Understanding Base System Concepts and Questions for CAT Exam

September 22nd, 2020 by

UNDERSTANDING BASE SYSTEMS: The numbers that we commonly use are the decimal number. The system is called the decimal system. Why is it called the decimal system ? It is because it has 10 symbols - 0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 ,6 , 7 , 8 , 9 . For example : 85 means - 8 * 10^1 + 5 * 10^0 Here , 10 is known as the base of the decimal system. In this article , we will learn about other bases , how to express various numbers in such bases and questions according to CAT , XAT and OMETs. BASE :  It is the number of distinct symbols used in a particular number system. For example So, depending o

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Number System Concepts for CAT – Even Factors, Odd Factors, Sum of Factors

September 21st, 2020 by

let me first list down the topics that I am going to cover in this particular blogpost: Number of factors of a given number Number of even factors or odd factors of a given number Sum of all factors of a given number Sum of all even factors or odd factors of a given number   We know that a number N can be written as a product of its factors as given below   N = ap x bq x cr … Here a,b,c… are prime factors of N & p,q,r … are the powers of the prime factors of N.   In such a case the number of factors of N are given by the formula &

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CAT Quant – Escalator Based Problems in Time, Speed, and Distance

September 20th, 2020 by

Escalators has now become a topic from which questions are asked quite frequently in CAT. Today, we are going to see the theory behind escalator questions and solve them through both equations and ratios. Once you are through with the concept and are able to solve the questions in this article, you can solve any question from this topic Escalator questions are very similar to the upstream and downstream questions. In a stream, the direction of flow of water is constant whereas, the escalators move in both directions. Escalator questions can be confusing as sometimes, questions might not

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Divisibility Rules for CAT Quantitative Aptitude Preparation

September 19th, 2020 by

The concept of ‘divide and conquer’, derived from the Latin phrase ‘Divide et impera’, was put into use effectively by everyone from Caesar to Napoleon to The British in India. Even Gaddafi tried using the same but as current events show us – he wasn’t very effective. Dividing rather divisibility rules to be specific can come in really handy at times in solving problems based on Number Systems. The standard rules which nearly all of us are very comfortable with are the ones for 2n and 5n. For these all that one needs to do is look at the last ‘n’ digits of the number. If

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Logical Connectives – Concepts and Questions Based on Logical Conditions

September 18th, 2020 by

What are Logical Connectives? Logical connectives are basically words or symbols which are used to form a complex sentence from two simple sentences by connecting them. Some Logical Connectives are – If, Only if, When, Whenever, Unless etc. Questions based on statements formed using logical connectives are simpler than other questions of exam so it will be beneficial to take command on this topic. These type of sentences consist of two parts, one is Cause and one is Effect. Usually Cause is present after the connectives. Some examples are like- 1. If you are in navy, you have to wear u

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Paragraph Summary Questions and Tips for Verbal Ability of CAT Exam

September 17th, 2020 by

By now, you must be aware of 50% topics of the verbal ability section- vocabulary & RC. Let’s move on to another crucial part of VA, i.e. Verbal Reasoning. As the name states itself, this section intends to assess your reasoning skills. One of the most important types of questions in this section is based on paragraph summary. So, what is a paragraph summary? If someone asks you to summarise a 3-hour movie, how would you do that? And if it’s your favourite movie? Well, that’s the very purpose of summary questions. All you need to do is understand the paragraph and then, figure

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CAT 2020 – What does the change of pattern mean for you?

September 16th, 2020 by

On the official CAT website, a media release was put out last night highlighting some of the changes for the CAT 2020 exam. Since then, I have gotten a couple of emails, a few phone calls, and a lot of whatsapp messages about it. I thought it would be a good idea to pen down my thoughts about the same and hopefully, calm down a few CAT aspirants who are panicked, unnecessarily in my opinion. What are the changes in CAT 2020? The deadline has been extended to 5 PM of 23rd September CAT 2020 will be conducted in 3 sessions (unlike 2 last year) CAT 2020 will be a 2 hour exam (unli

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Practice Questions on Odd One Out Submission Set – 3 for CAT Preparation

September 15th, 2020 by

Odd One Out is one of the most important topics of CAT exam. In the following post, we have given 25 questions of Odd One Out Set – 3 for practice. Four of the five given sentences, when ordered in a logical manner form a coherent paragraph. Find the contextually odd sentence: Download Odd One Out Submission Set - 3 PDF - Questions, Answers, and Detailed Solutions... [email-download download_id="11276" contact_form_id="11280"]   Crash Course for CAT 2020 – Prepare in 90 Days a) 400+ Video Tutorials b) 2 Live Classes (online) every week for doubt clarificati

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Practice Questions on Odd One Out Submission Set – 2 for CAT Preparation

September 14th, 2020 by

Odd One Out are one of the most important topics of CAT exam. In the following post, we have given 25 questions of Odd One Out Set - 2 for practice. Four of the five given sentences, when ordered logically, form a coherent paragraph. Find the contextually odd sentence: Download Odd One Out Submission Set - 2 PDF - Questions, Answers, and Detailed Solutions... [email-download download_id="11104" contact_form_id="11108"]   Crash Course for CAT 2020 – Prepare in 90 Days a) 400+ Video Tutorials b) 2 Live Classes (online) every week for doubt clarification c) 5 w

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Practice Questions on Odd One Out Submission Set – 1 for CAT Preparation

September 12th, 2020 by

Odd One Out Submission are one of the most important topics of CAT exam. In the following post, we have given 25 questions of Odd One Out Submission Set - 1 for practice. Four of the five given sentences, when ordered logically, form a coherent paragraph. Find the contextually odd sentence:       Download Odd One Out Submission PDF - Questions, Answers, and Detailed Solutions... [email-download download_id="10957" contact_form_id="10961"]   Crash Course for CAT 2020 – Prepare in 90 Days a) 400+ Video Tutorials b) 2 Live Classes (online) every week for

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