How to correctly use the punctuation marks in English

April 25th, 2016 by

Questions based on Punctuation marks have been asked in competitive exams frequently. These concepts are really important if you are looking at some of the banking exams or exams like SNAP It is a good way to check a person's 'Verbal Ability'. With the help of my friend Sanket, I have a compiled a set of some examples followed by some previous year questions that can help you understand the concept better. The Purpose of Punctuation: Punctuation is used to disambiguate a sentence by using spacing, conventional signs, and certain typographical devices Punctuation introduces appropri

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SBI PO 2016 – Free Mock Test for Prelims in New Pattern

April 18th, 2016 by

The notification for SBI PO 2016 has been a little delayed. I am guessing it should be out before the end of the month. Last year, it was released on April 11th. Prior to that, it was done in second week of April as well. While the wait for the SBI PO notification has been making students anxious all over the country, we recommend that you use the time wisely. Looking at the SBI Clerk and Junior Associate vacancies that got released few days ago, it would be safe to assume that in SBI PO 2016, like in SBI PO 2015 - the exam will be conducted in two phases: Phase 1 - The Prelims Exams Pha

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How to improve Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation skills for CAT exam

April 13th, 2016 by

And once you are done with that first step, you start hunting for a solution. The fact that you hate Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation or are afraid of it or it bores you - that is the problem. That is the reason you are not able to perform well in it. Now there could be various reasons behind it as to how or why it got to this stage but I believe the root of it lies in the fact that you did not prepare for it properly. Very often I have found that CAT aspirants skip the basic steps of preparation when it comes to topics like Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (even RC) t

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How can one effectively utilize a career gap while preparing for CAT?

April 7th, 2016 by

A career gap can be haunting and sometimes even depressing for CAT aspirants. It is something that is difficult to handle in the interview. You can take proper steps, in advance, so that it does not become a bigger issue than it has to be. There is plenty of stuff that you can do to add bullet points to your resume. Let us look at couple of them in detail. Internships While getting an internship might be difficult at a big company, it is a lot simpler to get internships at startups - specially the ones that are just starting out. Here is something that I suggest. Go to websites like

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India’s top management colleges according to Ministry of Human Resource Development

April 4th, 2016 by

Ministry of Human Resource Development recently released the rankings of India's top management colleges. You can find the complete list here. While they have tried to remain neutral and follow a rigorous ranking process, the end results leave a lot to be desired. First of all, I would like to say that I really appreciate the ministry for doing so and also publicizing the same. I do not really remember such rankings being released, at least often, in the past. It would be fair to assume that these rankings are not "bought" with the help of advertising money. A decade ago, I would not even fl

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