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Are you choosing the right questions in your Mock CATs?

Art of Choosing the Right Questions: Lots of queries pour in each day about how persistent efforts are not translating into great scores. More than knowledge, an extremely important aspect of test taking is: choosing the right questions. Therefore, the question to you is – Are you choosing the right questions to attempt? Most of the time the reason for poor performance is not lack of knowledge but poor question selection and some test takers maybe of the viewpoint that all questions should be answered. Few rightly picked questions are sufficient to get you a desired 99+ percentile. Now, the question that...

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Best Sources for Eclectic Reading for Reading Comprehension

Best Sources for Eclectic Reading for Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension is an important skill that one needs to possess to crack competitive exams like CAT, XAT, CLAT, IPM, that test students on verbal and reading comprehension skills. If you look at the Verbal and Reading Comprehension section (commonly called as English section) of these exams, you will know that the passages and the questions on which students are tested, are picked from diverse sources, and require deep level of comprehension skills.  The best way to hone the comprehension skills is to read from diverse sources and focus on eclectic...

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Howz XAT!

Howz XAT! With CAT out of the way now we need to shift our focus to the second most important MBA entrance – Xavier’s Aptitude Test. Many good B schools outside the Xavier family, like TAPMI, IMT, MICA, etc., accept both CAT and XAT scores for admission to their MBA programs and the students who did not do well in CAT can hope for an improved performance in XAT for a realistic chance in these and many other B schools. While many people tend to describe XAT as CAT + Decision Making, it is not an accurate representation of...

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Things you must-do after every mock CAT you take

Things you must-do after every mock CAT you take By now you must have read and experienced for yourself the importance of mocks for aptitude exams such as the ones you are gearing up for. Once you have written a mock, what follows thereafter is as important as taking a medicine for fever. In direct terms, your post mock activities should be corrective in nature and should help you to perform better in the next mock. Thus, this article is important as it suggests what all you must do after every Mock CAT you take. The CAT 2018 pattern...

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7 Rules to excel in CAT VARC section

After having talked about the 7 Rules to Excel in CAT QA section in our previous article, we get down to discussing similar tips to tackle CAT VARC section. Understanding of a Paper (or a section) along with the understanding of own strengths and weakness are the two essential blocks of deciding the strategy for attempting it. The CAT 2019 paper structure is that of three back to back sectional tests and hence having a separate approach to tackle each of the three sections is required. The 2018 CAT VARC section had 34 questions to be attempted in 60 minutes, now the question arises,...

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