Averages Concepts from Arithmetic – How to apply in CAT Questions?

February 16th, 2019 by

Average is mainly defined as the sum of observations divided by the number of observations. Keeping in view the Quantitative Aptitude section of any competitive exam and especially CAT, 1-2 questions are asked from this chapter. It is not a difficulty chapter if you know the tricks to solve the question in very less time. Averages Concepts and Properties: Average= (Sum of observations)/(Number of observations) Important Points: In past year Cat questions, a number of times concepts of age/height/weight and average has been mixed together. Here are some important points to remember

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How to solve Family Tree, Relationships problems based on coded symbols

February 15th, 2019 by

Relationships are an integral part of our life whether between or among living ones. Relationships provide definiteness between two objects or persons. Relationships among people are complicated and confusing especially when you are living in a big joint family with innumerable relatives! Blood Relations is a very important part of reasoning section in competitive exam. Every year questions are asked based on them in aptitude tests and entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, SNAP and Bank exams. One other topic of reasoning section is Coding-Decoding. And in this blog, we will understand and develo

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4 Rules to improve reading skills for Reading Comprehension Questions in CAT

February 14th, 2019 by

Every time I think about how to prepare for RC, I am struck by how similar the process of reading is to the technique of driving. If your driving technique is sound, you can drive any car properly. On the other hand, if the technique is poor, you end up wrecking every car you drive. Reading fiction is somewhat like driving a train. Who among us hasn’t ever fantasised about having the best seat on the train? I could give an arm and a leg to be in the driver’s cabin of a German ICE train, or the Swiss Lyria, or the Austrian Railjet, or the Italian Frecciarossa, or the Shanghai Magl

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Reading Comprehension for CAT – Different types of Questions

February 13th, 2019 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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Tones of Passages for Reading Comprehension Questions in CAT Exam

February 12th, 2019 by

Tones of Writing By now, you must be aware of the various types of RC passages as well the different writing styles. Close to the writing style, comes the tone of passage. As you would know, tone-based questions frequently accompany CAT RC passages. So, what is really meant by ‘tone of the passage’? The tone of the passage represents the author’s sentiment or attitude towards the subject being discussed. In other words, it’s the predominant emotion the author displays towards the subject. You probably react differently to different people in same or different situations. You may

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Reading Comprehension Tips – Writing Styles of Passages in CAT Exam

February 9th, 2019 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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CAT Grammar Basics – Parts of Speech

February 8th, 2019 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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Coded Inequality – Tips and Tricks to Solve Questions in Logical Reasoning

February 6th, 2019 by

Coding inequalities: Inequality is a phenomenon that we have known or come across for a while now. It simply means something that is not equal in all the sense whether social, economical or mathematical sense. But today we are talking about Inequalities in mathematical terms. Each one of you has seen signs such as “>”, “≠”, “≤” etc. at some point of time or other. And all those who had math’s in their high school are thoroughly acquainted with the concept and comfortable in solving problems of Inequalities. So, for all those who have little or no idea about them, I will

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Mensuration Basics and 3-Dimensional Geometry Concepts for CAT

February 5th, 2019 by

Geometry is an integral part of mathematics and mathematicians have been studying and formulating important results to simplify for years. Since, it is immensely significant it has been part of our curriculum as soon as we join middle school, though the concept taught in early years of middle school are much simpler and basic than what is taught at high and secondary years of our schooling. Because of the inevitability of deep rooted of Geometric concepts, it forms a significant part in the course structure of various competitive exams such as CAT, XAT, SSC, BANK PO, etc. Nearly 4-5 questi

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Geometry Basics for CAT – Triangle related questions and problems

February 4th, 2019 by

Triangle is the one geometric figure that is the most basic and simple one but. Our first encounter with triangles starts when we are in Pre-school and taught about various shapes through interesting activities. And as soon as we commence stepping up the stairs of our schooling years from 1st till 12th standard, each year we learn something new about triangles. We began this triangular journey with learning about the basics and fundamental properties of the triangle in our 2nd- 3rd std. to concepts of congruency and similarity in our high school. And since triangle and its theory played su

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