Tips To Crack DILR Section in CAT 2018

17 May, 2018

Tips To Crack DILR Section in CAT 2018 – Many candidates feel the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section as the toughest part in CAT examination in specific. Questions in this section usually come in bits. For example, a passage is given and you will be expected to read it thoroughly to answer the questions asked which will be based on the given passage. The Data Interpretation & Logical reasoning section is considered to be the toughest and time-consuming section in the CAT 2018 exams. So those who can solve as much number of questions in DILR section have more chances of making it into the merit list of the CAT. So the score from this section is very well important for you to make it to the CAT merit list.

Below is the list of tips to be followed to crack this DILR section easily:

Skim Through The Questions First

    The questions in the DI section will consist of facts and drawings, figures – they might seem to be creepy, but in actuality, they are easy to solve. So instead of skipping a beat by just looking at the questions, it is suggested to skim through the entire set of questions first. If you really skip the questions considering to be tough, they might turn out to be the easiest ones to solve.

    It is no concealed fact that there is no shortcut to success, so if you have toiled hard for the CAT exam, you are sure to outshine.

    Accuracy Is Important

    The Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning section in the CAT are just not only about calculations. It might also involve understanding the logic behind every question. What happens at times is that the questions are put up in such a way that it might look straight, but the answer is no! When you are at the exam, try to devote some time to a question go through it carefully before you start answering. A detailed elucidation of why each answer you select is correct or wrong should go into your cognizance.

    Try to practice this with simple reasoning questions first and understand the logic behind solving DILR questions. Therefore try to improve your reading skills as well simultaneously. Rather than concentrating on maximum number of questions to solve, try to pick those ones that you are sure to solve it right.

    DILR Section Is All About Logic

    The Data Interpretation & Logical reasoning section, does not involve too many concepts to learn. So try to understand the elementary study material is to be rapidly reread and basic theories of Speed Math to be brushed up. This activity should not consume more than one week. Then try to rehearse by solving multiple sets with timer and try to analyze if you have missed revising anything. If yes then try to catch-up with those. If you think you will have to learn something new, this is definitely not the right time to do it. Finally, dedicate a week should be dedicated more to solving puzzles from various sources like books, online games, etc. And try to take up 1 to 2 Mock tests during this week. Remember you may have to accommodate other sections as well.

    Learn Some Hidden Tricks

    The Logical Reasoning section is all about knowing the hidden trick in the given question and working it down with a sense of logic. In the Logical Reasoning section sets, try to analyze and note down the diverse types of problems that you come across during your preparations and mock tests.  So to crack this section spend some time for some devising sessions, like solving puzzles, Crosswords, Sudoku, jumbled words, riddles on blood relations, family tree etc.  These kind of activities are fun to do and also will help you clear the LR section of CAT 2018. Remember to note down the ways in which those problems are solved.

    Work On Improving The Calculation Speed

    In the Data Interpretation section, the amount of calculation may be severe. Sometimes they might be very challenging as well. So it is vital for you to start practicing manual calculations. Try to avoid the screen-based calculators as they might ingest time during the exam. Never ever undertake things that are not present in the question. It might be to divert you. Make it a point to do the calculations in mind, rather than using a paper/pen.

    Finally, consider only what is given and try to use the information of what is only provided. Make sure to practice and memorize simple tables, square, square roots, factorials etc. DILR section is all about practice. This is the key to any preparation. DI & LR section is just like math, so unless you practice you won’t get it right.


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