If Turkey has 15% share in volume and 16% share in value then what is the average price in Euros per kg for Turkey?
Now, in this question most of you will first of all calculate 16% of 5760 Euros, and then evaluate 15% of 1.055 million tons and then divide the two values.
Instead, we should have collected all the data first i.e.
5. The more you Practice the more you score: The last but the most important piece of advice we can give you is to practice a lot.
This will help you in three ways:
a. Your ability to think and interpret will increase. You would have attempted all kinds of DI questions many number of times. You will end up attempting more questions correctly, thus increasing your score.
b. Your speed will increase considerably.
c. Your confidence will increase considerably, since you know you have practiced a lot! This will help you face tough questions with an optimistic outlook.
Maximization of score in Logical Reasoning
After data interpretation, now let us focus on logical reasoning. Work on the following points to improve your score in logical reasoning questions:
1. Reading and analyzing the given information thoroughly: Sometimes information is given in the form of small lines. Do remember- any minute detail provided in the given information, if missed, may lead to errors. Read each and every line carefully. The array of information should be noted down concisely while attempting logical reasoning. Don't jump to solve the question instantly. Incorrect interpretation of even one of the directions may make all your answers wrong.
2. Remove redundant words or sentences: A lot of information may be provided in a logical reasoning question. But you should only make use of the relevant information and ignore the rest. Some of the information provided, may lead to unnecessary confusion in making the table or grid, which may be not required. Hence it is always advisable to use the information judicially.
3. Focus on keywords: There are a few keywords that can completely change the meaning of a statement. Some words that should be paid attention to are: all, some, none, other than, only, unless, if and only if, and some prefixes like non-, un-, dis- etc.
4. Diagrammatical Approach: You should organize the information in a systematic manner by using tables, symbols and diagrams. This minimizes the work involved and helps you solve a different set of questions based on one main problem. The symbols used should be such that they convey the proper meaning to you as given in the question.
5. Do not stuck at a particular question: Do not get obsessed with problems that you cannot solve. Getting upset over a problem makes you lose valuable time. You may actually be on the wrong track altogether. Move on, instead of lingering over a problem; you can come back to it later on if you have time. It is advised to develop the skills to understand and realize whether it would be worth spending much time to solve a question or leave it. However, if you have a strong feeling that you can solve it, you may proceed judiciously, even if you may need an additional minute or two of your valuable time during mock and actual test.
6. Do not make assumptions: Limit yourself to finding the answers needed and nothing more. Donot be judgmental or make unwarranted assumptions. Even if a topic is familiar to you or the information provided is opposite to a fact you know already, you should not use any information that is not provided in the question. Always remember, you are required to work within the given parameters. Sometimes you just fix a person in a particular position, believing your sixth sense, and that proves to be wrong later, this creates unnecessary pressure and affects your performance that point onwards.
7. Check the choices before you start solving: Before solving the problem, check the options given. This will help you to know the form your own solution will take and can also assist you in solving if you were not able to start initially. Eliminate choices that are completely off the mark, or can be ruled out by individual conditions. In this process, the choice may boil down to two options. Therefore, now the probability of choosing the correct answer increases to 50%.
8. Additional guidelines:
i) Work on your identified weak question types to be comfortable with them.
ii) Get a hold of repetitive LR questions. If you analyze the past CAT papers, you will find repetitive problems on a number of topics like seating arrangement, sets, Venn diagrams, games etc. Once you select such topics and practice them, you will get more ideas to focus on question solving methods, and in the process you will also find better strategies with shortcuts. You may find that your shortcuts and methods are working for other questions also.
iii) While preparing, choose variety over quantum. Concentrate on familiarizing yourself with a range of problems. Solve questions with various Levels of Difficulty.
iv) You should solve around 5 sets of logical reasoning questions everyday to get a good grip of them and solve these problems under time pressure. This will enhance your in time management skills and will also improve your accuracy.