Cat Idioms for the CAT exam (and also for IIFT, XAT, SNAP etc.)

April 26th, 2017 by

In the last post Important Idioms and Phrases for CAT and other exams, we looked at some important idioms and phrases for CAT and other exams. Again, knowing this will not suddenly put you on track to ace the verbal section, but where it will help is you may spend fewer seconds trying to understand what a particular sentence means. What better way to take this forward than by talking about cats. It is not just now that cats are popular - viral cat videos and GIFs I’m looking at you. Even years ago, cats were popular and perhaps this is why we quite a few idioms around cats. Be

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What people expect in a Bschool Vs What the reality truly is

April 24th, 2017 by

You got to admit - spending two years at a Bschool (or one year, if you study at ISB, Great Lakes etc.) will surely rank amongst your best academic experiences. From participating in multiple events, putting all-nighters before exams, forging amazing friendships, and getting the kick of THAT one dream job placement, your B-school journey is something that will stay with you for the rest of your lives. However, there will be times during your journey where you will go, "Woah! This is not what I expected". And that's okay. Most of us join with rosy images of our Bschool lives in our min

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Live Class on How to start preparation for CAT 2017 Online Exam?

April 21st, 2017 by

We have conducted online live classes / webinars on CAT preparation and related topic multiple times in the past. So much so, that we even got sponsors for it on couple of occasions. The goal with these classes has always been to reach out to a wider community of CAT aspirants. While a free class get participation from a larger number of students, it generates quite a lot of random registrations as well. My thought process is that making it paid (as low as 10 Rs.) would at least ensure that junk data is a lot less if not 0. Another issue that a few students have pointed out in past web

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10 things that go through every MBA aspirant’s mind

April 17th, 2017 by

The admission season is upon us, and some of you have made it to your dream MBA college. In that case, congratulations! For those who are working hard day in and day out to tame the CAT or the other MBA entrance exams, well - don't worry, it will happen. Just keep going at it.  Your time will come. We all know what it's like to be an MBA aspirant. Hours and hours of practice after college or office, tirelessly taking mocks, constant revisions, and an undying spirit is what makes an MBA aspirant successful (Plus a lot more). So we thought, why not compile a list of things that go throug

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Important Idioms and Phrases for CAT and other exams

April 14th, 2017 by

Let’s start with the basic question - what exactly is the difference between an idiom and proverb? Are they the same? If you say, “at loggerheads” instead of “strong disagreement among people,” you're using an idiom. The meaning of an idiom is different from the actual meaning of the words used. “Make hay while the sun shines” is a proverb. Proverbs are old but familiar sayings that usually give advice. A phrase is just a group of words. If you know the meaning of the individual words in a phrase, you know the meaning it conveys. But in an idiom, the meaning is not c

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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 3

April 6th, 2017 by

This is the last post in the series on confusing words. If you haven't read them already, check out Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1 and Understanding Confusing Words – Part 2. where we have discussed a list of important words that you should know if you want to save some time in the verbal section of CAT, IIFT, XAT or any other MBA entrance exam. In this post, we will first look at a few more words and then we will talk about how to use make use of the words you have learnt through these posts. Why is this important? Because skimming through blog posts will not help much. Whe

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3 Steps to prepare for SBI PO Online Preliminary Exam in 1 month

April 5th, 2017 by

The SBI PO 2017 Online Preliminary Exam is scheduled to start on 29th April. Some of you might have just filled the form yesterday. There were a bunch of students that faced issues in filling up the form as well because of the faulty gateway and presumably a large number of SBI PO aspirants trying to do it on the last day. Well, what’s done is done and now you need to look forward and plan a strategy so that you can prepare and do well in the SBI PO Prelims Exam. Preparation Step 1 – Syllabus for SBI PO Online Preliminary Exam The first step in this journey should be to understand the

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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 2

April 3rd, 2017 by

In the Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1, we discussed confusing words. As discussed Learning New Words – Why, How and Strategies, these words are not directly related to CAT prep for the vocab section or for any MBA exam per se (so don't expect direct questions based on these words) but knowing the right words and the correct usage will make your job much easier while attempting questions. Let us extend the list with a few more words. Prescribe vs. Proscribe - These similar sounding words have very different meanings. Prescribe is the more common word, and it's often

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