### Your Prep Dose for the Day

This is a comprehensive daily course run by us (almost on a daily basis), wherein we post study links according to the various sections in the CAT exam. All you have got to do is visit this page regularly, and consume the study links given here. Happy Learning..:)

### Verbal Prep: Comprehensive Coverage of All Areas

Preparing for CAT English is not a straight-forward task, and you need expert guidance to help you along the way. What we have done here is listed resources from all areas that form the core of the CAT English section and provided resources for those. The focus topics for the first month are Vocabulary, Reading, Basic Grammar and Usage. We have divided resources on our Wordpandit Learning Network in these categories and provided you the links here:

**Reading Suggestions: ****Daily Reads-23 (Level-1)**

**Reading Suggestions: ****Daily Reads-23 (Level-2)**

**Vocabulary Basics Practice Test :Vocabulary Basics: Synonym Test-12**

**Vocabulary Blog : Subject Verb Agreement**

**Usage Tips:**

### Quant Target Topic for the Month: Number System

Since this is the first month of the prep-plan, the focus this month has to be on basics. The first month revolves around ‘Numbers and Number System’. Targeted Topic Tests and Level-wise tests are the uploaded in this section. Overall, we have cover a total of 31 Topic Tests and 30 Level-wise tests for Number System during first 30 days.

**Number System Topic Test: Number System: Divisibility Test-1**

**Number System Level-wise Test: Level 2 Test -11**

**Data Interpretation: DI Level-1: Set 23 Logical Reasoning: LR Level-1: Set 23**

**Basic Maths:**

Since this is the first month of the Prep-plan, it makes sense to focus on Basic Maths Skills. For this, we feature Basic Maths Tests (these would remind you of school and are a check for how well you studied back then).

**Puzzle: Puzzle-23**

#### Vocabulary Builder for CAT

Wordpandit has a range of Vocabulary resources, and it can get a little confusing at times for you to decide which area you need to begin with. We have that covered for you with this section. You get your daily vocabulary dose, in the form of word-poster list and flashcards sets listed here for you. All you need is to learn these words on a daily basis, and you are surely going to no issue with CAT vocabulary.

#### 5 words for today

**Flashcard Sets For Today:**

**Letter C, Set-3(Level:Medium) **

** Letter C, Set-4(Level:Medium) **

** Letter C, Set-5(Level:Medium)**

**CAT Question a Day**

Roshan invested one half of his savings in scheme A which paid simple interest for 2 years and received Rs 5500 as interest. He invested the remaining in scheme B that paid compound interest, interest being compounded annually, for the same 2 years at the same rate of interest and received Rs 5720 as interest. What was the value of his total savings before investing in these two schemes?

(1) Rs 54725

(2) Rs 68750

(3) Rs 65220

(4) Rs 40750

### Answer and Explanation

**Answer: (2)**

Here the simple interest is Rs 5500 for two years.

So, it is Rs 2750 for one year. As in the first year the compound interest is same as the simple interest, so the compound interest for the first year is Rs 2750.

Hence, the compound interest for the second year is 5720 – 2750 = Rs 2970.

In this figure, Rs 2750 is the interest on the original principal and the remaining Rs 220 is the interest on Rs 2750 for one year. Hence, the rate of interest is {(220/2750) x 100} = 8%

As the rate of interest is 8% and the person is getting Rs 2750 interest for one year, so the amount invested in one scheme = (2750 x 100)/8 = Rs. 34375.

Hence, the total investment = 34375 × 2 = Rs 68750.