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How To Prepare For Data Interpretation For The CAT Common Admission Test is a comprehensive guide towards acing the data interpretation section in the CAT.
Summary Of The Book
How To Prepare For Data Interpretation For The CAT Common Admission Test is a vital guide for MBA aspirants looking to bell the CAT. DI or Data Interpretation, does not have any particularly defined syllabus. This portion tests the decision making powers, speed and data analysis skills of candidates.
Data Interpretation problems are quite similar to those faced by professional managers. Candidates have to tackle various charts, graphs and tables and a huge amount of data and information. How To Prepare For Data Interpretation For The CAT Common Admission Test is handy for acing this section in the changed format. The exam pattern now provides for only two segments, namely DI and Quantitative Ability. Candidates will be able to face all kinds of possible questions with the help of this book.
How To Prepare For Data Interpretation For The CAT Common Admission Test is immensely helpful with regard to understanding DI basics along with data sufficiency. There is a special section provided for the latter purpose. There are numerous DI test papers which follow modern examination patterns and cover multiple levels of difficulty. There are more challenges in store for readers along with the implementation of a calibrated approach to topics. Students will also benefit from the written introduction which deals with cracking the CAT with DI expertise.
How To Prepare For Data Interpretation For The CAT Common Admission Test is very helpful for other examinations like the XAT, GMAT and SNAP. Some of the topics covered in the book include thorough definitions of data interpretation, the nature of data, bar charts and their various types, percentage representations, pie charts, developing calculations and ratios. Test papers from other MBA examinations like the IIFT are also provided in the book. The book also contains various full length question papers and previous years’ CAT questions from the DI section.
About Arun Sharma
Arun Sharma is a teacher, academic, author, and CAT expert.
Arun Sharma has also written How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT, How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Common Admission Test, and CSAT Civil Services Preliminary Examination: Basic Numeracy for General Studies (Paper - 2).
Arun Sharma holds a BE degree in Mechanical Engineering in addition to a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is a CAT specialist and has been running his own coaching tutorials since 1996. His students have earned top berths in both the CAT and other noted MBA entrance examinations. Arun Sharma is also known for having cleared eleven consecutive CAT examinations. His 2008 CAT percentile stood at 99.99.
Data Interpretation (DI) has been a vital section of the CAT Paper. In the changed scenario of the CAT exam pattern (where there are only two sections), DI forms a critical part of the Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Section. Therefore, it is essential to develop your skills in DI to the level where you can comfortably attempt the DI questions. DI also forms an important component of other MBA Entrance Exams and Competitive Exams of this nature. This new comprehensive book on DATA Interpretation by Arun Sharma is therefore aimed to effectively equip aspirants to tackle all possible types of questions that can be asked on this topic.
Table of Contents
PART I: BASIC MODES OF DATA INTERPRETATION
1. Data Interpretation : An Overview
What is Data?
Data Represents Variables
The Need for Capturing Data
Defining of Data Interpretation
Organisations and Presentation of Data
3. Bar Charts
Simple Bar Chart
Stacked Bar Chart
Composite Bar Chart
The Use of Bar Chart to Show Deviations
Representation of Percentage on a Stacked Bar Chart
4. X-Y Charts
The Typical Data shown on an x-y Chart involves a Time Series
5. Pie Charts
PART II - DEVELOPING YOUR CALCULATIONS
1. Additions and Subtrations (As an Extension of Additions)
Ideas for Adding and Subtracting Well
Subtractions - Just an Extension of Additions
3. Divisions, Percentage Calculations and Ratio Comparisons
Calculating Decimal Values for Division Questions Using Percentage Calculations
Percentage Rule for Calculating Percentage values through addtiions
Calculation Method Related to Ratios
PART III - DI EXERCISES (WITHOUT OPTIONS)
PART IV - TEN MINUTE TEST PAPERS
PART V - FULL LENGTH SECTIONAL TEST PAPERS
1. Test I
2. Test II
3. Test III
4. Test IV
5. Test V
6. Test VI
7. Test VII
8. Test VIII
9. Test IX
10. Test X
11. Test XI
12. Test XII
13. Test XIII
14. Test XIV
15. Test XV
16. Test XVI
17. Test XVII
18. Test XVIII
19. Test XIX
20. Test XX
21. Test XXI
22. Test XXII
23. Test XXIII
PART VI - MODEL TEST PAPERS
1. Model Test Paper I
2. Model Test Paper II
3. Model Test Paper III
4. Model Test Paper IV
5. Model Test Paper V
6. Model Test Paper VI
PART VII - DI QUESTIONS FROM OTHER MBA EXAMS
XAT DI Introduction
1. XAT 2012
2. XAT 2011
3. XAT 2010
4. XAT 2009
5. XAT 2008
SNAP DI Introduction
1. SNAP 2011
2. SNAP 2010
3. SNAP 2009
4. SNAP 2008
5. SNAP 2007
6. SNAP 2006
IIFT DI Introduction
1. IIFT 2011
2. IIFT 2010
3. IIFT 2009
4. IIFT 2008
5. IIFT 2007
PART VIII - CHALLENGES IN DI
1. Learning Objectives
PART IX - Data Sufficiency
Types of Instructions
PART X - Previous Year Question Papers (DI Portion) 2003-2008
1. CAT Question Paper 2003
2. CAT Question Paper 2004
3. CAT Question Paper 2005
4. CAT Question Paper 2006
5. CAT Question Paper 2007
6. CAT Question Paper 2008
PART XI - Sample Papers based on 2009 Pattern
1. CAT 2009/2010 Pattern Test I
2. CAT 2009/2010 Pattern Test II
PART XII - Model Test Paper (based on the Latest Online Pattern)
1. Model Test Paper
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
Best for starters , first timers & people who just want one book to Practice
16 Jul, 2012
This is the Toughest DI book out there.
13 Oct, 2013
Great but useless collection of tough problems with few/no solutions and wrong answers
14 Nov, 2013
Lost of questions but Lots of mistakes
16 Jul, 2012
17 Feb, 2014
Got What I paid
22 Apr, 2014
24 Mar, 2014
Must have for a better CAT preperation!
24 Jul, 2013
Good but exhaustive
9 May, 2013
22 Nov, 2014