T.I.M.E


Chat on preparation tips for QA/DI & LR!
(Chat Transcript)

rishabh : HOW TO IDENTIFY EASY AND VERY EASY QUESTIONS IN QA, DI AND LR
shivabhaskaran : It depends on u r strong and week areas, yar if u feel that u can crack a question within two minutes take a shot at that,it all comes as a instinct once u practise a lot.


dad : SIR, I FIND QUANT SIMPLE BUT FIND IT HARD YO CONVERT THE QUESTIONS IN TO EQUATIONS WHILE GIVING AIMCAT. COULD LACK OF PRACTICE BE THE PROBLEM FOR IT?
rajeshsaraf : you have to practice a lot from the books..get exposure to wide models of qs


bablu : HOW TO START PREPARATION FOR GEOMETRY IN QA ?
sumanta : Complete tha basic concepts then start solving the study material. Once you are through with the material start online sectional tests.


cccb6o018 : I AM FACING PROBLEM TO COPE WITH DI WHERE QUESTIONS REQUIRE REASONING TOO. LETME KNOW RELEVANT STUDY MATERIAL TO PRACTISE AND STUDY FROM.
chandrajyoti : T.I.M.E. material (hard copy, and soft copy material available in your student Home Page) is sufficient for the purpose. You require enough practice.


kriti : SIR AT YHIS POINT OF TIME SHOULD WE FOCUS MORE ON GIVING MOCK TESTS AND ONLINE SECTIONAL TESTS OR SHOULD WE COMPLETE THE STUDY MATERIAL FIRST? HOW TO COME UP WITH A STRATEGY?
supratim : Write mock tests . Don't miss any. Write sectional tests regularly . Also keep finishing the study material.


cat16hope : GOOD EVENING ALL MENTORS, WHAT SHOULD BE IDEAL APPROACH TO ATTEMPT QA SECTION IN AIMCATS?
rajeshsaraf : do easy qs first. You can easily locate at least 15 easy qs in any AIMCAT


abhi : HOW MANY CORRECT ATTEMPTS IN BOTH LR & QA SECTIONS WILL FETCH MORE THAN 85+ PERCENTILE?
rajeshsaraf : you got to try and cross 40 marks in each of DI LR and quants (that in general would be 85 + percentile). that also depends on difficulty level


cccb6o018 : PLEASE REFER STUDY MATERIAL FOR PRACTISE AND CONCEPTS IN DI AND LR RESPECTIVELY
rajeshsaraf : books which we have provided + online sectional tests + SAMCATs


aryan : SIR MY QUANT AND LR SECTION IS WEAK ,ARE TIME MODULE ARE ENOUGH TO CRACK CAT?
sumanta : Yes


rucha : MY ACCURACY IN LRDI IS VERY GOOD BUT IT IS VERY LOW IN QA. I FEEL I KNOW THE CONCEPT WELL ENOUGH, BUT I AM STILL UNABLE TO CRACK THE QUESTIONS WHILE PRACTICING AND ALSO IN MOCKS.
rajeshsaraf : Get into more details of the same. ANalyze the types of errors committed


r12 : HELLO SIR...EM GOOD AT LR BUT IN DI SOMETIMES I NOT EVEN ABLE TO SOLVE EVEN ONE QUESTION...WHAT SHOULD I DO?
abhishek : Good That you have a strong area(LR). For DI practice as many types of sets as possible. Attend all the classes and Workshops, Take doubt sessions where ever you are getting stuck. Always try to solve a Question with a unique approach. That should help.


abhi : HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD BE ALLOTTED TO DI & LR QUESTIONS RESPECTIVELY?
sumanta : You should not take more than 8 to 10 mins per set.


welcome123 : HELLO SIR, WOULD YOU ADVISE TO TAKE A MONTH'S OFF PRIOR TO CAT?
chandrajyoti : If you think it is necessary, take it.


rap : REGARDS FROM IIM B! DOING MY FIRST MARKETING PROJECT HERE ON TIME :P
rajeshsaraf : Great !!!


kriti : WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY TO SOLVE LR QUESTIONS?
srinivasbelvi : Familiarity is the key. Unless you are familiar, no strategy works.


dad : SIR, IF FINDING A QUESTION DIFFICULT HOW MANY TIME WE OUGHT TO REVISE IT TO STAND A GOOD CHANCE IN CAT
srinivasbelvi : About 2 revisions should work in your favour


lisa : HI SIR, I AM GETTING 90-95 MARKS IN AIMCAT RIGHT NOW. HOW MUCH MARKS SHOULD I TARGET TO GET A 95+%ILE IN CAT
rajeshsaraf : generally about 130 marks should take you to 95 percentile


archita : IN ORDER TO TARGET A SCORE OF 60+, WHAT IS THE IDEAL NUMBER OF SETS TO BE ATTEMPTED IN BOTH LR AND DI ?
rajeshsaraf : go as per the merit of qs. If the paper is difficult, even a net score of 50 is superb. Look for easy qs and aim for 100% accuracy


santosh : HI SIR,I'M SCORING CONSISTENTLY LOW IN DI AND LR SECTIONS IN CURRENT AIMCAT'S WHAT SHOULD I DO TO OVERCOME IT
supratim : Check the analysis. Solve the sets again. Solve sectioanl tests and reading material. Practise everyday.


lisa : HI SIR, I AM GETTING 90-95 MARKS IN AIMCAT RIGHT NOW. HOW MUCH MARKS SHOULD I TARGET TO GET A 95+%ILE IN CAT
abhishek : Hi. The 95 %ile mark in CAT will be dependent on the difficulty level of the paper and thus we will not be able to comment about the marks required for 95 %ile. However, the score should be in the range of 120 to 140(out of 300) to be around 95%ile.


r12 : IN QA WHAT ARE THE IMP TOPICS WE SHOULD FOCUS ON?
rajeshsaraf : virtually everything...equations, RPV, PPL Indices surds, Geometry, mensuration, trigo, log, Coordinate geometry etc


ria : SIR I HAVE PROBLEM IN SOLVING DI SETS IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME AND ACCURACY IS ALSO AN ISSUE . PLEASE HELP
rajeshsaraf : lots of background practice is required. That cannot happen overnight. But if you regularly spend one hour on speed maths and solve diverse models of qs, you score will see a boost


cccb6o018 : IDEAL TIME FOR SOLVING ONE SET OF DI AND LR QUESTION I.E BENCHMARK STANDARD
chandrajyoti : Honestly, it depends on the difficulty level of the set. However, You should be able attempt at least 4-5 sets out of 8. You have 1 hr for it.


teju : HELLO SIR..HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I SPEND FOR DI AND LR STARTING FROM NOW PER DAY???
sumanta : Solve around 3 to 4 sets of DI and LR each


vicky : SIR, PLEASE GIVE ME TIPS FOR IMPROVING MY ENGLISH SCORE IN AIMCAT'S ?
srinivasbelvi : Work on your RCs every day. With RCs being fixed, you soon find the improvement in your AIMCAT scores


aryan : THREE MONTHS ARE LEFT FOR CAT APPROX?IS IT ENOUGH TO PREPARE IT FROM THE BEGINING ?(QUANT AND DI SECTION)
rajeshsaraf : very much possible.. Identify your areas of strengths and weaknesses and work accordingly


yashgupta1191 : WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY TO SOLVE SELECTION QUESTIONS FROM LR?
rajeshsaraf : try and go question by question basis


rakshit : SIR, ACTUALLY I GET WHAT THE QUESTION IS ASKING BUT IT TAKES TIME TO SOLVE SUCH QUESTIONS. WHAT I SHOULD DO TO GET MY ACCURACY WITH SPEED?
supratim : Speed will increase with practice. Don't worry. Focus on solving the problem. And keep practicing everyday.


santosh : HI SIR, IN DI&LR SECTION.IS IT BETTER TO START WITH DI OR IS IT BETTER TO START WITH LR
rajeshsaraf : start with easy qs (that could be LR or DI)


dad : IS TRIGONOMETRY, FUNCTIONS ,LOGARITHMS IMPORTANT FOR CAT?
sumanta : Definitely yes


neelima : HELLO, I CAN SOLVE ALL THE SETS OF LR IN 30 MINS IRRESPECTIVE OF ITS DIFFICULTY LEVEL BUT IN THE NEXT 30 MINS I ATTEMPT ONLY 2 SETS OF DI. PLEASE ADVICE HOW TO BE ABLE TOO COMPLETE ALL THE 4 SETS IN 30 MINS OR LESS.
srinivasbelvi : Fetastic! Find out what type of DIs are troubling you; Reasoning based DI or Calculation based DI. Do some drills in the troubled area to see an improvement in the near future.


cccb6o018 : PLEASE MENTION ,IMPORTANT CONCEPTS AND METHODOLOGIES RELEVANT TO LR
rajeshsaraf : seating arrangement, distribution, binary logic, venn diagram, selection, comparison,


neelima : EXCEPT FOR STUDY MATERIAL WHAT BOOKS TO REFER TO MASTER IN QUANT?
chandrajyoti : You do not need any other material apart from T.I.M.E. material.


vg : WHAT IS THE MAX TIME I SHOULD SPEND ON EASY/MODERATE QUESTIONS IN BOTH DI AND LR?
abhishek : The idea is to solve only easy/moderate Questions only. You need not worry about the time as there is a timer set.


saransh : FINISH THE LR BOOKLET AND ONLINE SECTIIONAL TEST BUT MY ACCURACY IN LR AIMCATS ARE NOT SO GOOD WHAT TO DO
rajeshsaraf : analyze where things are going. Analysis has to be done at minutest level..as deep as possible


kriti : SIR WHAT NO OF HOURS ARE REQUIRED AS INPUT FOR THE CAT PREPARATION FROM NOW ON?
chandrajyoti : I will not answer in terms of hours. If your basic coverage of the topics are over try to be in touch with all the topics, especially from quant, every week. Solve questions from different chapters under all sections. That will help you.


santosh : WHAT ARE THE KEY CONCEPTS IN DI??
rajeshsaraf : presentation of data -tables, bar, pie, line, caselet, games and tournaments etc. For all such models, practice speed maths (addition, subtraction, comparison of fraction, averages, ratios, % calculations


dad : SIR DOES GIVING 30 TO 40 MOCKS SIIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE CHANCE OF SCORING ABOVE 99 PERCENTILE FOR QUANT?
chandrajyoti : 30 - 40 mocks are really high numbers. They help you to be properly acquainted with the test and definitely improves your quality. Only mocks alone cannot take you to 99 percentile.


bablu : HOW MUCH TIME DAILY SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CAT PREPARATION ?
sumanta : If you have no other commitment apart from CAT then spent around 6 to 8 hours per day


queryclr : SIR SPENDING LOT OF TIME ON ONE SET NOT GETTING THE RIGHT ANS ..WANT TO MOVE FOR NEW SET IN DI BUT WILL LOOSE TIME IN SHUFFLE HOW TO CHOOSE AND IS IT RITE TO MAKE A MIND SET OF ANSWRING ALL THE QUEST IN ALL D SECTIONS.. WHICH IS NOT HAPPNING?
supratim : No. of questions that you can answer depends on the difficulty level of paper. You should not get stuck with one set. Better leave that and try the next one. That will save time in the end.


abhi : ARE THE QA TOPICS - INDICES, SURDS, FUNCTIONS, LOGARITHMS IMPORTANT?
sumanta : Yes


vg : SIR I AM DOING THE BOOKLETS AND SECTIONAL TESTS FOR DILR SIMULTANEOUSLY. IS THAT GOOD ENOUGH?
srinivasbelvi : That is fine. Go ahead with the model.


dad : WHAT MOCK SITES OTHER THAN TIME MOCKS COULD BE PRACTISED FOR STANDING A GOOD CHANCE IN GETTING INTO IIM AHMEDABAD?
rajeshsaraf : AIMCATs are more than enough. Analysis is the key. Analysis on different parameters like any easy qs left out, any difficult qs on which unnecessary amount of time attempted,types of concepts in individual qs, selection of qs


dazzler : HOW CAN I IMPROVE DA SECTION AND SPEED TOO
shivabhaskaran : Practise handouts with time frame


bablu : HOW MANY SECTIONAL MOCK TEST ARE DER ? WHAT SECTIONS IT HAVE
supratim : All tests are there (under the respective sections) in the Student Home Page.


krishna : SIR WHAT SHOULD BE ONE' STRATEDY TO PREPARE FOR QA/LR, IF STARTING PREPARATION NOW WITH ENGINEERING BACKGROUND
rajeshsaraf : solve as many variety of qs, go through different chapters, understand concepts, write AIMCATs, online sectional tests, analyze the types of errors getting committed


saransh : AS PER NOTIFICATION IIFT REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN I WANT TO ASK ONE QUESTION THAT WHAT IS THE WEIGHTAGE TO GIVEN IIFT ENTRANCE EXAM I HAVE 2 YEARS WORK EX AND MY ACDSMICS ARE 10TH- 50 PERCENT 12TH 57% AND GRADUATION- BCOM WITH 51% SO MY ACADEMICS ARE AFFECT MY SELECTION IN IIFT
abhishek : Maximum weightage(around 60%)


aryan : SIR MY ARITHMETIC SEC IS STRONG IN QUANT ,ON WHAT TOPIC SHOULD I FOCUS TO CLEAR SECTIONAL CUT OFF?
chandrajyoti : Arithmetic forms a very small portion of the overall quant section. It alone cannot help you. PPL, AMA, T&D are definitely important.


vg : WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF DILR QUESTIONS IN IIFT AS COMPARED TO CAT?
chandrajyoti : You can consider them almost of similar level. Always be prepared for difficult questions.


hena : SIR I FIND QUANTS DIFFICULT SO HOW SHOULD I IMPROVE MY AIM AT MARKS
rajeshsaraf : first identify the reasons for the same. why difficult !! Second practice speed maths -quants is 50% calculations and 50% exposure to variety of models of qs. So, may be one of thnese two is hurting you


akbh : SIR WHAT ARE THE OPTIMUM NUMBER OF QUESTIONS TO BE ATTEMPTED IN LR/DI AND WHAT SHOULD BE THE ACCURACY?
abhishek : I think for clearing the cutoffs, In LR n DI, one should aim for atleast 16-18 Questions with 90% accuracy.


rucha : MY MOCK SCORES ARE LOW. FOR A START, WHAT SHOULD I FOCUS ON? ACCURACY OR NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS?
chandrajyoti : Accuracy should be your first goal. Then try to increase the numbers maintaining the accuracy.


saransh : SO WHAT IS THE OVERALL PERCENTAGE INCLUDING IIFT EXAM GDPI TO BE SELECTED IN IIFT COLLAGE
shivabhaskaran : last year the cutt off is 48.5


abj : DEAR SIR, SORRY FOR THE OFFTOPIC QUESTION BUT ITS URGENT: SERVERS FOR AIMCAT 1717 AREN'T RUNNING, THERE ARE DNS ISSUES WITH THE SERVER
rajeshsaraf : suggest you write a mail to info@time4education.com


mickey : WHAT TIME IS SUFFICIENT TO DECIDE WHETHER OR THE THE QUESTION IS WORTH ATTEMPTING?
abhishek : The time would vary with Section. In Quant, once can decide in around 20 sec(on an avg). In LR and DI, it would take longer(typically between 3 to 4 mins.


vicky : SIR, WHAT ARE THE NO. OF QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED AND WITH WHAT ACCURACY TO GET 95+ PERCENTILE
rajeshsaraf : It will vary across AIMCATs. However, a net score of 130-140 will take you past 95


dazzler : SIR AS I AM DOING 10 HRS JOB AND SOME TIME I FAIL TO GIVE TIME TO ALL SECTION PLEASE HELP ME HOW COULD I MANAGE TIME SO THAT I COULD IMPROVE MY DA AND LR??
abhishek : Try to devote around 5 to 6 hours for each section on weekly basis, if not on daily basis. Sit down and prepare a time table and stick to it.


santosh : CURRENTLY I'M SCORING AROUND 70-80 MARKS IN AIMCAT AND FEELING LOW. HOE SHOULD I PREPARE??
supratim : Analyse the papers. Which section or sections are weaker? Focus more on that. Revise the basics. But don't ignore the stronger section.


bablu : WHEN THE NOTIFICATION FOR CAT IS GNG TO COME ? CAN YOU TENTATIVELY GIVE DATE OF THE EXAM FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE
chandrajyoti : It will come in the last week of this month. Exam will be in Nov. middle.


nomad : IN THE GENERAL CASE, IS LOT 1 L.R MATERIAL ENOUGH FOR NMAT?
sumanta : Yes


nishu : SIR LAST TIME I SCORE GOOD MARKS IN DI /LR IN AIMCAT BUT THIS TIME I FOUND DI VERY DIFFICULT IS IT REALLY DIFFICULT ??
rajeshsaraf : AIMCAT1717 DI was slightly difficult when compared to that of AIMCAT1718. Anyways, what matters is percentile. Even if the attempts were less, it is the relative score which counts


dick : HELLO, SIR I'M NOT SCORING WELL IN QUANT, WHAT TO DO
rajeshsaraf : there is nothing else except "[practice"


dad : WHAT IS THE TOTAL ADMISSIONS TO IIM A,B AND C.
sumanta : Around 1300


neelima : I SOLVE ALL SETS OF LR IRRESPECTIVE OF ITS DIFFICULTY LEVEL IN 30 MINS BUT IN THE NEXT 30 I SOLVE ONLY 2 SETS OF DI. HOW TO OVERCOME THIS?
rajeshsaraf : That implies a total of 6 sets, which implies 72 marks (100% accuracy). You would be in top 20 for sure in DI LR section. But anycase, identify the types of sets left out. Key highlights of the set attempted/rejected


krishna : STARTING PREPARATION THIS MONTH, HOW CAN WE CRACK CAT +95 %ILE, WHICH KIND OF EFFORTS/DEDICATION NEEDED ?
chandrajyoti : Give your best before you say "I can't".


dheeraj : HOW SHOULD I PRACTICE MY SPEED MATHS CLASSES AND BY WHAT ORDER SHOULD I BASE MY ON PREPRATION TOPIC WISE.... PS NOT GOOD AT MATHS EVEN BASICS
deepakjaryal : calssify the the entire quant into 5 categories 1) arithmatics 2) algebra 3) geometry 4) modern maths which would include pnc, probablity , functions and graphs and 5) number system ....take all the categories one by one , get a astrong hold onto the basics and then started mixing .. do 40 questions every day from quant will all the topics mixed


nomad : IS IT ADVISABLE TO SOLVE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS(CIRCULAR) USING 2-4 PROBABILITIES FROM THE START?
rajeshsaraf : No generalization can be made in this regard. Try to start with condition whereby you can uniquely place at least three persons/objects (out of 8 persons). Further it depends to a large extent on the way how conditions are interconnected with each other


cindrella : I FEEL DI SOO HARD BUT I AM GOOD IN QUANT..........SUGGEST ME SOME TRICKS AND TIPS IN CALCULATION........
srinivasbelvi : Spend 15 minutes everyday with Speed Enhancement study material should help you to build your calculation skills.


aayu : SIR, WHAT PERCENTILE CAN I GET FROM 99 SCORE OERALL
rajeshsaraf : Generally a net score of 160 + (out of 300 marks) will take you easily past 99 percentile


abhi : MAY I ASK A QUESTION ABOUT MY ELIGIBILITY IN CAT/OMETS?
sumanta : Please do


rucha : WHEN DO WE USUALLY GET THE ACCESS TO THE QUESTION AND ANSWER OF AIMCAT?
rajeshsaraf : About two days after the last date/slot of AIMCAT exam.


vicky : SIR, WHAT IS THE MARKS OF 10 & 12 ND GRADUATION REQUIRED IN GETTING FMS OF DU?
sumanta : Around 60 percent but CAT score should be 99+


bablu : WHAT SHOULD BE ANALYSIS STRATEGY FOR AIMCATS
asim : Once you have taken few AIMCATs, analyze the following aspects Keep track of your accuracy, make sure you target around 90% accuracy in QA/DI/LR and around 80% accuracy in VA/RC. Figure out the kind of mistakes you are committing, are they conceptual clarity based mistakes or due to miscalculation/silly mistakes and then take corrective action. Find out list of chapters/model types which are troubling you in the AIMCATs and then work on basics of those areas, practice loads of questions from these areas. Make sure you keep improving your skill set with every AIMCAT. When ever you are in dilemma while marking answers ( esp in VA/RC), when the solutions get uploaded, understand and learn the underlying concept due to which you were in dilemma. If number of attempts are not adequate enough then improve your subject knowledge in additional areas/types of questions so that it helps in increasing the number of attempts. Keep track of drastic rise and fall in yo


scarecrow007 : WHICH TYPE OF QUESTIONS WHERE GIVEN FOR DI IN THIS AIMCAT? CAN THIS COME FOR CAT?
rajeshsaraf : AIMCATs are designed from that angle itself (in terms of what types of qs can come across in CAT). Generally two types -calculation intensive & logic based are the key parameters around which DI sets are designed.


kalpananaidu : SHOULD I GIVE MORE THAN 80 MOCK CATS IF I ANALYSE EVERY MOCK PROPERLY?
srinivasbelvi : Around 20 full length mocks should do. However take about 100+ sectional tests to develop selection & application skills.


shubham : I HAVE SOLVED EACH AND EVERY SET OF LR FROM BOOKLETS AND SHP BUT STILL AIMCATS MAKER FOUND NEW TYPES OF LR..WHICH I HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE..PLZ SUGGEST ME BOOK WHICH CAN COVER ALL THE POSSIBLE SETS FROM LR AND ALSO FOR DI.?
abhishek : There will always be an element of surprise in LR. No matter how much you practice. So try and get comfortable with this surprise aspect of LR.


prince : HII
sumanta : Please post your query


gautham : I AM ONLY TAKING THE AIMCATS BY TIME AND PREPARING BY MYSELF. I HAVE PREPARED FOR GMAT PREVIOUSLY SIMILARLY. WHAT BOOKS DO YOU SUGGEST FOR QA/DI AND LR PRACTICE?
chandrajyoti : Use T.I.M.E. material. You can enroll for correspondence course.


nikki : SIR, WHAT ARE THE TOPICS IN QUANT THAT SHOULD BE DONE THOROUGHLY BEFORE STARTING DATA INTERPRETATION
rajeshsaraf : There are about 25 chapters -refer SM1001701, SM1001706, SM1001708


neelima : IN REASONING BASED DI IT TAKES TIME TO ANALYSE AND IN CALCULATION BASED IT TAKES TIME IN CALCULATION, HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM?
chandrajyoti : You need to improve both the skills with lots of practice.


kalpananaidu : SIR PLEASE TELL WHERE TO PREPARE GK FOR XAT, IIFT, SNAP FROM
asim : For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources: Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK. Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions. Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters. Who is who What is what Science scan Human body Computers Landmarks of history The Universe While preparing for this section, a student should focus on issues related to National & International Events


abhi : RESPECTED FACULTY, UNLIKE MOST OF THE BTECH GRADUATES, I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN MY BTECH DEGREE WITHIN 4 YEARS OF TIME. DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF BACKLOGS, IT TOOK ME 6 YEARS TO OBTAIN MY BTECH DEGREE. AM I ELIGIBLE FOR CAT/OMETS?
supratim : To be eligible for CAT you need a bachelor's degree, among other things. Backlogs or year gaps won't change your eligibility for writing cat. You will face questions during interviews, though.


prince : BANKING EXAM WHICH BRANCH IS GOOD?
vjs : You can choose you convenient place.


vicky : SIR, MY AVERAGE SCORE OF AIMCAT IS 70 SHOULD I FILL FOR IIFT
asim : You can, if you work hard in the remaining days.


aayu : I SCORED 99 LAST AIMCAT, MAY I KNOW THE APPROXIMATE PERCENTILE
rajeshsaraf : should be about 85 percentile


aayu : I SCORED 99 LAST AIMCAT, MAY I KNOW THE APPROXIMATE PERCENTILE
supratim : You will get the percentile after AIMCAT in the student home page.


aayu : I SCORED 99 LAST AIMCAT, MAY I KNOW THE APPROXIMATE PERCENTILE
srinivasbelvi : It would be great if you can wait another day to get to know your percentile.


krishna : HOW MANY MARKS NEEDED FOR APPROX 99 %ILE(PREVIOUS STATS)
supratim : It has been answered before. Please go through Questions and Answers.


welcome123 : HELLO @CHANDRAJYOTI, WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT AND IS IT A MUST FOR REVISION?
chandrajyoti : Working professionals normally prefer to take 2 - 4 weeks leave. It is good to be in relaxed mood before exam. You can revise during that time.


kunal : IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE LOG OF ANY BASE LIKE LOG(B256)45 IN THE CALCULATOR THAT WE ARE PROVIDED IN CAT.
sumanta : No


dick : WHAT WAS LAST YEAR CUTOFF FOR IIFT
shivabhaskaran : 48.5


bablu : HOW TO INCREASE ACCURACY
supratim : Solve the question first. Then go through the analysis. Avoid repeating same error. Practise a lot.


kalpananaidu : OUT OF 4 LR SETS IN CAT 2015, HOW MANY WERE PUZZLE/ARRANGEMENT TYPES?
srinivasbelvi : All were puzzle types


123 : SIR I AM NOT SCORING GOOD MARKS IN QA. THOUGH I M DOING STUDY MATERIAL REGULARLY BUT MY SCORE IS LIKE 3CORRECT 10WRONG IN QA. WHAT SHOULD I DO.?
deepakjaryal : try following this process , concept review questions> handout questions> exercise a and b > and then sectional tests .. get hold of the basics of every topic that you study .. since over the past few years quant section is focussed more towards the basic understaning of the cocepts


cat : SIR I AM GOING 2 WRITE CAT NEXT YEAR BUT FOR BASICS SHULD I PICK UP TIME CET BOOKS
srinivasbelvi : Try CAT books. Basics are dealt in CAT books too.


prince : IS TIME GOOD FOR BANKING ?
asim : We offer excellent coaching for Bank PO/clerical entrance tests, check the following link for more information http://www.time4education.com/bankexams/


shubham : PLZ IMPORTANT TOPICS OF LR ONLY FOR CAT AND ALSO THE BOOK I HAVE FINISHED TIME MATERIAL..
rajeshsaraf : seating arrangement (linear + circular), distribution, venn diagram, selection, binary logic, comparison


vicky : SIR, I AM GOOD IN QUANT BUT GEOMETRY IS NOT SO GOOD, SO WHAT SHOULD I DO IN THIS PERSPECTIVE
asim : Study with help of the basic study material, learn the basics properly, collect your doubts and discuss with a faculty member and then follow it up with loads of practice.


nikki : SIR I THINK TRIGONOMETRY AND LOG ARE NOT IMP FOR DI SECTION SIR PLEASE CAN U LIST THE CHAPTERS TO BE DONE IN QUANT BEFORE STARTING DI PLEASE
vjs : speed maths and PPL.


prince : BEST COATCHING CENTER IN MUMBAI FOR IBPS
sumanta : T.I.M.E.


shubham : NUMBERS FROM QUANT SECTION I FELT IT VERY DIFFICULT ..SINCE I HAVE SOLVED TIME MATERIAL BUT UNABLE TO SOLVE AIMCAT QUESTIONS
srinivasbelvi : Do revision & try a few sectional tests to practice further.


shruti : SIR, WHEN WILL BE THE MISSED AIMCAT AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE?
shivabhaskaran : very soon


shruti : SIR, WHEN WILL BE THE MISSED AIMCAT AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE?
rajeshsaraf : after about a month


gautham : I HAVE BEEN GETTING AROUND 97 PERCENTILE IN MY AIMCATS. ALTHOUGH MY QUANT PERCENTILE IS ABOUT 94, I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED AT LEAST 25% OF THE QUESTIONS IN QA SECTION. IS THIS GOING TO BE THE CASE WITH ACTUAL CAT EXAM? CAN I AFFORD TO LEAVE SO MANY QUESIONS UNATTEMPTED?
rajeshsaraf : Quants, in general, is the most easiest section. One can identify at least 20 qs in every AIMCAT (conducted thus far). Familiarity to wide models of qs will help.


shubham : SUGGEST PUZZLES BOOK FROM WHICH QUESTIONS ARE SIMILAR TO CAT QUESTIONS?
asim : Apart from basic study material/handouts, you can also practice with online sectional tests, samcats and the AIMCATs.


ujjayini : SIR,I'M VERY WEAK IN DI,HOW DO I START PREPARING AND STRENGTHEN MY CONCEPTS?
srinivasbelvi : Calculation based DIs can be improved by doing calculation drills as the interpretation of data should not cause much problem. Reasoning based DIs need exposure i.e., you need to solve variety of problems.


krishna : 1.HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I DEDICATE NOW, STARTED PREPARATION THIS MONTH, M INTIMATE WITH CAT SYLLABUS, HAVE ENGG BACKGRD ?
deepakjaryal : try to quantify the preparation , which means dont count the number of hours rather do 40 questions everday from quant , 3 di sets , and 2 rc paragraphs, next day couple it with 3 lr sets ..


ashi : SIR,APART FROM THE MATERIAL PROVIDED BY T.I.M.E CENTER, WHAT BOOKS WOULD YOU RECOMMENDED BETWEEN AUTHORS ARUN SHARMA AND NISHIT K SINHA OF PEARSON PUBLICATIONS? FOR QA/DI/LR
sumanta : You can go for TRISHNA guide


dick : SIR, WHEN CAT 2016 NOTIFICATION WILL BE OUT
chandrajyoti : Most likely, end of July 2016.


krishna : XPECTED CAT XAM DATE THIS YEAR ?
asim : Mostly it would be OCT/NOV, the exact date will only be known when the official notification is released.


dad : WHAT IS THE TOTAL ADMISSION TO IIM AHMEDABAD
sumanta : For more information check their website


dad : WHAT IS THE TOTAL ADMISSION TO IIM AHMEDABAD
chandrajyoti : Main program PGP, Intake:382


game_changer : HOW IS A SCORE OF 120-130 IN THE AIMCATS?
srinivasbelvi : Good for now. Keep moving as you got to cover a good ground.


shubham : RAJESH SARAF SIR..PLZ SUGGEST THE BOOK FOR LR..
rajeshsaraf : TIME study material SM1001705


ryan : THE ENTIRE SMOOTHNESS OF THE PAPER GOES OFF ONCE THE DI LR SECTION STARTS ,I FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO SCROLL DOWN THE QUESTION AND LOOK FOR CHARTS AND GRAPH IN DI ...IT CONSUMES A LOT OF TIME . PLEASE SUGGEST
deepakjaryal : attempt more sectional tests .. since the exam is computer based , try solving 3 di sets and 3 lr sets every day from the sectional tests


jaideep : SIR,I HAVE COMPLETED NUMBER SYSTEM BUT STILL I AM NOT ABLE TO SOLVE SOME SUMS ON IT
sumanta : Talk to the Faculty member of your center and clarify your doubt


karthik : SIR, CAN YOU PROVIDE A TIMEFRAME BY WHICH WE SHOULD COMPLETE ALL THE STUDY MATERIALS.
srinivasbelvi : Both lots of study material should be completed by end of September so that you have time for revision, sectional tests, SAMCATS etc.


game_changer : HOW TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF ATTEMPTSIN QUANT?
sumanta : Practice the study material and give online sectional test at regular intervals.


bablu : WHICH IIMS SHOULD BE FILLED IN THE CAT FORM
shivabhaskaran : your choice


anurag : SIR AM STUDYING MORE AND MORE AND I PRACTISED 12-15 RC'S ONILNE WHICHE WERE COMPARITIVELY EASY BUT IN THE AIMCAT I GOT 6 CORRECT OUT OF 16 WHAT SHOULD I DO?
rajeshsaraf : dont worry !! That's a part of learning curve !! Try and analyze the types of errors. Are the errors more from "fact based qs", or "inference types", "or critical reasoning", or related to "summary", "central idea", "tone of the author" OR anything related to type of ;passage -"philoshopical", "


blacky : SIR I GOT 102 IN THE LAST AIMCAT BUT I GOT AROUND 130-150 IN ALL THE OTHER AIMCATS.CAN U TELL ME THE REASON AND HOW I CAN EVALUATE WHAT HAPPENED?
supratim : Look at your percentile scores, the highest scores in those aimcats. If the paper is difficult, the score will come down. But percentile may not.


dad : IS QUANT IN GMAT HARDER THAN CAT QUANT?
vjs : not really.


sharad : LR IS SCORING WHERE AS QA SLOWERS MY SPEED IS IT IMPORTANTTO WORK ON ACCURACY IN QA THAN SPEED
vjs : Knowing Basics or concepts is the first step, then practise. 2.Its ultimately skills that is most important key to the competitive exams. 3. start form basic study material and refresh the concepts then work on sectionalests,QAREs,QATs..and will gain lot of confidence .QUICK and ACCURACY is the mantra


jaan : WHAT WAS THE CUTOFF OF LAST YEAR FOR GENERAL CATEGORY
asim : Which B-school?


aditi : SIR HOW TO IMPROVE LR PUZZLES I FACE A LOT OF PROBLEMS AND WEAK IN DI CALCULATIONS I HAVE PRACTISED A LOT OF SPEED MATHS BUT STILL IT IS SLOW /?????/
abhishek : Practice more. DI and LR are two sections which requires maximum practice.


game_changer : WHICH SECTION SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED FIRST: LR OR DI?
shivabhaskaran : LR will be a better choice


anurag : SIR, I FORGET WHAT I PRACTISE AM ALMOST DONE WITH MY STUDY MATERIAL BUT MY SCORE IS DROPPING WITH EACH AIMCAT ESPECIALLY IN QUANTS
srinivasbelvi : Do revisions in order not to forget your learnings.


ashi : PLZ GIVE SOME INFO ON THE ON SCREEN CALCULATOR PROVIDED IN CAT EXAM
deepakjaryal : it has exactly the same interface as your aimcats


abhi : IF ONE KNOWS HE HAS ATTEMPTED APPROX 20 QUESTIONS CORRECTLY IN BOTH THE SECTIONS, SHOULD HE SOLVE THE REMAINING QUESTIONS AS WELL, TO INCREASE HIS SCORE?
supratim : Yes!


nishu : SIR AFTER SOLVING TIME MATERIAL WHICH BOOKS SHOULD I REFER FOR MORE PRACTICE OF DI /LR
srinivasbelvi : Do previous year CAT/ XAT/ IIFT papers to practice on the areas mentioned.


game_changer : DO THE QUESTIONS THAT WE GET IN QUANT IN CAT ARE OF THE SAME DIFFICULTY LEVEL THAT WE GET IN THE AIMCATS?
srinivasbelvi : Yes they are comparable... at times even tougher.


ash : HOW MANY APPROX MOCK TESTS SHLD BE GIVEN BEFORE CAT??
rajeshsaraf : 20 AIMCATs and an indepth analysis for the same is good


anurag : DO WE NEEDTO ENROLL IN ANY OTHER AIMCAT SERIES FOR BETTER PERCENT?
chandrajyoti : Take all the tests available from T.I.M.E. in AIMCATs.


anurag : DO WE NEEDTO ENROLL IN ANY OTHER AIMCAT SERIES FOR BETTER PERCENT?
srinivasbelvi : Often truth is sour. Embrace the reality & put in your effort to get better percentile.


bablu : WHAT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SAMCAT AND SECTIONAL TEST ?
rajeshsaraf : SAMCATs =Self Administered MOCK CAT (full 3 hr test). You have to write the test yourself. However, every online sectional test is about 15 mins (on a specific topic)


neeraj : DEAR SIR, PLEASE HIGHLIGHT THE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO SOLVE LR QNS WITH MORE THAN TWO VARIABLES.E. G 5 PEOPLE WORKING IN 5 DIFF SECTORS GOING BY 5 DIFF VEHICLES.
chandrajyoti : Prepare a table structure of 3 different columns and 5 rows. Keep on writing the information given and then try to analyse. It is very important that you note down every information given in the questions properly for distribution questions.


uday : SIR, WHAT ARE THE VARY IMPORTANT TOPICS IN QUANT?
vjs : one can't take the risk of leaving the topics.


d2 : HOW MANY VALUES EXIST OR X,Y IF BOTH X,Y ARE NATURAL NUMBERS? 1/X+2/Y=1/6. IS THERE ANY TRICK TO SOLVE THESE TYPE OF QUESTIONS? (SIR/MA'AM, PLSS TELL HOW TO SOLVE EVEN IF THERE ARE NO TRICKS)
rajeshsaraf : this comes under the topic "Special equations". Will advise you to go through the study material SM1001708 for exposure to diverse models of qs related to same.


say : HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SPEED IN DI AS CALCULATIONS TAKE UP MOST OF MY TIME EVEN IF DONE ON A CALCULATOR?
abhishek : There are some shortcut tricks available for simplifying calculations. Attend your DI classes regularly.


ash : I DINT START WITH DI. HOW TO START DI PREPARATION AND IS DI THAT TOUGH ONLY IN CAT OR ANY OTHER EXAM TOO?
vjs : prepare all basic handouts and follow the sequence followed in the class


krishna : CAN WE CRACK CAT'16, 100%ILE, PREP. SINCERELY STARTING NOW, FAMILIAR WITH SYLLABUS ?
srinivasbelvi : Your conviction & belief matters when one talks about 100%ile. Since you are familiar with areas being tested CAT & willing to put in 3-4 months of hard-work, I'm sure that you'd end up in excess of 99%ile.


game_changer : WILL EXTENSIVE PRACTICE HELP ME TO INCREASE MY AIMCAT SCORES TO 170+? OR IS IT DEPENDANT ON HOW INTELLIGENT THE PERSON ALREADY IS?
deepakjaryal : practice is the key !! whoever is able to score good in aimcats or cat , he /she is able to do it ONLY because strong basics backed by extensive practice


poorvi : COULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST, STARTING FROM NOW WHAT STRATEGY SHOULD BE TAKEN UP WITH REGARD TO THE STUDY MATERIAL, MOCKS AND AIMCATS TO GET THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS?
supratim : Practise all 3 sections everyday. Start from the basics. Write all the tests (AIMCATs and sectional).


bittu : HYE SIR..I LEFT MY JOB 2 MONTHS BACK FOR PREPARATION AND MY LAST 5 AIMCAT SCORES ARE AS .PLS GIVE SOME TIPS TO PREPARE WELL TO SCORE BETTER AND EXAM AND ACHEIEVE THE TARGET OF DECENT PERCENTILE ..
chandrajyoti : I think you are under extreme stress. First get out of it. Analyse your performance in AIMCAT properly and try to find the problem areas. Work for your basics, if necessary. You will definitely improve.


kalpananaidu : WITH 82/67/59 , DO I HAVE CHANCES TO CONVERT IIMC? IF YES, THEN WHAT SAFE PERCENTILE WOULD I NEED?
rajeshsaraf : Is it a net score of 208 marks


prashant : MY SCORE IN AIMCAT1717 IS 114; QA-62,DILR-26,VARC-26; I AM ALWAYS DISSAPOINTED WITH MY DILR N VARC SCORES; SINCE AFTER ANALYSIS I M ALWAYS ABLE TO SOLVE MOST OF THE SETS N MOST OF THE RCS COMFORTABLY..WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
srinivasbelvi : It is natural that with the hints we'll be able to solve the problems with greater ease. That is what solutions mean. Practice till you get your first reaction right.


kalpananaidu : I HAVE MISSED SOME AIMCATS AND MISSED AIMCAT LINK IS NOT THERE. WHEN WOULD IT BE ACTIVE?
sumanta : if you misses an invigilated AIMCAT, then it can be taken the next day in non invigilated mode, if you have not taken it on the next day, then it would be made available in SEP on the SHP, in case of non invigilated AIMCATs, if you misses it then it would be made available in SEP on the SHP


ash : I HAVE STARTED WITH GEOMETRY FIRST AND THEN I WILL GO WITH MENSURATION. IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR SEQUENCE TO FOLLOW WHILE PREPARING FOR QUANT REGARDING CHAPTERS?
deepakjaryal : no sequence as such but some topics are interdependent like the topic that you mentioned ..knowledge of precentages would help you in topics like profit and loss , ci si , ration, time speed disatnces , and in di to a great extent .. try categorizing the topics under following heads 1) arthmatic 2) algebra 3) number systems 4) geometry and modern maths


fms : SIR, WHICH COLLEGES CAN I GET THROUGH IIFT ?
asim : Only IIFT Delhi and Kolkata campuses.


krishna : WHICH COMBINATION OF TOPICS TO WORK OUT DAILY FOR BEST RESULTS ?
supratim : You should touch all three sections everyday. Focus more on the weaker section.


gautham : @RAJESHSARAF SIR, WILL NOT ATTEMPTING THOSE 25% QUESTIONS AFFECT MY PERFORMANCE IN THE ACTUAL CAT? SHOULD I IMPROVE ACCURACY IN THE QUESIONS I ATTEMPT OR SHOULD I LOOK TO ANSWER MANY MORE QUESTIONS?
rajeshsaraf : Consider the level of difficulty of qs and considering the fact that your scores in other sections are good, I don't see any reason as to why you cannot attempt more than 25 qs with almost 100% accuracy.


fms : WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SALARY PACKAGE OF IIFT?
srinivasbelvi : 15L


d2 : IF RATIO A:B = 2:5, THEN THE LIKELY RATIO FOR (A+3):(B+3) IS: SAY THERE ARE SOME OPTIONS GIVEN, WHAT'S THE FASTEST WAY TO FIND WHICH OPTION IS THE ANSWER?
rajeshsaraf : This is based on the basic property that for a ratio less than 1 (in this case 0.4), the value will increase when a positive number is added to both the numerator and denominator. Final ratio has to be more than 0.4. Anything less than 0.4 rejected


game_changer : I FEEL THAT I TAKE UP A LOT OF TIME IN DOING LR QUESTIONS WHICH ARE OF "D" LEVEL? PLEASE SUGGEST HOW CAN I IMPROVE SPEED ON TOUGH QUESTIONS
deepakjaryal : see not every question is supposed to be ansewred in the exam , the idea is to clear the cut off with max accuracy , so my suggestion would be try to keep short targets initially and as you achive those move up the ladder ... which means try attemting say 16 quations only in di and lr sections .. 8 from di and 8 from lr .. with 100 percent accuracy .. and i said 8 questions not 8 sets which means 2 questions from every set whcih is quite a doable thing


say : HOW MANY SETS SHOULD BE CORRECTLY ATTEMPTED IN DI/LR TO GET A GOOD SCORE(99 %ILE)?
sumanta : Around 4 to 5 sets if it is a difficult paper .More than 5 if it is an easy paper


ankita : SIR I MOST NO OF NEGATIVES IN LR AND DI SEACTION ,AND MY SPEED IS ALSO VERY SLOW
abhishek : Practice more of LR and DI.


ashi : SIR I'M PREPARING FOR THE CAT 2017. CAN U PLZ SUGGEST ANY SCHEDULE FOR MY PREPARATION FOR ONE YEAR? IM SERIOUS ABOUT THE EXAMINATION.
deepakjaryal : one year is sufficient enough time to conquer this exam .. so i suggest get hold of the basics of every topic ,,the key is to study and study consistently .. at this stage you can start with 20 questions from quant and 2 di sets every day and on alternate days mix it with 2 lr sets and 2 rc passages .. but dont break the chain of doing the above on regular basis


ryan : CAN THE ENTIRE QUANT BE LEARNT AND MASTERED BY A VERY MEDIOCRE STUDENT IN UPCOMING 3 MONTHS?
sumanta : Not exactly but to get a decent score you have sufficient time


krishna : ENROLLED IN ONLINE CORRESPONDENCE, WHEN I GOT STUCK IN QUES. FOR LONG, SHOULD I SWITCH TO NEXT Q. N DO MORE VARIETIES OR TO HANG ON UNTIL ITS DONE NO MATTR AT WHAT TIME ?
srinivasbelvi : It is wise to move on when you are stuck.


fms : SIR, STUDY OF HOW MANY HOURS ARE ENOUGH TO GET ADMISSION IN FMS?
supratim : It will depend on your level preparedness regarding each and every section.


d2 : IF A DI SET IS SOLVED USING TRIAL ERROR METHOD OR BY OPTIONS, IS THERE ANY WAY TO INCREASE THE CHANCES OF GETTING THE RIGHT TRIAL AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE?
supratim : Start with the middle number . For example if options are 12 , 17 , 19 , 23 and 45 , then start with 19 . But the best way to get good score is to know things fundamentally.


uday : SIR I AM WEEK IN QUANT HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I GIVE TO QUANT ON DAILY BASIS.
deepakjaryal : try to quantify your preparation with the number of questions that you do not the number of hours you sit studying .. so at this stage you should be doing 40 questions every day from quant 3sets of and 3 lr sets and 2 rc passages


ankita : SIR HOW TO SUMMARIZE THE INFORMATION WITH 3 OR MORE INFORMATION IN LR SECTION
supratim : Start with definite information. And make a table whenever possible.


amrit : SIR, HOW IS 128 AS A SCORE IN 1717 ACCORDING TO DIFFICULTY LEVEL?
srinivasbelvi : Decent performance but not good enough. However you have enough time to improve your performance. As on today, your performance is good.


bravo : THE SETS OF DI IN AIMCAT 1717 WERE ALL CALCULATION BASED. IS IT BETTER TO SPEND TIME ON CALCULATION INTENSIVE DI ?
srinivasbelvi : Depends on the strength of the individual. Few prefere calculations based DIs over LR.


mounika : HI SIR COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME A PROPER STARTEGY FOR VA SECTION?NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY I AM ENDING UP WITH MANY MISTAKES
chandrajyoti : You need a lot of reading from different subject areas. Try to score from RC passages. reduce your attempt and increase your accuracy.


uday : HOW MANY QUESTION OF QUANT SECTION WE SHOULD DO IN TEST TO SCORE 95+%TILE .
chandrajyoti : No fixed answer is there. However, should attempt 25+ questions with high accuracy.


bablu : WHAT SHOULD MATTER MORE ACCURACY OR NO. OF QS ATTEMPTED
supratim : Both should go hand in hand.


amrit : SIR, WHAT IS THE NO. OF SEATS IN IIFT AND APPROX CUTOFF EVERY YEAR?
asim : Around 300 ( both campuses together ), the cutoff is in terms of marks and hence it varies every year based on difficulty level of exam.


kinga : IS IT A GOOD STRATEGY TO SOLVE DI/QUANT MATERIAL EXERCISES UNDER A SPECIFIED TIME?
sumanta : Yes


game_changer : HOW IS THIS BOOK "PUZZLES" BY GEORGE R. SUMMERS FOR IMPROVING LOGIC IN LR?
supratim : Good book if you have lots of spare time.


ankita : SIR IT IS QUITE COMPLICATED TO MAKE TABLE WITH 3 OR MORE INFORMATION I MEAN WE CAN GENERALLY MAKE TABLE WITH2 INFO
supratim : Its possible with 3 infos as well. Attend classes.


cat : DEAR SIR/MADAM.GOOD EVENING , I NEED A SERIOUS HELP IN MY PREPARATION.IN AIMCATS MY SCORES ARE NOT ABOVE 20 AND I AM ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF QUANTS BUT WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR APPLICATION I AM STRUGGLING TO APPLY AND I AM GOOD IN SOLVING HANDOUT QUESTIONS OF VA LR BUT YOU WOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD ON SEEING MY SCORE BY NOW.PLS DO HELP AND THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
deepakjaryal : try following this sequence concept review questions >handout questions > exercise a> exercise b > sectional tests .. get hold of the basics of every topic ,, think about every question from 3 point of view 1) why 2) how 3) what if the data had been somthing else .. these questions would help you understand the basics of every topic


abhi18 : SIR, WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY TO COVER ENTIRE QUANT WITHIN 2 MONTHS?
supratim : Solve 20 questions daily.


kuku : HI..COULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST IF QUESTIONS ON SURDS WIDELY APPEAR? I'M GOOD WITH INDICES..BUT KIND OF STRUGGLING WITH QUESTIONS ON SIMPLIFYING..PLEASE HELP
vjs : in this topic you mostly get direct questions.


liesel : SIR, I CAN'T DECIDE ON THE STARTEGY TO ATTEMPT THE DI/LR SECTIONS. I GO COMPLETELY BLANK AS I WORK THROUGH THE SECTION. COULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST A STRATEGY
supratim : Start with LR and then move to DI. Please do write online sectional tests to fine tune strategy.


rohitm : I AM STRUGGLING WITH LR CANT SOLVE WITHIN TIME THATS WHY ATTEMPTING ALL DI QUESTIONS IF TIME PERMITS THEN I M GOING FOR LR IS THIS APPROACH CORRECT
chandrajyoti : I do not think so. You should try to overcome this problem.


shubham : WHERE CAN I GET TRISHNA PUBLICATIONS BOOKS?
srinivasbelvi : Check with your center, they'll help you to procure one.


dany : SORRY TO BE OFF TOPIC.I SCORED 78 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT 1718. PLEASE COMMENT WHETHER THEY ARE GOOD /BAD AT THIS STAGE
supratim : Good Start . You can do better. Continue to work hard.


d2 : WITH A SCORE OF 130 IN AIMCAT1717 AND DOING EQUALLY WELL IN ALL THE THREE SECTIONS, WHAT ARE THE THINGS I MUST FOCUS ON NEXT TO PUSH MY SCORE HIGHER UP?
supratim : Write online sectional tests and please do work on to improve on weakness.


krishna : AT THIS TIME, WHAT SETS TO PRACTISE DAILY
shivabhaskaran : Online sectional tests


game_changer : WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN THAT I PRACTICE A LOT YET SCORE AVERAGELY IN AIMCATS(120-130)
supratim : Write online sectional tests and practise with in time limit.


bravo : HOW WILL THE PREPARATION OF CAT WILL HELP IN CAMPUD PLACEMENTS STARTING IN AUGUST IN DCE?
supratim : It will help in Aptitude tests.


ash : ARE TOPICS LIKE LOGS AND COORDINATE GEOMETY , OPERATORS , STATISTICS IMP?
abhishek : All the topics will be important. CAT is unpredictable.


liesel : MY SCORE IS AROUND 160 AND FOR PAST FEW AIMCATS. I HAVE SCORED 97%ILE. HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT IN CAT WITH THIS LEVEL OF PREPARATION?
srinivasbelvi : Still a long way to go before we meet CAT. Keep up the momentum as the dynamics vary during the course. However let me tell you that your performances are encouraging.


amrit : HOW MUCH APPROX PERCENTILE IS NEEDED IN CAT FOR TAPMI, IRMA AND GIM?
abhishek : Around 90.


dany : DO I NEED TO STUDY CHAPTERS LIKE FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS IN DETAIL? OR BASICS ARE REQUIRED?
chandrajyoti : This chapter is important. Do not skip it. Questions from graph are even asked in interview.


bittu : HYE SIR..IN IIFT EXAM DI SECTION WILL BE THERE OR NOT ?/?
supratim : DI will be there.


bittu : HYE SIR..IN IIFT EXAM DI SECTION WILL BE THERE OR NOT ?/?
shivabhaskaran : yes, but very simple compared to CAT


kalpananaidu : WITH 82/67/59 IN 10TH/12TH/BTECH, DO I HAVE CHANCES TO CONVERT IIMC? IF YES, THEN WHAT SAFE PERCENTILE WOULD I NEED?
srinivasbelvi : Try your luck in excess of 99.6%


niraj : GD EVNG SIR N MADAM,I HV A GOOD COMMOOND IN LR BUT WHEN I SOLVE DI SECTION ITS TAKE TOO MUCH TIME,COULD YOU PLS SUGGEST ME SOME TRICKS TO SOLVE DI IN LESS TIME???
chandrajyoti : Improve your speed math. Practice more DI. Track ho much time you are taking, and try to improve it gradually.


niraj : GD EVNG SIR N MADAM,I HV A GOOD COMMOOND IN LR BUT WHEN I SOLVE DI SECTION ITS TAKE TOO MUCH TIME,COULD YOU PLS SUGGEST ME SOME TRICKS TO SOLVE DI IN LESS TIME???
abhishek : Niraj the tricks cannot be discussed in this forum. I suggest you contact a FM at your center.


amit : SIR LR QUESTIONS TAKES A LOT OF TIME IN UNDERSTANDING AND SOLVING - SO HOW DO WE SAVE TIME IN LR SECTION
supratim : Practise LRHO 1 , 2 , 3 . Practise the LR booklet given in second set. Write online sectional tests.


apple : HOW MANY MINIMUM QUESTION I SHOULD ATTEMPT IN ALL 3 SECTION TO GET 99 PERCENTILE (IF ANY OF THE QUESTIONS ARE NOT WRONG)
srinivasbelvi : Depends on the difficulty level of the section.


krishna : PLZ WRITE A BOOSTING QUOTE TO KEEP THIS VEIL UP, FELT GREAT IN INTERACTION...
srinivasbelvi : Put in your best... best wishes


bravo : I JUST READ AN ANSWER IN WHICH IT WAS WRITTEN THAT ATEMPT ALTEAST 8DI QUEST AND 8LR QUESTIONS 2 BEING FROM EACH SET. BUT SOMETIMES THE SET IS SO DIFFICULT THAT I CANT ATTEMPT EVEN A SINGLE PART. PLEASE SUGGEST AN ACCURATE STRATEGY FOR DI/LR
chandrajyoti : Try to answer as many questions possible. Do not stick to any such prescription.


abhi18 : SIR, I HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO DO MBA AFTER HAVING EXPERIENCE BY MOST OF MY SENIORS.. SO SHOULD I FOCUS UPON MY CAMPUS PLACEMENTS OR CAT?
supratim : Both. Take the best choice after you have it all. Please remember one can not reject what one does not have.


bablu : CAT SCORE CAN BE USED FOR WHICH COLLEGES
shivabhaskaran : The list is there in the SHP


sachin : I'M CONSUMING A LOT OF TIME TO SOLVE REASONING BASED DI CASELETS, PLEASE ADVISE ME HOW CAN I OVERCOME THIS APART FROM PRACTICING LOT OF CASELETS
srinivasbelvi : Once you are familiar, you'll take less time. Practice variety of sets.


kuku : @VJS: THEN CAN I SKIP TOUGH QUESTIONS ON SIMPLIFYING FROM EXCERSIZE? CONSIDERING LIMITED TIME AVAILABLE?
vjs : Learn more concepts, develop your skills in multiple topics from quants..with this, you can increase the number of attempts


ashi : I ENROLLED FOR TIME WEEKEND CLASSES FOR CAT 2017 AROUND 20 DAYS BACK. I HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED ANY MATERIAL ON QA/DI/LR YET. ANY IDEA WHEN I WILL BE GIVEN THE MATERIAL?
supratim : Contact your center.


liesel : WHAT SHOULD BE THE PERCENTILE FOR LAST 10 AIMCATS TO SCORE ABOVE 99% IN CAT?
abhishek : We cannot answer it with surety. Looking at the last few years,it should be over 96/97.


apple : IS IT COMPALSARY TO COMPETE ALL CHAPTERS IN QA? IF WE LEFT TOTALLY 2-3 CHAPTERS BLANK AND OTHER CHAPTERS VERY THROUGHLY THEN IT WILL WORK
supratim : Do all chapters.


rohitm : I M STRUGGLING IN RC TO COMPLETE ALL THE 5 PASSAGES AND ATTEMPT ALL VA SECTION . EVEN THOUGH I AM READING EDITORIALS BUT THEY ARE INTERESTING UNLIKE WHATS COMING IN AIMCATS SOME TOPICS. HOW TO PRACTICE
supratim : Prepare from TIME material also. Not all passages in CAT will be like editorials. And write 2 line summary while reading editorials. This will improve your retention rate.


amit : SIR HOW MANY QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ATTENDED IN QA TO GET A 99 PERCENTILE IN QUANT SECTION
shivabhaskaran : Its difficult to predict, as it depends on the difficulty level of the paper


udk : FOR DI LR, THE QUESTIONS WE GET IN OUR SHEETS AT TIME AND THE QUESTION WE GET IN MOCKS ARE OF DIFFERENT DIFFICULTY LEVELS, HOW DO I BRIDGE THIS GAP?
supratim : Write online sectional tests.


starlord : DOES MDI TAKE NON ENGINEERS?
srinivasbelvi : Yes... why such doubt?


kuku : @VJS: THANKS A LOT
vjs : All the best!


nav : I SCORED 62 IN QUANT IN AIMCAT 1717 PLEASE TELL MEE STRATERGY TO MAXIMIZE IT
chandrajyoti : Identify which portion requires more improvement. Work accordingly. Improve your basics first.


starlord : DOES MDI COLLEGE ADMITS NON ENGINEERS?
sumanta : Yes they do


nav : I SCORED 17 IN DI IN AIMCAT 1717 BUT ONLY 4 IN LR.PLEASE HELP
supratim : Help yourself by writing online sectional tests , attending classes and by solving study material given to you.


d2 : SIR/MA'AM, THIS IS OUT OF TOPIC, BUT IN RCS, EVEN THOUGH I'M ABLE TO ANSWER MOST OF THE QUESTIONS THERE ARE 4-5 QUESTIONS THAT END UP BECOMING WRONG EVEN THOUGH I THOUGHT THEY WOULD DEFINITELY BE RIGHT. HOW CAN I AVOID ATTEMPTING SUCH QUESTIONS IN RCS?
supratim : It indicates that you are not getting the central idea correctly. Write summary of the passages to identify the key ideas.


apple : APPROX HOW MANY QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERS TO GET 99%? IF ANY OF THEM ARE NOT WRONG
srinivasbelvi : Difficult to comment as it depends on the difficulty level of questions in each section.


starlord : @SRINIVAS I KNOW IT WAS STUPID TO ASK BUT A PERSON WHO I THOUGHT WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE TOLD ME THAT SO I WANTED TO BE SURE.THANK U FOR CLEARING MY DOUBT.
srinivasbelvi : That's fine.... keep preparing... best wishes...


cat : CAN SOMEONE GET ADMISSION IN TOP B SCHOOL IF SOMEBODY TAKE ONE YEAR GAP?
sumanta : Yes


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