Should you quit your job for CAT Preparation?

Should you quit your job for CAT Preparation?

CAT Preparation
Common Admission Test (CAT) is the gateway to IIMs and other prestigious business schools in India. But at the same time, it is regarded as one of the toughest exams to crack due to very high competition. A lot of aspirants prepare for CAT after their graduation while on a job. And if you are in a hectic job, you may find it very difficult to concentrate on your studies. So what should one do in such a scenario? Is it a wise choice to quit the job and start CAT preparation with full dedication? Or, is it possible to prepare for CAT while working full time? Let's find out. As a business manager, in life, you will have to make difficult decisions. Consider this decision as one of them.…
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I missed you too

I missed you too

Fiction
It was the best she ever looked. She was determined to fix everything today. Her flowing hair shining like gold fluttered through the breeze. Once again she looked at her cellphone mirror. “Perfect. He would love to see me.” She said to herself. It was a bright day, full of sunshine. As she walked by the corner of the main market road, her eyes followed her image reflecting in the huge front glasses of the shops. “He still loves me like old days. We will be together now.” She couldn’t resist talking to herself. After a long walk along the market main road, the residential area was in sight. She took a deep breath to prepare herself once again. She felt even more confident causing her to speed up. The…
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List of Important CAT Preparation Books

List of Important CAT Preparation Books

CAT Preparation
A lot of candidates ask me about the important CAT (Common Admission Test) Preparation books to be referred while preparing for CAT. In this post, I will give you complete list of important books for CAT Preparation. Also, I will share some good resources/material which will help you a lot in your CAT preparation. I have included links to most of the books & resources. This list is the latest list of books updated for CAT 2019 preparation. If you are preparing for CAT or planning to start soon, you can read my detailed article here: How to prepare for CAT List of Important CAT Preparation Books The All-in-one If you are not willing to go through multiple reviews for CAT preparation books, you may go for this bundled package of 4…
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My Idea of a Peaceful Dream Vacation

My Idea of a Peaceful Dream Vacation

Life
[caption id="attachment_1463" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A group of ducks enjoying the peaceful life of Mysore (Infosys Mysore Campus)[/caption] We come across so many beautiful people, places and moments in our life. At times, we feel to revisit those moments, to relive the amazing past. Such nostalgia occurs to me every now and then. The memorable moments of my life I spent in Mysore. Yes, it is my dream vacation destination where I want to spend some quality time again. Away from the chaos of daily life, a place with still lower level of pollution, a place housing one of the best corporate campuses on earth- Infosys Mysore. It should be at least 1 month long vacation. I would leave from Delhi Airport to land in Bengaluru and from there I would take a…
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“New IIM” vs “Old” Private B-School

“New IIM” vs “Old” Private B-School

CAT Preparation
Every year, a lot of students get confused between getting into a "new IIM" or established "non-IIM private" B-schools. I hope this article will help them in making a choice. In last 8 years, we witnessed 13 new IIMs which brought the total number of IIMs to 19 in India. CAT aspirants, who are unable to secure admission in older IIMs and get selected in new IIMs, find themselves in a huge dilemma whether to join these new IIMs or some already established premier non-IIM B-School. With a lot of opinions of so many so-called “experts”, it is obvious for a prospective B-school student to get confused. So, lets try to find a solution to this problem by analyzing some facts. Let us first look at what is the current…
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CAT vs GMAT- Dilemma of every MBA aspirant in India

CAT vs GMAT- Dilemma of every MBA aspirant in India

CAT Preparation
There is a lot of confusion in the life of a student. One thing is, should they study further or join some company. Once they make a choice, a plethora of further sub-options emerge and the person has to decide again. Now, for the sake of our topic, suppose the person chooses to study further, and that too MBA (lets ignore the Post Graduation in Science/Engineering vs Business Administration vs some other field to be taken on a later date). Now, in the context of India, MBA again has many sub-options- Whether to take CAT (Common Admission Test) and similar Indian exams to go to top B-Schools of India, or take GMAT and plan for MBA in abroad. Both exams are similar though very different from each other and it…
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Beyond the Illusion of Real Togetherness

Beyond the Illusion of Real Togetherness

Life
There would be hardly anyone who would want to be alone in life. We always need family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, neighbors, pets and even unknown people around us. It is human nature to be together and seek happiness and being with others. But has it changed these days? In old days, the only way of being together was to sit together. Telecommunication was still a distant dream usually practiced in fantasy movies by fictional characters. But everything has changed now. With the advent of 24/7 connectivity through small pocketable handheld devices called mobile phones, togetherness has got a new meaning. Earlier it was telephony where people used to talk for several hours a day. But with the introduction of internet, smartphones and apps, connectivity is now 24/7. People remain available…
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Togetherness without being together

Togetherness without being together

Life
We have fun loving people all around us, but very few of them love people more than fun, and that makes all the difference. I always wonder the meaning of being together. Is it about being able to look at each other, talk or even touch each other? Save the "touch" part, looking and talking is now-a-days possible no matter you are physical near to each other or not, thanks to the technology in the form of Skype or Hangout. But, I believe that being together is much more than this. It is when we are together even if we are unable to hug, see, hear, or touch the other person. It is when our hearts are together, our heartbeats are in sync even if we are away, our memories make…
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The change that fueled life

The change that fueled life

Life
When I was about to graduate from my engineering college, I felt the uneasiness created by the upcoming change in my life. I felt sad by the thought that soon my college life will be gone. At that time, a very good friend of mine told me that "change is the norm". And moreover, some changes are irrevocable and one has to accept them anyway. Very soon my work life began. I was excited to begin a new life. But at the same time, I was little bit skeptical about going 2500 kms away from my home. "Is it worth it?" I asked myself. And guess what, yes, that change in my life was for good. I will cherish those memories for life. As a matter of fact, I believe most of the changes…
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When a stranger made me smile

When a stranger made me smile

Life
[caption id="attachment_1279" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Source: www.forangelsonly.org[/caption]  At a certain point of time, we start believing that there is nothing good left in this world. But, there are those little moments in life which make us realize that we are wrong, that there are still so many good people in this world and it brings smile to our face, a relief in our heart. In the present day life where everyone is running around aimlessly, competing with others to win some race, everything seems full of pessimism. At a certain point of time, we start believing that there is no one with a good heart left in this world. But there are those little moments in life which make us realize that we are wrong, that there are still so many good people…
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