : Daily routine : Solve 20 quant questions , 2 RC's , 2 LR/DI sets.


simpi : HELLO SIR,HOW MUCH PERCENTILE SHOULD WE AIM FOR AIMCATS SO THAT WE CAN CONVERT THAT INTO 99% AND ABOVE?
feroz : 95%ile +


meet : IS BITS PILANI AND NIRMA UNIVERSITY'S MBA PROGRAMME GOOD AS COMPARED TO TOP MBA COLLEGES OF INDIA?
asim : I suggest you check http://www.time4education.com/local/tempcms/CAT-Template.php?retid=9&title=Q2hvb3NpbmcgdGhlIHJpZ2h0IEItc2Nob29s&titleid=955


monika : HOW DOES CAT ONLINE TUTORIAL(WWW.IIMCAT.AC.IN) HELPS IN PREPARING FOR CAT IN A VERY SHOT TIME?
asim : No, its only purpose is to make you familiar with the test environment.


asmi : I GOT SEAT IN IMS INDORE (MBA-HR). NOW I AM CONFUSED SHOULD I GO FR A DROP OR GET ADMISSION HERE?
asim : Answered check


affid : SIR, HOW REALISTIC ARE SECTIONAL TESTS (ADVANCED LEVEL) WITH RESPECT TO REAL CAT?
asim : They are almost at the same level.


karthik : GOOD EVENING SIR/ MADAM ,WHAT ARE SECTIONAL CUT OFFS?
asim : You are expected to do well in each of the sections by certain B-schools ( like the IIMs ) to become eligible for receiving an interview call, the required percentile in each of the sections are known as sectional cutoffs.


vishaka : IS IPE (HYDERABAD ) A GOOD COLLEGE TO GET INTO FOR MBA ?
asim : Its a decent B-school,if you are looking for a B-school with an average salary of around 5 lacs p.a.


ssk : IN DAILY QUANT PRACTICE, SHOULD ALL THE QUESTIONS BE FROM THE SAME CHAPTER OR DIFFERENT?
chandrajyoti : You should be in touch with all the chapters. Try to solve at least 5 problems from each quant topic every weak. This can be a good strategy.


ayan : SIR, I NEED AN HONEST ANSWER TO THIS PLEASE. CAN I HAVE A GOOD SHOT AT CAT 2017 IF I START PREPARING NOW FROM SCRATCH GIVING IT MY HEART AND SOUL. IF YES, WHAT SHOULD BE MY PREPARATION STRATEGY WITH TIME ADVANCED CORRESPONDENCE STUDY MATERIAL..
supratim : Yes. Daily routine : Solve 20 quant questions , 2 RC's , 2 LR/DI sets. You can do it.


maggi : DO WE HAVE TO APPLY FOR COLLEGES BEFOTE CAT ITSELF???FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-20??
supratim : Wait for college notifications to know the last date for application.


sidd : SIR WHEN I SOLVE QUESTIONS FROM T.I.M.E MATERIAL I DON'T FACE TROUBLE IN SOLVING THEM BUT WHEM IT COMES TO AIMCATS THE QUESTIONS ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT SO WHICH BOOK SHOULD I GO FOR? BASICALLY I NEED GOOD QUESTIONS FOR RC/DILR SO FOR WHICH BOOK SHOULD I GO FOR??? PLEASE HELP SIR.
feroz : We suggest that you limit yourself till the SMs, and the AIMCATs only. Revise the AIMCATs periodically and keep visiting the important question


vasudha : I AM HORRIBLE AT QUANT PLS HELP. SHOULD WORK ON OTHER SECTIONS MORE?
asim : A similar query has been answered please check the chat transcript.


prathamesh : SIR, HOW TO ANALYSE THE MISTAKES IN RC ? WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY
asim : I suggest you sit with a English faculty member and discuss in person ( as lot of inputs can be shared with help of a RC passage ).


ravikanth : SIR I AM STARTED MY PREPARATION FORM PAST 1 MONTH AGO,MY PROBLEM IS ,I AM GIVING MORE TIME FOR EACH QUESTION ,HOW CAN I SPEND LESS TIME FOR EVERY QUESTION???
chandrajyoti : That can only be achieved through rigorous practice only.


fahad : WHAT IS THE FEE STRUCTURE IN IIMS AFTER QUALIFYING WITH GOOD PERCENTILE IN CAT ?
asim : New IIMs it is around 10-12 lacs ( total fee ), for old IIMs it is around 15-20 lacs ( total fee ).


xyz : SIR I USUALLY UNDERSTAD THE CONCEPTS OF QUANT TAUGHT IN CLASS BUT QUESTIONS ARE SO TRICKY I AM NOT ABE TO APPLY THEM PROPERLY,PLZ SUGGEST WHAT SHOULD I DO
chandrajyoti : If your basics are clear and well-taught, the practice can only achieve the rest. Solve the questions from Exercises. They will help you.


yatin : DEMERITS OF BACKLOG PLEASE!!
supratim : Work one hour extra / day.


vishaka : HOW SHOULD I PLAN MY PREPARATION ? HAVE STARTED MY PREPARATION JUST A MONTH BACK . UNABLE TO FIND THE ANSWER IN TRANSCRIPT !
supratim : Daily routine : Solve 20 quant questions , 2 RC's , 2 LR/DI sets. You can do it.


pulkit : SIR I WAS FOCUSING ON THE CONCEPTS AND THE SYLLABUS IN QUANT. NOW IM DONE WITH THAT BUT DIDNT PRACTICE ENOUGH IN THE PROCESS. THIS IS REFLECTED IN MY LOW SCORES. HOW SHOULD I CHANGE MY STRATEGY
sridharan : anything that you prepare you should do deeply and thoroughly.


ayan : @SUPRATIM AND BY WHEN SHOULD I START TAKING MOCKS..
supratim : From the very next one. Initially you may get less percentile , gradually it will improve.


vamsi : DAILY ROUTINE : SOLVE 20 QUANT QUESTIONS , 2 RC'S , 2 LR/DI SETS. YOU CAN DO IT IN THIS DAILY ROUTINE SHOULD WE PRACTICE 20 QUESTIONS OF QUANT FROM SAME TOPICS OR DIFFERENT TOPICS ?
supratim : Initially from the same topic. At a later stage you may think of taking different topics.


aditya : I AM A GENERAL CATEGORY STUDENT AND HAVE SECURED 81% IN 10TH AND 62% IN 12TH.DO I HAVE ANY CHANCE OF GETTING A CALL FROM ANY IIMS(NOT THE NEWER ONES).?SIR PLEASE REPLY..
supratim : Yes.


n : SIR I DONT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO READ THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER THE HINDU. WHAT IMPORTANT SECTIONS SHOULD I READ FIRSTLY?
sridharan : You start with articles dealing with economic, social and political issues first.


vishaka : SHALL I REFER ANY OTHER BOOK FOR QUANT OR LR ? I AM FINDING THE TIME MATERIAL DIFICULT TO UNDERSTAND
chandrajyoti : They are most appropriately designed for CAT. Initially you may find it difficult. CAT is definitely a difficult exam. You cannot expect the material to be easy.


ramya : HI SIR/ MAAM I AM IN MY 3RD YEAR RIGHT NOW, I HAVE TO TRAVEL EVRYDAY FOR 4.5 HOURS AS MY COLLEGE IS IN NOIDA AND I LIVE IN GGN, AND I STARTED MYT PREPARATION IN JUNE, ALSO I BELONG TO A NON-MATHS BACKGROUND, NOW I FEEL THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TIME THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO GET A GOOD COLLEGE IF I DO IT NOW... WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?...............
pravinvedamuthu : Why do you 'feel' that there isn't enough time ? There is enough time. Stop worrying and start learning.


monica : IS IT POSSIBLE TO VIEW THE EARLIER AIMCATS PAPERS?
sridharan : They will appear in SHP before the exam.


chirayu : IS IT POSSIBLE THAT CAT 2017 WITH FOLLOW CAT 2016 IN VA/RC SECTION, SECTION ALSO PARAGRAPH COMPLETION ETC?
satyaprakash : Your guess is as good as ours. Don't expend any energy on things that aren't in your hands. Focus on your preparation. All the best!


xyz : SHOULD I NOW FINISH ALL EXERCISE QUESTIONS FIRST OR GIVE SECTIONAL TESTS TOO
pravinvedamuthu : Give sectional tests too.


ayan : @SUPRATIM AND SIR WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU MEAN BY LR/DI "SETS"..
supratim : One day LR sets , Next day DI sets and so on.


minnu : IF I DEPEND ON ONLY AMCATS WITH BASIC KNOWLEDGE CAN I GET SUCCEED
pravinvedamuthu : Well that depends on how 'basic' your knowledge is.


ananda : IN VA , ACCURACY IS DECREASING WITH INCREASE IN NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS. HOW TO INCREASE BOTH TOGETHER ?
sridharan : First concentrate on accuracy. Then on speed. Only if you get the answers correctly you can get marks,. Hence accuracy should be the first objective.


ajith : I AM GENERAL CANDIDATE.. I HAVE 84% IN 10TH, 72% IN 12 AND 70% IN BTECH AND 2YEARS OF EXPERIENCE..IS THERE A CHANCE OF GETTING A CALL FROM THE TOP IIM'S IF I SCORE IN 90S.. PLEASE REPLY
sridharan : 90s may not be enough. You must aim at around 99+


xyz : WHAT ARE OMETS PLEASE TELL??
pravinvedamuthu : OMETs = Other Management Entrance Tests. These are METs other than CAT. e.g., XAT, IIFT, MICAT, SNAP, NMAT, CET, etc.


vishaka : CAN START UP WORK EXPERIENCE BE CONSIDERED?
chandrajyoti : Certainly. It should be a full-time task. Be prepared to answer questions in detail about the start-up. Minimum 1 yr experience is necessary.


abilash : @SUPRATIM FINAL QUESTION SIR ! WHAT ARE THE "MINIMUM" CUTT OFF PERCENTILE MARKS FOR A ST CANDIDATE TO GET A CALL ? PLS SIR REPLY TO THIS AND I AM FEELING QUITE CONFORTABLE NOW !!PLLSSS REPLY
supratim : Varies from college to college. 80 percentile and above will fetch you multiple IIM calls. But I think you can do better if you work hard. So why not do it ? You can. Just do it!


xyz : WHERE DO I FIND OMET STUDY MATERIAL??
chandrajyoti : Some material is present in SHP. Some will be given in hard-copy.


aditya : SIR IS GETTING INTO XIMB IS GOOD?BECAUSE I HEARD THAT ITS NOT GOOD ANYMORE.?
supratim : Get it first. Decide later.


yashgadhia : SIR MY AIMCAT PERCENTILES ARE 99.648, 94.89, 92.5, 85, 96, 96.57 . AM I GOING GOOD?
supratim : Yes.


kirti : HOW MUCH MINIMUM HOURS OF SLEEP CAN ONE SUSTAIN WITH SO AS TO FOCUS OF JOB AND STUDY?
sridharan : For any human being the suggested min hours of sleep is 6 hours.


mumbaikar : THANK YOU MENTORS :-)
sridharan : Wish you all the best.


charan : MY AVERAGE AIMCAT PERCENTILE IS ABOVE 97 WHAT IS MY CHANCE OF GETTING A CALL FROM OLDER IIMS AND TOP B SCHOOLS??
sridharan : You certainly stand a very good chance.


akshay : HI SIR, MY AIMCAT SCORE IS 80-100....HOW TO INCREASE MY SCORE...
supratim : Write online sectional tests.


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