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CAT Preparation Tips for Logical Ability and Data Interpretation – Part 6

Here is the most useful preparation guide for CAT test. CAT exam conducted online by IIMs for admission to PGDM programmes consists of Logical Ability and Data Interpretation sections. Here we are giving some useful tips for the preparation. The questions in Logic can be broadly said to come from three areas viz. Puzzles, Venn Diagrams & Cubes, Deductions and Logical Connectives.

Of these, the Questions on puzzles have been most common followed by Deductions and Venn Diagrams. Working out problems from the Study Material Booklets is often the best way to prepare for the different varieties of Questions that appear in CAT. Puzzle books like those by Shakuntala Devi, George Summers etc. provide exposure to high level logic puzzles and the approaches to tackle them.

Data Interpretation: The skills required to crack questions in DI are

1. Ability to analysis and understand difficult / complicated data: This is a skill which one can acquire through regular practice. The practice needs to involve questions of various difficulty
levels and types. One approach would be to start solving all the DI sets from your study material. Once this is done, it is time to move online using 'Online Practice Tests'.

2. Ability to do calculations quickly: Speed of calculations is where the students should focus on, along with practicing different sets. Acquiring this skill is often easier said than done as it is difficult to get over the old habits of scribbling numbers on a paper even for simple additions.

Other Sections in CAT Exam:

Verbal Ability Preparation

Quantitative Ability Preparation

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