Post-Application Phase

Non-collateral Education Loans by Non-Banks/Specialized Institutes

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NON-COLLATERAL LOANS

After the market crash in 2008, banks stopped offering non-collateral loans very easily, and if they did, the amount offered without collateral was rather low. Other financial institutions saw this as a huge opportunity to build their own business, and started providing non-collateral education loans at high rates of interest.   This article provides information […]

GMAT Strategies

A Guide to Integrated Reasoning

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In this article, let’s discuss about the GMAT Integrated Reasoning in detail, Before getting into details of number of questions, question types etc. Let’s understand the GMAT Integrated reasoning. I am pretty much sure below three questions would be going on your mind, before starting the preparation for GMAT Integrated Reasoning, How important is GMAT […]

GMAT Quant

A Guide to GMAT Geometry

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      Most of the students when they hear the word “Geometry”, they think of trigonometry, they think about theorems etc. But in GMAT it’s quite different.     In this article, let’s discuss about what is tested in GMAT geometry and what could be the best preparation strategy for GMAT Geometry?   Even […]

GMAT Verbal

How to score well on GMAT Reading Comprehension

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“People have always been divided about whether Reading is an art or a science. Proponents of “Art-Reading” claim that reading is an art because they believe that any science should actually be measurable. Since one cannot “measure” how much one needs to read to reach a certain level of proficiency, they argue, how can reading […]

Research Phase

5 Ways AdComs test your Communication Skills

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“Communication” is a key skill that top hirers look for in applicants nowadays. GMAC recently conducted a survey of nearly 600 employers and they ranked communications skills, on average, twice as important as managerial skills.   Therefore the selection procedure to the top B-schools across the world is designed such that they are able to […]

GMAT Strategies

Identifying GMAT Patterns

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GMAT pattern

Let us first understand the GMAT before we delve deeper into the topic of “patterns”. We believe that the reader must first understand what the GMAT is. GMAT is a standardized test. Think about it – within 78 questions (many of which are experimental so the actual number of questions are fewer) the GMAT can […]

Research Phase

Do entrepreneurs need an MBA?

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MBA Entrepreneurship

Arun Jagannathan, the Founder & CEO of CrackVerbal has devised a simple test to assess your need for an MBA if you are an entrepreneur by nature. Take the test now and tell us your scores! 🙂     Entrepreneurship – A Rising Trend   In almost every MBA batch of any reputed B-School, one […]

Masters Info

8 Reasons to do your Masters Abroad

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You probably have just completed your undergraduate degree ( or are in the process of completing it) and are debating on whether to work, or pursue your masters in a university outside India or in India, right?   Well, there are a few great universities in India, but if you have done your fair share […]

Research Phase

TOEFL Vs IELTS Which Does One Pick?

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If you are planning an MS abroad, an additional requirement apart from the GRE will be an English Language Test. The most popular ones are the IELTS and TOEFL.   Understand that both TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and the IELTS (International English Language Testing Services) are intended for students planning to […]

Post-Application Phase

Post MBA Careers: Technology

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You are bored with your job – the long working hours, the coding or the calls, and the same old deliverables. You start thinking of ways to get out of this rut. As the luxury of the corner office (or maybe just a larger cubicle) beckons the better-manager-than-coder within you, you wonder if there some […]

GMAT Verbal

Reverse Causation in GMAT CR

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Assumption-based questions make up about 40% of the questions in GMAT CR. They test you on your ability to identify and understand the relationships – if any – that exist between the premises and the conclusion. Some of the tricky logical traps that assumption-based questions may contain are based on causality.   Today, we will […]

GMAT Verbal

Tackling the To-verb/Verb-ing Dilemma in GMAT SC

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The choice between verb-ing and to-verb in GMAT Sentence Correction is something that has troubled test-takers forever. Though there are no blanket rules that will help you tackle questions that test this, there are certain guidelines you can follow to make the right choice.   General Usage Guidelines For To-Verb And Verb-Ing   To-verb: This […]

GMAT Verbal

‘Because’ Versus ‘Due to’

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BECAUSE GMAT

Though these 2 terms are often used interchangeably in everyday speech, they are actually different and must be treated differently on the GMAT.   The use of ‘Because’   ‘Because’ helps answer the WHY question – why did something happen? For e.g.   The flight was cancelled because a storm was brewing.   ‘Because of’ […]

Post-Application Phase

Post-MBA Careers: Operations

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Operations Management

Any discussion about operations or supply chain management is incomplete without a mention of the Apple iPhone – so let’s begin with this. 🙂   An iPhone is a truly global product – its parts are manufactured in China. Its apps are designed in North America and India, and it retails in 14 countries across […]

Post-Application Phase

Post-MBA Careers : Finance

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MBA Career in Finance

  Ayn Rand’s writings reflect Objectivist thinking, and her views on money, as expressed in her book Atlas Shrugged, are very interesting. According to Rand (and possibly other Objectivists), money is the essence of morality – in a free world, money is made only through the conduct of business, and thus, is a symbol of […]

GMAT Info

Why GMAT is Like Sachin Tendulkar

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GMAT is like Sachin Tendulkar

An interesting anecdote that I read in Aamir Khan’s blog was about an incident with Sachin Tendulkar. This was when they were watching the finals of the first IPL. Since the Mumbai Indians had not qualified, Aamir was sitting next to Sachin. I reproduce in toto:   The match last night was certainly exciting but […]

GMAT Strategies

Time Management on the GMAT

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How to effectively manage time on the GMAT? On the GMAT, you are bombarded with 36 Verbal and 31 Quant questions to be finished in 62 minutes & 65 minutes respectively! Suddenly you will realize that these 127 minutes are the shortest of all the 127 minutes you ever experienced! Let us look at it […]

Masters Info

Step by step guide to stage-2 of the ISB-YLP

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Are you among the elite few undergraduates who have managed to impress the admissions council of the Indian School of Business, more commonly referred to as the ISB?   Congratulations on clearing the first barrier! If you have managed to make the admissions team to sit up and take notice of your profile- a 90 […]