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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XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2018

October 23rd, 2018 by

XAT General Knowledge past year papers should be a part of each and every student’s library who is serious about XAT GK preparation. It would take hardly one hour to go through past year papers and this one hour would teach you about the kind of stuff that gets asked in the exam. I would strongly recommend to all XAT GK students to please go through this post in details and honestly assess yourself as to how much you would have scored in the actual exam. XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2013XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers wit

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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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3 Steps to Improve Your Accuracy in Reading Comprehension for CAT

October 21st, 2018 by

Importance of Reading Comprehension for CAT 2019 Reading Comprehension has always been an important part of the CAT exam. In CAT 2014, there were 4 passages with 16 questions out of a total of 100 questions. In CAT 2013, there were 3 passages with 9 questions out of a total of 60 questions. Safe to say, it is not something that you can ignore if you are planning to do well in CAT. As a matter of fact, I recommend my online CAT 2019 course students to dedicate at least 1 full day every week to practicing passages for Reading Comprehension. Background information about Reading Comprehen

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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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4 Rules to improve reading skills for Reading Comprehension Questions in CAT

October 13th, 2018 by

Every time I think about how to prepare for RC, I am struck by how similar the process of reading is to the technique of driving. If your driving technique is sound, you can drive any car properly. On the other hand, if the technique is poor, you end up wrecking every car you drive. Reading fiction is somewhat like driving a train. Who among us hasn’t ever fantasised about having the best seat on the train? I could give an arm and a leg to be in the driver’s cabin of a German ICE train, or the Swiss Lyria, or the Austrian Railjet, or the Italian Frecciarossa, or the Shanghai Magl

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How to solve Family Tree, Relationships problems based on coded symbols

October 11th, 2018 by

Relationships are an integral part of our life whether between or among living ones. Relationships provide definiteness between two objects or persons. Relationships among people are complicated and confusing especially when you are living in a big joint family with innumerable relatives! Blood Relations is a very important part of reasoning section in competitive exam. Every year questions are asked based on them in aptitude tests and entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, SNAP and Bank exams. One other topic of reasoning section is Coding-Decoding. And in this blog, we will understand and develo

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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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