Critical Reasoning Tips – Strengthening and Weakening Arguments

October 30th, 2020 by

Critical thinking holds a significant place in verbal ability section of CAT. Around 3-5 questions are based on the critical reasoning in CAT. Critical thinking involves the process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. Critical thinking is not hard thinking nor it is directed at solving problems. Critical thinking is inward-directed with the intent of maximizing the rationality of the thinker. Questions based on critical reasoning are the paragraph format followed with the series of questi

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Reading Comprehension Tips – Writing Styles of Passages in CAT Exam

October 29th, 2020 by

RC Writing Styles As the name states, writing styles is the way a writer chooses to express himself/herself through a piece of writing. But what exactly would be a writing styles for RC? Well, just like each one of us has a unique dressing style, so does CAT RCs differ in the way they are written. And just like you dress differently for different occasions and places, so does a passage is written according to its purpose, audience and context. But the question is why it is important to identify the writing style of a passage? Well, the author intends to convey some ideas and opinions throu

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Simple Interest and Compound Interest – Basic Concepts and Tricks for solving CAT Questions

October 27th, 2020 by

Interest rates are very powerful and intriguing mathematical concepts. Our banking and finance sector revolves around these interest rates. One minor change in these rates could have tremendous and astonishing impacts over the economy. But why? Before determining the reason of this why? Let’s first know what is interest and these interest rates? Interest is the amount charged by the lender from the borrower on the principal loan sum. It is basically the cost of renting money. And, the rate at which interest is charged on the principal sum is known as the interest rate. The rate at wh

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Percentage concepts, questions and shortcut tricks for the CAT exam

October 26th, 2020 by

Understanding Percentage The word “Percent” can be understood as “per 100” or “out of 100”. Percentage in itself is a dimensionless number used to tell how many parts per hundred are being considered. It is often denoted using the percent sign, "%". The reference point for calculating percentage is taken as 100. If in a class of 100 students, 90 students passed in a subject then the percentage of students who passed in the exam is 90%. Had the total number of students been 200, the percentage would have reduced to 45%. This is because 45 students out of every 100 students pas

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Linear and Circular Races – Concepts and Tricks for CAT Questions

October 25th, 2020 by

Time, Speed, and Distance is a very crucial topic in quantitative aptitude section of CAT, SNAP, XAT etc. Every year 4-5 questions are asked from this topic. We all have done questions based on Time and Distance in our high school maths but you might not be acquainted with this very significant part of the application of this concept knowns as Linear and Circular Races. You might have done some simple problems based on this concept but not enlightened with its model and theory. In this blog, I will provide you a summarized knowledge of this concept along with it’s application in forms of

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Strong and Weak Arguments – Tricks for Critical Reasoning

October 24th, 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

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Problems on Ages with complete solutions, answers, and tricks to solve

October 23rd, 2020 by

Algebra is a very powerful branch of Mathematics. It provides solution to real-world problems. It helps in transforming word problems into mathematical expressions in form of equations using variables to denote unknown quantities or parameters and thus, providing numerous of techniques to solve these mathematical equations and hence, determining the answer to the problem. Representation of problem it the key step of finding the solution because, until we have carefully described the actual problem into mathematical statements and have correctly form the relationship between the variables and

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Tricks to Solve Blood Relations Problems in Logical Reasoning

October 22nd, 2020 by

Blood relations are of considerable part of CAT and other MBA entrance exams. Around 3-4 questions make up its logical reasoning section. This topic is a scoring one if you are smooth with the understanding of family relations and family tree otherwise it can prove to be messy, confusing and time consuming. In recent times, we are most likely been detached with our family members and most live in nuclear families unlike in past times when the concept of Joint Families was an apparent part of our lifestyle. Thus, most of us hardly possess the idea of how family relations are intertwined and

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Paragraph Summary Questions and Tips for Verbal Ability of CAT Exam

October 20th, 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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Fact Inference Judgement – Tips to Solve FIJ Questions in CAT Exam

October 19th, 2020 by

Fact Inference Judgement (FIJ): It may seem like a very simple topic, but students often commit mistakes here. We need to be very cautious while attempting these questions. Let us master FIJs in 15 minutes!! FIJs (Fact Inference Judgement) have not been asked in CAT for a few years now, but they can be asked again since CAT does not have a well-defined syllabus. What is FIJ (Fact Inference Judgement)? You are required to classify the statements as facts, inferences, or judgments according to the following criteria and then choose the most appropriate option. F, I, J  stand for a

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