November 18th, 2017 by Ravi Handa

IIFT General Knowledge past year papers should be a part of each and every student's library who is serious about IIFT GK preparation. It would take hardly one hour to go through past year papers and this one hour would teach you about the kind of stuff that gets asked in the exam. I would strongly recommend to all IIFT GK students to please go through this post in details and honestly assess yourself as to how much you would have scored in the actual exam. To clear the cutoff, you would need to get around 6-8 questions correct in each of the past IIFT GK papers from previous years given b

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Posted in GK CA Funda, IIFT, SNAP, XAT

November 16th, 2017 by Ravi Handa

General Knowledge (GK) is an important part of the IIFT exam. The first thing that I will like to tell you is that you need to clear the sectional cut-off the get a call from IIFT. But there is some good news as well – the cutoff for the GK section in IIFT is typically in low single digits. If you look at the sample of the last 4-5 years, it has remained in the range of 2 marks to 3.5 marks. There will be around 25 questions on GK with each question for 0.5 marks. And now the bad news – a lot of people don’t even manage that. Over the years, I have seen a bunch of students who cleare

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Posted in GK CA Funda, IIFT

November 15th, 2017 by Ravi Handa

General Knowledge questions based on Heads of Important Organizations of India and the World are pretty common in management entrance exams like XAT and SNAP. Traditionally, IIFT always has one or two questions based on this in the GK section. These type of questions are also asked in exams for Bank PO, Bank Clerk, and as a matter of fact - these lists are actually important for any entrance exam that tests candidates based on General Knowledge.
While we have tried to make the list as comprehensive as possible, we request you comment on some positions/organizations that we have missed.

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Posted in IIFT, SNAP, XAT

November 13th, 2017 by Ravi Handa

Mergers and Acquisitions have always formed an important part of General Knowledge section of exams like IIFT / XAT/ SNAP and various other Management entrance exams as well. Typically, the questions are based on the acquiring company or the company that is being acquired. It is not focused on the amount of money involved but on how significant the merger is and also – how popular the merger is. Unfortunately, there are no such lists easily and readily available. Most of the merger and acquisitions lists either focus on the deal amount or are limited to the technology sector.
Keeping

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Posted in IIFT, SNAP, XAT

October 30th, 2017 by Ravi Handa

Algebra is a very powerful branch of Mathematics. It provides solution to real-world problems. It helps in transforming word problems into mathematical expressions in form of equations using variables to denote unknown quantities or parameters and thus, providing numerous of techniques to solve these mathematical equations and hence, determining the answer to the problem. Representation of problem it the key step of finding the solution because, until we have carefully described the actual problem into mathematical statements and have correctly form the relationship between the variables and

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Posted in CAT, MBA

October 12th, 2017 by Ravi Handa

Nike caused controversy with its advertising campaign during the 1996 Olympics by using the slogan, "You Don't Win Silver — You Lose Gold." Nike's use of this slogan drew harsh criticism from many former Olympic Silver medallists. In a way, it did undermine the importance of the second position but in Math things are often very different. Figuring out the second last digit is often tougher than figuring out the last digit. It is unlikely but definitely not impossible that in CAT you get a straightforward question that asks you to find out the second last digit of a number (abcpqr). It di

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Posted in Bank PO, CAT, MBA, Quant Funda

September 8th, 2017 by Ravi Handa

No other question in the CAT is as deceptively simple as Paragraph Completion questions. Superficially, they do not require us to know or remember any rules. They, in fact, require us to do something far more difficult – to think like the writer.
Since the last week’s post on Parajumbles, I have been thinking hard over an appropriate parallel to explain the process of solving Paragraph Completion question. And all my thoughts end once again at the same point – Sherlock Holmes. Indeed, picking up the scattered clues, and building them into a clear chain of reasoning for anticipati

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Posted in CAT, MBA

September 5th, 2017 by Ravi Handa

While we do run offers from time to time, Teachers Day has a special place in my heart. In mid of 2012, I was still wondering about whether or not I should quit my job to focus fully on Handa Ka Funda. I had experimented with online content, videos, online courses - paid or free, and multiple other stuff but I wasn't really sure if selling a course online in India with no marketing and virtually no team was a viable business model. I was not looking at Handa Ka Funda as a startup or a big company but like a really small project which could generate enough money for a sustainable living. If

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Posted in Bank PO, CAT, MBA

August 21st, 2017 by Ravi Handa

Arrangement Problems in Logical Reasoning Section of CAT can be most ambiguous of all the problems. This topic includes variety of different subtopics with multiple variation and integration of them. One such topic in arrangements is Seating (or sitting) Arrangements, which is one of the most important and consistent in CAT. I know Seating Arrangement questions can be confusing, Time-consuming and at times brainstorming questions in Logical Reasoning section. But don’t forget that around 3-4 questions are based on this topic in CAT, so answering them correctly can boost your percentile and

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Posted in CAT, IIFT, LR DI Funda, MBA, SNAP, XAT

August 9th, 2017 by Ravi Handa

Equation type: Ax + By = C
Few rules to find integral solutions of this type of equations.
First, reduce the equation in lowest reducible form.
After reducing, if coefficients of x and y still have a common factor, the equation will have no solutions.
If x and y are co-prime in the lowest reducible form, find any one integral solution. The rest of the solutions can be derived from that integral solution.
For each successive integral solutions of the equation, the value x and y will change by a coefficient of the other variable .If the equation is of the type Ax - By=C (

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