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MBA Preparations

A Guide to Guides

When it comes to engineering, there are hundreds of professors to choose from. Here we list out a few recommendations… That’s what some students have titled him as. ‘Sexy padhata hai‘ is what they say about him. Prof. Bade: Another popular professor, for Mechanical, he conducts private classes at Borivali. His crash course and notes are highly recommended as well. ...

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Mera number kab aayega

Paras Shah recounts his experience with MBA entrance exams over the last year I graduated in 2005. I was keen to do my MBA outside India. But I left that idea for some personal reason. Being from Ahmedabad, I knew only about BK Institute of Management (through Gujarat CET), a few other local colleges and IIMs through CAT. In the ...

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Analysing CAT – GD/PI calls

Aks Seth analyzes how CAT has evolved over the years as the rush for the MBA bazaar has steadily grown. As someone who graduated out of an IIM (and one who cruised through those two years with a lot of jest), one feels nostalgic with every CAT result and one follows it with a lot of personal interest. And dare ...

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Changes in CAT: From Memory to Thought

In this era of the knowledge economy, we are moving from ‘knowing‘ to ‘applying‘. This is where the CAT is also changing. CAT is now a 2 1/2 hr test. We cannot predict the question types, but we can conclusively note what has happened historically.The number of questions has decreased progressively and the questions have become tougher in terms of ...

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CAT: A Level Playing Field?

‘Geeky’ Toppers vs. Average Joes: The battle continues… By Ashish Shakya Candidate A was a topper all throughout school and junior college. He aced his engineering course in Mumbai University, with an aggregate in the 70s. Much loved by his professors and admired by his classmates, he started preparing for CAT-05 in his third year, putting in regular hours of ...

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Does Work Experience Matter in MBA Admissions?

“Work, work, work, is the main thing.”, said Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. President in his letter to John M. Brockman, Sep. 25, 1860. A cursory look at the graph above only goes to reiterate that the average number of work experience that is best preferred around the globe is about 3-4 years. The average age of an MBA student in ...

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How many cracks at CAT?

You did not make it to the b school of your choice the first time. Here’s why you should try again By Chinmaya Chitlangia Tried of his technical studies in engineering Chandoo set out to crack the CAT hoping for a 5 lac salary after his MBA. He started studying in Dec 2001 for the examination to be held next ...

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CAT Prep For Dummies

Time to gear up for another year of MBA preparation. JAM gives you the lowdown on which coaching class to join. CAT is not a tough exam. What makes it tough is the fact that your are competing with 1,50,000 test-takers. Much like any other entrance exam, most people tend to join CAT coaching classes in order to have that ...

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Gyaan From The CAT Guru

Troubled with CAT preparation? JAM gives you a comprehensive tour of what it takes to crack CAT. THE DIVISION BELL The entire CAT giving junta can be divided into two broad groups: – The engineers (includes IT workers and lots of freshers) – The non – engineers (includes CAs, BCom, BA grads) Now preparation for CAT usually starts a year ...

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Crack the CAT

Crack the CAT – The CPLC way Tired of the good ole’ CAT classes with their jam-packed classrooms? Try out Chitale’s Personalised Training Centre, which is fast becoming a rage amongst CAT aspirants, says Akansha Thakore It’s that time of the year again, when classrooms get emptier and libraries fuller. With professional exams coming closer, harried students scurry around to ...

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