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## [Answerkey] Reading Comprehension (RC), Maths & Data Interpretation (DI) questions in UGC JRF/NET-2017 solved WITHOUT Calculator

Maths Questions in UGC-NET/JRF 2017 exam Data Interpretation in UGC NET exam: How to prepare? DI-SET#1: virus corrupted HDD DI SET #2: Publication revenue RC Passage: literature, partition and great war Maths Questions in UGC-NET/JRF 2017 exam In NET exam, UGC asks hardly 1 [...]

## Creative Guidance: Book Review – Blink – The power of thinking without thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink – The power of thinking without thinking Most of you would have heard about this book. First published in January 2005, blink became a phenomenon in itself. It was an international bestseller that brought about a new revolutionary wave to the understanding of human [...]

## [Aptitude] Permutation Combination made easy without Formulas

If the following questions make you uncomfortable, then read this article. In how many ways can 5 member committee be formed out of 20 students? Or How many ways can the word “UPSC” be arranged so that “U” is always second from left. In [...]

## [Aptitude] PnC: How many Ways to arrange letters of word “RECUPERATE” (Permutation without Formulas)

When you form words using alphabets (or letters), the ‘order’ matters. Three alphabets T,A,C Now you form words: CAT is not same as ACT; both words have different meanings hence order matters. This is a permuation problem. Case 1: All letters are different Case 2: Word [...]

## [Strategy] Five Rules: How to prepare for UPSC without leaving job?

Rule #2: You’ve to stop feeling guilty about it Rule #3: You’ve to study in minutes, not in hours Rule #4: “Net-surfing” doesn’t equal to “studying” Rule #5: You’ve to do “follow up” instantly Rule #1: Rule #2: You’ve to stop feeling guilty about [...]

## [Aptitude] Compound Interest Rate, Population Growth without Formulas

Introduction Case: City’s population: Growth Case: City’s Population: Decline Case: Bank’s compound interest rate(CI) Case: CI →Finding Nemo Principal Case: Compounding Twice a Year Case: Compounding thrice a year Case: Wine Replacement (Adulteration) Approach 1: Alligiation loop Approach #2: Compound Interest Case: Adulteration→Finding [...]

## [Aptitude] TSD: Average Speed made easy without Formulas (Our Good ol’ STD-Table Method!)

If you’ve mastered the STD table method for Time n Work my previous articles, then Average speed is a piece of cake. Absolutely No need to mugup any formula for average speed. Case 1: Distance covered in two phases Approach #1: Good ol’ STD Table [...]

## [Aptitude] PnC: All possible numbers using 012345, All possible words using ABCDE, Permutation Arrangement Made Easy with and without Formulas

Following types of questions pretty common in competitive exams: How many numbers of five digits can be formed with the digits 1,2,3,4 and 5, without repetition? How many words can be formed using all of the letters from A to E without repetition? How [...]

## [Toppers Interview] Harshika Singh (AIR 8 /CSE 2011) Without Coaching, shares her journey and strategy with us

Went to London School of Economics Prepared for Civil Service Exam without Coaching Gave Jharkhand and Bihar as her cadre preference to serve the society Got 8th Rank in CSE 2011 Yes I’m talking about 2011’s topper Harshika Singh. Introduction  Your Study plan CSAT (Paper I) General studies [...]

## [Toppers Interview] Kshitij Tyagi (AIR 148/ CSE 2011) Working Professional cracks UPSC without leaving Job

A Working Professional cracks the Civil Service Exam, without leaving job, without taking Coaching. I congratulate Mr.Kshitij Tyagi, an IITian, poet, blogger, now IAS topper and thank him for giving this interview. Introduction Essay Your Study plan Interview Marksheet Message Introduction Name KSHITIJ TYAGI Roll number 216217 Rank (CSE 2011) 148 Optional Subjects Sociology [...]

## [Toppers Interview] Om Prakash Kasera (AIR 17/CSE 2011) working professional without Coaching cracks IAS exam and shares his journey studyplan and preparation tips

Prologue This gentleman was once rejected for a call centre job, but then he went on to ace the Chartered Accountants’ exam, was selected for IIM Calcutta. And now he has cracked the mother of all Exams, and that too, without leaving the job and [...]

## [Strategy & determination] Safi got Rank 55 without coaching or leaving the job on his first trial

Myth#1- you can’t get selected on your first trial Myth#2- you can’t get selected without going to some big coaching classes @ Delhi Myth#3- you must quit your job to concentrate for this exam Myth#4- Management is an unpopular and non-scoring optional subject And [...]