Use coupon code DIWALI to get up to 25% discount on HandaKaFunda Courses

October 17th, 2017 by

Like every year, we are running a bunch of discounts on our online courses this Diwali as well. You can use coupon code DIWALI across the website and get a discount of anywhere from 10% to 25%. The maximum discount is available on our online coaching course for CAT 2017 because there isn’t much time left for the exam. In case you are hesitant because the time is too less, we also have a filtered down version of the course that has a selection of videos with a run time of 50 hours. You will get free access of this filtered version if you register for the CAT 2017 course on this Diwali.

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Profit and Loss – Basic Concepts for CAT Preparation

October 16th, 2017 by

Profit and Loss is the one concept that we have been studying since class 6th or 7th. It is present in our day-to-day simple transactions from buying vegetables to purchasing expensive jewelry. Everything we purchase today includes profit and loss. Our whole economy from big MNC’s to small retail outlets has been running with the same single intention to make profit. Whatever is being traded in the market has same motive to earn profit. Every seller aims to earn some profit over the product he is willing to sell and from the buyers’ perspective he is earning profit in terms of utility

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Determining the second last digit and the last two digits

October 12th, 2017 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). It di

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Basic Probability Concepts for CAT Preparation

October 7th, 2017 by

What are the chances that it will rain today? Which team has odds in favor in today’s cricket match? What is the probability that Sensex will close above 30K today? All these questions pointed towards the chance, the likelihood of happening the uncertain event. And to determine this chance there’s a technique, a special mathematical and statistical subject entirely related to this known as Probability. Probability is nothing else but a chance that some event might occur. More formally, it calculates a numerical value between 0 and 1 that represents the likelihood that an event might occu

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How to solve problem on Syllogism in CAT Exam

October 5th, 2017 by

Syllogism is an influential concept of CAT. It has its role in logical reasoning and verbal ability section as well. There are approximately 3-4 questions based on it. And these many questions can play vital role in upgrading your percentile. Thus, it’s important that you understand this topic well so that you can score good in the exam. Let’s first understand what does syllogism mean and then I will tell you some useful techniques that will make solving questions on this topic a facile job for you. Syllogism is a Greek synonym of the word conclusion or inference. A more proper defi

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Joy of Giving Week – Use coupon code JAYANTI to get up to 20% off

October 2nd, 2017 by

You can use coupon code JAYANTI to get up to 20% off on our online courses this week. Normally, that is all we do on 2nd October. We run discount offers from time to time on our products and services but we believe special occasions require us to do a little bit extra. In 2017, on Independence Day we decided to donate money for the welfare of soldiers wounded in the line of duty. We ended up donating close to Rs. 7500. This Gandhi Jayanti, we have decided to take part in the ‘Joy of Giving’ week. Throughout this entire week, we will run a discount offer on all our products that would

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How to Analyze Mock CATs to Improve your Scores and Percentile

September 29th, 2017 by

A large number of CAT aspirants try their hand at anywhere from 5 to 50 mocks before the actual exam. However, a lot of them do not realize the fact that what matters is not the number of mocks that you take but what you learn from it. Analyzing a mock CAT is perhaps even more important than taking a mock CAT because that is where you learn and improve your scores and percentile. In this post, we will discuss some of the rules that you should keep in mind while doing mock CAT analysis. Rule 1 of Mock CAT Analysis – Focus on the number of errors made A much better thing to look at inste

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XAT Decision Making Section – Golden Principles for tackling questions related to Management Issues

September 27th, 2017 by

The decision-making section of XAT paper is rightly considered a scoring section that can really boost your percentile. It is an important section not just because of the sectional cutoff that one needs to clear but also because completing this section quickly will give you more time for quant and verbal section. The questions generally comprise of a short case study write-up and related questions. Though any real-life situation is generally considered to be an open-ended problem with no right or wrong answers, that perception could not be further away from the truth. There are insta

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Sequence and Series Problems and Concepts for CAT 2017 Exam Preparation

September 22nd, 2017 by

Sequence and Series topic of Quantitative Aptitude is one the most engaging and intriguing concept in CAT. Since childhood, we love solving puzzles based on sequence and series. Sequence and series are closely related concepts and possess immense importance. We all have heard about the famous Fibonacci Sequence, also known as Nature’s code. This sequence can be used to model or describe various phenomena in the field of biology, mathematics, nature, art etc. The sequence is 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13... so on. As we can see, the next no. in the sequence is the addition of previous two numbe

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How the CAT Verbal Questions Test the Manager in You

September 16th, 2017 by

The verbal section in the CAT obviously tests some essential verbal skills, but beneath them, it also tests some very important managerial skills. We can lay the foundations of our CAT preparation by understanding how the verbal questions are designed to uncover the skills and qualities the top B-schools look for in a candidate. The verbal section in the CAT (as of now) comprises primarily 3 kinds of questions – grammar and vocabulary (also referred to as Verbal Ability – VA), reading comprehension (RC), and verbal reasoning (VR). Traditionally, almost half of the total number of ques

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