XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2020

April 4th, 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 Papers

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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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XAT Decision Making Free Mock Test with 20 New Practice Questions

January 3rd, 2020 by

Decision Making is probably the most neglected section when it comes to XAT preparation. A lot of students pick it up once they are done with all the other MBA entrance exams like IIFT / CAT / SNAP. As a matter of fact, if you are reading this post – probably you are in that category as well. The good part is that there is still enough time left to prepare well for XAT Decision Making. One of the most common problems that students face with XAT Decision Making is that they do not get enough questions to practice. Even if they get the questions, they do not get reliable answers for it. As

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Previous Year Questions of XAT Decision Making – Free PDF for Download

January 2nd, 2020 by

One of the most common suggestions that I give students who are preparing for XAT is that they should focus on Decision Making and give at least one hour every day to prepare for it in the last month. The easiest way to do it is to go through previous year papers. To make it easy for students, I decided to put all the previous year papers of XAT Decision Making in a PDF. You can download that PDF by filling up this simple form given below. Also, the entire question set is also available on this page for your viewing. While I have tried to be careful in copy pasting the answers, I might hav

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XAT – Principles for Solving Fill in the Blank Questions

December 26th, 2019 by

The XAT Verbal and Logical Ability section can appear difficult for most test-takers. The reading comprehension passages are often dense and taken from arcane subjects while the critical reasoning questions are always challenging. However, there is a small silver lining to this section. XATs 2018 and 2019 had 3 Fill in the Blank questions, and if one’s knowledge of vocabulary is good, it presented an absolute scoring opportunity for a lot of test-takers. IMPORTANCE OF VOCABULARY It cannot be stressed enough that a b-school candidate must have a good knowledge of the meanings of difficult

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XAT Critical Reasoning – How to solve CR Questions?

December 23rd, 2019 by

Critical Reasoning questions have been a regular feature of the XAT Verbal and Logical Ability section. Four critical reasoning questions were present in XATs 2018 and 2019 and students can expect a similar number in XAT 2020. These are quintessential critical reasoning questions in which an argument is given followed by questions that ask test-takers to choose the correct assumption/ true statement/ strengthening/ weakening/ plausible explanation statement from the 5 answer options given. Structure of a Critical Reasoning Question Every critical reasoning question is in the form of an arg

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Target XAT 2020 – Strategies to attempt Decision Making Section

December 20th, 2019 by

Now that CAT 2019 is done and dusted, most of us will start preparing for other B-School entrance exams, XAT being the prominent one. XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur and many more reputed institutes shortlist candidates for further rounds based on XAT percentile. Its pattern, as well as skills tested, is slightly different from the standard B-school entrance exam. The sections are not just limited to Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability. There are separate sections for Decision Making Ability and General Know

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