September 8th, 2017 by Ravi Handa
I guess I should start the post with some disclaimers but I would do that at the end, because these thoughts are more important than who I am, who is sharing them, what are their qualifications, what are the vested interests, etc.
Over the last few years, I have seen the rise of unhealthy practices in the name of startups. It didn’t matter much when it used to happen to others and I was in my own cocoon but it is spilling over and becoming quite mainstream. The bigger problem, however, is the fact that those responsible for such practices wear it as a badge of honor and not something
July 11th, 2017 by Ravi Handa
Importance of Reading Comprehension for CAT 2017
Reading Comprehension has always been an important part of the CAT exam. In CAT 2014, there were 4 passages with 16 questions out of a total of 100 questions. In CAT 2013, there were 3 passages with 9 questions out of a total of 60 questions. Safe to say, it is not something that you can ignore if you are planning to do well in CAT. As a matter of fact, I recommend my online CAT 2017 course students to dedicate at least 1 full day every week to practicing passages for Reading Comprehension.
Background information about Reading Comprehen
December 13th, 2016 by Kshitij Rana
In today’s world where time, money and convenience demands utmost importance from an individual, the revolution of the World Wide Web has bought along itself another innovation(in the field on Education) in its already existing buckets of Pros. Decades ago, most would have never envisioned the concept of Online Education and today it stands as a powerful, compelling alternative to traditional teaching via coaching classes and study desks.
Study reports predicts that Online Education will easily surpass a revenue exceeding more than 107 billion dollars worldwide within couple of years and
July 26th, 2015 by Ravi Handa
The new pattern for the CAT 2015 exam has been released. (Official notification and PDF for download) There are some important changes that you should be mindful about. Let us have a look at them and the impact that they will have.
Key changes in CAT 2015 Exam New Pattern
Exam will be held on one day
CAT 2015 exam will be held on 29th November 2015 In 2014, it was held on 2 days at a gap of 1 week. This is a really good move for CAT 2015 aspirants. The students who wrote the exam on the second day had extra info that they received during the week from students who wro
July 23rd, 2015 by Ravi Handa
There is some good news and some really really good news.
The good news is that CAT 2015 exam dates have been declared. The really really good news is that you have more than 4 months to prepare for the CAT 2015 exam. This should quell any fears that some of the students had about an early CAT exam in 2015. So, without further ado - here are the dates
CAT 2015 Exam Dates
CAT 2015 Exam Notification by IIM Ahmedabad: Sunday, July 26, 2015
CAT 2015 Application Start Date: August 6, 2015
CAT 2015 Application End Date: Last week of September, 2015
CAT 2015 Admit
July 22nd, 2015 by Ravi Handa
Technology has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. Instead of going to shops, we buy latest products online. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the cabs we move around in – all are available online. When it comes to CAT Preparation, a lot of students still go to CAT Coaching Institutes hoping that it would help them score well in CAT and get them the much elusive IIM call. There are easier, cheaper, and far more effective ways available now to prepare for CAT. Online Coaching to prepare for CAT provides a huge set of advantages that are not possible in an offline brick and morta
July 13th, 2015 by Ravi Handa
Verbal Ability is an important part of the CAT syllabus. Roughly 15-20 % of CAT paper is based on Verbal Ability (not including Reading Comprehension). A significant part of questions on Verbal Ability are based on logic and reasoning, sometimes also referred to as Critical Reasoning. The other part is based on Grammar and Vocabulary. Although the number of questions which are directly based on Grammar and Vocabulary is not high, having a good command over these topics helps you do well in the exam.
Couple of weeks ago, I was speaking to one of my friends about the same and he offered to
April 1st, 2015 by Ravi Handa
April Fool's Day
The earliest recorded association between 1 April and foolishness can be found in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1392). A lot have changed since then. It has grown to be associated with pranks and some really smart and funny stuff. I am trying to capture some of the the best ones that I encounter for 2015 in this post. Do help me in making the list better by letting me know about the jokes and pranks that I missed. Given below are some that I found interesting.
1. Google Maps Pacman
Trust Google to come up with the best when it comes to April Fool jokes. My favorite
March 2nd, 2015 by Ravi Handa
A lot of students face difficulty in trying to understand what the complete CAT syllabus actually is. Even if they do find out the list of topics covered, they often get confused with the relative importance of various topics and sections involved for CAT preparation.
Free PDF Download of Complete CAT Syllabus
You can download the complete and detailed syllabus for CAT in the PDF format for free from the green button below. You will be asked to share about it on Facebook / Twitter. I request you to do the same as it would help your friends and other people in your network. Also, it
January 7th, 2015 by Ravi Handa
First of all, a very happy new year. I understand that for some of you 2014 did not end on a high note because of poor CAT results. The sooner you can move on from this, the better it is for you. And then there is the other lot, who have just started thinking about doing an MBA and don't even fully understand what the hoopla is all about.
One of the first things that CAT aspirants look for, specially those appearing for the first time, is a "coaching institute". The choices, more often than not, are mind-boggling. Also, everyone wants to join the "best" coaching institute. And as the b