Monday, July 13th, 2015
Verbal Ability is an important part of the CAT syllabus. Roughly 15-20 % of CAT paper is based on Verbal Ability (not including Reading Comprehension). A significant part of questions on Verbal Ability are based on logic and reasoning, sometimes also referred to as Critical Reasoning. The other part is based on Grammar and Vocabulary. Although the number of questions which are directly based on Grammar and Vocabulary is not high, having a good command over these topics helps you do well in the exam.
Couple of weeks ago, I was speaking to one of my friends about the same and he offered to make a few videos on Grammar. I wanted to share the first video in the series with you. This particular video on English Grammar deals with Articles. Hope you like it. Do provide feedback about the same via the comments section. Also, let us know if you would like to have more videos related to English Grammar.
I look forward to hearing from you. This is a part of our online coaching course for CAT 2018.
All questions from CAT 2017 Verbal Ability
Verbal Ability – Summary
Q1: To me, a “classic” means precisely the opposite of what my predecessors understood
Q2: A translator of literary works needs a secure hold upon the two languages involved, supported by a good measure of familiarity with the two cultures.
Q3: For each of the past three years, temperatures have hit peaks not seen since the birth of meteorology, and probably not for more than 110,000 years.
Q4: North American walnut sphinx moth caterpillars (Amorpha juglandis) look like easy meals for birds
Q5: Both Socrates and Bacon were very good at asking useful questions.
Q6: A fundamental property of language is that it is slippery and messy and more liquid than solid, a gelatinous mass that changes shape to fit.
Verbal Ability – Parajumbles
Q1: The process of handing down implies not a passive transfer, but some contestation in defining what exactly is to be handed down.
Q2: Scientists have for the first time managed to edit genes in a human embryo to repair a genetic mutation
Q3: The study suggests that the disease did not spread with such intensity, but that it may have driven human migrations across Europe and Asia.
Q4: This visual turn in social media has merely accentuated this announcing instinct of ours
Q5: The implications of retelling of Indian stories, hence, takes on new meaning in a modern India.
Q6: Before plants can take life from atmosphere, nitrogen must undergo transformations similar to ones that food undergoes in our digestive machinery.
Q7: This has huge implications for the health care system as it operates today
Q8: Johnson treated English very practically, as a living language, with many different shades of meaning
Verbal Ability – Odd One Out
Q1: People who study children’s language spend a lot of time watching how babies react to the speech they hear around them.
Q2: Neuroscientists have just begun studying exercise’s impact within brain cells — on the genes themselves.
Q3: The water that made up ancient lakes and perhaps an ocean was lost.
Q4Although we are born with the gift of language, research shows that we are surprisingly unskilled when it comes to communicating with others.
Q5: Over the past fortnight, one of its finest champions managed to pull off a similar impression.
Q6: Those geometric symbols and aerodynamic swooshes are more than just skin deep.