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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Final Results Declared for IIFT – List of Selected Candidates

March 31st, 2017 by

LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR MBA(IB) 2017-19 AT DELHI CAMPUS S. No. Roll no App. No. Name 1 2100008 627454 RISHABH SANJAYKUMAR AGRAWAL 2 2100048 638986 KAUSTUBH MANI TRIPATHI 3 2100070 623242 PUSHKAL SINGH 4 2100075 637259 NIKUNJKUMAR YOGESHKUMAR LEU 5 2100078 628396 POOJA AGRAWAL 6 2100140 601458 LAXMAN VAJSHIBHAI ODEDRA 7 2100142 637440 MEGH BALDEVBHAI PATEL 8 2100174 643148 SHASHANK VEDPRAKASH GUPTA 9 2100218 623464 ADITYA 10 2100391 621397 JINDE PRANEETH 11 2100392 603663 AXAR LATHIA 12 2100408 638

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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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How to Approach Group Tasks, Extempore, and Pictorial WAT

March 19th, 2017 by

Group Tasks, though not as common as group discussions and WATs, present us with challenges of their own kind. A group task aims to evaluate the candidate on psychological parameters so that the evaluators can understand the candidates’ comprehension, communication, decision making, and leadership quality within the dynamic context of a group. Working in a group, the candidates also demonstrate their social and interpersonal skills to the panel. The objective of a group task is to perform a clearly-defined exercise within the stipulated time, by using the available resources and en

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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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Seven Deadly Sins of Personal Interview, and the Eighth

March 1st, 2017 by

I must have interviewed at least a few thousand candidates in my time. Every time I feel that I have seen it all and I have met them all, a Higher Power Up There intervenes and restores my humility by presenting a sample that I have never seen before. I share with readers these samples in the (absolutely vain) hope that they will not repeat these cases, and make their own new mistakes so that my life remains exciting. I just pray that you make those new mistakes in the mock interviews and not in the actual ones! Sin No 1: Negative Body language and Attitude: This includes sl

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How to Approach the Common Personal Interview Questions

February 28th, 2017 by

Most of the questions that one encounters in a B-school personal interview can be classified into the following categories: A – Introductory questions B – Academic and work-experience related questions C – Current affairs and general awareness questions D – Personality-based questions E – Goal-related questions F – Stress questions Let us begin by looking at these types, and the common questions that are asked under each type. Please note that while most interviews begin with introductory questions, no particular order of question types is followed by the panel as regard

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How to Present Yourself during the Personal Interview

February 26th, 2017 by

Having looked at the pre-interview preparation in the previous post, we can now focus on what happens in the initial stages of the personal interview. There is one factor of your PI performance that invariably shapes your first impression in the minds of the panellists even before they meet you. Can you imagine what it is? It’s not your CAT score, or your academic scores, or your work-experience, or your hobbies and interests. It is your punctuality. Whether or not you turn up on time for the interview greatly influences not only the panel’s first impression but also your own

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