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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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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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1

March 21st, 2017 by

In the last post we looked at some ways to learn new words - reading with context, flashcards, word group lists and studying by comparing words. We had discussed about identifying words that are confused easily. In this post we will look at some examples involving these confusing words. Now, will a misunderstanding cost you marks in the exam? Not necessarily so, because like we discussed last time, no questions simply ask for meanings of words. However, when you’re reading a block of text and reach this word where you are not quite sure of the meaning, that is enough to cause a pro

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Learning New Words – Why, How and Strategies

March 17th, 2017 by

Take the previous papers of any MBA entrance exam and look for questions that ask for the meaning of a particular word. The chances are pretty low that you will find a multiple choice question of the format - “The meaning of X is:” followed by four options. Doing the same thing for antonyms or idioms will probably not give you a lot of questions either. So no exam is going to ask you for word meanings. If so, then why learn new words, antonyms or idioms if they are not asked as direct questions in the exams? It starts with having a large list of words at your disposal so that you

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Happy Holi – Use coupon code HOLI to get 10% OFF on all courses

March 10th, 2017 by

We are trying to add a splash of color in our student's life. The easiest way to do that would be to add some green in their pockets. Ok! Bad pun. Bura na maano, Holi hai Most people grow out of HOLI as a festival in their teenage years Thankfully a few let the spirit remain alive. And it is to fuel that spirit we are offering 10% OFF on all courses this Holi. Use coupon code HOLI to get 10% OFF on all courses HURRY! Discount has been extended till today - [todaysdate format="jS F"] Given below are the links for our courses Online Coaching Course for CAT 2017 The reduced prices o

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Republic Day Discount – Use coupon code INDIA for 10 % off

January 25th, 2017 by

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

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CAT 2017 Online Preparation – Free Class

January 20th, 2017 by

Now that the euphoria or disappointment of CAT 2016 results has died down, some of you would have started thinking about CAT 2017. While approximately 500 students have already joined our online coaching course for CAT 2017, there are a lot of students who are confused about what they should do to begin their preparation. What sort of plan they should follow? What are the areas that they should emphasize on? To help students with these queries, I will be conducting an online live class. Please register for the same by filling out the form given below and we will send you the link of th

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Scaled Score vs Percentile in CAT 2016

January 9th, 2017 by

CAT 2016 results were declared today and a common question has been what sort of score would have lead to what percentile. For CAT 2015 we had compiled a list with the help of our students and some other CAT aspirants who sent us their scorecards. We are working on the same for this year as well. We will release all this information in public domain and hopefully it would help future CAT aspirants make a better judgement. If you want to contribute to this list, please email your scorecard to handakafunda@gmail.com. Key Insights of Score vs Percentile of CAT 2016 90 percentile in CA

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CAT 2016 Results – Check your scorecard

January 9th, 2017 by

CAT 2016 Results - Check your scorecard Loading... Official link: https://www.digialm.com/EForms/configuredHtml/756/5055/login.html CAT 2016 Results - Score Vs Percentile We request you to please email us a copy of your scorecard (PDF / Screenshot) on handakafunda@gmail.com You can also Whatsapp it to us on 09765142632. Using that data, we will compile a list of what CAT score would get what percentile. We did something similar last year and it was really helpful for a lot of students. CAT Cutoffs for top MBA colleges Now that the results have been declared, a lot of students wo

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Cutoffs for top MBA Colleges and B-Schools based on CAT Score

January 8th, 2017 by

Now that the results for the CAT 2016 Exam are declared, one of the most common questions that I get from students is which colleges can I apply to and which colleges can I get a call from. While there are no hard and fast rules to such things, I have still tried to compile a list of colleges that you can and should apply to. In case you have already applied to some of them, you will be able to access if you stand a chance at getting calls from any of those colleges. I will be talking about the non IIM colleges in this blogpost. Also, there is still time left to apply for Post Graduate

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