VARC Topics for CAT: Important Topics, Syllabus, Tips to Prepare

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VARC Topics for CAT

VARC Topics for CAT: The VARC part concentrates on topics of English like reading comprehension, grammar, verbal reasoning, and inferences. The first step to start CAT 2024 preparation is comprehending the syllabus. Since there is no official syllabus given by the IIMs yet, a generalized syllabus can be derived from past years. The CAT syllabus is mostly focused on mathematics and English ideas learned in school. Though there is a shortage of a defined syllabus the most familiar topics and questions can be deduced based on a study of the prior papers.

VARC Topics for CAT 2024

The VARC section is the first section of the exam that must be finished in 40 minutes. The Reading Comprehension part of the section dominates with around 67% weightage of the total score of this section. Blow showcase in the table are the topics that are included in the VARC 

Reading ComprehensionGrammar (tenses, prepositions, etc.)Para jumbles
InferencesOdd one outOne-word substitution
Synonyms & AntonymsHomonyms & HomophonesPara-completion
Syllogism and AnalogiesVerbal logic

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CAT VARC Syllabus: Key Topics & Weightage

In CAT 2024, para-competition questions and odd-sentence-out questions were both formed in the VARC section. Below is a division of the number of questions covered in each topic in the CAT 2023 VARC section:

CAT 2024 TopicSlot 1Slot 2Slot 3
Reading Comprehension161616
Para Summary222
Para Jumbles222
Para Completion222
Odd Sentence222

Preparation Tips for CAT VARC

Below are some tips that students can consider while they are preparing for CAT VARC:

  • Get into the practice of reading to enhance your speed and grow your vocabulary.
  • Make it a daily practice to discover new words and better grammar rules.
  • Practise with mocks to test your time management and work on your weaknesses.
  • Work towards your test-taking technique and enhance it based on your attempts in mocks.

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What does the VARC include?

The VARC section of any MBA entrance exam or a competitive exam typically comprises MCQs based on Grammatical concepts like articles, tenses, noun/pronoun, subject-verb agreement, conjunctions; one-word substitution, Verbal Ability questions on word meaning, para jumbles, fill in the blanks, para completion, antonyms.

Is the VARC CAT considered the toughest section?

The toughness of this section is not certainly predictable, but one can believe it to vary between moderate to difficult. CAT’s VARC Section includes 24 Questions. 16 out of 24 Questions are based on comprehensive reading, therefore your ability to learn plays a vital role in this section.

How you can prepare yourself for VARC?

First, you can prepare for the VARC section of CAT by self-study, one needs to start reading English novels and books from early on. Secondly, To prepare for both Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability, candidates must practice a good number of practice questions, mock tests, and sample papers.

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