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
|SECTION NAME||SECTION WISE SYLLABUS|
|One word replacement|
|Use of foreign language words in English|
|Odd one out|
|Fill in the blanks|
|Error correction in choosing words|
|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|
|High School English Grammar and Composition||Wren and Martin|
|30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary||Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis|
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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|
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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