A one liner mantra for your online preparation for CAT

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The latest lockdown has been a challenge almost none of us had foreseen even a couple of months ago. It has necessitated, or inspired as the case may be, many of us to re-discover some simple pleasures, follow some passion, or just catch up on some reading or movie binging.


At MBAGuru, we continue use this phase to learn new things, practically every day. The final selections of 1000s of CAT-2020 students are awaited, but their mails and messages are non-stop. Most are happy and emotional, many even nostalgic and grateful, about how good their experience was. That tells us which areas to keep our focus on.


And then, some communication points to things we can improve upon. And that’s where our best inputs for improvement invariably come from. Successful students who have experienced the entire program, have a strong connect and think of MBAGuru as their institute, and write with a sense of ownership about how it can get even better!


The one thing most of them (and most of us) missed out upon over the last 1 year was offline classes. But we made the most of the challenging times and our collective (students and TeamMBAGuru) baptism into the new world of online preparation for CAT was an experience every bit enjoyable. And that was because we embraced the uncertainty and did not expect or bank upon resumption of offline classes anytime soon.


What kept us going strong during the last 1 year?


If offline sessions had resumed, we were all set and eager for the same. And we really hoped for it. To a small yet meaningful extent, our wishes did get fulfilled earlier this year when a lot of PI-WAT personal interactions could be held physically. And boy, did that make a difference!


But in our minds, we were ready for a long period of uncertainty – and that helped us ADAPT. And this learning from the last 1 year is something I want to share with you, because it has actually proved to be extremely useful for us and 1000s of our students who prepared with us.


How is it relevant to your CAT Online Coaching Classes?


So, when the lockdown was first announced last year – we had a one-line statement as our guiding principle. And I bet, it’s something you are familiar with.


That one adage that has been at the focal point of all our action over the past year and more is: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst!



It’s a perfect “Heads, I win. Tails, you lose” situation.


When you decide to follow this in your CAT 2021 Online Coaching, you will not waste today. You will not wait for a better day – you will just hope for it. Instead you will prepare for a tougher time ahead – because then the reality would be easier to make the most of. And when a better day comes, as it surely will, you will be that much happier and also ahead of 1000s of your competitors.


So, whether you are a beginner exploring how to prepare for CAT, or a student at the best online CAT Coaching, you would do well to keep your expectations low about external factors, while striving to excel internally.


About the author: Deekshant has sleep-walked through several 100 and 99.9 %iles in practically every section of the CAT. That he is a cricket fan and he writes okay is evident from most of his posts. 1000s of our students swear that he can motivate almost anyone to double his/her percentile through very simple yet powerful inputs. And that’s why every MBAGuru student has direct access to him via mail and Telegram. Oddly, he somehow also finds the time to write songs professionally. And yes … almost missed this … he is an alumnus of IIT Delhi & IIM Cal 🙂

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