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
How to participate in the GK Quiz
The quiz will be conducted via a live Facebook stream. Like Handa Ka Funda facebook page, mark yourself as "Going" at the facebook event. All questions would be based on current affairs and events from 2016.
At 9 PM, we would live stream the questions. To be eligible for the prize:
1. You need to submit the answers by 11:59 PM tonight (28th September) via the form given below.
2. Share the live stream on your Facebook profile.
3. The fastest person to answer all questions correctly wins the cash prize.
4. Next 25 candidates with all correct ans
As a part of our online General Knowledge for XAT, IIFT, SNAP course - we regularly make videos on topics related to current affairs. Not only it helps students score well in the GK section of the exam but it also helps them do well in the Group Discussion and Personal Interview stage of the exam. Based upon recent events, we just made a video on the GST bill. Hope you will find it informative - and this hope is towards everyone and not just the MBA exam aspirants.
If you wish to register for our online General Knowledge course, you can do it from the green button below for 499 Rs.
The General Knowledge section in IIFT has always been problematic for a lot of students. In my opinion, there are two big reasons behind it.
1. Students don't prepare for it.
2. They do not prepare from the right sources.
While nothing can be done to fix point 1, we are working really hard to fix the second one. A lot of students prepare from sources which provide too much information and that becomes a problem. Let's face it, you cannot really go through a Manorama Year Book in a week. The other mistake that a bunch of students make is that they try to prepare for GK via tests / moc
General Knowledge (GK) is an important part of the IIFT exam. The first thing that I will like to tell you is that you need to clear the sectional cut-off the get a call from IIFT. But there is some good news as well – the cutoff for the GK section in IIFT is typically in low single digits. If you look at the sample of the last 4-5 years, it has remained in the range of 2 marks to 4 marks. There will be around 25 questions on GK with each question for 0.5 marks. And now the bad news – a lot of people don’t even manage that. Over the years, I have seen a bunch of students who cleared
Computer Awareness or Computer Knowledge forms an important part of the preparation for IBPS PO 2014 exam. There will be 20 questions on Computer Awareness in the exam which is scheduled in October. Since the total number of questions is 200, Computer Knowledge is a very important 10% of it. The questions which are asked on Computer Awareness are very easy and if you have a brief idea of how computers work – you can score very well in the exam. This is the precise reason why many students falter in it. More often than not the students become overconfident in computer knowledge and lose out
General Awareness - Awards, Medals and Prizes (Part 1)
In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology, and the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as "justified true belief." There is however no single agreed upon definition of knowledge, and there are numerous theories to explain it. When it comes to studying or preparing ‘General Knowledge / Awareness’ for a competitive exam, there are some broad based theories or guidelines which a student can use. I hope you understand that preparing for General Awareness is not an exact science like mathematics and will never b
General Awareness - Awards, Medals and Prizes (Part 2)
In my previous post, we talked about the Nobel Prize, the Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. In this post, I would like to cover other important awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Awards and Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Although there as hundreds, if not thousands, of people who have won these awards – it is not possible to remember all their names. I have filtered out a few for you. These have a higher probability of being asked.
Ramon Magsaysay Award
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpe
Heads of Bodies – National and International
When it comes to MBA entrance exams life CMAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc. the knowledge of the heads of important organizations is really helpful. More often than not, you will end up getting couple of questions on these. There is also a reasonable chance that you will get a question of Match-The-Following type where this information would be really useful.
I have compiled a list of the current heads of important bodies and divided into two parts: India & International. Both of them are given below. (F) indicates that the person is a fema