Wiley's ExamXpert Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT 2019

Captain AK Kalia (Retd)

ISBN: 9788126579662

906 pages

INR 899

Description

This book is a one-stop solution (over 900 pages) for CAT, XAT and other MBA entrance exams. It provides comprehensive coverage of concepts through a unique integrated approach that helps you build your overall proficiency in language skills. The book provides 12 exhaustive Practice Exercises for assimilating concepts and 11 CAT VARC Tests (based on the latest pattern of CAT) for testing your level of preparedness and fine-tuning your exam strategy. The book also provides a 16-Week Vocabulary Building Pragramme based on an effective multi-pronged approach for learning words in related groups for the multiplier effect and ease of retention. This book is different from other books in terms of the overall quality of content.

Preface

 

Section 1 Introduction

 

Chapter 1: An Integrated Approach to Proficiency in English Language

Introduction

An Integrated Approach

Proficiency in English Language: The 4-F Framework

 

Chapter 2: The Changing CAT Pattern

Changes in CAT Pattern

Diagnostic Tests—A Foretaste of CAT VARC Section

 

Chapter 3: Using This Book

Structure of the Book

 

Chapter 4: Gearing up for CAT

The CAT Exam: The Entry Point to your Dream B-School

The CAT 2017 Exam Structure and Experience

 

Section 2 Diagnostic Tests

 

CAT VARC Diagnostic Test 1 (Based on Latest Pattern)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

CAT VARC Diagnostic Test 2 (Based on Old Pattern)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Section 3 Concept Review

 

Chapter 5: Reading Comprehension: Vocabulary, Level of Language and Subject-Matter

Hurdles to Reading Comprehension

Level of Language and Range of Vocabulary

Some Reading Tasks to Challenge you

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Chapter 6: Reading in Thought Units: Unravelling Grammar Syntax

Forming Regular Reading Habits

Understanding Grammar Syntax

Review of Grammar Syntax

Internalizing Complex Grammar Syntax

Explanatory Answers Along with the Questions

 

Chapter 7: Reading Comprehension: Clear and Logical Composition of Texts

Integrated Approach: The Expanded 5-F Framework

Ambiguity and Logical Inconsistency

Handling Negatives

Understanding Logical Equivalence

Analysis and Evaluation of Arguments

Types of Reasoning: Deductive and Inductive

Deductive Reasoning

Inductive Reasoning

Types of Critical Reasoning Questions

Separating Facts, Inferences, and Judgements

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Chapter 8: Reading Comprehension: Sentences to Paragraphs

Coherence and Fluency of Thought-Flow

Grammatical Linking and Signposting

Jumbled Paragraphs: Test Your Ability to ‘Read with The Eye of a Writer’

What Makes a Good Starting Sentence

 ‘Tell and Show’ or ‘Show and Tell’

‘Tell and Show’

‘Show and Tell’

Chronological or Logical

Developing Thought-flow by ‘Linking Back’ to Earlier Thoughts

Repetition and Parallel Grammatical Structures

What Makes A Good Concluding Sentence

Summary of Guidelines for Unravelling Jumbled Paragraphs

Types of Jumbled Paragraph Questions (MCQ And TITA)

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Chapter 9: Reading Comprehension: Summarizing and Active Reading

(Paragraph Summary Writing)

Summarizing: A Basic Reading Comprehension Skill

The Technique of Active Reading

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Chapter 10: Reading Comprehension: Levels of Meaning and RC Question-Types

Levels of Meaning and Related RC Question-Types

Wording of Question-Stems and Option traps

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Chapter 11: Reading Comprehension: Reading for Structure (Evaluative Level of Meaning)

The Main Idea Question: The Most Important and Frequently-Asked RC Question

Some RC Question-Types That Entail ‘Evaluation’

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Chapter 12: Reading Comprehension: Reading for Implied Idea (Inferential Level of Meaning)

A Quick Recap of the ‘Concept Review’ Section

Inferential Level of Meaning: RC Question-types

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Section 4 Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise 1: Reading Comprehension (Paragraph Summary Writing)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Practice Exercise 2: Reading Comprehension (Short Passages-1)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Practice Exercise 3: Reading Comprehension (Short Passages-2)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Practice Exercise 4: Reading Comprehension (Long Passages-1)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Practice Exercise 5: Reading Comprehension (Long Passages-2)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Section 5 Mock Tests

 

MOCK CAT VARC Test 1

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

MOCK CAT VARC Test 2

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

MOCK CAT VARC Test 3

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

MOCK CAT VARC TEST 4

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

MOCK CAT VARC Test 5

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Section 6 CAT 2017 VARC Tests

 

CAT 2017 VARC Test Slot 1

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

CAT 2017 VARC Test Slot 2

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Supplement Building Vocabulary

 

Supplement 1: Learning Words in Related Groups for the Multiplier Effect

Introduction

Nature of the English Vocabulary

Useful Approaches to Vocabulary-Building

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

 

Supplement 2: 4-Month/16-Week Vocabulary-Building Programme

Week 1

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 2

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 3

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 4

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 5

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 6

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 7

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 8

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 9

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 10

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 11

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 12

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 13

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 14

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 15

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

Week 16

Explanatory Answers with Word Meanings

 

Supplement CAT Practice Exercises

CAT Supplement 1: Jumbled Paragraphs (TITA)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

CAT Supplement 2: Out-of-Context Sentences (TITA)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

CAT Supplement 3: Paragraph Summary (MCQ)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Supplement XAT Practice Exercises

 

XAT Supplement 1: Verbal Ability (Vocabulary and Grammar)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

XAT Supplement 2: Verbal Reasoning (Jumbled Paragraphs and Critical Reasoning)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

XAT Supplement 3: Reading Comprehension (Logic and Application-based)

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

XAT Supplement 4: Grammar Common Errors (Brief Notes and Grammar Exercise)

Brief Notes

Grammar Exercise

Explanatory Answers

 

CAT 2018 VARC Tests

 

CAT 2018 VARC Test Slot 1

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

CAT 2018 VARC Test Slot 2

Questions

Answer Key

Explanatory Answers

 

Bibliography