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The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer-based test for admission in a graduate management program. The test scores a candidate on the bases of Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and use the test for selecting students for their business administration programs. The test is conducted every year by one of the IIMs based on a policy of rotation.
Almost all B-Schools (Business Schools) in India, including all IIMs, accept CAT scores. It is a very rigorous test of your mathematical, reasoning and reading skills and test-takers are advised to start preparing atleast 6-8 months ahead of the test date
While your CAT score is a very important criterion in determining your overall success in getting admissions into the B-School of your choice, students are advised to note the following important points as well:
1. Visit each individual B-School’s website to learn more about their selection criteria and how much weightage they give to your past academic career, work experience, diversity and other things. Even different IIMs usually look at different things and assign different weightage to different things while deciding who to call for the interview process.
2. There is little difference in terms of CAT scores among the students who finally get an interview call from a particular IIM or any other B-School. So, it becomes essential that one performs well in the WAT/GD/PI process to stand out among others and score maximum points. However, this is easier said than done and students are advised to start working on those interpersonal and soft-skill parts of their personality as early as they can. This makes a huge difference at the end, as you do not want to get rejected during the interview stage after having worked so hard for so many months on getting a good CAT score.
JAG has brought in innovation to learning with systems like the flipped classroom learning, case analysis, critical thinking approach and much more, methods which are best practices in learning followed at the best business schools in the world. The results speak for themselves as JAG as helped students get into the top institutes in India and globally every year since its inception. We are bringing those same best practices in learning to our CAT classes and are positive that the students will benefit from them. It makes JAG one of the best providers of CAT coaching in Bhubaneswar.
Student Focused Approach: Small batch sizes (8-16)
Flexible Weekend Exchange classes for convenience.
Special focus for students weaker in certain sections and working people out of touch with academics.
Basic-Intermediate-Advanced-Specifics-Exam-Decision, BIASED towards students’ success.
The foundation modules will cover Basic and Intermediate level portion of the course to give the students time to pace themselves comfortably by learning all the relevant topics properly, without rushing or hustling. This is a very important part of the process as it helps you build a strong foundation with deeper understanding of various topics, which will then help you pace through the Advanced Modules effectively. Also, by this approach you get to revisit the topics covered in the foundation modules once again and get a better understanding overall. So many times, we have heard from students how they couldn’t really find any interest in a particular class as they could not relate to the topic covered or because they felt the subject matter very difficult to comprehend. Many people probably get the ‘Mathophobia’ for the same reason. Our methods and pedagogy are a step towards making learning more interesting and destroying any phobias.
After the course preparation is done, we get into Specifics and insights based on the particular test, whether it is CAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, GMAT, GRE, etc. that a student is appearing. We also train students on how to optimize their speed and accuracy to the best of their abilities.
Then we go into the Exam mode where students appear mock tests to improve themselves and get more comfortable with the test pattern and timing. All that preparation helps a student go into the final exam with lot more confidence on the D-Day.
Once the results are out, whether one has done well or not, it is important to understand what is the best action plan from then on. Our Decision assistance will help a student gain a better perspective on questions such as:
1. How to refocus preparation for GD/PI/WAT?
2. Whether to wait another year for a better opportunity and start working again?
3. Whether to take what you are getting and move on with life?
4. Whether to appear another test like GMAT or GRE and improve your scope in quick time?
The CAT syllabus is massive and so we follow an optimized approach to covering the same based on many factors. Given the fact that one need not score astronomically high in the CAT to get a high percentile, it is important that one focuses on his or her strengths, knows his or her weaknesses, and strategizes an approach to the exam accordingly. The broad syllabus for 2019 is below, but the structure of each section in 2023 will be different.
Question Pattern in previous CAT (2019)
Rs 72,000/- per enrolment
Rs 62,000/- per group of 3+
(90+ hours of Online-Offline hybrid model)
(Small groups of less than 12 students)
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Rs 72,000/- per enrolment
Rs 64,000/- per group of 3+
(80+ hours of Online and Video sessions)
(Small groups of less than 10 students)
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