What are the benchmarks for selecting top B schools ?

Planning for MBA? Preparing for CAT? Some of the questions that are troubling you right now are: Which B school is best? How I can select any B school? Which school I must apply according to my scores? These are the usual questions which bother each and every CAT aspirant. The answers to these questions are different for every individual according to their profile. But most of the answers are common for every individual which are according to some criteria. There are different benchmarks on which the B school is considered before applying. Most of these are placements, academic faculty, environment, location, internship, recruitment partners, return on investment, eligibility and many more. The first and the most important benchmark while selecting the B school is its placement records and this is also the important aspect considered while ranking the B schools. It is important because every student who opts for MBA requires a good placement. If a student is investing such […]

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CAT Syllabus

CAT (Common Admission Test) examination is conducted by different IIMs each year around the month of November. The test is conducted by IIMs for the selection of students for its various business administration programs. CAT doesn’t provide a fixed syllabus for the exam, although questions pertaining to intermediate school learnings in English, Mathematics and Logical Reasoning are asked. This test comprises of three sections namely Quantitative Ability, Verbal Reasoning and Data Interpretation &Logical reasoning. There is a fixed duration of 1hour each for the above three sections. The score obtained in the examination is prerequisite not only for admission in IIMs but also other top B-Schools. The validity of score is for one year only. Although IIMs don’t specify the exact syllabus, our team has categorized the syllabus, which is extremely important to get and overview of the exam. Syllabus for CAT Exam Verbal Ability Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Quantitative ability Reading Comprehension Caselets Numbers ·         Number Systems ·         Progressions […]

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What after CAT Results?

What after CAT Results? After your CAT results are declared, there is general confusion among the students regarding the colleges they should apply to. We bring you list of different colleges that you can apply to. It will give you an idea about the Best B-Schools you can get into as per your percentile. Tier 1 Colleges College Cut Off Total Fee (in Rs.) Avg. Package (in Rs.) IIM Ahmedabad CAT- 98 %ile 22 lakhs 24.45 LPA* IIM Bangalore CAT- 99 %ile 21 lakhs 22.76 LPA IIM Calcutta CAT- 98 %ile 21 lakhs 24.2 LPA IIM Lucknow CAT- 97 %ile 16 lakhs NA IIM Kozhikode CAT- 95 %ile 17.5 lakhs 17.76 LPA IIM Indore CAT- 92 %ile 16 lakhs 18.17 LPA IIFT Delhi IIFT- 98.5 %ile 16.3 lakhs 19.23 LPA SJMSOM, IIT Bombay CAT- 98 %ile 8.30 lakhs 19.06 LPA DMS, IIT Delhi CAT- 96.5 %ile 8 lakhs 16.54 LPA NITIE, Mumbai PGDIM- CAT 97 %ile PGDISEM- CAT 86 %ile Around […]

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What is CAT Exam?

All about CAT The Common Admission Test, commonly known as CAT, is a computer-based entrance exam for getting admissions into the 20 IIMs and various other reputed B-Schools of the country. CAT exam is conducted every year by the 6 IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Kozhikode and Indore) on a rotational basis. CAT 2018 was conducted by IIM Calcutta. The notifications regarding exam date and registration details for CAT 2019 should be released by last week of July. Some of the main details of CAT exam 2019 like what is CAT exam and CAT exam date 2019 are explained below. The number of applicants in CAT 2018 were 2.41 lakhs. The following graph shows the trends in number of applicants Apart from the 20 IIMs, CAT is also essential for getting admissions into various other prestigious management colleges across India. Some of the prominent names are Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi, S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai, […]

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Mindworkzz’s Results

We at Mindworkzz congratulate our student, Ragini Gupta for scoring 99.47 %ile in CAT 18. We bring you an exclusive interview with her to explore her strategy for cracking CAT Mindworkzz: Congratulations on your remarkable performance in CAT 18 Ragini Gupta: Thank You !! Mindworkzz: How much did you score in each section of CAT 18? Ragini Gupta: I scored 99.47 %ile overall VA LR: 98.88 %ile QA: 98.37 %ile DI LR: 98.28 %ile Mindworkzz: How did you prepare for CAT? Ragini Gupta:  My secret to success in CAT was practise, practise and more practise. Knowing the topics was the first milestone but after that all my focus was on practicing mocks. From September 2018, all I did was mock tests and thorough analysis of those tests. This helped to learn from my mistakes. Mindworkzz: What role did Mindworkzz play in your preparation? Ragini Gupta: Joining Mindworkzz was a major milestone in my preparation. Calculation tricks and motivational speeches by Arun Sharma Sir gave me the confidence that ‘I can and I will’ do it. Thorough classes by […]

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Interview of CAT 2018 Mindworkzz Topper- Shantanu Agarwal- 99.89 %ile

We at Mindworkzz congratulate our student, Shantanu Agarwal for scoring 99.89 %ile in CAT 18. We bring you an exclusive interview with him to delve deeper into his preparation strategy for cracking CAT   Mindworkzz: Congratulations on your stupendous performance in CAT 18 Shantanu Agarwal: Thank You.   Mindworkzz: How much did you score in each section of CAT 18? Shantanu Agrawal: I scored 99.89 %ile overall VA LR: 99.91 %ile QA: 99.54 %ile DI LR: 98.65 %ile Mindworkzz: How did you prepare for CAT? Shantanu Agarwal: I took admission at Mindworkzz in January 2018. During the initial months my prep mostly comprised of attending the weekend classes at the institute and then doing follow up questions on the covered topics. For VA-RC, initially, my focus was on reading novels and articles on different issues. Towards the month of October my prep shifted to solving previous year questions and mock CAT papers.   Mindworkzz: What role did Mindworkzz play in your preparation? Shantanu Agarwal: The teachers at Mindworkzz were really helpful and I believe they […]

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Increase your Word Power : By Arun Sharma

Arun Sharma provides tips to increase your word power for the language section of the CAT You can adopt two kinds of strategies to improve your test scores in the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of the CAT – short-term strategies and medium to long-term strategies. No matter which strategy you decide to adopt, it is crucial to remember that your ability to read and comprehend English, depends on your efficiency in the language at various levels. Thus, in order to improve your scores, it is imperative that you gauge your expertise at each of these levels. LANGUAGE LEVELS Generally, aptitude exams like CAT, test a candidates proficiency at each of the following levels: word level, sentence level (viz multiple words), paragraph level (multiple sentences) and passage level (multiple paragraphs). Besides, these tests also assess your expertise at the chapter level (multiple passages) and book level (multiple chapters). In this article, we will be focusing on how you can maximise […]

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Perfect Preparation

Appearing for mock CATs is a crucial part of CAT preparations. However, taking these tests too seriously can actually hamper your performance at the actual exam. Arun Sharma presents some pointers for those appearing for mock CATs The genesis of every achievement that has ever been achieved, of every victory that has ever been won and of every challenge that has ever been overcome is an underlying panorama of belief in oneself. Somewhere sometimes, humans across history have told themselves “I can” and this has been the single most important reason for all human achievements. So why are we talking about this in today’s article? Well to tell you the least, we have our reasons for the same. Consider the following query: I am preparing for CAT and have been appearing for a number of mock CATs in order to practice for the exam. However, whereas in the earlier mock tests I would score 95 to 96 percentile, my percentile has […]

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Power Of Practice(Aroma Of Language 5)

POWER OF PRACTICE- The 13 habits to perfect your language Someone rightly said, ‘To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.’ Oh yes I agree fully with that. Language is like magic, and just as a magician perfects his legerdemain with loads of practice, similarly the power to cast a spell with our language [both written and spoken] is with each one of us, provided we practice it to perfection. Many people ask me how to speak English flawlessly and I tell them that the process is not possible in a day. You will require to cultivate a few habits before you can actually start the process. The 1st habit is patience. Yesss !!!! You need to be patient when you start doing anything new. Right from the time you were learning to walk to the time when you started typing on your keyboard, you remember it all needed patience. The 2nd habit is discipline. You […]

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The Strength Of Structure (Aroma Of Language 4)

Oh yes I am not leaving you in peace…I have come back again with a new Aroma, this time it is about Structures in Language. Please don’t start chanting Grammar as soon as I say structure. Yes I agree Grammar also provides structure, but grammar is not the be all and end all of everything to do with structure in language. Let me add here very seriously that Grammar is important , but we already know many things about it. In today’s Aroma let us talk about some points we may be knowing, but have always or mostly overlooked. #1. Structure of Thought # 2. Structure of Communication #3. Structure of Delivery The structure of thought or idea simply means that when we think of a topic it should be further divided into sub topics or points that we would want to write or speak about that topic. Unless we have the clarity of thought as to what we want to […]

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