CAT 2014 Exam

CAT 2014 Online workshop Expected Verbal Section

Topic Area Marks
Reading Reading Compre (4-5 sets) 25
Para Jumbles 3
Para Completion 3
Grammar Sentence Corr 3
Vocab Vocab Usage 3
Fill in blanks 3
Logic Arrangement Puzzles (4 sets) 15
FIJ, Critical Reas, Others 5
Total 50

Expected Quant Section

Area Marks
DI without pen! 16
Dirty Quant 12
Visual Geometry 10
Arithmetic Shortcuts 6
PnC, Probability 3
Vedic Numbers 3
Total 50

————————————————— CAt 2014 workshop Ant and tcs bell the cat.. CAT 2014 dates out what changes you can expect.. apart from Reduced number of days of exam and increase in time. 10 ways students will be affected by new cat pattern. 1. Going in the lines of GMAT. Cat increase the number of questions to 100 from 60 and increased time per question to total 170 minutes. ie 170 mins for 100 questions. 2. Format of the exam will change. TCS might bring in its famous side window for jumping among questions. 3. Only two set of papers will be made as against thousands of questions earlier. To avoid repetition of questions. 4. With lesser windows the fluctuation of marks will reduce. 5. Two sections would be retained in line with cat every year but you can browse among both sections. 6. Early results mean early application forms and easy for students on gdpi front. 7. Exam will start at the same time for all.. so late comers cant be accommodated. and their will we no tutorial in the start. 8. Tcs pattern of exam has fundamental problem of exam time set at server level. So incase ur computer stops or misbehaves it would be difficult to ask for extra time. 9. More breather time for students to prepare for exams like xat micat n cet as ppl used wait for cat results before they start for other exam. 10. Last but not the least.. 1 month of extra study time for students. Indian students always study in dying hours.. so a welcome change. CAT 2014 is finally out of the bag. This year, the exam will be held on two days : November 16 and November 22, 2014 in four sessions overall. CAT (Common Admission Test) 2014 is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). This year, the exam is being conducted by IIM Indore. IIM Indore Director Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan would act as CAT 2014 Chairman while Professor Rohit Kapoor as the CAT-2014 Convener. The exam duration has been increased to 170 minutes from the existing limit of 140 minutes. Candidates can register for the exam over a period of 56 days: August 6, to September 30, 2014. As informed before, the exam will be administered Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS). —————- CAT 2013 day by day analysis. from day 1, 7 to last day. http://www.cetking.com/wp-content/uploads/CAT-exam-day-by-anaysis-compiled-by-Cetking.pdf   ______________________________________________ Revised expected cutoffs based on CAT 2013 results..

Major IIMs and their Cutoffs Cutoff
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 99
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad 99
Indian Institute of Management Indore 98
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode 98
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi 90
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 90
Indian Institute of Management Shillong 90
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow  90

 

Major NON IIMs and their Cutoffs Cutoff
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 99
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 99
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad 99
Faculty of management studies FMS Delhi 98.8
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 98
Indian Institute of Management Indore 98
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode 98
National Institute of Industrial Engineering Mumbai 97
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 97
Fore School of Management – Delhi 97
SP Jain Institute of Management Mumbai (Score based) 97
Indian Institute of Technology Madras 95.5
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkie 95.5
Indian Institute of Technology kanpur 95.2
Management Development Institute Gurgaon 95
Great Lakes Institute of Management – Chennai 95
SP Jain Institute of Management Mumbai (Profile) 95
International Management Institute Delhi 92
MIB/MHROD 91
NIT Trichy 91
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow 90
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad 90
MFC/MBE 90
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi 90
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 90
Indian Institute of Management Shillong 90
KJ Somaiya Mumbai 87
LIBA 86
Welingkar Mumbai 85
Bharathidasan Institute of Management 85
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management – New Delhi 85
FMS-BHU 85
University Business School, Panjab University 81
Nirma Institute of Management 80
IFMR 80
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management – Kolkata 80
Indian Institute of Forest Management – Bhopal 78
Amrita School of Business – Coimbatore 75
Alliance Business School – Bangalore 75
Christ college Bangalore 75
SDM Institute for Management Development – Mysore 70
Institute for Technology and Management Mumbai, Chennai 70
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies – Harihar 70
XIME 60
T A Pai Management Institute – Manipal All are called
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad All are called

______________ 5 new changes introduced in the CAT 2013 paper: 1 More difficult Quant as compared to previous years 2 More importance to Modern Maths (Geometry 6, Functions Graphs 3, Inequalities 2) 3 Easy to understand DI but with little calculations 4 50% RC questions based on Inference 5 Two logical puzzles set easy one difficult to do 20131016_123959 Questions based on Cetking books  

Area

From Cetking books

Questions

Quant

11

21

DI

9

9

Verbal

13

21

Logic

6

9

  Reaching early at the center is waste of time as they make u wait till the end. So make sure you just reach one hour before the start date. Section 1: Quant

Level of difficulty

Ques

Easy

10

Medium

10

Difficult

10

Quant section was little difficult as compared to last year’s CAT paper. Around 9 – 10 questions were directly based on the Cetking books and study material you have. Brush up the formulas for Equations and topics like Geometry areas and volumes and others will definitely help. Solve CAT 1990 – 2004 papers.

Type of question No. of ques
Book based

10

Cetking Shortcuts

14

Speed breakers

6

Some of the questions more logic based not a direct application of the formulas. If you have done the quant thoroughly with proper understanding of the topics then solving these questions will not be a problem. There were 9 calculations based but straight forward Data Interpretation questions. DI was easier than last year but still little calculation intensive with equal mix of Bar, Table and statement based questions. If you have attended my workshops then solving DI without won’t be a problem for you.

Type of questions

No. of ques

Arithmetic

3

Algebra Equations

4

Numbers

3

Visual Geometry

6

PnC without nCr

1

DI without pen

9

Dirty Quant & Functions

4

Type of questions No. of ques
Tables

3

Bar Chart

6

Verdict: Ideal attempt: 16 – 20 with good accuracy IIMs: 18+ questions right Few IIMs and Top 10 colleges: 15+ questions right Top 25 colleges: 12+ questions right   Quant: Moderate but tricky! DI: Easy but calculation based   Section 2: Verbal Verbal section was of same difficulty as last year. Perfect mix of all topics so solving last year papers 1990 – 2008 will definitely help to understand the type of questions. No experimentation done this year. There were very few questions which had confusing or close options.

Level of difficulty

Ques

Easy 10
Medium 14
Difficult 6

RC was typical, mix of science, philosophy, politics and culture based questions. RC was very similar to CAT 2010 in the level of easiness.

Type of questions

No. of ques

RC in half time

10

Grammar/Sentence Cor/ Usage

2

Vocab & FIBs

2

Paragraph Comp & Jum

6

Critical Reasoning

0

Logical Reasoning Puzzles

9

Logical Reas others

0

Logic was the total shock was expecting difficult sets like last year but was surprised to see two easy sets direct questions. One difficult puzzle set. Go through the easy puzzles given in cetking green books and avoid the difficult problems in your mock papers. Ideal attempts in verbal section were 22 – 25 /30.   Verdict: Ideal attempt: 22 – 25 with good accuracy IIMs: 18+ questions right Few IIMs and Top 10 colleges: 15+ questions right Top 25 colleges: 12+ questions right

Type of questions

No. of ques

Puzzles Matrix

3

Puzzles Investment

2

Puzzles Sitting Arrangement

3

FIJ

1

Truth liar

1

Verbal: Easy towards moderate! DI: Easy very easy   Last minute advice

  • Throw all difficult mock papers you have out of the window, CAT Verbal is much easier than that.
  • Revise all basics – there will be 10 plus questions directly or indirectly based on formulas from the books.
  • Solve actual CAT papers from 1990 – 2004
  • Go through Cetking Orange (basic books), Green books (advance) and Shortcut Workshops

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_________________________________ 1 month 30 days to CAT 2013 Workshop [accordion title=”CAT 2013 Articles” open=”0″] [accordion-item title=”Two Months to CAT Exam”] 2 Months to CAT Online Workshop Video- 2 months to CAT 2 __________________________________ [/accordion-item] [accordion-item title=”How to select CAT dates”] How to select CAT dates for Cetking G100 students. Analysis based on Rav Singh’s 5 years of CAT taking experience. Summary Select CAT date between Oct 23 – Nov 2 Ideal time for CAT as paper is manageable, you get enough time to study and most importantly have got chance to see how paper is coming based on analysis my analysis on day one. Let me divide CAT dates into Slot 1, 2, 3 based on my past experience Oct 16 – Oct 22 Below Average difficulty Oct 23 – Nov 2 Average difficulty Nov 3 – Nov 11 Above Average difficulty Taking the exam early… Slot 1 Oct 16 – Oct 22 If you take the exam early obviously paper is going to be easier. Well calm down dont jump to take that dates.. CAT results are later normalized to match the level of difficulty.. thats why many students even though they have attempted good number of questions end up with lower percentiles. Example you might attempt good enough to score 99%ile but end up scoring only 94%ile or attempted for 98%ile but got 91%ile. Second reason is looking at the macro environment with other exams.. You need some ease off time after CMAT and before CAT so keeping 30 days between Sept CMAT and CAT dates will good. Third, I want you to wait for my paper on day 1. I always upload a mock paper based on my first day experience. So I would advice cetking students not to book date in this window… Take the exam late… Slot 3 Nov 3 – Nov 11 Most of the students are tempted to take this window as you get more time to study. But CAT and CMAT historically is more difficult towards the end so avoid these days. Anyways if you have not studied one complete year trust me one more week wont help anyways. Rather a difficult mock will demotivate you. Example one of my last year student who scored Rank 2 in CMAT but could only manage 86%ile in CAT because he couldnt manage his paper. Ideal Slot Oct 23 – Nov 2 This is the ideal time to take the exam in which your paper is managable and you will be not be surprised to see your result. So go for it.. CAT exam overall level of difficulty has gone down from CAT 2006 – 08 papers. So solving CAT 1990 – 2004 paper would be ideal to practice to get the feel of the paper. We have launched cutoff clearing shortcut workshops for Quant and verbal enough to help you clear the cutoffs. I will be launching CAT revision workshop after my CAT ie Oct 20th weekend so help u revise all. I will be launching D-Day mock one month before the CAT exam which will help you gauge your performance on a right benchmark. This D-Day mock will be exact level of difficulty of CAT unlike other coaching classes who give 3 times more difficult Mock. However, level of difficulty does not vary drastically here and there… Just a couple of questions easy of difficult.. These things will become immaterial if you are 100% prepared for the exam.. All the best Rav Singh [/accordion-item] [accordion-item title=”Temperature check for CAT 2013″] Most common question in the mind of most of the students is where to start! this temperature check tool will help you analyze where you stand and how much improvement you need. Spend around 1 hour to 30 mins on this and at the end of it you will get a clear picture of your performance. [/accordion-item] [accordion-item title=”CAT 2013 Dates announced”] Indian Institutes of Management has announced the dates for CAT 2013. The test which is a gateway to most of the prestigious management institutes across the country will be conducted over a period of 20 days between 16 October and 11 November 2013. This year, four new testing locations will be added increasing the list to 40. The new locations are at Surat, Udaipur, Trivandrum and Vijayawada thus providing greater flexibility to candidates in terms of selecting their centre. The CAT 2013 vouchers will be available at selected Axis Bank branches across the country. Important Dates

Availability of Vouchers 29 July – 24 September 2013
Registration Window 29 July – 26 September 2013
Test 16 October – 11 November 2013

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Prepare for CAT: Lets Crack CAT…. dream team IIMs

Plan made by serial topper Rav Singh – 3 times topper with more than 20 IIM calls.Rav Singh is alumni of JBIMS and a Management consultant in a UK based consulting form

  1. Temperature Check
  2. Complete the basics
  3. Sectional tests and exercises
  4. Start taking mocks every week
  5. Improve your weaker section
  6. Find shortcuts and strategies

Prepare for cat: 1. Temperature check Most common question in the mind of most of the students is where to start! this temperature check tool will help you analyze where you stand and how much improvement you need. Spend around 1 hour to 30 mins on this and at the end of it you will get a clear picture of your performance. Prepare for cat: 2. Complete the basics | Revise the basics By basics we mean what should be able to solve every question given in the books without any problem.  If you have already completed the material available to you then move on to other books we would recommend RS Agrawal for all topics. Once you have completed the basics start the cycle of revising them all. You will definitely score more than 80%ile in CAT if you have done the basics. Prepare for cat: 3. Sectional Tests and exercises Start taking sectional tests and time based exercises. We would recommend taking 2 – 3 tests a week will see where you stand and how much improvement you need. If you are unable to find any books with enough tests then start using your current book and start taking tests of 20 – 40 questions in 30 minutes. Prepare for cat: 4. Start taking mocks We consider mocks to be kicks. Start taking mocks once every week, this will help you gauge your performance and know where you stand. Mock scores will also help you identify your aim and strategy for the last few months before CAT. Please start your mocks even if you have not completed the chapters. Completing everything is a never ending process so start taking mocks from this week onward. We have good mock taking strategies program called mock engineering program but we won’t open our cards till you have solved a few mocks and have made some strategies. Then call us and we will help you frame a fool proof strategy for mocks. It takes 2 hours to take a mock but will take another 2 hours to analyse the mocks. We have created a flowchart which will help you know where you stand and how much improvement you need in every section. Analysis should include your attempted, non-attempted questions.  Silly mistakes and guess work attempts. Prepare for cat: 5. Identify and improve your weak area: It will take one month to improve your weaker section. If you like a stranger and directly propose her she will slap! So first know her by talking to her, take her out for coffee then give your luck a try. Similarly start with the solved examples to know the topic well. Then try some more exercises to gain knowledge about the subject. Finally try to take some sectional tests to see your performance. 6. Shortcuts and strategies If you are good in one area say quant or DI then don’t be content with that. Strive for something better than that. Try to find strategies and shortcuts for those sections. Once you are revising the basics you will find easier ways to solve the questions. This will help you increase your speed, Improve your accuracy and reduce time per question. Do collective studies with your friends and exchange ideas and shortcuts with each other. If you have 5 shortcuts and your friend has 5 shortcuts.. suddenly you will see that together you have 10 shortcuts. Try Shortcut and strategies in these videos: If you are unable to find shortcuts or struggling with any area then join our CATking workshops. In this workshop we will help you solve:

  • DI without pen!
  • Quant without formulas
  • RC in half them time.
  • Shortcuts and Strategies for Logical reasoning

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