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Sahil Gupta appeared for CAT in the year 2012 to seek admissions in management program. He scored 91.89 percentile in the examination. He took part in one GDPI and was offered admission in SRCC through CAT.
Ques. Apart from CAT which exams did you appear for?
Ans. Other than CAT, I appeared for IIFT, SRCC GBO Entrance Exam.
Ans. My mode for CAT preparation was classroom coaching. It helped me a lot in getting better CAT Result.
Ans. If you want to succeed in CAT then the best thing is the self-study. Solve as much as questions you can. Coaching institutes will just help you in starting a topic. Rest it will be up to you. You have to follow CAT preparation tips from other sources as well. So, I will term coaching institute as an initiator and the aspirant as a finisher.
Ans. I enrolled in a weekend program as my college was off on weekends. I used to solve questions on weekdays whenever I got time (whether during the class break or at my home in the night).
Ques. Name the institute where you took admission.
Ans. I took admissions in SRCC after appearing in CAT.
Ans. Quantitative Aptitude
I took Career Launcher's test series. Mock papers help you to adapt to the CAT test pattern. It will help you in identifying your weak and strong areas. Also, it will help you to identify which topic you should start and which topics to be done at the end. In the last few days leading up to CAT exam, a candidate must attempt at least one mock test every day. Solving CAT practice papers has a lot of advantages such as overcoming fear, effective revision, marking scheme, time management, self-assessment, speed and accuracy and boosts confidence.
Ans. I would like to rate the role of coaching institute at 6 out of 10 for the help it provided me in cracking CAT.
Ans. I took coaching from Career Launcher (Classroom).
Ans. My strong area was Quant and my weak area was English. To improve English I read Norman Lewis (helps in increasing vocabulary) and read editorial pages of Hindustan Times and Times of India. Also on every weekend, I tried to solve 5-6 unseen passages.
Ans. I took help from the following websites:
Ans. For Quantitative APtitude section, I would suggest the aspirants the following points:
Ans. I followed the Career Launcher study books and TIME study books.
Ans. As I was enrolled in Classroom program of Career Launcher, I referred to their study books. Also, I used to exchange books with my friends who were enrolled in TIME.
Ans. Since I was studying at Career Launcher’s Classroom Programme so I followed Career Launcher study books and TIME study books from my friends enrolled in TIME.
Ans. I followed the following books for English:
|Coaching Classes||NCERT Text Books||Online Study Material||Coaching Printed Study Material||Mock & Sample Test Papers||Study Groups||Subject Wise Classes||Self-Study|
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Ans. For CAT 2017, the aspirants must go through every topic and work on their strengths.
Ans. Overall I will say that my interview was good. Mainly questions from current affairs were asked. For example:
Questions were also asked from the field of engineering (as I have done B.Tech). For example:
Also, they asked what I have done in my engineering, what all activities I had organized in my college. In the last, they asked me few questions about my internship. I would suggest that the CAT aspirants must read the newspaper as much as possible; as most of the questions in the interview are based on current affairs. Secondly one should go through their engineering period as there is a high probability that questions will be asked about it.
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