LRDI: Mastering 100%-ile Strategy

Some questions that remain same for all the CAT aspirants, whether engineers or non-engineers, are,

“How to handle LRDI section?” or,

“Which sets to attempt first? DI’s or LR’s?”


If, Yes. Read on!

To find the right solution, it is important to understand the problem first. So, why is this section dreaded, after all? Our interactions with aspirants and trainers show that:

  • LRDI is new for aspirants. The aspirants have always been directly or indirectly connected with quantitative and verbal aptitude throughout their academic life. The same cannot be said for LRDI as there is no such course where the student has to think as logically as they are expected to in CAT. Also, the aspirants probably have never solved DI sets of such a difficulty level before.
  •  Aspirants are not exposed to do calculations on their own, mobile and calculators have made it easy for them. Thus, sets with heavy calculations, become an irritation factor for aspirants, prompting them to leave it.
  • The level of LRDI questions in CAT has increased drastically in the last two year. Aspirants find the language of the questions difficult to understand.
    • Instead of straight-forward statements, convenors have started giving negation or affirmative statements, which could confuse aspirants. 
    • Along with that, the representation of the data is changing, pictorials and nested charts are taking place of simple, easy-to-read graphs (bar, pie, etc.).

Sounds familiar? Don’t worry! Our experts, Mr. Sachin Gupta (QA & LRDI Trainer, Data Science Consultant. CAT Percentile – 98.9%) and Mr. Subrat Kumar (CEO& Co-founder Cinque Education Pvt. Ltd., LRDI Trainer. CAT Percentile – 99.3%), are here to help you out. They share a simple 3 step process to LRDI section –

Once you have mastered the strategy, here are few pointers you must keep in mind while appearing for your next mock test:

1. While you might be going with a well prepared strategy, it is important that you SCAN through ALL SETS first! Take 10-15 minutes in going through each and every set and its questions, as it will help you in –

  • Identifying the sets you can attempt first
  • Judging the difficulty level of the section

More difficult is the section, lower will be the cut-off. Hence, it becomes important that you identify those 3-4 sets out 8 sets, which will help you clear the cut-off. Develop this habit of analysing while giving mocks.

2. If the sets are confusing, then attempt DI sets first, as solving them would be easier than LR. (Ps. – Don’t get troubled by the pictorial representations in the sets)


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