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Team Careers360|Dec 8, 2021
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, is all set to conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 for MBA admission on November 28. Hardly 30 days have left for this management entrance test, and the candidates have geared up their CAT preparations. The Reading Comprehension is half the CAT Verbal ability & Reading comprehension (VARC) section and is the first section in the exam holding solid weightage.
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Last year, a total of 18 questions were asked in the CAT MBA reading comprehension section and was assumed to be the toughest section. The CAT RC section seems easy and scoring but on the exam day, it tends to take more time and effort than expected.
CAT 2021 admit card release date: October 27, 2021
CAT admit card release time: 5 PM
CAT 2021 exam date: November 28, 2021, Sunday
As per the media reports, CAT 2021 convener MP Ram Mohan has said that this year’s CAT exam pattern is likely to see some changes. The total number of questions in all three sections of the CAT 2021 can be reduced. As per the CAT experts, 3 to 4 questions per section are expected to be reduced.
Total Reading Comprehension Questions in CAT Exam
26 questions (18 MCQs and 8 TITA)
(Expected to be 23 to 24 questions)
Number of Reading Comprehension passages in CAT exam
4 RC passages with 18 MCQs. Basic topics were para jumbles, para summary, and odd one out.
Scoring pattern for RC questions in CAT 2021
Maximum marks in VARC section
78 (Expected to be 64 to 66 questions)
Know the expected CAT 2021 exam pattern here.
1. The 2 P’s of acing CAT reading comprehension
While reading the comprehension, remember the two P’s that go hand-in-hand: Practice and Patience. Practicing will keep your mind in the flow of reading. Make sure to solve as many CAT mock tests as you can while you prepare for CAT 2021. While preparing, make sure to include light-reading in your schedule throughout the day, like reading the news or 10 pages of your favorite novel every day.
Have patience while you read the CAT comprehension. Reading it in a hurry will actually waste your time instead of saving it because you won’t be able to register anything and will keep coming back to the comprehension to find answers.
2. Build a unique approach
Build your own unique approach to solving the CAT reading comprehension section. Apply this while solving mock tests of CAT 2021 so that when you finally sit for the CAT entrance exam, you know how to go about it. This has two benefits. Firstly, you will have clarity regarding what to do because your thoughts and approach to solving the CAT MBA exam will be organized. This will lead to the second benefit, which is speed. Knowing what to do will automatically improve your speed.
3. Go through the questions and find the keywords first
Before you start reading the CAT comprehension, go through the comprehension questions once and try to look for the keywords in each question. This will give you an understanding of what is being asked in every question. Make a mental note of it and then read the comprehension thoroughly. Applying this strategy will save a lot of time because you will start finding answers to some of the questions in the first read.
4. Solve as many CAT mock tests as possible
While preparing for CAT 2021, make sure to solve as many mock tests as you can. If you are reading and solving new comprehension passages every day, you will get into the flow of it, and solving the actual comprehension of your CAT entrance exam will feel like an everyday habit.
5. Skim through the comprehension before reading It
Before you start reading the CAT comprehension, make sure to skim through the passage quickly. Highlight what you think is important. This will make you understand the essence of the passage and when you actually read it, you will get a better understanding of it.
CAT book name
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback
Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster
PSC for VA for CAT
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT
Sharma and Upadhyay
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT
Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay/Arihant
Common Admission Test (CAT 2021), is National level entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs). The test is meant to provide admissions for the candidates into graduate management programs. The CAT exam is held once a year.
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