Published On: Wed, Sep 18th, 2019

Tips To Prepare For CAT Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning

The Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning in CAT examination, the name says it all, it is about data that tests the potential to scrutinize and institute the best possibility in a particular situation. This section explores computations as part of Data Interpretation and quick decision-making capability for Logical Reasoning. Here, the aspirants can learn how to prepare for Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR) section of the CAT examination.

According to the CAT 2018 examination pattern, these sections are given a limit of 1 hour to solve and answer 32 questions. It is important to keep a track on the time as there is a time limit for all the sections. Acquiring decent scores in DI & LR definitely impacts the comprehensive percentile, and it will be contemplated in the sectional CAT cut off. Therefore, it is pivotal during the preparation aspect to know how to prepare for CAT sections, in order to achieve a good sectional performance. This article is a ready reckoner guide for all the aspirants, which would help them gain proficiency on how to prepare for CAT DILR section.

  • Read Business Newspaper and Magazines – There are several business magazines and newspapers which serves are the best way to prepare for DI and LR. It is a good way to scrutinize the illustrated (pictorial) and graphical representations in the format of charts, tables, bar graphs, etc., from the business part of the newspapers. Aspirants can refer to magazines and newspapers to get an idea of aptitude and data interpretation.
  • Be well aware with the Case study – The most important concept and set of questions asked in the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning segment are caselets. A situation or case can be described which will be followed by 3 to 4 questions. For the DI section, questions will be in the format of either line graphs, bar graphs or pie charts, etc. The LR section questions will be primarily regarding blood relations, arrangements, Venn diagrams, family tree etc., In the initial phase of learning, to get familiar with the cases, it is a good notion, to begin with sectional CAT mock tests. Be aware of all the types of case studies and comprehending the varieties of data representations.
  • CAT 2018 Exam Pattern –The CAT 2018 exam pattern has not encountered any changes and it will continue to last a computer -based test that consists of 3 sections. These sections evaluate Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability aptitude and Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. The overall number of questions would be hundred. Whereas, QA and VARC sections consists of 34 questions each, the DI and LR segment consists of 32 questions. Be well aware of the examination pattern.

The above mentioned are a few basic fundamental tips for all the aspirants to prepare for CAT data interpretation and logical reasoning. To know more, subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel –

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