Author: GP

CAT 2017- Start Early to Stay Ahead

CAT’16 has been done with. The dreams of many students have been realized; while of some students have been broken. But it’s not the end for the ones who did not get the desired percentile. And for the fresh aspirants looking at CAT 2017 exam, it is an ideal time to begin. Before I take you towards CAT 2017 strategy, I would suggest you have a look at the CAT’16 analysis. For an exam that attracts applicants in lakhs, make sure you are ahead of them by making a right choice for your type of preparation. A student while...

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Application Time!

The most relevant question at this stage of an MBA aspirant’s life is: From which colleges can I get an interview call? While I tried answering these questions individually, I soon realised that since the questions are common, it will be easier for me to post an article giving the required information, hence this post giving the estimated cutoffs of various MBA institutes. The application deadline of the institutes and the link to their admission website is also given to help those of you who would like to apply to these institutes. Most of the cutoffs given in the...

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5 Mantras to master the Interview

The declaration of the results of the IIFT 2017-19 written test has brought in an urgency for the interview preparation for the successful candidates. The CAT 2016 Percentile Predictor and the SNAP 2016 Score Calculator released by CL have allowed MBA aspirants to have a reasonably good idea of their chances of interview calls from their desired institutes. Similarly those with an NMAT score of over 208 can expect calls from all NM institutes and those with around 200 can expect calls from NM Bangalore and Hyderabad. However this also means that they now have to prepare not only for the other MBA...

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Howz XAT!

Xavier’s Aptitude Test (XAT) is the last major MBA entrance test for the season and possibly the last chance for most students to get a score that will get them into a good B school. Many good B schools outside the Xavier family, like S.P.Jain, TAPMI, IMT, MICA, etc., accept both CAT and XAT scores for admission to their MBA programs and the students who did not do well in CAT can hope for an improved performance in XAT for a realistic chance in these and many other B schools. While many people tend to describe XAT as CAT...

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SNAP Shot!!

SNAP, conducted by Symbiosis International University for admission to its fifteen management institutes (offering 21 programs), is one of the most popular management entrance tests and is taken by over 50,000 students every year due to availability of a wide range of institutes. The level of difficulty of the questions asked in SNAP usually ranges from easy to moderate. A CAT paper would usually be considered more difficult than a normal SNAP paper. However, the limited time available for attempting the paper (120 minutes for 150 questions) makes it a bit challenging for some students. SNAP – A great...

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About GP

Gautam Puri

GP describes his academic performance early in life as pathetic. With scores of 61% in Xth and 65% in XIIth, he was always at the bottom of the class. For students, he is an aptitude guru who simplifies fundamentals, problem solving, and test taking strategy. GP loves driving & has been part of Raid-de- Himalayas off road adventure. An IIM B alumnus, GP is one of the core founders of CL.

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