Best Book for Logical Reasoning (LR) and Data Interpretation (DI) preparation for CAT 2017 Exam

August 25th, 2017 by

A few years ago, CAT exam was divided into two sections – one was Quant and the other one was Verbal. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation were typically given the treatment often reserved for a stepson by House Stark by the CAT exam. Let me add, it wasn’t just the CAT exam but also the CAT preparation coaching institutes and the students. 9 Data Interpretation questions used to be clubbed with 21 questions from Quantitative Aptitude and 9 Logical Reasoning questions were clubbed with Verbal Ability. But as Jon Snow rose among the ranks to become the Lord Commander and then the

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An introductions to functions (Algebra) for CAT 2017 exam

August 23rd, 2017 by

Quantitative Aptitude section of CAT has always been proven to be most difficult and challenging especially for all the mathematics haters. Yes, all those who have been running away from Math’s for all these years must now face their biggest fear and there’s no more hiding from it now. Quantitative Aptitude is all about high school elementary math’s, those silly geometry lessons which made no sense then or the Time, Speed and distance problems or Time and work (so confusing).  Also, who can forget the infamous Trigonometry which is still a mystery for most of us? Today in this blog,

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How to Solve Questions on Seating and Circular Arrangement for CAT 2017

August 21st, 2017 by

Arrangement Problems in Logical Reasoning Section of CAT can be most ambiguous of all the problems. This topic includes variety of different subtopics with multiple variation and integration of them. One such topic in arrangements is Seating (or sitting) Arrangements, which is one of the most important and consistent in CAT. I know Seating Arrangement questions can be confusing, Time-consuming and at times brainstorming questions in Logical Reasoning section. But don’t forget that around 3-4 questions are based on this topic in CAT, so answering them correctly can boost your percentile and

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100 Days plan for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT 2017

August 18th, 2017 by

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation was probably the toughest section in CAT 2016 exam. I think it surprised a lot of students because of the difficulty level of the questions asked. Another reason why I believe it appeared a little too difficult was because the other sections were on the easier side. If you have a look at the scores vs percentile relationship on a section-wise basis, you would find that you need to do 12 questions correctly in the Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation section when compared with 18-19 questions in Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension or 14-

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100 Days plan for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT 2017

August 16th, 2017 by

Is there enough time to prepare for CAT 2017? As the CAT 2017 exam draws near, fear and sometimes panic starts to set in and this the most common question that I get asked. I will try to answer the question in this post and probably two more. Short Answer: Yes Slightly long answer: CAT preparation requires anywhere from 300 hours to 500 hours of serious preparation. That much time is more than enough for you (and for anyone else) to reach his or her peak potential. So, if you can put in 2-3 hours on weekdays and perhaps a little more on the weekend, you have enough time. Really lo

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How to prepare for CAT 2017 in last 100 days?

August 10th, 2017 by

Register Now Join Class 100 days, for people who grew up in the 90s, was a thriller starring Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Sheroff. It was something that they talked about endlessly in school discussing the concepts of premonition and clairvoyance even though they could not spell it. People who are reading this might be too young to remember that. The idea that someone can be clairvoyant and predict incidents in future was fascinating.  In this post, I will try to do the same. Just kidding! I will try to suggest a few things that you can do and you should do in the last 100 days so that you

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How to Solve Number of Integral Solutions Questions for CAT 2017

August 9th, 2017 by

Equation type: Ax + By = C Few rules to find integral solutions of this type of equations. First, reduce the equation in lowest reducible form. After reducing, if coefficients of x and y still have a common factor, the equation will have no solutions. If x and y are co-prime in the lowest reducible form, find any one integral solution. The rest of the solutions can be derived from that integral solution. For each successive integral solutions of the equation, the value x and y will change by a coefficient of the other variable .If the equation is of the type Ax - By=C (

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How to solve Logical Reasoning questions based on Ranking and Ordering

August 1st, 2017 by

Logical reasoning questions based on ranking involve ordering people/objects based on certain characteristics like height/weight/score etc. In these types of questions, you are supposed to place people/objects in a decreasing or increasing order based on certain attributes. There is not one common method to solve ranking problems and strategy should vary with questions. But there are certain key-steps that can be applied while approaching such questions. They are: Online Coaching for CAT 2017 Convert written clues into visual clues so that you would not need to read the text agai

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CAT 2017 Exam Notification Released – Important Dates, IIFT Clash, and other details

July 29th, 2017 by

CAT 2017 Exam Notification was released today on the official website. The exam will be held on 26th November 2017 in two slots. It will clash with the IIFT 2017 exam unless something changes. The advertisement will appear in newspapers tomorrow i.e. 30th July. CAT 2017 - Advertisement for tomorrow (30th July) Original on Official CAT 2017 Website CAT 2017 - Important dates Notification Release: July 30, 2017 Registration opens: August 9, 2017 Registration closes: September 20 (5 PM), 2017 Admit Card Issue: October 18, 2017 CAT 2017 Exam: Sunday, November 26, 2017. IIFT Exam is sch

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Application of Quantitative Ability Concepts in Logical Reasoning Puzzles and Data Interpretation Sets

July 28th, 2017 by

In the recent CAT papers, we have seen questions in Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation section based on the concepts from Quantitative Ability. These questions can also be solved with simple logic but if solved with the Quantitative Ability concepts then solving becomes more convenient. Topics such as Mixture-Allegation, Percentages, Linear equations, numbers etc. are used to frame questions. In this post, we will look at some of the Quantitative Ability based applications in this section of CAT. We will not discuss the Quantitative Ability concepts in this post, rather we will im

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