Author - Rahul Singh

Chat Bot by Welingkar Student

Yash Parikh a Welingkar Student to be proud of

Yash Parikh is pursuing his MBA in E-Business (Marketing) at Welingkar Institute of Management Studies. He has always been passionate about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Graduated in 2015, Yash was always a curious person, who wanted to explore new things. That’s what probably led him to become a GNIIT & later an MBA student after completion of his graduation in 2015. You would not find such diverse experience in all but Yash is an exception. He has been associated with brands such as Microsoft (7 months internship) and Thomas Cook (2 months internship).

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In last 5 years, he made sure his curiosity is used to develop strong skills in the domains of his interest. The same passion has earned him a good amount of appreciation on renowned platforms like Linkedin and also from many of his managers, with whom he interned.

Recently, he is working Elysium which is an AI  (Artificial Intelligence) project for Welingkar Institute of Mangement Studies, Bangalore.  Elysium is a chatbot which is active on Facebook Messanger, it is currently in an initial phase of development.

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All this started when his professor (faculty of  Cognitive Computing); in one of the lectures assigned the students task of building a working application on either IoT (Internet of Things) or AI (Artificial Intelligence) or present on the same subjects. Given the curious nature of Yash and his passion for the subject he took the bull by it’s horn and started deep diving in the IoT, AI and Machine Learning.  Post that he started watching videos on how a chatbot can be created esp. if the students are non-engineers. After watching around 29+ hours of content on youtube and implementing the same; Elysium was born on 17th Sept 2017.

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Initially, he used  IBM’s Watson platform but given some technical limitations, he had to switch to some other platform. Once the bot’s phase I was ready it was submitted to Facebook for review. They examine all the bots submitted and only approve it to be live for the users if it meets their guidelines.  At first, Yash faced rejection, however,  given his strong determination he came back and improved upon his work, this time Facebook had to accept the bot into their ecosystem and make it live for the world. When he presented his work in the class; both the students and the professor loved his work.

Also Read: Hybrid MBA: The X Factor of Welingkar courses

For many students that would have been a happy ending; however for Yash given his extra passion for perfection, it was just the beginning. He wanted to take it further and make it accessible on other platforms as well. On achieving this feat, his story was not only published on Inside IIM as a Press Release but also helped him gain appreciation on Linkedin from around the country. The college Dean and Faculty were not only proud of him but also spread the story on their networks giving him and his college the appreciation they deserve.

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Yash’s story tells us; that if we have a strong will we can achieve anything in life. Just like he created a bot even though he was a non-engineer, you can also achieve the impossible, just with your determination and hard-work.

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NMAT – 1st Cut Analysis

What was the Overview of NMAT ?

According to the students, exam paper was moderate and went smoothly.The Experts have analyzed that the paper was a more speed-based test than a knowledge-based test similar to the last year. The test starts with a short
demo, give this seriously to familiarize yourself with the actual look and feel.

nmat overview

Below is the deep analysis of each section-

Quantitative Ability- 

Overall this was a moderate section with DI being calculative intensive. This section consisted of Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency (a handful of questions) and Quantitative Aptitude questions. Almost 20 -25 of the questions were Quantitative maths split across the major chapters.

What’s new in this section and its difficulty level?

Questions on QA varied between ‘easy’ and ‘moderate’. And few were tricky.Something new this time was to have one question on True and False. TTFF for a set of 4 statements.

Which chapter holds the highest Weightage?

As expected slightly more questions from arithmetic and numbers.

  • DI was Calculative intensive and hence time-consuming. “Rejection  Strategy” plays a crucial role here.
  • 3 DI sets had four questions each and were based on bar charts, case lets, pie charts, and tables. Some questions on DI had a tinge of Logical Reasoning while some others also required knowledge of concepts of mathematics.
  • Inspired by GMAT we did see an increase in the number of GMAT type DS questions (6-9) which were based on numbers, algebra, modern math, geometry, and arithmetic.
  • Ensure to do the Official Guide to help you secure your spot!
  • As the average time available to solve each question is quite less, you should not get stuck on questions and instead try to attempt the easier questions first to maximize your score.
  • Considering the difficulty level of this slot, an attempt of around 36-38 questions would be good for this section.
  • If the DI sets seem calculation intensive, we advise attempting DI sets after attempting the standalone QA
    questions.

How to Prepare for NMAT Quant Section?

  1. Revise your core formulas and concepts  DI do the shortcuts.
  2. DI do the shortcuts.
  3. Practice Data Sufficiency.

An Overview of Quantitative Ability Section-

quant nmat

Logical Reasoning-

This was on the higher difficulty level as compared to Quants. Almost 30% of the questions were on verbal reasoning (statement-conclusion, critical reasoning, strong & weak arguments, statement-assumption, course of action etc.) Many students reported having had no decision making questions in this section. Which reduces your panic points! The remaining Logical Reasoning questions were from a sequential output, arrangements, family tree, numerical grid, coding, series, alphanumeric series, symbol-based logic etc. On the whole, this section seemed on par with last year’s, with 3 lengthy. Analytical Puzzles that once done bag you around 10-12 questions.

What’s the difficulty level of Logical Reasoning?

Considering the difficulty level of this slot, an attempt of around 25-28 questions would be good for this section.

How to Prepare?

  • Practice Critical Reasoning and Course of action type of verbal
    reasoning questions.
  • Puzzles still dominate the paper so revise your strategies for the same.
  • Calmness is the key to success.

An Overview of Logical Reasoning-

lr nmat

Verbal Ability-

Again, considering the limited time, one should leave the RC passages to the end as at least one of them is expected to be moderately challenging.Having a good vocabulary set, from Norman Lewis and the Official Guide would help score high here. On the whole, about 7-8 questions were a bit challenging. This section was quite on par as compared to last year.

Expected from students to get 22 to 25 questions correct

How to Prepare?
1. Revisit the Norman Lewis Vocabulary
2. Review the NMAT word list shared by us
3. Practice with the Clock to Save Time Issue

An Overview of Verbal Ability-

verbal ability nmat

NMAT Expected Cutt-Off-

nmat expected cut off

Overall the paper is moderate and can be cracked easily. The key to crack the paper is Time-Management and the candidate needs to be calm.

How To Analyse Your Mocks

How To Analyse Your Mocks

With few months left for the CAT Exam, all candidates should start giving their CAT Mocks. Candidates appearing for CAT tend to forget one major factor which leads to a low percentile. Every Candidate should analyze their mocks thoroughly. Mocks without thorough analysis is futile and is waste of time. But before jumping on the analyzing part of the mock every CAT Aspirant needs to make sure they have their own strategies and shortcuts to solve CAT Mocks. The main objective of analyzing a mock test is to identify your strong and weak areas.

Steps to Analyse CAT Mocks-

Step 1: All Candidates should appear for CAT Mocks

A majority of the CAT Aspirants don’t give Mocks. Every Candidate has the temptation to start giving mocks ” next week”  Before doing anything the candidates should get rid of procrastination.

Step 2: Scores

The next obstacle for the aspirants is giving CAT Mocks half-heartedly. Appearing for mocks just for the sake of it is something that the candidates should not do.  This is less common than the first one but this issue also exists. Some students just ignore their scores and forget to analyze where they went wrong.

Step 3: Analyze your section, area and time-wise performance

When the candidates analyze the mocks the first thing to do is make a note of their weak and strong areas and also check which question was more time-consuming. Also try to gauge the amount of time you took to solve Reading Comprehensions.

Step-4: Re-solve the exam

Make sure to solve the questions that were not attempted, wrong and the questions where you didn’t get time to solve. Make a note of the questions that you are able to solve without the time pressure and see if you can solve the questions.Try to understand how you solved the paper in the first go and how you should have actually solved it. Identify the questions you missed out on, and try to segregate your silly mistakes.

Step-5: Make a cheat-sheet

Make a quick cheat-sheet of the all the things you learnt from the exam. This should include:

  • Mathematics shortcuts
  • Data interpretation tips and techniques
  • Grammar and usage rules (new ones that you discovered in the exam)
  • Words you learn from the exam

Step-6: Focus on Verbal Ability

Try to identify the different passage sources, and read further from these. Make a note of all the vocabulary based questions and different tones of the reading comprehension.

Step-7: Draw up a strategy for the next mock

On the basis of your current attempt, draw up a strategy for the next exam. Give yourself a series of directives to follow in the next exam, and see how it goes.

Step-8: Do give the next mock

Remember one golden CAT prep rule: Candidates should understand Mocks are just like the net practice before the actual match. So use all the Mocks given and decide strategies and shortcuts to be used in actual CAT Exam.

Some more Guidelines:

1)     Right your wrongs: Solve the questions for which you marked the wrong answer. Find out where you went wrong and learn whatever there is to learn about that concept. This will ensure that you do not make the same mistakes twice.

2)     Types of wrongs: Not all the errors that you make are concept-based. Some errors may be just plain silly mistakes. While some errors may be due to a hasty approach and incorrect approximations. So always be aware of the type of errors that you make.

3)     Attempts & Accuracy: Focus on how much you have attempted. Make a list of the number of questions that you attempted. Now, keep increasing this number in every successive mock. If the numbers aren’t increasing, focus on the speed of solving the questions. Simultaneously, along the list of the number of questions, keep noting down the accuracy of your answers. Now, as done for the number of questions, try to increase your accuracy in each successive mock.

For example, let’s say that an LR  set took 10 mins with 3 correct answers out of 6. So, next time, your goal should be to finish the set within 7-8 mins with 4-5 correct attempts. Eventually keep decreasing the time and increasing the correct attempts.

This will make sure that you are progressing on the right track in your mock analysis.

4)     Strengths & Weaknesses: Your first mock test will give you a hint about your strong and weak areas. Eventually, after analyzing some more mocks, you will have a good idea about these areas. Your strong areas are usually the ones that take less time to solve and are most of the times, right. Your weak areas are the ones that constantly have low accuracy

5)     Notes: Write down the notes of what you learnt and keep them handy. These can include different tips and shortcuts for quants & DI different approaches to LR, certain grammar rules, new words, etc.

6)     Variance: If you are getting varying percentiles, then you have to speed up on your preparation.

7)Strategy: Finally, this is the most important aspect pertaining to mocks. Make a strategy before attempting a   mock. After every mock, modify your strategy for the next mock. Keep on doing this until you develop the perfect strategy to increase your scores.

Remember, you will know when you have adopted the right strategy, once you know the following things:-

–         What to Attempt

–         When to Attempt

–         How to Attempt

In the end, it isn’t about how many mocks you give. The real improvement is in what you do after the mock.

All the best!!

 

Simplifying Quants for Non Engineers

 

                           Simplifying Quants for Non Engineers

   The quantitative ability measures the numerical ability and mathematical accuracy quantitative ability covers the  major part of many quantitative exams like CAT, XAT, GMAT, GRE, NMAT etc. Questions differ from purely numerical to problem of Graphs percentages analysis etc.

      Quantitative Aptitude for CAT is divided into 5 parts:

  1. Arithmetic (Includes Percentages, Simple-Compound Interest, Profit-loss discount, Ratios, proportions, mixtures allegations, time-speed-distance & time-work)
  2. Algebra (Includes linear & quadratic equations, functions, logs, etc etc)
  3. Geometry (Lines, angles, triangles, polygons, mensuration, 3D geo etc etc)
  4. Number System (includes classifications, surds, simplifications, remainders, cyclicity)
  5. Modern Maths (Permutations, Combinations & Probability)

   The Quantitative section is the one that most non-mathematics students fear not to mention the scores of  engineers.

                  Then how should a Non engineer prepare for Quants ?

CAT is one of the biggest and most reputed management entrance test held in India. According to myths, the candidates from humanities, arts and commerce streams (non-engineers) have a disadvantage against the candidates from an engineering background. These candidates from non-engineering backgrounds generally lose their touch with the mathematics and the quantitative section of CAT contains basic questions that are taught in the first year of engineering classes. However, the preparation strategy for both engineers and non-engineers are the same. If the candidates prepare wholeheartedly, then the stream of the candidate won’t matter. To crack the CAT test and ace it, the candidates (non-engineers) must follow a strict plan and make sure that everything goes accordingly. A plan should involve the following:

  1. a) Students should revise the basics across all chapters. This is recommended because CAT has over the years tested students on their ability to comprehend basics rather than the ability to tackle advanced problems.
  2. b) The next two weeks should be spent on working out the advanced material from the study material given . The focus should not be on time taken to solve the question but rather on the understanding of the method used to solve and the principle involved.                                                                                                                               c) The remaining days in the run-up to CAT should be spent working out the questions from the Mocks that one has taken over the past few months. The Mocks have a standard of questions that is very close to the actual CAT and the learning that one can derive by working them out would be immense. CAT Exam1.Study plan  Candidates should build a concise study plan ensuring adequate time for each section. Depending on one’s strength, they can give more weightage to the sections that need more focus. It is important for all the candidates to make sure that they are comfortable with the foundation steps. Try to understand the topics clearly instead of mugging up the formula and covering the chapters. Most questions in CAT are from algebra, geometry, arithmetic, mensuration, and number system.

    2.Brush up the basics

    It is important for candidates from a non-engineering background to understand the foundation. One of the easiest ways to do this is to brush up on their mathematics from the syllabus of classes 6 to 10. After revising the formulas from algebra, geometry, arithmetic and number system, you can switch to solving problems.

    3.Mock tests

    Take CAT mock tests and analyse your performance. This will help you identify your weak areas. Depending on the analysis, you can then focus on solving more questions from the weaker sections in order to master each concept well before the exam. Time-bound tests help in improving the problem solving speed.

    4. Avoid guess-work

    Last but not the least, candidates should focus on accuracy. As there is negative marking in CAT, it is a must do to avoid guess work and to answer accurately. Candidates should spend adequate time in understanding each question in order to avoid faulty answers.

    Rest assured that by making the best of the preparation time, non-engineers can definitely crack the CAT with a high percentile.

7 points to remember for Data Interpretation

7 Points To Remember For Data Interpretation

Data Interpretation as the name suggests, is all about data. The basic idea that operates behind these questions is to test a candidate on his ability to make decisions and establish what would be the best recourse in different situation. Data Interpretation is one of the most important sections of management entrance examinations like CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT etc. Let’s look at some tips to crack Data Interpretation.

 

 

  1. To improve your speed, you have to be quick at calculations. Try and do calculations mentally as much as possible.

    Learn:

    1. Squares at least till 40
    2. Cubes at least till 30
    3. Tables till 20
    4. Fractions to percentage conversions

     2. T – S – C – F :

     It is very important for student to be well aware with TSCF which is nothing but Tables, Square and cubes and            fractions. Student appearing for CAT 2017 need to learn the tables, square, cubes and fractions before jumping to DI questions.

     3. Vedic Maths:

Once done with TSCF now the time is to practice the Vedic maths. Vedic maths is the topic which helps do smart calculations. With the help of TSCF and Vedic Maths it will be easier for students to calculate multiplication, squares, cubes and fractions of numbers. Using Vedic maths in your calculation will help to reduce time consumption on calculative questions.

    4. Approximation

Approximation technique will only help if one knows how to do it. Random approximation will not help since we know that CAT Exam has negative marks for every wrong question. Make sure to use the Vedic maths and TSCF to use approximation in questions.

    5. Daily Practice

To excel Data interpretation in CAT exam it is required to practice DI questions daily. A student must solve 1 DI set everyday in order to score good in Data interpretation. This particular section has got 16% weightage in the entire CAT exam as per CAT 2016.

    6. Take Tests

Practicing ‘n’ number of Data interpretation questions, even using the above strategies will not give much benefits    to students unless not practiced with proper time management. For which regular Mock Test of CAT and sectional test will work the best. The exam itself has fixed time for each section and for Data interpretation which is combined in one section with Logical Reasoning will have 60 minutes. For this students should practice Data interpretation questions with timer and should also ensure to maintain accuracy with the help of above tips.

Using the above mentioned tricks and tips student will definitely get good scores in the Data Interpretation which is one of the important topics for CAT 2017.

    7. Answer options

Solving DI sets quickly means often you make a lot of approximations this may sometimes lead to a situation where your answers is in between two options.  You may then have to start over again and do accurate calculations. Avoid such questions in the first round if you know the options are very close.

5 Must things to do for CAT Exam

                                   How to Prepare for CAT 2017 

CAT or the Common Admission Test will be conducted by IIM Lucknow on November 26, 2017. Experts suggest that if you are serious about cracking the most competitive management entrance exam with around two lakh test takers, you must have at least three months in hand for CAT 2017 preparation. The last minute preparation is equally important as it can make or mark your performance on the day of the CAT 2017 exam.

1. Give Maximum Mocks

Mock tests and model papers are a must and can be practiced to brush up your skills no matter how many times you have already solved one. You need to make a conscious effort of keeping track of your speed and accuracy to solve the questionnaire. Every attempt can make you realise something that you missed earlier.Regular practice with a scheduled stretch will not only help increase your question-solving speed but also make you habituated to sit for three hours. “Regularly practice and revise the formula, vocabulary and grammar rules, so that you don’t have to think hard on the exam day.You must take computer-based mock so that you are familiar with the actual test environment. Taking the mock CAT in real environment will make you completely prepare for CAT 2017 and save any wastage of time on understanding the mode of test.

2.  Mock Analysis is must

After every CAT mock test, you must analyse your performance and evaluate your scoring areas.  Analyse your strong as well as weak suits in the respective areas (namely quant, verbal, logical reasoning, data interpretation) and ideally, start with the preparation of your weak areas and focus on making them your strong areas. Follow the five crucial steps listed below in the suggested order for sure-shot results:

  • Begin with the solved examples in the book
  • Then move onto the unsolved examples
  • After you are well versed with the examples in the book, test yourself further by taking as many mock tests as possible to get used to this Computer Based Exam(CBT)
  • Finally resort to previous years’ CAT papers and monitor your progress
  • Thereafter, practice and practice and practice more

3. Don’t compromise with accuracy

Time management is one of most important part of the CAT with prioritisation of questions becoming one of the key areas to success. As you go on attempting questions during your CAT, make sure that you compromise very little on accuracy.While speed is important to increase your number of attempts, maintaining a higher level of accuracy is even more important to convert your attempts into your score. Also, achieving a higher level of speed without a high level of accuracy results in negative marking also, making it a double loss proposition with your time spent on the question reducing your overall score by 1 marks. CAT has negative marking pattern with three marks awarded for every right answer and one mark reduced for every wrong answer.

4. Get well-versed with the paper pattern

CAT will have three following sections:

The segregation suggests that candidates have no escape. It will be mandatory to attempt all sections and achieve the minimum required percentage in individual sections apart from the overall total to make it to any of the IIMs. Also, some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen.

5. Make your strategy

  • Prepare a schedule, Learn to manage your time effectively while maintaing speed and accuracy  in solving a given problem.
  • Do not keep important topics to be covered in the last moment. Last moment prepartion always creates confusion . Spend at least 3-4 hours everyday.
  • Although CAT is traditionally a conceptual exam based on core fundamentals, being conversant with all the shortcuts would help you to solve various problems with greater speed, thus giving you an edge as compared to your competitors.

XAT 2018 Notification

XAT 2018 Notification

XAT is an entrance test that is accepted across 100 institutes in the country apart from XLRI that conducts it every year. It was a paper-based test previously but now will be an only test which will be conducted on Sunday, 7th January 2018 of the year. The exam gets its edge through the section that’s not common to the rest of the entrance exams: Decision Making. The approach to excel in this exam needs to be a little different but the essence of it is more or less the same.

Following are the details of the notification:

Exam Date: Sunday, 7th January 2018

Registration Starts: 16th August 2017

What’s New: Unlike previous years, this exam is going to be an Online Exam.

Some Important Links: 

10 tips to crack XAT

Study plan for XAT

Strategies for XAT Decision Making

Strategies to crack XAT

 

 

ISB Admission Notification

Notification: ISB Admissions PGP Co 2019

ISB has released the application deadlines for their PGP Admissions (Post Graduate Programme in Management). There are two cycles for the application deadlines one for candidates with 2 or 2+ years of experience and the second Early Entry Option for candidates with less than 2 years of work experience.

The programme commences from  April 2018. 

You can register with their website for an information sessions (Click on link or copy paste this url: http://www.isb.edu/infosessions/)

ISB-Application

You can apply on this link (or copy paste this url: https://apply.isb.edu)

Indian School Of Business (ISB) has two campus: 

Hyderabad Campus: Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 111

Mohali Campus: Knowledge City, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Mohali – 140 306.

Ph:- +91-40 2318 7474 / 84

CAT 2017

CAT 2017- Probability to get into IIM’s Doubled ?

Common Admission Test (CAT)

CAT 2017Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 Exam for admission to flagship MBA/PGDM programs starting in 2018 and will be conducted by IIM Lucknow probably on December 3, 2017. The entrance exam will be convened by Professor Neeraj Dwivedi who is Admission Chair and Faculty at IIM Lucknow. Referring the past statistics it is expected that 2 lakh+ candidates will register and apply for CAT 2017. CAT has become a 3 hours exam instead of earlier 140 minutes exam. CAT is a mandatory exam to be eligible for IIM’s. The convener Professor Neeraj Dwivedi has done his specialization in Strategic Management.

Probability to get into IIM’s Doubled?

There is a total of 20 IIMs which provides 20,000 seats in total for various MBA Programs. The approximate registration for CAT 2017 is 2,00,000+ Earlier the intake of IIMs was 10,000 seats. But after a meeting held with the IIM Directors, the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had announced the decision to increase the intake capacity to 20,000 seats. Although the exact seat matrix and intake will be announced after CAT 2017.

CAT 2017 Paper Pattern and Application Process-

CAT 2017 application form is likely to be available only in the online mode from the first week of August 2017. Candidates have to visit the official website of CAT 2017 in order to register and apply. After registration process of CAT 2017,  the candidates will get the login credentials which they have to login and complete the application process by uploading a photograph, signature and other necessary documents and payment of application fee. Although the last date of application is generally the third week of September, almost every year it is extended by a week.

CAT PAPER PATTERN

Important Dates to Remember for CAT 2017

One of the most important thing for the candidate is to remember the deadlines of all the entrance exams which quite a lot of people tend to forget. This leads to a massive loss of opportunity and time for the candidates. So the candidates need to make sure to register before the last date.

CAT 2017 PATTERN

Neha Rathore’s Secret to Score 98.97 % ile

CAT Exam

Success Mantra of Neha to score 98.97%ile in CAT Exam?

“Believe in yourself and the world will believe in you.” This quote is something that kept me motivated through the whole CAT Exam phase from a dreamer to an achiever. This is something that everyone should follow in order to achieve their dreams.The key is to stay focused and dedicated with no excuses involve.

From which Colleges did you get an Interview Call after CAT Exam?

Scoring 98.97 percentile in CAT Exam opened doors of a lot of colleges. But the colleges that made a huge difference and made me cross check twice to confirm that i was qualified for the interview round were IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Shillong, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak.

Did you appear for any other Entrance Exam?

Other than CAT Exam I appeared for NMAT and my score was 228.

CAT ExamWhat Study Material did you refer for your entrance exam?

One of the major problems that every CAT Aspirant goes through is collecting study material from everywhere and end up panicking because there is too much going on and very less time. So one of the major tips is to follow one consolidated study material. For me, CATKing books and Mocks helped a lot. 20% of the CAT Paper is related to the Past CAT Papers and CATKing Books have all the questions from the Past CAT Exam. Due to this a candidate also gets an idea of what to expect in the exam and the level of difficulty in the exam.

CAT ExamHow many Mocks did you give?

Mocks play a major role in this journey. Every CAT Aspirants should take the Mocks religiously. Every Mock should be assumed to be your CAT Exam. This will help to remove the anxiety and help to build accuracy which would be of great help in the actual CAT Exam. I gave 50 CATking Mocks to improve my accuracy and build my strategies to avoid glitches in the actual CAT Exams. The CATKing Mocks gave detailed video and graph analysis to improve my score and build better strategies to Crack CAT.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Any Important topics that you think the aspirants should focus on?

For Quants – Numbers, Permutation, and Combination, Geometry
For Verbal – Reading Comprehensions and Critical Reasoning
For DI and LR – Arrangements and 1 DI set every day

 What is the idle time to study for CAT per day?

Average 1 hours per day for the first 6 months.
Average 2-3 hours per day for the next 4 months.
Average 5 hours per day for the last 1 and a half month.

What Tips would you give to the future CAT Aspirants that you followed during your preparation for CAT?

One of the major rules that every aspirant should follow is to Believe in themselves and their ability.The moment you start doubting and thinking about all the negative scenarios you tend to take a major step towards failure. So positivity and to believe in oneself is the key to success. Every individual has different weaknesses and strengths and they should build their strategies accordingly. I followed the following rules that i would suggest every CAT Aspirant should follow –

  • Analyze Mocks – Now everyone will tell you to give Mocks but if you give 60 mocks and don’t analyze the mocks it’s of no use. It’s better to give 30 Analyzed mocks. The difference would be huge and you would easily build your own strategies and realize your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Time Management- If a candidate gets stuck on one question they should leave it and move further. If the candidate invests all their time on one question they may lose out on easy questions at the end. Candidates have to get rid of the urge to solve every question.
  • Skimming- The moment you start the exam skim through the section.At times there are easy questions hidden at the end or in the middle of the section. Candidates should not lose out on those hidden easy questions because that would play a major role to make or break your section in the CAT Exam.
  • Focus – “Success is a journey, not a destination” Candidates should make sure to be the better version of themselves. For example, if a person is scoring 8/10 they should not think about the 8 marks that they scored but about the 2 marks that they lost.This is very important and would help you to shoot up your score.
  • This is not a tip just for CAT but in life that I remind myself every day that if you want to achieve something strive for it like there is someone constantly trying to take that away from you this would help you to give your A game in whatever you do.

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