How to prepare for Logical Reasoning and DI section for IIFT entrance exam?

The Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation portion of the MBA entrance exams are those parts that act as both fun brainteasing as well as test your fluency with calculations and basic concepts of mathematics like averages, ratios and percentages.
Like other entrance exams, the Logical Reasoning part of this section is considered to be more scoring than the DI part, but this doesn’t make the easier or a walkover. They can be lengthy and complex in their own, if not tackled with an open mind. Including the usual suspects of the section, there will be analogies, number and alphabet series, sometimes puzzles and directions too and syllogisms.

The Data Interpretation will test the calculation skills of the candidate through intense exercises. If you have been preparing for some time, have your basics in reading the graphs, charts and the concepts of percentages, ratios, averages clear and have been practicing the shortcut techniques while maintaining the accuracy level, then you should attempt this section with full concentration. In case by the date of the exam, you have been facing issues with the aforementioned concepts, it will be better to not panic about it and have a more diverse practice of LR section with previous question papers.

• Practice is the key to cracking DI and Reasoning questions. Because there are no equations to remember, the only way to succeed in this area is to practice a wide range of sample questions.
• The DI questions on the IIFT involve a lot of calculations. As a result, memorize the Table (at least up to 20), squares, cubes, square roots, percentage, and fraction. This will help you save time throughout the exam.
• Solve each sample question at least three times while studying for DILR so that the technique is ingrained in your mind.
• The answer to the LR questions can be found in the question itself. As a result, thoroughly read the question. To grasp the primary question, break it down into sections.
• While practicing, use the elimination process.
• You can also use the reverse technique, which entails looking at the answer choices first and then reading the questions. This is a nice method to start by eliminating the wrong possibilities.
• Try a range of IIFT practice tests to gain a feel for the different types of LRDI questions. Select a subsection mock test to practice time management, which is critical for exam success.