As discussed in the previous post, the Verbal Ability sections on the CAT and other tests ends up testing aspirants’ general command over the language as much as the test-specific practice they have put in. So how does one improve one’s command over the language? How does one improve one’s reading speed? How does one widen the range of one’s vocabulary?
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.
Every year a strange phenomenon happens after the CAT. There are test-takers who do well and then decide to really take the other tests easy (I was one of them). There are others who don’t have that good an outing on CAT-day and really prep well and ace the XAT or another test. Amongst the ones whose CAT does not go that well, a certain number of students just disappear. I keep wondering — what happened to […]
One of the biggest questions that you need to ask yourself is how do you think of yourself with respect to life? Do you think of yourself as an individual who makes life happen or to whom life happens? Do you see yourself at the doing end of things or at the receiving end of things? Do you believe or do you hope? [space size=”” line=”yes” style=”solid”] [title text=”The most counter-productive thing of all”] The answers […]
The full answer key to the CAT 2015 Mock Test on the official CAT website.
It has been a while since the new CAT 2015 software was put up on the IIM-CAT site (I have to admit I have always found the name a bit cheesy :)). I wanted to wait a while to see how test-takers react to the new pattern in the SimCATs before doling out any sort of advice. [space size=”” line=”yes” style=”solid”] [title text=”Running out of steam by the Quant section”] Most of the students I […]
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 […]