CAT 2017 Online Preparation – Free Class

January 20th, 2017 by

Now that the euphoria or disappointment of CAT 2016 results has died down, some of you would have started thinking about CAT 2017. While approximately 500 students have already joined our online coaching course for CAT 2017, there are a lot of students who are confused about what they should do to begin their preparation. What sort of plan they should follow? What are the areas that they should emphasize on? To help students with these queries, I will be conducting an online live class. Please register for the same by filling out the form given below and we will send you the link of th

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How to approach a case study based Group Discussion

January 18th, 2017 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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XAT 2017 Official Answer Key and Detailed Solutions

January 16th, 2017 by

XAT just released the official answer key and detailed solutions for XAT 2017. XAT 2017 Official Answer Key It is given below in slightly poor formatting. You can download the original official key as well. SET A SET B SET C SET D B 1 B 1 B 1 E 1 B 2 E 2 B 2 B 2 E 3 B 3 B 3 B 3 B 4 B 4

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Scaled Score vs Percentile in CAT 2016

January 9th, 2017 by

CAT 2016 results were declared today and a common question has been what sort of score would have lead to what percentile. For CAT 2015 we had compiled a list with the help of our students and some other CAT aspirants who sent us their scorecards. 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 judgement. If you want to contribute to this list, please email your scorecard to handakafunda@gmail.com. Key Insights of Score vs Percentile of CAT 2016 90 percentile in CA

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CAT 2016 Results – Check your scorecard

January 9th, 2017 by

CAT 2016 Results - Check your scorecard Loading... Official link: https://www.digialm.com/EForms/configuredHtml/756/5055/login.html CAT 2016 Results - Score Vs Percentile We request you to please email us a copy of your scorecard (PDF / Screenshot) on handakafunda@gmail.com You can also Whatsapp it to us on 09765142632. Using that data, we will compile a list of what CAT score would get what percentile. We did something similar last year and it was really helpful for a lot of students. CAT Cutoffs for top MBA colleges Now that the results have been declared, a lot of students wo

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Cutoffs for top MBA Colleges and B-Schools based on CAT Score

January 8th, 2017 by

Now that the results for the CAT 2016 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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How to approaach a topical Group Discussion

January 8th, 2017 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, 2017 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 w

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