Hello Guys. My journey may not be as I expected it would be still I thought I should share my experience 😊
I started my CAT18 preparation in Jan, when I joined Indrajeet Singh’s iQuanta. Being a working professional, I had to make the most out of my time and this is where iQuanta helped me a lot. From attending remote classes to solving doubts on the paid group, everything one-click away makes life easier and more accessible. Once you associate with indrajeet sir as a person, you realise how hardworking and dedicated he is. iQuanta and Indrajeet sir was more as a mentor than a faculty, guiding me through mocks, strategy, revision and exam day preparation. Undoubtedly, doubt solving is the best at iQuanta (because I have been part of other renowned courses too). Rarely did I solve any material, all my practice was with iQuanta or mocks. I had given ample of mocks throughout the season, analysed it with faculties and prepared thoroughly. Probably the best I could give from my side. Somethings should be left for the destiny 😊
Then came D-Day. I was confident and geared up for the exam. VARC had always been my weakest section, but surprisingly that day I was able to catch-up nicely enough in the section and was happily entering into DILR. If you have prepared thoroughly for the exam, you can feel it when you are attempting. You know how you’re performing. DILR had been my forte, specially accuracy. Went bang-on solving 24 questions but completely unaware that I had seriously messed up 2 sets. Till this time was happy enough with the exam. Then came my favourite section, Quants. It had to be my day if not this. Started solving/messing up questions and ended up with 1 attempt in 15 minutes. What do you do after this? Same did I. Laid my head down feeling I have already lost it and there’s no more point in giving the exam anymore. But, no, there was this feeling of not giving up, started solving questions again with more speed and ended up with 22 attempts in quants (good accuracy). VARC and QA helped me somehow sail to the 99th.
Score : OA (99.06)
Take away is, 25th was completely my anti-Day, couldn’t play on my strengths. Only thing that sticked with me was strategy. Stick to your strategy and always focus on all the three sections equally.
Indrajeet Sir has played a major role in this, because initially I used to practice only quants and lrdi but he forced me to pay equal attention to verbal which finally paid off.
Will post complete preparation strategy soon on the group.
I highly recommend iQuanta as an online institute and would also urge you to start as early as possible. Starting early gives you an extra leverage of trying out strategies and taking more and more mocks.
At the end, work hard and enjoy harder 😊