Month: October 2015

How To Prepare In The Last 30-Days To CAT 2015

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CAT / CAT Strat / Motivation

We are about to enter the last month to the CAT 2015 and I am sure all serious aspirants must be having  at least a few butterflies fluttering around  in their stomachs. Each one of you would have a taken a different trajectory to reach point of your prep — first-time takers, repeat-takers, those prepping diligently since a year or more and those just getting into the flow. Despite all of these differences I think […]

CAT Quantitative: How to approach a problem

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CAT Strat / Motivation / Quant Strat

One of the things that weighs constantly on CAT test-takers is how they can increase their speed and accuracy. More often than not test-takers discover the right way to solve a problem mid-way through the problem – after they have spent about 2 minutes following one approach. So what is the best way to increase speed and accuracy? Identify the right way to approach a problem before you start solving it. Let us examine how […]

How to fill the S.P.Jain profile-based form

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B-School Selection / Form-Filling Process

S.P Jain (SPJIMR in full or SP as it is usually referred to) is one of the most underrated business schools in the country. One of highlights of the S.P.Jain admissions process is that applicants have to choose their specialization at the time of application. While this might be tough for freshers who do not have enough information and self-awareness to choose a specialization, it is a boon for applicants with work experience.   Specialization […]

CAT Quantitative – Identifying the topic of the question

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CAT Strat / Quant Strat

One of the reasons why the CAT seems tough to test-takers is that the questions are deceptively framed. Test-takers tend to expect questions to be neatly classified — areas, topics, concepts — so that the moment they see the problem they know what to do. But the objective of the test is to not to make things so obvious, not to make a question a matter of plugging numbers into to formulas. There are many […]