What to do in the last 7 days for TISS?

December 27th, 2019 by

Now that CAT 2019 is done and dusted and the next big exam XAT 2020 is fast approaching, some of you may be making a pit stop on the way and appearing for the TISS-NET exam scheduled to be held on January 4, 2020. TATA Institute of Social Sciences or TISS is a premier academic organization especially in the fields of Human Resource Management (HRM & LR) and in Organizational Leadership and Change Management (ODCL). TISS’ MA (HRM & LR) and its MA (ODCL) academic programs are very reputed and well recognized by leading business houses in the country. As a matter of fact, TISS’ MA


XAT – Principles for Solving Fill in the Blank Questions

December 26th, 2019 by

The XAT Verbal and Logical Ability section can appear difficult for most test-takers. The reading comprehension passages are often dense and taken from arcane subjects while the critical reasoning questions are always challenging. However, there is a small silver lining to this section. XATs 2018 and 2019 had 3 Fill in the Blank questions, and if one’s knowledge of vocabulary is good, it presented an absolute scoring opportunity for a lot of test-takers. IMPORTANCE OF VOCABULARY It cannot be stressed enough that a b-school candidate must have a good knowledge of the meanings of difficult


XAT Critical Reasoning – How to solve CR Questions?

December 23rd, 2019 by

Critical Reasoning questions have been a regular feature of the XAT Verbal and Logical Ability section. Four critical reasoning questions were present in XATs 2018 and 2019 and students can expect a similar number in XAT 2020. These are quintessential critical reasoning questions in which an argument is given followed by questions that ask test-takers to choose the correct assumption/ true statement/ strengthening/ weakening/ plausible explanation statement from the 5 answer options given. Structure of a Critical Reasoning Question Every critical reasoning question is in the form of an arg


Target XAT 2020 – Strategies to attempt Decision Making Section

December 20th, 2019 by

Now that CAT 2019 is done and dusted, most of us will start preparing for other B-School entrance exams, XAT being the prominent one. XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur and many more reputed institutes shortlist candidates for further rounds based on XAT percentile. Its pattern, as well as skills tested, is slightly different from the standard B-school entrance exam. The sections are not just limited to Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability. There are separate sections for Decision Making Ability and General Know


Reading Comprehension for XAT – Guiding Principles to Solve RC Questions

December 19th, 2019 by

The XAT Verbal and Logical Ability section consisted of 13-14 Reading Comprehension (RC) questions out of a total of 26 questions in XATs 2018 and 2019. Therefore, this question type is of utmost importance, if you, the test taker, want to clear the cut offs for this section and secure a high percentile. It is important to know that this section has traditionally been quite difficult and hence the raw scores for clearing the cut offs have always been on the lower side. In cricketing parlance, appearing for the XAT Verbal and Logical Ability section is akin to a batsman walking out to bat


How to tackle Decision Making questions in XAT exam

December 18th, 2019 by

There are several reasons that make XAT a unique exam. The marking scheme is unlike any. Surprise elements galore, as with the decision of XAT 2020 not having the essay-writing section. While the cut-off for XAT never goes too high, it could be because the difficulty level is genuinely top-drawer. This also creates the situation where single topics affecting only a few questions could propel up or even slide down one’s percentile. The result calculation too gets tricky as GK is not counted during the cut-offs, but is an important segment for the final selection. The marking scheme can al


XAT Decision Making – Principles for Solving Financial Decision Questions

December 16th, 2019 by

Decision Making (DM) is an important part of the XAT since one entire section is devoted to it and fully 21 of the 72 questions in Part A of the XAT examination in 2018 and in 2019 were Decision Making questions. Since these questions are completely unfamiliar to test takers from all streams, most test takers dread this section and thus prepare inadequately. Unlike, other sections, this section is not really a test of theoretical knowledge but challenges the basic assumptions of a test taker’s thinking and whether or not the test taker is able to understand real-world problems that are pre


XAT Decision Making Section – Principles for Solving Managerial Issue Questions

December 14th, 2019 by

Decision Making (DM) is a critical component of the XAT examination. XAT has included this question type since 2007 and its importance can be gauged by the fact that fully 21 of the 72 questions in Part A of the XAT examination in 2018 and in 2019 were Decision Making questions. This question type is unique to the XAT examination. The key to solving this question type is – as in most other question types – lots of practice and gaining familiarity with different types of decisions. Decision making questions can be broadly divided into four types – Ethical decisions, Financial decisio


5 Steps to tackle Ethical Dilemma Questions in XAT Decision Making Section

December 11th, 2019 by

The key tests for sieving through the MBA aspirants in India focus excruciatingly only on aptitude skills with an exception of XAT. XAT paper also invests in analyzing a person’s attitude, though the standard test format is rather restrictive for being an accurate barometer for a person’s honesty/sincerity. After all, like Warren Buffett insists – Integrity is the prime quality he would look for before hiring a new candidate.   XAT 2020 Crash Course a) 200+ Video Tutorials b) XAT 2017, XAT 2018, XAT 2019 Video Solutions c) Workshops on important topics d)


XAT Decision Making Tips – Identifying key stakeholders and their interests

December 10th, 2019 by

An MBA or PGDM or the likes in India equip one with the technical expertise and frameworks to be successful leaders and managers. Yet the number of exams in which a person’s sanity in terms of decision making skills or prudence is baked into the initial screening test itself is miniscule – XAT being the prominent one. It dedicates a separate Decision Making section that comprises of small case studies or situations, which seem almost certain to happen to you or someone you know. However, given a finite narrative and then, having to choose the best possible course of action can’t p