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…

IIM A – PGPX: The MBA for Working Professionals

IIM Ahmedabad recently announced a major change in the selection process of PGPX – one of the most popular Executive program for working professionals. In this blog, authored by Vaishali Madhavan (Chief Admission Consultant, IMS), get to know everything about the IIMA PGPX program.   Are you a working professional who will complete four years of post-graduation work…

XAT Decision Making : How to prepare?

This is an extract from a blog authored by my colleague Tony Xavier (Alumnus of IIM Lucknow & Chief Mentor, IMS Pune ). Read on for an insight into how to approach the Decision Making section of XAT. One of the most tedious and inscrutable sections that you will find across all management entrance tests,…