February 24th, 2017 by Ravi Handa
Let us get something very clear at the start of our discussion on the personal interview round.
PI is difficult. Very difficult.
This is the first and the last time the college gets to interact with you before they take a call on your candidature. Therefore they will do whatever is necessary – including testing you in ways you simply have not imagined – to ascertain that you are the right candidate for a seat in their college. The greater the competition at a particular institute, the tougher the PI, and the more the unexpected questions.
The second factor that complicates the
February 22nd, 2017 by Ravi Handa
First thing first, when it comes to essay writing, there could potentially be 700 deadly sins.
However, space and time constraints dictate that I resist the perennial, evil temptation of writing another long-winded piece and confine myself to the top seven that lead the line-up. These seven mistakes feature routinely in majority of the essays that I assess, and often a single essay contains all of them in varying degrees.
So here I go with the seven deadlies in no particular order of frequency or seriousness.
Sin No 1: Irrelevance
This one is a two-faced devil and both equally ugl
February 21st, 2017 by Ravi Handa
When I said in the previous post that you must write at least 100 essays, I was not joking.
There are a number of reasons why this must be done.
First, writing, unlike speaking or reading, is not a natural process we follow every day. Therefore, when we sit down to write, we are filled with self-doubt.
Second, every writer, on most occasions, needs to motivate themselves to write. In the case of a WAT taker, the perceived disincentive for writing a bad essay outweighs the perceived incentive for writing a good essay. In other words, most WAT takers feel that a bad essay can do more
February 10th, 2017 by Ravi Handa
The notification for SBI PO 2017 was released couple of days ago. It has come as a surprise to a lot of aspirants because it has come a little earlier than expected. Actually, it is full three months early if you compare it with last year. To help students with these queries, I will be conducting an online live class on Sunday. Please register for the same by filling out the form given below and we will send you the link of the class to attend. Although this class is free to attend, you need to register for the same.
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February 6th, 2017 by Ravi Handa
The notification for SBI PO 2017 exam was released today. You can download the notification from here:
Notification on SBI website
Mirror on Handa Ka Funda
SBI PO 2017 Exam - Important Dates
Online Registration and payment of fees - 7th Feb to 6th March
Online Preliminary exam - 29th April, 30th April, 6th May, 7th May
Online Mains Exam - 4th June
Group Exercise and Interview - 10th July onward
SBI PO 2017 Exam - Important Details
1. Number of vacancies - 2313 out of which 1010 are for general. It is the highest in the last 4-5 years.
2. Eligibility - Graduation in any disci
February 6th, 2017 by Ravi Handa
If we all had the right guidance, the requisite reference material at hand, and unlimited time to write and revise the essays that we write, quite a few of us would eventually be able to produce satisfactory essays. The same task becomes infinitely more difficult when it is presented in the form of the WAT, which must be accomplished in approximately 15 minutes, and which must be produced entirely from references in one’s memory.
When we are ultimately faced with the final WAT assignment and a blank paper, several factors begin to weigh heavy on our minds. There is the complexity of th
February 4th, 2017 by Ravi Handa
Over the last few years, most of the top B-schools have switched over from group discussion to writing ability test (WAT). There are compelling reasons why this has happened. It will be prudent to understand them before we begin our preparation for the WAT.
The most important reason, I feel, behind this change is that, unlike in GDs, in an essay it is impossible to borrow the content from anyone else or further develop someone else’s thoughts. You must entirely depend on your own content and reasoning. In fact, GDs are meant to test your ability to assimilate diverse points of view along
February 2nd, 2017 by Ravi Handa
Often after the announcement of CAT/XAT results, MBA aspirants starts getting confused regarding the B-school selection. A lot of data is available about Old IIMs in public domain regarding various parameters like academics, profiles offered etc. But in case of Private B-schools barring MDI, SP Jain, information on all parameters is incomplete. Situation gets even trickier when two similar colleges are compared. Aspirants log on to various MBA related websites, Facebook and Pagalguy group of colleges. These sources can be good for knowledge about institutes but they have a risk of objecti
January 30th, 2017 by Ravi Handa
Before we begin to talk about abstract group discussion, let us first understand what the word abstract actually means.
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word as follows: Abstract: disassociated from any specific instance , difficult to understand: abstruse , insufficiently factual: formal
Indeed, all the above definitions of the word are reflected in most abstract group discussion topics. Abstract topics can be single words, such as ‘Blue’, short sentences, such as ‘All crows are white’, or even images or pictures. What they all have in common is they do not have any c
January 25th, 2017 by Ravi Handa
First of all, a very Happy Republic Day to all our students (and other visitors here). Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1930 when the D