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5 Mantras to Master the Interview

With the release of CAT 2021 Response sheets you now know your raw score and the estimated CAT percentiles (via the CL Percentile Predictor) and those who have a score that will get them an interview call from an acceptable B-school should gear up for the 2nd round of the selection process – Interview.  A list of institutes that you can consider is given in my other blogpost – Jayein toh Jayein kahaan 2021: Top MBA Colleges. My rule of thumb is that an acceptable B school is possible for a general category, OBC and EWS candidate at a...

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Class XII Board Exams – To Hold or Not to Hold?

Board Examinations are not more important than young lives of a young nation!   Let schools complete the Class XII exam process.  -Gautam Puri, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Career Launcher Should the Class XII examination be conducted? If yes – when?  and How should it be?  If the answer is a big ‘No’, then how do you evaluate the students and how will the college admissions take place? All the Class XII students, their families and schools are waiting for the authorities to answer these questions. The Education Ministers and the boards are seized of this matter.  Hopefully, the...

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Manzilien Aur Bhi Hain: RBI Grade B

This is the time when CAT 2017aspirants are busy with their CAT preparation and do not want to be distracted from their goal of an MBA from a top B school. However, time and tide wait for none and it would be incorrect on my part not to share with you what I think is not only an excellent back up to MBA but also a very good career in its own right. Registration is open for Reserve Bank of India’s Grade B examination, the gateway to the key managerial positions in RBI and this examination is strongly recommended...

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The Mystery of R1, R2, R3 Solved: Presenting the ‘Strength Finder’

Why is it that most of us are unable to identify R1, R2, and R3 questions while taking Mock CATs and usually end up attempting the difficult questions over the easier ones? The reason is that most of us are confused about our strengths and weaknesses. We work at the macro level i.e. the topic level (Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry etc.) but our attempts in CAT have to be at the question type level, and many of us are unable to reconcile the two levels. Is it something new to us? Of course not! We have done this regularly for...

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IIFT 2016-18 Analysis: My take

IIFT 2016-18 was along the expected lines, it appears that the paper setters went through my blogpost GP’s 10 foolproof fundas to Crack IIFT and implemented everything that was mentioned. So all the key ingredients of IIFT papers like “match the following” questions, the South Indian Thali, lengthy but factual RCs, difficult DI sets and, most importantly, incorrect questions (13 incorrect or ambiguous questions) were all available in the paper. You may view the analysis of IIFT 2016-18 paper here. If we have to compare IIFT 2016-18 analysis to old IIFT test papers, then the closest will be IIFT...

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