CAT 2019 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
CAT is the most anticipated exam in India. It is a door to the renowned IIMs and many other top business schools in India. CAT 2019 is likely to be conducted on November 24, 2019 in online (computer-based test) mode.
The aspiring candidates can submit their applications on the official website of CAT till the last date of registration, i.e., September 20, 2019 (tentative).
As per the aspirants who have already appeared in the exam, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) sections are considered as the most time-consuming among all. Though the questions seem tricky, if the correct trick is applied, the section can help you to score high.
Given below are some points to contemplate before moving to “How to Prepare Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for CAT?”-
CAT Syllabus is of higher secondary or 10+2 level. The difficulty level of CAT is considered to be the highest amongst all national level management exams. Lakhs of students apply for this exam, which increases the level of competition more.
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This section consists of about 32 questions, 16 each for LR and DI. The ratio of MCQ to Non-MCQ questions is 3:1. The questions asked in this section are usually formulated into sets. In CAT 2018 and 2017, questions were asked in sets of 4. There were about 6- 8 TITA questions equally distributed among 2 parts.
The difficulty level of this section is moderate to high as some problems require a lot of calculation. Aspirants have to handle a large number of data, interpret diagrams, and solve complex puzzles which are quite a daunting task. Even well-prepared aspirants are perplexed on seeing the question paper.
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We have formulated certain tips and tricks to solve questions on topics which are mostly asked in the exams over the past few years.
Applicants can use this table to put the above rules into use for Inequality questions-
|King||< or >|
|Soldier||≥ or ≤|
General Preparation Tips
The aim of this section is to derive information from a given set of data and answer the given questions correctly. It is a very time-consuming section hence students require a lot of practice in order to ace this section. The important topics from the syllabus are given below:
These were some important topics that have been favourite for the examiners and repeatedly asked over the past few years.
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|Area||Set Description||Number of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Data Interpretation||Calculation-based involving ratios, percentages of movies in different languages||4||Moderate|
|Calculation-based involving a percentage of male and female exam takers||4||Easy-Moderate|
|Reasoning-based involving male and female vegetarians and non-vegetarians||4||Easy-Moderate|
|Set theory based on gadgets bought||4||Easy-Moderate|
|Logical Reasoning||Puzzle on the derangement of documents across folders||4||Easy-Moderate|
|Puzzle based on question paper with two sections and variable marking||4||Easy|
|Grouping- Conditionality involving train travel and fares||4||Moderate|
|Matrix arrangement involving persons and T-shirt colors||4||Easy|
|Area||Set Description||No of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Data Interpretation||Line graph and sets of Table||4||Medium|
|Reasoning and Calculation based Table Set involving percentage calculation and finding missing values of certain variables||4||Medium|
|Reasoning and Calculation based on principles of work||4||Medium|
|Set based on grid arrangements||4||Medium-Difficult|
|Logical Reasoning||Numerical Puzzle Set based on the visualization of a geometrical figure||4||Medium -Difficult|
|Numerical Puzzle Set Based on finding missing values of the variables||4||Medium -Difficult|
|Numerical Puzzle Set based on 5 variables to determine missing values||4||Medium -Difficult|
|Set Based on Groupings and Arrangements||4||Medium|
There are plenty of preparation books and other resources available for CAT Exam. However, the major problem is faced while selecting the perfect book for CAT preparation. Here, we have enlisted some preparation books for DI LR that students must follow-
|Book||Publisher’s/ Author’s name|
|How to Prepare for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Guide To Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT||Nishit K Sinha|
|Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency||Ananta Ashisha|
|A modern approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning||R S Aggarwal|
|Trishna's Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations||TIME Publisher|