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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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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IIFT Results 2016 MBA IB 2017-19

December 23rd, 2016 by

Hello everyone! IIFT has just released the list of candidates shortlisted for second round You can find the entire list below in text. You can also download the PDF of shortlisted names from here.. You can also get it from the official website. List of candidates shortlisted for IIFT Second Round ----------------------- Page 1----------------------- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE MBA (IB) 2017-19 LIST OF CANDIDATES SHORTLISTED FOR SECOND ROUND (ROLL NUMBER WISE)

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IIFT 2016 Exam – Paper Pattern, Cutoffs, and Answer Key

November 28th, 2016 by

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

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IIFT 2016 General Knowledge Questions Answers and Expected Cutoff

November 27th, 2016 by

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

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Everything you need for IIFT GK – Free mock, past papers, pattern, and cutoffs

November 22nd, 2016 by

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

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Free Online Class on How to prepare for General Knowledge

November 8th, 2016 by

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

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IIFT 2015 Scorecard – MBA (International Business) 2016-18

December 14th, 2015 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 2015 exam below Loading... Want to do even better in XAT 2016? Enroll now for GK course @ 499 Rs. Get 5 XAT mocks for @599 Rs. The

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IIFT Results 2015 – List of shortlisted candidates for MBA (IB) 2-16-18

December 14th, 2015 by

The results for IIFT 2015 exam have been declared. You can check the Official PDF as well. Given below is a copy of the same so that you can search it easily. Enroll now for GK course @ 499 Rs. Enroll now for DM course @ 699 Rs. Javascript on your browser is not enabled. ----------------------- Page 1----------------------- INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE LIST OF CANDIDATES SHORTLISTED FOR ESSAY WRITING, GROUP DISCUSSION AND INTERVIEW FOR MBA (IB) 2016-18 PROGRAMME (ROLL NO. WISE) S.NO. ROL

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