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Tips on Solving DATA INTERPRETATION Problems

September 27th, 2010 | 10 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Data may be represented in a number of complex forms, and hence solving Data Interpretation problems becomes far more difficult. There is no fixed format for solving such problems, and each has to be tackled in its own distinct way. Thus, to answer such questions correctly, it is essential to practice all types of Data Interpretation exercises a number of times, so as to be familiar with all the data presentation types. Yet, there are some primary guidelines that can always be followed:

Tips on Solving DATA INTERPRETATION Problems:

a) Read the data very carefully, as the smallest detail may change the meaning of the question completely. Similarly, the instructions have to be understood carefully to prevent wasting time in calculating data that is not required, and also to find out exactly what is the answer that is sought.

b) Try to understand the data provided carefully, before jumping to answer the questions. The questions are designed to be deceptive, and proper understanding of the requirements is a must. If the Data Interpretation is of the Combined variety or if there are more than one data table/charts/graphs, try to understand the relation between the given tables. For Example, one table may talk about absolute sales figures, while the other table may talk of sales as a percentage of production. Hence, any question on excess production or Goods in stock, will require data from both tables.

c) Be very careful of the units used in the tables, and the units in which the answers (options) are provided. A mistake in the units may yield an entirely different answer. Also be careful of whether the answer is required in decimal or percentage. Such errors are common and easily avoidable.

Best Logical Reasoning Books

September 23rd, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Reasoning, both mathematical and analytical, probes deep into your logical mind and your ability to comprehend and synthesize the given information. Evaluating various possibilities out of the given information is also essential to derive necessary conclusions.

Here I am trying to compile a list of some of the best books related to logical thinking, data interpretation, data sufficiency and analytical reasoning. What distinguishes these books from the rest is their easy-to-understand format and simple approach to complex problems. I feel that the following books will be really helpful for students who are preparing for Competitive Examinations like CAT, GMAT, GRE or any other.

Feel free to suggest any book which you want to be included in this list. I am also putting Flipkart.com link for each book. Each book is an investment for lifetime. I always order these books online to get free home delivery and to get good discounts on listed price. What more does one need?

List of Best Logical Reasoning Books

I think each book in this list is written in very lucid language and is superb source of knowledge. These books can surely change your conventional approach to reasoning problems.

Click on the “Buy Online” link to read summary and reviews of any book in this list –

1. How To Prepare For Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The Cat by Arun Sharma – Buy Online

2. Pearson Guide To Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation For The Cat by Nishit K Sinha – Buy Online

3. A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal – Buy Online

4. Logical Reasoning: Test Preparation Study Guide, Questions & Answers by National Learning Corporation – Buy Online

5. Management Entrance Analytical & Logical Reasoning by Bs Sijwali, Ajay Singh – Buy Online

6. LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible: A Comprehensive System For Attacking The Logical Reasoning Section Of The LSAT by David M. Killoran – Buy Online

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September 21st, 2010 | 5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

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Best Speed Maths Books

September 16th, 2010 | 8 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

“Mathematicians love books,” said Paul Halmos in his autobiography, I Want to be a Mathematician. And it’s true; we do. We like to read them, and we also like to press them on others, in the hopes that they’ll come to love our subject as much as we do.

Here we are making an effort to list down some of the best books related to quick calculations, mental mathematics or speed arithmetic. These books are amazingly interesting and helpful for students who are preparing for Competitive Examinations like CAT, GMAT, GRE or any other.

Feel free to suggest any book which you want to be included in this list. I am also putting Flipkart.com link for each book. Each book is an investment for lifetime. I always order these books online to get free home delivery and to get good discounts on listed price. What more do one need?

List of Best Fast Calculation Books

I think each book in this list is written in very lucid language and is superb source of knowledge. These books can surely change the way you perceive mathematics, especially arithmetic.

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Verbal Questions for CAT, MAT, XAT and BANK PO EXAM

September 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Verbal Questions for CAT-  Directions for next 5 CAT Verbal Questions: In each verbal questions, the word at the top is used in 4 different ways, labeled a to d. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

1. KEY

a. He was a key figure in the campaign.

b. She played a sonata in the key E flat major.

c. I wanted to key his reaction after I asked him the question.

d. The key is, how long can the federal government control the inflation rate.

2. KILL

a. I was in at the kill when she finally lost her job.

b. The captain stood on the kill of the ship.

c. The fighter plane prepared to move in for the kill.

d. Don’t kill yourself trying to get the work done by tomorrow. It can wait.

3. STATE

a. The man died in a state of grace.

b. State clearly how many driven in state throught the streets.

d. My hair gets full of state when I brush it.

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Sample Data Interpretation Questions

September 12th, 2010 | 5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

sample-data-interpretation-questions- Directions for next 4 Data Interpretation Questions: Answer the data interpretation questions on the basis of the information given below.

Purana and Naya are two brands of kitchen mixer grinders available in the local market. Purana is an old brand that was introduced in 1990, while Naya was introduced in 1997. For both these brands, 20% of the mixer grinders bought in a particular year are disposed off as junk exactly two years later. It is known that 10 Purana mixer-grinders were disposed off in 1997. The following figures show the number of Purana and Naya mixer- grinders in operation from 1995 to 2000, as at the end of the year.

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1. How many Naya mixer-grinders were purchased in 1999?
a. 44
b. 50
c. 55
d. 64

2. How many Naya mixer-grinders were disposed off by the end of 2000?
a. 10
b. 16
c. 22
d. 26

3. How many Purana mixer-grinders were purchased in 1999?
a. 20
b. 23
c. 50
d. 55

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FireUp Group Discussion CD

September 8th, 2010 | 4 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

We have been continuously receiving lot of queries about the Group Discussion CD module. So we decided to put the details of it here for everyone’s information.

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Discount – Currently we are providing 10% discount. So get it for Rs. 350 flat.

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XLRI XAT Notification

September 3rd, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Notification for XAT 2011

The notification for XAT 2011has been published in all leading newspapers across the country. As per the notification, the registration for XAT 2011 has started on September 1, 2010 and the applicants can send their application till November 30, 2010. Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Dean – Academics of XLRI, confirmed that XAT 2011 is slated to be held on Sunday, January 2, 2011. It is to be noted that while CAT and FMS 2010 entrance exams have been preponed, XAT 2011 schedule has remained unchanged.

About XAT

XAT is an all-India examination conducted by the premier B-School XLRI Jamshedpur. XAT is designed on multiple-choice questions of two-and-a-half hours in which the last 20 minutes are given to an essay. Like CAT, XAT is also based on the areas which includes verbal ability and reasoning, reading comprehension, quantitative skills, data interpretation, analytical and logical reasoning. In XAT, the additional areas in comparison to CAT are the general awareness section and the 20-minute essay writing section.