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Conquer CAT 2019 Without Losing Your Nerve - Known as one of the most competitive entrance tests in the country, the Common Admission Test (CAT), also happens to be the first leg to be conquered before even thinking of getting into any of the top Indian Business Schools. Every year the test sees over 2 Lakh aspirants contesting for less than 5% of the coveted seats offered by best schools across the country. As much as it is a test of intellectual prowess, the CAT is also a test of how well you manage your time, your focus, your speed and your accuracy. Cracking, or “Belling”, the CAT is all about how you perform under pressure without losing your nerve.
CAT 2019 will be conducted by IIM Kozhikode on Sunday, 24th November. The test will consist of 100 questions carrying 300 marks divided among 3 sections – Verbal Ability (10) and Reading Comprehension (24), Data Interpretation (16) and Logical Reasoning (16), and Quantitative Aptitude (34). About 70 to 75 questions will be multiple-choice with 4 options for each question, and about 25 to 30 questions will require the answer to be typed into a text box. Each correct answer fetches you 3 marks and each incorrect one takes away 1 mark. While VA-RC and QA sections come with moderate difficulty, DI-LR is more on the tougher side. However, it’s the competition one faces that pose a challenge for the test taker.

Latest: IIM Kozhikode has activated the tab for objection to CAT Answer Key 2019. Candidates can raise objection till December 6, 2019.

With just a month remaining for the D-day, how should you prepare for the final stretch?

The last 30 days before CAT is the most critical days. These are the days of devoted practice and introspection and also, the days which prepare you to tackle the surprises sprung at you. Here are some tips for making the best of the last 30 days before CAT.

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  • Mock Tests: Take a round of mocks each day from different sources, analyse and drill down to the root cause of your mistakes and take notes. Different sources, free or paid, expose you to different iterations of the questions and varying difficulty levels. It’s useful!

  • Learn from your mistakes: You will make mistakes, you will get agitated, you will feel stressed, you will burnout. But don’t let these get the better of you. It’s okay to make mistakes, what matters is how you act on those mistakes. Figure out the improvement areas and work on them. Each mistake is a learning opportunity – Learn from them!

  • Read: Read the newspapers – informative ones and not entertaining ones. We’ll leave the choice of newspapers to you. Read rich content – business magazines, industry and technology blogs, or maybe even a bestselling novel by a prominent English author.

  • Write Summaries: Practice reading faster and assimilating the content at the same time. And then write a summary on the content that you have read. This would help you keep a check on how well your speed reading is helping you assimilate the content

  • Solve Puzzles: Keep your brain agile and engage in some fun at the same time. These would help you declutter your mind and think more clearly.

  • Flashcards: Keep your flashcards handy. Go through them and familiarize yourself with new words that you can add to your vocabulary.

  • Unwind: Don’t let these 30 days take a toll on you. You don’t have to do everything every day, apart from the mock exercise. Have different recipes for each day. Go for a walk, spend time with friends, family or pets, play games, watch a show, listen to music. Your brain needs a rest.

Let’s face the truth. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy to crack the CAT. You will find many different strategies online from people who have successfully made it to the top percentiles in the past. In the end, it’s just what has worked for them. Each individual is different. These tips are only to guide you and set a perspective in planning your own personal CAT strategy. You need to understand strengths, weaknesses and your routine, see how much time you can devote a day on a regular basis, and start as early as you can. We wish you all the best for your CAT. Keep calm and crack it!

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what is the median package of the Great lakes chennai campus for marketing sector this year and last year?

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PGPM 2020-21 Eligibility

  • For PGPM 2020 Intake, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept scores of GMAT taken after 1 st January 2017, CAT taken in 2018/2019, XAT taken in 2019/2020 or CMAT taken in 2019
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution
  • A minimum work experience of two years by March 31, 2020

PGDM 2020-22 Eligibility

  • For PGDM 2020 Intake, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept scores of GMAT taken after 1st January 2018, CAT taken in 2018/2019, XAT taken in 2019/2020 or CMAT taken in 2019/2020
  • All applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution
  • Freshers and candidates with less than 24 months of work experience as on 30th June 2020 are eligible to apply

Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic performance, essays, work experience (if any) and performance in the personal interview. The selection process builds in a criterion that facilitates evaluating each applicant on Academic Abilities, Standardized Test Scores, Rank Holders, Integrity & Ethical Values and Diversity of Background. At Great Lakes, we do not have fixed cut-offs, we try to evaluate candidates in a holistic manner. We consider the complete profile, so while the test scores are important, we emphasize more on selecting well-rounded candidates with a strong overall track record.


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What is the median and highest package of the Great Lakes Chennai for pgdm course in marketing sector ?

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  • Sales & Marketing was the preferred function with 35% followed by Finance with 23.4% , Analytics with 16.2%, Consulting with 14.4% and Technology Consulting with 8.1%
  • 22 students were offered PPOs/PPIs for their outstanding performance during their summer internship
  • Participation from marquee recruiters from diverse sectors, such as Aditya Birla Capital, Barclays, Bristlecone, Cognizant, Chola MS, Crisil, Dell, Deloitte, Ford, HDFC Bank, Hexaware, HSBC Electronic Data Processing, ICICI Bank, ICRA, Infosys, ITC, JP Morgan, Karur Vysya Bank, Kotak Mahindra, Nestle, Novartis, Societe Generale, Virtusa, Wells Fargo, to name a few.
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What is the CAT cutoff for Great Lakes chennai ? Provide the placement details of that college .

Shalu Dua 15th Nov, 2019

Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic performance, essays, work experience (if any) and performance in the personal interview. The selection process builds in a criterion that facilitates evaluating each applicant on Academic Abilities, Standardized Test Scores, Rank Holders, Integrity & Ethical Values and Diversity of Background. At Great Lakes, we do not have fixed cut-offs, we try to evaluate candidates in a holistic manner. We consider the complete profile, so while the test scores are important, we emphasize more on selecting well-rounded candidates with a strong overall track record.

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Is Work Experience mandatory to get into Great Lakes, Chennai ?? Are Freshers not allowed to apply for Great Lakes ??

Shalu Dua 25th Nov, 2019

Please note that freshers and candidates with less than 24 months of work experience as on 30th June 2020 are eligible to apply for PGDM 2020.

For PGDM 2020 Intake, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept scores of GMAT taken after 1st January 2018, CAT taken in 2018/2019, XAT taken in 2019/2020 or CMAT taken in 2019/2020.

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