CAT 2016 – Complete Analysis, Paper Pattern, Expected Cutoffs, and Predicted Percentiles

December 5th, 2016 by

CAT 2016 exam was conducted yesterday. A lot of rumors turned out to be just that - rumors. The paper was similar to what was asked in CAT 2015. As a matter of fact, it was a bit too similar. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension was the easiest section like CAT 2015 and Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation was the hardest. Verbal Ability and Quantitative Aptitude was slightly tougher than last year but not too much. The number of Type-in-the-answer questions in the Quantitative Aptitude section went down drastically from 14 to 7 this year but that should not make too much of a dif

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A message to our students and all CAT 2016 aspirants

December 3rd, 2016 by

With only few hours to go for the CAT 2016 exam, I do not have any tips to offer. I do not keep you in my prayers as I do not believe in prayers. I do wish all of you best of luck (if a thing like that exists). Having said that, I do hope that all of you perform to the best of your abilities. Some of you have put in couple of weeks whereas some of you have been trying to battle competitive exams for years. I am sure some of you will end up doing better than expected and some of you would disappoint yourself. But what you need to understand is the basic fact that it is just a test. A good resul

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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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Tips for CAT 2016 – Preparation Strategy for the last month

November 2nd, 2016 by

CAT 2016 is around 1 month away. You might be a student who is confident because you have finished the syllabus. You might be a student who is worried because you have not given enough number of mocks. You might be a student who has lost hope and is mentally prepared to take the exam again next year. Whatever the case may be, it is perfectly natural to be confused at this stage of CAT preparation. As a matter of fact, I would be really surprised if you are a serious CAT aspirant and not confused at this stage. In this post, I will try to spout some ‘gyaan’. I know that I would be stati

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How to start preparation for CAT 2017?

October 27th, 2016 by

CAT 2017 is more than one year away. As a matter of fact, if you have filled the form for CAT 2016, you have more than a month to prepare for CAT 2016. It is going to be incredibly hard to do your best if you are just starting your preparation but there is enough time to make a significant dent in your score. Remember the basic fact, you can get to a basic level of preparation and a decent score very quickly – getting to a great score, on the other hand, requires a lot of effort. Having said that, you should try for 2016 exams for at least the experience part of it. For the rest of t

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Diwali Discounts – Use coupon code DIWALI for 10 to 50% off

October 26th, 2016 by

Hello everyone, The festival of lights is upon us. So are the various MBA entrance exams like IIFT and CAT that are around a month away. Also, thanks to e-commerce bonanza are the discounts! Before we get into that, let me wish you a very Happy Diwali or rather Happy Diwali! or rather HAPPY DIWALI !!!!!!! Sorry, I don't think I have a bigger font available. Well, jokes apart - like every year, this year too we have a bunch of offers and discounts lined up for our students. Special Diwali Combos CAT 16 Course + CAT Test Series + GK + DM + XAT Test Series - Rs. 3750 CAT 16 C

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General Knowledge Online Quiz 3 with Cash Prizes

October 17th, 2016 by

Once again, we are back with a General Knowledge Quiz Contest. The prizes these time are bigger How to participate in the GK Quiz The quiz will be conducted via a live Facebook stream. Like Handa Ka Funda facebook page. The link to the Facebook live stream will be posted there. All questions would be based on current affairs and events from 2016. At 9 PM on Thursday (20th October), we would live stream the questions. To be eligible for the prize: 1. You need to register by filling up the form below. 2. You need to submit the answers by 11:59 PM (20th October) via the form give

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