Profit and Loss – Dishonest Dealers and Faulty Weights Questions for CAT Exam

August 7th, 2020 by

Dishonest Dealers and faulty weights is an important topic in profit and loss generally asked in all competitive exams. In this topic, we come across such type of problems in which shopkeeper sells the items at cost price but still, he makes a profit on those items. This can be only possible if he gives less quantity to the customer then the indicated on the product. A dishonest merchant shows he is selling the product on cost price in the welfare of customer but in that he reduced its weight. For example, if shopkeeper sells a 1-liter packet of milk at its cost price but he gives only 80

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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 3

August 5th, 2020 by

This is the last post in the series on confusing words. If you haven't read them already, check out Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1 and Understanding Confusing Words – Part 2. where we have discussed a list of important words that you should know if you want to save some time in the verbal section of CAT, IIFT, XAT or any other MBA entrance exam. In this post, we will first look at a few more words and then we will talk about how to use of the words you have learnt through these posts. Why is this important? Because skimming through blog posts will not help much. When you’re re

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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 2

August 4th, 2020 by

In the Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1, we discussed confusing words. As discussed Learning New Words – Why, How and Strategies, these words are not directly related to CAT prep for the vocab section or for any MBA exam (so don't expect direct questions based on these words) but knowing the right words and the correct usage will make your job much easier while attempting questions. Let us extend the list with a few more words. Prescribe vs. Proscribe - These similar sounding words have very different meanings. Prescribe is the more common word, and it's often used at the docto

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Understanding Confusing Words – Part 1

August 3rd, 2020 by

In the last post we looked at some ways to learn new words - reading with context, flashcards, word group lists and studying by comparing words. We had discussed about identifying words that are confused easily. In this post we will look at some examples involving these confusing words. Now, will a misunderstanding cost you marks in the exam? Not necessarily so, because like we discussed last time, no questions simply ask for meanings of words. However, when you’re reading a block of text and reach this word where you are not quite sure of the meaning, that is enough to cause a problem.

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Concepts of HCF for CAT Exam with Solved Examples

August 2nd, 2020 by

Highest Common Factor (HCF) is the largest factor of two or more numbers. The same can be defined algebraically as “ HCF of two or more algebraical expressions is the expression of highest dimension which divides each of them without remainder. HCF is also called GCD (Greatest Common Divisor). HCF can be found either by Factorization method or Long Division Method. However, these two methods are not feasible when we have to find HCF of more than 3 numbers and the numbers are also large. In that case, we can find the differences between the numbers and they can find the HCF of differe

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Preparation Strategy and Study Plan for CAT Repeaters

August 1st, 2020 by

The reasons behind retaking the CAT exam can be numerous. Many people take the exam because they didn’t get the desired CAT score, a few people performed well, however, did not get calls from the b-school they wanted, or some got calls but couldn’t clear GD/PI of the respective institutes. Here is a guide for all those people out there who want to leave no stone unturned for their repeat journey of CAT preparation: 1. Break down what went wrong last year Take a seat and thoroughly analyze where were you lacking last year. Ask yourself these questions Was it a sectional im

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Concepts of Co-primes for CAT Exam with Solved Examples and Explanations

July 31st, 2020 by

Concepts of Co-primes: Co-primes are those numbers which do not have any common factors between them. For e.g. 4,9,77, are co-primes as they don’t have any common factors. Note: Co-primes will not always be prime nos. 64 and 27 are co-primes but not prime numbers. There are three types of questions based on co-primes: 1. Number of ways of writing a number as a product of two co-primes If N=ap .bq .cr …….., then, the number of ways of writing N as a product of 2 co-primes is 2n-1, where ‘n’ is the number of distinct prime factors of the given number N. Let’s understood

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CAT 2020 Exam Notification OUT – Important Dates, Application Process, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Result

July 29th, 2020 by

CAT 2020 Exam Notification released today (29th July) on the official website. The exam will be held on 29th November 2020 (Sunday) in two slots. This examination is one of the toughest examinations to take admissions in Management Schools of India. Candidates have to register and fill the CAT 2020 Application form online to enroll themselves for CAT 2020. However, you can fully complete your CAT 2020 Preparation with offline coaching or the Best Online CAT Coaching from now on, keeping November as the month of the exam in mind. SCORE MORE IN CAT 2020 EXAM WITH OUR ONLINE CAT COURSE

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How to find sum of all numbers formed from a given set of digits

July 28th, 2020 by

Sum of all numbers formed from given digits: If n distinct digits are used to make all the possible n-digit numbers, we get n! numbers. We now want to find out the sum of all these n! numbers are added together. Let us take an example and understand how it is to be done and then look it as a formula. To find the sum of all the four digit numbers formed using the digits 2,3,4 and 5 without repetition: We can form a total of 4! or 24 numbers. When we add all these numbers, let us look at the contribution of the digit 2 to the sum. When 2 occurs in the thousands place in a particular

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Geometry Fundas for CAT Quantitative Aptitude Preparation – Part 2

July 27th, 2020 by

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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