Subrata Speaks – How knowing oneself helps in IIM Interviews

January 19th, 2018 by

Starting today, I will be writing a series of articles, which gives a sense of perspective for the average Joe interviewee, helping him understand what an interviewer looks for during a CAT interview. In this article, we start at the basics - knowing oneself. An interview is an intensely personal experience and the first thing to ace, is to know yourself thoroughly. Remember that the interview is all about you, your experiences, your dreams, your personality and your unique perspective. The interviewer is there, trying to gauge you as a person and it is up to you to present your best side t


CAT Preparation Strategy – Tips for Beginners Part 1

January 18th, 2018 by

What are some of the best 'Tips for Beginners' who are just starting their CAT Preparation? Have you decided to take the plunge and try your hand at CAT 2018? Are you pretty much clueless about what the hoopla is all about? I will try to answer these and many more questions related to CAT preparation especially from the perspective of beginners who are trying their hand at CAT for the first time. CAT Prep Tips for Beginners #1: Focus on your graduation Most CAT aspirants start preparation for CAT in their final year or pre-final year. As a matter of fact, if someone forced m


CAT 2017 Cutoffs: Apply to top MBA Colleges and B-Schools based on CAT Score

January 9th, 2018 by

Now that the results for the CAT 2017 Exam are declared, one of the most common questions that I get from students is which colleges can I apply to and which colleges can I get a call from. While there are no hard and fast rules to such things, I have still tried to compile a list of colleges that you can and should apply to. In case you have already applied to some of them, you will be able to access if you stand a chance at getting calls from any of those colleges. I will be talking about the non IIM colleges in this blogpost. Also, there is still time left to apply for Post Graduate


Scaled Score vs Percentile in CAT 2017

January 8th, 2018 by

CAT 2017 results were declared today (8th January) and our team has been tirelessly collecting data for the mapping of Score vs Percentile. For CAT 2016 we had compiled a list with the help of our students and some other CAT aspirants who sent us their scorecards. We have gotten approximately 100 scorecards till now and we are able to make some pretty good projections from the same. We are working on the same for this year as well. We will release all this information in public domain and hopefully, it would help future CAT aspirants make a better judgment. If you want to contribute


CAT Results Declared – Download Scorecard of CAT 2017 Exam to Check your Score

January 8th, 2018 by

CAT 2017 Results - Check your scorecard Loading... Official link: CAT 2017 Results - Score Vs Percentile We request you to please email us a copy of your scorecard (PDF / Screenshot) on [email protected] You can also Whatsapp it to us on 09765142632. Using that data, we will compile a list of what CAT score would get what percentile. We did something similar last year and it was really helpful for a lot of students. We will share the information here: CAT Score Vs Percentile Overall Scaled Score Vs Percen


Functions from Algebra – Basic concepts and application for Quantitative Aptitude in CAT Exam

December 22nd, 2017 by

"Functions can be really DECEPTIVE!!". Yes, it is true.Many a time aspirants do get stuck .  How to start,? How to perceive?  These are the FAQ when it comes to Functions and its application. Given the CAT trend, the questions are of standard type with a slight innovation. But the root approach remains the same. The hurdles can be categorized as  Trigonometric Functions, Algebraic functions, Modulus functions, Even/Odd, etc. In this article, some of the common structure of questions are discussed.!! Many quantities depend on one or more changing variables. For example: (a) Pl


How to solve Family Tree, Relationships problems based on coded symbols

December 16th, 2017 by

Relationships are an integral part of our life whether between or among living ones. Relationships provide definiteness between two objects or persons. Relationships among people are complicated and confusing especially when you are living in a big joint family with innumerable relatives! Blood Relations is a very important part of reasoning section in competitive exam. Every year questions are asked based on them in aptitude tests and entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, SNAP and Bank exams. One other topic of reasoning section is Coding-Decoding. And in this blog, we will understand and develo


CAT Prep Strategy – How to Start Preparation for CAT 2018?

December 14th, 2017 by

You know what is the best time to start CAT Preparation for CAT 2018 exam - NOW! A lot of people just keep waiting for the right time. There is no such thing as ideal time for starting CAT Preparation. CAT 2018 is around one year away. Remember the basic fact, you can get to a basic level of preparation and a decent score very quickly – getting to a great score, on the other hand, requires a lot of effort. In this post I would discuss about some of the things that you can and should do to start your preparation for CAT 2018. CAT score is one of the many parameters The other paramet


CAT 2017 Question Paper With Official Answer Key and Solutions for Download

December 7th, 2017 by

CAT 2017 Question Paper with official answer key is now available for both slots. We will make video solutions for all questions and release that as a part of our CAT 2018 online coaching course in the next few days. However, if you have a problem with any of the answers that are given in the official CAT 2017 answer key, please let us know via the comment section - we will discuss that answer on this post. Please also mention why you found the answer given in the official answer key as incorrect or invalid. Download CAT 2017 Question Paper with official Answer Key Since the official CAT w


CAT 2017 Exam Analysis – Expected Cutoff and Percentile Mapping

November 26th, 2017 by

CAT 2017 exam was conducted today (26th November). To publish CAT 2017 exam Analysis we spoke to a bunch of students of our online course. Based upon the feedback that we received, given below is the detailed analysis of the CAT 2017 exam. Highlights of CAT 2017 Exam Analysis There were no major surprises in the CAT 2017 exam. It was on the expected lines. 1) Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation was the toughest section by a huge margin. 2) Quantitative Aptitude was on the easier side with a focus on basic concepts. It was even easier that CAT 2016 exam. 3) Verbal Ability was