I quit a job to prepare for CAT, but couldn't figure it out. My family wants me to stop studying and stay home. I'm a girl. That I have to do?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Jenson Doyle



I quit a job to prepare for CAT, but couldn't figure it out. My family wants me to stop studying and stay home. I'm a girl. That I have to do?

A lot of people sunk their CAT exam this year. Like you, even I quit my job to prepare for the CAT, but my exam didn't turn out the way I expected either.
However, I took this as a learning opportunity and decided to perform again next year.
My point is that you don't stop studying because you failed an exam. Take it as a learning opportunity and work on your mistakes on your next try. Explain to your parents that nothing is bigger than an education and a steady career that follows. Any.

Also, you never know how your results would turn out.

If the results are not in your favor,

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A lot of people sunk their CAT exam this year. Like you, even I quit my job to prepare for the CAT, but my exam didn't turn out the way I expected either.
However, I took this as a learning opportunity and decided to perform again next year.
My point is that you don't stop studying because you failed an exam. Take it as a learning opportunity and work on your mistakes on your next try. Explain to your parents that nothing is bigger than an education and a steady career that follows. Any.

Also, you never know how your results would turn out.

If the results are not in your favor, use next year completely and I am sure you will be able to decipher CAT.

Please don't stop studying. Please study. You have no idea how important education is and how good financial independence feels. Convince your parents and study.

I hope this helps.

You do what you have in your heart because you make decisions in YOUR life and you will regret anything if you do not do what you want and what is in your heart, never give up if you want something, keep trying your education or whatever.

Why you should quit your job:

A few years ago I was in a similar situation. I followed the advice of many. "Everyone" said not to quit, including my mom. They said that quitting smoking does not guarantee you a good CAT score. Yes, they were rational. They were right. You might have a bad day or a bad 15 minutes that could ruin your score. Still, I quit my job. There is something more than mere rationality that gets us to where we pretend to be. I wanted to break CAT by hook or by crook. I never had a Plan B. I put my heart and soul into preparation. Every minute during my preparation I was thinking

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Why you should quit your job:

A few years ago I was in a similar situation. I followed the advice of many. "Everyone" said not to quit, including my mom. They said that quitting smoking does not guarantee you a good CAT score. Yes, they were rational. They were right. You might have a bad day or a bad 15 minutes that could ruin your score. Still, I quit my job. There is something more than mere rationality that gets us to where we pretend to be. I wanted to break CAT by hook or by crook. I never had a Plan B. I put my heart and soul into preparation. Every minute during my preparation I thought only of CAT and CAT. I joined as a part-time teacher at TIME. During that period, I met many people who quit their jobs to prepare for CAT. Very few have solved it. So the odds are against those who quit their jobs. Again as I said there is something beyond these statistics and rationality. I thought I could do it (like Po in Kung Fu panda). If I look back, it's that decision I made that has taken me a long way to places I hadn't even dreamed of. If your heart says "Yes", do it. Good luck.

Why you shouldn't quit your job:

At the time of interviews, it would be very difficult to convince the interview panel if you quit your job. So many people decipher CAT while working. So that will be the first question from the interviewers. But, if you can do something productive in that period, you can convince them. I quit my job, but I was working as a teacher. I also did some courses and certifications in Macroeconomic Finance. My interview at IIM-A revolved around macroeconomics. So they were convinced that I had used my time productively.

Also, you don't need all day to prepare for CAT. It's not about how many hours you prepare, but how well you prepare given a time limit. So if you can allocate 2 hours / day in your schedule that would be more than enough.

How to juggle work and prep: Start your day with CAT prep. Doing it in the middle or at the end of the day would be difficult. If you ride the office bus, you can do some verbal preparation on the bus. Take some RC on the go. Spend more time on topics like geometry, algebra, and arithmetic. Choose the questions of the day (10-15 questions) before trying to solve them. Those questions should come from disparate sources (previous CAT articles, TIME material, IMS, etc.). The questions should also be medium / difficult to solve. You can't afford to think of questions you can solve given your schedule. Take a year off one month before CAT if possible.

MY TWO CENTS:

I went through a lot of emotions (anxiety, stress, fear of failure, all fun) during the period I left. A poor score on AIMCAT was enough to make me doubt myself. But the focus and determination were there. I never allowed one bad score to be followed by another. If you're really confident that quitting will create an ideal environment for prep, GO FORWARD.

A2A :))

Since you mentioned that you have worked hard on your flute playing skills and you have the potential, I would love to ask you if you feel like you have the same potential singing and songwriting. We all have different potentials, but there are some things we do better than the rest of our abilities. On rare occasions, there may be people who can be absolute masters of more than one talent and skill. I have seen more successful singers and songwriters than flutists. But that does not mean that a flutist cannot earn the fame and glamor of a singer or songwriter. Prioritize your

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A2A :))

Since you mentioned that you've worked hard on your flute-playing skills and you have the potential, I'd love to ask you if you feel like you have the same potential singing and songwriting. We all have different potentials, but there are some things we do better than the rest of our abilities. On rare occasions, there may be people who can be absolute masters of more than one talent and skill. I have seen more successful singers and songwriters than flutists. But that does not mean that a flutist cannot earn the fame and glamor of a singer or songwriter. Prioritize your needs. If you want to make a career out of your talents, you will have to figure out "which" will pay off better in the long run. What's more, I suggest you complete your college education as well because if everything else doesn't go as planned, you will at least be academically qualified for the jobs in your area of ​​expertise. Because the world is changing so drastically in terms of everything, I believe that one must be physically and mentally prepared to overcome any obstacles that may come our way. If singing and songwriting is something that has cultivated your interests these days, try exploring a little further and find out if you really have what it takes to be successful and even more so, if you can beat the competition. The truth is that any talent you have, no matter how good you are at it, will always require constant improvisations, a lot of work, tremendous dedication, Absolute sincerity and rock-solid willpower fueled with a positive attitude. Leaving something is just an option, not an alternative. You can do all three and still complete your education. It is not impossible. As I said before, reflect on your priorities. Regardless of the suggestions you receive, "you" are the best judge in deciding how you want to do it, how you plan accordingly, and how you can address any difficulties that may arise. Good luck ~! :)) how you plan accordingly and how you can address any difficulties that may arise. Good luck ~! :)) how you plan accordingly and how you can address any difficulties that may arise. Good luck ~! :))

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

Disclaimer: It is for those who think they are average and CAT or B-Schools are not for them. It is for those who think they have no talent. Because I was your average CAT wannabe. It is for those who are willing to fight to prove themselves.


He was descending to the sofa in the hall. I kept replaying the scene from the previous day's interview in my head. Which was not even satisfactory. And then I hear my name.

The room was dark, probably no darker than my future seemed. I saw a lady on the far right sitting in the dimly lit area. But his smile was vibrant.


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Disclaimer: It is for those who think they are average and CAT or B-Schools are not for them. It is for those who think they have no talent. Because I was your average CAT wannabe. It is for those who are willing to fight to prove themselves.


He was descending to the sofa in the hall. I kept replaying the scene from the previous day's interview in my head. Which was not even satisfactory. And then I hear my name.

The room was dark, probably no darker than my future seemed. I saw a lady on the far right sitting in the dimly lit area. But his smile was vibrant.


When you are depressed, nothing seems to motivate you, if you cannot relate to it.

2017 and 2018 combined was one of the darkest periods of my life so far. But as they say, what doesn't break you, only makes you stronger.


I was still lying in bed and scrolling through the feed where CAT crackers would share their interview stories. And a little face will accompany them when they mention that they were offered sweets. How would it feel? How would you approach the interviews? What if I get a candy too? How would my reaction be? And later.

He would remember that he had had arrears to clear. Everyone was losing trust in me. I myself was losing confidence and self-esteem was hitting the ground. Many times I thought it was not good enough to appear on CAT.

I had faced many failures. He was in self-pity, loathing, self-loathing. No one ever knew what he was going through. Everyone thought I was whining unnecessarily and behaving irrationally. I didn't even attend my call after CAT.


Initially, it took me an hour to complete a series of DI-LR questions. Sometimes analyzing my AIMCATs made me feel like I should give up. My mastery of RC was fine, but I had trouble with the VA questions. Math is my area, but quanta need precision and speed in math. I did not know tricks, Vedic before January 2018, CAT. How could you crack CAT with these when people start their prep as soon as they start their bachelor's program? And these things successfully demotivated me into thinking that CAT was not my thing. There are a lot of smart and smart people and there's no way I can be among them.


What kept me motivated? Silly things. When I write this, a smile appears on my face.

“Korei dekhi na. Na hole na hobe. Ke jaane jodi hoye jaye? (Try a little harder> Who knows, you could get it!) ”, I used to tell myself every time I felt bad.

I wanted an email from at least one IIM. Rather than log into IIM, I wanted to get a call anyway. (It's a lie, I want to get into one).

I wanted to wear a suit for the interview. At least once (forever). For that, I needed to stop imagining myself in it and start working to make it come true.

Without deleting CAT, nothing was possible. And to clear CAT I had to get out of bed and start practicing since I'm not sure I will break CAT.

And the greatest motivating force?

I didn't want to feel like I could try a little harder. (Could). And that, my father, spent his money on me for nothing. I didn't want to regret later thinking that my parents are doing so much, spending so much and all I keep doing is failing.

When I asked my father to sign me up for coaching because he had no one else to fund me, he was already upset with me about my graduation. You have all your rights to be. He told me.

“BSc ta pass kore dekhiye de. Tarpor Ja iccha kor (Just complete your BSc first and then do whatever you want) ”and I didn't want him to change it to“ Jantam tui parbina. Bekar poisha khorcha kora tor pichone (I knew it, investing money in you was a waste) ”.

I didn't want my parents to lose their trust in me the last time. Even thinking about this is a nightmare for me. It scared me every time I slept and thought about the day I was resting.

Plus,

I wanted my imagination to come to a conclusion. At least once.


Thank you, Priyanka. We're done. It was nice meeting you. "Said one of the male panelists. And as I stood up to leave. I was exhausted and just wanted to crash into bed.

"Please take some candy." Added.

"Thank you sir. Thank you lady. I love chocolates" and one more nonsense phrase that made her, the lovely lady, respond.

"Be careful what wishes you ask for, it is possible that they will be fulfilled." She was smiling and smiling.

She would never know how she has restored my faith in humanity.


It is easy for many people, few people even scoff at this and what is so important. (yesterday someone did that again). Maybe it was super easy for him but the poor guy doesn't know that people have their own struggles.

Now whenever self-doubt creeps in, I think about how my struggle found this dreamy yet beautiful conclusion, which I always wanted to experience. That's all I needed at the time and I need to push myself a little harder.

Now what if I fail again? What if I don't happen this year?

I have already photographed the memory to tell myself that all I need is to try a little harder. It was almost there. It could finally be there one day too.

Verdict: Converted!


A serene getaway

This is the link to my Quora blog. Sometimes I love to play with words. I'd be more than happy if you would read, feel, comment and identify!

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!

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 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.

If you feel it then it is not your place to be, there will be people who will tell you to stick with your job and tell you that CAT is unpredictable, things may not work out as you wish if you quit work and prepare full time for your exams .

But the truth is, follow your heart.

Take that transformative step in which you are sure.

Just take the leap of faith and everything will fall into place.

Because the truth is, if your heart is not there, then it will have an impact on your office performance and will also hamper your focus on exam preparation.

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