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Posted by GP | Oct 5, 2015 | Academics, Preparing GP describes his
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early in life as
pathetic. With
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Xth and 65% in
XIIth, he was
always at the
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an aptitude
With about 60 days to go for CAT, most CAT aspirants guru who
hit the panic button. Actually, this is the time to keep simpli es
a calm head and make the best of these remaining fundamentals,
days! In this post let us look at the two question problem
types that give a head ache to most of the students solving, and test
vocabulary and sentence correction. taking strategy.
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In this new pattern of CAT there is uncertainty about & has been part
how many vocabulary and sentence correction of Raid-de-
questions will be there but a estimated guess would Himalayas o
be that around 6-7 questions of vocabulary and road adventure.
sentence correction are expected to come in CAT An IIM B
2015 (i.e. 20% of the VRC paper). Also, these alumnus, GP is
questions are the least time consuming ones out of one of the core
all the VRC questions. However for a majority of CAT founders of CL.
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aspirants the time spent in these questions would


result in 2-3 correct and 4-5 incorrect answers or the
12-13 minutes in these question types will result in
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not more than 4-5 marks in about 12-13 minutes!

Why does this happen? The reasons are known to all Select Month
of us:

1. We did not pay attention to Grammar in school SUBSCRIBE


because we felt speaking English con dently was
more important than speaking Correct English.
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not the exact meaning of the word. S
3. Vocabulary was never tested in school and college All categories
exams hence we never bothered about it. Academics
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With 50 days for CAT, how do we ensure 5-6
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correct answers out of the 6-7 these questions of
CAT
vocabulary and sentence correction?
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To ensure maximum utilization of the available time,
General
let me start with what you should not do.
Awareness
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1. Do not pick up Wren and Martin or any other GPkafunda
grammar book. The right time to go through this IBPS PO
book was when you were in school. You cannot IIFT
cover up for this dereliction of work in school in Life
the next 50 days without adversely impacting your Experience
preparation of other areas. MBA
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2. Do not worry about mugging up the word list
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from the vocabulary builder. You should have
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started using the vocabulary builder at least 6
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months ago, if you have not done it till now, you
Preparing for
are unlikely to do it in the next 2 months. In fact
CAT
you would not lose much if you throw it away.
SBI PO
How then should you prepare for Vocab and Slider
Grammar? SNAP

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With only about 2 months available, we need to be Test Taking


selective and intensive and focus on those words Strategies
and grammar statements that have a greater XAT
probability of appearing in CAT. Where will you nd
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these high probability words and statements? ME

These are available in past CAT, XAT, IIFT & FMS


papers, Mock CATs and FLTs. So no prizes for
guessing what I expect you to do. You need to mug RECENT
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up word and grammar statements from these
papers.
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2017
From the past papers of CAT (1991 2008), XAT, Unplu
Mock CATs and FLTs focus on the following type of gged
questions: Sep 12,
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1. Synonyms & Antonyms: It is not su cient to Prepari
ng for
know the meaning of the word in the question
CAT,
only, you should know the meaning of all the Test
Taking
words in the choices also. Strategi
es
2. Fill in the blanks: These are important for both
Sentence Correction and Vocabulary. A question
with two blanks has 8 words in the choices 7
Rules
make sure you know the meaning of all of to
them. excel
in CAT
3. Sentence Correction questions in which a part of QA
the statement is incorrect, identify and try to sectio
remember the error. n
Sep 7,
4. Sentence Correction questions with 4-5 2017 |
Academ
statements in which we need to identify the ics,
grammatically incorrect statement(s), try to Mentors
hip,
remember the reason why each statement is Mentors
correct or incorrect. hip,
Prepari
ng for
You need to mug up all the words and the sentence CAT,
correction questions from these papers. In each Test
Taking
paper identify the words and the sentence Strategi
es
correction statements that you have a problem
remembering, mark these words and statements
and revise them every week, this will ensure that
you will be able to answer correctly at least 5 out of 7
vocabulary and sentence correction questions.

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Start with past papers of CAT & XAT and the current Are
Mock CATs. After nishing these papers you can you
choosi
consider moving on to IIFT and FMS papers.
ng the
right
CLs mSIS app has a new Vocab Builder feature that questi
can help you with a lot of di cult yet common ons in
your
words. The words, meanings of which are known to Mock
you already, can be marked as mastered while the CATs?
remaining words remain unmastered. The mastered Sep 5,
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words will not appear again in the random list unless Academ
you speci cally choose to revise them. ics,
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hip,
Students who have enrolled with CL for Test Gym (or Prepari
ng for
any program that includes Test Gym) have an added CAT,
advantage, Vocabulary section with over a Test
Taking
hundred tests has been included in Test Gym and Strategi
more tests are being added every day. My suggestion es

is to attempt four tests daily, book mark the


important (or di cult) works and revise them PGDBA
regularly. Remember it take two to three rounds of -A
new
revision to ensure that you do not forget the word.
progra
m with
All the best. a
promis
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career!
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