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XAT Decision Making : How to prepare?

XAT Decision Making : How to prepare?

This is an extract from a blog authored by my colleague Tony Xavier (Alumnus of IIM Lucknow & Chief Mentor, IMS Pune ). Read on for an insight into how to approach the Decision Making section of XAT. One of the most tedious and inscrutable sections that you will find across all management entrance tests, […]

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CAT 2016: Expected cut-offs, analysis and what next?

CAT 2016: Expected cut-offs, analysis and what next?

#CAT2016 is over!! In the words of the CAT Convenor, “CAT 2016 has concluded successfully.”  While I was very pleased with the way the test was conducted last year by TCS (after all they had successfully administered the test to around 2 lakh test-takers in 1 day compared to previous years when Prometric was doing the […]

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CAT 2016: De-stress or Distress

CAT 2016: De-stress or Distress

“I am dreading the thought of what might be in store for me on CAT Day!!” “Will I be able to replicate my mock test performances in the actual CAT?” “What if I don’t do well in the test this year? I don’t think I can wait for 1 more year!!” “How do I keep […]

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IIFT 2016: Analysis, Expected Cutoffs and more

IIFT 2016: Analysis, Expected Cutoffs and more

The IIFT entrance test is scheduled to be conducted on 27th November 2016. This test is the gateway to IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata, B-Schools that are counted amongst the top B-schools in India. Read on to know what to expect in the exam and how to improve your chances of getting a call for the next […]

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How to fill the S.P.Jain profile-based form?

How to fill the S.P.Jain profile-based form?

  About the Author An alumnus of IIM-Lucknow, Tony Xavier is a self-confessed standardised-test junkie whose life revolves around the CAT, which he has now taken more than 10 times since first encountering it in the year 2000, the GMAT (750/800 ) and the GRE (333/340 ). He has been working with IMS since 2006. […]

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CAT aur/or XAT

CAT aur/or XAT

XAT is one of the most popular Indian B-School Entrance tests other than CAT. So it is only natural to believe that every CAT-taker would also take the XAT. However, data reveals that about 80 to 90 thousand students take the XAT every year compared to the 2 lakh plus students who register for the CAT every […]

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Last Minute Tips for CAT 2016 Aspirants

Last Minute Tips for CAT 2016 Aspirants

How many questions will CAT 2016 have? Will grammar be tested in the Verbal Ability Section? Will the DI-LR section be as difficult as last time? How do I quickly improve my percentiles in the last few days before the CAT? How do I push my scores beyond the 95%ile that I am consistently scoring in […]

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All about NMAT by GMAC™ 2016

All about NMAT by GMAC™ 2016

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is a computer-delivered test conducted by Pearsonvue and considered by NMIMS for admissions to its campuses in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. In 2015, GMAC™ took over the conduct of NMAT with an objective of making it an nationally accepted test by many more institutes other than NMIMS. Since then, GMAC™ has been able […]

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Myth vs Math: What is a good percentile in CAT?

Myth vs Math: What is a good percentile in CAT?

I often get asked by students: “What percentile do I need to get into the IIMs?” OR ” How do I get to a XX percentile?” OR “Is it true that only 99+ percentilers make it to the IIMs?”. This post is dedicated to all the test-takers who seek answers to these or related questions. First things first: let […]

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CAT 2016 Notification: The Highlights

CAT 2016 Notification: The Highlights

Edited on 31st July 2016 The CAT 16 Notification has been released on Sunday, 31st July 2016. Watch out for the notification in all leading newspapers. The official CAT website is also updated with all the announcements and changes with regards to the conduct of the CAT 2016 exam this year. There was a lot of […]

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

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 […]

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How to solve CAT questions in 60 seconds?

How to solve CAT questions in 60 seconds?

I generally get asked this question – “How do I solve a CAT question fast, really fast?”, and sometimes more specifically “How do I solve a CAT questions in 60 seconds or lesser?” Do you really need to solve every CAT question in 60 seconds? This is akin to asking how does India score a […]

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The C.A.T. will now bell the CAT!!

The C.A.T. will now bell the CAT!!

Every year hundreds of thousands of students prepare for the CAT. Every year only a few thousands of students make it to the IIMs and other top B-Schools in India. So, what is it that separates these few achievers from the rest – is it just a matter of luck, is it all about hard […]

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XLRI Jamshedpur: the ‘X’-factor of Indian B-Schools

XLRI Jamshedpur: the ‘X’-factor of Indian B-Schools

One of the popular perceptions in the B-School aspirant community is that XLRI is the best B-School in the country if one wishes to pursue a career in Human Resource Management – but the truth is that XLRI is one of the best B-Schools irrespective of which specialisation you wish to pursue. In this post, I […]

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IIM Kozhikode vs IIM Indore

IIM Kozhikode vs IIM Indore

It’s that time of the year when the final results will be out, and there will be the fortunate few who will face the quandary of “which B-School to join” – thanks to securing multiple ADMITs. The answer to this question is generally easy when there is a perceivable difference in the rating of the […]

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CET results out! What next?

CET results out! What next?

The CET results are out…and earlier than expected!! The DTE authorities released the CET results on 23rd March – 6 days ahead of the scheduled release on 29th March. Aspirants who scored well must have had a happier Holi this year:-) Now, that the results are out, one of the most asked questions has been […]

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STEM OPT rules revised – international students will have more time to  find jobs in the US!

STEM OPT rules revised – international students will have more time to find jobs in the US!

A blog by Ms. Vaishali Madhavan, Head-Admission Consulting (IMS) The revision in STEM OPT rules and what this means for you ! If you are considering a Master’s degree in  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in the USA, there’s great news for you. F-1 visa students who are currently enrolled/will enroll in the STEM (Science, Technology, […]

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ISB to accept GRE scores from this year!

ISB to accept GRE scores from this year!

A blog by Ms. Vaishali Madhavan, Head-Admission Consulting (IMS) ISB, which traditionally accepted only the GMAT for their selection process, has announced that it will begin to accept GRE scores for all variants of its flagship PGP program viz: The ISB YLP (meant for pre-final and final year students) The ISB EEO (meant for recent graduates) The ISB PGP […]

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Budget 2016-17: What it entails for education

Budget 2016-17: What it entails for education

Read this blog by Raju Kaphle, a Chartered Accountant and an expert in Accounting and Finance with around 8 years of industry experience. In this post, he summarizes the implications of Budget 2016-17 on the education sector, and in a way for you as students 🙂 VK ————————————————————– It’s been a few days since the budget was released. […]

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