How to develop a Reading Habit to help you with CAT 2021?

January 21st, 2021 by

This is the second article in the series of posts that we are doing on ‘Reading for CAT’. The other ones can be read at the links given below: Why Building a Reading Habit is an important part of CAT 2021 Preparation?  How to develop a Reading Habit to help you with CAT 2021?  What should you read to help with CAT 2021 Preparation? (Will be published soon) Which novels / books should a CAT aspirant read in 2021? (Will be published soon) There are plenty of things that CAT aspirants differ about. For example, what is the right number of mocks to attempt or which coach

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Why Building a Reading Habit is an important part of CAT 2021 Preparation?

January 17th, 2021 by

I hope that anyone reading this article would know that the CAT exam is broadly divided into 3 areas: Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation Quantitative Aptitude I guess that some of you would not know how important Reading Comprehension is in the entire scheme of things. What I know for a fact, is that a large number of CAT aspirants neglect ‘Reading Comprehension’ in the early stages of their preparation and more often than not – never actually end up performing up to their peak potential. It is a problem that is quite co

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How to use Analytical Reasoning to score more in XAT Decision Making

December 21st, 2020 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 General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2019

December 10th, 2020 by

XAT General Knowledge past year papers should be a part of each and every student’s library who is serious about XAT 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 XAT 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. XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2013 XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Pa

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5 things you must do in the last week before CAT

November 23rd, 2020 by

This must be a nervous time for you. It is completely natural. But if you are panicking, you are probably taking it a bit too far. Rest assured, the efforts that you have put in over the last few months would not go to waste. I can only wish that all readers of this post ended up with the colleges they deserve and hope that they actually get something even better. But we all know that is statically impossible.  Here are a few things that I suggest that you do in the last week to calm your nerves and hopefully ace the CAT 2020 exam. 1. Revise important formulas While I understand that yo

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IIFT 2021 Exam Notification Released – Important Dates, Process to Apply

November 7th, 2020 by

IIFT Exam 2021 Registration process has started on November 6, 2020. The IIFT Exam Registration for MBA (IB) admission 2021 can be done at NTA IIFT website. Since the IIFT 2020 Entrance exam will lead to IIFT 2021 admission in MBA (IB) programme, students have been searching both for IIFT 2020 and IIFT 2021 exam. It is the IIFT 2020 exam date which will lead to MBA (IB) IIFT admission 2021. IIFT 2021 Exam Notification - Important Dates - MBA(IB) 2021-23 IIFT 2021 Exam: Application Starts November 6, 2020 IIFT 2021 Exam: Last date to apply online December 20, 2020

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Important Idioms and Phrases for CAT and other exams

November 6th, 2020 by

Let’s start with the basic question - what exactly is the difference between an idiom and proverb? Are they the same? If you say, “at loggerheads” instead of “strong disagreement among people,” you're using an idiom. The meaning of an idiom is different from the actual meaning of the words used. “Make hay while the sun shines” is a proverb. Proverbs are old but familiar sayings that usually give advice. A phrase is just a group of words. If you know the meaning of the individual words in a phrase, you know the meaning it conveys. But in an idiom, the meaning is not c

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Tips and Tricks to Solve Para-Jumble Questions for CAT Exam

October 18th, 2020 by

Most of us are lured to attempt Para jumble/sentence completion questions in CAT/Mock CAT. In these type of questions, we eventually, come to down to 2 confusing choices. And the sad story is, most of the time we select the wrong option.But, the irony is it’s hard to leave these type of questions as with added logic these questions can be very scoring and consume less time as compared to an RC. So let me try to spread some gyaan that might be able to help you out in these situations. First ,try to find the purpose behind the para: When the purpose is to explain something – the

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How to Memorise and Revise Newly Learnt Words Using Word Roots

October 5th, 2020 by

In the post on learning strategies, I had mentioned Root words which helps to improve your vocabulary by memorising newly learnt words for CAT preparation. Throughout this series on words, we had focused on learning new words by grouping them - confusing words, similar words, idioms etc. Root words are just another way you can group words. A lot words in the English language have originated from Latin (others have their roots in Greek, Sanskrit, German etc.). But why bother learning root words? Will it be of any help in CAT or any other exam (XAT, IIFT, SNAP etc.) The answer is: Yes, it

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Number System Concepts for CAT – Even Factors, Odd Factors, Sum of Factors

September 21st, 2020 by

let me first list down the topics that I am going to cover in this particular blogpost: Number of factors of a given number Number of even factors or odd factors of a given number Sum of all factors of a given number Sum of all even factors or odd factors of a given number   We know that a number N can be written as a product of its factors as given below   N = ap x bq x cr … Here a,b,c… are prime factors of N & p,q,r … are the powers of the prime factors of N.   In such a case the number of factors of N are given by the formula &

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