With about 60 days to go for CAT, most CAT aspirants hit the panic button. Actually, this is the time to keep a calm head and make the best of these remaining days! Here’s the second post in a new series: Countdown to CAT. This series will bring you special strategies, tips, do’s and don’t's, etc for these last 60 days. In this post let us look at the two question types that give a head ache to most of the students – vocabulary and sentence correction.
If a poll was conducted among CAT aspirants on the most hated question type in English section, possibly Sentence Correction and Para Completion would top the charts. Unfortunately the prerequisite for doing well in both these question types would mean going back in time and inculcating a “good reading habit”. You will rarely find someone who has been reading regularly not doing well in these question types. Obviously, going back in time is ruled out and since we are targeting CAT 2014, which is just 3 months away, “develop a good reading habit” is stupid advice.
Understanding of a Paper (or a section) along with the understanding of own strengths and weakness are the two essential blocks of deciding the strategy for attempting it. To understand the section, let us look at the question types that appear in English or the VA section of MBA entrance test and look at the skills required to answer them and also simultaneously look at my comfort level with each of these question types.
As if Parajumbles of the regular variety weren’t mystifying enough – ever since CAT 2011 there has been a new type that has some of us a little dazed. Seen regularly in singlets in CAT ’11, you will find at least 1-2 in CAT this year. Don’t get caught unawares, treat them like your regular Para Jumbles, here are a few that you can practise right away.
After the questions of Issues of Social Concern, here comes the English Section update of the IRMA 2013-15 paper.
Hope you have a good time this Diwali.