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This new edition focuses more on building the thought processes of students and less on building a question-bank. Fewer questions with detailed discussions is the motto of the book and the inclusion of video solutions for the critical questions from each topic is a step in that direction. There is also a discount scratch card in the book for online mock tests for practice.
The structure of the book revolves around 5 broad CAT preparation aspects
Start from the scratch-gradually increase the difficulty level.
Each chapter is divided into theory, exercise questions and CAT-level questions.
Focus more on building the thought-process and less on getting answers.Almost every question in the book comes with a detailed solution and in some solutions theory is revisited to build the thought-process.
Stay away from get-high-scores-quickly schemes.
Picking the best method as soon as one reads the question will help tackle all the questions with time to spare. This book stays away from short-cuts and other oversimplifications to ensure focus on fundamentals.
Assess where you stand every now and then.
Each topic in the book ends with a set of CAT-level(1 & 2) questions that acts as a benchmark for students. The CAT-level questions fall by and large into the band of difficulty one is likely to see in the CAT.
Prepare with intensity, but enjoy the preparation.
The CAT tests intensity and stamina as much as it tests application. This book would help students prepare with intensity without a feeling of being burdened by it.
The book in a nutshell
There are 27 chapters in the book, with each topic containing theory with solved examples, exercise questions and CAT-level questions. All the questions have detailed solutions. The level of difficulty of the CAT-level question is mentioned where the solution is provided. This is followed by CAT Papers (Quants) of the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 with solutions for the first two. There are also three Mock CAT papers for the Quantitative Aptitude section, again with solutions for the first two.
About the Author
Rajesh Balasubramanian is a B Tech from IIT Madras and a PGDM from IIM Bangalore. He was an investment analyst at Credit Suisse, London before moving to India to pursue his love for teaching. Rajesh is currently Director, Ascent Education and trains students for various competitive examinations including the CAT.