Niraj Patil

Niraj PatilNiraj Patil

CATKing Powai – NMIMS Mumbai and PGDM, SCMHRD, SIIB, SIBM (Calls)

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Which exams did you appear for?

I have appeared for CAT, IIFT, SNAP, CMAT, NMAT, TISSNET, XAT and MICAT.

What is your score in the exam?

NMAT: 210, CAT: 75%tile, SNAP: 72.5%tile, XAT: 73%tile, IIFT: 81%tile

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Since when did you start preparing?

I started preparing since May 2016.

How did you prepare for each section of the exam?

I prepared for topics I thought I didn’t know clearly. I focused on those sections from all possible study material I could find.

How many mock exams did you give?

I gave a mock everyday towards the end.

For NMAT and SNAP I gave daily mock exams before the exam.

How many hours did you invest in studying per day?

I studied for 5 hours daily.

What were your strong and weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving your weak areas?

Verbal was my strength and Quant my weakness, I had to ensure that I work more on my quants and ensure that verbal quality is kept the same. So, I practiced more quants whenever I got time and for verbal, I picked whatever possible from wherever possible. Reading ‘The Hindu’ helped me a lot.

Any particular topic(s) in every section you would suggest that the students appearing this year should focus on?

Probability, Permutation and Combination, Para jumbles without options.

What was your D-Day Strategy?

Stay calm. Sleep enough.

How was your overall experience?

Really hectic. Especially with job.

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