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How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Munira Lokhandwala - Friday, 30 January 2009, 12:45 PM
  cat 2009, Data interpretation, DI, CAT 2010Munira Lokhandwala’s name needs no introduction to CAT 2009 aspirants. An IIM Calcutta alumnus, Munira has over six years of experience in teaching math and finance. She has been a consistent star performer in CAT with huge percentiles piled up year after year- 2004 (99.99%ile), 2005 (100%ile), 2006(99.99%ile), 2007 (99.99%ile) and a phenomenal score of 290/356 (100%ile) in CAT 2008. Munira is the founder of CATalyst Group Tuitions, Mumbai and Tesseract India, Mumbai where she coaches students for MBA and CFA, respectively. She is also a puzzle enthusiast and have stood 17th in the all India National Puzzle Championship, Sept 2007 and sixth Indian in the international online sudokucup held on 17th Jan 2009. Munira has consented to write a series of articles on DI for TG.com. Here, we present the first article in the series- How to prepare for DI

 

Students are requested to practice the tips proposed by Munira and ask any queries they have thereof. She will answer them personally.- Total Gadha

How to prepare for DI 

cat 2009, DI, data interpretation

cat 2009 DI

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Ashwin A - Friday, 30 January 2009, 01:55 PM
  Wow!! This is a surprise!!
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by mihir pande - Friday, 30 January 2009, 03:00 PM
  good to see munira lokhandwala herself at TG....

TGis turning out to be the super-brain hub it seems wink
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Dagny Taggart - Friday, 30 January 2009, 05:09 PM
  Hi Munira,

Welcome to TG.Com It has been a long time that I have done any calculations, this article has surely raised some alarms. :P I have read it twice and have fiddled with numbers as well. It is working. Thank you. smile

Dagny
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by OnTheGo _Gadha - Saturday, 31 January 2009, 12:49 AM
 

Tats a sheer ultimatum...

CAT 09' aspirants has a long way to go 

 

Shree

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by ritika bajaj - Saturday, 31 January 2009, 11:37 AM
  thank you so much ma'am

what a wonderful help.smile

thanks a lot

regards

ritika
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by raul dkwel - Saturday, 31 January 2009, 02:44 PM
  Thanks a lot ! informative

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by mohd huzaifa - Saturday, 31 January 2009, 11:34 PM
  hi mam, very informative. mam i would like to askyou a question that can anybody from science(bio) background prepare for CAT on its own and can crack CAT. Is it possible. I will be very thankful to you if you plz give me the answer of my question. I am in my grad 4th sem. Is time for 09 cat is sufficient for cat prep from now ?
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Anurag Rai - Sunday, 1 February 2009, 01:28 PM
 

a lovely article. lol

 

really intelligent smile

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Adam Adam - Monday, 2 February 2009, 11:18 AM
 

Dear Munira,

It's  very Critical of your intelligence that you aprproximate that Way.

Certainlly,this article serves it's purpose well -they are is no denying .

We Would hope more from you ,in questions (like Critical Reasoning )

Keep up the good work.

Best Regards

Adam

 

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Nikhil Rajagopalan - Monday, 2 February 2009, 12:17 PM
  Nice article smile smile
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by ujjawal kumar - Monday, 2 February 2009, 05:21 PM
 

Hi mam,

Good to see u here.

Really a nice article, and waiting for many more for the same.

Thanks.

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Gowri Nandana - Monday, 2 February 2009, 08:53 PM
 

Munira Ma'm,

Thank you so much for the wonderful article smile. It feels really good to have you as a part of our Gadha family smile

We have been taught the second method of aprxmtn at our coaching centre. But the first one is so simple esp so because most of the times we need only an approximate answer.

The explanation given for the question is so lucid. I actually took near to 8 mts to find the answer of that particualr question during CAT. But with your method it takes less than a minute. Thankyou for sharing the tips to crack CAT DI.

TG is an excellent site for CAT quant and verbal preparation. With your arrrival, we can tame DI as well. Expecting more articles from you smile

Regards,

Gowri

 

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by sayekiren ravindran - Monday, 2 February 2009, 11:38 PM
  good article.. thanx
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by B a D r I Life Is sO bEauTifUL - Tuesday, 3 February 2009, 06:59 PM
  Hi Munira...when we expect next article..too eager to know.....
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by srikanth baskaran - Wednesday, 4 February 2009, 12:37 PM
 

hi munira

how u approximated 557/900 as 2/3..thanks

                                       srikanth

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Harpinder Kang - Monday, 9 February 2009, 08:47 PM
  Dear Munira
thanks Its excellent art you are sharing..kindly guide for the material i can get for 3rd factor of good practice..
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Abhishek Dutta - Tuesday, 10 February 2009, 04:26 PM
  The article provided by u was awesome but I would also like to know from u how to handle questions on Data SUfficency.

Eagerly waiting for another wonderful article.

Thank u very much for the wonderful article on Data Interpretation for CAT.
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Munira Lokhandwala - Thursday, 12 February 2009, 11:46 AM
 

Hi,

        From mid Feb you have more than enough time for your CAT prep; just ensure that you put in 3 hours everyday. Your background (arts/science/commerce) does not play a role in your cat prep. It is your aptitude, attitude and self discipline that is more important.

 

Take Care,

Munira.

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Munira Lokhandwala - Thursday, 12 February 2009, 11:51 AM
 

That approximation is a very very approximate number that you can see without any calculation. So here you can see that 557/900 is close to 600 / 900 so 2/3.

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Swati Tangerala - Friday, 13 February 2009, 11:57 PM
  can any1 explain me....

also the  10% growth for women will tilt towards 10%...

why?...
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by bhargav ch - Monday, 16 February 2009, 10:32 PM
  simply awesome...especially coz CAT gives questions which need in depth calculations...this really is gonna help...!

Thanks mam....
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Muskan Tayal - Sunday, 22 February 2009, 05:39 PM
  your article was indeed helpful.. can yo throw some light on the books which can help me in di other than the all India mock papers.. am weak in di.. and ready to practice to any extent.so kindly tell me some books for it
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by ravi puri - Sunday, 22 February 2009, 08:26 PM
  great!1!! cool

Thank you very much...
Please Do keep guiding us ma'm........
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by shilpi garg - Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 12:57 PM
 

Your article is really interesting and opens new gates of thinking process.

I am eagerly waiting for your next post..... 

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Dignified Madness - Saturday, 28 February 2009, 01:25 AM
  Munira
Why do u waste a seat for CAT aspirants every year!!! Had u not marked ur answers, 1 aspirant could have gotten a GD PI call. I know it doesnt sound a big deal, but this cud have been an opportunity of a lifetime for that one person.

Please think about it!!!! It is a request
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Ritayan Mukherjee - Tuesday, 3 March 2009, 02:38 PM
  come now dignified.....this is not cool.
I have seen Munira's result this time and she had no IIM calls. Perhaps the ovals for college selection in the CAF were left blank.
So please refrain from making such comments unless u are aware of the facts.
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by shank jos - Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 04:35 PM
  HI TG Team
can u please tell me where shall i start preparing in this forum .
can any one guide me which thread to read first .. its to confusing to start ..sad(
sad
Thanks
jos
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Amit Jain - Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 05:21 PM
  When can we expect next part of this article?
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Manohar Karanam - Sunday, 8 March 2009, 11:15 PM
 

Hi Munira,

Take a bow for the excellent article.

Waiting for the next one eagearly.....

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by dilpreet sethi - Monday, 9 March 2009, 01:53 AM
 

hey!

wat about starting da prep for cat '09 from mid march? how much tym do i have 2 give everyday?......kindly help!......

thanku!

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Gkchamp Champ - Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 06:34 PM
 

Hi Munira,

Why have not directly calculated the percentage of Europeans from 2010 and 2003 ? I mean to say, question doesn't specifically say that we need to go into the details of Men and Women, It has just asked about the %.

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by saurabh tibrewal - Sunday, 22 March 2009, 11:08 PM
  557/857..
we can simply approximate by raising 20% in denominator as well as in numerator..
20%of 857=857/5=170
20% of 557=557/5=110
(557+110)/(857+170)=667/1020====66%(approx..)
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Ankita Chowdhury - Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 02:16 PM
 

Hi TG Sir,

Can you please suggest a book for Quant for JMET, where there will be Higher level maths as well to solve....

 

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by samir ahmed atashbajiwala - Sunday, 29 March 2009, 03:14 PM
  hello,
i want some tips for cat examination.
about section asked in cat.
and course asked in cat examination.
can you give me the books name which are best in D.I.

thanks
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Sanket S - Friday, 3 April 2009, 08:23 PM
  Dear Munira mam,
I could not find way to contact you, therefore, asking the query this way.
Hope you dont mind.
I found the following article on orkut stating that quiet less weighttage is given to CAT in the selection process for IIM-A. If this is the case, am i wasting my time in trying with my tooth n nail to make it into IIM-A?

CAT not the way to IIM-A

IIM-A is the dream destination of every MBA aspirant in India BUT its really disheartening to say that even cracking the toughest entrance exam-CAT cannot assure you a call for even GD/PI.

According to this,final weightage given to CAT score is only 27.27%.rest 72.72% has already been decided by ur 10th and 12th scores(talking abt general category).

In simple words suppose Mr. A cracked CAT 08 with 100%ile overall and 99+%ile in all 3 sections,has a work-ex of 10 yrs. in finance, with 90% in graduation,89% in 10th and 79% in 12th..THEN he wud not hav got a call this yr. EVEN AT THIS PROFILE !!!
using the formula given by IIM-A
C.S score wud b 16 which is less than cut-off C.S. score...

So much weightage has been given to PAST academic performance that more than 2 lakh of the people who filled forms could hav never qualified for CAT even if they topped it!
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Pranav Baj - Wednesday, 8 April 2009, 06:33 AM
  hey munira

thnx for this mesmerisin walk to remember in DI...m pretty uncomfortable with fractions n ll surely try ur approach

kp enlightnin us


tc

Pranav
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Mahendra Awasthy - Friday, 10 April 2009, 05:07 PM
 

hi

this is really working !!!!!!smile

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Anuj Das - Tuesday, 14 April 2009, 10:11 AM
  THANX A LOT....
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by arnab qwe - Wednesday, 15 April 2009, 11:43 AM
  please suggest some study material for di
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by ankit vijay - Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 01:21 PM
 

i m a 2nd yr engg student..my 4th sem is nearabout to complete.. i have a very huge interest in preparing for cat exam and wanna get selected at any cost for one of the respected iim's.mam would u plzzzzzz guide me for if its the right time 2 start the preparation what i should do to start working towards my ambition.your rply will provide a good help to me...thanks

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by sidharth khare - Friday, 24 April 2009, 07:06 PM
  Hi Mam,the article is a great learning and inspirational in itself.Mam   i am a working exeutive how should i plan myday for cat 09? I mean how many  hrs a day.
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by pankaj jaiswal - Friday, 24 April 2009, 07:40 PM
 

thanx ma'am ..

u r the champ....

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by pankaj jaiswal - Saturday, 25 April 2009, 05:31 PM
  hi ma'am please tell how to prepare for DI...
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Deepika Khandelwal - Monday, 25 May 2009, 05:13 PM
  really gud article !!!!!
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Nakul Kothari - Saturday, 1 August 2009, 12:25 AM
  dear tg,
  I read the article by munira mam....no doubt about her credentials......but where mam has gone......I mean looking at the post there has not been one after 25 may'09.....and also some of the queries are left unanswered....check this out!!!!!
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Ravi Sharma - Friday, 7 August 2009, 10:31 PM
  Hi Munira Ma'm

Please Tell us when will you post your next article.Cat is knocking our doors.Please fulfill your promise.

Waiting eagerly for your response

Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by aashita verma - Saturday, 29 August 2009, 11:53 PM
  Hi....
A very helpful article.
Can u plz tell me where are the solutions for DI quiz on totalgadha ???
i really need the solutions....
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by sadhanandhan n - Saturday, 5 September 2009, 03:18 PM
  it's superb...!!
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Netra Mehta - Sunday, 6 September 2009, 12:33 AM
  Hi Munira Mam!

Can u plz explain me the 2nd DI set based on pie chart.. I dint get it fully..
Plz tell the answers to the questions too..i mean the approach..

Thnx..
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by nice Smile - Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 10:42 AM
  Hi TG/Munira,

Please let us know when u guys are planning for the next article on DI. We are eagerly waiting for ur next post on DI
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Pankaj Kumar - Sunday, 11 October 2009, 06:57 PM
  Thanks for the article, with crisp and useful information. Looking for the next article in follow-up of same, like short and easy solution approach to solve different kind of sets.

Thanks again
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by Rajyavardhan Mishra - Saturday, 14 August 2010, 08:20 AM
  hey...

when are we getting the second installment of this article sad
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by misty hue - Saturday, 14 August 2010, 11:49 AM
  Hi,

Please can someone explain me the reasoning behind the first DI question. I need to understand the logic for that approximation..How can we approximate growth rate as 7% and then 7*7= 49%.Can we make such assumptions..please explain...
Re: How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
by samar samar - Wednesday, 27 October 2010, 08:09 PM
  yaar sanket plz give me the link to this article plz.....

i ve looked for minimum criteria for iim-a call and it says
cat min-99%
10th/12th >=70% that's it