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Photo: Muhabit ul HaqThe CAT 2013 Day 2 was conducted on Friday, October 18, 2013. The exam followed the similar pattern as that of Day 1. According to the experts and the test takers, the Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section had some changes compared to the past years’ CAT.
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CAT 2013 Day 2 Analysis – Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
According to Sandeep Manudhane, Chairman, PT Education, the weights of the various topics of the Quantitative Ability section have changed. “In the past years, arithmetic questions were given more weight than the other topics. This year, weights of geometry and arithmetic have gone down compared to last year,” he said.
Pallavi Prasad, a CAT 2013 candidate who took her test on the first slot of Day 2 at the Prometric Test Center, Gurgaon shared similar feedback, “There were more questions on algebra than arithmetic, mensuration and geometry. This was an unexpected pattern for me."
The Data Interpretation questions were calculation intensive. “The Data Interpretation questions were calculation intensive and hence more time consuming,” said Manudhane. Based on experts' opinion, we bring you difficuly levels for different sub-sections in CAT 2013 paper.CAT 2013 Day 2 Analysis – Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning
The second section was Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. The section was easier compared to Section 1. The pattern was similar to the last CATs. “There were 3 Reading Comprehension passages. The English Usage questions were also on the usual topics like Para Jumble, Para Completion, Fill in the blanks etc.,” mentioned Manudhane.
Priya Singhal, another CAT 2013 taker on Day 2 at a test centre in Delhi-NCR found the second section tougher. “I found the second section tougher than the first section, especially the Logical Reasoning part. The caselets were very tough,” said Priya.
CAT 2013 Test Taking Strategy
If you are taking CAT 2013 in the upcoming test days, you must prepare strategically. Your exam taking strategy on time management and accuracy will determine your percentile and hence admisison oppertunities from IIMs and other top B-schools like FMS- Delhi, JBIMS, SPJIMR, IMT Ghaziabad etc. So, where do you stand after your CAT paper? Though your percentile cannot be predicted at this stage, you can roughly figure out your expected percentile on the basis of your performance. Careers360.com brings you experts’ estimate on what percentile you should expect basis your performance in CAT.
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IIM A, B, C, L, FMS Delhi, DMS, IIT Delhi
New IIMs, IIM Kozhikode, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, XIM Bhubaneswar, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi
BIMTECH Greater Noida, TAPMI Manipal, IFIM Business School Bangalore, IMI Kolkata & Bhubaneswar
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida & Lucknow, Galgotias Business School Greater Noida, Alliance Business School Bangalore, SCMS Kochi
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FMS delhi and department of financial studies (delhi university ) is best for pursuing mba courses among mba colleges of delhi university .
you need to apply separately for colleges. right now fms delhi registration is going on for 2020-2021 session. last date is 25 november.
department of financial studies delhi university registration will open on third week of november tentatively.
some top mba colleges under delhi university
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
Deen Dayal Upadhyay College
Maharaja Agrasen College
St. Stephens College
Kirori Mal College
Sri Venkateswara College
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
Firstly do not be scared of maths just because of CAT exam. It is not just the mathematics which you do as your subject but it is an aptitude test test your mathematics skills obviously along with your thinking ability to solve the problem.
So coming to your question first thing you have to keep in mind when have to do MBA abroad is the minimum requirements to do MBA abroad.
The second thing is the exams that you must attend.
Firstly lets looks at the eligibility requirements where the candidate must must have minimum of 3 years of bachelor's degree of any discipline,
A masters or doctoral is also acceptable. Some colleges in abroad also accept distance or the education in correspondence.
Unlike the MBA colleges in India, the colleges abroad ask for minimum two years of work experience or the work exposure for pursuing MBA. The do not need your technical skills or the marks which you have scored , rather than that they need your managerial skills.
The exams that must be given for MBA abroad are GMAT or GRE.
GMAT score is highly predict your verbal and aptitude level to manage the strees and workload of MBA.
TOFEL for US, Canada
IELTS or PTE for UK,Australia,New Zealand
CAE or CPE for UK
CELPIP for Canada
TOFEL , IELTS is conducted to check the vocabulary and the English proficiency. This evaluates the listening, speaking,writing and reading skills of English.
Even the GRE and GMAT exams have a section similar to the quantitative ability which you are probably scared of .
The subject quantitative ability will not be for these competitive exams but also in your placements you attend after your education.
The foreign universities also assess your application on the basis of your achievements, experience, leadership qualities at work and other academic achievements.
MBA is not just learning theory in the class rooms, it is the application of the experience that you gain.
All the best!!!
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