The Quant Cracker CAT 2020

The Quant Cracker CAT 2020

One stop destination for all your maths preparation for different competitive examinations.

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Word Power Made Easy 31/08/2020

Hi Friends,

Mentioned below is my Preparation strategy.

2016 - 99.95 Percentile (Scaled Score 200.12)
Quant - 99.98 Percentile
DILR(Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) - 99.73 Percentile
VA(Verbal Ability) - 97.41 Percentile
Joined IIMA.

First keep in mind strategy can be different for each person. I am going to share the process I followed, which might or might not work for you. Think and use it as it suits you.

1. Quant - This was my strongest zone. For theory, I followed TIME's material. I used to go through the theory very carefully and prepare notes. Then I solved each and every question and star mark those questions I feel special and unique. While doing revision, these star mark questions are the ones I gave priority. I solved the materials minimum 3 times. Apart from that, I kept a separate note with selected questions (From TIME material, Test Series, BYJU's Material, Anything I can find from friends or other sources). This note I revise regularly.

Please follow this link for my Quant formula sheets.
https://www.facebook.com/thequantcracker/posts/1310075225996756

Google Drive Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1otCWrUuaKM6NXOxiEgag2sGlnhGnsORy?usp=sharing

Daily morning, I used to give 30 mins to revise these formula. Trust me its very helpful.

2. DILR - Cracking this section is a bit tricky. I completed the TIME reasoning book 3-4 times. This is a section, where there is no theory and choosing easy questions during exam become very important because of time constraints. Trust me, you will find many a times while analyzing the test series results, you tried solving a difficult one and ended up giving a lot of time. There are many easy ones which you missed because of that. Identifying the easier question can only come through experience.
Currently in CAT, 8 paragraphs come (4 from DI and 4 from LR with 4 questions in each paragraph). Doing 5-6 questions is pretty good. I used to start with Data Interpretation and try to solve 2 paragraphs within 20 mins. Then in next 20 mins I try to solve 2 paragraphs from reasoning. In last 20 mins, I choose DI/LR paragraphs depending upon which ones look easier. Obviously things don't go as per plan always. But it is important to know, you must have a particular plan for this section.

3. VA - This was my weakest zone. My scores are like sin curve till the day of exam. And CAT 2016 date was my lucky day. My scores used to vary from 30 to 60 in AIMCATs (TIME Test Series). Honestly, I am not the best person to guide you here.
But, people on my level can follow a thing or two.
- I had remember all words from word power made easy(http://www.amazon.in/Word-Power-Made-Norman-Lewis/dp/8183071007).
- I used to read The Hindu editorial section daily. Apart from that, I used to read the articles shared by TIME in their website. And the most important thing to understand here is, unlike quant or DILR, performance improvement because of reading articles and newspaper can't be quantified. But anyway, you should read these daily without fail.

Apart from this always keep in mind Practice makes one perfect. The more you sweat, the more you will succeed. To have an idea about the studying part:-
1. Preparation of around 5-6 hours per day for a period of 4-5 months should suffice. (Can vary from person to person)
2. Take Test series very seriously. At least give 20 tests before going for the D-Day. And give sufficient time to analyze the test.
3. Identify your strong section. Beat yourself if you are not able to perform as per your calibre in a particular test.
4. Give extra focus and time to your weakest zone.
5.Do not worry about things you can't control (Like Luck factor or Question level difficulty etc.)
All the best Guys. 😃😃😃

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Photos from The Quant Cracker CAT 2020's post 31/08/2020

Hi Friends,

I am posting here all formula sheets I prepared for Quant section. If all of these formulae are in your finger tips, you should ace the quant section quite easily (Obviously always keep in mind Practice makes a man perfect).

99.98 Percentile in Quant Section in CAT 2016


Google Drive Link
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1otCWrUuaKM6NXOxiEgag2sGlnhGnsORy?usp=sharing

P.S. -
1. Feel free to share with your friends.
2. The formula sheets were pasted in my room. I used to read them everyday for 4 months before CAT. To make maximum utilisation of the same, prepare your own notes and follow them religiously.
3. You can have a look at my preparation process and strategy here.
https://www.facebook.com/thequantcracker/posts/1310078439329768

31/08/2020

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14/11/2019

1: Cracking Quant Section in CAT

1. For Theory, follow any of a good coaching centre's study material. (TIME's material is quite easy to follow and start with for beginners)
2. Go through the theory very carefully and prepare notes on your own.
3. Solve each and every question from the material and star mark those questions you feel special and unique.
4. While doing revision, solve the star mark questions on priority.
5. Solve the study material at least 3 times.
6. Solve different types of questions from last year CAT papers and test series of different coaching institutes.
7. Prepare your own quant formula sheets. This could be something like.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Rockthecat/permalink/798423780325326/

Revise them every day.
8. Also, prepare your own notes with theory and important questions.

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14/11/2019

Cracking CAT 101

1. Preparation of around 5-6 hours per day for a period of 4-5 months should suffice. (Can vary from person to person)
2. Take Test series very seriously. At least give 20 tests before going for the D-Day. And give sufficient time to analyze the test.
3. Identify your strong section. Beat yourself if you are not able to perform as per your caliber in a particular test.
4. Give extra focus and time to your weakest zone.
5. Do not worry about things you can't control (Like Luck factor or Question level difficulty etc.)

22/03/2018

Question 2:

What is the remainder when 2^32 is divided by 15?

16/03/2018
11/03/2018

Question 1:

How many pairs of positive integers x, y exist such that HCF of x, y = 27 and sum of x and y = 540?

Time & Work 10/03/2018
Time & Distance 10/03/2018
Special Equation 10/03/2018
Simple Equation 10/03/2018
Ratio Proportion Variation 10/03/2018
Quadratic Equations 10/03/2018
Progression & Series 10/03/2018
Permutations & Combinations 10/03/2018
Percentages_Profit & Loss 10/03/2018
Numbers 10/03/2018
Inequalities_Modulus 10/03/2018
Quick Formula Sheets 10/03/2018
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