All posts tagged: CAT 2016

CAT 2016: Are you ready for a real test?

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Motivation

From very early on in our lives we are exposed (or subjected) to this word called TEST. As we enter the higher grades the importance that TESTS play or are supposed to play in our lives steadily increases. If we look back, for most of us, tests have always been part of a trinity, they have always been concomitant with two other things —  fear and prayer. At some point of time all of us […]

CAT 2016: How to take your SimCAT scores to the next level

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CAT Strat

We have just finished SimCAT 9 and if the scores & percentile charts are any indication, test-takers are beginning to find their footing. But here is the catch — for every set of people hitting the 100s for the first time, there will be a set hitting 120s, a set hitting 135s and a set hitting 150s as well for the first time. So some of you while feeling happy to see high scores will also […]

CAT 2016: Where can I get tough CAT questions to practice?

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CAT

This is a question that we get asked frequently, more so this year given last year’s tough DI-LR section. One place where you can get more SimCAT-level questions whose level of difficulty is quantified is in a book called CAT 500. This is a book that we publish every year with new questions across all areas and classifed topic-wise. The USP of this book is that the questions are selected based on actual SimCAT data.

CAT 2016: How to increase your accuracy on the Verbal Ability section

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CAT Strat / Verbal Strat

The Verbal Ability section of the CAT has always been one of those things that never fails gets my goat. To me it has never made any sense at all! Why do they want MBA aspirants to read passages by philosophers (and sometimes poets) and then answer questions set by non-philosophers or people who fancy themselves as philosophers know at least three idioms in which the word “DONKEY” is used correctly and one in which it […]

CAT 2016: Setting the right targets on your way to a 99 percentile

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CAT / CAT Strat / Motivation

Last weekend, I attended the Chennai convocation function for aspirants who cleared the Company Secretary (CS) exam this year (a relative of mine cleared the exam). The Chief Guest was Padmishri awardee T.N.Manoharan, who is a pre-eminent figure in the Banking and Accounting sector in the country with his book being a must-read for all CA aspirants. He was part of the government-appointed team that cleaned up the Satyam mess and paved the way for the […]