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July 31st, 2010 | 16 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

What question will you ask?

A person dies and is about to enter Hell but then God is so kind that gave him an option. There are 2 doors one leads to Hell and the other to heaven.

There are 2 guards sitting next each door and one of them always tells lie and the other always tells the truth.

God gave the option to man to ask only one question and decide which is the Heavens door and if he can get in he will remain in Heaven for ever.

So now the question is what did the person asked to the guards ?

or, What if this question is posed to you in an interview? What will be your response?

Post your answer. Check out other’s views.

CAT 2010 Dates

July 15th, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Common Admission Test 2010 Dates Announced

Number of days on which CAT will be conducted – 20 days

Examination window : October 27 to November 23

Major decisions which have been taken this time include increase in the number of days for conducting test — from 10 days to 20 days this year.

The IIMs have also decided to give the test centres a 15-day-time to test their system compatibility and at the same time ensuring that all those, who answer CAT helplines, managed by Prometric, are well versed in both English and Hindi. Technical breaks will also be given in between the CAT schedule, which will take place from October 27 to November 23 this year.

“Last year, for the first time the new system was introduced and we were not aware of the exact nature of the challenges that might surface. But after reviewing the complaints of last year, we have decided to make some changes aiming at better CAT-2010,” said Himanshu Rai, Chairman, Admission Cell at IIM-Lucknow.

The Common Admission Test or CAT will be held across 32 cities. Besides the eight IIMs, there are over 120 management schools registered with CAT that use the CAT score for admitting students. Click here for detailed CAT Syllabus

The number of testing centres and technology partners will be finalized by the end of this month and the IIMs are expected to publish the first advertisement for the test by end of August.


Indian Express

Business Standard

Magic Puzzle

July 13th, 2010 | 9 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Here is a puzzle which you can use for entertainment in parties with your friends, and enjoy the magic.

Ask your friend to secretly write any number with any number of digits, but not ending with zero.(Say he writes 89635). Now ask him to add up the all digits and then subtract the total from the original number. (In example, the total of all digits is 8+9+6+3+5 = 31, and then subtract the total from original number i.e. 89635 – 31 = 89604). Now ask him to cross any one digit from this resulting number and tell the remaining number. (In example say he crosses out 6 and tells you the remaining number 8904).

Now you have to do your magic. You did not know what was the number he wrote. What was the total of all its digits and what was the difference. You have to tell the digit he crossed out only by knowing the remaining number he told you.

Can you do it? I know many of you will be able to do it. So what are you waiting for? Post your answer now!

Quantitative Aptitude Question for Competitive Examinations

July 6th, 2010 | 35 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Quantitative Aptitude Question: Topic – Time, Speed and Distance

Try solving this question which has appeared in CAT, GRE and GMAT papers and many other competitive examinations. So try your hands at this question from topic speed and distance. You can expect similar questions in competitive examinations.

Here is the Competitive Examination Question

A thief escaped from police custody. Since he was a sprinter, he could run at a speed of 40 km/hr. The police realized it after 3 hr and started chasing him in the same direction at 50km/hr. The police had a dog, which could run at 60 km/hr. The dog would run to the thief and then return back to the police and then would turn back towards the thief. It kept on doing so till the police caught the thief. Find the total distance traveled by the dog in the direction of the thief?

Here are the options –

a) 720 km
b) 600 km
c) 660 km
d) 360 km
e) 230 km

I will provide the solution later.  I urge everyone to try this.  Please give explanation with your answers –