Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1

August 22nd, 2019 by

In the last post we looked at some ways to learn new words - reading with context, flashcards, word group lists and studying by comparing words. We had discussed about identifying words that are confused easily. In this post we will look at some examples involving these confusing words. Now, will a misunderstanding cost you marks in the exam? Not necessarily so, because like we discussed last time, no questions simply ask for meanings of words. However, when you’re reading a block of text and reach this word where you are not quite sure of the meaning, that is enough to cause a problem.

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SNAP Exam 2019 Notification Released – Important Dates, Process to Apply, Eligibility

August 21st, 2019 by

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Online Test 2019 is the common, mandatory MBA entrance test. The Last date to register and apply for SNAP 2019 is November 23, 2019. SNAP 2019 Exam will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 2PM to 4 PM in a changed Pattern. SNAP 2019 Exam Notification – Important Dates: Registration commences on 16 August 2019 (Friday) Registration Closes on 23 November 2019 (Saturday) Payment Closes on 23 November 2019 (Saturday) Admit Card Live on (www.snaptest.org) 02 December 2019 (Monday) SNAP Online Test 2019 15 December 20

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CAT 2019 Preparation Plan for 100 Days – Quantitative Aptitude

August 14th, 2019 by

It can be argued that Quantitative Aptitude is the section that makes the most amount of difference in the CAT results every year. If you look at the data from the past few years, you would realize that the Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation section has remained the toughest section. You normally need to do only 9 questions in it to score a 90%ile. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension has remained the easiest section over the years where you have needed to score around 16-18 questions to get a 90 %ile. Quantitative Aptitude, on the other hand, varies a lot. You would need around

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IIM Lucknow Admission Process / Selection Criteria for 2020-22 Batch

August 13th, 2019 by

IIM Lucknow Admission Process: The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is an autonomous public business school in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was established in 1984 as the fourth Indian Institute of Management by the Government of India. IIM Lucknow offers post-graduate diploma, fellowship and executive programs in management. IIM Lucknow Admission Process / Selection Criteria - Summary: Whether you will get an interview call from IIM Lucknow or not, it would depend upon the following factors (on a 100 point scale): CAT Score: 60 points 12th marks: 10 points Graduatio

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IIM Calcutta Admission Process / Selection Criteria for 2020-22 Batch

August 12th, 2019 by

IIM Calcutta Admission Process / Selection Criteria - Summary: Whether you will get an interview call from IIM Calcutta or not, it would depend upon the following factors (on a 100 point scale): CAT Score: 56 points 10th marks: 10 points 12th marks: 15 points Graduation marks: 15 points Gender Diversity: 4 points (Female CAT aspirants get 4 points)   Whether you will get admission into IIM Calcutta or not, it would depend upon the following factors (on a 100 point scale): CAT Score: 30 points Written Ability Test: 10 points Personal Interview: 48 points Academic Di

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IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process / Selection Criteria for 2020-22 Batch

August 11th, 2019 by

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is a public business school located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Established in 1961, the institute offers Masters Degree programmes in management and agri-business management, a fellowship programme and a number of executive training programmes. IIM Ahmedabad Admission Process / Selection Criteria - Summary: Whether you will get an interview call from IIM Ahmedabad or not, it would depend upon the following factors (on a 100 point scale): CAT Score: 65 points 10th marks: 10 points 12th marks: 10 points

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IIM Bangalore Admission Process / Selection Criteria for 2020-22 Batch

August 10th, 2019 by

IIM Bangalore Admission Process / Selection Criteria - Summary: Whether you will get an interview call from IIM Bangalore or not, it would depend upon the following factors (on a 100 point scale): LRDI Score in CAT: 16 points VARC Score in CAT: 14 Points Quant Score in CAT: 10 points 10th marks: 20 points 12th marks: 10 points Graduation marks: 20 points Work Experience: 8 points (3 years or more gets you full 8 points) Gender Diversity: 2 points (Female CAT aspirants get 2 points)   Whether you will get admission into IIM Bangalore or not, it would depend upon the fo

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Cyclicity of Remainders for CAT Exam

July 30th, 2019 by

Cyclicity of Remainders In this post I would like to discuss some of the really fundamental ideas that can be used to solve questions based on remainders. If you have just started your preparation for CAT Exam, you might find this article helpful. First of all, What I am trying to say above is that if you divide a^n by d, the remainder can be any value from 0 to d-1. Not only that, if you keep on increasing the value of ‘n’, you would notice that the remainders are cyclical in nature. What I am trying to say is that the pattern of remainders would repeat. Let me try to

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Words from Books and RC Passages

July 24th, 2019 by

In one of the earlier posts on this blog, we had discussed the important books for CAT preparation and how reading helps with tackling the verbal ability section. If you go through a lot of the reading comprehension passages asked in exams you will realize they are similar in tone to these books or newspaper articles and that is why reading helps. But just reading will not help. To really shave off time required in answering a question (especially in RCs) it is best if you know what the words mean eliminating the need to guess or take time to understand what the passage is talking about

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How to Increase Span of Attention while Studying Online

July 23rd, 2019 by

One of the biggest myths of the digital age is in education. It concerns students and the belief that due to the immense treasure trove of knowledge that the internet affords, students can now gain all their knowledge from there without the need for ‘experts’. The word ‘experts’ is itself derided in the age of crowd-sourced knowledge. But therein lies a fundamental problem. While the internet is home to enormous amount of knowledge, it is also home to far more entertainment options. And that is why for every student-hour spent studying online, there are far more distractions. It

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