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Published : Friday, 27 November, 2015 11:52 AM
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Don't assume in Logical Reasoning
The Logical Reasoning section in the Common Admission Test (CAT) is a test of your logical abilities.
Questions in the Logical Reasoning section come in sets, with each set comprising two to four questions.
The syllabus for Logical Reasoning is undefined, which makes it difficult for candidates to organize their study materials and prepare systematically.
The vocabulary in the Logical reasoning section is different from that in the Verbal Ability section. Therefore, your success in this section is dependent on how well you practice past years’ questions.
Questions in this section should be tackled with an open mind and logic. Questions are generally based on seating arrangements, matching puzzles, syllogism, assumptions, sets, statements and Venn diagrams, to name a few.
They key to answering these questions correctly is to not make any assumptions. Many students use prior knowledge to solve the question, which is incorrect.
All the information that is required is clearly stated in the question and you should only use the information provided in the question.
You should read the questions and all the response choices carefully. Before striking off a response choice, provide an explanation as to why the choice is incorrect.
A valid conclusion will be reached if you use the information provided to you. On the other hand, if you use prior knowledge or information that is not stated in the question, you will end up with an invalid conclusion.
When attempting questions in this section, pay attention to words like ‘all’, ‘some’, ‘other than’, ‘none’, ‘unless’ and ‘only’. These words will be helpful in selecting the right option.
You should keep in mind that the Logical Reasoning section is not a test of how well you know a subject matter. It is how well you use the information provided to you. So, do not let your existing knowledge pull your grade down in this section.
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CAT 2016 will have DILR as a separate section which will comprise of 32 questions with a stipulated time of 60 minutes. Exam is scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, 4th December, 2016
Questions must be studied carefully. A brief explanation of why each choice is correct or incorrect follows each practice question. If you understand this reasoning for the practice items, you will do well on the actual assessment.