CAT 2017 Exam Notification Released – Important Dates, IIFT Clash, and other details

July 29th, 2017 by

CAT 2017 Exam Notification was released today on the official website. The exam will be held on 26th November 2017 in two slots. It will clash with the IIFT 2017 exam unless something changes. The advertisement will appear in newspapers tomorrow i.e. 30th July. CAT 2017 - Advertisement for tomorrow (30th July) Original on Official CAT 2017 Website CAT 2017 - Important dates Notification Release: July 30, 2017 Registration opens: August 9, 2017 Registration closes: September 20 (5 PM), 2017 Admit Card Issue: October 18, 2017 CAT 2017 Exam: Sunday, November 26, 2017. IIFT Exam is sch

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Application of Quantitative Ability Concepts in Logical Reasoning Puzzles and Data Interpretation Sets

July 28th, 2017 by

In the recent CAT papers, we have seen questions in Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation section based on the concepts from Quantitative Ability. These questions can also be solved with simple logic but if solved with the Quantitative Ability concepts then solving becomes more convenient. Topics such as Mixture-Allegation, Percentages, Linear equations, numbers etc. are used to frame questions. In this post, we will look at some of the Quantitative Ability based applications in this section of CAT. We will not discuss the Quantitative Ability concepts in this post, rather we will im

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IIFT 2017 – Exam Notification, Important Dates, Process to Apply

July 25th, 2017 by

Admission to MBA(IB) 2018-20 at New Delhi, Kolkata & Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) ELIGIBILITY Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline with 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates). Candidate appearing in the final year examination of Graduation can also apply. No age limit. RESERVATION    Seats are reserved as per Government of India rules. The reservations are subject to candidates meeting the admission requirement of the Institute under different categories.  MODE OF ADMISSION  (i) For General/ Res

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Free Class for NMAT 2017 to discuss Exam Syllabus, Registration Process, Colleges

July 24th, 2017 by

NMAT is one of the first forms to be released as far as MBA Entrance exams for this season are concerned. As the number of colleges that accept NMAT scores have gone up in the past few years, it makes sense to give this exam a serious thought. Are you planning to attempt the NMAT this year? Are you confused whether to apply or not? Have you applied and then wondering as to how to prepare for NMAT? To answer these questions and many others like there, we will be conducting a free class. Time: 8 PM Date: 27th July (Thursday) Venue: Online This class is free to attend and is

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CAT Prep 2017 – Study Plan for Working Professionals

July 23rd, 2017 by

Preparing for CAT, or for that matter any competitive exam in India, is not an easy task. It takes a toll on your body and on your mind. And if you have a demanding job, it becomes all the more difficult. The amount of time that you have left with for CAT 2017 preparation is limited. There is no point denying the fact that once you are back from a 9 hour shift, your mind is tired as well. So, what can a working profession who aspires to get an admission into IIMs do? How should he prepare for CAT? How should he plan his studies so that he can use the limited time available to him in the be

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Cube Based Puzzles in Logical Reasoning for CAT Exam Preparation

July 21st, 2017 by

Cubes is one of the most frequently asked puzzle topics in CAT. These puzzles require us to think visually about the puzzle, which makes it somewhat tougher than other type of puzzles. We will discuss the basic concepts of the cube and few things that we would be using is majority of the puzzles related to cubes. Cube related puzzles are asked in a number of ways unlike selection or arrangement puzzles, where the primary pattern remains the same. We will illustrate some of the types of puzzles and the approach one should use to solve such problems. We will focus our discussion on what woul

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Alligations and Mixtures Concepts for CAT Exam Preparation

July 19th, 2017 by

The questions on Alligations and Mixtures are asked repeatedly in CAT and keeping the past year trends in mind, one or two questions are asked every year. We have seen the concept used in some of the Data Interpretation questions as well, so this cannot be overlooked.  Let us begin with the subject matter on this topic. When we have to find the average of a given set of values, we just add those values and divide by the number of values in consideration.  But what do we do when we have to find the average of 2 given sets of values, each containing different number of elements? We use

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Permutation and Combination – Distribution of Objects

July 17th, 2017 by

As an astute man Mr. Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you going to get.” The Permutations and Combinations that life presents us daily is baffling and probably it is because of that inherent fear of choices and cases we get intimidated by such questions in the exam. I understand that P & C is one of the dreaded topics but I hope that once you understand the fundas given below, your fear will reduce. Best Online Coaching for CAT 2017 Funda 1: De-arrangement If ‘n’ distinct items are arranged in a row, then the number of ways they c

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Permutation and Combination – Fundamental Principle of Counting

July 15th, 2017 by

For this series of articles, I am assuming CAT 2017 would be the first time you would be attempting CAT, which essentially implies that you are not well versed with the basic ideas behind the Quantitative Aptitude portion. In the latter half of the year, I would move to slightly more advanced topics as by then, you would also have moved to the advanced stage of preparation. Best Online Coaching for CAT 2017 I have often seen students struggle with the topic – ‘Permutation & Combination’. As a matter of fact, I have even seen some faculties shy away from conducting those cl

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Tips and Tricks to Solve Para-Jumble Questions for CAT 2017

July 13th, 2017 by

Most of us are lured to attempt Para jumble/sentence completion questions in CAT/Mock CAT. In these type of questions, we eventually, come to down to 2 confusing choices. And the sad story is, most of the time we select the wrong option.But, the irony is it’s hard to leave these type of questions as with added logic these questions can be very scoring and consume less time as compared to an RC. So let me try to spread some gyaan that might be able to help you out in these situations. First ,try to find the purpose behind the para: When the purpose is to explain something – the

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