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How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT (English, Paperback, Sharma Arun)

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How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT  (English, Paperback, Sharma Arun)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Mcgraw Hill
    • Genre: Business & Economics
    • ISBN: 9781259027017, 1259027015
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    How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For The CAT is aimed at aspirants of competitive management exams. This book comprehensively covers the subject matter, and contains questions, solutions, and shortcuts.

    Summary Of The Book

    How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For The CAT, published in 2012, is now in its fifth edition. This guide has been revised and updated to help Common Admission Test aspirants prepare for this competitive test. This guide has been designed to comprehensively cover each topic that is part of the Quantitative Ability syllabus.

    How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For The CAT starts off with an introduction about the format of QA in this online examination. The book is then divided into blocks, and each one has a number of chapters within. Block I contains information about Number Systems, and Progressions. The first chapter explains the Remainder Theorem, the concept of the Great Common Divisor, and number of zeroes in an expression. Block II gives examples of situations where Allegations can be put to use. The chapters included in the following block are Percentages, Interest, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Time, Speed and Distance, and Ratio, Proportion and Variation. The 11th chapter is a part of Block IV, and it is further divided into two parts. Part I focuses on Geometry, while the second part explains Mensuration. This block also has a chapter on Coordinate Geometry. The next block of the guide has four chapters, which are Functions, Inequalities, Quadratic Equations, and Logarithms. The last block explains to students principles of Permutaftions and Combinations, Probability, and Set Theory.

     

     

    Each chapter of this guidebook has questions at the end which are listed into three sections as per their level of difficulty. In addition to this, the author has also added many tips and shortcuts to help students in increasing their problem solving skills. Mock and model questions sets have been incorporated at the end of How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For The CAT. Those who are preparing management entrance tests like NMAT, SNAP, XAT, and CMAT will find this book to be very resourceful. Previous editions of these books have been best-sellers

     

    About Arun Sharma

     

    Arun Sharma is a popular writer of books based on preparations of entrance exams like CAT.

    Some of the books written by the author are How To Prepare For Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension For The CAT, CSAT Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning And General Mental Ability For General Studies, Study Package For The CAT Online, and Comprehension, Interpersonal & Communication Skills For General Studies.

    Sharma has a BSc. in Electrical Engineering, and B.E. in Tele-Communication Engineering. He also has a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is the CEO of Mindworkzz, and the Director of Kalyanpur Cements Ltd. He was a Major in the Indian Armed Forces. He has also been the President, General Manager, and Managing Director of different organizations. The author holds the record for having cracked the CAT examination eleven times. 

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    • Tata McGraw Hill
    Exam
    • CAT
    Table of Contents
    • First Things First

      1. Additions and Subtractions (as an extension of additions)

      • Ideas for adding and subtracting well
      • Subtractions - Just an extension of additions

      2. Multiplications

      3. Divisions, Percentage Calculations and Ratio Comparisons

      • Calculating Decimal Values for Division Questions Using Percentage Calculations
      • Percentage Rule for Calculating Percentage Values through Additions
      • Ratio Comparisons

      4. Squares and Cubes of Numbers

      • Square and Square Roots
      • Squares for Numbers from 31 to 50
      • Findings Squares of Numbers between 81 to 100
      • Cubes and Cube Roots

      BLOCK -- I

      • Introduction
      • Back to School
      • Preassessment Test
      • Score Interpretation Algorithm for Preassesment Test of Block
      • The Number Line
      • Operations on Number
      • Series of Number

      1. NUMBER SYSTEMS

      • Introduction
      • Definitions
      • Some Properties of Prime Numbers
      • Short Cut Process
      • The Concept of GCD (Great Common Divisor or Highest Common Factor)
      • Shortcut for Finding the GCD of Two Numbers n1& n2 Divisibility
      • Number of Zeroes in an Expression
      • The Remainder Theorem
      • Using Negative Remainders
      • Another Important Point
      • An Application of Remainder Theorem Base System
      • Worked-out-Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      2. PROGRESSIONS

      • Arthimetic Progression
      • Geometric Progression
      • Harmonic Progression
      • Theorems Related with Progressions
      • Worked-out-Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts
      • Block Review Tests

      BLOCK -- II

      3. AVERAGES

      • Theory
      • Worked-out-Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Diffculty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key

      4. ALLIGATIONS

      • Introduction
      • Theory
      • Some typical situations where alligations can be used
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts
      • Block Review Tests

      BLOCK -- III

      • Back to School
      • The Logic of the Statndard Statement
      • Preassessment Test
      • Score Interpretation Algorithm

      5. PERCENTAGES

      • Introduction
      • Basic Definition and Utility of Percentage
      • Importance of Base/Denominator for percentage calculations
      • Concept of Percentage change
      • Percentage Rule for Calculating Percentage Values through Additions
      • Effect of a Percent Change in the Numeratror on a Ratio's Value
      • Fraction to Percentage Conversion Table
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Diffculty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      6. PROFIT AND LOSS

      • Introduction
      • Theory
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      7. INTEREST

      • Introduction
      • Concept of Time Value of Money
      • Simple Interests
      • Compound Interest
      • Depreciation of Value
      • Population
      • Applications of Interests in D.I.
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Answer key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      8. RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION

      • Introduction
      • Ratio
      • Mathematical Uses of Ratios
      • Proportion
      • Variation
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      9. TIME AND WORK

      • Introduction
      • Alternative Approach
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      10. TIME, SPEED AND DISTANCE

      • Introduction
      • Theory of TSD
      • An Application of Alligation in Time, Speed and Distance
      • Applications of Time, Speed and Distance
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts
      • Block Review Tests

      BLOCK -- IV

      • Back to School
      • Preassessment Test

      11. GEOMETRY AND MENSURATION

      PART I: GEOMETERY

      • Introduction
      • Theory
      • Straight Lines
      • Polygons
      • Triangles (D)
      • Equilateral Triangles (of side a)
      • Quadrilaterals
      • Types of Quadrilaterals
      • Regular Hexagon
      • Circles
      • Ellipse
      • Star

      PART II: MENSURATION

      • Worked-out Problems
      • How to Think in Geometry and Mensuration
      • Special Note About CAT Questions Geometry
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Mensuration
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts
      • Extra Practice Exercise

      12. COORDINATE GEOMETRY

      • Cartesian Coordinate System
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key
      • Block Review Tests

      BLOCK -- V

      • Back to School
      • What Approach Change do you Need?
      • Preassessment Test

      13. FUNCTIONS

      • Basic Methods of Representing Functions
      • Even and Odd Functions
      • Shifting of Graphs
      • Combining Movements
      • Inequalities
      • Logarithms
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      14. INEQUALITIES

      • Properties of Inequalties
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      15. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS

      • Introduction
      • Theory
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      16. LOGARITHMS

      • Introduction
      • Theory
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts
      • Block Review Tests

      BLOCK -- VI

      • Back to School
      • The Tool Box Approach to P&C
      • Pre-assessment Test

      17. PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS

      • Standard Theory
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcut
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      18. PROBABILITY

      • Concept and Importance of Probability
      • Underlying Factors for Real-Life Estimation of Probability
      • Basic Facts About Probability
      • Some Important Considerationswhile Defining Event
      • Another Approach to Look at the Probability Problems
      • Worked-out Problems
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) II
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) III
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts

      19. SET THEORY

      • Set Theory
      • Level of Difficulty (LOD) I
      • Answer Key
      • Solutions & Shortcuts
      • Block Review Tests

      MOCK TEST PAPERS
      MODEL TEST PAPER

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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 providi...
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    Really Nice

    All books are in very well condition and the product was delivered earlier than expected that was good but the packaging was horrible and i was expected to delivered at home but it was not. that's why i give 4 star.
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    Perfect product!

    This book is Amazing. But not suitable for the beginners. One thing i will say, if u are well practiced and then if u buy this book, this book can make to crack any competitive Exams.
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    Worth every penny

    nice packaging... nice offer in republic day sale. ... worth buying...
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    no solutions for difficult portions,to complex hints makes it difficult for beginners to follow it...but if u have gone through your coaching materials and you have a tutor to clarify you your doubts then it can work as a reference book....thats it...
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    Terrific

    probably the best book if you have the basics of quant and trying to get the next level .. for beginners not recommend
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    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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    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 proc...
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    ROHIT KOVILI

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    Fair

    not much good as I would say that because concepts not fully explained and answers are solved not in efficient way.......other books way better than it.
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    Terrific purchase

    Best book,,,,, glad for getting this book from you.
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