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The Ratios; the fun of being one over the other

February 16th, 2016

A commonly misunderstood concept in most competitive exams is the Ratio! Roughly, what we mean by ratio is something over something (x/y). So, we have a Numerator (the upper part of a fract …


How important are the AWA and IR Sections of the GMAT?

January 20th, 2016

Students preparing for the GMAT are uncertain about the importance of the AWA and IR Sections of the test and many just ignore them because these scores are not incorporated into the 800 sc …


Data Sufficiency– A Nightmare?

December 18th, 2015

The GMAT quantitative Section consists of 37 questions of primarily two types – problem solving and data sufficiency. People with little exposure to the GMAT or those whose preparatio …


Reading Comprehension: the bête noire for most GMAT test takers. Why?

December 8th, 2015

I guess some questions are just not meant to be answered. Or is it that there is no coherent, logical answer for them. As a GMAT trainer, there can be nothing more frustrating than facing a …


Zen and the Art of Grammar: De-mystify the SC on the GMAT

September 17th, 2015

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (ZAMM) is a great read and a great unravelling of skill types. When the SC questions of the GMAT are the topic of discussion and when I need to inc …


On the Threshold of the New Year….for Applications!

August 19th, 2015

It is not quite the end of 2015 and nor is it time to ring in the NEW YEAR. But it is time to face the reality that the application rounds for Fall 2016 have started and the coming two mont …


Applicants to Business Schools – Don’t Be the Tragic Hero

July 7th, 2015

The last article on applications touched on the skills needed by re-applicants. This time round let’s focus on the first time applicants who, as I mentioned earlier, are clearly the major …


RE-APPLICANTS TO BUSINESS SCHOOLS – WORK SMART!

June 4th, 2015

As an MBA Program aspirant you are clearly in one of these three spots at this time of the year – you have your dream admission (or may be any admission!), you were dinged by all the …


MORE PUNCH- GMAT or GRE?

May 12th, 2015

Time was when the GMAT was clearly the most important criterion for business schools to pick an applicant. Slowly other things on the application gained importance and the selection process …


Demystifying Integrated Reasoning

April 23rd, 2015

The very first reason of testing MBA aspiring candidates on Integrated Reasoning (IR) is analysis of Data! B-schools need to know how good the applicant is in real life data analysis say wi …


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