How to correctly use the punctuation marks in English

February 14th, 2021 by

Questions based on Punctuation marks have been asked in competitive exams frequently. These concepts are really important if you are looking at some of the banking exams or exams like SNAP. It is a good way to check a person's 'Verbal Ability'. With the help of my friend Sanket, I have a compiled a set of some examples followed by some previous year questions that can help you understand the concept better. The Purpose of Punctuation: Punctuation is used to disambiguate a sentence by using spacing, conventional signs, and certain typographical devices Punctuation introduces appropriate paus

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Words with Similar Meanings and Subtle Differences

February 8th, 2021 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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What people expect in a Bschool Vs What the reality truly is

February 6th, 2021 by

You got to admit - spending two years at a Bschool (or one year, if you study at ISB, Great Lakes etc.) will surely rank amongst your best academic experiences. From participating in multiple events, putting all-nighters before exams, forging amazing friendships, and getting the kick of THAT one dream job placement, your B-school journey is something that will stay with you for the rest of your lives. However, there will be times during your journey where you will go, "Woah! This is not what I expected". And that's okay. Most of us join with rosy images of our Bschool lives in our min

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

February 5th, 2021 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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Sample Topics for Group Discussion (GD) and Written Ability Test (WAT) Preparation

February 4th, 2021 by

It is wise if you start preparing for Group Discussion and Written Ability Test for the IIMs. While there is no limit to the number of topics that you can and should go through for GD / WAT preparation, here is something that can help you get started: Topics for WAT and GD 1. The historical causes for rise of ISIS. What is the Levant? 2. Impact of falling commodity prices on world economy. 3. Chinese economic crash should be a warning for India. Our demographic dividend could turn into a demographic bomb 4. The rise of contract farming and corporate farming. 5. Role

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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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Personal Interview Skills

January 5th, 2021 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 Decision Making – Principles for Solving Financial Decision Questions

December 29th, 2020 by

Decision Making (DM) is an important part of the XAT since one entire section is devoted to it and fully 21 of the 72 questions in Part A of the XAT examination in 2018 and in 2019 were Decision Making questions. Since these questions are completely unfamiliar to test takers from all streams, most test takers dread this section and thus prepare inadequately. Unlike, other sections, this section is not really a test of theoretical knowledge but challenges the basic assumptions of a test taker’s thinking and whether or not the test taker is able to understand real-world problems that are pre

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5 Steps to tackle Ethical Dilemma Questions in XAT Decision Making Section

December 28th, 2020 by

The key tests for sieving through the MBA aspirants in India focus excruciatingly only on aptitude skills with an exception of XAT. XAT paper also invests in analyzing a person’s attitude, though the standard test format is rather restrictive for being an accurate barometer for a person’s honesty/sincerity. After all, like Warren Buffett insists – Integrity is the prime quality he would look for before hiring a new candidate.   Crack CAT with Unacademy! Use referral code HANDA to get 10% off. Daily Live Classes Live Tests and Quizzes Structured Courses

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