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 […]
This is a question that I get asked often by students and a very important one at that — how do I build my profile? So before we get on to the answer, let us evaluate what elements of a profile are.
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.
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 […]
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!
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 […]
We have reached the last stretch now. We have done enough concepts, practice & strategy. We have now crossed an invisible frontier, we have moved from the general to the specific, from what is outside of you to what is inside of you, to that space between your ears. Those who have taken the CAT before, will attest that how well you manage your 180 minutes, how well you react to tough set or a […]
Blogging has been a great way to reach out to students outside of the class. I have been advocating the same to my colleagues who I feel can really help students with their insights. Vinayak Kudva, the Product Head for MBA in India at IMS is one such dear friend and colleague with over 12 years of experience in CAT training and unlike me is a champ at Quant! Head over to this new site […]