GMCAT Introduction

In mathematical language, GMCAT = GMAT + CAT.

GMCAT is a hybrid course for both GMAT and CAT preparation. We believe that both the tests are very similar and complementary to each other.

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India Entrance test conducted by IIMs. This computer-based test is for admission to their 2-year full-time PG programs in management. Other Indian business schools such as IITs, FMS, S P Jain, MDI, NITIE, etc also accept CAT scores.

The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test intended to assess analytical, quantitative & verbal skills in Mathematics and English. GMAT is accepted by more than 6,000 business and management programs worldwide.

Why prepare for GMAT and CAT simultaneously?

GMAT & CAT have the same syllabus, both deal with Mathematics and English. Both tests complement each other. Preparing for GMAT helps CAT aspirants in verbal, and CAT preparation helps GMAT aspirants in Quantitative Section. Most of the sections in both the tests are common.

MBA admission is a steep road. It’s important to keep all doors open. It’s good to be confident, but there is a thin line difference between confidence and over-confidence. CAT success rate (% of students getting admission in good colleges) is meager. GMAT, on the other hand, opens doors for almost all the global and Indian business schools.

One more misconception about GMAT is that it’s only for rich. A Business school is not “Global” if it does not keep “Currency Disparity” in their mind. That’s why they offer scholarships to aspirants from lower-valued currency countries. Almost all the Indian students end up getting scholarships to study abroad.

Note for Graduation Final Year Students:

  • Business schools accepting GMAT scores need at least 2+ Years work experience. But then also it makes more sense to give GMAT with CAT. The first reason is GMAT score is valid for five years.
  • Secondly, It’s much better to have a GMAT score before selecting business schools. It gives time to aspirants to work on their needed profile.
  • Thirdly, Taking out study time is much easier in student life compared to that in job times. Most of the working applicants find it very difficult to take time out for studies.
  • Lastly, CAT success rate is meager compared to GMAT. Till your overall %ile is touching 99, you are not a serious candidate for IIM-A, B & C. And if your %ile is lower than 98%, you have to go for tier-2 B-schools only.

GMAT & CAT Section-wise Analysis:

Verbal Section

Sentence Correction: Both exams require candidates to spot grammatical errors. There is one manageable difference. GMAT SC is based on American English while CAT SC is based on British English.

Reading Comprehension: The passages in the CAT and GMAT are almost equally cryptic. RC in GMAT is more difficult than that in CAT.

Critical Reasoning: GMAT CR is tougher than CAT CR. If you are prepared for GMAT CR, then CAT CR is a cakewalk.

Quantitative Section

CAT preparation will make GMAT Quant a kid’s play. The good news is that many CAT topics such as logarithms, trigonometry, calendars, clocks, shares, etc are not tested in GMAT.

Analytical writing assessment

GMAT tests your clarity of thinking in this section. It looks for content, the organization of thought process, language skills and writing mechanisms in evaluating the essays. The good news is that the AWA is not a tough section to ace.

GMAT & CAT Comparison

Both GMAT & CAT are most popular MBA entrance examinations. Most of the Business Schools in India accept CAT or GMAT score. In India, the number of B-schools accepting GMAT scores is higher than those accepting CAT score. Please refer GMAT Accepting Schools in India

GMCAT 2021/22 Course – Live Online Batch Details

Weekend & Weekday Batches Registration Deadline Mapping Start Batch Start Seats Status
GMCAT 2021/2022 Weekday Batches 25th October 25th October 25th October Open
GMCAT 2021/2022 Weekend Batches 24th October 24th October 24th October Open

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Admission Standard Operating Procedure

Every new student is mapped into a “Zero Group” for a week. Zero group is also called “Introductory Phase Group”. After a week, as per performance of individual in the class and our internal “Mapping System”, students are invited for Regular or Elite batches.

Our Internal Mapping System is a process to mark or rate students on the basis of their Intellect, Intelligence (IQ), Aptitude, Attitude and Commitment.

Our Mapping system also helps us in making “Homogeneous Batches”. Similarly mapped students are grouped into same batches.

Batch Selection Methodology

We follow scientific selection and batch-making process. Batches are made on the basis of our internal “Mapping Parameters”. Similarly mapped students are grouped into the same batches. In this way we create homogeneous groups in terms of Intellect, Intelligence (IQ), Aptitude, Attitude and Commitment. It also brings meaningful competition among the students.

This also helps us in creating course syllabus, curriculum and pace for a batch. As we provide customized educational solutions for everyone, our internal mapping system helps us in multiple ways to create a meaningful and effective course strategy. Higher mapped students are given a very different solution compared to lower mapped students. We divide all students into five kinds of groups. They are 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 series batches. Elite batches are batch series 9 & 10.

Money-Back Promise

We are proud of our products. Our “Money-Back Promise” is to symbolize our confidence in our education solutions. We also believe that teachers should take responsibility for any shortcomings.

Our all courses come with this feature in which fee is returned if a student is not able to get promised score in the Test.

Our 6 series batches offer a 600+ or 60+ percentile score promise.
Our 7 & 8 series batches offer a 650+ or 80+ percentile score promise.
Our 9 series batches offer a 700+ or 90+ percentile score promise.
Our 10 series batches offer a 750+ or 96+ percentile score promise.

Course Fees

Our motto is to provide “Affordable Quality Education”. We take it as our duty to create a just society in which everyone has “Right to Education”. Quality education should not be only for rich. Our endeavor is to provide education at a price which everyone can afford.

Regular Programs’ Fees:

Live Online Course

Minimum 160 Hours Expert Program
Fees: Rs. 24999/-

Hybrid (Classroom + Online)

Minimum 160 Hours Expert Program
Fees: Rs. 35999/-

Classroom Course

Minimum 160 Hours Expert Program
Fees: Rs.34999/-

Our Faculty

Our faculty can be called missionaries who are working under our banner not only for monetary gains but also share our mission and direction.

All batches are assigned a Teachers Panel which usually have 8-9 teachers who take care of all course requirements. We believe that a teacher is a paternalistic leader who works by acting as a father figure by taking care of their subordinates as a parent would. In this style of leadership, the leader supplies complete concern for his students.

Course Material

Our Course Material is unique in its content and presentation. We believe in “Real Education” in which our focus is not only to give comprehensive written material but also to make a better-educated person.

Key Features

  • Blend of Online home classes, Classroom-coaching, Homegroup classes & 1-on-1 tutoring.
  • Highly Interactive and personalized teaching.
  • Test-taking strategies developed by our teachers.
  • Special helpline sessions for students who require extra practice.
  • Comprehensive study material. Relevant study materials will be provided.
  • Weekly tests will be conducted and results will be notified by mail.
  • Offline classes are held in a very comfortable ambiance.
  • For Online classes, Zoom and Blackboard software are used which is known as a very interactive medium.
  • All Classes-Offline Classroom & Online are recorded. Students can access the recorded sessions in Class Video Membership.

GMCAT Course Structure

GMCAT courses whether regular or customized are unique in their structure.

All Phases of the course are designed to be a “One-on-One” Instruction.

All Courses are divided into three phases:

  1. Introductory or Mapping Phase (One-on-One Stage): This phase is employed at the beginning and usually takes 2-4 sessions. In this phase, GMCAT Instructors try to analyze every student in the batch by their interaction with them. This step takes 10% of total course time.
  2. Foundation Phase (Batch Stage): It covers basics of all sections of CAT & GMAT. This phase is around 20-50% of the whole course.
  3. Testing Phase (One-on-One Stage): This phase involves Computer Adaptive Tests, Computer Based Tests, and Paper Based Tests. Every course comes with a commitment of “Minimum Tests” i.e. a minimum number of tests which a student has to attempt to complete the course.
  4. Control Phase (One-on-One Stage): This last Phase is to look into any gaps in test preparation.

What is the maximum number of Tests offered?

No Limit. We don’t assign it to a numerical value. The objective of Testing Phase is to improve student’s ability. Tests for any student will not stop till we see desired results.

Course Facets (GMAT + CAT)

Minimum 160 Hours Classes

Options of Classroom, Live Online and Hybrid Model

Highly Interactive · Personalised Learning · Tailored Education Minimum 100 Hours Classes + 60 Free Support Sessions

Comprehensive Study Material

Detailed Study Material & Core concepts Booster Packs

Updated Material · Practice Tests · Question Banks

Minimum 21 EliteCATs

All India Level Full Length CATs

Detailed Reviews · Solution Workshops · Discussion Videos

250 Select Test Series

Minimum 250 Topic Wise Test Series Sets

Real time exam experience · Enables Concept Building

120 Platinum Test Series

Sectional Tests: Quantitative, Verbal, LR, DI, AWA & IR

Real time exam experience · Enables Concept Building

50 Fundamental Level Tests

Full length Fundamental CAT Mock Tests

Standard tests for effective practicing · Improve exam facing skills

30 Intermediate Level Test

Full length Intermediate CAT exams Mock Tests

Real CAT Simulation · Exhaustive coverage of the syllabus

20 Advanced Level Tests

Full length Advanced CAT exams Mock Tests

Difficult and tricky questions · Rigorous Practice Tests

Soft Skills Preparations

Communication and Presentation Facets Preparation

Employability Skills Focus · Comprehensive 360 degree tour

Group Discussion Preparation

Tips and tricks to excel in a Group Discussion

Mock GDs Practice Sessions · Both Abstract and General topics

AWA / WAT Preparation

Written Ability Test Preparation

Rigorous practice for Essay writing · Detailed evaluation & review

Personal Interview Preparation

Customized Personal Interview Preparation

Particular tips for typical B-schools · Interview Tips & Tricks

General Knowledge Preparation

General Awareness Classes & Tests

Static & current GK ‘Reading Material’ as well as ‘Tests’

CAT Customized Workshop

CAT Customized Sessions & Tests

CAT Focussed Classes · Previous year CAT Tests discussions

XAT Customized Workshop

XAT Customized Sessions & Tests

XAT Focussed Classes · Previous year XAT Tests discussions

SNAP Customized Workshop

SNAP Customized Sessions & Tests

SNAP Focussed Classes · Previous year SNAP Tests discussions

NMAT Customized Workshop

NMAT Customized Sessions & Tests

NMAT Focussed Classes · Previous year NMAT Tests discussions

IIFT Customized Workshop

IIFT Customized Sessions & Tests

IIFT Focussed Classes · Previous year IIFT Tests discussions

Free Admission Counseling & Other Value-added Services

Our association continues until the end of the admission process. All these services are an integral part of all the courses. We offer an end-to-end solution for Business Schools’ admissions.

  • Profile Evaluation based on IQ & EQ Profile facets.
  • SNAP, XAT, IIFT, NMAT Free Course.
  • AWA / WAT / Group Discussion Preparation.
  • Soft Skills & Personal Interview Preparation.
  • Business Schools Selection based upon aspirant’s profile strengths.
  • Profile Mapping with targeted Business Schools.
  • Application Assistance & Counseling.
  • Editing of Statements of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation, Essays and Resumes.
  • EduShastra Alumni Assistance & Mentoring.
  • Comprehensive and rigorous Interview preparation.
  • Visa, Educational loan, and Scholarship Counseling.

Elite Batches

We offer two Elite batches: “90+ percentile Batch” & “96+ percentile Batch”. Both batches come with “Money-Back Guarantee”. New Students cannot opt for these batches, the admission is through “Invitations” only. Students of regular batches are offered seats in these batches on the basis of their performance.

“EduShastra Select” Batches

“EduShastra Select” is our new initiative. The Generic idea is to create “100% Perfect” batch, which can have 100% success rate. Right now, our average success percentage hovers around 80-90%. This effort is our “Last Mile Journey” in which we implement “Six Sigma” Quality Management Methods and Processes in our course structure as well as methodology.

These batches will not have open admissions, but every student must earn his/her space in it. We will do everything to make sure that we create a “Zero Defects” methodology and course structure which can create a “100% Perfect” group.

Program Highlights:

  1. One-on-one Personalized Course for each student.
  2. Custom-Built Testing Phase: It is further divided into three phases.
    1. 550-650 / 50-80 Percentile Phase: This range is also called “Mass-Range or Mean-Range”. Most of the test-takers belong to this range. Testing Structure Mix:
      1. Paper-Based “Sectional & Full-Length” Tests: 40%.
      2. Computer-Based “Sectional & Full-Length” Tests: 20%.
      3. Computer-Adaptive “Sectional & Full-length” Tests: 40%. We use WizIQ, Blackboard and Assess Computer-Adaptive Platform at this stage.
    2. 650-700 / 80-90 Percentile Phase: This Phase is the most challenging of all. Our experience tells that this is the “Steepest Climb” for all Test-takers. Testing Structure Mix:
      1. Paper-Based “Sectional & Full-Length” Tests: 10%.
      2. Computer-Based “Sectional & Full-Length” Tests: 10%.
      3. Computer-Adaptive “Sectional & Full-length” Tests: 80%. We use Assess and Concerto Computer-Adaptive Platform at this stage.
    3. 700+ Phase / 90+ Percentile Phase: Testing Structure Mix:
      1. EduShastra developed GMATPrep tools.
      2. Computer-Based “Sectional & Full-Length” Tests: This stage will see an application of Concerto Computer-Adaptive Platform.
  3. EduShastra best “Hand-Picked” teachers. Every student will be assigned Panel of 6-7 Teachers.
  4. Alumni Toppers as Personal Guides. Strategy “Tips & Tricks” session by 750+ Scorers.
  5. Patented Computer Adaptive Tests Platforms, Techniques & Algorithms.
  6. End-to-end association: Our association with every student lasts until the end of the admission process.
  7. Free Profile evaluation, Counseling & Free MBA Admission Consulting.

Centres & Batches Details

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