[2018] TIME AIMCAT 1905 (20th October to 22nd October)

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Hi guys, this is a Q from TIME LRDI Sectional test. Can someone please help and explain the method (4k+x, 8k+x or 16k+x form) used in the solution for determining general form of opponent's seeding if winner is mentioned?


Q. 128 players participated in a knock out tournament with different rounds. Players are seeded from Seed 1 to Seed 128 such that Seed 1 is the top seed while Seed 128 is the last seeded player. Matches are held in such a manner such that in the first round the 1st seeded player plays the last seeded player and so on. If at any point of time, a lower seeded player beats a higher seeded player, that match is defined as an upset. In case of an upset, the player who caused the upset (the lowest seeded player) would take the designated place of the player he upset (the highest seeded player) in the next round.


1. Player ranked 45 won the tournament. With which of the following seeded players, he must have not played in the Semi Finals?

a) Seed 96 b) Seed 97 c) Seed 57 d) Seed 95


Solution: Seed 45 is of the form 8K+5. He would have played with any person whose seeding is of the form 8K or 8K+1. Seed 95 cannot represent any of these 2 forms, hence answer is (D).


2. Player ranked 3 won the tournament. With which of the following seeded players, he must have not played in the Quarter Finals?

a) Seed 102 b) Seed 103 c) Seed 107 d) Seed 91


Solution: Seed 3 is of the form 16K+3. He would have played with any person whose seeding is of the form 16K+6 or 16K+11. Seed 103 cannot represent any of these 2 forms, hence answer is (B). 


(What is the method is determining the general form of opponent's seeding , ie. how has "16k+6" or "16k +11" for Quarter Finals and "8k" and "8k+1" for Semi Finals been arrived at in above question?) 


Thanks in advance!!

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Query

Are SAMCATs worth spending 3 hours on? If yes, please suggest a few of them which have difficulty level in line with the previous CAT.

TIA

CAT18 : 99.81 | XAT19 : 99.803 | FMS Delhi 2019-2021
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vig17
@vig17  ·  5 karma

@Fire510 @dbpr786 @ZappAttack aren't doing last year's aimcats better for practice

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ZappAttack
@ZappAttackIIM Ahmedabad  ·  604 karma

@vig17 dunno, i did a few but then dropped it. I guess it is just as good as Sim take home or Samcats without the advantage of a clock on ur head.

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Can't we end the SAMCAT exam after completing just the VARC section? 

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Verbal 41 lrdi-26 quant-21 total 88 .how to improve QA

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VARC - 98.45

LRDI - 99.72

QA - 99.54


OA - 99.86

AIR 12-17 (all same)

CAT '18 - 99.79 | XAT '19 - 99.731 | NMAT '18 - 99 | XLRI BM 2019-21 
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 Guys Can anyone help me to get the pdf of CAT 17(only questions). All the pdfs on net are accompanied with answers right below the questions. 

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madscorer
@madscorerXLRI Jamshedpur  ·  876 karma

Search cat question paper 2017, open the link by "some"funda.com

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Balii9871
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@madscorer Thanks man, Got them

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VARC - 43

LRDI - 33

Quant - 72

Overall : 148 

CAT15 : 98.27,CAT16 : 99.47,IIFT16 : 99.58,CAT17 : 99.75,IIFT17 : 99.84,CAT18 : 99.88,IIFT18 : 99.934,XAT19 : 99.08
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hksp
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@mayur_arora sir..pls give some tips for lrdi.It is the only section in which i am lagging the taget i have set for.

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mayur_arora
@mayur_aroraIIM Bangalore  ·  8,761 karma

@hksp Bhai DILR to mera bhi ajkal gadbad chal raha hai. But i try to solve all DI sets first and then move to LR.

You can do the same or attempt LR first depending upon your preference.

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VARC - 58 (26A/21C) Too many questions

LRDI - 42 (15A/14C) Should work on increasing attempts

Quant - 56(22A/19C) Steady improvement, need to buck up now

Overall : 156 


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Whose DI&LR is Difficult?


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