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CFA vs MBA or both, Arun Agarwal CFA, INSEAD 15J shares his story


 Can you tell us about the CFA exam and describe the difference in each level Yes. Let me run through it level by level. The L1 exam is multiple choice but has wide syllabus: all asset classes, Corporate Finance, Economics, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Quantitative Methods, and even a heavily weighted (and tricky!) section on Ethics. Although slightly general in nature, I have found it to be great primer to people without a traditional finance/business background. It ensured that I was on solid ground, be it a lunch with the boss or day to day business meetings. Suddenly the Financial Times started making sense to me. L2 is where you […]

GMAT test prep strategy

Studying for the GMAT is no easy feat! It’s a laborious, time-intensive test, and it can be very expensive to prepare for. Ever wish you had affordable and high-quality resources that’d help you along the way? Say hello to our friends at Magoosh! They’ve released free flashcards that’ll help you build skills in GMAT math and grammar. You can download them onto your Android or iOS phone, or you can practice them right on your computer. Did I mention they’re free?   So, if you’re ready to dominate the GMAT, now’s the time to study. Take your pick of free GMAT math flashcards or GMAT idiom flashcards (or both!), and […]


After going through a rigorous preparation for CAT, CMAT and other entrance exams next step for most of us is a GROUP DISCUSSION (GD). For any selection process GD is a very critical part. But it is also one of the neglected parts as far as the preparation is concerned. Most of us start preparing for it only after the results are declared. So we get only one month in hand & totally clueless about where to start. This post is for all such aspirants to help them crack their GDs. GD is a process where a group of individuals is given a topic and they have to discuss about […]

GDPI Preparation

  Interviews play a very important role in the selection process of all management B-Schools. Many students feel that the interviewers are free to ask questions from any area and hence luck plays a very important role in final selection (which is not true), due to which their preparation for interview sometimes becomes burdensome and lacks excitement and enjoyment. Some of them may neglect the importance of preparation due to this. One of the best ways to prepare is to make a list of probable questions and answer them one by one. Some of the questions frequently asked in the interview are as follows: 1. Tell us something about yourself. […]

CET – Your final shot at getting an MBA

Exam season is almost at an end and you have gone through various exams such as CAT, SNAP and XAT. Results weren’t in your favour ? don’t worry here is Maharashtra CET, the gateway for the best colleges in Maharashtra. With CET just a month away we wanted to share a few study tips coming straight from our experts who have been there done that. TIP #1: Focus: Before you start to pick up those huge books and start to scribble just wait there. First things first, set the environment where you study. Today we live in the world with numerous distractions and our addiction towards smartphones and those apps […]

CET cut-offs for MBA admission

Crack CET in 15 days StudyPal.co is providing Free Study Material for CET Sign-up to get it directly to your email. Check out the MBA admission cut-offs below  No. Name of the Institute Open OBC  SC All India Seats 1 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai 164 144 129 162 2 Sydenham Institute of Management Studies (MMS) 158 138 123 156 3 Sydenham Institute of Management Studies (PGDM) 154 137 122 152 4 K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai 150 NA NA 146 5 Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai 145 133 120 139 6 S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai 137 NA NA 131 […]

Linkedin Managing Director, Asia-Pac & Japan, tells you how to get in to INSEAD

Hari Krishnan, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific & Japan at Linkedin tells us about his global MBA experience at INSEAD and how to leverage your network. You have worked in different organizations – Large companies, Fast growing Silicon Valley Companies and Start Ups. What have you learned from each?

Amazing superfood hacks for study group sessions

Moina Oberoi, celebrated food photographer, stylist, writer and recipe developer gives us her tips on how to keep you going during your study sessions. I am often hungrier while writing an article about food rather than while I’m cooking it. Thinking can make us pretty hungry. According to medical researchers, our brain cells need double the energy as the other cells in our body, causing our body to crave food to restore this energy during intellectual activities like test prep. So if you are preparing for standardized tests and often get the munchies, it is merely your brain insisting on a glucose boost. Sorry to be a damper on a […]

How to get accepted into Ivy League MBA schools

Grishma Nanavaty of ReachIvy, a boutique educational advisory, provides insight on getting accepted in to Top MBA schools. Grishma did her MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and is currently a Senior Counselor at ReachIvy. When should students applying for MBA to Ivy League schools start their application process? At ReachIvy we start working with students up to 4 years before as it takes time to build all aspects of a compelling application.   We have students starting as early as the completion of their undergraduate degree.  We coach and mentor students, understand who they really are and create achievable benchmarks for them.  Students also need time to research […]

Learn how to launch your successful start-up and get into Columbia Business School

Harsh Jain, Co-Founder & MD of Dream11.com, winner of the prestigious Red Herring Global Top 100 Award, talks to StudyPal.co about his journey to Columbia Business School and his GMAT prep Did you study with a partner or by yourself for the GMAT? If yes, why? I studied by myself for the GMAT as none of my friends were taking it around the same time. At the time of my GMAT prep I was running my start-up Dream11.com and had long working hours, which meant studying at odd hours of the night and squeezing in time on free weekends. I was not able to find a study partner in my […]