Tips to Prepare for CAT Verbal Ability Section
The Common Admission Test is a prerequisite for admissions in the IIMs and other management colleges in the country. The test is conducted by the IIMs every year and is considered as one of the most competitive exams.
The exam tests the candidates on 4 areas i.e. basic mathematical skills, reasoning skills, data interpretation skills and verbal skills. Among these, the verbal section is one of the most scoring sections. In this section, reading comprehensions are also included and apart from the RC passages, other questions are less time-taking.
In this article, some important tips are given to help the CAT aspirants prepare for the verbal section in a more effective way.
- Be Confident with Basic Grammar
Most of the questions in the verbal section include questions related to basic grammar. For example, sentence correction, para-jumbles, etc. require candidates to be thorough with the grammar to be able to attempt the related questions correctly.
It is extremely important to practice different variations of questions from all the topics in order to get confident and be able to tackle any CAT question easily. Also, solve several sample papers and CAT questions papers of previous years’ to be able to get more practice and understand the questions types.
- Enhance Vocabulary
A few vocabulary based questions are also included in the exam. Having a strong vocabulary will not only help to attempt those vocabulary-based questions but also helps to comprehend comprehension passages easily. So, start learning new words every day and be confident with their usage.
- Read Newspapers
Reading standard newspapers are extremely crucial for verbal preparation. By reading newspapers efficiently, half of the preparation for verbal ability section is done. It is important to read thoroughly and understand the meanings of each word properly. This also helps to prepare for written ability test and improves grammar and sentence formation skills.
- Take Sectional Mock Tests
Taking sectional mock test is also important as it helps one to analyze the current preparation level. It is equally important to analyze each test thoroughly to understand the shortcomings and strategize the preparation accordingly. Taking CAT mock test can also help to get acquainted with the exam properly and develop time-management skills.
These were some of the tips to help the CAT aspirants prepare for verbal section more effectively. It should be noted that almost 34 questions are included in the verbal section and scoring more in this section can easily guarantee decent CAT score.
CAT aspirant can also subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel and prepare for the exam more effectively by studying from the engaging video lessons.