An Introduction to the CAT: Tips from an IIM Alumnus is the outcome of several years of the author’s experience in coaching students for the MBA entrance examinations. This comprehensive guide prepares the candidate for each section and stage of the management school entrance exams, building confidence and instilling a systematic approach. Features
About The Author Sidharth Balakrishna
- A focused, to-the-point guide for students preparing to crack the CAT entrance examination.
- Systematic, section-wise handling of the verbal reasoning, data interpretation and analytical reasoning, and quantitative aptitude sections.
- Tips and guidelines for the case studies, group discussion and the interview build confidence and enhance skills.
- An extensive practice drill through selected practice questions and their solutions.
- Three online simulated tests for practice, with a free access code included in the book.
is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and has been employed with the world’s top marketing, management consultancy and energy firms. Besides his regular corporate job, he has written a number of books and articles for various reputed publications and has taken several guest lectures and seminars across the country. His books include the following, all published by Pearson Education: An Introduction to CAT: Tips from an IIM Alumnus, Reading Comprehension for the CAT: A Winning Approach by an IIM Alumnus, Case Studies in Marketing (part of the Pearson Casebook series) Table Of Contents
Chapter 1. An Introduction to the CAT and an Analysis of the Last Few CAT Papers
Chapter 2. CAT 2011: The Changes and What They Mean for Your Preparation
Chapter 3. Scoring Pattern and Selection Criteria for IIM Calls
Chapter 4. About the CAT: The Actual Experience and Screenshots of the Test
Chapter 5. CAT: Now a Computer-Based Test
Chapter 6. CAT 2009: The Actual Experience of the First Computer-Based CAT
Chapter 7. What to Look for in a Coaching Institute?
Chapter 8. The Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
Section in the Computer-Based CAT: Type of Questions in Verbal Ability
Chapter 9. Tackling Verbal Ability Questions: Tips and Guidelines
Chapter 10. The Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Section in the Computer-Based Cat: Types of Logical Reasoning Questions
Chapter 11. Tackling Logical Reasoning Questions
Chapter 12. The Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Section in the Computer-Based CAT: Type of Quant Questions
Chapter 13. Tackling Quant Questions: Tips and Guidelines
Chapter 14. The Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Section: Type of Data Interpretation Questions
Chapter 15. Tackling Data Interpretation Questions: Tips and Guidelines
Chapter 16. The Last Few Weeks Before the CAT: What You Could Do?
Chapter 17. Strategies for the Examination Day
Are you Ready? Benchmarking your Concepts
Chapter 18. Selected Practice Questions with Solutions Preparing for other MBA Examinations
Chapter 19. Preparing for the FMS Exam
Chapter 20. Preparing for the XAT Exam Post CAT
Chapter 21. Preparing for Group Discussions: Skills to Master and How to Prepare
Chapter 22. Selected GD Topics and Points that can be Discussed
Chapter 23. Preparing for Case Studies
Chapter 24. Selected Case Studies and Points that can be Discussed
Chapter 25. Preparing for Interviews: Skills to Master and How to Prepare
Chapter 26. Possible Interview Questions Depending on Your Academic Background
Chapter 27. Essay Writing
Chapter 28. Actual Essay Topics in MBA Entrance Exams
Chapter 29. Extempores
Chapter 30. Practice Extempore Topics and Samples
Chapter 31. Choosing Your MBA Institute