Basics of Data Interpretation – Approximation

April 13th, 2018 by

Data Interpretation questions typically have large amount of data given in the form of tables, pie charts, line graphs or some non-conventional format. The questions are calculation heavy and typically test your approximation abilities. A very large number of these questions check your ability to compare or calculate fractions and percentages. If you sit down to actually calculate the answer, you would end up spending more time than required and most of us can't afford to lose precious time during competitive exams like CAT, XAT, IIFT etc.  Here are few ideas that you can use for approxim

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Heads of Bodies – National and International

April 6th, 2018 by

When it comes to MBA entrance exams like XAT, CMAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc. the knowledge of the heads of important organizations is really helpful. More often than not, you will end up getting couple of questions on these. There is also a reasonable chance that you will get a question of Match-The-Following type where this information would be really useful. I have compiled a list of the current heads of important bodies and divided into two parts: India & International. Both of them are given below. (F) indicates that the person is a female.   India/ National: Departmen

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Logical Reasoning Basics – How to solve coin picking / matchstick related problems?

March 29th, 2018 by

In this post, we will learn how to solve Logical Reasoning Problems based on coins and matchsticks picking puzzles. To understand how exactly these kinds of puzzles look like, let’s start the post with a very simple example. The method to solve the example will give better insight so as to how to approach these puzzles. Two smart players A and B are playing a coin game in which they can pick up 1, 2, 3 or 4 coins. They have 78 coins and the player who picks the last coin will lose the game. A and B play alternately and A plays the first move. How many coins should A pick at first so h

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Percentage concepts, questions and shortcut tricks for the CAT exam

March 15th, 2018 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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How to Find Number of Trailing Zeros in a Factorial or Product

March 14th, 2018 by

In this Number of trailing Zeros blog post, I would like to cover these two ideas: Number of trailing zeroes in a Product or Expression Number of trailing zeroes in a factorial (n!) But before I begin, let us first try to understand what exactly are ‘trailing zeroes’. It is nothing else but the number of zeroes at the end. I do not want to sound pedantic but on many occasions when you see a question which asks about, “What is the number of zeroes in ___” it is incorrect, because it should actually say – “What is the number of trailing zeroes?” or “What is the n

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GK Tips – List of Longest, Largest, Highest, Tallest Places around the World and in India

December 8th, 2017 by

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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Geometry Fundas for CAT Quantitative Aptitude Preparation – Part 1

June 2nd, 2017 by

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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Logical Reasoning Basics – Binary Logic – Liar, Truth Teller, and Alternator

May 24th, 2017 by

In a series of posts, we are going to cover the basics of some DI/LR topics. The first topic of discussion is Binary Logic. In a binary logic problem, we have people who either speak a true statement or a false statement. These people are divided into three categories: Truth-teller: This person will always speak the truth. All the statements made by this person are true. Liar: This person will always tell a lie. All statements made by this person are false. Alternator: This person always alternates between the truth and the lie. If first statement of this person is true, then se

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IBPS PO 2015 – Details about the paper pattern, structure, difficulty level

October 4th, 2015 by

Given below is the feedback about the IBPS PO 2015 paper that we got from one of our students. We thought it will be beneficial to share it with our other students. The IBPS PO Paper was moderate and well balanced. ENGLISH RC - I left out the RC portion. But managed to get a glance of it. The passage was quite longer than that of the Mocks, so I didn't even try to read it. I think I saw a question which was inferential based. Questions like "Which of the following statement regarding the passage is NOT TRUE" were also there. Antonym/Synonym - These were good. Some words were

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IBPS Computer Knowledge Free PDF for Download – Syllabus, Questions, and Answers

August 26th, 2015 by

Computer Knowledge forms an important part of preparation for most if not all Banking exams. It is all the more important if you are planning to write the IBPS PO exam that is scheduled in 2018. It has been announced that IBPS PO 2018 will be conducted in two parts. a) Preliminary Exam (Phase 1) b) Mains Exam (Phase 2) Computer Knowledge will be a part of the Mains Exam in IBPS PO. It is an extremely easy section and a high scoring one. There will be 20 questions in the IBPS PO Mains exam that would be based on Computer Knowledge. Since the total number of questions is 200, Computer

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