March 23, 2021 By 0 Comments

 The diagrammatic reasoning is a part of the new NATA 2021 syllabus. The questions asked are purely aptitude-based. Let’s explore diagrammatic reasoning briefly.

What is diagrammatic reasoning?

Diagrammatic reasoning is an aptitude test that assesses your ability to analyze a sequence of patterns, shapes, and numbers. It is also called abstract or inductive reasoning.

Format and task

The word “diagrammatic” is given so that the questions consist of diagrams. The diagrams are represented with inputs, operators, and output. The input is usually a diagram that is of abstract shapes and symbols. Operators are a set of rules that convert an input into an output.

How to solve diagrammatic reasoning questions?

It assesses your logical thinking skills. Most of the time if you spend enough time on the question you could find the answer but, in a completive exam like the NATA entrance test, time is of the essence. Lots of practice is necessary to master the skill.

For example, consider the question:

What is the next logical image in the sequence?

The answer to the question is option A.

Why diagrammatic reasoning is used?

These types of questions are generally asked in competitive entrance tests. Mostly for higher studies or job opportunities. It assesses important aspects like the ability of the candidate’s analytical skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving. The test provides a clear picture of how clearly and constructively a candidate thinks.

Some tips to tackle the diagrammatic reasoning questions

Be Calm and composed

The more frustrated and cluttered your thinking is, the harder it will be to solve diagrammatic questions. so, be calm and focus on the question at hand.

Practice, practice, and practice!

Do practice high-quality question papers religiously. The only way to improve your ability to solve these types of aptitude questions is through regular and rigorous practice.

Read questions carefully

“Go through the questions carefully” is always given as instruction before attending the test. It is mostly because candidates often skim through the question because of the lack of time. Most of the time people answer to question that they thought was asked, which sometimes it is not the case. So, in general, make sure to read the questions carefully. Make it a habit during practicing the questions.

Quickly not hastily

Each question gets a minute of time to be addressed and solved. Make sure to practice questions in that time frame. Speed is a major factor in clearing examinations like NATA. At the same time don’t do it hastily. Hurrying unnecessarily will lead to more mistakes.