How to prepare for General Knowledge (GK) for IIFT

November 16th, 2018 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 2 marks to 3.5 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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XAT Decision Making Questions – Set 5

November 15th, 2018 by

XAT Decision Making Practice Questions Set 5 Answer XAT Decision Making Question no. 1 – 2 on the basis of the information given in the following case. You run an IT company and you have divided the IT operations team into 15 clusters. Each cluster has one head, who reports to you, and the cluster head has five members who report to him. Every year, the cluster with the best output wins the annual performance award accompanied with some perks for each of its members. Each cluster has its distinct name, generally provided by the cluster head. The ‘Dark-Knights’ cluster had perform

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XAT Decision Making Questions – Set 4

November 15th, 2018 by

XAT Decision Making Practice Questions Set 4 Answer XAT Decision Making Question no. 1 – 3 on the basis of the information given in the following case. Western Uttar Pradesh has seen immense rainfall in the last two weeks and there is a flood warning that has been released for the region. Considering that it has been raining non-stop for the last 18 hours, and the weather department expects more rainfall in the next 24 hours, the ravines in the region are funning full and are expected to overflow any moment. The Ganges, which flows through the region, is expected to overall, and d

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XAT Decision Making Questions – Set 3

November 15th, 2018 by

XAT Decision Making Practice Questions Set 3 XAT Decision Making Question 1. The Vahindra MUV is a newly launched sports utility vehicle in the market with the whole gambit of accessories and value added features. One of the features added to the car is an enhanced navigation GPS system. Vahindra, after it had sold about 100000 MUVs, got to know that in some of the car’s GPS systems, the wiring has some execution flaw that leads to system failure within a few months of use. The flaw crept in because the training given to some of the electricians who fit the system was faulty. Vahindra

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XAT Decision Making Questions – Set 2

November 15th, 2018 by

XAT Decision Making Practice Questions Set 2 Answer XAT Decision Making Question no. 1 – 5 on the basis of the information given in the following case. Rahul Sharma has been recently promoted to the post of Managing Director for TCY distillery. TCY is the largest producer of alcoholic drinks in the North India region and has been performing consistently well in this part of the country. The next task in front of Rahul is to plan an expansion strategy for the company and ensure that company grows beyond its traditional base in North India. The two regions which are being targeted by

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XAT Decision Making Questions – Set 1

November 15th, 2018 by

XAT Decision Making Practice Questions - Set 1 XAT Decision Making Question 1. Maninder was an operations manager in a social development organization and observed deep-set caste discrimination all around him. Observing that caste based discrimination was endemic in his organization, he decided to quit and start his own NGO. In his organization, he employed people from all castes and tried to eliminate caste-bias. Over the years, his NGO expanded and started working with various sections of society and started supplying material to organizations dominated by those of supposedly higher c

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XAT Decision Making Section – Golden Principles for tackling questions related to Management Issues

November 14th, 2018 by

The decision-making section of XAT paper is rightly considered a scoring section that can really boost your percentile. It is an important section not just because of the sectional cutoff that one needs to clear but also because completing this section quickly will give you more time for quant and verbal section. The questions generally comprise of a short case study write-up and related questions. Though any real-life situation is generally considered to be an open-ended problem with no right or wrong answers, that perception could not be further away from the truth. There are insta

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Heads of Important Organizations of India and the World for General Knowledge Preparation

November 13th, 2018 by

General Knowledge questions based on Heads of Important Organizations of India and the World are pretty common in management entrance exams like XAT and SNAP. Traditionally, IIFT always has one or two questions based on this in the GK section. These type of questions are also asked in exams for Bank PO, Bank Clerk, and as a matter of fact - these lists are actually important for any entrance exam that tests candidates based on General Knowledge. While we have tried to make the list as comprehensive as possible, we request you comment on some positions/organizations that we have missed.

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5 Reasons to Start your CAT 2019 Preparation Today

November 12th, 2018 by

CAT 2018 is just around the corner. It is what everyone is talking about right now. CAT 2019 on the other hand is more than a year away. So, why must someone fret over the latter. Indeed, there are several valid reasons why one must start preparations for CAT 2019 from now itself. We at Handa Ka Funda (HKF), are not suggesting that the long-duration prep is the only method, but indeed it has its fair share of benefits. Here, we look at some of those reasons below: 1. Ample Time to Prepare While there remain more than 12 months to prepare now, time is never too much. It is better to start

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10 Static GK topics to prepare for IIFT General Knowledge Section

November 10th, 2018 by

As is well known, General Knowledge (GK) forms an important component in the entrance exam for the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade to be held on 2nd December this year. GK can broadly be divided into 2 components- static and current. In this blog, we look at some important static GK topics which students will be well-advised to study further on. The list is based on the kind of topics that have been posed in questions in past years’ papers. Following are some of those topics: 1. Country Currencies and Capitals This is a common theme in the IIFT paper, often in the form of match-the-f

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