The first step towards your CAT preparation is to have the complete information and knowledge of CAT 2017 Syllabus and important areas for CAT. CAT syllabus has been designed to assess the prospective admission-seekers' suitability for MBA education. The CAT is a primary filter used by all the 20 IIMs and several hundreds of other reputed colleges like S.P. Jain, FMS, MDI, etc. for admission to their MBA programs. It is a multiple- choice based test with penalties for wrong answers. IIMs don't specify the syllabus as such but based on previous year papers we have developed a comprehensive list of important topics and areas for CAT.
CAT Verbal Ability is one area which has seen the maximum change in topics and structure over the last three years. Going by the topics that appeared in the CAT-2016 exam, you need to prepare for the following topics for sure:
If you look at the above topics, you should be able to notice the absence of significant number of topics. Remember, the syllabus for CAT is not set in stone and this means you should prepare for topics which have been a part of the exam over the last few years. The important topics that have appeared in the last few years are:
There are some other topics in Verbal Ability which you cover. These topics are important from the stand-point of other MBA entrance exams:
Remember, Grammar-based questions test the candidate's capability to mark and correct grammatical errors. CAT generally tests knowledge of high school level grammar and includes areas like use of articles, prepositions, use of modifiers, subject-verb agreement, parallel construction, phrasal verbs, redundancy etc.
In order to boost your score, keep yourself updated with CAT Syllabus 2017 and the vital areas from which most questions will be asked. Make sure to practice enough questions from all these important topics.