## Tuesday, November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018

## Average Concepts and Tricks with Solved Examples : Chapter 1

In this article on Average Concepts and Tricks with Solved Examples Chapter 1, we are sharing some important properties of Average with important questions which are usually asked in Quantitative Aptitude section of various competitive examinations. Once you have understood the basics of Average, you can solve any problem from this topic in no time.
November 27, 2018

## IBPS Clerk 2018 : Know How to Save Admit Card as PDF in Mobile

On the popular demand of our readers we have decided to write and publish an article on how to save your admit card as PDF in your mobile phone. Here for the better understanding of aspirants, we have discussed the step by step procedure with help of screenshots taken on our mobile to save the admit card of any exam from IBPS website. Hope you find it helpful.

## Monday, November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018

## Time and Work Basics to Advance : The LCM Method

In this article on Time and Work Basics to Advance, we are going to share the basics of Time and Work concepts and will move towards the complex problems in the coming articles. The questions of Time and Work are usually asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section of competitive exams. Once the basics and concepts are understood, you will come to know the right approach to solve the problems from this topic in very less time.
November 26, 2018

The admit card of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2018 has been released now. You can check and download the call letter of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2018 from the link given below. The link to download the admit card will remain active from 26 November 2018 to 15 December 2018.
November 26, 2018

## Syllogism : An Introduction to Venn Diagrams

In this article we are sharing the important concepts of syllogism and give you an introduction to venn diagrams which is the best way to solve syllogism questions usually asked in the Reasoning Sections of Bank Exams or any other competitive exams. To solve syllogism questions in the minimum possible time it is very much necessary to understand the basics of venn diagrams. By publishing this article we are starting a series on syllogism questions with solutions from basic to advance level, so stay connected with this website for further articles on the same topic.
What is Syllogism ?
Let us first understand the meaning and definition of Syllogism and how syllogism questions are being asked in competitive exams. Syllogism is a topic of verbal reasoning or logical reasoning and it is frequently asked in various competitive examinations. These types of questions contains two or more statements and these statements are followed by some conclusions. You have to find which conclusion follows logically from the given statements.

An Introduction to Venn Diagrams
The best method of solving Syllogism questions is through Venn Diagrams. There are four categories in which the relationships between Venn Diagrams can be made as per the statements given in the syllogism problems. Let us look in detail each category one by one.

Case 1.) All A are B

This statement means that "A is the subset of set B". Here the whole circle representing A lies within the circle representing B as illustrated in the figure shown below.
The conclusions we can make from this statement may also include Some B are A or Some A are B.

Note : The statement 'All A are B' is different from 'All B are A'

Case 2.) No A are B

This statement means that two sets A and B can never overlap each other. Here in this case the circle representing A will not intersect with the circle representing B. It is same as saying 'No B are A'.
On the other hand, this statement can also be written as 'All A are not B'. To understand it with the help of an example, lets say if the statement is 'All Indians are not Ministers' that means no Indian is a Minister.

Case 3.) Some A are B

This means that some part of the circle represented by A is within the circle represented by B. There is atleast one element that is both in set A as well as in set B. In short, some elements are only in set A, some elements are only in set B and some elements are in common, meaning that they are in both set A and set B.
From this statement we cannot infer that Some A are not B. For example, if the statement is 'Some Indians are supporters of Rahul Gandhi' that doesn't mean that Some Indians are not supporters of Rahul Gandhi.

The statement 'Some A are B' can also be represented as shown in the figure given below as they are symmetrical to each other.

(i) Some A are B also indicates that All A are B.

(ii) Some A are B also indicates that All B are A.

Note : The statement 'Some A are B' is same as the statement 'Some B are A'.

Case 4.) Some A are not B

This statement means that some portion of circle A has no intersection with circle B or in other words there is at least one element in Set A that is not in Set B. It can be represented as shown in the figure given below.

The highlighted portion in the above diagram indicates that this area in Set A have no connection with Set B. But the fact which is required to be remembered is that we cannot infer this statement as Some A are B and it can be represented as shown below.

Note : This statement Some A are not B is different from Some B are not A.

## Important Points To Remember

1.  The 'At least' statement : Whenever 'At least' is used in the statements of syllogism it is considered similar to as 'Some' statements.
For example : Statement - All directors are talented
Here the conclusion can be 'Atleast some directors are talented' or 'Some directors are talented'.

2. The 'Some not' statement : Whenever 'Some not' is used in statements it's considered opposite to 'All type' statements. Let's take an example to understand it more clearly.

Statement :
Some Singers are Cricketers.
No Cricketer is a Writer.
Some Writer are Singers.

Here the Venn diagram for the above statements can be made as shown below.

The conclusion of given in the question was 'Some Singers are not Cricketers' then this conclusion will definitely be true. As in the above figure the shaded portion shows that some singers are not cricketers and in statement also it is given that no cricketer is a writer. So this conclusion will follow.

3. The Complementary Pairs : Either and or cases only takes place in complementary pairs. For example if the conclusion given are as follows.

(i) Some A are B
(ii) No A are B

Then from this conclusions it can be understood that if both the conclusions does not follow then any one of them will definitely be true and other one will be false simultaneously. Hence it is represented by option either (i) or (ii). These types of pairs are called complementary pairs.

Note : The fact which is also necessary to be remembered is that 'All A are B' and 'Some A are not B' are also complementary pairs. Let us understand this with the help of an example.

Statement :
All A are B
Some B are C

Conclusion :
(i) All C are A
(ii) Some C are not A
Here the Venn diagram of of the given statements can be made as shown above and as said the answer for this question will be Either (i) or (ii) follows.

That's all in this article, hope you find it worthy and helpful. This is just an introduction article, we will be publishing more such articles on Syllogism with solved examples. In case if you had any doubt or feedback then please feel free to comment below. Keep sharing and Happy learning.

Thank You !!

## Saturday, November 24, 2018

November 24, 2018

## Speed Maths : Learn to Multiply Two Numbers between 10 and 20 in Seconds

In this article we are publishing some speed maths techniques which are very helpful in quantitative aptitude section of every competitive examination and especially in banking sector competitive exams. These techniques once understood will always help you in minimising the time you spend in making lengthy calculations. Hope this article turns out to be a good learning for our readers.

## Thursday, November 22, 2018

November 22, 2018

## Memory Based Reasoning Ability Questions of IBPS PO Mains 2018 with Solutions

As we all know that Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has successfully conducted the examination of IBPS PO Mains 2018 for the selection of Probationary Officers across the country. The selection procedure consists of three stages which includes prelims exam and mains exam followed by the interview round in the end. This year as per the notification, only 4252 candidates will be getting the final selection.
November 22, 2018

## Memory Based Quantitative Aptitude Questions of IBPS PO Mains 2018 with Unique Solutions

As we all know that Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has successfully conducted the examination of IBPS PO Mains 2018 for the selection of Probationary Officers across the country. The selection procedure consists of three stages which includes prelims exam and mains exam followed by the interview round in the end. This year as per the notification, only 4252 candidates will be getting the final selection.

## Monday, November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018

## IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Scorecard : Know How to Open in Mobile

So finally as expected after the end of festive seasons, IBPS has released the scorecard for the preliminary examination held on 13 and 14 October, 2018. You can view your IBPS PO Prelims 2018 scorecard by clicking on the link given below. The result of IBPS PO Prelims 2018 has already been announced a couple of weeks ago.

## Sunday, November 11, 2018

November 11, 2018

## A Sample Complaint Letter To The Bank Manager About Irresponsible Employees

As we all know that letter writing has always been the integral part of descriptive section. So, taking forward this series of sample letter writing. We are posting one more article on the same to help aspirants for their upcoming bank exams.
November 11, 2018

## Military Exercises Held in October 2018 : Part 1

In this article we will be sharing some of the Military Exercises Held in October 2018 and the rest of them will be published shortly in the second part of the same. The tip to learn and remember all of them in less time is to read the highlighted part only which includes the important points of the Military Exercises and from these important points only questions can be asked in exam.

## Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 06, 2018

## Cashless Economy : Boon or Bane

Taking forward our series of sample essay writings in the descriptive section of competitive exams of banking sector, we are publishing one more article on the aforementioned topic. The main idea behind writing this article on Cashless Economy : Boon or Bane, is to share some important points which the aspirants fails to include and execute in a particular word limit at the time of their examination.

## Sunday, November 4, 2018

November 04, 2018

## Government Schemes Launched In October 2018 : Part 1

In this article we are sharing the Government Schemes launched in the month of October 2018. The idea behind writing this article is to help all the aspirants who are preparing for their upcoming competitive exams. Here we have shared all the government schemes launched in the first week of October 2018, including the Central Government Schemes as well as the State Government Schemes in an easy to understand literature.

## Thursday, November 1, 2018

November 01, 2018