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How to prepare for CAT exam while in final year B.Com?


I am now in my final year of B.COM,after that if i can score 50% than i want to appear for CAT,So please advice how to prepare for CAT and what kind of book should be preffered?




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3rd January 2012, 05:48 PM
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I am now in my final year of B.COM,after that if i can score 50% than i want to appear for CAT,So please advice how to prepare for CAT and what kind of book should be preffered?
CAT stands for Common Admission Test and this examination is Conducted by IIM's Every year and The Notification of this examination will be Published in the Month of August in the official website and the examination will be held in the Month of November/December.

To apply for this examination you have to complete your Graduate degree course in any discipline from a recognised University and scored minimum 50% Marks, Final year appearing candidates are also apply for this examination.

For CAT 2011 Examination was already completed and If you are Interested in this examination then please wait for the Notification.

CAT is a computer based test and there will be two separately timed sections in the test :

>> Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
>> Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

There will be 30 questions in each section. You have to scored good percentile in both these sections only then you will be able to scored good Percentile in CAT Examination.

The examination fees of CAT is Rs 1600.

If you are Interested in this examination, then please prepare for this examination according to the pattern and Syllabus:

CAT Examination Syllabus :
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Quantitative Ability (QA) / Mathematics:

Arithmetic : Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS,Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Installment Payments, Clocks, Calendar,

Algebra : In-equations , Quadratic and linear equations, functions, Logarithm Geometry, Mensuration and solid Geometry
Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc),Mensuration, Co-ordinate geometry.

Other Mathematical Topics: Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Binomial Expansion, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers, etc.

Data Interpretation: Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency etc.

Reasoning: Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Family tree problem , Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series etc.

Verbal Ability (VA) / English:

Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Mood, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, Phrasal verb etc.

Best Books for CAT Examination :
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3rd January 2012, 06:01 PM
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You practice hard for CAT because math questions are also come in CAT so read NCERT BOOKS of class 8,9and 10 also read cbse 8,9,and 10 books.
BOOKS WHICH HELP YOU IN Preparation are mentioned-
1>Tata macgaw hills(TMH)
2>ARUN SHARMA




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3rd January 2012, 07:11 PM
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There are three section in exam
1. quantative analysis and data interpretation.
2.english
3. general knowledge.

now i would suggest you to do part 1 from book by Arihant.
and for part 2 you can take help from English Grammar book by Thomsan and martin, and for part 3, you should refer magazines like current affairs.

and finally do lots a excercise for better result
best of luck..
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heyy i hv only 4months to prepare fr cat so wat should b my startegy?n hw many hrs should i study????????
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what should be the score in cat to gt into IIM?
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8th May 2013, 03:11 PM
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hi

CAT score however big may not let you into IIMs
You need to have excelled in other components as well. CAT score is a gate way to IIM but final selection is not entirely on CAT score.

Final selection is based on
1. 10th marks
2. 12th marks
3. graduation marks
4. work ex
5. CAT Score
6. GD/WAT
7. PI
8. Extra Curriculum

Inorder to get call from various IIMs try to get the following percentile (for general)

1. IIM A, IIM B, IIM C 99.8+ percentile
2. IIM L, IIM K, IIM I 99+ percentile
3. IIM Shilong 98.5+ good academic background
4. New IIMs. 98+ percentile

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Hello sir
i am a student of n.com final year
i scored 67% in first year and 64% un second year !!! Plz advise me how to prepare CAT exam !!and when it is held its fee structure !! Syllabus . And am i eligible for it ?
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Hello sir
i am a student of n.com final year
i scored 67% in first year and 64% un second year !!! Plz advise me how to prepare CAT exam !!and when it is held its fee structure !! Syllabus . And am i eligible for it ?

YES, you are Eligible for the CAT 2013 Exams


Eligibilty to apply for the CAT exams is:
Graduation pass in any stream with minimum 50% marks for General and OBC candidates and minimum 45% marks for the SC/ST candidates.
Final year Graduation students can also apply



Questions will be asked from the Below Sections in CAT Exams:
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation;
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning


Books for Preparation:
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude And Data Interpretation For The CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT Common Admission Test by Arun Sharma
XAT, IIFT, SNAP, MAT, NMAT, IRMA, CMAT Solved Papers by Gautam Puri


CAT Dates 2013:-

Sale of vouchers: 29th July 2013 to 24th September 2013
Registrations: 29th July 2013 to 26th September 2013
Exam dates: 16th October 2013 to 11th November 2013
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1st July 2013, 12:32 AM
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Hi

CAT preparation need atleast 8 months

You can join any coaching class for CAT
They have crash coarse program as well.
you can try this year but it would be difficult for you to crack the exam.

following is the syllabus for CAT entrance exam

Quantitative Ability (QA) / Mathematics:

Arithmetic : Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS,Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Installment Payments, Clocks, Calendar,

Algebra : In-equations , Quadratic and linear equations, functions, Logarithm Geometry, Mensuration and solid Geometry
Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc),Mensuration, Co-ordinate geometry.

Other Mathematical Topics: Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Binomial Expansion, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers, etc.

Data Interpretation: Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency etc.

Reasoning: Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Family tree problem , Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series etc.

Verbal Ability (VA) / English:

Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Mood, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, Phrasal verb etc

if you want to prepare on your own then you can follow the following books
Arihant publication
Arun sharma
R S agarwal

All the best
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1st July 2013, 12:38 AM
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Hi

CAT preparation need atleast 8 months

You can join any coaching class for CAT
They have crash coarse program as well.
you can try this year but it would be difficult for you to crack the exam.

following is the syllabus for CAT entrance exam

Quantitative Ability (QA) / Mathematics:

Arithmetic : Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS,Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Installment Payments, Clocks, Calendar,

Algebra : In-equations , Quadratic and linear equations, functions, Logarithm Geometry, Mensuration and solid Geometry
Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc),Mensuration, Co-ordinate geometry.

Other Mathematical Topics: Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Binomial Expansion, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers, etc.

Data Interpretation: Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency etc.

Reasoning: Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Family tree problem , Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series etc.

Verbal Ability (VA) / English:

Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Mood, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, Phrasal verb etc

if you want to prepare on your own then you can follow the following books
Arihant publication
Arun sharma
R S agarwal

All the best
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