Books and Authors important for General Knowledge (GK) Preparation for IIFT, XAT, SNAP

October 30th, 2018 by

Questions on books and authors are very popular with entrance examinations. IIFT, in particular, has a question in tabular format in which the student is supposed to match the author with the book. More often than not, the books about which questions get asked are related to business or biographical sketches of the famous businessmen. Given below is a list of books that have released in the last couple of years. I recommend that you go through this list twice or thrice. Authors of Business Related Books  / Biographies / Autobiographies Book Author Elon Musk Ashlee Vance

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GK Tips – List of Longest, Largest, Highest, Tallest Places around the World and in India

October 24th, 2018 by

Highest, Longest, Tallest, Largest, Smallest places form an important part of questions in competitive examinations like SNAP, XAT, IIFT, IBPS, TISS, Bank PO etc. Below is a list of some of the most important Longest, Largest, Highest places around the World and in India. This post has been divided into two sections, Around the World and Inside India. In the first section, Around the World, all the places have been divided into sub-sections based on Longest, Largest, Highest, Tallest, Smallest and Biggest. In the second section, Inside India, all the places have been divided into sub-se

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5 Things to do in last 1 Month to Ace CAT 2018 exam

October 22nd, 2018 by

There is just a little over a month left for the CAT 2018 exam. Now is the time for all last-ditch studies, but also to take stock of things already done well. There will be some aspirants who would make a rather recent decision to appear for the CAT exam this year. There will be others who would have been preparing for a while now. Others would be sandwiched in between. For some CAT 2018 is almost a make-or-break situation, while for others there will be opportunities ahead, this time merely a dress rehearsal. Some are working professionals, so hard pressed for time, while others may be stu

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Permutation and Combination – Distribution of Objects

October 16th, 2018 by

As an astute man Mr. Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you going to get.” The Permutations and Combinations that life presents us daily is baffling and probably it is because of that inherent fear of choices and cases we get intimidated by such questions in the exam. I understand that Permutation and Combination is one of the dreaded topics but I hope that once you understand the fundas given below, your fear will reduce. Permutation and Combination Funda 1: De-arrangement If ‘n’ distinct items are arranged in a row, then the number of way

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Mergers and Acquisitions 2018 for General Knowledge Preparation for IIFT / XAT / SNAP

October 15th, 2018 by

Mergers and Acquisitions have always formed an important part of General Knowledge section of exams like IIFT / XAT/ SNAP and various other Management entrance exams as well. Typically, the questions are based on the acquiring company or the company that is being acquired. It is not focused on the amount of money involved but on how significant the merger is and also – how popular the merger is. Unfortunately, there are no such lists easily and readily available. Most of the merger and acquisitions lists either focus on the deal amount or are limited to the technology sector. Keeping

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Functions from Algebra – Basic concepts and application for Quantitative Aptitude in CAT Exam

October 10th, 2018 by

"Functions can be really DECEPTIVE!!". Yes, it is true.Many a time aspirants do get stuck .  How to start,? How to perceive?  These are the FAQ when it comes to Functions and its application. Given the CAT trend, the questions are of standard type with a slight innovation. But the root approach remains the same. The hurdles can be categorized as  Trigonometric Functions, Algebraic functions, Modulus functions, Even/Odd, etc. In this article, some of the common structure of questions are discussed.!! Many quantities depend on one or more changing variables. For example: (a) Pl

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An introduction to functions (Algebra) for CAT exam

October 9th, 2018 by

Quantitative Aptitude section of CAT has always been proven to be most difficult and challenging especially for all the mathematics haters. Yes, all those who have been running away from Math’s for all these years must now face their biggest fear and there’s no more hiding from it now. Quantitative Aptitude is all about high school elementary math’s, those silly geometry lessons which made no sense then or the Time, Speed and distance problems or Time and work (so confusing).  Also, who can forget the infamous Trigonometry which is still a mystery for most of us? Today in this blog,

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Simple Interest and Compound Interest – Basic Concepts and Tricks for solving CAT Questions

October 8th, 2018 by

Interest rates are very powerful and intriguing mathematical concepts. Our banking and finance sector revolves around these interest rates. One minor change in these rates could have tremendous and astonishing impacts over the economy. But why? Before determining the reason of this why? Let’s first know what is interest and these interest rates? Interest is the amount charged by the lender from the borrower on the principal loan sum. It is basically the cost of renting money. And, the rate at which interest is charged on the principal sum is known as the interest rate. The rate at wh

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How to solve problem on Syllogism in CAT Exam?

October 3rd, 2018 by

Syllogism is an influential concept of CAT. It has its role in logical reasoning and verbal ability section as well. There are approximately 3-4 questions based on it. And these many questions can play vital role in upgrading your percentile. Thus, it’s important that you understand this topic well so that you can score good in the exam. Let’s first understand what does syllogism mean and then I will tell you some useful techniques that will make solving questions on this topic a facile job for you. Syllogism is a Greek synonym of the word conclusion or inference. A more proper defi

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Get 20% off this Gandhi Jayanti – Use coupon code JAYANTI

October 2nd, 2018 by

Mahatma Gandhi, among many other things, was a guiding light for many businesses as well. So we thought we would collect some fun-facts about the Mahatma’s connection with businesses. 7 things that you (probably) didn’t know about Mahatma Gandhi 1.) The pocket watch that Mahatma Gandhi used to carry was from Ingersoll. It was popularly known as the ‘Dollar Watch’. He had another pocket watch from Zenith that was gifted to him by Indira Gandhi. 2.) Mahatma Gandhi helped establish three football clubs in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg, all of which were named Passive Resister

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