January 26th, 2019 by Ravi Handa

First of all, a very Happy Republic Day to all our students (and other visitors here). Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1930 when the Decla

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Posted in Bank PO, CAT

January 16th, 2019 by Ravi Handa

In this post I would like to cover some of the basic ideas about personal interviews. Since brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will try to be brief.
Whom do the interviewers select?
The candidate they “like” – so your job is to be “liked” by the panel.
Attributes that normal panels like:
Honesty
Be ruthlessly honest with your answers
You should know your subject
You should understand your immediate environ
Your answering should demonstrate analysis
Listen to the words and the body language
Answer the question asked
Pane

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Posted in Bank PO, CAT, General Funda, MBA

October 24th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

Highest, Longest, Tallest, Largest, Smallest places form an important part of questions in competitive examinations like SNAP, XAT, IIFT, IBPS, TISS, Bank PO etc. Below is a list of some of the most important Longest, Largest, Highest places around the World and in India.
This post has been divided into two sections, Around the World and Inside India.
In the first section, Around the World, all the places have been divided into sub-sections based on Longest, Largest, Highest, Tallest, Smallest and Biggest.
In the second section, Inside India, all the places have been divided into sub-se

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Posted in IBPS, IIFT, SBI, SNAP, XAT

October 16th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

As an astute man Mr. Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you going to get.” The Permutations and Combinations that life presents us daily is baffling and probably it is because of that inherent fear of choices and cases we get intimidated by such questions in the exam. I understand that Permutation and Combination is one of the dreaded topics but I hope that once you understand the fundas given below, your fear will reduce.
Permutation and Combination Funda 1: De-arrangement
If ‘n’ distinct items are arranged in a row, then the number of way

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Posted in Bank PO, CAT, MBA, Quant Funda

October 6th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

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

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Posted in Bank PO, CAT, MBA, Quant Funda

August 1st, 2018 by Ravi Handa

There are some topics in Quantitative Aptitude, like Permutation & Combination, where you can easily find out the answer and the answer you calculate is there in the options but it turns out to be wrong. And then there are some topics in which you read the question, understand it but cannot even begin solving it. You get stuck at the first step and you have no idea about how to even approach the question. The irritating fact is that you understood the question properly. It happens very frequently with questions on Time Speed & Distance (TSD). I have always been a big advocate of

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Posted in Bank PO, CAT, MBA, Quant Funda

July 31st, 2018 by Ravi Handa

I guess my first fascination with problems of Time, Speed and Distance began when I first saw Henna. An important part of the story line if you can call it that, saw Rishi Kapoor floating from India to Pakistan without drowning. I remember arguing with my friends that if could float for that long – he could swim back to India as well. My friends nullified the argument by saying: Speed River > Speed Rishi Kapoor I know that the reference is a little dated for most readers of this post, but Zeba Bhaktiyar made me look beyond reason. In this post we will discuss some of the id

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Posted in Bank PO, CAT, LR DI Funda, MBA

June 19th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

In the previous post we discussed lines, triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums, polygons etc. Now, we will discuss other expanses of geometry which are vital as, the questions on these topics are asked repeatedly in CAT. Let us look at few of the fundas / formulae on these topics that are often neglected by students and can fetch some crucial marks in the exam.
Funda 1: Angle made by Secants
2 .
In both these cases, PA * PB = PC * PD
Funda 2: Common Tangents
eg:
Note: The two centers

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Posted in Bank PO, CAT, MBA, Quant Funda

June 18th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

I got a lot of feedback via emails and texts that people are looking for a post on geometry. I have been avoiding it for sometime because of two main reasons:
a) It is not one of my strong areas.
b) It takes a lot of time to draw the diagrams that are sometimes required to explain the fundas.
The questions on geometry are the trickiest and consumes the maximum amount of time as compared to the questions on other topics in Quantitative aptitude that is why, I have compiled a list of fundas that you might find helpful in solving CAT level questions. I am splittin

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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

June 2nd, 2018 by Ravi Handa

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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