December 19th, 2014 by Ravi Handa

IIFT results / shortlist has been declared. Given below is the complete list of candidates shortlisted for Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Interview for MBA(IB) 2015-17
You can download the official PDF from here.
S.No. RollNo. AppNo. Name
1 2100004 403606 ABHINAV KSHITIJ
2 2100011 420106 UTKARSH BHATLA
3 2100018 435896 PARTH CHIRAGKUMAR SHAH
4 2100025 421947 MANUSHI HIREN SHAH
5 2100036 409702 ANUBHAV SINGH
6 2100046 414262 KISHAN ASHWIN UPADHYAY
7 2100058 430899 NIRAV DEVPURA
8 2100060 417142 ARPIT MODI
9 2100087 432465 AKSHITA JASHWANTSINH DA

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Posted in General Funda, IIFT, Notifications

November 18th, 2014 by Ravi Handa

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

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Posted in Contests, GK CA Funda, IIFT

October 9th, 2014 by Ravi Handa

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

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Posted in GK CA Funda, IIFT

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

The concept of ‘divide and conquer’, derived from the Latin phrase ‘Divide et impera’, was put into use effectively by everyone from Caesar to Napoleon to The British in India. Even Gaddafi tried using the same but as current events show us – he wasn’t very effective. Dividing rather divisibility rules to be specific can come in really handy at times in solving problems based on Number Systems.
The standard rules which nearly all of us are very comfortable with are the ones for 2n and 5n. For these all that one needs to do is look at the last ‘n’ digits of the number. If the

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Factor Theory
I understand that the title might be a little misleading but at least I could not come up with something better. So before you end up getting disappointed, let me first list down the topics that I am going to cover in this particular blogpost:
Number of factors of a given number
Number of even factors or odd factors of a given number
Sum of all factors of a given number
Sum of all even factors or odd factors of a given number
We know that a number N can be written as a product of its factors as given below
N = ap x bq x cr …
Here a,b

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Dealing with Factorials
We all know what factorials (n!) are. They look friendly and helpful but looks can be deceiving, as many quant problems have taught us. Probably it is because that Factorials are simple looking creatures, most students prefer attempting questions based on them rather than on Permutation & Combination or Probability. I will cover P&C and Probability at a later date but in today’s post I would like to discuss some fundas related to factorials, which as a matter of fact form the basis of a large number of P&C and Probability problems.

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Number of Trailing Zeros
In this blog post, I would like to cover these two ideas:
Number of trailing zeroes in an expression
Number of trailing zeroes in n!
But before I begin, let us first try to understand what exactly are ‘trailing zeroes’. It is nothing else but the number of zeroes at the end. I do not want to sound pedantic but on many occassions when you see a question which asks about, “What is the number of zeroes in ___” it is incorrect, because it should actually say – “What is the number of trailing zeroes?” or “What is the number of e

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Basic Idea of Remainders
Figuring out the last digit is the same as figuring out the remainder of a number when divided by 10, but I guess you already know that. Figuring out the last two digits is the same as figuring out the remainder of a number when divided by 100. However, if you wish to figure the remainder when the divisor is not 10 or 100, I suggest you read on.
Funda 1: Basic idea of remainders can be used to solve complicated problems.
There is nothing special or unique about this idea. At first glance it seems like something really obvi

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

January 22nd, 2014 by Ravi Handa

Geometry Fundas-1
I got a lot of feedback via comments on my previous posts that people are looking for a post on Geometry. I have been avoiding it for sometime because of two main reasons:
a) It is not one of my strong areas.
b) It takes a lot of time to draw the diagrams that are sometimes required to explain the fundas.
With Diwali and CAT approaching I realized that I could not procrastinate anymore because Geometry, as you would agree, is a very important part of CAT-prep. I have compiled a list of fundas that you might find helpful in solving CAT l

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

May 6th, 2013 by Ravi Handa

Quadratic Equations are first taught to us in 6th or 7th class and most of us are able to score good marks in it because we are able to solve 90% of the questions by just using that formula. And that formula is:
The above formula gives us the roots of the quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0
For this post, I am assuming that you are aware of the basics of quadratic equations and know how to use the above mentioned formula. In case you are not, spending five minutes on the wiki page of Quadratic Equations won’t hurt. Wikipedia can be daunting at times, so come back here as soon as yo

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT