This is the section where engineering students struggle the most. Their is a general feeling that bad vocab is not going to help us in the exam, but on the contrary a systematic and time bound preparation is the only requirement for the same. CAT exam tests your reading experience. So a ‘start from the basics’ approach is absolutely essential in this regard, if you are not an avid reader to begin with, start as early as possible.
So the first step is to increase your appetite for reading. Newspapers are an obvious place to start, but if you find them heavy reading then you can start with some light fiction. I know most of us would prefer to do opt for easily available books online and we can use the online versions too. These days even some mobile apps helps a lot in this regard. Rigorous reading is going to help a lot for this section.
Few Recommended books for this section:
- A Good book for VA – How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Common Admission Test 4th Edition (Paperback) by Meenakshi Upadhyay, Arun Sharma. Publisher: Tata McGraw Hill
- The Pearson Guide To Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT 1st Edition (Paperback) by Nishit K. Sinha Publisher: Pearson
- Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS, 2011 edition.
- A Communicative Grammar of English By: Geoffrey Leech 2003 edition.
- 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary by Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis , 1991 edition