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CAT DI LR section has become increasingly tough beginning from 2015. DILR used to have distinct Data Interpretation sets and Logical reasoning puzzles. It used to be about computation and ability to read charts, graphs and tables for the Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning used to have Family tree, grid puzzles, arrangement, tournaments, cubes as some standard forms of puzzles.Since 2015 this pattern has been broken. With passing years, even the distinction between DI and LR has come down significantly. All you get in that one hour, are 8 high quality puzzles, with more than a few of them being significantly tough. Between CAT 2017 Question paper and CAT 2018 Question paper, you get to solve 32 actual CAT puzzles. This page intends to provide you just that. So, head on and crack those puzzles!

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Set 7 : Management Electives

Adriana, Bandita, Chitra, and Daisy are four female students, and Amit, Barun, Chetan, and Deb are four male students. Each of them studies in one of three institutes - X, Y, and Z. Each student majors in one subject among Marketing, Operations, and Finance, and minors in a different one among these three subjects. The following facts are known about the eight students:

1. Three students are from X, three are from Y, and the remaining two students, both female, are from Z.
2. Both the male students from Y minor in Finance, while the female student from Y majors in Operations.
3. Only one male student majors in Operations, while three female students minor in Marketing.
4. One female and two male students major in Finance.
5. Adriana and Deb are from the same institute. Daisy and Amit are from the same institute.
6. Barun is from Y and majors in Operations. Chetan is from X and majors in Finance.
7. Daisy minors in Operations.

Question 2 : Which subject does Deb minor in?

  1. Operations
  2. Marketing
  3. Finance
  4. Cannot be determined uniquely from the given information

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Method of solving this CAT Question on CAT DILR
CAT DI LR 2018 Slot 1

Let us call the females A, B, C and D; and the males AM, BR, C10 and DB.
We know that there are 2 males and one female each in X and Y and two females in Z.
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Female in Institute Y cannot be Daisy.
So, Daisy should be from institute X. So, Amit should also be from institute X.
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A and DB should be from Y. So, B and C should be from Z.
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We get the minors or A, B and C.
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AM majors in Fin. Only one male student majors in Ops. Two male students major in Fin, so the last male student, DB should have majored in Marketing.
Now, with this let us move on to the questions.
From the above table we can see that Deb minors in Finance.

The question is "Which subject does Deb minor in?"

Hence, the answer is Finance

Choice C is the correct answer.


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