This piece on Decision Making has really expanded and I hope as I begin to write this post that this will be the closing piece that concludes this and this.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Well, once you were done with school you would have never imagined having to write an essay ever again. But here you are a few weeks away from the XAT and not exactly looking forward to writing essays on topics that vary from the political, social, ecological to the outright esoteric.
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 […]
As a test, XAT is possibly as tough, if not tougher, than the CAT with a unique section and many unique question-types. This post lays out a prep strategy for the XAT.
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. […]
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.