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Importance of CAT games and tournaments in various exams

Logical reasoning questions in various MBA entrance exams test the ability of candidates in concluding scrutinizing and studying all aspects of the problem. Objective thinking and rational ability of the test taker are also tested. For a career as a manager, it is important to take important decisions, set goals, and take novel solutions. CAT Games and tournaments questions are a popular part of several MBA entrances exams including CAT, they may be related to cricket or tennis or football, or any other popular sport. These problems also come in a variety of ways such as round robbins, knockout tournaments, maximum and minimum, triangles, scoreboard, etc.   

Below are the details about the CAT games and tournaments questions for different MBA entrance exams across the years:-

CAT

 

Games and Tournaments
YearNo of QuestionsGood attemptsDifficulty Level

 

Slot 143Moderate
Slot 232Moderate

 

Slot 143Easy
Slot 244Moderate
2017

 

Slot 143Easy
Slot 243Easy

XAT

Games and Tournaments
YearNo of QuestionsGood attemptsDifficulty Level

 

3

 

2

 

Moderate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

Moderate

 

ATMA

Games and Tournaments
YearNo of QuestionsGood attemptsDifficulty Level

 

4

 

3

 

Easy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

4

 

Easy

 

SNAP

Games and Tournaments
YearNo of QuestionsGood attemptsDifficulty Level
5
4
Moderate
 
 
 
 
2017
4
3
Moderate

Basic Concepts of CAT Games and Tournaments

The list of concepts that are covered in the CAT Games and Tournaments section is as follows: –

• Having prior knowledge and familiarity with terms will help candidates in quickly understanding what is being asked and how to approach the questions

• The data may be given in the form of a table or a pattern format such as triangles,

• Questions usually ask winners, ties, scores of players at the end, probable team combinations, the total number of matches, matches required to win, etc.

• Several other concepts and formula for geometric progressions, arithmetic progression and permutations and combinations are usually included along with CAT games and tournaments questions 

CAT Questions | CAT LR Questions: Games and Tournaments

Some of the important questions on CAT Games and Tournaments that appeared in the previous year CAT paper are: –

1.Six players – Tanzi, Umeza, Wangdu, Xyla, Yonita and Zeneca competed in an archery tournament. The tournament had three compulsory rounds, Rounds 1 to 3. In each round every player shot an arrow at a target. Hitting the centre of the target (called bull’s eye) fetched the highest score of 5. The only other possible scores that a player could achieve were 4, 3, 2 and 1. Every bull’s eye score in the first three rounds gave a player one additional chance to shoot in the bonus rounds, Rounds 4 to 6. The possible scores in Rounds 4 to 6 were identical to the first three.

 

A player’s total score in the tournament was the sum of his/her scores in all rounds played by him/her. The table below presents partial information on points scored by the players after completion of the tournament. In the table, NP means that the player did not participate in that round, while a hyphen means that the player participated in that round and the score information is missing. [CAT 2019]



The following facts are also known.

1. Tanzi, Umeza and Yonita had the same total score.

2. Total scores for all players, except one, were in multiples of three.

3. The highest total score was one more than double of the lowest total score.

4. The number of players hitting bull’s eye in Round 2 was double of that in Round 3.

5. Tanzi and Zeneca had the same score in Round 1 but different scores in Round 3.

 

1. What was the highest total score?

A. 25

B. 23

C. 24

D. 21

 

2. What was Zeneca’s total score?

A. 21

B. 24

C. 22

D. 23

 

3. Which of the following statements is true?

A. Zeneca’s score was 23.

B. Xyla was the highest scorer.

C. Xyla’s score was 23.

D. Zeneca was the highest scorer

 

4. What was Tanzi’s score in Round 3?

1. 3

2. 4

3. 1

4. 5

 

As from the table given we can see that Xyla had played all the six rounds in means he had scored 5 points in each of first 3 rounds.

Similarly Tanzi and Yonita each had hit one bull’s eye score in first three rounds, Umeza and Zeneca had two bull’s eye score in first 3 rounds while Wangdu didn’t had any bull’s eye score.

 

So this information can be tabulated as below: (Name of players have been represented by first letter of their name )

s number of player hitting bull’s eye in round 2 is double that of the number in round 3. And 2 players have already scored 4 points in Round 2 so maximum possible people hitting bulls eye in Round 3 can be 2 and in round 2 can be 4.
Thus a = 5 as c and d can not be 5.
Possible score of U = 5+5+1+2 + b = 13+b as it should be multiple of 3 so b = 2 thus x = 15
Thus Tanzi’s score in round 3 , c = 15 – 5 – 4 – a = 15 – 5 -4-5 = 1
Also W must have minimum score as his maximum possible score = 12 (if he scores 4 in each of first 3 rounds)Let it be m and X must have maximum possible score let it be n.
As m <= 12 and n >= 22
As n= 2m + 1
S n can be 23 or 25 .
But if n = 23 , m = 11 (which is not possible as only one of the all total score is not multiple of 3)
Thus n = 25 and m = 12
As Z has four scores of 5 so his 5th score will be either 1 or 4. But it can not be 1 as T’s score was 1.
Now the complete table will look like,

3. In an 8 X 8 chessboard a queen placed anywhere can attack another piece if the piece is present in the same row, or in the same column or in any diagonal position in any possible 4 directions, provided there is no other piece in between in the path from the queen to that piece.

The columns are labelled a to h (left to right) and the rows are numbered 1 to 8 (bottom to top). The position of a piece is given by the combination of column and row labels. For example, position c5 means that the piece is in cth column and 5th row. [CAT 2017]

 

If the queen is at c5, and the other pieces at positions c2, gl, g3, g5 and a3, how many are under attack by the queen? There are no other pieces on the board.

           A) 2   B) 3         C) 4 D) 5

 

P1 is in the same column as Queen

P2 is in the same diagonal as Queen

P3 is not in the same diagonal, column or row of the queen

P4 is in the same row as queen

P5 is diagonal to queen

So, acc to the question, queen can attack P1, P2, P4 and P5

How to prepare for the concept of CAT Games and Tournaments

Level 1

is not spent on recognizing the terms and jargon being used. Although a definition of most terms and the process being followed is included in the questions through practice a student needs to know terms like knockout and seeding for tennis and similarly for other sports. Go through MBAP CAT E Book (Concept Theory) study material and MBAP CAT E Book (Practice Questions). The questions are not always sport-related and may include other games with novel rules as well. Then the student needs to patiently understand the rules and apply them. It may take a little time but jump directly to questions isn’t advised. Take help of live lectures and lecture notes. 

Level 2

At this level, the student should focus on solving the questions correctly and without looking at the solutions. Practice MBAP Topic wise Previous Year CAT Question. In the last few years for CAT, it was a little difficult to distinguish between the data interpretation and logical reasoning sections, as most of the concepts were intermingled. So, it is important to practice questions of different types from both sections. Also, the student should practice questions of varying difficulties without looking at the solutions beforehand. The questions where difficulty was faced should be revised after a week again and if the difficulty is faced again, then the concept should be revised.

Level 3

At level 3, as the difficulty of the DILR for cat in several exams has been increasing especially in CAT so it’s important to practice from MBAP CAT Advance E books. A mixture of different levels of difficulty should be attempted through section-wise tests. Attempting too many easy or too many difficult questions is not advised. Taking up a mock test series from a coaching institute will be beneficial. An important part of attempting mocks and particularly in the DILR for cat is understanding which questions to attempt and which to leave, this should be instilled at the current stage. 

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