Logical Reasoning – Four institutes, A, B, C, and D, had contracts with four

December 13th, 2020 by

Logical Reasoning – Four institutes, A, B, C, and D, had contracts with four Slot - 1 - LR - Four institutes, A, B, C, Four institutes, A, B, C, and D, had contracts with four vendors W, X, Y, and Z during the ten calendar years from 2010 to 2019. The contracts were either multi-year contracts running for several consecutive years or single-year contracts. No institute had more than one contract with the same vendor. However, in a calendar year, an institute may have had contracts with multiple vendors, and a vendor may have had contracts wi

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Logical Reasoning – The local office of the APP-CAB company evaluates

December 11th, 2020 by

Logical Reasoning – The local office of the APP-CAB company evaluates The local office of the APP-CAB company evaluates the performance of five cab drivers, Arun, Barun, Chandan, Damodaran, and Eman for their monthly payment based on ratings in five different parameters (P1 to P5) as given below: P1: timely arrival P2: behaviour P3: comfortable ride P4: driver's familiarity with the route P5: value for money Based on feedback from the customers, the office assigns a rating from 1 to 5 in each of these parameters. Each rating is an integer from a low value of 1 t

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Logical Reasoning – In a certain board examination, students were to appear

December 11th, 2020 by

Logical Reasoning – In a certain board examination, students were to appear In a certain board examination, students were to appear for examination in five subjects: English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. Due to a certain emergency situation, a few of the examinations could not be conducted for some students. Hence, some students missed one examination and some others missed two examinations. Nobody missed more than two examinations.The board adopted the following policy for awarding marks to students. If a student appeared in all five examinatio

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Logical Reasoning – 1000 patients currently suffering from a disease

December 11th, 2020 by

Logical Reasoning – 1000 patients currently suffering from a disease 1000 patients currently suffering from a disease were selected to study the effectiveness of treatment of four types of medicines — A, B, C and D. These patients were first randomly assigned into two groups of equal size, called treatment group and control group. The patients in the control group were not treated with any of these medicines; instead they were given a dummy medicine, called placebo, containing only sugar and starch. The following information is known abou

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Strong and Weak Arguments – Tricks for Critical Reasoning

November 22nd, 2020 by

Let’s talk about one of the trickiest parts of critical reasoning- Identifying strong and weak arguments. Sounds tricky? Well, it’s also one of the most scoring and time-saving parts of CAT. So, how can you ace this section of exam? You just need to learn a few fundamental concepts and invest sufficient amount of time in practice. Eventually, you will be able to tackle these questions with more confidence and a good degree of accuracy. But, what exactly is an argument? An argument is basically a combination of three things: Facts/Claims Assumptions/Reasons/Evidence Conclu

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Critical Reasoning Tips – Strengthening and Weakening Arguments

October 30th, 2020 by

Critical thinking holds a significant place in verbal ability section of CAT. Around 3-5 questions are based on the critical reasoning in CAT. Critical thinking involves the process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. Critical thinking is not hard thinking nor it is directed at solving problems. Critical thinking is inward-directed with the intent of maximizing the rationality of the thinker. Questions based on critical reasoning are the paragraph format followed with the series of questi

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Tricks to Solve Blood Relations Problems in Logical Reasoning

October 22nd, 2020 by

Blood relations are of considerable part of CAT and other MBA entrance exams. Around 3-4 questions make up its logical reasoning section. This topic is a scoring one if you are smooth with the understanding of family relations and family tree otherwise it can prove to be messy, confusing and time consuming. In recent times, we are most likely been detached with our family members and most live in nuclear families unlike in past times when the concept of Joint Families was an apparent part of our lifestyle. Thus, most of us hardly possess the idea of how family relations are intertwined and

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Coded Inequality – Tips and Tricks to Solve Questions in Logical Reasoning

October 12th, 2020 by

Coding inequalities: Inequality is a phenomenon that we have known or come across for a while now. It simply means something that is not equal in all the sense whether social, economical or mathematical sense. But today we are talking about Inequalities in mathematical terms. Each one of you has seen signs such as “>”, “≠”, “≤” etc. at some point of time or other. And all those who had math’s in their high school are thoroughly acquainted with the concept and comfortable in solving problems of Inequalities. So, for all those who have little or no idea about them, I will

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Difference between Assumptions and Inferences in Verbal Reasoning for CAT Exam

August 30th, 2020 by

The most important part of CAT Verbal reasoning are questions based on assumptions and inferences. If you think you would rather skip this tricky topic- Well, you shouldn’t. Why? Because once you learn to tackle these well, they can prove to be the most scoring and time-saving questions of CAT. The purpose of such questions is to evaluate your reasoning skills. And you can definitely develop these. How? Just concept clarity and lots of practice! Students are often confused between assumptions and inferences. While it may not matter in case of easy questions but you need to know the differ

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How to solve logical reasoning problems based on team selection and group formation?

July 22nd, 2020 by

In this post, we will learn about logical reasoning concepts on selection and group formation that is frequently asked in CAT exam. This topic generally deals with the selection of a team of say ‘r’ members from ‘n’ (n>r) available for selection or it can be the selection of committee of certain number of members. Certain number of constraints drives this selection. In order to understand these constrains and the implicit details related to them, let us start the discussion with an example. Question: Among five students of group I – A, B, C, D, E and six students of group I

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