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Since communication is a very important tool in all spheres of management, this section tests a person’s skill at the English language. The CAT paper increased the number of questions in this section, shows the importance that the examiners attach to testing us on Verbal Ability. It shows how a person, comprehends the given data and understands

  • The meaning of the words used
  • The overall message being conveyed
  • The undertones of the passage or the sentence
  • Correctness of grammar
  • Conclusion being hinted at.

Over the years CAT has moved from being an English language test to being an English usage test. It implies that few years back, a lot of questions on grammar, vocabulary and fill in the blanks were pretty straightforward. Over the last 3 – 4 years, CAT has been laying more emphasis on the contextual understanding of the language.

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