CAT DILR Topic-Wise Weightage 2024, Tips & Tricks

by Nehal Sharma Fri 14 Jun 2024 11:37 AM 549

CAT DILR Topic-Wise Weightage 2024: The CAT exam or the Common Admission Test is a national level test for taking admission in the prestigious management institutions of India. Furthermore, The CAT exam consists of 3 sections and these are: verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC), data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR) and quantitative ability (QA). Moreover, each section is of 40 minutes making the entire exam lasting for 2 hours.

Although the total number of questions in DILR are the lowest as compared to the VARC and QA section. However, it requires equal preparation time. Furthermore, DILR section possesses 20 questions clubbed into groups of 3 or 4 according to the past year trends. Moreover, there are 10 questions relating to data interpretation and 10 questions relating to logical reasoning.

CAT DILR Important Topics

DILR is an important section. It has 4 sets of 5 questions each. Overall, the section has 20 questions. In the past few years, this section has been pretty tough to handle during CAT exam because it demands strong problem-solving skills. It is ideal if you can solve at least 2 sets out of the 4. This section is future divided into two parts: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

Data Interpretation

Data Interpretation sets test how good you are with numbers and data. This section has numerical sets and requires strong calculation. You can check the major topics of this section below:

TablesBar GraphPie Chart
Line GraphVenn DiagramRadar Chart
HistographCaseletsNetworks and Diagrams
Reasoning based DIData ArrangementMathematical Puzzles

Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning tests the ability to solve a problem and having the clarity to approach any problem strategically. It tests the logical aptitude of the candidate. You can check the major logical reasoning topics below:

Linear ArrangementCircular ArrangementSelection
SequencingBinary LogicCubes
RoutesGames & Tournaments2D/3D Space LRs
Coin PickingConditional LRsCase-based LRs

CAT DILR Topic-Wise Weightage (Past Year Trends)

The CAT DILR topic-wise weightage in the past years is mentioned below. Keep in mind the various topics that have been focused upon. So as to prepare accordingly for the CAT DILR 2024 section. Make sure that you practice all these essential last year CAT DILR sets. The topic weightage is as follows:

CAT DILR topic-wise weightage 2023

The following table offers a glimpse about the various CAT DILR topics focused upon in the 2023 CAT Question paper.

SlotTopic NameNo. of questions
Slot 1Puzzle10
Mathematical Reasoning5
Slot 2Coin based puzzle5
Mathematical Reasoning10
Puzzle (entertainment park)5
Slot 3Selection and Distribution5
Routes and Networks5
Mathematical Reasoning10

CAT DILR topic-wise weightage 2022

The following table offers a glimpse about the various CAT DILR topics focused upon in the 2022 CAT Question paper.

SlotTopic NameNo. of questions
Slot 1Games and Tournaments5
Venn Diagram5
Mathematical Reasoning5
Metro Lines5
Slot 2Selection and Distribution5
Routes and Networks5
Tables and Graphs5
Venn Diagram5
Slot 3Tables and Graphs10
Ranking and Ordering5

CAT DILR topic-wise weightage 2021

The following table offers a glimpse about the various CAT DILR topics focused upon in the 2021 CAT Question paper.

SlotTopic NameNo. of questions
Slot 1Selection and Distribution10
Slot 2Graph4
Games and Tournaments4
Selection and Distribution6
Slot 3Caselet (Mixture)4
Tables and Graph4
Games and Tournaments6
Selection and Distribution6

Tips To Crack DILR Section

Ace the CAT DILR section with these tips and tricks:

Personalized approach:

After analyzing your performance and going over the papers from the previous year, you ought to be able to see how you may excel in this area. Moreover, play to your strengths and choose the order and approach for performing best at DILR.

Familiarize yourself with different types of questions:

It can be challenging for test-takers to just be familiar with a small number of set types. Moreover, it is very risky to just have practice of doing some specific types of questions. Thus, practice different types of LR and DI questions. So that, whatever the question is in the exam you are able to solve it confidently.

Time management:

Work on your areas of weakness and play to your strengths in order to gradually raise your speed and results side by side. Furthermore, make sure you’re managing time effectively.

Take as many mocks as possible:

To become used to the structure, subject matter, and time constraints of the actual exam, mock exams are essential. Moreover, it will give you a decent idea of how well you are performing in this segment.

Some tips for taking mocks:

Attend the mock exam at the same time as that you have your CAT exam. Further. make an effort to reduce distractions. Moreover, maintain the same ambiance as the exam room. In fact, tell your family not to bother you, and carry your water with you. Handle the mocks in the same way as you would handle a real cat. Also, try to raise the accuracy and proceed solving with an aim. Lastly, examine your errors and how you might improve for the next time after the exam.

Study previous years question papers:

Examine past years' questions to determine the degree of difficulty and trick questions that often make test takers get stuck. Furthermore, make a plan for this part based on the previous papers to ensure you get as many points as you can.

To sum up:

The DILR CAT section is equally important to the other sections in the CAT exam. Furthermore, practicing consistently and solving as many questions as possible will help reaching a great percentile. In fact, time management and good planning skills based on personal strengths and performances is necessary. As this will help in creation of a unique personal strategy that will further enhance performance. Lastly, remember to give regular mock test and analyze them thoroughly so as to perform well on the day of the exam.


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