3 Months to Go: Should one attempt for CAT’19 or 20?

August 31st, 2019 by

It is now barely three months to go for the CAT exam for 2019. Those who have been preparing for the same for a while now, are looking at acing the mock exams and revising their entire preps again. There are some who started later, but now entering the peak period of their preparations. There are repeaters as well, who may have underperformed last year, but are now looking to improve upon their scores, to land a seat at their dream college. This brings us to the fourth category of CAT aspirants. These are the kinds who are not sure. This lack of clarity stems from the fact the CAT 2019

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General Knowledge / Current Affairs Weekly Online Quiz Contest with Cash Prizes – 005

August 30th, 2019 by

Rules and Prizes Every week, on Friday, we will post a set of 5 questions.  Answers need to be submitted by midnight of the following Thursday. 3 lucky winners will get cash prizes of Rs. 500, Rs. 300, and Rs. 200 (via PayTM). 5 lucky winners will get a 50% discount voucher on Handa Ka Funda GK course. Everyone who answers all questions correctly gets a 10% discount voucher on Handa Ka Funda GK Course. A quiz is open to everyone above the age of 18. You will need to submit an identity proof in case you win a cash prize. General Knowledge / Current Affairs Weekl

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Games and Tournaments for CAT Exam Logical Reasoning – Part 3

August 29th, 2019 by

In this post, we will discuss all the concepts we will require while solving questions related to games and tournaments. This topic can sometimes involve some basic understanding of the games mentioned in the puzzle. One should know some common terminologies used by the examiners in the questions. We need to analyze the data given before attempting any questions, which could make it a little time consuming if we are not familiar with the concepts. Broadly, we have two types of game structures that are used in making the puzzles. We can expect most of the puzzles based on these structures.

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Games and Tournaments for CAT Exam Logical Reasoning – Part 2

August 28th, 2019 by

In our previous post on games and tournaments part-1, we discussed about two of the popular types of questions when it comes to games and tournament questions. So, if you are looking for questions on new types of data representation or questions based on seeding in a tennis tournament, probably you should read that. However, there is another popular type of questions with respect to Games and Tournaments and that is – Football / Hockey tournament questions in which we have to find out Goals scores, winners, ties, etc. In such tournaments, all competitors play a fixed number of matches

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Games and Tournaments for CAT Exam Logical Reasoning – Part 1

August 27th, 2019 by

In Logical Reasoning very often we encounter problems based on games and tournaments. The first thing that as a CAT taker you need to realize is that such tournament based format offers the examiner a multitude of options. So, there cannot be a set formula for solving such kind of questions. However, if you look at the CAT papers of past few years – a pattern seems to emerge. Let us discuss couple of them. Type 1: The questions are typically in a set where the data will be either in the standard tabular format or a format which you would never find on Cricinfo or for that matter any o

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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 3

August 26th, 2019 by

This is the last post in the series on confusing words. If you haven't read them already, check out Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1 and Understanding Confusing Words – Part 2. where we have discussed a list of important words that you should know if you want to save some time in the verbal section of CAT, IIFT, XAT or any other MBA entrance exam. In this post, we will first look at a few more words and then we will talk about how to use of the words you have learnt through these posts. Why is this important? Because skimming through blog posts will not help much. When you’re re

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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 2

August 25th, 2019 by

In the Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1, we discussed confusing words. As discussed Learning New Words – Why, How and Strategies, these words are not directly related to CAT prep for the vocab section or for any MBA exam (so don't expect direct questions based on these words) but knowing the right words and the correct usage will make your job much easier while attempting questions. Let us extend the list with a few more words. Prescribe vs. Proscribe - These similar sounding words have very different meanings. Prescribe is the more common word, and it's often used at the docto

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XAT Notification Released – Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Registration Process and other details

August 24th, 2019 by

XAT Exam will be held on 5th January 2020. XAT 2020 - Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2020 is one of the largest National level MBA entrance exam after CAT. XAT 2020 exam will be conducted on Sunday, January 5, 2020, by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XAT is a National level PG exam which is a qualifying entrance exam for XLRI and other 150+ B-schools. It is conducted once a year. XAT 2020 Exam Important Dates: Events Dates XAT 2020 Application Start Date 23 August 2019 XAT 2020 Last date of application 30 November 2019 XAT 2020 Last Date of Applicat

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General Knowledge / Current Affairs Weekly Online Quiz Contest with Cash Prizes – 004

August 23rd, 2019 by

Rules and Prizes Every week, on Friday, we will post a set of 5 questions.  Answers need to be submitted by midnight of the following Thursday. 3 lucky winners will get cash prizes of Rs. 500, Rs. 300, and Rs. 200 (via PayTM). 5 lucky winners will get a 50% discount voucher on Handa Ka Funda GK course. Everyone who answers all questions correctly gets a 10% discount voucher on Handa Ka Funda GK Course. A quiz is open to everyone above the age of 18. You will need to submit an identity proof in case you win a cash prize. General Knowledge / Current Affairs Weekl

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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1

August 22nd, 2019 by

In the last post we looked at some ways to learn new words - reading with context, flashcards, word group lists and studying by comparing words. We had discussed about identifying words that are confused easily. In this post we will look at some examples involving these confusing words. Now, will a misunderstanding cost you marks in the exam? Not necessarily so, because like we discussed last time, no questions simply ask for meanings of words. However, when you’re reading a block of text and reach this word where you are not quite sure of the meaning, that is enough to cause a problem.

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