T.I.M.E


Chat on preparation tips for VA / RC & LR!
(Chat Transcript)

nicky44 : NAMES OF FEW GOOD NOVELS TO READ
satyaprakash : If you are a newbie, then I would suggest you to read non-fiction. Try reading A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson, the Freakonomics series, Gurucharan Das, Malcom Gladwell, Amartya Sen, Thomas Friedman & Devdutt Patnaik, to begin with.


param1 : I HAVE NOT STARTED SERIOUS PREPARATION TILL NOW, I ALSO HAVE VERY LITTLE TIME AS MY SEMESTER EXAMS END BY AUG 1.
dipanjanbhowmik : First make a time table and stick to it religiously. Allot more time to your weak areas.


mahesh : WHAT SHOULD BE THE APPROACH WHILE ATTEMPTING VARC SECTION.IN LAST 4 OUT OF 5 AIMCATS I STARTED WITH RC ATTEMPED AROUND 16 WITH 13 CORRECT AND VA ATTEMPTED 8 WITH CORRECT ON AN AVERAGE. LAST AIMCAT I TRIED TO ATTEMPT ALL RC PASSAGES GOT ONLY 6 CORRECT. DIDN'T ATTEMPTED VA . HOW SHOULD I ATTEMPT THE SECTION.
vijayalaxmi : What you were doing earlier is better than what you attempted in the last AIMCAT. Stick to that strategy. Attempt Rc passages and questions based on your comfort level then switch to VA


kavinderyadav16 : I GAVE MY FIRST AIMCAT TODAY I COULD ONLY ATTEMPT QUESTIONS OTHER THEN RC.HOW TO INCRESE SPEED OF READING & UNDERSTANDING.
charlton : You need to attempt RCs first. Then VA. There are 24 RC questions which have an option. The VA questions have no options. So kindly practise RC from handouts, T.I.M.E. Material, sectional tests and AIMCATs.


param1 : CAN YOU SUGGEST A GOOD PLAN FOR THE REMAINING DAYS
ramachandran : Cover all areas in an optimal manner. Please do not go overboard in any area. Also, do not neglect any area


gambir : FEELING DEMOTIVATED AFTER AIMCAT PLEASE ADVISE
asim : No need to feel demotivated, work on your basics, collect your doubts discuss them with a faculty member, no matter how bad your current performance is, you are bound to improve with consistent hardwork.


gambir : HOW TO LEARN WORDS (NEW WORDS )
akshayaramesh : try reading the words in pairs or learning similar words together


poojitha : CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH VA - JUMBLED PHRASES. SINCE THIS PART OF VARC HAS NO MCQS ITS BECOMING EVEN MORE DIFFERENT TO GIVE A LOGICAL APPROACH.
ramachandran : PFQ in a non-MCQ format is indeed challenging. Please do not adopt strategy of eliminating options. Please start by identifying the first sentence and keep moving to the logically linked subsequent sentences


gambir : SHOULD I READ WORD POWER MADE EASY
ramachandran : Yes. It is good


poojitha : *DIFFICULT
akshayaramesh : what is the question?


gambir : WHEN DOES CAT NOTIFICATION COME OUT
satyaprakash : July.


gambir : WHICH GOOD COLLEGES ACCEPT XAT EXAM SHOULD I WERITE IT ALSO
bharat : XIMB, GIM, SPJIMR --- yes, you should it write it... opens doors to a lot of colleges.


jrca7a627 : CAN YOU SUGGEST NOVELS WITH PDF FILES AS IT WILL HELP ME INCREASE MY ONSCREEN READING
satyaprakash : I just mentioned a few. All are available in the pdf format.


divyam : HOW SHOULD WE ATTEMPT VERBAL ABILITY IN AIMCAT
akshayaramesh : play to your strengths divya. if you are good at vocab solve that first. if you are good at reading go for that also your approach must change from exam to exam


nehal : HOW TO COMPREHEND PASSAGE WITHIN TIME LIMIT?
vijayalaxmi : Please read consistently and try to summarise every para. Time yourself dont put yourself under a time constraint. Once the reading habit is in place then start putting yourself under a time constraint else you will feel disappointed


lnca7o210 : SIR I AM GETTING ROUND ABOUT 95 PERCENTILE IN MY AIMCATS BUT HAVEN'T DONE WELL IN ANY OF THE EXAMS IN ENGLISH SECTION...COULD YOU HELP ME IDENTIFY AREAS TO FOCUS ON AND WHERE TO START FROM
ramachandran : Cover the material comprehensively. Attend classes. Get your doubts cleared


krishna : HOW MANY HOURS TO STUDY EVERY DAY
dipanjanbhowmik : 4


kavinderyadav16 : I HAVE 50 DAYS FREE MY COLLAGE IS GOING TO START IN AUGUST.
dipanjanbhowmik : What's your query?


krishna : I AM BAD IN GEOMETRY CAN I SKIP IT
dipanjanbhowmik : No you can't


poojitha : CAN YOU GIVE TIPS TO IMPROVE VOCABULARY(ROOT WORD METHOD) AND HOW TO PROCEED WHILE WRITING(FRAMING) SHORT PARAGRAPHS OR SUMMARY FOR AN RC PASSAGE.
ramachandran : There is no substitute to sound reading. Please read and garner words


krishna : TIPS FOR LEARNING JUMBLED SENTENCES PLESAE
vijayalaxmi : Para jumbles without options have to be practised before your AIMCATs. Even if there are options cover them and work. 1. Every time you work on a para jumble and you are linking sentences together write the logical reason as to why you are doing so beside it. 2. Check the solution if you are right then you have got the pattern right 3. If you are wrong read the solution thoroughly This has to be done on a regular basis atleast for a 100 questions. Then accuracy will set in.


krishna : IS THERE ANY WAY OF SAVING TIME DURING AIMCAT'
dipanjanbhowmik : By picking out easy questions andanswering them first


kavinderyadav16 : SO HOW TO UTILISE THESE 50 FREE DAYS TO GET MAXIMUM OUTPUT AS I AM FREE DURING JUNE & JULY?
ramachandran : Cover all areas of CAT exam in a comprehensive, yet balanced manner. Please get your doubts cleared.


mahesh : BUT THE NO OF ATTEMPTS WAS AROUND ONLY 22 WITH 15 CORRECT . HOW CAN I INCREASE NO OF ATTEMPTS AND THE ACCURACY
akshayaramesh : id 22 what you can do in hour?


divyam : I ALWAYS STUCK IN ARRANGEMENT QUESTIONS IN LR SECTION EVEN THOUGH I HAVE DONE CLASSES AND PRACTICE FROM TIME MATERIAL WHAT SHOULD I DO FOR ARRANGEMENT QUESTIONS
satyaprakash : Why are you getting stuck in spite of the preparation that you have put in? Meet a F.M. and discuss your problem with the F.M. in detail.


yogi : IN RC SECTION I AM NOT ABLE TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE PASSAGE AND EVEN IF I DO..IT TAKES AROUND 15 MINUTES PER PASSAGE ALSO I HAVE TO READ REGRESS AGAIN. I HAVE BEEN READING NEWSPAPERS ON CONSTANT BASIS BUT I DONT THINK MY READING SPEED HAS IMPROVER..SO WHAT SHOULD I DO.....
akshayaramesh : in rc always read the first 2-3 lines of the passage if you can't understand the idea then you can't solve, try to keep a dictionary and hunt for the meaning of the words. hope this helps


krishna : WHAT IS A GOOD SCORE IN CAT
satyaprakash : There is no 'good' score as CAT does not consider your performance in isolation. It's your relative performance that matters. Attempt as many questions as you can instead of going to the centre with a fixed number in mind. Focus on your preparation and things should fall into place for you.


krishna : I HAVE BAD ACADEMIC PROFILE CAN I GET INTO IIMS
dipanjanbhowmik : Of course you can. Get a good CAT score.


krishna : I AM A FRESHER IS IT A DISADVANTAGE
ramachandran : No. Many, many freshers make it to the IIMs every year


radha4 : HOW TO IMPROVE SPEED OF READING
dipanjanbhowmik : Reading quality material on a regular basis.


rj : HOW TO CHOOSE THE EASIER PASSAGE FOR ATTEMPTING RC?
ramachandran : Sustained reading will help you make this choice faster and better


divyam : WHAT MARKS SHOULD WE AIM IN AIMCAT I AM GETTING 100-110 MARKS REGULARLY BUT NOT MORE THAN THA
dipanjanbhowmik : Depends on the difficulty level of the paper. Concentrate on the percentile rather than your marks in the paper.


radha4 : HOW TO IMPROVE GK
ramachandran : Newspapers, particularly editorials are good sources. Please also read Manorama Year Book for static GK


radha4 : TIPS FOR DI PLEASE
dipanjanbhowmik : Practice as many different models as possible.


jp : SIR I AM ALWAYS GETTING AROUND 60-64.I AM NOT ABLE TO CROSS THAT BARRIER. WHAT MORE SHOULD I DO ?
ramachandran : Practice. Adopt a never say die attitude


radha4 : MY FRIEND WANTS TO JOIN TIME INSTITE FOR CAT 2017 NOW CAN HE COVER SYLLABUS IN 4 MONTHS
satyaprakash : Yes. As long as he is diligent.


lnca7o210 : SIR ANY SPECIFIC AREAS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADVICE?@RAMACHANDARAN SIR
ramachandran : All areas, really


aditya : IN REARRANGING OF SENTENCES TO FORM A MEANINGFUL PARAGRAPH, HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE AN EASY ONE FROM A DIFFICULT ONE?
satyaprakash : That would take a few precious minutes. Also, if you are not sure how to tackle jumbled paragraphs, then the difficulty level doesn't matter. And if you are good at it, then the difficulty level is irrelevant. Focus on the process. All the best!


mahesh : @AKSHAYARAMESH I DIDN'T GET YOU
akshayaramesh : Hi mahesh I can't follow you


mahesh : @AKSHAYARAMESH I DIDN'T GET YOU
akshayaramesh : could you please repeat the doubt?


radha4 : HOW TO REMEMBER FORMULAE
dipanjanbhowmik : By practicing applications on the specific formulae.


radha4 : HOW IS SNAP DIFFERENT FROM CAT
dipanjanbhowmik : According to their difficulty levels. SNAP paper will be relatively easy. So cut offs will be relatively higher.


radha4 : IS SIBM PUNE GOOD COLLEGE
satyaprakash : Yes.


vamshifriendly : I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A DIFFICULTY WHILE DEALING WITH LR.ESPECIALLY , THE LAST YEAR CAT PAPER.LR SECTION WAS SO SCARY AND ALMOST SHOOKED MY CONFIDENCE.REQUESTING SIR/MA'AM TO ADVICE REGARDING LR SECTION, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO PROCEED?
govindrajan : CAT'17 LR was difficult because it required little time to understand what is to be done.If you take a look at the questions before start solving, you will get a better clarity about the puzzles. Make iut a habit to read the questions before going ahead with the solutions.


john : WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY OF READING NEWSPAPER
akshayaramesh : there is no right way, what matters is what you like reading


divyam : SO WHAT PERCENTILE SHOULD WE TRY TO GET IN AIMCAT
ramachandran : Very high 90s will always help


john : HOW TO SOLVE QUESTIONS IN RC ABOUT TONE OF PASSAGE
satyaprakash : Identify the key words, understand the structure of the passage, and most importantly, figure out the intention of the author! Of course, you need to have a good vocabulary!


john : HOW TO LEARN ROOT WORDS
akshayaramesh : by practising some tests and solving vocab test we have in our books and in our sectionals


john : IS NMIMS MUMBAI GOOD COLLEGE
akshayaramesh : yes!. it is the top 25 b schools list


yogi : PARA JUMBLE ALWAYS TROUBLES ME...ANY TIPS?
vijayalaxmi : Already answered please check. The same query was raised by another student as well


sakshi11 : SIR, I DID BBA IN 2016 AND AFTER THAT TOOK ONE YEAR GAP. THIS YEAR I SCORED 73 PERCENTILE IN CAT AND 79 PERCENTILE IN XAT. UNFORTUNATELY I COULD NOT MAKE IT TO ANY GOOD B SCHOOL. NOW WHAT SHOULD I DO? SHOULD I TAKE ADMISSION IN INDIRA COLLEGE PUNE? I AM CONFUSED.
akshayaramesh : if you think you can crack this year then try again, I'm sure you can get the score you are targeting


john : HOW TO IMPROVE GRAMMAR
akshayaramesh : grammar is rather vast, which part do you get stuck on


john : DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHO AND WHOM
satyaprakash : 'Who' is used for first person and 'whom' is used for second person. It's given in detail in your grammar book. Read it!


john : HOW MANY SENTENCE CORRECTION QUESTIOSN COME IM CAT
ramachandran : It is better to go with no expectations. An open mind will be ready for any surprise


mahesh : NO OF ATTEMPTS WAS AROUND ONLY 22 QUESTIONS WITH 15 CORRECT .HOW CAN I INCREASE NO OF ATTEMPTS AND THE ACCURACY
ramachandran : Do not get discouraged. Please only believe in work. Please keep working


sakshi11 : SORRY FOR THE OFF TOPIC QUESTION. SIR, I DID BBA IN 2016 AND AFTER THAT TOOK ONE YEAR GAP. THIS YEAR I SCORED 73 PERCENTILE IN CAT AND 79 PERCENTILE IN XAT. UNFORTUNATELY I COULD NOT MAKE IT TO ANY GOOD B SCHOOL. NOW WHAT SHOULD I DO? SHOULD I TAKE ADMISSION IN INDIRA COLLEGE PUNE? I AM CONFUSED.
akshayaramesh : Hi sakshi was your query answered?


rose : SIR CAN U ADVICE ME FROM VERY I WILL START IN VERBAL AND RC, I HAVE NOT STARTED ANYTHING YET?
akshayaramesh : start reading everyday, that should improve your vocab as well as speed of reading


aditya : @SATYAPRAKASH SIR, I GENERALLY TEND TO GET CONFUSED BETWEEN TWO OPTIONS, SAME IS THE CASE WITH RC'S. I GENERALLY AM PRETTY SURE THAT ONE OF THE TWO IS CORRECT BUT AM NOT ABLE TO ASCERTAIN 100% WHICH ONE MIGHT BE. ANY GUIDANCE IN SUCH CASES PLEASE?
satyaprakash : No two options are ever the same! If you do face that problem, then you need to examine the reason for it. Is it because you have misinterpreted the data, the question or the answer choices? Or is it because you have made some assumptions of your own, which is an absolute no-no when writing any entrance exam! And stop being pretty sure as CAT is not a beauty pageant. Instead, be sure of your answer. You will need to practise and analyse to reach that level. All the best!


john : WHAT IS THE GOOD PREPARATION PLAN
ramachandran : Covering all areas is a great idea. Please stretch your preparation time. Please do not get discouraged by occasional setback


lnca7o210 : IS IMPROVING GRAMMAR REALLY NECESSARY FOR DOING WELL IN ENGLISH SECTION OF CAT...
dipanjanbhowmik : Yes definitely it is.


john : WHEN SHOULD I START TAKING SECTIONAL TESTS
bharat : TODAY!


sakshi11 : IS 2 YEARS GAP AFTER GRADUATION BE A BIG DISADVANTAGE FOR ME?
dipanjanbhowmik : You can compensate that with a very good CAT percentile.


tanya : SIR, HOW CAN I INCREASE MY ACCURACY IN RCS AAND FOR PARA JUMBLE QUESTIONS WHICH ARE NOT MCQS WHICH METHOD TO APPLY TO SOLVE THE QUESTION?
vijayalaxmi : Hi RCs the only way ahead is a lot of practise. Please read a variety of subject matter and summarise it para wise. Para jumbles do atleast 3 to 5 everyday cover the options and when you link 2 sentences write the logic for it beside the parajumble this has to be done atleast for a 100 questions. If you are correct with your logic you have understood the pattern else read the solution thoroughly


rose : SIR PLEASE ALSO TELL ME HOW TO IMPROVE MY VERBAL ABILITY AS I AM NOT GOOD IN VERBAL AND RC ?
akshayaramesh : by starting to read everyday, you will certainly improve your speed of reading and learn vocab


sakshi11 : IS 2 YEARS GAP AFTER GRADUATION BE A BIG DISADVANTAGE FOR ME?.
bharat : it is in some way... but you cant do anything about it... NOW focus on the tests - as I replied to another of your questions... focus on the future and work hard.


madhuri : SIR HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR PRACTICE OF LR AND DI ?
dipanjanbhowmik : About10 hours per week.


sarth : I CANNOT ABLE TO COME OVER 34 QUESTIONS IN VA/RC SECTION THAT HINDERS MY SCORE A LOT
akshayaramesh : you don't have to solve all 34 questions in VA/RC


lnca7o210 : I WOULD COMPLETE MY GRADUATION NEXT YEAR IN JUNE...IF I GIVE CAT NEXT YEAR AS WELL WOULD IT BE CONSIDERED AS A DROP YEAR??
akshayaramesh : no not all!


lnca7o210 : I WOULD COMPLETE MY GRADUATION NEXT YEAR IN JUNE...IF I GIVE CAT NEXT YEAR AS WELL WOULD IT BE CONSIDERED AS A DROP YEAR??
satyaprakash : If you don't take up a job in the interim, then yes.


vamshifriendly : COMING TO RC, IS THERE ANY SOURCE TO FIND THE FREQUENTLY USED VOCABULARY WORDS AT AN INSTANT.IF PRESENT, PLS PROVIDE.WOULD BE HELPFUL. THANKS
vijayalaxmi : RC passages can be picked up from any subject matter and the vocabulary cannot be circumscribed. The answer to your problem is to read a variety of subject amtter.


poojitha : I COMPLETED MY ENGG. IN 2016, AND I CHOSE NOT TO TAKE UP A JOB INSTEAD TO ATTEMPT FEW FINANCE RELATED EXAMS. WILL MY 1 YEAR OR SAY 1.5 YEAR OF STAYING AT HOME AFFECT MY CHANCES OF SELECTION INTO THE IIMS?
satyaprakash : Not as long as you have a good CAT score to offset your lack of experience!


bhagyashree : SIR, WHICH ONE IS GOOD TO STUDY FINANCE.. ISB&M PUNE OR INDIRA PUNE?
bharat : INDIRA


john : HOW TO IMPROVE VA RC SCORE
satyaprakash : This entire chat is about improving your VA/RC/LR score. Read the chat transcript thoroughly.


john : WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY OF ANALYZING AIMCATS
akshayaramesh : first note the total qquestions solved, then the number of correct answers, then firgure out in which area you went wrong, was it RC, was it grammar, was it vocab? clarify the mistakes using online solutions or faculty this should help


rose : SIR WHICH TOPIC SHOULD FIRST COVER IN LR FOR GOOD PERCENTILE ?
govindrajan : LR doesn't have any specific topics to be covered or to be dropped. LR is more of common sense based questions. To be able to get good score in LR you need to get as much exposure to different kinds of questions as possible. Take as many on line tests as possible.


divyam : HOW MUCH WOULD BE A GOOD ATTRMPT IN VARC SECTION CONSIDERING THE LEVEL OF PAPER MODERATE
charlton : Around 26 questions with 90% accuracy


aashi : WHICH METRIAL I WILL USED FOR RC PREPRATION?
satyaprakash : Finish the entire T.I.M.E. material. Also, there are a lot of links to well-written and useful articles on your Student Home Page. Use those as well. Read the editorials of The Indian Express & The Hindu. Go through as many non-fiction books as you can!


poojitha : WHAT CAN A GOOD PERCENTILE BE FOR MY CASE WHERE I'VE 2 YEARS INEXPERIENCE?
akshayaramesh : above 95% +


bhagyashree : SIR, WHICH ONE IS GOOD TO STUDY FINANCE.. ISB&M PUNE OR INDIRA PUNE?.,.
akshayaramesh : ISBM Pune


lnca7o210 : @AKSHAYARAMESH SIR...DIDN'T GET YOU???WOULD IT BE A DROP?
akshayaramesh : no it would not, since you are completing college next year it is not a drop


sarth : THERE IS A HYPE THAT ENGINEERING STUDENTS ARE GOING TO PREFERRED LESS IN IIMS FROM CAT 2018 WHICH SHOOK ME , IS THERE ANY THING GOING ON?
satyaprakash : Lots of things are always going on as the world is in a perennial state of flux. No student is selected or rejected purely because of his/her academic background. Don't give credence to such rumours by considering them, kid!


tanujsarkar : FOR RC SHOULD I READ THE QUESTIONS FIRST OR SHOULD I GO THROUGH THE PASSAGE FIRST??
akshayaramesh : both will help depends of which you find comfortable and which helps you maximize your score


aashi : MINIMUM TIMING FOR AN RC PASSAGE ?
akshayaramesh : depends on questions and your speed of reading


sarth : SIR I HAD SCORED 8 CGPA IN MY 10TH STANDARD WHICH REALLY IS A POINT OF MY CONCERN, AM I OUT OF THE RACE BECAUSE OF THAT?
satyaprakash : No. But target a 99+ %ile to better your chances of getting admission to a top-20 b-school. All the best!


bhagyashree : ONE OF THE FACULTY IS SAYING INDIRA IS GOOD AND THE OTHER ONE IS SAYING ISBM IS GOOD. I AM CONFUSED :(
bharat : BOTH are equally good... same category... pick the college on parameters like fee and class size.


rose : WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PERCENTILE IN VERBAL AND LR SECTION IN CAT FOR GETTING A GOOD B-SCHOOL ?
dipanjanbhowmik : 90+ percentile


divyam : CAN WE GIVE CAT PAPER BEFORE COMPLETING GRADUATION JUST FOR PRACTICE
satyaprakash : If you are graduating in June 2018, you can write CAT 2017.


aashi : HOW TO IMPROVE MY GK ?
bharat : already answered... check this chat transcript.


apsdixit007 : WHAT CAN BE A GOOD SCORE IN LR DI SECTION CONSIDERING A MODERATE PAPER.
govindrajan : You should solve 12 questions with hundred percent accuracy and one or more sets.


john : HOW TO READ RC PASSAGE
satyaprakash : This is the last question of your that we will be answering as you have been asking the most inane ones. Instead of misusing this forum, attend lectures and talk to your faculty who will guide you in a detailed manner. All the best!


john : DO RC PASSAGE COME IN XAT ALSO
akshayaramesh : Yes of course!


john : IS TIME MATERIAL ENOUGH
bharat : YES!


sarth : SIR I AM REALLY FACING A PROBLEM WITH MY SPEED IN DI-LR SECTION AND QUANT SECTION, I HARDLY CAN COME ACROSS 12 TO 15 QUESTIONS AND THE TIME ENDS. I HAVE ALWAYS PLANNED A STRATEGY BUT NONE OF THEM WORKS, PLEASE SUGGEST TIPS ON THIS TOPIC.
govindrajan : Please take more on line tests. that will improve your performance.


sandy : SIR !CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST HOW TO INCREASE MY READING SPEED?I AM ABLE TO SOLVE THE RC QUESTION DUE TO LACK OF POOR SPEED. I'M LOSING IT
vijayalaxmi : Reading regularly and reading a variety of subject matter is the only answer. Also you should summarise whatever you read para wise


sakshi11 : SIR, AS I HAVE COMMERCE BACKGROUND, SO HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS NEEDED TO GET CALL FROM ANY IIM?.
akshayaramesh : above 90%+ in each section


rose : SIR HOW MUCH CORRECT QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO GET 90+ PERCENTILE ?
charlton : This depends on the difficulty level of each section of the CAT. The same changes from year to year, with every new edition of the CAT. Cutoffs are decided after the test. A safe bet would be to attempt 85% of the questions with 85% accuracy.


mahesh : 10TH 90% 12TH 65% GRADUATION 65% WITH 1.2 YRS OF EXPERIENCE AS OF NOW . WHAT SHOULD BE THE CAT PERCENTILE FOR OLD IIMS
akshayaramesh : try aiming for 90%+ in each section


jp : HOW CLOSE ARE THE PERCENTILES THAT WE GET IN AIMCATS AND THE ONES WE GET IN CAT
ramachandran : There is a very good correlation between the two


divyam : @SATYPRAKASH SIR I AM GRADUATING IN 2019 JULY THEN CAN I TAKE CAT OR ANY OTHER MBA EXAMS ??
satyaprakash : You can write the ones that are held in 2018 or later.


tanujsarkar : HOW MANY QUESTIONS HAS TO BE ANSWERED FOR APPROX 85%TILE??
akshayaramesh : see 30 questions give you approx 60% so solve about 50 questions approx


lnca7o210 : DOES THE PERCENTILES IN THE AIMCAT MATTER IN PROVIDING ANY REFLECTION OF THE MAIN DAY EXAM?
satyaprakash : In almost all the cases, yes. Only a few manage to buck their own trend. Take the AIMCATs very seiously!


apsdixit007 : HOW TO PREPARE FOR DECISION MAKING QUES. ASKED IN XAT
satyaprakash : We will conduct lectures for decision making once CAT is done. Be in touch with your centre for the actual dates.


poojitha : I MISSED FEW ELT CLASSES PREVIOUSLY, BUT I'VE COLLECTED THE HANDOUT. ARE THE KEY AND SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE. OR WILL I HAVE TO ATTENT THE BACKUP CLASSES?
akshayaramesh : keys will be available


divyam : SIR BCA DEGREE COMES UNDER WHICH AC FOR IIM AHEMDABAD. IT IS CONSIDERED UNDER COMMERCE OR ENGINEERING
akshayaramesh : it comes under sciences - category computer science


aashi : MAXIMUM PERCENT IN GRADUATION FOR IIM BANGLOR?
akshayaramesh : above 75 or distinction


divyam : APPROX HOW MANY STUDENTS GIVES AIMCAT ?
satyaprakash : None. We have a team of experts who prepare the AIMCATs to give to the students.


aashi : MAXIMUM PERCENT IN GRADUATION FOR IIM BANGLOR?
satyaprakash : The maximum is always 100%. Generally, the minimum is around 80%.


arshia : I AM WEAK IN VOACB AND UNABLE TO KEARN IT. KINDLY HELP ME OUT HOW TO OVERCOME THIS PROBLEM
akshayaramesh : try memorising root words


ujj : IN LAST 2 AIMCATS MY ATTEMPT IN VARC WAS 14 AND 15 , WITH 8 RIGHT 6 WRONG YESTERDAY S 8&7.
akshayaramesh : did you attempt para jumbles?


xvz : HOW TO ATTEMPT VA?
akshayaramesh : play to your strengths what are you confident about in VA?


sandy : HINDU EDITORIAL + ARTICLES SUGGESTED ON SHP + WORD POWER MADE EASY + MATERIAL = IS THIS A RIGHT STRATEGY ?
akshayaramesh : Yes. You are the right path! Keep practising daily


ujj : IN LAST 2 AIMCATS MY ATTEMPT IN VARC WAS 14 AND 15 , WITH 8 RIGHT 6 WRONG YESTERDAY S 8&7. WHILE MY ACCURACY IN DILR AND QUANT IS GOOD, I ANALYSED I AM LOOSING QUITE A MARKS IN VARC. HOW SHOULD THAT BE IMPROVED ?
satyaprakash : Unless you know why you are attempting only 15 questions with 50% accuracy, any advice would be of no use to you. Also, if you have analysed your performance, shouldn't you know the reason for it?


arshia : I GET FRUSTRATED DURING READING RC WHEN I SEE UNKNOWN WORD.. THAT MAKES ME LOW
dipanjanbhowmik : Ignore a couple of words whose meanings you are not aware of. Go by the contextual sense of the sentence.


xvz : MY EVERY QUESTION OF PARA FORMATION HOES WRONG. HOW CAN I IMPROVE IT? IN BOOKS ONLY 4 PARA QUESTIONS ARE GIVEN WITH OPTION BUT IN AIMCAT THERE ARE 5 PARA QUESTIONS WITHOUT OPTION. AND I BOOM ANSWES ARE GIVEN ON BASES OF OPTIONS. HOW TO DEAL WITH IT?
vijayalaxmi : This question has been raised by other students as well and has been answered please follow the trail of answers you will find it.


aashi : FOR WORKITS HOW THEY MAKE STUDY PLAN?
akshayaramesh : Hi Aashi could you please repeat your query? I couldn't follow


xvz : HOW MUCH TIME I SHOULD GIVE VA WHILE GIVING AIMCAT?
ramachandran : Allocation of time is to be done judiciously by the student himself or herself


bhagyashree : SIR, WHICH ONE IS GOOD... MBA FINANCE OR CFA AND WHY?
bharat : both are different fields... this is the wrong place to ask this question... meet with faculty at TIME centre to sort this out.


rajiv : HOW MANY QUATIONS SOLVE FOR 100%
dipanjanbhowmik : You need to get a scaled score of 250+ out of 300 (considering the trend in recent CAT)


tanya : WHEN SHOULD I START GIVING SECTIONAL TESTS AND SHOULD I EVALUATE MY PERFORMANCE IN VA AND LR DI?
govindrajan : You have basic, intermediate and advanced on line tests. As and when a topic is completed in the class room take the basic test. There are several basic tests for each topic. The intermediate tests are combination of various topics, with a little increased difficulty level. You can take intermediate tests after completing exercise (a) in three four topics.


bhagyashree : SIR, WHICH ONE IS GOOD... MBA FINANCE OR CFA AND WHY?,..
satyaprakash : Both are good. Look at the career options and paths of the two to make an informed decision.


xvz : THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF LR AND DI IN THIS AIMCAT WAS EASY OR SAME OR DIFFICULT AS COMPARED TO CAT 2016?
ramachandran : Please only aim to maximise your attempts in every AIMCAT. It is best not to speculate on the difficulty level of the CAT.


divyam : @SATYAPRAKASH SIR CORRECTING MY QUESTION APPROX HOW MANY STUDENTS TAKE AIMCAT?
satyaprakash : Around 14,500 students wrote the last AIMCAT. The number keeps on growing with each AIMCAT.


xvz : HOW MUCH PASSAGE SHOULD I ATTEND ? WHILE GIVING AIMCAT?
vijayalaxmi : Depends on your speed and your comfort level with the passages and your habit of reading and practise


debu : HI DEAR ALL FACULTIES , IT'S OUT OF TOPIC QUIRY BUT IMPORTANT TO ME , THIS TIME I HAVE IIM AMRITSAR AND IIM BODH GAYA CONVERTED , SO SHOULD I JOIN OR APPEAR FOR CAT17 , I CAN AIM FOR OLD IIMS(A ,B, C,L) , CURRENTLY WORKING IN CAPGEMINI , WITH 30 MONTHS WORK EX , SO THROUGH CAT17 IT WILL BE 40-42 MONTHS TILL ADMISSIONS , AS I HEARD HIGHER WORK EX MAY BE A PROBLEM IN PLACEMENTS , I AM NC-OBC WITH GOOD ACADS , PLEASE SUGGEST ?
dipanjanbhowmik : You should take up CAT17 with a solid preparation. All the very best.


aashi : SIR FOR WORKING PEOPLE HOW THEY MAKE STUDY TIMETABLE FOR CAT?
ramachandran : Please do prepare whenever, repeat whenever, your time permits. It is indeed a huge challenge to balance a job and preparing for CAT but many, many people have done it in the past


aashi : HOW TO GET GOOD SCORE IN DI OR LR PORTION ?
govindrajan : Take on line tests. start with basic tests and then go for intermediate tests.


vamshifriendly : HOW RC AND VA DIFFERS WITH CAT COMPARED WITH IIFT?
satyaprakash : CAT is a bit trickier and more R.C. heavy as compared to IIFT.


harsha : I AM WEAK IN ALL THE THREE SECTIONS,IS 6 MONTHS TIME ENOUGH FOR PREPARATION OF CAT? AND ALSO,HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO DEVOTE DAILY IN ORDER TO IMPROVE MY OVERALL SCORE FROM 44 TO 90+ PERCENTILE.
ramachandran : Please work very hard. If possible , devote upward of 15 hours every day. We wish you good luck


xvz : I THINK I CAN GET THE CUT OFF OF AIMCAT BUT ONLY WHEN I REDUCE MY WRONG ATTEMPTS . HOW TO REDUCE IT?
ramachandran : Regular practice and increased knowledge will help you improve your accuracy


sravani : SIR, I AM STARTING PREPARATION FROM NOW WILL I ABLE TO GET THE GOOD PERCENTILE IN CAT.CAN YOU GUIDE ME HOW TO PREPARE FOR VA/RC
ramachandran : Beginning preparation now is not a problem. Please plunge into preparation in right earnest


debu : @DIPANJAN SIR , SO 40-42 MONTHS WORK WILL BE OKAY RIGHT ??
dipanjanbhowmik : It's less than 4 years. So I don't think it'll be that big an issue.


vamshifriendly : HELLO, IS THERE ANY MONTHLY BLOGS ON TO AVAILABLE? PLS LET ME KNOW.THANKS
satyaprakash : Your question has me befuddled! Could you please be kind enough to restate it?


rajiv : HOW TO CHECK THAT MY SUMMARY IS RIGHT OR NOT
vijayalaxmi : Please get it checked by a faculty member at your centre.


aashi : MINIMUM PERCENT FOR IIM BANGLOR IN CAT ?
ramachandran : Getting a very, very high 90s percentile will be a good idea


rose : SIR DID SUMMARY QUESTIONS COME IN CAT OR ANY OTHER EXAM ?
satyaprakash : Yes.


janardan : PLZ RANK THIS COLLAGES IMT NAGPUR , PUMBA,CHETANA'S R K AND MET MUMBAI. ALL IN THE SAME CATEGORY IN TIME RANKING .PLZ ANS
satyaprakash : MET > Chetana > IMT Nagpur > PUMBA


sarth : IS THE PREPARATION FOR OTHER B-SCHOOL EXAMS LIKE NMAT,XAT,TISS,SNAP,MICA, ETC REQUIRE ANYTHING OTHER THAN WE ARE PURSUING FOR CAT THROUGH T.I.M.E COACHING?
ramachandran : The preparation is broadly the same


aashi : ANY OTHER GOOD INSTITUTE FOR MBA OTHER THN IIM ?
satyaprakash : Go here- http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/About-MBA/TIME-B-School-Categorisation


sandy : PLEASE TELL ME THE RIGHT STRATEGY FOR GK PREPARATION.I DON'T HAVE TIME MAGAZINES.
ramachandran : Read regularly. Newspaper editorials is a great idea


apsdixit007 : : SIR I SOLVED THE T.I.M.E QUANT SECTION TOPIC PACKAGES BUT IN AIMCATS I FELT THE DIFFICULTY IS MORE , SO LACK OF PRACTISE OF SUCH HIGH LEVEL QUESTION RESULTS IN A SETBACK, WHAT CAN BE THE SOLUTION TO THIS?
dipanjanbhowmik : Analyze each and every question of AIMCATs and solve previous year CAT papers.


nazir : I GAVE LAST YEAR CAT.. LR IS LIKE A NIGHTMARE FOR ME... HOW TO IMPORVE LR FOR THIS YEAR WHERE IM VERY CONFUSED IN CIRCULAR ARRANGEMENT... ANY GUIDANCE
dipanjanbhowmik : Analyze your AIMCATs seriously and practice questions from the TIME material as well sectional tests.


shruti09 : HOW IS INDIRA PUNE AND WHAT IS AVG PLACEMENT THERE??
satyaprakash : It's an average b-school. The average is around 4 l.p.a. Join it only if you have no other option and cannot afford to wait for another year.


rose : SIR CAN U PLEASE TELL WHAT IS THE MINIMUM OVERALL PERCENTILE REQUIRED TO FETCH GOOD B-SCHOOL ?
ramachandran : Very high 90s


arshia : WHAT STRATEGY CAN BE FOLLOW BY THE WORKING PEOPLE FOR VA
ramachandran : The same strategy as for the others. Rigorous, all-round preparation.


nazir : AFTER READING ONE OR TWO PARAGRAPHS OF RC MY MIND IS NOT CONCENTRATING ON RC AND IM GETTING SOMEOTHER IDEAS IN THE BACKGROUND HOW TO COME OVER IT SIR
satyaprakash : The only way to get around it is to pratise reading. Read diligently. When your minds begins drifting off, recognise that and bring it back on track. It will take you some time but you can surely do it. All the best, Nazir!


sravani : HOW TO GET GOOD SCORE IN VA/RC SECTION?
satyaprakash : By answering a good number of questions correctly. Begin your preparations. Now! And do analyse your performances in the AIMCATs so that you have a couple of strategies that'll reap you rewards.


kxcb7a425 : ANY SPECIFIC REFERENCE FOR HELP IN GRAMMAR?
satyaprakash : Read the book we have given you. If you still need more material, try 'A Practical English Grammar' by Thomson & Martinet.


apsdixit007 : WHILE PRACTISING QUES. IN QUANT OR LR DI AT HOME I TAKE A LOT OF TIME, SO SHOULD I SOLVE IT FOR LEARNING OR SHOULD I DO IT TIMELY WITHIN 1.5-2 MIN AND SEE THE SOLUTIONS IF I COULDN'T.
dipanjanbhowmik : Initially you should do it only to learn the concept. So it will take time. Once you get familiar with majority of the topics, take timed tests and analyze your performance.


apsdixit007 : HOW CAN I SOLVE MOCKS ,OTHER THAN AIMCATS,
satyaprakash : In the same manner that you approach the AIMCATs- seriously & diligently.


rose : SIR I M NOT ABLE TO SOLVE QUESTION OF DI ..CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME TIPS OR ADVICE REGARDING THIS?
dipanjanbhowmik : Do the class handouts once again, followed by the online sectional tests. Solve as many models as possible.


nazir : WHAT ARE THE MATERIALS AND BOOKS SHOULD I PRACTICE DAILY TO IMPROVE MY READING AND VOCAB SKILLS
dipanjanbhowmik : Follow our study material religiously. It is comprehensive and incorporates all types and models of questions asked in the different exams in recent years.


kxcb7a425 : ANY GUIDE TO GUESS MEANING OF UNKNOWN WORDS? SINCE KNOWING THE MEANING OF EVERY SINGLE WORD ISN'T POSSIBLE TO KNOW AND REMEMBER.
satyaprakash : Guessing isn't a wise idea but if you are going to do it anyway, against all reason, then try to identify the root of the word. Also, look at the context so that you can have a better sense of the word. Personally, if I don't know the meaning of an inscrutable word, I just move on. But that's just me!


apsdixit007 : : HOW CAN I SOLVE MOCKS ,OTHER THAN AIMCATS,FOR PRACTICE AT HOME. BY THIS I MEAN TO SAY THAT DOES TIME PROVIDE ANY MOCKS TO BE PRACTISED AT HOME.
charlton : Yes. There are online sectional tests and SAMCATs available on your student home page.


akshay : SIR I JOINED TIME IN MARCH ..I HAVE GIVEN 2 AIMCAT BUT MY PERFORMANCE IS QUITE LOW I.E AROUND 50℅ ..WHAT CAN I DO YO IMPROVE BCZ I HAVE GOT ONLY 5 MONTHS LEFT
dipanjanbhowmik : First complete the entire study material, followed by the online sectionals. Take all the remaining AIMCATs and SAMCATs, and analyze them properly. All the very best.


sakshi11 : SIR, WHAT SHOULD BE MY STUDY PLAN FOR CAT 17 IF I AM DOING FULL TIME JOB SIDE BY SIDE. ALSO THIS YEAR I SCORED 73 PERCENTILE IN CAT AND 79 PERCENTILE IN XAT. KINDLY GUIDE ME.'.'.
satyaprakash : Only you can make your study plan. Know your strengths & weaknesses. Find out which strategies work best for you. And utilise the time that you have in a judicious manner. If you want a detailed study plan, you should meet a F.M. at your center. All the best!


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