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6 Hacks to Maximize Your Study Time

In this day and age of multi-tasking, it is rarely ever easy to focus on just one thing at a time. A fast-paced routine sets us up for a life on the racing tracks, and we learn how to be the Master of all, and the Jack of none. These are tips and tricks to being successful, as the road leading to success is a very unpredictable one. But, out of all the roads to success, one remains constant, and that is STUDYING. Contrary to the multi-tasking lifestyle that we lead, studying demands focusing on one thing at a time. Constant devotion of time and attention to a singularly tracked […]

5 Hacks to Ace Quantitative Ability Section of Any Test

Any entrance test basically assess your aptitude based on these 3/4 aspects i.e. Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation/Decision Making. Out of these, Logical Reasoning and Decision Making are the ones that get you to wrack your brains hard. You usually need to focus on practicing rather than having a fixed set of rules to follow. Quantitative Aptitude requires you to know the 2 Ws of concept application – the ‘When’ and the ‘Where’. A fixed set of rules, as well as intuitive understanding of their use are the ground rules for acing this section. Here are 5 hacks that will ensure better understanding of the Quants section: […]

STUDYPAL.CO APP- The First Look

   Why STUDYPAL APP? So, with Facebook feeds clogging your phone and the twitter updates  running crazy; you wonder why to download yet another app on your phone. So, let us get this straight. This is NOT YET ANOTHER app. It is STUDYPAL.CO; the new name trending on app lists!                         It is here to help you find a study partner; and sail you through the test prep! http://www.studypal.co/blog/studypal-co-app-the-first-look/                                                      So what can you expect? Well, Studypal.co is exclusively meant for finding you a study partner; and with search filters ranging from Location, Test, Target date, Study Choices and to even Colleges and Offices; we bring to you a full […]

5 Secret Study Spots in Vancouver

It is a well-known fact that changing your study spot every once in a while helps promote information retention. While studying in the comfort of our homes is undoubtedly comforting; but mostly when we are outdoors; the choice of location is definitely an important aspect of a proper fruitful study experience of a good studying experience. To help our members with the scouting of study spots, we’ve scanned through the entire city of Vancouver to find the best study spots for getting the test prep done. We bring to you a list of 5 best Study Spots in Vancouver to get your studying done: The Allard Hall Building Spacious and […]

TOEFL- Tips for Acing the language of the kings

TOEFL or Test of English as a Foreign Language is probably the most convoluted test you will take in your life; given the hugely varying test patterns and questions you have to attempt. To be prepared at your very best is the only key to a top score. Though there is nothing like “FAILING TOEFL”; it isn’t very easy to get the required score either. So, we bring to you a guide of 5 tips to obtain a great TOEFL score and help you realize the dream of studying at an English speaking University: 1. Understand what TOEFL is about It is very important to understand the format of TOEFL. […]

Group Study helped me crack JEE: Tips from an IITian

“Group Study helped me ace JEE”- IIT Kanpur student writes how having study partners made IIT a lot easier target. A student of the Department of Mathematics at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Gorank Dudeja writes why group study has been a boon to him while preparing for his IIT entrance. Hi, friends! I am Gorank Dudeja, a student at IIT Kanpur studying B.Sc. in Mathematics. IIT-JEE is perhaps one of the toughest exams in the world, not only in India. So naturally, the preparation for the examination had to start early, and it was as early as the standard 9th (four years before the actual exam) that […]

How to ace the Financial Risk Manager (F.R.M.) exam!

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FRM, as the name suggests, involves ‘managing risk’. To ‘manage’ a risk, it is very important to ‘measure’ the risk and hence, the term, Risk Measurement. So coming to the exam preparation, the method is very clear and involves three things: 1. Practice 2. Practice 3. More practice The reason for so much emphasis on practice is the fact that the number of formulas involved in the FRM curriculum is humongous. There is not a single formula that is unimportant. Every chapter, every section involves a lot of formulas. While preparing a topic, by the time you reach the end, you’ll forget the formulas you learnt at the initial part […]

Social studying in New York

Social Studying in New York We often make studying for the CFA unnecessarily hard and lonesome. Let’s take the CFA for example. There are many ways to change that. For starters, get out of the house Lets start with Coffee Shops. New York has plenty of coffee options. Birch coffee-Located in the Gaudi-esque Gershwin Hotel. Seating by the counters are often occupied, however walk into the Gershwin lobby and up some dark stairs you would spot their library, tucked in a small loft. Finish an hour of questions on that Schweser guide, followed with ten minutes of people watching on a Sunday afternoon and the study experience for the CFA […]

Life after CFA

You can hear very often that life after CFA is beautiful! That is so true! Becoming a CFA charter holder gives you a certain level of personal satisfaction. Completing one of the most prestigious and demanding professional programs in business is certainly a distinctive characteristic that should make you proud. As a CFA Charterholder you will be among approximately only 110.000 professionals in the world who share this designation. CFA Charter will certainly open some doors in the investment/financial industry. It doesn’t mean that you will be instantly promoted at your current workplace, but it definitely makes you a person of choice for lead expert or managerial position. The key […]

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 […]