How to fill the S.P.Jain profile-based form?

  About the Author An alumnus of IIM-Lucknow, Tony Xavier is a self-confessed standardised-test junkie whose life revolves around the CAT, which he has now taken more than 10 times since first encountering it in the year 2000, the GMAT (750/800 ) and the GRE (333/340 ). He has been working with IMS since 2006.…

CAT 2019: De-stress or Distress

“I am dreading the thought of what might be in store for me on CAT Day!!” “Will I be able to replicate my mock test performances in the actual CAT?” “What if I don’t do well in the test this year? I don’t think I can wait for 1 more year!!” “How do I keep…

CAT 2019: How to increase my attempts?

Let us see how do you handle the common scenario for CAT test-takers wherein:  You know how to solve most questions, but don’t find enough time to solve them!! If you find yourself in this situation more often than not, then your root problem is the failure to select the right questions to solve while…

CAT 2019 – the countdown has begun

With the countdown on for CAT 2019, the moods and anxieties are varied. Some of you will be studying hard, some may be fine-tuning the strategy, some of you will be looking for shortcuts, while a few will be quite confident! Here is a list of Dos and Don’ts in the run-up to the CAT on…

Last Mile to CAT 2018

IMS has been conducting Last Mile to CAT : a must-attend event for CAT 2018 aspirants across the country. This year, we have conducted the same in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Varanasi, Nagpur, Ludhiana, Udaipur, Cochin and Coimbatore.  Students who are preparing for the CAT 2018 exam have a common…

Myth vs Math: What is a good percentile in CAT?

I often get asked by students: “What percentile do I need to get into the IIMs?” OR ” How do I get to a XX percentile?” OR “Is it true that only 99+ percentilers make it to the IIMs?”. This post is dedicated to all the test-takers who seek answers to these or related questions. First things first: let…

How to analyse Mock CATs: Mock liya…ab karna kya?

Most CAT-aspirants would agree that taking Mock tests (SimCATs in IMS parlance) is a very crucial aspect of preparing for the CAT, however everyone has a different approach towards taking mock tests during their CAT preparation. While there is obviously a difference between the approach of successful candidates and those who do not perform well…