   
The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
Finding easy questions in Maths may seem like the proverbial "needleinahaystack" scenario, but it is not that difficult. It simply requires persistence, patience, and selection.
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The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
Originally Posted by mukulbudania i too think i make a lot of mistakes while reading the questions which causes problems. Silly mistakes make you suffer a lot.. I certainly am an example of that..
i wrote the answer as n/2 thinking the difference between the sum but its averages... point to be noted Will never repeat such mistakes again. Hmmm......I guess this reinforces my point that accuracy is most important.....particularly when you do not have a vast array of problems open to you due to lack of knowledge, or lack of time to prepare, or a combination of both.
A number of the more complicated problems can also be solved using the first principle approach.....you need to have the confidence as well to keep on doing problems that you are sure that you will get.
It also makes sense to leave problems that you have spent even five minutes on rather than attempting them, if you are not sure of the answer. (Though if you can eliminate some options, then it makes sense to guess).....


Exactly!
CAT puts a premium on accuracy. Speed is required but if you solve just 40 Questions with about 13 in each, with absolute accuracy you will be 99.7%ile plus. But we are in a hurry to solve more and more.
Accuracy is very important in CAT. You can look from my performance in CAT 2008
My Scores
Quant 64 ( 16 Correct, 0 incorrect) 99.88%ile
Logic and DI 44 ( 12 correct, 4 incorrect) 98.43%ile
Verbal 76 ( 21 Correct, 8 Wrong) 99.49%ile
Overall 184 ( 49 Correct, 12 Wrong) 99.97%ile
Calls:
IIM Ahemdabad, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow!


The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
I also believe that the capacity to select questions, and stick with your selections, because you are confident of them is of utmost importance in getting high accuracy levels.
You need to be able decide from the "look" of a question whether it is meant for you or not. It may be from a topic that you are not comfortable with, but then, if it is simple enough, it is worth attempting on its merit.
This year's CAT had much easier Reading Comprehension Questions, compared to the nonRC questions. If you were to go by the trend for the last two years, you would have avoided RC like the plague, and then suffered for it.
So it helps to solve a question on its merits, rather than its looks.


The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
Ur scores are astonishing...would want u for valuable guidance thru my CAT''09 journey...


The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
i didn't give CAT 2008 but when i had my look on those questions i certainly got scared but you guys have made me understand that those questions are just having scary looks than what they actually are........


The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
i loved it.i'm nt @ al gud @ quant n being commercee always get scared from it bt nw i thnk i cn do.thanx a lot.


Originally Posted by kirti.sharma1989 i loved it.i'm nt @ al gud @ quant n being commercee always get scared from it bt nw i thnk i cn do.thanx a lot. The word is BELIEVE. If you do, you can do just anything.
Good Luck!


bein a commercee m always afraid of maths...bt u guys relie boost me up ..actually its nt necessary tht u hafta solve each n every ques ...frm now on first ll select those ques in which m comfortable if its more than enough thn ll move to another section rather than ponderin to the ques which i find tough ..thx buddies 

The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
Originally Posted by implex Exactly!
CAT puts a premium on accuracy. Speed is required but if you solve just 40 Questions with about 13 in each, with absolute accuracy you will be 99.7%ile plus. But we are in a hurry to solve more and more.
Accuracy is very important in CAT. You can look from my performance in CAT 2008
My Scores
Quant 64 ( 16 Correct, 0 incorrect) 99.88%ile
Logic and DI 44 ( 12 correct, 4 incorrect) 98.43%ile
Verbal 76 ( 21 Correct, 8 Wrong) 99.49%ile
Overall 184 ( 49 Correct, 12 Wrong) 99.97%ile
Calls:
IIM Ahemdabad, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow!
Great man....Congo.
And u hv given a clever review.
Ty


The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
Patience & Smart work (Being an Engineer) gonna be ace factors...
Good Luck!!!!!
Thanx Buddies for sharing ur experience.
I hope dat m moving on the right scent!!!!! 

CAT2011 : 99.97%ile
XAT2012 : 99.07%ile
FMS 201214
Other Converts : IIML, MDI, NITIE, SJMSOM,IIM RRR 

The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
Originally Posted by shaunak_87 Originally Posted by Munish241 Great man....Congo.
And u hv given a clever review.
Ty That's IMPLEX bhai for u...
btw HE does not prefer being a Celebrity........he's running only after Astuteness and dislikes any sort of Baloney... lol!! 

The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
Originally Posted by shaunak_87 Originally Posted by Munish241 Great man....Congo.
And u hv given a clever review.
Ty That's IMPLEX bhai for u...
btw HE does not prefer being a Celebrity........he's running only after Astuteness and dislikes any sort of Baloney... Don't try to be oversmart Shaunak....

The Following User Says Thank You to Munish241 For This Useful Post:

@MUNISH
Trying hard for that extra bit of Smartness...cause that's the only way in which i can crack CAT big time...
Anyways, i guess the joke was between IMPLEX bhai and me .....
U won't understand
@IMPLEX bhai....sahi kaha na...
well i'm learning nu words implex bhai ( btw i'm also a Lionel Messi Fan)...
CAT2011 : 99.97%ile
XAT2012 : 99.07%ile
FMS 201214
Other Converts : IIML, MDI, NITIE, SJMSOM,IIM RRR 
The Following User Says Thank You to shaunak_87 For This Useful Post:

The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths


The Paradox of Plenty: Finding Sitters in CAT Maths
i jus wnted 2 kno..do shortcuts help..i mean if we have to multiply or divide like cubes of larger nos..so shuld we go fr deez type of questions or not??please help


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Originally Posted by vaiha i jus wnted 2 kno..do shortcuts help..i mean if we have to multiply or divide like cubes of larger nos..so shuld we go fr deez type of questions or not??please help they help in increasing speed in calculations involving DI caselets


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