Attempting Verbal Section in CAT
There are some things you can’t go wrong with. When you’re attempting the Verbal section in CAT, keep in mind the following:
Select the right questions: All the mock tests and practice sessions should pay off now. Pick questions that you know are your strengths. If RC is what you do best then begin with it. If you’ve scored well in a particular section in your mocks, there’s a good chance you may do just as well in the CAT as well.
ii) Make the right pairs: As a rule, make pairs when you’re solving the Para jumbles. It will make your life easier and you will discover that they don’t take very long, after all!
iii) Focus on the tone of the passage in RC: Read carefully before you select your answer in the RC passages. If you haven’t practiced enough, the questions may throw you off guard. Many students get confused between the -main idea of the passage’ and the primary purpose of the author. Look out for questions that are suffixed with an -according to the passage’ or -according to the writer’.
iv) Elimination: Instead of picking your answer and then checking with the options; start eliminating the options once you’ve scanned the passage. This will improve your accuracy in RCs.
Fortunately the Verbal Section does not require you to sit with pen, paper and calculator. You can easily tweak your daily routine to incorporate some brushing up of your Verbal Ability. Here are a few things you can do: Carry a book/magazine/journal with you at all times. If you take the bus or carpool with friends to College/work, make use of the travel time to catch up on some reading.
Mugging up word-meanings can be tiresome. To make your life easier, learn a new word everyday and try to use it at least 3-4 times in your conversation that day. Better still; use it on your Facebook post. Not only will you earn its correct usage but you will also never forget its meaning. Another good Carry Flash Cards to revisit your word list
When you’re checking your inbox or Facebook notifications, take some time off to solve a crossword puzzle or a word game.
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