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XAT Unplugged!

Being the first MBA entrance exam every calendar year, XAT serves as a rude awakening to all MBA aspirants who are still basking in a New Year hangover. Difficulty wise, XAT is more or less on the lines of CAT. How is XAT different than CAT? Unlike CAT, where the number of questions are less than 100, the total number ...

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Words and the CAT

Words and the CAT To get through the verbal ability section on CAT,what you need is to read this article and you’re home. So stop mugging up the dictionaries and get real with the exam ahead. Parag Chitale &Nishikant Kothikar from CPLC tell you how. Mindset/Interest Almost all of us read at a good speed of 400 words per minute, ...

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A week before CAT

With a few days to go for the CAT here’s some last minute advice! Guessing Guessing is more important on the CAT than on any other test you have ever taken. You’ll have to guess often on the CAT because 1.You can’t skip questions. If you hit a mental block, you have to guess. You can’t pass a question and ...

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Get, CET and Go!

Every year, the month of February holds a special significance to all MBA aspirants in Mumbai. Each one of them spends sleepless nights in preparing for “The CET” perhaps the mother of all entrance exams in this part of the country. In case you are seriously considering taking the Maharashtra CET (for MBA) this Feb there is no reason to ...

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CAT got your tongue?

Competitive exams are always fraught with risk. There is the risk of not scoring good marks and therefore, disappointing your parents. There is the risk of scoring good marks but not making it to a top college and therefore, disappointing your parents. There is the risk of scoring good marks, getting into a top college but knowing that two to ...

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Are you ready for an MBA?

The strongest candidates competing to gain admission into business schools are very focused on their intended career paths. They are reasonably clear about what is needed to get there and what it takes to be successful. Are you one of these people? The MBA is designed for people who want to learn about business, across many different disciplines. But schools ...

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Cat countdown

With only a few days to go, turn your CAT prep into overdrive! Today we are less than one month away from the D-day Nov 16, 2008. I am sure there’ll be a lot of mixed feelings – hope, fear, discouragement, anxiety, confidence All with one commonality; one question there’ll definitely be hounding all CAT aspirants right now will be, ...

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Speed vs Accuracy

A commerce or arts graduate must focus on increasing speed without sacrificing accuracy. The section on quantitative ability is, by far, the most scoring one in the CAT. It can play an important role in the overall score of the candidate because of the common thread that runs in the Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation sections (and some times ...

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