CAT 2018 – the countdown has begun

With the countdown on for CAT 2018, the moods and anxieties are varied. Some of you will be studying hard, some may be fine-tuning the strategy, some of you will be looking for shortcuts, while a few will be quite confident! Here is a list of Dos and Don’ts in the run-up to the CAT on…

CAT 2018: How to increase my attempts?

Let us see how do you handle the common scenario for CAT test-takers wherein:  You know how to solve most questions, but don’t find enough time to solve them!! If you find yourself in this situation more often than not, then your root problem is the failure to select the right questions to solve while…

How to analyse Mock CATs: Mock liya…ab karna kya?

Most CAT-aspirants would agree that taking Mock tests (SimCATs in IMS parlance) is a very crucial aspect of preparing for the CAT, however everyone has a different approach towards taking mock tests during their CAT preparation. While there is obviously a difference between the approach of successful candidates and those who do not perform well…

XAT 2016: Expected Cut offs (Pre test)

Edit: If you are reading this post after taking XAT 2016, visit https://vkpedia.in/2016/01/04/xat-2016-expected-cut-offs-post-test/ to view my post on XAT 2016 cut offs prediction after the test. “What are the expected cut-offs for XLRI programs through XAT 2016? “; ” What score should I target in each section and overall for XAT 2016?” ; “What is the minimum…

How to prepare for CAT 2019

I keep getting asked about what should be an ideal study plan for CAT 2019. Let me start by telling you that making a plan is the easiest step for all aspirants – the challenge is sticking to it through your preparation. Its so easy to get demotivated when you fail to assimilate certain concepts or…

SNAP 2016 : How to prepare? (Part I)

SNAP 2016 (Symbiosis National Aptitude test) – the gateway to the MBA programs offered by SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune and 12 other Symbiosis Group institutes is scheduled to be conducted on 18th December 2016. This test is one of the more popular entrance tests taken by B-School aspirants, with around 50,000 test-takers every year.  The…

XAT Demystified – Part III

XAT General Knowledge – Way ahead The General knowledge Section will comprise 25 questions that need to be solved in around 10 minutes. As per the latest notification on the XAT portal, the questions in this section are likely to be more “General” in nature than “Specific”. Further, this section will have no negative marking…