Permutation and Combination – Distribution of Objects

October 16th, 2018 by

As an astute man Mr. Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you going to get.” The Permutations and Combinations that life presents us daily is baffling and probably it is because of that inherent fear of choices and cases we get intimidated by such questions in the exam. I understand that Permutation and Combination is one of the dreaded topics but I hope that once you understand the fundas given below, your fear will reduce. Permutation and Combination Funda 1: De-arrangement If ‘n’ distinct items are arranged in a row, then the number of way

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Mergers and Acquisitions 2018 for General Knowledge Preparation for IIFT / XAT / SNAP

October 15th, 2018 by

Mergers and Acquisitions have always formed an important part of General Knowledge section of exams like IIFT / XAT/ SNAP and various other Management entrance exams as well. Typically, the questions are based on the acquiring company or the company that is being acquired. It is not focused on the amount of money involved but on how significant the merger is and also – how popular the merger is. Unfortunately, there are no such lists easily and readily available. Most of the merger and acquisitions lists either focus on the deal amount or are limited to the technology sector. Keeping

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

October 11th, 2018 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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Determining the second last digit and the last two digits

October 6th, 2018 by

Nike caused controversy with its advertising campaign during the 1996 Olympics by using the slogan, "You Don't Win Silver — You Lose Gold." Nike's use of this slogan drew harsh criticism from many former Olympic Silver medallists. In a way, it did undermine the importance of the second position but in Math things are often very different. Figuring out the second last digit is often tougher than figuring out the last digit. It is unlikely but definitely not impossible that in CAT you get a straightforward question that asks you to find out the second last digit of a number (abcpqr). In fe

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Problems on Ages with complete solutions, answers, and tricks to solve

October 1st, 2018 by

Algebra is a very powerful branch of Mathematics. It provides solution to real-world problems. It helps in transforming word problems into mathematical expressions in form of equations using variables to denote unknown quantities or parameters and thus, providing numerous of techniques to solve these mathematical equations and hence, determining the answer to the problem. Representation of problem it the key step of finding the solution because, until we have carefully described the actual problem into mathematical statements and have correctly form the relationship between the variables and

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How to ace the General Knowledge section in SNAP test?

September 28th, 2018 by

General Knowledge is often the cinderella of entrance exams preparation, ignored until the very end. However, unlike a fairy tale, there is no happy ending. Entrance exams are the culmination of all the efforts put by candidates. It is best to make sure that effort counts in as few chances as possible. General Knowledge is a section which needs careful preparation and can change fortunes. “GK really helped me push my score to get into SCMHRD” says Karan, a student of SCMHRD with 99+ percentile “I only realised much later that while a lot of people had scored as much as I had or more

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New IIMs vs the Best non IIMs – What to Choose?

September 22nd, 2018 by

There was a time not too long back when there were only a handful of IIMs. As recently as 2008 saw the first batch commence at IIM-Shillong which became the 7th in line. Now at last count, there exist 20 of them. The general understanding is that the older IIMs are much better. This is due to several legacy issues, not least of them being an extremely rich and diversified alumni group. The new IIMs though are coming up, and slowly making their mark. While there is little doubt that the newer IIMs stand well below the older ones, especially ABC & L, a lot of students face the dilemma be

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How to Solve Number of Integral Solutions Questions for CAT Exam

September 11th, 2018 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 Questions on Seating and Circular Arrangement for CAT Exam

September 10th, 2018 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 Logical Reasoning questions based on Ranking and Ordering

September 9th, 2018 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 2019 Convert written clues into visual clues so that you would not need to read the text agai

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