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About CAT

Conceptual clarity, rigorous practice, and a smart revision strategy best describes the ideal mantra to crack the Common Admission Test (CAT). Good performance in this aptitude-based exam will qualify your admission to the best B-schools in India like IIM. Aspirants need to be well-versed with verbal, quantitative, and DI-LR questions as a part of their CAT preparation. The more you get acquainted with the online CAT exam pattern, the better are your chances to be a top performer.

 

 

Important Dates for CAT 2021

Registration Start Date 4th August 2021

CAT Test Date 28th November 2021

Last Date of Registration 15th September 2021

CAT Result 2nd week of Jan 2022iimcat.ac.in

CAT 2021 Paper Pattern

The CAT exam paper pattern was changed in 2020 and is expected to be the same in 2021. The revised duration of the online CAT test will be 120 minutes. There will be three sections:

Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability. Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be
allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

 

To be eligible to appear for the exam, a student must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. Candidates in their final year of their bachelors can also apply by planning for CAT preparation accordingly]. The selection process will include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD), and Personal Interviews (PI). IIMs may use the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking the candidates at various stages of the admission process. 

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CAT 2020 Exam Analysis

CAT 2020 Exam Analysis – Slot 1

CAT 2020 took off on a good note with students’ anxieties and anticipations of the expected format and pandemic arrangements addressed positively. Not only were the arrangements smooth with COVID-19 regulations strictly observed, but the test also did not throw major surprises in terms of the number of questions and types of questions.Students who diligently followed their study schedule and completed their mock test series for CAT didn’t raise any concerns with regard to the examination.

The overall format of the paper was as follows:

Sectional Total questions Non-negative key-in questions
VARC 26 5
DILR 24 4
QA 26 8

The sectional, in-depth CAT 2020 Exam analysis is as follows:

CAT 2020 Exam Analysis

CAT 2019 Exam Analysis – Slot 1

The morning slot of CAT 2019 produced a standard test which was very similar to CAT 2018 with a small change in the difficulty level in the Verbal section. Aspirants who were worried about some shockers in the CAT 2019 paper, were relieved to see Quant and LR DI sections nearly matching last year’s difficulty levels. There was no change in the basic structure in any of the sections with respect to last year. Below are the percentile projections on the basis of raw scores:

Expected Percentile on basis of Raw Scores
Percentile Overall Verbal LRDI Quant
99 147-150 68 46 63
98 135-138 63 41 48
95 115-118 56 35 37
90 99-102 47 29 31
85 84-87 43 25 26
80 75-77 39 22 22

Overall, by keeping the basic structure of sections the same year after year, CAT organizers have given aspirants a fair hint to come prepared with the right strategy and examine their knowledge with the CAT 2021 test series to get excellent percentiles across sections. For detailed sectional analysis, click below: https://endeavorcareers.com/cat-2019-exam-analysis/

CAT 2019 Exam Analysis – Slot 2

CAT 2019 Exam Analysis – Slot 2

CAT 2020 Video Analysis

About XAT

Business and management aspirants looking to secure admissions in prestigious B-schools in India appear for the XAT exam each year in the month of January.

This national-level MBA examination consists of four sections – verbal ability & logical/analytical reasoning, quantitative ability & data interpretation, decision making, and general knowledge.

The diverse curriculum evaluates a candidate’s thought process, decision-making, and problem-solving abilities on various grounds. Remember that GK is also a vital part of the XAT syllabus, and joining Endeavor’s XAT coaching institute is your best foot forward to manage the examination’s overall curriculum.

Faculty at Endeavor Careers are well versed with the XAT exam pattern and XAT syllabus to provide personalized coaching for your success.

Important Dates for XAT

Registration Start Date 5th August 2021

XAT Test Date 2nd January 2022

Last Date Of Registration 30th November 2021Register

XAT Results To be announced

XAT 2021 Paper Pattern

There were 2 parts in the paper: Part A and Part B. Part A had 26 questions of verbal ability and logical reasoning, 21 questions of Decision Making, and 27 questions of quantitative ability and data interpretation. The time allotted for this part was 170 minutes (with no sectional time limit). Part B had 25 questions of general awareness and an essay topic. The time allotted for this part was 40 minutes. There was a 10 minutes break provided between both the parts for the XAT online 2021 examination.

XAT 2021 Exam Analysis

XAT 2021 was a well-organized, error-free, standard paper. Overall, it can be termed moderate with decision making being the easiest section of the XAT exam. Quantitative ability can be termed moderate, and a slight notch tougher than last year. Verbal ability was moderately difficult in view of the trickiness of options offered by the RC questions and the comparatively heavier presence of RCs. Students who were well-versed with the questions and exam pattern didn’t find any surprises in the exam and credited the mock tests held at their XAT coaching institute.

 

XAT 2021 Video Analysis

About SNAP

At Endeavor Careers we believe, “Performance” is the key to success and doesn’t have any substitutes. Your performance in the SNAP exam paves the path for your journey in MBA/other PGDM courses.

If you have good command over subjects like general English, data interpretation, and analytical & logical reasoning, you should enroll yourself for the SNAP exam.

Conducted by the Symbiosis International University (SIU) each year, the Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test can become your key to the kingdom of business management learning. You can get admission to any of the 16 Symbiosis Institutes (more than 2500 seats) affiliated with Symbiosis International University by performing well in this examination.

Important Dates for SNAP

Registration Start Date To be announced

SNAP Test Dates To be announced

Last Date Of Registration To be announced

SNAP Results To be announcedsnaptest.org

SNAP 2020 Pattern

SNAP 2020 Exam Paper Pattern

Section Questions Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 15 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 25
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 20
Total  60 60

Note: There were no special questions and there was a negative marking of 0.25 marks per incorrect question.

SNAP Exam Analysis

SNAP Exam 2020 Analysis

The major highlight of the SNAP exam 2020 was the drastic reduction in the number of questions and the duration of the test. This year’s SNAP exam was easier than the last edition with the only challenge being the time constraint.

Read detailed SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis

SNAP Exam 2019 Analysis

The major highlight of SNAP 2019 was the introduction of a different marking scheme with more weightage given to the General English and Reasoning sections. Unlike the expectations, the difficulty level of these two sections did not increase despite the increase in marks per question. This year’s SNAP was easier than the last edition with just the Quant section trying to stop the test takers with time-consuming questions. Click below for detailed SNAP 2019 Exam analysis: https://endeavorcareers.com/snap-2019-exam-analysis/

SNAP Exam 2018 Analysis

The major highlight of SNAP 2018 was the introduction of “Special” questions, each carrying double weight than normal questions. Most out of these 20 two-markers lived up to the expectation of being more challenging than the normal questions. Unlike the example of special question having an alphanumeric virtual keyboard in their formal communication, the actual paper added a relief to test takers by having a numeric virtual keyboard. This year’s SNAP was easier than the last edition with just the reasoning section trying to stop the test takers with time-consuming questions. Click below for detailed SNAP 2018 Exam analysis: https://endeavorcareers.com/snap-2018-analysis/

SNAP 2017 Analysis

SNAP 2017 in its first online attempt mostly kept its pattern, difficulty level and type similar as last year. To attempt 150 questions in 120 minutes online made it a super speed based exam wherein there was no breathing space. Time-consuming Quant, Vocab, and Grammar heavy Verbal, Multidimensional Reasoning and Dynamic General Knowledge can be said as highlights of the paper. Click below for detailed SNAP 2017 Exam analysis: https://endeavorcareers.com/snap-2017-exam-analysis/

SNAP 2016 Analysis

SNAP finally changed its pattern after many years.  The LR section moved from a 2 marker to a 1 marker. The GK section changed to the Current Awareness section. The overall test was of 2hrs, 150 questions, 150 marks. Easy Verbal Ability, comparatively time-consuming Quant and Logical reasoning section is the single line summary of SNAP 2016. Click below for detailed SNAP 2017 Exam analysis: https://endeavorcareers.com/snap-2016-analysis/

SNAP 2015 Analysis

Innovative…Fast Moving…Difficult are the words that can describe SNAP 2015. Although the pattern of the paper remained the same a lot of innovative questions were seen. Students who would have apprehended a difficult section earlier and switched over would have an advantage. Compared to the previous few years SNAP 2015 is definitely on a difficult note. Click below for detailed SNAP 2017 Exam analysis: https://endeavorcareers.com/snap-2015-exam-analysis/

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SNAP 2020 Video Analysis

About NMAT

NMAT exam is one of the most sought-after national-level examinations in India. It is conducted for aspirants who wish to enroll in the MBA program at NMIMS University and other reputed B-Schools in India as well as abroad.  

NMIMS Management Aptitude aka NMAT Test was earlier conducted by the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. However, its administration was taken over by the GMAC recently. NMAT syllabus tests a candidate’s aptitude, language skills, reasoning, and quantitative skills, and students can appear for the NMAT exam up to a maximum of 3 times.

NMAT registration can be done once a year during the specific window released by the governing organization. Usually conducted with a set of 108 questions that need to be answered in 120 minutes, the choice of NMAT exam date, time, and the venue is flexible as per the candidate’s wishes and availability of slots. With Endeavor Careers, preparing for the NMAT exam is easy under the guidance of experienced faculty who are well versed with the NMAT syllabus and pattern. 

 

Important Dates for NMAT By GMAC

Registration Start Date 3rd August 2021

NMAT Test Dates 14th October – 27th December 2021

Last Date Of Registration 10th November 2021

NMAT Results To be announcedwww.nmat.org.in

NMAT By GMAC Pattern

There are generally 3 sections in the NMAT exam.

  • Section 1: Language Skills which consists of 32 Questions
  • Section 2: Quantitative Skills which consists of 48 Questions
  • Section 3: Logical Reasoning which consists of 40 Questions

Candidates can choose the order of sections in the NMAT exam. Each of the three sections has individual section timings and candidates are supposed to answer and review the questions of a particular section within the allotted section time.

NMAT 2019 Analysis

NMAT exam, certainly, is one of the most standardized examinations in the country. There was no major change in NMAT 2019 with respect to last year. Most of the expectations related to section formats were met. The difficulty level was just perfect for a cut off of 208-210 for NMIMS Mumbai campus. Click below for detailed NMAT 2019 Exam analysis: https://endeavorcareers.com/nmat-2019-exam-analysis/

Click below for detailed NMAT 2018 Exam analysis: https://endeavorcareers.com/nmat-2018-exam-analysis/ Click below for detailed NMAT 2017 Exam analysis: https://endeavorcareers.com/nmat-2017-exam-analysis-window-1-slot-1/ Click below for detailed NMAT 2016 Exam analysis: https://endeavorcareers.com/analysis-of-nmat-2016-17-window-1-day-1-slot-1/
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NMAT 2019 Video Analysis

About IIFT

Students who want to enroll in an MBA program for International Business, have to appear for the IIFT exam. The National Testing Agency conducts the IIFT exam in India for admission to MBA programs offered by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) for Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada. Usually conducted in November every year, the IIFT exam eligibility is kept at a bare minimum.

The IIFT exam syllabus consists of topics across verbal reasoning, reading, qualitative ability, reasoning, and data interpretation categories. To appear for the exam, you must keep an eye on the IIFT exam date, the notification of which is released around August and September every year. Due to a flexible pattern, cracking the IIFT exam can be easy, especially with the strong support of personalized coaching at Endeavor Careers.

 

Important Dates for IIFT

Registration Start Date 15th September 2021

IIFT Test Dates 9th January 2022

Last Date Of Registration 30th November 2021

IIFT Results To be announcediiftadmissions.net.in

IIFT 2021 Exam Paper Pattern

Last year was the first time that IIFT exam had taken its entrance test online. This year in its second online edition, one clearly gets a feeling that now IIFT has started moving towards a standardized exam pattern. This can be said from the fact that this year’s test pattern and marking system were the same as those last years.

IIFT 2021 Paper Pattern

Sections Number of Questions Marks/question Negative Marking Total Marks per Section
Quantitative Ability 25 3 1 75
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 35 105
Data Interpretation and  Logical Reasoning 30 90
General Awareness 20 1.5 0.5 30
Total 110 300

IIFT Exam 2021 Analysis

IIFT Exam 2021 Analysis

The exam paper pattern was on the same lines as compared to last year. This year the difficulty was slightly high. RC was a little lengthy and DI questions were a notch up in terms of calculation and time spent per minute would be high. We reckon what bothered many test-takers was that they had to scroll right and left for RC and LR sets.

Read detailed IIFT 2021 Exam Analysis

 

IIFT Exam 2019 Analysis

Almost all MBA entrance tests have gone online for almost a decade now. IIFT 2019 also joined the bandwagon and went online this year. Not only that, but the paper pattern was also changed for IIFT 2019 Exam. From a six-section format, this year IIFT went back to its four-section format. This might have been surprising to some students in the beginning but students could now take solace in the fact that they will be required to clear cut-offs of four sections instead of six sections in IIFT 2018 and IIFT 2017. For detailed sectional analysis click below: https://endeavorcareers.com/iift-2019-exam-analysis/

IIFT 2021 Video Analysis

Coaching at Endeavor

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When you pursue a career in the management sector, it’s imperative to enrich your personality alongside the hard work that you’re doing at the academic forefront. That’s where the CAT coaching by Endeavor Careers makes a difference. With our tested study materials and interactive workshops, candidates get an in-depth understanding of the concepts.

 

Full-time Expert Faculty

Who isn’t a fan of career assurance and security? Well, that’s exactly what you get when you join Endeavor Careers, a prestigious institution that offers the best CAT coaching in the country. Our team of educators and trainers hold prolific experience in this domain and are well-versed with all the topics and questions that are vital for your CAT preparation.

 

Personalized Mentoring

At Endeavor Careers, we understand that all candidates have their own pace of learning. We schedule regular one-to-one mentoring sessions for the aspirants to bridge any gaps that might hinder their progress. Be it related to our CAT coaching, curriculum, CAT mock schedule, or anything else – our mentors address all the concerns raised by our students. 

 

Preparation Intensity

It’s imperative to plan your CAT preparation in a way that you’re able to learn new concepts while also optimizing your problem-solving ability. Knowing the right steps to approach a question and solve it in quick time by using optimized formulas helps you increase your speed as well as your accuracy. You get all of that and more at Endeavor Careers.

 

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Focus on building speed and accuracy through testing and regular mentoring

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Working on developing personality for final challenge

  • 64 hrs Add on Test Series
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  • 3 Panels Per Call
  • 10+ GD/PI Workshops
Phase 1

Foundation

 

Clearing the concepts and Building the basics

  • 64 hrs Classroom Learning
  • 8+ Paper Tests
  • 106+ Online Tests
  • 2 Value Sessions
Phase 2

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Developing core test areas,identifying improvement areas and fortifying the strengths

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  • 165 Paper Tests
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  • 8 Knowledge Workshops
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  • 80+ Sectionals
  • 34+ Mock CATs
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