# Author: Ravi Handa

Founder of http://handakafunda.com

#### Three steps to cracking the CAT Section 1 – Quant & DI : Part 1

This is the first of a three-part series. (Click here to visit Final Admit: The one stop shop for all MBA aspirants on InsideIIM) CAT has changed over the years but most students study it and most teachers teach it still using the old methodology of dividing the preparation into three broad areas of a.

#### Study Plan for CAT 2013: Part 1

Let me start by saying, there is no such thing as a perfect study plan. There may be something like a good study plan but that will also vary from an individual to an individual. This post and the couple more which will follow are an exercise in generalization which should be taken as just

#### Dealing with Percentages – Part 1

A percentage, for the lack of a better definition, is a number or ratio as a fraction of 100. Probably its oldest application, like so many other things in today’s world, was at the time of the Roman Empire. Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, levied a tax of 1/100 on

#### How to Prepare for General Awareness – Awards, Medals, Prizes – Part II

In my previous post, we talked about the Nobel Prize, the Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. In this post, I would like to cover other important awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Awards and Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Although there as hundreds, if not thousands, of people who have won these awards – it is not

#### Study Plan for CAT 2013: Part 2

This is Part 2 of Ravi Handa’s study plan for CAT 2013. (You can read Part 1 here) The three big questions, which nearly every aspirant wants to know the answer to, are: a)     In which order should I prepare? b)     How much should I cover and by what date? c)      When should I start

#### Dealing with Percentages – Part 2

This is in continuation of my previous post. In case you haven’t gone through it, I suggest you read that first. (You can read ‘Dealing with Percentages – Part 1‘ here) In Part 1, I discussed the basic concepts, covering the following: Percentage as Fractions Percentage Change Changing Quantities by Percent I would like to discuss a

#### General Awareness Prep – Part III – Heads of Important Organizations

When it comes to MBA entrance exams life CMAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc. the knowledge of the heads of important organizations is really helpful. More often than not, you will end up getting couple of questions on these. There is also a reasonable chance that you will get a question of Match-The-Following type where this information

#### How to Prepare for General Awareness – Awards, Medals, Prizes – Part I

In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology, and the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as “justified true belief.” There is however no single agreed upon definition of knowledge, and there are numerous theories to explain it. When it comes to studying or preparing ‘General Knowledge / Awareness’ for a competitive exam, there are