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CAT Preparation Tips by Rajeev (56 Percentile in CAT)

Last Updated - August 20, 2018

Rajeev appeared for CAT in 2015 and scored 56 percentile marks. He prepared for CAT through classroom coaching from TIME Institute (Triumphant Institute of Management Education). He says, only a good practice can lead to crack CAT exam. For the academic yesr 2018, CAT exam will be conducted by IIM Calcutta on November 25, 2018 in online mode. 

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CAT is a national level management entrance exam considered as one of the toughest exams. It is conducted by one of the IIM’s on a rotational basis. It is a gateway to all 20 IIMs and other top B-schools in India.

Highlights About Topper Rajeev

The below table represents the profile of topper Rajeev.

Toppers’ Profile:
Student NameRajeev
Exam NameCAT
Year Appeared2015
Study ModeClassroom Coaching
Coaching InstituteTIME
Other Exams AppearedMAT

Ques. Did you take coaching classes? If yes, how they did help in your story?

Ans. Yes, I did take coaching classes from TIME. The main role coaching classes played was that they helped me in my weak part that was logical reasoning. They have implemented immense knowledge through organizing regular mock series and concentrated on every student.

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Ques. Review the coaching institutes and what was their role in your story?

Ans. I would prefer TIME coaching over career launcher because TIME has excelled me in my weak part, the faculty is from top-notch institutes which played the major role in my education, they imparted new and updated stuff every day without any lag.

Ques. How did you manage your CAT preparation schedule along with graduation studies/working hours?

Ans. While doing graduation along with CAT coaching was earlier tougher because time schedule was the major problem, but the institute made this easier as they scheduled my batches I'm alternate days with time suitability.

Ques. What mock papers did you take?

Ans. I took mock papers for verbal and reading comprehension, data interpretation and logical reasoning and quantitative aptitude from legit websites which helped me a lot in analyzing each and every part in which I need most.

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Ques. What are the websites you followed regularly to practice free sample papers or to get updates?

Ans. I was updated through the following websites: PaGalGuy, money control, test find, cracku, career launcher, Handa Ka Funda. These have helped me a lot in cracking the exam with relevant and updated stuff.

Ques. Quantitative Aptitude: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. I gave strong attention to this part by studying books from class 8 to class 12 CBSE books/NCERT books, by referring formulas of profit and loss,  permutations, and combinations, it helped me a lot in my preparation. I referred book by R.S.AGGARWAL and mock papers by PaGalGuy website.

Ques. Data Interpretation: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. I referred the book by ARUN SHARMA for data interpretation, a very well graphic documented book covering each and every part in a single and Logical way with drill down figures. Mock papers by PaGalGuy and Money control has helped me in this.

Ques. Logical Reasoning: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. I referred the book by ARUN SHARMA AND NISHIT SINHA for logical reasoning part and referred Mock papers and notes from HANDA KA FUNDA website which contains immense simple well defining graphic charts and formulas, it really helped me.

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Ques. How Would You Rate the Following Preparation Strategy in terms of their efficiency in your story?

Coaching-ClassSelf- StudySubject- WiseOnline Study MaterialRole Coaching InstituteNCERT Books

Ques. Verbal Ability: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. For verbal ability, I referred the book by ARUN SHARMA and MEENAKSHI UPADHYAYA, and referred notes and mock papers of money control and PaGalGuy website, it helped me in correcting my errors I faced and with least lacunae.

Ques. Vocabulary and Grammar: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. For vocabulary and grammar, I referred NORMAN LEWIS book a renowned author and mock series from HANDA KA FUNDA website. A very clear and crisp language it entails and let us grasp a strong language with easy examples.



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