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    Guidance about preparation for CAT to get into IIM?

    Hello everyone :-)

    I am currently in btech 1st year.. A student of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) branch. My aim is to get into an IIM(A,B,C) . It has become a dream for me. So I want to prepare for it from today itself but I dont know what should I do or how should I prepare for CAT ! Please guide me.. Like what should I focuss on..any tutorials..any study materials or correspondence courses ? I am ready do anything and everything to achieve my goal.
    And I have got 93% in 10th but 72% in 12th. Will it hamper anything if I get 9 CGPA in btech ? Plz tell me as how should I prepare. It would be a great help. Thanks in advance :-D

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    sai charan is offline Junior Member sai charan is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Guidance about preparation for CAT to get into IIM?


    First of all let me tell you that your Goal of doing MBA is a great goal and please do not divert from it as it will help you in getting good career ahead. If you want to know the preparation strategy then i have given the Best strategy below but first of all let me tell you about the entrance exam.

    CAT :- CAT is the only entrance exam which can help you in getting into an IIM. CAT stands for Common admission test which is conducted by Indian Institute of Management every year. This is a exam for which score are valid for one year only that means if you have cleared the CAT then you have to either take admission in one year otherwise you have to give another attempt of the CAT. You can give the exam as many times as you want.

    CAT Subject :- Maths
    Mental Ability

    CAT eligibility :-

    Minimum Educational qualification needed is a graduation
    Graduation must be done from a recognized university
    You must not have less then 50%
    relaxation to you of 5% if you are from Minority community
    No age or Subject limit for the exam

    Preparation strategy :-

    1. Give equal time to each subject
    2. Give more emphasis on weaker subjects
    3. Do make a time table
    4. Strictly follow the time table
    5. Never study below your capacity
    6. Analyse yourself after every week
    7. Do not leave the easy subject behind
    8. Solve Mock test papers
    9. Solve previous papers
    10. Leave enough time in the end for Revision
    11. Refer quality books and journals

    Hope it will help


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    sudha001 is offline Senior Member sudha001 is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Guidance about preparation for CAT to get into IIM?

    Hello Friend ,

    CAT stand for Common Admission Test , and this exam happens once in a every year usually in the month of Oct-Nov . As you know cracking CAT exam at once is not a

    easy task at all , you need to prepare all through out year . So yes as you have said that you are in the first year of B.tech , i think this is the best time to prepare

    yourself , i would suggest you to join a good coaching institute as till now you are not eligible for this exam because the minimum criteria is Graduation passed or you

    can sit for an entrance exam when you will be in a final year of your B.TEch . So there is a lot of time for you to prepare your self for this exam .

    Here is the details that would help you regarding CAT exam :


    The CAT 2013 will have only two sections.

    The first section is Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation;

    The second section is Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

    These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits.

    The examination will be 140 minutes. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on-screen countdown timer.

    Important Dates To Remember :

    Sale of CAT Vouchers : Monday,29 July - Tuesday, 24 September 2013

    Registration for CAT 2013 : Monday,29 July - Thursday, 26 September 2013

    CAT Test Dates : Thursday,16 October - Monday,11 November 2013

    Reference Books for MBA Entrance Exam:

    • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
    • Logical reasoning and DI section by S Chand or by Pearson Education
    • Quantitative ability by O.P Sinhal
    • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Avinash Agarwal, Shipra Agarwal
    • CAT Solved Paper by Upkar’s
    • CAT Solved Papers and Mock Test Papers by Pratiyogita Darpan
    • Verbal Ability by Wren and Marten
    • Verbal Ability Guide for CAT by PT Education Ltd
    Some of the Top Coaching Centers for CAT exam :
    • Aggarwal classes
    • Bansal Classes Pvt Ltd.
    • Brilliant Academy
    • Brilliant school of Management
    • Brilliant Tutorial
    • Career Launcher
    • Career Point
    • Cflogic
    • Elite Academy
    • Hi India
    • IMS India

    NOTE :

    Getting admission in IIMS institute is really very difficult as the cut offf marks for General candidates is around 90+ percentile and for SC/ST/OBC , the cut of is 75+ , so you need to work really very hard then only you will get a chance to get a call from IIMS

    OOD LUCK !!

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    RKG is offline Junior Member RKG is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Guidance about preparation for CAT to get into IIM?

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    Nowadays MBA has got a good scope and gaining the attention of students as well as their guardians for itself. MBA is a Management masters degree which enables the students to learn the managerial skills so as to work on various executive and managerial levels of any organization.

    CAT Is computer based test held in India. CAT Is rated as Third Toughest Test in Asia. CAT is conducted by Indian Institute Of Management as a pre requisites for getting admission in management programmes of IIMs

    CAT Normally Conducted Every Year During a 21 Days Testing Window In The Month Of October And November A candidate can appear only once During 21 Day Window The Test Score Is Valid For Admission To The Forthcoming Academic Year Only.

    CAT 2013 Exam dates :Sale of vouchers: 29th July 2013 to 24th September 2013

    Registrations: 29th July 2013 to 26th September 2013

    Exam dates: 16th October 2013 to 11th November 2013

    For CAT preparation, you can join Career Launcher,Career forums,T.I.M.E.,Parishram etc coaching centres but as if now a little time is left. As even in the last dayd,these coaching centers finish their courses and stop their batches because this is the time when a student should actually practice while sitting at home. I suggest you to revise the subjects and dont try to go for the untouched concepts.

    CAT is an Common Admission Test which is conducted by the IIMs every year. The eligibility criteria for this examination is to have a bachelor degree in any stream with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate. It is 45% for the reserved category aspirant.The aspirants who are of reserved category are also eligible for this exam.But they have to only remember that they should fulfill the percentile criteria of this examination.

    So, If you are doing good in CAT exam & Then in a Interview you will surely get admission in a IIM for better future.

    All the Best..!!!

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