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CAT 2018 Topper: Vineet Bajaj,From 85 %le to 99.53 %le in CAT in few months

OA- 99.53 (167.78 scaled score)
VA – 95.57 (63.03) [My weakest section]
LrDi – 98.99 (45.62)
Qa – 99.46 (59.13)

This was my second attempt. First was in 2016, though I left preparation in between at that time. But one thing that I had experienced/learnt at that time was regularity, consistency and self belief is the key to crack the CAT.

I thought of starting prep from August by leaving the job. But soon I realised that this won’t work as I would be grilled in interviews for leaving job for prep. I am part of iQuanta Facebook Group since 2016. I thought of joining as this is the best option for working professionals. But before joining, I took feedback about iQuanta from one of my friend who was part of paid quant course in 2016.

I joined iQuanta Course July end and classes started in August. Speed was slow and Initially I was little apprehensive but as the course progressed I got confidence in it.

Geometry was my weakest section. I used to struggle a lot in geometry but with Indrajeet Singh sir’s tricks and teaching, I got to know that Pythagoras along with a few other concepts are required to crack this. Mega event was the most helpful and I even solved all the geometry problems in CAT with 100% accuracy. Arithmetic is my strong area but geometry helped in getting 99+.

LrDI is one of my strong area but iQuanta concept videos related to Venn Diagram and Arrangements helped me a lot. I could able to solve set theory questions easily. But… I couldn’t solve a set related to Set theory in CAT and I still regret that. CAT is an exam for management entrance. If I had wasted my time on that set thinking How can I not solve this set, my scores would have been something else. I spent 5 min, and then moved on to next set. This is what required to ace in exams like CAT.

VARC is my weakest section. I hardly scored 56%ile in 2016. I never scored more than 45 marks in SimCat. Even after doing all the RCs from Application Builder and around 20 RCs from CAT100, I scored 28,15 and 20 in 3 simcats back to back just 8-10 days before CAT. I could have lost hope and left prep. But I knew that regularity is the key. I kept on practising RCs on daily basis and scored 95+ %ile in CAT.

By the time of last simcat I knew I will score 95-97 (OA) for sure but that was not enough for me. What helped me getting 99.5+, which was a distant dream for me, was the event LAST MILE TO CAT. I spent my whole days in last week solving questions posted in this event. This helped in increasing my speed and motivation level.

Finally the day came, THE D-DAY. I was nervous but knew that being calm is necessary to crack the exam. Mudit Yadav sir had told 1 meditation trick. I used that twice before exam. First, 30 min before exam and then 5 min before exam. This helped me a lot in focusing.

It has been a wonderful journey preparing for CAT with iQuanta and I don’t regret investing my money in iQuanta course.

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