I don't earn much and I even hate my job, and it doesn't give me time to prepare for the CAT exam. I have 1.5 years of work experience. Should I quit my job and prepare 4 months for CAT only?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Aaron Jones



I don't earn much and I even hate my job, and it doesn't give me time to prepare for the CAT exam. I have 1.5 years of work experience. Should I quit my job and prepare 4 months for CAT only?

If you can do it. If you don't have time to prepare for the cat exam, you can leave your job for 4 months so that you can fully focus on the preparation. If you have strong determination, you can definitely do it. All the best!

My journey will take a long time to read, so hang on.

Only 4 months before facing this situation. I tried CAT 2 times with a job. I can't erase even 70%. After completing 2 years at TCS, I put on paper and began to meet the notification period. For the first 2 months, I am very excited to quit that job and dreaming of my 15 hour a day prep journey. Last month of the reporting period my mind went into fear mode because many of my friends and colleagues said that it was a very bad idea to leave this prestigious job for CAT preparation. Even though I didn't meet a single percentage on TCS,

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My journey will take a long time to read, so hang on.

Only 4 months before facing this situation. I tried CAT 2 times with a job. I can't erase even 70%. After completing 2 years at TCS, I put on paper and began to meet the notification period. For the first 2 months, I am very excited to quit that job and dreaming of my 15 hour a day prep journey. Last month of the reporting period my mind went into fear mode because many of my friends and colleagues said that it was a very bad idea to leave this prestigious job for CAT preparation. Although I did not satisfy a single percent in TCS, I decided not to listen to anyone's idea and I prefer to follow my heart. Still, I remembered that within two days of resigning I thought about repealing but I didn't and I told myself how to face the consequences. Finally, I resigned successfully but things were very opposite to what I dreamed of. The first 20 days I did not do anything. Every time I thought about studying, I could not sit for 2 hours in a row and per day I could not reach 5 hours. This case was worse compared to my preparation when I am in a job. I solved the reasons and found that my mind was always afraid of this decision I made and I thought about what would happen if I did not pass this exam this year. And also after 4 months gap, if I go back to IT company, who will give me a job since I am not an expert in any programming language (2 years of copy paste work in TCS). The main thing was that I have 50k in my hand and that is not enough for 6 months rent and exam fees, as well as for college admissions, my mind screwed up a lot and that 5 hour prep was cut down to 3 hours per day and was even completely wasted at times. day without studying. As I moved to a single shared page to study, no one was with me to share my pain, I don't know if God heard my pain or not, but my mom heard my pain. She asked me to leave Chennai and come to my hometown and start studying. He also said that you will get the motivation to study here. His words chilled my mind and I move to my hometown now. From day one I felt like 'I'm back' (Billa theme), and now I'm studying as a 12th grader. I don't know if God heard my pain or not, but my mom heard my pain. She asked me to leave Chennai and come to my hometown and start studying. He also said that you will get the motivation to study here. His words chilled my mind and I move to my hometown now. From day one I felt like 'I'm back' (Billa theme), and now I'm studying as a 12th grader. I don't know if God heard my pain or not, but my mom heard my pain. She asked me to leave Chennai and come to my hometown and start studying. He also said that you will get the motivation to study here. His words chilled my mind and I move to my hometown now. From day one I felt like 'I'm back' (Billa theme), and now I'm studying as a 12th grader.

The two things I want to convey:

* Leaving a job and studying is not easy as you think, think about your family if they do not depend on you, but you can take the risk.

* Do not do it with a backup plan, if you do not have any backup plan you will work hard for what you want and you will not feel safe at any time, that will lead you to what you want.

Although we worked for the company for 2 years, our mind changed its habits and it takes more time to go back. You must sacrifice a lot and always stick to your study schedule until the exam. Also, we need to prepare for mental stability before leaving that job, but MAKE SURE you follow your heart,

TODAY IS CRUEL

TOMORROW IS CRUELLER

AND THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW IS BEAUTIFUL.

~ All the best

Let me ask you about the schedule for your preparation. Are you planning to prepare for the exams that will take you to a university starting next year or the following year?

This will help you get an idea of ​​the amount of time you will have from now until you enter college. Smaller spaces are fine. For any MBA related exam, be it CAT or GMAT, diligent preparation of 4 to 6 months on average is enough to get a good performance. Usually it depends on your interview after passing the exams. You have to be able to justify the gap. You can always open up and be honest about your intention.

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Let me ask you about the schedule for your preparation. Are you planning to prepare for the exams that will take you to a university starting next year or the following year?

This will help you get an idea of ​​the amount of time you will have from now until you enter college. Smaller spaces are fine. For any MBA related exam, be it CAT or GMAT, diligent preparation of 4 to 6 months on average is enough to get a good performance. Usually it depends on your interview after passing the exams. You have to be able to justify the gap. You can always open up and be honest about your intentions to take a break to prepare. I can understand that work hours are often tight and there is hardly any time to prepare at the end of the day.

I've seen smart responses from people who explained how to use time lapse to become the best versions of themselves. You just need to have a substantial reason for the gap. You can take advantage of the gap and take smaller online courses according to your career growth and then you can give those examples during college interviews. You can be doing anything. As long as you can justify what you are doing, there is no reason why the gap should come to haunt you.

But be sure to follow your passion. It is not that difficult, but there are still many people who do not reach their goals and come to regret some decisions of the past. It happens even to the best of us. You just need the will to keep going. If you plan to join college in 2020, you can stay in your organization a bit longer and keep preparing in the background. If you are planning for 2021, it would be unwise to quit this year. I suppose you are on par with any average person preparing for CAT. You will have plenty of time to prepare and you do not need to leave your job now.

It is common to feel discouraged during CAT preparation. It is also common to feel that we are not good enough. For one thing, we are just reviewing what we did in school and technically we are not learning anything new. Anything new that we learn generally does not come on the test. For another CAT it is an exam in which even if we solve a quarter of the work we end up obtaining more than 80% of ile. So technically, after full preparation, more than 80% of the students are not able to solve 3/4 of the work. This amount of time creates the feeling that we are not ready.

Let me give you some examples

A student of mine came to me

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It is common to feel discouraged during CAT preparation. It is also common to feel that we are not good enough. For one thing, we are just reviewing what we did in school and technically we are not learning anything new. Anything new that we learn generally does not come on the test. For another CAT it is an exam in which even if we solve a quarter of the work we end up obtaining more than 80% of ile. So technically, after full preparation, more than 80% of the students are not able to solve 3/4 of the work. This amount of time creates the feeling that we are not ready.

Let me give you some examples

A student of mine came to see me just a month before the exam and told me that he did not feel confident in math. He was not an engineer and felt that engineers are better prepared. He ended up with a 99.8% score ile and made it to IIM A.

Personally I have felt quite a few times that I am not good enough to teach when I have not been able to solve many sums of the WhAp groups or when I saw notes from some classes and realized that I did not know most of the concepts. taught in the book. But then I realized that I had scored 100% on Quant several times and have solved all the questions in the Quant section almost every year.

I have quite a few students who scored negative on drills and were ready to give up, scored over 95% and got into top colleges.

I have had so many students that they have been discouraged. Those who don't give up eventually do well on the exam and get into a good college. I have hardly seen students who are not discouraged, and this includes students who do very well at teasing.

Patrick Dsouza

6 times CAT 100% iler

Thanks for the A2A.

Before leaving your job, you need to consider what is at stake. Also, it's not just a four-month matter, as a lot of people get it confused. The whole business of preparing Cat to convert calls extends over a much longer period of time.

The cat test takes place in the first week of December. So the standard time to start preparation is from August to July. After the cat, you may want to take other tests to keep more options open. This includes nmat, xat, and snap. Thus, the entire process will continue until mid-January. It's been almost 6 months!

Then come the results in mid-January to F

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Thanks for the A2A.

Before leaving your job, you need to consider what is at stake. Also, it's not just a four-month matter, as a lot of people get it confused. The whole business of preparing Cat to convert calls extends over a much longer period of time.

The cat test takes place in the first week of December. So the standard time to start preparation is from August to July. After the cat, you may want to take other tests to keep more options open. This includes nmat, xat, and snap. Thus, the entire process will continue until mid-January. It's been almost 6 months!

Then come the results from January to mid-February. You'll be busy up to your neck filling out forms for your favorite institutes. Preparation for the / gd / wat interview should be taken as seriously as cat. Calls for interviews will run through mid-April. Therefore, 10 months have passed!

Therefore, leave your job only if you are motivated enough to join an MBA university. Don't try to do the balancing act looking for new job openings during this 10-month period, as it will ruin your preparation. Also try to come up with a good credible story to tell your interviewers, as they will definitely ask why you left the job. Many achieved miraculous results by giving this leap of faith, while the reverse is also true. Best of luck!

I have trouble reconciling the fact that you went as far as TA and thought using ghosting in a professional setting was fine. I don't think it's okay in any environment. So either your university has lowered its admissions standards to allow stupid people in or this is not a genuine question. It just seems too ridiculous. But then I have to remind myself that there really is a lot of stupidity in the world, and I don't mean reading books or the lack of it.

The answer is, if possible, don't tell potential future employers that you cheated on your last employer like a bad date instead of being a bad person.

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I have trouble reconciling the fact that you went as far as TA and thought using ghosting in a professional setting was fine. I don't think it's okay in any environment. So either your university has lowered its admissions standards to allow stupid people in or this is not a genuine question. It just seems too ridiculous. But then I have to remind myself that there really is a lot of stupidity in the world, and I don't mean reading books or the lack of it.

The answer is, if possible, don't tell potential future employers that you cheated on your last employer as a bad date rather than behaving like an adult. In many countries, employers can only legally ask certain questions when they ask for a reference. If you know someone at the institution and have a friendly relationship with them, they may be a reference. But keep in mind that it will look suspicious if you get the lady in the student lounge to be a reference when you were an assistant in a history class. Employers will wait for the professor for whom you were an assistant or the dean of that department, possibly an administrative person. If the teacher is no longer teaching there, you can pretend they can't find you, or if you are on a gap year, they may be available.

Ideally, you should get other references and prepare an explanation of why you do not have one from this school. You can leave it off your resume, but some employers require full disclosure of past employment, and omissions could result in you being barred or fired if discovered later.

Whatever excuse you give to leave, never speak negatively about your boss or colleagues or the company. Be as honest as you can, because following up on a bunch of lies is exhausting. Why you made them ghosts, aside from being a jerk, is a good starting point. For example, you could say that at the time you were not aware of the course load and its demands, so you decided to leave the TA position to focus on your studies because your academic success was important to you. But since then he has learned new things about time management and is in a different situation, he is ready to do whatever the job is. Do your homework on the company and the job so you can personalize your answer.

Next time, put in your two-week notice and be professional. Your ability to pay your bills and support yourself is directly related to your ability to earn a living. Unless you're a trust fund kid, then you can screw up a lot and still have financial support.

Don't panic friend. You are not the only one in this situation.

I had this IT job at the leading multinational in India, but I quit because I couldn't focus on my studies and couldn't manage work and studies side by side. So after thinking carefully for 2 months (setting my priorities), I quit smoking. I also had to pay the deposit for quitting before two years.

It's only been a month. I gave myself to studies. Joined multiple test series, teased. It was going well but now comes stagnation. The feeling that nothing is progressing. same marks in AIMCAT. Every day

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Don't panic friend. You are not the only one in this situation.

I had this IT job at the leading multinational in India, but I quit because I couldn't focus on my studies and couldn't manage work and studies side by side. So after thinking carefully for 2 months (setting my priorities), I quit smoking. I also had to pay the deposit for quitting before two years.

It's only been a month. I gave myself to studies. Joined multiple test series, teased. It was going well but now comes stagnation. The feeling that nothing is progressing. same marks in AIMCAT. Every day when I sit down to study books, they disgust me. and then comes self-doubt.

But we have made a decision, right?

Regret or not Regret, after making a decision, you must act accordingly.

even CAT you have to study hard and give your 100%.

Worry / regret / panic after that.

Who knows if you get more than 98% ile, you may call this one of your best decisions.

Good luck!

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I would say this would be the worst decision.

Next year too, you would have the same feeling. This is called a test phobia, as I have a math phobia. (I used to get the highest marks in this section, but before the actual exam, I used to be desperate)

So what do you need to do

  • You have to try CAT this year too.
  • You have more than 45 odd days, brace yourself hard.
  • Study more than 12 hours in a day
  • Start simulating in the real exam interface. (Don't look at your marks). Your number of drills should not be less than 20.
  • Don't think about joining any other coaching or job.
  • If you have applied for the IIFT, you can read GK at
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Thanks for A2A

I would say this would be the worst decision.

Next year too, you would have the same feeling. This is called a test phobia, as I have a math phobia. (I used to get the highest marks in this section, but before the actual exam, I used to be desperate)

So what do you need to do

  • You have to try CAT this year too.
  • You have more than 45 odd days, brace yourself hard.
  • Study more than 12 hours in a day
  • Start simulating in the real exam interface. (Don't look at your marks). Your number of drills should not be less than 20.
  • Don't think about joining any other coaching or job.
  • If you have applied for IIFT then you can read GK as a refreshing vibe.

Consider that you have nothing to do for the next 45 days. This is your Life

  • Watch a new movie every 15 days.
  • Do not lock yourself in any room. Get out for 15 to 25 minutes a day
  • Hang your dream college photos throughout your room.

If you need to join any coaching for 2018 or if you want to join the job again. This should be decided after November 26, 2017.

Remember that you have other exams too like IIFT, XAT.

Do not lose hope.

  • Eat what you like
  • Get 6 to 8 hours of sleep.
  • Do what you want (but after studying 10 hours a day).

All the best

Peace

Raavan

Hi there!

First of all, you must do something that makes you happy. If you are really NOT satisfied with your job or the job you do, quit.

You need to focus a lot on CAT if you want to break it down to a good percentile. So, see what goes best with the situation and the future and act accordingly.

And if the problem is time, I can give you a suggestion here. You can join an online coaching center as it is really convenient. When and from where you have time you can do the classes.

Take a look at iQuanta, as they really set you up for the best. They have someone 24/7 to help, which I think is

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Hi there!

First of all, you must do something that makes you happy. If you are really NOT satisfied with your job or the job you do, quit.

You need to focus a lot on CAT if you want to break it down to a good percentile. So, see what goes best with the situation and the future and act accordingly.

And if the problem is time, I can give you a suggestion here. You can join an online coaching center as it is really convenient. When and from where you have time you can do the classes.

Take a look at iQuanta, as they really set you up for the best. They have someone 24/7 to help them, which I think is great.

Its teaching pattern is very useful, easy to understand and covers all the points that help you clear all your doubts and queries.

They even charge less and give you everything. Their teaching quality is excellent and the teachers are also very friendly.

Well, this doesn't sound good.

My advice is to invest this year in CAT + GMAT preparation and make sure you get a decent score on both exams. A good number of B schools in India accept GMAT scores and similarly you can apply to certain French B schools via CAT.

The first round of MiM applications starts in August, so you have 6 months to score well.

Given the current disruption in the job market, I don't think it's a good idea to quit your job in the current situation.

I had prepared for CAT while working. I know it is not possible for everyone, but I think it is an option that you should explore.

Averaging 1 hour a day and giving drills on the weekends should be a good amount of time to prepare.

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