A2A: Should I quit my job to prepare for CAT 2021?

In this series, A2A (Asked to Answer), get answers to the most often asked questions by CAT and other MBA entrance exam aspirants. With the CAT just months away, every year this time I get asked by working professionals whether it would be a wise decision to quit their job and concentrate on their CAT…

A2A: How to increase my attempts in CAT?

In this series, A2A (Asked to Answer), get answers to the most often asked questions by CAT and other MBA entrance exam aspirants. In this blog, let us look at one of the most common queries I get asked by test-takers during the SimCAT (mock test) phase of their preparation:  I know how to solve…

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…

A2A: How to prepare for Reading Comprehension in CAT ?

In this series, A2A (Asked to Answer), get answers to the most often asked questions by CAT and other MBA entrance exam aspirants. With inputs from Vanita Sanjay (Chief Mentor, IMS Andheri), Vinaya Rao (Lead Mentor – IMS Vashi) and Abhishek Narayan (Lead Mentor – IMS Thane) Reading Comprehension is tested in every MBA entrance…

A2A: How to solve CAT questions in 60 seconds?

In this series, A2A (Asked to Answer), get answers to the most often asked questions by CAT and other MBA entrance exam aspirants.  I generally get asked this question – “How do I solve a CAT question fast, really fast?”, and sometimes more specifically “How do I solve a CAT questions in 60 seconds or…

A2A: How should I analyse my performance in Mock CATs?

In this series, A2A (Asked to Answer), get answers to the most often asked questions by CAT and other MBA entrance exam aspirants.  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…

Are you ready for Online Learning?

In the aftermath of the Indian and state governments recognizing the novel coronavirus as a pandemic, educational institutes including schools, colleges, universities and Test prep centres have been forced to shut down their classrooms. While most of the learning hubs have moved to a standstill and waiting for the situation to improve, some have quickly…

IIFT 2019 – Last minute tips

The CAT is done and dusted!! The next BIG test of the 2020-21 MBA Admissions season is here – the #IIFT2019 entrance test. This test is the gateway to IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata, B-Schools that are counted amongst the top 30 B-schools in India. Both campuses have a integrated selection process with common cut-offs…

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.…