Nov 29, 2009

CAT 09 Tales !!

The post below is purely a work of fiction.. Any resemblance to any person/persons living and/or dead and/or any institution is purely co-incidental..

Last midnight, there was a calm knock on my door.. I opened it to find Pythagoras and Shakespeare standing at the steps in their regal postures; Pythagoras with his typical Greek robe on and Shakespeare wearing a large white collared suit.. I pulled out 3 chairs, handed them a cup of green tea each and Shakespeare said, "What art thou waiting for? Open thy books!".. Cursing, I removed my books & a pen, and started solving sums in Math and English when both knocked menacingly on my head to tell me I wasn't following rules related to their respective fields well.. I frowned.. :-( .. Pythagoras drew me a large right-angled triangle with all its medians, altitudes, angle-bisectors & perpendicular bisectors, and asked me to find out the length of the circum-radius & in-radius.. Shakespeare handed me a fat book, opened the page to 'Julius Caesar', asked me to read it aloud explaining the meaning of each verse and understanding the figures of speech used.. Both kept bombarding on my head when, suddenly, it started raining inside my house.. "Get up!", growled my Mom with a jar of water in her hand..

Yeah.. For those who are baffled by now, the above mentioned para describes my latest dream.. And for those with me, I am sure thinking of going to my family physician and I wouldn't be least surprised if he tells me that I am suffering from Arithmophobia..

CAT, meaning the Common Admission Test, is scheduled for me on 2nd December 2009.. For starters, CAT is an entrance test for MBA aspiring candidates conducted by the highly coveted IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) situated at 7 locations pan-India..

CAT and I have actually had a long term 'love & hate' relationship.. Long time ago in the year 2007, in a bid to woo it, I dared to flirt with it.. The result; it kicked me out of its region like a filthy whining stray dog.. I had taken some coaching for 4 months then, but made the mistake of over-estimating myself and under-estimating 'the CAT'.. Thereafter, I stayed away from it like a rain-drenched teeny mouse stays away from the literal cat..

After 2 years now, I jostled up some courage and decided to give it a peck once again.. Filled up the form for the sake of it; but realized that I am supposed to study, pretty late.. So, starting my preparation 5 days ago and a week before my CAT, I have gone berserk.. Yet, not being prepared completely will not deter me this year as well, being the shameless individual I am! But still my spirits are high and I am sincerely hoping for some miracle to happen since Pythagoras and Shakespeare are indeed backing me this time.. :-P

18 comments:

Praveen said...

"Pythagoras and Shakespeare are behind your back"
Have you seen munna bhai.. :D seems same here..:P

Who will come to rescue you from questions in DI. :D

Praveen said...

:X We need approval for posting a comment.. :X

Pooja Menon said...

@ Praveen.. Haha... I'll manage DI myself.. M good at it.. And yeah.. You need my approval for your comments.. So that you don't comment something rubbish and get away. :-P .. thanks for your comments...

●๋•guℓѕнαn●๋•™ said...

Reminded me of my CA exams...they just went and every night i dream if them coming back...not that i want them back..oh God by no means...Pleaaassseee *kneeling and praying for life*

Shruti Vajpayee said...

haha! what happened with all the online nonsense?! oh they prefer to call it a "technical snag"! playing with our future i'd like to say! :P

Pooja Menon said...

@ Gulshan.. yeah... :-)

@ Shruti.. Yeah.. very true. that's the reason why i didn't schedule my slot for the first day.. i knew there would b some probs.. call it the 'first movers disadvantage' this time.. :-P

√♪נ汉Ψ said...

Heeeeeeeeee......... Pythagoras and Shakespeare in dream that's gud... at least Newton and others are not their.......
heeeee..
I am also appearing for the same mad rat race Xam(CAT) this year but I am not serious about it since this is my first attempt and not interest in doin MBA right now..
BY the way gud luck for your studies.....And try TO catch the rat this time....

adreamygal said...

hmmm..any exams I tell you gives you only nightmares ..and CAT omg!!!I hope you bell the CAT this time and in your next dream , you question Shakespeare and Pythogoras ;) Good luck :)

vamsi said...

hell yeah..CAT really seems to be easy in appearence but actually it isn't..I am still not able to find out what makes it tough..No wonder that an average or above average guy/gal can easily underestimate it..I am preparing for CAT too..Planning to give a try this year..Wonder whats gonna happen..Anyways well written and I wish u Best of Luck for the result..:)

nikhil said...

good one!! dream n desire r well related.All the best 4 ur endeavour( the CAT xam ).. :)

bujirox said...

salute to the never dieing spirit
- a fellow sufferer

bakfire said...

I left CAT way back in 2005 because they said 99.2 was not good enuf and hence i stopped trying it. I dont know why all the guys around want an MBA afterall if everybody become a manager who are dey going to manage :P

Pooja Menon said...

@ √♪נ汉Ψ .. Yeah thanks a lot! Btw.. The results are out! :)

@ adreamygal.. Thanks a lot! Nearly belled the cat this time :)

Pooja Menon said...

@ vamsi.. Yeah do give it.. It's really one of the most challenging exams.. All the best!

@ nikhil.. thanks a lot!

@ bujirox.. :)

Sourav C. Pandey said...

Been there, took the heat .. I still remember the endless nights, the maggi breakfast, lunches and dinners, the cribbing, the dreaded quants, the scorable DI's .. ahh sorry I can go on and on !! :P

Loved your post, can really associate to it ! :)

PS: My Mom had that water-jar to wake me up too ! ;)

Pooja Menon said...

@ Sourav.. Really! :D .. that's great.. i swear.. the CAT and CET experience is something that I'll never forget in this life.. thanks for your comment :)

Haddock said...

That was good.
If you wrote this then its really good.

Pooja Menon said...

@Haddock.. Obviously.. This is my blog. All that you'll read here is my work. Thanks a lot for dropping by! :)