CAT 2019 | Preparation Plan for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Section

CAT 2019 is will be held on November 24, 2019. The CAT question paper consist of six parts; General Awareness, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, English Usage, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension sections are segments that are likely the most unpredictable of the six segments.

For the reason that we Indians are not natively English speaking nation and many students have studied their high school in vernacular mediums, it becomes very difficult for most of the CAT aspirants to be ready for verbal English capabilities at CAT level.

Nevertheless, with support of the experts at Pagalguy and the effort from the aspirants, the candidate will definitely be ready on the D – day.

Knowing the opponent better is almost the half battle won and that’s where we will strat with now.

There are some things that are important for every applicant of CAT 2019 when they are preparing for the VARC scetion.

  • Syllabus for VARC section of CAT 2019
  • Paper Format
  • Books for Preparation
  • Cut Off Marks for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension sections of CAT 2019

SYLLABUS FOR VARC SECTION OF CAT 2019

VERBAL ABILITY

 SECTION NAME  SECTION WISE SYLLABUS
 

Verbal Ability

One word replacement
Use of foreign language words in English
Mood
Synonyms
Sentence correction
Sentence completion
Idioms
Antonyms
Odd one out
Analogies
Passage comprehension
Proverbs
Verbal reasoning
Jumbled paragraphs
Syllogisms
Fill in the blanks
Contextual usage
Incorrect words
Phrasal verbs
Punctuation
Error correction in choosing words

READING COMPREHENSION

SECTION NAME SYLLABUS:

Passages on

Reading Comprehension Manufacturing Sector vs Service Sector
SLAM in Robotics
Female participation in Labour Force
Reverse Innovation by PepsiCo

PAPER FORMAT FOR CAT 2019

Post 2015 Cat has not seen any major changes in the examination pattern and the same is expected to be continued for the Cat 2019 also. Thus, considering the previous year’s question papers, the paper can be expected in the following format.

Section Total Number of Questions Number of Non-MCQs Duration Marks
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 34 10 60 min 102

BOOKS TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR VARC SECTION

              NAME OF BOOK                        AUTHOR
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Barron’s Dictionary  
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis

Stay connected with fellow students on PaGaLGuY for Books of CAT preparation

 CUT OFF MARKS

The cut off marks for CAT 2019 will be declared after the declaration of CAT 2019 results, tentatively in January 2020. However, aspirants may gauge an idea of the probable cut off marks based on the cut off for Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension of CAT 2018.

CUT OFF MARKS FOR CAT 2018

CATEGORY CUT OFF PERCENTILE
General 70
NC-OBC 65
SC 60
ST 50
DA/PwD 60
PwD(ST) 50

TIPS FOR PREPARATION FOR VARC SECTION OF CAT 2019

There are three main steps that a candidate can employ to ace the VARC section of CAT 2019.

  1. Read

Reading improves language abilities. The more a candidate reads, the better prepared he/she will be to tackle questions. Through extensive reading, you can familiarize yourself with the different ways English can be utilized alongside discovering and learning the usage of new words, figures of speech, phrases and different things.

  1. Cover Target Areas

 Focus on key regions will enable you to ace the VARC. Key segments incorporate          synonyms, antonyms, word meanings, idioms, basic grammar, such as articles, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs and so on. This method can be of great help to those aspirants, specifically, who don’t have sufficient time to ace the language altogether or who need to catch up on their pre-existing knowledge.

  1. Practice

It is impossible to remember words and have the option to retain them for longer periods, in the event that you don’t employ them in your daily speech, as words will discreetly slip to the inactive vocabulary. So also, the guidelines of grammar must be retained if you practice questions, observe their usage, and try to make them a part of your daily speech.

VARC constitutes a significant part of CAT 2019. An aspirant has to score well in this section to harbour any hopes of cracking the entrance. Thus, the candidates should work on improving their verbal and comprehensive skills.

While the initial strategy after reading this specific article might make you nervous, at pagalguy we have seen students of vernacular medium scoring 90+ percentiles in this division.

How was all this possible? Simple! Combination of proper guidance and the required amount of hard work ensured the success of the aspirants.

For more CAT 2019 Articles please check below:

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1 comment
  1. @Rupal30
    Are there any particular sites where we can read about topics you mentioned for Reading comprehension
    August 2019

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