SBI PO Exam Notification 2016 Released – Important Dates

May 3rd, 2016 by

SBI PO Exam Notification 2016 - Released Today It has been a long and excruciating wait for us and a lot of other SBI PO aspirants. Typically, the notification gets released in second week of April, but it finally got released. You can download the complete notification from here: Download SBI PO 2016 Notification SBI PO 2016 Exam - Important Dates SBI PO 2016 Exam - Important Details 1. Total number of vacancies - 2200 2. Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the

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How to start a small business in India?

May 2nd, 2016 by

Background Every once in a while, I like to think and write about my entrepreneurial journey. If not for anything else, I really like reading them couple of years down the line. It helps put things in perspective. So, before we go ahead, here are couple of old posts in the series: June 2013 - In defence of the little guy June 2014 - The Reluctant Entrepreneur I did not write one in 2015 and I am kicking myself for it. On the business aspect, things have definitely improved and turned out to be a lot better than what I had expected. What prompted me to share this post (and appear as a g

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How to correctly use the punctuation marks in English

April 25th, 2016 by

Questions based on Punctuation marks have been asked in competitive exams frequently. These concepts are really important if you are looking at some of the banking exams or exams like SNAP It is a good way to check a person's 'Verbal Ability'. With the help of my friend Sanket, I have a compiled a set of some examples followed by some previous year questions that can help you understand the concept better. The Purpose of Punctuation: Punctuation is used to disambiguate a sentence by using spacing, conventional signs, and certain typographical devices Punctuation introduces appropri

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SBI PO 2016 – Free Mock Test for Prelims in New Pattern

April 18th, 2016 by

The notification for SBI PO 2016 has been a little delayed. I am guessing it should be out before the end of the month. Last year, it was released on April 11th. Prior to that, it was done in second week of April as well. While the wait for the SBI PO notification has been making students anxious all over the country, we recommend that you use the time wisely. Looking at the SBI Clerk and Junior Associate vacancies that got released few days ago, it would be safe to assume that in SBI PO 2016, like in SBI PO 2015 - the exam will be conducted in two phases: Phase 1 - The Prelims Exams Pha

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How to improve Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation skills for CAT exam

April 13th, 2016 by

And once you are done with that first step, you start hunting for a solution. The fact that you hate Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation or are afraid of it or it bores you - that is the problem. That is the reason you are not able to perform well in it. Now there could be various reasons behind it as to how or why it got to this stage but I believe the root of it lies in the fact that you did not prepare for it properly. Very often I have found that CAT aspirants skip the basic steps of preparation when it comes to topics like Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (even RC) t

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How can one effectively utilize a career gap while preparing for CAT?

April 7th, 2016 by

A career gap can be haunting and sometimes even depressing for CAT aspirants. It is something that is difficult to handle in the interview. You can take proper steps, in advance, so that it does not become a bigger issue than it has to be. There is plenty of stuff that you can do to add bullet points to your resume. Let us look at couple of them in detail. Internships While getting an internship might be difficult at a big company, it is a lot simpler to get internships at startups - specially the ones that are just starting out. Here is something that I suggest. Go to websites like

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India’s top management colleges according to Ministry of Human Resource Development

April 4th, 2016 by

Ministry of Human Resource Development recently released the rankings of India's top management colleges. You can find the complete list here. While they have tried to remain neutral and follow a rigorous ranking process, the end results leave a lot to be desired. First of all, I would like to say that I really appreciate the ministry for doing so and also publicizing the same. I do not really remember such rankings being released, at least often, in the past. It would be fair to assume that these rankings are not "bought" with the help of advertising money. A decade ago, I would not even fl

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Admission / Selection Criteria of old IIMs

March 25th, 2016 by

One of the most common queries that I, or most people in the CAT Coaching business, get these days is - "Will I be able to get a call from an old IIM with X% in 10th and Y% in 12th, etc.?". I think that the biggest reason behind this is 'lack of information'. CAT aspirants and sometimes even teachers are not well informed about the selection process. Why blame others? Even I am not able to remember the admission criteria for most IIMs. For this post, I am going to focus on the parameters that the 6 old IIMs consider before giving out calls. Almost all IIMs use a combination of the six fa

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Happy Holi – Use coupon code HOLI to get 10% OFF on all courses

March 22nd, 2016 by

We are trying to add a splash of color in our student's life. The easiest way to do that would be to add some green in their pockets. Ok! Bad pun. Bura na maano, Holi hai Most people grow out of HOLI as a festival in their teenage years Thankfully a few let the spirit remain alive. And it is to fuel that spirit we are offering 10% OFF on all courses this Holi. Use coupon code HOLI to get 10% OFF on all courses Given below are the links for our courses Online Coaching Course for CAT 2016 The reduced prices of the CAT Coaching plans would be: 4499 Rs., 5399 Rs., and 6749 Rs. SBI

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Is IIM Kozhikode lying in its placement report? The answer is NO

March 21st, 2016 by

I think IIM Kozhikode is lying not lying in its placement report. I might be was wrong about this and I apologize. I have heard about B-schools dressing up their placement reports but this seems extremely unlikely to me. Please note that I am not trying to expose anyone here but just trying to figure out the math behind it. The errors / discrepancies in data were there because the IIM-K report was talking about 370 offers made to 360 possible students. I got the data given below from the IIM Kozhikode website. You can download the PDF of IIM-K placements yourself. On page 3, you can see t

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