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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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LTA School of Beauty – report card

When the press release from this School of Beauty landed in our inbox we were intrigued by the unique name. LTA, it sounds like an elite and sophisticated and possibly Italian school. However, we were dismayed when we found out it actually spelt Lotus Training Academy Pvt. Ltd. We didn’t find the full form until we checked their brochures, where ...

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Weird office Rules!

Dear collegians, now you are dreaming of getting out of the shackles of black lists, examinations and going to the seemingly liberal world of offices. But wait, we are here to shatter your rosy pictures and give you a taste of how an office really is! Because not everyone is lucky to work at JAM, where employees dance to Bhojpuri ...

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Dabba with a Difference!

Picture a first year MMS classroom where a lecture on Perspective Management is being conducted. Mr Alok Sharma, the lecturer, asks students to formulate a business plan for any product of their choice. One of the casual classroom presentations, by one particular group, becomes the reason why three students might never take up a campus placement offer. For the students ...

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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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CA Woes

A CA student describes the pitiful state of affairs the new ICAI system has caused him and his colleagues to suffer under. Two years ago the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) introduced the Common Proficiency Test. This meant that students, after their HSC exams in any stream, could apply for the Common Proficiency Test (CPT).Earlier there used to ...

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Tete a tete with little shilpa

JAM caught up with stylist Shilpa Chavan and found out what exactly it takes to be a Bollywood stylist. What is the difference between a Fashion Designer and a Stylist? (Fashion Stylist) A designer designs clothes, separate pieces or even coordinates within a collection. A stylist looks at the pieces and puts them together to create a look. As a ...

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Biotechnology

Big in Bio Everyone’s trying to get a piece of what seems to be the biggest cash cookie of the 21st century – Biotechnology. But what exactly does this thirteen letter term mean, and how exactly do you get invited to the party? Arjun ‘I-Took-Eco’ Ravi explains. Bio-what? Speaking scientifically, ‘Biotechnology’ refers to the techniques that allow scientists to modify ...

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Find yourself

Week after week Lucy Kellaway writes on work and life for the Financial Times and she does it with a rare insight and humour. In her latest column Lucy writes about a friend who’s held a succession of powerful media jobs On the cusp of 50, she decided to become a receptionist. Yes, a receptionist. And she is happy. Writes ...

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