Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1

March 21st, 2017 by

In the last post we looked at some ways to learn new words - reading with context, flashcards, word group lists and studying by comparing words. We had discussed about identifying words that are confused easily. In this post we will look at some examples involving these confusing words. Now, will a misunderstanding cost you marks in the exam? Not necessarily so, because like we discussed last time, no questions simply ask for meanings of words. However, when you’re reading a block of text and reach this word where you are not quite sure of the meaning, that is enough to cause a pro

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How to Approach Group Tasks, Extempore, and Pictorial WAT

March 19th, 2017 by

Group Tasks, though not as common as group discussions and WATs, present us with challenges of their own kind. A group task aims to evaluate the candidate on psychological parameters so that the evaluators can understand the candidates’ comprehension, communication, decision making, and leadership quality within the dynamic context of a group. Working in a group, the candidates also demonstrate their social and interpersonal skills to the panel. The objective of a group task is to perform a clearly-defined exercise within the stipulated time, by using the available resources and en

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Learning New Words – Why, How and Strategies

March 17th, 2017 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 you

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Happy Holi – Use coupon code HOLI to get 10% OFF on all courses

March 10th, 2017 by

We are trying to add a splash of color in our student's life. The easiest way to do that would be to add some green in their pockets. Ok! Bad pun. Bura na maano, Holi hai Most people grow out of HOLI as a festival in their teenage years Thankfully a few let the spirit remain alive. And it is to fuel that spirit we are offering 10% OFF on all courses this Holi. Use coupon code HOLI to get 10% OFF on all courses HURRY! Discount has been extended till today - [todaysdate format="jS F"] Given below are the links for our courses Online Coaching Course for CAT 2017 The reduced prices o

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Seven Deadly Sins of Personal Interview, and the Eighth

March 1st, 2017 by

I must have interviewed at least a few thousand candidates in my time. Every time I feel that I have seen it all and I have met them all, a Higher Power Up There intervenes and restores my humility by presenting a sample that I have never seen before. I share with readers these samples in the (absolutely vain) hope that they will not repeat these cases, and make their own new mistakes so that my life remains exciting. I just pray that you make those new mistakes in the mock interviews and not in the actual ones! Sin No 1: Negative Body language and Attitude: This includes sl

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