CAT 2019 FAQs Answered By CAT Expert – Arks Srinivas, Career Launcher

CAT 2019, expected to be conducted on 24th November 2019, is now less than 5 months away. While many MBA aspirants have already begun their preparation months ago, a lot of IIM aspirants are beginning their preparation now. It is at this stage that very crucial questions can pop in your minds – is 5 months even enough to prepare? Should I take coaching? What should my month-wise preparation strategy be? What should I not do while preparing for CAT? To answer all of these questions, we had conducted a webinar with the CEO for MBA Products at Career Launcher, Arks Srinivas.

If you missed the highly insightful webinar, this is a brief transcript of what Arks had to say to MBA aspirants looking to score 99+%ile in CAT 2019. It is, however, recommended that you view the entire webinar (scroll to the bottom of this post) since Arks has answered very specific questions during the course of the webinar which may be of some help to you.

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That’s very helpful and motivating to work harder. I am a student of Time, went to join CL but couldn’t join night shift doesn’t allow me to take morning classes.
My classes are 8 hours a week. I will be quitting job soon to dedicate more time on all areas since being a commerce grad and no having maths in 12th is a major drawback to achieve the speed. Thank for the article and I will be joining CL mocks soon too.

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Hey Vineet! Really glad that the article helped you! Good luck with your preparations! 😀

Sunil SK

Dear I had 6 year experience in the field of training and development – Management systems and Lean Six sigma. I am from mechanical engineering background. I am interested in IIM 2 year full time MBA and I am ready to crack CAT and get required percentile but my issue is I don’t have any savings for course fee ( I spent my savings for my family). Is there any option for me to get loan and is it good to do MBA full time after having 6 to 7 years experience

Civil Service Focus

Such platforms are there for government exams but rare for MBA.
Thanks a lot, very nice initiative.


Sir, My Academics is bad 10th-52, 12th-60, graduation-65 and two years of study gap because of some serious problems. It obfuscates me and ends up into tension whether I’ll get a good college or not. Any suggestions that might work for me.