Hey everyone! This post is for all the vernacular aspirants who have no idea how to start their VARC preparation. We’ll start from a basic level and we’ll discuss the preparation strategy, how to clear the cut off, important tips for Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability. Today we’re only going to discuss what comes in VARC and identifying your main pain areas if you’re a vernacular student.
I always say that VARC is the game changer. The number of questions to clear the cut offs are slightly higher in VARC when compared to other sections. There is a misconception in the market that if you really want to be good at VARC as far as CAT is concerned you need to have an excellent vocabulary. So, the first thing you need to know that vocabulary is not important. CAT VARC is all about English usage. So, if you’re a vernacular student and you find these things tough you need not worry because there is no requirement for you to have a good vocabulary.
Something I would recommend for you to do on a daily basis is read. What should you read? I would recommend to start with THE HINDU. I would not advise to start with AEON, NEW YORK TIMES and etc. as it is kind of tough to understand. As far as VARC is concerned CAT is not like GMAT. GMAT is on a very heavy level and CAT yet is not on a level like that. CAT in a real sense is an aptitude exam as far as RCs are concerned. In RCs the most important thing is how do you find answers immediately. Nowadays Reading comprehensions are moving towards to being speed based. In 2006 and 2007 RC’s used to be extraordinarily heavy but that’s not the case anymore. They are fairly easy now. Always remember not to keep your focus on a particular topic like zoology, economics, etc. There is a huge disadvantage in this. This where a vernacular student gets badly hit because we have a perception that we don’t know reading but there are certain ways to read. In CAT over a period of time RCs are not inference based anymore mostly they are fact based. The most common problem for vernacular students is that we don’t know how to identify the information.
When we talk about the old pattern where we used to get 34 questions from VARC wherein you get 10 questions from VA and 24 questions from RC. The new pattern consists of 10 questions from VA and 16 questions from RC. So, you cannot really bank on RC. The biggest mistake aspirants make is focus more on RCs. It is limitless so you cannot predict what will come in the exam. Your main focus should be on VA. Verbal Ability is the game changer for vernacular students as it is fairly simpler. Verbal consists of Para Jumbles, Odd One Out, Para summary and Para completion. Your aim should be to achieve 100% accuracy in the above-mentioned topics. Para jumble is a topic which you can easily solve if you apply the rules correctly. The LOD for Para Jumble is on an easy – medium level. If you’re a vernacular student and you’re scared of English as a language I would recommend to start with Para Jumbles but keep in mind that it’s very important to put in efforts and work towards achieving 100% accuracy. A very common mistake that students make is that they solve Odd One Out as Para Jumble and vice versa. The strategy to solve both of them is very different. Para Summary is on an easy level and you can solve it using the rules. From solving these 10 questions you can achieve 90%le plus.
For Reading comprehension your target should be 5 questions. So, in total with 15 questions, you are roundabout 99%ler. If you are a vernacular student, I would strongly recommend you to focus more on Verbal Ability. For RC I would suggest you to start by reading novels or something you are comfortable with. I think the best source for reading is the newspaper. Start on a very humble level with THE HINDU, MINT, INDIAN EXPRESS and etc. and eventually increase your level. Try solving one RC in a day and if you are not able to do that then read 1-2 articles a day. As far Para Jumbles are considered devote 2 days a week and try solving 15 questions a day. Eventually with sectional mocks and full length you’ll be able to achieve 100% accuracy.
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I HOPE THIS HELPED YOU ALL AND ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR VARC PREPARATION!!!!