What people expect in a Bschool Vs What the reality truly is

April 24th, 2017 by

You got to admit - spending two years at a Bschool (or one year, if you study at ISB, Great Lakes etc.) will surely rank amongst your best academic experiences. From participating in multiple events, putting all-nighters before exams, forging amazing friendships, and getting the kick of THAT one dream job placement, your B-school journey is something that will stay with you for the rest of your lives. However, there will be times during your journey where you will go, "Woah! This is not what I expected". And that's okay. Most of us join with rosy images of our Bschool lives in ou mind

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10 things that go through every MBA aspirant’s mind

April 17th, 2017 by

The admission season is upon us, and some of you have made it to your dream MBA college. In that case, congratulations! For those who are working hard day in and day out to tame the CAT or the other MBA entrance exams, well - don't worry, it will happen. Just keep going at it.  Your time will come. We all know what it's like to be an MBA aspirant. Hours and hours of practice after college or office, tirelessly taking mocks, constant revisions, and an undying spirit is what makes an MBA aspirant successful (Plus a lot more). So we thought, why not compile a list of things that go throug

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Important Idioms and Phrases for CAT and other exams

April 14th, 2017 by

Let’s start with the basic question - what exactly is the difference between an idiom and proverb? Are they the same? If you say, “at loggerheads” instead of “strong disagreement among people,” you're using an idiom. The meaning of an idiom is different from the actual meaning of the words used. “Make hay while the sun shines” is a proverb. Proverbs are old but familiar sayings that usually give advice. A phrase is just a group of words. If you know the meaning of the individual words in a phrase, you know the meaning it conveys. But in an idiom, the meaning is not c

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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 3

April 6th, 2017 by

This is the last post in the series on confusing words. If you haven't read them already, check out Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1 and Understanding Confusing Words – Part 2. where we have discussed a list of important words that you should know if you want to save some time in the verbal section of CAT, IIFT, XAT or any other MBA entrance exam. In this post, we will first look at a few more words and then we will talk about how to use make use of the words you have learnt through these posts. Why is this important? Because skimming through blog posts will not help much. Whe

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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 2

April 3rd, 2017 by

In the Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1, we discussed confusing words. As discussed Learning New Words – Why, How and Strategies, these words are not directly related to CAT prep for the vocab section or for any MBA exam per se (so don't expect direct questions based on these words) but knowing the right words and the correct usage will make your job much easier while attempting questions. Let us extend the list with a few more words. Prescribe vs. Proscribe - These similar sounding words have very different meanings. Prescribe is the more common word, and it's often

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Final Results Declared for IIFT – List of Selected Candidates

March 31st, 2017 by

LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR MBA(IB) 2017-19 AT DELHI CAMPUS S. No. Roll no App. No. Name 1 2100008 627454 RISHABH SANJAYKUMAR AGRAWAL 2 2100048 638986 KAUSTUBH MANI TRIPATHI 3 2100070 623242 PUSHKAL SINGH 4 2100075 637259 NIKUNJKUMAR YOGESHKUMAR LEU 5 2100078 628396 POOJA AGRAWAL 6 2100140 601458 LAXMAN VAJSHIBHAI ODEDRA 7 2100142 637440 MEGH BALDEVBHAI PATEL 8 2100174 643148 SHASHANK VEDPRAKASH GUPTA 9 2100218 623464 ADITYA 10 2100391 621397 JINDE PRANEETH 11 2100392 603663 AXAR LATHIA 12 2100408 638

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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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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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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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IIFT 2016 Scorecard and cutoffs for MBA (International Business) 2017-19

December 28th, 2016 by

The IIFT scorecard can be obtained from below. It will be great if you could send a copy of your IIFT scorecard to handakafunda@gmail.com It will help us find out the sectional / overall cutoff easily. The information that you will need to keep handy to check your IIFT scorecard will be your Roll.No and Date of Birth. Roll No ( Roll No. is of SEVEN digits. eg. 4100477 ). Date of Birth ( The Format of DOB should be DD/MM/YYYY) Check your IIFT Scorecard for 2016 exam below Loading... Need help for second round of IIFT? Approximately 100 of our registered students have gotten an IIFT call.

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