Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
- Number Properties. The properties of odds and evens, integers, fractions, positives, and negatives will all appear in various questions on your Revised GRE test. This is especially tested on Quantitative Comparisons. Variables can be negative integers, negative fractions, zero, positive fractions, or positive integers – don’t ever make assumptions!
- Plane Geometry Triangles are the most-tested shape on the GRE. You should know the Pythagorean Theorem, Triangle Inequality Theorem, the special right triangle ratios (45-45-90 and 30-60-90), as well as the properties of isosceles and equilateral triangles. Also review the types of angles, circles, and polygons. Make sure you know how to find the perimeter, area, and volume of these shapes.
- Word Problems The GRE Problem Solving questions often contain challenging word problems – you’ll need to know how to "translate” English to Math
- Rates & Work The most important need-to-know formulas on the GRE are D = R x T, Distance = Rate x Time, and the concept of Average Speed. Average Speed = Total Distance / Total Time.
- Probability The probability of an event occurring is the desired outcomes/total possible outcomes. The probability of two events occurring together is the product of the two probabilities. Memorize the combination and permutation formulas. Combination: n! /n-k! k! Permutation: n! / n-k!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
- Chinks in your armour Create a “why I missed it” chart. Review each question and identify what went wrong. You didn’t know the correct formula or you simply misunderstood the question. Whatever be the reason, make detailed notes about the same. This will allow you to see some patterns and help you focus your studying.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
- First of all write on the passage, scribble on it, underline or highlight some important areas. Underline the transitional words or signal words such as but, yet, therefore, however, nevertheless, while and above all. Circle all unfamiliar words. Put stars when the author provides some examples. These are not sacrosanct. You can have your own codes, but the moral of the story is to do something to keep you awake and engaged. Make brief notes on the author’s tone, attitude and purpose in the margins. Writing on the passage serves two major purposes:
- It helps you remember what you have read
- It helps you make more sense of what you are reading
- The second way to stay engaged with the passage is to strike a conversation with the passage in your head. Go ahead. No one else will get to know about it. Talk back to the author. Ask questions. Make accusations. Get inside his head by saying “You are trying to be sarcastic, aren’t you?” or “Oh, I see where you are going with this example.” These conversations may appear insane at first, but active readers do this all the time. They help you to think like the author, by being able to do this; you will definitely find it lot easier to score better.
- Although interacting with the passage is important, it is equally important not to get carried away. Don’t dwell on any one aspect of the passage. Go through the passage once, marking it and talking to it as you proceed. Answer all the questions you know and then return to the passage for only those questions for which you are not quite sure. When you return to the passage understand that the questions are organised in the same way as the information flows in the passage. The first few questions in the passage will be based on the initial paragraphs of the passage. The last few questions usually are based on the whole passage.
- Simplify expressions inside Parentheses.
- Evaluate powers, or numbers with Exponents.
- Multiply and Divide, moving from left to right.
- Add and Subtract, moving from left to right.
Monday, December 9, 2013
- Plug in every choice and try Plug in all the answer choices in the blank(s) and see which one sounds the best. The test makers are clever enough to accommodate some choices that are very close, but you need to have an adept ear to pick out the one answer choice that sounds the best.
- Read with extreme care Do not be in haste. Read the sentence with extra caution and pay special attention to every word. A prepositional phrase or a tiny fiendish word can entirely alter the meaning of the sentence. This becomes paramount in case of transitional words. Sometimes an innocuous looking word like not has the potency to twist the possible answer choice to its diametrically opposite one.
- Two-Blank questions Instead of being petrified by two-blank questions, you should be excited, as they give you more triggers which can be used as navigation tools to reach the correct answer choice. In some cases, the second blank helps a lot. Suppose you are not able to zero-in on any particular answer choice for the first blank, then you can use the additional triggers to finalize an answer for the second blank. Thus, by able to find the best choice for the second blank, you are able to find the correct answer for the first blank also.
- Focus on what you know Do not panic when you encounter an unfamiliar word. The key is to use what you know. Does the word have any prefix or suffix that you know? Do you know any familiar words that have the same root word? You will be surprised what you can determine about a word when you dissect it appropriately.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
|National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) and Indira Gandhi National Open University are conducting National Level Joint Entrance Exam for various Hotel Management courses.
NCHMCT JEE 2014 scores will be accepted by 21 Central Institutes, 14 State Government Institutes and 15 private institutes of Hotel Management.
|Sale of Online Application Forms and Information Brochures||December 5, 2013- April 7, 2014|
|Last date for receipt of filled in application form||April 7, 2014|
|Availability of online Admit Cards on NCHMCT website||April 19, 2014 (Saturday) 14:00 hours onwards|
|Date of NCHMCT JEE Examination||April 26, 2014 (Saturday) From 10:00 hours to 13:00 hours|
|Result||2nd week of May, 2014|
|Counseling||1st week of June, 2014|
|A pass in 10+2 system of Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects. Those appearing for 10+2 or equivalent examination are also eligible to apply for JEE on provisional basis. The admission will be cancelled if the proof of having passed the 10+2 examination or equivalent is not presented at the time of counseling or admission.|
|NCHMCT JEE Courses:|
|B.Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration||3|
|Diploma in Food Production||1.5|
|Diploma in Food and Beverage Service||1.5|
|Diploma in Front Office||1.5|
|Diploma in House Keeping||1.5|
|Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery||1.5|
|Sections||No. of Questions|
|Numerical Ability & Scientific Aptitude||30|
|Reasoning & Logical Deduction||30|
|General Knowledge & Current Affairs||30|
|Aptitude for Service Sector||50|
|Selection of candidate will be completely based on rank and merit basis. There will be no GD or PI process.|
|How to Apply:|
|Visit the website @ https://applyadmission.net/nchmjee2014/GuidelinesApply.htm and choose any of following method to start registration:
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Friday, December 6, 2013
- Main Idea: This involves the following:
- Selection of the main thought in the passage
- Ability to decipher the general significance of the passage
- Ability to select the best title for a passage
- Specific Details: This involves the following:
- Ability to understand the author’s explicit statements
- To get the literal meaning of what is written
- To identify details
Thursday, December 5, 2013
|Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has declared the result of Common Written Exam conducted for the post of PO and MT in various banks in the month of November 2013.|
IBPS has been working more closely with public sector banks to help them move forward in matters of recruitment by handling turn-key projects. Candidates can check their IBPS PO/ MT III result at IBPS’s official website by clicking here.
|Candidate will have to fill their Registration No, Roll No, Passsword and Date of Birth.|
|Moving ahead with tremendous response, IBPS is conducting Common Written Exam for Clerical Cadre as well which is going on and also the application are invited for Specialist officers in various departments as well.|
|Attempt Mock tests for IBPS Clerical Exam by Clicking here|
|Attempt Mock tests for IBPS Specialist Officer by Clicking here|
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Inference based Questions
The critical reasoning questions on the GMAT invariably have implicit reasoning/conclusion. Many of the elements will not be expressly or explicitly stated, but will be implied. You can see these implied shades/nuances only when you read between the lines. Inference questions ask you to find these hidden meanings. An inference question asks you to find something that is known to be true from the information presented in the argument. An inference is true if the given argument is true.
Inference questions could be worded in several ways, as under: 1. Which of the following inferences is best supported by the argument above? 2. If the statements above are true, which of the following must also be true? 3. Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the statements above?
Some of the questions may be based on direct inference; some others need not even use the word.
Difference between a conclusion and an inference:
Sometimes there is no difference. When the conclusion is not explicitly stated in the passage, it is something you could infer. In other cases, inferences have nothing to do with the main point of an argument. You can make inferences from the facts that are stated as premises.
Difference between an inference and assumption:
|Question stem Structure-If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true ?||Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?|
|Inference is a statement which must be true,if the given information is true.||Assumption is a statement which must be true, for the given information to be true; in other words, for the conclusion to be hold true.|
|An inference can always be logically deducted from the given information||An assumption can never be logically deducted from the given information - It contains some new information|
|It's very rare for an inference question to have a conclusion in the passage or the question stem||An assumption question necessarily needs to have a conclusion in the passage or question stem|
Assumption is something that has to be valid for the given argument to be true. If the assumption is denied, the conclusion will become invalid.
Hence, eliminate any answer choice that “could be false’. Here is an example:
The investigative journalists and the public at large believe that the bombings in Wrekville were politically inspired. However, the government report on the same day called it a racially motivated heinous act. During the last 5 years, all the terrorist strikes conducted by Dukhara, the world’s largest terrorist outfit, had a racial background. It is, therefore, certain that the attack on Wreckville was wrongly ascribed to the government agencies and the investigative reports were inspired by extraneous considerations. Q. If the argument above is true, which of the following must also be true? (A) Dukhara is racially motivated. (B) Investigative journalists are more painstaking than government agencies are. (C) The government agencies investigated the Wreckville bombings independently. (D) The bombings in Wrekville were definitely conducted by Dukhara. (E) The population of Wreckville is made up of population from different nationalities.
Here’s how to crack it: The conclusion is that the government agencies are not responsible for the bombings in Wreckville. Let us try to arrive at the answer, using POE: (A) All the terrorist strikes conducted by Dukhara over the past 5 years have been ascribed to racist background. So we might conclude that Dukhara is indeed racially motivated. But let us check out the other answers. (B) What if investigative journalists had not been as painstaking. The conclusion will rather be strengthened. (C) Whether the investigation by the government departments was independent or not doesnot materially affect the outcome. There could at best be a doubt, but the conclusion is not altogether negated. (D) It is by no means certain that the bombings were carried out by Dukhara, though there are pointers to this. (E) ‘Different nationalities’ is not the same thing as different races.
Thus we can see that the conclusion becomes true only if Dukhara is racially motivated. This is probably the best inference you can make.
The answer is (A).
In the next issue we will discuss some questions on Inference Based GMAT CR questions.
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