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CAT Preparation Books

April 26th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Lot of FireUp.co.in users are preparing for CAT and other MBA entrance examinations.  Most of them always have the question – What books to follow to prepare for CAT? –  I have tried answering that question here by listing down three most famous books for CAT. First two books are for complete CAT preparation and the last one is for quantitative aptitude for CAT. If you are preparing for MAT, you must check out the list for best MAT preparation books.

Pearson Complete Guide To The CAT

Author: Nishit Sinha

Nishit Sinha’s motto—‘Doing the right things and then doing the things right’—is the sure-shot way to success, and is the philosophy behind this book. Providing the student with a detailed inside view to cross the CAT hurdle, Sinha’s attention to the each section of the CAT and his tips based on his comprehensive study will go a long way in helping students to succeed in the exam.

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Data Interpretation Questions

April 24th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Sample data interpretation questions: Directions for next 5 Data Interpretation Questions: Answer the data interpretation questions based on the following graph:
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1. Which year has showed the greatest percentage increase in profit as compared to the previous year?
a. 1993
b. 1994
c. 1990
d. 1992
e. 1991
Ans.d.
Percentage Increase = [Final value – Initial value] 100/Initial value Using this formula & conversion of fractions into percentage, calculate the percentage increase for the various years. Maximum percentage increase is for the year 1992
= (40 – 30)/30 = 1/3 = 33.33%.

2. The average revenue collected in the given seven years is approximately:
a. Rs. 164 lakh
b. Rs. 168 lakh
c. Rs. 171 lakh
d. Rs. 175 lakh
e. Rs. 176 lakh
Ans.b.
Average Revenue = (Total Revenue)/ (Number of years)
= (122 + 130 + 145 + 170 + 185 + 200 + 222)/7
= 1174/7
= 167.7 = 168(approx.)

3. In which year was the growth in expenditure greatest as compared to the previous year?
a. 1993
b. 1995
c. 1991
d. 1992
e. 1994
Ans.d.
From the table, it can be seen that growth in expenditure as compared to the previous year was maximum in 1992.

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Verbal Ability Questions

April 23rd, 2011 | 8 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Directions for next 3 Verbal Ability Questions: In the following verbal ability questions, a short paragraph is given. The paragraph has three blanks. Select the most suitable words from the given options to fill in the blanks.

Having achieved this _____(1)_____ agreement, the other provisions of which stupefied Europe even without _____(2)_____ of the secret protocol, Hitler thought that Germany could attack Poland without any danger of Soviet or British introversion and gave orders for invasion to start on august 26. news of the sensing, on august 25, of a formal treaty of mutual assistant between Great Britain and Poland ( to _____(3)_____ a previous thought temporary argument) caused him to post pond the start of hostilities for a few days. he was still determined, however, to ignore the diplomatic efforts of the western powers to restrain him.

1. (A) Cynical
(B) Trustful
(C) Descriptive
(D) Candid
(E) Evocative

2. (A) Misleading
(B) Recitation
(C) Divulgence
(D) Opposing
(E) Disclosure

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Logical Questions

April 20th, 2011 | 5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Logical Questions- Directions for next 4 Logical Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the logical questions that follow.

6 people A, B, C, D, E and F play 3 games Cricket, Football and Hockey for a period of 4 hours. Within this period 5 of the players may keep changing their game; however C plays only 1 game throughout. 2 men play each game at all times.

(I) B and D never play the same game.
(II) E play either with A or D only.
(III) When B plays Cricket, F plays Hockey.
(IV) When A plays Football, B plays Hockey.
(V) When D plays Cricket, A plays Football.

1. When E plays Hockey, who plays with him?
a. A
b. D
c. Either [a] or [b]
d. Cannot be determined

2. If B plays Cricket, who plays Football?
a. E and A
b. C and D
c. E and D
d. Either [a] or [c]

3. Which game does C play?
a. Cricket
b. Football
c. Hockey
d. Cannot be determined

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Quantitative Ability Questions

April 18th, 2011 | 2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Quantitative Ability Questions- Direction for next 2 Quantitative Ability Questions: Answer the following quantitative ability questions on the basis of data given below.
x , y , z are positive integers such that x + y + z = 100,

1. Find the probability that x > 20, y > 10 , z > 20 .
a) 23/99
b) 1/7
c) 7/33
d) 1/8
e) 8/33

2. Find the number of possible solutions for the equation in the previous question, If 25 < x < 51, y > 10 and z > 15.
a) 900
b) 1176
c) 4075
d) 236

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Data Interpretation Questions

April 17th, 2011 | 5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

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

The data points in the figure below represent monthly income and expenditure data of individual members of the Ahuja family (darkened square), the Bose family (empty square), the Coomar family–(empty ellipse), and the Dubey family (darkened ellipse) . For these questions, savings is defined as

Savings = Income – Expenditure

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Sample Verbal Questions

April 16th, 2011 | 6 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Sample Verbal Questions- Direction for next 2 Sample Verbal Questions: Each verbal question below contains six statements followed by four sets of combinations of three; Choose the set in which the statement are logically related.

1. A. Final year students would like a good career.
B. All final year students are eligible as candidates for MBA entrance examination.
C. Final year students are eligible for a good career.
D. Some of those who are candidates for an MBA entrance examination are final year students.
E. All those eligible as candidates for an MBA entrance examination are eligible for a good career.
F. All those who would like a good career are entitled to it.
a. AEF
b. EBC
c. BCF
d. CDF
e. None of these

2. A. All bright people acknowledge brains in others.
B. Some knowledgeable men are bright.
C. Some knowledgeable men do not acknowledge brains in others.
D. Some knowledgeable men are persons who are bright.

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Logical Reasoning Questions

April 15th, 2011 | 11 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Directions for next 3 Logical Reasoning Questions: Answer the logical reasoning questions on the basis of the information given below.

Five friends meet every morning at Sree Sagar restaurant for an idli-vada breakfast. Each consumes a different number of idlis and vadas. The numbers of idlis consumed are 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8, while the numbers of vadas consumed are 0, 1, 2, 4, and 6. Below are some more facts about who eats what and how much.

i. The number of vadas eaten by Ignesh is three times the number of vadas consumed by the person who eats four idlis.
ii. Three persons, including the one who eats four vadas, eat without chutney.
iii. Sandeep does not take any chutney.
iv. The one who eats one idli a day does not eat any vadas or chutney. Further, he is not Mukesh.
v. Daljit eats idli with chutney and also eats vada.
vi. Mukesh, who does not take chutney, eats half as many vadas as the person who eats twice as many idlis as he does.
vii. Bimal eats two more idlis than Ignesh, but Ignesh eats two more vadas than Bimal.

1. Which of the following statements is true?
a. Mukesh eats 8 idlis and 4 vadas but no chutney.
b. The person who eats 5 idlis and 1 vada does not take chutney.
c. The person who eats equal number of vadas and idlis also takes chutney.
d. The person who eats 4 idlis and 2 vadas also takes chutney.
e. All of the above

2. Which one of the following statements is true?
a. Daljit eats 5 idlis.
b. Ignesh eats 8 idlis.
c. Bimal eats 1 idli.
d. Bimal eats 6 idlis.
e. None of them

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