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LinkedIn-&-Modern-Age-Employment

LinkedIn & Modern Age Employment   In the past decade, we have witnessed great changes in the ways we communicate and shape our career. Social media has introduced us to a sea of opportunities, which can often get very overwhelming to handle. To streamline efforts and create a single platform for career growth and enhancement, LinkedIn was launched in the year 2003. Alt......


The-Chabahar-Port-Project

In the past weeks, the internet broke on the news of India being dropped out of the Chabahar railway project citing financial delay on India’s part. None of the governments confirmed the news which filled the internet with a lot of speculation and left the Indian masses worried about the major blow. However, now the Iranian government has confirmed that India is very much a part of the pr......


Navigating-through-a-B-school-(Part-2):-Choosing-the-right-career

Navigating through a B-school (Part 2): Choosing the right career As opposed to our discussion in Part 1, you don’t need to have this one all figured out in advance. While some of us have certain ideas about what we would like to do post MBA, many of us are quite confused. It’s alright! You don’t need to figure everything out because someone else has, ......


Navigating-through-a-B-school-(Part-1):-Preparing-Ahead!

Navigating through a B-school (Part 1): Preparing Ahead! We spend a good amount of time preparing for MBA entrance exams, but how many of us have put efforts into preparing for a B-school when we actually get admitted to one? Not many! Preparing ahead of venturing into your new b-school life will help you to reap the maximum benefits out of......


Online-vs-Offline-Coaching-for-CAT-Preparation

CAT is known to be the Mother of all MBA Entrance Exams! Right? There are some things in life where we say that the Journey is more beautiful than the destination itself and CAT preparation is definitely one amongst them. This is not to say that securing admission into a Top B-School of the country is less beautiful but preparing for it is altogether a different experience and in fact a life-ch......


IMI-Delhi-WAT-and-PI-Experience

Date and Time – 22nd March 2020; 1 pm My IMI Delhi WAT and PI scheduled on 22nd March 2020, in Indore. But, due to Janata Curfew and Corona Virus concerns, it was made online. We were provided a google form link, precisely at 1:25 so that we can type our essay in a section provided in that google link. The topic of the essay was – “If you ......


MICA-Ahmedabad-GE-and-PI-Experience

MICA Ahmedabad Interview Experience Venue – MICA Ahmedabad Date – 2nd March 2020; Forenoon slot (8 am) I entered the campus at 7 am and experienced breathtakingly beautiful greenery all over the campus. Not to forget the peacocks, which were relaxing in the MICA garden. At 8am, we got our documents verified. We were divided into panels.......


IIM-CAP-Round-WAT-and-PI-Experience

Venue – Goldfinch Hotel, Mumbai Date – 11th March 2020 Time – 8:30 am I reached the venue at 8:15. A professor was instructing the already present students to arrange their documents in a particular order. After about 40 minutes the WAT started. The WAT topic was - “The Citizens......


IMT-Ghaziabad-GE-and-PI-Experience

Date: 9th February 2020 Time: 12:30 pm Venue: St. Xavier’s, Mumbai As soon as I entered the venue, I noticed that many people from the forenoon slot were waiting in the corridors to get their interviews completed. I registered for the process and then the student volunteers allotted us our panels and the sequence in which we’ll be going for the int......


Indian-Economy-and-Oil-Prices

  Why do Crude Oil Prices increase? Increase in demand of crude oil is one of the most essential causes of rise in price of oil. It is seen that the demand for crude oil around the world since 1994 till 2006 grew at an average rate of 1.76% per annum, reaching a height of 3.4% in 2003-2004. The demand in the developing countries is irresistible due to their......


How-to-Crack-CAT?

How to crack CAT? | How to crack CAT in first attempt? Since you have started your preparation, HOW TO CRACK CAT? Is one question which all of you CAT aspirants ponder over while starting with your preparation. You may find many ways on different platforms. And, they are all more or less same. But, believe me, there is no standard rule, which can apply to everyone to ......


US---Iran-Relations

On 3rd January 2020, a US drone attacked the Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani (the shadowy top commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards). On one hand, where the whole Iran has been mourning over his death, there has been a war of words between US President Donald Trump and Supreme leader of Iran Ali Khamenei. While the aforementioned isn’t a standalone even......


Last-Minute-Tips-to-crack-XAT-

With XAT round the corner, aspirants need to gear up for probably the last exam of the season. It is important for candidates to remember that XAT has turned to a moderate difficulty level now from being a paper that used to be a tough nut to crack (which used to be before 3 – 4 years). It also needs to be remembered that as compared to other management entrance exams, XAT provides you wi......


All-about-Citizenship-amendment-act

According to the Bill, members of the Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zoroastrian communities who have come from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship. It also relaxes the provisions for "Citizenship by naturalisation". The law re......


The-Consumption-Problem-of-Economic-Slowdown

India’s economic growth (gross domestic product) was at 4.5 per cent in the second quarter of the current financial year. Gross Value Added (GVA), which is actually more representative of economic activity, grew at 4.3 per cent. The second quarter growth is the weakest since the fourth quarter of FY13. Reasons for this Slowdown -  There are distinct......


Environment-based-Articles---I

We have compiled for you some articles based upon esoteric topics like Sociology, Psychology, Biology, Philosophy, etc (which are usually asked in exams) to make you comfortable with reading of such topics. Reading of such topics can greatly help you in solving RCs. Each passage is followed by Central idea of the passage. Our advice is that you read the whole pa......


Archaeology-based-Articles---I

We have compiled for you some articles based upon esoteric topics like Sociology, Psychology, Biology, Philosophy, etc (which are usually asked in exams) to make you comfortable with reading of such topics. Reading of such topics can greatly help you in solving RCs. Each passage is followed by Central idea of the passage. Our advice is that you read the whole pa......


Psychology-based-Articles---I

We have compiled for you some articles based upon esoteric topics like Sociology, Psychology, Biology, Philosophy, etc (which are usually asked in exams) to make you comfortable with reading of such topics. Reading of such topics can greatly help you in solving RCs. Each passage is followed by Central idea of the passage. Our advice is that you read the whole pa......


Sociology-based-Articles---I

  We have compiled for you some articles based upon esoteric topics like Sociology, Psychology, Biology, Philosophy, etc (which are usually asked in exams) to make you comfortable with reading of such topics. Reading of such topics can greatly help you in solving RCs. Each passage is followed by Central idea of the passage. Our advice is that you re......


Article-370-Abrogation

On 5th August 2019, thousands of security personnel poured in the disputed territory of Kashmir, the streets were secluded, people locked in their homes, major J & K political leaders were quarantined, euphemistically under a house arrest. On the other hand, there were major consultations involving the PM, Home Ministry, Defense Ministry and National Security Advisor. And the nat......


Interview-questions-by-top-B-Schools

IIM Ahemedabad What are the three things that you want to ask God if s/he exists. Have you read the latest budget? What are key highlights of the budget? Profs may take one highlight and ask you to explain the benefits of it. Why do you want to a MBA after your engineering? If you were to recommend changes to your current company, what would they......


Top-B-Schools-and-their-criteria-for-final-selection

You are all aware about which sections wait for you in the exam, let us look at the bigger picture upon considering the different parameters upon which you’ll be weighed to get final admission into your dream college. Final Selection Criteria of IIMs- CAT Exam- CAT is the first step towards entering into IIMs. The CAT exam consists ......


Implications-of-NBFC-Crisis-

We are all aware about the recent crisis faced by the Non Banking Financial Sector(shadow banking sector), due to IL&FS crisis. To aggravate the problem, many other companies like Zee Group, Anil Ambani’s Reliance, Dewan Housing Finance Limited(DHFL)  have started defaulting on the payments and credit rating agencies downgrading their ratings to defau......


Trump-protectionism--an-imminent-danger

“Trade wars are not so bad when we are behind all countries in terms of trade balance”. These are the words of Donald Trump, who has started a trade war of uncertain consequences. Many economists, including the International Monetary Fund, have expressed their fears in this situation. American trade policy follows the dictates of economi......


Rate-cut-by-RBI-explained

Many of you might have been left with your heads scratching after reading the term-  ‘Rate cut by RBI’s Monetary policy committee’. Now, what do we mean by rate cut? The rate in question is the repurchase rate or the repo rate. This is the rate at which the central bank lends money to commercial banks, usually in exchange for government securities. So, a rate cut ......


Structural-Challenges-for-Modi-2.0

With the massive mandate that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) got in the recent elections, there are also huge challenges ahead for the new government with regard to the economy. . As estimated , GDP growth is indeed below 7% for 2018-19. But the big concern is that the slowdown appears to continue even in 2019-20 and it is expected that the economy  grows at below 7% for the second......


Jet-Airways-Crises-Explained

About Jet Airways- Jet Airways is an Indian domestic airline based in Mumbai. In October 2017, it was the second-largest airline in India after Indigo with a 17.8% passenger market share. Founder Chairman Naresh Goyal and his family owns around 52 per cent stake in Jet Airways while Etihad, a strategic partner, has 24 per cent shareholding. ......


Data-Protection-Bill,-2018

 The Supreme Court (SC) in August 2017 ruled that privacy is a fundamental right because it is intrinsic to the right to life. "Right to Privacy" is an integral part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution," the SC's nine-judge bench ruled unanimously. It added that the right to privacy is intrins......


The-Fugitive-Economic-Offenders-Act-

The Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018- On 29th Jan,2018, PNB (Punjab National Bank) filed a criminal complaint with India`s federal investigative agency against three companies and four people, including billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, the managing director of Gitanjali Gems, saying they had defrauded PNB and caused a loss of 2.8 billion rupees ($43 milli......


How-to-build-your-profile-along-with-preparing-for-CAT

Before knowing how to build your profile, let us see what a profile includes? Academics Work Experience Internships Projects Undertaken Position of Responsibility Professional Certification Extra Curricular Achievements What is a good profile? A good profile is the one which excel......


The-A-B-C-Approach

QA has been a pain point for many of you aspirants especially during mock tests. As far as the last year’s CAT papers is concerned, QA section brought nightmares to many non engineer aspirants. To tackle such a section, getting your basics right alongwith ‘The Strategy’ is essential. Basics can be only excelled after practicing different type of questions thoro......


Economically-Weaker-Section-Quota-Explained

What is Economically Weaker Section Quota? The Central Government after much discussion in the two houses of the Parliament passed  the 124th Constitutional Amendment seeking 10% quota for economically weaker sections of the society, the assent of which was given by the President in February 2019. With this assent, the limit set by SC, that is ,max 50% q......


Sailing-through-Unchartered-Waters

Before giving my first mock test , I was nervous. Nervous, for I realized that from now, I am going to start a new innings of my CAT preparation. I am going to sail in unchartered  waters, entering a new phase. A phase, that would mandate extraordinary amount of patience, self-motivation and management skills. In  my first mock, I could not attempt pre-decided number of questi......


How-to-write-an-effective-resume?

Resume is  a piece of paper which shows a candidate's skill set. The better the presentation of facts in resume, better for a candidate in Personal Interview. A resume must contain the following information Header- Your name, contact number and e mail address. ( Aligned towards left) Overview: Overview refers to the s......


About-Uniform-Civil-Code

What is Uniform Civil Code? The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India proposes to replace the personal laws based on the scriptures and customs of each major religious community in the country with a common set governing every citizen. Is there......


GD-Topic--#Meetoo

#Meetoo- The Debate Women can expose men and cost them their jobs. Power is a language that men understand   Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court after allegations of attempted rape against him divided the country on his nomination. In India, politicians were mostly silent on the allegati......


Living-life,-one-day-before-CAT.

One day before CAT, it is obvious for an aspirant to have a feeling that: “Tomorrow is the day. Tomorrow is the day for me to deliver. The day, for which I have been working hard for months. There is a very different kind of nervousness and excitement. What is going to happen? On one hand, there is a feeling of elation, that the period of struggle has  probably ended.......


…..With-patience,-perseverance-and-grit

When I started my CAT preparation, I began with a resolution, a resolution of never giving up. A resolution, which was a command to myself that I am going to do everything which was instructed, even if I felt worn out or exhausted. And this resolution must be remembered , till the day of CAT. Before the CAT preparation, I assumed that I will have to study for long hours, sacrifice on th......


Tell--me-something-about-yourself....

It is one of the most popularly asked questions in MBA interviews. A candidate’s resume is in front of the panel. The panel already knows the candidate’s thought process as he has already wrote an essay, then why this question. The answer lies in the fact that a candidate needs to be diligent while answering such question and must not say facts which are already in h......


Brexit-so-far-and-beyond-

  Already in place: Article 50 and the EU Withdrawal Act After the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016, the first key step on the road to Brexit was the triggering of ......


Facing-Group-Discussions-in-Campus-Admissions-Process

Facing Group Discussions in Campus Admissions Process: The Group discussions in  Campus Admission Process tests a candidate’s knowledge, leadership skills and communication skills. Although, many colleges have stopped conducting GDs, still many colleges like TISS Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal, SIBM and SCMHRD etc conduct GDs now. Through Group Discussions, interviewe......


IMT-Ghaziabad-Personal-Interview-Experience-II

Venue: XLMR Mumbai Reporting time: 8 am I entered the campus at 7:50 am. We were first sent for document verification, after which, we were shown presentations about the college. Then we interacted with student committee members. They told us the real scenario about placements and admissions. They revealed about how this time the professors are going to favour candidates, who ar......


Tips-for-essay-writing-in-WAT

How to write an effective WAT? The basic structure for writing essay includes three elements: Introduction, Main body, and finally Conclusion. Introduction: Introduction is an aspect of essay, which will define the level of attention the examiner is going to pay while reading. An arresting beginning is very important to secure the initi......


Rafale-Deal-Case---A-Controversy

What is the Rafale deal controversy? In April 2015, Government of India announced that the country will purchase 36 aircraft from the French aviation company Dassault in ready-to-fly condition. This decision was taken in order to improve the strategic capabilities of our Air Force. The decision was formalized in an......


SIBM-Pune-Group-Exercise,-Written-Ability-test-and-Personal-Interview-Experience

Name: Richa Goyal Venue: SIBM Pune Reporting time: 8:30am I entered the campus at 8:20am. It was located on a picturesque hill. The view was breathtaking.  We were told to undergo the process of document verification first. After the completion of document verification, we were divided into groups, and then ......


SCMHRD--WAT,-GD-and-Personal-Interview-Experience-

SCMHRD WAT, GD and Personal Interview Experience Name: Richa Goyal Venue: SCMHRD, Pune Reporting time: 8:30am Written Ability Test: We were given thirty minutes to write two essays. In the first essay, we were provided with the starting statement and an ending statement and we were asked to complete the content in between. The giv......


Introduction-to-Draft-e-commerce-policy

Draft e-commerce policy: The draft e-commerce policy, which was implemented from 1st feb 2019 lays down several norms for e-commerce companies. These norms primarily address the problems of unrealistically high discounts offered by major e-commerce players, thus securing markets for brick and mortar stores and MSME sector. Ecommerce companies in India......


My-CAT-Journey-I

Although, the question asked to me by one of my friend is ,” What did you learn from your CAT journey”. But, first let me describe the background scenario. I’m sure any of you readers could imagine a girl who is bubbly, always ecstatic, dynamic, full of enthusiasm, with all possible charisma.( I’m sure this pretty much sounds like the character of Kareena Kapoor in Jab w......


CAT-did-not-go-as-expected.....

My CAT did not go as expected! The exam started on a good note with VA section being the easiest of all mocks. After solving the two cases successfully in DILR, I felt traumatized on realizing that the two are tough nuts to crack. And finally the QA appeard with all possible blackness. For me it was the toughest of all mocks. The questions were torturous, bringing nightmares. At that time, the ......


Insolvency-and-Bankruptcy-Code-explained

Insolvency and Bankruptcy code: IBC- An Overview  The bankruptcy code is a one stop solution for resolving insolvencies which at present is a long process and does not offer an economically viable arrangement. A strong insolvency framework where the cost and the time incurred is minimised in attaining liquidation has been long overdue in India. The code will be able to prot......


Acing-the-VARC-Section-of-CAT

How to approach Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of CAT? The VARC section of CAT has been on an easier side as far as the last four years’ CAT is concerned. In such case, scoring high in this section becomes a compulsion, if you want to score a good percentile. In order to ace this section, consistent practice alongwith knowing one’s ......


IMT-Ghaziabad-Personal-Interview-Experience

Name- Animesh Jain    Venue: IMT Nagpur Reporting time: 8:30 am I was 6th in my panel. While I was discussing the changes made in Union Budget 2019, with my fellow interviewees, a student committee memb......


Union-Budget-2019-Key-Highlights

Union Budget 2019: Before understanding Key highlights of Budget 2019, let us know what a budget actually means. So, budget is basically a statement which shows the planned income and expenditure. The concept of budget applies everywhere ranging from a household to a nat......


Terms-from-Economic-Times-Explained

One of the most common reasons that students loathe reading newspaper is that they encounter many terms which are alien to them. We are  sharing a document which has a well compiled collection of terms which you'll encounter while reading a newspaper. Go through it well and hopefully you won't have an excuse for not reading newspaper  from now on!......


CAT-Previous-year-papers-|-CAT-1995-CAT-1996-CAT-1997-CAT-1998-

Give your CAT Preparation the final touch. Searching for actual CAT papers with detailed solutions? Your search ends here! Stalwart has compiled all the CAT previous year papers with detailed solutions, only for you!  ......


CAT-Previous-years-papers-|-CAT-1999-CAT-2000-CAT-2001-CAT-2002-CAT-2003

Give your CAT Preparation the final touch. Searching for actual CAT papers with solutions? Your search ends here! Stalwart has compiled all the CAT previous year papers with detailed solutions, only for you!   ......


CAT-Last-years-papers-|-CAT-2004-CAT-2005-CAT-2006-CAT-2007-CAT-2008

Give your CAT Preparation the final touch. Searching for actual CAT papers with solutions? Your search ends here! Stalwart has compiled all the CAT last years papers with detailed solutions, only for you!   ......




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