How to do better in Logical Reasoning in CAT?

Perhaps the most fun and engaging section of a typical CAT paper is the Logical Reasoning section, that comes with a variety of questions, from directions, to sitting arrangements, to grid patterns and puzzles. There is no place for heavy and complex mathematical formulas here, neither a deep vocabulary to understand the question (not that knowledge of any one of them can’t be useful). These are those puzzle and brain teasers that you have been solving since childhood for fun and recreation. This time, you need them to get you an interview with a prestigious B-School.

Following measures can help approach a Logical Reasoning question in a streamlined way:

  1. Read the questions carefully, making notes of all the important points, as many a times very simple questions are framed in a complex way just to slow down the candidates.

  2. Use the grid and table approach to fill in the gaps by solving and eliminating wrong options to reach a level, where you can answer multiple questions just by looking at that table.

  3. Trust your deducing skills and polish them through practice. Elimination happens to be a very integral part of solving these types of questions. Practicing them will help you get an eye for marking out the most absurd options and leave the space for only close calls to think upon.