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Chat on AIMCAT 1819!
(Chat Transcript)

thanuj : HOW DO I IMPROVE ON RC(TOUGH ONES). INITIALLY I SCORED WELL. BUT THIS AIMCAT RCS WERE TOUGH.
ankur : improve your level slowly. this aimcat had tough but don't jump to this level in practice straight away. build level gradually through sectional tests of increasing toughness


santosh : I HAVE SCORED MERE 92 MARKS IN AIMCAT1819 BUT GOT A PERCENTILE OF 92.8.IS THIS A GOOD SCORE
thomas : yes,it is pretty good. do not bother abouit the scores. it is only the percentiles which matter


rishabh : SIR PLEASE TELL ME WHILE SOLVING VA RC SECTION WHAT TO ATTEMPT MOST IN SECTION.. VA QSTNS OR RC?
thomas : 40 20 would be a good split. do not leave out any va qns as they dont have negative marks.


sona : I AM FACING PROBLEM IN VOCAB.WHAT SHOULD I DO?
srinivasbelvi : Focus on reading to build contextual vocabulary which is important from entrance test perspective.


supreetha : WERE THE 2015 AND 2016 DI/LR SECTION AS TOUGH AS THE PREVIOUS AIMCAT DI/LR?
thomas : the 2016 one was pretty much the same level. 2015 was slightly easier than this


rit : I GOT 61 %ILE IN THIS AIMCAT. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SCORE? I HAVE POOR SCORE IN VA/RC
ankur : read a lot and practice from the material. analyse your mistakes.


srikar541 : HI SIR....SOMETIMES I AM SCORING VERY GOOD IN DILR AND SOMETIMES SCORING REALLY LESS. WHAT COULD THE REASON BE? LIKE I SCORED 43 IN THE PREVIOUS AIMCAT(1820) AND 40 IN ONE OF THE SECTIONAL TESTS BUT MERE 19 IN THE 1819 AIMCAT. WHAT COULD BE THE REASON? HOW DO YOU WANT ME TO OVERCOME THIS?
rajeshsaraf : These fluctuations will happen. There are 8 sets. If you catch hold of the right 3 sets and a couple of more qs, then you can cross 40 marks. But sometimes, the right selection of sets/qs doesn't happen. So, that's OK.


hyca7a045 : SIR WITHOUT THE COMPLETION OF SYLLABUS ,WHY R AIMCATS CONDUCTED?
thomas : there are batches starting througout the year. for many students the portions are nearly over. since there are 20 aimcats you need enough time to conduct them and for the discussions.


shreshtha : I AM AVIVID READER AND A BOOK REVIEWER BY PRIFFESION, HOWEVER THATCOMES AS A DISADVANTAGE LATELY. I AM CONFIDENT WITH MY SELECTION OF ANSWER AND ATTEMPT ALMOST ALL OF THEM SINCE I DON'T FIND MY SELECTION WRONG ND THERE IS NO DOOUBT IN MY HEAD. MY ACCURACY LEVEL DROPPED VERY LOW IN THIS AIMCAT RC SECTION. HOW DO I DEAL WITH THIS?
ankur : this aimcat was designed as a breaker of over-confidence. what u need to realise is that even if you are good at english a paper can be set that is really tough and that can kill your confidence. the learning from this paper has to be positive not negative. when the going is tough, don't try to do everything. perhaps the paper is tough. so do what you can and don't overattempt. a low score can also fetch you a high percentile. 32 in this paper gave 90%ile in english. look at your positive score (i.e. without removing negatives). if u got equal to or more than 32 then you were there. but if u made a lot of 'unforced errors' in the form of too many negative scores, that indicates you need to take it relaxed in a tough paper. don't have a target number of attempts in any section or the exam.


abhishek93 : HELLO SIR, I SCORED A 86 PERCENTILE IN AIMCAT 1819. IT WAS MY SECOND AIMCAT AM I DOING WELL....?
rajeshsaraf : Pretty good. I am sure you will do great from here.


kriti : SIR I GAVE CAT 2016 AND I AM PLANNING TO GIVE IT AGAIN THIS YEAR. I HAVE JUST STARTED WITH THE PREPARATION. PLEASE SUGGEST HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT IT..FEELING A BIT LOST.
pradeepgoswami : Revise the basics and take regular tests and analyse the tests without fail. As you have already prepared once you need to work out the areas where you are weak and lastly be confident


dlcb7ag66 : I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO VA/RC QUESTIONS AS I AM HAVING PROBLEM IN SOLVING QUESTIONS RELATED TO SUCH TOPICS
ankur : go through your classes properly. we teach everything there. attempt material based on class techniques taught,


hyca7a045 : SIR IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL SAME IN CAT AS IN AIMCATS OR A BIT EASY/DIFFICULT?
thomas : this aimcat was pretty similar to last years cat. some aimcats would be easier while some would be tougher than previous cats. we want the students to be ready for any type of difficulty level


mannu : HI,I HAVE SCORED 80PERCENTILE IN THIS AIMCAT, WITH 95IN VARC, APPROXIMATELY 55 EACH IN DILR AND QUANT. HOW SHOULD I WORK SO THAT I CAN GET 95+ PERCENTILE IN THE MAIN EXAM(CAT)?
rajeshsaraf : Pls note that about 20 marks in DILR was close to 85 percentile. That means a correct attempt of 8 qs could have taken you close to 90 percentile. It is about the right selection of sets


sona : HOW MUCH EFFORTS SHOULD I PUT IN IF I START MY PREPARATION NOW
sumit : Start today or tomorrow but matter is how much effective ur effort.do 8 hr practice in all sections daily and select one topic each day and solve all type of problems related to same .


gk : SIR WHEN WILL THE VIDEO SOLUTIONS FOR AIMCAT 1819 BR UPLOADED
thomas : it would be done in a day or two


kriti : SIR MY OFFICE HOURS ARE 10-7 AND I COME BACK BY 9..HOW SHOULD I DIVIDE MY STUDY TIME FOR THE 3 SECTIONS?
ankur : take appx 40% time for weakest section. 35% for next and 25% for the last. study quant or lrdi early in the morning before office. do reading etc in cab/bus/metro. solve VA/RCs in the evening or


shreshtha : HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY DI? I HAVE SOLVED THE BASIC MODULE AND I AM WORKING ON NEW SET RIGHT NOW. I AM STILL UNABLE TO ATTEMPT DI QUESTIONS.
rajeshsaraf : That's Ok. Everyone else is facing the same problems. Not all questions are designed to be solved. Merely by solving 40% of the AIMCAT qs, you can cross 95 percentile. That's the key.


rishabh : SIR. THE MOCK THAT WE GIVE.. ARE OF EQUAL DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF CAT OR SOMETHING HIGHER?
pradeepgoswami : As CAT does not give papers of equal difficulty level every year the AIMCATs prepares you with all types of difficulty level. Some of our papers a higher than CAT some of equal difficulty level and some of slightly lower than that asked in Cat


thanuj : IF U MISS AN AIMCAT, CAN'T YOU GO THROUGH THE QUESTIONS????
srinivasbelvi : You can't as the missed AIMCAT can't be seen on your homepage immediately.


avi : HELLO SIR, I AM FACING LITTLE BIT OF PROBLEM IN RC AND CR SECTION,KINDLY HELP
prajnanray : What problems are you facing?


abhishek93 : THANK YOU @RAJESHSARAF SIR , HERE IS A BIT TWIST THOUGH I COULD NOT CLEAR THE ENG CUT OFF....MY ACCURACY WAS VERY LOW.
rajeshsaraf : Plus point is you crossed the cut off in the other two sections. This is just your second AIMCAT. All you have to do is to analyze what could have been done much better in VA. What are the types of errors committed so that those are not repeated and you will see an improvement


shubham : SIR I GOT 40 SCORE IN MY LAST AIMCAT. PLEASE SUGGEST HOW CAN I IMPROVE THIS SCORE.
pradeepgoswami : You need to revisit the basics. Solve your SM books and take the sectional tests on a regular basis and make sure to spend at least one hour per day reading quality english


okay : SIR, I HAVE BEEN GIVING ALL THE AIMCATS AND I USUALLY GET MORE THAN 92 PERCENTILE BUT THIS TIME I GOT 87. THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE THIS AIMCAT WAS MORE TOUGH THAT THE REST AND I STARTED FEELING THE PRESSURE IN THE FIRST HOUR ITSELF. WHAT SHOULD WE DO IN SUCH CASES?
ankur : i wrote this for someone else but this nearly fits you as well. this aimcat was designed as a breaker of over-confidence. what u need to realise is that even if you are good at english a paper can be set that is really tough and that can kill your confidence. the learning from this paper has to be positive not negative. when the going is tough, don't try to do everything. perhaps the paper is tough. so do what you can and don't overattempt. a low score can also fetch you a high percentile. 32 in this paper gave 90%ile in english. look at your positive score (i.e. without removing negatives). if u got equal to or more than 32 then you were there. but if u made a lot of 'unforced errors' in the form of too many negative scores, that indicates you need to take it relaxed in a tough paper. don't have a target number of attempts in any section or the exam.


hyca7a045 : SIR BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BATCHES STARTED RECENTLY,WE WOULD HAVE MISSED SO MANY.WHAT TO DO NOW?
thomas : the classes would be conducted for all topics, but it would be better if you cover the basics by yourself so that you wont miss out every question in the topic in aimcats


girish : LRDI QUESTIONS WERE TOUGHER THAN GIVEN IN THE MODULES, WHERE DO I PRACTICE THESE KIND OF QUESTIONS?
thomas : you will come across such questions in the class handouts and the samcats.


santosh : FOR THE COMING AIMCAT THE SLOTS ON SUNDAY FROM 6 AM TO 12NOON ARE BLOCKED, WILL THEY BE UNBLOCKED???
ankur : please ask this to your center. this question cannot be answered here as we don't even know your center location or the operating conditions of your center.


debu : I GOT 81 PERCENTILE IN THIS AIMCAT , VA=76,DILR=40,QA=93.66, HOW CAN I IMPROVE FURTHER ??MY VA AND DILR SCORE FLUCTUATES WHILE QUANT IS BETTER NEAR 90 USUAL.
srinivasbelvi : Spend time on LR to build experience. As you expand your knowledge base in LR, your performance goes north.


mohit : I AM FACING A LOT PROBLEM IN DI QUESTIONS
thomas : di can be im proved only with practice. try to solve as many questions as you can


shweta : GOOD EVENING SIR, I HAVE A GOOD HOLD OVER VA/RC BUT WHILE ATTEMPTING AIMCAT 1819 I FOUND THAT I COULDN'T ATTEMPT ALL THE QUESTIONS DUE TO POOR TIME MANAGEMENT WHICH I REALIZE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE IN THIS REGARD?
ankur : attempting all is not a target. if the paper is tough, as it was this time, it will be practically impossible to do what u r trying. have the target of doing what you can in the given time, that is all.


rishabh : HOW TO PREPARE FOR DI AND LR..? PLEASE PROVIDE DETAIL SOLUTION SIR..
rajeshsaraf : A majority of the qs in DILR are related to integrated logic. Logic + some calculations + presentation of information in the form of paragraphs. There will be about 3-4 sets which will be related to combination of topics like 1) Arrangement 2) Distributions 3) Cubes 4) Venn diagrams 5) Binary Logic 6) Quant based Reasoning 7)Selection. Three to four sets will be related to analysis of data (given in the form of bar charts/pie charts/tables etc) but with the logic involved. You have to practice these from books/online tests/etc


gk : SIR I GOT 4 PARAJUMBLES WRONG AND THREE OF WHICH I LOST BECOZ I INTERCHANGED THE LAST. EVEN WHEN I AM PRACTISING I GET THE LAST TWO SENTENCES MIXED UP. HOW DO I CORRECT MYSELF
ankur : look at what ends the para and not just what continues the idea. look for conclusions/fullstops in the idea to find the last sentence. do more practice of the question type that asks you to find the last sentence.


muca7ah65 : SIR I AM QUITE WEAK IN QUANT ESPECIALLY GEOMETRY HOW TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND A TOTAL OF HOW MANY HOURS IN A DAY IS NEEDED FOR PREPARATION OF CAT EXAM
sumit : Understand the basic concepts of line triangle and circle as most of the problems are related to same.then solve 50-60 geometry problem after learning those .u have to devote daily total 7-8 hr in all section.


vicky : DI IS TIME CONSUMING.THAT'S WHAT I THINK.AM I RIGHT.IF YES,HOWTO DEALWITH IT.(ONLY 13 ATTEMPTS IN AIMCAT1819)
thomas : it is generally time consuming and you are expected to choose sets and do only 3 or 4 sets. 4 sets done with good accuracy would have given you much more than 99 percentile last year


sona : HOW MUCH HOUR SHOULD I STUDY IN A DAY
thomas : it all depends on how much time you have. if working, 3 hrs would be the minimum expected.


swati : SIR THE QUESTIONS IN LR DI CLASSES ARE SO DIFFERENT FROM THE QUESTIONS IN AIMCAT . HOW TO PREPARE FOR LR DI?
ankur : class is basic. go to books and then after that to the sectional tests. then u can come close to aimcat level.


hhm : HOW TO FIND OUT WHETHER THE ANSWER IN RC IS CORRECT OR NOT??
ankur : check answer key/solution


dlcb7ad34 : SIR MY BATCH STARTED IN APRIL SO RIGHT NOW HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS CONSIDERED TO BE GOOD ?
thomas : anything above 80 percentile right now is pretty good


rikee : I AM FACING PROBLEMS IN RC PASSAGES AND ANSWERING THEM. PLEASE SUGGEST ME ANY BOOK. AND HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I TAKE TO ANSWER ONE RC OF 6 QUESTIONS
ankur : go through basic material that is given by us. time depends on your level. with practice it will come down.


babita : HOW CAN I SELECT THE SET OF QUESTIONS
rajeshsaraf : It comes with practice. Generally, the first 2 mins for any set are crucial. Those will give you a feel whether a set is to be attempted/rejected


srikar541 : WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CUTOFFS?
prajnanray : 2 purposes... 1. It shows the last person's score. 2. An estimate of what minimum scores in each section and overall would get a call from a college.


snehal : SIR, I AM REALLY VERY WEAK AT DI AND I AM FACING A LOT OF PROBLEM WHILE DOING THE SUMS. I AM ALSO SCORING VERY LESS IN LR/DI SECTION. HOW SHOULD I PRACTISE.
rajeshsaraf : Have faith in yourself. You don't have to do everything in DILR section in AIMCAT. In the beginning, try and attempt 2 sets (there will be 2 easy sets for sure). Even if you do those 2 sets accurately, the chances are very high that you will cross 85 percentile in DILR. For practice, refer to online sectional tests and books and AIMCATs


hyca7a045 : SIR CAN THE NON INVIGILATED AIMCAT BE TAKEN AT OUR OWN PLACE?
thomas : yes


rishabh : WHAT SHOULD BE THE PROCESS OF READING RC.. IT SHOULD BE THOUGHT WISE ACCRDNG TO PASSAGE OR ACCRDING TO QSTN ASKED?
srinivasbelvi : Short passages - read for understanding; Long passages of about 1000 words - go by the questions.


avi : SIR I AM FACING PROBLEMS LIKE I AM NOT ABLE TO CORRECTLY ANALYSE THE PASSAGES AND LATER ON NOT ABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY, HOW WOULD I OVERCOME SUCH PROBLEMS
prajnanray : Practise as many RCs as possible. Slowly initially if need be and then improve speed.


jeet : I GOT REALLY FLUSTERED IN QUANT IN THIS AIMCAT. I TOOK AROUND 20 MINS FROM 2 SIMPLE QUESTIONS AND ENDED UP NOT ANSWERING THEM. I KNOW HOW TO SOLVE BOTH OF THEM BUT IDK WHAT HAPPENED THEN, THE SOLUTIONS DIDN'T COME, CALCULATIONS JUST GOT BIGGER AND BIGGER. THIS HAPPENS TO ME QUITE OFTEN. I CAN SOLVE EASILY NOW AND NEITHER DO I TAKE UNNECESSARY STRESS DURING THE TEST. ANY INPUTS?
rajeshsaraf : You have already figured out what the problem was. All you have to do is to cultivate that habit whereby you can come out out of the question without spending undue amount of time. There were about 15 qs in this AIMCAT which were difficult(almost like bouncers). You might have picked those ones. You have to learn to leave those without getting hurt/caught. So, focus on easy ones and even if you had concentrated on just 10 qs, I am sure your score would have been more than 90 percentile


ved_paul : SIR DI PART IS TOO MUCH TIME CONSUMING...HOW TO DO IT FAST
thomas : you dont have to worry about all the sets. just try to solve 3-4 sets in the one hour time. that should be enough to score a good percentile


: ATTEMPTING RC FIRST IN VERBAL SECTION IS TAKING TOO LONG AND AM MISSING OUT ON EASY QUESTIONS IN PARA JUMBLING AND GRAMMAR .. WHAT ORDER DO U SUGGEST ?
ankur : divide time in proportion to the marks of the subsections. e.g. if u have 24 rc and 10 va suggest to break up 60 mins in that ratio. appx 42 mins for rc and 18 for va. that way you will do all the easy ones of both the sections and leave the tough ones. easy is what takes less time.


santosh : I WOULD LIKE TO IMPROVE MY SCORE IN DI,DO I HAVE TO START PRACTICING EVERY QUESTION IN THE STUDY MATERIAL OR ATTEMPTING THE SECTIONAL TESTS WOULD SUFFICE??
rajeshsaraf : 99% of DI preparation is about right selection of sets during the exam time. rest 1% is what you do at home before the test or what you do after the test. Out of 8 sets, generally 3 are doable. You will have to concentrate on those 3 sets. In general, for DI alone, you have to work on building speed maths, deeper exposure to different charts


hyca7a045 : SIR TO TAKE NON INVIGILATED EXAM AT OUR OWN PLACE DO WE REQUIRE TO BOOK THE SLOT? AND IS ACCESS CODE REQUIRED FOR IT?
sumit : Neither require to book the slot not access code.


rikee : ARE PARAJUMBLES OF TYPE IN THE BOX TYPE IN CAT?
thomas : yes, it is box type in cat


nam : I AM FACING PROBLEM WITH THE VERBAL SECTION. I SOLVE THE HANDOUTS GIVEN AT EASE BUT IN AIMCAT I JUST DON'T THROUGH. PLEASE SUGGEST.
prajnanray : Do a thorough analysis of all AIMCATs and SAMCATs - where are you getting wrong, attempts of easy and difficult questions, accuracy etc.


ii : SIR I SCORE THE POOREST IN LR. THE PROBLEM WAS LACK OF TIME. HOW COULD I IMPROVE IT
prajnanray : Practise more and more. Start with basic level and move to AIMCAT level questions


asd : SIR, I CAN'T SEEM TO GET A HOLD OVER LR/DI AND MY ACCURACY IS PRETTY BAD. WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE IT? I PRACTICE ALSO.
feroz : Take as many sectional tests as possible and analyze them thoroughly


abcdef : SIR, IS THE SECTIONAL TESTS FOR THIS YEAR ARE WITH THE PATTERN OF CAT 16 AND CAT 15 LIKE NO BAR GRAPH AND CHART QUESTIONS?
thomas : you cant rule out any pattern as such. so the sectional tests will all types of questions


sona : SIR,HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY READING SPEED?
srinivasbelvi : Spend time reading variety of articles to improve reading skills.


vineeth : HOW FAR OUR AIMCAT RANK IS COMPARED TO MAIN CAT EXAM IN WHAT FIGURES IT MAY DIFFER AT THE MAX...
rajeshsaraf : AIMCATs percentile are good indicator of actual CAT percentile. If you are scoring consistently 95+ in AIMCATs and with a similar level of performance in CAT, you can cross 99 in actual CAT. Your percentile in CAT will be generally more than in AIMCAT


ravi : SIR I WANT TO JOIN TIME FOR CAT PREPARATION AND I WANT TO KNOW TIMINGS OF CLASSES AND FESS?
pradeepgoswami : Visit your nearest TIME centre to clarify.


kriti : @PRADEEPGOSWAMI SIR I HAV JUST STARTED WITH THE PREPARATION..IS THERE SUFFICIENT TIME...SHOULD I REVISIT THE MODULES OR JUST REVISE THE CONCEPTS AND FOCUS ON GIVING TESTS?
pradeepgoswami : You definitely have sufficient time provided you allot time judiciously. I would suggest that you visit the topics where you are slightly weak and bring them at par with the remaining topics


rishabh : @SRINIVASBELVI SIR.. WILL IT WORK? READING QSTNS OF LONG PASSAGE.. AND UNDERSTANDING THE SHORT PASSAGE?
srinivasbelvi : Yes Rishabh... You got to practice about 5 such passages to build & fine tune the skill.


shubham : SIR SOMETIMES IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT TO PICK UP EASY QUESTIONS. PLEASE SUGGEST HOW CAN I PICK THEM IN A FRACTION OF SECONDS.
rajeshsaraf : There is no straightforward formula for the same. I wish there were one. Generally an easy set is one where not much of comprehension is required, where you can do not have to decode too much of set.


garima : HOW DO I ANALYSE MY AIMCAT?
pradeepgoswami : First you need to solve the entire paper and then check the questions which you got wrong and find the reason behind getting them wrong. Next look for better or alternate approaches from the video solutions. It might take one entire day to analyse one AIMCAT paper


muca7ah65 : SIR HOW TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE IN QUANT,LR AND DI.I AM FACING A LOT OF PROBLEMS I FEEL THAT QUESTIONS IN SOLVED EXAMPLES ARE WAY TOO EASIER COMPARED TO WHICH GIVEN TO SOLVE IN EXERCISE
rajeshsaraf : Check the time you are taking to solve easier qs.


mohit : I DONOT UNDERSTAND PIE CHART PROBLEMS
thomas : please cover the basic handout and the basic SM book dealing with piecharts


asd : @FEROZ SIR, I DO TAKE SECTIONAL TESTS AND SCORE GOOD IN MOST OF THEM. WAS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THIS AIMCAT HIGHER THAN THAT OF CAT?
thomas : no, this was pretty much similar to last years cat, which was one of the toughest cat papers ever.


sushant : SIR I TEND TO ATTEMPT ALMOST ALL QUESTIONS IN VA SECTION. WHAT IS THE WAY TO SEE WHICH QUESTION SHOULD WE MARK OR NOT AS IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO SELECT ONLY THOSE QUESTIONS TO WHICH YOU KNOW THE ANSWER?
prajnanray : You need to practise choosing questions too. Practise on as many tests as you can


spriha : MY PERCENTILES FLUCTUATE IN AIMCATS BETWEEN 65 AND 95, MAINLY DUE TO QUANT AND LR.
srinivasbelvi : Still over 4 months to testing season. Learn from experiences to fine tune your preparation. You'll find minimum fluctuation as you consolidate your learning.


vrati : SIR WHAT IS THE FEES OF "CLASSROOM PROGRAM FOR CAT PREPARATION" IN TIME ? IN TIME LUCKNOW (MAHANAGAR EXTENSION BRANCH) , EVERY SECOND DAY THEY INCREASE THE FEES AND IT HAS GONE UP TO 87,000 RUPEES NOW.
rajeshsaraf : Are you sure !!!!


vineeth : SIR.. WHAT IS THE TIME NEEDED IF I START MY PREPERATION NOW..
prajnanray : That depends on your level and capacity but roughly 6 hours per day


mohit : WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF NON INVIGILATED TESTS
thomas : it is to be taken just as you attempt the cat paper. there is no point cheating and it is given so that you can practice and be ready for the actual cat


spriha : WHAT IS A GOOD SCORE IN THE INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS FOR A 98 PERCENTILE ON CAT?
rajeshsaraf : Last year, out of 300 marks, if anyone had got 120 marks, that was close to 95 percentile while a net score of 150 marks was close to 98-99 percentile. So, that means 50% attempts (assuming all correct) will take your percentile to 98


sana : SIR, I GOT 80 PERCENTILE IN THE 1820 AIMCAT WHILE JUST 60 PERCENTILE IN THE 1819 AIMCAT. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO REMAIN CONSISTENT WITH MY PERFORMANCE?
rajeshsaraf : Pls note that in terms of percentile, you are seeing a huge swing (difference of 20 points). If you had committed 5 less errors, about 20 marks would have been added to your score and correspondingly your score would have zoomed to 80 percentile.


rugveda : IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET SOLUTIONS FOR AIMCAT WITH EXPLANATIONS?SO THAT I CAN ANALYSE MY EXAM?
srinivasbelvi : Solutions are made available on your SHP after the closure of the test window. You can refer at your convenience.


lucky : IS AIMCATS ARE SIMILAR TO ORIGINAL CAT
pradeepgoswami : Yes


sona : WHICH BOOKS OR NEWSPAPER SHOULD I PREFER FOR READING PRACTICE
prajnanray : Now practise RC exercises. Newspapers and magazines should be read to keep yourself updated of the latest goings-on


asd : IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR APPROACH TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS OF LR/DI?
pradeepgoswami : First select the sets based on your familiarity and the level of calculations involved and then follow a very structured approach. Do not try to rush .Spend some time to be clear of what is asked and note down the information provided in a well structured manner and answer them. Try the sectional tests


vineeth : SIR I AM AN AVERAGE STUDENT..
prajnanray : Regular practice for at least 6 hours everyday


debu : AS IIM L IS GOING TO CONDUCT CAT17 , SO IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITIES FOR PATTERN CHANGE FOR DIVERSITY N ALL ?
pradeepgoswami : Yes there is,but rather than speculating please concentrate on your preparation


snehal : SIR, I HAVE ATTENDED ALL THE CLASSES ON NUMBERS AND GEOMETRY AND HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE CONCEPT BUT STILL I AM FACING A LOT OF PROBLEM WHILE SOLVING QUESTIONS ON NUMBERS AND GEOMETRY. HOW CAN I IMPROVE?
srinivasbelvi : Attending classes would have enabled you to understand the basics. Application of concepts might take some time. Spend time in practice to develop application skills.


rohit : HI IN THIS AIMCAT I SCORED 12 MARKS ONLY. SHOULD I CONTINUE OR LEAVE THE PREPARATION FOR CAT? TOO MUCH TENSED DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO?
thomas : do not worry because you scored less in one test. this one was really difficult.do not give up so fast


spriha : HOW DO I WORK ON MY DI?
rajeshsaraf : A proper practice from Online tests, AIMCATs, books. Work on Calculations. Get exposure to different charts, speed maths etc


ved_paul : SIR IN LONG RCS...AFTER I M IN THE MIDDLE OF PASSAGE....I FEEL LOST...AS IF WHERE IS THIS GOING..WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT...TIME BOOKLET ARE TOO EASY...BUT IN AIMCAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHATS HAPPENING??
srinivasbelvi : TIME booklets - Lot1 enables you to get hold of basics. AIMCATs are about application of the basics at a teasing level. Hence do online sectional tests to bridge the gap between AIMCATs & basic material.


sakshi : WHILE ATTEMPTING RC, I FACE A LOT OF REGRESSION PROBLEM. HOW TO DEAL WITH THAT?
prajnanray : Try skeletal summaries method


rishabh : @SRINIVASBELVI SIR.. I AM GIVING MY BEST.. FULL FOCUS ON CAT.. STARTED MY PREPARATION FROM JUNE.. I NEED SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR VA AND RC SECTION SO THAT I CAN PERFORM BETTER IN IT.. ? PLEASE TELL
srinivasbelvi : Please reach out to VARC trainer at your center & seek detailed counselling to chalk out a specific workable plan of action.


vidhyasagar : SIR, HOW CAN I ACCESS FOR THE AIMCAT INVIGILATION TEST FROM HOME? I COULD NOT FIND THE OPTION FOR SELECTING THE CENTRE AS HOME.
pradeepgoswami : Please contact your nearest TIME centre for clarification. They will help you in this regard


vrati : YES SIR, I GOT MYSELF REGISTERED TOADY ONLY . DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY THEY SAID ITS SEVENTY THOUSAND RUPEES AND TODAY THEY SAID THAT ITS EIGHTYFIVE THOUSAND RUPEES
rajeshsaraf : Individual centres have their own dynamics in terms of fee setting. As far as the course curriculum is concerned, it is standardized across the country. I am not sure what exactly would have happened in the last two days but suggest that you can write a mail to info@time4education.com on the same or better approach the authorities at the Lucknow centre and seek clarity on the matter


mohit : SIR, WE HAVE BEEN TOLD IN CLASS TO ATTEMPT MAX 3 SETS IN VA/RC AND 2 SETS IN DI/LR WITH 20-25 QNS FROM QUANTS WITH 90-100 % ACCURACY, IT WILL FETCH ME A DECENT PERCENTILE OF APPROX. 90+
thomas : yes but with not 2 but 3 sets in lrdi . you can expect more than 90 for sure.


payal : I AM NOT ABLE TO SOLVE GEOMETRY AND NUMBER QUESTIONS WHAT SHOUD I DO?
rajeshsaraf : Divide this area -Numbers into small subtopics like 1) LCM 2) HCF 3) Last digit 4) last two digits 5) Factors 6) Remainders etc. All these sub topics are more or less independent of each other. In the similar way, divide Geometry into areas like 1) Lines & ANgles 2) Triangles 3) Quadrilaterals 4) Polygons 5) Circles. Again divide Triangles into small bits like types of triangles, centres, similarity, congruency etc


vrati : SIR PLEASE TELL ME THE ACTUALL FEES FOR OF CLASSROOM PROGRAM FOR CAT PREPARATION IN TIME.
pradeepgoswami : It differs from city to city. You need to visit your nearest TIME centre for clarification


rit : WHAT BE THE WAY OF READING A PASSAGE?
prajnanray : Didn't get your query?


sushant : SIR IF WE HAVE FINISHED EXERCISE A AND B AND STILL NOT GETTING RIGHT ANSWER FOR THAT TOPIC IN AIMCAT, WHAT SHOULD WE DO THEN?
prajnanray : Practise more and more difficult questions.


theonly : PERCENTILE IS DEPENDENT ON TOTAL SCORE OR INDIVIDUAL SCORE OBTAIN IN EACH SECTION
pradeepgoswami : Sectional percentiles depends on your sectional scores and overall percentile on your overall score


yashgadhia : 10TH-93, 12TH-93 AND COLLEGE 9.03/10, WORK EX- 2 MONTHS AS SENOIOR ANALYST IN PROCUREMNT(SUPPLY CHAIN) IN FLEXTRONICS, CURRENTLY SCORED 99.64, 94, 92 IN THE AIMCAT 1821, 1820, 1819. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES FOR TOP 6 IIMS?
thomas : pretty good. make sure you are consistently abov e 95 percentile in aimcats and you should be around 99 in the actual cat


payal : WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL SITE OF CAT?
sumit : iimcat.ac.in


shubham : SIR I AM UNABLE TO FINISH MY FIRST SECTION THAT IS VA/RC WITHIN 60MINS. PLEASE SUGGEST HOW CAN I FINISH THAT
thomas : you are not expected to do all the rcs. make sure you leave one or two of them so that you dont have to rush through other questions. make sure you do them slowly so that your accuracy is good.


kriti : @ANKUR.. I GAVE CAT LAST YEAR AS WELL AND THIS YEAR I HV JUST STARTED THE PREP...SHOULD I REVISIT ALL THE MODULES OR FOCUS ON REVISING CONCEPTS AND GIVING TESTS?
ankur : revise concepts and give tests. where u lack, do only that basic material


avi : SIR IN THE CRITICAL REASONING SECTION I AM MISSING THE QUESTIONS BY VERY SILLY MISTAKES, I AM ABLE TO DO 15 QUESTIONS CORRECT OUT OF 25 QUESTIONS BUT I WANT TO MINIMISE THESE WRONG QUESTIONS WHICH EVENTUALLY DROPS MY SCORE.PLEASE HELP IN THIS
prajnanray : If these errors are all silly mistakes then be a lil more careful while solving.


geetha : HELLO SIR/MADAM. I M GIVING MY ATTEMPT FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR. AND STARTED ATTENDING COACHING AT "TIME" AROUND 20 DAYS BACK. I AM AVERAGE IN ALL THREE SECTIONS. APPROXIMATELY HOW MANY HOURS OF PRACTICE DO I NEED EVERYDAY TO GET 90+ PERCENTILE?
rajeshsaraf : You will have to invest at least 5 hrs daily for CAT preparation (with two hours non stop studying with razor sharp concentration). Any why do you want to settle for 90 percentile when you can score more than 99+ . At this stage, think big and work hard


mukul21 : HELLO SIR. IN REFERENCE TO AIMCAT 1820, THERE WAS A QUESTION IN LR ABOUT THE POSITION OF 7 PEOPLE. MY DOUBT IS REGARDING THE FACT THAT IF IT IS MENTIONED THAT THE POSITIONING IS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, DOES IT MEAN THAT THE PEOPLE ARE FACING NORTH?
rajeshsaraf : That doesnot really matter. Even if it is given "east to West" or "West to East". In either case, answers remain the same. That's a part of concepts related to Arrangements


theonly : WHAT CUT-OFF MARKS DETERMINE ??
prajnanray : Answered a similar question. Check below


mohit : DOES THE QNS ASKED IN AIMCATS BELONGS TO PREVIOUS YEARS QNS I.E. WE DONOT NEED TO SOLVE PREVIOUS YRS QNS SEPERATELY.
rajeshsaraf : These qs are "on the similar lines" as asked in actual CAT. These are NOT exactly same. It's important to solve actual CAT qs as well. You can find those qs (conducted in paper pencil mode) in public domain


sahil : SIR I HAVE SCORED 84 PERCENTILE IN THIS AIMCAT... I HAVE SOLVED VERY LESS TIME BOOKLETS... SHOULD I FOCUS ON SECTIONAL TESTS, AIMCATS, SAMCATS OR SOLVE THE BOOKLETS OR MIXTURE OF BOTH..KINDLY SUGGEST KEEPING IN MIND THE TIME LEFT FOR CAT..
sumit : It may be increase one hr daily ur practice session but do both.


sakshi : @PRAJNANRAY CAN YOU PLEASE ELABORATE SKELETAL SUMMARY METHOD?
prajnanray : Talk to a VA FM with the questions you aren't able to solve


simran : SIR, IF WE ATTEND CLASSES AT THE TIME CENTRE FOR FOUR HOURS DAILY {SITTING AGAIN IN CLASSES COVERING TOPICS THAT WE HAVE NOT UNDERSTOOD OR MISSED} ... THEN HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD WE STUDY AT HOME THE REST OF THE DAY?
thomas : you can easily put in another 4 hrs every day . on days toy dont have classes you can put in around 6 hrs.


svs : I HAVE ONLY 7.5 CGPA IN MY B.TECH, THOUGH MY TENTH AND 12TH SCORES ABOVE 90. WILL THIS AFFECT MY GETTING A CALL FROM TOP IIMS ?
pradeepgoswami : Very little. You have a decent CGPA to make it to a top 10 bschool


sona : IS IT BENEFFICIAL YO GIVE TEST AT CENTRES?
prajnanray : Very much


snehal : SIR SHOULD AIMCAT'S BE TAKE REGULARLY ON THE SCHEDULED DATE OR SHOULD I TAKE IT AFTER THE FULL PREPARTION IS DONE.
pradeepgoswami : Take them on the scheduled date to get a comprehensive analysis of you performance


hyca7a045 : SIR WHEN WILL THE CAT ,MAT AND OTHER MBA ENTRANCES WILL BE CONDUCTED THIS YEAR?
thomas : only dates of nmat are announced. all exams would be in the november end- december- january beginning period


spriha : WAS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF QUANT A HIGH OR A MEDIUM ONE IN THIS AIMCAT?
thomas : it was slightly above medium level. not at the level you can term difficult.


rahul : 10TH-85, 12TH-90 AND B.E.-77, WORK EX- 2 YEARS AS SENIOR ENGINEER IN PROJECT IN KIRLOSKAR GROUP, WHAT SHOULD BE MY MINIMUM SCORE OUT OF 300 FOR IIMS & FMS ? HOW SHOULD I DECIDE WHICH COLLEGES TO APPLY FOR?
pradeepgoswami : Above 98 percentile if you belong to general catagory


snehal : SIR SHOULD AIMCAT'S BE TAKE REGULARLY ON THE SCHEDULED DATE OR SHOULD I TAKE IT AFTER THE FULL PREPARTION IS DONE. AS I AM SCORING VERY LESS BY TAKING AIMCAT'S NOW.
thomas : its better to take them as scheduled. try to cover all areas as soon as possible and do not wait for the topics to be taught in class


spriha : I HAVE MISSED A LOT OF MY CLASSES. IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN GET THE HANDOUTS?
thomas : you would have to visit the office for that


hyca7a045 : WHEN IS NMAT EXAM CONDUCTED
thomas : it is conducted over a 75 day period. maximum of three attempts are allowed


rishabh : @SRINIVASBELVI SIR.. AS U SUGGESTED READ QSTN FOR LONG LENGTH RC.. IS IT MEAN READ QSTNS ONE BY ONE AND THEN TRY TO FIGURE OUT ANSWER FROM RC?
srinivasbelvi : Read about 2-3 questions a time & answer the ones that are easy to tackle.


shubham : SIR TO SCORE A MINIMUM OF 95 PERCENTILE IN CAT, WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF QUESTIONS I NEED TO ANSWER ( IF I ASSUME THAT MY PROBABILITY OF ANSWERING QUESTIONS CORRECT IS 80%)
thomas : it will depend on the level of the paper this year. last year a total score of around 120 out of 300 would have given you 95 percentile


mohit : SIR, I AM A CIVIL ENGINEER PASSED OUT IN 2014 AND HAVING 2 AND HALF YRS OF EXP. IN CIVIL ENGG FIELD. WILL IT HELP ME OR GIVES ME SOME WEIGHTAGE IN SELECTION AS I DON'T HAVE ANY EXP IN MANAGEMENT FIELD RATHER I HAVE EXP IN CONSTRUCTION SITE RELATED WORKS
thomas : that should not be an issue at all. most people who write cat do not have experience in the management field


tanisha : IS THERE ANY NEGATIVE MARKING IN PARAJUMBLES OR PARA SUMMARY?
thomas : no negative marking if they are input box questions


sahil : 10TH-8.8 CGPA, 12TH-93.8,GRAD-74 TILL 5THSEM,BTECH M GGSIPU, AIMCAT 19-84 PERCENTILE... NO WORK EX.., WHAT R MY CHANCES FOR 99+IN ACTUAL CAT... AND BY HOW MUCH DOES WORK EX GIVE AN UPWARD EDGE TO ANY CANDIDATE?
rajeshsaraf : 99 percentile is dependent on marks you get in actual CAT. 84 percentile in AIMCAT suggests that you have a "potential" to reach to 99+ But you have to show tremendous will power/hard work and patience in your prepparation


mohit : HOW DO YOU CLASSIFY A QNS IN VE,E,D,VD CATEGORIES
pradeepgoswami : Depending on the conceptual applications,calculations,the length of the question and of course the familiarity


angel : DUE TO SOME ONE OR OTHER PROBLEMS I AM UNABLE TO STUDY FOR 1-2 HOURS DAILY. I AM FEARED FROM QUANT AND DILR DUE TO MATHS AND ITS NOT MATTER OF TIME I HAVE PLENTY OF TIME BUT TO PROBLEM AND FEAR I AM UNABLE TO. PLEASE HELP ME.
pradeepgoswami : Please work on the areas you are strong at and attempt more from them.Be confident you still have a lot of time to improve


mukul21 : HELLO RAJESH SIR. IN REFERENCE TO THE QUERY REGARDING THE POSITIONS OF THE 7 PEOPLE (LR- AIMCAT 1820)- SHOULD WE CONSIDER THE CASE WHERE ALL OF THEM ARE FACING SOUTH AS WELL?
rajeshsaraf : In the set (say if it is given that ALL persons are facing south), then it wouldnot matter if you take ALL persons are facing NORTH and proceed with solving those qs in that way(answers would be same) . However, the exception is when some persons are facing south while some facing North. There, you have to go by what the case is


hyca7a045 : DO U MEAN NMAT IS CONDUCTED AFTER 75 DAYS
thomas : it is conducted over a period of 75 days. visit the nmat site for details


rahul : HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO GET AN ANSWER?? IS THIS FIRST ASKED FIRST ANSWERED OR YOU DECIDE WHICH QUESTIONS TO ANSWER OR NOT??
pradeepgoswami : You need to attempt questions which you feel will take comparatively less time. Within a section you can take up any question to answer. It's entirely up to you which ones you want to attempt and which ones you prefer to leave


hyca7a045 : SIR FOR BATCH NO:CY77 NOT EVEN A SINGLE AIMCAT DISCUSSION CLASS HAS BEEN CONDUCTED.WHEN WOULD WE HAVE IT?
rajeshsaraf : Ameerpet ?


simran : IN DI QUESTIONS, WHEN IT SAYS THE PERSON A IS SITTING RIGHT TO PERSON B, DOES IT IMPLIES IMMEDIATE RIGHT OR JUST RIGHT??
thomas : in circular arrangement it is immediate right.in others it does not necessarly mean immediate right.


sai : IS THERE ANY LAST DATE FOR TAKING AMCAT1819
thomas : the dates are over. any attempt now will not be considered for the ranking purpose


mohit : @THOMAS BUT SIR I HV HEARD THAT THERE IS SOME WEIGHTAGE TO PREVIOUS WORK EXP ALSO
thomas : yes, you will get the same score as a software engineer or someone else with the same period of experience.


abc : WRT LR/DI, THE TIME TAKEN TO SOLVE ONE QUESTION IS TAKING ABOUT 12-15MIN. I COULD HARDLY ATTEMPT 12 QUESTIONS OUT OF 32. THE REST 20 ARENT EVEN VISISTED. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE ALL MY AIMCATS. HOW DO I IMPROVE ON IT?
srinivasbelvi : This struggle is because of lack of exposure in LR. With familiarity your attempts will improve. Focus on practicing varieties of LR puzzles to improve familiarity.


simran : SIR, IS BEING A MASS MEDIA GRADUATE A DISADVANTAGE IN SELECTION DURING PERSONAL INTERVIEWS? BECAUSE USUALLY MEDIA STUDENTS DO NOT PURSUE AN MBA
prajnanray : Should be an advantage that way


muca7ah65 : SIR I AM PRETTY WEAK IN LR,DI AND QUANT BASED QUESTIONS ANY TIPS HOW TO IMPROVE MYSELF IN IT?
sumit : If u are not able to solve class handout or booklet ,u have to select one topic daily as PPL or time and distance or whatever u want to start but select and work on basics concept and solve about 100 problems.


hyca7a045 : YE SIR AMEERPET BRANCH
rajeshsaraf : AIMCAT discussions are still going on across different batches and if those have not yet happened for your batch, you be rest assured that would happen soon (may be this week or by next week)


akshay : HI I HAVE SCORED 41 MARKS (55%) IF I PRACTICE DAILY PROBLEMS OF QUANTITATIVE AND LR SECTION AND VB SO WHAT COULD BE MY SCORE AT THE END OF ALL AIMCAT ??
prajnanray : If you practise properly you can reach very high scores


hhm : SIR I AM PREPARING FOR CAT AFTER MY GRADUATION AND HAVE NO WORK EX. HOW WILL IT AFFECT MY SELECTION IN B-SCHOOLS??
thomas : no if you dont have more than one year gap. a good score should be able to take care of a one year gap


shubham : SIR IS THERE ANYTHING DIFFERENT I NEED TO FOCUS ON FOR GIVING THE NMAT? OR SHOULD I CONTINUE WITH WHAT I AM PREPARING FOR CAT
rajeshsaraf : NMAT is more about speed. There are many other topics which do not come across frequently in CAT but those are regular occurrences in NMAT


sushant : SIR WAITING FOR MY QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED FOR HALF AN HOUR NOW.. PLEASE ANSWER
prajnanray : Answered. Check.


chandu : IAM A BTECH DROPOUT DUE TO AN ACCIDENT AND NOW PURSUING BCOM.AM I ELIGIBLE TO GET CALLS FROM TOPIIMS
thomas : yes. do well in cat and you should get calls


yashdugar0009 : SIR, AT A.S. RAO NAGAR TIME, THE TEACHING FACILITY IS NOT AT ALL GOOD. RIGHT NOW I AM IN CLASS AND HE IS TEACHING VERY BADLY, HIS TEACHING METHODS ARE PATHETIC AND HE QUESTIONING WITHOUT TEACHING ANY CONCEPTS. PLEASE HELP SIR XZ CQ73 BATCH
thomas : please mention this in the space provided behind your attendance sheet. you can also report this at the office.


sai : CAN I CHANGE SLOT TIMINGS ONCE IT IS BOOKED.
pradeepgoswami : Please contact your TIME centre for clarification


tanisha : SIR HOW TO IMPROVE READING SKILLS(ESP ONLINE) AND HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD WE DEVOTE TO ONE RC?
prajnanray : During the exam you need to scan every RC question and cost the ones you can answer sparing time for VA. It boils down to max of 7-9 minutes per RC.


simran : IF I TRY I COULD SOLVE QUANTS QUESTIONS BUT IT WILL TAKE ALOT OF TIME AND IN 60 MINUTES IT IS JUST 6-7 QUESTIONS I COULD SOLVE. HOW SHOULD I INCREASE MY SPEED??
rajeshsaraf : Increase your knowledge base, cultivate those skills whereby you can identify easy questions faster, analyze the tests regularly after the exam


ritaja : HELLO SIR, I AM AN ENGINEERING STUDENT AND I AM FROM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BACKGROUND. I WANT TO PURSUE MY CAREER IN MBA. WHAT ARE MY SCOPES?
prajnanray : You scope is as much as anyone else's and dependent on your preparation. So, pull up your socks and set the ball rolling.


simran : WILL CAT EXAM BE HELD ONLINE?? I FIND MYSELF SLOW IN SPEED WHILE GIVING ONLINE EXAM.
prajnanray : Yes. Practise online tests. AIMCATs and SAMCATs


kriti : I GAVE CAT LAST YEAR AS WELL AND THIS YEAR I HV JUST STARTED THE PREP...SHOULD I REVISIT ALL THE MODULES OR FOCUS ON REVISING CONCEPTS AND GIVING TESTS?
thomas : i think you should just revise all areas and start giving the tests.


tanisha : @THOMAS SIR IF THEY MCQ THEN THERE WILL BE NEGATIVE MARKING(IN PARA JUMBLES AND PARA SUMMARY)?
rajeshsaraf : Any question in MCQ format will have a negative marking. Only NON MCQ qs will have no negaative marking.


hhm : I HAVE ALREADY GIVEN CAT ONCE AND NOW DROPPING THIS YEAR FOR PREPARATION WITHOUT WORK EX. HOW WILL IT AFFECT MY SELECTION CHANCES??
thomas : anything more than one year break is a negative and you will have to come up with a valid reason fr that in the interview.


yachika : IS THERE IS NY DIFFERENCE IN SUBJECTS OF CAT AND GMAT
rajeshsaraf : Fundamentals do not differ much but structure wise yes !!


pol : LINK OF SECTIONAL TESTS IS NOT OPENING
thomas : there seems to be no issue and no one else have complained. please contact the office if the problem persists


sai : IS AIMCAT SYLLABUS IS WHAT TAUGHT IN CLASSES FOR CERTAIN PERIOD OR CUMULATIVE OF PREVIOUSLY TAUGHT CLASSES
pradeepgoswami : It's based on what is asked in CAT. The question s are asked from topics which have either been covered in your class or will be covered in future during the course


vendetta : SIR I HAVE COMPLETED MY GRADUATION AND AFTER THAT I HAVE WORKED FOR FEW LIKE 2 MONTHS AND MY WHOLE YEAR HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO SOME EXAMS AND NOW I HAVE JOINED THE TIME I.E THERE IS 1 YR GAP AFTER GRADUATION SO WILL THIS AFFECT MY ADMISSIONS AND PLACEMENTS?
srinivasbelvi : You can offset such differences by better performance in subsequent rounds of selections like CAT, GDs, WATs & PI. Hence it is not really detrimental.


mohit : DO WE NEED TO PREPARE FOR GENERAL AWARENESS ALSO
thomas : not for cat, but for other exams like iift, snap etc


spriha : WHICH TOPICS ARE REGULAR OCCURRENCES FOR NMAT?
prajnanray : Topics of what?


lh : HELLO SIR CAN I KNOW WHICH IS THE BEST TIME TO GIVE MY GMAT EXAM I MEAN SHOULD I GIVE IT BEFORE CAT OR AFTER CAT
srinivasbelvi : Depends on when you want to apply for the universities abroad. Most of the good universities abroad have November as first dead-line for the next year July-August admission calendar.


sravya : WHERE WOULD THE GK BE USEFUL IN AIMCATS
thomas : gk is not useful for cat as such but for other exams like iift and snap


snehal : WHICH TOPICS SHOULD BE COVERED FIRST IN QUANT?
prajnanray : ERPV and Arithmetic


avi : SIR PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION
prajnanray : Answered. Check


yachika : WHAT SHOULD PREFER FIRST FOR PRACTICE IN QUANT.
prajnanray : ERPV and Arithmetic


amoolya93 : HI, WILL WE HAVE AN QUESTION WISE ANALYSIS OF THE AIMCATS HERE? I WANTED TO DISCUSS SOME OF THE QUESTIONS..
thomas : you will find the question wise analysis in the video which will be uploaded for each aimcat


rahul : MR. PRADEEP GOSWAMI, MY QUESTION WAS REGARDING THIS CHAT SESSION. HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE YOU GUYS TO ANSWER A QUESTION??
prajnanray : We choose which question to answer depending on how relevant the question is, are similar questions answered before and how much the answer would help the student.


mohit : SIR, WHAT IS MEANT BY 3 ATTEMPTS ARE ALLOWED IN NMAT
pradeepgoswami : You can take a maximum of three tests and they will consider the best of those 3 scores


hhm : I HAVE STARTED MY PREPARATION FROM JUNE 17 AND HAVE SCORED 94 AND 91 PERCENTILE IN THE LAST TWO AIMCATS. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF SCORING 98+ PERCENTILE??
srinivasbelvi : You got a good start. Keep preparing as the peak & intense competition is expected in October


riya : HOW TO DECIDE WHICH RC PASSAGE TO ATTEMPT?
ankur : choose based on where the easy questions are more. decide that by scanning (not doing in depth reading) of questions.


mohit : SIR AS IN AIMCAT WE CANNOT SWITCH BETWEEN THE SECTIONS, WILL THE SAME FORMAT BE FOLLOWED IN CAT EXAMS ALSO AS I WANT TO TRY QUANTS QNS FIRSTLY
srinivasbelvi : Last 2 years option of sequencing the section was not available in CAT. One should stick to predefined order which is VARC, LRDI & QA in that order.


: SIR I AM ABLE TO SOLVE ONLY THOSE 2-3 QUESTIONS BASED ON WHICH THE TOPICS ARE COVERED IN CLASS. AND IT WILL TAKE A LOT OF TIME TO GET ALL THE TOPICS COVERED IN CLASS. WHAT SHOULD I DO ?
pradeepgoswami : If you attend classes regularly all topics will get covered much before you take up CAT.


sai : WHAT IS PERCENTILE IN CAT AND HOW IT IS DIFFERENT FROM MARKS
ankur : 90 percentile means that 90 percent candidates who wrote that exam had scores same or less than your score.


simran : WHAT IS ERPV??
pradeepgoswami : Equation,Ratio Proportion and Variation


riya : TO WHAT EXTENT WAS THIS AIMCAT CLOSE TO CAT?
srinivasbelvi : Comparable with CAT-16.


vendetta : SIR I HAVE COMPLETED MY GRADUATION IN BTECH CSE AND AFTER THAT I HAVE WORKED FOR FEW LIKE 2 MONTHS AND MY WHOLE YEAR HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO SOME EXAMS AND NOW I HAVE JOINED THE TIME I.E THERE IS 1 YR GAP AFTER GRADUATION SO WILL THIS AFFECT MY ADMISSIONS AND PLACEMENTS?
srinivasbelvi : Once you secure admission in a good B-School, placement is a lesser worry if you could perform well through the curriculum.


spriha : WHICH TOPICS OF MATHS ARE MOST IMPORTANT?
pradeepgoswami : Geometry,Numbers,Equations,Progression and series,Time and Distance.


mohit : SIR WHAT IS IRMA AND TISSNET
srinivasbelvi : TISS & IRMA are the institutes that offer specialised courses. Please refer their website for details on the courses & entrance tests.


rahul : THIS CHAT SESSION IS TOTALLY USELESS. GETTING GENERAL ANSWERS FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.
prajnanray : If you feel, you might talk to any FM one-on-one at any of our centres.


ved_paul : SIR .... PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTIONS ALSO
srinivasbelvi : Responded


sai : SIR I BELONG TO OBC CATEGORY HOW MUCH SHOULD I SCORE TO GET SEATIN IIM
prajnanray : 90-92 + for the top 4


mohit : @PRADEEPGOSWAMI SIR WILL THE 3 ATTEMPTS BE WITHIN 1-2 MONTHS GAP?
pradeepgoswami : Yes


manav : THE QUANTS SUMS WHICH ARE TAUGHT IN CLSS AND THOSE SUMS WHICH ARE TAUGHT PRATICSE THOROUGHLY IS SUFFICIENT FOR CAT
pradeepgoswami : More or less. You also need to take the tests and revise the questions asked there


payal : SIR WITHOUT PREPARATION I WAS SCORING A DECENT SCORE,BUT NOW I M PREPARING I HAVE SOLVED THE QUESTIONS IN SM BUT STILL AM NOT GETTING A GOOD PERCENTILE. AFTER GIVING LAST TWO AIMCATS I WAS REALLY FRUSTRATED WITH MYSELF WHICH HAS BUILD A HUGE PRESSURE ON MY MIND WHAT SHOULD I DO?
prajnanray : Do not be frustrated. Your AIMCAT scores are not your level. Talk to one of us one-on-one if need be.


sai : WILL SCORES OF 10TH INTER AND B.TECH ANY HAVE EFFECT ON ENTRANCE IN IIM
rajeshsaraf : minor impact. However, in the first stage, only written test scores count. For more details pls refer to ""IIM selection criteria"


mohit : SIR, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO LEARN NEW WORDS FROM THE CUE CARDS GIVEN TO US. IS THERE ANY ALTERNATE
pradeepgoswami : By reading regularly and using the words you have learnt you increase the chance of retaining them for a longer period


vendetta : PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION TOOO
prajnanray : Answered. Check.


sona : SIR EARLIER I WAS AFRAID OF PARAJUMBLES N ODD ONE OUT BUT IN RECENT AIMCAT I HAD TRIED THE SAME N GET AROUND 3CORRECT OUT OF 9... SO SHOULD I SPEND TIME ON THAT OR FOCUS ON RC?
prajnanray : All these are important. But I would spend 2.4 times more time on RCs than on VA. Again that depends on your levels of comfort in each sub section


priyanka : SIR, I HAVE 50% IN MY GRADUATION. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO GET IN THE TOP 10 COLLEGES?
prajnanray : Yes, if you make up for it in other parameters


sona : SIR IF I HAD COMPLETED THE SECTIONAL TESTS OF FOUNDATION LEVEL ON TOPICS COVERED IN THE CLASS THEN SHOULD I GO FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL?
pradeepgoswami : Yes and then to the advanced level


sahil : PLZ SOMEONE HONESTLY TELL HOW MANY NUMBER OF STUDENTS FROM TIME GET A CALL FROM ANY IIM ON AN AVERAGE..
pradeepgoswami : Visit your nearest TIME centre to get a list of the names of individual students getting selected into the IIMS. All data would be validated by a professional organisation.


gattu : SIR, I COMPLETE MY B-TECH IN 5 YEARS AND FROM GENERAL CATEGORY . IS THERE ANY SCOPE TO GOT ADMISSION IN ANY IIM, IIFT, FMS OR JBIMS
ankur : short answer yes. long answer - work hard on percentiles and have a convincing answer for your 5 year btech. u should be through.


mohit : THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR FOR ANSWERING MY QNS
ankur : welcome


neh4 : SIR IS SOLVING ONLY AIMCATS AND SECTIONAL TESTS ENOUGH FOR PREPARATION?
srinivasbelvi : In addition to basic study material & practice study material.


payal : SIR I HVE ASKED FOR ONE ON ONE MANY TIMES BUT EVRYTIME I WAS ASKED TO WAIT AND THEY SAY THEY WILL COL ME..@PRAJNANRAY
prajnanray : Mail me on prajnan.ray@time4education.com


sona : SIR ONE SAMCAT A WEEK IS GUD OR MORE SHOULD BE GIVEN?
prajnanray : Depends on whether you can analyse them or not


vendetta : MY QUESTIONS ARE NOT VISIBLE TO YOU SIR OR WHAT?
prajnanray : Answered. Check.


sai : I DON'T HAVE GOOD READING SKILLS MY SPEED IS 80-85 WORDS PER MINUTE HOW TO IMPROVE, MY PROBLEM IS WHEN I TRY TO READ FAST I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND THE PASSAGE. SUGGEST SOME SOLUTION SIR
srinivasbelvi : Improving concentration is a way to improve reading speed. Being familiar with the words & structures will also lead to speed improvement.


sravya : SIR,[IN A DAY HOW MUCH TIME ARE WE SUPPOSED TO STUDY]
prajnanray : As much as you can


: SIR IN AIMCAT I AM NOT ABLE TO ATTEMPT MORE THAN 5 QUESTION IN QUANT SECTION. EVEN THOUGH I AM PRATICISE MORE THAN 15 QUESTION DAILY. I AM NOT ABLE ATTEMPT QUESTION IN AIMCATS. WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW ?
pradeepgoswami : Maybe you are not selecting the easy questions in the paper. Please analyse your question selection criterion


sona : SIR SHOULD WE SOLVE AN AIMCAT PAPER THREE TIMES OR MORE TO IMPROVE BASICS?
pradeepgoswami : Rather you should solve your SM books first to improve on your basics


simran : WHAT SORT OF ARITHMETIC QUESTIONS YOU ARE REFERRING TO??
prajnanray : Exercises in the TIME material, SAMCATs and AIMCATs


venkatesh : SIR , MY 10/12/UG % - 86/92.4/ 9.6 CGPA AND 17 MONTHS WORK EXP FROM COGNIZANT. I BELONG TO NC - OBC CATEGORY
srinivasbelvi : Good profile... Do well in CAT to capitalise on your background.


venkatesh : SO HOW MUCH PERCENTILE SHUD I HAVE TO SECURE A SEAT IN OLD IIMS OR ANY IIMS ?
srinivasbelvi : About 95%ile to convert


vendetta : SO IF I SAY SO THAT I AM PREPARING FOR SOME EXAMS BY MY OWN BUT NOT SELECTED THEN I JOINED THE COACHING THEN IS IT JUSTIFIED?
prajnanray : No. That's not reason enough. However, you shouldn't lose your sleep over it now. Get interview calls first. The post cat sessions will be dealt with meticulously during the GDPI sessions.


snehal : THROUGH WHICH EXAM DO WE GET ADMISSION IN ISB
prajnanray : GMAT


: IDEAL TIME TO BE SPENT ON ONE RC ?
srinivasbelvi : An average of 11-12 minutes. Some may take longer & some shorter based on the length of RC.


: HOW MANY RC ONE SHOULD ATTEMPT LEAST ?
prajnanray : All. Answer as many as you can.


: GENERAL CUTOFF FOR IIM RO ?
prajnanray : ~90


snehal : SIR, IF I AM PREPARING FOR CAT WILL I BE PREPARED FOR GMAT TOO?
prajnanray : No. Mock GMATs are necessary


gattu : SIR IN GMAT ANY TYPE OF WORK EXPERIENCE ALLOWED
prajnanray : Required, yes.


simran : HOW TO SELECT EASY RC?? I MEAN I COULD NOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN EASY AND DIFFICULT QUESTIONS.
srinivasbelvi : Skim through the first sentences of each paragraph to understand the ease of reading an RC. If you think it is readable then go ahead.


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