General Awareness - Awards, Medals and Prizes (Part 1)
In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology, and the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as "justified true belief." There is however no single agreed upon definition of knowledge, and there are numerous theories to explain it. When it comes to studying or preparing ‘General Knowledge / Awareness’ for a competitive exam, there are some broad based theories or guidelines which a student can use. I hope you understand that preparing for General Awareness is not an exact science like mathematics and will never b
General Awareness - Awards, Medals and Prizes (Part 2)
In my previous post, we talked about the Nobel Prize, the Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. In this post, I would like to cover other important awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Awards and Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Although there as hundreds, if not thousands, of people who have won these awards – it is not possible to remember all their names. I have filtered out a few for you. These have a higher probability of being asked.
Ramon Magsaysay Award
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpe
Fundas for SNAP
Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common and mandatory written test for the admission to all the Post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International University.
The structure of this year’s paper is given below:
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario
Analytical & Logical R
– Month Before CAT
The most common question that I face these days is “What should I do in the next few weeks before CAT”. Given below is the best possible approach in my opinion.
The Quantitative Aptitude section is the one that most non-mathematics students fear. You should first divide your study time in two parts. As of now, I would recommend a 50-50 allocation to funda-prep and test-prep. A plan to tackle the same should involve the following:
Students should revise the basics across all chapters. You can do that from the revision section of mi
Do`s and don`ts – Week Before CAT
With just couple of weeks left to the big day, given below are seven suggestions.
1) You should not fiddle with your test-taking strategy at this stage. As long as you know that the strategy you are using is giving you rewards, don't change it.
2) Do not over prepare. You should not take more than 5-6 full length tests in the remaining time. In the last one week you should ideally take only test.
3) The IRMA and IIFT entrance exams are scheduled for 8th November and 22nd November respectively. Normally, these exams are
Two Days Before CAT !!!
The most neglected thing during the exam week is to be normal. I know it is easier said than done. For the week before and during the exam, life should be as normal as possible. A clear head is important for taking the exam efficiently.
Do you believe that you can tramp the last mile? What is your response?
- ‘I am doing great ; bring on the CAT’
- ‘I am doing great, but I hope I don’t stumble now’
- ‘Man! I am sure I can crack the CAT. If only Math would stop kill