What Sherlock Holmes can teach you about Parajumbles in CAT

June 29th, 2016 by

Para Jumbles questions in the CAT are important from 2 perspectives: A – They are relatively easy to answer, as they do not require us to know any ‘rules’ (unlike grammar questions) beforehand B- Most test takers not only attempt all these questions but also get most of the answers correct, therefore it becomes even more important to score well here. If we have a low accuracy in Para Jumbles, we are under pressure to better in other questions, which could be significantly more difficult. If all of us infinite time to answer every Para Jumbles question, eventually most of

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4 Rules to improve reading skills for Reading Comprehension Questions in CAT

June 22nd, 2016 by

Every time I think about how to prepare for RC, I am struck by how similar the process of reading is to the technique of driving. If your driving technique is sound, you can drive any car properly. On the other hand, if the technique is poor, you end up wrecking every car you drive. Reading fiction is somewhat like driving a train. Who among us hasn’t ever fantasised about having the best seat on the train? I could give an arm and a leg to be in the driver’s cabin of a German ICE train, or the Swiss Lyria, or the Austrian Railjet, or the Italian Frecciarossa, or the Shanghai Magl

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3 mistakes that you should avoid during CAT Preparation

June 18th, 2016 by

CAT Preparation is not something that you do in a week or two. It is a long drawn process typically stretched over a period of 6 to 9 months. Over the last decade, I have seen a bunch of students repeat avoidable mistakes. More often than not, it is because of lack of information. Another common reason why it happens is because people value information that they got from successful seniors and other achievers on the web, which may not be suited for them. In this post, I will discuss about some of these issues. Common CAT Preparation Mistakes 1. Overemphasis on Quant & Verbal CAT asp

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How to develop a reading habit to boost your CAT score?

June 14th, 2016 by

Reading a book is like falling in love: It must happen naturally; you cannot force it, and if you do, the relationship develops cracks in no time, and before long, there is a break-up. If you wish to later start afresh, the past memories, opinions, prejudices begin interfere with the present, and the effort to reconcile meets a tragic end. But…just like true love, reading must ‘happen’ to us at some point in our lives. And there could be no better time than when we prepare for the CAT. Compatibility is a major factor is our relationship with the books we read. I personally do n

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CAT Verbal Preparation – Lessons you can learn from Novak Djokovic

June 6th, 2016 by

Imagine that you are a tennis player – let’s say a club-level player. You have been taking tennis lessons regularly. As a result, you have acquired some skills. You have a good first serve that (may not be like Roger Federer’s, but still) can reach about 100 mph. You also have a reliable second serve with enough kick. You can generate a nice topspin (although not of 3000 rpm as Rafael Nadal’s) on your forehand, and your backhand (usually a weakness of most players, unless you are a Stan Wawrinka) is good enough to keep the ball in play till you can pull the trigger. Your volleys

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