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November 29, 2007
MBS aspirants, test your Business Awareness
TCY experts offer Business Awareness/General Knowledge questions to supplement MBA examination preparation.

November 28, 2007
Do you fancy working from home full-time?
Telecommuting is a growing trend, with several people today preferring to work on their own terms. Shilpa Shet analyses.

'Money alone won't create a highly motivated worker'
'Today's employees have a greater expectation of being recognised when they do good work, and they expect that recognition to occur immediately or soon thereafter,' says HR guru Bob Nelson.

November 26, 2007
An analysis of the IIFT 2007 exam
Conducted on November 25, 2007, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) reverted to the one correct answer per question format. We take a look.

Global MBA -- a post-CAT back-up option
Contrary to the general belief, global B-schools like Harvard, Wharton, LBS, INSEAD are a reality for many Indian students, especially for you. Here's why you should at least consider them.

November 23, 2007
GRE Quant comparison: Solutions and strategies
Tips and tricks on how to crack quant comparison.

Prepare yourself for the IIFT 2007 tremors
What it takes to prepare for the IIFT entrance exam, with a mock test.

November 22, 2007
GRE Quant comparison: Strategies & practice
Quant comparison is the most interesting and possibly the highest scoring section in the GRE quant section. Here are some parctice questions.

Education UK Exhibition 2007 seeks Indian talent for UK universities
Education UK Exhibition 2007 began this week in Mubai, on Monday and Tuesday. The event will last for the next few weeks, and will visit six more cities across the country.

Study Abroad: 'New Zealand is an emerging market'
With plenty of scholarship money, numerous courses and opportunities for careers after graduation, New Zealand has become an increasingly popular destination for Indian students. Raj Ganguly answers questions on this topic.

November 21, 2007
'To dream big has always been my motto': CEO at 27
M Thiagarajan of Paramount Airways straddles across the aviation sector like a giant. At 29, he is the promoter, chief executive officer and managing director of one of India's best-run airline that made operational profits within two years of starting business.

IIM-C is recruiters' top choice again
The institute has managed to get its batch of almost 300 students, which is the largest batch among all the IIMs, placed in a record 4.5 days.

CAT 2007: Your post-CAT plan of action
You have taken the CAT, now what? Can you expect a call from the IIMs? Should you apply to other B-schools? Is your percentile good enough to get you into the country's best institutes? Gejo Srinivasan discussed these and other queries with GA readers.

Taking the TOEFL? Preparation and scoring
In the second part of the TOEFL series, we look at how you can prepare yourself for the test and other relevant details you should know.

November 20, 2007
TOEFL: Introduction, format and registration details
Manisha Zaveri reviews TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). She covers introductory material, test format and registration details.

November 19, 2007
Combining art with science: Sujatha Keshavan Guha
She is the first woman in India to obtain a postgraduate degree in Graphic design. Meet the lady who is co-founder and managing director of the reputed firm, Ray+Keshavan, Bangalore, considered India's leading brand identity and design consultants.

CAT: 'Overall cut-off for IIM is around 100'
Gejo Srenivasan, MBA expert with IMS, discusses CAT issues immediately after yesterday's exam. He breaks down each section, gives percentile ranges for different schools and advises students on how to proceed from here.

CAT: 'For IIM, percentile score near 99 is needed'
Gejo Sreenivasan, MBA expert with IMS, breaks down CAT 2007. He discussed the different sections, possible cut-offs and various MBA institutes.

November 18, 2007
CAT 2007: Analysis and expected cut-offs
Overall, even though the paper did not pose any surprise, pattern wise, with the number of questions remaining 75 as last year, the level of difficulty was increased by at least two to three notches.

CAT 2007: Answer key
Rediff.com, in collaboration with IMS Learning Solutions, an institute that trains CAT aspirants, brings you the answer key to CAT 2007.

14 world-class universities to come up soon
With a thrust on improving the standard of higher education, the government is working on a proposal to set up 14 'World Class Universities' across the country at an early date.

CAT 2007: A detailed analysis
What CAT 2007 had to offer.

Share your CAT experience!
What sections were tough? Were there any printing errors in your paper? Tells us about it!

November 17, 2007
CAT 2007: 'Free your mind of burden, no last minute studies'
Competitive examination experts from TCY answer questions about the final few days of CAT preparation. They advise readers to free their minds and stop the last minute studying. Read on

November 16, 2007
Final tips for CAT
The CAT can be tamed. Here's what you should be prepared for with just a day to go.

CAT 2007: 'I got calls from 5 IIMs'
Rajat Goyal a student of IIM Lucknow's batch of 2008, shares his CAT advice.

November 15, 2007
CAT 2007: 'Keep a positive attitude and an open mind'
Dejo Srinivasan, from IMS, gives readers helpful hints for CAT 2007: How to stay focused, positive and upbeat in the final few days.

Bye bye to call centre jobs
Several youngsters are lured into the BPO industry due to the minimal qualifications required and the attractive pay packages, but most don't stick on beyond a few months. Shilpa Shet analyses.

Success story: A $250,000 business, aged 25
Meet Atul Khekade, the 25-year-old founder of Innovation Trip, a $250,000 company.

Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. Take this mock CAT to see if you're prepared!

CAT 2007: A battle of nerves
IIM Lucknow student Abhay Agrawal, who scored in the 99.27 percentile in CAT, shares his CAT advice.

CAT: How to handle the stress and anxiety
A look at CAT and the stress which accompanies it. How can you handle the pressure? What tips should you employ to deal with anxiety? Read on

November 14, 2007
CAT 2007: The best strategy is a flexible one
IIM Lucknow student Muneetpal Singh Jolly talks about the importance of flexibility while plotting your CAT strategy.

CAT 2007: 'Start with your area of strength'
Arindam Lahiri from Career Launcher answers questions about the final week of CAT preparation.

CAT 2007: How to survive exam week, checklist
With months and months of preparation at stake, the week preceding CAT 2007 can be very stressful. Here are some general tips and a final checklist for keeping your percentiles up and leading.

November 13, 2007
Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. To help you perform better, we offer CAT strategies and tips as well as mock CATs and live chats with trainers every week.

November 12, 2007
CAT 2007: 'Even an astrologer cannot predict CAT'
CAT experts from Top Careers and You discuss CAT strategy for the final few weeks.

'If your boss spies on you, spy on him too!'
We recently published a feature on how offices spy on their employees' online activities and asked readers to share their stories and opinions. Here are a few responses.

CAT 2007: What NOT to do in the last week
With the CAT barely a week away, here's what you should and should not be doing in the last six days.

November 09, 2007
Taking the CAT? Eat right!
Make sure you're fighting fit for the CAT with these diet tips.

CAT 2007: What you should be reading
IIM Lucknow student Muneetpal Singh Jolly shares what you should have on your reading list.

November 08, 2007
CAT 2007: Watch out for these surprises!
Here are some surprises you should take into account while preparing your CAT strategy.

How to maintain & nurture a successful business
Ranjit Shastri, an active member of the Indian Angel Network and co-founder of PSi Inc, shares tips on how the young should learn the entrepreneurial zeal. In this concluding part he talks on how to maintain and nurture a start up and then move on.

The 4 Ps of cracking CAT
Fahad Anwar, Batch of 2008, IIM-Lucknow, scored in the 99.88 percentile and shares his CAT strategy.

November 07, 2007
CAT 2007: 'In weak sections, focus on clearing cut-offs'
Arindam Lahiri, a competive examination expert, discusses CAT 2007 strategy with Get Ahead readers: How should I divide my time? How can I clear sectional cut-offs? Read on

New Zealand: Your study abroad destination?
Raj Ganguly, education consultant, examines the pros and cons of studying in New Zealand: Will I find a job after graduation? How much money will it cost? Read on

Tips to become a successful entrepreneur
Ranjit Shastri, an active member of the Indian Angel Network and co-founder of PSi Inc, shares tips on how the young should learn the entrepreneurial zeal. He talks on how to get started, maintaining and nurturing a start up and then moving on.

'I will fight till the last few seconds'
Anupam Chaudhury who scored in the 99.39 percentile in CAT and is a student of IIM Calcutta's Batch of 2008, shares his CAT advice.

Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. To help you perform better, we offer CAT strategies and tips as well as mock CATs and live chats with trainers every week.

November 06, 2007
CAT 2007: Consistency and timing are critical
There has been enough written and said about CAT and how to prepare, write, tackle etc. There are however a few issues which are worth revisiting especially when you come closer to the day. Here are some of them.

Why you shouldn't lie on your CV
There have been numerous instances where employees were asked to leave when the information they have shared with the prospective employer has been found to be fraudulent. Background checks are getting more common as companies look to protect their interests and their clients' interests. So, watch what you claim on your CV.

CAT 2007: The biggest surprise could be no surprise
CAT has always had a tendency to surprise the candidates by a change in the pattern and this demands a little bit of flexibility in your strategy.

November 05, 2007
Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
"Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. To help you perform better, we offer CAT strategies and tips as well as live chats with trainers every week. Here's another mock CAT to help you practise and gauge your skills.

CAT 2007: 'Be prepared for the surprise factor'
With less than two weeks remaining before CAT 2007, how can you best prepare? Which methods should you adopt? Should you attempt new materials? Read on

Countdown: Two-week strategy
With less than a fortnight to go for CAT 2007, here's how you should spend your time.

November 02, 2007
10 secrets for everyday writing success
Shaun Fawcett provides readers with a few tips on writing and effective communication.

5 ways to jumpstart your job search
Finding a new / better job is like matchmaking -- you need to find a profile that matches your education and skills. Here are five mediums to find the perfect match!

CAT 2007: Strategise, analyse and practise!
Nikesh Rathi who scored in the 99.52 percentile in CAT and is a second year student at IIM Lucknow, shares his CAT advice.

November 01, 2007
Singapore school keen to woo Indian students
Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is eager for Indian students to enroll in the many post-graduate courses it offers.

IIM-A to double number of women in PGPX course
The average age of the new batch will be 33 years and the candidates gaining entry into the course will have work experience of about 10 years.

Test yourself with this free Mock CAT
Come Sunday, November 18, and many of you will be taking the Common Admission Test. To help you perform better, we offer CAT strategies and tips as well as live chats with trainers every week. Here's a mock CAT help you practise and gauge your skills.

Want to be an interior designer? Here's how!
Interior design is becoming an increasingly viable career option for creative individuals who have a flair for home and office design and decor. If you're one of them, here's how to get started.

Know the GRE: Cracking reading comprehension
We take a look at two 'short' RC passages with a different set of question types.

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