Paragraph Summary Questions and Tips for Verbal Ability of CAT Exam

October 20th, 2020 by

By now, you must be aware of 50% topics of the verbal ability section- vocabulary & RC. Let’s move on to another crucial part of VA, i.e. Verbal Reasoning. As the name states itself, this section intends to assess your reasoning skills. One of the most important types of questions in this section is based on paragraph summary. So, what is a paragraph summary? If someone asks you to summarise a 3-hour movie, how would you do that? And if it’s your favourite movie? Well, that’s the very purpose of summary questions. All you need to do is understand the paragraph and then, figure

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Sentence Correction – Tips and Tricks to solve Questions in CAT Exam

October 16th, 2020 by

One of the most scoring as well as tricky part of Verbal Ability section is- Sentence Correction. What do you think can be the purpose of this topic? Well, it checks your grammar skills. In other words, you need to identify whether the sentence is grammatically correct or a part of it needs to be replaced. So, what do you need to know for that? A few fundamental rules of grammar and correct usage of words! In such questions, you may find a part of or the whole sentence in bold or underline and you are expected to find the correct phrase to replace it. Basically, you need to figure out the g

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How to Effectively Tackle Reading Comprehension Specific Questions

October 6th, 2020 by

Reading Comprehension (RC) passages have been a constant and important feature of the CAT’s Verbal Ability (VA) section since the exam’s inception. Since, 2015, their importance have been further enhanced as the CAT has added more questions containing this question type in the VA section. Currently, fully 24 questions (out of 34 in the Verbal Ability section) are RC questions. This means approximately 70% of the Verbal Ability section consists of RC questions. Since these questions are typical Multiple Choice questions, (with negative marks for wrong attempts) and the number of ques

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How to Memorise and Revise Newly Learnt Words Using Word Roots

October 5th, 2020 by

In the post on learning strategies, I had mentioned Root words which helps to improve your vocabulary by memorising newly learnt words for CAT preparation. Throughout this series on words, we had focused on learning new words by grouping them - confusing words, similar words, idioms etc. Root words are just another way you can group words. A lot words in the English language have originated from Latin (others have their roots in Greek, Sanskrit, German etc.). But why bother learning root words? Will it be of any help in CAT or any other exam (XAT, IIFT, SNAP etc.) The answer is: Yes, it

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Preparation Strategy and Study Plan for CAT Repeaters

August 1st, 2020 by

The reasons behind retaking the CAT exam can be numerous. Many people take the exam because they didn’t get the desired CAT score, a few people performed well, however, did not get calls from the b-school they wanted, or some got calls but couldn’t clear GD/PI of the respective institutes. Here is a guide for all those people out there who want to leave no stone unturned for their repeat journey of CAT preparation: 1. Break down what went wrong last year Take a seat and thoroughly analyze where were you lacking last year. Ask yourself these questions Was it a sectional im

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CAT 2020 Exam Notification OUT – Important Dates, Application Process, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Result

July 29th, 2020 by

CAT 2020 Exam Notification released today (29th July) on the official website. The exam will be held on 29th November 2020 (Sunday) in two slots. This examination is one of the toughest examinations to take admissions in Management Schools of India. Candidates have to register and fill the CAT 2020 Application form online to enroll themselves for CAT 2020. However, you can fully complete your CAT 2020 Preparation with offline coaching or the Best Online CAT Coaching from now on, keeping November as the month of the exam in mind. SCORE MORE IN CAT 2020 EXAM WITH OUR ONLINE CAT COURSE

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Reading Comprehension for CAT – Different types of Questions

March 5th, 2020 by

After you have learn about the different types of RC passages, the next step should be to familiarize yourself with the kind of questions that are asked from these passages. Out of 34 questions in CAT Verbal Ability, more than 20 questions are based on RCs. Well, that makes for a good amount of weight-age. But why is there a need to know the types of questions when you feel pretty confident after investing sufficient amount of time in reading and practicing? Once you have understood the passage and the crux of it, you need to apply this understanding in answering various questions. If you c

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How the CAT Verbal Questions Test the Manager in You

February 23rd, 2020 by

The verbal section in the CAT obviously tests some essential verbal skills, but beneath them, it also tests some very important managerial skills. We can lay the foundations of our CAT preparation by understanding how the verbal questions are designed to uncover the skills and qualities the top B-schools look for in a candidate. The verbal section in the CAT (as of now) comprises primarily 3 kinds of questions – grammar and vocabulary (also referred to as Verbal Ability – VA), reading comprehension (RC), and verbal reasoning (VR). Traditionally, almost half of the total number of ques

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CAT Verbal Preparation – Lessons you can learn from Novak Djokovic

February 21st, 2020 by

Imagine that you are a tennis player – let’s say a club-level player. You have been taking tennis lessons regularly. As a result, you have acquired some skills. You have a good first serve that (may not be like Roger Federer’s, but still) can reach about 100 mph. You also have a reliable second serve with enough kick. You can generate a nice topspin (although not of 3000 rpm as Rafael Nadal’s) on your forehand, and your backhand (usually a weakness of most players, unless you are a Stan Wawrinka) is good enough to keep the ball in play till you can pull the trigger. Your volleys

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CAT Prep Strategy – How to Start Preparation for CAT 2021?

January 21st, 2020 by

You know what is the best time to start CAT Preparation for CAT 2021 exam - NOW! A lot of people just keep waiting for the right time. There is no such thing as ideal time for starting CAT Preparation. CAT 2021 is around one year away. Remember the basic fact, you can get to a basic level of preparation and a decent score very quickly – getting to a great score, on the other hand, requires a lot of effort. In this post I would discuss about some of the things that you can and should do to start your preparation for CAT 2021. CAT exam score is one of the many parameters The other pa

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