5 Significant Changes in the new XAT 2016 Pattern

December 3rd, 2015 by

5 Important changes in the new pattern for XAT 2016 1. Total number of questions - 78 2. Total time - 170 minutes (20 minutes more than last time) 3. Difficulty level - Reduced. Traditionally XAT has been the toughest MBA Entrance Exam in India int terms of content. The questions have always been harder than CAT / IIFT or any other management entrance exam that you can think of. It is a good sign that they will be reducing the difficulty level this year 4. Negative Marking for unattempted questions First 13 unattempted questions will have no negative marking. After that, 0.05 mar

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Previous Year Questions of XAT Decision Making – Free PDF for Download

December 3rd, 2015 by

One of the most common suggestions that I give students who are preparing for XAT is that they should focus on Decision Making and give at least one hour every day to prepare for it in the last month. The easiest way to do it is to go through previous year papers. To make it easy for students, I decided to put all the previous year papers of XAT Decision Making in a PDF. You can download that PDF by filling up this simple form given below. Also, the entire question set is also available on this page for your viewing. While I have tried to be careful in copy pasting the answers, I might have

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General Knowledge for XAT IIFT (GK) Question Bank – Previous Year Papers Free PDF for Download

August 4th, 2015 by

General Knowledge or GK plays an important role in both XAT and IIFT exams. We have an online course for GK for XAT and IIFT which has helped 5000+ students over the past couple of years. However, in this particular post I am primarily going to talk about the question bank or PDF that I have complied for XAT / IIFT GK. This is a collection of questions that have been asked in the XAT and IIFT exams over the past three years. This PDF includes: IIFT GK Paper for 2012 exam IIFT GK Paper for 2013 exam IIFT GK Paper for 2014 exam XAT GK Paper for 2013 exam XAT GK Paper for 2014 exam XAT

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XAT 2015 Answer Key and Detailed Solutions for Decision Making

January 5th, 2015 by

I hope your XAT exam went well. A lot of students mailed, messaged, called, and even whatsapped (Ah! The world we live in) asking for an answer key for the Decision Making part. Considering that there were four different sets and just writing A / C will not help anyone, I though I would come up with the answer key / solutions in a slightly different way. Given below is the XAT 2015 answer key and detailed solutions for the Decision Making section. For each set, I have put up some key identifiers first. Then I have listed out the correct answer as well as an explanation for the same. Ho

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Increase your XAT 2015 score with few hours of preparation

December 30th, 2014 by

So your CAT result wasn’t as good as you expected? Or was it much better than your expectations? And do you also HAVE TO go to that New Year bash? Well, whatever the case may be – you should not forget that you have a very important exam this weekend. XAT scores are accepted by a huge set of colleges. Few of those colleges like XLRI and XIMB are as good as some of the IIMs. Some might argue that they are better than some of the IIMs as well. XAT, in terms of content, is different from CAT. A lot of students believe that it is tougher than CAT. Well, it is not. The number of people appe

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Free Class on Decision Making for XAT 2015

December 4th, 2014 by

Free class on Decision Making for XAT 2015 It will be held online on Sunday, 7th December, 7 PM It will cover the following: 1. Basic concepts of Decision Making 2. Tips to score more in Decision Making section 3. Analysis of XAT 2014 Decision Making section 4. Suggestions for XAT 2015 Decision Making To register, click on the green button given below. A popup would appear. Enter your details. It will then ask you to share the link on Facebook or twitter. Do that. On Sunday, we will email you a link on which you can attend the live class online. In case you are not able to att

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Decision Making for XAT – An Introduction

December 2nd, 2014 by

Decision Making has become an integral part of XAT over the last few years. As of now, in terms of marks it is more important than Quant or Verbal or DI. It will not be wrong to say that Decision Making is the most important part of the XAT. The problem, however, is that not too many students prepare for it. Decision Making is probably the easiest section in the paper. XAT is traditionally a low scoring exam and that makes it even more important. These are easy 15 marks that you can get, provided you are willing to put in couple of hours a day to prepare for it. First of all, let us tr

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Divisibility Rules

January 22nd, 2014 by

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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Factor Theory

January 22nd, 2014 by

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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Dealing With Factorials

January 22nd, 2014 by

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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