CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Syllabus 2020
CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Syllabus 2020 - Key to success can be found only with dedicated preparation and hard work when it comes to CAT 2020. Candidates who are planning to appear in the CAT 2020 exam are aware of the fact that IIM Indore will not provide any official CAT syllabus. This can be confusing at the time of starting the preparation. Hence, those who are appearing for the IIM entrance exam should be well aware of CAT verbal ability and reading comprehension syllabus 2020 as per previous exams. Careers360 brings to you details of CAT, exam dates, features of VARC section, major topics along with expected number of questions in this article of CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Syllabus 2020. Along with that, chief preparation tips to be followed to ace the VARC section, best books are also provided in this article. CAT 2020 to be conducted on November 29.
Latest- Know all about CAT Mock Test 2020. Candidates will be able to download CAT 2020 admit card from October 28.
CAT Exam Dates 2020
For the purpose of preparation and knowing when and how to start preparation of CAT 2020 it is important for candidates to be aware of the exam dates of CAT 2020. Details of notification, start and end of registration, exam date etcetera are mentioned under the CAT 2020 exam dates. Given below table can also be referred by candidates for the purpose of making their CAT preparation strategy.
Exam Dates of CAT 2020:
Notification of CAT 2020
July 29, 2020
CAT Registration Start Date
August 5, 2020
CAT Mock Test 2020
October 16, 2020
November 29, 2020
CAT Exam Pattern 2020
To form a preparation plan for the CAT 2020 exam, it is imperative for candidates to be aware of the type of questions asked, total time duration, marking scheme and related information. Such details are provided under the exam pattern of CAT 2020. Given below is the CAT 2020 exam pattern for the VARC section which can be referred to by candidates.
Exam Pattern of CAT 2020 VARC Section:
Sectional Time Duration for VARC
Type of Questions
MCQs and TITA Questions (Both)
Marking Scheme for MCQs
Marking Scheme for TITA Questions
No negative marking
CAT Syllabus 2020 For Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
The very first section which candidates will see in the CAT 2020 exam is the VARC section out of the three. As per expert analysis in CAT 2019, the VARC Section was slightly difficult compared to CAT 2018. For the VARC section, candidates are expected to select passages carefully and answer accurately. The questions in the VARC section are divided into both MCQs and TITA Questions. Although TITA questions in CAT 2020 will not have any negative marking yet candidates are advised to choose carefully as time management is equally important. As of now, every year 10 questions from verbal ability are asked and remaining are from the reading comprehension part.
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CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Syllabus 2020 aims to test candidates on grammar, Verbal Reasoning, Error Correction, Facts, inference or judgment, comprehensions, vocabulary, para summary and related topics.
CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Syllabus 2020:
Type of questions in verbal ability
Both MCQs and TITA (Non-MCQs)
Type of questions in reading comprehension
Total MCQs in verbal ability
Total CAT reading comprehension
Related Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Topics
Inferential Logical Reasoning
One word substitution
Misfit/Out of Context sentence
Exam format Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Questions (CAT 2019)
Given in tabular form are the details of questions asked in the VARC section which were asked in CAT 2019 (both slots). Questions from Grammar or Vocabulary topics were not asked last year.
CAT 2019 Slot 1 - VARC Section
Slot 1 Topics
5 in each passage
Passage - British Policy
CAT 2019 Slot 2 - VARC Section
Slot 2 Topics
Passage - Language and Cultural Identity
Parajumbles ( 4 sentences)
Out of Context sentence
How to prepare for CAT 2020 VARC (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension) Section?
As mentioned earlier, the official CAT 2020 syllabus will not be released by Indian Institute of Management. On the basis of previous year question papers of CAT, sample papers and expert advice candidates can get to know what topics are to be asked in the VARC section of CAT 2020. Every registered candidate wants to make it to IIMs but the question is How To Crack CAT 2020? If we look closely, few topics in the VARC section are very important and repeated every year in the question paper differently. As per the exam pattern of CAT 2020, out of all questions in this section, some questions will be in non-MCQ format which means candidates will have to answer the questions without any choices. Here are some major tips of CAT 2019 toppers that will help the candidates to score well in CAT 2020 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section:
One of the toppers of CAT 2019 Lakshya Kumar, who scored 99.98 percentile in VARC suggests future candidates to read more and more newspapers and novels on a daily basis would surely help in improving vocabulary for the VARC section. No doubt that the VARC section could be a tough nut to crack.
Carefully solve sample papers of CAT to get a gist to types of questions which are likely to be asked.
Try to add new 5-10 words new on a daily basis to improve your vocabulary along with its synonyms and antonyms.
Keep in mind to focus on time management of CAT 2020 as this can swap the game completely if not hold onto carefully.
If you feel bored reading all the time, try watching movies with english subtitle to make VARC section preparation effective.
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Best Books for CAT Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 2020
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT
High School Grammar and Composition
Wren and Martin
How to Prepare for Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability for the CAT
Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
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Questions related to CAT
I got 406 marks in neet and my cat is st and cat rank is 2900 do I have any chance to get medical college through state quota or all India quota or do I have any chance to get pvt college through all India quota.
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CAT ( common admission test ) exam is National level exam and conducted once a year. This year it is going to conduct on 29 November in three slots by IIM Indore. If you're appearing in that exam to pursue your higher studies in top management colleges. You can go through the below link to get the previous year papers of CAT.
All the best!
i got 369 marks in neet 2020 (sc) candidate from telangana is there any chance for me to get A cat medical seat in govt or pvt college ??? should i apply for councelling or is it a waste of time for me
At first lots of congratulations for your result and wishes for your future life. I am afraid to inform you that with your score your chances in All India counselling are almost negative for the 15% seats . However judging from trends of previous years you can get some of good medical colleges in telengana by state counselling 85 % . Some of those colleges are
BHASKAR MEDICAL COLLEGE, MOINABAD, R.R.(DST)
C ANANDA RAO INST. OF MED. SCI., KARIMNAGARDR PATNAM MAHENDER REDDY INST OF MED SCI, CHEVELLAGOVT MEDICAL COLLEGE,
NALGONDAGOVT MEDICAL COLLEGE, SURYAPEKAMINENI INSTITUTE OF MED. SCI., NARKETPALLYMAMATA ACADEMY OF MED SCI, BACHUPALLYMEDICITI INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
MAHAVIR INST OF MED SCI, VIKARABAD
S.V.S. MEDICAL COLLEGE,
MAHABUBNAGARSURABHI INST OF MED SCI, SIDDIPERVM MEDICAL COLLEGE,
MULUGUMAMATA MEDICAL COLLEGE, KHAMMAMPRATHIMA INST OF MED. SCI., KARIMNAGARMNR MEDICAL COLLEGE, SANGAREDDYMEDICITI INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
MALLA REDDY INST OF MED SCI, SURARAM, RR
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1. What are the documents required for management seat Cat B for MBBS admission in Telengana for other state students? 2. Do I need to get study certificate from class 6 to 12? If yes, What is the format of that document? 3. Is residency certificate only for claiming local reservation ?
Dear Aspirants ,
MBBS admission through management quota documents required
Scorecard of NEET
Candidate’s DoB or equivalent certificate, issued by the competent authority.
10+2 passing certificate
Application fee receipt
For more information you can go through the below mentioned link .
im from andhra and have a score of 91 percentile in mains paper 2 . i belong to sc and have a cat rank of 640 . is there a chanch of me getting an nit for b arch
First of all congratulations on securing 640 rank in jee mains paper 2 from sc category.
You rank is good and definitely you can get nits, even if you belong from andhra pradesh.
Now as per seeing the last year cutoff trends for jee mains paper 2, with your sc category rank you can get b.arch in :-
- NIT RAIPUR
- VNIT NAGPUR.
Because, Last year the highest cutoff closing rank for nit raipur for other State sc candidates was - 686. And for vnit nagpur it was - 684.
And your rank is below these two ranks, so they're is a chance that you can get nit raipur and vnit nagpur this year during counselling.
Also check or the following link to know the cutoff trends for jee mains paper 2 for different nits :-
Also check out our jee mains paper 2 college predictor tool to get an appropriate idea of colleges that you can get on basis of your jee mains paper 2 rank :-