IIFT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2019

April 4th, 2020 by

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

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Divisibility Rules for CAT Quantitative Aptitude Preparation

March 30th, 2020 by

The concept of ‘divide and conquer’, derived from the Latin phrase ‘Divide et impera’, was put into use effectively by everyone from Caesar to Napoleon to The British in India. Even Gaddafi tried using the same but as current events show us – he wasn’t very effective. Dividing rather divisibility rules to be specific can come in really handy at times in solving problems based on Number Systems. The standard rules which nearly all of us are very comfortable with are the ones for 2n and 5n. For these all that one needs to do is look at the last ‘n’ digits of the number. If

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

March 26th, 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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Words with Similar Meanings and Subtle Differences

March 21st, 2020 by

In the series on confusing words (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) we looked at words that sound similar or look similar but mean different things. There is another class of words you should be careful about - these are words that are often used interchangeably (and wrongly at that, I must add). This generally leads to bad writing than bad comprehension when used. You do not need to look far away for instances of not knowing the difference between these similar sounding words. Just ask any MBA aspirant whether have any preferences for specialization and a lot of them say ‘Marketing’. Just fol

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Skills to Acquire at a B-School to Thrive in the ongoing Gig Economy

February 15th, 2020 by

There was a time when a job was something one would get in for life. Even if one would change jobs a few times, the target would be to remain loyal to one firm for as long as possible. Even the changes would be within the sector. Then we witnessed the period when options increased, so it was easier for people to move jobs. Now, we have moved on to yet another stage of employment trends, where people continue to remain loyal to companies, but not just to one at a time. The entire ecosystem is known as the Gig Economy. The term gig economy originates from rock bands and their guitarists,

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

December 4th, 2019 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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Marking Scheme in XAT Exam – How Negative Marking Works

November 28th, 2019 by

The Marking Scheme in XAT exam is a little bit different from other exams. First of all, all the questions are of objective type. There are no questions that are of the Type-In-The-Answer variety. This means you have to pick a choice out of 4 or 5 options to mark your answer. The XAT paper is divided into two parts as discussed in the post on XAT Paper Pattern. Part 1 has Verbal Ability, Decision Making, and Quantitative Aptitude. Part 2 has General Knowledge. Negative Marking exists only in Part 1. General Knowledge portion has no concept of negative marking. What makes XAT different fr

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General Knowledge Capsule – Notable Deaths in 2019

November 27th, 2019 by

Questions on people who have died recently are quite popular in MBA entrance exams like IIFT and XAT. While there are much more detailed lists available on wikipedia, it becomes a problem to scan through them. We have filtered down the list to some prominent personalities and shared that in the video given below. We have covered both Global and Indian personalities in this list. Notable Deaths in 2019 - Video XAT 2020 Crash Course a) 200+ Video Tutorials b) XAT 2017, XAT 2018, XAT 2019 Video Solutions c) Workshops on important topics d) 5 Mock Tests in the latest pa

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How to prepare for General Knowledge (GK) for IIFT in One Week

November 25th, 2019 by

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 1.5 marks to 3 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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5 things you must do in the last week before CAT

November 18th, 2019 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 2019 exam. 1. Revise important formulas While I understand that yo

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