A Wine-lover’s Guide to CAT Reading Comprehension Strategies

June 14th, 2019 by

In the sunlit Cote de Beaune region of France lies a commune called Puligny Montrachet. Its four Grand Cru vineyards are the birthplace of arguably the world’s finest white wine. The eponymous Puligny-Montrachet has a bright golden color, with greenish highlight. Its bouquet tells of hawthorn blossoms, hazelnut, marzipan, green apples, with the aromas of honey and flint. It intensifies with age and is considered to be the perfect expression of the chardonnay grape. As any oenophile worth their grape would attest, no other white that comes out of green is as elegant and angelic as Puligny-M

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Proper Method of using Tech to Ace the RC Section

June 13th, 2019 by

Reading Comprehension (RC) has now become indispensable to the CAT exam. Each year one gets multiple passages for testing. Further, RC is also an important component in the other exams such as XAT, SNAP or NMAT. So, this section is one where students devote countless hours to prepare. A complication that has now arisen is due to the online nature of the CAT exam. There are many students who are genuinely active readers in their own lives, but cannot ace the RC section. It may have psychological reasons, but one factor is definitely the online nature. Research has proven that a human’s av

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How to solve Time and Work problems in CAT Exam

June 12th, 2019 by

Months have passed, Days are passing by swiftly and with each day you are progressing closer towards CAT exam. As hours, minutes and seconds pass we cannot afford to lose a single second recklessly. In short, Time is running out and we still need to do a lot of work! Time and work is something that always runs in parallel with each other. We are always in short of time as compared to the work to be done. Today I will tell you how to manage your little time and paramount of work problem and this also will serve the relevant purpose of writing this blog i.e. Time and Work problems in quantit

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What the Football World Cup can teach each CAT Aspirant

June 11th, 2019 by

The just concluded FIFA Football World Cup was an extravaganza which entertained us all for a month’s time. Beyond entertainment though, the world cup also threw in quite a few life lessons. And several of those life lessons can be corroborated with each CAT aspirant. Here are a few of those lessons: Morning does not Show the Day After the first week of football, pundits had installed a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal to victory following their talisman’s hattrick. France had a wobbly start with unimpressive wins over Peru and Australia to begin with. Uruguay had an all-win recor

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Parajumbles Questions and Answers for CAT Exam

June 7th, 2019 by

Parajumbles are one of the most important topics of CAT exam. In the following post, we have given 25 questions of Parajumbles Set - 1 for practice. The five sentences labeled (a,b,c,d,e) given in the Question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence has been labeled with a number. Decide on the proper order for the sentences and key in the correct sequence of five numbers as your answer.           Download Parajumbles PDF - Questions, Answers, and Detailed Solutions... [email-download download_id="108

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Geometry Fundas for CAT Quantitative Aptitude Preparation – Part 2

June 6th, 2019 by

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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Geometry Fundas for CAT Quantitative Aptitude Preparation – Part 1

June 5th, 2019 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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How to find sum of all numbers formed from a given set of digits

June 4th, 2019 by

Sum of all numbers formed from given digits: If n distinct digits are used to make all the possible n-digit numbers, we get n! numbers. We now want to find out the sum of all these n! numbers are added together. Let us take an example and understand how it is to be done and then look it as a formula. To find the sum of all the four digit numbers formed using the digits 2,3,4 and 5 without repetition: We can form a total of 4! or 24 numbers. When we add all these numbers, let us look at the contribution of the digit 2 to the sum. When 2 occurs in the thousands place in a particular

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Fact Inference Judgement – Tips to Solve FIJ Questions in CAT Exam

June 3rd, 2019 by

Fact Inference Judgement (FIJ): It may seem like a very simple topic, but students often commit mistakes here. We need to be very cautious while attempting these questions. Let us master FIJs in 15 minutes!! FIJs (Fact Inference Judgement) have not been asked in CAT for a few years now, but they can be asked again since CAT does not have a well-defined syllabus. What is FIJ (Fact Inference Judgement)? You are required to classify the statements as facts, inferences, or judgments according to the following criteria and then choose the most appropriate option. F, I, J  stand for a

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How to prepare for Reading Comprehension in 6 months for CAT 2019?

June 2nd, 2019 by

The other day I was reading an editorial from a newspaper and at the end I realised I was not able to understand few of the difficult words also was unable to grasp the passage. For beginners, to jump directly into the passage solving will not serve the purpose. CAT 2018 Question Paper with Answers CAT 2017 Question Paper with Answers Will go step by step: Month-1 of Reading Comprehension Preparation for CAT Back to the school days of precis writing. Precis writing in Reading Comprehension: A) Reading B) Writing Read several times for total understanding of the pa

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