Decision Making is probably the most neglected section when it comes to XAT preparation. A lot of students pick it up once they are done with all the other MBA entrance exams like IIFT / CAT / SNAP. As a matter of fact, if you are reading this post – probably you are in that category as well. The good part is that there is still enough time left to prepare well for XAT Decision Making. One of the most common problems that students face with XAT Decision Making is that they do not get enough questions to practice. Even if they get the questions, they do not get reliable answers for it. As
Decision Making is perhaps the most important area when it comes to XAT preparation. Questions on Decision Making have been asked in XAT for quite a few years. However, their importance has gone up drastically since 2012. Before that, you could expect 8 to 10 questions on Decision Making in the Analytical Reasoning section. In 2012, Decision Making became a section of its own and if you were to look at it purely from a scoring perspective – it make the most important topic for a student who is planning to write the XAT. It so happened because Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, L
CAT 2016 exam was conducted yesterday. A lot of rumors turned out to be just that - rumors. The paper was similar to what was asked in CAT 2015. As a matter of fact, it was a bit too similar. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension was the easiest section like CAT 2015 and Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation was the hardest. Verbal Ability and Quantitative Aptitude was slightly tougher than last year but not too much. The number of Type-in-the-answer questions in the Quantitative Aptitude section went down drastically from 14 to 7 this year but that should not make too much of a dif
With only few hours to go for the CAT 2016 exam, I do not have any tips to offer. I do not keep you in my prayers as I do not believe in prayers. I do wish all of you best of luck (if a thing like that exists). Having said that, I do hope that all of you perform to the best of your abilities. Some of you have put in couple of weeks whereas some of you have been trying to battle competitive exams for years. I am sure some of you will end up doing better than expected and some of you would disappoint yourself. But what you need to understand is the basic fact that it is just a test. A good resul
IIFT 2016 exam was conducted yesterday. Now that we have had some time to look at the paper, we can definitely say a few things:
1. It was definitely harder than last time
2. The paper had a bunch of errors (Separate post about that in a little while)
3. GK section had some easy questions but some weird ones too (complete review of IIFT GK)
Given below is a complete breakdown of the IIFT Paper.
IIFT 2016 Expected Cutoffs
Overall cutoff - 43 to 45
There are couple of reasons we believe that it would be lower than last year. The biggest one of them is the fact that there were wro
IIFT 2016 exam was conducted today. I have had a chat with of few of my students and there seems to be some errors in the paper, specially where the Logical Reasoning part is concerned. Also, the paper was tougher than last year which might cause the cutoffs to dip. I will probably write a slightly more detailed post on it tomorrow. For now, I would like to focus on the General Knowledge section.
IIFT 2016 General Knowledge Paper Pattern and Cutoff
The paper was relative easier than last year. Perhaps couple of populist questions on movies made it that way. Some of the questions on Bi
IIFT exam is less than a week away and quite a few students are worried about the General Knowledge section. The primary reason for such a feeling is that they have prepared for topics like Quant and Verbal for more than 6 months whereas GK has been neglected. If you are in that category, my suggestion to them would be - don't worry. There is absolutely no need to worry. First of all, the cutoff for IIFT GK is traditionally on the lower side. Even if you can dedicate 10-15 hours towards General Knowledge preparation, rest assured you will clear the cutoff. As a matter of fact, you should b
IIFT 2016 exam is just around the corner. While your preparation for Quant and Verbal must be great, it is important that you do not neglect General Knowledge. There is nothing more heartbreaking than to find a student who has cleared the overall cutoff for IIFT but missed out because he / she did not clear the sectional cutoff for GK. Before you ask - Yes! There is a sectional cutoff for GK in IIFT. It is on the lower side but it is definitely there.
I will discussing some ideas around General Knowledge Preparation for IIFT in the free class on Thursday (8 PM). MISB Bocconi, a Mumbai
CAT 2016 is around 1 month away. You might be a student who is confident because you have finished the syllabus. You might be a student who is worried because you have not given enough number of mocks. You might be a student who has lost hope and is mentally prepared to take the exam again next year. Whatever the case may be, it is perfectly natural to be confused at this stage of CAT preparation. As a matter of fact, I would be really surprised if you are a serious CAT aspirant and not confused at this stage. In this post, I will try to spout some ‘gyaan’. I know that I would be stati
CAT 2017 is around one year away. Remember the basic fact, you can get to a basic level of preparation and a decent score very quickly – getting to a great score, on the other hand, requires a lot of effort. In this post I would discuss about some of the things that you can and should do to start your preparation for CAT 2017.
CAT score is one of the many parameters
The other parameters are:
Your score in class 10th
Your score in class 12th
Your score in graduation
Your stream in graduation (Engineering / B. Com / B. Sc)
The only two things