Jun 23, 2021
How to Prepare for the CAT (Common Admission Test) is one of the most common queries of the CAT aspirants. Candidates who aspire to take CAT are always looking for simple yet effective ways to easily crack the CAT.
With only a few months left for the CAT 2021 exam on November 28 (tentatively), the question of ‘How’ to approach CAT preparation becomes more significant. CAT syllabus is broadly categorized into three sections: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Ability (QA), and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning.
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Mastering each section during CAT preparation is an art, and we will help you to become a pro in all its sections. To clear all your doubts and make preparation for the CAT easier, we have devised a section-wise preparation strategy that will be of great help to you. Let’s have a look at it.
This section of CAT is designed to assess candidate’s oral and written communication skills in detail. VARC has questions of moderate to the high difficulty level. The most critical topics of VARC includes Parajumbles & Misfit sentences, paragraph summary, and reading comprehension. Besides these, there are some miscellaneous topics as well such as Sentence Completion, Verbal Reasoning (Fact & Judgement), Grammar & Usage (Including questions based on common grammar errors, Sentence Correction, Confusing Words, & Phrasal Verbs), Vocabulary based questions (Mainly fill in the blanks, Synonym-Antonym based questions, Cloze Passage, Analogies, etc.).
Now to prepare for the above-mentioned tricky topics, a candidate should have a proper plan. Here is how you can prepare for this section:
DILR is the most complex section of CAT. Since there isn’t an exact DILR syllabus, its preparation becomes more intense. However, with sheer determination and consistent practice, solving DILR questions can become easy. Topics such as Caselets, Tables, Bar Graphs, Column Graphs, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Pie Charts, Combination of two or more types linked to each other Games & Tournaments, Number and Letter Series, Calendars; Cubes, Clocks, Venn Diagrams, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement; Syllogism; Logical Sequence; Blood Relations should be studied and practiced thoroughly.
Some generic tips that will help you for the DILR section are listed below:
Check out these basic tips for solving QA questions effectively:
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All the best for your exams. Stay tuned for more updates.
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Raminder is a Content Manager at PrepLadder. He has worked in several aspects of the education industry throughout his career and has assisted numerous candidates in cracking major competitive exams.
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