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CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Exam Analysis (Out): Check Section-wise Analysis & Weightage

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Shekhar Sumann

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CAT 2021 DILR exam analysis: CAT 2021 Slot 1, 2 and 3 test takers have rated DILR section moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level. Though the overall count of questions in DILR has been reduced to 20 in CAT 2021 Question PaperSome of the test takers have found a few questions lengthy. 

  • 15 MCQ and 5 TITA questions were asked in CAT 2021 slot 1 paper. As per experts the good attempts for this section and slot could be 13 to 15 questions. Check CAT 2021 Cut Off
  • 12 MCQ and 8 TITA questions were asked in CAT 2021 slot 2 paper.
  • CAT Slot 3 paper of DILR was a little difficult in comparison to the other two slots with a total of 15 MCQ and 5 TITA questions. 
  • The topics from where the questions had been asked in the Slot 2 paper updated in the article below. 

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CAT DILR Paper Analysis 2021

CAT 2021 Slot 1 Exam Analysis for DILR

CAT 2021 Slot 1 has been concluded at 10:30 AM. Based on the initial reaction of candidates:

  • The overall difficulty level of slot 1 was moderate to high. 
  • Since the total number of questions has been reduced to 66 from 76 in CAT 2021 questions, the weightage of DILR has also been reduced to 20 from 24.
  • 15 MCQ and 5 TITA questions were asked in CAT 2021 slot 1 paper. 
  • As per experts the good attempts for this section and slot could be 13 to 15 questions.

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Exam Analysis for DILR

CAT 2021 slot 2 exam analysis has been updated below:

  • 12 MCQ and 8 TITA questions were asked in CAT 2021 slot 1 paper.
  • 2 DI sets with 6 questions each and 2 LR with 4 questions each were asked in slot 2. 
  • The overall difficulty of CAT 2021 slot 2 DILR paper had been rated moderate by test takers. 
Sets Topics Questions
Set 1 Horizontally stacked column graph (product, shipment days) 4
Set 2 Games and tournament-based 6
Set 3 Online food delivery rating parameters 6
Set 4 Graph-based – easy to solve 4

CAT 2021 Slot 3 Exam Analysis for DILR

CAT 2021 slot 3 exam analysis has been updated below:

  • As per test takers, CAT Slot 3 was a little difficult.
  • A total of 15 MCQ and 5 TITA questions were asked in the paper.
  • Like slot and 2, 2 DI sets with 6 questions each and 2 LR with 4 questions each were asked in slot 3 also. 
Sets Questions
Set 1 – Bar Graph 4
Set 2 4
Set 3 6
Set 4 6
CAT DILR Paper Analysis 2020

CAT Exam Analysis 2020 for DILR

  • Total questions from DILR: 24
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Good Attempt: 19-20 questions

CAT 2020 Slot 1 DILR Analysis

Set Topic Description of Set Number of Questions Question Type Difficulty Level
1 Data Interpretation 6 students appearing for an exam in 5 subjects 6 4 MCQs & 2 TITA Medium
2 Logical Reasoning 4 companies competing for contracts 6 6 MCQs Difficult
3 Data Interpretation 1,000 patients getting treated with 4 different drugs 4 4 TITA Easy to medium
4 Data Interpretation 10 musicians 4 4 MCQs Medium to difficult
5 Logical Reasoning Payment to taxi drivers 4 4 MCQs Medium to difficult

CAT 2020 Slot 2 DILR Analysis

Set Topic Description of Set Number of Questions Difficulty Level Question Type
1 Data Interpretation Elections 6 Medium 4 MCQ & 2 TITA
2 Logical Reasoning Set on the scheduling of seminars 6 Difficult 6 MCQ
3 Data Interpretation Apparel and home decor of 4 cities over two years 4 Medium 4 MCQ
4 Logical Reasoning Parking lot 4 Easy to Medium 4 MCQ
5 Logical Reasoning Matrix arrangement set on beads of different colours 4 Medium to difficult 4 TITA

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CAT DILR Paper Analysis 2019

CAT Paper Analysis 2019 for DILR

Some Data Interpretation sets were not difficult to analyse. the trick was to identify the easier sets and solving them with speed. There was an increase in Logical Reasoning sets compared to last year. Tournament and crime based sets were in particular difficult to attempt. There was absence of venn diagram set in slot 1. 

  • In CAT 2019 slot 1 DILR was a notch difficult with no changes in pattern.
  • Slot 2 observed no changes in pattern but the level of difficulty was much higher than morning session.

CAT 2019 Slot 1 DILR Analysis

Topics  Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Boxes with Items 4 Moderate to Difficult
Addition of Numbers 4 Moderate
Shelves 4 Moderate to Difficult
Spider Web  4 Easy to Moderate
Tournament 4 Very Difficult
Crime Rate 4 Difficult
Intersection and Network 4 Moderate to Difficult
Composers 4 Easy to Moderate
Note: Net score of 32 to 34 was considered good enough to clear the sectional cut off.

CAT 2019 Slot 2 Paper Analysis for DILR

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Grid 4 Moderate
Doctors and Rooms 4 Moderate to Difficult
Venn Diagram 4 Moderate to Difficult
Rainfall 4 Moderate
Languages 4 Moderate to Difficult
Tournament 4 Very Difficult
Radar 4 Moderate
Exams 4 Very Difficult

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CAT DILR Paper Analysis 2018

CAT Paper Analysis 2018 for DILR

  • CAT 2018 was held on November 25, 2019 in two slots. 
  • There was a total of 32 questions in DILR section of CAT. 
  • Among 32 questions, there were 8 non-MCQs without negative marking. 
  • The overall difficulty level of the section was difficult. 

CAT 2018 Slot 1 DI/LR Paper Analysis

Section Topic Number of Questions Level Good Attempt
Data Interpretation Happiness index Difficult 2
Matrix 4 Moderate 3
Routes  4 Moderate-Difficult 2
Flight operation  4 Moderate 2
Logical Reasoning Projects  4 Difficult 1-2
Burgers/Fries 4 Easy- Moderate 4
Children survey 4 Easy 4
PCM 4 Difficult 1

CAT 2018 Slot 2 DI/LR Paper Analysis

Section Topic Number of Questions Level Good Attempt
Data Interpretation  and Logical Reasoning Chess Easy - Moderate 3-4
Pizza 4 Easy 4
Dorms 4 Medium- Difficult 2-3
Asset Management 4 Medium 2-3
Airplane 4 Difficult 1-2
Biometric 4 Difficult 1
Tea 4 Easy - Moderate 2
Elective 4 Difficult Too difficult to attempt

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CAT DILR Paper Analysis 2017

CAT Paper Analysis 2017 for DILR 

  • CAT 2017 was held on November 26 in two slots- morning and afternoon.
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning sections had 32 questions in total. 
  • There were 8 sets with 4 questions in each set. 
  • The section had a time limit of 60 minutes.
  • Questions Distribution: 16 Questions on DI; 16 on LR and 8 non-MCQs.
  • The difficulty level of this section was high as the questions were lengthy and calculative.

CAT 2017 Slot 1 DI/LR Paper Analysis

Section Topic Number of Questions Level Good Attempt
Data Interpretation Happiness index Difficult 2
Matrix 4 Moderate 3
Routes  4 Moderate 2
Flight operation  4 Moderate 2
Logical Reasoning Projects  4 Difficult 1-2
Burgers/Fries 4 Easy 4
Children survey 4 Easy 4
PCM 4 Difficult 1

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CAT 2017 Slot 2 DI/LR Paper Analysis

Section Topic Number of Questions Level Good Attempt
Data Interpretation  and Logical Reasoning Chess Easy - Moderate 3-4
Pizza 4 Easy 4
Dorms 4 Medium 2-3
Asset Management 4 Medium 2-3
Airplane 4 Medium 1-2
Biometric 4 Difficult 1
Tea 4 Easy - Moderate 2
Elective 4 Difficult Too difficult to attempt

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Frequently Asked Questions

CAT DILR Paper Analysis FAQs

Ques. What would be a good attempt for CAT 2021 DILR? 

Ans, Anywhere between 19-20 questions attempted with good accuracy is considered a good attempt for CAT 2021 DILR. 

Ques: How many questions should I attempt to get a 95+ percentile in DILR?

Ans. To get 95+ percentile in DILR, you must attempt 20 - 22 questions with 90% accuracy.

Ques: What is the most important topic in DILR?

Ans. All the topics in DILR are equally important because they carry equal weightage. The topics are - Tables and Charts, Graph, Bar diagram, Pie chart, Arrangements/Rankings/Team Formation, Quantitative Reasoning/Puzzles, Syllogisms/Logical Deduction, and Venn 

Ques. Are TITA questions more important than MCQ Questions? 

Ans. No, the MCQ Questions carry higher weightage and are quicker to solve than the TITA Questions. 

Ques. How to use CAT DILR Paper Analysis for preparation? 

Ans. Candidates can use the CAT DILR Paper Analysis for preparation by carefully analyzing the kind of questions that are asked for this section and preparing accordingly with a higher emphasis on the questions that are asked repeatedly.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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