All posts tagged: CAT 2015

How to increase your score on VA-RC – Part 2

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CAT Strat / Verbal Strat

In the previous post, we discussed how to maximize your VA-RC score by increasing your accuracy on RC. In this post, we will take a look at VA, time-allocation, and order of attempts for the section as a whole. The VA section is not very different from RC for most test-takers in terms of maintaining a consistent accuracy. Grammar and vocab-based questions are the bugbears for many, while the rest of VA is the main […]

CAT 2016: How to improve your QA percentile

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CAT Strat / Quant Strat

Unlike the other two sections (which we have already covered here and here) QA is a section that has a direct link to what you have done in school and college. Most of the topics that are asked on the CAT have also been a part of school curriculum. This I feel is the biggest roadblock in front of test-takers wanting to achieve higher scores on the CAT Quant irrespective of their relationship with Quant with high Math scores […]

Analyzing India’s WT20 Loss — Lessons to learn for a CAT re-take

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CAT / CAT Strat / Motivation

Exceptionally good at cricket analysis — this is the phrase that can go into most Indian resumes (football fans though burgeoning are still a minority) and so it is not a surprise that in the aftermath of India’s loss in the WT20 semi-final to the Windies, we have seen a wide range of explanations being offered for the same, the most commonplace ones being the two no-balls and the dew factor. While it is not important […]

How to prepare for a CAT retake – Part II

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CAT / Motivation

In the previous post, we discussed the mindset with which one should approach a CAT retake; in this post we shall look at a few more aspects with respect to a successful CAT retake. Since each one of you readers will have a different back story with respect to your first attempt and there will also be some non-IMS students among you as well, the focus of this post will be a bit wider.

How to prepare for a CAT retake – Part I

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CAT / Motivation

Most of the institutes have given out their calls and many of you might be planning to retake the CAT. For some of you it might be a case of almost getting there but missing out because of one poor section or just missing out on the overall percentile. For others the CAT-day might have been a bad day at the office and you knew straightaway that nothing much was going to happen. On my […]

IMS Chennai Achievers Workshop 2016

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CAT / WAT-GD-PI

Dear Students, We have come a long way since we started our prep for CAT 2015. After the Regular Classes, Intensive Workshops, Special Strategy Sessions, SimCATs and the The Last Mile To CAT, we have reached the high-point and culmination of our training program — The Achievers Workshop. The Achievers Workshop is  2-DAY Event held across 6 cities across the country — Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad & Bangalore. IMS students from across all country attend […]

CAT 2015 Results: WAT-GD-PI Toolkit

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CAT / WAT-GD-PI

Now that the calls have come out, most aspirants are worried about the crucial next stage — WAT-GD-PI. Writing an essay can be daunting, especially so, if you are not a regular follower of news and current affairs and then there is the recurrent fear — What if I do not know anything about the topic? Well that odds of that happening depend upon the width of your reading. The wider you cast the net the higher the […]

CAT 2015 Results: Should I take the GMAT?

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B-School Selection / CAT

In the previous post we discussed the rationale you should apply to decide whether you should retake the CAT and also look at options. So if you arrived at the decision that you should retake the CAT and explore other options such as GMAT or even the GRE, read on. As I had written in an earlier post, after the announcement of CAT  results many aspirants go into a shell. I some cases test-takers have prepared so […]