Reading Comprehension for CAT – Different types of Questions

April 25th, 2018 by

After you have learn about the different types of RC passages, the next step should be to familiarize yourself with the kind of questions that are asked from these passages. Out of 34 questions in CAT Verbal Ability, more than 20 questions are based on RCs. Well, that makes for a good amount of weight-age. But why is there a need to know the types of questions when you feel pretty confident after investing sufficient amount of time in reading and practicing? Once you have understood the passage and the crux of it, you need to apply this understanding in answering various questions. If you c

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CAT Prep 2018 – Study Plan for Working Professionals

April 20th, 2018 by

Preparing for CAT, or for that matter any competitive exam in India, is not an easy task. It takes a toll on your body and on your mind. And if you have a demanding job, it becomes all the more difficult. The amount of time that you have left with for CAT 2018 preparation is limited. There is no point denying the fact that once you are back from a 9 hour shift, your mind is tired as well. So, what can a working professional who aspires to get an admission into IIMs do? How should he prepare for CAT? How should he plan his studies so that he can use the limited time available to him in the

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Logarithm Concepts Questions and Answers for CAT 2018 Quant Preparation

April 17th, 2018 by

Questions on Logarithm have been asked in exams like CAT and XAT almost every year. More often than not, they are on the easier side but students get scared because they do not understand the concepts properly and hence are unable to attempt them under pressure. In this post, we will try to help CAT aspirants overcome that fear. Let us start with some basics about logarithms. Basic Concept of Logarithm When ax  = N , then we say that x = logarithm of N to the base a and write it as x = logaN . In simple words, it represents the power to which a number must be raised. Let me expand on

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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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CAT Grammar Basics – Parts of Speech

April 12th, 2018 by

We all have learned about the eight parts of speech in our school days. If you recall, these parts of speech form the building blocks of English grammar. But, how is it important for CAT? Well, learning about the various parts of speech and the related rules will help you answer the grammar-based questions accurately. Such questions may feature in form of error detection, sentence correction, fill in the blanks and word usage. In other words, the grammar section holds a crucial weight in CAT verbal ability. An interesting thing about words is that they can be of more than one type depen

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How to Solve Inference Based Questions in Reading Comprehension for CAT?

April 11th, 2018 by

During discussion of a current affair issue with a friend, I found the below couple of excerpts that instigated to think what I understood from the complete issue and how it can be fit on logical ground from the selection itself are though similar but cannot be handled in the same way. It is applicable for all types of reading. And when logic comes into the picture then with it, it brings premise, conclusion, assumption and argument as a whole. Example-1 “US and Pakistan continue to partner on a range of national security issues. President Donald Trump’s administration appears re

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Data Sufficiency Questions in CAT – Tips and Tricks to Solve

April 10th, 2018 by

Nowadays, everything revolves around data, all major decisions are made by first collecting the mass information and then analyzing the raw data. Whether it may be a small firm, a giant MNC or governments all rely on the inferences made on this massive data. Thus, we cannot undermine the resourcefulness and significance of data. But mere collecting data is not sufficient. You have to consider that while collecting the data all the relevant information required to make inferences is covered otherwise the whole exercise of collecting and interpretation of the data proves to be a futile activit

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CAT Concepts – Introduction to Data Sufficiency

April 9th, 2018 by

Data Sufficiency questions often involve very simple calculations. This does not mean that the questions are simple. It just means that the chances to make conceptual mistakes and / or silly mistakes are a little higher than usual. You will need to pay attention to detail in such questions. In Data Sufficiency, you need to figure out whether or not the data given in the question / statements is good enough to find out a unique answer. Once again – is the data enough to find out a unique answer?  Please note that in Data Sufficiency: You do not need to find out the answer Yo

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How to Avoid Distractions while Preparing for CAT

April 5th, 2018 by

Studying online is convenient. You have access to resources all in one place, from the comfort of your own home. But how often do you think you study completely distraction free? You know what I’m talking about. You go online to check Facebook for 2 minutes, and 30 minutes later you’ve delved deep into a friend of a friend’s pics from 3 years ago. A 20-minute break to watch a quick episode of something becomes a full-on binge. Don’t even get me started on the black hole that is YouTube. Or Instagram. Realistically, this can happen whether you’re stmonudying online or using a book

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How to solve questions based on At least n in Set Theory for CAT Exam?

April 4th, 2018 by

Questions based on Set Theory can get immensely complicated when you add conditions based such as ‘At least 2’ ‘At most 3’ etc. in them. To be honest, you should be absolutely comfortable with questions dealing with 3 sets and know enough to draw the Venn-diagram in case of 4 sets. We dealt with the idea of Minima and Maxima in Set Theory in this post. Beyond that not much is required, at least for the CAT exam. However, there is one particular type of question that can be asked in MBA entrance exams and that is what this short Blogpost is all about. So, let’s start Ques

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