Coming from one of the highly dense city of the country, Varanasi to completely sereneone, Sirmaur is a whole new experience altogether. It all started with a mail from the Admission office of IIM Lucknow, congratulating me on my selection in IIM Sirmaur. I was euphoric not only because I would soon be a part of the IIM clan but also at the idea of staying in Himachal Pradesh for two years! As is usual, a chain of activities started, ranging from joining the whatsApp group to fulfilling the formalities of admission; from withdrawing admission from a previously decided institution to running for getting important document prepared, etc.
Upon reaching Paonta Sahib, I was thrilled by the atmosphere. The curvy mountains touched our campus on the bank of Yamuna. It gives us the opportunity to see rainbows every now and then.
My all dreamy imagery started fading away as soon as our classes started after induction program. All motivational address by professors, guests and director could not last long as the academic pressure started building up. I hardly got time to move around the city and enjoy local cuisines.
- Building base strong
- Addressing the elephant in the room
- Problem solver mode
- Finishing strokes
- Verbal Ability
- Quantitative Ability
- Taking enough mocks:
- I maintained consistency
- I always had my goal in mind and stayed motivated
- Good Habits
- Quantitative Ability
- Data Interpretation
- Logical Reasoning
- Verbal Ability
Is Self Study Advisable for CAT exam preparation?
Alright. So to begin with , you need to first analyze your personality traits ! Are you the self motivated one or you need a push sometimes? Are you comfortable studying alone or group studies open up your mind? Does competition keeps you on your toes, or you get laid back? According to my opinion, as CAT is a national level competitive exam so you need to be on your toes, when it comes to competition. No doubt that you can obviously study and understand concepts by yourself but you need to have the same peer group to keep you motivated throughout!So let's dive deeper to understand if self study is enough to prepare for CAT exam.
When you join a coaching class , then almost every week you will interact with the people who are striving for the same goal as yours. The amount of motivation that you get by it will definitely enhance your potential and make you slog harder.
Also one of the most important aspects of joining a coaching class is that your are well updated about all the notification and changes happening in the structure and pattern of the exam. Also, the faculty and mentors assigned to you have been CAT toppers themselves most of the times, so you always get that extra benefit from the experience.
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Coming towhen in a coaching, you would always be giving mocks and result would show up weekly. For an All India Level Exam, it is very important for you to know, where exactly do you stand when it comes to your own coaching class may be amongst 700–1000 students if not more. If you are very sincerely preparing, then you will obviously have good number of doubts and you need somebody experienced to guide you properly.
Moreover, for a sincere CAT aspirant , MBA would define the next 40 years of his life, so making sure that your “HOW” is sorted is important! You can get in touch with us for any assistance in coaching.
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If you have an option of preparing through offline and online it will be great for your preparation.
You can follow the below ways to prepare for GRE:
1. Start your work by creating a realistic schedule of daily work. Because of the reason that the daily part is important, realistic probably translates to 15-20 minutes a day.
2. Use the official materials. There is only 1 published book for the GRE Examination.