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Secret To Crack LR

A lot of people find Logical Reasoning (LR) tough; especially for exams like CAT, XAT, NMAT etc. However, the right approach towards your preparation can help you master this section.

Logical Reasoning is a section that requires two things; practice, and familiarity. Sections like Quants and Verbal Ability contain a lot of questions that require you to know certain concepts like mathematical formulas or grammatical rules, beforehand. However, logical reasoning hardly has any questions that need you to know important concepts beforehand.

The only thing that you need to know is how to solve the question, quickly, and accurately.

The following points below, tell you exactly how to approach this section, while preparing for Logical Reasoning:


Give sectional tests and mock tests to evaluate your progress. Sectional tests are the tests that are based on individual topics. Mock tests contain all the different sections w.r.t. to a particular exam.

Once you are done with a topic, attempt the sectional test/practice questions.

From the mock tests, keep analyzing each and every question that you get wrong. Keep improving on such questions and make sure that your accuracy and speed increase in successive mocks.

     Be Aware

While solving different types of questions in Reasoning, be aware of your strengths and weaknesses. There will be some questions that you will almost always solve correctly. These are your strengths. Again, there would be some questions in which you will often get stuck. Such questions/topics will come under your weaknesses.

Once you have a good idea about the strong and weak topics, you can plan and practice accordingly.

Solve at least 6 problems from your weak areas, everyday.


Keep solving puzzles regularly. Majority of the students get stuck in puzzles, on the day of the exam. This is because puzzles usually come with a lot of information. The information leads to more cases and possibilities, thus making the questions complex, and time consuming.

Therefore, keep solving puzzles regularly. It will increase your speed, familiarity and accuracy in solving them.

 Look into the past

Check out the past papers of the respective exams that you are planning to give. Analyze the Reasoning section carefully. Try to gauge, how much of your strengths or weaknesses appear in the papers. This will give you a brief idea about the weightage of the questions.

Also, notice the difficulty levels of all the questions. How difficult are the questions that belong to your strong areas? How easy are the questions that belong to your weak areas? These are some of the questions that you need to ask, while analyzing past papers.

    Never Give up

Do not give up on a particular topic/subject. There may be certain questions that you may not get right even after solving it more than once or the solution of the problem/puzzle may be a bit complicated. On top of this, if you come across such questions in your weak areas, you may get tempted to skip the question.

However, avoid doing any such thing. When faced with an obstacle, try to find help from someone you know. If you have joined a coaching class, you can ask the doubts to a faculty. Or you may even ask a classmate or friend who knows his/her way around such problems. There may also be similar solved examples and solutions on the internet, which you will find if you look a bit harder.

However, don’t spend hours looking to find the solution to a problem. Your end goal is to keep building familiarity with all the problems. Just make sure that you don’t leave any problem/topic out of your preparation.

    Make Studying Fun

Logical Reasoning questions are similar to Sudoku, Crossword puzzles, riddles, etc. Therefore, solving these games will develop your thinking ability in the same way as reasoning questions.

You can solve such types of games now and then, just to refresh your mind.


Be regular in solving LR questions. Also, make sure that you keep revising all that you have learnt. If you keep solving the questions regularly, your preparation and mastery over these questions will progress steadily.

Practice at least 10 sets/cases of LR every day.

Tips to Crack SAT

General Tips to Crack SAT

1. Use the process of elimination

All questions on the exam are multiple choice questions (except the essay of course),

hence using the process of eliminating option helps the student focus harder on the

relevant options and choose the correct option.

2. Understand what the question is asking for

Questions can be slightly tricky and could sometimes provide excess information to

confuse the students. Make sure you understand exactly what the question is asking

for and pick the answer accordingly.

3. Use official SAT material for practice

It is very important that you use official SAT guides and books for reference when

preparing for the exam. This is because the official guides are based on past SAT

tests and are the closest to what your exam may look like. At CATKing we provide

the students with official SAT material. This only makes your life easier as we have

compiled the most relevant material into a customized package for our students to

excel the exam.

4. Do as many practice tests as you can (minimum 4 recommended). Start following the

actual format and time yourself. Use the actual test rituals. Understand your

mistakes and try your best not to repeat them.

5. Start prepping for the exam approximately 3 months before attempting the actual


This is advised but may vary depending upon how good the student is at acquainting

himself/herself with the content and nailing the practice tests.

6. Do not over-exhaust yourself whilst preparing for the test. Make sure you are not

mentally SATurated

7. Prepare for the essay option too

Attempting the essay definitely gives the candidate a step ahead of the others who

have not bothered to attempt the essay. The essay topics are usually based on

discussions and assess the students’ knowledge of reading arguments and

reproducing the relevant ones.

8. Take it seriously – first, step toward college application process

Your entire college application process can largely depend on your SAT scores. Based

on these scores you can draw up your college list, set goals and dwell the career path

for your future.

9. Don’t be afraid to skip a question and come back to it later (especially for math).

Make sure you come back to it though.

10. Use your breaks wisely. Hydrate yourself and use the bathroom. Maybe have a small

snack to keep you going.

English Reading Tips to Crack SAT

reading tips 

1. Improve your vocabulary – read read read

2. Read the introduction to the passages

3. Pay special attention to italicized, bold and underlined text

4. Use the strategy that works best for you – either skim through the passage first and

then jump to questions; or read the questions first and then skim through the


5. Do not spend too much time reading the passage. If you feel stuck, read the

questions and then go back to the passage

English Writing Tips to Crack SAT

SAT Exam 

1. Pay attention to the “no error” option. It is very tempting to select that

2. Know the grammar rules

3. Be familiar with the types of question that typically appear in the SAT test

4. What may “sound” right, may not always be right

5. When speaking to friends and family, try to notice if they are making any

grammatical errors and think about how you would correct them according to SAT


Math Tips to Crack SAT

math tips 

1. Memorize the formulas and understand certain facts

2. Get basic laws and principles cleared

3. Try to back solve the problem to ensure every step makes sense. Make sure your

answer is within reasonable bounds wherever possible

4. Be able to perform basic calculations

5. Underline the important words in the question

How to Perform Well in SAT ?

The SAT exam not only tests your math and English skills, but it also tests your patience. The

more you attempt practice tests according to the actual test conditions, the easier it will be

for you to complete the exam on the final day.

There is no harm in attempting the SAT more than once. Most universities only accept the

best score. Feel free to reappear.

Even though the essay is optional, make it a point to attempt it. This is because you would

already have surpassed the competition from students who did not attempt the essay.

Ultimately it comes down to how much effort you put into acing the SAT. Be aware of your

mistakes and avoid them in the future. Don’t get intimidated by something surprising or

tricky on your actual test. If something like that shows up, approach it with a calm mind and

do your best to crack it.

Get some sound sleep before your actual SAT exam. Have a healthy and filling breakfast, as

it is a long test. Be confident because you would have (or at least should have) prepared and

practiced for 3 months before taking the actual SAT.

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences is one of the most prestigious colleges in India. It is the best in India when it comes to the field of HR. But,HR isn’t the only field on offer here. TISS offers B.A. programmes at the Tuljapur,Hyderabad and Guwahati centers.

1.B.A. (Hons) in Social Work with specialization in Rural Development – Tuljapur only.
2. Integrated BA-MA Programme in Social Sciences – Tuljapur,Hyderabad,Guwahati.
The entrance exam is held in the month of April every year,with the classes commencing from July. Here are some tips to crack it :
1. TISSBAT is a computer based test held in centers across the country. So make sure, you are acclimatized to reading and writing from a computer screen since this is an important factor while writing essays.
2. Know your exam –
The exam consists of 2 parts. Part A will be a 60 minute test with MCQs on current affairs, social awareness,logical and analytical reasoning,carrying 60 marks. Part B contains a written test with a set of descriptive questions in English. Both parts have separate cut offs.
3. Prepare well for topics such Profit and Loss, Averages, S.I.,Probability, Ratio,Proportion and Variation in Quants and Arrangement questions, Alphabet/Number Series for LR.
4. Practice writing essays on trending topics so that it teaches how to put up an interesting discussion for varying topics of interest.
5. The GK section requires you to be well versed with current affairs of the world as well as static knowledge including Media/Ads,Economy. Be informed about the new laws in the country and government schemes. This is usually a make-or-break section since people usually take this lightly.
6. Do not leave any part since it is mandatory to clear both of them separately.
7. Improve your speed of writing since Part B requires you to write two short answers in 30 minutes for 40 marks.
8. Once you clear the entrance test,you are called for the PI round. 50 marks are given for this round. Make sure you are confident and come across as a genuine person during the interview. Practice mock interviews with friends and family so that you get used to it.
9. Reading newspapers is a habit that helps not only for exams but for the overall development of a person. If you haven’t inculcated it yet, today is the best time to start.
10. In the interview form, write genuine answers and not copy pasted answers from the internet. Most importantly, know why you really want to do a B.A.!
All the best!

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    The Common Admission Test also known as CAT is an entrance test for getting admission into various b-schools of India. The exam is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across various centres across India. Since, it is a computer based test students are allocated centres that’s convenient to them for commute. The exam is held once in a year thus giving enough time for students to prepare for the same.

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    10 Tips to Crack XAT

    XAT is an entrance test that is accepted across 100 institutes in the country apart from XLRI that conducts it every year. It is a paper-based test conducted on the first Sunday of the year . The pen-paper exam gets its edge through the section that’s not common to the rest of the entrance exams: Decision Making. The approach to excel in this exam needs to be a little different but the essence of it is more or less the same.

    1) The verbal and logical ability section has since always, been majorly dominated by critical reasoning and reading comprehension. Hence, quick reading and comprehension skills need to be developed, which can be done only through practice.

    2) For decision making and analytical judgement, you just need to ensure that the decision that you are taking is unbiased. It should not favour one particular party which means that it needs to be ethical and balanced; keeping the perspective of all stakeholders involved in mind.

    3) For the aforementioned section, it is also important for you to not lose objectivity in the entire process and to not let your own biases cloud your judgement.

    4) Quantitative ability and data interpretation require what they need in any other entrance exam; strong conceptual base and good application orientation.

    5) Environment plays an important role in XAT because the general knowledge section is majorly based on economics and business related facts of the current time. Apart from current events from past 6 months, it is essential to brush up knowledge on books, prizes and awards.

    6) The second additional section that XAT has, that CAT doesn’t have, is the essay writing section. Historically, XAT topics have evolved from abstract dimensions; maybe a phrase or a poem with a deep psychological connotation attached to it. Read newspapers like The Hindu to become comfortable with a gamut of topics which could come for the XAT essay writing section.

    7) Unlike MICAT where creativity is analysed, for XAT, the ability to provide logical arguments overpowers anything else. It is important for you to develop coherence of thoughts by reading and practising.

    8) Speed and accuracy form a major part of any entrance exam that is testing your managerial skills. Ensure both.

    9) Time Management and Prioritisation are the key contributors to success. Hence,they should be developed accordingly, both while preparation and while giving the test.

    10) Practice so well to figure out how much time you need to clear cutoffs of every section. Because ultimately that’s what matters.

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