Krushna Deshmukh, CMAT AIR 1, JBIMS
I want to thank the entire ELC team for making it possible for me to crack CMAT exam and join one of the top Business Schools. ELC test series helped me understanding exam pattern and detailed solutions given at the end helped me understanding concepts better. I am impressed by the quality of inputs given to help improve my scores as well as the professional behavior displayed by the ELC staff. The staff at ELC is very committed and they take a personal interest to help you. Tips and tricks given by Sagar sir helped in saving crucial time in exam. With Sagar Sir’s constant motivation and guidance, I was able to land in my dream college. On the whole, I highly recommend the services offered by ELC eduation.
Rupesh Ezuthachen, JBIMS
To put it in a nutshell, there have been many turning points in my life but ELC was the most significant one. It landed me in JBIMS, one of the most prestigious institutions in the country. I was working in Voltas Ltd and had a hectic work schedule. I was not able to dedicate enough time for studies and was not well prepared for the CET exam.
But, the 2-day workshop conducted by Mr.Sagar Nikam re-energized me to take up the preparations more seriously. He covered the different topics in his unique way with excellent shortcut techniques which increased my speed & I was able to solve more number of questions in actual CET paper. The workshop was then complimented with the Test Series which had a very user friendly interface which helped me in devising a strategy, reviewing my results, identifying my strong & weak areas and tracking my performance against the other students. My advice to all the CET aspirants- “ Focus on speed with accuracy”
I would highly recommend everyone to join the ELC workshop & test series because it will definitely give you an edge in your CET preparation.
My best wishes to the ELC team for all their future endeavou
Pradip Ekhande, JBIMS
"ELC - Source of knowledge and motivation ELC as an entrance class, not only offers you the tips and tricks required for cracking the MBA entrance but it also becomes an source of motivation for getting into one of the Ivy league college. Sagar sir always made us believe that, getting into any top college is easy. The only thing we required to get into one was right approach, dedication and confidence in ourselves. To motivate students, mentors at ELC organized various guest lectures by persons associated with top level institutes. Sagar sir also used to inspire us by telling about the life at JBIMS and how our life can change by going for an MBA from Ivy league college. This motivation by Sir worked for me most of the times and it is because of his motivation, today I am a member of JBIMS family and enjoying my life here. To summarize it won’t be wrong to say that major chunk of the credit for my success goes to Sagar sir and Madhura mam. It was their proper guidance and training which helped me sharpen my aptitude and comprehension skills ,which eventually are very crucial for cracking any of the MBA entrance exam. Cheers !"
CET is a race against time. You can outperform your competition only when your methods of solving questions are different from others. This document will give you an approach of the topper to solve the questions in MBA CET. To learn more such methods and increase your score atleast by 40, you have an opportunity to attend our 2 daysworkshop to be conducted in your city.
Section-wise weightage
How MBA CET is different from other exams:
Generally students feel that once you prepare for CAT, you will find CET very easy. That’s true. But solving 200 questions in 150 minutes is the real challenge. We suggest you to take our online mock CET on www.elceducation.com or take any mock CET from any institute and see your score. Compare the score with the following cutoffs of different colleges as per last 3 CETs.
Institute | Cut off Score (Out of 200) |
Jamnalal Bajaj (JBIMS) | 150 |
Sydenham | 140 |
K. J. Somaiya | 135 |
Welingkar | 132 |
SIES | 128 |
PUMBA | 125 |
Toppers Tricks for Pie Charts Questions:
Directions (Questions 1 to 3) :
Study the following graph carefully and answer the questions given below:
Distribution of candidates who were enrolled for MBA entrance exam and the candidates (out of those enrolled) who passed the exam in different institutes P, Q, R, S, T, U, V.
Q. 1 What percentage of candidates passed the Exam from institute T out of the total number of candidates enrolled from the same institute?
(a) 67.5%
(b) 62.5%
(c) 65%
(d) 60%
Basic Method:
Number of students passed from institute T = 9% of 3914 = 352
Number of students enrolled from institute T = 8% of 6524 = 523
Required % = = 67.3 ≈ 67.5
ELC Method
Find the approximate ratio of the total students enrolled to the total students passed.
6524 : 3914 ≈ 5 : 3 (We will call this ratio as the master ratio)
Equivalent number enrolled = 8 × 5 = 40
Equivalent number passed = 9 × 3 = 27
Required % = 67.5
Q. 2 What is the closest ratio of candidates passed to the candidates enrolled from institute P?
(a) 7 : 11
(b) 1 : 2
(c) 3 : 7
(d) 9 : 16
Basic Method:
Number of students passed from institute P = 18% of 3914 = = 704
Number of students enrolled from institute T = 22% of 6524 = = 1435
Required ratio = 704:1435 ≈ 1:2
ELC Method
Master ratio as found in Q. 1 is 5:3
Equivalent number enrolled = 22 × 5 = 110
Equivalent number enrolled = 18 × 3 = 54
Required ratio = 54 : 110 ≈ 1:2
Q. 3 What is the percentage of candidates passed to the candidates enrolled for institutes Q and R together?
(a) 68%
(b) 80%
(c) 72%
(d) 65%
Basic Method:
Candidates passed from Q and R together is 17% + 13% = 30% of 3914 = 1174
Candidates enrolled from Q and R together is 15% + 10% = 25% of 6524 = 1631
Required % = = 72%
ELC Method:
Ratio of the % of Q and R passed to enrolled = 30 : 25 = 6:5
Multiply it with the master ratio of passed to enrolled.
Required ratio = (6:5) × (3:5) = 18:25
Required % = = 72%
Topper’s Tricks for Tracing Sequential Output Questions
Directions for questions 4 to 5: Given an input line the machine arranges the words and numbers in steps in a systematic manner as illustrated below:
Step 6 is the last step and the output in step 6 is the final output.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate steps for the given input.
Q. 4 Which step will be the last step for the following input?
Ramleela has joined hundred crore club first week
(a) Ramleela hundred club first week has joined crore
(b) club hundred first Ramleela week has joined crore
(c) hundred club first Ramleela week has joined crore
(d) week hundred club first Ramleela has joined crore
(e) hundred club Ramleela first week has joined crore
Basic Method:
Right the all the steps for the given input.
Certainly time consuming.
ELC Method:
Here instead of checking the position of all the 8 words we checked the same for only 2 words and saved our time.
Q. 5 If Step 5 of an input is
Four old actresses are making comeback this year
Which of the following will definitely be input?
(a) making comeback this year four old are actresses
(b) making comeback this year four old actresses are
(c) making comeback this year four actresses are old
(d) making comeback this four old actresses are year
(e) making comeback this year four old are actresses
Basic Method:
Backtracking each word from Step 5 to the input as per the logic in the direction example.
Time consuming process.
ELC Method
Instead of tracking 8 words, we tracked only one word and got the answer!
Topper’s Tricks for Visual Reasoning Questions
Q. 6 The five figures given as problem figures follow certain logic. Understand the logic and find the sixth figure in the sequence.
Basic Method:
ELC Method
Alternatively,
Topper’s Tricks for Numerical Data Tables Questions
Directions for questions 7 to 8: The following table shows the number of boys and girls of different schools that have participated in a scholarship test over years.
School Year | A | B | D | |||
Boys | Girls | Boys | Girls | Boys | Girls | |
2007 | 300 | 310 | 320 | 314 | 289. | 312 |
2008 | 305 | 293 | 316 | 315 | 278 | 310 |
2009 | 311 | 297 | 325 | 320 | 279 | 321 |
2010 | 314 | 310 | 322 | 316 | 283 | 315 |
2011 | 313 | 298 | 312 | 324 | 288 | 319 |
2012 | 321 | 316 | 331 | 315 | 293 | 314 |
Q. 7 The difference between number of girls from school C and D including all the years is:
(a) 13
(b) 14
(c) 12
(d) None of these
Basic Method:
Add the number of girls from C in given years.
314 + 315 + 320 +316 + 324 + 315 = 1904
Add the number of girls from D in given years.
312 + 310 + 321 + 315 + 319 + 314 = 1891.
Required difference = 1904 – 1891 = 13
ELC Method:
Q. 8 What is the average number of girls per year for school A in the given period?
(a) 300
(b) 302
(c) 304
(d) 306
Basic Method:
Add all the number of girls in the given period and then divide by number of years.
Total number of girls in the given period =
310+293+297+310+298+316 = 1824
= 304
ELC Method:
Here we dealt with small numbers and hence got the answer fast.
Q 9 Which year has shown maximum % of boys to girls in school A?
(a) 2008
(b) 2009
(c) 2011
(d) 2012
Basic Method
Find the required % in each year.
Year 2008: = 104
Year 2009: = 104.7
Year 2011: = 105.4
Year 2012: = 101.5
The highest value is 105.4.
Hence answer is c.
All these calculations are time consuming.
ELC Method
We can suggest various methods to compare fractions. Particularly in this case, since all the numbers are very close to each other, find the difference between the numerator and the denominator for each fraction.
Topper’s Tricks for Simple Interest Questions
Q. 10 The simple interest on a certain sum of money at the rate of 5% p.a. for 8 years is Rs. 840. At what rate of interest the same amount of interest can be received on the same sum after 5 years?
(a) 8
(b) 6
(c) 7
(d) 9
Basic Method:
Using the formula for Simple Interest (SI)
SI =
840 =
P =
Solving, p = 2100.
To find the rate of interest in the second condition, again using the same formula,
SI =
840 =
∴ r =
Solving, r = 8
ELC Method
Q. 11 The difference in compound interest and simple interest on a certain amount at 8 % per annum at the end of the second year is Rs. 32. What is the principal amount?
(a) 5000
(b) 3000
(c) 4000
(d) 6000
Basic Method:
CI = A – P
= P - P
=P - P
=P(1.08)2 – P
=P(1.1664) – P
=0.1664P
SI = = = 0.16P
CI – SI = 0.1664P – 0.16P = 0.0064P = 32
P = = 5000.
ELC Method:
After 1 year, SI and CI are same.
The difference starts in 2nd year, because in CI there is interest on 1st year’s interest.
Let 1st year’s interest be I.
Hence 8% of I = 32
I = = 400
This is interest on P at 8%
∴8% of P = 400
P = = 5000.
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Sagar Nikam
Director, ELC Pvt. Ltd.
B.E.( COEP), M.B.A. (JBIMS)
University Topper in SE, TE and BE
MBA CET State Topper, CAT 99.85%ler, CMAT AIR 43, N.T.S. Scholar
Madhura Shelar
Director, ELC Pvt. Ltd.
B.E.( KKWIEER), M.B.A. (Indira Inst.)
University Topper in TE and BE
Worked for ABB for 1 year and E-clerx for 1.5 years
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