How the CAT Verbal Questions Test the Manager in You

February 23rd, 2020 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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CAT Verbal Preparation – Lessons you can learn from Novak Djokovic

February 21st, 2020 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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Post Grad Management Institutes with a Difference

February 19th, 2020 by

The world of Management Education is entering a very interesting and dynamic period. Evolution will be constant in the corporate world over the coming years, maybe decades, and likewise, education has to respond to the challenges. In India in particular, management education needs to focus on solving complex issues arising from a vast population with differing needs. And if the country needs to truly grow holistically, it needs skilled professionals at the grassroots levels. Fortunately, there are enough such institutes for solving this requirement. Collectively, they are known as Sectoral

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

February 17th, 2020 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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Subrata Speaks – How knowing oneself helps in IIM Interviews

February 16th, 2020 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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