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# CAT 2014 preparation: Number System for Quant, What you must do this weekend

MBAUniverse.com brings a preparatory article on Number systems for Quantitative section of CAT 2014 along with 5 ways to utilize your weekend and prepare for CAT 2014 exam.

In, continuation with CAT Preparation 2014 articles, MBAUniverse.com brings a preparatory article on Number systems for Quantitative section of CAT 2014

Number system is one of the most important topics for CAT 2014 that has always been asked in all the MBA entrance exams and also in GRE/GMAT. It contributes quite considerable portion in quant section. Approximately 2- 3 Question regularly appear in CAT on this concept. Also number system being a vast topic, examiner always has a variety of questions to ask. Number system is not at all difficult but it is sure extensive.

In CAT preparation 2014, number system happens to be the back bone for CAT preparation. Number system not only forms the basis of most calculations and also judges your logical ability & decision power, it forms a major percentage of the CAT quantitative section. The reason for that is the ability of examiner to formulate tough conceptual questions and puzzles from this section.

In number systems there are hundreds of concepts and variations, along with various logics attached to them, which makes this seemingly easy looking topic most complex in preparation for the CAT examination. The students while going through these topics should be careful in capturing the concept correctly, as its not the speed but the concept that will solve the question here. The correct understanding of concept is the only way to solve complex questions based on this section.

Topics Need to be prepared for Number System:-

Basic learning topics: Real numbers, Rational numbers, Irrational numbers, Integers, Fractions, Negative numbers, Whole numbers, Natural numbers, Even numbers, Odd numbers, Composite numbers, Prime numbers, Prime Factors in advance Fibonacci numbers.

Application part of Number System theory: Unit digit problems, Test of Divisibility of large number, Remainders of dividing of 2 numbers by a divisor, Counting Methods : Combinatory, Remainder when sum of 2 numbers is divided, Integers divisible by 4, Remainder of division of a polynomial, GCD, HCD, Factors & Divisors, Number of trailing zeroes, Common Remainder of division of 2 numbers, Divisibility by 2 to 12,Remainder of division of powers of 9 by 6, Word Problem in Number Properties, Number of Factors of N 1, Number of factors : Smallest number, Number of Primes Functions, Number Properties - Prime numbers, Number of factors - Perfect Squares, Number of factors of a number abcabc, Smallest positive integer with 18 factors. This is not complete list of usage and is meant for your (candidate) idea to know what type questions could occur in the test.

Preparation Mechanism:

Start working on fundamentals for number system and on topics where you consider yourself as weak. Develop your own logic for instant solution of the standard numeric problem during the exam like multiplication of numbers till 35*35 should be remembered & Squares and cubes of numbers till 25 should be remembered. Pythagoras triplets with any all the arms less than 200 should be remembered. Start working on mental calculations with percentages, fractions etc. in your spare time.

Keep Practicing and try solving the problem in certain amount of time. Try to increase accuracy with speed. Need to develop your own shortcuts for specific problems which really save your time.

Maintain Consistency: Once you prepare your time table and number of hours that you put on daily or weekly basis for your Quantities aptitude, the next challenge will be to remain consistent with the already decided study hours.

Experts suggest that CAT aspirants must maintain consistency and avoid getting distracted from their core preparation hours. They believe a high level of interest in CAT prep is key to keep you going.

How to utilize your weekend

With CAT 2014 exam just 4 months away, CAT aspirants must start utilizing their weekends to prepare for CAT 2014 exam. MBAUniverse.com provides you 5 ways to utilize your weekend and prepare for CAT 2014 exam:

1. CAT previous year papers: Solve and analyze previous year CAT papers to get and idea of the type of questions, difficulty level and major topic covered for CAT 2014 exam.

Click below for CAT previous year paper:

http://www.mbauniverse.com/catprepviousyearpapers.php

2. Check out the course material for CAT 2014 quant and Verbal section:

MBAUniverse.com provides you a free course material for Quant and Verbal section to give you an idea of the exam syllabus and topics to be covered.

Introduction To Course Material Quantitative Aptitude

Introduction To Course Material Verbal Ability

3. CAT Sample Question, CAT Mocks:

Taking mocks is the best way to analyze your preparation and know your weak spots. CAT aspirants can choose from section or full length mock test based on their level of preparation

Click below to take CAT Mock Tests:

For Quant Section: http://www.mbauniverse.com/mocks_series/?page_id=299

For Verbal Section: http://www.mbauniverse.com/mocks_series/?page_id=306

4. Get word of the day, Question of the day

Start your CAT preparations with Word power building, and solving one question from expert each day. MBAUniverse.com provides you Word of the day and question of the day from CAT experts to help you start your CAT 2014 preparation on a positive note.

Get Word of the day

Get Question of the Day

5. Connect with CAT 2014 aspirants

Connecting with other CAT aspirants, discussion questions, group study, etc not only enhances your knowledge but also helps you to know different things related to CAT exam. MBAUniverse.com gives you a chance to continuously connect with other CAT 2014 aspirants and discuss your problems and preparation related strategies.

Closed Group for cat 2014 crackers, do you have it in you

How to start our CAT 2014 preparations? I need help?

CAT 2014 Preparation Online with MBAUniverse.com Prep Team

CAT 2014 Verbal Preparation with CAT Expert!

CAT Quant Preparation with Expert

Meet CAT Toppers, Know how to Score 99+ %ile

MBAUniverse.com offers a comprehensive preparation package coupled with over 200 online interactive classes with Top CAT experts including from IIMs for CAT 2014 preparation. Visit the link below for more information and new batch schedules: http://www.mbauniverse.com/cat_preparation_online.html

If you have any complains about B- schools, write here: Register your Complain about B-schools

Are you the interested? Click below to know more:

Foreign MBA: IMT Dubai

MBA in Entrepreneurship

MBA in Real Estate & Construction

MBA in Leadership & Innovation

Apply to MBA Colleges with your CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT Scores for Admission 2014, Click below:

MBA Colleges in Delhi NCR

MBA Colleges in Bangalore

MBA Colleges in Ahmedabad

MBA Colleges in Chennai

MBA Colleges in Mumbai

MBA Colleges in Pune

MBA Colleges in Coimbatore

MBA Colleges in Hyderabad

MBA Colleges in Bhubaneswar

MBA Colleges in Cochin

MBA Colleges in Kolkata

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more articles on CAT 2014 Preparation

Number system is one of the most important topics for CAT 2014 that has always been asked in all the MBA entrance exams and also in GRE/GMAT. It contributes quite considerable portion in quant section. Approximately 2- 3 Question regularly appear in CAT on this concept. Also number system being a vast topic, examiner always has a variety of questions to ask. Number system is not at all difficult but it is sure extensive.

In CAT preparation 2014, number system happens to be the back bone for CAT preparation. Number system not only forms the basis of most calculations and also judges your logical ability & decision power, it forms a major percentage of the CAT quantitative section. The reason for that is the ability of examiner to formulate tough conceptual questions and puzzles from this section.

In number systems there are hundreds of concepts and variations, along with various logics attached to them, which makes this seemingly easy looking topic most complex in preparation for the CAT examination. The students while going through these topics should be careful in capturing the concept correctly, as its not the speed but the concept that will solve the question here. The correct understanding of concept is the only way to solve complex questions based on this section.

Topics Need to be prepared for Number System:-

Basic learning topics: Real numbers, Rational numbers, Irrational numbers, Integers, Fractions, Negative numbers, Whole numbers, Natural numbers, Even numbers, Odd numbers, Composite numbers, Prime numbers, Prime Factors in advance Fibonacci numbers.

Application part of Number System theory: Unit digit problems, Test of Divisibility of large number, Remainders of dividing of 2 numbers by a divisor, Counting Methods : Combinatory, Remainder when sum of 2 numbers is divided, Integers divisible by 4, Remainder of division of a polynomial, GCD, HCD, Factors & Divisors, Number of trailing zeroes, Common Remainder of division of 2 numbers, Divisibility by 2 to 12,Remainder of division of powers of 9 by 6, Word Problem in Number Properties, Number of Factors of N 1, Number of factors : Smallest number, Number of Primes Functions, Number Properties - Prime numbers, Number of factors - Perfect Squares, Number of factors of a number abcabc, Smallest positive integer with 18 factors. This is not complete list of usage and is meant for your (candidate) idea to know what type questions could occur in the test.

Preparation Mechanism:

Start working on fundamentals for number system and on topics where you consider yourself as weak. Develop your own logic for instant solution of the standard numeric problem during the exam like multiplication of numbers till 35*35 should be remembered & Squares and cubes of numbers till 25 should be remembered. Pythagoras triplets with any all the arms less than 200 should be remembered. Start working on mental calculations with percentages, fractions etc. in your spare time.

Keep Practicing and try solving the problem in certain amount of time. Try to increase accuracy with speed. Need to develop your own shortcuts for specific problems which really save your time.

Maintain Consistency: Once you prepare your time table and number of hours that you put on daily or weekly basis for your Quantities aptitude, the next challenge will be to remain consistent with the already decided study hours.

Experts suggest that CAT aspirants must maintain consistency and avoid getting distracted from their core preparation hours. They believe a high level of interest in CAT prep is key to keep you going.

How to utilize your weekend

With CAT 2014 exam just 4 months away, CAT aspirants must start utilizing their weekends to prepare for CAT 2014 exam. MBAUniverse.com provides you 5 ways to utilize your weekend and prepare for CAT 2014 exam:

1. CAT previous year papers: Solve and analyze previous year CAT papers to get and idea of the type of questions, difficulty level and major topic covered for CAT 2014 exam.

Click below for CAT previous year paper:

http://www.mbauniverse.com/catprepviousyearpapers.php

2. Check out the course material for CAT 2014 quant and Verbal section:

MBAUniverse.com provides you a free course material for Quant and Verbal section to give you an idea of the exam syllabus and topics to be covered.

Introduction To Course Material Quantitative Aptitude

Introduction To Course Material Verbal Ability

3. CAT Sample Question, CAT Mocks:

Taking mocks is the best way to analyze your preparation and know your weak spots. CAT aspirants can choose from section or full length mock test based on their level of preparation

Click below to take CAT Mock Tests:

For Quant Section: http://www.mbauniverse.com/mocks_series/?page_id=299

For Verbal Section: http://www.mbauniverse.com/mocks_series/?page_id=306

4. Get word of the day, Question of the day

Start your CAT preparations with Word power building, and solving one question from expert each day. MBAUniverse.com provides you Word of the day and question of the day from CAT experts to help you start your CAT 2014 preparation on a positive note.

Get Word of the day

Get Question of the Day

5. Connect with CAT 2014 aspirants

Connecting with other CAT aspirants, discussion questions, group study, etc not only enhances your knowledge but also helps you to know different things related to CAT exam. MBAUniverse.com gives you a chance to continuously connect with other CAT 2014 aspirants and discuss your problems and preparation related strategies.

Closed Group for cat 2014 crackers, do you have it in you

How to start our CAT 2014 preparations? I need help?

CAT 2014 Preparation Online with MBAUniverse.com Prep Team

CAT 2014 Verbal Preparation with CAT Expert!

CAT Quant Preparation with Expert

Meet CAT Toppers, Know how to Score 99+ %ile

MBAUniverse.com offers a comprehensive preparation package coupled with over 200 online interactive classes with Top CAT experts including from IIMs for CAT 2014 preparation. Visit the link below for more information and new batch schedules: http://www.mbauniverse.com/cat_preparation_online.html

If you have any complains about B- schools, write here: Register your Complain about B-schools

Are you the interested? Click below to know more:

Foreign MBA: IMT Dubai

MBA in Entrepreneurship

MBA in Real Estate & Construction

MBA in Leadership & Innovation

Apply to MBA Colleges with your CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT Scores for Admission 2014, Click below:

MBA Colleges in Delhi NCR

MBA Colleges in Bangalore

MBA Colleges in Ahmedabad

MBA Colleges in Chennai

MBA Colleges in Mumbai

MBA Colleges in Pune

MBA Colleges in Coimbatore

MBA Colleges in Hyderabad

MBA Colleges in Bhubaneswar

MBA Colleges in Cochin

MBA Colleges in Kolkata

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more articles on CAT 2014 Preparation