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October 31, 2014
How to ace the CAT 2014
With just two weeks left for the CAT 2014, Manek Daruvala, founder, director of Triumphant Institute of Management Education, advises intelligent planning and effective execution of those plans as the twin pillars for charting your success.

October 09, 2014
CAT Tips: Are you taking enough mock tests?
If you want to get the perfect score, you must take as many mocks as you can.

October 08, 2014
CAT Tips: Why sectional cut-offs are important
Gone are the days when your CAT preparation strategy meant studying for your strengths and leaving out the weaker areas!

October 06, 2014
CAT TopperSpeak: 'A strict study routine is the key to success'
Gavin DSouza who scored 99.49 percentile in CAT 2013 tells us how he cracked the test.

October 03, 2014
CAT TopperSpeak: Focus on accuracy and save time
Arijit Kumar Gorai who received admission offers from nine IIMs and SP Jain Institute of Management tells us how he cracked the test.

October 02, 2014
CAT Tips: 'Spend at least 3 hours a day to study'
Manish Kumar who achieved a high percentile of 99.43 in CAT 2013 and secured admission in IIM Raipur tells us how he succeeded in cracking the test.

October 01, 2014
How to crack CAT while you're working
Gagandeep Singh Pannu who cracked the CAT 2013 with 99.97 percentile while attending a full-time job shares his study secrets.

September 21, 2014
Two-month strategy to crack CAT 2014
Make the most of these eight weeks to optimise your score and secure admission in a top b-school.

September 04, 2014
You can crack CAT while you're working!
Sohini Deb who cracked CAT 2013 with 98.11 percentile and secured admission at IIM Kozhikode shares her study secrets.

September 03, 2013
Chat@4: Want to crack the CAT 2013?


August 05, 2013
How to register for CAT 2013
The last date to register for the Common Admission Test (CAT 2013) is September 24. Read on for details on how to register for the test...

May 23, 2013
We continue to ignore yoga's importance: Narendra Modi
The chief minister stressed on the global importance of yoga while inaugurating the Lakulish Yoga University.

October 11, 2012
CAT 2012 begins TODAY: Share your experience!
Over 2 lakh aspirants will be appearing for the test scheduled between October 11 and November 6, 2012.

January 12, 2012
CAT 2011 results: 9 candidates score 100 percentile
The results of the Common Aptitude Test (CAT), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management, was announced today. In 2011, 1.85 lakh students took the examination. The aspirational 100 percentile was managed by nine students, while 1,800 students crossed the 99 percentile barrier.

July 27, 2011
IITs may choose CAT over JMET this year


June 27, 2011
'CAT will not be a two-tier exam this year'
Prof Himanshu Rai, CAT 2010 Convenor went on record to say that the news about the Common Admission Test becoming a two-tier exam this year onwards was not true and that this year, there would be no change in the system.

June 21, 2011
CAT 2011: Tips to crack Verbal Ability
Here are a few tips to prepare a road map for CAT success particularly with regard to the Verbal Ability section.

April 26, 2011
How to crack CET group discussion and personal interview
Aziz Manwa IIM alumnus and head, Testfunda.com discussed tips and techniques to crack group discussions and personal interviews for Maharashtra MBA-CET 2011 that begins May 10.

March 23, 2011
Preparing for CAT 2011? Here are some strategies
Are you preparing for CAT 2011? There are some simple strategies that can help you to ace it.

February 11, 2011
IIM-Trichy to commence operations from June
The IIM's new centre in Trichy, the 11th in the country, would commence operations from the academic year starting June.

February 09, 2011
Cleared CAT? Cut-offs for various B-Schools
Overall, applying to 10-odd colleges should be good enough if you have the requisite breadth in your selections.

February 07, 2011
MBA success mantra: Testing your social quotient
Cracking the group discussion and personal interview rounds of MBA admission is not necessarily in born; it is a skill that can be harnessed.

January 17, 2011
CAT methodology disclosure unclear
Varun Aggarwal points out that it is important for the examination body to ensure that either each test form is of the same difficulty level or that the scores of candidates calculated, are equated.

January 14, 2011
CAT 100 percentiler shares his succes mantras
P. Manohar Anand of IIT madras is one of the eight students who aced CAT 2010 with 100 percentile. He shares his success mantras and the road ahead with Rediff.com.

What went wrong for these IIM aspirants
Even as some celebrated their superb success in CAT 2010, there were a few others who are still getting over the shock of their low score. Lajwanti D'Souza speaks to a few disgruntled IIM aspirants

January 12, 2011
CAT topper:I didn't expect to score 100 percentile
Gaurav Malpani from IIT Bombay and Deepak Mehta from BITS Pilani are two of this year's CAT toppers. Both the toppers said they were extremely happy with the results, though did not really expect to top.

'I got 99 percentile but won't get into IIM'
Meet Shirish Kumar (name changed) who scored 99 percentile but here's why he may not get into an IIM after all.

CAT results are out, 8 score 100 percentile
After much anticipation the big day is here and the CAT results have been declared.

January 07, 2011
Those who saw CAT 2010 'results' are unethical: CAT Convenor
But Prof Himanshu Rai will not take action against those who 'unethically' downloaded their scorecards last weekend. Also, while neither accepting nor denying if there were wrong questions in CAT 2010, he said that the matter had been 'settled psychometrically'.

January 04, 2011
CAT results out of the bag? Rumours abound
The official website of CAT was flooded with visits on Monday, ever since some members of education networking sites claimed to have seen their results.

October 25, 2010
Last minute tips to crack CAT 2010. Share yours!
Alok Chandra, an IIM Kozhikode alumnus, shares his advice for students preparing to take the CAT this year.

October 13, 2010
CAT 2010: Strategy for the last 3 weeks
With less than a month to the CAT, here's how you should go about your preparation.

October 11, 2010
B-school admissions: How to write an SoP
An important aspect of B-school admissions is the submission of the Statement of Purpose candidates need to submit. But what is it and how do you go about writing it? Read on to find out...

October 08, 2010
Cracking CAT is a tad easier this year
Thanks to fewer applicants and more seats at IIMs.

October 07, 2010
5 improvements we hope Prometric makes to the CAT 2010
Aditya Dipankar, a student of MDes (Information & Interface Design) 2009-11 at the National Institute of Design (NID), Bangalore to look up the practice test and identify pain points and suggest improvements in the interface.

October 04, 2010
IIMs, Prometric release CAT practice test
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Prometric, the US-based agency that is conducting the ensuing Common Admission Test (CAT), have released a practice test on the web ahead of the actual examination.

October 01, 2010
CAT convenor: CAT 2010 will be rich, reliable and tough
PaGaLGuY catches up with Prof Himanshu Rai, the man responsible for the Common Admissions Test (CAT) 2010 for a quick interview.

September 29, 2010
1 month to CAT 2010: FAQs answered!
Vinayak Kudva, IMS Learning Resources, addresses some of the most frequently asked questions CAT candidates have in the last month of prep.

September 28, 2010
CAT 2010: Key concepts to crack Quant
It is important to get the basics right across concepts, and then focus on the ones that you know are important.

September 07, 2010
CAT 2010: For the first-time CAT taker
If this is your first attempt at CAT, you need to make sure your prep strategy works for you.

August 30, 2010
CAT 2010: Prep strategy for the final 2 months
A plan for the last few months to CAT 2010.

August 25, 2010
CAT 2010: 'Focus on fundas, practice, strategy'
Harsh Chandak, an IIM Lucknow student, shares his advice for test-takers preparing for CAT this year.

August 24, 2010
CAT 2010: A ready reckoner
As MBA hopefuls across the country ramp up their prep for this year's exam, we present a ready reckoner on all things CAT...

August 17, 2010
Golf your way to career advancement
Nearly 40 per cent of employees in India play golf to mingle with senior business executives, the highest proportion of any country surveyed in a new poll.

CAT 2010: 25 questions to test your Verbal skills
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, presents 25 test Verbal Ability questions, with the answers.

August 09, 2010
CAT 2010: 'How I got into IIM Indore'
We invited readers who have taken the CAT in previous years to share their experiences. Archit Shrivastava, an IIM Indore student, shares his advice.

August 03, 2010
CAT 2010: 'How I made it to IIM Lucknow'
Alok Mathur, an IIM Lucknow student, shares his advice for students preparing to take the CAT this year.

July 09, 2010
CAT 2010: How I cracked the CAT
GA reader Adarsh Sharma, an IIM Indore student who scored in the 99 percentile in CAT 2008, shares his advice...

July 06, 2010
CAT 2010: A winning strategy to crack RC
Remember every RC passage has a one-line gist. A 10-line gist means you did not understand the underlying idea. So how should you go about cracking the RC section of CBT CAT? TCY experts share the 'Connect the dot' strategy.

July 02, 2010
CAT 2010 to be held at fewer centres
The Common Admission Test (CAT) will be held across 32 cities -- the same as last year -- but the number of test centres will be less.

June 30, 2010
CAT 2010: How to find your comfort level in DI
Data interpretation gives most CAT aspirants the jitters, especially those from non-technical backgrounds. Here Gaurav Bakliwal, of Testfunda.com, share some useful tips on how students can sharpen their DI skills.

June 29, 2010
Share your CAT experiences and advice!
Did you crack the CAT? Share your tips and advice for this test-takers right here!

June 23, 2010
The right way to start preparing for CAT
Vaishnu Dass, Quant faculty at TCY provides tips to help CAT aspirants plan their preparation strategy.

June 15, 2010
CAT 2010: How you should start your prep
Rahul Singh, who scored in the 100-percentile (CAT 2009) shares some tips on how B-school hopefuls should kickstart their CAT prep.

March 23, 2010
10 tips to ace your B-school interview
Sidharth Balakrishna, author and IIM alumnus, shares useful prep tips.

March 22, 2010
B-school admissions: Real IIM GD topics
To assist aspiring MBAs in their preparation, students at IIM Lucknow have come together to pool their experiences of the admissions process and present these tips.

March 19, 2010
IIM Lucknow students share GD tips
Students at IIML share tips to help candidates through the group discussion round of B-school admissions.

March 17, 2010
B-school admissions: How to crack the personal interview
The focus here is more on elimination than on selection. So, how does one run the gauntlet and live to tell the tale?

March 11, 2010
Aspiring MBA? Tips to ace your Group Discussion
How you can make a lasting impression at your B-school GD.

March 10, 2010
CAT 2009: The IIMs' uncertainty principle
The CAT results have been declared, but candidates are still left with a lot of unanswered questions. Here's why.

March 01, 2010
CAT results: Which B-school will you get into?
Mystudyplaces.com has launched a new application whereby students can find out which B-schools they are eligible to apply to based on last year's cut-offs.

February 01, 2010
CAT, phase 2: 'I have no complaints'
The second phase of CAT testing happened over January 30-31 for more than 6,500 students across the country. So how did Round 2 go?

January 12, 2010
CAT rescheduled: Share your opinions and advice
IIMs have announced that they will hold the second phase of CAT testing on January 30 and 31. If you took the test successfully, here's your chance to share your experiences and tips.

December 21, 2009
'CAT could have been handled professionally'
In an interview with IIM-K director Pradipta Mukherjee, Debashis Chatterjee clears the air on fears of the CAT fiasco impacting the admissions criteria.

December 17, 2009
CCTVs caught CAT students cheating
Some students were caught cheating on camera. They were subsequently asked to leave the examination centre, Prometric, the company which provided the software for the test, admitted for the first time.

December 16, 2009
CAT 2009 will not be scrapped, says CAT committee
This year's computerised Common Admission Test (CAT), which was marred by technical glitches, will not be scrapped, the exam committee announced today.

Lack of clarity on re-exam date may delay CAT result
technical glitches.

December 11, 2009
CAT 2009: An ironic tale of (mis)management
The IIMs, epitomes of excellence in management education. have displayed equal expertise in mismanagement while conducting their entry-level evaluation.

December 09, 2009
'All affected CAT candidates will be rescheduled'
Ramesh Nava, vice-president and general manager, Asia-Pacific, Japan & Africa -- Prometric, which is conducting the CAT exams, speaks to Archana M Prasanna on what went wrong with CAT 2009.

December 07, 2009
CAT 2009: 'The CAT is going to the dogs'
This CAT candidate had four questions with no answer options! Share your CAT experiences!

CAT 2009: 'Are the invigilators illiterate?'
Noisy invigilators, technical problems and lack of discipline at the test centre ruin the CAT experience for this B-school hopeful.

CAT 2009: Candidates demand paper-based re-test
The general view was that, though a re-test for the untested candidate is certainly necessary, such a re-test only for a select number of aspirants may give them an unfair advantage -- or disadvantage.

December 05, 2009
CAT 2009: 'My test was over in 30 minutes!'
Thanks to a variety of issues, the CAT has been a bitter experience for many candidates this year. But the technical problems are not the only concern some students have...

CAT 2009: 'The exam went off perfectly'
GA reader and MBA aspirant Samyuktha Jandhyala shares her experience CAT 2009 experience.

CAT 2009: Test cancelled? IIMs answer FAQs
IIMs issue answers to the most frequently asked questions candidates have regarding CAT 2009.

December 04, 2009
Drawing flack: The convenor of computerised CAT
The technical glitches that marred the country's first online CAT have done more than inconvenience students. They have left the convenor, Satish Deodhar, taking the blame and dented the image of premier IIMs.

CAT for 5,000 students rescheduled
The dates for the exam may be extended beyond December 8 and 9.

CAT 2009: 'It was a CATastrophe'
Candidates share the bitter experience of CAT 2009. Share yours!

December 03, 2009
CAT 2009: 'Candidates were in tears'
Candidates share the bitter experience of CAT 2009. Share yours!

IIMs nearly dumped computerised CAT...
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are understood to have contemplated scrapping of the computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT) before deciding to wait for a few more days before taking such a call.

December 02, 2009
CAT 2009: 'Some navigation issues, but not bad'
Student says that the computer-based CAT is great but a few small glitches might cost you an entire year.

No plan to scrap computer-based CAT: Convenor
Despite the recent spate of glitches in the computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009, Satish Deodhar, convenor of CAT and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad faculty, says that online CAT is here to stay.

CAT 2009: 'IIMs should have a re-test'
The CAT 2009 has been plagued with various problems and has candidates scrambling for answers. But Karan Agrawal, who will be taking the test on December 3, has some different concerns.

December 01, 2009
Was the CAT a nightmare or a breeze? Tell us!
Did you take the CAT this year? What was the experience like for you? Was your test cancelled or re-scheduled? Or was it smooth sailing? Share your computer-based CAT experiences with us.

Govt: Who's responsible for the CAT fiasco?
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal today said the ministry has sought a detailed report into the server crash during the online Common Admission Test (CAT) examination.

November 30, 2009
CAT 2009: My test was cancelled
Vijay Motwani from Jabalpur share his nightmarish CAT experience.

November 29, 2009
Technical glitches mar Day 1 of CAT
The much-anticipated beginning of computer-based CAT got off to a rocky start with technical glitches at various centres throwing students' preparation into disarray.

CAT begins: Learnings from Day 1
CAT in its new avatar begins to chaos. Students should bear these tips in mind as the prepare to take the test.

November 27, 2009
Eat well, sleep well and bell the CAT!
So it's 24 hours to D-day and you're nearly done with those long hours of study for the CAT. But here are a few dos and don'ts to ensure you're in top form for the exam.

November 26, 2009
CAT 2009: Final checklist for test-takers
Prometric and IIMs issue a final reminder to all candidates.

November 24, 2009
CAT 2009: Prep tips for the last 7 days
Here's how you can make the best use of your time as you prepare for CAT.

November 20, 2009
CAT 2009: Tips to beat stress, stay focussed
To help you keep your focus and stress levels under control, try these stress-buster tips.

November 17, 2009
CAT 2009: Test-day tips and strategies
Your plan of action should be decided based on all the practice and mock exams you might have taken and a careful analysis of your performance.

November 16, 2009
CAT 2009: Time tips for engineering students
Most engineering students have their semester examinations scheduled in November. So how should they balance the limited time between exam preparation and CAT preparation?

November 12, 2009
CAT 2009: Why you need a draft strategy
An excerpt from IIM alumnus Sidharth Balakrishna's book An Introduction to the CAT.

November 11, 2009
CAT 2009: IIMs release test-day tips
With just about three weeks to go for the CAT, the IIMs have released an information covering various aspects of the test.

CAT 2009: Strategy for the last 3 weeks
With less than a month for the CAT, you need to manage both your strengths and weaknesses and ensure that the result is upbeat.

November 10, 2009
CAT 2009: Easy ways to stay motivated
Stress wwighing you down? Try these easy tips to keep your motivation levels high.

November 06, 2009
CAT 2009: The attempt pattern for 100 percentile
Experts from TCYonline help you familiarise yourself with the test interface so as to make the most out of each feature that it offers.

November 05, 2009
With drop in CAT applications, is MBA losing its lustre?
With a drop in the number of CAT applications and other alluring professions CAT trainers wonder if business administration is losing its sheen.

November 04, 2009
CAT 2009: Keep your strategy flexible
Prajeesh Jayaraam L, IIM Lucknow, shares his CAT experiences and advice.

November 02, 2009
CAT 2009: How I made it to IIM-C
Gaurav Jaiswal, IIM Calcutta -- Batch 2011, shares his experiences and advice.

October 21, 2009
'MBAs are high in demand but low in supply'
Hitesh Agarwal spells out his reasons for getting into a B-school and tells you how to prepare for it

October 05, 2009
CAT: Study tips from IIM-K grad
Taking the CAT? IIM alumnus Mayank Gupta shares his CAT prep tips!

September 30, 2009
CAT registration extended to October 11
The decision was made in view of a series of bank holidays in September

CAT 2009: 'How I made it to IIM'
To help test-takers, we asked readers who have taken the CAT to share their tips and tricks. Here, Rahul Sharma, IIM Lucknow -- batch of 2010, shares his experiences.

September 28, 2009
'My strategy for cracking CAT'
Ashutosh Kumar Jha, IIM Lucknow -- batch of 2010, shares his experiences and advice.

September 25, 2009
Use the mouse and crack the CAT
Find out why the computer-based CAT exam format shouldn't get you worried.

September 23, 2009
'I cracked the CAT and you can too'
Kaushik Saha, an IIM C alumnus, shares his experiences.

September 17, 2009
CAT: Your three-month countdown
Read on to find out just how you can bell the CAT with little time on hand.

September 15, 2009
CAT prep mantras from IIM-L student
Ranjeet Mohapatra shares his four-step prep strategy.

September 02, 2009
CAT is around the corner: Your 'must-do' list
The number of months you had till CAT has now turned into a number of weeks. TestFunda.com gives you the lowdown on a 'must-do' list.

August 31, 2009
IIMs issue CAT 2009 notification, demo
After months of speculation and apprehension, students have finally been let in on the pattern of this year's computer-based CAT.

August 26, 2009
Past trends hold the key to cracking CAT 2009
An expert analysis of the trends seen in previous years points to what students can expect this year.

August 20, 2009
CAT 2009: 5 golden rules
The CAT is just about 100 days away. We present a few tips to help you focus better on your preparations.

August 17, 2009
CAT 2009: 'How can I improve my percentile?'
R Shiva Kumar, director of Academics and R&D, Career Launcher, hosted a chat with GA readers to address their CAT-related questions. The transcript.

August 06, 2009
IIMs declare CAT 2009 dates
After months of uncertainty, IIM Ahmedabad has finally declared the dates for CAT 2009 and other information students have been seeking.

July 29, 2009
CAT: 3 focus areas for Quant
IIM Ahemedabad student Gourav Bhattacharya shares some useful tips.

July 27, 2009
CAT: Tips to crack Data Interpretation
Atul Prashar and Vishal Gupta, examination experts from TCYonline.com, hosted a chat with readers on July 20 to discuss CAT 2009. The transcript.

July 23, 2009
CAT: 'Identify your strengths'
IIML student Rahul Sanghvi shares how he approached the test and some mistakes he could have avoided.

July 21, 2009
CAT: There's no substitute for reading
How should students prepare for the Reading Comprehension section and what questions could they be asked? We take a look.

July 20, 2009
Take this FREE Mock CAT!
Rediff.com in assoiation with TCYOnline presents a free test for aspiring MBAs.

July 17, 2009
'How I belled the CAT'
IIM Lucknow student Manish Jha shares tips on how to ace the CAT.

July 15, 2009
CAT: The what and how of a computer-based test
Making sense of the various issues that have now cropped up and putting them in the correct perspective.

July 10, 2009
CAT 2009: 3 steps to master VA
IIM alumnus Siddhesh Joglekar on how to score in CAT 2009.

July 08, 2009
CAT: Focus on accuracy, not speed
To address readers' CAT-related queries, Vishal Gupta and Rakesh Singh, examination experts at TCYonline.com, chatted with readers on July 6. The transcript.

July 06, 2009
CAT 2009: From paper to PC
Career Avenues compares the experiences of test-takers to zero in on the aspects of excellence CBT CAT will require.

July 02, 2009
CAT Verbal: What to read and why
Shantanu Gangal, IIT-B graduate, shares some easy tips to ace VA and RC.

June 30, 2009
'What's the key to cracking CAT?'
Examination experts at TCYonline hosted a chat with GA readers addressing CAT-related questions on June 29. The transcript.

CAT 2009: What to expect
Amit Saboo from Career Avenues tries to answer some of the key questions and suggests strategies for students taking the CAT.

June 26, 2009
CAT: How will scores, difficulty be decided?
To answer CAT-related questions, Atul Prashar, examination expert at TCYOnline.com, hosted a chat on June 8. The transcript.

June 23, 2009
CAT 09: The surprise factor
Examination experts at www.TCYonline.com have done a critical analysis of the previous CATs by measuring the three most crucial factors that remain tricky in all CATs.

June 18, 2009
CAT: 10 myths busted
help students clear some of the myths and misunderstanding surrounding the CAT, here are 10 'myths' explained.

June 15, 2009
CAT: A holistic approach to VA
It is not enough to know a Wren & Martin inside-out or to know all the parts of speech with their rules and exceptions. One needs to understand and appreciate how these rules and words are used in particular contexts.

June 10, 2009
CAT: Tips to crack Quant & DI
Experts from TCYOnline.com discuss the importance of speed, accuracy and daily ranking!

June 08, 2009
CAT 2009: Getting started
Siddhesh Joglekar, IIM-C alumnus, shares tips on how to crack the CAT.

May 28, 2009
CAT 2009: How to manage your time
Shantanu Gangal secured 100%tile in CAT 2008. He shares his prep tips.

May 19, 2009
CAT 2009: A 9-point strategy
Gourav Bhattacharya, an IIT alumnus and a second year IIM-A student, shares his CAT advice.

May 08, 2009
Online CAT: Tips to crack Verbal Ability
The experts at TCYonline.com present a few reading strategies that should prove helpful.

May 07, 2009
CAT 2009: The advantages of going online
Since CBT-CAT may be held on more than one day, students get more options. Following this, if the IIMs allow, students may get more than one attempt in a year to crack the CAT.

May 05, 2009
Online CAT: FAQs answered
The announcement that the CAT will now be a computer-based test has given rise to numerous questions in the minds of test-taker. The FAQs mentioned below are an attempt to answer those questions based on the information currently available.

April 29, 2009
CAT online: Challenges and myths
At this juncture, when aspirants and training institutes are bewildered with the new method of test administration, experts at TCYonline welcome the move.

April 28, 2009
IIM-B: CAT to go online this year
The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has announced that the Common Admission Test (CAT) of the Indian Institutes of Management is going to be a Computer Based Test (CBT) from this year onwards.

CAT 2009: Preparing on your own
This article examines how students can go about their preparation should they choose not to join a coaching institute.

April 22, 2009
Cracking CAT: The 50-50 rule
Anshul Sharma, a student at IIM Lucknow, shares his CAT experiences.

April 15, 2009
Online CAT: What to expect
So far, students have been quite used to taking written exams and now suddenly they are faced with an exam on a computer -- and that too such an important exam!

April 09, 2009
CAT: Timing is everything
Munira Lokhandwala completed her MBA from IIM-Calcutta in 1999. Here she shares her mantras to CAT success.

March 16, 2009
CAT may not go online this year
The Common Admission Test (CAT) this year too may remain a paper-pencil test given the logistics involved.

February 05, 2009
Tips for cracking CAT 2009
For all those who have started preparing for CAT 2009 here are a few points to remember.

January 23, 2009
How to prepare for GDs & PIs
Now that you have got your CAT results you must be busy preparing for GDs and PIs. Here are a few tips that will help you prepare for the road ahead.

January 22, 2009
Cracking GDs: 'Be assertive, not aggressive'
Here are a few important tips that will help you crack group discussions in getting selected for prestigious management institutes.

January 20, 2009
Personal interview prep tips
Post CAT and group discussions you must think about cracking personal interviews. Here's how.

January 09, 2009
All about GDs & PIs
How should you prepare yourself for group discussions and personal interviews now that the CAT results are out of the bag.

December 23, 2008
The post CAT catch!
Now that the CAT is done with, it is time to once again start focusing on the plan ahead. Here's a plan to crack post CAT tests like group discussions, personal interviews, extempores etc.

December 18, 2008
CAT 2008: Estimated cut-offs
Rediff.com in association with IMS Learning Resources brings you the estimated cut-offs of the various B-schools across the country.

December 11, 2008
Score at your B-school Personal Interview
Students spend most of the time in going through course books whereas 90 per cent of the interview questions are based on you.

CAT's new structure may raise bar for aspirants
Thousands of students who took the Common Admission Test (CAT) this November fear the increased weight given to verbal questions may cost them their place at the top ranked B-schools.

December 10, 2008
Winning your B-school Group Discussion
Know where students win and lose in the GD/PI in order to arrive at your own rule book.

November 20, 2008
CAT: Free GD/PI workshop
Testfunda.com is conducting a FREE workshop on group discussion and personal interview (GD - PI) for CAT aspirants.

November 18, 2008
CAT 2008: Estimated cut-offs
Rediff.com in association with IMS Learning Resources brings you the estimated cut-offs of the various B-schools across the country.

November 17, 2008
CAT: The next step
For the 2.70+ lakh test-takers, the CAT paper did not spring too many surprises but like the well-known tomato ketchup in a popular commercial, it was different!

CAT 2008: Paper analysis
Here's a detailed look at what the CAT 2008 held in store for test-takers -- with a look at the trends, errors, surprises and possible cut-offs --presented by experts at TIME.

CAT 2008: Answer keys
to help test-takers know how they fared, rediff.com in collaboration with TCYOnline.com brings you the answer keys to the CAT 2008.

November 16, 2008
CAT 2008: An analysis
TCYonline.com presents the first and the most detailed analysis of CAT 2008 for the users of Rediff.com.

CAT 2008: First Impressions
What CAT 2008 held in store.

November 14, 2008
CAT: Exam day tips
Here are some tips to keep in mind as you take the exam.

November 13, 2008
CAT: Your Quant tool kit!
Here is your last-minute refresher: The Quant Tool Kit from the quant experts of www.TCYonline.com.

CAT: Keep your cool!
As the CAT is just around the corner, prevent your tension levels shooting through the roof by keeping your cool with these stress buster tips.

November 12, 2008
CAT: Eating to score!
Yes, food choices we make are important. Here's a quick run through of basic yays and nays.

CAT: DI, analytical reasoning questions to expect
Let us look at the various categories of questions that you could get.

CAT 2008: Test yourself!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with Testfunda.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

November 11, 2008
Last minute CAT tips
With less than a week to go for CAT 2008, are there strategies to maximise you RC scores? What is the best way to tackle the CAT? What should you time management strategy be?

November 10, 2008
CAT: VA questions you can expect
We take a look at the questions you can expect in the upcoming CAT and other similar B-school entrance tests.

CAT: Tips to improve your speed
Experts from TestFunda.com hosted a CAT chat on October 23. For those of you who missed the chat. The unedited transcript.

Mock CAT for you!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

November 07, 2008
'A CAT paper with no sections?'
To answer CAT related questions Ajeet Khurana, director of Peak Seekers, an institute that trains CAT aspirants, hosted a chat with GA readers on November 6. The transcript.

CAT: Learn to relax!
Fighting the war 'within' is a bigger challenge for the average MBA aspirant gearing up for the upcoming CAT, than the war 'without'. The question now is how well you are girded up for the big day.

November 06, 2008
CAT: Accuracy vs attempts?
To answer CAT-related questions Praveen Vedamuthu, Assistant Centre Manager with IMS, hosted a chat with GA readers on October 22. The transcript.

CAT: Test your speed, accuracy
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

November 05, 2008
CAT: Your 10-day strategy
With just 10 days to go before the big day, here's what you should and should not be dong in terms of your CAT preparation.

November 04, 2008
CAT: Questions to expect in RC
A look at the various types of questions that have made an appearance in the entrance exams of management schools.

November 03, 2008
CAT FAQs: What is the sectional cut-off?
Experts from TIME istitute attempt to answer the most frequently asked questions students face for CAT.

Free Mock CAT for you!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 31, 2008
CAT: Quant questions you can expect
A look at the various types of questions that have made an appearance in the entrance exams of management schools.

October 30, 2008
Are you ready for CAT 2008?
Get Ahead, in collaboration with Testfunda.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 29, 2008
CAT: Two-week countdown
Some easy tips on how to spend your time preparing for CAT.

CAT 2008: Last minute tips
Experts from TCYonline.com, Dacharla Vamsi Krishna and K B Sharma hosted a CAT chat with Get Ahead readers on October 27. The transcript.

October 28, 2008
Try this FREE mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 27, 2008
CAT 2008: What to expect
We look at a more detailed analysis of CAT 2005, CAT 2006 and CAT 2007 and what one can expect in CAT 2008.

October 22, 2008
Your one-month CAT strategy
In this article we will discuss a strategy/plan that needs to be adopted to take the preparation to the next level in the coming days across each of the three sections that one has seen in CAT over the last few years.

October 21, 2008
Test yourself with this FREE mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 15, 2008
CAT trends and what they mean
The unpredictability is seen in the number of questions, the number of sections, the marking scheme, negative marking, duration of the test and most importantly in the composition of the test.

October 14, 2008
Try this FREE Mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

Cracking CAT: Sure-fire Quant strategies
Experts at TIME address some of the common misconceptions about the Maths section in CAT.

October 13, 2008
CAT: 'Mock tests are not the answer'
Nagendra S, a student at IIM Lucknow (Batch 2008-10), shares his experiences.

October 10, 2008
CAT: How to beat DI pressure
Talking of Data Interpretation (DI), it is more than just deciphering graphs, charts and tables.

October 08, 2008
CAT: Overcoming barriers in Logical Reasoning
In CAT, the emphasis on logical reasoning has increased over the past few years, which makes it an important topic from a test preparation point of view.

October 07, 2008
CAT: Tips for DI & Analytical Reasoning
Some tips that may prove useful in scoring well in this section.

Test your speed with this free Mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 06, 2008
CAT 2008: Stay adaptable!
Ashish Dua, a student at IIM Lucknow (Batch 2008-10), shares his advice.

October 03, 2008
CAT: Prep strategy for Quant
Here are some strategies that can be used to do well in the Quant section.

Take this free mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with Testfunda.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 02, 2008
CAT: 5-point strategy for Quant
You can save yourself from a lot of stress, if you plan well at this stage when there's just over a month left for the exam.

October 01, 2008
Cracking CAT: Boost your vocab
To do well in the verbal ability section, there are two things you need to concentrate on -- fundas and question types.

September 30, 2008
CAT 2008: One-month strategy
What should be the ideal strategy for these final month? Read on.

Take our free Mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYonline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

September 29, 2008
CAT: It's not rocket science!
While preparing for CAT, one common mistake that most students make is to get into a herd mentality. Doing something just because the rest of your friends are doing it is never a wise move.

September 26, 2008
CAT: There's no substitute to reading
Before we embark on a strategy for tackling the English/ Verbal Aptitude section in CAT, it is important to understand that the norm in this section today is fewer but tougher questions with comprehension and understanding being the order of the day.

September 25, 2008
'Good B-schools in Maharashtra?'
Syed Faiz Ahmed, general manager, IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd, hosted a chat with GA readers on September 10, to tackle CAT questions. The transcript.

CAT: A winning strategy
It would be an exercise in futility to experiment with new concepts at this point. All an MBA aspirant has to do right now is stay focused.

September 24, 2008
Test yourself with this FREE mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with Testfunda.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

September 23, 2008
40 days to CAT: Ace Verbal Reasoning
Here are some tried and tested methods to reduce the ambiguity in three specific question types.

CAT 2008: The best way to tackle RC?
To help you improve your skills and better you performance in the CAT, experts from Career Launcher hosted a chat with readers on September 19. The transcript.

September 22, 2008
CAT: Preparation and performance
Nilangshu Nandi, a student at IIM Lucknow, shares his CAt strategy.

September 19, 2008
CAT: Tips to crack each section
We take a look at some section-wise tips for each of the three sections of CAT.

CAT: Tips to crack each section
We take a look at some section-wise tips for each of the three sections of CAT.

September 18, 2008
Success mantras for CAT 2008
If you really want to bell the CAT, you have to dispel the myths and the apprehensions that are gripping your mind.

September 17, 2008
CAT 2008: 5 fundamental strategies for Quant
Five well-known, but often overlooked aspects of improving your problem solving skills in Quantitative aptitude are provided here with live examples of how to use some of them in a typical CAT scenario.

September 16, 2008
CAT 2008: 'Tips to crack RC?'
To answer CAT-related questions, Janardan Singh, regional manager at IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd, hosted a chat on September 4 with GA readers. The transcript.

September 15, 2008
Cracking CAT: You need preparation and persistence
Sankar N, a student at IIM Lucknow, shares his CAT experiences

September 11, 2008
50 days to CAT: It's about speed and accuracy
So what constitutes your 'must do' list? Let's ask a few fundamental questions.

September 09, 2008
CAT 2008: Create a 'draft' strategy
Sidharth Balakrishna, an MBA from IIM Calcutta and currently working at a global consulting firm in New Delhi, shares how he went about his CAT prep.

September 08, 2008
'I'm struggling with mock CATs, help!'
R Shiva Kumar, director -- R&D, Career Launcher, hosted a chat with GA readers on August 29 addressing various CAT-related questions. The transcript.

September 05, 2008
CAT 2008: Tips to boost your vocab
Now, grasping new vocabulary and retaining it are not such easy tasks. It's all about the right technique.

September 02, 2008
CAT: 'There is no shortcut to success'
To help test-takers, we asked students who have taken the CAT to share their tips and tricks. Here, Rahul Sanghvi, IIML Batch 2008-10, shares how he went about his CAT prep.

August 28, 2008
CAT 2008: 7 tips to crack Quant
CAT 2008 seems to be approaching faster than the speed of time. This coupled with the possible increase in the participation this year makes the going really tough. Hence, it's a must for us to identify and strengthen the strategies in the quantitative that can help us differentiate ourselves from others.

How to prepare for senior management roles
How do you prepare yourself for senior management roles, especially if you have more than 10 years of work experience? Apart from CAT are there any other exams that can prepare you for such roles?

August 25, 2008
'Should I quit my job for CAT?'
Should you quit your job and appear for CAT 2008 and go for an MBA? Kumar Mohanty of IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd. answerd CAT 2008 queries during a chat held with our readers.

August 21, 2008
CAT 2008: How to get calls from top IIMs
What should you do if you are a computer graduate but want to give CAT a shot? Are there any specific strategies you should be looking at to improve your percentiles? How should you prepare to get a good CAT score and hence calls from top IIMs?

August 18, 2008
CAT: 'What's the ideal VA strategy?'
What should you do if you are not too good in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension?Are there any specific strategies you should be looking at to improve your sectional scores and accuracy? Jaya Desai, faculty, IMs, asnwered your CAT queries.

August 14, 2008
CAT 2008: Preparing for Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension is the only part in the verbal section of CAT that is least subject to change, so it can not be taken for granted.

August 11, 2008
CAT 2008: Time management tips
Are there any specific strategies you should be looking at to improve your sectional scores and accuracy? R Shiva Kumar, director -- R&D, Career Launcher, hosted a CAT chat with GA readers on August 8. The transcript.

August 08, 2008
CAT 2008: The 100-day countdown
With exactly 100 days to go for the CAT, here are some pointers on what you should be focussing on.

July 31, 2008
CAT 2008: Are SIMCATs necessary for a good score?
There's just over three months to go for the CAT 2008, and it's time to make sure your preparation and strategies are focussed and well-planned.

July 24, 2008
CAT 2008: Are you ready for quant and DI?
Munira Lokhandwala, a faculty at IMS Learning Resources hosted a CAT 2008 chat with GA readers on July 23. For those of you who mised the chat, here's the unedited transcript.

July 21, 2008
'Is it too late to start CAT 2008 preparation?'
To address CAT 2008 doubts, Vinayak Kudva, product head -- CAT at IMS Learning Resources, hosted a chat with GA readers on July 8. The transcript.

July 11, 2008
CAT 2008: Strategising for Quant, DI
Cracking the CAT lies in your strategy to ensure a perfect blend of speed, accuracy and attempts. Here are some expert tips.

June 27, 2008
CAT 2008: A comparative study of sections, topics
To help this year's test takers crack CAT 2008, experts from TCYonline.com have analysed the last 4 CATs in the deepest possible detail.

February 04, 2008
CAT to go online from November 2009
The directors of the seven Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will meet later this month to discuss details of a proposal to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) online by 2009.

January 24, 2008
'I nailed my IIM group discussion & interview!'
IIM-L student Bharat Jhurani narrates how he aced his group discussion and personal interview post CAT.

January 18, 2008
MBA calling: How to prepare for the personal interview
A few of the most commonly asked interview questions at B-school interviews and how you show plan your answer.

January 17, 2008
MBA calling: How I aced my personal interview
Krishnan Sekar, a first-year student at IIM Calcutta, shares his IIM Indore interview as a part of the CAT 2006 selection process.

January 14, 2008
'I scored in the 100 percentile!'
An interview with Gourav Bhattacharya, a final year student at VJTI , Mumbai, and one of 2.3 lakh IIM aspirants who took the CAT 2007.

January 11, 2008
Group discussions: Myths demystified
Nobody can deny the importance of group discussions and personal interviews in the overall admission process for MBA. So, here are some useful inputs on the intricacies of GDs.

January 09, 2008
Post-CAT GD and interviews: The last hurdle
Now that the CAT results are out students still have to cross the GD and interview rounds before their dream of getting selected for the best B-school becomes a reality. T.I.M.E gives you a few tips.

November 26, 2007
Global MBA -- a post-CAT back-up option
Contrary to the general belief, global B-schools like Harvard, Wharton, LBS, INSEAD are a reality for many Indian students, especially for you. Here's why you should at least consider them.

November 23, 2007
Prepare yourself for the IIFT 2007 tremors
What it takes to prepare for the IIFT entrance exam, with a mock test.

November 21, 2007
CAT 2007: Your post-CAT plan of action
You have taken the CAT, now what? Can you expect a call from the IIMs? Should you apply to other B-schools? Is your percentile good enough to get you into the country's best institutes? Gejo Srinivasan discussed these and other queries with GA readers.

November 19, 2007
CAT: 'Overall cut-off for IIM is around 100'
Gejo Srenivasan, MBA expert with IMS, discusses CAT issues immediately after yesterday's exam. He breaks down each section, gives percentile ranges for different schools and advises students on how to proceed from here.

CAT: 'For IIM, percentile score near 99 is needed'
Gejo Sreenivasan, MBA expert with IMS, breaks down CAT 2007. He discussed the different sections, possible cut-offs and various MBA institutes.

November 18, 2007
CAT 2007: Analysis and expected cut-offs
Overall, even though the paper did not pose any surprise, pattern wise, with the number of questions remaining 75 as last year, the level of difficulty was increased by at least two to three notches.

CAT 2007: Answer key
Rediff.com, in collaboration with IMS Learning Solutions, an institute that trains CAT aspirants, brings you the answer key to CAT 2007.

CAT 2007: A detailed analysis
What CAT 2007 had to offer.

Share your CAT experience!
What sections were tough? Were there any printing errors in your paper? Tells us about it!

November 17, 2007
CAT 2007: 'Free your mind of burden, no last minute studies'
Competitive examination experts from TCY answer questions about the final few days of CAT preparation. They advise readers to free their minds and stop the last minute studying. Read on

November 16, 2007
Final tips for CAT
The CAT can be tamed. Here's what you should be prepared for with just a day to go.

CAT 2007: 'I got calls from 5 IIMs'
Rajat Goyal a student of IIM Lucknow's batch of 2008, shares his CAT advice.

November 15, 2007
CAT 2007: 'Keep a positive attitude and an open mind'
Dejo Srinivasan, from IMS, gives readers helpful hints for CAT 2007: How to stay focused, positive and upbeat in the final few days.

Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. Take this mock CAT to see if you're prepared!

CAT 2007: A battle of nerves
IIM Lucknow student Abhay Agrawal, who scored in the 99.27 percentile in CAT, shares his CAT advice.

CAT: How to handle the stress and anxiety
A look at CAT and the stress which accompanies it. How can you handle the pressure? What tips should you employ to deal with anxiety? Read on

November 14, 2007
CAT 2007: The best strategy is a flexible one
IIM Lucknow student Muneetpal Singh Jolly talks about the importance of flexibility while plotting your CAT strategy.

CAT 2007: 'Start with your area of strength'
Arindam Lahiri from Career Launcher answers questions about the final week of CAT preparation.

CAT 2007: How to survive exam week, checklist
With months and months of preparation at stake, the week preceding CAT 2007 can be very stressful. Here are some general tips and a final checklist for keeping your percentiles up and leading.

November 13, 2007
Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. To help you perform better, we offer CAT strategies and tips as well as mock CATs and live chats with trainers every week.

November 12, 2007
CAT 2007: 'Even an astrologer cannot predict CAT'
CAT experts from Top Careers and You discuss CAT strategy for the final few weeks.

CAT 2007: What NOT to do in the last week
With the CAT barely a week away, here's what you should and should not be doing in the last six days.

November 09, 2007
Taking the CAT? Eat right!
Make sure you're fighting fit for the CAT with these diet tips.

CAT 2007: What you should be reading
IIM Lucknow student Muneetpal Singh Jolly shares what you should have on your reading list.

November 08, 2007
CAT 2007: Watch out for these surprises!
Here are some surprises you should take into account while preparing your CAT strategy.

The 4 Ps of cracking CAT
Fahad Anwar, Batch of 2008, IIM-Lucknow, scored in the 99.88 percentile and shares his CAT strategy.

November 07, 2007
CAT 2007: 'In weak sections, focus on clearing cut-offs'
Arindam Lahiri, a competive examination expert, discusses CAT 2007 strategy with Get Ahead readers: How should I divide my time? How can I clear sectional cut-offs? Read on

'I will fight till the last few seconds'
Anupam Chaudhury who scored in the 99.39 percentile in CAT and is a student of IIM Calcutta's Batch of 2008, shares his CAT advice.

Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. To help you perform better, we offer CAT strategies and tips as well as mock CATs and live chats with trainers every week.

November 06, 2007
CAT 2007: Consistency and timing are critical
There has been enough written and said about CAT and how to prepare, write, tackle etc. There are however a few issues which are worth revisiting especially when you come closer to the day. Here are some of them.

CAT 2007: The biggest surprise could be no surprise
CAT has always had a tendency to surprise the candidates by a change in the pattern and this demands a little bit of flexibility in your strategy.

November 05, 2007
Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
"Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. To help you perform better, we offer CAT strategies and tips as well as live chats with trainers every week. Here's another mock CAT to help you practise and gauge your skills.

CAT 2007: 'Be prepared for the surprise factor'
With less than two weeks remaining before CAT 2007, how can you best prepare? Which methods should you adopt? Should you attempt new materials? Read on

Countdown: Two-week strategy
With less than a fortnight to go for CAT 2007, here's how you should spend your time.

November 02, 2007
CAT 2007: Strategise, analyse and practise!
Nikesh Rathi who scored in the 99.52 percentile in CAT and is a second year student at IIM Lucknow, shares his CAT advice.

November 01, 2007
Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. To help you perform better, we offer CAT strategies and tips as well as live chats with trainers every week. Here's a mock CAT help you practise and gauge your skills.

October 31, 2007
CAT 2007: Scream from the roof-tops if you must!
I know they say you never know what could happen on D-day. But this piece is not about whether you can change what happens on D-day; it's about how to influence that day's events in your favour.

'CAT is going towards reasoning and logic-based problems'
Experts from Career Launcher join us to discuss CAT 2007 strategies. How should you best spend the final three weeks? What can you do to avoid stress?

October 30, 2007
Cracking CAT: A reader's experience
Get Ahead reader Bharat Jaruni shares his CAT experiences. He includes his strategies for the different sections as well as his overall approach.

CAT 2007: The RIGHT strategy
When you look at a CAT paper, there are two variables which help you maximise your score viz Attempts and Accuracy. Neatly juggling these two parameters will help one score the marks that would be required to get that coveted call from the IIMs.

October 29, 2007
Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. To help you perform better, we offer CAT strategies and tips as well as live chats with trainers every week. Here's a mock CAT help you practise and gauge your skills.

Count Down: 3 weeks to CAT 2007
There are only three weeks left before CAT 2007! How can you best use your time to maximise your percentile? Read on

October 26, 2007
CAT 2007: Twenty practice questions
Twenty questions from various sections of CAT 2007. Determine your strengths and find your weaknesses.

October 25, 2007
Share your CAT experiences here!
CAT aspirants document their fears and expectations. Former CAT takers tell us how they aced the exam, or where they slipped up. What about you? Any CAT related stories to share?

October 22, 2007
CAT 2007: A test of self-control
CAT isn't only about strategy and perseverance. It's also a test of self-control. How can you master yourself before mastering CAT? Read on

October 12, 2007
CAT 2007: Sample Verbal questions
5 sample questions from the Verbal section of CAT. They cover two types of questions, both frequently seen on previous CATs. Answer key provided.

October 09, 2007
ISB increases scholarships by 55%
The Indian School of Business (ISB) increases scholarships by 55% for the incoming class; a total of rs. 3.3 crores to be awarded as scholarships.

CAT 2007: Advanced Verbal strategies
A look at some advanced level strategies and methods for CAT 2007 aspirants. Which questions should you answer? How can you shore up your vocabulary? Read on

October 08, 2007
CAT 2007: Ten common misconceptions
A look at ten common myths about the Common Admission Test. Is the CAT a test of aptitude? Is there any value to Mock Cat analysis? Read on

October 02, 2007
CAT 2007: Six tips you must remember
An in-depth look at the Quantitative and Data Interpretation sections of the CAT. Here are six can't-miss-tips that you must remember on test day.

October 01, 2007
CAT 2007: Strategy for a perfect blend of Speed, Accuracy and Attempts
A look at the Data Intepretation and Quantitative sections of the CAT. Which questions are easy? Which questions are difficult? How can you determine which questions to answer and which to avoid?

September 19, 2007
CAT 2007: Identify the obstacles
A critical analysis of the previous CATs by measuring the three most crucial factors that remain highly tricky.

September 18, 2007
CAT 2007: Prepare for the 'Surprise' factor
A look at patterns from previous CATs. What type of questions are frequently asked? How has the exam format changed over the years? Read on

September 13, 2007
CAT 2007: Frequently asked questions
This article takes a look at some of the common concerns and doubts held by students with only 60 days remaining before CAT. Which schools should I apply to? How many mocks should I take?

September 11, 2007
CAT: 'Separate time-consuming and time-saving questions'
Competitive examination experts answer questions about CAT 2007. Which questions should you answer? Which should you leave aside?

September 10, 2007
CAT 2007: 'Focus on quality of practice, not quantity'
Atul Prashar and Munish Kumar answer questions about CAT 2007. How do I analyse my mock examinations? How can I determine my strong and weak areas? Read on

August 31, 2007
CAT 2007: 'Vocabulary is still important'
What should your daily schedule include? How can you best utilise your time between now and CAT? Read on

August 30, 2007
CAT 2007: '4 to 6 hours of study a day'
How should you study for CAT? Spend more time on your weak areas? Or spread time around evenly? Read on

August 28, 2007
CAT 2007: Analysing mock exam papers
A look at the quantitative and data interpretation sections of the CAT. Also describes how and why you should analyse your mock CATS

August 27, 2007
English gaffes from around the globe
We present a popular list of English bloopers discovered on signs, boards, hoardings and other public places. From Tokyo to Rome, here are some truly global gaffes!

Improve your verbal score on CAT 2007
An overview of CAT 2007 and how to spend your final 90 days of preparation time. Also examines the verbal component and how you to your improve your score.

August 23, 2007
CAT 2007: The benefits of mock testing
A look at mock CATs: How many should you take? How should you analyse your scores? How should you benchmark yourself against others?

August 21, 2007
CAT 2007: A ten-week study strategy
Atul Prashar provides a detailed ten-week study programme for CAT 2007. Where should you focus your energy? How should you allocate your time? Read on

July 24, 2007
CAT 2007: 'Study at least 5 hours a day'
KB Sharma and Deepak Kumar, competitive examination experts, give advice to Get Ahead readers on CAT 2007.

July 23, 2007
CAT: 'Think logically, not mechanically'
Trainers from TCY answer questions regarding the CAT 2007. They give strategies for the different sections as well as advice for overall preparation.

July 19, 2007
CAT: How to manage your time on exam day
How can you best manage your time while taking the CAT? How should you divide your time and which questions should you answer?

July 17, 2007
CAT 2007: Unlock Reading Comprehension
Deepak Kumar, a competitive examination expert, takes us through the CAT's Reading Comprehension section. He offers preparation tips and exam day strategy.

June 14, 2007
CAT: Crackdown on Verbal Ability
CAT expert ARKS Srinivas explains how to attempt Grammar, Vocabulary, and Critical Reasoning questions in the Verbal Ability section of the paper.

June 13, 2007
CAT: How to improve Verbal Ability
CAT expert ARKS Srinivas discusses how students appearing for the competitive exam can score in the Verbal Ability section.

May 22, 2007
CAT Exam: Preparing for Reading Comprehension
CAT exam expert ARKS Srinivas discusses how to prepare for the subject of Reading Comprehension.

May 16, 2007
CAT: Quantitative Ability isn't so tough
CAT exam expert ARKS Srinivas explains how the Quantitative Ability section of the exam is best prepared for.

May 15, 2007
CAT Exam: How to ace Quantitative Ability
ARKS Srinivas, trainer at T.I.M.E., which prepares students for competitive exams, discusses subject-wise strategies for CAT. This week -- Quantitative Ability.

April 26, 2007
CAT 2007: The six month countdown
Unless you have a clear study strategy, the hours of effort you invest in preparing for CAT can be wasted.

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