Students generally have a lot of doubts with regards to CAT Vocabulary Preparation and we thought it is best to address all these questions in a single place. This article adopts the style of a FAQ and provides answers to important questions one at a time.
Question-1: Is it important to learn words for the CAT exam? What part of the exam is based on Vocabulary?
Answer: The short and simple answer: in the last three years, ZERO (0) Vocabulary Questions have appeared in CAT. But does this mean you should not prepare for this section? Well, you should learn words and improve your vocabulary for two reasons:
Enhanced vocabulary improves your general English skills and helps improve comprehension to a large extent (RCs are a major of CAT Verbal Ability section).
Vocabulary questions are an important part of exams such as NMAT, SNAP, IIFT, and TISSNET. In case you are planning to appear for these exams (most students who prepare for CAT, prepare for these exams), then you should most definitely pay attention to vocabulary preparation.
Question-2: How many words should you learn in a single day?
Answer: This number varies from individual to individual but if you learn 5 to 10 words on a daily basis, you are doing a good job. You should begin slowly and then gradually increase the number of words you learn daily. If you read regularly, then one good thing that is going to happen is that you are going to encounter the same words again and again.
Question-3: What are the various types of vocabulary questions that are a part of various MBA entrance exams?
Answer: You should prepare for the following question types:
Synonyms and Antonyms
Sentence Completion/ Contextual Vocabulary
Idioms and Phrases
Cloze Tests/ Fill in the blanks
One word substitution
You can join our test series to prepare better for these sections.
Question-4: How should you learn words?
Answer: We’ll be answering this question in the upcoming articles listed below. Explore these articles and you would have all your answers:
CAT Vocabulary Tips: How to Learn Words?
CAT Vocabulary Mnemonics
Use Visual Vocabulary to Learn
Books for Vocabulary Building
Coupled with the above, the CAT Vocabulary Prep Plan is the perfect place for you to learn words daily in a systematic manner. Become a vocabulary wizard while you prepare for CAT!