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

January 25th, 2020 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 Decl

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How to Approach the Common Personal Interview Questions

January 24th, 2020 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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How to Present Yourself during the Personal Interview

January 23rd, 2020 by

Having looked at the pre-interview preparation in the previous post, we can now focus on what happens in the initial stages of the personal interview. There is one factor of your PI performance that invariably shapes your first impression in the minds of the panellists even before they meet you. Can you imagine what it is? It’s not your CAT score, or your academic scores, or your work-experience, or your hobbies and interests. It is your punctuality. Whether or not you turn up on time for the interview greatly influences not only the panel’s first impression but also your own

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B-school Interview Tips – Dress Code and Body Language

January 22nd, 2020 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 Prep Strategy – How to Start Preparation for CAT 2020?

January 21st, 2020 by

You know what is the best time to start CAT Preparation for CAT 2020 exam - NOW! A lot of people just keep waiting for the right time. There is no such thing as ideal time for starting CAT Preparation. CAT 2020 is around one year away. Remember the basic fact, you can get to a basic level of preparation and a decent score very quickly – getting to a great score, on the other hand, requires a lot of effort. In this post I would discuss about some of the things that you can and should do to start your preparation for CAT 2020. CAT exam score is one of the many parameters The other pa

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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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