June 18th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

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)Â Â Â Â Â It is not one of my strong areas.
b)Â Â Â Â Â 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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June 15th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

Looking for the Best Coaching Classes for CAT?
One of the first things that CAT aspirants look for, specially those appearing for the first time, is a "coaching institute". The choices, more often than not, are mind-boggling and confusing to say the least. Also, everyone wants to join the "best coaching classes" and the "Top CAT Coaching Institute" in the city. And as the bard would say, therein lies the rub. The coaching institute you pick is going to make very little difference to the final result. But then again, everyone wants the "best". I thought I will write this post to share my t

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June 14th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

In the recent CAT papers, we have seen questions in Logical Reasoning and 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 impl

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June 7th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

No other question in the CAT is as deceptively simple as Paragraph Completion questions. Superficially, they do not require us to know or remember any rules. They, in fact, require us to do something far more difficult â€“ to think like the writer.
Since the last weekâ€™s post on Parajumbles, I have been thinking hard over an appropriate parallel to explain the process of solvingÂ Paragraph Completion question. And all my thoughts end once again at the same point â€“ Sherlock Holmes. Indeed, picking up the scattered clues, and building them into a clear chain of reasoning for anticipati

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June 2nd, 2018 by Ravi Handa

let me first list down the topics that I am going to cover in this particular blogpost:
Number of factors of a given number
Number of even factors or odd factors of a given number
Sum of all factors of a given number
Sum of all even factors or odd factors of a given number
We know that a number N can be written as a product of its factors as given below
Â N = ap x bq x cr â€¦
Here a,b,câ€¦ are prime factors of N
& p,q,r â€¦ are the powers of the prime factors of N.
In such a case the number of factors of N are given by the formula
&

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May 30th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

In this post, we will discuss all the concepts we will require while solving questions related to games and tournaments. This topic can sometimes involve some basic understanding of the games mentioned in the puzzle. One should know some common terminologies used by the examiners in the questions. Games and tournaments is generally a data interpretation topic and we need to analyze the data given before attempting any questions, which could make it a little time consuming if we are not familiar with the concepts. Broadly, we have two types of game structures that are used in making the puz

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May 29th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

In my previous post on games and tournaments, we discussed about two of the popular types of questions when it comes to games and tournament questions. So, if you are looking for questions on new types of data representation or questions based on seeding in a tennis tournament, probably you should read that. However, there is another popular type of questions with respect to Games and Tournaments and that is â€“ Football / Hockey tournament questions in which we have to find out Goals scores, winners, ties, etc.
In such tournaments, all competitors play a fixed number of matches. Points

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May 28th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

In Logical Reasoning very often we encounter problems based on games of tournaments. The first thing that as a CAT taker you need to realize is that such tournament based format offers the examiner a multitude of options. So, there cannot be a set formula for solving such kind of questions. However, if you look at the CAT papers of past few years â€“ a pattern seems to emerge. Let us discuss couple of them.
Type 1: The questions are typically in a set where the data will be either in the standard tabular format or a format which you would never find on Cricinfo or for that matter any ot

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May 26th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

The concept of â€˜divide and conquerâ€™, derived from the Latin phrase â€˜Divide et imperaâ€™, was put into use effectively by everyone from Caesar to Napoleon to The British in India. Even Gaddafi tried using the same but as current events show us â€“ he wasnâ€™t very effective. Dividing rather divisibility rules to be specific can come in really handy at times in solving problems based on Number Systems.
The standard rules which nearly all of us are very comfortable with are the ones for 2n and 5n. For these all that one needs to do is look at the last â€˜nâ€™ digits of the number. If

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May 24th, 2018 by Ravi Handa

We all know what factorials (n!) are. They look friendly and helpful but looks can be deceiving, as many quant problems have taught us. Probably it is because that Factorials are simple looking creatures, most students prefer attempting questions based on them rather than on Permutation & Combination or Probability. I will cover P&C and Probability at a later date but in todayâ€™s post I would like to discuss some fundas related to factorials, which as a matter of fact form the basis of a large number of P&C and Probability problems.
Some of the factorials that mig

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