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There is no single number (apart from 100%) that can be termed as ideal accuracy. But a more useful parameter to consider is desirable accuracy.This too will vary for each one of you. 1. It depends on your strengths and weaknesses. You should aim to maximize your accuracy in topics/areas/sections that you are really good...
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CAT Preparation
Many of you write to me asking what is the Ideal number of attempts in a section or overall in a mock-CAT or the actual CAT. The short answer is: ”It depends.” The long answer is that what’s a good score in a One Day International match?Well, the answer is “it depends”. A score that...
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CAT coaching
Many of you have written to me expressing your worries about poor scores in some AIRCATs/mocks.Many others among you would have faced a similar challenge in any new field you adopted – for example, you just started learning how to play TT and a friend who was better than you kept thrashing you day in and day...
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When you have too many tasks pending, it seems impossible to move forward. On that really long task list, the sheer number can bog you down. It is crucial to tick off a few as soon as possible. How should you go about it? You could start with the one that can be done the quickest....
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CAT Preparation
When you face something that’s tougher than you were prepared for, you have two options:1. Panic, like most others would in a similar situation2. Stay Calm and AdaptThe first option almost always makes you do worse than you are capable of.The second option makes you do a lot better than most others would, in a similar situation.Which one did you choose in a tough mock CAT you faced recently? If you...
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CAT-2020 is around 170 days from now, just a little under 6 months! (This assumes CAT is held as per its usual schedule – and that’s what we should be preparing for. Any delay will be a pleasant surprise to make use of.) Some exams such as the NMAT generally commence earlier, and yet others...
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Cricket and CAT-2020
I am missing live sports!  I prefer (most) live sporting events to Netflix or Prime Video binging anyday. Infact, much as I hate to admit it, I prefer sports even to a great book.  It’s not just about the thrill that accompanies great skill, but it’s equally about insights into what differentiates the great from the good – on a...
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Over the last few days, I wrote in detail about how to excel in the VARC section in CAT. Please go through MBAGuru blog, if you haven’t already. Final step: All other steps are useless unless you put them into practice Here is a list of the authors and their books I suggest you read from now...
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In my first 3 blog posts on this topic, I wrote in detail about the first 3 steps (of 5 steps to mastering the VARC section in CAT): You can read them here, here and here, if you haven’t already. Onto Step 4 now. Step4: Understand that there is no easy way to succeed So what should you, as...
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99 percentile CAT
In my first 2 blog posts on this topic, I wrote in detail about the first 2 steps (of 5 steps to mastering the VARC section in CAT): You can read them here and here if you haven’t already. Onto Step3 now. Step3: Understand where CAT RCs come from With my 8 years of experience of teaching VA...
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