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CAT 2021 on November 28: Last Minute Tips for DILR

Sukriti Vajpayee
Sukriti VajpayeeUpdated On: November 27, 2021 | CAT

CAT 2021 is all set to be conducted on November 28, 2021. All candidates appearing for the exam can find the last minute preparation tips for the DI&LR section of CAT 2021 here.

CAT 2021: Check Last Minute Tips for DILR

CAT 2021 is just around the corner. Candidates who have applied for the exam are in the last-minute preparation phase of CAT. Since it is the most popular MBA entrance exam in the country, scoring well in CAT is not an easy task. However, with the correct CAT preparation strategy and helpful tips, students can manage to get a good score in CAT and apply to their dream MBA college.

Like the other sections of CAT, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) carries significant weightage and can boost the overall CAT score. On this page, we have provided some last-minute tips to score well in the DI&LR section of CAT 2021. By following these tips, candidates can get a higher score in CAT's DILR section.

1. Focus on Increasing Accuracy

Since CAT follows negative marking for wrong answers, it is extremely important to focus on increasing accuracy. All test-takers must keep in mind that instead of answering the maximum number of questions, it is important to answer maximum questions correctly. If you answer a fewer number of questions with high accuracy, you can still score more than you will by attempting more questions incorrectly.

2. Scan All the Questions Properly

Most of the Data Interpretation questions will include numbers, diagrams, and statistics. These topics might appear scary to some aspirants but they can actually be easy to solve. It is advised that candidates scan the entire question and understand what it is asking. Not going through the question and jumping onto the next one after a mere glance can lead them to miss out on solving a question that would have been easy to solve.

3. Work on Increasing Calculation Speed

Increasing the calculation speed should be the primary area of focus for all candidates. This year, CAT applicants can expect questions based on data in tables, charts, graphs, diagrams, case studies, logical games, calendars, clocks, cubes, seating arrangements, blood relations, etc. in DILR. Taking these topics into account, it is very important to improve the calculation speed so that this section can be finished on time. Instead of depending on calculators, candidates can focus on mental calculations, use Vedic mathematics, memorize all the root formulas, squares, cubes roots, percentage formulas, etc. 

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4. Attempt the Easy Questions in the Beginning

One of the mistakes many candidates make is that they start with difficult questions first, keeping aside the easy ones for later. It is recommended that candidates solve all the questions they find easy first. This will boost their score since they will solve these easy questions with higher accuracy. They must also keep in mind that some DILR questions may look easy but solving them can be difficult.

5. Spend Time on Arrangements and Puzzles

In the last week of CAT preparation, candidates need to focus more on solving questions related to arrangements, games, puzzles, averages, cubes, sets, games, variations, etc. It is of utmost importance to have good knowledge about finding logic, identifying links, and key attributes. This will certainly assist you in solving questions on arrangements and puzzles easily and quickly.

6. Learn to Manage Time Efficiently

Candidates get 40 minutes for each section of CAT. Undoubtedly, they have to make the best use of the allotted time and manage it efficiently. Focusing on time management while answering CAT is one of the key factors that lead to a good score. Applicants must time themselves for each section while preparing for CAT and practice mock tests

With these helpful tips at hand, it will be easier for candidates to obtain a higher score in the DILR section of CAT 2021. 

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