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Entrance Round 2:GD-PI-WAT

Today, B-schools are adding to the traditional methods of group discussions and personal interviews. The process is often augmented by a written ability test. Of course, the most important is the PI. We give you a few tips for the best way to get through this round. ... Read More

MBA BUZZ

Test analysis: CAT 2014

With the CAT now over, there is a growing curiosity among candidates about the test, especially given its new format. In this article, you will find a breakdown of the test and its contents in the four slots, and what you can expect to score. ... Read More

Test analysis: IIFT 2014

Overall, the IIFT exam this year was tougher than last year's exam, with the QA-DI and LR sections being a lot tougher. Unlike the previous year, QA and DI were combined in one section while LR was a separate section. ... Read More

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Significant M&As of 2014

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Institute CORNER

XAT is more conceptual than other exams

This is what PROFESSOR MUNISH THAKUR, Chairperson, Admissions, XLRI, feels is different about the XAT. In an interview with Puja Shah, Prof Thakur talks about why the XAT is still a paper-based test, what surprises a candidate can expect in XAT 2015, and significant changes at the interview stage. ... Read More

Corporate WORLD

Indian e-commerce: Are we too ambitious?

The foresight for the Indian e-commerce industry is largely positive, with online retailers like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal expected to boost the still-fledgling industry to international standards. ... Read More

What's happening to crude oil?

The fall of global crude oil prices has a worldwide impact on economies. In this article, we explore the reason behind the dip in crude prices, and how this affects these economies. India will too be impacted, but how and why? ... Read More

Case Study: Ease of doing business in India

It is no surprise that starting and running a business is far from easy. A recent report highlights the disturbing state of affairs in India on this front. A number of things needs to change, from easing regulations to expediting procedures. ... Read More

Study HOUR

Test Q&As : Are you a Brainiac?

In this section, we shall explore several different types of questions from the various areas of entrance exams like the CAT, CET, GMAT, etc, and how to best to solve them. ... Read More

Word Dose

I was born in the city of Bombay ... once upon a time. No, that won't do, there's no getting away from the date: I was born in Doctor Narlikar's Nursing Home on August 15th, 1947. And the time? ... Read More

Globescan

A quiz to boost your General Knowledge ... Read More
University of Oxford to hold business forum
The Said Business School, University of Oxford will be hosting the 8th Oxford India Business Forum on the theme of Responsible Business in Mumbai on 9th December, 2014 at the Vivanta by Taj - President. Representatives from Oxford University, business, civil society and governments will explore topics such as - what responsibility means; the role of business in economies and society; and how that role will be defined under the new government and under recent legislation. The event will commence at 19.00hrs and will conclude at 20.45hrs.
PPOs witness a strong rise
Pre-placement offers this year are witnessing a surge of 20-100%. Top recruiters like McKinsey, PepsiCo, Wipro, BCG, etc have already rolled out PPOs at institutes such as the IIMs, XLRI, MDI, NMIMS. These institutes are expecting to almost double their PPOs as compared to last year. Unusually, most sectors including telecom and IT have seen PPOs coming in. Goldman Sachs, for instance, recruited 68 summer interns this year from b-schools across India and plan to convert majority of them to full-time employees. At PepsiCo India, currently 70% of senior sales and marketing managers come from summer interns. This surge indicates a revival of the economy and the job market. PPOs are also a strong indicator of how the placement season will play out.
Six new IIMs to choose from
It was announced early this morning through the IIMCAT website that registration for CAT 2014 will also include registration for the six new IIMs one each in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

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CAT 2014 test cities announced
The CAT website has put out a list of the cities which will hold the test this year. There are to be 98 test cities in the country as compared to last year's 40.

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CAT 2014 notification
IIM-I has announced the dates and a few changes with regard to CAT 2014. The test is to be held on two days: 16th and 22nd of November in sessions of two each. The registration for the CAT 2014 will be open from August 6 till September 30. Students will be able to download admit card from October 16 till examination date. The results will be declared in the third week of December 2014. Another major change coming in is that the exam duration has been increased from 140 minutes to 170 minutes and the questions in quantitative ability and data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning has been increased to 50 in each section from existing 30 questions. Candidates will also be able to switch between sections during the examination.
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