CAT Exam 2023: Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 Exam is on 26th Nov 2023 and admit card will be made available online from Nov 07, 2023. VARC is a very important and high scoring section in the CAT Exam.
CAT Exam 2023 Admit Card: Candidates who have registered for CAT 2023 exam can download their admit card from November 7 onwards. IIM Lucknow (Indian Institute Of Management– Lucknow ) will release the CAT admit card online on the official website. It is mandatory to carry a printout of CAT 2023 admit card to the exam hall to be allowed entry inside. The exam is scheduled to take place on Nov 26 in 3 shifts at test centers in 155 cities of India. Shift 1 will be from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, shift 2 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and shift 3 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Since the dates for CAT notification are out, heat has been turned up on the CAT students. With less than 2 months to go for the exam now, it is imperative that those serious about making it through to the IIMs change gears on their preparation. Some students would be wondering if they really have it in them to make it through the CAT exam, after the initial set of mocks that they have taken. But, if one can identify the weak areas and put in a focused effort to improve upon them, the CAT will be a much tamer animal than it would appear to be otherwise. It is now the Time to Strengthen on your STRONG areas rather than focussing on something NEW learnings.
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Some students would have covered a good portion of the syllabus, and those who have should start working on their test strategies if they haven’t. For students who have the question, “I haven’t started my preparation. Do I still have a chance at clearing CAT?”, the answer is “Yes !”. However, time is of the essence, and it will fly by faster than you know.
Verbal Ability (VA)
This includes Para Jumbles correction in para/ vocabulary usage /sentence completion /critical reasoning / summary questions.
Following are a few approaches to answer these questions:
- Identify the introductory statement (this statement would tell us what the paragraph is all about)
- Then identify links that would connect the two sentences. These are called connectives. These connectives can be conjunctions (but, and) or can be content connectives like cause–effect, generic to specific etc.
Reading Comprehension (RC)
- CAT has traditionally been an RC-centric paper, for English. The number of passages is expected to be four, based on the patterns seen in the last few years.
A few critical factors in RC preparation:
- Reading on diverse topics
- Focussing on basic grammar
- Target all direct questions followed by partially inferential questions.