B-school Interview Tips – Dress Code and Body Language

January 31st, 2019 by

Dress Code and Body Language Guide for 'D-Day' Creating a good first impression is quintessential for a Personal Interview. The steps towards achieving that would be: Dress for it i.e. the dress code Entering into the room Sitting down Body language Verbal Language Conduct inside the room Leaving the room We have got you covered for the whole of it. We have curated a detailed list of Do’s and don’t for D-day. What should you dress for the interview? You are expected to be dressed formally for the occasion. Men 1.Should wear a freshly-ironed formal full-sl

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CAT Quant – Escalator Based Problems in Time, Speed, and Distance

January 29th, 2019 by

Escalators has now become a topic from which questions are asked quite frequently in CAT. Today, we are going to see the theory behind escalator questions and solve them through both equations and ratios. Once you are through with the concept and are able to solve the questions in this article, you can solve any question from this topic Escalator questions are very similar to the upstream and downstream questions. In a stream, the direction of flow of water is constant whereas, the escalators move in both directions. Escalator questions can be confusing as sometimes, questions might not

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Group Discussion – List of important current affairs topics and abstract ideas

January 28th, 2019 by

Group Discussion is a very important part of the whole selection process for entering into a B- School. The first question that arises as we start to think about Group Discussion stage is - What could be the probable topics for GD? It is a common notion that only current affairs based topics are given for GD. This is not the case. There are various kinds of GDs like abstract topic based, opinion seeking, case based, facts/knowledge based etc. We at HandaKaFunda have curated a list of the absolutely crucial topics for your GD preparation. Group Discussion - Current Affairs Based:

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Republic Day Discount – Use coupon code INDIA for 10 % off

January 26th, 2019 by

First of all, a very Happy Republic Day to all our students (and other visitors here). Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1930 when the Decla

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CAT Verbal Preparation – Lessons you can learn from Novak Djokovic

January 25th, 2019 by

Imagine that you are a tennis player – let’s say a club-level player. You have been taking tennis lessons regularly. As a result, you have acquired some skills. You have a good first serve that (may not be like Roger Federer’s, but still) can reach about 100 mph. You also have a reliable second serve with enough kick. You can generate a nice topspin (although not of 3000 rpm as Rafael Nadal’s) on your forehand, and your backhand (usually a weakness of most players, unless you are a Stan Wawrinka) is good enough to keep the ball in play till you can pull the trigger. Your volleys

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How the CAT Verbal Questions Test the Manager in You

January 24th, 2019 by

The verbal section in the CAT obviously tests some essential verbal skills, but beneath them, it also tests some very important managerial skills. We can lay the foundations of our CAT preparation by understanding how the verbal questions are designed to uncover the skills and qualities the top B-schools look for in a candidate. The verbal section in the CAT (as of now) comprises primarily 3 kinds of questions – grammar and vocabulary (also referred to as Verbal Ability – VA), reading comprehension (RC), and verbal reasoning (VR). Traditionally, almost half of the total number of ques

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Ways and Parameters for College Inquiry and Selection

January 22nd, 2019 by

Often after the announcement of CAT/XAT results, MBA aspirants starts getting confused regarding the B-school selection. A lot of data is available about Old IIMs in public domain regarding various parameters like academics, profiles offered etc. But in case of Private B-schools barring MDI, SP Jain, information on all parameters is incomplete. Situation gets even trickier when two similar colleges are compared. Aspirants log on to various MBA related websites, Facebook and Pagalguy group of colleges. These sources can be good for knowledge about institutes but they have a risk of objectivit

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Subrata Speaks – How knowing oneself helps in IIM Interviews

January 21st, 2019 by

Starting today, I will be writing a series of articles, which gives a sense of perspective for the average Joe interviewee, helping him understand what an interviewer looks for during a CAT interview. In this article, we start at the basics - knowing oneself. An interview is an intensely personal experience and the first thing to ace, is to know yourself thoroughly. Remember that the interview is all about you, your experiences, your dreams, your personality and your unique perspective. The interviewer is there, trying to gauge you as a person and it is up to you to present your best side t

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How to Approach Group Tasks, Extempore, and Pictorial WAT

January 20th, 2019 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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How to Approach the Common Personal Interview Questions

January 19th, 2019 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 regards

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