How to crack the CAT for admission to MBA program

September 22, 2016

Are you aiming for an MBA degree? Looking for a career in business?

MBA is the most sought after post graduate degree program. It is the only program which welcomes everyone whether he/she belongs to science, commerce or arts stream.

The first step towards getting into an MBA program from the top colleges in country is to crack the CAT (Common Admission Test).

What is CAT?

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an All-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for the management programmes of its twenty Business schools.

CAT examination is divided into following sections:
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability

Getting into top MBA colleges

For getting a call from good MBA colleges, applicant should score a minimum of 90 percentile in the CAT exam.

The top aspirants are then called for a Group Discussion and a Personal Interview from the MBA colleges. Clearing them will earn you an admission offer.

How to get a high percentile in CAT?

First things first, you need to get a very high percentile in the CAT exam. It seems very difficult but with careful planning and preparation one can achieve it.

So here are some tips:

Set a goal for yourself

Decide how much you want to earn in percentile and how much time you have to achieve this.

Know your Strengths and Weaknesses

To prepare a good plan you need to know where you stand currently. Although, all sections are important on the test, you will clearly find some sections easier than other. It may also differ from your friends so know about yourself first. For subject where you feel difficulty make sure with your preparation you are making separate notes on important tips. 

Remember, your tips i.e. the way you approach a question may be different from others and still be right.

Start with a good study plan

It is important to have a study plan, i.e. to first get the basic understanding of all the topics, then do a revision and master each and every topic (focusing on the most important first). 

Practice! Revise! Repeat!

Once you have a plan, do as much practice as you can. While practicing make a strategy for each type question you are solving. Remember, "Practice makes a person perfect". You must do a daily practice of at least 30 minutes even when you a busy day.

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How to become an engineer - Happy Engineers Day!

September 15, 2016

On September 15, we celebrate Engineers Day.

So many interesting wishes some funny, some motivating float around.

And then there's your mom "Mera beta/beti bade ho kar engineer banega/banegi"!

Many say it is the hardest of the study programs but still you want to do it because somewhere you feel.

The world can't change you but you can change the world!

Engineering is also one of the most rewarding and lucrative careers. So here are some great tips to get going and realize your dream.

How to start?

  • First of all know your interest area. Some popular engineering streams are computer science, electronics and mechanical. However you may have special interests like Biotechnology or aeronautics. Read more about various engineering streams, click here.
  • You can also take the career aptitude test to understand your personality and right careers for you. Take this test.
  • Take the science stream in class 11 and class 12.

Prepare for entrance exams

What is the right time to start?

Some people start in class 9 and some start as late as in class 12. The right time might depend on how well you study in school. If your concepts are clear, then the only preparation you need for entrance exams, is to solve questions. Giving 1 hour daily with your school studies is sufficient. It is better if you start by class 11 so that you do not feel the burden.

Choose the right preparation method

The best method is self study with the help of an online platform like This saves you time you would waste on travelling, keeping and maintaining your study plans and report cards and even helps you asks your doubts without any worry.

Apply for Engineering Entrance Exams

There are several engineering colleges in this country. The best ones are the IITs but there are many other excellent colleges other than IITs like BITS, VIT etc. Following are some tips on which forms to fill up
  • Must apply for JEE Main, the exam which allows you an entrance in many colleges across the country. It is also the entry point for the IITs entrance exam the JEE Advanced.
  • Give entrance exams for your state domicile, most states take the scores of JEE Main, however, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh/Telanga, West Bengal have their own entrance exams.
  • Apply for special universities like BITS, VIT and Manipal. Out of these BITS is ranked the highest.

Study Engineering!

Crack your exam, get top rank and get into a great engineering college. And then whatever everybody jokes about engineering students, never listen, get great grades in your exams! Get the best job possible and ENJOY.

Become An Engineer And Have A Happy Engineer's Day!

Important lessons from Lord Krishna to the students of today

August 25, 2016

Lord Krishna, one form of the Supreme Lord, teaches everyone the right way to live. On the day of Shri Krishna Janamashtami, we bring some important teachings which apply no matter you believe in Krishna or not.

Believe in Karma and success will follow

This should be the only goal of a student. This is your age to study hard and make the foundation of a successful life. Do not waste time on things that do not matter, for e.g. mindless chatter with friends, TV etc.  

Your parents have expectations from you and your duty is to fulfill that. All this is certainly possible, if your focus is on doing your Karma.

Act without worrying about outcome

This has been said many times but no one can deny how true this is. Many times students start worrying about the results of the entrance exams even before they start studying for the same. They should set a goal for themselves and start working towards it. It is no use being tensed all the time about the results. The only thing it does is make your studies unfruitful.

Believe in Supreme power but do your job

Again very well said! This goes out to religious people who pray and believe in God. We all know prayers and meditation help us concentrate and focus. But, to just pray to God for good results and do not put enough efforts will never give the desired results.

Live in the present

Don't worry about the future, forget about the past! Many times students worry they have wasted a lot of time and have not studied enough. Stop the worry immediately! Just focus on the time left and make the most out of it. You have today, which will not come back,  so  make the most out of it.

Be righteous and believe in yourself

Last but not the least, being righteous means doing what is morally right. Do not cheat others, your parents and do not even cheat yourself. It is easy to just pretend you are studying, you are going to classes and spending time with books. But if you are not really studying then it is cheating. 

If you are preparing for engineering entrance and you hate it, just be open with your parents and discuss if you can do something that is justified for your talents and abilities.

Finally, happiness and success is what everyone seeks in life and following these basic rules will make you very successful and happy.

TS EAMCET 3 to be held on September 11, 2016

August 8, 2016

The government of Telangana has scrapped the TS EAMCET II Exam 2016 due to the leakage of paper.

Now TS EAMCET 3 Entrance Exam 2016 is going to fill Medical seats available with the colleges of Telangana state.

New Exam Date - September 11, 2016

As per new schedule, the examination will be conducted on September 11.

TS EAMCET 3 Application Details

Candidates those applied earlier EAMCET 2 are no need to apply EAMCET 3 Entrance exam again. The students those not applied EAMCET 2 can apply EAMCET 3 Exam freshly. Students can download a fresh EAMCET 3 Hall ticket 2016 to attend the exam.

Name of Exam
TS EAMCET 3 (Medical)
Application Mode
(For previously not applied candidates only)
Online Application Starts
3rd August, 2016
Last date to submit Online Application Form
To Be Updated shortly
Date of Examination
11th September, 2016
Results for EAMCET 3
To Be Updated Shortly
Official Website

EAMCET 3 Application Fee

Online application fee for EAMCET 3 has exempted to pay for all candidates.

TS/Telangana EAMCET Medical Syllabus

Please refer to the complete syllabus for TS/Telangana EAMCET from for the Medical. Currently we are not offering the Engineering entrance exam.

Complete TS EAMCET Medical Study Material 

How to get admission in AFMC Pune through NEET

August 4, 2016

You got success in NEET-UG!
But if you are dreaming to get into the prestigious Armed Forced Medical College, Pune you need to do more than that.

What is AFMC?

AFMC is an Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) entrance exam, which is affiliated by
Maharashtra university of Health Science and recognized by MCI (Medical Council of India)

Criteria for applying in AFMC

  • Indian citizenship,
  • Unmarried,
  • Medically fit,
  • Age requirement: if your qualification is 10+2 then your age should be 17 but less that 22 years and if you are a B.Sc. candidate then your age should be less than 24 years, and
  • Should apply for NEET exam which is conducted by CBSE

Selection Process after application

Shortlisted candidates out of all those who apply will have to appear in the following additional examinations:
  • Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic & Reasoning
  • Psychological Assessment Test
  • Interview of Candidates
  • Medical Examination of candidate

Availability of seats

AFMC offer seats to only 130 medical cadets (105 boys & 25 girls). Out of which ten seats are reserved for SC/ST categories. Expected Cut off marks required for admission in AFMC for girls is  550 (subject to change) and for boys: 500 (subject to change).

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How to solve Pedigree Analysis related questions

July 30, 2016

Pedigree analysis related questions are pretty simple to solve if you understand the concept. These questions just involve plain logic.

Some Important Concepts 

That you must know

  • Dominant traits: - The phenotype appears every generation
  • Recessive traits: - Traits which are not dominant.
  • X-linked dominant/ recessive: Trait is never passed from father to son.

Some Important Rules

Rule #1: Every gamete carries exactly one allele for every gene.
Exception: Sex linked genes in males.
There is an exception to this rule because some genes are carried on the X or Y chromosomes, and sperm get one or the other, but not both

Rule #2: Any individual with the recessive phenotype (appearance) must be homozygous recessive.

Rule #3: Any individual with a homozygous recessive offspring must have at least one recessive allele.

Rule #4: Any individual with a homozygous recessive parent must have at least one recessive allele.

Rule #5: Don't guess. If the information isn't available, don't guess.

Also you need to remember these points:
1. Since the pedigrees presented are simple pedigrees, the following assumptions can be made:
a. No new mutations occur in the families. This means that a dominant trait must occur in a parent if it appears in a child. This also means that if a recessive trait appears in a child but does not occur in either parent; both parents must be heterozygous carriers for the trait.
b. All traits are 100% penetrant. This means that if the genotype for the trait occurs in an individual, the trail will appear.

2. If neither parent is affected,
a. The trait cannot be dominant.
b. The trait could be recessive and either parent or both could be heterozygous carriers.

3. If one parent is affected,
a. the trait could be dominant and the affected parent could be heterozygous while the unaffected parent is not a carrier
b. the trait could be recessive and the affected parent is homozygous while the unaffected parent could be a heterozygous carrier

4. If both parents are affected
a. the trait could be dominant and both parents could be heterozygous carriers which means that some of the children could be unaffected
b. the trait could be recessive meaning that both parents would have to be homozygous and all the children would have to be affected

5. Consideration of X-linked or Y-linked traits:
a. X-linked recessive
      i. affected male children must have a heterozygous mother
      ii. an affected female will transmit the trait to all male children
b. X-linked dominant
      i. affected males transmit the trait to all daughters
      ii. affected sons must have an affected mother
c. Y-linkage
      i. male to male transmission only
      ii. no affected females

Enjoy solving questions!

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How to study Biology for entrance exams

Biology is the most important subject in any entrance exam for two reasons
1. Most of questions will be in the Biology section
2. It is the most competitive section

For anyone who has opted for PCB, Biology would most likely be their favorite subject.
But even if it is not one of your favorites, here are some tips that will help you get through.

Tips for Studying Biology

Tip# 1: Read to understand

Contrary to popular belief – Biology is NOT just cramming. Biology involves a lot of understanding as well. For example, if you just understand how the process of digestion takes place, you will not need to “memorize it”.

Tip# 2: Did not understand? Now watch to understand!

Ok, so you were not able to understand how does mitosis take place? Why don’t you watch an animated video about it. has lots of concept videos which have been curated from the internet for your benefit.

Tip #3: Focus on important chapters first

The first chapter in biology textbooks is on classification, which is mostly theoretical. It is not even the most important chapter. So instead of starting from the first chapter, take a look at the chapter weightage from previous year papers and prepare accordingly.

Tip #4: (MOST IMPORTANT) Practice Questions

This is the most important part that students miss out. Practicing questions not only gives you an idea on the important “parts” of the chapter, it also helps you in memorizing the chapter. Keep repeating those questions and you will soon memorize all of them.

Tip# 5: Prepare Notes

Well, this works for some people and does not work for others. But if you feel that preparing notes helps you to understand and memorize, then do this more often – especially for the concepts that you are having a hard time to understand

How to approach the Biology Section in the exam?

Since Biology is mostly a theoretical section, you either know the answer or you don’t. So if you are unsure of an answer, then its best to skip it and move to the next one. Ideally, in the exam, the Biology section should take the least amount of time so try attempting it in the beginning itself.
Sometimes, you feel that you know the answer, but are not confident. In that case, use the process of elimination. Try thinking about the meanings of the all the other answer options, and concluding the best answer possible. But remember, that most competitive exams have negative marking as well, so better leave a question un-attempted than attempt it incorrectly.

Bonus Tip – How to solve questions related to genetics?

This is a very common problem faced by Biology students. Genetics is one part that seems very difficult to understand. The best way to solve any question related to genetics (especially those that ask you to predict the ratios of those F1, F2 generations), try drawing a Punnett square. It is time consuming at times, but it will help you get to the right answer very easily.