How to Approach an Abstract Group Discussion

January 8th, 2019 by

Before we begin to talk about abstract group discussion, let us first understand what the word abstract actually means. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word as follows: Abstract: disassociated from any specific instance , difficult to understand: abstruse , insufficiently factual: formal Indeed, all the above definitions of the word are reflected in most abstract group discussion topics. Abstract topics can be single words, such as ‘Blue’, short sentences, such as ‘All crows are white’, or even images or pictures. What they all have in common is they do not have any c

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How to approach a case study based Group Discussion

January 7th, 2019 by

The process of a case-study group discussion is almost similar to that of a topical discussion in that there is a preparation time of about 5 minutes, the panel starts the discussion and observes the discussion without moderating it, and the group is at complete liberty to understand, analyse, and interpret the case as it deems appropriate in order to make a recommendation. There are however 2 key differences. The first is that instead of an opinion-oriented or a descriptive topic, the participants are given a case statement, which they must read so as to prepare within the given prep

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Scaled Score vs Percentile in CAT 2018

January 6th, 2019 by

CAT 2018 results were declared today (5th January) and our team has been tirelessly collecting data for the mapping of Score vs Percentile. For CAT 2018 we had compiled a list with the help of our students and some other CAT aspirants who sent us their scorecards. We have gotten approximately 150 scorecards till now and we are able to make some pretty good projections from the same. We are working on the same for this year as well. We will release all this information in public domain and hopefully, it would help future CAT aspirants make a better judgment. If you want to contribute

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CAT 2018 Cutoffs: Apply to top MBA Colleges and B-Schools based on CAT Score

January 6th, 2019 by

Now that the results for the CAT 2018 Exam are declared, one of the most common questions that I get from students is which colleges can I apply to and which colleges can I get a call from. While there are no hard and fast rules to such things, I have still tried to compile a list of colleges that you can and should apply to. In case you have already applied to some of them, you will be able to access if you stand a chance at getting calls from any of those colleges. I will be talking about the non IIM colleges in this blogpost. Also, there is still time left to apply for Post Graduate

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CAT 2018 – Score Card released

January 5th, 2019 by

CAT 2018 Scorecard - How to check Finally, the CAT 2018 scorecards are out today. Aspirants were eagerly waiting for the CAT 2018 results which were conducted on 25th November. A total of 2.41 lakh application were received for the exam. To check the score follow this process: Step 1) Go to https://iimcat.ac.in Step 2) Click on login link Mail your scorecard to [email protected] and get GDPI guidance for free - Click Here For Mail Step 3)Enter your Login ID and Password. Step 4) Click on scorecard tab and download score card from below given link. CAT S

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Group Discussion Tips – How to approach a topical Group Discussion

January 4th, 2019 by

Perhaps the most common group discussion types, topical group discussions are an integral part of the evaluation processes many of the top B-schools. Topical group discussions are called so because they have a clearly-defined topic framework within which the group discussion takes place. Topical group discussions are broadly of two types: opinion-oriented, and descriptive. For example, a discussion titled as “Should B-schools do away with their entrance examinations?” is the former type, whereas, “India in 2030” is the latter. Within these two categories, you may find two sub

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Group Discussion – Definition, Tips, and other rules to follow

January 3rd, 2019 by

As the exam season comes to an end and the Group Discussion stage usher in, we can begin our preparations for the round two by looking at some basics of the Group Discussion (GD) process. In this article we shall explore the process of the GD, different formats of the GD, the evaluation criteria, and the background preparation required to give us a firm foundation in whichever GD we participate in. Having been an integral part of the selection process until the last few years, the GD has been replaced by WAT (Writing Ability Test) at most IIMs. However, IIM-K still conducts the GD along wit

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How to prepare for the Bocconi Test?

January 3rd, 2019 by

SDA Bocconi Asia Center, formerly MISB Bocconi, is the pan-Asian hub of SDA Bocconi School of management, Italy. Founded in 2012, SDA Bocconi Asia Center offers the International Master in Business (IMB). It is a specialized Master program fully equivalent to a postgraduate program that brings to India the expertise and the international standing of SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy. Key features of the program are as follows: Faculty and Curriculum by SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy Two 11-Month modules including a 4-Month Specialization Semester in Milan, Italy

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CAT Prep Strategy – How to Start Preparation for CAT 2019?

December 27th, 2018 by

You know what is the best time to start CAT Preparation for CAT 2019 exam - NOW! A lot of people just keep waiting for the right time. There is no such thing as ideal time for starting CAT Preparation. CAT 2019 is around one year away. Remember the basic fact, you can get to a basic level of preparation and a decent score very quickly – getting to a great score, on the other hand, requires a lot of effort. In this post I would discuss about some of the things that you can and should do to start your preparation for CAT 2019. CAT exam score is one of the many parameters The other pa

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Debunking myths about XAT and other MBA entrance exams

December 26th, 2018 by

With XAT 2019 exam approaching in just a couple of days, it is now time to fully accelerate your preparation in top gear for this important Exam of XAT. Today, I will be debunking few popular myths related to MBA entrance exams, especially of XAT. Myth1#: - Although XAT scorecard is accepted by many B schools, I will never have the same advantage of a good CAT scorecard. Reality: - The exam of CAT is extremely vital to get into IIM’s. However, do not hold other top B schools as less important and competent than the IIM’s. If you are willing to make a successful career after MBA, XAT sc

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