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How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Common Admission Test (English) 4th Edition

Author: Arun Sharma
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Length: 704 Pages
Publisher: Tata McGraw - Hill Education
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It is an established best-seller for aspirants preparing for this important segment of the CAT. It is also extremely useful for those prepariong for similar prestigious MBA entrance examinations like XAT, XLRI, FMS etc. Written and presented in an inimitable style by acknowledged authority in this segment, the book has been revised and updated in the context of the CAT going online from 2009.

Table of Contents

Block 1

1 Number Systems
2. Progressions

Block 2

3. Averages
4. Alligations

Block 3

5. Percentages
6. Profit and Loss
7. Interest
8. Ratio, Proportion and Variation
9. Time of work
10. Time Speed and Distance and Applications of Time, Speed and Distance

Block 4

11. Geometry and Mensuration

Block 5

12. Functions
13. Inequalities
14. Quadratic Equations
15. Logarithms

Block 6

16. Premutations and Combinations
17. Probability

Block 7

18 Set Theory
19 Coordinate Geometry

Mock Test Papers

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Contributors
Authored By Arun Sharma
Author Info Arun Sharma started his coaching program in 1996 and is a well-known CAT examination trainer. Being an alumnus of IIM-Bangalore, Sharma also trains corporate professionals. He has cleared the CAT exam 11 times.
Book Details
Publisher Tata McGraw - Hill Education
Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13 9780071332149
ISBN-10 0071332146
Language English
Edition 4th
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 704 Pages
Exam CAT
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Abhishek Sharma
23 Sep 2011
Hi

Well i've heard a lot of CAT aspirants talking about the concepts and shortcuts used in this book.But from my experience i think the three level of difficulties part stands on top.I don't know what was in the mind of Arun Sharma when he wanted to publish this book,there is no explanation given for the Block review tests.Infact,i couldn't find solutions to the preassessment tests given before every block.But still its helpful in cracking CAT as i found some core difficult question in LOD3.

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Yasser Khan
11 Feb 2012
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Incredible for someone who has little QA knowledge.

I started this book after a little warm up in Quants with the help of a different study material, so which implies that I knew some concepts already before turning the cover page of this book.

The first day with this book was really enjoyable. The theory part is explained in an apt way along with the problem exercise. So one can expect thorough concept building plus problem practice from this book. I haven't finished the book but so far so good. The different levels of difficulty are providing useful information and I'm getting a good grasp of things out of this book.

Also, I have been to...
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I started this book after a little warm up in Quants with the help of a different study material, so which implies that I knew some concepts already before turning the cover page of this book.

The first day with this book was really enjoyable. The theory part is explained in an apt way along with the problem exercise. So one can expect thorough concept building plus problem practice from this book. I haven't finished the book but so far so good. The different levels of difficulty are providing useful information and I'm getting a good grasp of things out of this book.

Also, I have been to...
I started this book after a little warm up in Quants with the help of a different study material, so which implies that I knew some concepts already before turning the cover page of this book.

The first day with this book was really enjoyable. The theory part is explained in an apt way along with the problem exercise. So one can expect thorough concept building plus problem practice from this book. I haven't finished the book but so far so good. The different levels of difficulty are providing useful information and I'm getting a good grasp of things out of this book.

Also, I have been told by experts that this is not the only ladder to climb if some one is seriously preparing for CAT. But this book is certainly of great help if the person is not an expert already. Experts can ignore my suggestion. :D

So if you are starting your preparation or some where in the middle of it, you must go through it.

Happy Learning

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ROHIT KOVILI
23 Jan 2012
GO FOR IT IF U NEED A PRACTICE

The book is good enough to give you a decent score in DI. The questions are divided into different layers of difficulty.The book also familiarises us in every section in great depth.

The people having time limit problems may in particular buy this one. the practice this one gives really helps to reduce the time.

But there are also certain parts, like convert the information to a pie chart, draw a bar graph etc.... which i feel is a bit crappy. They may help us to be familiar with the process, but then, these are not the sort of questions we expect in CAT.

Three layered difficulty famil...
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The book is good enough to give you a decent score in DI. The questions are divided into different layers of difficulty.The book also familiarises us in every section in great depth.

The people having time limit problems may in particular buy this one. the practice this one gives really helps to reduce the time.

But there are also certain parts, like convert the information to a pie chart, draw a bar graph etc.... which i feel is a bit crappy. They may help us to be familiar with the process, but then, these are not the sort of questions we expect in CAT.

Three layered difficulty famil...
The book is good enough to give you a decent score in DI. The questions are divided into different layers of difficulty.The book also familiarises us in every section in great depth.

The people having time limit problems may in particular buy this one. the practice this one gives really helps to reduce the time.

But there are also certain parts, like convert the information to a pie chart, draw a bar graph etc.... which i feel is a bit crappy. They may help us to be familiar with the process, but then, these are not the sort of questions we expect in CAT.

Three layered difficulty familiarising method with a wide range of questions, a lot of practice worksheets, 23 full length sectional test papers, 5 model exams did help me get a decent 93%ile in DI with just one months practice.

The LR section also is also pretty decent but is not covered to the extend of DI. same 3 layered dificulty division. questions discussed are pretty good. But then....

DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK PURELY FOR THE SAKE OF PRACTICING LOGICAL REASONING. THE BOOK IS SOMETHING LIKE 80% IMPORTANCE TO DI, 20% TO LR.

And clearly, the book is meant for people with long term target.Those seeking a capsule, i recommend to avoid this book.

70% of 23 users found this review helpful.
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Snehasis Dash
10 Mar 2014
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fantastic

The book is good enough to give you a decent score in DI. The questions are divided into different layers of difficulty.The book also familiarises us in every section in great depth.

The people having time limit problems may in particular buy this one. the practice this one gives really helps to reduce the time.

But there are also certain parts, like convert the information to a pie chart, draw a bar graph etc.... which i feel is a bit crappy. They may help us to be familiar with the process, but then, these are not the sort of questions we expect in CAT.

Three layered difficulty famil...
()

The book is good enough to give you a decent score in DI. The questions are divided into different layers of difficulty.The book also familiarises us in every section in great depth.

The people having time limit problems may in particular buy this one. the practice this one gives really helps to reduce the time.

But there are also certain parts, like convert the information to a pie chart, draw a bar graph etc.... which i feel is a bit crappy. They may help us to be familiar with the process, but then, these are not the sort of questions we expect in CAT.

Three layered difficulty famil...
The book is good enough to give you a decent score in DI. The questions are divided into different layers of difficulty.The book also familiarises us in every section in great depth.

The people having time limit problems may in particular buy this one. the practice this one gives really helps to reduce the time.

But there are also certain parts, like convert the information to a pie chart, draw a bar graph etc.... which i feel is a bit crappy. They may help us to be familiar with the process, but then, these are not the sort of questions we expect in CAT.

Three layered difficulty familiarising method with a wide range of questions, a lot of practice worksheets, 23 full length sectional test papers, 5 model exams did help me get a decent 93%ile in DI with just one months practice.

The LR section also is also pretty decent but is not covered to the extend of DI. same 3 layered dificulty division. questions discussed are pretty good. But then....

DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK PURELY FOR THE SAKE OF PRACTICING LOGICAL REASONING. THE BOOK IS SOMETHING LIKE 80% IMPORTANCE TO DI, 20% TO LR.

And clearly, the book is meant for people with long term target.Those seeking a capsule, i recommend to avoid this book.

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
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Joonak Deka
21 Jun 2013
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For a first timer this book can do no good....Level of difficult is divided into three parts .but sometimes it becomes difficult to solve some probs from LOD 1 ...its also very hard to understand the basic concepts of some portions...Not a book for those who have just started preparing for the competitive exams...

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.

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