Verbal Ability for CAT PDF

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Verbal Ability (VA) is an important part of CAT preparation for VARC section. CAT Verbal Ability questions will constitute 33% share in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Section in the CAT 2019 exam to be held on November 24, 2019. 


Before going deep on how to prepare Verbal Ability for CAT, the first thing we need to know is the composition and type of Verbal Ability Reading Comprehension section in the revised IIM CAT 2019 exam pattern.

CAT Verbal Ability Questions Composition
Verbal Ability Reading Comprehension pattern
Section Name
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Total VARC Questions
Total Verbal Ability Questions
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Time to attempt the section
60 Minutes
Marks for Each Correct Answer
Negative Marks for Each Wrong Answer
Difficulty Level of Verbal Ability Questions
Moderate to High
No Negative Marking Questions in CAT Verbal Ability section

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Verbal Ability for CAT Questions: Meaning, Number & Type
Instead of moving haphazardly and jumping into CAT Preparation for VARC without knowing how to prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT, it would be simply a fruitless adventure as the revamped CAT exam pattern has modified the Verbal Ability question pattern in CAT exam. Following questions are asked in Verbal Ability section in CAT.

Verbal Ability Questions in CAT
Number of questions
Type of Questions
Para Summary
Non MCQ without Negative Marking
Jumbled Paragraph
No Negative Marking, Non-MCQ
Picking the Odd sentence out of Jumbled Paragraph
No Negative Marking, Non-MCQ

CAT Verbal Ability Questions: Non-MCQ
CAT preparation for VARC requires you to first understand the difference between type of questions and the process to answer them. So before starting your CAT preparation for VARC, know the difference between two types of questions asked in Verbal Ability section in CAT.. Read More 


CAT Verbal Ability Preparation
The most important aspects giving guidance on how to prepare Verbal Ability for CAT Exam are:

  • Go through the Verbal Ability for CAT Syllabus & Choose the Best books
  • Get Updated CAT Verbal Preparation Material
  • Download Verbal Ability for CAT by Arun Sharma Pdf
  • Download the available Verbal Ability for CAT Pdf
  • Read the strategy for CAT Verbal Ability Preparation of past CAT toppers How to Ace CAT Verbal Ability.. Read More 

Let us understand in detail the strategy for CAT Verbal Ability Preparation


Verbal Ability Syllabus for CAT
The CAT syllabus for Verbal Ability has changed during last 4-5 years.While Grammar, vocabulary, English Language usage remain as the basics for Verbal Ability preparation, the areas and topics on which questions are prepared in CAT Verbal Ability Section have changed for the last 4 years.. Read the Complete CAT Verbal Ability Syllabus


CAT Verbal Ability Questions Pdf 
Expected Topics in Verbal Ability Syllabus for CAT 2019 are included in the CAT Verbal Ability Questions Pdf shared by IIMs a month before the CAT exam. Please note it is a full length CAT paper containing all sections including the CAT Verbal Ability questions Pdf.. Read More 


Best Verbal Ability Books for CAT Preparation
How important it is to choose the best books for Verbal Ability in CAT?  Most of the CAT toppers who were weak in Verbal Ability opted for self –preparation. They not only prepared well in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT and tremendously improved on Verbal Ability but also were able to score high in Verbal Ability by reading the best book on CAT preparation.


Some of the good books for Verbal Ability for CAT are:

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT’- by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha
  • Arihant Book on Verbal Ability: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh.. Read More

Best Verbal Ability Study Material for CAT
If you wish to prepare Verbal Ability for the CAT with the help of coaching centres, or wish to go for a mix of coaching supported preparation and self preparation to get the best of both in Verbal Ability Preparation, the Preparation Material of Best Coaching Institutes like TIME, CL, IMS could be very helpful to prepare Verbal Ability for CAT.. Read More 


CAT Toppers Verbal Ability Preparation Strategy 
Most of the CAT toppers have shared that Verbal Ability was their weak area but they improved a lot in it with consistent preparation. So what made CAT toppers improve so much and how they could score so high in Verbal Ability in CAT? Sharing with, CAT toppers spoke about their preparation strategy for Verbal Ability and also shared advice to CAT aspirants.. Read More