Mergers and Acquisitions 2018 for General Knowledge Preparation for IIFT / XAT / SNAP

October 15th, 2018 by

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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How to solve Family Tree, Relationships problems based on coded symbols

October 11th, 2018 by

Relationships are an integral part of our life whether between or among living ones. Relationships provide definiteness between two objects or persons. Relationships among people are complicated and confusing especially when you are living in a big joint family with innumerable relatives! Blood Relations is a very important part of reasoning section in competitive exam. Every year questions are asked based on them in aptitude tests and entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, SNAP and Bank exams. One other topic of reasoning section is Coding-Decoding. And in this blog, we will understand and develo

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How to ace the General Knowledge section in SNAP test?

September 28th, 2018 by

General Knowledge is often the cinderella of entrance exams preparation, ignored until the very end. However, unlike a fairy tale, there is no happy ending. Entrance exams are the culmination of all the efforts put by candidates. It is best to make sure that effort counts in as few chances as possible. General Knowledge is a section which needs careful preparation and can change fortunes. “GK really helped me push my score to get into SCMHRD” says Karan, a student of SCMHRD with 99+ percentile “I only realised much later that while a lot of people had scored as much as I had or more

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How to Solve Number of Integral Solutions Questions for CAT Exam

September 11th, 2018 by

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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How to Solve Questions on Seating and Circular Arrangement for CAT Exam

September 10th, 2018 by

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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How to solve Logical Reasoning questions based on Ranking and Ordering

September 9th, 2018 by

Logical reasoning questions based on ranking involve ordering people/objects based on certain characteristics like height/weight/score etc. In these types of questions, you are supposed to place people/objects in a decreasing or increasing order based on certain attributes. There is not one common method to solve ranking problems and strategy should vary with questions. But there are certain key-steps that can be applied while approaching such questions. They are: Online Coaching for CAT 2019 Convert written clues into visual clues so that you would not need to read the text agai

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SNAP Exam Notification Released – Important Dates, Process to Apply

August 30th, 2018 by

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Online Test 2018 is the common, mandatory MBA entrance test. The Last date to register and apply for SNAP 2018 is November 26, 2018. SNAP 2018 Exam will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2PM to 4 PM in a changed Pattern. SNAP 2018 Exam Notification – Important Dates: Registration commences on August 28, 2018 (Tuesday) Registration Closes on November 26, 2018 (Monday) Payment Closes on November 26, 2018 (Monday) Admit Card Live on (www.snaptest.org) December 01, 2018 (Saturday) SNAP Online Test 2018 December 16 , 2

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How to ace the General English section in SNAP

August 25th, 2018 by

While candidates prepare rigorously for CAT, they sometimes tend to overlook other important MBA entrance exams. Talking specifically of SNAP, it just went online last year and is expected to be the same this year too. The exam will be held in the second or the third week of December in a single session. SNAP consists of 150 questions of one mark each which are to be answered in 120 minutes with a penalty of one-fourth of a mark being applicable for each wrong answer. It is different from CAT in more ways than one. Apart from the fact that the GK section plays a major role, the nuances in the

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Learn the basics of Critical Reasoning with the help of Mahabharata

August 13th, 2018 by

In critical reasoning, logical bent of mind plays a major role. Statements which are correlated to each other are presented and finally they reach at the conclusion. An essential skill to inculcate in critical reasoning is to find the missing link , which we call the assumption.Thus assumptions fill the missing link between the premises and the conclusion. Let us take a small example of the missing link— Four of the most striking characters in Mahabharat were Karna, Arjuna, Drona and Bhisma. At the end of the war Arjuna got the triumph. Here in the above two statements, th

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How to solve logical reasoning problems based on team selection and group formation?

August 11th, 2018 by

In this post, we will learn about logical reasoning concepts on selection and group formation that is frequently asked in CAT exam. This topic generally deals with the selection of a team of say ‘r’ members from ‘n’ (n>r) available for selection or it can be the selection of committee of certain number of members. Certain number of constraints drives this selection. In order to understand these constrains and the implicit details related to them, let us start the discussion with an example. Question: Among five students of group I – A, B, C, D, E and six students of group I

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