Verbal Ability and GK Section of CMAT
Verbal ability/ Language Comprehension: This section contains questions from parajumbles (that are comprised of 4-5 sentences), fill in the blanks, identification of word meaning by selecting correct synonym and antonym, idioms, sentence correction, identification of correct sentence etc. The reading comprehension passage is not too long but is definitely very important.
- To prepare yourself for verbal, get in the habit of reading novels daily. There is no short cut for this preparation but if you do it regularly, you will be easily able to crack any Management competitive exam.
- Questions from Antonyms and Synonyms are asked in CMAT, so one must have a good understanding of word meanings. In order to do that, students can either prepare a list of words they daily find in newspapers and novels and cram them. Students must also take help from websites like: www.thesaurus.com
- Practice a lot of reading comprehension, which would be there in any preparation book.
- Further, lots of reading of novels, preparing the word meaning from barrons word list are going to be really handful in overall preparation.
- Every CAT, XAT, MAT aspirant will be preparing for Logical Reasoning, Verbal and Quantitative techniques, therefore it is safe to say that General Awareness is the key to unlocking the doors of CMAT.
- In order to prepare for general awareness, students should develop a daily habit of reading newspaper. I recommend “The Hindu” or “The Indian Express” for MBA aspirants. These papers have extensive coverage on national and international matters; also their editorial sections are pretty vast and are written in a high quality standard that can help the students in their preparation of Verbal ability section as well.
- Read and understand the important terms used in economics and banking and follow a weekly or fortnightly business magazine to stay updated about the latest happenings in this field.
As I have mentioned above, General awareness is the crucial key to cracking CMAT. If you know the answer to this section, you can very well complete it in less than 15 minutes. As such, you will have almost 165 minutes to solve the other three sections.
The general awareness section for any exam is a tricky proposition as theoretically, it has infinite syllabus.
However, if you are able to tackle this section, it can prove to be very productive. The reason is – this section takes very less time and can still give you the same marks as other sections.
- Static GK
- Current GK