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…

XAT : Last minute tips from an XLRI alumnus

Chinnappa R – Mentor (IMS Delhi NCR) Read this blog by Chinnappa Reddy, an alumnus of XLRI (Batch of 2012). He cracked XAT 2010 and made it to the renowned HRM program of XLRI. Chinnappa has been mentoring MBA aspirants for over 3 years now. In this post, he shares a few important tips that could…

XAT 2017 : Negative marking for Skipped Questions

The XAT conducting body has retained the change that they had introduced last year – in XAT 2017 students have a choice of not attempting 12 questions(compared to 13 last year). Beyond this, any unattempted question will carry the negative mark of 0.05. What this means? You can skip upto 12 questions without being penalised for…

XAT Demystified – Part II

In this post, I will cover the Verbal & Logical Ability Section and Decision Making Section of XAT. 2.  Verbal & Logical Ability Traditionally, the Verbal section in XAT has known to mainly comprise Reading comprehension questions – with a majority being inferential in nature. Do not be surprised if you encounter some really long…

How to tackle TITA Questions in CAT 2015?

For the few of you who are still wondering what are TITA Questions – this is the acronym for “Type in The Answer” type questions that are going to make an appearance for the first time in the history of CAT. For TITA questions, test-takers will need to key in the required answer using the online…