All posts tagged: CAT Pattern

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 […]

How to increase your VA-RC score – Part 1

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CAT Strat / Verbal Strat

I have rarely done posts on CAT Verbal, the last one was this one on FIJs somewhere in 2013, and not entirely without reason. The VA-RC section has always been a peculiar section on the CAT. It is quite to tough to precisely answer the question — what do they actually test? In all honesty even they might not always be in the know! Be that as it may, your first objective is to ensure […]

How to prepare for CAT 2016 – Part I

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We are slowly getting closer to the business end of the CAT 2016 season. Some of you would have joined for classroom programs as early as last June, a lot of you in Jan and I am sure a few are yet to start but all of you know that you have to start your prep with all seriousness. All of  you know that it is time to do more than just attend classes, meet […]

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 […]

CAT 2015 Analysis: Same wine in three bottles

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It’s finally done and I am sure many of you would agree that it was pretty much smooth sailing for the better part of the test. In fact compared to the workout you would have had in the SimCATs, CAT 2015 like CAT 2014 would have been a jog in the park. I know, I know, DI-LR was tough but if even that was easy then we should not call it CAT!

What should you do the day before the CAT?

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CAT Strat / Motivation

Over the posts and the classes you would have seen that I often use sport, cricket more than anything else, to put many things in perspective be it the technique to solve a question, the strategic approach towards an aptitude test and the mindset that you need to have going into a test. I find a great deal of similarity in the circumstances under which one needs to perform and the things one needs to […]