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

October 18th, 2020 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


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

October 16th, 2020 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


Data Sufficiency Questions in CAT – Tips and Tricks to Solve

October 15th, 2020 by

Nowadays, everything revolves around data, all major decisions are made by first collecting the mass information and then analyzing the raw data. Whether it may be a small firm, a giant MNC or governments all rely on the inferences made on this massive data. Thus, we cannot undermine the resourcefulness and significance of data. But mere collecting data is not sufficient. You have to consider that while collecting the data all the relevant information required to make inferences is covered otherwise the whole exercise of collecting and interpretation of the data proves to be a futile activit


Boats and Streams – Tips Tricks and Questions for CAT Exam

October 13th, 2020 by

Boats and streams is one of the most common topics in quantitative section of all the entrance exams such as Bank PO, CAT, XAT, CLAT etc. It’s also included in aptitude section of many job test in companies like TCS, Infosys etc. This a very simple topic and mere require direct application of formulas to solve the question. However, many students find this topic confusing and find face difficulties in solving them. And, the reason for facing such hindrance is the understanding of the language of question. They are just Speed, Distance and Time questions in water rather with a slightly tw


Coded Inequality – Tips and Tricks to Solve Questions in Logical Reasoning

October 12th, 2020 by

Coding inequalities: Inequality is a phenomenon that we have known or come across for a while now. It simply means something that is not equal in all the sense whether social, economical or mathematical sense. But today we are talking about Inequalities in mathematical terms. Each one of you has seen signs such as “>”, “≠”, “≤” etc. at some point of time or other. And all those who had math’s in their high school are thoroughly acquainted with the concept and comfortable in solving problems of Inequalities. So, for all those who have little or no idea about them, I will


Set Theory- Maximum and Minimum Values

October 11th, 2020 by

The concepts of Set Theory are applicable not only in Quant / DI / LR but they can be used to solve syllogism questions as well. Let us first understand the basics of the Venn Diagram before we move on to the concept of maximum and minimum. A large number of students get confused in this so I have listed out each area separately. A venn diagram is used to visually represent the relationship between various sets. What do each of the areas in the figure represent? I – only A; II – A and B but not C; III – Only B; IV – A and C but not B; V – A and B and


Determining the second last digit and the last two digits

October 10th, 2020 by

Nike caused controversy with its advertising campaign during the 1996 Olympics by using the slogan, "You Don't Win Silver — You Lose Gold." Nike's use of this slogan drew harsh criticism from many former Olympic Silver medallists. In a way, it did undermine the importance of the second position but in Math things are often very different. Figuring out the second last digit is often tougher than figuring out the last digit. It is unlikely but definitely not impossible that in CAT you get a straightforward question that asks you to find out the second last digit of a number (abcpqr). In fe


How to Effectively Tackle Reading Comprehension Summary Questions?

October 9th, 2020 by

Since 2015, the CAT has increased the number of Reading Comprehension questions to 24 (out of a total of 34 questions in the Verbal Ability section). From this it can be easily inferred that this question type is of immense importance and failure to master RC questions would in all likelihood result in a test taker failing to clear the cut-offs for this section. Moreover, since these are regular MCQ questions with negative marks (for an incorrect answer) a determined test taker must chalk out a well planned and well practiced strategy on ways to attempt and ace this question type. What ar


How to solve Family Tree, Relationships problems based on coded symbols

October 8th, 2020 by

Relationships are an integral part of our life whether between or among living ones. Relationships provide definiteness between two objects or persons. Relationships among people are complicated and confusing especially when you are living in a big joint family with innumerable relatives! Blood Relations is a very important part of reasoning section in competitive exam. Every year questions are asked based on them in aptitude tests and entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, SNAP and Bank exams. One other topic of reasoning section is Coding-Decoding. And in this blog, we will understand and develo


How to Effectively Tackle Reading Comprehension Specific Questions

October 6th, 2020 by

Reading Comprehension (RC) passages have been a constant and important feature of the CAT’s Verbal Ability (VA) section since the exam’s inception. Since, 2015, their importance have been further enhanced as the CAT has added more questions containing this question type in the VA section. Currently, fully 24 questions (out of 34 in the Verbal Ability section) are RC questions. This means approximately 70% of the Verbal Ability section consists of RC questions. Since these questions are typical Multiple Choice questions, (with negative marks for wrong attempts) and the number of ques