How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT Common Admission Test 1st  Edition
    How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT Common Admission Test 1st Edition (English, Paperback, ARUN SHARMA)

    How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT Common Admission Test 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, ARUN SHARMA)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: TMH
    • ISBN: 9781259003837, 1259003833
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2012
    • Pages: 620
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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.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2012
    • Exam
      • CAT
    • Table of Contents
      • 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
        1. Data Interpretation : An Overview

        Learning Objectives
        Chapter Highlights
        What is Data?
        Data Represents Variables
        The Need for Capturing Data
        Defining of Data Interpretation
        Organisations and Presentation of Data
        2. Tables
        Learning Objectives
        Chapter Highlights
        3. Bar Charts
        Learning Objectives
        Chapter Highlights
        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
        Learning Objectives
        Chapter Highlights
        The Typical Data shown on an x-y Chart involves a Time Series
        5. Pie Charts
        Learning Objectives
        Chapter Highlights
        6. Cases
        Learning Objectives
        Chapter Highlights
        1. Additions and Subtrations (As an Extension of Additions)
        Ideas for Adding and Subtracting Well
        Subtractions - Just an Extension of Additions
        2. Multiplications
        3. Divisions, Percentage Calculations and Ratio Comparisons
        Calculating Decimal Values for Division Questions Using Percentage Calculations
        Percentage Rule for Calculating Percentage values through addtiions
        Ratio Comparisons
        Calculation Method Related to Ratios
        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
        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
        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
        1. Learning Objectives
        2. Introduction
        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

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    Best for starters , first timers & people who just want one book to Practice

    As the title says, i felt that this book is ideal for first timers and people who want a book , just one book, for DI basics and practice. Very good for practice.

    Has the compilation of all DI questions from all the National MBA exams from the past (helping you to avoid the headache of skimming through the net for them and segregate them).

    But if you look at strategies to crack, you might be a little disappointed. But by far best book compiled for DI.

    Venkatesh Bhimaraju

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    16 Jul, 2012

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    This is the Toughest DI book out there.

    DI in CAT is tough. Also, it is something you can't study as such. So the only method to improve is to practice. Most DIs all around are pretty simple, not so much in CAT, DI have also come along with a little LR mixed in them and there is no certainty of what to expect. Arun Sharma leaves no stone upturned and has compiled every piece of DI he could find..some are beautiful and some are downright impossible to comprehend, let alone solve. But this is the real way to crack DI, all the types t...

    Ayaan Pathan

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    13 Oct, 2013

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    Great but useless collection of tough problems with few/no solutions and wrong answers

    This might be the most popular DI book in circulation, but would really appreciate if the book had focussed more on actually helping students. Maybe this is an advanced book, but the lack of solutions and answer mismatches makes it a nightmare. The only way to get the best out of this book(if you are not somebody with an IQ of 199) is to not buy it.

    cyan 64

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    14 Nov, 2013

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    Lost of questions but Lots of mistakes

    Book contains enough practice material and Questions are good but Lost of printing errors in book...
    A lot of explanations ,where most required, are also missing..Some answers are given with no clarification of assumptions made. Direct answers

    Manish Anand

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    16 Jul, 2012

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    - limited concepts and examples
    - outdated
    - questions in this book are quite easy when compared to those asked in exams!


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    17 Feb, 2014

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    Got What I paid

    This is an equal deal from flipkart. I have purchased online so saved my time and journey in this patchy hot weather. I got what I paid for. This is a excellent book for my preparation. This book is available at a little less price in offline retail store , but it is worth paying flipkart. The only flaw is that the shipping took a little long time otherwise it is all okay deal.

    Recommended if you have time and patience, cause the delivery will be little late as this seller is not WSReatil.


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    22 Apr, 2014

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    Debdipta Ghosh

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    24 Mar, 2014

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    Must have for a better CAT preperation!

    Arun Sharma books are quite comprehensive in nature. While it does not always contain the super-magical tricks of question-cracking that most tutorial materials have, you can expect it to be a strong companion in your endeavour to crack CAT. It is complete with both theory, solved questions and questions for practice. Highly recommended for someone looking to have a full-fledged effort at CAT.
    And as always, amazing service by Flipkart with superior packaging and speedy delivery!

    Rajdeep Halder

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    24 Jul, 2013

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    Good but exhaustive

    A nice book but has limited concepts. But for beginners. The difficulty curve for the book is a normal graph. There are some very easy questions and some very difficult ones too. I loved the sample papers from different exams given in the book. Do get one more book for DI.

    Kartik Rewar

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    9 May, 2013

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    Excellent Book for CAT and also can be used to clear DI section for SBI PO exam.All types of questions are covered.Explained in detailed manner and also 10 mins test section is nice :)

    Visnu Bharat

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    22 Nov, 2014

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