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1 – 2 weeks to CAT

4 November 2008 5 Comments

After a long time I am really writing something..

So Guys.. So butterflies in the stomach πŸ™‚ The moment has arrived.

You have been preparing for this one exam for past 1 year (3 years, 2 years, 6 months, 1 week πŸ™‚ whatever)

And just 2.5 hours to decide your fate..(does it??? I dont think so) It certainly does put your efforts into dustbin if you dont do well..

Anyways, so what to do in the last 1 – 2 week to go.. What to do now????

I am sure you have been searching “1 week to cat” in almost all possible forums remotely related to CAT.. I dont blame you for that.. Even I was doing the same last year.. πŸ™‚

Here is what I did. Disclaimer: You dont have to do what I did. I am just telling what I did.
1. Revise all basic formulas in quants.
2. Brought 2 novels & I was reading it to keep my thoughts away from CAT
3. Went out & Played cricket almost everyday.

So what should u do??? πŸ™‚

I am sure there will be hazaar forums out there.. which will recommend which movies to watch on the day before CAT.
Dont fall for all this. Do what fits you best. Do what you will naturally do to keep your focus, at the same time without getting too focussed.

There will a huge speculation about whether you should write your last mock cat, correct your last mock papers which you give in your room etc.. Again, Be yourself. If you are someone who can take a low score and still believe that you can go there and crack the paper, correct your paper. Else dont correct. Samething for last paper.

So remember one thing, be yourself. Be confident. Just believe in yourself.

I was having a conversation with my friend yesterday.. And this what he had to tell about life at IIMs & IITs.

“IIMs & IITs are like public toilets. People outside want to desperately come in. People inside want to desperately get out.”

Well, however hilarious that comment was.. it is partially true.. πŸ™‚

So dont worry.. There is life beyond CAT, irrespective of whether you do well or not.. So.. thats it.. give your best.. Enjoy the moment!!

All the best.




  • Prashant said:

    Well said, Sundar. Btw, what are the names of the novels which u were reading ?? Lemme guess.,.
    1)”Quantitative Aptitude” by Arun Sharma and
    2) You have t guess., πŸ˜‰

    Just kidding.,. Thanks for t views.,. It was useful πŸ™‚

  • chaitanya said:

    I don’t want to use public toilets πŸ˜€

  • badri said:

    Lots of truth though in that statement.. πŸ˜‰

  • Anonymous said:

    I wud b more than happy to use public toilets atleast once [:)]

  • tarini said:

    Aptitude by arun Sharma is what saved me this time… My percentile was bearable saved my ass just because of Quantitative Aptitude by arun Sharma sir… since books get boring and m giving CAT again so was surfing net for online course and there again i found Arun Sharma sir’s CAT course
    Lucky me
    Hope its helpful to you as well πŸ™‚