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How should one prepare for reading comprehension on the CAT exams?

  Updated on : 20/01/2017

 by : Admin

CAT or Common Admission test is one of the important and most popular entrance exams to seek MBA admission in colleges of India. To students who are aspiring to have a career growth with an MBA degree take up CAT and secure good scores to get into the top b-schools.Among all the different section that comes in the CAT exam, one of the most important sections is the Reading Comprehension or RC. The questions in this section account about 40 percent to 50 percent of the total number. So scoring well in this section depends on a few parameters such as –·          Your retention ability·          Accuracy and ability to analyze the questions·          What is your reading speed?What are the passages that come in the reading comprehension section?CAT preparation wants your full attention and just like multiple other exams the Reading Comprehension section of CAT comes from a wide array of subjects and topics. These areas include – philosophy, sociology, art, technology, science, history, business, economics, etc. Almost every possible genre that you know must come in your CAT preparation.What should you read to prepare for Reading Comprehension section in CAT?It is important to start reading subject wise. You can also pick up the newspapers and read the editorial section to improve your vocabulary. And if you have started to take CAT preparation as per subjects then start doing it chronologically in this order - Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, and Economics. Read newspapers like The Statesman, The New York Times and you must try to grasp the relevance of every paragraph including the ‘tone’ of the author.What type of question is asked in the reading comprehension section?You will find that in CAT exam two type of questions are asked –·          Perspective questions – This is based on the entire essay as a whole and might not stick to one single paragraph.·          Specific questions – They are comparatively easy to solve and answer as they relate to a particular paragraph within the essay.What strategy should you for CAT preparation?·         You must try to answer two out of three Reading Comprehension questions·         You will come across various underlying topic, well then choose the topic of the Reading Comprehension especially the ones to which you are familiar·         Make sure to choose a theme of every paragraph·         Identify the specific questions and make out how better you could have made it during the CAT exam.demo

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