June 7th, 2019 by Ravi Handa

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.
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June 6th, 2019 by Ravi Handa

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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June 5th, 2019 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) 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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Posted in CAT, IBPS, IIFT, Quant Funda, SBI, SNAP, XAT

June 2nd, 2019 by Ravi Handa

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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June 1st, 2019 by Ravi Handa

In one of the earlier posts, we discussed strategy to prepare Logical Reasoning for CAT in 6 months. However, as we know that in previous two-year CAT papers, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation was tested under one common section. In order to get a high score in this section, we need to focus on both Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning simultaneously.
Let us start Data Interpretation strategy with a list of topics that had been asked in CAT or in other words, the topics that you need to prepare for Data Interpretation.
Caselets 1: Application of Mixture-Allegation

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Posted in CAT, IIFT, LR DI Funda, MBA, SNAP, XAT, XAT Funda

May 29th, 2019 by Ravi Handa

A very common type of question that gets asked in various banking and management entrance exams is based upon the concept of finding out the rank of a word. In this post, I will like to discuss the concept behind the same. Let us look at the two types.
Rank of a word - without repetition of letters
Suppose that you are given a word in which none of the letters are repeated and you asked to find out the rank of the word in a dictionary. For example, if the word which was given to you was CAT, it will be very easy to find out its rank. You will write down all possible combinations of

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May 28th, 2019 by Vocab Guru

Take the previous papers of any MBA entrance exam and look for questions that ask for the meaning of a particular word. The chances are pretty low that you will find a multiple choice question of the format - “The meaning of X is:” followed by four options.
Doing the same thing for antonyms or idioms will probably not give you a lot of questions either.
So no exam is going to ask you for word meanings. If so, then why learn new words, antonyms or idioms if they are not asked as direct questions in the exams?
It starts with having a large list of words at your disposal so that

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May 26th, 2019 by Ravi Handa

Questions on clocks (or even calendars) are not really frequent in CAT these days. They used to be really popular few years ago. Having said that, it is always better to understand some of the basic principles and the types of problems that get asked. They might come in handy in case of other exams like CMAT, MAT, SNAP, etc.
Clock problems can be broadly classified in two categories:
a) Problems on angles
b) Problems on incorrect clocks
Problems on angles
Before we actually start solving problems on angles, we need to get couple of basic facts clear:
Sp

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May 25th, 2019 by Ravi Handa

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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May 16th, 2019 by Ravi Handa

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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