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Recommended Books for CAT & MBA Entrance Exams (XAT, SNAP, FMS)

Quantitative Aptitude Recommended books for CAT/XAT/MBA Exams
While preparing for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT/XAT/MBA one can refer following books:
1.Start with Arun sharma (Simple and easy to understand...recommended for those who are starting their CAT preparation ).  
Book Name:How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Common Admission Test , Author:Arun Sharma  Price: Rs 357 on Flipkart
Read online copy of  :  Arun Sharma How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT
Note:  In case you want to learn maths for Quantitative Aptitude section starting from basics, please refer:
- NCERT Mathematics books for 8th, 9th & 10th standard
- CBSE Mathematics books for 8th, 9th & 10th standard
2.If you feel your Quantitative Aptitude is pretty decent but you want to make it more stronger then you can follow Abhijit Guha's book:Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by Guha Abhijit Price: Rs 300 on Flipkart
Please note that the Above book by Guha has lots of tips & tricks, so refer this book only if you have sufficient time left for your preparation. As it takes time to get along with the tips and tricks.
Read online copy of :Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit Sinha
3.Even the "The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for CAT" by Nishit Sinha" is an excellent book. Price: Rs 410 on Flipkart
4. To download Free books for Quantitative Aptitude Preparation, Click here
5.For Quantitative Aptitude Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks, Click here


Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning Recommended books for CAT/MBA
For Data Interpretation any of the following books can be followed:
1.TMH's How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd Edition by Arun Sharma  Price: Rs 499 on Flipkart
Read this book: How To Prepare For DI & Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
2.The Pearson Guide to Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for the CAT (With CD) by Nishit K. Sinha Publisher: Pearson   Price: Rs 525 on Flipkart
Read online copy of:Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for CAT by Nishit Sinha
3.How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Common Admission Test 1st Edition by Arun Sharma Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Price: Rs 225 on Flipkart
4. How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT Common Admission Test 1st Edition by Arun Sharma Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Price: Rs 316 on Flipkart
5. To download Free study materials for Data Interpretation, Click here

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning Recommended books for CAT/MBA Entrance
1. How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Common Admission by Arun Sharma Publisher: TMH Price: Rs 335 on Flipkart
2. The Pearson Guide To Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT by Nishit K. Sinha Publisher: Pearson   Price: Rs 401 on Flipkart
3. A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Revised Edition by  R. S. Aggarwal Publisher : S. Chand Price: Rs 450 on Flipkart
4. Trishna's Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations by TIME Publisher: Pearson Price: Rs 500 on Flipkart

Other Useful books for Improving Verbal Ability & Vocab:
1. English Proficiency IMS India
2. Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
3. Wren and Martin English Grammar
4. Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
5. Student's Companion By Wilfred D. BestVERBAL ABILITY BY ARUN SHARMA
6. 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary by Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis.
7. A Communicative Grammar of English By: Geoffrey Leech
8. Business English and Communication By: Clark
9. English PLUS I.C.S.E. For Class 10 by Xavier Pinto
10. To download Free books for Verbal Ability, Click here

Recommended Business Magazines for CAT/MBA Aspirants
1.Business Line by The Hindu Group
2.Business Today by India Today Group
3.BusinessWorld

4.Management Compass Career Launcher
5.Business & Management Chronicle by Chronicle Publications
6.Competition Success Review

Recommended Newspapers for CAT/MBA Aspirants
The Hindu
Economics Time
The Statesman

Keep watching this page will come up soon with more details about all these books and other good books for CAT Preparation and other MBA Exam Preparation too.

Please feel free to post your queries.....


Also read:


Books for CAT Preparation , CAT 2009, Books for XAT Preparation, Books for MBA Preparation, Recommended Books for CAT & MBA Entrance, Books for IIFT Preparation,Books for FMS Preparation,Books for JMET Preparation, Books for SNAP Preparation

455 comments:

  1. hi..i am going to appear for CAT 2010..now i hav almost 18 months in my hand.from my schedule i can give 2 hours daily for CAT preparation from today itself.Please tell me how to plan my studies so as to get excellant results.my email id is mohite.amey@yahoo.com

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  2. for LR/DI, in my opinion, Nishit Sinha's book is the best book. However you have not mentioned that.

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  3. hi ! I am going 2 appear for cat 2010 and i am in final year of my graduation so i wiil not be able to completley focus on cat preaparation so can you suggest me how should i deal with it . my final exams will be most probably in the month of may. Eagerly waiting for your reply my email id is undefinedsus@gmail.com.
    thankyou.....

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  4. Hi, I feel Nishit Sinha QA book is far better than Arun Sharma book. It is more comprehensive in concepts, and more up to date for the CAT now a days. And the best part is - it has the solution too.

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  5. Hi ...i am planning to appear for the CAT 2009 ...m currently doing BBA 2nd yr ..would you please guide me on how to prepare myself for the exam ..i live abroad so it's not possible to find any coaching centres for CAT ,..the only choice is self preparation ..
    expecting your reply at the earliest my email id is alwayzanne88@yahoo.com

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  6. Hi...i hv given my first yr xams of b.com...i'll be appearing in CAT 2010...please suggest and guide me that how i can start the self preparation for now as i'll not be able to join any coaching this year..or i need to get any books... My e-mail id is akashrocks00@gmail.com
    THANKS N REGARDS,
    AKASH DEDP

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  7. Hi...i hv given my first yr xams of b.com...i'll be appearing in CAT 2010...please suggest and guide me that how i can start the self preparation for now as i'll not be able to join any coaching this year..or i need to get any books... My e-mail id is akashrocks00@gmail.com
    THANKS N REGARDS,
    AKASH DEEP

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  8. Hi...i hv given my first yr xams of b.com...i'll be appearing in CAT 2010...please suggest and guide me that how i can start the self preparation for now as i'll not be able to join any coaching this year..or i need to get any books... My e-mail id is akashrocks00@gmail.com
    THANKS N REGARDS,
    AKASH DEDP

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  9. hii..i am in 3rd yr B.tech and i want to appear in 2010 Cat exam.i can only pay 2 hrs daily.thus kindly help me out for the preparation.my email id -it07451.sbit@gmail.com

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  10. Hi Shweta,

    Looking at the time you are left with, 2 hours a day should be handy.
    Firstly analyze your strengths and weaknesses and then start accordingly. Say if you feel that your Verbal section is not as good as other 2 sections, then you start your preparation by giving more time to the section your are not good in.

    Attempt 2-3 mock papers in your free time, strictly giving equal time to all the 3 sections. After the mock test analyze your score to find out in which section you need to put effort in.

    As you have sufficient time left i will suggest you to be regular in your preparation and aim for the top 10 colleges from now.
    Doing MBA from a top 10 college gives a new dimension to your career.

    Some of the below links could be helpful for you:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2007/12/success-mantra-for-mba.html

    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2008/09/test-taking-startegy.html

    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-to-plan-your-cat-preparation.html

    Please post your query/reply here:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2008/09/comments-queries-requests.html

    All the best

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  11. Hi Akash,

    If you are not joining any coaching then please get a good collection of preparation materials. You can buy some and get some online too. Even preparation materials of TIME/ IMS are good which you can easily get in market.

    Do join for mock CAT's after you have finished an intial preparation of 3-4 months. For Mock CATs you can join any of following TIME, IMS, Career Launcher, PT, Career Forum


    Looking at the time you are left with, you can start your prep by devoting 2 hours on daily basis.
    Analyze your strengths and weaknesses and then start accordingly. Say if you feel that your Verbal section is not as good as other 2 sections, then you start your preparation by giving more time to the section your are not good in.

    Attempt 2-3 mock papers in your free time, strictly giving equal time to all the 3 sections. After the mock test analyze your score to find out in which section you need to put effort in.

    As you have sufficient time left i will suggest you to be regular in your preparation and aim for the top 10 colleges from now.
    Doing MBA from a top 10 college gives a new dimension to your career.

    Some of the below links could be helpful to you:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2007/12/success-mantra-for-mba.html

    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2008/09/test-taking-startegy.html

    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-to-plan-your-cat-preparation.html

    About Online CAT 2009:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2009/06/online-cat-2009.html


    Please do post your query/reply here:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2008/09/comments-queries-requests.html

    You can get plenty of online materials if your browse through this link:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2009/06/mba-preparation-materials-tips-download.html

    All the best!!!

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  12. plz suggest some english, gk books. im fairly good in qa and di ..but my eng ang gk need some work.....plzz guide me..my email is ...boynextdoor.18@gmail.com

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  13. hi 2nd yr B.Tech student,i hav jst started my preparation but i can devote only 1 or 2 hrs a day. plz guide me for my preparation.
    my email id is puretruth.nimida@gmail.com
    thnks!

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  14. hello ...i m BBA 3rd sem student nd i ll appear for cat 2010-11 .so pls suggest me some methods or ways for doing its preparation nd i hve 5-6 hrs for it bt i cnt afford the expenses of coaching this time so pls tell me wht can i do right now so that i may use my time efficiently nd effectively in right direction .
    Miss.Neeraj gaur nd my email id is neergaur@gmail.com

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  16. I am seeing lots of students are here. who Preparing For CAT Exam..
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  18. Nice Informative Blog. Thanks For Sharing Exams Tips and your experience with us...

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  19. hi....i m in btech 3rd yr n m really tensed about my cat ezamination which i am going to give in 2010.....please suggest how to start up with d preparations..i can devote not mire then 2 hrs a day because of my hectic schedule....moreover i cannot start up with any coachin because they are not available at my place...so i hav to do it on my own....please guide me...
    hope you comply with my request...
    thank u.......

    my email id is ankit.the.great1988@gmail.com

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  20. Hello...I am going to appear for CAT 2010..i m an engineering student...
    My english is very weak...pls suggest some tips and book/magazine to improve it...

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  21. hiiii......i have only 45 days to my cat2009 exam.nd i hav not yet practised.pls can u suggest me in what manner should i start so that i can score atleast good marks which can help me to get a good college.

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  22. nice blog. I will recommend to all that. you should have start online coaching. because CAT is Now CBT. you have to prepare online for CAT Exam... I will suggest you a good site where you can Free Preparation of CAT 2010

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  23. please guide me how to prepare as i will appear at 2010 so guide me the books for mba best b-schools...Bhumika..at bhumika.careering@gmail.com

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  25. Hi.. I am a student of B.Com second yr. I m going to appear for CAT 2010..
    As my college Schedules r quite tough i m nt able to join any coaching for above mentioned exam..
    but i can easily give 2 hours time for preparation for CAT.
    Can you please help with it.. I want to know about the books for preparation.
    Waiting for ur reply
    -Stuti.
    duniyastuti@yahoo.co.in

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  26. Hi Stuti,

    Depending on your level of expertise you can refer to following books for CAT Preparation:
    Best books for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT / MBA preparation:
    1. If you are average in Maths, then start with:Quantiative Aptitude from Tata Magraw Hill , Author:Arun Sharma
    If you are above average in Maths then you can refer to Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods by Abhijit Guha

    Best books for Data Interpretation for CAT / MBA preparation:
    For Data Interpretation you can refer to following books:
    How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd Edition by Arun Sharma from TMH Publication
    OR
    Nishit Sinha's Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning book from Pearson Publication

    Best books for Verbal Ability for CAT / MBA preparation:
    You may refer to :
    1.Wren and Martin English Grammer
    2.Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
    and
    3.English Proficiency IMS India

    For verbal please do prepare well for reading comprehension Section which is easiest to master if you enjoy reading.

    Please do join for mock test well before time i.e. at least 8-9 months before CAT. MOCK tests help a lot.
    Take each of the mock tests as seriously as the real exam, find out your areas of improvements, improve your time management skills and do analyze each of the tests.

    Feel free to post any of your queries......

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  28. hi.........i am going 2 appear for CAT 2010...i am going 2 start my preprations nw...i am in T.E...please guide me how 2 plan my studies....my email id is chiniii89@yahoo.com
    waiting 4 ur reply.......

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  29. Hey Chinni,

    CAT is all about smart time management & a sound aptitude.
    Before Starting your CAT Preparation, you should analyze youself first.
    Find out which section out of following 3 you need to improve on:
    1. Quantitative Aptitude
    2. Verbal Reasoning
    3. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning.

    Now How to find which section should you focus more?
    1.Simply pick up a past years CAT exam paper:

    Download Past Papers of CAT and other MBA exams


    2. Attempt as many questions as you can without putting the time limit in one go (say you sit for 4 hours read all the questions & attempt which ever you are confident of.....don't make any blind guess for any of the
    questions.....feel free to make calculated guess in verbal section :) ).

    3. Write down your overall score, along with sectional score

    4. Repeat step 1-3 for 2 more Past Year CAT Papers

    With your consolidated scores for two to three attempts of Mock CAT tests, you would be able find which section is your strength and which one is your weakness.
    Please Remember: Initially when you write any mock tests with same time limit as actual CAT, your scores would be quite low as you are yet to master the time management. So don't get panic, slowly with time & with your preparation in progress your score will rise progressively.

    Following would help you in your preparation :
    1.Join for Mock CAT tests, thats must (join mock tests at least 7 months
    before actual CAT)

    2.Have your own collections of books for all 3 sections. Few you can download from here:

    Quantitative Aptitude Books


    Verbal Reasoning Books

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Books

    3.Learn tips & tricks to answer questions in lesser time
    Quantitative Aptitude Tips & Tricks

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning



    4.You may join for a coaching institute for MBA or CAT preparation such as TIME, IMS, Career Launcher, PT etc.
    But this is not necessaryif you are good at self preparation.


    There are plenty of shared materials which you can access from this page:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2009/06/mba-preparation-materials-tips-download.html

    Also Read:
    Success Mantra for MBA Exams

    Test Taking Strategy for MBA exams

    How to plan your MBA preparation?

    How to Prepare for Online CAT


    Please do post your feedback here, also feel free to ask any further queries .


    All the best!

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  30. Thank u soooo much....... :)
    this is really gonna help me........
    Chini

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  37. i m going to appear for CAT in 2012
    and also for other exams like GMAT, GRE.
    From when and how am i suppose to start preparations for these exams
    and are the preparations very different for these exams?
    I mean can I give all these exams and prepare for them simultanesously??
    Many such questions arise in my mind and i am really very confused.
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    please mail me at kriti022@gmail.com

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  38. hi sir
    i am a 2nd yr B.Tech student
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  39. Hey kriti,
    The level of questions asked in CAT, GMAT & GRE vary a bit. But with little extra preparation you should be able to prepare yourself for all of them. I would suggest to have a gap of 4-5 months between attempting any of these 2 exams. Say if you appear for CAT in Nov 2012 then plan to have a gap of 4-5 months before you write GMAT/GRE. This will give you ample time to prepare yourself specifically for these exams.

    Also whether you would be able to cope in preparation of CAT-GRE-GMAT smilutanously depends on your abilities & determination. I know people who were able to prepare for CAT & GMAT simultaneoulsy and got good scores too in both .

    Firstly decide which of these three exams is most important for you. Once you know the answer, focus for few months(4-5 months) only on that exam. Attempt mba mock tests and try to analyze/evaluate yourself. If you feel confident then slowly you can start focussing on other exams too. But if after few months you dont feel that confident in your preparation then it's better to focus only on one exam out of CAT/GRE/GMAT.

    There are plenty of shared materials which you can access from this page:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2009/06/mba-preparation-materials-tips-download.html

    Also Read:
    Success Mantra for MBA Exams

    Test Taking Strategy for MBA exams

    How to plan your MBA preparation?

    How to Prepare for Online CAT

    Tips & Tricks to improve Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Exams

    Tips & Tricks to improve Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for MBA Exams

    Please do post your feedback here, also feel free to ask any further queries .


    Wishing you luck

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  40. Hey Mithu,

    I will strongly recommend Wren & Martin for improving grammar.
    Other books for Vocabs are:

    1.Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
    2.VERBAL ABILITY BY ARUN SHARMA

    I have shared some of the freely downloadable Verbal related materials at following link:
    Verbal Preparation Books for MBA Exams / Improving Verbal Reasoning

    Also will recommend you to focus on spoken english, please form a group within your friend circle and have mock Extempore/ GDs/ Interviews/ Debates. This will not only help you in your MBA preparation but also for job interviews & will surely help in your overall personality development.

    I hope you should be able to organise such a session for half an hour everyday within your college campus or hostel. We used to do the same in our college days and it helped us alot.

    Please do post your feedback here, also feel free to ask any further queries .


    All the best!

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  41. Hey I shall appear for CAT,MAT, GRE, GMAT and other such examinations so just help me out whether self study will do or I must join coaching.
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    Which all are relevant and worth giving, which should be given priority?
    please mail me at kriti022@gmail.com

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  42. Hey Kriti,

    Before answering this question I would request you to attempt past papers of CAT & find out your strengths & weaknesses. To know how to analyze your strength & weaknesses for MBA exams, plz read the tips I have mentinoed to Chinni above in this page.

    Below are some of the links containing useful tips, please go thru each of them:

    Plan Your MBA Preparation


    Strategy for MBA Exams


    Success Mantra for MBA Exams



    XAT pattern is logical and u need to target attempting more questions in lesser time.
    Unlike CAT, FMS, IIFT both have GK too and they have mostly simple questions -> you should try to atempt as many questions as possible in given time (Focussed on speed)
    CAT exams have many tricky questions & which take more time to answer.

    I have shared the past papers of almost all the MBA exams here, have a look at them:

    Download Past Papers of FMS, XAT, CAT and other MBA exams


    Also GMAT/GRE materaials tests are shared here:

    Download GMAT tests



    Whether to join a coaching for MBA depends on your level of aptitude. This also you can find out once you have analyzed your strenght & weaknesses. But I will suggest you to join got Mock Tests after 2-3 months of initial preparation. Initially plz focus only on one exam.

    Please do post your feedback here, also feel free to ask any further queries .


    All the best!

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  43. hii sir/mam
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  44. Hey Sachin,

    You have close to 1.5 year of time for CAT. Its good to hear that you are planning to start your preparation from now itself, this should give you sufficient to master your preparattion if you don't loose your focus.

    Best books for CAT Preparation:
    Depending on your level of expertise you can refer to following books for CAT Preparation:
    Best books for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT / MBA preparation:
    1. If you are average in Maths, then start with:Quantiative Aptitude from Tata Magraw Hill , Author:Arun Sharma
    If you are above average in Maths then you can refer to Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods by Abhijit Guha

    Best books for Data Interpretation for CAT / MBA preparation:
    For Data Interpretation you can refer to following books:
    How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd Edition by Arun Sharma from TMH Publication
    OR
    Nishit Sinha's Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning book from Pearson Publication

    Best books for Verbal Ability for CAT / MBA preparation:
    You may refer to :
    1.Wren and Martin English Grammer
    2.Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
    and
    3.English Proficiency IMS India

    For verbal please do prepare well for reading comprehension Section which is easiest to master if you enjoy reading.

    To get into a top college you must do well in all 3 sections of CAT. To be able to do that, you need to be very skillful in planning your preparation.

    Before jumping into CAT preparation find out your strenghts and weaknesses. This will help you in optimizing your CAT Preparation efforts.
    Following would help you in your preparation :
    1.Join for Mock CAT tests, thats must (join mock tests at least 7 months
    before actual CAT)

    2.Have your own collections of books for all 3 sections. Few you can download from here:

    Quantitative Aptitude Books


    Verbal Reasoning Books

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Books

    3.Learn tips & tricks to answer questions in lesser time
    Quantitative Aptitude Tips & Tricks

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning



    4.You may join for a coaching institute for MBA or CAT preparation such as TIME, IMS, Career Launcher, PT etc.
    But this is not necessaryif you are good at self preparation.


    There are plenty of shared materials which you can access from this page:


    Shared Materials Link for MBA Preparation



    Also Read:
    Success Mantra for MBA Exams

    Test Taking Strategy for MBA exams

    How to plan your MBA preparation?

    How to Prepare for Online CAT

    Please do post your feedback here, also feel free to ask any further queries .


    All the best!

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  53. Hey Kriti,

    Now you should be able to Donload the GMAT test, I have uploaded them again....
    Here is the URL to download GMAT materials:

    Download GMAT Practice Tests & GMAT Study Materials


    Cheers!!!

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  54. I have heard that its really tough to get through CAT, GATE examinations.Is it really?? I mean people working very hard also dont get through these examinations. I mean if I try hard then can I crack these examinations for which I am going to appear after around 2 years or appearing for GRE for MS is a better option now a days. I am really confused please help me out as i am left with very less time and i dont know what to prepare for? Also nobody is responsing to my questions. Please do respond as I desperately need help and a good advice.mail me at kriti022@gmail.com

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  55. Hi, i m 1st year b.tech student.i want to start cat preparation from today itself.From primary base i have daily 1 hr for cat preparation.and i want to start primarily. At this moment how can i prepare for cat with my b.tech study. My e-mail ID is -akash.patel9111991@gmail.com
    please give me your suggestion as soon as possible..thanks

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  56. Hi, i m 1st year b.tech student.i want to start cat preparation from today itself.From primary base i have daily 1 hr for cat preparation.and i want to start primarily. At this moment how can i prepare for cat with my b.tech study. My e-mail ID is -akash.patel9111991@gmail.com
    please give me your suggestion as soon as possible..thanks

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  57. Hey Kriti,

    It depends on your level of aptitude...... People who are good at mathematics & have good vocab.. they don't need to prepare that hard for any of these exams.....
    Its true that even people who have prepared really hard don't get through these exam due to high level of competitiveness.....also these exams are test of one's mental strength too.....but this should not deter you from your aspirations....you should always put your best foot forward.....
    Deciding whether to go for MS/GRE/CAT depends on certain things:
    -Do you have a good financial backup?... (though you can easily avail loans still you need to have decent amount of money in your bank account if you opt to study abroad :))
    -How good are you in Aptitude..... depending on your past interest in mathematics and logical reasoning you can answer this question.
    Your marks in mathematics in X, XII and grad will help you in answering that.
    -In my opinion one should always go for top most colleges(top 25 colleges in India or world) for MBA. If you too are keen to get into any of top 25 colleges in India or top 25 colleges in world, You must have a sound mathematical aptitude,logical reasoning and verbal ability.
    Are you too keen to get into top 25 colleges?

    I will like to help you more if you can answer the questions above..

    Take Care,
    ATB!

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  58. Hi Akash,

    Good to know that you are so keen for MBA....do keep up the momentum!
    For getting along with your studies and preparation while at college I can give you few tips:
    1. For initial 6 months, focus on improving your aptitude skills. Please have a collection of study material. Plenty of them are available at links in following page:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2009/06/mba-preparation-materials-tips-download.html
    2. After 6 months of preparation start attempting mock papers at your leisure time. You can get old mock tests and attempt them at your leisure. Do analyze all your tests after attempting and keep writing the scores. (one mock test every 10 day should be fine). Do focus on improving the time management skills and also ensure that you are doing well in all three sections.
    3. After a year of preparation depending on your confidence level plan accordingly. Decide whethr you need to go for coaching or not. Whatever be your decision please do join mock test of ANY OF FOLLOWING :TIME, PT, CL, CF, IMS
    4. Also will recommend you to focus on spoken english, please form a group within your friend circle and have mock Extempore/ GDs/ Interviews/ Debates. This will not only help you in your MBA preparation but also for job interviews & will surely help in your overall personality development.
    I hope you should be able to organize such a session for half an hour everyday within your college campus or hostel. We used to do the same in our college days and it helped us alot.

    Please do post your feedback here, also feel free to ask any further queries .

    Take Care,
    All the best!

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  59. I am okay with my maths and I m intersted to do PG from abroad if I dont get into any of the IIM(thru CAT) or IIT(thru GATE)but would you just help me out by telling me about the fee structure and about scholarships awarded to indians for abroad studies and also recommend some books for the aptitude. I have around 2 years from now so what do I do? Do you have any idea about SAT exam?mail me at kriti022@gmail.com

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  60. Hey Kriti,

    The Scholarship awarded depends on your scores, higher your score higher would be the schol awarded.



    How to get Education Loan in India


    These are the good aptitude books for MBA exams in India:
    1.Book Name:Quant Aptitude by Tata Magraw Hill , Author:Arun sharma
    2.If you feel your Quantitative Aptitude is pretty decent but you want to make it more stronger then you can follow :
    Abhijit Guha's book:Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods by Guha Abhijit
    Please note that the Above book by Guha has lots of tips & tricks, so refer this book only if you have sufficient time left for your preparation.As it takes time to get along with the tips and tricks.
    3.Even the "Quantitative Aptitude for CAT from Pearson by Nishit Sinha" is a nice book

    About SAT i dont have much idea.
    Looking at the time you have in hand....you should surely be able to groom yourself to crack CATs/JMETs/XATs..... Only things to remember is:
    -don't loose your focus
    -practice practice & practice.....that makes things perfect!

    Remember: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."

    These links may help you in planning your preparation


    Test Taking Strategy for MBA



    Success Mantra for MBA



    Tips & Shortcuts for Quantitative Aptitude


    Feel free to ask any more questions....

    All the best!

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  61. okay I will start preparation for MBA. But still have a query that can't I go for studies in abroad like newzealand or korea or any such country as I am keen to study abroad u can say it is like my dream to study abroad. Also I don find it fruitful studying in India and atleast doing MBA is like evry third is doing that. So I don want to be that third person. please help me out in clearing this confusion. Because I am really confused, nervous and scared considering my career as I have already had that experience of not getting into IIT or AIEEE. SO a little depressed this time as it s really high time now and can't take chances anymore and indulge myself into a big crises in which I have already landed and its no less than a torchure for me doing engineering from RTU.

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  62. hello i m in second year bms.i am planning to aapear for cat2012 how should i start my preparation from now for good results ?
    my email id is swt.srishti_14@yahoo.com

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  63. Hey Kriti,

    I can understand your pain, getting into MBA college in India or abroad is really tough.
    Though the level of competitiveness in India is much high....
    Will suggest you to make up your mind whether to do MBA from India or abroad....
    Looking at your interest, I feel you are more keen to do MBA from abroad...... So please do prepare well....you have sufficient time in your hand....do make good use of it....try to get higher score in GMAT (740+) .... I know its not easy but to achieve something significant in life you need to put extraordinary effort.......
    Even from Abroad doing a MBA from xyz college doesn't make much sense....prepare well to get through a renowned college....

    I am sure the efforts you are going to put in coming days wont go in vain.....

    Feel free to keep this discussion going.....


    List of top MBA colleges of world




    All the best!

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  64. Hey Srishti,

    You have ample time in hand to crack CAT. Just don't be complacent, and be regular in your preparation.
    CAT is all about smart time management & a sound aptitude.
    Before Starting your CAT Preparation, you should analyze youself first.
    Find out which section out of following 3 you need to improve on:
    1. Quantitative Aptitude
    2. Verbal Reasoning
    3. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning.

    How to find which sections of CAT should you focus more on?
    1.Simply pick up a past years CAT exam paper:

    Past Papers of MBA exams Free Download


    2. Attempt as many questions as you can without putting the time limit in one go (say you sit for 4 hours read all the questions & attempt which ever you are confident of.....don't make any blind guess for any of the
    questions.....feel free to make calculated guess in verbal section :) ).

    3. Write down your overall score, along with sectional score

    4. Repeat step 1-3 for 2 more Past Year CAT Papers

    With your consolidated scores for two to three attempts of Mock CAT tests, you would be able find which section is your strength and which one is your weakness.
    Please Remember: Initially when you write any mock tests with same time limit as actual CAT, your scores would be quite low as you are yet to master the time management. So don't get panic, slowly with time & with your preparation in progress your score will rise progressively.

    Following would help you in your preparation :
    1.Join for Mock CAT tests, thats must (join mock tests at least 7 months
    before actual CAT)

    2.Have your own collections of books for all 3 sections. Few you can download from here:

    Quantitative Aptitude Books


    Verbal Reasoning Books

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Books

    3.Learn tips & tricks to answer questions in lesser time
    Quantitative Aptitude Tips & Tricks

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning



    4.You may join for a coaching institute for MBA or CAT preparation such as TIME, IMS, Career Launcher, PT etc.
    But this is not necessaryif you are good at self preparation.


    There are plenty of shared materials which you can access from this page:
    MBA Exam Tips & Free Downloads Portal

    Also Read:
    Tips to write MBA Entrance Exams

    Strategy for MBA exams

    How to plan your MBA preparation?

    Online CAT Preparation Tips


    Please do post your feedback here, also feel free to ask any further queries .


    All the best!

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  65. okay I am ready to prepare for GMAT but I have heard that it helps to take admissions in india only and not for abroad. Actually I wanted to know some details of exams which are for abroad MBA or MS. I think these are the exams like GRE, SAT, TOEFL etc. I just wanted to know which are the exams for abroad MBA or MS. Please just let me know as soon as it is possible so that I can start with preparation.

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  66. I am really finding it very difficult to concentrate on reading newspapers(the hindu) and anything for CAT preparation. I am really nervous and dont know what to do? Just help me out in focussing towards my preparation and some other ways to prepare for CAT.
    I am left with only two years.

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  67. Hey Kriti,

    Reg. your 1st Query:"okay I am ready to prepare for GMAT"....

    If you crack GMAT with decent score, 740+ you would surely get good colleges outside India. GMAT in general is recommended to get admission abroad, and ISB in India.


    How to keep yourself focussed on MBA Preparation:
    Reg. your 2nd Query:"I am really finding it very difficult to concentrate..."
    Hmm you got to be really strict with yourself, the careless attitude won't help you to achieve anything significant. Extraordinary efforts are needed to achieve something extra-ordinary in life....
    Here are few things which you may try to keep yourself focussed:
    1. While taking rest, close your eyes and just think where will you reach in life if:
    -you don't prepare well enough for MBA exams
    -if you prepare well and crack the exam
    -if you prepaare well and unable to crack the exam

    For me the worst is 1st one....Half hearted attempts are simply going to put my confidence down in long run... Also would lead to quite an ordinary low in confidence life
    The third one is still better as it will surely improve my aptitude skills.
    The 2nd one is where you want to be, something which you have been dreaming for...... why should not you be putting effort to achieve your aspirations?


    The other thing which you may try is make your preparation a bit more intresting.
    Just take example of reading The Hindu:
    -you can try to read a big article exactly for 10 mins (with the help of stopwatch)
    -Remember or mark the line till which you have read in those 10 mins
    -Close the newspaper & write down all you have understood in those 10 mins
    -Re-read the complete article and see whether your summary matches with the actual content of the article
    -Keep a count of number of words you have read in 10 mins
    -Maintain a daily record book and try to improve it gradually

    When you will observe that your reading abilities are improving, it will boost your confidence and keep you focussed.

    Keep writing.

    Take care!

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  68. thanx for showing me the right direction actually as far as i have observed i m lil weak in maths when should i join classes for cat?

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  69. hi.. i am preparing for cat 2010.. since i am an intern at govt dental college my daily schedule does not permit me more than 3 hours for study. please guide me how to prepare specially for quant section

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  70. Thank u for all this support.
    So if I prepare for GMAT then what all books, newspapers and mazagines am I suppose to refer? And could you just tell me some more tips to focus and concentrate on my studies?
    Also wanted to know that can a person without having excellent financial background go for studies abroad?(as you said to go through GMAT?

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  71. Hey Kriti,

    Below are the recommended books for GMAT preparation:
    1. The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 11th Edition (Paperback)
    2.Kaplan GMAT 2006, Premier Program (Kaplan Gmat (Book & CD-Rom)) (Paperback)
    3.Kaplan GMAT 800

    Some of the recommended list of business magazines & good -> newspaper for MBA spirants you can find on top of this page.

    Also you may read these Recommended Novels and Books for MBA preparation:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2009/03/recommended-novels-and-books-for-mba.html

    Without financial background too you can join MBA in fin by showing the interviewers your zeal for it.
    You just need to provide proper reasoning with subsrance saying that you have been fascinated by economics and have keen interest in it. Also if you are really interested in Fin, then you can do some Fin. related certification just to give yourself confidence (Eg: NCFM) .....

    Also try to look into other specialization apart from Fin....try to find out what suits you best......


    To improve your concentration try to beat your self everyday in everything.....say try to solve maths questions for an hour, keep a count of number of questions attempted....try to go beyond it the next day...
    To keep yourself focussed keep dreaming of your life after finishing MBA....a life of your aspirations!

    Keep going!

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  72. Hey Sai,

    Sorry for being late in replying....2-3 hours of focussed preparation per day should be fine if you are at least good in the other 2 sections apart from quamtz....
    For improving your Quant score:
    -You must be aware of the quant sub-sections from where the questions are asked. such as permutation combination, Mean, Time Distance, Mixture, Work, Ratios, Numbers etc
    -analyse your weaknesses. Find out which sub sections you need to work more on.
    -Have a good collections of online material/ books
    -Learn tips and tricks for these sub-sections where you need to work more.
    Tips & Tricks for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
    -start solving problems with a fixed time limit for one of these areas of improvement. For example:
    Say you feel you need to improve in Permutation & combination. Learn the tips and tricks and basic of Perm. & combination. Then start solving questions from Perm. & combination for one hr per day for a week. Each day trying to attempt more number of questions in the same time.
    -Maintain a record of your daily performance and keep analyzing your progress.

    Visit below website for maths puzzles...it has a growing number of MBA aspirants and is quite helpful:
    Maths Puzzles/Question

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  73. Hey Srishti,
    Sorry for replying late....
    If you have decided to join for classes you shoud do it as soon as possible.

    Below website is good for improving qunatz, do try it:
    Maths Puzzles/Question

    Also refer these links:

    Quantitative Aptitude Books


    Quantitative Aptitude Tips & Tricks

    Feel free to ask any more questions.....

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  74. hii....
    i just gave my 12th boards..n i m really keen to start my prep for cat from my first year itself...n i have no idea how to start....could u suggest some tips so that i could firs start my prep on my own n then later in the third or fourth year i join some coachin institute.....

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  75. hey i have just given my 1st yr exams, i had planned 2 start my preparation for CAT from 2nd yr..i read through the list of books u ve advised for it, but i was hoping if u could tell me which ones should i start with for each section as there are 3-4 for every section as given bye you..

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  76. Hi Anonymous,
    Please write your name & email that way it is easier to address you :).
    You have ample to time to groom yourself for the big challenge, hope your zeal for CAT and your focus will be the same for next 4 yrs of your graduation.
    Things which can help you in next 2 yrs are:
    1.Make habbit of reading, read a lot:
    -this will improve your reading ability
    -will also improve your vocab
    2.Solve maths puzzles and develop a good mathematical aptitude.
    -You can learn tips & tricks to answer questions in lesser time
    Quantitative Aptitude Shorcuts
    Improve Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
    -Join maths related websites & solve puzzles etc, link to one of the best one is:
    Maths Puzzles/Question


    Feel free to ask any more question

    Cheers!

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  77. Hi Sanjana,

    Below are the books for beginers for each sections which you can refer:

    Start with Arun sharma (Simple and easy to understand...recommended for those who are starting their CAT preparation )
    Book Name:Quant Aptitude by Tata Magraw Hill , Author:Arun sharma

    TMH How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd Edition by Arun Sharma
    Wren and Martin English Grammer.

    Few free books/tips you can download from here:

    Quantitative Aptitude Books


    Verbal Reasoning Books

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Books

    Learn tips & tricks to answer questions in lesser time
    Quantitative Aptitude Tips & Tricks

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning





    All the best!

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  78. hello sir
    I am Sanjay
    Don't you think that a couple of IIT study materials relating to algebra will be of help in creating a foundation-----please if you may guide me. cnt me at---
    alpoalpha@yahoo.co.in

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  79. Hi to All,
    Firstly I would like to give a big thanks to the author of this site. You are really doing a remarkable job. This is my first post, so let me introduce myself.
    I am Amarjit, I have passed my engineering on 2009. Presently I am working in CISCO.
    I want to do MBA after 2 years. So I want to see myself in the top 20 b school after 2 years ( ie. 2012).

    I have gone through all the posts and have got a fair amount of idea how to prepare for CAT. But can you give me some more tips. I mean this will be a new post because most of them are student and I have to work from 9-7.

    Thanks and Regards
    Amarjit

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  80. Can anyone suggest books for preparing MAT ..for DI and quantitative aptitude .....

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  81. Below are recommended books for MAT preparation:
    Master the MAT
    MAT Secrets
    R.D Sharma
    Princeton Review
    Barron's
    501 Word Analogy Questions
    Kaplan
    Objective english (publisher-S.Chand)
    Master Resource Book on MAT

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  82. Hi Sanjay,

    There are many books for IITs which could be helpful for CAT Preparation...I remember one of them - >ML Khanna.
    At the same time if you have a book for IIT preparation which delas in too complex problems that may not be as useful.
    Would suggest to be selective while refering IIT books....
    Firstly go though the past Papers and try to understand the level of complexity of questions asked in CAT.
    Past Papers and many of the free download materials you can find on this site itself.
    You just need to browse through the pages ...there are plenty of free and shared materials for CAT Preparation on this site:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2009/06/mba-preparation-materials-tips-download.html

    All the Best to you!

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  83. SUGGEST ME SUM GOOD BOOKS FOR TANCET MBA PREPARATION

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  84. hi,i am going to appear for CAT 2010..n i knw its late but nw i made up my mind please tell me frm where 2 start frm n which books shud i buy coz i dnt wnt 2 take ny tuts i want 2 stdy mahself and m jst left eith 4 months plz help me out

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  85. hi...
    nice blog..
    m anshita!!
    m in 3rd year of my 4 years graduation . m gng 2 appear for fms2011,frm my schedule i can devote 3hrs daily for fms preparation.
    nw m confusd whether i shud go 4 coachng or nt??
    plzzz help me out..
    waiting 4 ur reply.
    my email id is charmingdiva.singh62@gmail.com

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  87. Hi Anshita,
    If you can devote only 3 hours per day, then I will suggest you not to join coaching classes.
    Stick to the self preparation...you may join any institute just for mcok tests....
    Analyze yourself and then get going with your preparation...
    You can find plenty of tips on MBA preparation on this site itself......

    Feel free to ask any more question....

    All the best!

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  88. hi i am rehaan and am in my 2nd year of graduation........
    i want help to plan my preparation for 2 years period........
    eagerly waiting for reply!!!!

    my email ID is justrehaan@gmail.com

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  89. hi, i have taken admission in delhi university course bcom (hons).can i give cat exam after completing 1st year.whats the rule.

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  90. Hi Rehan,

    Start your preparation by analyzing urself.....
    Pick up past 2-3 papers of CAT and try to solve as many questions on your own....Check your scores in the three sections in all papers.....Go through the results to find which section is your strength and which one is your weakness....
    Past Papers of CAT and other MBA exams could be downloaded from here:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2007/12/resourcespast-papers.html

    While at college you can organize mock GDs, extempore & Personal Interviews along with fellow students who are aspiring for CAT/MBA


    You can find ample preparation materials for CAT/MBA freely download-able at links present on this page:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2009/06/mba-preparation-materials-tips-download.html

    Feel free to ask any further question....

    All the best!

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  91. Hi Anonymous,

    Eligibility for CAT is you should be in final year of graduation while you are attempting CAT.
    Reason for this is:
    For taking admission in any MBA college you should have competed your graduation.
    Scores are valid only for a year.

    Feel free to ask any more questions....

    All the best!

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  92. hi..
    i am ajay,, i am in 2nd year of engineering...i want to be in IIM-A..
    after my engineering...
    i am very focussed abt my cat perpration..
    plz..suggest me...books../magizine...
    i going to appear for CAT in 2012
    my email-id is
    i am eagerly waiting 4 ur reply...

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  93. Hi Ajay,

    Good that you are so passionate about getting into IIM-A..... I am sure if you keep yourself focused on your goal, you will surely get there ....

    For Quantz you can refer to :
    Abhijit Guha's book:Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods by Guha Abhijit

    For DI and LR:
    1.TMH How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd Edition by Arun Sharma

    For Verbal:
    1.Wren and Martin English Grammer
    2.Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
    3.English Proficiency IMS India


    Following are some of the magazines:
    1.Business Line by The Hindu Group
    2.Business Today by India Today Group
    3.BusinessWorld

    You have forgot to specify your email id.... :)


    Feel free to ask any more questions related with your MBA preparation

    All the best

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  94. thanks 4 ur advice...
    my question is...should i join any cat insitute?
    should it be beneficial for me?
    and
    also how to prepare for group disscussion,personal interview which will held after the exam?
    my e-mail id is ajayarora@mail.com

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  95. Hi Ajay,

    Whether to join an instt. for CAT preparation(coaching) depends on your confidence level across different sections...... Though joining an instt. for Mock CATs would be strongly recommended.
    You should find out your areas of improvements and level of expertise in each of the 3 sections.
    Following links could help you in finding your strength and weaknesses for CAT Preparation:

    How to plan your MBA preparation?

    Success Mantra for MBA Exams

    Test Taking Strategy for MBA exams


    Tips for Online Exams


    Past Year Papers



    Now how should one prepare for GD/PI for CAT?
    Being at college gives you an advantage...you can try following:
    1. Find out those students among your batch mates who are mature and serious about their career.
    2. Propose them the idea of organizing Mock Interviews Extempore and GDs for an hour every alternate day at some common place in your college or hostel.
    To convince students to form a group for mock GDs/PIs you can cite following:
    a. It will not only help those students who are preparing for MBA but also those who are aspiring for jobs after Engg.
    b.Interview/GDs are part of recruitment process for all MNCs.
    c.Having a good communication skill along with technical expertise is must in current corporate world.
    3. Once you have group of students who are ready to participate in mock GDs/PI.....you just need to organize it well...
    Follow the basic rules of GD...appoint one person among you as moderator on rotation basis.....

    Would also like to recommend you to go through different articles, Tips for CAT preparation, free materials shared at following Portal:

    CAT Preparation Portal


    Please do share this site among your friends....

    Feel free to ask any more questions...

    Good Luck!

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  96. okay ,,i will try to make a group..
    and
    one more question
    which magzines you will suggest that will help in CAT EXAM?
    ajayarora@mail.com

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  97. Hi Ajay,
    Following are some of the magazines:
    1.Business Line by The Hindu Group
    2.Business Today by India Today Group
    3.BusinessWorld
    4.Management Compass Career Launcher
    5.Business & Management Chronicle by Chronicle Publications
    6.Competition Success Review

    Keep writing....

    All the best!

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  98. hi i'm in iit roorkee a first year student of electrical engineering i want to start my cat preparation do you think changing my branch to computers or ece would be helpful and can i do it without coachings so how should i start i can wait for my reply on this page

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  99. hi i'm varun again i wanna ask that please tell me the books in the order which i should folow while reading as first the basics and then high-fi i desperately want to enter iim-a in first attempt as i had done for iit-jee and i'm ready to put any amount of devotion needed but i want to get the best posssible outputand please tell me that how much time should i devote each day and if possible please get me the mail id of any topper of previous year

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  100. Hey Varun,

    Thanks for writing....give us sometime ...we are still analyzing your query.....a reply would be posted within next 5 hours.

    All the best!

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  101. Hi Varun,

    Below could be helpful in making a decision about which specialization to choose for MBA. Opting for a specialization depends mostly on your interest and also somewhat on your profle.

    1. Marketing is good for ppl who are outgoing in nature and good at convincing others
    2. Finance good for those who are good in interpretation...and have good mathematical aptitude
    3. IT for those who want to go ahead in their IT career at much higher pace
    4. HR for those who are good at ppl management...and organizing things.

    I don't think you need to change your branch for Finance/Marketing or HR, electrical engineering would not hamper your chances for these specializations. If you are particular to get into IT then only CSE would be advisable during your graduation.
    or not
    Whether to take Coaching depends on your confidence level over each of the three sections of CAT. Doing a self analysis before starting your CAT preparation is must and highly recommended too.
    To know how to analyze whether you should join coaching for CAT or not. You must read:
    How to analyze yourself for CAT preparation?
    Below are some of the recommended tips for CAT:
    Success Mantra for CAT

    You should read below mentioned points related with online CAT:
    Tips for Online CAT

    Keep Writing ...all the best!

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  102. Below are some of the recommended books for CAT preparation:

    For Quantitative apptitude you can refer to :
    Abhijit Guha's book:Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods by Guha Abhijit

    For Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning:
    1.TMH How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd Edition by Arun Sharma

    For Verbal:
    1.Wren and Martin English Grammar
    2.Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
    3.English Proficiency IMS India


    For more details related with basics to hi-fi books, You should read Order in which one should read Books for CAT preparation

    Please do share this site among your friends....

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  103. why all engineers are doing MBA,,
    if they did it..
    what`s use of my engineering,,,
    i am in second year,,of mechanical engineering..
    i like your blog,,,and remain updated to every new information....
    i am want to why should i do mba,,
    and in which field..
    i looking forward to your reply
    plz reply as soon as possible.

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  104. Hi Anonymous,

    To make you understand how doing MBA after engineering would be helpful, I will take example of xyz steel company.
    Consider 2 manager's working at xyz steel company.
    -One of them is simple graduate and an MBA, Mr. X
    -Other one a mechanical engineer and an MBA, Mr. Y

    Now the manager's role is to handle all the resources under him such as:
    -People
    -Machines such as furnace, spare parts etc

    A manager needs understand the critcality involved with each of the work and process. He is expected to give proper estimate, take maximum possible work out of each employee. Suggest improvements and foster optimization in the existing system.

    Who do you think would do a better job, Mr. X or Mr. Y? :)

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  105. i am preparing for MBA,&i have a good selection of book for GMAT is these books are suitable for CAT preparation?.

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  106. i am a veterinary graduate ,is agriculture business management (ABM) is good .what is the level of maths they taught in MBA? as iam little bit weak in maths ?

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  107. as i am doing mechenical engineering....
    so what you suggest to do mba before having some experience or direct after completion of course means fresher
    does experience play any role ?

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  108. as you said,,i should opt for mba in operations......
    but i have one doubt....
    i think mba in operations have limited scope as compared to mba in HR,finance or marketting

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  109. Hi Deepti,

    GMAT books will help in your CAT preparation only to some extend. Please take help from the list of recommended books mentioned on top of this page.... Also you can buy study materials on your specific areas of improvements of coaching instts. such as IMS, TIME etc on need basis.

    Would suggest you to browse through free study materials shared on this site...lots of books and handy shortcuts are shared on this site:
    Tips, Shortcut, Free Downloads of CAT preparatio Materials

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  110. Hi Anonymous(the veterinary Graduate),
    ABM would suit your current profile and surely help you in getting ahead in your career.....You should not compare it with Finance or MArketing as those are altogether different streams....

    With a little effort i am sure you would surely cope well with maths...
    Below is the curriculum for ABM for your reference:
    1st Year
    ----------
    Quantitative Methods
    Operations Management
    Computers and Information Systems
    Decision Analysis
    Financial Management
    Human Resource Management
    Economic Analysis
    Public Policies
    Managerial Accounting
    Marketing Management
    Organizational Behaviour
    Communication
    Rural Environment
    Strategic Management (Business Policy)

    2nd Year
    ------------
    Agricultural Development
    Agricultural Finance / Banking
    Micro-finance
    Agricultural Trade
    Agro industries
    Agro Processing
    Animal Feeds
    Biotechnology
    Export-Import Markets
    Farm Machinery and Equipment
    Fertilizers
    Fisheries
    Food Marketing
    Food Processing
    Forest based Industries
    Irrigation
    Livestock
    Output Marketing
    Pesticides
    Supply chain management
    Rural Infrastructure
    Rural Development
    Seeds
    Veterinary Products


    You can find plenty of freely available MBA preparation material shared on this site, just browser through the pages...or let me know if you want direct links to any particualr material...

    Feel free to ask any more questions......
    All the best

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  111. Ajay I would take some more time to reply to both of your questions.

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  112. Hi Anonymous(the veterinary Graduate),

    Even IRMA would be a good option for you...

    Keep writing!!!!
    Good Luck

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  113. Hi Ajay,
    Related with your question whether to go for MBA as a fresher or as an exp. person, here are few points which could be helpful :
    1. People with experience get through IIMs even with lesser percentiles.
    Example:
    A fresher with a percentile of 98.5 may not get a single IIM call. At the same time an exp person with around 3yrs of exp may get calls from IIMs even with 97 percentile.

    So with experience you may find it easier to get through top colleges.

    2. During campus selection a student with experience would get higher salary when compared to a fresher. This is in general and would not be true for extra ordinary & highly brilliant freshers.
    Related with Point 2 above:
    In genral if you compare the total time for following 2 candidates, in reality it would take same amount of time for a frehser & an exp. guy to achieve to the same level of compensation in terms of salary:
    a. Fresher + MBA (2yrs) + 3yrs of Exp after MBA
    Total exp = 5yrs
    b. 3yrs + MBA(2yrs)
    Total Exp =5 yrs

    I know freshers engineers who have completed their MBA and are well placed in their career. At the same time I know experienced people who have done MBA and are doing well in their career.

    So its upto you to make the choice.....


    Keep Writing!

    All the best!!!

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  114. Ajay,

    Your question regarding :MBA in operations has limited scope, I can say :
    If you want to utilize your learning of graduation you can go ahead with operations else wise you are open to choose any other specialization....

    Keep writing!

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  115. hi...the writer of this blog is doing a great job and keep it up sir.i really have gained too much of knowledge fro your site.thanks once again

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  116. thanks a lot!..
    as i already told you i am in second year of mechanical engineering ..........
    so what you suggest me to stop preparation for CAT and first gain some experience...
    basically i belong to college.....where there is less number of students who placed through campus placement........
    and what is use of engineering studies if i will chose finance for mba..

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  117. Hi Ajay,

    If chances of placement is less then I would suggest you to join MBA immediately after graduation.....Also your marks in BE will surely play a role in you getting through top colleges.... so don't get complacent about your graduation..... Please do it with same zeal with which you are aspiring for MBA....
    For the time being don't bother about specialization.... initially you could do it in Operations which has hell lot of oppurtunities too...later afetr few years you may do your dual MBA in finance.....
    Many people go for dual MBA degrees which helps them in getting to top position in organizations which requires command over various fields such as finance, marketing, operations...

    Even if you are planning to do MBA in finance right away, it would be advisable to keep your focus on Your BE in Mech. Engg.... thats important.....your poor graduation marks will reflect that you are not dedicate and sincere and will look negative in your profile....


    One Request: Please do share this site with all your friends.

    Keeep Writing!

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  118. thanks again....
    can u give detail of that what persons have to work after dey chose marketing , finance or operations.........
    i mean to say what kind of job dey usually do?

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  119. Hi Ajay,
    What do Marketing MBAs do?
    Marketing People will have to be directly be in touch with customers. They are resposible to bringing new customers for the company, and ensuring that company is fostering in its business.

    What do Finance MBAs do?
    They are responsible for keeping companies financial state in good shape. They are the one who aid the deciasion making process for companies investments. They need to suggest where should funds be alloted and where should it not be. If companies financial resultgs are not going good they need to come up with ideas how to cut the financial expenses.

    What do Opeartions MBAs do?
    I have just a vauge idea about this. It could be related wit resource management. Say for a steel company to operate properly, it requires managers to handle the companies operational activities such as:
    -analysing benefits of new maachinery
    -fostering new technologies
    -optimizations in existing system
    -keep a track of operational cost and see it doesn't go beyond limits.etc
    -ensure that companies daily operations are running smoothly

    Keep writing, Keep Sharing!!!

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  120. Finally I have decided to prep for GMAT and I am ready to do anything for it. I have just arrived in 3rd year so for what all exams I am eligible for this year?I just wanted to have an idea about CAT, GMAT so that I can prepare well for them. I am going through a crucial time, I dont talk to anybody and very depressed at the present moment. I am unable to concentrate on anything. Many times I have to take sleeping pills at night and I always have an headache may be due to tension. But I am going through so much of pains. Please help me out to go for studies abroad through GMAT or any other xam providing schlarship. Will I get an education loan for abroad studies without any good financial background?Please mail me at kriti022@gmail.com

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  121. "You just need to provide proper reasoning with subsrance saying that you have been fascinated by economics and have keen interest in it. Also if you are really interested in Fin, then you can do some Fin. related certification just to give yourself confidence (Eg: NCFM)" you said that earlier but I din get what does it mean?Please do elaborate it to make me understand. I wantd to knw abt scholarships abroad but what does fin mean??mail me at kriti022@gmail.com

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  122. Hey Kriti,
    Nice to see your posts again....
    1st Stop taking tension right away....take a deep breadth and smile
    Reasons:
    Tension will surely ruin your chances to achieve anything in life....
    Tension will not improve your GMAT CAT scores...
    And most importantly it will make you bald too :P

    Getting to the point:
    In GMAT ppl get scholarship based on your score ....so higher your score....higher would be the scholarship....Still you need some financial support for which you can try to apply for educational loan. Generally banks do check for financial background before sanctioning any loan for higher amounts (i guess for greater than 5 lacs).....
    Other thing to note is while studying abroad students generally take part time jobs to reduce the financial burden.....mostly finding a part time job while studying abroad is not tha difficult.

    Almost all Indian colleges accept CAT/XAT/SIMB/FMS etc scores only for a year....so though you can write these exams for practice yet you can't get admission based on these scores...
    GMAT scores are valid for more than a year(5 years..) ...

    Please keep talking with people....that brings new ideas to mind and also will ease your tension....

    Keep writing!!!

    All the best!

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  123. Hey Kriti,

    Reg. "Please do elaborate it to make me understand. I wantd to knw abt scholarships abroad but what does fin mean??"

    Sorry what I meant by Fin earlier was specialization in Finance during your MBA.
    Seems I mis-interpreted your questions....my reply was not related with educational loan or scholarship....

    Sorry for confussion!

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  124. Thanks a lot for this relief. I want to start with the preparation of GMAT, CAT, GRE, GATE, FMS, SNAP and all the exams so what should be my first step. I have just arrived in 3rd year and I am least intrstd in coaching. So if I think to prepare myself then how should I start with?
    I know I should go for coaching to make my studies regular but if there is another way for preparation by which I can make myself study regularly then please tell me and help me out.
    Becoz the most difficult part is to study regularly but if once I get familiar and regular then I know I can crack any exam becoz I knw I have that potential inside me which is yet to be explored but this tension and inferiority complex destroys everything. mail me at kriti022@gmail.com
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  125. hi, i have quant.. by guha with me , i just want to solve the problems and revision for 2/3 times then what is the chance of cracking quant ...of cat .

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  126. Hi Anonymous,

    Guha book is good for quantz preparation....but at the same time you should try to find out few other quantz material/ books.... Plenty of them are shared on this site...just browse!
    Also I would strongly recommend you to join for MOCK tests...

    Keep writing!
    All the best!

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  127. Hi Kriti,
    Firstly throw away the inferiority complex...if you understand that you have potential & explore ....that's enough to make you sail through any of the exams...
    Getting back to your question:
    As suggested earlier, I would request you to:
    1. Analyze yourself and find out areas of improvements...
    2. Prioritized them.. example if you Reading Comprehension is an area of improvement...then this should have a very high priotiy (RC is part of most of the exams & good percent of questions in VA section are from RC )
    3. Based on priority work on your areas of improvements.
    4. a. Do join for MOCK Tests (give one per week)
    b. Analyze your Mock Test performance, find out the common mistakes which you make.
    c.Come up with the ways to avoid such mistakes in next test.
    5. Keep a diary where you frequently update your MOCK test performance, area of improvements, and your progress.
    Eg of diary records :
    Mock Test 08-Aug-2010:
    Percentile Score 66, (QA=61, DI & LR= 70, VA = 69)
    Mock Test 15-Aug-2010:
    Percentile Score 71, (QA=64, DI & LR= 69, VA = 79)
    My Target Percentile for next Mock Test: 75
    Area of improvements: Focus on Proper time management, an avoid identified common mistake in next test
    6. Write all your future targets. You can also write about your dreams
    7. Keep yourself motivated by looking at your targets, dreams.

    I am sure if you keep your determination strong, you will surely make through top college.

    One Request: Please do share this site with all your college friends, online MBA groups, etc.

    Keep writing........

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  128. do arun sharma's books have solutions too..?? or jus have the answer key?

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  129. Hi Megha,
    Arun Sharma's book has detailed solutions for most of the problems....

    Keep writing!

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  130. without coaching, just with self studt could i crack CAT exam?

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  131. is there anything like masters in computers or anything like this? Actually I have my interest in programming languages and web designing and I am dying to study further so please help me out if there is any course like this after doing B.Tech from computer science.I mean anything related to computers will do.

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  132. Hi Anonymous ,

    Yes, even with self study you can crack CAT, it depends on your level of expertise & your determination. Though joining Mock tests are strongly recommended.

    Keep Writing!

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  133. Hi Kriti,

    Being a computer science engineer, you have following choices:
    -Do MS in computer Science from foreign universities: you need to appear in GRE. TOEFL .
    -Do MS in computer Science within India: You need to check sites for various colleges such as IITs, BITs Pilani etc & find out the procedure.
    -Do a dual degree of MBA+MS, foreign universities require GRE, GMAT score
    -Do an MBA in IT(information Technology). require CAT/XAT/GMAT score
    -Do M.Tech in CSE: GATE score is required to get into top colleges in India

    Hope this helps...

    Keep writing, Keep Sharing!!!

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  134. hey ,.... i m start my BBA degree studies ... so i want to Prepare for CAT side by side for Next three or FOur year ... name the book that should be Helpful ..!!
    on my id --- Highattitude.mishra@gmail.com

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  135. hi, i need a time schedule for cat preparation,could u suggest a plan.

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  136. hi..
    i am sanjeev. i m going to give cat exam in 2011. i am practicing for last six month but not able to identify my weakness and strong point. i went through arun sharma book along with abhijit guha quant book. but still facing problem everywhere. i have solved once each book. DI is pretty good other than two. please suggest me the plan. my vocab is bit good. recently, i am solving paragraph jumbling. after solving nearly 200 questions, i am in better position but not in a strong position. please suggest me some verbal book so that i could practice more. my email id is sanjeev.ranjan91@gmail.com . if possible, please reply on my mail. thanks.

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  137. Hi Sanjeev,
    Seems you are facing difficulties in Quantitative Aptitude..... If you are aiming for CAT 2011 would suggest you to hold your nerves and keep trying.....the road to IIMs is not impossible at all but it surely requires lot of determination, lot of practice and motivation..... I will suggest keep trying till you start getting +ve results. Keep yourself focussed and keep trying......
    To improve your Quantitative Aptitude take one topic at a time.
    Below are the common topics out of which CAT question paper is made:

    Quantitative Aptitude Topics For CAT
    Arithmetic
    1.Number Systems and Number Theory -
    2.Percentages - Details | Sample Test
    3.Profit and Loss - Details | Sample Test
    4.Simple & Compound Interest -
    5.Speed, Time and Distance -
    6.Pipes and Cisterns -
    7.Races -
    8.Averages -
    9.Ratio, Proportion -
    10.Mixtures and Alligations -


    Algebra
    1.Linear and Quadratic Equation -
    2.Logarithm
    3.Progressions - AP, GP, HP
    4.Binomial Theorem
    5.Inequalities
    6.Permutation & Combination
    7.Probability
    8.Function
    9.Set Theory

    Geometry
    1.Geometry
    2.Co ordinate Geometry
    3.Trigonometry
    4.Mensuration


    Pick one topic at a time and practice it for 10 days....Put full effort to ensure that you develop ability to solve all different types of questions from the particular topic in those 10 days..... The mantra to get this ability is simply: practice, practice and practice


    Would strongly recommend you to join mock CATs.
    Im addition you can also purchase study materials for Quantitative Aptitude from IMS or TIME....even older one's (past years) would be fine...

    For verbal ability you can refer to:
    -VERBAL ABILITY BY ARUN SHARMA
    -English Proficiency IMS India

    Keep writing.....

    "Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary."

    All the best!

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  138. Hi Amit,
    To start your CAT Preparation you can refer to following books:

    For Quantitative Aptitude you can refer to :
    Abhijit Guha's book:Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods by Guha Abhijit

    Books for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation:
    1.TMH How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd Edition by Arun Sharma

    For Verbal:
    1.VERBAL ABILITY BY ARUN SHARMA
    2.English Proficiency IMS India
    3.Wren and Martin English Grammer

    Here sre some free study materials for CAT aspirants:


    Quantitative Aptitude Books


    Verbal Reasoning Books

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Books

    Quantitative Aptitude Tips & Tricks

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning


    Download Past Papers of CAT and other MBA exams


    Keep writing ..all the best!!!

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  139. sir,
    thank you very much for invaluable advice. i also downloaded your material but few materials have been removed from rapidshare. apart from arun sharma, and guha, please suggest other material to practice. in verbal, topics like critical reasoning, sentence completions are problem to me. though, i am working hard on vocab for sentence completions along with i m giving time in readings also but CR, I am not able practice due to scarcity of materials. please suggest some materials along with book. along with this, please suggest me plan to read as i am highly confused. first think that i should all three daily, again i think i should two subject daily. now, i am covering jumbling, in maths geometry. i work on vocab daily for 45 minutes along with practices through some vocab software. thanks.

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  140. Sharma & Guha are the best books for MBA preparation. Apart from Arun Sharma & Guha for Quantitative Aptitude you can try following :
    -Get Study materials from IMS/TIME/CL/PT
    -Have a collection of Maths books of 12th and the one's used for preparation for IITs. I still remember ML Khanna.

    Critical reasoning and sentence completions requires lot of practice to master....so please keep trying. Please try to have collection of materials from any of the CAT coaching instts. such as IMS/TIME etc..they provide sufficient materials which would ample for your practice.

    Don't prepare for all three on a single day....Club Vocab with either Quantitative Aptitude or Data Interpretation.

    For verbal please do prepare well for reading comprehension Section which is easiest to master if you enjoy reading. Try to improve your reading speed, that will help.

    Keep Writing...All the best!

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  141. sir, i have 2 month remaining for some bank exam &irma .i have di&lr, verbal ability by arun sharma&quant by guha.how many hrs should i spend for each section like 1.quant,2.di&lr 3.verbal ability. please suggest a daily &weakly time table or elsewhere its available?

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  142. Hi John,

    The amount of time which you need to invest on each of the three sections depends on your current level of expertise......
    For example if you are quite comfortable with Verbal then you can consider following number of days (assuming you have 60 days):
    Quantz:23
    DI:23
    Verbal:14

    In general you can start with following plan:
    1st Week
    Day 1 & 2: Practice and revise Quantz
    Day 3 & 4: Practice and revise DI
    Day 5 & 6: Practice and revise Verbal
    Day 7: Attempt 2-3 mock tests and analyze the results.
    Based on your results and performance in mock tests you can decide where to invest more time and plan accordingly for next week onwards.

    Keep writing..all the best!

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  143. sir,as i have a short term plan for bank exams &long term plans on CAT .i have read that about 60% of the quant questions belonging to number theory ,algebra,few geometry portion.the bank exam i am preparing for have 50% mark for verbal&non verbal reasoning,50% for GK and quant.for me GK is not a problem, the cut off mark required is 50%,as only 2 month remaining i wanted mainly focus on verbal%non verbal reasonong ,some important quant parts.please tell me the differnt sections of verbal %non verbal section which is important as wellas most important quant topics. if possible e mail me rijithat@gmail.com. thank u for the effort.gd nght

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  144. Hi John,

    Below are most important Quant topics:
    1.Number Systems and Number Theory -
    2.Speed, Time and Distance -
    3.Pipes and Cisterns -
    4.Ratio, Proportion -
    5.Mixtures and Alligations -
    6. Permutation
    7. Inequalities
    8.Geometry
    9. Algebra

    In Verbal most important would be:
    1.Reading Comprehension (most imp.)
    2.Para Jumble
    3.Sentence completion


    One Request: Please do share this site with all your college friends, online MBA groups, etc.

    Keep writing!

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  145. sir, i have rs agarwals verbal& non verbal reasoning book,is it enough for preparation of this section.i am preparing for bank exams&cat.i can solve it many times & as lack of time i just want going with this book ,is it a wise idea.please suggest

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  146. Hi Anonymous ,

    For Bank exams it would be a nice idea but not for CAT.
    Please refer to list of recommended books on top of this page:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2009/01/recommended-books-for-cat-mba-entrance.html

    Also you can try to download free shared material shared across this site..

    Keep Writing....All the best!

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  147. sir,
    i am sanjeev ranjan. i talked about my problems above in this comments. thanks for your valuable suggestions regarding maths. i have little problem in verbal. most of the verbal questions are vocab based or reading skills based. for that i am working on vocab and reading lots of books. though it is not one day practise. when i go to solve problems which is vocab based, i am able to do only few problems and then stopped looking at new words. then i thought, if i do properly vocab, i can do this sum properly which is not at all helping me in practicing. please help me in planning and how to prepare vocab. thanks.

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  148. Hi Sanjeev,

    The recommended way to improve your Vocab would be through lot of reading..
    Few Suggestions for you to make your reading interesting:
    -you can try to read a big article/news/novel exactly for 15 mins (with the help of stopwatch)
    -Remember or mark the line till which you have read in those 10 mins
    -Also mark all the words which are new for you and you don't know their meaning
    -Close the newspaper/book & write down all you have understood in those 10 mins
    -Re-read the complete article and see whether your summary matches with the actual content of the article
    -Find the meaning of all new words and understand it
    -Keep a count of number of words you have read in 15 mins
    -Maintain a daily record book and try to improve it gradually. (Write following in record book :
    1.number of words you are able to read in that time
    2.Write all the new words, their meaning and a count of them.)

    Gradually you can increase the time from 15 mins of reading to 20-25 mins and so on.....

    This will surely help you... !!!

    One Request: Please do share this site with all your college friends, online MBA groups, etc.

    Keep Writing!!!

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  149. sir,
    sure, i will discuss this to my friends or my college club. i will follow this advice. one thing i just want to ask. this process is quite long term plan. along with this, how i will approach other topic in verbal.

    thanks.

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  150. Hi Sanjeev,
    Once you follow this long term plan for a while(2-3 months) you will surely see lot of improvements.
    Parallely you can keep practising the Para Jumbles, sentence corrections, etc...Follow the same approach.....set a fixed amount of time say 30 mins and try to solve as many :
    -Para Jumbles
    -Sentence corrections
    -Short Passages

    Analyse your answers and find out the common errors which you are making.....

    Remember:
    “All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” and
    "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

    Don't loose hope.....

    All the best....keep writing!

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  151. hello sir/ ma`m...
    wanted to clear a doubt...can the preparation of gre nd cat go hand in hand...i mean if 1 prepares for cat, for gre he jst hav to do the writng part extra 4 d preparation...is it true...pls help
    also how to choose b/w (gre)MS nd mba...
    i am an engg student 3rd yr

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  152. Hi Anonymous,

    It depends on what you are aspiring for in your career.
    GRE Vs CAT
    1. MS(GRE): If you want to grow technically and interested to do further research in your area of graduation.
    MBA(CAT): If you are planning to get into management and play a role in managing resources/planning.

    2.Study Abroad(GRE): If you can crack GRE + If you can afford studying outside India.
    OR
    Study in India(CAT): If you can crack CAT.

    If you are appearing in CAT, then that will surely help you in GRE to some extent.
    Though you do need to specifically prepare for certain topics and types of questions for GRE.

    You can find plenty of practice materials for MBA preparation freely available on this site:
    http://howtoprepare4cat.blogspot.com/2009/06/mba-preparation-materials-tips-download.html

    All the best.....Keep Writing!!!

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  153. hello sir,
    your suggestion are helping me lot. thanks. and thanks for your wonderful thoughts which you put in last. which grammar book will be preferable for sentence correction part of verbal?

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  154. hello sir....really like ur posts on this blog...regarding the newspaper reading, i do read it the way u said in some above posts but after days when i luk back at d words collected they are still new to me...pls help me improving my vocab..
    thanks

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  155. Hi Sanjeev,

    You can master sentence correction simply by understanding proper usage of grammar. The best book for grammar is by WREN & MARTIN.

    Keep writing...all the best!

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  156. Hi Sanjeev,

    Regarding memorizing new words you can try following:
    1. Prepare list of all new words which you encounter and revise it daily for 15-20 mins
    With time remove those words from list which you have become familiar with.
    2. Use these new words to form me sentences of your own.
    Eg: For word: cajole
    I cajoled my father for buying me a new bike.
    3. Try to use these new words while talking or just think when you can use a particular in your daily conversations .

    Keep writing....All the best

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  157. hello sir
    i m a 2nd year btech student, i dont know what to do further means that like after btech then what....please guide me..........means i m not sure about my target.....guide me sir

    Naren

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  158. Hello Anonymous,

    Could you tell me your branch(specialization) in B.Tech and college as well. This will be helpful in guiding you!

    Thanks!

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  159. hello sir,

    I have completed my B.Tech and now i am attempting CAT for first time ..i have booked my slot on nov23,2010.
    I have never prepared for CAT but i want to attempt this time . I want to score 80%+ . considering that i have 2months left will i be able to achieve 80%+ working at least 8hrs/day from now on?

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  160. Sir, Also i have doubts regarding the work experience .. is it compulsory for every B-school? or its just optional? Can't i achieve good grades without work experience? I am still looking for a job so i have decided to give a shot for CAT exam.
    But as of now i am concentrating on my 2month CAT preparation. What are your thoughts on this ? Reply soon ..Thank you.

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  161. Hi Laxman,

    Surel you can achieve 80+ percentile provided:
    -You are good in maths (studied it well during 10th-12th)
    -Have a decent verbal ability.
    Here are few thing which will help you:
    -Would request you to be selective in your preparation rather than trying to cover too many things.
    -Understand the type of questions being asked at CAT (refer to past papers shared on this web site).
    -Focus mostly on your strong areas and revise them well.
    -Also don't forget to focus on common areas from where questions are asked in CAT even if they are not your strong points. Eg Reading Comprehension in Verbal is one of the most important topic in Verbal Section.
    -Out of 3 sections identify which one is easiest for you. During the exam devote more time to section where you are more comfortable say in the ratio 45-30-25 or 40-30-30. This will reduce the number of wrong attempts in the section where you are not strong.

    Keep Writing ..... All the best!

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  162. Hi Laxman,

    Work ex helps in getting calls at lower percentiles.... For example one of my friends got an IIM call at 97.78 percentile as he had 3+ yrs of work ex. Same year i didnt got any IIM calls even with a higher overall and individual percentile(98.08) as I had work ex lesser than him.
    Work ex will just help you in getting calls at lower percentiles. If you score 98.5+ even without any work ex you will surely get an IIM call.
    If you can score 96+ you can expect calls from top 10 pvt. colleges.

    Keep Writing... All the best!

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  163. thank you so much for the valuable information

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  164. hi sir,

    very helpful info..have started preparing just a week ago. am really very confused..am a dentist aiming for MBA from a good institute. plz suggest the plan of action as am not very good at maths. thanks in advance.

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  165. Hi Doc,
    Are you planning to appear in CAT 2010?
    If yes then, please take up the simple topics in maths such as:
    1.Number Systems and Number Theory -
    2.Speed, Time and Distance -
    3.Pipes and Cisterns -
    4.Ratio, Proportion -
    5.Mixtures and Alligations -
    etc
    Looking at the time left you need to be selective in your preparation. Practice the selected topics thoroughly.
    Join Mock tests and analyse your score/attempts judiciously, learn from the common mistakes.
    Don't make any blind guesses in Maths..... just look for the questions which are easy to answer and attempt them. Devote more time to other sections such as verbal or DI/LR, if you are good at them...

    Keep writing!!!!
    All the best!

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  166. I need to know about the scope and future of MBA in Computers & Information Technology? What its ability when compared to Finance,HR, Marketing,etc., and also about operations. Provide me some information?

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  167. Scope for both CS & IT as well as operations is as other specialization provides:
    -you have interest in the particular field
    -you are doing it from one of the best college

    Opting for a specialization depends mostly on your interest and also somewhat on your profle.
    1. Marketing is good for ppl who are outgoing in nature and good at convincing others
    2. Finance good for those who are good in interpretation...and have good mathematical aptitude
    3. IT for those who want to go ahead in their IT career at much higher pace
    4. HR for those who are good at ppl management...and organizing things.

    Keep writing..all the best!!!

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  168. hello....Im b.tech student 4th yr... Actually im preparing for cat 2010 since jan 2010.... but i think im nt on that stage right nw to crack it this yr.... Nw smtimes i think for gate also.... So right nw im on the horns of a dilema & nt able to concentrate on either of these 2.... Plz help me out.... Which 1 'll be the best option ???

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  169. Hello Anonymous,

    Trying to crack Gate as well as CAT at the same time is not easy for most of the students unless and until you are extra-ordinary..
    Though preparing for both would surely prepare you for written tests/interviews during job selection if you are applying to jobs in IT/Telecom etc...

    I will suggest you to focus on CAT right away..after CAT shift your focus to Gate!

    I did the same thing during my B.Tech, though could manage only percentile 85+ in both CAT & Gate.....But I would say it helped me alot in getting my first break in corporate world.

    Keep writing..All the best!

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  170. hello sir,
    i am having difficulty in vocab section..please help me to sort out the best way to improve my world power..

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  171. Hi Anonymous,

    Practice & a lot of reading would surely do the trick.
    Few Suggestions for you to make your reading interesting:
    -you can try to read a big article/news/novel exactly for 15 mins (with the help of stopwatch)
    -Remember or mark the line till which you have read in those 10 mins
    -Also mark all the words which are new for you and you don't know their meaning
    -Close the newspaper/book & write down all you have understood in those 10 mins
    -Re-read the complete article and see whether your summary matches with the actual content of the article
    -Find the meaning of all new words and understand it
    -Keep a count of number of words you have read in 15 mins
    -Maintain a daily record book and try to improve it gradually. (Write following in record book :
    1.number of words you are able to read in that time
    2.Write all the new words, their meaning and a count of them.)
    Gradually you can increase the time from 15 mins of reading to 20-25 mins and so on.....

    For verbal you must prepare well for reading comprehension Section which is easiest to master if you enjoy reading. Try to improve your reading speed, that will help (tips to improve reading speed is shared on this site at Free Verbal Materials Page page).

    Will strongly recommend Wren & Martin for improving grammar.
    Other books for Vocabs are:
    1.Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
    2.VERBAL ABILITY BY ARUN SHARMA

    I have shared some of the freely downloadable Verbal related materials on this site, you just need to browse.
    Will recommend you to focus on spoken english, please form a group within your friend circle and have mock Extempore/ GDs/ Interviews/ Debates. This will not only help you in your MBA preparation but also for job interviews & will surely help in your overall personality development.

    The more you read the more you will learn, here are few recommended books for you:
    Recommended Novels and Books for MBA Students

    Please do share this site with all your college friends, online MBA groups, etc.

    Keep writing!!!!
    All the best!

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  172. Management of stress: Very Important for MBA Entrance Exams
    There is a tendency to fight stress out. It is here that an endless battle begins. The efforts should be to
    handle a stress so that its sharp claws are blunted and it serves a purpose rather than destroy it. It should
    be understood well that body and mind affect each other. When the body is unwell the mind cannot stay happy or
    even normal. It will turn at least melancholic if not highly irritable. Vice-versa is also equally true.
    Therefore it is a mistake to deal with stress at the mental level alone. Since the body and the mind are
    complements of each other, it is evident the stress can be dealt with by managing both. It is an undeniable
    truism that a sound mind resides in a sound body.

    MBA Entrance Exams

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  173. Sir CAT has been my aim since i was in 8 th class now the tym is near so plzzz help me to plan out my preparation...presently I am in B.tech 1st year...

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  174. Sir CAT has been my aim since i was in 8 th class now the tym is near so plzzz help me to plan out my preparation...presently I am in B.tech 1st year...id: v.kandpal@yahoo.com

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  175. Hello Anonymous,

    Are you appearing in CAT 2010 or 2011?
    If CAT 2010, then just relax and focus on your strengths & brush up basic concepts.
    Go with a positive mindset, during exam distribute time in such a way that you are spending more time on the section which ever is your strength.
    If you are not good in DI/LR, spending more time in particular section it will result in more wrong attempts and hence would result in more -ve score. Be selective while attempting questions.

    All the best!
    Cheers!

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  176. sir i will be appearing for cat abt 3 years later

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  177. Hi, i am currently working with a PSU and planning to appear for CAT 2011, can you please suggest me the mode of preparation and study material etc, because its not feasible for me to join any coaching classes. My email id is vikboy20@gmail.com

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  178. Hi, i am currently pursing my BBM 2nd year and i want to appear for CAT 2012....As i will be having enough time for studying so please suggest me how to start preparing for CAT... MY EMAIL ID IS mueen.ahmed@gmail.com

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  179. Hi Mueem‪ &‬ Anonymous,

    CAT is all about smart time management & a sound aptitude. Before Starting your CAT Preparation, I would suggest to analyze your strengths and weaknesses and then start accordingly. Say if you feel that your Verbal section is not as good as other 2 sections, then you start your preparation by giving more time to the section your are not good in.
    Looking at the time you are left with, you can start your prep by devoting 2 hours on daily basis. Do join for mock CAT's after you have finished an initial preparation of 3-4 months. For Mock CATs you can join any of following TIME, IMS, Career Launcher, PT, Career Forum. You may join for a coaching institute for MBA or CAT preparation such as TIME, IMS, Career Launcher, PT etc.
    But this is not necessary if you are good at self preparation.

    Attempt 2-3 mock papers in your free time, strictly giving equal time to all the 3 sections. After the mock test analyze your score to find out in which section you need to put effort in.

    As you have sufficient time left i will suggest you to be regular in your preparation and aim for the top 10 colleges from now.
    Doing MBA from a top 10 college gives a new dimension to your career.

    Some of the below links could be helpful to you:
    MBA Success Tips
    MBA Test Strategy Tips
    Planning tips for CAT Preparation

    About Online CAT 2011:
    About Online CAT

    You can get plenty of online materials if your browse through this link:
    Free & Shared MBA Preparation Material

    Past Papers of various MBA Exams for practice:
    Download Past Papers of various MBA Exams for practice


    Feel free to ask any more question.....


    All the best!!!

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  180. Hi Vicky,

    You can stick to the self preparation but do join for mock tests. Have your own collection of books:

    For Quantitative Aptitude you can refer to :
    Abhijit Guha's book:Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods by Guha Abhijit

    Books for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation:
    1.TMH How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd Edition by Arun Sharma

    For Verbal:
    1.VERBAL ABILITY BY ARUN SHARMA
    2.English Proficiency IMS India
    3.Wren and Martin English Grammar

    Here are some freely downloadable study materials for CAT aspirants:
    Quantitative Aptitude Books
    Verbal Reasoning Books
    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Books
    Quantitative Aptitude Tips & Tricks
    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
    Download Past Papers of CAT and other MBA exams

    I would suggest to analyze your strengths and weaknesses and then start accordingly. Say if you feel that your Verbal section is not as good as other 2 sections, then you start your preparation by giving more time to the section your are not good in. Do join for mock CAT's ASAP.

    Keep writing ..all the best!!!

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  181. is the fee structure in FMS quite less expensive than in the IIM's..

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  182. hi i am praveen doing my first year eee in svce.please suggest me the required materials for cat preparation from basics.

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  183. Hi Praveen,

    For Quantitative apptitude you can refer to :
    Abhijit Guha's book:Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods by Guha Abhijit

    For Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning:
    1.TMH How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 3rd Edition by Arun Sharma

    For Verbal:
    1.Wren and Martin English Grammar
    2.Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
    3.English Proficiency IMS India


    Few of the freely downloadabln get from hee books you can from here:
    Few of the freely downloadabln get from hee books you can from here:

    Quantitative Aptitude Books

    Verbal Reasoning Books

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Books

    Quantitative Aptitude Tips & Tricks

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Tips

    Download Past Papers of FMS, XAT, CAT and other MBA exams

    You will get lot of preparation tips on this site, just need to browse through pages.

    Feel free to ask any more questions....

    All the best!

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  184. Hello sir,

    I went through your suggestions and get benefitted by it. I have confidence over maths part. only portions are to be covered function, time and distance, p and c , and probability.

    I worked a lot on verrbal and even i went through arun sharma books, time materials. today i tried to solve reading comprehension from time, they give 50 questions to solve in half an hour. i could solve only 28 and all were correct. I solved various types of problems, I found vocab based easy since I have worked hard on vocab and now i have good vocab. but on ohter parts like jumbling, and other too, i get correct answers, sometimes wrong but I dont have confidence while selecting answers which is worrying me a lot. The most difficult part for me is reading comprehension since i find difficulty in retaining the text while solving and other difficult part is sentence correction part. Please advice me.

    Regarding data intrepretation, I am solving arun sharma books but there are only test papers. Please suggest some books in which there are lots of question to solve.
    I practiced maths for last two months and verbal. I planned to solve DI and verbal for two months. In between, I will go through maths too. Since in may we have sem exam. after that i will go though maths and verbal again in june. After that I will go time test series and revision of my concepts. Is that good plan? Please suggest me and if you find any flaw, please tell me. I am appling cat this year and any how I want to do management because i have keen interest in MBA.

    Thanks

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  185. Hello sir,

    your suggestion helped me lot in quant and i am left with only few topics like porbability, Pand C and functions.

    Regarding DI, i have gone through Arun sharma but i think i need more practice before i could jump to its test papers. Please me some good books with lots of unsolved questions.

    regarding verbal, I find my difficulty in sentence correction even after reading grammer books. and reading comprehension. I fixed time 30 minutes as given in time package and but could solve only correct 28 out 30 since there are 50 questions in one set. I don't know whether it is good or not. One thing I analyzed while solving that i lost my retention power while reading since i was flipping page on each questions. Please suggest me.

    I worrked on maths for last two months along with verbal. and planning to work on DI and verbal in next too. In may i have my end sem exam then after in holiday, I Will revision the concepts of maths and DI. then after i will go test series. is it good plan?

    In other parts of verbal, I am bit good since efficiecny is about 90% but i am not quite confident enough while marking up the anwers. Please help me.

    Please tell me patters of XAT, IIFT, FMS because i am planning to write this exams along with CAT. is there any more mba exam good enough?
    I am writing all these this years. my email id is sanjeev.ranjan91@gmail.com

    Thanks

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  186. Hello Sanjeev,

    Choosing a particular option in Verbal section is mostly confusing for majority of people. The simple reason being the different options are so close to each other which makes it difficult to conclude on a particular one, this is expected looking at the level of competition in India. Strengthening one’s grammatical ability could be helpful in this case. Best book for revising common grammar topics would be "Wren and Martin English Grammar". Other way would be to keep practicing and learning from one's mistake. For example if you attempt 10 questions in verbal, out of which if 4 are wrong attempts then just analyze them properly from grammatical point of view(use wren & martin during analysis) , learn from the mistakes. Both of these ways will surely help you.

    For RC, there are different strategies which people apply as per their convenience:
    - Some find it helpful while underlining important things with pencil
    - Some people read the questions 1st & then jump to reading the passage
    - Some people just read 1st & last para , then go through the questions and then seek the answers by skimming through passage

    For DI I will suggest to arrange Study Materials from any of the coaching institutes such as TIME, IMS, CL or PT, even the past years materials should be helpful for practice.
    I will suggest you to join the test series as soon as possible, if possible join it right away. Even if you are not able to attempt the mock test on regular basis would suggest you to attempt at least 2-3 tests every month (you may even simulate the mock paper based test environment at your residence place too, allot 2 hours and try to attempt questions judiciously. Even though your scores in all 3 sections cannot be same still focus to do well in all of them by proper time allotment). One month before your semester exam you can stop attempting mock tests.

    All the best keep writing.

    One request:
    Please do share this site with all your college friends, online MBA groups, etc.


    Cheers!

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  187. hey, i m bharat maheshwari, ist yr b tech student in nit agrtla. i want to do mba after b tech completion, i know i have more than sufficient time for cat preparation, but i m confused how to start? please guide me,how i can make my stretegy so that after 4 year i m completely prepared....... i dont know which material to start on. my e mail id maheshwaribharat94@yahoo.com

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  188. Hi Guys,
    Nice work.Imfact gr8 Work. I am also one among the the lakhs of ppl who have aspirations to crack CAT 2011.

    I hope the above given reference materials would help me to achieve the milestone.

    In between, Could you pls let me know, how to do the mathematical calculations rapidly.?

    How to train in this regard ?

    Pls Reply ASAP.
    my id:sridharke7@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Sridhar

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  189. hello m shanaya n i gave a b.com 2nd yr exam ..i want to do mba...but fot this i ve give entrance exam that is cat,,,,i dnt no abt cat ,,,,means ho to do /wat to do for preparation of cat exam ...plllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tell me m waiting 4 ur rply,,,,,,,,,,my id is
    mehrashanaya0@gmail.com

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  190. Hi Bharat,

    As you have sufficient time left for the exam, you should plan your preparation in best possbile way. The fist thing which you should do is analyze yourself so as to find your strength & weaknesses. How to find your strength & weaknesses
    1.Simply pick up a past years CAT exam paper:
    Download Past Year Papers for MBA Exams
    2. Attempt as many questions as you can without putting the time limit in one go (say you sit for 4 hours read all the questions & attempt which ever you are confident of.....don't make any blind guess for any of the questions.....feel free to make calculated guess in verbal section :) ).
    3. Write down your overall score, along with sectional score
    4. Repeat step 1-3 for 2 more Past Year CAT Papers

    With your consolidated scores for two to three attempts of Mock CAT tests, you would be able find which section is your strength and which one is your weakness.
    Please Remember: Initially when you write any mock tests with same time limit as actual CAT, your scores would be quite low as you are yet to master the time
    management. So don't panic, slowly with time & with your preparation in progress your score will rise progressively.

    Once you have finished analyzing yourself, you need to start working on wekanesses & mastering your strengths. Please refer below link to find out which books/study materials you should refer:
    Important books & study materials for MBA Preparation
    Would recommend you to focus on spoken english as well, please form a group within your friend circle and have mock Extempore/ GDs/ Interviews/ Debates. This will not only help you in your MBA preparation but also for job interviews & will surely help in your overall personality/career development.
    I hope you should be able to organise such a session for half an hour everyday within your college campus or hostel. We used to do the same in our college days and it helped us alot.

    Also refer to following pages which have been really helpful for many MBA aspirants

    How to succeed in MBA Exams?

    How to attempt MBA Exams

    Things to remember Before Starting your CAT Preparation

    How to prepare for online Exams or Online CAT?

    Shortcuts for improving Quantitative Aptitude

    Shortcuts to master Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

    Quantitative Aptitude Freely Downloadable Books for MBA Preparation

    Verbal Ability - English Freely Downloadable Books for MBA Preparation

    Data Interpretation & & Logical Reasoning Freely Downloadable Books for MBA Preparation

    All the best keep writing.

    One request:
    Please do share this site with all your college friends, online MBA groups, etc.


    Cheers!

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  191. Hey Sridhar,

    Thanks for your positive comments. Maths calculation could be improved by practicing a lot & mastering shortcuts for maths.
    Plenty of maths shortcuts are shared on this blog itself, refer link below:
    Tips tricks & shortcuts for improving Quantitative Aptitude

    All the best keep writing.

    One request:
    Please do share this site with all your college friends, online MBA groups, etc.

    Cheers!

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  192. Hi Shanaya,

    To answer your question, I have written a brief overview about CAT:
    Test Duration and Pattern
    The duration of the test is 2 hours and 30 minutes including initial 15 minute tutorial. No breaks will be given during the test. The test consists of questions that evaluate a candidate’s quantitative, verbal, and logical & data interpretation abilities. Therefore, there are a total of three sections in the test. There will be about 60 questions in the test.

    At the test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. After the test, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room.

    CAT paper comprises of following three sections:
    Quantitative Aptitude Test
    This section tests the mathematical aptitude of a candidate. The questions asked in this section are from various areas of mathematics such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
    The prime focus of this section is to test the logical and analytical ability of a candidate. Most of the question depict a real life scenario followed by a group of questions related with it.

    English Usage and Comprehension
    The focus in this section has lately shifted from grammar to analytical ability. Reading comprehension is one of the most important part of this section.

    Using following page you could get a practical demonstration of Online CAT:
    Practice Test for Online CAT

    Few Other online practice test:
    Sample Online Practice Test - 1
    Sample Online Practice Test - 2

    There are certain things about the online exams which one should be aware of.
    Click here to know "Things to remember about Online Test/Online CAT"

    There are plenty of freely downloadable materials/books shared on this blog, you just need to browse through pages:


    Feel free to ask any further questions.


    All the best!


    One request:
    Please do share this site with all your college friends, online MBA groups, etc.

    Cheers!

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  193. Does the Secondary,Higher secondary marks really matter in the cut off marks? What Impact does it make? i heard that only ppl who had maintained high score(may be 90%++)throughout their academics can make it to IIM's. Is tat so ?

    pls explain..

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  194. hi sir,

    I have been benfetitted from your tips..now, i am in last phase of preparation.

    i have finished arun sharma maths book. and few time materials.. after solving, i am quite conffident on maths except few topics that i will cover soon. now, i am solving nishit kr sinha book and found lots of problems..like level of question is quite high, taking longer time..that worries me..should i continue to solve that book because after going through few chapter, i am losing my confidence..

    in verbal part, grammersection is at the lowest level..i am not able to find it solution..vocab is section is good...what should i do?

    regarding, DI, i am practising questions..few more excercises are left..

    sir, i left with few months..in between..i have semester exam this may..so one month will go without doing anything..

    please suggest me..and last few months preparation strategies because now, it seenms to me that i have messed up everything..not going in proper manner..

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  195. Hi Sridhar,

    The selection criteria across different IIMs varies. For instance IIM-B gives more weight age to Work Ex & past academics where as the same is not true for all IIMs. If you are among the top rankers in CAT, you would surely get a call from any of the IIMs including IIM-B too.

    Ppl who had maintained high score throughout would definitely be given due consideration for their hardwork, but it doesn't mean that all students reaching IIMs are only those who have scored 90+ throughout. There are other criteria s too such as CAT score, your GD/PI performance, your profile & achievements.

    As you know that you can't change your secondary or higher secondary marks now so why to ponder much over that. The better approach would be score as much as possible in CAT & do good in GD/PI which woould surely fetch you as many IIM calls as possible.

    Cheers!

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  196. Hi Sanjeev,

    This is the time you should analyze yourself again. If you are scoring well in Mock Tests you are going great & no need to go for other book. But if your score for maths in mock tests are not good you must strengthen your concepts by referring other books.

    Also CAT paper is mixture of simple & complex questions. Your approach should be to answer as many as questions in given amount of time which means its better to attempt 3 simple question in 5 minutes rather than solving one complex question.

    To improve grammar start reading following books:
    1. Student's Companion By Wilfred D. Best
    2. English PLUS I.C.S.E. For Class 10 by Xavier Pinto
    3. Wren and Martin English Grammar

    Cheers !

    Keep writing!

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  197. Hi, I'm serving in defence and I want to appear for CAT after my retirement. But That is on 2017. Can I prepare from now onwards? Is my 15 service will count as experience during interviews.
    pls guide me.
    my id is sujith_nair317@yahoo.com

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  198. hi, i'm in my second year persuing economics(hons) from delhi univ.I want to appear for CAT 2011. i dont have much time to prepare good enough for this exam. please suggest me on how to manage my final year as well as the preparation for CAT..
    and please tel me whether i'l be able to make it out in such a short span of time of just 6-7 months.. PLEASE GUIDE ME...:)
    my email id is sahiti.uppada@gmail.com

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  199. Hi, i am in class XI.I want to be a MBA student but i am confused that whether i should start preparing from now or not.If yes then from where i should start.

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