Verbal Ability – Summary – A translator of literary works

December 28th, 2019 by

Verbal Ability - Summary - A translator of literary works Verbal Ability - Summary - Q2 The passage given below is followed by four summaries. Choose the summary that best captures the author's position. Question A translator of literary works needs a secure hold upon the two languages involved, supported by a good measure of familiarity with the two cultures. For an Indian translating works in an Indian language into English, finding satisfactory equivalents in a generalized western culture of practices and symbols in the original wo


XAT Syllabus – Verbal and Logical Ability

December 7th, 2019 by

Verbal and Logical Ability is perhaps the most difficult section in the XAT exam. First of all, the name throws off a bunch of aspirants who have come to expect a certain kind of questions when they see the term ‘Logical Ability’ or ‘Logical Reasoning’. However, the questions that get asked in the Verbal section of the XAT exam are completely different. They aren’t your usual questions on LR but are closely related to questions on Critical Reasoning. Sometimes, the term that is used in XAT is ‘Analytical Reasoning’, which I believe is slightly more accurate. Having said that,


Your guide to acing SNAP this year

November 5th, 2019 by

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is an exam conducted by the Symbiosis International University for the aspirants who dream of pursuing their MBA in the top institutions of the country. Every year, there are many takers for the exam who wish to achieve their dream of studying under the coveted institutions established under the university. This year, the SNAP exam is scheduled to be held on December 15, 2019. Every year, there are a few changes made to the pattern to keep it updated to match the expectation of getting the best lot of the country. On the same lines, quite a few ch


100 Days plan for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Exam

August 20th, 2019 by

Is there enough time to prepare for CAT 2019? As the CAT 2019 exam draws near, fear and sometimes panic starts to set in and this the most common question that I get asked. I will try to answer the question in this post and probably two more. Short Answer: Yes Slightly long answer: CAT preparation requires anywhere from 300 hours to 500 hours of serious preparation. That much time is more than enough for you (and for anyone else) to reach his or her peak potential. So, if you can put in 3-4 hours on weekdays and perhaps a little more on the weekend, you have enough time. Really lo


CAT 2019 Exam Notification OUT – Important Dates, Application Process, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Result

July 28th, 2019 by

CAT 2019 Exam Notification released today (28th July) on the official website. The exam will be held on 24th November 2019 (Sunday) in two slots. This examination is one of the toughest examinations to take admissions in Management Schools of India. Candidates have to register and fill the CAT 2019 Application form online to enroll themselves for CAT 2019. However, you can fully complete your CAT 2019 Preparation with offline coaching or the Best Online CAT Coaching from now on, keeping November as the month of the exam in mind. SCORE MORE IN CAT 2019 EXAM WITH OUR ONLINE CAT COURSE


How to Increase Span of Attention while Studying Online

July 23rd, 2019 by

One of the biggest myths of the digital age is in education. It concerns students and the belief that due to the immense treasure trove of knowledge that the internet affords, students can now gain all their knowledge from there without the need for ‘experts’. The word ‘experts’ is itself derided in the age of crowd-sourced knowledge. But therein lies a fundamental problem. While the internet is home to enormous amount of knowledge, it is also home to far more entertainment options. And that is why for every student-hour spent studying online, there are far more distractions. It


A Wine-lover’s Guide to CAT Reading Comprehension Strategies

June 14th, 2019 by

In the sunlit Cote de Beaune region of France lies a commune called Puligny Montrachet. Its four Grand Cru vineyards are the birthplace of arguably the world’s finest white wine. The eponymous Puligny-Montrachet has a bright golden color, with greenish highlight. Its bouquet tells of hawthorn blossoms, hazelnut, marzipan, green apples, with the aromas of honey and flint. It intensifies with age and is considered to be the perfect expression of the chardonnay grape. As any oenophile worth their grape would attest, no other white that comes out of green is as elegant and angelic as Puligny-M


Learning New Words – Why, How and Strategies

May 28th, 2019 by

Take the previous papers of any MBA entrance exam and look for questions that ask for the meaning of a particular word. The chances are pretty low that you will find a multiple choice question of the format - “The meaning of X is:” followed by four options. Doing the same thing for antonyms or idioms will probably not give you a lot of questions either. So no exam is going to ask you for word meanings. If so, then why learn new words, antonyms or idioms if they are not asked as direct questions in the exams? It starts with having a large list of words at your disposal so that


Basics of Reading Comprehension – The Game of Thrones Way

March 12th, 2019 by

The Game of Thrones - Reading Comprehension We all have our monsters, demons, the lords of the netherworld that haunt our darkest nightmares. For most CAT takers, there is an unsettlingly large variety of them. A grammar question is a Mothman (Watch “The Mothman Prophecies” starring Richard Gere). You constantly tell yourself that there is going to be no Mothman anywhere, but you NEVER forget that there may be one right beside you. Grammar, in fact, could even be the dark, omnipresent, omnipotent crime lord Keyser Soze (Watch “The Usual Suspects”) – you don’t have to believe in


SNAP 2018 Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff

December 16th, 2018 by

SNAP 2018 was conducted on Sunday, 16th Dec 2018 from 2pm to 4pm across multiple cities in India. Offering admission to 2 of the top 20 B-Schools in India, along with a number of specialized management institutes, the exam helped students heave a sigh of relief after going through an unexpectedly tough CAT and a slightly less, but tough nonetheless IIFT. With a slight change in the pattern this year, an increase in cut-offs for the various colleges was expected, which was proved after the decreased level of difficulty of the exam as compared to the previous 2 years. The paper was definitely