Last day before CAT – what should you do?

November 28th, 2020 by

CAT 2020 exam is barely a few hours away. I can understand that some of you might be worried or panicked. Don’t be. You have put in the months towards the preparation and I am sure you will come out with flying colors. I know it sounds obvious but there is no harm in repeating – it is just an exam. It does not define who you are and will have a marginal impact on your career in the long run. CAT is a standardized test and perhaps one of the best tests in the Indian education system to select the best candidates. It has been going on for decades and has always rewarded students who are


Days Before CAT Exam !!!

November 24th, 2020 by

Dear Students, The most neglected thing during the exam days is to be normal. I know it is easier said than done. For the days before and during the exam, life should be as normal as possible. A clear head is important for taking the exam efficiently. Do you believe that you can tramp the last mile? What is your response? -          ‘I am doing great ; bring on the CAT’ -          ‘I am doing great, but I hope I don’t stumble now’ -          ‘Man! I am sure I can crack the CAT. If only Math would stop killing me’ -        �


5 things you must do in the last week before CAT

November 23rd, 2020 by

This must be a nervous time for you. It is completely natural. But if you are panicking, you are probably taking it a bit too far. Rest assured, the efforts that you have put in over the last few months would not go to waste. I can only wish that all readers of this post ended up with the colleges they deserve and hope that they actually get something even better. But we all know that is statically impossible.  Here are a few things that I suggest that you do in the last week to calm your nerves and hopefully ace the CAT 2020 exam. 1. Revise important formulas While I understand that yo


Strong and Weak Arguments – Tricks for Critical Reasoning

November 22nd, 2020 by

Let’s talk about one of the trickiest parts of critical reasoning- Identifying strong and weak arguments. Sounds tricky? Well, it’s also one of the most scoring and time-saving parts of CAT. So, how can you ace this section of exam? You just need to learn a few fundamental concepts and invest sufficient amount of time in practice. Eventually, you will be able to tackle these questions with more confidence and a good degree of accuracy. But, what exactly is an argument? An argument is basically a combination of three things: Facts/Claims Assumptions/Reasons/Evidence Conclu


Logarithm for CAT Exam – Concept Builder Questions with Detailed Solutions and Tips

November 7th, 2020 by

This article was contributed by Sandip Gupta. Logarithm is simple. The simplest way to master it is to do more number and varieties of problems. I think you have already understood the basic concepts of logarithm from the previous blog. Before we start, let me suggest two things, Write down all the formulae and try to remember them, When you see a problem, first try to solve it yourself and then see the solution. Let’s start At first let me give you two useful formulae. log(base n⁡)m = log(base a)⁡m/log(base a)⁡n, (where a is any positive number other tha


IIFT 2021 Exam Notification Released – Important Dates, Process to Apply

November 7th, 2020 by

IIFT Exam 2021 Registration process has started on November 6, 2020. The IIFT Exam Registration for MBA (IB) admission 2021 can be done at NTA IIFT website. Since the IIFT 2020 Entrance exam will lead to IIFT 2021 admission in MBA (IB) programme, students have been searching both for IIFT 2020 and IIFT 2021 exam. It is the IIFT 2020 exam date which will lead to MBA (IB) IIFT admission 2021. IIFT 2021 Exam Notification - Important Dates - MBA(IB) 2021-23 IIFT 2021 Exam: Application Starts November 6, 2020 IIFT 2021 Exam: Last date to apply online December 20, 2020


Important Idioms and Phrases for CAT and other exams

November 6th, 2020 by

Let’s start with the basic question - what exactly is the difference between an idiom and proverb? Are they the same? If you say, “at loggerheads” instead of “strong disagreement among people,” you're using an idiom. The meaning of an idiom is different from the actual meaning of the words used. “Make hay while the sun shines” is a proverb. Proverbs are old but familiar sayings that usually give advice. A phrase is just a group of words. If you know the meaning of the individual words in a phrase, you know the meaning it conveys. But in an idiom, the meaning is not c


Installments – Various Cases and Questions including Simple and Compound Interest

November 5th, 2020 by

Nowadays, loan has become crucial part of our life. We all have learnt living our life on credit. Whether be it a businessman taking loans to run his business or a household to buy a car, everyone has become dependent on sustaining their life and fulfilling their wishes with the help of these loans. But, when the amount has been borrowed then it has to be returned too and now not just the principal loan amount but some interest as well. Interest plays a very significant role in our life. It is a deciding factor whether or not loan has to be taken or not as higher the interest then higher t


Problems on Grids, Paths, and Chessboards for CAT Exam

November 3rd, 2020 by

Permutation and Combination Concepts: Problems based on grids/chessboards are frequently asked among various exams. They appear to be really difficult when encountered for the first time but once we get hands on, they become really simple. The key lies in understanding the basic concepts involved. Although direct questions are rare, there could be questions which test the same concept in a hidden manner. Number of squares in m*m figures In a simple 2*2 figure, it is easy to see that there are 5 squares in total – 4 small ones and 1 large. Again, if you try it in a 3*3


Shortcuts for CAT – Descartes’ Rule of Signs

November 2nd, 2020 by

Descartes’ rule of signs is used to get information on the number of real zeros of a polynomial. This is useful in the cases where the graph is not provided for a polynomial. You need to know that for equations with real coefficients, complex roots occur in pairs. As a result, any equation with an odd degree must have at least 1 real root. This combined with Descartes rule generates some interesting insights, as we will discuss in following examples. Let us understand the rule with an example: f (x) = x5 – 3x4 + 3x3 + 5x2 – x + 5 This rule doesn’t help us actually find the