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Stress : The biggest Enemy, How to deal ?

December 18th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Guest Post by Vikramjeet Singh

Lack of concentration and getting nervous just before the commencement of exams is common among many students. While MBA exams going around, tension do gets build up. This tension may help you or worsen your condition during the exam. So, it all depends how you deal with your nerves. Your whole preparation for the respective entrance exam may get spoil, if you don’t deal with it appropriately. I have seen many MBA aspirants not able to take test to their full expectations just because of nervousness and tension being created. So, it’s a very serious matter of how to deal with undue stress and tensions.

Well, I am going to discuss few of the points which may really help you out in overcoming such undesired stress to do well in the exam.

1. Relax: This is the best thing to do before the test. Give your mind and your body some to relax. So that they can feel free and can regain the energy you spent during your late nights or early morning preparations for the test.

2. Avoid last minute preparation: I have seen many aspirants studying all through till last minute before the test. This Is the best technique to create undue stress in order to spoil your exam. Please, Avoid it. What you have not done till one day before the test, you can’t do it in last few minutes. It may hamper the functioning of your mind. As, you are putting undue pressure on your mind to memorize the things in the last minute when you are already very nervous and
tensed due to the exam. It’s better to give your mind enough time to relax so as to perform well.

3. Have FUN: “All work and no play make jack a dull boy”. Fun doesn’t come to an end with the tests. Do understand this. You do need break from your busy schedule so as to enjoy and remain calm during the exam. Even our mind need to cool down. Even our gadgets need rest as continuous working may hamper their functioning. So, go outside, Have chit-chat with your friends (not related to your studies of course). Have fun and this will provide you with much needed stamina for coping with exam stress and stay focus.

4. Accessory: Be prepared with you admit card, pencil, pens, eraser etc one day before the exam. Even looking for such things also creates stress. I am saying this from my personal experience. Also, go and have a look at your test center one or two day before the D-Day. Do not reach too early or too late for the test, as both affects your mind status. Do not eat too heavy. Otherwise you will doze during the test.

5. Stay positive: It is common human tendency to dream. So, most of us start thinking about the results even before taking the exam. And even that will unnecessarily create stress. Avoid it ! You are supposed to stay positive before the exam. Because confidence is one thing which can change the whole game. So, do not think of negative aspects as to what will happen after the exam. Just be focused on as to how you going to take the test. And that everything will be fine. Even Lord Krishna said in Mahabharta ”Karam kar, Phal ki ichha mat kar” ( Do your work effectively, don’t worry for the results ).

Last but not the least; hard work plays an important role in your success. Trust GOD, Be focused and confident and go for your test. All the Best.

Vikramjeet Singh
Software Engineer
Cognizant Technology Solutions (Pune)

Verbal Questions – fireup.co.in

December 18th, 2010 | 2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Directions for next 5 questions: In each question below a set of four statements is given, followed by five answer options to categories these statements as facts, inferences, and judgments. Consider the statements and decide which of the choices out of the four given is true.

F: Fact: If it relates to a known matter of direct observation, or an existing reality or something known to be true.
J: Judgment: If it is an opinion or estimate or anticipation of common sense or intention.
I: Inference: If it is a logical conclusion or deduction about something, based on the knowledge of facts

1. 1. The Pharma companies in India often conduct controversial clinical trials exploiting the ignorant and illiterate volunteers.
2. Minster of State for Health Panbaka Lakshmi raised this issue in the Parliament ordering an inquiry against “Shreen Cancer Institute of Tamil Nadu”.
3. Full length debate followed in the Parliament and the Union Cabinet constituted a Central drug authority to check and monitor the illegal clinical trials by the drug makers.
4. There have been many instances of drugs being tested without consent. It is maintained by the Enquiry Proceedings that Sun Pharma’s Letrozole was illegally tried on 400 women.
(1) IFFJ
(2) IFIF
(3) IFFF
(4) IFIJ
(5) JFJF

2. 1. The Director of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences opines that in India the socio-economic profile shows dismal picture, as the majority of volunteers are poor, illiterate, and prone to exploitation by the drug makers.
2. In the last ten years, the pharma industry has grown in size but the regulatory staff of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) remains the same; a team of only 10 professionals to monitor the drug abuse.
3. There is no publicly accessible national data available in the country to check the drug abuse and often medical devices are not notified by the drug makers.
4. Violations under the Drugs Abuse Act are a punishable offence but the drug makers are aware of the loopholes of the Drugs Act and they often go unpunished.
(1) IFIJ
(2) JFJF
(3) IJFI
(4) IFFJ
(5) FFFI

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Quantitative Ability Questions

December 16th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Directions for next 3 quantitative ability questions: Answer the quantitative ability questions based on the following information.

In Las Vegas, there are six major casinos, Casinos A, D and F are very lucky for Big B, as he always wins when he plays at any of these casinos. But at B, C and E casinos, he always loses. At A, D and F casinos, the ratio of his earnings is 1:4:6, at D he wins Rs. 200. At B, C and E the ratio of his losses is 5:3:2, and at B he losses Rs. 100.

Quantitative Ability Questions
It costs him Rs. 20 per km to travel between any two casinos. Big B also has to pay 40% of his earning at the previous casino as the entry fees in the next casino.
The values in the brackets are distance in km.

1. If Big B follows A-B-C-D-E-F route, at which casino his loss will be maximum. Consider traveling charges and entry fess as loss.
a. B
b. C
c. E
d. None of these

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Data Sufficiency Questions

December 10th, 2010 | 9 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Direction for next 4 data sufficiency questions: Each question is followed by two statements, I and II. Mark your answer as

a. If the question can be answered by one of the statements alone, but cannot be answered by using the other statement alone.
b. If the question can be answered by using either statement alone.
c. If the question can be answered by using both the statements together, but cannot be answered by using either statement alone.
d. If the question cannot be answered even by using both the statements together.

1. What is the average speed of a car for its entire journey from Delhi to Mumbai?
I. The car covered the one-third distance at an average speed of 40 km/hr.
II. It covered the two-thirds distance at an average speed of 60 km/hr.

2. Is it Monday on March 7 of the year Z? (Z is a natural number).
I. March 31 of the year (Z + 1) will be a Sunday.
II. April 25 of the year Z is Monday.

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Sample Logical Questions

December 7th, 2010 | 7 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Sample Logical Questions: Directions for next 3 Sample Logical Questions: Answer these samplelogical questions on the basis of the information given below.

Each of five friends purchased exactly one fruit basket from among five fruit baskets – P, Q, R, S and T. Each of the five baskets contained four apples or five bananas or six oranges or seven mangoes or eight guavas. No tiw baskets contained the same varity of fruits. Q contained six fruits in it. Each of the five friends then transferred at least one and at most two fruits from her respective basket to each of the other baskets. None of the friends transferred any fruit that they received from another. After all the transfer, it is observed that
(i) R has no guavas in it.
(ii) P has a total of ten fruits, at least three of which are mangoes.
(iii) T has fruits in all, none of which is an apple.

1. How many fruits were there in S initially?
a. 8
b. 6
c. 7
d. 5

2. Which fruit is present in all the baskets after all transfers?
a. Banana
b. Orange
c. Mango
d. Both Orange and Mango

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