Logical Reasoning in CAT 2015 syllabus and cutoffs according to new pattern
Typical Grouping based question in CAT
K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, U and W are the only ten members in a department. There is a proposal to form a team from within the members of the department, subject to the following conditions:
A team must include exactly one among P, R, and S.
A team must include either M or Q, but not both.
If a team includes K, then it must also include L, and vice versa.
If a team includes one among S, U, and W, then it must also include the other two.
L and N cannot be members of the same team.
L and U cannot be members of the same team.
The size of a team is defined as the number of members in the team.
What could be the size of a team that includes K?
(1) 2 or 3
(2) 2 or 4
(3) 3 or 4
(4) Only 2
(5) Only 4
As K is included, L is included. So, N and U cannot be included. As U is not included, S and W are
not included. One out of M and Q and one out of P and R will be included. Thus, the team will include: K, L, (M or Q) and (P or R).
Hence, option 5
Typical FIJ question in CAT
Directions for Questions
Each of the questions below has a set of sequentially ordered statements. Each statement can be classified as one of the following:
which deal with the pieces of information that one has heard, seen or read, and which are open to discovery or verification (the answer option indicates such a statement with an ‘F’)
which are conclusions drawn about the unknown, on the basis of the known (the answer option indicates such a statement with an ‘I’)
which are opinions that imply approval or disapproval of persons, objects, situations and occurrences in the past, the present or the future (the answer option indicates such a statement with a ‘J’)
Select the answer option that best describes the set of statements.
1. So much of our day-to-day focus seems to be on getting things done, trudging our way through the
tasks of living – it can feel like a treadmill that gets you nowhere; where is the childlike joy?
2. We are not doing the things that make us happy; that which brings us joy; the things that we cannot wait to do because we enjoy them so much.
3. This is the stuff that joyful living is made of – identifying your calling and committing yourself wholeheartedly to it.
4. When this happens, each moment becomes a celebration of you; there is a rush of energy that comes with feeling completely immersed in doing what you love most.
Statement 1 states, “It can feel like a treadmill that gets you nowhere”. This can neither be experienced nor verified as it is a personal viewpoint, hence a judgement.
Statement 2 is a personal viewpoint not necessarily agreed to by many. It is a judgement.
Statement 3 is an opinion, neither verifiable nor directly experienced. It is a judgement.
Statement 4 is someone’s personal assessment of his own experience. It is also a judgement.
Hence, option 4