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Chasing the CAT with a mouse

After using the pen-and-paper format for the last 33 years, the IIMs have finally decided to computerise the examination process. What does this mean for the 2.5 lakh students who will attempt the examination? Will the ‘online CAT’ be a tougher nut to crack? JAM finds out what the mood is, what the worries are, and how best to prepare ...

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Get what you want

Yes, we all know that success comes to those who persevere to achieve it. But sometimes we just wait for a push in the right direction. This first hand account of a MBA aspirant reaffirms the fact that nothing is impossible if you try hard enough. There are many roads to ‘success’ in life but one thing is for sure, ...

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Taming the CET!

Preparing for the CAT is not enough to crack other entrance exams. Find out why! A popular belief amongst MBA aspirants is – ‘Prepare for CAT and you are prepared for all other exams!’ Though this might be true for most exams, it is surely not true for Maharashtra MBA-CET. This exam is a very different animal to tame altogether. ...

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Beyond CAT: The Issue Of Fairness

It is common knowledge that institutes make a lot of money by conducting their own tests. But even those bschools accepting CAT or XAT scores ask you to apply separately after buying a prospectus of Rs 1000-1500. So they get the money minus the headache. The other reason some bschools might prefer conducting their own exam is to have more ...

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XAT Unplugged!

Being the first MBA entrance exam every calendar year, XAT serves as a rude awakening to all MBA aspirants who are still basking in a New Year hangover. Difficulty wise, XAT is more or less on the lines of CAT. How is XAT different than CAT? Unlike CAT, where the number of questions are less than 100, the total number ...

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Words and the CAT

Words and the CAT To get through the verbal ability section on CAT,what you need is to read this article and you’re home. So stop mugging up the dictionaries and get real with the exam ahead. Parag Chitale &Nishikant Kothikar from CPLC tell you how. Mindset/Interest Almost all of us read at a good speed of 400 words per minute, ...

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A week before CAT

With a few days to go for the CAT here’s some last minute advice! Guessing Guessing is more important on the CAT than on any other test you have ever taken. You’ll have to guess often on the CAT because 1.You can’t skip questions. If you hit a mental block, you have to guess. You can’t pass a question and ...

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Get, CET and Go!

Every year, the month of February holds a special significance to all MBA aspirants in Mumbai. Each one of them spends sleepless nights in preparing for “The CET” perhaps the mother of all entrance exams in this part of the country. In case you are seriously considering taking the Maharashtra CET (for MBA) this Feb there is no reason to ...

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CAT got your tongue?

Competitive exams are always fraught with risk. There is the risk of not scoring good marks and therefore, disappointing your parents. There is the risk of scoring good marks but not making it to a top college and therefore, disappointing your parents. There is the risk of scoring good marks, getting into a top college but knowing that two to ...

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