Data interpretation
requires understanding of graphs and charts. puzzles are also frequently asked
in data interpretation and a good amount of reasoning knowledge is a must for
preparing data interpretation section of cat as well as any other mba entrace
exam like xat, mat, snap, and gmat. So one must be competent in the following
areas to succeed in data interpretation section:

1. Graphs and Charts

2. Analytical reasoning

3. Different reasoning questions, coding-decoding, series, sets and so on.

4. Data sufficiency

5. Puzzles

**How to solve Data Interpretation Questions: A sure short approach**

1. Spend half a minute look at the table or graph. Note the years to which the
data refers to and the units. Sometimes the figures may be given in thousands
while the answer may be millions, resulting in mistakes.

2. Make sure you understand what the table says and what it does not.

3. The level of approximation that can be done is assessed from the choices. If
the answers are wide, time should not be wasted in working out exact figures.

4. Read all the questions of data interpretation carefully. It will give an
indication as to which row and column should be seen.

5. In data interpretation section, there may be one or two very large questions
requiring calculations. Attempt these at the last.

6. Revise bar charts, statistics and graphs before attempting data
interpretation exam.

**Remember that the data interpretation section of cat exam is a scoring one and
also time taking.**

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