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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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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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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Basic Trigonometry Concepts for CAT with Questions

July 12th, 2018 by

Trigonometry is a broad topic and hence we will cover all the concepts and sample examples in a two part post. In this first part, we would discuss concepts, formulae and some sample examples. In the second part of the post, we will follow up with some more examples. Trigonometry is the branch of mathematics that deals with the study of relationships between sides and angles of a triangle. It is derived from Greek word, Tri meaning three and Gon means Angle and Metron means Measure. The ratio of the lengths of two sides of a right angled triangle is called a trigonometric ratio. T

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What people expect in a Bschool Vs What the reality truly is

July 10th, 2018 by

You got to admit - spending two years at a Bschool (or one year, if you study at ISB, Great Lakes etc.) will surely rank amongst your best academic experiences. From participating in multiple events, putting all-nighters before exams, forging amazing friendships, and getting the kick of THAT one dream job placement, your B-school journey is something that will stay with you for the rest of your lives. However, there will be times during your journey where you will go, "Woah! This is not what I expected". And that's okay. Most of us join with rosy images of our Bschool lives in our min

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