IAS PRE: Data Interpretation And Data Sufficiency exclusively covers data interpretation and data sufficiency topics for the IAS preliminaries exam.
Summary Of The Book
The exams for selecting candidates for the Civil Services are held in two stages. The first is the preliminaries exam, then comes the mains exam. The IAS preliminaries is now called the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT).
The CSAT consists of two objective type papers. The first paper tests general awareness, like knowledge of current affairs and basic knowledge in subjects like science, history, Indian polity, geography, economy, and the environment.
The second paper is a general aptitude test in topics like logical reasoning, comprehension, decision making and problem solving, numerical ability, English language skills etc. The numerical ability test questions include data interpretation and data sufficiency tests.
As this is a vital part of the test requiring special practice, this book focuses entirely on these topics.
The book is divided into two main parts, data interpretation, and data sufficiency. The book starts with an introduction to data interpretation and data sufficiency.
In the data interpretation section, the book covers various approaches to answering data interpretation questions. It covers all the formats the data may be presented in, like tables, line graphs, circle graphs, cumulative graphs etc.
The section then provides a set of categorized solved questions, a solved test paper, and a model test paper.
The data sufficiency part explains various approaches to solving data sufficiency problems. It provides tips that might help the candidates arrive at the solutions quickly. It also contains a solved test paper and a model test paper.
By focusing exclusively on the data interpretation and sufficiency sections, it helps hone the candidate’s problem solving skills in these sections of the CSAT test.
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