Learn the Basics of Time, Speed & Distance for CAT Exam

June 2nd, 2020 by

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 ideas that

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How to find Rank of a Word in Dictionary (With Repetition and Without Repetition)

May 27th, 2020 by

A very common type of question that gets asked in various banking and management entrance exams is based upon the concept of finding out the rank of a word. In this post, I will like to discuss the concept behind the same. Let us look at the two types. Rank of a word - without repetition of letters Suppose that you are given a word in which none of the letters are repeated and you asked to find out the rank of the word in a dictionary. For example, if the word which was given to you was CAT, it will be very easy to find out its rank. You will write down all possible combinations of

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Permutation and Combination – Fundamental Principle of Counting

May 26th, 2020 by

For this series of articles, I am assuming CAT 2021 would be the first time you would be attempting CAT, which essentially implies that you are not well versed with the basic ideas behind the Quantitative Aptitude portion. In the latter half of the year, I would move to slightly more advanced topics as by then, you would also have moved to the advanced stage of preparation. Best Online Coaching for CAT 2021 I have often seen students struggle with the topic – ‘Permutation & Combination’. As a matter of fact, I have even seen some faculties shy away from conducting those cl

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

May 24th, 2020 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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Permutation and Combination – Distribution of Objects

May 21st, 2020 by

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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Time Speed Distance – Motion of Two Bodies in a Straight Line

May 10th, 2020 by

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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Republic Day Discount – Use coupon code FREEDOM for 10 % off

January 25th, 2020 by

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 Decl

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

September 18th, 2019 by

Highest, Longest, Tallest, Largest, Smallest places form an important part of questions in competitive examinations like 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-sections

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SBI PO Notification for Recruitment Exam 2018 – Important Details about Jobs and Dates

April 21st, 2018 by

The SBI PO Notification for 2018 recruitment exam was released today. It was released a little late when compared to previous years but at least it is out. A large number of students were waiting for it - I won't say patiently because of obvious reasons. You can download the SBI PO notification from here: Notification on SBI website Mirror on Handa Ka Funda SBI PO Notification for 2018 Exam - Important Dates Online Registration and payment of fees - 21st April to 13th May Online Preliminary exam - 1st July, 7th July, 8th July Online Mains Exam - 4th August Group Exercise and Int

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SBI PO Exam Notification 2019: New Pattern, Syllabus and Expected Dates

April 11th, 2018 by

SBI PO Exam Notification 2019 The SBI PO Exam Notification 2019 was released today. The highlights of the same are visible in the image above. The details are given below. The biggest change in the pattern is - wait for it - introduction of the preliminary phase or PHASE 1 in the SBI PO 2019 exam. Important Dates for SBI PO Exam 2019 Commencement of online registration of application: 13th April 2019 Tentative Last date of applying online: 2nd May 2019 Tentative Last date for printing your application: 17th May 2019 Tentative Online Fee Payment: 13th April to 2nd May 2019 Tentative

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