Tips for CMAT February 2013: Logical Reasoning

Expert Tips to crack Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) Logical Reasoning section in February 2013. See what all topics will be asked in the exam and how should you prepare for them.

Created On: Jan 15, 2013 16:02 IST

Common Management Admission test (CMAT) is conducted by AICTE twice in a year. The next CMAT is scheduled from 21 to 25 February 2013. In this article, we will share the tips to crack the second section from CMAT which is Logical Reasoning.

This section will have 25 questions in it. As the name clearly suggests that it will judge the reasoning ability of the students. Reasoning is something which is not developed overnight. But, whatever kills one has, they can polish them and thus apply them while they solve the questions in Reasoning.

Let us first see what all topics are covered under this:

Reasoning can mainly be divided in two categories-

Critical Reasoning: It includes Assumption-premise-conclusion based questions, Assertion and Reason based questions, Statements and Assumptions, Strong and Weak Arguments, Inference based questions, Cause and Effect based problems.

Visual Reasoning: It has Linear Arrangements question, Family tree problems, Symbol based problems, Coding and De coding questions,  Sequencing problems, Series problems, Blood Relations, Direction sense questions.

Tips for better performance

1. Understanding the Concept: Before beginning the practice, aspirants should go through the concept. Thorough understanding of concept is very important. For instance, If one wants to solve questions on Statements and Assumptions they should first understand what is a statement and what is an assumption.

2. Formulas: There are no formulas as such in Reasoning but there is a particular way in which reasoning problems are solved.

3. Clear your Doubts: Instead of keeping your doubts for the Examination Hall, have them solved beforehand. Discuss your doubts with your peers and teachers. If you think you have understood the concept then, explain the same to others, it will increase your confidence.

4. Practice: Logical Reasoning can be understood, solved and strengthened easily if one does a lot of practice. It is advisable to practice with sample papers, model papers and previous year papers. Click here to practice with CMAT Papers

5. Analysis: Analyze your strengths and weaknesses through practice papers. This will help in managing time in the main examination paper. For example if you are strong in Verbal Reasoning, solve them first.

6. Go through Expert Analysis: It is a wise step to go through the previous year paper analysis done by Experts so that you get a clear picture of the level of questions. It may happen that you take certain question as difficult but in reality it is moderate or easy, this clearly means that you need to work a little harder.

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