CAT DI & LR Syllabus 2020: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

IIM CAT 2020 will be held on November 29. The application process began on August 5, 2020. CAT Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning is one of the most important and scoring sections in CAT examination. The section comprises of 24 MCQ questions.  There is no prescribed syllabus defined for the CAT Exam. The exam has four main sections from which the questions are taken in CAT Exam, i.e. data interpretation, verbal ability, logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude. In this article, we will discuss the CAT DI & LR Syllabus 2020.

CAT DI & LR Syllabus

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CAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning (LR)

As such, there is no prescribed syllabus for LR, but considering the past trends, the following are the topics that one can be expected:

Syllabus for Logical Reasoning
Data ArrangementPuzzles
Clocks and CalendarsVenn Diagram
Logical MatchingLogical Connectives
Approximation of ValuesInequalities and Conclusions – Coded Inequalities
Cryptarithmetic (Verbal Arithmetic)Blood Relations / Family Tree
Coding-DecodingDirection Sense

CAT Syllabus for Data Interpretation (DI)

Data Interpretation can be a little tricky at times, but one can definitely tackle this section with some good amount of practice.

CAT Syllabus for Data Interpretation
Bar GraphLine Graph
Pie ChartTables
CaseletsCombination of Graphs
Data SufficiencyGames & Tournaments

Best books for CAT DI & LR

Though there is no prescribed syllabus, the following books can help you score better.

Books for CATAuthor Name/PublisherBuy Now
CAT Data Interpretation & Logical ReasoningArun SharmaClick Here
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K. SinhaClick Here
Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyDishaClick Here
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CATArun SharmaClick Here

How to prepare for CAT 2020?

A good  Preparation Strategy for the exam can help one score better in the upcoming test, and below are a few tips to help you prepare better.

  • Make a proper time table for preparation.
  • Review your syllabus.
  • Try to discover your weak point and tackle in the best way possible.
  • Try solving more and more problems every day by ensuring that your speed is increased.
  • Try to select Best Books for CAT Examination preparation.
  • Solve a lot of previous year question papers in order to get the hang of the question paper difficulty and pattern
  • Attempt mock test.
  • Manage your timing.
  • Don’t take the stress and rest properly.

Best Books for CAT Preparation

Below are the best books to prepare from,

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • NCERT Books
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
  • How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit Sinha
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh
  • Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma

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