4 Rules to Crack the Paragraph Completion questions in the CAT

September 8th, 2017 by

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 – to think like the writer. Since the last week’s post on Parajumbles, I have been thinking hard over an appropriate parallel to explain the process of solving Paragraph Completion question. And all my thoughts end once again at the same point – Sherlock Holmes. Indeed, picking up the scattered clues, and building them into a clear chain of reasoning for anticipati

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Teachers Day – Use coupon code GURU to get 10% discount on all courses

September 5th, 2017 by

While we do run offers from time to time, Teachers Day has a special place in my heart. In mid of 2012, I was still wondering about whether or not I should quit my job to focus fully on Handa Ka Funda. I had experimented with online content, videos, online courses - paid or free, and multiple other stuff but I wasn't really sure if selling a course online in India with no marketing and virtually no team was a viable business model. I was not looking at Handa Ka Funda as a startup or a big company but like a really small project which could generate enough money for a sustainable living. If

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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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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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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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IIFT 2017 – Exam Notification, Important Dates, Process to Apply

July 25th, 2017 by

Admission to MBA(IB) 2018-20 at New Delhi, Kolkata & Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) ELIGIBILITY Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline with 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates). Candidate appearing in the final year examination of Graduation can also apply. No age limit. RESERVATION    Seats are reserved as per Government of India rules. The reservations are subject to candidates meeting the admission requirement of the Institute under different categories.  MODE OF ADMISSION  (i) For General/ Res

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Free Class for NMAT 2017 to discuss Exam Syllabus, Registration Process, Colleges

July 24th, 2017 by

NMAT is one of the first forms to be released as far as MBA Entrance exams for this season are concerned. As the number of colleges that accept NMAT scores have gone up in the past few years, it makes sense to give this exam a serious thought. Are you planning to attempt the NMAT this year? Are you confused whether to apply or not? Have you applied and then wondering as to how to prepare for NMAT? To answer these questions and many others like there, we will be conducting a free class. Time: 8 PM Date: 27th July (Thursday) Venue: Online This class is free to attend and is

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CAT Prep 2017 – Study Plan for Working Professionals

July 23rd, 2017 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 2017 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 profession 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 be

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Cube Based Puzzles in Logical Reasoning for CAT Exam Preparation

July 21st, 2017 by

Cubes is one of the most frequently asked puzzle topics in CAT. These puzzles require us to think visually about the puzzle, which makes it somewhat tougher than other type of puzzles. We will discuss the basic concepts of the cube and few things that we would be using is majority of the puzzles related to cubes. Cube related puzzles are asked in a number of ways unlike selection or arrangement puzzles, where the primary pattern remains the same. We will illustrate some of the types of puzzles and the approach one should use to solve such problems. We will focus our discussion on what woul

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