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CAT 2016: Vedic Math will help you ace the DI section

By: Vikram on October 24, 2016

The Data interpretation section is slightly tough to crack in terms of understanding the question and keeping in flow with your comprehension in the course of reading the lengthy question. Mental calculations in this context also have to be quick enough to ensure quick interpretation and save time, a precious resource to be saved throughout the exam. For students who get stuck in the DI section, Vedic Math can come to their rescue in terms of speeding up their calculation skills and saving time.

Vedic Math is an ancient system of mathematics consisting of inter-related techniques which enhance the calculative skills of students capable of innovation and gaining betterment by consistent practice. However, learning Vedic Math should be done well before the exam and not in the last 60-80 days before the exam. The reason being that the application of methods of this ancient system should be instinctive in the exam with clear knowledge of them to arrive at accurate results, otherwise it may result in wastage of time and effort at the exam where every moment spent is critical.

Dev Iyer, who scored 99.7 percentile in CAT in the year 2015 credits his performance to Vedic Math, that helped him ace the Data interpretation section. Students are advised to skim through the sections for not more than 5 minutes to identify questions that are easily computable and reserve the others for the last to ensure a structured approach to the paper.

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