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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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 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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