Games and Tournaments for CAT Exam Logical Reasoning – Part 3

June 19th, 2020 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.


Games and Tournaments for CAT Exam Logical Reasoning – Part 2

June 18th, 2020 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


Games and Tournaments for CAT Exam Logical Reasoning – Part 1

June 16th, 2020 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


How to solve Complex Arrangement Problems using Tables and Matrix

June 14th, 2020 by

Arrangement problems are an integral part of all the curriculum of Logical Reasoning exams. These are the most common exam and you can find them all kind of entrance exams involving aptitude test such as CAT, XAT, SBI PO etc. This signifies the importance of the understanding of these kinds of problems. There are various kinds of arrangement problems linear, circular and table or matrix based complex arrangement problem. And, today We’ll explain these tabular or matrix based complex arrangement problems. Complex arrangement problems are very much similar to linear arrangement problem ex


How to Find Number of Trailing Zeros in a Factorial or Product

June 12th, 2020 by

In this Number of trailing Zeros blog post, We would like to cover these two ideas: Number of trailing zeroes in a Product or Expression Number of trailing zeroes in a factorial (n!) But before I begin, let us first try to understand what exactly are ‘trailing zeroes’. It is nothing else but the number of zeroes at the end. I do not want to sound pedantic but on many occasions when you see a question which asks about, “What is the number of zeroes in ___” it is incorrect, because it should actually say – “What is the number of trailing zeroes?” or “What is the


Successive Division – Problems and Solved Examples for CAT Exam

June 11th, 2020 by

SUCCESSIVE DIVISION: If the quotient of the dividend is taken and this is used as the dividend in the next division, such as division is called “successive division”. A successive division process can continue up to any number of steps until the quotient in a division became zero for the first time, i.e., the quotient in the first division is taken and divided in the second division; the quotient in the second division is taken as the dividend in the third division; the quotient in the third division is taken as the dividend in the fourth division and so on. If we say that 2479 i


Coordinate Geometry (Concepts, Formulas and CAT questions)

June 9th, 2020 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


Basic Trigonometry Concepts 2 – Questions and Solved Examples for CAT

June 8th, 2020 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))


How to solve problem on Syllogism in CAT Exam?

June 5th, 2020 by

Syllogism is an influential concept of CAT. It has its role in logical reasoning and verbal ability section as well. There are approximately 3-4 questions based on it. And these many questions can play vital role in upgrading your percentile. Thus, it’s important that you understand this topic well so that you can score good in the exam. Let’s first understand what does syllogism mean and then I will tell you some useful techniques that will make solving questions on this topic a facile job for you. Syllogism is a Greek synonym of the word conclusion or inference. A more proper defi


Tones of Passages for Reading Comprehension Questions in CAT Exam

June 4th, 2020 by

Tones of Writing By now, you must be aware of the various types of RC passages as well the different writing styles. Close to the writing style, comes the tone of passage. As you would know, tone-based questions frequently accompany CAT RC passages. So, what is really meant by ‘tone of the passage’? The tone of the passage represents the author’s sentiment or attitude towards the subject being discussed. In other words, it’s the predominant emotion the author displays towards the subject. You probably react differently to different people in same or different situations. You may