T.I.M.E


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

chitresh : I HAVE FACING PROBLEM IN DI AND LR IN AIMCATS.WHAT TO DO SIR?
vijaykumar : Do practice different variety of sets and do a lot variations in each set


007 : HELLO SIR LAST TIME YOU ADVICED ME TO IMPROVE ON MY ACCURACY AND IN THIS AIMCAT I DID THAT BUT I STILL GOT 5 WRONG OUT OFF 13 I ATTEMPTED IN RC I WAS VERY WELL SURE ABOUT THEM BUT STILL THEY WERE WRONG WHAT SHOULD I DO?
rajeshsaraf : The number of attempts has to be increased. These are early stages. AIMCATs are designed to that effect so that you can find out your strengths n weaknesses


vic9965 : SIR.......AS WE SEE A LOT OF REASONING BASED DI SETS IN THE AIMCATS.......MY QUESTION IS HOW CAN WE PREPARE FOR SUCH QUESTIONS.....SINCE THE SMS ARE PRIMIARLY BASED ON CALCULATIVE DI
rahulpinnamaneni : The SMs in Lot-2 will prepare you better for them. And also, practising more SAMCATs and AIMCATs will help.


amrit : SIR, AIMCAT 1719 WAS EASIER THAN OTHER BUT STILL I GOT ONLY 124. IS IT A GOOD SCORE ACCORDING TO THE LEVEL OF PAPER?
dnyaneshwar : your score is good. because you have around 4 months to improve. Now start working on AIMCAT analysis. Best of luck


rahul : HELLO SIR, MY SCORE IN DI/LR IS NOT IMPROVING, DESPITE PRACTICE. ANY TIPS? I AM NOT ABLE TO ATTEMPT ENOUGH QUESTIONS
jatin : Please do practice each exercise as you attempt the actual AIMCAT i.e. it should be time bound (2x minutes) and follow a strategy of selecting best of doable questions first and other later


gaurav : SIR WHAT WILL BE STRATEGY TO SOLVE THE DI-LR SECTION AT BEST?
supratim : 1. Prepare well for LR / DI . Solve handouts , booklets , online sectional tests . 2. In AIMCAT , try to solve LR first and then move to DI. Choose your sets carefully .


maddy : SIR WHAT ARE THE MAIN AREAS I NEED TO WORK UPON IN DI AND LR?
asim : You need to work on all the different chapters/models that are there in the T.I.M.E. study material, do not leave any of them.


navya : HELLO SIR, I WANTED TO KNOW THAT HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT DOING DI QUESTIONS? BECAUSE IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO SOLVE THEM
rajeshsaraf : Identify the reason behind that 1) Is it calculation part 2) Is it logic part 3) Is it the text part (more like RC) which is eating away a lot of time


jdcb6a004 : SIR I CANNOT ABLE TO SOLVE DI QUESTIONS
jatin : First of all revise the concepts of Percentages and then start solving questions from our SM booklet. Also look at examples before you jump on the exercise. You will gradually learn DI


hwsc6t145 : HI
rahulpinnamaneni : Hi, what's your question?


ankit : HOW TO IMPROVE IN DI/LR ?
dnyaneshwar : Practice is the only key for DI, LR. Prepare well for LR / DI . Solve handouts , booklets , online sectional tests. In AIMCAT , try to solve LR first and then move to DI. Choose your sets carefully .


rahul : HELLO SIR, HOW MANY SETS OF DI/LR SHOULD I GET CORRECT TO SECURE A GOOD PERCENTILE?
rahulpinnamaneni : Depends on the paper. Last year's LRDI section was very tough, 20 on that was considered very, very good.


adu : SIR PLEASE HELP ME WITH DI, WHEREIN NMAT IS CONCERNED, HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR DI FOR NMAT
asim : cat preparation will be sufficient for QA and DI areas of NMAT.


rubai : GOOD EVENING SIR. I AM FACING PROBLEMS IN SOLVING THE DATA INTERPRETATION QUESTIONS QUICKLY. CAN YOU SUGGEST ANY SORT OF QUICK APPROACHES IN SOLVING THOSE PROBLEMS??
rahulpinnamaneni : Judgement matters firstly. You're not going to solve all the sets. Identifying the ones that you can solve, will save lots of time. And even for that, you'll need lots of practice.


ss01 : HOW TO PRACTICE LR QUESTION TO SCPRE WELL IN AIMCAT?
jatin : Already answered.


rajavi : HOW TO IMPROVE MATHS APART FROM PRACTICING?
supratim : 1. Learning from mistakes . 2. Not doing the same mistakes again 3. Connect unknown things with what you already know. 4. Be attentive while reading the question and break it in parts to solve.


xx : HELLO SIR, I NEED TIPS FOR DI.HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SPEED IN CALCULATING TOUGH QUESTIONS
srinivasbelvi : Work with speed calculation book handed over to you. Do 2-3 exercises everyday for the next one month. You'll certainly find improvement.


007 : SIR, I ONLY SCORED 60 IN THIS AIMCAT IS IT A VERY POOR SCORE?
rajeshsaraf : 60 marks I guess (Overall). Analyze your scores (in terms of where you could have improved) .Work accordingly. All the best


ab : HOW DO I IMPROVE ON MY QUANT?
vijaykumar : understand the basics and practice applying them with variety of problems


rubai : I AM FACING PROBLEMS IN SOLVING THE DI QUESTIONS QUICKLY. CAN YOU SUGGEST ANY QUICK APPROACH?
jatin : Answered. Please review chat archive


rahul : HELLO SIR, HOW SHOULD I PREPARE IDEALLY FOR DI/LR? I AM DOING SM AND OST AS WELL, BUT MY SCORE IS NOT IMPROVING
rajeshsaraf : You have to work on the speed (calculations) and also the speed with which you decode the entire story line as indicated in the DI/LR


zoozoo : HELLO SIR, I AM STRUGGLING A LOT WITH LR/DI SECTION. CAN YOU SUGGEST ANY REFERENCE BOOK FOR PRACTISE OTHER THAN TIME MODULE!
jatin : The TIME material for LRDI along with CAT papers from Year 2000-2008 is sufficient. I suggest you to practice LR & DI in time bound scenario. Out of 8-9 caselets of each exercise, try to attempt the set of caselets by selecting best of 4 caselets first and then remaining in the second round.


adca6h573 : IS THE LEVEL OF AIMCAT HIGHER THAN THAT OF THE ACTUAL CAT?
rajeshsaraf : AIMCATs are designed to make you prepare for all possibilities. For those who would have attempted CAT 2015 would recognize that AIMCATs are at par with CAT 2015 pattern


insan : SIR IS THERE IS NEGATIVE MARKING IN NMAT???/
jatin : No


sraddha : SIR,PLEASE SUGGEST ME A BOOK FROM WHICH I WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND DI?
jatin : follow are SM Booklets. Revise the concepts of %age and practice questions of %age chapter before you switch to DI.


rajavi : WHAT IS THE BEST WAY OF PROCEEDING WITH NUMBERS?
rahulpinnamaneni : Basics in the class, followed by Exercises A and B, then QAT and then lot-2 material. That'll take care of all your 'numbers' needs.


subh : SIR I STARTED PREPARATION FOR CAT IN FEBRUARY SO SIR SHOULD I DO QA PORTION FIRST FROM TIMES BOOKLETS OR WITH A SECOND REFERENCE BOOK SIMULTANEOUSLY..
jatin : First of all complete the Basic SM booklets of QA


hwsc6t145 : WHICH BOOK TO FOLLOW?
dnyaneshwar : Our TIME material covers all required concepts for CAT. Focus on solving all our material as well as sectional tests and AIMCATs. It is more than enough. Best luck


niti : SIR I AM SOLVING TWO RCS DAILY AND I AM TAKING 10 MIN FOR EACH RC.I AM VERY SLOW.HOW CAN I IMPROVE PLEASE SUGGEST?
supratim : Speed will improve with more practise. Write online sectional tests . Gradually time will reduce.


rahul : SIR, MY ACCURACY IN QUANT HAS IMPROVED, BUT MY NUMBER OF ATTEMTS HASNT IMPROVED. HOW SHOULD I IDEALLY WORK ON QA?
jatin : I have answered same question for other students. Request you to go through it


navya : SIR I HAVE HEARD THE LR SECTION OF NMAT IS SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS. SO HOW IS IT DIFFERENT AND HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT IT?
jatin : The LR Sections of NMAT paper also have questions on Verbal based reasoning i.e. FIJs, Assumption-Assertion based Apart from this, It also have questions on Number series, Odd man out, Coding-Decoding etc Please do solve second SM booklet on LR along with first SM booklet


nilesh : HI SIR FROM LAST 6 AIMCAT I AM NOT ABLE TO SSCORE MORE 70. I AM WEEK IN VERBAL DUE TO THIS I AM NOT ABLE TO FOCUS QUANT AND DI LR.LAST AIMCAT SCORE 15/25/12 VA/DI/QA. I START PREPARATION NOV 15.AND I AM NOT SEEN ANY IMPROVEMENT. I AM NOT ABLE TO DECIDED WHETHER TO GO FOR CAT 16 OR NOT
srinivasbelvi : Hi Nilesh, I suggest you to meet your mentoring faculty & discuss the case in details. Your mentor might have to understand your background in detail before suggesting corrective measures.


adu : SIR CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT ALL CHAPTERS IN QUANT ARE IMPORTANT FOR NMAT?
vijaykumar : For preparation dont skip topics because u cant predict the competitive exams


amrit : WHAT WAS SCORE FOR 90%ILE & 95%ILE LAST YEAR IN CAT?
rajeshsaraf : Any score of 40% marks + was 90 percentile in CAT 2015 and a score of 55% marks was 99 + percentile


sourodeep : HI SIR. HOW SHOULD ONE PREPARE FOR DI-LR IDEALLY? STARTING FROM MATERIALS TO THE TIME TAKEN TO ATTEMPT A SET.
rajeshsaraf : Try and solve 3 sets in DI/LR daily. It doesnot really matter in which order you are picking up (may be SMs/online sectional tests/.AIMCATs)


anshi : I HAVE BEEN FACING A LOT PROBLEM SOLVING VA QUESTIONS.
rahulpinnamaneni : First identify your weakest section: Vocab/Critical reasoning/PFQs/Grammar. And then focus more on each area. Do a drill down analysis.


aimcat2016 : HELLO SIR/MADAM,
dnyaneshwar : Hello, what is your query ?


007 : SIR DO I NEED TO REFER TO ANY OTHER BOOKAPART FROM TIME MATERIAL
jatin : Solve CAT questions papers from year 2000 to 2008


gaurav : SIR IF I COME ACROSS A QUESTION IN DI LR AND SPEND 10 MINS IN IT AND THEN IT APPEARS TO BE TOUGH OR CONFUSED. THEN WHAT SHOULD I DO. WILL I LEAVE THE QUESTION?
rahulpinnamaneni : If you're convinced that you can't answer that question, by all means leave it! Better late than never.


manthan : HI SIR, I ATTEMPT THE AIMCAT FIRST TIME AND GOT 54 MARKS....CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST HOW DO I IMPROVE ?
dnyaneshwar : if it is your 1st attempt, then your score is good and it can be improved easily. Focus on all your concepts and sectional tests. Try and solve 1-2 sets in DI/LR daily.


annie : I AM FACING PROBLEM PRIMARILY IN GEOMETRY. HOW CAN I GO BOUT IMPROVING THAT.?
rahulpinnamaneni : Did you attend a geometry class yet? The class in which concepts are explained, I mean.


akshay : HOW MANY ATTEMPTS WITH 100 % ACCURACY IS GOOD IN DIFFERENT SECTIONS.
jatin : It depends on the difficulty level of paper. So refer to AIMCAT Analysis available on your SHP.


sachin : SIR,HOW MUCH TIME IS APPROPRIATE TO SOLVE ONE CASELET FOR DI AND LR?
rajeshsaraf : It depends on the difficulty level. Generally, 15-20 mins for a moderate set


kartik : GOOD EVENING SIR. I AM VERY SLOW IN SOLVING QUANT QUESTIONS. EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THE CONCEPT OF 90% OF THE QUESTIONS AND KNOW HOW TO SOLVE THEM. I MERELY ABLE TO SOLVE ONLY 45%-50% OF THEM. PLEASE SUGGEST ME HOW DO I INCREASE MY SPEED?
rajeshsaraf : That's fabulous !! If you can solve 50% of the Quants questions in AIMCAT, you will land up with a worst possible score of 98 percentile in Quants section. (Pls note that this is all relative grading). Even if you do not solve all qs, that's alrite


rajavi : SIR WHAT ARE THE MAJOR 5-6 TOPICS WHICH CONSTITUTE THE MAJORITY OF QUESTION. LIKE NUMBERS HAVE A GREAT WEIGHT AGE IN MATHS SECTION?
supratim : All Topics are equally important. You have enough time to practise all topics. Please do that.


amrit : DOES ACCURACY PLAY ANY ROLE IN CALCULATION OF PERCENTILE?
jatin : No, The gross score will decide percentile. Two students with a score of x, one with 100% accuracy and other with 80% accuracy would have same percentile in the section


insan : HOW 2 MAKE SPEED IN SOLVING LR PUZZLES
jatin : Practice various type of questions from our SM booklet


gaurav : IS IT AIMCAT OR IN EVERY MOCK AND CAT ITSELF WE SHOULD SOLVE LR AND THEN THE DI?
rajeshsaraf : There is NO set pattern for the same. It depends on the difficulty level


ashley : SIR MY ACCURACY IN QUANT IS REALLY POOR. IT'S LIKE I ATTEMPT A GOOD NUMBER OF QUESTIONS AND I THINK I'M DOING RIGHT BUT MANY OF THEM COME OUT TO BE WRONG. PLEASE GIVE SOME SUGGESTIONS.
supratim : 1. Reduce your number of attempts in QA section for next 2 AIMCAT's . Be accurate in what ever you answer here. 2. Revise QA chapters from study material 3. Write online sectional tests. Gradually your attempt and speed both will improve.


ss01 : SIR I HAVE JOINED THE COACHING 3 MONTHS BACK, I GOT 90 MARKS IN AIMCAT 1719,AM I ON A RIGHT TRACK ?
rajeshsaraf : You can improve to 150 + (which will be more than 99 percentile). Analyze the types of errors committed and the types of qs which you are leaving out


akku : SIR, I'M PRACTISING QUESTIONS ON LR/DI BUT STILL I'M GETTING MY ANSWERS WRONG IN AIMCAT. HOW TO IMPROVE THIS?
srinivasbelvi : If you are practicing regularly, then it is a matter of time for the things to fall in perspective. Don't lose hope, you'll soon see the improvement in your test performance.


hitu : HELLO SIR.. I WANT TO ASK BASICALLY HOW TO ANAKYSIS AIMCAT'S TO GET MAXIMUM UTILISATION OF THAT..PLEASE HELP??
jatin : After the aimcat, DO solve the whole aimcat test again at your home and then DO analyse for following points 1. How many questions you have attempted wrong and why? ( is it beacuse of silly mistake or you have interpreted question wrong or conceptual error) 2. How many questions you can attempt but missed 3. How many questions you attempted but you should not attempt these beacuse they have consumed your significant precious time. Last two points if well analysed, will improve your score


amu : SIR I GOT 64 IN AMICAT IN WHICH I AM VERY POOR IN RC EVEN I GOT LESS MARKS IN LR HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SCORE?
asim : DO not be demotivated, start with the basic study material and the handouts given in class, collect your doubts and discuss with a faculty member.


hwsc6t145 : HELLO SIR IAM NEW TO THIS FIELD OF APTITUDE AND ALL,,ENGINEERING BACKGROUND ...SO HOW TO START
rahulpinnamaneni : Everyone's new to aptitude! Just start right away. Handouts, then SMs and then previous CAT papers and then online sectional tests!


devesh : SIR WHILE SOLVING THE LR AND DI SECTION, I ALLOT 30 MINS TO LR AND 30 TO DI. IS IT THE CORRECT WAY TO GO ABOUT??
dnyaneshwar : the best way to maximize your score in DI LR is to select right set first and solve them. If you are comfortable with LR then solve 3 sets and min 2 sets of DI. 30-30 min allocation also works.


rk : SIR WHICH ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS FOR QUANT?
rahulpinnamaneni : Based on 2015, Arithmetic > Algebra > Geometry & Mensuration > P & C > Numbers This is merely based on CAT-2015 and is in no way indicative of how CAT 2016 will be!


gaurav : WHAT SHOULD BE THE TIME CONSTRAINT FOR EACH QUESTION IN DI LR
asim : In the beginning do not worry about amount of time taken, the first goal is to master the topic and learn how to solve the questions, with enough practice the speed automatically improves.


ilovemusic : HELLO SIR.. I TRY TO ANSWR ONLY THE QUESTIONS THAT I FEEL SURE ABOUT.. BUT STILL WHEN I GET RESULTS..I SEE MANY QUESTIONS WRONG.. I AM PRACTICING ON MY OWN.. BUT STILL ACCURACY IS NOT IMPROVING, ESP IN VA.
asim : I suggest you analyze your mistakes and figure out why you got it wrong and learn the underlying concepts, in case you are not sure then collect your doubts and discuss them with a faculty member.


ayushi : SIR, IN AMCAT 1719, IN QUANT SECTION I ATTEMPTED 21 QUESTIONS OUT OF WHICH 13 WAS CORRECT AND 8 WAS WRONG. SIR, HOW TO IMPROVE MY QUANT SECTION TO SCORE BETTER.
srinivasbelvi : Focus on selection of questions to your knowledge & strength. Right selection of question implies better accuracy.


hero : SIR, WHEN TRYING TO SOLVE A PROBLEM DURING THE AIMCAT EXAM, I AM NOT ABLE TO GET THE LOGIC, FOR WHICH WHEN I TRY AFTER THE EXAM I AM ABLE TO SOLVE IT THOUGH IT TAKES SOMETIME..SO WHAT SHOULD I DO TO IDENTIFY THE LOGIC IN THE QUESTION?
rajeshsaraf : More of reading and reading and reading on a variety of topics. Loads of practice required. Try to read as much as you can from diverse range of topics. Get exposure to different types of qs


adu : SIR, I AM APPEARING FOR NMAT IN OCTOBER, AND I HAVE 3 MONTHS IN HAND AND I HAVEN'T STARTED WITH THE PREPARATION, CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT IT AND WHICH TOPIC SHOULD I COVER FIRST?
vijaykumar : Already answered this is not ur board exams to know the blue print in advance


avi : GOOD EVENING SIR.....I M FACING PROBLEM IN QUANT...HOW CAN I MANAGE TO DO QUANT ON DAILY BASIS?
rajeshsaraf : if you are solving 0 questions (in quants) at home, make sure you start with solving at least 5 qs on a daily basis. SLowly, increase it to 10 qs daily, then to 15 qs and then to 20 qs With practice, commitment, you can achieve which you may not have even dreamt of


soumil : I AM NOT ABLE TO ANSWER MANY QUESTIONS IN QUANT...I FIND THEM DIFFICULT...I AM PRACTICING QUANT REGULARLY BUT STILL NOT ABLE TO ATTEMPT DIFFICULT ONES...WHERE AM I LACKING?
asim : I suggest you collect your doubts and discuss them with a faculty member.


som : SIR,HOW TO IMPROVE MY CALCULATION SKILL IN DI AND QA?BECAUSE I AM VERY POOR IN THAT?
dnyaneshwar : In DI, calculation is more of percentage, ratios as well as basic multiplication. start working on SM 710 Speed enhancement booklet which is given to you. It will definitely improve your speed.


zoozoo : WHAT STRATEGY SHOULD ONE FOLLOW WHILE ATTEMPTING LRDI SECTION?(IN GENERAL)
asim : Scan through the section and decide which ones to attemmpt, do not blindly guess, do not spend too much time over any particular question, move to the next question after some time ( if you are unable to crack it ).


niki : SIR IS IT THAT ALL THE QUESTIONS PROVIDED IN THE TIME BOOKS HAVE TO BE SOLVED?IS THERE ANY KIND OF SPECIFICATIONS FOR ONLY CAT OR ONLY CET QUESTIONS?IF YES HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THEM
vijaykumar : Ofcourse cover the material atleast thrice to get comfort in each topics


rajavi : QUESTIONS IN SM MATERIAL APPEAR TO BE MUCH SIMILAR THAN AIMCAT
vijaykumar : It is the basic study material to understand the concepts and most of them are similar to the questions of actual CAT papers of past years


rahul : SIR, HOW MUCH TIME IDEALLY SHOULD I TAKE WHILE SOLVING A SET FROM DI/LR? I ATTEMPT VERY LESS AND THAT AFFECTS MY SCORE
asim : A similar query has been answered please check the chat transcript.


sam : I KNOW SIR/MAM THAT IT IS OUT OF THE BOX QUE BUT PLEASE ANSWER IT ONES...MY RECENT AIMCAT SCORE IS 156 ...I AM BIT CONFIDENT TO CRACK CAT WITH OOD SCORE..BUT MY B.E DEGREE IS OF 58% ONLY SO..MY QUE IS WHAT ARE MY CHANCES FOR IIM..
dnyaneshwar : Sam, 1 thing is very clear that, you cannot change your past, so you have only one option is to crack cat with maximum score. IIM may change their selection criteria this year also. But if you are in top 100 students of your branch then you will get calls from top iim also. regarding other iim, there will not be any problem. Best of luck


akki : HI SIR,
rahulpinnamaneni : Hi, what's your question?


sid : SOLVING A COMPLETE QUESTION OF LR TAKES ME A LOT OF TIME. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SPEED ? ALSO HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD A SET OF 4 QUESIONS TAKE APPROX.?
srinivasbelvi : With practice you'd become familiar with varieties of LR & DI sets. That improves your speed of thinking & hence better time management.


amrit : HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO SCORE IN QUANT TO GET 95%ILE?
rahulpinnamaneni : Really depends on the exam. Last year, it was close to 66.


hero : SIR, IN THE MAIN CAT EXAM....APPROXIMATELY WHAT ARE THE MARKS SCORED TO OBTAIN 99 PERCENTILE?
asim : It cannot be predicted as it depends on the difficultly level of CAT.


kaka : HELLO SIR.....I SCORED 120 IN AIMCAT1719 WITH AROUND 40 MARKS IN EVERY SECTION....WOULD YOU SUGGEST ME SOME TIPS TO IMPROVE MY CAT SCORE????
rajeshsaraf : That's a good score. That should be close to 95 percentile (though the results will be out in a couple of days). The satisfying part is an even balance. However, you need to choose a section where you can go after it like anything. This time QUANTS was the easiest. a score of 55+ was on the cards. ALl the best for successive ones


anshi : ALSO I HAVE THIS FEAR OF TIME LIMIT. EVERY TIME I TAKE UP A SECTIONAL TEST I PANIC AT THE SITE OF TIMER AND END UP GETTING A LOT QUESTIONS WRONG, ESPECIALLY IN QUANT. I DO FAIRLY WELL IN DR/LR. GOOD ENOUGH IN RC AND VA IS MY WEAK POINT AS OF NOW. BUT IN QUANT I ENDED UP GETTING SO MANY OF ANSWERS WRONG BECAUSE I FEARED TAKING A LOT TIME SOLVING IT. HOW DO I MANAGE THAT?
rajeshsaraf : HALF the job is done if you can identify your weak/strong zones. TIME pressure seems to be hurting you. Don't worry. This is a common phenomenon with every one across the country (including 100 percentilers). Have immense faith in yourself that you can overcome these problems with your disciplined approach to your preparation. For this (at home), get the habit of sitting for three hours at a stretch and practicing qs of different models.


mansi : GOOD EVENING SIR, I GAVE THE AIMCAT FOR THE FIRST TIME BUT I FELT LR SECTION WAS A LOT DIFFERENT THAN SMS AND HANDOUT QUESTIONS WE HAVE DONE.SO WHAT MORE SHOULD BE DONE TO IMPROVE LR?
rahulpinnamaneni : LOT-2 material trains you for more difficult LR-DI


raunak : SIR I AM FACING A LOT PROBLEM IN SOLVING THE QUESTIONS OF LR SECTION IN AIMCAT . I FEEL THAT THE LEVEL OF QUESTION WAS A HIGH THAN THE ONE GIVEN IN OUR STUDY MATERIAL OR THAT PRACTISED IN CLASSROOM. WHAT SHOULD I DO...???
supratim : In AIMCAT , number of variable is more and number of indefinite answer is more. Nothing else. Please do solve all chapters from Study Material and start writing online sectional tests . Automatically score will improve in AIMCAT's.


shashankagrawal : GOOD EVENING SIR... WHAT SHOULD BE DONE,I AM FACING A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN QA SECTION, ALSO I AM FROM NON MATHEMATICS BACKGROUND.
feroz : Solve as many questions from the SMs, start taking sectional tests on the SHP, and speak to your faculty to work out some strategy for you


insan : HOW 2 IMPROVE THE CALULATION SPEED 4 DI???
dnyaneshwar : In DI, calculation is more of percentage, ratios as well as basic multiplication. start working on SM 710 Speed enhancement booklet which is given to you. It will definitely improve your speed.


wizard : I STARTED OFF MY AIMCAT WITH A PERCENTILE OF 68,THEN 70,73,82. NOW IN LAST TWO AIMCATS,IT'S GETTING REDUCED.GOT 70 AND 63. HOW TO INCREASE THIS OR ATLEAST STABILISE IT AROUND 80 TO 85 PERCENTILE??
feroz : Analyse the strategy that you adopted in your earlier AIMCATs. Apart from that, keep revising the topics on regular basis and keep revisiting the important questions. Also, start taking sectional tests on your SHP. You will improve for sure. All the best


kiran : SHOULD I BOOK A SLOT FOR NMAT NOW OR WAIT TILL CAT DATES ARE ANNOUNCED ?
rajeshsaraf : Either ways, that's OK. It depends on your comfort zone.


akshay : THERE ARE MANY QUESTIONS IN PAPER WHICH WE ARE SUPPOSED TO LEAVE BECAUSE THEY ARE TIME CONSUMING.RIGHT NOW I AM UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THOSE QUESTIONS.WHAT SHOULD I DO?
rajeshsaraf : That's what the AIMCATs are for and that's what you are preparing for (so as to recognize your strengths and weaknesses). Once, you get a grip of what you are, you will be able to play to your strengths in the battlefield of these exams and score well


jdcb6a004 : HELLO SIR I M NEW TO THIS FIELD AND CLASSES ARE DONE ONLY 10 TO 15 HOW CAN I START STUDIES TO GET 99 PERCENTILE IN CAT
vijaykumar : dude dont worry how much have been completed but how much are you prepared with the completed topics. check can you perform on what have you practiced


hashbrown : REMEMBERING ALL FORMULAE FOR QA WILL BE ENOUGH?
rajeshsaraf : That will be the beginning. You got to back it up with loads of practice.


anshi : ALSO I HAVE JUST JOINED THE CAT PREP PROGRAM AT TIME A MONTH AGO. I WOULD LIKE YOUR HELP IN DESIGNING A TT OF SORT TO MANAGE MY STUDIES. I HAVE CLASSES EVERY MORNING 8-10 AND I MA ONLY PREPARING FOR CAT AND NOT DOING ANYTHING ADDITIONAL LIKE JOB OR COLLEGE AT THE MOMENT. HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I GIVE EACH DAY SUBJECT WISE TO MY STUDIES?
govindrajan : Identify your strong areas first. Decide upon the time that you can spare each day. Then spend more time on your weak areas. Ensure that you complete one exercise in a topic each day. Work out in a way that you get comfort in a topic in a couple of days.


nilesh : HI SIR, FROM LAST 6 AIMCAT EVEN I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE MORE THAN 70.
vijaykumar : Dont worry first few AIMCATs are the ones you attend without making preparations on all the topics but check whether can you solve questions where you have made proper preparations


akki : SIR, GETTING 85-90PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT MEANS HOW MUCH CAN GET IN CAT.
rajeshsaraf : Generally, one can add 5-6 points (provided the consistency level is maintained)


kartik : THANK YOU SIR FOR YOU REPLY, PLEASE TELL ME HOW DO I SOLVE ALL THE QUANT QUESTIONS THAT I KNOW IN AIMCATS? I TOOK TOO LONG ON INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS SO I LEFT WITH NO TIME ON OTHER QUESTIONS THAT I KNEW.
jatin : Suggest you to break 60 min duration into two parts of 35 Min(Round-I) & 25 Min(Round-II). Try to attempt only easy and sitter level questions in Round-I and skip lengthy questions for next round.


adca6h573 : IS AIMCAT TOUGHER THAN THE ACTUAL CAT EXAMS?
srinivasbelvi : At times AIMCATs are easier than CAT test however generally AIMCATs are at par or a bit above par when compared to CAT.


sam : RPLY PLEASE??
dnyaneshwar : Answered, please check


manthan : CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST HOW TO MANAGE TIME IN TEST?
rajeshsaraf : Do not spend unnecessary amount of time on qs (which you do not have any clue about). Pls note this is a relative marking set up. Even if you score 40% marks, that will take you to 90 percentile (considering the recent AIMCAT/CAT scores). So be selective, build scanning skills


hashbrown : IF I ANSWER 15 EASY QUESTIONS FROM MY QA OR DI LR. WHAT WILL BE MY PERCENTILE ...
vijaykumar : Depends on how others perform. It is just a relative performance


brucewayne : SIR I HAVE COMPLETED ALL TIME MATERIAL OF LR BUT WHEN I GIVE MOCKS, I BELIEVE I NEED TO LEARN AND PRACTICE MORE LR QUESTIONS. OTHER THAN TIME WHICH BOOK SHOULD I REFER TO?
feroz : Solving material is one thing and cracking a ques in given time frame is another. We'd suggest you take as many sectional tests on your SHP and then revert.


ng : SIR,CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST A WAY OF SELECTING WHICH QUESTIONS TO ATTEMPT IN BOTH LR AND QUANTS SECTION?
asim : Scan through the section, first attempt those questions which can be solved in less time,bookmark those questions which can be solved but would take lot of time, skip completely those questions which you are sure you are not capable to solving. The ability to measure difficulty level of questions comes with lot of practice.


hashbrown : WHICH PART OF SECTION WE SHOULD O FIRST? LR OR DI? I PREFER LR FIRST AS DI CONTAINS TOO MUCH CALCULATION BUT NEVER HELPS.
rajeshsaraf : You should do qs (which are easy). Generally (not a strict rule). one set in DI and one set in LR will be easy. Try to have an eagle like eye and get ready to pounce on those sets which you find easy (familiar qs). try to reject qs which have too much data/too much of textual info


arpan : IN AIMCAT 19 I SCORED ONLY 75... IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY OF INCREASING TO 130IN NEXT 2 AIMCAT....I FIND THAT I M NOT ABLE TO SOLVE QUESTIONS FROM LR....WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY
feroz : All the three sections are about practicing more questions and speedily. We'd suggest you start taking sectional tests on your SHP and analyze them thoroughly


sid : WHAT SHOULD BE THE AGGREGATE SCORE OF A COMMERCE GRADUATE FOR GETTING SELECTED?
rahulpinnamaneni : There's no such a fixed thing. It's a function of your CAT score, GD-PI-WAT score and everything else.


nilesh : HI SIR, FROM LAST 6 AIMCAT EVEN I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE MORE THAN 70.LAST AIMCAT 15/25/12 VA/DILR/QA. MY WEEK POINT - VR DUE TO WHICH I AM NOT ABLE TO FOCUS ON QA/DI WHICH RESULT POOR SCORE. I AM PREPARING FROM NOV 15 AND I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY IMPROVEMENT IN SCORE. NOW I AM NOT ABLE TO DECIDE WEATHER TO GO FOR CAT OR NOT.
srinivasbelvi : Hi Nilesh, I suggest you to meet your mentoring faculty & discuss the case in details. Your mentor might have to understand your background in detail before suggesting corrective measures.


jdcb6a004 : SIR PLEASE REPLY
vijaykumar : Answered


lordsnow23 : WAT ARE D MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS IN QUANT FOR CAT 2016?
rahulpinnamaneni : There's no single most important topic. Arithmetic and Algebra, however are very important and a lion's share of questions last year came from them.


rahul : SIR WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS IN LR FOR CAT?
jatin : Nothing can be marked as less important. CAT is full of surprises so Do prep of all the chapters of LR from SM booklet


aimcat2016 : (REPEATING) I AM GETTING SCORE AROUND 30-40. IS IT POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE 150?...IF SO, WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY?
asim : I am a strong believer that 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. If you still insist on an answer, i would say a minimum of 20-25 hours per week routine is recommendable, if you are a college student/working class and twice of that if you are neither studying nor working(only focusing on CAT preparation). You should ensure that you distribute the time among all the areas.The distribution ratio would depend on your comfort level in that area,Make sure that you do not ignore your weaknesses. You cannot afford to start a particular section,complete it and then move to the next one,You must complete basics of all the areas as quickly as possible.You should complete all the topics of QA from the Booklets provided to you.In case you require help,you may refer to the solutions booklet provide


niki : SIR ONLY 7 CLASSES HAS BEEN CONDUCTED FOR MY BATCH YET..I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT SHOULD BE MY APPROACH FOR THE AIMCATS..SHOULD I STILL CONSIDER GIVING IT?
vijaykumar : You can't wait till all topics are covered but check for easy questions of the topics not covered. The first 20 AIMCATs will help to get a proper strategy, but last few AIMCATs will help to check where u stand dont bother about low percentile right now


krishrama : HELLO SIR, MY QUANT IS A BIT WEAK,IT TAKES ME LONGER THAN NORMAL TO COMPLETE ONE CHAPTER. SO MY QUESTION IS SHOULD I DO ALL THE QUESTIONS OF THE EXERCISE BOOKLET OF ONE CHAPTER AND THEN GO TO THE NEXT OR DO HALF OF THE QUES. OF ONE CHAP. AND THEN GO TO THE NEXT?
rajeshsaraf : Not necessary. You can take up things parallely. For example, you can do 40% of chapter one and then move on to chapter 2. Then do 30% of chapter 2 and then move on to chapter 3 and so on.


geeta : SIR, I FIND DS VERY DIFFICULT MORE THAN DI..HOW TO IMPROVE THIS??
rahulpinnamaneni : CAT hasn't asked a single DS question in the last 3 years, so chill. NMAT (6 questions), XAT and other exams ask a couple of questions though.


brucewayne : SIR I HAVE COMPLETED TIME LR BOOKLETS. I FEEL THERE IS A DEARTH OF GOOD TRICKS AND METHODS TO SOLVE PUZZLE/ARRANGEMENT/GRID QUESTIONS. FROM WHERE CAN I LEARN GOOD METHODS TO SOLVE SUCH QUESTIONS?
feroz : After a point in time, all what you need is practice more questions in time bound manner. You start taking sectional tests on SHP and analyze them thoroughly.


prat : WHAT ALL TOPICS CAN BE GIVEN LITTLE LESS IMPORTANCE AS COMPARED TO OTHER TOPICS WHILE PREPARIN FOR QUANT
rahulpinnamaneni : Every topic is important


mrinal : HI SIR,
feroz : hi...ques plz


hycb6a739 : SIR I ATTEMPTED AIMCAT 1719 IT IS MY SECOND TEST MY SCORE IS 38 IS IT GOOD SCORE , AND I ATTEMPTED JUST 5 QUESTIONS ONLY IN Q/A WITH TWO WRONG ATTEMPTS HOW AN I IMPROVE
rajeshsaraf : Well, a lot has to be worked on. This time, Quants was very easy. But don't worry, if you are determined, you can move the mountains. Persistence and never giving up attitude is the key to success in these exams. Try to improve the number of attempts


kriti : SIR I HAVE SOLVED THE LR AND DI BOOKLETS BUT STILL FACING A PROBLEM IN AIMCATS...PLS HELP?
vijaykumar : Do sets with which you are familiar with that is the sets similar to which you have already done


subh : SIR HOW TO IMPROVE QUANT.
rajeshsaraf : Practice. There are 25 chapters (SM1001701, SM1001706, SM1001708). refer to these books religiously (if you are a TIME student). try and complete all the concepts/exercises from these books., Parallely go through sectional tests/SAMCATs.


agarwal : I AM ABLE TO SOLVE ONLY 2-3 QUESTIONS OUT OF 16 IN DI SECTION. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE APPROACH. WHAT TO DO?
supratim : 1. Attend classes regularly 2. Solve all handouts of LR & DI 3. Solve both DI & LR books 4. Write online sectional tests. 5. Revisit previous AIMCAT papers and solve those questions again. 6. Next AIMCAT will be better. All The Best.


maddy : SIR SHOULD I REPEAT THE TIME MODULE MORE THAN ONCE OR SHOULD I GO FOR DIFFERENT QUESTIONS ELSEWHERE?
vijaykumar : Atleast 3 times which help you to understand the concepts in depth and will help to get different approach to a problem


dwapayan : SIR GENERALLY HOW MANY QUESTN SHOULD WE ATTEMT CORRECTLY FOR GETTING ABOVE 95 PERCENTILE SCORE APPROXIMATELY? IT IS BEING VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO SET A TARGET OF QUESTION. SO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TEST I AM LOSING MY SPEED...
govindrajan : Do not pay attention on a minimum number of questions. Pay attention on accuracy. Stop double checking of those questions where you have not faced any issue in solving. While solving you will realise how comfortably you solved. But for in questions where the answer choices are very close, you need not double check your answer.


rajavi : QUESTIONS IN STUDY MATERIAL APPEAR TO BE FAR MORE EASIER THAT IN AIMCATS AND OST
rahulpinnamaneni : SAMCATs and lot-2 SMs would be closer in difficulty level


shrishti : HELLO SIR, DOES TIME STUDY MATERIAL IS SUFFICIENT TO CLEAR THE BASICS OF QUANT ? OR SHOULD I PREFER SOME OTHER BOOKS TOO ? PLZ SUGGEST ME IF ANY .
srinivasbelvi : TIME basic material is sufficient get hold over basics. Use practice material & online sectional tests on your SHP for further practice.


: HI SIR, HOW CAN I INCREASE THE SPEED TO COMPLETE DI QUESTIONS?
asim : Practice the speed maths techniques mentioned in the speed maths text book, do lot of practice, try to do most of the steps in your mind and few steps on paper.


adca6h573 : I DONT THINK MY QUESTIONS ARE BEING POSTED
rahulpinnamaneni : They've been answered!


vivekg : IS IT ADVISABLE TO SIT AND ATTEMPT AIMCAT BEFORE COMPLETION OF THE PORTION?
feroz : Yes. Do a thorough analysis. Spend at least 3-4 hours in that


sid : DOES ONE NEED TO JOIN EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN COLLEGE TO INCREASE THE CHANCES OF ONE GETTING SELECTED?
feroz : It's advisable but before that what you need is a good percentile to get a call at least.


prince : HELLO SIR I WANTS TO START D PREPRATION OF DI&LR FROM THE BEGNING HOW TO START AND WHATS THE STRATEGY TO MAKE EFFECTIVE PREPRATION
rajeshsaraf : You need to solve 3-4 sets on a daily basis (a mix of calculation as well as logic based qs). Second, analysis of AIMCAT sets are important. Third, speed maths (calculations) have to be improved. Fourth, Speed reading and comprehension has to be improved (integral part NOT just in RC but also in DI/LR). Next, solve all the qs from last years (10 years CAT)


soumil : I AM NOT GETTING ANY REPLY
rahulpinnamaneni : Replied


jdcb6a004 : BUT SIR I CANNOT ABLE TO SOLVE THE QUESTIONS WHICH ARE PROVIDED IN THE MATERIAL PROVIDED BY THE INSTITUTE OF TIME EXCEPT CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONS
jatin : Connect to the FM stationed at your TIME center. He will assess you well and suggest measurable action plan.


kartik : HELLO SIR, IS IT POSSIBLE FOR SOMEONE TO SOLVE ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT HE KNEW (AROUND 85% TO 90%) IN QUANT?
jatin : Yes. Follow the strategy told you in previous answer


hashbrown : MATERIALS + HANDOUTS + AIMCATS. ARE THESE ENOUGH FOR PREPARATION ..
rahulpinnamaneni : Add SAMCATs, previous CAT papers and online sectional tests. You have a recipe for being a 99+ percentiler.


amrit : SIR, IF 2 PERSONS HAVE A SAME TOTAL SCORE, HOW THEIR POSITION IS DECIDED?
jatin : They will get same percentile


niki : SIR PLEASE ANSWER
vijaykumar : Answered


hero : SIR..AS WE CANNOT ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS IN THE EXAM...WHAT PERCENT OF THE QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED CORRECTLY TO GET A GOOD PERCENTILE?
asim : Cannot be predicted as it depends on the difficulty level of the exam.


rishabh : HI. WHEN I PRACTICE LR/DI I AM ABLE TO DO MOST OF THE QUESTIONS, BUT WHILE GIVING MOCKS, I GET CAUGHT UP IN CALCULATIONS IN DI. HOW TO DEAL WITH THAT?
asim : Make sure you practice with the online sectional tests, that would cover the gulf between the BSM and the AIMCATs.


onki : ACTUALLY I AM NOT ABLE TO THINK THE WAY AS THE ANSWERS ARE PROVIDED.
feroz : There's no short cut to hard work. Practice the questions given in your SMs


ng : IS SOLVING THE TIME MODULES ENOUGH FOR CAT PREPARATION?
vijaykumar : More than enough but understanding them in depth will definitely help you to clear CAT


kriti : SIR WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A GOOD SCORE IN AIMCAT 1719?
rajeshsaraf : Any score above 150 is a WOW score. !!


rashi : SIR I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT WE MAY NOT BE PROVIDED WITH THE OPTION IN SOME QUESTIONS. SO HOW CAN WE BE SURE ABOUT OUR ANSWERS IN LR???
rajeshsaraf : LAst year (CAT 2015), every section, there were a few qs where options were not there. For example 15 qs in Quants (out of 34 qs) didn't have options and so on for other sections as well. This is where you have to practice a lot. Try and solve qs on a regular basis (paying emphasis on the accuracy part).


adu : I ONLY HAVE 3 MONTHS IN HAND TO PREPARE FOR NMAT! PLEASE SUGGEST ME HOW TO GO ABOUT IT!
vijaykumar : You need to cover all topics for clearing any entrance exams


mbaaspirant : SIR CAT 2015 HAD WHICH ALL TYPES OF QUESTIONS IN LR SECTION?
rahulpinnamaneni : Mostly Quant-based reasoning. And distribution based puzzles.


ashita : SIR IM FACING PROBLEM IN DI,SHOULD I PREFER SOME OTHER BOOK FOR THAT.
asim : T.I.M.E. material is more than sufficient for your preparation. Apart from the BSM, you must also take the online sectional tests, SAMCATs and the AIMCATs.


ng : HOW TO IMPROVE SOLVING QUESTIONS IN NUMBERS AS I FIND IT DIFFICULT
feroz : Get your basics right. Enough variants of questions on numbers in your SMs and AIMCATs. Keep revising them


padmaja : HOW TO IMPROVE DL&QT SIR
asim : A lot of tips have been mentioned, please check the chat transcript.


onki : WHAT SHOULD I START IN REASONING BEFORE LINEAR AND CIRCULAR ARRANGEMENT, SO AS TO GET THIS TOPICS SOLVED EASILY
rahulpinnamaneni : They are the basics! There's nothing more basic than them.


prashant : MY PREVIOUS AIMCAT SCORE WAS 116; BUT IN TODAY'S TEST I GOT JUST 68..I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY IS THERE SO MUCH DESCREPENCY..I DOUBT MY ABILITY SEEING TODAY'S SCORE..THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE IN TODAY'S AIMCAT SCORES WERE IN ENGLISH SECTION WHICH REDUCED BY 30MKS WRT PREVIOUS AIMCAT; DILR IS ALWAYS NEARABOUT 30MKS- I GET CONFUSED ON WHICH SET TO GIVE TIME N WHICH ONE TO LEAVE. CAN U TELL WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
feroz : I think you need to get in touch with the respective subject experts to sort it out. There's definitely a way to resolve but it needs a sitting


sam : IS JBIMS ALSO LOOK AT PAST ACADS RECORD?? OR THEY JUST GO THROUGH CET ONLY?? IS NEWER IIM'S LOOK AT PAST ACADS RECORD?? OR THEY JUST GO THROUGH CAT ONLY?? ASKING THIS BECAUSE MY UNDERGRAD PERCENT IS 58% ONLY
srinivasbelvi : You can cover-up for the poor academics with good CAT score & a good interview to gain admission in some of the good B-Schools.


ilovemusic : SIR I DNT KNOW IF MY QUESTN HAD BEEN ANSWERED.. I CANT FIND IT ANYWHERE..
asim : Answered check


maddy : SIR MODULE + AIMCAT + SAMCAT + SESSIONAL TEST + HANDOUT. SHOLD ALL OF THESE BE REPEATED IN PRACTICE?
asim : Not mandatory if you are sure you have understood the concepts while doing it the first time around.


mrinal : HI SIR,HOW TO SOLVE LR QUESTION WITHIN THE GIVEN TIME DURATION.SOLVING ONE LR QUESTION TAKES AROUND 10-15 MINUTE S AND I AM ABLE TO COMPLETE ONLY 1-2 LR QUESTIONS WITHIN 1/2 AND HOUR DURATION.WHAT SHOULD BE MY APPROACH FOR SUCH QUESTIONS
govindrajan : Read through the questions before attempting. Identify where to start and spend time in finding the linking statements. This initially may take some time but later part of the solution takes much less time.


federer : SIR,IN ALL THE AIMCATS I HAVE WRITTEN,I WAS ABLE TO DO ONLY HALF THE QUESTIONS IN DI AND LR.IT SEEMS LIKE ITS THE FASTEST I CAN DO.HOW CAN I OVECOME THIS?
asim : With lots of practice and by working on speed maths techniques, you will surely see improvement.


som : SIR,HOW MANY QUESTIONS IN LR/DI CAN CONFORM A 100 PERCENTILE IN CAT?
rajeshsaraf : Well, last year the topper across the country (in DI/LR) had secured 80 marks+ (out of 96 marks). Further, about 75% marks was the least score of 100 percentiler.


rajavi : PLEASE REPLY
vijaykumar : Answered


rit : SIR ITS JUST 5 MONTHS TO CAT AND I'VE JUST JOINED TIME CLASROOM PROGRAM, WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY FOR EXAMS?
vijaykumar : Strategy varies person to person, give ur 100 percent on ur preparation, please get in touch with Faculty Member in person to get help


abc389 : IF I AM NOT ABLE TO ATTEMPT A PARTICULAR AIMCAT, WHEN CAN I ATTEMPT IT AGAIN??
srinivasbelvi : Missed AIMCATs will be made available to you sometime in September or October. I suggest you write every single AIMCAT as you learn a great deal of test taking skills through AIMCATs.


jdcb6a004 : WHAT YOU MEAN BY FM
vijaykumar : Faculty member


agarwal : WILL TIME PROVIDE INFORMATION AND NOTIFICATIONS OF ALL MBA ENTRANCE EXAMS? THIS WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL.
supratim : Yes. Keep on checking time4education.com


gaurav : IN THIS TEST I FOUND MATHS TO BE VERY EASY. YET I GOT MANY ANSWERS WRONG WHICH I BELIEVE TO B CORRECT. WHAT MIGHT THE PROB DER WID ME THAT TIME.
srinivasbelvi : Check with the solution once they are put up after the closure of the test window to understand where you went wrong. Since you felt the section to be easy, you might have made trivial & silly mistakes to get lower score.


rajavi : HOW TO ANALYZE AIMCATS FOR QUANT AND DI/LR
vijaykumar : Check have to left easy questions without even noticing them, check the time u have taken for the questions and what is the avg time taken by others, etc


prat : HOW MUCH TIME IN AVERAGE IN A DAY SHOULD A PERSON SPEND FOR PREPARATION FOR 2016 CAAT
govindrajan : It depends on your comfort level in various topics and preparation levels. No fixed time can be suggested. A minimum of 3 to 4 hours of preparation is required.


golu : SIR I HAVE TAKEN ONE YEAR GAP AFTER MY B.COM WITH 60%. WILL IT HAVE ANY EFFECT IN FUTURE
asim : No if you have valid reason and learning from the experience.


akki0 : WHAT'S THE BEST STRATEGY IN SOLVING DI/LR SECTION ?
rajeshsaraf : 1) NOT all sets are doable. Accept this 2) Not all sets are difficult. Also, accept this 3) One set in Di and one set in LR will be easy. Your task is to hunt down those two sets which will be playing hide and seek with your mind. If you can do those two sets accurately in the first 30 mins, you have won the battle and possibly the war !!


sumanth : SIR, I HAVE JUST STARTED MY COACHING ABOUT COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I AM FACING PROBLEMS IN QA AND IAM UNABLE TO MANAGE TIME. WILL YOU PLEASE SUGGEST ME THAT HOW TO PREPARE IN THIS SHORT TIME IN A BETTERWAY
feroz : Focus on the basics and get in a habit of test taking as early as possible. Analyse each test thoroughly to know your strengths and weeknesses


gaurav : HOW TO AVOID SILLY MISTAKES IN QUANTS WHILE TRYING TO SOLVE THE QUESTION ASAP?
srinivasbelvi : At times just slowing down could be a wiser. Check out for over speeding.


dlcb6o294 : WHILE SOLVING HANDOUTS & BOOKLETS OF LRDI, I AM PRETTY GOOD. BUT, I TOTALLY MESS IT UP IN AIMCATS. YESTERDAY I COULD ATTEMPT ONLY 7 QUESTIONS IN LRDI SECTION. WHAT SHOULD I DO ?
srinivasbelvi : Since you've been doing good while practicing, your lesses attempts in LRDI could be due to anxiety. Stay emotionally & intellectually composed to handle the test situation better.


akku : IF ONE STARTS PREPARING FROM NOW, WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO GET A GOOD PERCENTILE TO ENTER IN AN IIM ?
rahulpinnamaneni : You need to spend many hours every day, depending on where you stand right now.


deepali : HOW MUCH TIME WE SHOULD GIVE A QUESTION FOR SOLVING
asim : A similar query has already been answered, please check the chat transcript.


vicky : SIR, I HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY SCORING 94-95% IN ALL AIMCATS. CAN YOU TELL HOW TO FURTHER IMPROVE ON THIS SCORE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF LR DI & QA SECTIONS ?
govindrajan : Pay attention on increasing accuracy.


niki : I CAN'T SEE ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS
vijaykumar : Answered


vg : SIR, THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF DILR QUESTIONS IN AIMCATS IS MUCH HIGHER AS COMPARED TO THAT OF THE BOOKLETS. HOW TO PREPARE FOR QUESTIONS OF THAT LEVEL?
rajeshsaraf : These are designed to keep them at par with actual CAT standards. Note that Quants qs are less difficult (again based on CAT 2015 pattern). Your job is to reject difficult sets and attempt moderate ones (you will not find easy ones btw). A total of 16 correct attempts (out of 32 qs) will take you to a sweet score of 99 percentile + in DI/LR (observing the AIMCAT/CAT trend)


atul123 : WHAT WILL BE THE GOOD NUMBER OF ATTEMPT TO SECURE MORE THAN 90+ PERCENTILE?
asim : Cannot be predicted as it would depend on the difficulty level of CAT.


ggcb6o166 : HLO SIR I AM PURSUING MY BBA RYT NOW AND I HV NO WORK EXPERIENCE YET IS IT AFFECT LATOR ON?
feroz : About 30-40% students in the IIMs are freshers


rajavi : SIR I AM NOT ABLE TO COPE UP WELL WITH MATHS. WHAT CAN BE DONE. PLEASE ELABORATE AND ANSWER
rajeshsaraf : There is no shortcut to "PRACTICE". Try and collect yourself. You may not be able to do everything. But pick up things bit by bit. Remember, ROME was NOT built in a day


ashita : SIR I HAVE GOT VERY LESS MARKS IN LAST AIMCAT SHOULD I GIVE AIMCAT1718
supratim : Yes. Keep on attending classes, keep on solving handouts and books , Keep on writing online sectional tests . Gradually AIMCAT score will improve.


mahi : IS IT TOO LATE IF WE START PREPARING NOW FOR CAT 2016? AND HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD BE DEVOTED NOW?
asim : I am a strong believer that 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. If you still insist on an answer, i would say a minimum of 20-25 hours per week routine is recommendable, if you are a college student/working class and twice of that if you are neither studying nor working(only focusing on CAT preparation). You should ensure that you distribute the time among all the areas.The distribution ratio would depend on your comfort level in that area,Make sure that you do not ignore your weaknesses. You cannot afford to start a particular section,complete it and then move to the next one,You must complete basics of all the areas as quickly as possible


gaurav : SORRY SIR BUT I CANT FIND MY ANSWERS TO LAST 2 QUESTIONS
srinivasbelvi : Responded


ggcb6o166 : HLO SIR I HV NO WORK EXPERIENCE IS IT AFFECT LATOR ON?
feroz : About 30-40% students in the IIMs are freshers only. Get a good percentile and you will surely get through


zee : I'VE JUST STARTED MY PREPRATION SO WHAT SHOULD MY STRATEGY BE AND ALSO I'LL COMPLETE MYY B.COM IN 2017 AND SUPPOSE I DONT SCORE WELL THIS YEAR HOW BADLY IS IT GOING TO AFFECT ME?
rahulpinnamaneni : If you don't score very well this year, it won't be the end of the world fortunately. Attend classes, practise your SMs seriously. and get in touch with a mentor for personal counselling.


ilovemusic : SIR. THANKS FOR REPLYING.. I AM STUDYING MATHS AFTER 10 YRS. SO DI CALCULATION AND MUCH OF QUANT IS TROUBLING ME. I HAV GIVEN 4 AIMCATS ND MY SCORE CAME FROM 58-60 TO 91 IN LAST AIMCAT AND 80 IN THIS ONE (1719). I AM WORKING HARD AND PRACTICING. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
srinivasbelvi : Do not worry about the gap of 10 years. I can see the progress you've been making. Since you are working hard, it could be matter of time before things fall in perspective.


sammy : SIR IS LR PREPARATION FOR CAT ALSO SUFFICIENT FOR NMAT?
rahulpinnamaneni : More or less. You only have a handful of other topics that come in NMAT, like INPUT-OUTPUT, non verbal reasoning etc. And your handouts and material covers that too anyway.


krishrama : SIR, I HAVE HEARD IN NMAT WE HAVE TO BE VERY FAST WHILE SOLVING, AS QUES ARE MORE AND TIME IS LESS. IN SUCH A CASE HOW TO ATTEMPT LR AND DI QUESTIONS AS THEY TAKE A LONG TIME?
rahulpinnamaneni : LR caselets are easy but DI caselets are calculation-intense and take more time. So do Quant questions instead of DI as both of them are in the same section.


gauri : HOW TO IDENTIFY WHICH DI/LR SETS ARE THE EASY ONES.. BECAUSE CONCEPT OF ALL IS KNOWN ALREADY. THEN IN EXAM HOW TO IDENTIFY?
govindrajan : Start with the questions having lesser information to handle. It does not mean that the questions that appear lengthy are always tough, but they take longer time to start solving.


ram : SIR I AM CONSTANTLY SCORING 48-50 MARKS IN MARKS ..PLZ GUIDE ME SOME TOPICS TO FOCUS ON FOR INCREASE IN SCORE??
rajeshsaraf : Try and get more and more exposure to different models of qs. That will help you in attempting diversity


aish : SIR ,OUR BATCH STARTED IN THE BEGINNING OF JUNE...WHEN LR CLASSES WILL B HELD ....NO CLASS FOR LR IS HELD TILL NOW
feroz : Can you share your batch details?


rishabh : I ASKED 2 QUESTIONS BUT NO ANSWERS RECEIVED
asim : Answered check


rashi : SIR I FIND IT VER TOUGH TO SOLVE DI. EVERYTIME I AM NOT ABLE TO GET MY ANSWERS. SO PLZ GIVE ME ADVISE.
jatin : Answered..Please check


shrishti : SIR, IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET 90+ PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT16 IF WE STUDY HARD FROM NOW ?
rahulpinnamaneni : AIMCAT or CAT?


abc389 : CAN I GIVE INV AIMCAT AT MY HOME IF IN CASE I AM NOT ABLE TO ATTEND FROM CENTRE?
feroz : Mail at info@time4education.com with a valid reason. We generally look into this case by case


sid : HOW MUCH PERCENTAGE IN GRADUATION DO IIM'S EXPECT FROM STUDENTS OF COMMERCE BACKGROUND?
rahulpinnamaneni : The higher the better


akku : HOW MUCH TIMEI SHOULD SPEND PER DAY TO PREPARE IF I KNOW THE BASIC CLASS KNOWLEDGE ?
supratim : Solve at least 20 questions in QA daily. Solve 2 to 4 DI / LR sets daily . Solve 2 RC sets daily . Time will take care of itself.


gaurav : I M NOT FINDING MY ANSWRS IN THE TRANSCRIPT. PLS LOOK FORWARD TO IT. MAY MAILING IT WOULD BE GREAT
asim : All of them have been answered by me and my colleagues, please search using ctrl+F


geeta : SIR, DO I NEED TO GIVE EVERY COMPETITIVE EXAM?? PLEASE SUGGEST AMONG ALL THE EXAMS WHICH EXAMS SHOULD I GIVE BECAUSE ALREADY SOME OF THEM HAS STARTED THEIR REGISTRATION
feroz : CAT, XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP


nitin : SIR I HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY SCORING LOW IN MY AIMCATS SOMWEWHERE ROUND 50 TO 60PRCENTILE AND I AM NOT EVEN ABLETO ATTEMPT ONE QUESTION IN LOGICAL REASONNING SECTION IN ANY OF THE AIMCAT .MOREOVER QUANT WHICH I THOUGHT WAS MY STRONG ZONE I AM NOT ABLE TO GET SCORE THERE ALSO HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY PERCENTILE TO ATLEAST 90 SO THAT I CAN HAVE SOME HOPE TO FURTHER CONTINUE MY PREPARATION.
vijaykumar : Have you prepared all the topics properly?


jdcb6a004 : SIR PLY REPLY
vijaykumar : Answered


ani : HELLO SIR I HAVE REACHED RATIO PROPORTION IN QUANT AND I SEE EVERY QUESTION BEING OF DIFFERENT TYPE AND ABSTRACT APPROACHES ARE THERE TO SOLVE THEM DO WE NEED TO PRACTICE SUCH ABSTRACT QUESTIONS? IF YES THEN IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO REMEMBER ALL QUESTION TYPES
srinivasbelvi : Get hold of the logic behind the questions. The question types looks exhaustive as the chapter covers 3 areas... Ratios, Proportions & Variations.


jrca60641 : SIR HOW MANY QUES R EXPECTED TO BE ATTEMP SO WE CAN SECURE 90+ PERCENTILE.
rajeshsaraf : Observing CAT 2015 and AIMCATs (conducted thus far), a net score of 40% marks will help you. But be careful. be wary of any sudden changes in the difficulty level


akki0 : HOW MUCH TIME IS ADVISABLE TO SPEND ON SKIMMING THE QUESTIONS FOR CLASSIFYING THEM AS EASY,MEDIUM OR HARD ?
srinivasbelvi : Depends on the section. Quant night take lesser time when compared with LRDI. Also depends upon how many questions in scanning through at a time.


rishabh : HOW TO INCREASE CALCULATION SPEED?
rajeshsaraf : SpEED MATHS -addition, multiplication, subtraction, comparison of fractions, averages, ratios, percentage caclulatiopns are areas where you have to practice on a regular basis


rit : SIR PLS GUIDE ME..ANSWER MY QUESTION
vijaykumar : Answered


adca6h573 : IN THE SPECIAL SUPPORT BOOK FOR QUANT, IT IS MENTIONED THAT THE QUESTIONS ARE OF CAT LEVEL, IS IT TRUE?
vijaykumar : Ofcourse


mahi : FROM WHERE CAN WE BEST UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF NUMBER SYSTEMS?
asim : If you are T.I.M.E. student, refer to the basic study material booklet.


jdcb6a004 : OK SIR
vijaykumar : Good


bpl2016 : FROM THE LAST 3 AIMCAT'S MY SCORES ARE CONTINUOUSLY DROPPING. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP TO UNDERSTAND WHERE EXACTLY AM I GOING WRONG?
rajeshsaraf : Analyze that very objectively. How much is drop !! From which areas these drops are taking place !! Similarly, the types of qs (easy) which are being missed out, types of errors


waqar : HI SIR .HOW MUCH % NUMBER SYSTEM PROBLEM COMING IN CAT
srinivasbelvi : About 10% of the questions.


nilesh : PLEASE ANS - HI SIR, FROM LAST 6 AIMCAT EVEN I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE MORE THAN 70.LAST AIMCAT 15/25/12 VA/DILR/QA. MY WEEK POINT - VR DUE TO WHICH I AM NOT ABLE TO FOCUS ON QA/DI WHICH RESULT POOR SCORE. I AM PREPARING FROM NOV 15 AND I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY IMPROVEMENT IN SCORE. NOW I AM NOT ABLE TO DECIDE WEATHER TO GO FOR CAT OR NOT.
srinivasbelvi : Hi Nilesh, I suggest you to meet your mentoring faculty & discuss the case in details. Your mentor might have to understand your background in detail before suggesting corrective measures.


ggcb6o166 : SIR I HV ONLY 50% ACCURACY IN LR SECTION WHAT I HV TO DO TO IMPROVE IT?
vijaykumar : Dont try to hurry for doing more questions which will put more pressure and results in errors


12345 : CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGESTBME THE BEST HOOK FOR QUANT?
rajeshsaraf : TIME (refer to TRISHNA/PEARSON guide). In case, if you are TIME student, refer to SM1001701, SM1001706 and SM1001708


akhil : SIR, IS IT POSSIBLE TO DO EVERY QUESTION FROM DI AND LR?
feroz : In exam, it's difficult to solve all the questions. Focus on solving the easier of the lot first


anjali : HELLO SIR/ MAM.. ANJALI HERE I NEED YOUR HELP I M NOT ABLE TO STUDY CAN YOU HELP ME OUT HOW CAN I START WITH
govindrajan : Please be more specific with you question. Let us know what kind of difficulty you are facing.


tejas : HELLO SIR, WHAT IS AN IDEAL ATTEMPT IN DI AND LR SECTION? PRESENTLY I M ABLE TO DO 4 SETS IN 1 HR.
srinivasbelvi : Thats a good start. You are on target. Keep up the momentum.


gaurav : HELPED A LOT SIR... THANKS
asim : Welcome


rajavi : EVEN AFTER PRACTCING A LOT, I STILL GET VERY LESS SCORE IN AIMCATS. WHAT CAN BE DONE?
feroz : Practice in time bound manner and not just like that e.g., give yourself about 10-12 mins for each LRDI set


abc389 : IS NMAT WORTH IF WE ARE DOING DEDICATED PREPARATION FOR CAT/XAT/IIFT/SNAP??
asim : Yes, NMIMS Mumbai is a pretty good B-school.


waqar : SIR I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE MORE THEN 20 IN AIMCAT , CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST HOW TO IMPROVE THIS
govindrajan : You need to practice more and improve accuracy.


adu : SIR I HAVENT RECEIVED ANY ANSWERS TO MY QUESTONS!
vijaykumar : Answered


akshay : SIR DUE TO MY ATTENDANCE SHORT IN FINAL YEAR I DIDNT GVE MY EXAM,ISNIT PAY ANY EFFECT ON IIMS ADMISSION PROCEDURE
asim : Not much if you had some valid reason ( genuine reason ) for it.


waqar : HOW MUCH CORRECT QUEST WE NEED TO ATTEMP IN ORDER TO GER 95 PERCENTILE IN CAT 2016
govindrajan : Not possible to specify a minimum number of questions. You need to answer as many questions as possible with good accuracy. Do not think of a minimum number of questions. You should do your best.


sagar : I HV GOOD LRDI N QUANTS BT ENGLISH MAES
asim : Please participate in 11 July chat on VA and RC preparation tips.


zeee : SIR I HAVEN'T YET STARTED WITH THE SYLLABUS FOR CAT'16...HW AM I SUPPOSE TO START!?
rajeshsaraf : You can start with any topic (say in Quants -Simple equations), in DI (tables, bar charts) in LR (seating arrangement, distribution)


adca6h573 : SIR, IS IT ADVISABLE TO SOLVE THE QUESTIONS PROVIDED IN THE SPECIAL SUPPORT BOOK FOR QUANT? ARE THOSE TYPES OF QUESTIONS ASKED IN CAT (I MEAN THE DIFFICULTY PART)?
jatin : Special support booklet is to Develop basic concepts. Such questions are very few in CAT papers but significant in other exams as SNAP, MAT, CMAT etc


miki : SIR,I AM FINDING DIFFICULTY IN CONCEPT CLEARLY ABOUT TOPICS OF QUANT. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
srinivasbelvi : Good that you identified your problem. Please work on the weaknesses identified. Take help from your mentoring faculty if required.


raghavi : I AM GOING TO START MY PREPARATION FOR CAT.I AM COMPLETELY BLANK AS I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW TO BEGIN.PLEASE DO TELL AS TO HOW TO DO IT FROM SCRATCH.
asim : A similar query has been answered, please check the chat transcript


varun : HI,TO SCORE >99% IN CAT,HOW MANY QSTNS SHLD BE ATTEMPTED WITH 80-85% ACCURACY IN ALL 3 SECTIONS?
asim : Sorry cannot be predicted as it would depend on the difficulty level of CAT.


rishabh : I AM GIVING SECTIONAL TESTS AND I GET STUCK IN CALCULATIONS
rajeshsaraf : practice speed maths


preeti : HI SIR PLEASE LET ME ENOUGH THE BEST WAY TO HAVE EXPOSURE TO MAXIMUM DI SETS BECAUSE I ALWAYS FIND A NEW SET WHICH IS NEVER SOLVED TOUGH TO UNDERSTAND
jatin : Follow our SM booklets, AIMCATs and CAT previous year papers


ashwin : SIR, IS PRACTICING DI QUESTIONS USING CALCULATOR ADVISABLE?
supratim : NOT all exams will give you chance to use calculator. Last year it was permissible to use calculator in CAT . If this is not the case this year ? Lets wait for notification . Please remember if we are good at calculation then that helps us to build concepts also. If calculator is allowed then that will be an extra advantage.


gaurav : SIR WHEN WILL THE ANSWERS TO AIMCAT 19 BE OUT?
rajeshsaraf : In about 2 days time


akash : SIR, HOW TO SOLVE PROPERLY CASELET TYPE OF QS?
vijaykumar : Practice by making variations in the sets you have did already


abc389 : WILL WE BE GETTING SOLUTION BOOKLET FOR ALL HANDOUTS (QA,VA,RC,DI,LR) ??
vijaykumar : Yes soon


sagar : I HAV GOOD LRDI N QUANTS KNWLEDGE BT ENGLISH MAKES ME WEAK..HW CAN I IMPROVE IT IN THE NEXT 3 MONTHS??
rajeshsaraf : Good and bad are quite relative terms. You need to quantify and analyze that (which topics you are good and which topics you are weak in)


adca6h573 : THANKS A LOT SIR, HELPED A LOT
jatin : Welcome


rishabh : SIR I FIND IT VER TOUGH TO SOLVE DI. EVERYTIME I AM NOT ABLE TO GET MY ANSWERS. SO PLZ GIVE ME ADVISE.
rajeshsaraf : Practice, practice, practice. 1) Practice on Calculations part 2) Practice on decoding the logic component 3) Practice on reading the information and understanding the info faster


rashi : SIR M AN AVERAGE STUDENT . I FEEL DAT I CAN SCORE BETWEEN 80-85 PRCNTILE. SO WHICH ALL B-SCHOOL FORMS SHUD I FILL??
srinivasbelvi : Focus on selection of questions to improve accuracy. Try & relate questions with what you practiced in the past & attempt them them first.


mahi : WOULD A WORKEX IN FINANCE OR AUDIT HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT IF I DECIDE TO DO MBA IN HR?
rahulpinnamaneni : Not really.


sanjukta : IS CONCENTRATING ONLY ON ONE SECTION WHERE I AM DOING GOOD IN A PARTICULAR TEST OUT OF LR AND DI A GOOD IDEA?
feroz : It's a little premature to ask such a ques. You have ample amount of time. Keep practicing and results will follow


rishabh : SIR HOW MANY SETS IN LR/DI SHOULD ONE TARGET TO ATTEMPT SINCE IT IS NOT ADVISED TO ATTEMPT ALL THE SETS
jatin : Depends on the Difficulty level of the paper. AN attempts of 16 Questions ( 4 caselets) in CAT15 Section II was considered very good


bablu : WHAT HAS TO BE PERCENT IN EACH SECTION TO GET IN RANGE OF 99-100 PERCENTILE IN CAT 2016? SPECIALLY IN QUANT N DI/ LR
govindrajan : It all depends on the competition and the difficulty level of the paper.


scarecrow007 : IS IT BENEFITIAL GIVE SAMCAT NOW OR AFTER THE COMPLETION OF COURSE?
jatin : SHould attempt these along with your prep


aish : SIR PLSE TELL FROM WHEN LR WILL BE TAUGHT IN CLASS
rahulpinnamaneni : Please call your center, wherever you enrolled.


topper : SIR IN AIMCATS, I HAVE BEEN SCORING IN THE RANGE OF 148-157, AND SCORING 50-80 IN QUANT.WHEN I SCORE IN 50S IN QA, MY SCORE IN REST OF THE SECTIONS ARE COME 40-50 EACH, BUT WHEN I SCORE HIGHER IN QUANT LIKE 70-80 MY TOTAL FROM OTHER 2 SECTIONS DROPS TO 75-78, SO MY TOTAL ISN'T IMPROVING. HOW SHOULD I WORK TO IMPROVE MY SCORE IN ALL SECTIONS TO 60-70+ EACH?
rajeshsaraf : First of all, 150 + is a very good score. That's almost 99+ percentile performance. Quants is the last section. Every section has to be treated independently. Conserve your energy for the entire period of 3 hours. You have to practice for the full period for 3 hours (may be write SAMCATs), that will help you sail through the issues pertaining to how to stay active for the entire period of 3 hours.


vivekrathod : CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST ME THE BOOK FOR RC?
jatin : Please participate in CHAT session on 11th July for VA RC Tips


bpl2016 : WHERE CAN I FIND ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ON SPECIFIC DI/LR CHAPTERS?
jatin : There are practice books for LR and DI apart from SM booklets. Please refer these apart from previous year CAT Papers


pj : SIR HAVE U ANSWERED MY QUESTION, I CAN'T FIND IT? I GAVE MY CAT AND I SCORED 59 MARKS, IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY THAT I MIGHT SCORE A 95 PERCENTILE? HOW SHOULD I STUDY?
jatin : 59 percentile or 59 score?


sukhesh : PLEASE SUGGEST ME A STRATEGY TO SOLVE BOTH DI/LR IN 1 HOUR AS I AM ABLE TO SOLVE ONLY ONE OF THOSE IN THE GIVEN HOUR
jatin : Do not attempt LR and DI separately. Some students allocate 30-35 min for LR and 25-30 min for DI..But it is not recommended. Break the sections into two rounds. IN the first round select best of 4 caselets irrespective of LR or DI and attempt these, later move on to other difficult caselts


akki0 : HOW MUCH TIME IS ADVISABLE TO SPEND FOR CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS AS EASY MEDIUM OR HARD ?
jatin : "View Section" option in available in AIMCATs and CAT. Use it to view all the questions at a time and it takes 2-3 minutes to figure out some 9-10 doable and easy questions. Start with these questions first


jdcb6a004 : PLS REPLY
vijaykumar : Dude check r u able to answer questions in the topics that u have prepared properly


neelek : SIR , I HAVE ALMOST COMPLETED THE SM1701 MODULE.BUT ONE OR THE OTHER TIME I COME UP WITH SOME NEW THING IN THE QUESTION.SO , IN THIS CASE IF I WANT MORE QUESTIONS ON THOSE TOPIC, WHAT SHOULD I REFER TO FOR MASTERY ??
jatin : Fabulous !! Solve questions from our Practice booklets for LR, QA & DI now


sagar : WHER CAN I GET D ANS FOR AIMCAT 25 TILL 20
rajeshsaraf : There are there available on Student home page. However, these will be available only for those students who have written/attempted the test. For those who missed out the test, the AIMCAT papers/sols will be available after some point of time from now


mily : ON WHAT SHOULD WE FOCUS MORE WEAK OR STRENGTH AREA?? I KNW WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON BOTH..BUT WHT SHOULD B OUR PRIORITY?
rahulpinnamaneni : Right now, on your weak area.


bpl2016 : IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF SAMCAT'S HIGHER THAN AIMCAT'S?
asim : The difficulty level varies from SAMCAT to SAMCAT. Overall they are similar to AIMCATs.


waqar : AMONG GMAT AND CAT WHICH ONE IS MORE DIFFICULT
rajeshsaraf : Difficulty level doesnot really matter. All are relative performance.


kajal : FOR CAT 2016 SHOULD THE CANDIDATE REGISTER FOR THEMSELVES OR TIME WILL?
rahulpinnamaneni : You should register on your own.


abc389 : MANY HANDOUTS WERE NOT GIVEN FOR QA (BUT ITS LISTED IN COURSE MATERIAL IN SHP). WILL BE GETTING THAT ?? ALSO FROM WHERE WE CAN GET THE SOLUTIONS FOR THOSE HANDOUTS??
srinivasbelvi : At times QA handouts are not used by trainers as QA books are quite exhaustive with all possible varieties. However you can collect QA handouts along with solutions can be collected from centers sometime in September.


shounak : SIR U SAID THAT AIMCAT 19 RESULTS WILL BE OUT IN 2 DAYS TIME AND THEN WEHAVE AIMCAT 18 THIS WEEKEND ONLY, SO HOW CAN I ANALSE AND ALSO ADDRESS MY SHORTCOMINGS DURING SUCH A SHORT TIME OF HARDLY 3-4 DAYS?
vasanthkumar : Its always a process.... It has to be done on a daily basis. Means u e 3-4 days time. Analyze QA on one day, VA on one day, DI one day, LR one day. Still ur left with time


raghav : SIR, I FEEL I SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN THE LENGTHY DI QUESTIONS. HOWEVER, THEY ARE THE EASY ONES AND I DON'T WANT TO MISS A SCORING CHANCE
supratim : Take your time to identify the right set . Start solving after you have identified the right sets .This will help. Practise it in online sectional tests before applying in AIMCAT's .


ani : SIR I HAVE JOINED TIME ON 13TH JUNE 2016 AND MY AIMCAT 1720 SCORE IS 52 AND AIMCAT 1719 SCORE IS 34. AM I GOING FINE ?
rajeshsaraf : Well, your scores have to hit a century !! With practice and loads of hard work and tremendous self belief, you can do that


scarecrow007 : FOR THIS AIMCAT WHAT SHALL BE THE EXPECTED 85%ILE MARKS IN DILR?
rajeshsaraf : close to 35 marks out of 96 marks could be 85 percentile +


jdcb6a004 : WHEN WILL BE THE NEXT CLASS
rahulpinnamaneni : Please ask your center or check schedule in your student login


miki : SIR,AS THERE ARE 3 SECTIONS,SO I FEEL I AM AVERAGE IN ALL OF THEM BUT I DONT KNOW HOW I DEVOTE THE TIME TO ALL THE 3.
vasanthkumar : Let me know ur strengths & weaknesses.


sneha : SIR, I GAVE AIMCAT 1719 YESTERDAY BUT MY TEST TIME THAT APPEARED IN THE SCORE CARD WAS ONLY 1 HOUR 50 MINUTES
rajeshsaraf : Pls send a mail (with detailed description of the problem) to info@time4education.com


shubham : I CAN SOLVE ALMOST ALL QUESTION IN LRDI BUT I M ABLE TO ATTEMPT ONLY 18-20 QUESTIONS WITH AROUND 98-99 PERCENTILE. HOW DO I CROSS 99.5 OR 99.9 PERCENTILE?? HOW DO I INCREASE SPEED???
vasanthkumar : Only practice. Keep on practicing daily even when u know ur strong on that section.


abhi : GIVEN A QUESTION ON MAXIMA/MINIMA, THE MOST INSTINCTIVE APPROACH IS TO USE AM>=GM>=HM. WHAT OTHER INEQUALITIES SHOULD BE STUDIED?(SAY FOR EXAMPLE CAUCHY SCHWARTZ INEQUALITY(
jatin : CAUCHY SCHWARTZ INEQUALITY or other similar relations are actually not required.


anu : SIR WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOIPCS IN QA??
vasanthkumar : All the topics are very important. Dont neglect any topic. As CAT is very well known for his unpredictability


waqar : WHAT IS THE CUTOFF OF MDI AND IMT
vijaykumar : It is not prefixed it varies


soumil : I GOT 31 IN QUANT, 33 IN LR/DI AND 56 IN VERBAL...IS IT A DECENT SCORE TO GET A CALL FROM IIM?
rajeshsaraf : It's a good score. That should get you to 94 percentile +. But as far as IIM calls are concerned, too early to pass any judgement


deepali : I'VE A BACK IN ONE SUBJECT SO CAN I BE ABLE TO GIVE COMPETATIVE XAMS THIS YEAR
vasanthkumar : U can, but u should clear beofre u appear for ur GD/WAT/PI


nilesh : I AM NOT ABLE TO FIND ANS FOR MY QUWES
srinivasbelvi : Responded


rajavi : HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD BE SPEND ON IDENTIFYING WHICH SETS IN LR?DI ARE TO BE DONE WHICH ARE NOT TO BE DONE
supratim : 3 to 5 minute.


sajag : SIR THE PART WHICH IS WORRYING ME MOST IS LOGICAL REASONING. I JUST STARTED PREPARATION IN STARTING OF JUNE. I DID NOT ATTEMPT EVEN A SINGLE QUESTION IN LAST NON INVIGILATED AIMCAT. YESTERDAY I COULD DO JUST 4 TO 5 QUESTIONS. I NEED SERIOUS TIPS ON LOGICAL REASONING
srinivasbelvi : Practice 2 to 3 LR sets every day to sharpen your reasoning skills. You'll soon find the improvement.


shrishti : SIR IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET 90+ PERCENTILE IN CAT16 IF WE STUDY HARD FROM NOW OR CAN U PLZ TELL ME THE STRATEGY TO GET 90+ PERCENTILE IN CAT 16.
vasanthkumar : U can get into IIM's if u dedicate ur whole time towards ur CAT prep. Infact last year v had 4-5 studnets who started in August & enetred IIM A, B, C. But put ur heart & soul


vivekrathod : IN LR & DI MY LR IS GOOD BUT IN DI I TAKE MORE TIME TO SOLVE THE QUESTIONS? SO CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME TIPS ON HOW TO INCREASE THE SPEED PARTICULARLY FOR DI?
rajeshsaraf : The definition of good/bad is very subjective. Do some introspection and try to understand what exactly and how exactly you define good. That will answer your question


kartik : SIR WHAT IS OMET?
vijaykumar : Other Management Entrance Test


abhi : IS THE BINOMIAL THEOREM AN IMPORTANT PART OF CAT SYLLABUS? WHAT ABOUT BINOMIAL COEFFICIENTS?
jatin : No, at most one question would be there on Basic Binomial Theorem application. Like sum of all the cofficients or number of terms


abc389 : I AM FOCUSSING ON BANK PO AS WELL AS SSC CGL ALONG WITH CAT. ANY DIFFERENCE IN CURRENT STRATEGY FOR THESE EXAMS (IN COMMON AREAS) ??
supratim : Areas are similar. In Bank / SSC exam you have to study Banking Awareness & Computer Knowledge extra. Write couple of exam specific Mock tests. You will understand.


priyanka : SIR M NONMATHS STUDENT SO ITS DIFFICULT TO GO WITH DIFFICULT AREAS IN QUANT LIKE DIFFERNTIATION AND ALL. SIR WHAT IS SHOULD I DO DO I LEAVE THT TOPICS.
srinivasbelvi : You don't have to use calculus to crack any MBA entrance exam including CAT. Do not worry about the things which are irrelevant.


anu : SIR PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION WHAT ARE THE MOST IMORTANT TOPICS IN QA??
rajeshsaraf : All 25 chapters --Numbers, Geometry, Functions, Graphs, Trigo, Coordinate geometry, Time & work, Simple equations, Ratios, Percentages etc (At this stage, don not try to leave out any topic)


dlcb6oj15 : HELLO SIR I HAVE PREPARED ONLY 4 TOPICS FROM QUANT AND I WANT TO ASK WHETHER GIVING SECTIONAL TEST IS USEFUL IF WE MISS OUT ANY AIMCAT
jatin : Sectional test are integral part of prep. You must attempts these tests apart from AIMCATS


waqar : HOW DO I TACKLE ALL 3 TOPIC IN CAT ,CAN YOU HELP ME IN MAKING SOME STRATEGY LIKE HOW MANY HOURS I NEED TO STUDY ,WHICH TOPIC TO PREPARE FIRST AND HOW CAN I FOCUS ON THEM
jatin : Fix Each subject viz LR, DI, QA & LR on alternate days with two subjects on every Day. Lets say you allocate QA & DI on MWF and VA & LR on TTS. Review your work on every SUnday


akhil : SIR IT TAKES MORE TIME TO USE ON SCREEN CALCULATOR,HOW TO REDUCE IT?
rajeshsaraf : Overreliance on onscreen calculator will backfire. For simple calculations, you should do calculations mentally


abhi : IS IT ADVISABLE TO VENTURE INTO WELL GROUNDED AND ADVANCED NUMBER THEORY?(SAY FOR EXAMPLE BERTRAND'S POSTULATE OR PRIMALITY TESTS ETC)
jatin : Not required for CAT and other aptitude exams. Follow our SM booklets


ap : WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT TOPICS IN QUANT?
rahulpinnamaneni : All topics are important but Arithmetic and Algebra are more important, based on the last 2 year's CAT paper


prashant : I HAVE COMPLETED LOT 1 BOOKLETS OF DI N LR ..BT STILL MY AIMCAT SCORE IN DILR SECTION IS NEARABOUT 30..I ANALYSE AIMCATS REGULARLY..I FIND THAT THERE ARE 5-6 SETS WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN DONE EASILY..BT THE PROBLEM IS I COULD NOT DECODE THE LOGIC QUICKLY IN TESTS COZ OF TIME PRESSURE..WHAT TO DO?
supratim : Write online sectional test to bridge the gap between solving book and AIMCAT.


ani : I HAVE ASKED 2 QUESTIONS SIR PLEASE ANSWER MY QUERIES. IHAVENT RECEIVED ANY ANSWER.
srinivasbelvi : Responded


aish : SIR WILL THE TOPICS LIKE BLOOD RELATIONS, ODD MAN OUT,CODING AND DECODING IN LR WILL BE TAKEN UP IN CLASS...
rahulpinnamaneni : Yes!


bablu : WHAT PERCENTAGE TO GET IN EACH SUBJECT TO GET PERCENTILE IN 99- 100 RANGE IN CAT
supratim : It depends on paper difficulty level and relative performance of test takers. Keep on writing AIMCAT's and keep on checking relative performance.


neha : SIR SHOULD I ATTEMPT SECTIONAL TESTS AFTER COMPLETING SM
rajeshsaraf : Not necessary. Those can be taken up alongside.


gaurav : I DID A QUESTION IN LR I TOOK 10 MINS SOLVED IT BUT IN SOLVING QUESTIONS I FOUND MINE TO B WRONG. SHOULD I DO IT AGAIN OR MOVE ON
rahulpinnamaneni : In the exam or outside the exam?


nitin : SIR , I AM STRONG IN THE PARTS OF MATH WHERE ANSWERS ARE EVALUATED ON THE BASIS OF FEW FORMULAS ON STEP BY STEP BASIS. BUT IN CAT A LOT OF FORMULAS AND SHORTCUTS NEEDS TO BE REMEMBERED AND NEEDS TO BE APPLIED IN VERY FEW STEPS WHICH I FIND VERY TROUBLESOME AND I DON'T HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO REMEMBER ALL OF THEM AT THE TIME OF CAT? PLEASE SUGGEST ME HOW CAN I GET OVER THIS DIFFICULTY?
rajeshsaraf : You still have about 120 days to go by. Even if you solve 20 qs on a daily basis, you will be able to solve 2400 qs by the time you approach CAT. Those variety of qs will ensure that you get enough exposure to models of qs. Treat these 2000+ qs as 2000+ words and try and attack them accordingly


ted : SIR HOW TO ENHANCE PERFORMANE IN LRDI?
jatin : Answered similar question.Please check


kartik : SIR, IDEALLY IN HOW MANY DAYS, ONE SHOULD COMPLETE THE FIRST LOT OF MATERIAL SET?
srinivasbelvi : 50 days from now.


anu : I AM WORKING I AM NOT ABLE TO FIND MUCH TIME....HOW CAN I MAXIMIZE MY PERFORMANCE ??
rajeshsaraf : If you analyze thoroughly, you will be in a position to take out at least 4 hrs (even if you are working). These 4 hrs, try and give your best.


akhil : DO THE PREPARATION FOR CAT IS ENOUGH FOR ATTEMPTING GMAT FOR GOOD SCORE?
vijaykumar : It is adaptive in GMAT where in CAT u have choice of choosing questions but preparations are almost similar except a few areas


dlcb6oj15 : SIR I HAVE STARTED PREPARING BUT I ALWAYS HAVE TO CONSIDER THE SOLVED EXAMPLES , AND I AM AFRAID THAT WHETHER WILL I B ABLE TO SOLVE QUESTIONS IN AIMCAT WHAT SHOULD I DO SIR
srinivasbelvi : You never know till you try. Let me caution you that a first few AIMCATs might not work in your favour.You got to take about 3 AIMCATs before you understand the test taking strategies better.


nk : HI SIR, WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS SHOULD I CHOOSE IN DI SO THAT I CAN MANAGE SOLVING BOTH DI AND LR IN 1 HOUR?
jatin : The questions that you find doable in 8-10 Min


bablu : SIR I M NOT ABLE TO SOLVE ANY QUESTION IN LR FROM PAST 2 AIMCATS HOW TO STRATEGIES THT PROBLEM I MOSTLY STUCK IN SOLVING DI QUESTION SPENDING MUCH TIME. IF I ONLY SOLVE DI WILL IT HAVE ANY DRAWBACK
rajeshsaraf : There is NO separate sub sectional cut off. IT does not really matter if you are attempting even from only one sub section (onLY DI or ONLY LR). However, pls note that if you can solve all the qs from just one section alone (in 60 mins), that means you have the raw material and ammunition to destroy the DI/LR section.


rit : SIR I'VE JUST STARTED WITH THE STUDY MATERIAL SO SHOULD I BE GIVING AIMCATS OR NOT COZ RIGHT NOW I'M NOT ABLE TO GO THROUGH EVEN 1/4 OF THE PAPER, IT TAKES QUITE LONG TO SOLVE, SHOULD I PRACTISE FOR COUPLE OF MONTHS AND THEN GIVE AIMCATS?
govindrajan : Better to prepare more topics and then take up tests. Also take on line sectional tests so that you get used to handling on line tests under time limit.


bijarniya : SIR IN NMAT I HAVE FILLED THE FORM....NEXT WHAT I HAVE TO DO.........DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR COLLEGES SEPERATLY....
supratim : Yes. You have to apply to colleges separately .


kush : I GOT 56 AND 50 MARKS IN AIM AT 19 AND 20 . {26 IN RC/VA, 9 IN DI/LR AND 21 IN QUANT). HOW MANY HOURS SO I NEED TO STUDY PER DAY TO GET ABOUT 90 PERCENTILE IN CAT?
rajeshsaraf : 90 percentile means a net score of 110 + marks. More than the hours, a fine analysis of how you are going about (in individual section) is important


murugan : IF MY AIMCAT SCORE IS 90, HOW MUCH CAN I GET IN CAT EXAM AND THE PERCENTILE SCORE, AND HOW THE PERCENTILE SCORE IS CALCULATED
supratim : You can do better.


sajag : PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION SIR!
srinivasbelvi : Responded


adi123 : SIR IF I ATTEND ONLY LR QUESTIONS ALL OR ONLY DI QUESTIONS ALL WILL IT CAUSE ANY ISSUES? BECAUSE IN THAT GIVEN TIME SPAN I AM UNABLE TO ATTEMPT BOTH THE SECTIONS
jatin : This is not right approach. Try to attempt best of 4-5 caselets instead of focusing only on LR or DI


sira : SIR IN DI/LR IM NT UNDERSTANDING THE QN IM NT GETTING ANY IDEA
govindrajan : Look at the questions to be answered first. You get a fair idea regarding the direction in which you have to think. Follow the methods and approaches discussed in the class room.


abhi : I HAVE POSTED AT LEAST 3 QUESTIONS-BUT I HAVE RECEIVED A REPLY TO NONE.
jatin : Answered Now. Please check


priyanka : SIR ANS TO MY QUESTION PLS....
srinivasbelvi : Responded


ani : OKAY SIR THANKS I GOT MY ANSWERS. SIR I WANTED TO ASK WHY ARE LR CLASSES NOT BEING HELD? ONLY ONE LR CLASS HAS BEEN THERE IN 3 WEEKS. BUT QUANT CLASSES GO ON HAPPENING SO MANY TIMES.
govindrajan : There is pre decided pattern of conducting the classes.


ted : AS HOLIDAYS ARE GOING I AM ABLE TO DEVOTE TIME PROPERLY BUT I FEAR ONCE COLLEGE REOPENS THEN WE WILL BE HAVING PLACEMENTS + OTHER STUDY PROBLEMS HOW WILL I BE ABLE TO MANAGE TIME THEN??
govindrajan : Try to cover as many topics as possible during holidays and after the college reopens spend time on taking on line tests and mock tests.


ally : SIR IM BETWEEN 60-80PERCENTILE IN MY AIMCAT'S . DO YOU HONESTLY THINK IVE A CHANCE TO GET 100 PERCENTILE? IF YES,HOW??
supratim : Yes. Learn from mistakes and improve by practising more. All The Best.


vivekrathod : SIR WHAT ARE THE MAJOR THINGS ONE SHOULD CONSIDER,WHILE ATTEMPTING THE DI QUESTIONS?
srinivasbelvi : First & foremost is familiarity followed by quantum of data to be analysed.


churchil : SIR, I BELONG TO COMMERCE BACKGROUND. I FACE PROBLEM SOLVING DI & QUANT. ADVISE ME SOMETHING.
vijaykumar : Do a lot of practice to get familiar with questions. We will get comfortable with it when we get familiar with it. Familiarity comes with proper practice


manab_shaw : APART FROM THE STUDY MATERIAL FROM WHERE CAN I GET QUESTIONS ON LOGICAL REASONING...?
rajeshsaraf : Online sectional tests, SAMCATs, AIMCATs (they are more than adequate)


time : SIR I AM ABLE TO ATTEMPT 4 SETS ON AN AVERAGE IN DI/LR. MANY A TIMES, I EXHAUST 10-15 MINS IN A SET BUT IT DOESN'T CLICK. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO SOLVE SUCH SETS ? ALSO WHAT SHOULD I DO TO ATTEMPT AT LEAST 6-7 SETS IN DI/LR ?
govindrajan : 4 to 5 sets with good accuracy is ideally what one should achieve. Start with the sets that have lesser information.


rit : WHAT SORT OF DIFFERENCE IS THERE IN THE BOOKS OF THE 16 SERIES AND THE 17 SERIES?WHAT IF SOMEONE IS PREPARING FROM THE OLD EDITION?
rajeshsaraf : It is always better to prepare from the most updated material. Subtle differences can make a huge impact


waqar : IN QUANT IF HOW MUCH % OF QUES IS EXPECTED FROM GEOMETRY,TRIGOMETRY ,RATIO ANLYSIS ,PERCENTAGES , TIME AND WORK , TIME SPEED DISTANCE ,PERMUTATION AND COMMBINATION ,
rajeshsaraf : That can be any percentage. All the topics are important. There are about 25 chapters. Qs in CAT are mostly built around on integrated concepts


akash : WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY TO SCORE WELL IN QA? WHICH ARE THE IMP CHAPTERS?
vijaykumar : Strategy varies person to person. There is nothing like important or not important as CAT is concern, because the topic which u skip can come in CAT paper. So prepared with all topics. But by the past experience the paper alsways had few questions from PPL, Geometry, FG, Numbers,etc.,


neha : SIR I HV ATTENDED ONE AIMCAT TILL NOW AND I GOT 50 PERCENTILE SCORE I AM COMPLETING MY SM STILL M UNABLE TO SEE WHY I CAN'T ATTEMPT AIMCAT Q'S IS IT BCOZ I HV NOT COMPLETED MY SM COMPLETELY ALSO IN HOW MUCH TIME SUD I COMPLETE MY STUDY MATERIALS?
supratim : Keep on doing SM . Keep on writing online sectional tests. Gradually over a period of 20-25 days your performance will start improving .


murugan : HOW PERCENTILE SCORE IS CALCULATED FOR ANY EXAM
rajeshsaraf : 90 percentile means you are in top 10% of the population who appeared for the exam. if 1,00,000 appears for the exam, and score is 90 percentile, that means your rank is 10% of 1 lakh (which is 10,000)


book_worm : WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET A 100 PERCENTILE IN CAT?
srinivasbelvi : Both hard work & luck!


rishabh : PLEASE RESPOND TO MY QUESTIONS
jatin : Responded


manu : SIR I HAVE COMPLETED THE FULL DI LR FROM THE TIME STUDY MATERIAL ..BT STILL IT TAKES TIME TO CRACK THE LR QUESTION..WHAT SHOULD I DO FOR THE PRACTICE...TO REDUCE THE TIME?
rajeshsaraf : Not all qs can be done. But yes, if you do 60% of the qs (about 18 qs out of 32 qs), you can get to a score of 99.5 + percentile (which would be a terrific performance)


dindil : HELLO SIR, I MAY NOT BE PRESENT IN INDIA WHEN THE CAT WILL TAKE PLACE, SO CAN I WRITE IT FROM BRISTOL?(UNITED KINGDOM)
rahulpinnamaneni : No, CAT is only conducted in India


sajag : SIR I AM NOT RECEIVING ANSWER. I WANTED SOME TIPS FOR LR. MY CONDITION IS TOO WORSE IN LR
srinivasbelvi : Responded


srusti : WHAT ARE THE CHAPTERS WE NEED TO GIVE MORE FOCUS IN QUANT FOR CAT?
rajeshsaraf : every chapter is important. nothing can be left out. There are close to 25 chapters. Simple equations, ratio, proportion variation, percentages, averages, time & work,time & distance, geometry, mensuration, permutation, combination, probability, inequalioties, functions and graphs


sukhesh : SIR TILL CAT 2014 IT WAS LIKE QUANTS AND DI IN ONE SECTION AND VERBAL AND LR IN ONE SECTION.SO THE SECTIONAL CUTOFFS WERE LIKE QUANTS AND DI AND VERBAL AND LR.BUT NOW AS THERE ARE 3 SECTIONS,DO WE NEED TO CLEAR SECTIONAL CUTOFFS OF 3 SECTIONS?
govindrajan : Yes, one has to clear cut offs in each of the three sections.


dindil : HELLO SIR, IF I HAVE TO TAKE ADMISSION INTO COLLGES IN 2017 VIA GMAT, WHEN IS THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO TAKE THE EXAM?
supratim : By September first week / Second week will be better . Check the application deadline of colleges where you want to apply .


aboyhasnoname : HOW COME ONE CAN SOLVE 4 SETS IN 30 MIN ONLY READING AND UNDERSTANDING THE QUESTIONS IT TAKES 10 MIN THEN HOW TO ANSWER QUICKLY
rajeshsaraf : Prior practice helps. try and get exposure to variety of models of qs for example in LR (seating arrangement, distribution, comparison, binary logic, selection, puzzles, quants based reasoning) for di (tables, bar charts, pie charts, caselets etc), large chunk of data


saikat : SIR IN WHICH TOPICS IN DI I SHOULD GIVE STRESS IN CAT?THERE ARE SO MANY CHAPTERS AND TIME IS SHORT..
supratim : You have enough time. Do not worry. Practise lots of analytical puzzles and venn diagram along with other topics.


ted : NOW I AM FREE IN HOLIDAYS SO ABLE TO DEVOTE TIME BUT ONCE COLLEGE REOPENS HOW WILL I BE ABLE TO DEVOTE TIME I FEAR?\
govindrajan : Already answered


kiskk888 : IN CAT, OUT OF 300 MARKS WHAT IS SAFEST SCORE TO GET AN IIM AND OTHER GUD B-SCHOOL ??
rajeshsaraf : Well, last year 75% marks was 100 percentile and 55% marks was 99 percentile +


book_worm : HOW WISE IS IT TO USE THE ONLINE CALCULATOR? HOW SHOULD ONE DECIDE WHEN TO USE IT AND WHEN TO AVOID?
vijaykumar : It is calculations are very tough and can't be approximated or options are too close to decide


chinnaswamy : I WISH TO RELY ON AN EXTERNAL BOOK FOR QA. HOW SHOULD I CHOOSE BETWEEN ARUN SHARMA OR SARVESH VERMA?
rahulpinnamaneni : It's your wish to rely, so it's entirely up to you.


superman : SIR, I AM DONE WITH TIME MATERIAL( BOTH SLOT 1&2) BUT STILL MY SCORES DON'T REFLECT THE SORT OF PERFORMANCE I EXPECT. SHOULD I SOLVE SOME OTHER BOOK? PLZ SUGGEST.
rajeshsaraf : Solving material is only one aspect. The next bit is solving 'accurately" and "speedily". Speed, Speed and Speed is the key


bijarniya : SIR BUT HOW TO APPLY....IN NMAT COLLEGE SEPERATLY.....IN THEIR WEBSITES......AND DO I NEED TO APPLY SEPERATLY FOR NMIMS MUMBAI,BANGLORE,HYDERABAD
supratim : Please check this http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/faqs-on-nmat.aspx


rahul : HELLO SIR, HOW SHOULD I PRACTICE TOUGHER DI/LR QUESTIONS. I PRACTICED FROM SM BUT THAT DIDNT HELP MUCH DURING AIMCAT
jatin : Have you completed SM booklets? Whats your accuracy while you attempted SM Booklets and What is time allocation for exercises


neha : ON A DAILY BASIS HOW MUCH TIME SUD BE DEVOTED TO EACH SECTION SIR?
vijaykumar : Depends where u stand now, i.e., it changes from person to person. Give as much as time for preparation, the more u spend the more u gain


aboyhasnoname : IF I TRY TO SOLVE ONLY DI AND LEAVE LR COMPLETELY WILL IT AFFECT MY CAT PERCENTILE
supratim : Do both to get better percentile.


ally : SIR WHAT WAS THE NET SCORE OF THE CAT 2015 100PERCENTILERS??? TO GET A ROUGH ESTIMATE AS TO WHERE THE BAR IS SET!
rahulpinnamaneni : around 270+


abhi : I AM NOT GETTING BINARY LOGIC PROPERLY FROM BOOKLET . IS THERE ANY OTHER SOURCE?
govindrajan : Please go through the class notes and the methods suggested before solving from the booklet.


anjali : I SCORED 2 IN 1ST AIM CAT IN 2ND I SCORED 14 WHAT TO DO IN THIS CASE I AM NOT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND QT/DI/LR ANYTHING
rajeshsaraf : Disappointment will drain your energies. Look at the positive side. Analyze your performance.


ilovemusic : SIR, I HAVE BEEN WAITING BUT DID NOT GET A REPLY.. MY QUESTION WAS POSTED FINE.
srinivasbelvi : Responded


ilovemusic : SIR, I HAVE BEEN WAITING BUT DID NOT GET A REPLY.. MY QUESTION WAS POSTED FINE.
srinivasbelvi : Responded


virgo : HOW SHOULD I IMPROVE THE NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS IN LI/DR.I AM GOOD WITH NUMBERS AND I CAN SOLVE QUESTIONS AFTERWARDS.BUT I DON'T PERFORM WELL IN THIS SECTION DURING THE AIMCATS.
jatin : I Have posted the strategy for LRDI. Please review the CHAT transcript


chinnaswamy : I'VE READ NUMEROUS BLOGS WHICH SAY CORRECTLY ATTEMPTING HALF OF THE PAPER, OR SCORING 150+ MARKS CALLS FOR ~99.5 PERCENTILE. AT THE SAME TIME, FMS COMPOSITE SCORE WAS ROUGHLY 59.43, OR ABOUT A MINIMUM REQUIREMENT OF ABOUT 175 MARKS TO JUST RECEIVE THE CALL. WHERE I'M HEADING WRONG HERE?
jatin : Same score in two different year may lead huge difference in the percentile. Percentile is the %age of students scoring lesser than you


book_worm : DOES PRACTICE ACTUALLY HELP IN LR? BECAUSE AT TIMES I FEEL, IT IS MORE ABOUT CLICKING ON THE SPOT WHILE SOLVING A SET..
govindrajan : Practice always helps in improving performance. You may not find the same type of puzzle but by practicing you get used to certain methods and thought processes.


anu : CAN YOU PLEASE TELL APPROACH TO START OVER AS I GAVE CAT LAST YEAR AND NOW I KNOW MOST OF THE TOPICS BUT AM NOT 100% CONFIDENT AND IF I START STUDYING I FEEL THIS HAS BEEN DONE SO I CANT FOCUS ON IT.
supratim : If you find a question in actual exam which you know , then will you feel good or leave that because you know it ? I hope this answers your question.


nagarajan : SIR, IS THERE ANY SECTIONAL CUTOFF FOR NMAT?
supratim : Yes.


nk : HI SIR, WHAT IS THE IDEAL TIME TO SPEND ON EACH QUESTION IN DI AND LR, IRRESPECTIVE OF OUR APPROACH BEING RIGHT OR WRONG?
rajeshsaraf : Generally, 4 sets (out of 8 sets) is excellent performance. that way, on an average 15 mins per set has to be spent.


krishna : RESPECTED SIR AFTER PRACTICE I AM NOT GETING SPEED AND ACCURACY IN LR HOW TO IMPROVE IT
govindrajan : Before start solving a puzzle spend little time on identifying where to start solving the puzzle and how to link various statements. Take a look at the questions also before solving.


niketssn1 : SIR I AM NOT ABLE TO SCORE GOOD MARKS IN AIMCAT BUT I SOLVE ALL THE TIME MATERIAL EASILY WHY?
supratim : 1. Write online sectional tests to bridge the gap.2. Take 3-5 minute in beginning of each section to identify the right question / set .


nikki : SIR, I SCORED 129 IN AIMCAT 1719 WITH VERBAL 35 DILR 32 AND QUANT 62. HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I ALLOT DAILY FOR EACH SECTION AND WHAT SHOULD BE MY STRATEGY TO TAKE THAT SCORE TO 170
rajeshsaraf : Quants -62 is very good (should be 99 percentile in quants section). Overall, you will cross 95 percentile. This time quants was easy. If you can score 62, most likely, you could have also scored 75 +. That alone will have increased by 13 marks. Further, one additional set in DI/LR can do wonders. For that speed is important (calculations)


krishna : LR SEEMS TO BE TIME TAKING HOW TO DEAL SAFELY WITH THIS IN LIMITED TIME
vijaykumar : it is difficult set then the cut off are going to be less so attending accordingly will help you clear the cut off


neha : IN LRDI SECTION IF I ATTEMPT ONLY LR QUESTIONS AND DON'T ATTEMPT ANY DI QUES WILL IT AFFECT MY SELECTION IN A TOP B SCHOOL
rajeshsaraf : There is no separate sub-sectional cut off in DI/LR. However, you got to prepare for LR as well. You never know this is CAT. It can bring in more surprises


sammuk : SIR WHAT IS THE MINIMUM %MARKS TO BE SCORED IN EACH SECTION TO ACHIEVE A GOOD PERCENTILE
rajeshsaraf : You have to score about 40% marks overall


bablu : IN MY FIRST AIMCAT I SCORED 84 AND IN SECOND(LAST ONE) I SCORED 105 CAN YOU TELL HOW I M GOING ON
supratim : Its a nice start . You can do better. Practise more.


nikhil : WHAT TO DO IN DI? AS STARTING FOR THE FIRST TIME.. AND I AM MORE LIKE A BEGINNER TO IT..
vijaykumar : Check for sets that are similar to the ones which you have did already.


sekhar : SIR I WROTE MY FIRST AIMCAT(1719) MY SCORE IS 65....IS IT A GOOD OR BAD ONE CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT THIS WAS MY FIRST MOCK???
rajeshsaraf : Well, you are the best judge of your performance. Generally, you have to try and score 100 +


bhallaldev : SIR IM CONFIDENT WITH EVERY SECTION BUT LR/DI,HOW TO TACKLE MY FEAR
jatin : Review the solved examples of SM booklet and practice questions from (a) exercises first. It will help boost your confidence. Then gradually move towards difficult questions


sam : SIR I HAVE FINISHED SOLVING THE BOOKLETS OF LR AND DI BUT STILL MY SCORES IN AIMCAT IS HOVERING AROUND 40.HOW SHOULD I IMPROVE?
supratim : 1. Revise what you have already done . 2. Write online sectional tests. 3. Do analysis of your previous AIMCAT's. Find out where you are doing wrong. Learn from mistakes and move on.


neha : I HAVE COMPLETED MY 1ST LR BOOKLET AND WAS FEELING CONFIDENT THAT LR IS MY STRONG POINT BUT WEN I ATTEMPTED AIMCAT I GOT 50%ACCURACY.WHAT SUD I DO NEXT TO IMPROVE MY PERCENTILE
govindrajan : Take up online sectional tests as well. We have provided on line basic, intermediate and advanced tests on Student Home Page.


akash : SIR, GETTING 110+ AND ATTEMPTING 60 QS WILL LEAD US TO 90 PERCENTILE?
srinivasbelvi : In all likelihood, yes


anupam : HELL SIR,MY PROBLEM IS THAT I FACE TIME MANAGEMENT WHILE DOING LR/DI.HOW SHOULD I TACKLE THOSE PROBLEMS?
rajeshsaraf : TIME management is the key. In case, if you are rejecting a set, that decision to reject should come pretty early (may be in about 4-5 mins). right selection of sets is important. There will be enough pitfalls, but you have to be careful and try and latch on to easy ones


nikhil : AND HOW MUCH PREPARATION IS SUFFICIENT FOR LR PART. IS IT SUFFICIENT ID I COMPLETE ALL THE SETS GIVEN FOR IT AND ONLINE TEST ON STUDENT HOMEPAGE?
supratim : Yes. And revise them regularly .


book_worm : WILL SOLVING SUDOKU PUZZLES REGULARLY HELP IN IMPROVING LOGIC(TO SOLVE LR QUESTIONS FASTER)?
govindrajan : Yes, to some extent. They help in improving concentration levels.


bablu : IN LAST AIMCAT I SCORED 51 IN QUANT 23 IN DI/LR AND 31 IN VERBAL WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO MAXIMIZE MY OVERALL SCORE
rajeshsaraf : DI/LR, try and take it past 40 marks


gabru : DOES ARUN SHARMA PROVIDE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO T.I.M.E. MATERIAL? I'VE STARTED MY PREPARATION JUST WEEKS BACK, AND WISH TO KNOW WHICH ONE TO START WITH FIRST, OR IF ONE SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE THE OTHER, DO MENTION TOO.
rahulpinnamaneni : Please finish your SMs, then advanced SMs before considering other material


bpl2016 : I HAVE SOLVED MAJORITY OF THE CHAPTERS OF DI AND LR BOOKLETS AND SIMULTANEOUSLY EVEN SOLVING PREVIOUS CAT PAPERS, HOWEVER I AM NOT STILL NOT ABLE TO GET A BREAKTHROUGH IN AIMCAT'S SPECIFICALLY IN DI AND LR
rajeshsaraf : There are about 19 more AIMCATs to go by. Don't worry. Take it like a game. You will understand what I imply by that


sanatan : SIR WHAT IS THE MINIMUM SCORE IN CAT TO GET A CALL FROM IIMS
vijaykumar : 99+ percentile for general catg. in top 6 IIMs


vinay : SCORE DROPED FROM 86(1720) TO 45(1719)... WHAT TO DO
srinivasbelvi : No worries... two tests is a very small sample to analyse & conclude. Take a couple more to understand the average better.


nk : HI SIR, MOST OF THE TIMES IN AIMCAT, I AM ABLE TO SOLVE GOOD AMOUNT OF QUESTIONS IN LR. HOWEVER, I GET TENSED ON SEEING THE HIGHLY CALCULATIVE INTENSIVE DI QUESTIONS?
supratim : Solve the speed maths booklet.


jayavijayan : IF I GET 40MARKS IN EACH SECTION WITH 75PERCENT ACCURACY , IS IT ENOUGH TO GET INTO IIM ?
rahulpinnamaneni : Not really


krishna : HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD BE SPEND DAILY BASIS ON LR AND DI
govindrajan : It depends on your comfort level. Ensure that you complete one exercise in a day.


maitreyee : SIR, I SCORE WELL IN ENGLISH BUT LAG IN DI\LR AND QUANT. I M GENERALLY ABLE TO SCORE A 68 IN ENG WHILE 32 AROUND IN DI LR.. I AM ABLE TO DO 4 SETS OUT OF WHICH 4 ANSWERS ARE WRONG. WHAT TO I DO TO ATTEMPT MORE?
govindrajan : Take a systematic approach. Read the questions in the set, identify the statement to start solving the puzzle and the order in which the other statements to be picked up.


sakshi : MY QUESTION IS NOT POSTED..DO I NEED TO SEND IT AGAIN?
rajeshsaraf : may be yes


book_worm : HOW CAN ONE EXCEL IN DI?
rajeshsaraf : Tables, bar charts, line charts, caselets, games n tournaments, maximization and minimization, ability to large volumes of data, large volumes of textual info


manj : SIR, I AM NOT PERFORMING GOOD IN QUANT SECTION WHAT TO DO
supratim : 1. Attend classes 2. Solve SMS 3. Write online sectional tests.


nikhil : I HAVE THIS PHOBIA OF MATHS.. AND IN REALITY ASWELL MY MATH IS JUST SO SO.. AND I HAVENT EVEN STARTED YET DOING THE QUANT PART.. PLEASE HELP ME HOW I UTILIZE MY TIME IN THE BEST WAY FOR THE REMAINING FOR QUANTS?
supratim : Solve Simple Eqn , Ratio - Proportion - Variation and Percentage - Profit & loss. After completing these three chapters move on to Average - Mixture , T&W and T&D . Then start doing other chapters. Attend classes regularly . Understand the concepts. Start applying those concepts while solving problems. Write online sectional tests.


ted : SIR HOW TO SOLVE LR/DI PACKAGES SHOULD THEY BE SOLVED TOPIC WISE OR SHOULD I PICK UP RANDOM SETS FROM WHOLE BOOKLET AND DO THOSE SETS IN A LIMITED TIME FRAME?
supratim : Go chapter by chapter from LR booklet . Write online sectional tests .


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