Monday, December 17, 2018

Congress Leader Sajjan Kumar Sentenced to Life Term in a 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

Congress Leader Sajjan Kumar Sentenced to Life Term in a 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

In Delhi High Court, A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel convicted Sajjan Kumar for criminal conspiracy, promoting enmity and acts against communal harmony. The probe was carried out by the CBI which re-opened the case on recommendation of Nanavati Commission in 2005.

The high court said Kumar's life imprisonment will be for the remainder of his life and asked him to surrender by December 31. It also asked him not to leave Delhi before that.

The bench of Justices Muralidhar and Goel had on October 29 concluded hearing arguments on the appeals filed by the CBI, riots victims and the convicts, and reserved the judgment.

The Delhi HC upheld the conviction of five other accused-former Congress councillor Balwan Khokhar, retired naval officer Captain Bhagmal, Girdhari Lal, former MLAs Mahender Yadav and Kishan Khokharin. These were convicted in the case relating to the murder of five members of a family in Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantonment on November 1, 1984. While Bhagmal, Lal and Khokhar have been given life imprisonment, Yadav and Khokharin have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Calling it "an extraordinary case", the Delhi HC observed that "normal scheme of things" it would have been impossible to proceed against Sajjan Kumar "as there appeared to be ongoing large-scale efforts to suppress cases against him by not even recording them."

"Even if they were registered they weren't investigated properly and investigations which saw any progress weren't carried to logical end of a charge sheet actually being filed. Even defence doesn't dispute that as far as FIR is concerned, a closure report had been prepared," said the HC.

Kumar's prosecution on November 16 came after Cham Kaur, a prosecution witness, told the court that in 1984 she had seen Kumar allegedly addressing the crowd in national capital's Sultanpuri area where he said that Sikhs had killed "our mother", reference made to former PM Indira Gandhi. Kaur further named other people who were shot dead on the same date by the mob.

Before Cham Kaur, another key prosecution witness Sheela Kaur had identified Kumar as the one who had instigated the mob in Sultanpuri.

The case was transferred from Karkardooma court to Patiala House court by the Delhi high court, which had directed the district judge to video record the proceedings at the cost of the accused.

The trial court had acquitted Sajjan Kumar in the case, but awarded life term to Khokhar, Bhagmal and Lal, and a three-year jail term to two others - former MLA Mahender Yadav and Kishan Khokhar.

The convicts had challenged their conviction and sentencing by the trial court in May 2013.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

7 Steps to Choose Best Residential School in Dehradun

7 Steps to Choose Best Residential School in Dehradun

best residential school in Dehradun

Dehradun, the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, has much more than the attractive landscape and tourist destinations. It is blessed with a number of world-class residential schools, which are popular for their quality education and top-notch infrastructure. When it comes to the best boarding schools in India, most of them come from Dehradun.

With a number of international schools claiming to have the best facilities and curriculum, it becomes somehow a challenging task for the parents to find out the best residential school in Dehradun for their children. It is necessary to look into some important things related to the school before you select or make up your mind. Unlike some misconceptions, boarding schools have always been a great place in terms of education and other skills.

Below are some important things that you can check out while selecting a boarding school in Dehradun for your children.

1. Encouraging Environment
A boarding school must have a conducive environment that can encourage your child to develop interpersonal skills. The schools include so many creative activities that push the children to use their full potential, and it makes them learn how to deal with the situations.

2. Student-Friendly Infrastructure
Since almost all residential schools in Dehradun boast of amazing infrastructure, however, you need to make sure your child finds it pleasant and encouraging. There must be excellent boarding facilities in the school so that your child gets homely atmosphere in the school.

3. Amenities for Children
Don’t avoid looking at the amenities offered by the school. Student-friendly amenities add value to the curriculum and help students to the fullest. The required amenities in a boarding school include a high-end classroom, a well-equipped library, a conference room, a high-end science and computer laboratory, and sports activities.

4. Experienced Faculty Members
Now, you need to check if the school has experienced and learned faculty members. The quality of education is all dependent on the teachers, and they must have expertise in unique and innovative teaching skills.

5. Extra-Curricular Activities
Other than the classroom session, it is also necessary to have some extra-curriculum activities so as to help the students in developing their interpersonal skills. Best residential schools in Dehradun include a number of extra-curriculum activities such as singing and dancing competition, drama, sports, and others. It encourages the students to socialize with others. On the other hand, these activities are also helpful in making the students confident. So, the school you choose for your child must have some extra-curricular activities to explore their latent.

6. Check the Affiliation
It is an important thing to check before you select a boarding school. Generally, the boarding schools are affiliated either to CBSE or to ICSE and both are popular for providing a good standard of the curriculum. However, if you want your child to learn in a specific curriculum, then don’t forget to check the affiliation.

7. Fee Structure
Finally, it is the fee structure that also plays an important role in selecting a residential school in Dehradun. Make sure the school you are selecting has a budget-friendly and flexible fee structure.

Following above steps will help you to select the best boarding school for your child in Dehradun.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

राफेल मामले में सुप्रीम कोर्ट के फैसला : कांग्रेस का झूठ हुआ बेनकाब

राफेल मामले में सुप्रीम कोर्ट के फैसला : कांग्रेस का झूठ हुआ बेनकाब

फ्रांस के साथ 36 राफेल लड़ाकू विमानों की खरीद के बहुचर्चित सौदे में कथित भ्रष्टाचार की कोर्ट की निगरानी में जांच की मांग वाली याचिकाओं पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट का अहम फैसला आ गया है।  शुक्रवार को SC ने अपना फैसला सुनाते हुए कहा कि उसे 36 राफेल लड़ाकू विमानों की खरीद के NDA सरकार के फैसले में कोई अनियमितता नहीं मिली है। इसके साथ ही कोर्ट ने राफेल डील को लेकर दाखिल की गई सारी याचिकाएं भी खारिज कर दी।

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने कहा, 'इस प्रक्रिया को लेकर हम संतुष्ट हैं और संदेह की कोई वजह नहीं है। कोर्ट के लिए यह सही नहीं है कि वह एक अपीलीय प्राधिकारी बने और सभी पहलुओं की जांच करे।' कोर्ट ने साफ कहा, 'हमें कुछ भी ऐसा नहीं मिला जिससे लगे कि कोई कॉमर्शल पक्षपात हुआ हो।'  CJI रंजन गोगोई ने कहा कि ऑफसेट पार्टनर के विकल्प में दखल देने की भी कोई वजह नहीं है।

मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ में राफेल मामले में सुप्रीम कोर्ट के फैसले पर कांग्रेस और राहुल गांधी से देश से माफी मांगने की मांग की है।   योगी ने कहा कि सुप्रीम कोर्ट के फैसले से कांग्रेस का झूठ और फरेब उजागर हो गया है। योगी ने कहा कि राजनीतिक लाभ लेने के लिए कांग्रेस ने राफेल मुद्दे को तूल दिया और केंद्र सरकार को बदनाम करने की कोशिश की।

भाजपा प्रवक्ता राजीव रंजन ने कहा है कि राफेल मामले में राहुल गांधी ने लगातार झूठ बोला है।  उनकी ओर से  फैलाए जा रहे झूठ और दुष्प्रचार की कल सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने धज्जियां उड़ा कर रख दी है। झूठ बोलकर बयानबाजी कर राहुल गांधी ने अध्यक्ष पद की गरिमा कम की है।

राफेल डील पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट से राहत मिलने के बाद पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी कांग्रेस पर हमलावर हो गए हैं। कांग्रेस राज के घोटालों का जिक्र करते हुए पीएम ने आज कहा कि यह पार्टी ऐसा कर पैसे बनाती है। मोदी ने कहा, 'दुख की बात है कि कांग्रेस के लिए राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा और डिफेंस सेक्टर सिर्फ एक पंचिंग बैग या फंडिंग सोर्स हैं। एक तरफ कांग्रेस नेता आर्मी चीफ का नाम लेकर सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक का मजाक उड़ाते हैं और दूसरी तरफ उन्होंने देश के डिफेंस सेक्टर को लूटा है।

मोदी ने कहा, '40-50 के दशक के जीप घोटाले से 80 के दशक के अगुस्टा वेस्टलैंड, सबमरीन घोटाला, जैसे कई हैं। वे लोग सिर्फ रुपये बनाने का रास्ता ढूंढते हैं ।
UP Police Cut off 2018 : कांस्टेबल लिखित परीक्षा का नया कट ऑफ जारी होगा

UP Police Cut off 2018 : कांस्टेबल लिखित परीक्षा का नया कट ऑफ जारी होगा

यूपी पुलिस भर्ती के लिए लिखित परीक्षा हो चुकी है और इस परीक्षा में सफल उम्मीदवारों के डॉकुमेंट्स का वेरीफिकेशन व शारीरिक मानक परीक्षा (PST) शुरू हो चुकी है।

लेकिन अब खबर है कि इस भर्ती  परीक्षा में सफल हुए कुछ और उम्मीदवारों की जरूरत है ऐसे में उत्तर प्रदेश भर्ती एवं प्रोन्नति बोर्ड (uppbpb) जल्द ही कांस्टेबल लिखित परीक्षा का नया कट ऑफ बोर्ड की आधिकारिक वेबसाइट पर जारी करेगा। । इसमें जिन उम्मीदवारों का नाम होगा उनके लिए डॉकुमेंट वेरीफिकेशन और PST अलग से आयोजित किया जाएगा।

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If You Love the Outdoors, Crane Operation May Be For You

If You Love the Outdoors, Crane Operation May Be For You

Finding the perfect career is something most people struggle with throughout their entire professional lives. Many never achieve the dream: a well-paying, enjoyable job that places them in an environment they love. 

Certainly, very few individuals would consider an office cubicle to be the perfect job site for them. On the other hand, who wouldn’t want a career that surrounds them with trees, sunshine, and wildlife? 

If you’re a lover of the outdoors, you might have resigned yourself to the idea that there’s no way you’ll find a well-paying job that also gives you the opportunity to enjoy your preferred environment. However, the right job just might be out there. Here are a few reasons why, if you love the outdoors, crane operation may be for you: 

You’ll Travel
If you consider spending time outdoors to be a crucial part of a happy life, then chances are you are also gripped by unshakeable wanderlust. You don’t just want to be outside, you want to be outside in a variety of different environments. Being surrounded by the same old scenery for too long may cause you to feel stagnant. That’s why getting yourself certified at a crane training school is a great career move. 

Once you’re a professional crane operator, each job you take will see you working on a different site. One day, you might be enjoying an ocean view as you perform work on an offshore oil rig; the next year, you might find yourself deep in the woods working on a project in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. 

It’s a Job For a Special Type of Person
Crane training school isn’t for everyone. Many people prefer easy jobs that don’t bring a great deal of challenge to the table, but the type of people who love the outdoors usually aren’t ones to become complacent. They’re also don’t shy away from tasks that might scare others. 

As a crane operator, you’ll be expected to work in high places - something many people would prefer not to do - and you’ll also be required to keep a cool head even when things seem to be going wrong. 

Of course, you won’t be expected to do these things without the proper training; the right school will instill you with the confidence you need to get the job done. At West Coast Training, experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know to do the job safely and effectively. 

You’ll Solve Problems in a Unique Environment
Crane operators are the type of people who want to change things up; unique problems to solve in a variety of different environments. You’ll have to familiarize yourself with a variety of different types of equipment; for example, both large hydraulic and small hydraulic cranes that are mounted to fixed cabs, lattice booms, and other setups. 

At crane operator school, you will learn both how to operate the cranes and how to work with other operators as a signaller. Sometimes you may have to attempt construction on a project you can’t see from the crane itself. In that case, working closely with a signaler will allow you to essentially do the job blind. 

Since you’re looking for a job that will take you into the great outdoors, you’ll also need to become adept at handling all of your equipment and performing all of your assigned tasks in any weather conditions. Sometimes, you’ll have to carry out a construction project in heavy wind, rain, or sleet. You will have to learn how to always be aware of safety on the job during both the bitter cold of winter and the blazing heat of summer.

You’ll Never Stop Learning
Another thing many outdoors enthusiasts share is a love of learning. When you start West Coast Training’s mobile crane training course, you’ll learn an incredible amount in only eight short weeks. You’ll be closely supervised by highly experienced instructors and work with small groups in order to maximize your time with the actual equipment. 

You’ll spend a certain amount of your time at crane training school in the classroom; while there, you’ll study the ASME Standards and OSHA regulations and learn how to set up cranes and operate them properly. 

The rest of the time you’ll stay in the field and work outdoors; it’s important for people who are learning how to operate cranes to actually handle them as they will on the job. At West Coast Training’s school, you’ll practice rigging and operating mobile cranes and performing the sorts of tasks you’ll do on the job. 

Even after you collect your certifications and graduate, the opportunities to learn will not end. As a certified crane operator, you’ll always be picking up new skills and learning new ways of solving problems throughout your career. For a person with a lifelong passion for the outdoors, this may be enough of a reason on its own to consider becoming a crane operator. 

You’ll Have a Dynamic Career & Earn Enough to Spend Even More Time Outdoors
Of course, your love of the outdoors doesn’t end when you hang up your hard hat and go home for the day. You’ll want to spend free time taking your family on road trips, traveling to nature’s most beautiful places, and enjoying as much time as you can be surrounded by nature. 

This can be difficult when you don’t have enough of an income to support that type of lifestyle, and often jobs with outdoor worksites just don’t pay that much. But crane operation is a great career; the average salary is around $24 per hour across the U.S. with the possibility of multiple increases as you gain experience.

Attending crane training school and becoming a certified crane operator may be the best thing you can do for yourself if you really do harbor an affinity for the outdoors. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

5 Reasons to Consider BRDS for NATA Coaching Classes in Gurgaon

5 Reasons to Consider BRDS for NATA Coaching Classes in Gurgaon

There is no shortcut to success. If you want to attain a progressive and fruitful career in architecture and design, then you have to go all-out to attain the achievement in the NATA entrance examination. Aspirants who want to get the success without any missing your chance, you would better start the preparation as soon as possible. And you can attain success as per your target by joining a reliable coaching class. If you are in Gurgaon and are looking for the best NATA coaching classes in Gurgaon, then you have so many options available in the city.

Amongst the available best NATA coaching classes in Gurgaon, (Bhanwar Rathore Design Studio) BRDS has emerged as the most reliable study centre with an impressive track record. With more than 11 years of experience in providing coaching for the NATA entrance test, BRDS has become the foremost choice among the B.Arch. aspirants.

NATA 2019 is tentatively going to take place in the last week of April 2019. The candidate is required to have passed/appeared in HSC or 10+2 with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as subjects. If you meet the eligibility criteria and want to prepare for the NATA entrance test, then don’t delay. Select a reliable study centre and start preparing for the entrance test.

Why BRDS in Gurgaon?
When it comes to selecting the best NATA coaching classes, some important things should never be ignored. And BRDS stands out from the crowd with each and every eligibility criterion that makes a difference.

Here are some important things why BRDS is considered to be the best for the NATA coaching in Gurgaon:

A long year of experience in providing NATA coaching classes
BRDS has a long year of experience in providing high-quality coaching classes for architecture and design. It has been providing expert guidance for more than 11 years. And because of its experiences, you will always be provided with a proper guidance as per the contemporary NATA trending.

Most useful course materials as per the trends
The Council of Architecture (COA) keeps modifying the test pattern frequently. But BRDS is always ahead of all such things—you will be provided with a proper course material in per the modified pattern.

Coaching programme includes so many activities:
BRDS doesn’t limit its coaching classes to the books only, rather you will be provided with some other relevant works that can brush up your preparation. The experienced teachers make you practice previous papers, mock test (online & offline), group discussion, and creative activities.

BRDS has a team of experienced and expert teachers:
You will be guided by the experienced teachers at BRDS in Gurgaon. This is the most important thing that you should never avoid. A concentrated preparation can only be possible if you are being guided by the expert teachers.

Best Infrastructure, Hostel & Education Facilities for Students
Apart from the teaching techniques and course materials, infrastructure does also make a difference for the NATA aspirants. BRDS understands the importance of student-friendly amenities—you will find a hi-tech computer lab, Wi-Fi enabled Classrooms, Library, Projectors, Hostel facilities, and other amenities in BRDS, Gurgaon.

Monday, December 10, 2018

List of Best 10 Architecture Colleges in Ahmedabad

List of Best 10 Architecture Colleges in Ahmedabad

Over the last few years, studying architecture has become one of the most popular professional courses in India. A number of students are opting B. Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) because of so many lucrative opportunities in the construction and architectural sector.
If you look at the job prospects or opportunities after B. Arch., you would find it to be directly influenced by commercialization and globalization at large. The requirements for big offices, houses, hospitals, airports, shopping complex and many more have opened up huge opportunities for the students who have graduated in architecture. And it becomes even more lucrative and fruitful if you do undergraduate program from the best architecture colleges in Ahmedabad.
Here is the list of best 10 colleges in Ahmedabad which you can choose to study B. Arch. for the best career prospect:
1.    CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and established in 1962, CEPT University offers a full-time 5-year undergraduate B.Arch. Programme. You must have passed 10+2 or intermediate with Mathematics as one of the subjects.
2.    Nirma University (NU), Ahmedabad
Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and approved by The University Grants Commission (UGC), Nirma University offers a 5-year B.Arch. Programme to the students who have passed 10+2 or equivalent, and have valid NATA scorecard. Nirma University is considered to be one of the best architecture colleges in Ahmedabad because of its impressive placement record.

3.    Indus University
Spread over 16 acres, Indus University has been recognized as a leading university in Gujarat because of its impressive track record in several fields. It offers 5-year B. Arch. Programme that comprises of classroom and internship as well. Your admission application will be entertained only if you have a valid NATA scorecard.
4.    Gujarat Technological University (GTU)
Established in the year 2007, Gujarat Technological University offers various UG, PG, and Diploma courses. You need to have a valid NATA score if you want to apply for B. Arch. at GTU—since the final selection is based on the students’ overall performance.
5.    Indian Management Academy (IMA), Ahmedabad
It was established by the Confederation of Indian Healthcare Foundation (CIHF) in the year 2005. IMA is known to have the best infrastructure and facilities for the students. Being one of the top B. Arch. colleges in Ahmedabad, it offers so many lucrative opportunities through campus placement.
6.    Anant National University (AnantU), Ahmedabad
Anant National University, also popular as AnantU, is located in Sanskardham campus in Ahmedabad. It was incepted in the year 2016. Though the university is a newly-established institution in the field of design and architecture, it has partnered with global institutions in just two years. You need to have a valid NATA score card if you want to take admission in this university.
7.    Ganpat University
Started in the year 2005, Ganpat University has earned a huge popularity with the students who want to study designing and architecture.
8.    Kalapurnam Institute, C.G Road, Ahmedabad
If you want to get diploma in architecture design, then you should better choose Kalapurnam Institute in Ahmedabad. You can directly apply for admission as it doesn’t require NATA scorecard.
9.    SAL Institute of Technology & Engineering Research, Ahmedabad
SAL Institute of Technology & Engineering Research (SITER) is one of the most popular institutes for B.Arch. in Ahmedabad. It offers world-class technical training in the field of designing and architecture.
10.    Sal School of Architecture
Affiliated to Gujarat University, Sal School of Architecture (SSA) offers UG and diploma courses in Architecture using the latest technology and the best teaching techniques.
Why Queen’s University should be preferred to study in Canada?

Why Queen’s University should be preferred to study in Canada?

Queen’s University is one of the Canada’s oldest educational institutions which is extremely popular. It is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and is a medium sized university comprising well experienced teachers, colleges and numerous professional school of studies as well as the Bader International Study Centre which is situated in Herstmonceux, East Sussex in the United Kingdom. The courses available in the Queen’s University are offered through five faculties, a School of Business and a School of Graduate Studies. To know about the important details related to the Queen’s University, read the article given below.
Queen’s University is one of the most preferred universities in Canada. Students work really very hard to get into this university. This university admits students from other countries as well. It offers programs at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. It also offers various academic support services such as the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC). All of these services play an important role in the designing and delivery of the inquiry based curriculum and also enhances the basic academic skills of a student.

The Queen’s University basically focuses on developing and strengthening student’s communication skills, so that a student will be able to compete in the fastest growing world. It also focuses on enhancing the spirit of student’s service and in providing extra-curricular activities in the university campus.

Courses Available in Queen’s University, Canada
The Queen’s University offers numerous courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and research level. The university also offers internship programs as well as some online courses for the students.

One can easily apply to any of the courses available in the Queen’s University in the online mode. For International students, you must hold a valid IELTS score to get admission in this university.

Why Queen’s University should be preferred to study in Canada?
Some of the main reasons as to why students prefer to study in the Queen’s University are:

1.    Tradition
The tradition of Queen’s University is unique in its own sense. Almost every Queen’s student hold a pair of coveralls situated in the back of their closet which are usually stained with shaving cream spears and paint and many more in the memory of Frosh week. Almost everyone in the university campus used to participate in this frosh week.

2.    Beautiful Campus
You must know that the Queen’s University campus was founded by the Queen Victoria, so it is a unique blend of culture with a twist of modernity. The campus is filled with numerous beautiful old buildings such as Summerhill which was constructed in 1839. There is also a beautiful, Hogwarts Douglas Library which totally make you feel that you must be writing with a quill.

3.    Reputation
Queen’s University is a reputed university and it is ranked as one of the top universities in Canada for both the undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses. Students from all across the world are attracted to Queen’s university to study a variety or courses.

4.    The ARC
The gym of the “ARC” available at the Queen’s University is another most popular thing about this university. The gym is spread in almost 25,000 square feet and there is a pool, two gymnasiums, squash courts, women’s only space, a Booster juice and many more in this area.

So, some of the important things which attract students towards the Queen’s University are mentioned above. It is one of the best universities located in Canada. So, if you are planning to study abroad, Queen’s might be a perfect choice for you.
What made CAT 2018 a tough net to crack?

What made CAT 2018 a tough net to crack?

CAT 2018 is done and dusted. Your preparation of so many months has already been put into that 3 hour paper, and there is nothing much that you can do about it now. Anyways, exams like IIFT, SNAP, XAT, NMAT and TISS are coming up, and if you have applied for it, the time is to focus on them.
Most of the top colleges come under the ambit of CAT 2018, and the dreams of IIMs, FMS Delhi , MDI Gurgaon and many other top colleges are fulfilled only be this exam. So there is no reason why we should not talk about exam. Again, how was CAT 2018? Well, a unanimous view would be that it was tough. It was surely tougher than CAT 2017 and 2015, and may be slightly tougher than CAT 2016 too.
But what made CAT 2018 a tough nut to crack? Was it a particular section, or a group of questions, or the way questions were presented made the job tougher? Interestingly, it was a combination of many of such factors.
Well, if you want to understand what made CAT 2018 tougher for you, or for your friends, we are here to tell you that. Even if you are a CAT 2019 aspirant, this piece of writing is very useful for you as you will understand what can happen in such an exam. Stay with us as we decode the biggest management entrance exam of 2018. Here we go: -
Close Options in Reading Comprehension
Overall, the VARC section of CAT 2018 was not a tough one. It can be easily said this section was the only ‘easy’ part of CAT 2018. Passages of RCs were mostly readable and there were not much of complexity about them. Further, in the Verbal Ability part, Summary questions and Odd One Out questions were fairly simple. Even Para Jumbles came with just 4 sentence this time.
But one part, which was tricky was the Close Answer Options in RCs. And this was not the case with all such questions, but each RC had 1 or 2 questions which needed deep inference of sentences. For example, in slot 2, two options of questions differed by only a little margin. One of the options said ‘..performed well in test’ and the other said ‘..passed the test with distinction.’ This was the only difference between the two options and rest of the sentence was same.
But again, only one or maximum two questions with each RC were close. Therefore, as we said earlier, the overall section remained easy. Those who eye more than 98 or 99 percentile, or depend heavily on RCs must have noticed that.
Beyond the 2 Easy DILR sets
DILR has historically been a tough section in CAT, and so was in CAT 2018. However, in both the slots, there were 2 sets which can be called low hanging fruits. With a decent proficiency, both such sets could have been solved in 20 minutes.
But the real game started after solving these two sets. The cake walk had ended on these 8 questions, and there came the famous super tough DILR sets of CAT 2018. Peacock-Coding set in slot 2, ATM Money Disbursal Set of Slot 1, Exchange Rate Set (Slot 2) and Profitability of 3 companies (Slot 2) were all those tough sets which we all fear of.
And further, despite having 8 easy questions, the cutoff for 99 percentile is still predicted to be somewhere around what it was for CAT 2017. Therefore, this section might have got some easy questions, but on overall level, this was surely an above-moderate level section.
The Quant Story
The centre of all the discussions about CAT 2018 has been the Quantitative Aptitude section. It was way tougher than CAT 2017, and was surely something that not a lot of people were expecting it to be.
Last year, QA section was as easy it can ever get. Although this can be taken as an aberration, but no one was expecting the level of difficulty to rise by this much.
In whole of the section, there were very few sitters (easy questions). Most of the questions were lengthy and needed an effort of around 3 or more minutes to get solved. Further, they were multi-stepped and were put in an indirect language which meant that to solve a question, you needed to decode it first, then make cases/equations, then check which one works and then mark the answer.
Earlier, there used to be a good number of questions which were direct formula based. But this time, they were close to non-existent.
Although Arithmetic still dominated the QA paper, but even this topic had some pretty tough questions this time. Questions based on Mixtures & Allegations, Pipes & Cisterns and Time Speed Distance were tricky and lengthy in nature.
And since no one was expecting that, many students failed to understand that they do not need 22-24 attempts to get a decent score. Even 17 or 18 attempts can get someone an impressive percentile in this section of CAT 2018, provided he/she has a good accuracy too.
To conclude, it can be said that each section had some element which made the paper tough. However, QA section took the place of DILR to become the toughest section of CAT 2018. Those who picked the easier ones and marked them with good accuracy will surely get a good percentile.