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Commen Aptitude Test (CAT)

If you are thinking of enrolling in CAT coaching programs, Cat Guroo is the name you should trust. Our promise is backed by our experience in not just CAT coaching but also in mentoring students for various exams since 1995. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Instead, talk to any of the Cat Guroo students who have cumulatively received more than 2000 calls from IIM A, B and C alone since 20o8 (results under audit).

Cat Guroo is a best coaching in online preparation as well as classroom coaching  centers India. With our blended coaching classes (Classroom + Online), we have built a formidable reputation over the years. We ensure that our students get the best preparation experience irrespective of the mode of preparation that they choose. 6 out of 10 Cat Guroo Students have decided to entrust their preparation to our online coaching programs with great results so far, while our classroom coaching programs have helped us build up to what we are now.

Whatever may be your CAT exam preparation stage, whichever may be your preferred learning delivery mode, wherever you may be located, Career Launcher has got you covered. Choose from the below bouquet of CAT coaching programs, depending on your preferred style and stage:

 

 

CAT Study Plans

A good CAT Coaching should provide you with a detailed study plan that helps you chart out your path towards your goal. If you do not take up a CAT coaching at a coaching institute like Cat Guroo, it becomes even more imperative for you to have that CAT study plan in order to prepare for CAT independently.

Therefore, we bring the recipe for our students’ success- our CAT Coaching Study Plans. These are the study plans that have stood the test of time. They have been used by many students who either took our CAT coaching programs or chose to study themselves without taking up any CAT coaching.

 

Top MBA Colleges in India

Once you have decided to pursue MBA and appear for CAT, you should research and shortlist your target B-schools by understanding their selection procedure and ranking.

We have observed that students pursuing CAT coaching are often unaware of the B-schools until the GD-PI season. Therefore, it is important for a student like you, who is aiming to ace CAT, to know about the various B-schools right from the start.

Over the years, Career Launcher has compiled a detailed repository of B-school related information that will boost your CAT preparation and CAT coaching. Explore this repository and increase your awareness about the B-schools.

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Banglore

IIM Calcutta

ISB Hyderabad

FMS Delhi

XLRI Jamshedpur

IIM Lucknow

IIM Kozhikode

IIM Indore

IIFT Delhi

NMIMS Mumbai

SPJIMR Mumbai

See More

Tools for your CAT Preparation

Here are some of the tools widely used by students of our CAT coaching programs over the years. Some of these are Cat Guroo’s AI-driven tools that have shaped the way students think about their CAT preparation. For example, the IIM Profilizer is a tool that maps your profile across the eligibility criteria of the IIMs and tells you which IIMs you can get into and at what percentile.

The CAT IQ Test is another tool that gives you an idea of your CAT readiness. Many students across various CAT Coaching programs in India, even those in CAT Classroom coaching programs, come online to utilize our tools. Why don’t you try out some of these tools and see how they can help you alongside the CAT coaching?

 

 Our CAT Coaching Faculty

Our faculty base is one of the strongest in the CAT Preparation Industry, with several alumni from IIMs joining our team. This is one of the reasons that our CAT Coaching programs are renowned amongst CAT aspirants. The competence of our faculty base, combined with their enthusiasm for teaching, makes the experience of our CAT Coaching enriching for both the faculty as well as the student.

The details of some of our preeminent faculty are given below. Please have a look at them and make an informed decision regarding your CAT Coaching.

 

Articles for CAT Preparation

Cat Guroo experts bring you some pearls of wisdom in these articles to help you while you are preparing for CAT, if you are preparing for CAT, these articles will give you a perspective, direction and a lot of motivation during your CAT preparation.

Also, these articles will help you choose from various CAT coaching programs if you haven’t taken one yet. So, find some time for your CAT coaching and read through these articles.

 

CAT Preparation Plans

Knowing how to crack CAT is the first step to clearing CAT. However, with over 2 lakh aspirants giving CAT each year, getting through is not an easy feat. We at Cat Guroo understand this fundamental fact and try to extend a helping hand to all CAT aspirants. So, we have compiled several articles that can help you through the CAT Preparation stage and crack CAT with flying colours.

The ultimate goal of every CAT aspirant is to get into the best B-Schools in India. Thus, the candidate needs to clear the GD-PI round, which almost all top colleges hold. Preparing for the GD-PI is quite different from preparing for CAT. The GD-PI for every college is mostly personality based with some component of knowledge. Here, we have compiled a list of articles which can be useful to the candidate while preparing for the GD-PI rounds.

 

Why CAT Coaching?

CAT is one of the most important milestones (if not the most important) for every serious MBA aspirant. There are several success stories of people who have cleared CAT without any CAT Coaching. This influences several aspirants to think about tackling CAT without assistance (especially if someone close to them has done the same). However, these aspirants overlook that these stories are the exception rather than the rule. There are several benefits of signing up for CAT Coaching that are enumerated below:

  • Structured Preparation Schedule: The CAT Coaching will allow the aspirant to go about their preparation in a structured way. The experience they garner through their many students allows the CAT Coaching Institutes to understand the topics that most students find challenging and accordingly schedule the classes. With the CAT Coaching schedule, the preparation becomes easier for the aspirant as it will complement their preparation at home.
  • Discipline: One thing necessary for all the candidates appearing for CAT is It is even more essential for candidates who wish to prepare for CAT without the guidance of any CAT Coaching Institute. In truth, very few people have the necessary discipline to manage their time well enough for proper CAT Preparation. This is where the importance of CAT Coaching comes in, as it guarantees that the candidate prepares for a minimum number of hours per week through their classes and maintains the preparation time required for the classes.
  • Doubt Clearing: Let’s say that the candidate does decide to prepare without the aid of a CAT Coaching Institute; the doubts that the candidate will have about the concepts are difficult to clear through reading the books or scouring the internet. Thus it is always beneficial to have a teacher to guide you. The concept clearing skills that a good teacher possesses is one of the biggest things that candidates would miss out on without CAT Coaching.
  • Peer Learning: It is difficult to measure the impact of peer learning; however, it is unanimously agreed upon to have a positive impact. This is another benefit that candidates will have to forego if they decide to prepare without any CAT Coaching Institute. In addition to this, the other aspirants in the CAT Coaching would give the candidate a fair idea of their competition and areas that require improvement.
  • Study Material: The Study Material for CAT Coaching Institutes is carefully curated to ensure that the student is able to solve any problem from the topic with enough practice. In addition to the books and modules, the mocks and sectional tests that the CAT Coaching provides are necessary milestones for every CAT aspirant.

These are some of the benefits that make CAT Coaching a must for most candidates. While there may be exceptions to the rule, the majority of the candidates require the guidance that CAT Coaching can provide.

How to choose the best CAT Coaching for you?

Students thinking about preparing for CAT and the other MBA entrance exams often find it tough in the beginning to choose a CAT coaching program that is best for them. This problem happens at multiple levels. Firstly, students are often confused about whether to take an Online CAT coaching program or an Offline CAT Coaching program.

While we will not be able to answer which is the best CAT coaching program for you without being biased (obviously), we can always help you understand the parameters that make a CAT coaching program truly great.

Therefore, here are a few guidelines to help you evaluate the CAT coaching programs.

1. Past Results

It is a parameter that is directly proportional to the success of the CAT coaching program. What have been the results of that CAT coaching program in the past? If a CAT coaching program has consistently produced exceptional results, you can be sure that you are at the right place.
However, you must be cautious when you are looking at such claims. Always enquire and ensure that the results presented are audited by a trusted third-party audit firm. All such claims made by Cat Guroo are audited by such firms.

2. Faculty

This is one aspect that, if ignored, can make all the difference. Here you need to ensure that most of the faculty in the CAT Coaching program that you choose is from the best of the B-Schools such as IIMs, MDI and XLRI.
But that is not where the search ends. Is the faculty taking CAT themselves year on year? Because if not, then you are likely to encounter faculty that are good but not relevant.
It is also important for the faculty to be approachable. The faculty at the CAT Coaching centres is always ready to help you understand concepts and practice relevant questions for CAT. You can also get your doubts cleared by the CAT experts in your CAT Coaching.

3. Mode of Study (Online vs. Offline)

Various programs are available for CAT Coaching in offline as well as online modes. Those living near the centre and can attend weekday/weekend classes during the day should opt for a Classroom CAT Coaching program, while the working professionals or those who cannot travel and attend classes during the day should opt for Online CAT Coaching programs.
There are various online CAT Coaching options also available that an aspirant can choose from, such as an early morning batch (7:00 am-9:00 am) or a night batch (9:30 pm-11:30 pm) as well as Mid-day online batches. Depending on your time constraints, you can pick a program that suits your schedule best.

4. Fees

The fees of various CAT Coaching programs varies between 20,000- 75,000/-. You should pick a program that compliments your needs and the price of the program should not be a deterrence or hindrance to your CAT Coaching as the returns would be higher.

5. Your Comfort Level

Finally, ensure that the CAT Coaching program suits your comfort level. It should be at an easy travel distance. You must visit the centre and take a demo class to get a feel of the pedagogy and faculty at the CAT Coaching centre.

About Cat Guroo’s CAT Coaching

An MBA degree gives you the knowledge, skills and perspective that is difficult, if not impossible, to get with work experience alone.

No wonder if there is one educational qualification that is the most common among all CXOs, it is some sort of management degree.

Invest in your future by starting your MBA exam preparation today. Don’t let the lack of formal management education be a barrier in your professional career!

Cat Guroo’s CAT Coaching programs are amongst the finest in the industry. Since 2008, Cat Guroo has successfully launched and managed CAT coaching programs to satiate the needs of all aspirants striving to crack CAT and other MBA entrance exams.

Cat Guroo’s CAT coaching programs and training modules, designed and developed over these years, have led us to great results year on year. Our pedagogy focuses on conceptual clarity. Hence, strengthening the students’ core knowledge and, most importantly, their aptitude. Beyond this, our programs are the best guides for the students during the subsequent stages of the B-school admissions process, i.e. Group Discussions and Interviews.

Cat Guroo offers an expansive array of CAT coaching programs to suit the needs of every category of MBA aspirants. Whether they are the CAT Coaching Classes or the online learning program, the programs are a complete and comprehensive package.

The Class room programme not only prepares the student for CAT; but also for other MBA entrance exams, such as XAT, SNAP, etc. Besides strengthening problem-solving skills and logic, our CAT coaching programs also prepare the candidate to showcase his talent during placements, interviews and GD-PIs, thereby helping him move closer to his career goals. The top advantage of any classroom CAT coaching program is the personal mentorship of an able faculty. Additionally, the program comes with our MBA Books and Materials, rated as one of the most The CAT Online Classes Programme is our latest pursuit in imparting guidance to the aspirants who cannot visit a Cat Guroo centre due to any personal or professional reason. The program is driven by the best faculty comprising legendary Cat Guroo’s Gurus and other top mentors from India, including Sunil Saini, Rajesh Rana and Priyanka Yadav  This CAT coaching program is available during the day (7 to 9 a.m.) and night (9:30 to 11:30 p.m.) batches, so you can prepare at a convenient time from the comfort of your home.

Additionally, our Cat Test Series and Non-Cat Test Series  provide an extremely conducive environment for an aspirant to test their CAT preparation and practice at their own pace.

Cat Guroo’s Test Series is considered the closest mock to the actual CAT paper. Both CAT and Non-CAT Test Series provide a sufficient number of practice tests for each exam.

It is our pursuit to keep you updated about everything happening in the world of MBA exam preparation. Thus we suggest that you visit our website, catguroo.com and the Cat Guroo Blog regularly.

At Cat Guroo, our focus is only on you. The success of our students over the years is a testimony of the same.

 

 

Quantitative Aptitude

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simplification
The average fee for CAT coaching institutes in Gurgaon NCR is around INR 50000, however, it can range as low as INR 25,000 to as high as INR 75,000.
List of 10 Best CAT Coaching in India
Cat Guroo is the best Cat Coaching in Gurgaon NCR. Other Institutes are
IMS Learning Solutions.
Endeavor Careers.
MBAGuru.
Alchemist.
Bulls Eye.
VPROV.
VistaMind.
TIME Institute.
The CAT Exam is not difficult as considered as difficult as it is one of the most well-known and sought-after MBA entrance exams. The Quantitative Aptitude section is typically regarded as the most challenging, followed by Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation.
Yes, You can, it possible only if prepare strategically and it is possible only if give extra time and extra efforts to your studies, follow a study plan and revise most important topics.
It's up to individual whether prepare with or without coaching. Coaching classes only provides guidance, discipline, competitive environment and make the difficult task easy.
There is no minimum or maximum limit for cat attempt. So you can apply the cat exam as long as the eligibility criteria like education qualification and age limit etc. for cat exam exam match.
The purpose of the Common Admission Test (CAT) exam is to evaluate the aspirants' business acumen based on topics like Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA), Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). The exam is conducted by the IIMs for admission into their business management programs. A computer-based test, CAT, is held once every year in November.

Generally, the duration of CAT coaching should be anywhere between 10 to 24 months. The preparation can be done through different types of courses such as the classroom program, live online classes, or recorded classes. Some students also prefer to do a self-study by taking up the Books & Materials.
CAT Score required varies as per the category of the student. If candidate is from General Category ,he require a 96%ile to secure a call from at least one IIM. If candidate is from an OBC category, he would require around 92%ile to get at least one IIM call. For an SC/ST candidate, this goes down to as low as 77%ile to get an IIM call.

Apart from that, each IIM has a certain shortlisting criterion that takes into consideration your past academic scores (10th/12th/Graduation), CAT Score, Work Experience and Diversity. These scores are combined to calculate a composite score for shortlisting the students for the WAT-PI round.
The CAT syllabus comprises nothing beyond the 10th Std. To get a thorough understanding of the syllabus, the best way is to go through the previous year's papers. The official CAT 2022 syllabus has not been released, yet based on previous years it could comprise three sections:

Sections 1
Quantitative Aptitude

Main Topics
Number Systems, Geometry, Logarithm, Averages, Complex Numbers, Probability, Surds and Indices

Section 2
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Tables, Graphs, Logical Sequence, Pie Chart
Section 3
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Jumbled Paragraphs, Verbal Reasoning, Summary Questions, Facts-Inferences-Judgements, Reading Comprehensions
To be eligible for CAT, candidates should hold a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA. There is a 5% mark relaxation for reserved categories belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Persons with Disability (PWD) or Differently Abled (DA).

Students appearing for their final year of graduation/waiting for the results are also eligible to sit for the exam. However, on getting selected, they must submit a certificate from the Principal or Registrar acknowledging the same.
CAT doesn't have a 'syllabus', per se. It's a very generalized pattern that tests you on Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Yet, despite the absence of an official syllabus, the pattern has remained the same over the years.

Most CAT questions are based on Mathematics and English topics from the middle school level. While knowing the detailed structure of the syllabus is important, a general overview of the syllabus is equally important as well. CAT 2022 syllabus is expected to have the following section division:

Section 1 t
Quantitative Aptitude
Main Topics:
Number Systems, Geometry, Logarithm, Averages, Complex Numbers, Probability, Surds and Indices

Section 2
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

Main Topics:
Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Tables, Graphs, Logical Sequence, Pie Chart

Section 3
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Main Topics:
Jumbled Paragraphs, Verbal Reasoning, Summary Questions, Facts-Inferences-Judgements, Reading Comprehensions
6-8 months of preparation is enough for your CAT preparation if you devote a few hours to your preparation every day. If your fundamentals are weak, you should spend the first 4 weeks solidifying your basics. Here are a few steps to help fuel your 6 months CAT preparation plan:

Get a strong grip on the Quantitative topics; solve all of your Cat Guroo Funda books within 30-50 days.
As a beginner, make it a habit of solving a minimum of 2 RC questions a day. You can gradually increase the number of questions over time.
Solve LR and DI on a regular basis. If it’s your first time preparing for CAT, prepare question-type-wise.
Start taking mock tests from the first day of your preparation itself. This will help you benchmark your preparation right from the start.
Make sure to analyse your mocks in detail.
Keep a positive mindset, be your own inspiration and never give up.
CAT is necessary if you wish to get into the IIMs and other premier B-Schools, CAT is not the only entrance exam to get into a B-school. Apart from CAT, some of the other MBA entrance exams are:

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Symbiosis National Aptitude Paper (SNAP)
Indian Institute of Forgein Trade (IIFT)
Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test (NMAT)
TISS National Entrance Test (TISSNET)
The CAT exam is held once a year, usually in the last week of November or First week of December
The fee of all the 20 IIMs is as given below in the table

IIM Ahmedabad------INR 23 Lakhs

IIM Calcutta---------INR 20 Lakhs

IIM Bangalore-------INR 27 Lakhs

IIM Lucknow--------INR 19.25 Lakhs

IIM Indore----------INR 21.06 Lakhs

IIM Kozhikode ------INR 20.5 Lakhs

IIM Shillong---------INR 14.6 Lakhs

IIM Ranchi----------INR 16 Lakhs

IIM Trichy-----------INR 16.5 Lakhs

IIM Rohtak----------INR 16.1 Lakhs

IIM Raipur-----------INR 14.20 Lakhs

IIM Kashipur---------INR 15.42 Lakhs

IIM Udaipur----------INR 19.05 Lakhs

IIM Vizag------------INR 16.59 Lakhs

IIM Nagpur----------INR 18 Lakhs

IIM Amritsar,---------INR 13.20 Lakhs

IIM Sirmaur----------INR 13.20 Lakhs

IIM Sambalpur-------INR 13.03 Lakhs

IIM Jammu----------INR 15.56 Lakhs

IIM Bodh Gaya------INR 12.95 Lakhs

Though there is no stated age limit, a lower age limit of 20 years might be expected, owing to the graduation requirement. The basic eligibility standards for the CAT exam by the IIMs are:

Candidates should hold a graduation degree certificate with 50% marks.
Candidates in the final year of graduation/awaiting results are eligible to apply.
Candidates outside India but fulfilling CAT Eligibility Criteria are eligible to apply.
CAT previous year papers are the best free CAT study material available at your disposal. Solving these will give you a sense of the level of difficulty and type of questions that'll come in the CAT exam. Cat free study material and Previous year papers can easily be downloadable from Cat Guroo website www: catguroo.com
You can begin your CAT preparation by following the given tips:

Assess the syllabus and exam pattern.

Identify the weak and strong topics.

Prepare a study plan and follow it.

Take mock tests regularly & analyze them.

Attempt past papers to familiarize with the actual paper.
In IIT questions are asked from classes 11 and 12 Maths, Physics and Chemistry. But in the case of CAT, it is an aptitude test, by which the authority mainly judges the logical skills of the candidates to become future managers. In this viewpoint, the CAT exam is a little tougher side than IIT.
Yes, Of course! More than 5000 candidates who write CAT Exam every year get into the IIMs. Not all of them can be geniuses, can they? 🙂 As is the case for most exams, cracking CAT Exam is all about dedicated effort.
Cracking the CAT: Points to Boost the Scopes for a 99% Score
Understand the Exam and its Syllabus. CAT is one of the most prestigious and tough exams for management aspirants. ...
Keep the Concepts Clear. ...

Create a Study Plan. ...

Study Wisely. ...

Appear for Mock Tests. ...

Time Management. ...

Focus on the CAT Marking Scheme. ...

Study Materials.
Decide Whether You Want to Take Coaching or Go for Self-Preparation.

Start As Early As Possible.

Know the CAT Syllabus Well.

Top MBA Entrance Exams.

Make a Section-Wise Preparation Strategy for CAT Exam.
The first go thorough the CAT exam pattern and syllabus. Before you begin studying for the exam, you must first develop a comprehensive plan. To do so, go over previous years' question papers and analysis to understand the significance of each topic and set your priorities accordingly.
How many seats are there in all IIMs?
There are about 5100 MBA seats of IIMs in India every year. Presently, the country has 21 IIMs- 6 old (Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bangalore, Kozhikode, Calcutta, Indore) and 15 new & baby IIMs, the most recent one being IIM Mumbai (earlier NITIE Mumbai)
On an average, it takes 6 to 8 hours, depending upon how many months are left for the exam. If CAT is six months away, then six hours is sufficient, but if it is next month, then you need to study at least 10 hours
It is not easy to score 99 percentile in CAT. One has to dedicate at least six months to prepare for the exam. The key to scoring 99 percentile is rigorous CAT mock test practice, because this exam is a game of speed and accuracy.
No, It is possible to cheat in any exam, including the Common Admission Test (CAT), also it is not advisable. Cheating is unethical and can have serious consequences, such as being expelled from the program or school, or having professional licenses revoked.
Best Online Coaching for CAT 2023
Cat Guroo's Coaching : Both Online and Class Room Coaching. ...
Cat Guroo Provide best Study Matarial and Best Practice Sample Papers.
GMAT is considered easier than CAT as it has a predefined syllabus unlike CAT.
Yes, the CAT exam's marking system assigns +3 marks for every correct answer, while a -1 mark is deducted for each incorrect response. In non-MCQs, there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
Candidate should be born on or after June 30, 2004, and you must be under 20 years old by June 30, 2024. These rules are there to make sure you have the right skills. The IPMAT exam, conducted by IIM Rohtak, tests you in three subjects: Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability.
2400/- (for the general category) and Rs. 1200 (for SC, ST and PwD candidates). This includes both the CAT Registration Fees and the IIM application fees. After you have paid this amount, you do not have to pay any further amount for applying to the other 21 IIMs.
While CAT primarily serves as a gateway to Indian business schools, many students aspire to pursue their MBA from reputed international institutions. Several esteemed MBA colleges abroad also accept CAT scores for admission, providing Indian students an opportunity to pursue world-class management education.
CAT is harder than NMAT , and most of the candidates who prepare for CAT can easily attempt NMAT. So, if you are well prepared for CAT, NMAT should not be an issue. Apart from some minor topics, most topics also remain the same for both exams.
There are more than 1000 colleges in India that accept CAT scores for admission to their MBA programs
CAT allows only the use of an on-screen calculator, which is a basic one. Any type of physical calculator is not allowed. This policy is based on the premise that CAT examines your ability to answer complicated mathematical problems and do quick mental calculations.
CAT toppers prioritize time management. In fact, this is the cornerstone of their success. They meticulously plan their study schedule, allocating specific time slots for different sections like quantitative ability, verbal ability, data interpretation, and logical reasoning.
CAT Exam Preparation Strategy:

Clear the Concepts & their Applications. Start taking mocks. You will know the topics and type of questions asked in CAT VARC, LR, and QA sections, their key concepts, and how to answer them.
Devise Strategy and complete syllabus of all and start attending sectional tests.
Revise.
The full form of CAT is the Common Admission Test. It is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to their flagship MBA programs.
Some top IIMs may even see average salaries exceed INR 40 lakhs in certain years for their flagship programs. IITs: For MBA graduates from IITs, the average salary may range from INR 12 lakhs to INR 20 lakhs per annum.
IAS Exam is considered to be the toughest exam in India because of the vast UPSC Syllabus and the rigorous process of selection it follows. It is also considered the toughest exam because the success rate is less than even 1%.

In almost all IIMs, there is a provision to provide financial aid majorly on need-based criteria. This includes the tuition fee only. Other expenses can be taken care of by taking a loan. Also, this scheme is only for the poorest of the poor

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