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    How to prepare for entrance exams like CAT and MAT along with my B.Tech studies?

    sir, i m doing my btech (EEE) 3rd year in jntu kakinada.....i want to do my mba in any top b schools... i want your precious guidance for preparing for exams (cat & mat)... parallel with my present studies.... please do rply sir..,,,,,,,

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    Re: How to prepare for entrance exams like CAT and MAT along with my B.Tech studies?

    Dear Aspirant,
    Syllabus of both Exams are maximum equal those are as follows.

    This Preparation for CAT and MAT also useful for Campus Interviews.

    MAT Exam have following Sections those are as follows:
    • Language Comprehension
    • Mathematical Skills
    • Data Analysis and Sufficiency
    • Intelligence&Critical Reasoning
    • Indian&Global Environment
    CAT Exam have Two Sections those are as follows:
    • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
    • Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoningr
    Preparation:
    First You have to start your preparation with learning tables.
    You should read daily Word Power Made Easy Book for Vocabulary
    You should learn Daily 5Synonyms and 5Antonyms Now onwards.
    You should improve English for Crack the Both exams
    You have to improve your solving power in a less time.
    You should practice more and more bits,You can solve any bit with in time

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    Re: How to prepare for entrance exams like CAT and MAT along with my B.Tech studies?

    Hi buddy,

    TIPS TO PREPARE FOR CAT EXAM




    To prepare for CAT exam it's very important to maintain a proper Time Management for preparation....

    -> Try to spend at least 2 solid hours for preparing for the CAT exam....

    -> Have a schedule of topics which have to be covered and finish it day by day.

    -> Take the last day of that week to revise the schedule which you made and do it the next week..

    -> During weekends you will be having plenty of leisure time, so make it as 4 hrs for sat and sun...

    -> I know it will be tough to spend that much time for engineering student daily, but to have a ever shining future you have dedicate yourself now..

    -> Refer some good books and previous year papers for your preparation...

    -> Just know the pattern of the exam and prepare for the questions accordingly..

    RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR CAT PREPARATION



    Some of the recommended books which might help for your preparation are as follows...


    How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For CAT
    Price - Rs. 297



    How To Prepare For Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension For The CAT
    Price - Rs. 322



    How To Prepare For Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT
    Price - Rs. 338


    CAT Solved Papers Since 1999
    Price - Rs. 300

    Clearing MAT exam is not easy and you need to put in a lot of effort. However, if you are not aware of the pattern and syllabus and donít make a strategy to manage your time, it becomes all the more difficult. I will shed some light on the topics asked in the MAT entrance test and how to prepare for them.
    MAT Written Tests:
    AIMA (All India Management Association) conducts an MAT entrance tests for MBA admission. Though the basic sections of MAT are same as CAT, there are some subtle differences in the test. MAT caters to middle and lower level institutes and is conducted four times in a year.
    Pattern of MAT Test:
    MAT is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers. Candidates have to answer 200 Questions in 150 minutes. Questions are divided into five sections.

    Section No. Topic No of Questions Suggested Time (Minutes)
    1. Language Comprehension 40 30
    2. Mathematical Skills 40 40
    3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
    4. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
    5. Indian and Global Environment 40 15
    Total 200 150
    Remember that nobody (or very few) can do 150 questions in given time, the candidate must have the ability to pick and choose the questions that must be done.
    When to Start Preparation?
    Answer is as early as possible. The more you Practice the more you learn. Once you get an idea of type of questions you can devote time English reading comprehension and vocabulary.
    How to Prepare for MAT?
    Follow a step by step procedure. Everyone has his/her own learning curve so there is not a single method that will work for all. However I can suggest some steps:
    1. Clear you basic Maths Concepts. The best place to start is the text books for Class 10 or some study material provided by an institute. Learn as many formulas as possible and find some shortcuts.
    2. Work on you vocabulary. Read a lot and observe how a word in used in different contexts.
    3. Develop the habit of reading. Newspapers, Magazines and TV can be a great help here.
    4. Reasoning skills can be improved by solving puzzles
    5. Practice a lot. Solve sets of questions within a time frame. Concentrate on each section and devote equal time.
    6. Once you know your strengths and weaknesses, go for some full-length tests. Observe how you improve your score with each passing test.
    7. Revise. This is what most of the students miss out on.
    How to Tackle Each Section?
    Here are some tips:
    MATHS:
    MAT Test has relatively easy math sums except probability and permutations which may prove difficult. Generally the paper can be solved with some patience. As mentioned earlier stick to basics.
    Data Analysis and Sufficiency (DI):
    MAT DI part consists of conventional data interpretation like graphs and charts with questions based on finding percentage increase or decrease.
    Reasoning:
    Like many other MBA Entrance exams, MAT also follows old GRE books. It will a good idea to study from these or some old question papers of MAT.
    English:
    MAT English part is pure comprehension. This is the area of concern for most students. Only thing that can help you here is reading and reading a lot.
    As I said MAT is not easy but you can still crack it.
    Go get it!!

    GOOD LUCK



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    Re: How to prepare for entrance exams like CAT and MAT along with my B.Tech studies?

    the best way is join a good coaching classs because over there they give you specific study material which are most probably according to the CAT syllabus and most of their sample papers even hit in the exams so its better to take a guided approach to crack CAT and emerge with flying colors.. hope you do as i say and success will be yours.. bbye take care good luck..



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    Re: How to prepare for entrance exams like CAT and MAT along with my B.Tech studies?

    follow some these points (which is my personal opinion) :

    1. Read newspaper daily for about 20 minutes ( preferably toi) especially the editorial page which has a lot of treasure of vocabulary . Doing this daily for a year will lake your verbal section nearly 70% perfect.
    Sit with a dictionary while reading newspaper.

    2.for quantitative section solve only 20 problems daily which will take 30 mins max. ( from arun sharma book)

    3. For data interpretation and logical reasoning you may give 3 hrs time in a week on a single day. Because di-lr if studied for a long time its beneficial.


    The above points are just when your weekly college routine is going on for which you will have to spare
    1 hr daily which is easily possible

    4.and on holidays just boost up your study by taking a subject for 3 hrs and changing the subject every holiday


    5.remember that if you want good marks in your b.tech and also a good b-school you have to sacrifice your time for fun a little.



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    Re: How to prepare for entrance exams like CAT and MAT along with my B.Tech studies?

    hello friend,you can practise on your own by doing self study and referring to various books as well as you can join some coaching centres for this.
    You just need to polish yourself through hardwork and determination and you will be through the cat mat test with a very good rank and finally can score a good position in your dream institute.You can practise online as well as join a good coaching centre such as, Career launcher,TIME ,Parishram,IMS Learning Resources etc.
    You can read the following books


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    Preparation Topics for Mba Entrance exam:

    Quantitative Ability (QA) / Mathematics:

    Arithmetic-
    Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS,Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Installment Payments, Clocks, Calendar,

    Algebra-
    In-equations , Quadratic and linear equations, functions, Logarithm Geometry, Mensuration and solid Geometry

    Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc),Mensuration, Co-ordinate geometry.
    .
    Other Mathematical Topics:
    Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Binomial Expansion, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers, etc.

    Data Interpretation:
    Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency etc.

    .
    Reasoning:
    Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Family tree problem , Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series etc.

    .
    Verbal Ability (VA) / English:
    Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Mood, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, Phrasal verb etc.


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    Re: How to prepare for entrance exams like CAT and MAT along with my B.Tech studies?

    you can practise on your own by doing self study and referring to various books as well as you can join some coaching centres for this.
    You just need to polish yourself through hardwork and determination and you will be through the cat mat test with a very good rank and finally can score a good position in your dream institute.You can practise online as well as join a good coaching centre such as, Career launcher,TIME ,Parishram,IMS Learning Resources etc.
    You can read the following books


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    I can suggest some steps:
    1. Clear you basic Maths Concepts. The best place to start is the text books for Class 10 or some study material provided by an institute. Learn as many formulas as possible and find some shortcuts.
    2. Work on you vocabulary. Read a lot and observe how a word in used in different contexts.
    3. Develop the habit of reading. Newspapers, Magazines and TV can be a great help here.
    4. Reasoning skills can be improved by solving puzzles
    5. Practice a lot. Solve sets of questions within a time frame. Concentrate on each section and devote equal time.
    6. Once you know your strengths and weaknesses, go for some full-length tests. Observe how you improve your score with each passing test.Arithmetic-
    Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS,Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Installment Payments, Clocks, Calendar,

    Algebra-
    In-equations , Quadratic and linear equations, functions, Logarithm Geometry, Mensuration and solid Geometry

    Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc),Mensuration, Co-ordinate geometry.
    .
    Other Mathematical Topics:
    Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Binomial Expansion, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers, etc.

    Data Interpretation:
    Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn Diagram, Data Sufficiency etc.

    .Reasoning:
    Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences

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    SYLLABUS FOR CATE EXAM:-

    Quantitative Ability Syllabus

    Number Systems , LCM and HCF ,Percentages , Profit and Loss , Interest (Simple and Compound)Speed, Time and Distance ,Time and Work , Averages , Ratio and Proportion , Linear Equations , Quadratic Equations , Complex ,Numbers , Logarithm ,Progressions ,Binomial Theorem ,Surds and Indices ,Inequalities ,Permutation and Combination, Probability Functions ,Set Theory ,Mixtures and Alligations , Geometry ,Co-ordinate Geometry ,Trigonometry ,Mensuration.

    Data Interpretation

    • Tables
    • Column graphs
    • Bar Graphs
    • Line charts
    • Pie Chart
    • Venn Diagrams
    Logical Reasoning
    • Number and Letter Series
    • Calendars
    • Clocks
    • Cubes
    • Venn Diagrams
    • Binary Logic
    • Seating Arrangement
    • Logical Sequence
    • Logical Matching
    • Logical Connectives
    • Syllogism
    • Blood Relations
    Verbal Ability
    • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)
    • English Usage or Grammar
    • Sentence Correction
    • Fill in the blanks
    • Cloze Passage
    • Analogies or Reverse Analogies
    • Jumbled Paragraph
    • Meaning-Usage Match
    • Summary Questions
    • Verbal Reasoning
    • Facts / Inferences / Judgements
    • Reading Comprehension

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    Here i am giving you some of the books which might be useful for your preparation in the MAT exam and CAT exam....-









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