What strategy did I follow to prepare for the PGDBA exam?

January 16th, 2020 by

If you Google the word PGDBA, ‘PGDBA preparation’ doesn’t come anywhere on the first page of the search results. And rightly so. This exam has not been there since ages. The course is a 5-year-old course, with the PGDBA exam has just been conducted 4 times till now. It is totally acceptable to be inquisitive about what to prepare and how to prepare for this exam. In this blogpost we are going to talk about this. I am a 2017-19 graduate of this course. I appeared in the exam in February 2017. During this time, I was preparing for the exams of management courses too for a couple of

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What is PGDBA and how it is different from CAT?

January 14th, 2020 by

The Economist published a report in 2017 titled: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. In today’s digitally transformed and connected world, data is produced in vast streams daily, at a mind-boggling volume and pace. Be it the use of data by Cambridge Analytica in the Trump campaign or be it the personalized recommendations that your YouTube gives you, data is used extensively by companies to make decisions of any and every sort. Understanding this dire need of Business Analytics professionals, three of the best institutes of our country (ISI Kolkata, IIM Calcu

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The Homework before the Personal Interview

January 11th, 2020 by

Let us get something very clear at the start of our discussion on the personal interview round. PI is difficult. Very difficult. This is the first and the last time the college gets to interact with you before they take a call on your candidature. Therefore they will do whatever is necessary – including testing you in ways you simply have not imagined – to ascertain that you are the right candidate for a seat in their college. The greater the competition at a particular institute, the tougher the PI, and the more the unexpected questions. The second factor that complicates the

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Careers in Business Analytics and Data Science

January 7th, 2020 by

Introduction to Business Analytics and Data Science Business analytics (BA) refers to the skills, technologies, practices for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance to gain insight and drive business planning. Business analytics focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data and statistical methods. Business analytics makes extensive use of analytical modeling and numerical analysis, including explanatory and predictive modeling, and fact-based management to drive decision making. It is therefore close

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Group Discussion – Definition, Tips, and other rules to follow

January 5th, 2020 by

As the exam season comes to an end and the Group Discussion stage usher in, we can begin our preparations for the round two by looking at some basics of the Group Discussion (GD) process. In this article we shall explore the process of the GD, different formats of the GD, the evaluation criteria, and the background preparation required to give us a firm foundation in whichever GD we participate in. Having been an integral part of the selection process until the last few years, the GD has been replaced by WAT (Writing Ability Test) at most IIMs. However, IIM-K still conducts the GD along wit

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CAT 2019 Results Declared – How to check your CAT 2019 Scorecard

January 4th, 2020 by

CAT 2019 Scorecard - How to check Finally, the CAT 2019 scorecards are out today. Aspirants were eagerly waiting for the CAT 2019 results which were conducted on 24th November. To check the score follow this process: Step 1) Go to https://iimcat.ac.in Step 2) Click on login link Mail your scorecard to [email protected] and get GDPI guidance for free - Click Here For Mail Step 3) Enter your Login ID and Password. Step 4) Click on scorecard tab and download score card from below given link. CAT Score card Sample:   You can WhatsApp your scorec

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XAT Decision Making Free Mock Test with 20 New Practice Questions

January 3rd, 2020 by

Decision Making is probably the most neglected section when it comes to XAT preparation. A lot of students pick it up once they are done with all the other MBA entrance exams like IIFT / CAT / SNAP. As a matter of fact, if you are reading this post – probably you are in that category as well. The good part is that there is still enough time left to prepare well for XAT Decision Making. One of the most common problems that students face with XAT Decision Making is that they do not get enough questions to practice. Even if they get the questions, they do not get reliable answers for it. As

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Previous Year Questions of XAT Decision Making – Free PDF for Download

January 2nd, 2020 by

One of the most common suggestions that I give students who are preparing for XAT is that they should focus on Decision Making and give at least one hour every day to prepare for it in the last month. The easiest way to do it is to go through previous year papers. To make it easy for students, I decided to put all the previous year papers of XAT Decision Making in a PDF. You can download that PDF by filling up this simple form given below. Also, the entire question set is also available on this page for your viewing. While I have tried to be careful in copy pasting the answers, I might hav

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