Mindworkzz-CAT 2018 Slot-2 Analysis

CAT Slot 2 Analysis 2018 – The Second slot of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 has come to an end. As per the test takers, the total number of questions was 100, VARC section was of 34 questions, DI LR with 32 questions and Quantitative section had 34 questions.

  • VARC was similar to Slot-1.It was pretty much along the lines of CAT 2017, except for minute structural changes. Reading Comprehension was little tougher & the Para jumbles were easy and doable.
  • DILR was quite similar to the last year with 4 LR sets and 4 DI sets.
  • However, Quant was tougher than last year.
  Non-MCQ’s Difficulty Level
VARC 7 Moderate
DILR 8 Moderate to difficult
QA 12 Quite difficult

CAT 2018 Slot-2 Student Reaction

  • CAT2018 Slot-2 is similar to CAT2017 Slot-2.
  • The overall difficulty level was moderate to difficult.
  • DILR section was similar as compared to last year.
  • Quantitative Ability was the toughest section – Arithmetic part was more.

CAT Slot-2 Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Review

VARC
There were total 24 questions of RC. RC part was much tougher than the previous year as options were very close to each other. There were 4 passages with 5 questions each and a set of 1 passage with four questions. The Parajumbles were easy as compared to the last couple of years. There were 4 para jumbles, 3 para summary questions and 3 were odd one out questions.

Good attempts could range between 24-26 and with an accuracy of 90%.

DILR
The DILR section was felt comparatively easier than that of 2015, 16 and 17 but it was almost up to the same level. There were 4 LR sets and 4 DI sets and each set had 4 questions. Unlike last year, this year the students could clearly differentiate the LR and DI Sets. DILR section contains 2 Tough sets, 2 Normal but lengthy sets, 2 Normal sets, and 2 very tough sets.

Good attempts could range between 18-20 and with an accuracy of 90%.

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficult and time-consuming section was Quantitative Aptitude as compared to CAT 2017 exam. Arithmetic along with geometry overshadowed the other topics in quant.4 questions were based on logarithm. Two questions were based on set theory and they were doable. The figure was not given in geometry questions so for solving them one had to draw the figure first.

Arithmetic questions were lengthy and every question required multiple concepts/calculations to get the final answer.

Overall it was a lengthy and time-consuming section.

Good attempts could range between 20-22 and with an accuracy of 90%.

All the best for upcoming exams!!

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Mindworkzz-CAT 2018 Slot-1 Analysis

The first slot of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 has come to an end. As per the test takers, the total number of questions was 100, VARC section was of 34 questions, DI LR with 32 questions and Quantitative section had 34 questions.

  • VARC continued to be easy. It was pretty much along the lines of CAT 2017, except for minute structural changes. The Parajumbles were easy and doable.
  • DILR was easier than the last year with 4 LR sets and 4 DI sets.
  • However, Quant was tougher than last year.

CAT 2018 Student Reaction

  • As compared to last year this year, the CAT 2018 exam was easy.
  • The overall difficulty level was moderate to difficult.
  • DILR section was moderate as compared to last year.
  • Quantitative Ability was the toughest section – Arithmetic part was more.

CAT Exam Analysis 2018: Section-wise Review

VARC

There were 4 passages with 5 questions each and a set of 1 passage with four questions. The Parajumbles were easy as compared to the last couple of years. There were 4 para jumbles, 3 para summary questions and 3 were odd ones out questions. Except 2 odd one out and 1 para summary questions, all the Verbal questions were doable.

Good attempts could range between 24-26 and with an accuracy of 90%.

DILR

The DILR section was comparatively easier than that of 2015, 16 and 17. There were 4 LR sets and 4 DI sets and each set had 4 questions. Unlike last year, this year the students could clearly differentiate the LR and DI Sets. There were 2 sets based on arrangement and two were based on puzzles in LR section. In DI section there was a set based on matrix (Sudoku) , one set was based on Pie chart, one set was based on Table(missing data) and rest one set was general calculation based.

Good attempts could range between 18-20 and with an accuracy of 90%.

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficult and time-consuming section was Quantitative Aptitude. Arithmetic along with geometry overshadowed the other topics in quant.4 questions were based on logarithm. Two questions were based on set theory and they were doable. The figure was not given in geometry questions so for solving them one had to draw the figure first.

Arithmetic questions were lengthy and every question required multiple concepts/calculations to get the final answer.

Overall it was lengthy and time-consuming section.

Good attempts could range between 20-22 and with an accuracy of 90%.

Overall Difficulty Level Moderate to difficult
Number of Non- MCQ Questions

· VARC

· DILR

· Quant

 

· 07

· 08

· 12

All the best for upcoming exams!!

CLAT-2018 ANALYSIS

The nightmares have come to life with CLAT organizers managing to mismanage the most important Law exams of the year yet again. There were reported glitches across 15 test centres affecting around 5000 students which (around 10% of the total applicants) is more than the double the number of students who are going to qualify for the exam. So basically, yet again the exam was managed in a ‘proper’ horrendous manner. And, yet again it will be raised in the petition before the Supreme Court
of India.

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Leaving these ‘petty’ matters aside, the merits of the exam was almost similar to the last year. It was an exam with easy to moderate level of difficulty. Legal Reasoning being on the easier side and Mathematics weighing towards the difficult side of the balance. But overall the merit will be more or less average with top 5 colleges going to students scoring around 125 marks but this may come a bit down because of many important centres facing the technical glitches.
The Section wise break-up is as follows:
GK: The Section was almost on the expected pattern except that there a bit more of Static GK then was expected. The difficulty level of this section was easy as most of the questions were what is expected of the applicants.

Legal Reasoning: This section was on the easier side as well. The maximum weightage, as expected, was again given to Reasoning Question with simple Principle and Facts based questions. Rest 10 questions were Legal Knowledge-based but being on the easier side as well.

Logical Reasoning: This was also on the easier side of the balance as there were pretty straightforward questions except for 1 puzzle question which has been reported to be a bit difficult. Quant actually made it a bit tough. Therefore, this section can also be called a moderate one.

English: This Section was nothing different from the last year paper and not much of experimenting was observed. The Comprehensions were reasonably lengthy, which is appreciated, and the difficulty standard of the Grammar part was also moderate. Therefore, this section would also be ranked as easy-to-moderate.

Mathematics: This was the toughest of the lot. As the questions were both lengthy and difficult especially taking into account that Aspirants are generally on the weaker side of this subject. A score of 50% (9-10 marks) will be great. But as the cut-off, the top 5 law school goes at around 60-62 percent this could be called a difficult section for the students.

Why MBA from Top B-School?

CAT Guru Arun Sharma, IIM Bangalore alumnus and renowned author for McGraw Hill Publication speaks about the difference of doing MBA from a top B school like the IIM’s or a handful of 5-6 institutes like MDI, XLRI, SPJAIN etc. versus trying to do an MBA from a normal college. The first thing you should realize is that an MBA typically will be the last qualification you will have in your life unless you plan to change your career tracks to something like that later in your career, but for most people, MBA will be the last step of their educational career, after that professional career starts and hence it is the one last opportunity to change the kind of educational profile that you have.

Top B School vs. Normal MBA College

You might have come from any normal school/ college and if, you have a tag of an IIM attached to your name at the end of your educational career it takes care of a lot of things as you build your career later. It gives you a huge advantage over others. Hence, if you are trying to get into a management school, the idea has to be to try to get into the best B-school you can because, if you try to compromise at this stage then it will put you or confine you to a person with an average academic career, so, wherever you go, you are representing yourself as an average person versus if you have a mediocre educational career but  have an IIM tag at the end of your educational life, the perception that people will have about you will be different. It’s not just about the perceptions that people have, but also the quality of learning that you will get, the kind of resources you will get. I always tell people that it’s not only about the brand of an IIM that you go for, you go for the learning. If you go for the brand, then nobody will select you also.

Learning & Networking

Secondly, the learning that an MBA from a top B-school gives you will be drastically and vastly different than an MBA from a normal college. Thirdly, the kind of peer group you will meet will be very different if you are passing out of top 10 b school versus passing out of any other average school. To give you a small example, I passed out from IIM Bangalore in 1995. I have my engineering batch-mates from my private engineering college and when we got reconnected via social media, you can actually see the difference between water & blood when you talk about the kind of careers they have, whereas, my IIM Batch-mates are mostly at their peak or the zenith of different companies or very close to that. Most of my engineering batch-mates are almost unnamed and unsung people and since you have only one career, the kind of peer group you go to or are living with has a huge difference in terms of your own achievements. So very often you will find that if you belong to a strong peer group which an IIM will give you, you will not get easily satisfied with yourself, and when you are not easily satisfied with yourself it will give you the motivation to perform further whereas that kind of peer group you will not get out of a normal B-School hence, it is important to make it to a top B-School for this last educational qualification that you will have. The last part is the packages and salaries.

Salary Package

Try to do one thing when you finish off this article, put up an excel sheet, on one side of the excel sheet put 6 lacks starting package and on the other side put 20 lacks as a starting package and grow both these packages by 10% every year (which is the normal growth rate in Indian corporate sector) and in a 20 year career you will see that a person starting with 20 lacks per year will earn around 5 to 6 crore rupees more than a person who is starting with 6 lacks per annum. That is the difference in the career that a top B-School will give you versus the career that a mediocre MBA from a second level B-school gives you. Hence, the idea has to be, to get to the top B-School you can. Each person will tell you that money is not important but you do realize or imagine the difference in having 10 crore bank balance that you will make in 20 years down the line.

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, 25 April 2018, Wednesday, 12:45 PM

IIM INDORE FINAL PLACEMENT 2018: A STUDENT RARING TO GO @Rs63.45lakh ANNUAL PACKAGE

“IIM Indore has released notification of final placements for the batch 2016-18”

An IIM Indore student has been offered the highest salary package of Rs 63.45 lakhs to work in foreign.

 

More than 200 firms participated in this placement season and 624 students including 443 PGP candidates, 68 PGP Mumbai candidates along with 113 candidates from the 5 years Integrated Programme in Management got selected.

According to the report released by IIM Indore: the highest international package for this year is Rs 63.45 lakhs while the highest domestic package stood at Rs 33.04 lakhs. Overall average CTC for this year’s placements for IIM Indore is Rs 18.17 lakhs per annum.

The maximum placements were for finance roles. 27%  batch opted for finance roles & were hired by the top companies including Axis Bank, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Edelweiss, HDFC Bank, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Indus Valley Partners, JPMorgan Chase, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Max Life Insurance, Nomura, Royal Bank of Scotland and Yes Bank.

Consultancy firms including Accenture Strategy, Boston Consulting Group, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte USI, Ernst & Young, EXL Service, Infosys Management Consulting, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, etc.

Among the other recruiters are corporate giants like Asian Paints, Dabur, Godrej & Boyce, GroupM, GSK Pharma, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, HUL, ITC, L’Oréal, Marico, Maruti Suzuki, Mother Dairy, Panasonic, PepsiCo, Pidilite, Tata Steel, TimesOOH, Tolaram Group, Toppr, and Vodafone. Technology majors like Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Google, HUL, HCL, IBM, Infosys, L&T Infotech, MAQ Software, UHG, Wipro have also participated.

 

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Posted by Pryanca Verma, 30 March 2018, Friday, 11:10 AM

 

Targeting XLRI? Here is something that will definitely help you

The placement season at XLRI-Jamshedpur has concluded for the Two-year post graduate diploma programme in BM and HRM for the batch of 2016-18.

The entire batch of 358 students was able to secure offers through the final recruitment process in 3.5 days.

A total of 132 recruiters participated in the placement process. Among these 29 were first-time recruiters. A total of 370 offers were made by the recruiters.

According to a statement issued by XLRI, the average salary offered to the batch was 20.10 Lakhs per annum, while the median salary offered was 21 Lakhs per annum.

Following a consistent trend over the years, the number of PPO’s offered to the students has increased this year to 122.

The major sectors that took part in the recruitment process were Consulting, FMCG, Finance, General Management, and Operations.

Deloitte S&O, Accenture Technology Consulting, The Boston Consulting Group, KPMG, EY, Deloitte, and PwC were the major recruiters from the consulting sector.

P&G, Hindustan Unilever Limited, AB InBev, RB Johnson & Johnson, Colgate Palmolive, Mondelez, ITC India, Nestle, AB InBev, and Heinz were among the major recruiters from the FMCG sector.

Major recruiters from the financial sector were Citibank, Avendus Capital, DBS, JP Morgan Chase, Societe Generale, Edelweiss and Standard Chartered

Reputed conglomerates such as Tata Administrative Services, Aditya Birla Group, RP Goenka group and Capgemini were among the companies that offered General Management roles.

PSUs were also prevalent in this year’s recruitment process, with GAIL, IOCL, and HPCL along with first-time recruiters like National Housing Bank and India Health Action Trust hiring in large numbers.

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, 22 February 2018, Thursday, 02:05 PM

 

CAT Results are OUT. Check CAT-17 Result Here

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Dear Aspirants,

The result for CAT-2017 has been released. To check your result, use the link below:

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All the Best

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Posted by Mukul Garg, 8 January 2017, Monday, 11:25 AM

 

 

 

Last Minute Tips to Crack CAT’17

The CAT’17 exam is on 26th November and only a few days are left for the same.
Here are some last minute tips for you from Mindworkzz Faculty members.

LAST MINUTE TIPS TO CRACK CAT'17

  • Don’t give more attention to those topics which you have not studied in depth till now.
  • In Verbal Section, do the Previous year paper twice.
  • Analyze your mistakes with the solution, by keeping in mind the strategy to solve the Questions.
  • Don’t push yourself too much, but revise key concepts regularly.
  • Practice at least one full-length mock paper daily for taking the test in one stretch.
  • Analyse mock papers carefully for identifying doable and non-doable Questions.
  • At this stage, trust in your final-tested strategy.
  • While taking Exam focus on attempting the correct questions.
  • Don’t focus on increasing the number of attempts.
  • If you are guessing questions, do it only when you are 90% sure otherwise don’t take a risk.
  • Divide each section in 10 to 15 minutes test and try to solve around 4-6 questions in each test and manage and adjust the time accordingly.
  • Scan 6-8 questions in the different divided test of 10-15minutes and figure out the 4-6 questions which you can easily do.
  • Don’t forget to relax, be cool and enjoy the favorable time.
  • Finally, have great faith in your ability. Say regularly to you that ” I am going to nail it”.

“Your most trusted weapon should be self-confidence for doing better and better. We are sure that you will do much better than what you think about yourself…”

All the Best!!
Keep practicing…

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, 22 November 2017, Wednesday, 11:35 AM

The Path to 99+ Percentile in CAT 2017

McGaw Hill Education
Exclusive Live Webinar

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Speaker (Arun Sharma, IIM-B)

“The Path to 99+ Percentile in CAT 2017”

Webinar will cover

1. Hitting 99+ percentile in DI and LR
2. Hitting 99+ percentile in Quantitative Aptitude
3. Hitting 99+ percentile in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

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Webinar Schedule:

Thursday 27th July 2017.

05:30 pm – 06:30 pm (IST)

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Posted by Mukul Garg, 20th July, 2017, Thursday, 2:05 PM

All you need to know about IIFT 17

Established by Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Indian Institute of Foreign Trade selects its candidates on the basis of a selection test every year. Details for the same are as follows:

Pattern

The IIFT paper is divided into 4 sections  – with a total of 6 subsections Summing up to, total no. of questions = 123 and Max Score of 100. IIFT has designed the paper in such a form that it evaluates the command over language, numerical ability, social awareness and reasoning skills of each individual for choosing the best candidate as their student.

Section Section Name No. Of Questions Marks/Question
     I English Comprehension 16 1
Verbal Ability 20 0.75
II General Knowledge & Awareness 25 0.5
III Logical Reasoning   20 1
Data Interpretation 22 0.75
IV Quantitative Analysis 20 1

Important Dates

The major wait of every management aspirant is the dates for IIFT entrance procedure. The date scheduled for IIFT 2017 is as follows.

Event Dates
IIFT Registration Begins Third/Fourth  week of July 2017
Deadline for acceptance of Application (Gen/SC/ST/OBC) First week of September 2017
Issue of Admit Card of IIFT 2017 Third week of November 2017
IIFT exam 26th November 2017
IIFT 2017 Results Fourth week of December 2017
Further Selection Procedure January/February 2018
Final Results March 2018
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Posted by Harit Sharma, Tuesday, July 18, 2017    3:51 PM