Surgical Strike on DI – 6 day plan to improve DI

At cetking we have combined Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency and Data Comparison into one section DIDSDC.

Data interpretation 20 marks

Data Sufficiency 10 marks

Data Comparison 5 marks

DI in cet will be easy but calculations intensive so take care when practicing these questions. DS wil be 10 questions with 5 based on Quant and 5 based on Logic which are easy but tricky to solve. Data Comparison questions are easiest of all so should not be ignored in the exam.

Combined these topics are of high value but often ignored and less practiced by students. So this week we are doing good surgical strike on DI at cetking centres and online.

Following 6 days plan is ideal way to start DI preparation. There are two types of students when it comes to DI: beginners and experienced.

Plan for Beginners:

Day 1.

Start with Cetking Orange books solved examples there are around 100 questions don’t solve them just read them and try to absorb the data and check how they are solved in the book and see online videos master 3 basic videos. Improve your calculation skills so that we can solve questions faster.

Day 2.

After solved examples there are 150 questions all of different types which should be done. We have taken questions from various exams and added them into the list. Don’t worry about the timing per set main agenda should be to focus on undertanding and solving them right.

Day 3 and 4

Pick up Cetking blue book and complete all DI questions on bar line pie charts and tables do 10 sets per type of question to get expertise in DI. This time focus on the timing with target to solve one set in 5 minutes ie 1 min per question.

Day 5

Focus on Data Sufficiency; it contains questions from logic and quant and can come from any topic from geometry to arithmetic. Also see videos in master 3 on data sufficiency.

Day 6

Data Comparison is easy and can be done in 30 seconds per question. So 2 hours are more than enough to complete.

Plan for Experienced:

Students who have taken cat or have fair knowledge about types of DI and able to solve basic questions

Day 1.

Start with Cetking Orange books, there are 150 questions all of different types which should be done. We have taken questions from various exams and added them into the list. Set a timing of 5 minutes per set; main agenda should be to focus on undertanding and solving them right.

Day 2 and 3

Pick up Cetking blue book and complete all DI questions on bar line pie charts and tables do 10 sets per type of question to get expertise in DI. This time focus on the timing with target to solve one set in 3.5 minutes ie 45 e3fmin per question.

Day 4

Focus on Data Sufficiency; it contains questions from logic and quant and can come from any topic from geometry to arithmetic. Also see videos in master 3 on data sufficiency.

Day 5

Data Comparison is easy and can be done in 30 seconds per question. So 2 hours are more than enough to complete

Master Class Data Interpretation for CAT 2016

Step 1: Solve the expected CAT handout

Download and solve the test in 30 minutes. 16 DI questions. 80% of CAT paper pattern to be based on this handout (analysis done on the basis of last 3 years cat papers)

cetking-data-interpretation-cat-master-class < Download here

Step 2: Watch this video

This video covers pattern, strategy and cutoffs for CAT paper.

Step 3: Cetking way of solving CAT logic section to score 99%ile. Join Cetking program to get strategies for all master class workshops.. Quant, Verbal, Logic and DI. Buy here:

http://courses.cetking.com/index.php/products/shopcart/bundle/1

Cetking master class workshops include following:

TITA questions

Selection of set

Selection of question

Ideal attempt

Ideal time per set

Shortcuts on Actual cat papers

Step 4: solutions and your score:

Correct: ____ (questions × +3 )

Wrong: ____ (questions × -1 )

Final score: _____

Solutions

1 181 is minimum needed to get all calls

2 25 needed in a section to get 2 calls exactly

3 maximum score for no calls is 184

4 Cetking student minimum needs 45 to get all calls in section D.

5 (1) preeti scored a grade

6 (4) same score as manab

7 (2) gauri scored more than hari

8 (3) Utkarsh scores D grade

9 we can find M for 2 people saurav and dravid

10 kaif rahul or dravid anyone can have lowest R index

11 lower score than yuvraj would be kaif and dravid ie 2.

12 best M is that of Saurav

13 univ 5 have to be India or Netherlands but not USA

14 univ 1 can belong to Netherlands

15 None of the listed countries can possibly host three of the eight listed universities

16 Visitors from 2 universities from UK visited

Prof. Singh’s homepage in the three days.

Cetking students can see detailed strategies video for each of these sets in your login.

Advance workshops > Master class > Logic

Details of CAT 2016 expected paper

DI LR section consisted of 4 sets on DI and LR each. Each set had 4 questions. Most of the sets were time

consuming and challenging. A few DI sets had logical angle to them. In general, all the sets were data intensive

with several conditions. In general, DI-LR section was at similar level of difficulty as DI-LR section of previous

years CAT papers. Attempting CAT 2004 to 2008 papers LR DI Section could be best way to prepare and know

the level of difficulty.

Calculator was useful for solving only a few questions in the set. There were 8 TITA questions in all in this

section. One DI as well as one LR section consisted of all TITA questions. Following is the rough break-up of the

DI-LR sets expected in CAT this year

DI 1- Table (TITA) 4 Difficult

DI 2- Table 4 Medium

DI 3- Area Graph 4 Difficult

DI 4- Table 4 medium

Overall DI/LR Section

A good student would have been able to attempt 16-18 questions overall to get 99%ile plus

In LR Section

A good student would have been able to attempt 8 questions overall to get 99%ile plus