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How to improve your vocabulary?

August 7th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Very often we find the people around us have a real good knowledge of English and we feel shy and unsure about our English vocabulary. Believe me many people I know have faced it at some point in time. The solution to such a problem is to improve your English vocabulary. It’s not something like rocket science that you can’t understand. If you have the desire, it’s not very difficult to improve your vocabulary. From my own experience and my observation, I am suggesting few tips to improve your vocabulary. Start following these tips and within few days you will be start realizing the change in yourself. I am sure that will also boost up your confidence and score in competitive examinations like CAT

Tips to improve your vocabulary

1. Make a habit of learning 1 new word each day. Your habit to learn new words will take you a long way. Believe me. You may think where I shall get a new word each day. I have a solution for you – FireUp Free SMS Service. Just click onto this link and register yourself and you shall receive a new word with it’s meaning and usage each day on your mobile number. It’s anytime anywhere learning. Make a habit of learning a new word each day and try using them in your daily life. Try to use them in your written and oral communications.

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Profit and Loss Questions

August 6th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

1. A shopkeeper sells one transistor for Rs. 840 at a gain of 20% and another for Rs. 960 at a loss of 4%. His total gain or loss percent is:
a. 5 15/17% Loss
b. 5 15/17% Gain
c. 6 2/3% Gain
d. None of these

2. On selling 17 balls at Rs. 720, there is a loss equal to the cost price of 5 balls. The cost price of a ball is:
a. Rs. 45
b. Rs. 50
c. Rs. 55
d. Rs. 60

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Quantitative Ability Questions

August 5th, 2011 | 3 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Directions for next 3  questions: Answer the quantitative ability questions on the basis of the information given below.

Consider a cylinder of height n cms and radius 3/π cms. A string of width h cms, when would around the cylinder without keeping any space between two turns, covers the lateral surface of the cylinder completely.

1. What is the required length of the string?
a. 6n/h cms
b. 12h/c cms
c. 36n/h cms
d. 6n cms

2. The same string is wound on the exterior four walls of a cube, making eqully spaced 6 turns starting from point A and ending at point B exactly above A. If ‘a’ is the side of the cube then find the relation between a and n. (Let h = 1 in the above question and neglect it in this question)
a. a = 3/2√n
b. a = 1/4n
c. n = √3/2a²
d. a = 1/2n²

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Logical Questions With Solutions

August 4th, 2011 | 18 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Directions for next 3 Questions: Answer the Questions based on the following information.

Mr. Mehra has 3 children – A, B and C. C is married to the eldest daughter of Mrs. And Mr. Kapoor. Kapoors married their youngest daughter to the eldest son of Mrs. And Mr. Gupta and the couple had two children E and F. J and K are sons of C and D. L is daughter of E. (Assume children inherit the assume of the father)

1. What is the surname of L?
a. Mehra
b. Kapoor
c. Gupta
d. Cannot be determined

2. How is J related to the father of D?
a. Grandfather
b. Grandson
c. Maternal uncle
d. None of these

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Verbal Reasoning Questions

August 3rd, 2011 | 3 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Directions for next 4 verbal reasoning questions: In each verbal reasoning questions, the word at the top of the table is used in four different ways. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

1. GOOD
a. Is this a good dress for the party?
b. The kept milk in the glass is still good.
c. Farah ruined the family’s good name.
d. I’m good for another round of golf.

2. WRITE
a. How do you write your name?
b. To write one’s thoughts is a good habit.
c. You’ll have to write out a request.
d. It is important to write ones will itself.

3. BOARD
a. Aryan tried to board up a broken window.
c. The board has seven active members.
c. The kneading board was plastic made.
d. the package included bed and board.

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Problems on Ages Questions

August 2nd, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

1. Ayesha’s father was 38 years of age when she was born while her mother was 36 years old when her brother four years younger to her was born. What is the difference between the ages of her parents?
a. 2 years
b. 4 years
c. 6 years
d. 8 years

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Managing Your Time Effectively

August 1st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Time has a habit of running ahead of everyone. Most of us lack the potential to manage time and henceforth this result in some major failures in our lives. We all have some or the other experiences relating to this. Only if we can manage time and walk hand in hand with time ; we can be successful in real terms.

If we lose health we can recover, if we lose wealth we can regain it. But if we lose time we lose everything. So dear all, please value time more than money.

I feel I should suggest you a few tips to manage time.

Time Management Tips

Make your schedule

You must be aware of what you have to do and accordingly make a schedule. There should be time for work as well as play (I mean rest). Your schedule must include the details like what has to be done when and try to follow the time limits as far as possible. Making a work schedule does not mean you will not look over your health and responsibilities. Remember if you are healthy and happy only then your work will be satisfying. Schedule is not everything remember to keep time for yourself, your friends and your family.

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LOGICAL REASONING and CAT

July 30th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Well before we discuss logical reasoning and its relation with CAT. Let us just gather some information about logical reasoning before we talk about LR and CAT.

Types of logical reasoning

1. Deduction
2. Abduction
3. Induction

Deduction refers to the logical reasoning associated with determining the conclusion of a given statement.

Abduction refers to analyzing the conclusion that has been provided. Based on the conclusion we have to determine the precondition.

Induction is the method of learning based on a series of examples.

These are the general rules of Logical reasoning. Now coming into the section of your interest CAT and logical reasoning.

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How to prepare for CAT 2011?

July 28th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

If you are reading this article that means you are interested in CAT and either you are preparing for CAT 2011 or you are planning to take MBA in a few years time. Weather you are keeping track of the CAT or are appearing for it this year let me help you clear all your questions and give up some tips about CAT 2011.

Let me tell you a true story, a friend of mine working in the IT sector was irritated with the monotonous office work and was deciding to appear for CAT 2011. I suggested him not to waste time and to start preparing for the examination. If he puts in the right effort he shall crack CAT this very year and if luck doesn’t favor him this year, he will crack CAT in the next year. I suggest all of you to follow his example. If you are seriously interested to have an MBA degree from a reputed college start preparing for CAT from today itself.

There are a few things you need to know before you start your preparations.

CHANGES IN CAT 2011

New Pattern of CAT
CAT 2011 is about to set a new trend. This year CAT will have only 2 sections: Section 1 will strictly focus on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation while the second section will focus on Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning. Do not panic about this change is the pattern. It is a boon in disguise to most of the students as you can adjust time between two sections much easily as compared to adjusting between three sections.

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Writing Effective Emails

July 27th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Electronic mail better known as E-mail is one of the fastest method of communication these days. E-mail has also adapted itself to the modern office culture of the fast growing modern world. E-mail can be used for both internal as well as external communication. E-mail used for internal communication is generally in a relaxed tone and may be short (but you can also attach files or make it longer). E-mails for the external audience are nothing but a letter. It can be sent to an individual or to a group at once. We are free to customize the look of your e-mail from an informal memo format (as used for internal communication) to a formal letter (as used for external communication).

Follow conventions that govern e-mails at work

  • Respond to emails on time.
  • Start with emails most recently received and work backward, as earlier issues may have already been resolved.
  • Send an email only to those who need to read your message.
  • Follow the corporate chain of command; do not immediately send your email message straight to the top.
  • Clearly specify a timeframe within which necessary actions must be taken.
  • Send a “Bcc” (a blind carbon copy, or a copy of your message that is sent to a recipient without other recipients knowing) only if your corporate culture considers it appropriate.
  • While informal, email still has basic guidelines for polite correspondence.

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