Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Aptitude Test Maths

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Quick Math:

Learn the following fractions and you will be able to solve quick math problems without calculator.
2/3=0.6666 ( See Example Q below)






You have to rote-memorize these fractions to be able to solve quick-math problems.

Example Q: 9 X 0.6666 = ?

A= 7.3636
B= 6
C= 8.4224
D= 6.6

Solution: 9 X 0.6666= 9 X 2/3 = 6

Q. Increase:

60 by 35%
60 X 135/100 = 81

28 by 125%
28 X 225/100 = 63


Q. Decrease:

32 by 25%
=32 X (100-25)/100
=32 X 75/100

216 by 37.5%

=216 X (100-37.5)/100
=216 X 62.5/100


Q. What number when increase by 15% becomes 161?

Let a be the required number

a X 115/100 = 161

a= 161 X 100/115

a= 140


Math Shortcuts:

When Multiplying a number by 5:

68 X 5 = ?
=68 X 5
=68 X 10/2
When dividing a number by 5:
260/5 = ?
=260/10 X 2
Take the original number and imagine a space between the two digits
Q. 52 X 11

Now add the two numbers together and put them in the middle:

If the numbers in the middle add up to a 2 digit number, just insert the second number and add 1 to the first:

Quick Square:

If you need to square a 2 digit number ending in 5, you can do so very easily with this trick. Mulitply the first digit by itself + 1, and put 25 on the end.
Q. 25^2
= 25^2
= _25
= 2(2+1)_25
= 2(3)_25
= 625
Q. 35^2
= 35^2
= _25
= 3(3+1)_25
Tough Multiplication:

If you have a large number to multiply and one of the numbers is even, you can easily subdivide to get to the answer:
32 X 125 = ?

32 x 125, is the same as:
16 x 250 is the same as:
8 x 500 is the same as:
4 x 1000 = 4,000
Problem Solving:

Q- The workers of an electronic company were given an increase of 8% of their monthly salaries. If Mr. Leoni Messi earned $600 per month originally, find his salary after the increment.


=600 X 108/100


Mr. Leoni Messi's salary after increment is 864. Find his orginal salary.


= 864 X 100/108

= 800


Q. A man invests 40% of his savings in the stock market. He invests 50% of the remainder in property and deposits the remaining balance in a bank's savings account. If this last amount is $15000, what was his total savings?


40% in Stock Market. Remainder is 60%.

50% of the remainder (60%) is 30% which he invested in property. The remaining 30% is $15000.


1%= 15000/30

1%= 500

100%= $50000


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How to give Admission Interview

Salman Gaffar
Anees Hussain


The Interview / Group Discussion (GD) process is a VERY IMPORTANT part of the admission process. Through it, universities wish to ensure that the people they choose are of a certain caliber, and will survive the rigors of work. Hence the qualities that universities look for are:

1. Intelligence
2. Confidence
3. Knowledge
4. Respect for others' opinions
5. Creativity
6. A clear vision and ability to set objectives

You may possess none, some or all of the above. It is almost impossible to fool an experienced interviewer. Think about it – the guy taking your interview has probably met hundreds (if not thousands) of people who wanted to take admission. He's probably taught many of them too. So you may think that you are super-cool, but he sure as hell doesn't think so.

Now do the following:

1. Dress smartly:

Guys should wear a tie, dress pants & shirt. If you normally keep a beard, make sure it is in order. If you shave, then shave. Get a hair cut if your hair hasn't been cut for a while. Your clothes should be understated – which means nothing flashy. Girls – You know how to dress smartly. Just do what you do best. Don't overdo the makeup, but don't under-do it either. A small amount of jewelry (nothing flashy) should do. Look like an executive.

2. Group Discussion:

You may be divided into groups of 15 to 20. You will be given a topic, and each candidate will be required to speak on it for a minute each. The first person will get a couple of minutes to think about it before he starts speaking. Do the following:

A) Think of 5 important points that you can talk about on the topic

B) Pick a side – either FOR or AGAINST.

C) Think with your heads, not your hearts. So regardless of what your emotions say, be practical. Choose the side based on how many points you have in your head in favour or against.

D) If you have 5 points on the topic, spending 10 to 12 seconds on each will ensure that you can use the entire one minute to make your case.

E) Remember, you MUST speak for the entire minute. Anything less will not do….

F) Once the individual speeches are made, the entire floor is opened for discussion. Here you must try to take lead and get your point across first. Again, be practical rather than emotional. Be controlled – don't be an aggressive jerk. Use words like "I agree with your opinion – however consider this alternative point of view…." Or "My friend has raised an important issue here, and to further this line of reasoning, consider that….."

G) If you are told not to say anything further, don't worry – that's normal and probably a better thing to happen. Now you can sit back and relax, and enjoy the show. Remember – do not say anything further after you have been asked to shut up.

H) If you have an excellent educational background or a great test score, they shouldn't bother you with too many questions.

I) They will probably ask you something like "Tell us about yourself" – that is an excellent question to be asked. You can win the interview in this question. Start by introducing yourself, a short summary of your educational background, and a full thesis of what you want to achieve in the future. If you can show that you are ABSOLUTELY clear about what you want to achieve in the future, you can really impress them.

J) Another important thing to talk about is what motivates you and what drives you. You can tell them about the people who have had a positive impact in your life – they can be parents, relatives or family friends. Don't talk about super heroes or friends your age (who cannot really have achieved much in life).

K) Why BBA/BCS/BE/IT? That's easy - there are many reasons why one would pursue any degree – it is sought after, it is a sure shot to a fantastic career, it will allow you to follow up with an MBA which is a great degree, etc etc.

L) Questions such as "Your favourite subject" can be a blessing, as long as you are prepared for answering questions on that favourite subject.

M) If the interviewer is trying to anger you or is replying in negative to all that you are saying even though you know what you are saying is right, then control yourself. This guy is acting this way only to see if you can maintain your cool under pressure. React with a nice smile, and say something like: "Sir – you are probably correct in most of the things that you have said. However, according to my information, the following are correct….." For additional effect, add something like : "However, my information could have become outdated – and thus I will review it later".

N) If they ask you a General Knowledge question and you do not know the answer to it, then simply reply : "I have not come across this information / event". No point in trying to guess some thing that you have no idea of. If you know part of it, you can mention that.

O) If you are a good mind reader, try to decipher what is happening inside this person's head. Sometimes, little things in the demeanor can give you an idea of what a person is thinking.

P) At all times, maintain your cool. Do not give smart ass answers such as "I have come here to do my BBA, not to join the Army" if they ask you how many countries lie on the border of Pakistan. Answer questions with honesty and integrity, not brashness or over-confidence.

To me, a great interview requires the following:

1. Making a rapport with the interviewer. Try to exude a positive attitude, and it will be noticed by the interviewer. Show respect, and you will get respect.

2. Keeping the answers crisp and to the point. However, whenever you get the opportunity, take it to talk about your strengths and achievements.

3. Ensuring that the interviewer understands that you have a vision of your future.

Good Luck

Notice By Human Resource Department

Please be advised that these are NEW rules and regulations implemented to raise the efficiency of our firm.
It is advised that you come to work driving a car according to your salary.
A) If we see you driving a Honda, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a raise.
B) If you drive a 10 year old car or taking public transportation, we assume you must have lots of savings therefore you do not need a raise.
C) If you drive a Pickup, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.
Each employee will receive 104 Annual Leave days a year -Wow! Said 1 employee- They are called SATURDAYs AND SUNDAYs.
A) Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy.
B) Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.
C) Fat people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast and take a diet pill.
We will no longer accept a doctor Medical Cert as proof of sickness.- If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.
As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs. You should not consider removing anything. We hired you intact. To have something removed constitutes a breach of employment.
All personal Internet usage will be recorded and charges will be deducted from your bonus (if any) and if we decide not to give you any, chargesWill be deducted from your salary.
- Important Note: Charges applicable as Rs.20 per minute as we have 10MB connection.Just for information, 73% of staff will not be entitled to any salary for next 3 months as their Internet charges have exceeded their 3 months salary.
Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience.Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplation, consternation and input should be directed somewhere else.
Best Regards,

Monday, June 8, 2009

Management Versus Engineering

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She reduced altitude and spotted a man below.
She descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, canyou help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I don't know where I am."
The man below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."
"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.
"I am", replied the man."How did you know?"
"Well, answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip even more."
The man below responded, "You must be in management."
"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "You don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems?!!"

Two Little Boys

Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, are extremely mischievous. They are always getting into trouble and their parents know all about it. If any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved.

The boys' mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would peak with her boys. The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually. So the mother sent the 8 year old first, in the morning, with the older boy to see the preacher in the afternoon.

The preacher, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly,

"Do you know where God is, son?"

The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open. So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone,

"Where is God?!"

Again, the boy made no attempt to answer. The preacher raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed,

"Where is God?!"

The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "what happened?" The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We are in BIG trouble this time".

GOD is missing, and they think we did it !!!!!!!!!!!!

College Admission Essay

This is an actual essay written by a college applicant to NYU. The author was accepted and is now attending NYU.
I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently.
Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.
I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.
Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.
I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat 400.
My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.
I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations with the CIA. I sleep once a week;when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.
I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven.
I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in SriLanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin.
I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.
But I have not yet gone to college.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Why Bill Gates sold off Microsoft

The letter is from Banta Singh of Punjab to Mr. Bill Gates of Microsoft
Subject: Problems with my new computer
Dear Mr. Bill Gates,
We have bought a new computer for our home, and we have found some problems which I want to bring to your notice.
  1. There is a button 'start', but there is not 'stop' button. We request you to check this.
  2. We find there is 'Run' in the menu. One of my friends clicked it and he ran up to Amritsar. So, we request you to change that to 'sit', so that we can click that by sitting.
  3. One doubt is whether any 're-scooter' is available in the system? I find only 're-cycle' but I own a scooter at my home.
  4. There is a 'find' button, but it's not functioning properly. My wife lost the door key and we tried a lot to trace the door key with this 'find' button, but were unable to trace it. Please rectify this problem
  5. My child learnt 'Microsoft Word', but now he wants to learn 'Microsoft Sentence'. So when will you provide that?
  6. I brought computer, CPU, mouse and keyboard, but there is only one icon that shows 'My computer'. When will you provide the remaining items ?
  7. It is surprising that windows says 'My Pictures', but there is not even a single picture of mine. So, when will you keep my pictures in that?
  8. There is 'Microsoft Office'. What about 'Microsoft Home' since I use the PC at home only?
  9. You provided 'My Recent Documents', when will you provide 'My Past Documents' ?
  10. You provided 'My Network Places'. Please for God sake do not provide 'My Secret Places'. I do not want my wife to know where I go after office hours.



And one last question Mr. Gates,

Sir how is it that you name is 'Gates' but you are selling 'windows' ?

Funny Essay On Cow

You'll forget your English by the time you finish reading this.
He is the cow. The cow is a successful animal. Also he is 4 footed. And because he is female, he gives milks, [but will do so when he is got child.]. He is same like-God, sacred to Hindus and useful to man. But he has got four legs together. Two are forward and two are afterwards. His whole body can be utilized for use. More so the milk. Milk comes from 4 taps attached to his basement. [horses don't have any such attachment]What can it do? Various ghee, butter, cream, curd, why and the condensed milk and so forth. Also he is useful to cobbler, water mans and mankind generally. His motion is slow only because he is of lazy species. Also his other motion. {gober} is much useful to trees, plants as well as for making flat cakes [like Pizza], in hand, and drying in the sun.Cow is the only animal that extricates his feeding after eating. Then afterwards he chews with his teeth that are situated in the inside of the mouth. He is incessantly in the meadows in the grass. His only attacking and defending organ is the horns, specially so when he is got child. This is done by knowing his head whereby he causes the weapons to be paralleled to the ground of the earth and instantly proceed with great velocity forwards. He has got tails also, situated in the backyard, but not like similar animals. It has hairs on the other end of the other side. This is done to frighten away the flies which alight on his cohesive body here upon he gives hit with it. The palms of his feet are soft unto the touch. So the grasses head is not crushed. At night time have poses by looking down on the ground and he shouts. His eyes and nose are like his other relatives.This is the cow.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Brochure Design

I've not used any complicated tool to design these two brochures. Any person with a little knowledge of Photoshop can design these brochures without even using the "undo" option. I've just selected the required area using Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) & Elliptical Marquee tool (M) and filled them with colors using ctrl+Backspace or Alt+Backspace option. As for the Kids you can see in the first brochure, I've used Lasso tool to crop them. I'll be uploading a video about how to use a lasso tool on Adobe Photoshop soon.

Feel free to comment. If you've any queries, do let me know. I would love to answer you.

Title Page

I had to work for more than an hour to design this title page that's why I could not make video of the process, though I would like you to know that I've used 4 different images to make it.
Pictures of Pakistan's Map, Hundred Rupee Note, Dollar Note & Masjid were merged using different options. Mostly I've reduced the color-capacity of the images to make them semi-transparent ( you can see the color-capacity option on the top of layer box ).

Feel free to ask me any questions. I would love to answer you.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How to crop an Image?


Step 1: open the image
Step 2: select the crop tool ( keyboard shortcut key= C )
Step 3: select the required area using the crop tool
Step 4: press ENTER
Step 5: save the file ( "save as" recommended )