How to prepare for logical reasoning for CAT
If you are planning to appear for CAT Exam next year and don’t know how to start or whom to follow, where to get all the tips materials then you are on the best page. We are here to give you complete six-month strategies and tips and tricks about how to prepare for logical reasoning for cat. This page is all about logical reasoning. We give you how you can prepare yourself for logical reasoning in the next six months.
Before we begin the six-month strategy, let’s have a look at these topics. We divided these topics into three-level i.e. Easy, Medium, Difficult. You have to give more focus on these topics. Below Is the Table. From the table you know which topics are asked frequently and which is not. The Below topic gives you some ideas on how to prepare for logical reasoning for cat.
|Level||Topic||Frequently Ask- Yes / No|
|Easy||Number and Alphabet series||No|
|Easy||Odd one out||No|
|Medium||Binary logic (liar, truth-teller, alternator)||No|
|Medium||Coding – Decoding||No|
|Medium||Venn – Diagram (Seth Theory)||Yes|
|Medium||Input – Output||Asked in CAT 16|
|Difficult||Linear Arrangements||CAT 17, CAT 18|
|Difficult||Distributions and Combinations||Yes|
|Difficult||Selection and Group formation||Yes|
|Difficult||Games and tournaments||CAT 17|
|Difficult||Network, Pipelines and critical path||CAT 17, CAT 18|
|Difficult||Rating Distribution (New topic in CAT)||CAT 16, CAT 17|
|Difficult||Quant based puzzles (New topic in CAT)||Yes|
|Difficult||Model based puzzle||Asked in CAT 16|
From the above table you can know which topic are asked frequently and which are not. Yes means asked frequently and No means not asked
Now let’s discuss the six-month strategies on how to prepare logical reasoning for cat.
Six Months Strategies on How to prepare for logical reasoning for cat
Month 1 for how to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT:
Now as we know from the above table that difficult puzzles are the frequently asked question for the last 3 years. So we have to give first priority for this section. The best topics are distribution, arrangements (linear and circular), selections, and cube-based puzzles. let’s start your practice from these topics and practice as many as possible. If you go for any mock test you can find these topics always be there. In the first month, you prepare yourself in a comfortable position with these topics and also study binary logic, Venn – diagram, and input-output as these are also most likely to appear in most of the mock tests.
Month 2 for how to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT:
Now you have prepared yourself with the above topic. It helps you to boost your knowledge when you appear for mocks. For the second month complete the remaining topic in difficulty section like – Games and tournaments, Networks and pipelines, and new topics. New topics are likely to spin-off versions of old topics. If you are familiar with the old ones, new ones will not be difficult for solving. By the end of the second month, you should try to get familiar with all difficult level topics along with the few other mentioned and the advanced part of it.
Month 3 for how to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT:
In month three you have completed all the difficulty level topics. In month three you have to give much focus on each subject again and again. Its like revision of the old chapters. Give more time for this.
Month 4 for how to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT:
Now in the last three months, you have completed all the topics. Now this month we need to focus on time management. CAT is all about time management. In addition, sorting the question will yield the maximum result. More than the type of question solved. In the fourth month, you have to appear in the sectional test. The sectional test will be used as a measure to check what topic you find difficult to solve in the test (means your weak topic). This helps you to analyze weak topics and practice them more. you should not leave any topic to think that I have enough time for this.
Month 5 for how to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT:
Now, this is month five and you know all the topics and solve the majority of the questions. While practicing you also know that for the same topic, some questions need more time from others. Now its time to sort your topics during the mock tests. You will get 8 sets to solve in an hour (as per CAT 17 pattern) and you cannot allow some time for all the sets.
Month 6 for how to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT:
Month number six is only for practice. You have your CAT in a month’s time and you need to take as many full-lengths mocks as possible. You have already through with concepts, a variety of time management, and sorting on how to prepare for logical reasoning for cat. So practice all of them in the last month.
You know that logical reasoning / Data Interpretation is a section and we covered only logical reasoning. You need to solve data interpretation also along with logical reasoning. We are going to cover that topic also in our next post till then you should check this article about How to prepare for CAT exam. You can also have some ideas about how to prepare for logical reasoning for cat in this article.
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