Cube Based Puzzles in Logical Reasoning for CAT Exam Preparation

May 6th, 2019 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


CAT Grammar: Introduction to Verb Tenses

May 5th, 2019 by

Verbs and Tenses are the basic parts of English Grammar. We all have studied about verbs and tenses in our school days. But what does verb tenses refer to? If you recollect, the actions words- verbs take various forms depending upon the time frame (present, past, future) as well as state/aspect (simple, perfect, progressive). Hence the name ‘verb tenses’. But how are verb tenses relevant to CAT? Well, questions based on sentence correction check your knowledge of verb tenses. The usage of verb tenses varies according to tense, person, and number. As you know, verbs form an essential


Circles (Concepts, properties and CAT questions)

May 4th, 2019 by

Concepts of a circle are very important for CAT examinations. There are lots of properties to understand and some formulas to remember. Several direct and sometimes indirect questions are asked from concepts of a circle in CAT exams. Also, some of the geometry questions cannot be solved without having a proper understanding of CAT concepts. Let’s take a look at some of the concepts and CAT questions related to circles. 1. Arc: An arc is just a part of a circle. An arc can be measured in degrees. In the above diagram, the part of the circle from B to C forms an arc. Also, arc BC


CAT Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement

May 3rd, 2019 by

Seemingly a basic topic of English grammar, Subject-verb agreement forms an essential part of the English language. But how is it required for CAT preparation? Well, as you know, questions based on sentence correction are commonly asked in CAT and other MBA entrance exams. So, you are expected to be aware of the fundamental rules of subject-verb agreement. While you may think they are just the basic rules, the related questions may seem tricky to handle. Starting with the basic, a sentence, as you know, is composed of two main parts: Subject and Verb. The subject indicates what the se


How to solve logical reasoning problems based on team selection and group formation?

May 2nd, 2019 by

In this post, we will learn about logical reasoning concepts on selection and group formation that is frequently asked in CAT exam. This topic generally deals with the selection of a team of say ‘r’ members from ‘n’ (n>r) available for selection or it can be the selection of committee of certain number of members. Certain number of constraints drives this selection. In order to understand these constrains and the implicit details related to them, let us start the discussion with an example. Question: Among five students of group I – A, B, C, D, E and six students of group I


How to Memorise and Revise Newly Learnt Words Using Word Roots

May 1st, 2019 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