CAT 2016 Exam Notification and Important Dates

July 31st, 2016 by

Hi, The dates for the CAT 2016 exam have been declared. While there was speculation that the exam would be in October, but that has turned out to be false. The good news is that you have enough time to prepare for it and I suggest that you use the time well. You have more than 4 months (125 Days) to prepare for CAT 2016 Parteeeeee?? - Well no! Start studying. Even these 4 months would go like so many other months have gone. CAT 2016 Exam Dates CAT 2016 Exam Date: December 4, 2016 CAT 2016 Exam Notification: Sunday, July 31, 2016 CAT 2016 Application Start Date: August

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100 Day plan for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT 2016

July 27th, 2016 by

Is there enough time to prepare for CAT 2016? As the CAT 2016 exam draws near, fear and sometimes panic starts to set in and this the most common question that I get asked. I will try to answer the question in this post and probably two more. Short Answer: Yes Slightly long answer: CAT preparation requires anywhere from 300 hours to 500 hours of serious preparation. That much time is more than enough for you (and for anyone else) to reach his or her peak potential. So, if you can put in 2-3 hours on weekdays and perhaps a little more on the weekend, you have enough time. Really

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Let Sherlock Holmes help you solve Sentence Exclusion questions in CAT

July 21st, 2016 by

Sentence exclusion questions test one important skill: to detect an anomaly in data. The fly in the ointment. The scratch on the lens. The bug in the software. The Van Buren supernova – that did not exist in the original Vermeer painting – which Sherlock must discover in order to beat Moriarty’s deadline of 10 seconds. Indeed, if approached logically, it should be a 10 or may be 20 or 30-second affair to spot the odd sentence among the given four. How to approach a Sentence exclusion question: Sentence exclusion is a new twist on the old Parajumbles question. A ‘

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A Brief History of Kashmir – Explained in a 15 minute Video

July 20th, 2016 by

Kashmir has a been a troubled land for as far as I can remember (I am old but not that old). In light of recent events, I did some digging to learn about Kashmir and Kashmir's history. There were quite a few new things that I found and I thought it would be best to share them with my students. It might give them a better perspective on the entire issue. So, given below is the entire video. In the video, I have divided the history of Kashmir according to the timeline given below: Pre-1947 During Partition 50s-80s Late 80s - Early 2000 Early 2000 - Till today I would like to add that

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SBI PO 2016 Prelims Exams – Results and Cutoffs

July 17th, 2016 by

SBI PO Prelims Exam Results Declared Today! The result for SBI PO 2016 Prelims Exam has been declared. A big congrats to Gaurav (one of our students whose scorecard you can see above), our other students, and all those who have cleared the prelims exam. I know that some of you would be saddened by missing out on it and there would be some of you who would be pleasently surprised by the result. Whatever the case may be, I think you need to put this behind you and look forward. Either to the SBI PO mains exam or to other exams like IBPS PO. Cutoff for SBI PO 2016 Prelims Exam Sectional C

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4 Rules to Crack the Paragraph Completion questions in the CAT

July 12th, 2016 by

No other question in the CAT is as deceptively simple as Paragraph Completion questions. Superficially, they do not require us to know or remember any rules. They, in fact, require us to do something far more difficult – to think like the writer. Since the last week’s post on Parajumbles, I have been thinking hard over an appropriate parallel to explain the process of solving Paragraph Completion question. And all my thoughts end once again at the same point – Sherlock Holmes. Indeed, picking up the scattered clues, and building them into a clear chain of reasoning for anticipati

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SBI PO Prelims 2016 Exam – Paper Pattern and Expected Cutoff

July 2nd, 2016 by

Hello everyone! Some of our students just came back from the exam and this is the information that we have managed. Please do correct it / suggest changes if you feel we have missed something out. First of all, overall the paper can be said that it was easy to moderate in all sections. Compared to last year, most students found it slightly harder - the main reason for that being the more than usual number of puzzles / arrangement questions in the Reasoning section. We expect the overall cutoff to be around the same as last year. One reason to push it slightly lower could be because o

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