August 4th, 2015 by Ravi Handa

General Knowledge or GK plays an important role in both XAT and IIFT exams. We have an online course for GK for XAT and IIFT which has helped 5000+ students over the past couple of years. However, in this particular post I am primarily going to talk about the question bank or PDF that I have complied for XAT / IIFT GK. This is a collection of questions that have been asked in the XAT and IIFT exams over the past three years. This PDF includes:
IIFT GK Paper for 2012 exam
IIFT GK Paper for 2013 exam
IIFT GK Paper for 2014 exam
XAT GK Paper for 2013 exam
XAT GK Paper for 2014 exam
XAT

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Posted in Ebooks, IIFT, MBA, SNAP, XAT

January 5th, 2015 by Ravi Handa

I hope your XAT exam went well. A lot of students mailed, messaged, called, and even whatsapped (Ah! The world we live in) asking for an answer key for the Decision Making part. Considering that there were four different sets and just writing A / C will not help anyone, I though I would come up with the answer key / solutions in a slightly different way.
Given below is the XAT 2015 answer key and detailed solutions for the Decision Making section. For each set, I have put up some key identifiers first. Then I have listed out the correct answer as well as an explanation for the same. Ho

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Posted in XAT, XAT Funda

December 30th, 2014 by Ravi Handa

So your CAT result wasn’t as good as you expected? Or was it much better than your expectations? And do you also HAVE TO go to that New Year bash? Well, whatever the case may be – you should not forget that you have a very important exam this weekend. XAT scores are accepted by a huge set of colleges. Few of those colleges like XLRI and XIMB are as good as some of the IIMs. Some might argue that they are better than some of the IIMs as well. XAT, in terms of content, is different from CAT. A lot of students believe that it is tougher than CAT. Well, it is not. The number of people appe

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Posted in XAT, XAT Funda

December 4th, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Free class on Decision Making for XAT 2015
It will be held online on Sunday, 7th December, 7 PM
It will cover the following:
1. Basic concepts of Decision Making
2. Tips to score more in Decision Making section
3. Analysis of XAT 2014 Decision Making section
4. Suggestions for XAT 2015 Decision Making
To register, click on the green button given below. A popup would appear. Enter your details. It will then ask you to share the link on Facebook or twitter. Do that. On Sunday, we will email you a link on which you can attend the live class online. In case you are not able to att

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Posted in XAT, XAT Funda

December 2nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Decision Making has become an integral part of XAT over the last few years. As of now, in terms of marks it is more important than Quant or Verbal or DI. It will not be wrong to say that Decision Making is the most important part of the XAT. The problem, however, is that not too many students prepare for it. Decision Making is probably the easiest section in the paper. XAT is traditionally a low scoring exam and that makes it even more important. These are easy 15 marks that you can get, provided you are willing to put in couple of hours a day to prepare for it.
First of all, let us tr

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Posted in XAT, XAT Funda

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

The concept of ‘divide and conquer’, derived from the Latin phrase ‘Divide et impera’, was put into use effectively by everyone from Caesar to Napoleon to The British in India. Even Gaddafi tried using the same but as current events show us – he wasn’t very effective. Dividing rather divisibility rules to be specific can come in really handy at times in solving problems based on Number Systems.
The standard rules which nearly all of us are very comfortable with are the ones for 2n and 5n. For these all that one needs to do is look at the last ‘n’ digits of the number. If the

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Factor Theory
I understand that the title might be a little misleading but at least I could not come up with something better. So before you end up getting disappointed, let me first list down the topics that I am going to cover in this particular blogpost:
Number of factors of a given number
Number of even factors or odd factors of a given number
Sum of all factors of a given number
Sum of all even factors or odd factors of a given number
We know that a number N can be written as a product of its factors as given below
N = ap x bq x cr …
Here a,b

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Dealing with Factorials
We all know what factorials (n!) are. They look friendly and helpful but looks can be deceiving, as many quant problems have taught us. Probably it is because that Factorials are simple looking creatures, most students prefer attempting questions based on them rather than on Permutation & Combination or Probability. I will cover P&C and Probability at a later date but in today’s post I would like to discuss some fundas related to factorials, which as a matter of fact form the basis of a large number of P&C and Probability problems.

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Number of Trailing Zeros
In this blog post, I would like to cover these two ideas:
Number of trailing zeroes in an expression
Number of trailing zeroes in n!
But before I begin, let us first try to understand what exactly are ‘trailing zeroes’. It is nothing else but the number of zeroes at the end. I do not want to sound pedantic but on many occassions when you see a question which asks about, “What is the number of zeroes in ___” it is incorrect, because it should actually say – “What is the number of trailing zeroes?” or “What is the number of e

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Basic Idea of Remainders
Figuring out the last digit is the same as figuring out the remainder of a number when divided by 10, but I guess you already know that. Figuring out the last two digits is the same as figuring out the remainder of a number when divided by 100. However, if you wish to figure the remainder when the divisor is not 10 or 100, I suggest you read on.
Funda 1: Basic idea of remainders can be used to solve complicated problems.
There is nothing special or unique about this idea. At first glance it seems like something really obvi

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT