Should you quit your job for CAT Preparation?

Should you quit your job for CAT Preparation?

CAT Preparation
Common Admission Test (CAT) is the gateway to IIMs and other prestigious business schools in India. But at the same time, it is regarded as one of the toughest exams to crack due to very high competition. A lot of aspirants prepare for CAT after their graduation while on a job. And if you are in a hectic job, you may find it very difficult to concentrate on your studies. So what should one do in such a scenario? Is it a wise choice to quit the job and start CAT preparation with full dedication? Or, is it possible to prepare for CAT while working full time? Let's find out. As a business manager, in life, you will have to make difficult decisions. Consider this decision as one of them.…
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List of Important CAT Preparation Books

List of Important CAT Preparation Books

CAT Preparation
A lot of candidates ask me about the important CAT (Common Admission Test) Preparation books to be referred while preparing for CAT. In this post, I will give you complete list of important books for CAT Preparation. Also, I will share some good resources/material which will help you a lot in your CAT preparation. I have included links to most of the books & resources. This list is the latest list of books updated for CAT 2019 preparation. If you are preparing for CAT or planning to start soon, you can read my detailed article here: How to prepare for CAT List of Important CAT Preparation Books The All-in-one If you are not willing to go through multiple reviews for CAT preparation books, you may go for this bundled package of 4…
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“New IIM” vs “Old” Private B-School

“New IIM” vs “Old” Private B-School

CAT Preparation
Every year, a lot of students get confused between getting into a "new IIM" or established "non-IIM private" B-schools. I hope this article will help them in making a choice. In last 8 years, we witnessed 13 new IIMs which brought the total number of IIMs to 19 in India. CAT aspirants, who are unable to secure admission in older IIMs and get selected in new IIMs, find themselves in a huge dilemma whether to join these new IIMs or some already established premier non-IIM B-School. With a lot of opinions of so many so-called “experts”, it is obvious for a prospective B-school student to get confused. So, lets try to find a solution to this problem by analyzing some facts. Let us first look at what is the current…
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CAT vs GMAT- Dilemma of every MBA aspirant in India

CAT vs GMAT- Dilemma of every MBA aspirant in India

CAT Preparation
There is a lot of confusion in the life of a student. One thing is, should they study further or join some company. Once they make a choice, a plethora of further sub-options emerge and the person has to decide again. Now, for the sake of our topic, suppose the person chooses to study further, and that too MBA (lets ignore the Post Graduation in Science/Engineering vs Business Administration vs some other field to be taken on a later date). Now, in the context of India, MBA again has many sub-options- Whether to take CAT (Common Admission Test) and similar Indian exams to go to top B-Schools of India, or take GMAT and plan for MBA in abroad. Both exams are similar though very different from each other and it…
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How to start preparing for CAT 2019

How to start preparing for CAT 2019

CAT Preparation
How to start preparing for CAT? CAT (Common Admission Test) is one of the toughest exam to crack. It is the gateway to getting into prestigious IIMs and other top B-schools of India. A lot of CAT aspirants ask me how to prepare for CAT. Here I am sharing a few tips which I feel helped me in cracking this exam and score 99.41 percentile. Understand the syllabus This is a useful tip for almost any exam. Understand the syllabus by going through past year's papers and official guidelines. CAT can be segmented into four broad parts- Quantitative AbilityData InterpretationLogical ReasoningVerbal Ability The concepts used in this examination are broadly of class 10 level. However, the questions are little bit tricky to solve and require good amount of logical thinking. But it can be developed…
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How to develop the habit of reading

How to develop the habit of reading

CAT Preparation
From our childhood we are told that reading is a very good habit. Specially, if you are preparing for any competitive exam like CAT, GMAT, GRE or even UPSC (it now has a paper with questions on reading comprehension), you must read a lot of books written in English. In this context, from here on, by reading I mean reading books written in English language. Why Reading is a good Habit? Reading improves our comprehension as well knowledge. Reading a lot of good books makes us familiar with English language and we no more need to memorize grammar rules to find out if any sentence is wrong. It is the same way as a child learns her native language just listening to her parents and not by learning grammar rules. Once a respected…
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