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GK Live Session 5 – Current Affairs and Static GK

  1. Which state has adopted ‘Flatted Factory Model’ to ensure the availability of industrial land?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Tamil Nadu
    3) Uttar Pradesh
    4) Jammu & Kashmir
    5) Maharashtra

Ans: Uttar Pradesh

  1. Which payments bank has launched ‘Suraksha Salary Account’ for MSMEs recently?
    1) India Post Payments Bank
    2) Jio Payments Bank
    3) Fino Payments Bank
    4) Paytm Payments Bank
    5) Airtel Payments Bank

Ans: Airtel Payments Bank

  1. Name the Indian NGO which has won the Biodiversity award 2020 presented by Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
    1) Kutumb Foundation
    2) Deccan Development Society
    3) Self Employed Women’s Association
    4) Sayfty social society
    5) Socio Economic and Educational Development Society

Ans: Deccan Development Society

  1. Which is the first airport in India to deploy a tech-enabled smart automatic irrigation system (SAIS)?
    1) Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport
    2) Kempegowda International Airport
    3) Chandrapur Greenfield Airport
    4) Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
    5) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

Ans: Kempegowda International Airport

  1. Keibul Lamjao National Park is located in which state?
    1) Meghalaya
    2) Nagaland
    3) Mizoram
    4) Assam
    5) Manipur

Ans: Manipur

  1. Where is the HQ of International Criminal Court located?
    1) London
    2) Geneva
    3) Hague
    4) Budapest
    5) Rome

Ans: Hague

  1. Which country has announced ‘Jet Zero’ plan to bring down aviation emissions?
    1) Australia
    2) Pakistan
    3) United Kingdom
    4) South Africa
    5) New Zealand

Ans: United Kingdom

  1. Who is the MD and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?
    1) Amitha Sehgal
    2) Biswamohan Mahapatra
    3) G. Sivakumar
    4) Deepak Kumar
    5) Dilip Asbe

Ans: Dilip Asbe

  1. Who authored the biography of DadabhaiNaoroji titled “Naoroji Pioneer of Indian Nationalism”?
    1) Dinyar Patel
    2) DamodarDharmanandaKosambi
    3) R. C. Majumdar
    4) Jadunath Sarkar
    5) RomilaThapar

Ans: Dinyar Patel

  1. Which state/UT has prepared Poultry policy 2020 for the 1st time to boost poultry production in the region?
    1) Assam
    2) Jammu & Kashmir
    3) Karnataka
    4) Puducherry
    5) Odisha

Ans: Jammu and Kashmir

  1. Vat Phou is the UNESCO world heritage site located in which country?
    1) Laos
    2) Tanzania
    3) Tibet
    4) Vietnam
    5) Bhutan

Ans: Laos

  1. Harike wetland is located in which state?
    1) Punjab
    2) Assam
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Meghalaya
    5) Bihar

Ans: Punjab

  1. What is the capital and currency of Malawi?
    1) Dodoma & Shilling
    2) Harare & RTGS Dollar
    3) Lilongwe & Kwacha
    4) Maputo & Metical
    5) Lusaka & Pula

Ans: Lilongwe & Kwacha

  1. Who becomes the 1st ever women to reach deepest point of ocean, the Challenger deep?
    1) Nancy Roman
    2) Christina Koch
    3) Peggy Whitson
    4) Stephanie Wilson
    5) Kathy Sullivan

Ans: Kathy Sullivan

  1. Find the PSU which is 1st in construction sector to become fully digital?
    1) National Highway Authority of India
    2) Hindustan Prefab Ltd
    3) National Buildings Construction Corporation
    4) National Project Construction Corporation Ltd
    5) Hindustan Steelworks Construction Ltd

Ans: NHAI

  1. Who authored the book titled ‘Lockdown Liaisons’?
    1) Sudha Murthy
    2) Arundhati Roy
    3) Anita Desai
    4) Uma Balasubramaniam
    5) Shobhaa De

Ans: Shobhaa De

  1. Lonar Lake which is in news recently is located in which state?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Bihar
    3) Maharashtra
    4) West Bengal
    5) Uttar Pradesh

Ans: Maharashtra

  1. Bhogapuram airport is located in which state?
    1) Andhra Pradesh
    2) Haryana
    3) Punjab
    4) Maharashtra
    5) Madhya Pradesh

Ans: Andhra Pradesh

  1. Ghumura is folk dance in which state?
    1) Goa
    2) Assam
    3) Odisha
    4) Jharkhand
    5) Bihar

Ans: Odisha

  1. The river Vamsadhara originates in which state?
    1) Jharkhand
    2) Bihar
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) Odisha

Ans: Odisha

  1. Where is the HQ of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) located?
    1) Geneva
    2) London
    3) Rome
    4) New York
    5) Paris

Ans: Paris

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CAT Preparation Strategy 2020 for Freshers

CAT is one of the most prestigious examinations in our country which paves the way for MBA aspirants to get into IIMs (old and new) and other top MBA colleges. More than 2,00,000 aspirants take the CAT every year and only a handful manage to score high enough to find their way into one of their dream colleges. Out of these 2,00,000 aspirants more than 30% are freshers, students who have either just completed their graduation or are in their final years. A popular assumption is that it is difficult for freshers to get into a top MBA college or into  IIM A, B or C. But, is it the case? And if it isn’t, let us also talk about how they can go through with it, ensuring an exceptional result in CAT.

CAT Preparation Strategy for Freshers

I took CAT as a fresher, with sub-par Graduation scores, scored almost 99%ile and got calls from every college I was eligible for and converted all of them. The point being, No it isn’t difficult for freshers to get into a top IIM. In fact, I believe it is rather easier for a fresher to get a high score in CAT compared to anyone with work exp. ,reason being, as a fresher you are already in touch with the core subjects and concepts plus you are already in a groove for studying. The only disadvantage (which you really can’t do much about) is the additional points for work exp. but that can be compensated as well, if you have good academics, good CAT score and an impressive selection process. So, don’t worry, if you are a fresher and you are looking forward to scoring high in CAT examination with a good CAT preparation strategy, which may be facilitated by the Best Online CAT Coaching Course.

CAT Preparation Strategy

Should you do it? Yes, definitely! But how? Well, let’s get to the basic blue print for CAT preparation strategy.

You have 6 months for your preparation. This feels like a very long time but let’s break it up: You are in college and you have to attend let’s say 7-8 hours of class on weekdays, 1-2 hours for college assignments, so for safe keeping 10 hours for college. That leaves you with like 2-3 hours for preparation on weekdays and 4-6 hours on weekends (in small bursts, of course). So, in terms of study hours, you have just enough time so that if you start now and sincerely, you can definitely be in the top percentile.

How you prepare it, online or offline, that is completely upto you, just make sure, you have at least 2-3 hours for self study, regularly (or daily).

Starter Pack (Basic Idea):

The most important thing is that you keep your basics strong, concepts clear and are familiar with all the topics that constitute the syllabus of CAT. If you find a topic is stranger to you, get yourself acquainted with it, you got some time for CAT.

What helps? For the basics in Quant, go back to NCERT and R.S. Agarwal for practice and to get yourself back in the mindset. For RC and Verbal, start reading quality books and articles, The Hindu helps, so does other quality English newspapers. In terms of books/novels to read, my personal recommendation is Six Days of War. Try it, the kind of words you will get there, you won’t be able to find it anywhere. Apart from that read other quality authors (Please, stay away from the Chetan Bhagats and Durjoy Duttas of the world). For DI/LR, you basically need two things, a pro-active mind and ability to think on the edge, so start solving puzzles, riddles and sudokus. My personal favourite, Rubik Cube, solve it and time yourself.

You can spend the first, 20-30 weeks doing this, helping you getting in the feel of things for CAT and also polish your concepts.

Now, Let’s get into a more formal preparation strategy:

Get Your Basics Right:

CAT as an exam that constitutes of basic and conceptual questions, which test your skill and knowledge of basic topics. So, if you aren’t conceptually strong or you are having problems with solving questions, you need to get back to improving your hold on your concepts. NCERT, R.S. Agarwal, as I mentioned before plus you can also go for Arun Sharma, for more practice but don’t attempt all difficulty questions at once, First, go for LOD-1 of all chapters, then follow the same for LOD-2, that keeps you in touch with topics on a regular basis. 

Time:

CAT is an exam of speed and accuracy, so it is very important that you time yourself while you are solving your questions. If I gave you enough time and your basics are right, there is no doubt that you will solve all the questions but once you have a timer breathing down your neck, things change. So, prepare yourself for the crunch situation. How? Well, time yourself for everything you solve and practice and then Mocks!

Mocks: 

Mocks will be the most important thing about your CAT preparation. Take as many mocks as you can and don’t be scared of taking mocks. You might score a little less rather embarrassingly low in a few, but it is okay no one has to know. But, whatever happens make sure you keep giving your mocks. They will literally carry you into your dream college.

Analyse: 

Not a lot of people and coaching institutions will tell you or rather give you a proper analysis of your mocks and trust me, they are important. A table of computer generated scored won’t help you unless someone helps you take through all your rights and wrongs, suggests you what to do and what not to do. CAT is also sometimes about your decision to leave a question where several others wasted their time. Remember time is of the essence, and your time management would be made clear only when you analyse. So, get your mocks analysed and the very next day after a mock, devote your time working on your mock, backwards. What you could have done right, where you took a lot of time, where you could have shortened the process, used a trick or missed a question, everything.

Confidence: 

Keep your confidence high at all times. Always! A few mocks will get messed up, some topics will be a tough nut to crack but don’t lose heart, keep your morale up at all times. You are not supposed to know everything, you are not supposed to solve all the questions, it is perfectly okay to miss a few questions in your mocks, it is perfectly acceptable to have a few wrong questions. Just remember, analyse and improve, if you do that, CAT will be a breeze for you.

This is basic recipe to CAT for freshers. Make sure your graduation scores aren’t affected by your preparation. A lot of aspirants, under the duress of college and coaching classes, mess up their graduation scores and that has implications. And for such people, Robert Kahn invented the internet, so join a self paced online coaching for CAT and keep yourself away from all the hassle and exhaustion of sitting in back to back classes. 

CareerAnna as the Best Online CAT Coaching has been helping aspirants get through to their dream colleges, similarly. So, who knows you might be next. So, stop having second thoughts on your decision, stop listening to other people if you think you want to. 

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TISSNET Syllabus 2021

In this article we bring to you TISSNET Syllabus 2021 – the exam conducted for admission to various programmes offered at TISS Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Tuljapur campuses. 

TISSNET Syllabus 2021

There are broadly 3 sections in TISSNET Exam. However, there is nothing like sectional cutoff in the exam except for GK Cutoff. TISSNET GK Cutoff is 14 marks out of 40. Let us have a look at the section wise TISSNET Syllabus 2021. 

Analytical and Numerical Ability

  • Basic question of inferential and visual reasoning
  • Set of questions from DI covering topics of pie chart, line graphs, bar graphs
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Averages
  • Ratio Proportion
  • BODMAS
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mathematical Series etc.
  • Percentage
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Linear Equations
  • Basic Geometry
  • Basic Number System (majorly LCM, HCF, Last digit) 
  • Very basic PnC and Probability

Logical Reasoning and DI

  • Number Series
  • Alpha-Numeric
  • Linear -Arrangement
  • Statement/Conclusion
  • Statement Assumption
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Tables
  • Bar Graph

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Language Ability

  • Reading Comprehension questions which are usually direct
  • Logical arrangement of paragraphs
  • Fill in the blanks on the basis of vocabulary
  • Sentence Correction
  • Analogies
  • Precise or summary writing of the paragraph
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • One word substitution
  • Phrases and Idioms

Social and General Awareness

  • United Nation Organization
  • Historical facts about India
  • Monuments and Rivers of India
  • Latest trends happening in the country
  • Outlined knowledge about the domestic and International politics
  • Prominent Awards and personalities
  • Knowledge and essential facts about various games
  • Government Schemes
  • Polity and Indian Administration
  • Social Activities and related movements
  • General Geology
  • Geography
  • Fine Arts and Music
  • Movies
  • Arts, Dance, Culture, Tribes
  • Current Affairs
  • Awards and Honors
  • Books and Authors
  • Social and Economic Issues

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Current Affairs and Static GK Session 1 – May 17

Current Affairs and Static GK Session 1 – May 17: Please find below all the questions and answers discussed in the session conducted for TISSNET, IIFT, CMAT, XAT and any other exam where GK comes.

Current Affairs and Static GK Session 1

A. The task force on National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), projects total infrastructure investment of Rs 111 lakh crore during a 5-year span of FY 2019-20 to FY 2024-25. Name the person who heads the task force.

  1. Arun Goel
  2. Rajiv Kumar
  3. Atanu Chakraborty
  4. Ajay Kumar
  5. Subash Chandra

B. Name the Bank which has launched ‘Vikas Abhaya’ scheme to provide relief to MSME borrowers.

  1.  Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
  2.  Jharkhand Gramin Bank
  3.  Kerala Gramin Bank
  4.  Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
  5.  Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank

C. Name the person who has been appointed as the Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to Indian United Nations.

  1. Jaideep Mazumdar
  2. T S Tirumurti
  3. Piyush Srivastava
  4. Syed Akbaruddin
  5. Deepak Mittal

D. Which country has conferred Manipuri doctor, Thangjam Dhabali Singh with “Order of Rising Sun- Gold and Silver Rays”?

  1. Indonesia
  2. South Korea
  3. China
  4. Japan
  5. Thailand

E. Name the Indian state which topped the list of provide maximum employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) as per data of Rural development ministry.

  1. Chhattisgarh
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. West Bengal
  5. Maharashtra

F. India ranked 53rd in budget transparency and accountability as per 7th edition of ‘Open Budget Survey 2019’ conducted by International Budget Partnership (IBP). Name the country which topped the list.

  1. Comoros
  2. Venezuela
  3. New Zealand
  4. Sweden
  5. South Africa

G. Name the person who authored the book named “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir”.

  1. Dana Vachon
  2. Alice Walker
  3. Kamin Mohammadi
  4. John Bolton
  5. Ralph Ellison

H. Name the 1stcompany to get nod from Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct clinical trials of Favipiravir antiviral tablets on mild to moderate COVID-19 patients.

  1. Cipla Limited
  2. Sun Pharmaceutical
  3. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
  4. Lupin Pharma
  5. Cadila Healthcare Limited

I. National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) has allowed to use a part of the Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve for coal mining recently. The Elephant reserve is located in which state?

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Telangana
  3. Assam
  4. Goa
  5. Nagaland

J. Name the 1stIndian tennis player who has been nominated for the Fed Cup Heart Award from the Asia/Oceania Zone.

  1. Leander Paes
  2. Mahesh Bhupathi
  3. Vijay Amritraj
  4. Rohan Bopanna
  5. Sania Mirza

K. Scientists from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), in the study, published in the Global and Planetary Changes journal revealed a 35 thousand-year history of river erosion in Ladakh Himalayas. Where is WIHG located?

  1. Jammu
  2. Dehradun
  3. Leh 
  4. Manali
  5. Shillong

L. What will be the financial grant that was approved by world bank for multi-year financial support to India to enhance and safeguard its coastal & marine resources (in USD)?

  1. 300 million
  2. 250 million
  3. 400 million
  4. 500 million
  5. 350 million

M. Name the 1stIndian state which has announced to provide free and cashless insurance protection to people.

  1. Punjab
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Haryana
  4. Odisha
  5. Kerala

N. Name the Indian state which has decided to launch ‘Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna’ for urban employment (120 days of employment).

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Goa
  4. Tamil Nadu
  5. Bihar

O. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Alumni Council has launched India’s first “COVID-19 test bus” in which Indian city?

  1. Indore
  2. Bhopal
  3. Mumbai
  4. New Delhi
  5. Lucknow

P. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a panel to frame standard professional indemnity policy for insurance intermediaries that was issued by all the insurers. Who heads the panel?

  1. Rajiv Kumar
  2. AS Mishra
  3. VK Paul
  4. Yegnapriya Bharat
  5. Tapan Roy

Q. The Scientists of S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS) has developed Nanomedicine to alter oxidative stress to treat COVID-19. Where is SNBNCBS located?

  1. Chennai
  2. Kolkata
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Bengaluru
  5. Ranchi

R. Name the Indian PSU which signed MoU with NOCCA Robotics (the incubated start-up in IIT Kanpur) to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19 treatment.

  1. Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE)
  2. Airports Authority of India (AAI)
  3. Chennai Petroleum Corporation (CPCL)
  4. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
  5. Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL)

S. Name the present Economic affairs secretary of India, who has been appointed as director on the central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in May 2020.

  1. Tarun Bajaj
  2. Ajay Kumar Bhalla
  3. Rajeev Singh Thakur
  4. Atanu Chakraborty
  5. Rajiv Kumar

T. Name the ministry which has launched the Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones (GARUD) portal.

  1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  2. Ministry of Culture
  3. Ministry of Labour and Employment
  4. Ministry of Science and Technology
  5. Ministry of Civil Aviation

U. Name the microwave steriliser which was developed by Pune-based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), to disintegrate coronavirus by heating.

  1. Sara
  2. Sindhya
  3. Jackqueen
  4. Atulya
  5. Reema

V. Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) has directed Arunachal Pradesh to involve Chakmas, Hajongs tribes in COVID-19 relief plan. Who is the Minister of DoNER (MoS – I/C)?

  1. Jitendra Singh
  2. Jual Oram
  3. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
  4. Harsimrat Kaur Badal
  5. Arjun Munda

W. The Sariska tiger reserve is located in which state?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Telangana
  4. Rajasthan
  5. Andhra Pradesh

X. Who is the 1stchairman of Lokpal in India (he is also the present chairman)?

  1. Sharad Arvind Bobde
  2. Ranjan Gogoi
  3. Dipak Misra
  4. Pinaki Chandra Ghose
  5. KK Venugopal

Y. Name the Indian Journalist who has won 2020 Pulitzer award in feature photography category.

  1. Dar Yasin
  2. Mukhtar Khan
  3. Channi Anand
  4. Both 1) and 2)
  5. All the 1), 2) and 3)

Answer Key: 

A. Atanu Chakraborty

B. Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank

C. Syed Akbaruddin

D. Japan

E. Chattisgarh

F. New Zealand

G. John Bolton

H. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

I. Assam

J. Sania Mirza

K. Dehradun

L. 400 million

M. Maharashtra

N. Himachal Pradesh

O. Mumbai

P. Yegnapriya Bharat

Q. Kolkata

R. Bharat Dynamics Limited

S. Tarun Bajaj

T. Ministry of Civil Aviation

U. Atulya

V. Jitendra Singh

W. Rajasthan

X. Pinaki Chandra Ghose

Y. All of 1, 2 and 3

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IIM Indore IPMAT 2020 New Dates Announced

IIM Indore New IPMAT 2020 Dates Announced

IIM Indore has announced new IPMAT 2020 Dates after the revision which had to happen due to ongoing Covid outbreak. 

New exam date for IIM Indore IPMAT Exam is July 25, 2020 and exam will be conducted online.

This gives students around 2 months from here to boost their IPMAT Preparation with IPM Online Coaching course and be able to score high in the examination. 

Keep watching this space for more updates on IIM Indore IPMAT 2020 Exam.

IPM 2020 Online Coaching Course | IPM 2021 Online Coaching Course

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Corona Virus Impact on Indian Economy

Corona Virus Impact on Indian Economy – It will be unprecedented, it will be unavoidable and would take 9-12 months to enable the country to recover and be back to where it was before Corona virus outbreak. Let us have a detailed sector wise look at the corona virus impact on Indian Economy.

Corona Virus Impact on Indian Economy

Goldman Sachs now forecasts that India’s real GDP growth could fall to 1.6 percent in FY21 compared to its earlier projection of 3.3 percent, it said in a report titled An Unprecedented Sudden Stop for India. The research house has pared its growth forecast for the second time now. Before the local spread of Covid-19 accelerated, Goldman Sachs had pegged growth at 5.8 percent in FY21. 

India’s lowered GDP growth forecast comes amid steep downgrades for global growth as well. Goldman’s forecasts suggest: Global GDP will contract by 2 percent United States GDP will contract by 6.2 percent Eurozone GDP will contract by 9 percent Explaining the contributors to the lowered growth forecast for India, Mishra said decline in global growth and the elasticity of India to this global slowdown would shave off 150 basis points from India’s real GDP growth. The local lockdown and a scenario in which there is a staggered exit would shave off 220 basis points from growth.

Sector Wise Impact of Corona virus on Indian Economy

Chemical Industry: Some chemical plants have been shut down in China. So there will be restrictions on shipments/logistics. It was found that 20% of the production has been impacted due to the disruption in raw material supply. China is a major supplier of Indigo that is required for denim. Business in India is likely to get affected so people securing their supplies. However, it is an opportunity. US and EU will try and diversify their markets. Some of the business can be diverted to India which can also be taken as an advantage.

Shipping Industry: Coronavirus outbreak has impacted the business of cargo movement service providers. As per the sources, per day per vessel has declined by more than 75-80% in dry bulk trade.

Auto Industry: Its impact on Indian companies will vary and depend upon the extent of the business with China. China’s business no doubt is affected. However, current levels of the inventory seem to be sufficient for the Indian industry. If the shutdown in China continues then it is expected to result in an 8-10% contraction of Indian auto manufacturing in 2020.

Pharmaceuticals Industry: Despite being one of the top formulations of drug exporters in the world, the pharma industry of India relies heavily on import as of bulk drugs. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it will also be impacted.

Textiles Industry: Due to coronavirus outbreak, several garments/textile factories in China have halted operations that in turn affecting the exports of fabric, yarn and other raw materials from India.

Solar Power Sector: Indian developers may face some shortfall of raw materials needed in solar panels/cells and limited stocks from China.

Electronics Industry: The major supplier is China in electronics being a final product or raw material used in the electronic industry. India’s electronic industry may face supply disruptions, production, reduction impact on product prices due to heavy dependence on electronics component supply directly or indirectly and local manufacturing.

IT Industry: The New Year holidays in China has been extended due to coronavirus outbreak that adversely impacted the revenue and growth of Indian IT companies.

Tourism and Aviation: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the inflow of tourists from China and from other East Asian regions to India will lose that will impact the tourism sector and revenue.

An outbreak of COVID-19 impacted the whole world and has been felt across industries. World’s second-largest economy China became standstill. Its outbreak is declared as a national emergency by the World Health Organisation. In India the three major contributors to GDP namely private consumption, investment and external trade will all get affected. World and Indian economy are attempting to mitigate the health risks of COVID-19 with the economic risks and necessary measures need will be taken to improve it.

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CAT 2020 Official Website and How to Apply

CAT 2020 Official website is the website which all the CAT 2020 aspirants need to visit for all the official information about CAT 2020. CAT 2020 official website will get updated with latest and all the information about CAT 2020 once CAT 2020 notification is released by IIMs in newspapers and online. THIS IS THE LINK for CAT 2020 official website. 

CAT 2020 Official Website 

Details which you will find on CAT 2020 official website are:

CAT 2020 Registration Link
Details of How to apply for CAT 2020 Online
CAT 2020 Important Dates
List of IIMs and other MBA Colleges Accepting CAT 2020 Score
Certificate Templates for category applicants
CAT 2020 Demo Test 

Online CAT Coaching 2020 

With offline coachings taking a dip and posing lot of challenges like unreasonable high fee, consuming lot of time in travel and lack of personal attention –  Online CAT Coaching courses have been picking the preferences of all CAT 2020 Aspirants. You should preferably check out Online CAT Coaching 2020 Courses HERE.

CAT Exam 2020 Syllabus

For any fresh aspirants aiming to write CAT 2020 for the first time this fall, we bring to you the detailed CAT 2020 Syllabus:

The CAT 2020 Syllabus is split into 3 sections. These are Quantitative Aptitude (abbreviated as QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (abbreviated as DILR) and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (abbreviated as VARC).

The complete list of topics for CAT 2019 Syllabus is as follows:

  • Quantitative Aptitude – Geometry, HCF & LCM, Averages, Trigonometry, Algebra, Partnership(Accounts), Mensuration, Profit & Loss, Time-Speed-Distance, Ratios and Proportion, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations, Surds and Indices, Number system, Geometric Progression, Inequalities, Work and time, Percentages, Logarithms.
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – Blood Relations, Series, Proposition, Direction Sense, Puzzles,  Data Arrangement, Family Tree, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement, Venn Diagram, Sets, Data Structures, Tables, Pie Charts, Caselets, Bars, Line Graphs, Data Sufficiency.
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension – Verbal Reasoning, Sentence completion, Grammar, Jumbled paragraphs, Para completion and inference, Contextual usage, Reading Comprehension, Analogies, Sentence correction and Para Completion.

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IIM Indore IPMAT 2020 Exam Date Extended

IIM Indore IPMAT Dates Extended – As an outcome of COVID-19 outbreak and the related lockdown imposed in the country as a precautionary measure against the viral disease; IIM Indore has announced the postponement of the IPMAT 2020 Exam for admission to IPM Course offered by it.

IIM Indore IPMAT Dates Extended

Last date to apply for IIM Indore IPMAT 2020 has been extended to April 20, 2020. 

New Exam date is yet to be announced. As per IIM Indore press release, the new date announcement will be made soon depending on the state of Corona virus and Central and state directions to educational institutes to reopen. 

Similarly, IIM Rohtak has also extended the date to apply for IPMAT 2020 for IIM Rohtak’s IPM Program to April 15, 2020. However, IIM Rohtak is yet to officially announce he postponement of the date of conducting the exam. 

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IIM Amritsar Placement Report 2020

IIM Amritsar Placement Report 2020 – Highest domestic annual salary is Rs.40 LPA. The average for top-quartile is Rs.17.86 LPA. For IIM Amritsar Summer placement 2020, highest stipend is INR 2,50,000 and average stipend is INR 62,500.

IIM Amritsar Placement Report 2020

Final Placement for Class of 2020

In a fitting conclusion to a glorious academic year 2019-20, IIM Amritsar concluded 100% final placement of its MBA04 batch, even amidst a slight economic stagnation throughout the year. The key metrics continued to display an upward trend once again this year,  with an average CTC reaching Rs.12.61 LPA, a modest increase over the last year. The highest domestic annual package spiralled to Rs.40 LPA, marking a 90% YoY increase. The average for top-quartile witnessed a 15.15% growth as compared to last year, reaching Rs.17.86 LPA from Rs. 15.51 LPA.

The placement drive saw a balanced mix of offers for all the management domains like marketing, sales, and finance, along with some noteworthy offers in operations and analytics domains. The institute, for the first time, witnessed a healthy spike in advisory & consulting roles offered to the students from three of the Big Four accounting firms, viz., Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG. In addition, IIM Amritsar witnessed marquees like Amazon, Grant Thornton, Bisleri, Aditya Birla Capital, etc., visiting the campus for the first time, along with several reputable firms like ICICI Lombard, Anand Rathi, Accenture,  returning for recruitment.

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Summer Placement for Class of 2021

The institute, despite the increase in the batch size by 50%, managed 100% summer placements of its fifth batch, while outperforming all its past benchmarks. The highest stipend offered this year was Rs. 2,50,000, a 25% leap over last year.The overall average and the average stipend for the top 25% of the batch, stood at Rs. 62,572 and Rs. 1,35,357, respectively.

The internship drive saw an overwhelming response from prominent recruiters like ICICI Lombard, Cipla, Landmark, L&T, Nielsen, CRISIL, GroupM, etc., offering a multitude of roles including business development, operations and analytics, supply chain, finance, and market research. The recruiters lauded IIM Amritsar for the variety and quality of the talent pool of the institute, which has only helped foster the industry-academia partnership of the institute. IIM Amritsar extends its profound gratitude to the recruiters for their continued support.

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JBIMS Summer Placement Report 2020

JBIMS Summer Placement Report 2020: The 55th batch of MMS, the flagship course of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), a premier B-school in the country and extensively known as the CEO Factory, successfully concluded yet another Summer Placement Season. 

JBIMS Summer Placement Report 2020

Mean Stipend INR 2.05 lakh
Highest Stipend INR 5.67 lakh
Average of top 10% INR 3.18 lakh
Average of top 25% INR 3.04 lakh
No. of Companies 57

Consulting

Consulting domain saw a rise in the number of companies for the process as well as the number of students recruited. 9% of the batch was hired by the consulting sector companies. Recruiters such as Accenture Strategy, BCG, Capgemini, PwC offered enticing roles providing an excellent opportunity to the students to work with premier consulting firms.

Finance

BFSI & IB sector was the largest recruiter with about 37% of the batch bagging lucrative roles. Top recruiters in this sector were Aditya Birla Capital Limited, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Barclays, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, J.P. Morgan, Metlife, Standard Chartered, SBI Capital Markets and Yes Bank among others.

Marketing

FMCG and Pharmaceutical companies such as Abbott, Amway, Castrol, Cochlear, Havmor, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Medtronic, PepsiCo and P&G offered attractive roles in Sales & Marketing, Corporate Finance and General Management. The Manufacturing and Conglomerate sectors witnessed participation from top recruiters such as Bridgestone, Dalmia Bharat, JSW, Piramal, Reliance Industries Limited, TAS, Tata Steel and Welspun.

Technology

The E-commerce sector giants offered varied roles in General Management, Sales & Marketing and Operations. Renowned companies in this sector such as Amazon, Grofers and Ninjacart were a part of the placement process. Apart from this, other companies including Airtel, Cisco, Hexaware, TCS, Titan and Xiaomi offered roles in Corporate Finance, Sales & Marketing and General Management.

Dr. Kavita Laghate, Director at JBIMS said, “We take great pride in the academic acumen of our students and it is validated by the stupendous response they receive from the industry. Year after year the students have exceeded all expectations and this trend has continued in the present year with stellar performance during this summer placement season. Our recurring and new recruiters have helped us achieve this result and it stands as a symbol of the strong ties the institution has with the various stakeholders in the industry. We have constantly evolved and updated our academic curriculum to enable our diverse talent pool to meet the requirements of the industry and we strive to sustain the faith that eminent organizations across sectors have bestowed upon us and continue this legacy of excellence into the future.”

Anushka Patil, a Placement Committee member said, “We take immense pride in announcing the successful result of the Summer Placement season for the batch of 2021. We express sincere gratitude to our recruiters for keeping their faith in the capabilities of the students at JBIMS. The campus has seen an overwhelming increase in the participation of some of the most coveted organizations across the country making lucrative offers. The team would like to convey its heartfelt thanks to the faculty and global alumni base of the Institute for their ceaseless support and assistance. The success of the placement season is purely because of the valuable support and collaboration of each and every student of the institute.”

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BITS Pilani MBA Placement Report 2020

BITS Pilani MBA Placement Report 2020 has been released. The average salary for the batch stood at Rs.9.18 LPA while the highest salary was Rs.15 LPA. Accenture, Cognizant, Bridgestone, HSBC, ITC were among the top recruiters at BITS Pilani. 

BITS Pilani MBA Placement Report 2020

Average Salary INR 9.18 lpa
Highest Salary INR 15 lpa
Batch Size 77 students
Top Recruiters Bridgestone, HSBC, ITC, Bosch, Toyota, CISCO, Accenture, Cognizant, JSW, KPMG

Roles Offered
Students from the Department of Management are recruited by various industries in roles like Domain Specialist, Management Trainee, Business Consultant, Subject Matter Expert, Business Analyst, Business Development, Product Manager, Engagement Partner, Sales Manager, Research Analyst, Marketing Strategist, Operations Manager, Bidding Specialist, Business Associate among others.

Top Recruiters at BITS Pilani
In the last three years, 40 companies have recruited students from the Department of Management, BITS Pilani. In the same duration, 17 companies extended placement offers to students from the Department of Management who worked as interns during Practice School-2 in these companies.

Some of the top recruiters include Bridgestone, HSBC, ITC, Bigbazar, Bosch, Taj Hotels, Toyota, CISCO, Accenture, Cognizant, JSW, Indiamart, Bajaj Allianz, SIEMENS,Mahindra Finance, Tata Steel, Future Generali, UBS, KPMG, Zomato, Nayara, CGI, Saint Gobain, netcore, Syngene, Maybank, RBI,

Companies from the IT industry, Banking and Financial Services, Consulting, Retail, Marketing Research, Tele-services, E-Commerce, Automobile and Aerospace, Retail, Healthcare recruited the students in large numbers.

BITS Pilani is a Deemed to be University offering UG, PG and PhD programmes to over 15,000 students across its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, and Dubai. The Institute has been recently granted the “Institution of Eminence” tag by MHRD, Govt. of India. It is also India’s highest ranked non-Government Institute as declared in QS BRICS, QS Asia, and QS India 2019. At present, MBA programme is not offered at Goa or Hyderabad campuses.

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FMS Delhi Placement Report 2020

FMS Delhi Placement Report 2020: Average salary has increased by 11% going up at Rs.25.6 LPA from Rs.23.20 LPA last year. 

FMS Delhi Placement Report 2020

  • Highest Package up at Rs.58.6 LPA from Rs.48 LPA Last year
  • 11% hike in Overall Average Package
  • Average salary up at Rs.25.6 LPA from Rs.23.10 LPA last year
  • 75% offers were above Rs.20 LPA
  • Median Salary stood at rs.23.40 LPA
  • 36% rise in Number of PPOs
  • 42% increase in the number of consulting offers

Top Recruiters
Top recruiters at FMS Delhi in placement 2020 include ABG, Accenture Strategy, Airtel, Bain & Company, Capgemini E.L.I.T.E, EY, Flipkart, Kearney, McKinsey & Company, Shell, TAS, Xiaomi, Amazon, American Express, Cloudtail, Delhivery, Flipkart, Freshworks, Go-MMT, Infoedge, Microsoft, RBS among others.

The placement process at FMS Delhi was divided into 2 parts, the lateral and the final placement processes. Students with greater than 18 months of work experience prior to their MBA participated in the laterals placement process. Subsequently, the final placement process for the remaining students was held in 2020.

Entrepreneurship at FMS
For the sixth year in a row, a scheduling algorithm was run in the placement process to optimally match the company and student’s preferences during the recruitment exercise. To encourage entrepreneurship, FMS provides a placement holiday to students who wish to pursue their own ventures and allows them to participate in a subsequent placement process for up to two years, in case they want to avail the opportunity.

36% Rise in PPOs
More than 65 PPOs were offered this year as against the 48 accepted PPOs last year. FMS Delhi has a legacy of securing stellar placements, both in terms of the compensation and the wide variety of profiles on offer. Placement 2020 was no exception to this feat.

Domain Wise Placement
Students were offered roles in Consultancy & General Management, Sales & Marketing, BFSI, IT & Operations, and E-commerce among others.

33% students got placement offers from Consulting, Strategy and General Management domain. Key  recruiters offering roles in this domain were ABG, Accenture Strategy, Airtel, Bain & Company, Capgemini E.L.I.T.E, EY, Flipkart, Kearney, McKinsey & Company, Shell, TAS, and Xiaomi.

26% students got placed in Operations/IT/E-commerce domain.Key recruiters were Amazon, American Express, Cloudtail, Delhivery, Flipkart, Freshworks, Go-MMT, Infoedge, Microsoft, RBS among others.