How to improve your vocabulary

Here’s a joke that was doing the rounds on the Internet sometime back: Two trucks loaded with thousands of copies of Roget’s Thesaurus collided as they left a New York publishing house last Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Witnesses were aghast, amazed, astonished, astounded, bemused, benumbed, bewildered, confounded, confused, dazed, dazzled, disconcerted, disoriented, dumbstruck, […]

How to increase the number of attempts in the CAT

The most important thing which determines the success or failure of a candidate in any exam is the score obtained. This holds good for the CAT as well; as you know, the CAT is the first step towards securing an admission in the esteemed Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Two factors further determine the score […]

How to get the best out of the AIMCATs

By now, you would have appeared for a few All India Mock CATs (AIMCATs) – and probably got results which are less than what you would hope for. If that’s the case, then you would most probably be asking yourself a simple question: “How do I really improve my performance in the AIMCATs?” or “How […]

CAT Preparation: The Prep Roadmap

CAT is the entrance exam for more than 160 management institutes across India, including the 20 IIMs. The online CAT exam is conducted every year in the months of late November – early December. The CAT result is usually declared in January every year. The WAT/GD/PI rounds typically takes place from Feb to May. The […]

How to increase reading speed

When the editor asked me whether I’d like to contribute a piece on ‘Enhancement of Reading Speed’, to this special edition, I said I’d be happy to. Not because it gives me a chance to expand some imagined sphere of personal influence, but because it gives me (a True Believer) an opportunity to spread The […]