Month: December 2015

How to crack XAT Decision Making – Part II

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XAT Strat

In the previous post we discussed how Decision Making can be the undoing of XAT aspirants and tried to understand the nature of questions that come up on the section. We took up two sets from the Decision Making section of the last year’s XAT and discussed a structure to answer DM questions. In this post we shall look at the remaining questions from last year’s paper.   SET 3: Information + Number based Business Set Answer […]

How to crack XAT Decision Making – Part I

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  One of the most tedious and inscrutable sections that you will find across all management entrance tests, Decision Making has been the nemesis of many a XAT aspirant. A lot of factors contribute towards DM possibly being the biggest stumbling block on the XAT. But none is bigger than the fact the amount of time any test-taker would have spent preparing for DM when compared to any other section is miniscule. This coupled with the […]

SNAP Analysis

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SNAP

We did not want to do a snap analysis of the SNAP 2015, so we took our time speaking to students before venturing any college-wise cut-off scores – SNAP 2015: Expected cut-offs I heard a lot about the obscure (to be polite) GK section from students. I guess the question that is moot is the definition of the word “General”. Hope the cut-off scores mentioned in the post are reassuring.

How to allocate your time on XAT 2016

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It is a different world altogether when one moves from a CBT with sectional time-limits such as the CAT to a PBT with no sectional time-limits such as the XAT. While on the face of it both with test concepts (not necessarily the same) at a fundamental level they end up testing something very different. A test of competence versus a test of strategy A test with sectional time-limits is primarily a test of competence […]

How to prepare for CAT 2015 WAT-GD-PI Part I

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CAT / WAT-GD-PI

Now that the IIFT-calls are out, the time to start preparing for WAT-GD-PI has come, at least for some students.But how does one go about it? It all seems like a vast sea with no beginning and no end. A single post covering all the three — WAT, GD & PI — will be unwieldy to say the least, so we will do a series of posts that will help you kick start your prep […]

How To Prepare For SNAP 2015

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SNAP

SNAP the common entrance test for the Symbiosis group of institutes is around the corner — 20 December 2015, Sunday. The IMS workshops for the same were supposed to start from the last weekend but the rains as all of you know put paid to those plans. We will be starting classes this weekend but in the meantime please go through this detailed post that covers the test structure in depth, including question-types, and preparation strategy. […]

XAT 2016: A Prep Plan – Part II

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Back online after the floods here in Chennai! Am not sure how many of my students here are back online. Some of you would have rightly left the city. Hope all of you are safe. Power is back since last night in some areas, while there is still no network. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon and we should be able to start the sessions by next weekend.