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

March 17th, 2019 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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Application of Quantitative Ability Concepts in Logical Reasoning Puzzles and Data Interpretation Sets

March 16th, 2019 by

In the recent CAT papers, we have seen questions in Logical Reasoning and 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 impl

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Factorial Concepts for CAT – Rightmost digit, Ending Zeroes, Power of a Prime

March 15th, 2019 by

We all know what factorials (n!) are. They look friendly and helpful but looks can be deceiving, as many quant problems have taught us. Probably it is because that Factorials are simple looking creatures, most students prefer attempting questions based on them rather than on Permutation & Combination or Probability. I will cover P&C and Probability at a later date but in today’s post I would like to discuss some fundas related to factorials, which as a matter of fact form the basis of a large number of P&C and Probability problems.   Some of the factorials that mig

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Difference between Assumptions and Inferences in Verbal Reasoning for CAT Exam

March 14th, 2019 by

The most important part of CAT Verbal reasoning are questions based on assumptions and inferences. If you think you would rather skip this tricky topic- Well, you shouldn’t. Why? Because once you learn to tackle these well, they can prove to be the most scoring and time-saving questions of CAT. The purpose of such questions is to evaluate your reasoning skills. And you can definitely develop these. How? Just concept clarity and lots of practice! Students are often confused between assumptions and inferences. While it may not matter in case of easy questions but you need to know the differ

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Time Speed Distance – Motion of Two Bodies in a Straight Line

March 13th, 2019 by

There are some topics in Quantitative Aptitude, like Permutation & Combination,  where you can easily find out the answer and the answer you calculate is there in the options but it turns out to be wrong. And then there are some topics in which you read the question, understand it but cannot even begin solving it. You get stuck at the first step and you have no idea about how to even approach the question. The irritating fact is that you understood the question properly. It happens very frequently with questions on Time Speed & Distance (TSD). I have always been a big advocate of

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Basics of Reading Comprehension – The Game of Thrones Way

March 12th, 2019 by

The Game of Thrones - Reading Comprehension We all have our monsters, demons, the lords of the netherworld that haunt our darkest nightmares. For most CAT takers, there is an unsettlingly large variety of them. A grammar question is a Mothman (Watch “The Mothman Prophecies” starring Richard Gere). You constantly tell yourself that there is going to be no Mothman anywhere, but you NEVER forget that there may be one right beside you. Grammar, in fact, could even be the dark, omnipresent, omnipotent crime lord Keyser Soze (Watch “The Usual Suspects”) – you don’t have to believe in

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Installments – Various Cases and Questions including Simple and Compound Interest

March 11th, 2019 by

Nowadays, loan has become crucial part of our life. We all have learnt living our life on credit. Whether be it a businessman taking loans to run his business or a household to buy a car, everyone has become dependent on sustaining their life and fulfilling their wishes with the help of these loans. But, when the amount has been borrowed then it has to be returned too and now not just the principal loan amount but some interest as well. Interest plays a very significant role in our life. It is a deciding factor whether or not loan has to be taken or not as higher the interest then higher t

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CAT Concepts – Introduction to Data Sufficiency

March 7th, 2019 by

Data Sufficiency questions often involve very simple calculations. This does not mean that the questions are simple. It just means that the chances to make conceptual mistakes and / or silly mistakes are a little higher than usual. You will need to pay attention to detail in such questions. In Data Sufficiency, you need to figure out whether or not the data given in the question / statements is good enough to find out a unique answer. Once again – is the data enough to find out a unique answer?  Please note that in Data Sufficiency: You do not need to find out the answer Yo

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Sentence Correction – Tips and Tricks to solve Questions in CAT Exam

March 5th, 2019 by

One of the most scoring as well as tricky part of Verbal Ability section is- Sentence Correction. What do you think can be the purpose of this topic? Well, it checks your grammar skills. In other words, you need to identify whether the sentence is grammatically correct or a part of it needs to be replaced. So, what do you need to know for that? A few fundamental rules of grammar and correct usage of words! In such questions, you may find a part of or the whole sentence in bold or underline and you are expected to find the correct phrase to replace it. Basically, you need to figure out the g

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Problems on Ages with complete solutions, answers, and tricks to solve

March 4th, 2019 by

Algebra is a very powerful branch of Mathematics. It provides solution to real-world problems. It helps in transforming word problems into mathematical expressions in form of equations using variables to denote unknown quantities or parameters and thus, providing numerous of techniques to solve these mathematical equations and hence, determining the answer to the problem. Representation of problem it the key step of finding the solution because, until we have carefully described the actual problem into mathematical statements and have correctly form the relationship between the variables and

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