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CAT Syllabus

CAT (Common Admission Test) examination is conducted by different IIMs each year around the month of November. The test is conducted by IIMs for the selection of students for its various business administration programs. CAT doesn’t provide a fixed syllabus for the exam, although questions pertaining to intermediate school learnings in English, Mathematics and Logical Reasoning are asked. This test comprises of three sections namely Quantitative Ability, Verbal Reasoning and Data Interpretation &Logical reasoning. There is a fixed duration of 1hour each for the above three sections. The score obtained in the examination is prerequisite not only for admission in IIMs but also other top B-Schools. The validity of score is for one year only. Although IIMs don’t specify the exact syllabus, our team has categorized the syllabus, which is extremely important to get and overview of the exam. Syllabus for CAT Exam Verbal Ability Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Quantitative ability Reading Comprehension Caselets Numbers ·         Number Systems ·         Progressions […]

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Increase your Word Power : By Arun Sharma

Arun Sharma provides tips to increase your word power for the language section of the CAT You can adopt two kinds of strategies to improve your test scores in the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of the CAT – short-term strategies and medium to long-term strategies. No matter which strategy you decide to adopt, it is crucial to remember that your ability to read and comprehend English, depends on your efficiency in the language at various levels. Thus, in order to improve your scores, it is imperative that you gauge your expertise at each of these levels. LANGUAGE LEVELS Generally, aptitude exams like CAT, test a candidates proficiency at each of the following levels: word level, sentence level (viz multiple words), paragraph level (multiple sentences) and passage level (multiple paragraphs). Besides, these tests also assess your expertise at the chapter level (multiple passages) and book level (multiple chapters). In this article, we will be focusing on how you can maximise […]

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CAT 2018 and the Learnings for CAT 2019 Verbal Prep

Hi everyone! So the dust has finally settled on CAT 2018 and in many ways 25th November 2018 turned out to be a watershed date in the history of the CAT. In this series of articles I will take a look at a description of the sections in the CAT 2018 test paper and then at what it means for CAT 2019 preparation. In today’s article I am focusing on the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of the exam. Section 1: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: As usual the structure of the section did not change. 24 questions of Reading Comprehension, 4 questions on Para jumbles (without options), 3 questions on Paragraph Summary, 3 questions on Odd Man out (finding the sentence that doesn’t belong in a jumbled paragraph). If anything, the only change in the structure of the exam was in terms of how many questions there were per reading comprehension passage. While the Reading Comprehension in CAT 2017 […]

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