Learn the Basics of Time, Speed & Distance for CAT Exam

July 31st, 2018 by

  I guess my first fascination with problems of Time, Speed and Distance began when I first saw Henna. An important part of the story line  if you can call it that, saw Rishi Kapoor floating from India to Pakistan without drowning. I remember arguing with my friends that if could float for that long – he could swim back to India as well. My friends nullified the argument by saying: Speed River > Speed Rishi Kapoor I know that the reference is a little dated for most readers of this post, but Zeba Bhaktiyar made me look beyond reason. In this post we will discuss some of the id

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Coordinate Geometry (Concepts, Formulas and CAT questions)

July 30th, 2018 by

There are all sorts of ways that we can find the measurements of lines and angles. We can use rulers to measure lines and protractors to measure angles. In coordinate geometry, we can use graphs and coordinates to find measurements and other useful information about geometric figures. A coordinate graph is a rectangular grid with two number lines called axes. The x-axis is the horizontal number line and the y-axis is the vertical number line. The axes intersect at the origin which is the point (0,0). Coordinate Geometry Formulas: Now, Let us have a look at some formulas fo

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CAT 2018 Exam Notification OUT – Important Dates, Application Process, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Result

July 28th, 2018 by

CAT 2018 Exam Notification will release tomorrow (29th July) on the official website. However, it is already out on news websites like LiveMint. The exam will be held on 25th November 2018 in two slots. This examination is one of the toughest examinations to take admissions in Management Schools of India. Candidates have to register and fill the CAT 2018 Application form online to enroll themselves for CAT 2018. However, you can fully complete your CAT 2018 Preparation with an offline coaching or the Best Online CAT Coaching from now on, keeping November as the month of the exam in mind.

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Score vs Percentile Mapping for CAT Exam – 2017, 2016, 2015

July 26th, 2018 by

In this post, we will try to figure out the relationship in score vs percentile and also understand the concept of raw score, scaled score, percentile, etc. Score Vs Percentile in CAT 2017 Exam - Actual Results Percentile Overall Verbal LRDI Quant 99 174 74 45 74 98 160 71 40 67 95 138 64 33 55 90 118 56 28 45 85 103 50 24 37 80 93 46 21 32 Score vs Percentile Mapping for CAT exam - Overall Percentile Score (2017) Score (2016) Score (2015) 99 174 156 180 98 160 143 166 95 138 123 1

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Recommended and Best Books for CAT Exam Preparation

July 24th, 2018 by

Which are the best books for CAT Preparation? - This is one of things that I have seen a lot of CAT aspirants worry about. Probably it is natural to get worried about important things in life and CAT preparation is definitely one of the important steps in anyone’s career. Having said that, the choice of books for CAT is probably not an important one. There are plenty of great books for CAT that are available in the market that you can use and there is very little that separates them. First of all, if you are looking at understanding and application I would much rather recommend that you go

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CAT 2017 Question Paper With Official Answer Key and Solutions for Download

July 19th, 2018 by

CAT 2017 Question Paper with official answer key is now available for both slots. We also have detailed solutions for the entire CAT 2017 Question Paper. As a matter of fact, we have made video solutions for all questions as a part of our CAT 2018 online coaching course. However, if you have a problem with any of the answers that are given in the official CAT 2017 answer key, please let us know via the comment section - we will discuss that answer on this post. Please also mention why you found the answer given in the official answer key as incorrect or invalid. Download CAT 2017 Question

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Profit and Loss – Basic Concepts for CAT Preparation

July 18th, 2018 by

Profit and Loss is the one concept that we have been studying since class 6th or 7th. It is present in our day-to-day simple transactions from buying vegetables to purchasing expensive jewelry. Everything we purchase today includes profit and loss. Our whole economy from big MNC’s to small retail outlets has been running with the same single intention to make profit. Whatever is being traded in the market has same motive to earn profit. Every seller aims to earn some profit over the product he is willing to sell and from the buyers’ perspective he is earning profit in terms of utility

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How to Memorise and Revise Newly Learnt Words Using Word Roots

July 17th, 2018 by

In the post on learning strategies, I had mentioned Root words which helps to improve your vocabulary by memorising newly learnt words for CAT preparation. Throughout this series on words, we had focused on learning new words by grouping them - confusing words, similar words, idioms etc. Root words are just another way you can group words. A lot words in the English language have originated from Latin (others have their roots in Greek, Sanskrit, German etc.). But why bother learning root words? Will it be of any help in CAT or any other exam (XAT, IIFT, SNAP etc.) The answer is: Yes, it

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CAT Grammar: Modifiers – Types and Errors

July 16th, 2018 by

We all have studied modifiers in our school days. But since it is an optional element in the English language, it is not treated as an important topic. Then why do you need to learn about it now? Well, CAT and other MBA entrance exams often feature questions based on Sentence correction and these questions often contain modifier-based errors. Apart from that, it will help you improve your grammar and aid in tackling the verbal ability section. But, what exactly is a modifier? What if, you want to be more specific while describing something? Well, that’s the very purpose of modifiers. As t

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Basic Trigonometry Concepts 2 – Questions and Solved Examples for CAT

July 13th, 2018 by

In the earlier part of trigonometry series, we had seen basic concepts and some questions. In this part we will see some additional Examples to understand how to deal with CAT questions Example 1: 5sinx + 12cosx + s is always greater than or equal to 0. What could be the possible smallest value of s? a.) 13 b.) 10 c.) 6 d.) 2 Solution: 5sinx + 12cosx ≥ -s ⇒ 13(5/13sinx+12/13cosx) ≥ -s                  (Since 5,12 and 13 are Pythagorean triplets,) ⇒ 5/13 = cosA ⇒ 12/13 = sin A ⇒ 13(sinx cosA + sinA cosx) ≥ -s ⇒ 13(sin(x + A))

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