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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Goof up #1

I can clearly remeber my CAT attempt...

i had given GATE in my 3 rd year and didn't qualify..i was wondering what i would do after college ..and one sleepy sunday, my friend called me to take up a mock CAT test...i anyway had to go to a friend's house in annanagar that day to return some notes....(i never took notes during classes and hence always borrowed from others..sometimes even other colleges....) and the test venue was on the way..so why not, i thought and dropped in for the mock CAT...

i have one philosophy..whether i study or not, i always give my best shot in the exam..so i gave my best shot to the mock CAT..and forgot about it..somedays later, i was chatting with a college mate when the topic of the mock CAT came up..and then i figured out that i got 96 percentile....yay!!! now i know, what i can try..GATE was never for me anyway......


and thus began my CAT preparation..and midway through my CAT preparation, my father had to take VRS because of downsizing in his company and i got a job via campus placement.......so, i was not that motivated in pursuing higher education, job was a priority....and then CAT November 2003 happened.....i did prepare, and as usual , i gave my best shot in the exam hall..i was eager to see where i stood...the results would tell me how good my best shot was......

i came home only to realise that there would be a re-exam as the question paper was leaked......
:((

and so , i got another hall-ticket and the exam date was set to feb..my preparations got worser.....i was way too content, finding a job and a certain amount of security for the future....

so, came feb 15, i got ready and my sis accompanied me to the exam hall...i prayed to God, and took my hall-ticket from the pooja shelf...and off we went..it was only after reaching the centre did i notice that i had brought in the wrong hall-ticket,i had brought the hall-ticket for november test...and not the re-test hall ticket...and so that year, i could never give my best shot in the exam..and hence never knew where i stood......

I felt pretty bad about my carelessness.....and i was sulking when someone came and enquired as to why i couldnt write and i told the reason..there were others like me too...they had come late and hence were not allowed to write..some were crying out loud...they were only minutes late....and they had worked real hard unlike me..i felt bad for them...

the next day, in morning paper..all our stories were printed..as to why some people could not attempt CAT..and they made it a point in my college to paste the article in the notice board to make students realise the importance of coming early to exams....i felt horrible about my carelessness!!

12 comments:

Kaps said...

are u planning to write this year? CAT has this rule that u can't exit the room only 30 minutes before the end of the exam. even if u manage to complete it quickly u need to wait till the end.

Luckily there was no reschedulement during our times.

monu said...

@kaps

not yet actually...i meant to say, i couldnt write CAT the year before the last year because i took the wrong hall-ticket..i usually sit through the entire exam duration...that is also a part of give-it-best-shot philo!!
:))

sukhanya said...

hey, I think you will stand a better chance when you work, gain exp and then give your CAT. You can learn throughout your life, so dont worry about the past couple of times. Stay strong, give it your best shot, stay motivated and you will definitely get through.

All the best!!!

tata
sukku

Vinesh said...

The only time I gave my CAT my best shot was when he peed all over the living room sofa..

ada-paavi!!!! said...

super, how do u manage such stuff??

pesama veli orurikku poi MBA pannu, work ex irukku, inga yean orulaksham per oda sanda podnam?

monu said...

@sukku
thanks for the motivation sukku....
:)

@vinesh
me too had a cat, called..monu
:)

@vatsan..
:(
antha kathaiya yen kekkara??
:((

Vivhyd said...

oh god... sorry for u.. I will narrate one such thing which happ with me.. but I got away with that..

I had my Toefl test and I went to the exam place in Nugambakkam.. nicely exploring the place etc.. read the center and stood in line.. it was 1230.. I thot my test time was 1pm.. Be4 I gave my hall ticket or appt letter to the guy I just read it and to my horror discovered tht my time was 9am not 1pm... I freaked out.. didn't knw wht to do etc.. then I entered the place and spoke to the lady there.. she asked me to wait and told me tht she cannot let me take the exam.. as only limited no of pcs were present.. I was sitting there and I tell u.. tht moment was like oh how cud I be so careless etc.. my parents, relatives all will kill me.. the fee is like 125$ or something so no joke uh... but then a few min later the lady came and told.. u r lucky .. there are some noshows.. so u can take the exam. I was like.. OOOOHH Thnx so much and all.. so I got away..

never looked at the appt letter at all and was so careless.. on top of tht.. I had to catch a train at 630 from Egmore for trip with my frnds.. u knw final yr trip.. awww.. wht more can I say.. :))

AF said...

oh oh..

G3 said...

aiyo! thats a sad story.

ioiio said...

Neeyaaa Feel panre.. Ennikku correct timeku collegeku vandhurukka?

Prabu Karthik said...

rombo feelings of india va irukkey!
office ku epdi? correcttime a ille valakkam pola late dhaana?

monu said...

@vivhyd
glad it ended well for you
:)

@ioiio and PK
naan late aa ponaalum latest aa thaan poven!
:)