How to solve Family Tree, Relationships problems based on coded symbols

February 15th, 2019 by

Relationships are an integral part of our life whether between or among living ones. Relationships provide definiteness between two objects or persons. Relationships among people are complicated and confusing especially when you are living in a big joint family with innumerable relatives! Blood Relations is a very important part of reasoning section in competitive exam. Every year questions are asked based on them in aptitude tests and entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, SNAP and Bank exams. One other topic of reasoning section is Coding-Decoding. And in this blog, we will understand and develo

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Tones of Passages for Reading Comprehension Questions in CAT Exam

February 12th, 2019 by

Tones of Writing By now, you must be aware of the various types of RC passages as well the different writing styles. Close to the writing style, comes the tone of passage. As you would know, tone-based questions frequently accompany CAT RC passages. So, what is really meant by ‘tone of the passage’? The tone of the passage represents the author’s sentiment or attitude towards the subject being discussed. In other words, it’s the predominant emotion the author displays towards the subject. You probably react differently to different people in same or different situations. You may

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Personal Interview Skills

January 16th, 2019 by

In this post I would like to cover some of the basic ideas about personal interviews. Since brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will try to be brief. Whom do the interviewers select? The candidate they “like” – so your job is to be “liked” by the panel. Attributes that normal panels like: Honesty Be ruthlessly honest with your answers You should know your subject You should understand your immediate environ Your answering should demonstrate analysis Listen to the words and the body language Answer the question asked Pane

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XAT 2019 Answer Key and Candidate Response Sheet Released

January 12th, 2019 by

XAT 2019 Answer Key and Candidate Response How to check? Step 1 to check XAT 2019 Answer Key: Go to official XAT website: http://www.xatonline.in/ Step 2 to check XAT 2019 Answer Key: Click on the Login link. Step 3 to check XAT 2019 Answer Key:Enter your XAT User ID and Password in the form that will be given below. Step 4 to check XAT 2019 Answer Key:Once you are logged in, you will see a new tab called "Candidate Response" like the one shown below. Step 5 to check XAT 2019 Answer Key:When you click on Candidate Response you will get an option to generate your r

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Debunking myths about XAT and other MBA entrance exams

December 26th, 2018 by

With XAT 2019 exam approaching in just a couple of days, it is now time to fully accelerate your preparation in top gear for this important Exam of XAT. Today, I will be debunking few popular myths related to MBA entrance exams, especially of XAT. Myth1#: - Although XAT scorecard is accepted by many B schools, I will never have the same advantage of a good CAT scorecard. Reality: - The exam of CAT is extremely vital to get into IIM’s. However, do not hold other top B schools as less important and competent than the IIM’s. If you are willing to make a successful career after MBA, XAT sc

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XAT Decision Making Free Mock Test with 20 New Practice Questions

December 24th, 2018 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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How to use Analytical Reasoning to score more in XAT Decision Making

December 22nd, 2018 by

An Analytical Guide to  XAT Decision Making Process Decision making is an integral part of management. It is a cognitive process of selection of a belief or course of action among several possibilities. You have to act rationally while decision making and foresee the outcomes of all the options available and its alternatives. And as aspiring future business managers, time and again you have to face situations where you have to take major decisions by carefully examining the problem and considering all the pros and cons, the long-term and short-term impacts of your decision. And that’s w

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XAT Decision Making Tips – Identifying key stakeholders and their interests

December 21st, 2018 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

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Target XAT 2019 – Strategies to attempt Decision Making Section

December 19th, 2018 by

Now that CAT 2018 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

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XAT Study Plan – Decision Making Preparation in Three Weeks

December 18th, 2018 by

XAT exam is nearly three weeks away. There isn’t much time left so I thought it would be a good idea to come up with a last minute study plan for the most important section in the XAT exam – Decision Making. The reason why I am calling it the most important section is pretty straight forward: It is easy and high scoring. A lot of students don’t really prepare for it so it is easy to get a high percentile in it or clear the cutoff – whatever your goal It does not take too much time to prepare Roughly 1/4th to 1/3rd of the XAT 2019 exam paper is going to be based on Decision Maki

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