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1. Crack CAT Smartly by Working Differently CAT 2005 How to Prepare for QA? © Magical Methods Enterprises, New Delhi, India www.magicalmethods.com
Crack CAT Smartly by Working Differently Brief Introduction of the Author Pradeep Kumar [B. Tech, MBA (IIM Bangalore)] Founder Director of Magical Methods. He is on the expert panel of Times of India and Indiatimes.com. He did his Mechanical Engineering from Bhagalpur College of Engineering and MBA from IIM Bangalore. He has been exploring the magical world of "Vedic Mathematics" since 1988. In April 1998 Mr. Pradeep Kumar was working with Maruti Udyog Ltd. at a very coveted post but he was restless. Vedic Mathematics was giving him a call to leave everything and start working for its cause. It was a very tough decision but the cause of Vedic Mathematics and Patriotism overpowered him and one fine day he said goodbye to Maruti Udyog Ltd. He is teaching and guiding students for last eight years. He teaches “Vedic Mathematics & Intelligent Guessing” where he trains students to solve problems without solving them. He says that you can solve more than 50 problems of CAT without much effort. Hundreds of students cracked CAT under his guidance. © Magical Methods Enterprises, New Delhi, India www.magicalmethods.com
Crack CAT Smartly by Working Differently Contents GAP Analysis Syllabi Problems faced by students during examination & their solution Concept Building Speed Building Intelligent Guessing © Magical Methods Enterprises, New Delhi, India www.magicalmethods.com
Crack CAT Smartly by Working Differently GAP Analysis You should take GAP Analysis Test at our website to understand clearly the GAP between your capabilities and CAT requirements. It helps you to get the true picture. Moreover, its FREE. Go to www.magicalmethods.com FREE Courses>>Gap Analysis I would like to add a line for students who are planning to take CAT 2005. “Overconfidence kills and under confidence does not let you stand.” © Magical Methods Enterprises, New Delhi, India www.magicalmethods.com
Crack CAT Smartly by Working Differently Syllabi This section comprises of questions on Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, higher mathematics and reasoning. The questions asked are based on application of these concepts. They are designed to stress more on reasoning skills of the candidates rather than on their computational skills. Most of these topics form part of 9th-10th Class syllabi. The level of difficulty of this section is perceived to be higher because the questions are lengthy to read and at times require more effort in terms of understanding and solving. In the next section, I have listed the difficulties faced by the students. Arithmetic Algebra Geometry Higher Maths Reasoning Number System Set Theory Line Probability Profit & Loss Quadratic Angles Permutation & Equation Combination Time, Speed & Factorization Triangles Maxima & Distance Minima Boats & Stream Simultaneous Circle Progression Equation Ratio, Proportion Mensuration & Variation Pipes & Cisterns Height & Distance Alligation of Mixtures Clocks Calendars © Magical Methods Enterprises, New Delhi, India www.magicalmethods.com
Crack CAT Smartly by Working Differently Problems faced by students while attempting Quantitative Aptitude section of CAT and their solution Unable to understand due to lack of Fundamentals This is the most common problem I have come across during the last eight years. CAT is open for all. Therefore, anybody who is a graduate can take this examination. A lot of students from streams other than Mathematics, Science and Engineering take this examination; therefore, this becomes a major problem. Solution In my opinion the best method of working on the fundamentals is using NCERT books of classes 7 to 10. The cost of these books would be approximately Rs. 250 –300/- but the contribution is very high. Follow them systematically. If you are not from Mathematics, Science or Engineering background then these books should be your friend no.1 for CAT Quantitative Aptitude. These books should not take you more than two months. Unable to understand due to poor command over English Language A lot of students who come from non-English background face this problem (In other words students who have completed their education in Hindi/ Marathi/ Gujarati/Tamil or any other regional language). Solution I always recommend that you should have a study buddy. Make a group of like- minded people and try to put such problems in the group. Try to discuss such problems in threadbare. It would help all of you to improve upon your understanding. © Magical Methods Enterprises, New Delhi, India www.magicalmethods.com
Crack CAT Smartly by Working Differently Unable to apply the concepts (three four concepts together) In our conventional system of teaching application of concepts in day-to-day life is not taught. Therefore, for most of the students it is a difficult equation. In CAT they frame questions where more than one concept is needed. Let me explain this problem with the help of an example. Example Late one night PADHAKU was studying for his examinations when the lights went out. He lighted two candles of equal length, one thicker than the other. The thick candle is supposed to last for six hours and thin one two hours less. When finally he went to sleep the thick candle was twice as long as the thinner one. For how long did he study by candle-light? Try to solve this Solution Find out such problems and practice. Unable to visualize the problem Some problems become very easy if you can sketch it. But understanding and sketching is a tough task. I would try to explain this with the help of an example. Example: A city surrounded by a circular wall has four gates in North, South, East and West respectively. A house stands erect 3 KM North of North gate can barely be seen from a point 9 Km East of south gate. Find the diameter of the circular wall surrounding the city. Try to solve this. © Magical Methods Enterprises, New Delhi, India www.magicalmethods.com
Crack CAT Smartly by Working Differently Solution Find out such problems and practice. Start solving the problem without thinking (Top-down approach) Students start solving a problem using conventional system without much of thinking. But in my experience most of the time you do not require to solve a problem (top-down approach). Most of the time you need to think differently (called lateral thinking). Let me try to explain this using one example.. Example: Rahul had been working very hard for his examinations for the past weeks or so. He had been smoking a lot in order to concentrate and his room was littered with cigarette butts. Late one night he ran out of cigarettes. It was too late to go out to the market to get some cigarettes and he could not concentrate without smoking. Suddenly he got a bright idea. He had some cigarette paper with him and he could pull tobacco out of the butts and roll some cigarettes. Five butts would make a cigarette, he estimated. When he counted the butts he found that he had 121 of them. “That’s going to be a good smoking” he exclaimed! How many cigarettes would he be able to roll? Try to solve this Solution Learn Lateral Thinking. Calculation takes a lot of time More than 90% students face this problem. Let me explain this with the help of an example… Example: The Volume of a cube is 35937 cu. m. What is the surface area of the cube? © Magical Methods Enterprises, New Delhi, India www.magicalmethods.com
Crack CAT Smartly by Working Differently Try to solve this exercise and you would know the time taken in calculation.. Solution Learn Vedic Mathematics and tables upto 30. Unable to move fast due to lack of Reading Speed Most of you might ask me “What is the requirement of Reading Speed here?”. On the face of it you might find it difficult to digest but if you try to think further then you would be able to see it… Before solving a question you need to read it properly… If you can read it fast then you can take the decision to solve it or leave it very fast…. Solution Increase your Reading Speed. Developing Fundamentals: Recommended Material NCERT Mathematics books (Class 7 to 10) Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal (S. Chand & co.) Quantitative Aptitude by Abhijit Guha (Tata McGraw Hill Publication) Working on Speed: Recommended Material SHYSMBA by Magical Methods Understanding Lateral Thinking & Intelligent Guessing Advance Intelligent Guessing by Magical Methods © Magical Methods Enterprises, New Delhi, India www.magicalmethods.com
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