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6th March 2011, 04:15 PM
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Is 1st year the right time to start preparing for CAT? Strategy to be followed and books to be referred?


respected sir/ma'am,
i m in b.tech 1st year and sincere & dedicated to crack cat, xat & gmat .
i know to crack cat is not an easy job it needs proper guidance that i m expecting from u .
Ques:-1
is write time to prepare for cat?
Ques:-2
i have to do self study because i do not want to drop after 4th year for CAT preparation. so plz guide what strategy should i opt accompany self study?
Ques:-3
plz write the name of books which will help me and proved as a key to crack CAT?
Ques:-4
should i buy some study material from a renowned coaching institute?
if yes then plz tell me the name of that institute and how to get that study material?
Ques:-5
plz write the name of contents in maths to be prepared?

i'll be really obliged & looking forward for ur reply & hope that reply will motivate & help to achieve my goal
urs sincerely
vipul
MBA aspirant





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6th August 2011, 10:45 PM
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Default Re: Is 1st year the right time to start preparing for CAT? Strategy to be followed and books to be referred?

Ans1 Right time to prepare for CAT is from second year

Ans2 why self study join CAT coaching without coaching it is not easy to crack CAT.

Ans3 one of them is Shakuntala Devi . Try previous year papers.

Ans4 No. because institute notes never teaches you hoe to manage the time during the
exam.
Ans5 No Idea about that
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7th August 2011, 01:32 PM
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CAT - known as Common Admission Test is all-India national level test conducted by IIMs as entrance exam for admission to management programmes. Based on CAT percentile score, candidates are called for next stage of selection rejection process which usually consists of Group Discussion, Essay and Personal Interview (GDPI). CAT is multiple-choice based test with penalties for wrong answers.

From the year 2009, CAT is conducted online as Computer Based Test (CBT). Both CAT 2009 and CAT 2010 had 60 questions to be attempted in 2 hours and 15 minutes, plus 15 minutes tutorial.

What is syllabus of CAT?

This is the most frequent question asked when one starts preparing for CAT. CAT is a test with no predefined syllabus, however past trends suggest that CAT tests in general aptitude including Verbal Ability (English), Quant Ability (Mathematics), Logical Resoning (LR) and Data Interpretation (DI) skills.

Similar to CAT, there are other admission tests - MAT, XAT, JMET and SNAP. There are some B-Schools (like IIFT, IRMA, FMS Delhi) which conduct their own exam. And there are state level entrance tests for admission to colleges in respective states.

Verbal Ability (English)

Vocabulary Based
English Usage/Grammar
Verbal Reasoning
Reading Comprehension
Quant Ability (Maths)

Number Systems
Percentages
Profit and Loss
Interest
Speed, Time and Distance
Time and Work
Averages, Ratio and Proportion
Quadratic Equation
Logarithm
Progressions
Binomial Theorem
Inequalities
Permutation and Combination
Probability
Functions
Set Theory
Mixtures and Alligations
Geometry
Co-ordinate Geometry
Trigonometry
Mensuration
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7th August 2011, 07:07 PM
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Right time to begin preparations for CAT exam is from third year.

Self study is very important for cracking any competitive exam. Yoe should try to increase your speed gradually. Daily read the editorials of 2-3 good English newspapers and underline the difficult words. Look these difficult words in a dictionary. Make precise of the passages in shortest possible time. Daily learn a new difficult word from dictionary along with its antonyms, synonyms etc.

For Mathematics, NCERT books of upto class 12th are sufficient. Just try to increase your speed of solving questions.

You should buy the study material of a good coaching institute. Also you should join a test series. Try to give as many tests as you can. Analyze your performance the same day.
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i am a student of chemistry hons 1st year, how should i prepare for cat exam in 2015?
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HOW TO GO FOR CAT EXAM?BEING A STUDENT OF ECONOMICS HONOURS 1ST YEAR,I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE STRATEGIES TO BE MADE FOR CRACKING CAT EXAM.
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i m a 2nd year b.tech student, nd want ti know that it is a right time to preparing for cat???nd what should i do fo cat preparetion.and also tell me abut the materieal...
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i am very poor in english now i am in 2nd year BTECH can u guide how to start up ?
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respected sir/ma'am,
i m in b.tech 1st year and sincere & dedicated to crack cat, xat & gmat .
i know to crack cat is not an easy job it needs proper guidance that i m expecting from u .
Ques:-1
is write time to prepare for cat?
Ques:-2
i have to do self study because i do not want to drop after 4th year for CAT preparation. so plz guide what strategy should i opt accompany self study?
Ques:-3
plz write the name of books which will help me and proved as a key to crack CAT?
Ques:-4
should i buy some study material from a renowned coaching institute?
if yes then plz tell me the name of that institute and how to get that study material?
Ques:-5
plz write the name of contents in maths to be prepared?

i'll be really obliged & looking forward for ur reply & hope that reply will motivate & help to achieve my goal
urs sincerely
vipul
MBA aspirant
CAT Exam Details:-

~CAT stands for Common Admission Test. By giving this exam you can pursue MBA from IIMs and other such top level B-Schools in India. Since it is conducted by the IIMs therefore its score is not accepted by any university but other A grade autonomous institutions accepts CAT scores.

~To appear for the CAT exam you need to score minimum 50% of marks at graduation level. If you are a final year student about to give the final exam or awaiting the result of the final year exam then also you can give this exam.

~There is percentage relaxation for the reserved category students. SC/ST candidates needs to secure 45% of marks at graduation level to sit for this exam.

~In the written examination generally MCQ type questions are asked and you have to answer all of them in just two and a half hours. There is no definite syllabus for this exam as such. It is more like an aptitude test which is aimed at testing the analytical skill of a student.

~Generally in the examination you will get questions from the following sections:

**Verbal Ability

**Reading Comprehension

**Problem Solving

**Data Interpretation

~You should not answer a question unless and until you are 100% sure about it because negative marking exists. For every wrong answer 1/4th of the total marks will be deducted from your original score.

~If you get selected then you will be called for the group discussion and personal interview session. Generally students who are able to get 99 percentile or above gets a call.

As we all know that of all the MBA entrance exams CAT is the toughest to crack. So the preparation needs to be solid and productive right from the beginning itself. By choosing right books you can be one step ahead of your competitors. With the intention of helping you out a bit here i have shortlisted the name of few books here you can use to prepare for this exam. Go through it once.

CAT Exam Books:-



CAT Common Admission Test: Mastering the Verbal Ability
by Ajay Singh
Publisher: Arihant Publications




Face 2 Face CAT Common Admission Test: 19 Years' (1993-2011) Topic-wise Authentic and Complete Solutions
by B S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali
Publisher: Arihant Publications




How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Common Admission Test
by Arun Sharma
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill




How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT Common Admission Test
by Arun Sharma
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill

Hope this helps :-> :->
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iam a student of b.tech 1st yearwhat is the right time to preparing for cat and gate exam
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i am a F.Y.B.com student. i will complete my third year in 2015 fromwhen shouid i join coaching?When should i give CAT exam?
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Hi my self meenakshi i doing 2nd year of b.com hons.so i need to know that is it right time to start preparing for cat examination.should i opt couching or prepare by my self
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what would be the right time for a btech student to start preparation for the cat exam ??/
Does btech students face problems in prepartion for cat exam
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iam second year bbm student. and from when onwards i have to get coaching for cat exams? and where do i regester my name for this exam?
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