Learn the basics of Critical Reasoning with the help of Mahabharata

June 12th, 2017 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


How to Memorise and Revise Newly Learnt Words Using Word Roots

June 7th, 2017 by

In the post on learning strategies, I had mentioned Root words which helps to improve your vocabulary by memorising newly learnt words for CAT preparation. Throughout this series on words, we had focused on learning new words by grouping them - confusing words, similar words, idioms etc. Root words are just another way you can group words. A lot words in the English language have originated from Latin (others have their roots in Greek, Sanskrit, German etc.). But why bother learning root words? Will it be of any help in CAT or any other exam (XAT, IIFT, SNAP etc.) The answer is: Yes, it


Increase your XAT 2015 score with few hours of preparation

December 30th, 2014 by

So your CAT result wasn’t as good as you expected? Or was it much better than your expectations? And do you also HAVE TO go to that New Year bash? Well, whatever the case may be – you should not forget that you have a very important exam this weekend. XAT scores are accepted by a huge set of colleges. Few of those colleges like XLRI and XIMB are as good as some of the IIMs. Some might argue that they are better than some of the IIMs as well. XAT, in terms of content, is different from CAT. A lot of students believe that it is tougher than CAT. Well, it is not. The number of people appe


XAT 2015 – Contest, Results, and Discounts

December 18th, 2014 by

Hello Everyone! This is the first crossword based contest that we are running. Hope you like it. Given below is the crossword based on current affairs of 2014. Click on any of the words, the clues would appear. Enter your answer and fill up the grid. Once you have filled up all the answers, click on submit. If your submission is correct, you will get the coupon code. You can use the coupon code on the offers given below the crossword. Do provide feedback via the comment section. Clues Across 1. Islamic State of Iraq and 4. Kailash Satyarthi and Yousafzai 6. 63 not out 7. Ebola riv


Decision Making for XAT – An Introduction

December 2nd, 2014 by

Decision Making has become an integral part of XAT over the last few years. As of now, in terms of marks it is more important than Quant or Verbal or DI. It will not be wrong to say that Decision Making is the most important part of the XAT. The problem, however, is that not too many students prepare for it. Decision Making is probably the easiest section in the paper. XAT is traditionally a low scoring exam and that makes it even more important. These are easy 15 marks that you can get, provided you are willing to put in couple of hours a day to prepare for it. First of all, let us tr