Importance of GK for every CAT Aspirant

August 31st, 2018 by

General Knowledge (GK) is a key component of several national-level examinations. It is often the game changer in entrance exams for UPSC, Bank PO, SSC, Law or BBA exams. Nomenclatures may differ between general knowledge, general awareness, business awareness, issues of social concern or something totally different, yet the spirit remains the same. Unlike these exams though CAT does not have any separate segment on GK. Does this mean that possessing food, all-round knowledge of national and international affairs is irrelevant for those aspiring to reach the top management institutions in th

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SNAP Exam Notification Released – Important Dates, Process to Apply

August 30th, 2018 by

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Online Test 2018 is the common, mandatory MBA entrance test. The Last date to register and apply for SNAP 2018 is November 26, 2018. SNAP 2018 Exam will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2PM to 4 PM in a changed Pattern. SNAP 2018 Exam Notification – Important Dates: Registration commences on August 28, 2018 (Tuesday) Registration Closes on November 26, 2018 (Monday) Payment Closes on November 26, 2018 (Monday) Admit Card Live on (www.snaptest.org) December 01, 2018 (Saturday) SNAP Online Test 2018 December 16 , 2

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Proper Method of using Tech to Ace the RC Section

August 29th, 2018 by

Reading Comprehension (RC) has now become indispensable to the CAT exam. Each year one gets multiple passages for testing. Further, RC is also an important component in the other exams such as XAT, SNAP or NMAT. So, this section is one where students devote countless hours to prepare. A complication that has now arisen is due to the online nature of the CAT exam. There are many students who are genuinely active readers in their own lives, but cannot ace the RC section. It may have psychological reasons, but one factor is definitely the online nature. Research has proven that a human’s av

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Post Grad Management Institutes with a Difference

August 28th, 2018 by

The world of Management Education is entering a very interesting and dynamic period. Evolution will be constant in the corporate world over the coming years, maybe decades, and likewise, education has to respond to the challenges. In India in particular, management education needs to focus on solving complex issues arising from a vast population with differing needs. And if the country needs to truly grow holistically, it needs skilled professionals at the grassroots levels. Fortunately, there are enough such institutes for solving this requirement. Collectively, they are known as Sectoral

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What the Football World Cup can teach each CAT Aspirant

August 27th, 2018 by

The just concluded FIFA Football World Cup was an extravaganza which entertained us all for a month’s time. Beyond entertainment though, the world cup also threw in quite a few life lessons. And several of those life lessons can be corroborated with each CAT aspirant. Here are a few of those lessons: Morning does not Show the Day After the first week of football, pundits had installed a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal to victory following their talisman’s hattrick. France had a wobbly start with unimpressive wins over Peru and Australia to begin with. Uruguay had an all-win recor

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How to ace the General English section in SNAP

August 25th, 2018 by

While candidates prepare rigorously for CAT, they sometimes tend to overlook other important MBA entrance exams. Talking specifically of SNAP, it just went online last year and is expected to be the same this year too. The exam will be held in the second or the third week of December in a single session. SNAP consists of 150 questions of one mark each which are to be answered in 120 minutes with a penalty of one-fourth of a mark being applicable for each wrong answer. It is different from CAT in more ways than one. Apart from the fact that the GK section plays a major role, the nuances in the

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CAT Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement

August 24th, 2018 by

Seemingly a basic topic of English grammar, Subject-verb agreement forms an essential part of the English language. But how is it required for CAT preparation? Well, as you know, questions based on sentence correction are commonly asked in CAT and other MBA entrance exams. So, you are expected to be aware of the fundamental rules of subject-verb agreement. While you may think they are just the basic rules, the related questions may seem tricky to handle. Starting with the basic, a sentence, as you know, is composed of two main parts: Subject and Verb. The subject indicates what the se

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100 Days plan for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Exam

August 23rd, 2018 by

Is there enough time to prepare for CAT 2018? As the CAT 2018 exam draws near, fear and sometimes panic starts to set in and this the most common question that I get asked. I will try to answer the question in this post and probably two more. Short Answer: Yes Slightly long answer: CAT preparation requires anywhere from 300 hours to 500 hours of serious preparation. That much time is more than enough for you (and for anyone else) to reach his or her peak potential. So, if you can put in 3-4 hours on weekdays and perhaps a little more on the weekend, you have enough time. Really lo

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100 Days plan for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT Exam

August 22nd, 2018 by

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation was probably the toughest section in CAT 2017 exam. I think it surprised a lot of students because of the difficulty level of the questions asked. Another reason why I believe it appeared a little too difficult was because the other sections were on the easier side. If you have a look at the scores vs percentile relationship on a section-wise basis, you would find that you need to do 12 questions correctly in the Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation section when compared with 18-19 questions in Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension or 14-

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How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in 100 Days for CAT Exam

August 21st, 2018 by

Quantitative Aptitude is probably the scariest section for most students preparing for the CAT exam. The syllabus is huge, the list of formulas is endless, there is always a shortcut trick that you are not aware of, there are students who can solve complex looking Quant questions in less than a minute on Whatsapp and Facebook groups – should I go on? A lot of these problems arise because of the notion that a lot of people have – Math is Scary! This may be true in some circumstances but as far as CAT is concerned, nothing could be farther from the truth. Let me explain that with the hel

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