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Highly positive placements 2010 - 2011 season across IIMs and other top B-schools across India have led the experts to believe that the number of applicants for CAT 2010 is likely to witness a ris...
With less than two months left for CAT 2011, it's time to take your preparations seriously. Also with the change in the pattern of the exam introduced with this year, students have many doubts. As per the changes, instead of three sections there will be two sections in CAT now- Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. But even if the pattern is new, the components of the sections and the areas will remain the same. So you need not change your preparation strategy for the new pattern.
In an attempt to help you ace your preparation, we will discuss about Data Interpretation which will be now converged with the Quantitative Ability part in the first of the two sections of CAT 2011.
Topics covered in Data Interpretation of CAT 2011-:
The Data Interpretation section consists of graphs, charts, tables etc. for calculating data. Though some questions need calculations, others can be solved just mentally without calculation. Questions can also be asked on Tables, Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Line chart/Scatter diagrams; Caselet/Logic based DI, Network Diagram etc. The only way to do well in this section is to improve your ability to work with numbers. You need to increase the speed of your mental calculations and that can be achieved only by practice.
Books for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
There are some books that will help you prepare for the CAT 2011 exam. Some books dealing with this section are-:
How to prepare for Data Interpretation?