CAT Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation Syllabus 2019
Shruti.garg, 04 Dec 2019, #CAT
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CAT Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation Syllabus 2019 - IIM Kozhikode, the conducting body, does not predefine any detailed syllabus of CAT 2019 Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation section. Logical reasoning & data interpretation under CAT syllabus 2019 is separate section consisting of questions that require critical and decision making skills. Logical reasoning under CAT syllabus 2019 consists of questions wherein candidates are required to determine and analyze the pattern of question utilizing various information. Whereas, data interpretation includes questions which have to be attempted step by step. CAT exam conducted on November 24, 2019. In this article, Careers360 brings you the generalized syllabus of CAT 2019 for LR and DI section. Students through this article can know about the detailed exam pattern, syllabus and marking scheme of CAT 2019.
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CAT Important Dates 2019

Events

Important Dates

CAT Notification 2019

July 26, 2019

Application form for CAT 2019

August 7, 2019

CAT 2019

November 24, 2019 (Forenoon Slot - 9 am-12 pm)

November 24, 2019 (Afternoon Slot - 2:30 pm-5:30 pm)

CAT Syllabus 2019 - Logical Reasoning Highlights

Features and Details

Features

Details

Nature of questions

MCQs and TITA (non- MCQs)

Number of questions

MCQs- 16 questions

TITA- 3-4 questions

Total marks

48

Difficulty level

Moderate to high

CAT Syllabus for Logical reasoning 2019

Logical reasoning syllabus under CAT 2019 consists of the topics from which questions might appear in the examination. Refer to the table below:

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Clocks

Calendars

Binary Logic

Seating Arrangements

Blood relations

Logical sequence

Assumption

Premise

Conclusion

Linear and matrix arrangement

Team formation

Direction sense and decision making

Input-output

Series

Syllogism

Cubes

Rows

Set theory, Venn diagrams, network diagrams

Quantitative reasoning

Puzzles

Logical reasoning based on ranking

Critical reasoning

CAT Syllabus 2019 - Data Interpretation

Features

Details

Nature of questions

MCQs and TITA

Number of questions

MCQs- 24-26

TITA- 8-10

Total marks

51

Difficulty level

Easy to moderate

CAT Syllabus for Data Interpretation 2019

Syllabus of CAT 2019 for data interpretation includes the topics wherein candidates will be required to identify the piece of information which will lead to step by step approach to the question. Refer to the table below:

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Data tables and charts

Bar diagrams and charts including simple, stacked, composite bar charts

Pie charts

Graphs- line X-Y graphs

Data analysis and data comparison

Caselet based data

Preparation tips for CAT Syllabus 2019 - Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Candidates must prepare strategic planning before starting with CAT preparation. Some of the strategic planning for the section logical reasoning and data interpretation under CAT syllabus 2019 are:

  1. Follow up with CAT syllabus 2019- logical reasoning and data interpretation

  2. Make a choice for either coaching centres or self-study

  3. Take mock tests online

  4. Solve questions and set targets

  5. Manage time for attempting questions

1. Follow up with CAT syllabus 2019 - logical reasoning and data interpretation

First candidates must know the CAT 2019 syllabus of logical reasoning and data interpretation and exam pattern inside out. Students must know the topics that they must prepare first. The mode of exam for CAT 2019 was computer-based, henceforth aspirants must know that they can’t switch between sections anytime they want.

The syllabus of CAT 2019 is divided into three sections:

2. Make a choice for either coaching centres or self-study

Choosing between coaching centres or self-study, it puts most of the aspirants in dilemma as to what would be the most suitable way to opt for? Candidates must make a choice on the basis of their time availability, requirements, and skills to complete the CAT 2019 syllabus for logical reasoning and data interpretation.

3. Take mock tests online

Analyze your preparation level by giving mock tests. Mock tests will help candidates in identifying weak and strong points. Identifying weak areas helps in beginning the CAT preparation. Many 99 percentiles have discussed that they gave as many as possible mock test every weak which helped them analyse their mistakes and weak points.

4. Solve questions and set targets

Students must solve questions by setting the target for number of questions to be solved for logical reasoning and data interpretation under CAT syllabus 2019. However, candidates are suggested to maintain accuracy while solving a number of questions and should not compromise with it. Target to solve for 20 questions.

5. Manage time for attempting questions

Aspirants must manage their schedule by attempting the questions which they are confident of and can solve in lesser time. By solving the easy questions first it leads to effective time utilization of time by keeping the difficult question for later consideration.

Best books for CAT Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation preparation

Referring to the books written by the author that hold certain credibility in the market, will help candidates in preparing for the section logical reasoning and data interpretation of CAT syllabus 2019. Refer to the list below to know the best books for preparation for the section logical reasoning and data interpretation:

Books and authors

Book

Author

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

R.S Agarwal

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT

Nishit Sinha

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT

Arun Sharma

CAT Exam Pattern 2019

With the help of exam pattern of CAT 2019, students will be able to the duration and marking scheme section wise. Through the CAT 2019 exam pattern, students can identify the time they need to devote to the preparation of each section. Check the table below to know the exam pattern of CAT 2019:

CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Section

Total MCQs

Total TITA

Total number of questions

Marks

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

24

10

32

96

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

27

7

34

102

Quantitative Ability (QA)

24

8

34

102


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