Author: GP

CAT 2016 Analysis: Slot 1: First Impressions

CAT 2016 Likely cutoff: Getting updated shortly Structure similar to CAT 15. The difficulty level of QA section is the key difference between CAT 2015 and CAT 2016. QA – more difficult than last year. Approx 5 attempts less as compared to CAT 15. 22-25 is is a good attempt. DILR slightly easy. Students could attempt 4 sets with ease. 14-16 is a good attempt. Exerts say, good students could even go on to attempt 6 DILR sets. Verbal section – Level of difficulty same as CAT 15. The section had 24 RC questions , 10 Verbal Logic (4 Para...

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CAT 2016: Change is the only constant

Back in July, there was no ambiguity about CAT 2016. The CAT 2016 website  very clearly gave the following information. CAT 2016 will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) with a total of 100 questions The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections: Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension with 34 questions Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning with 32 questions Section III: Quantitative Ability with 34 questions Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while...

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IIFT done – What Next for CAT 2016?

With IIFT out of the way most of you would have immediately shifted your focus to CAT 2016. However, before you get down to practicing section tests from Test Gym and taking Mock CATs it will be useful to relive your IIFT experience and analyze why you did/did not do well in IIFT and what learning from this paper can you take forward to CAT. Let us first look at the IIFT paper and then discuss what you should do in the 6 days leading up to CAT 2016. Let me share with you how I would have attempted...

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NMAT 2017: To Retake or Not To Retake – Updated

With NMAT declaring the scores of Window 1 & 2 the obvious question in the minds of the NMAT takers are: Should I go for a retake? Which institute/program can I get an interview call from? Obviously the answer to these questions is in trying to predict the cutoff that NMIMS would have for its various programs. So let us first have a look at the NMAT cutoffs of the last few papers. NMAT Cut-offs Section NMIMS Mumbai FTMBA/HR NMIMS PGDM Blr /Hyd NMIMS Mumbai MBA Pharma 2014 2015 2016 2016 2016 (Est) Quantitative Skills 72 70 65 60...

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GP’s 10 fool-proof fundas to Crack IIFT

Among the Indian MBA entrance exams, IIFT entrance exam is possibly the most complicated; while the 3 section CAT 2016 with a time limit of 1 hour for each section is essentially an only a test of knowledge and speed, the IIFT paper is an aptitude test and also a test of your temperament. It has multiple sections (and sometimes subsections also), no sectional time limits, differential marking for questions of different sections, negative marking for incorrect answers, insufficient time and at times does not clearly specify if it has sectional cut-offs. In other words the IIFT paper checks...

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About GP

Gautam Puri

GP describes his academic performance early in life as pathetic. With scores of 61% in Xth and 65% in XIIth, he was always at the bottom of the class. For students, he is an aptitude guru who simplifies fundamentals, problem solving, and test taking strategy. GP loves driving & has been part of Raid-de- Himalayas off road adventure. An IIM B alumnus, GP is one of the core founders of CL.

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