CMAT Preparation 2021: Cracking Logical Reasoning – Tips and Tricks

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Read key tips to crack Logical Reasoning section of CMAT 2021. Also understand sorts of questions asked and the way to unravel them.

The Logical Reasoning section of CMAT exam is typically of easy to moderate difficulty level. you’ll score well during this section if you’ve practiced enough. Success in Logical Reasoning section depends on understanding the question. One must have clear understanding of which question requires what sort of approach.

Logical Reasoning questions in CMAT exam are usually relationship based and test the candidate’s ability to know the relation between situations. 25 Logical Reasoning questions of CMAT range from verbal reasoning, analytical reasoning, visual reasoning, directions to arguments. CMAT 2021 exam is scheduled on Washington’s Birthday and 27. So with almost over a month to travel for exam, read all about CMAT 2021 preparation, Logical Reasoning syllabus, pattern, books and preparation tips.

  1. Logical Reasoning section of CMAT exam contains 25 questions in MCQ format.
  2. Each question carries 4 marks for right attempt and -1 mark for wrong attempt
  3. The difficulty level of CMAT exam’s Logical Reasoning section is usually easy to moderate
  4. Out of 25 questions, about 22 right attempts are considered good attempt in this section

Given below are the main topics of Logical Reasoning, candidates need to study for CMAT 2021. The best way to cover these topics are practice sample questions of each type.

Coding-DecodingLogic-based questionsSyllogism
Coding-DecodingLogic-based questionsSyllogism
Blood RelationsVisual ReasoningStrong/Weak Argument
Series CompletionNumber GridAnalogy
Venn DiagramDirectionsOdd One Out
  1. A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning By R. S. Aggarwal
  2. How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT by Arun Sharma
  3. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha
  4. The Hand On Guide To Analytical Reasoning And Logical Reasoning by Peeyush Bhardwaj
  5. Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey

Apart from studying from these books, CMAT 2021 aspirants must practice sample papers and mock test for Logical Reasoning as this section is all about practice. The questions are based on cause and effect, statements & conclusion and visual and verbal puzzles. The more you practice, the better you get at solving them.

To crack Logical Reasoning, one must first understand its nature. This section has no formula to memorize, no theorem to understand. One has to solve the question based on the data available so develop problem-solving skills. Check out some CMAT preparation tips and tricks for cracking Logical Reasoning.

  1. Most common form of Logical Reasoning questions is complete the series. A set of pictures will be displayed and you will be asked to choose which picture out of the given option completes the series.
  2. Logical Reasoning questions may look unfamiliar and confusing in the first glance. Read the questions slowly to understand it.
  3. Do not look at the answers options first as it will not help if you don’t understand the questions. It may in fact confuse you further.
  4. In the visual reasoning questions, look closely at all the pictures one by one to figure out the common theme. This will help you deduce which of the four given options is the right answer.
  5. While solving a question, take note of suggestive words like, ‘including’, ‘only’, ‘other than’ and ‘unless’. Pay attention to prefixes such as non-, un-, dis-, etc.
  6. While reading Logical Reasoning question, write down the given data and important point. Make it a habit while practicing sample questions.
  7. Practice as many CMAT mock tests and sample papers as possible. Make sure you practice ample variety of questions from each topic of Logical Reasoning so that no question comes as a surprise in the main CMAT exam.
  8. In Logical Reasoning section, time management is the key. In CMAT, you will get about 1.8 minutes for each question. To understand a puzzle, statements or number series, 1.8 minutes may fall short, if you don’t have enough practice. So practice sample question in a time-based manner.
  9. Develop the skill of thinking logically. Read a passage and attempt to break it down in a logical flow or structure to understand series of events.
  10. Practice brain-teasers like sudoku and crosswords to improve logical thinking.
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