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Good Reading Vs. Bad Reading

What The Article Is All About: Outlines the basics to develop a good reading speed and comprehension. Reading comprehension in the Common Admission Test (CAT) is an unpredictable section in which the variance of scores is maximum not only between two candidates but also from one test to another for a particular candidate. A candidate with a good reading habit ...

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CAT 2004 – Getting Started

What The Article Is All About: When do I start preparing for CAT 2004? How should I go about my preparation? Chandrasekhar Singh sets the ball rolling for CAT 2002 preparation. CAT (Common Admission Test) for the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) is to MBA aspirant what an Olympic gold medal is to an athlete or the world cup is ...

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Attitude Makes The Difference

What The Article Is All About: A good vocabulary and grammar, above average reading speed and more than decent knowledge of math are a necessary condition to clear CAT, but more important is “SELF BELIEF” says Chandrasekhar Singh CAT tests a student on his proficiency in English language skills, Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Aptitude. But is it sufficient, if a ...

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The Management Approach To CAT

What The Article Is All About: CAT is much more than mere language proficiency and quantitative aptitude. It evaluates an aspirants on his managerial capabilities like dealing with pressures, time management, decision making skills and managing change. Close your eyes for a moment and just imagine the following: “165 questions to be solved in 120 minutes i.e. less than 45 ...

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The Top B Schools To Aim For….

What The Article Is All About: Not all MBA institutes lead to a lucrative career. Exercise extreme caution while selecting a B School. A ready reckoner of the top B Schools The demand of MBAs has increased exponentially with India opening up its economy. With competition hotting up, more and more Multinationals setting up shop in India and traditional family ...

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Going Abroad

The US of A (California, Hollywood) is the hub of the animation industry but since the US Government cracked down on visa applicants, a more viable option is studying in Canada. It has some of the best design schools in the world including Sheridan College of Animation, Arts and Design, Vancouver Film School and Institute of Digital Art and several ...

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Lakshya: MBA

Picking a good B school outside the top 10 can be a tough task. IIM Ahmedabad alumnus and JAM Editor, Rashmi Bansal tells you how… So, you are preparing for CAT but aware that you have only a slim chance of making it to the IIMs-XLRI-MS-Bajaj league. Well, it’s not the end of the world. You do have options – ...

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CATastrophe: 2004 A CAT Story

CATastrophe CAT 2004, with its new format and differently marked questions, threw a lot of MBA aspirants off guard. Vinay Prasad lived to tell the tale. I graduated two years ago and have been working in a software firm ever since. Like most disgruntled ‘techies’, I decided to take the CAT with the inspiration that an MBA degree will get ...

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Travel and Tourism

Around The World Globe trotting is always a pleasure but planning one’s journey isn’t. In steps your friendly neighborhood travel agent. Tourism – both leisure and business travel – is a booming industry and being labor-intensive offers hajaar job opportunities. If you loved Geography in school and enjoy interacting with people this could be a career avenue for you. THE ...

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Commercial Pilot

Introduction Airports are a beehive of activity and it’s not just bawling babies and harried passengers. You’ve got ground attendants, engineers, baggage handlers, flight pursers, pilots, cabin crew, stewards, ticket agents, behind-the-scene air traffic controllers… yup, the employment opportunities in the aviation industry are tremendous. Most openings don’t require well honed skills, however the jobs that do require specialization are ...

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