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    Hey guys. Started this topic to discuss about all the other non-RC questions. I guess they are as important as RC.

    To start off, after cat 07, how important is grammar, vocab. do i need to do it? what if it does not come in 08?

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    I think grammer and vocab are equally important.
    Dont ignore them especially vocab for CAT08 because with CAT u never know.::

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    whoa vocab? GRE style mugging up is it?

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    I luvv the verbal ability section.. Infact dis is da only one I'm good at!!
    edited by PRIncess on 9/26/2008

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    I luvv the verbal ability section.. Infact dis is da only one I'm good at!!
    Can't do that. Need to work on all the section in order to clear CAT. Or i might start preparing for CET directly. No bothering with sections there.

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    What about the other stuff? How do you get all those other question types? I find FIJ to be a pain in the.....

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    Whats tricks for learning vocab. plz. tell me

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    PRincess aapka raaz kya hai? Do you read a lots of books and novels? for me this goes on a complete toss, i get lost in the passage

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    Some tips below on preparing for Verbal Ability in CAT:

    CAT at one point in time was about reading speed, grammar, and vocabulary. While difficult to crack, it had a clear pattern that could be prepared for. The last twos years (07 & 06) CATís have made it a test that is not based on speed, nor on understanding the meaning of words.
    Is it then, time to throw away the good old reading habits? How does one prepare in the current situation for CAT?
    First thing to keep in mind is that the basics donít change. By making the test one of reasoning skills rather than that of pure memory, the CAT test makers have added an extra layer of thinking before you can arrive at the answer. This, unfortunately, does not give you the liberty of bypassing the basic steps of being well-read, knowing a broad range of words, and understanding the finer nuances of language. Rather, these become a first step in doing well.
    Hence, you need to continue to improve your command of the English language by reading widely, brushing up your grammar, and knowing, not memorising words. The next step is to improve your reasoning skills in the kind of questions that have appeared recently. While reading an editorial, try asking yourself, what is the key point in this paragraph? Why did the editor start the paragraph in this specific manner, or end it? Once you make this a habit in your reading, it will give you tremendous insights into how passages are structured.
    Happy Preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Questforglory
    Hey guys. Started this topic to discuss about all the other non-RC questions. I guess they are as important as RC.

    To start off, after cat 07, how important is grammar, vocab. do i need to do it? what if it does not come in 08?

    CAT is CAT and DAT will remain DAT,
    you skip something and that something can skip you,
    Grow into all you can rather than growing it all in you,
    get the message in this text? else you miss on verbal part too!!!!

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    Hi Questy,
    FIJ is not a pain (where the sun don't shine) when you know how...
    Check out the FIJ section in Skill Builder. It's a piece of cake.

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    In the question, there are five sentences/paragraphs. The sentence/ paragraph labelled A is in its correct place. The four that follow are labelled B, C, D and E, and need to be arranged in the logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate option.

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    A. In America, highly educated women, who are in stronger position in the labour market than less qualified ones, have higher rates of marriage than other groups.

    B. Some works supports the Becker thesis, and some appears to contradict it.

    C. And, as with crime, it is equally inconclusive.

    D. But regardless of the conclusion of any particular piece of work, it is hard to establish convincing connections between family changes and economic factors using conventional approaches.

    E. Indeed, just as with crime, an enormous academic literature exists on the validity of the pure economic approach to the evolution of family structures.


    (1) BCDE
    (2) DBEC
    (3) BDCE
    (4) ECBD
    (5) EDCD

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRIncess View Post
    In the question, there are five sentences/paragraphs. The sentence/ paragraph labelled A is in its correct place. The four that follow are labelled B, C, D and E, and need to be arranged in the logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate option.

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    A. In America, highly educated women, who are in stronger position in the labour market than less qualified ones, have higher rates of marriage than other groups.

    B. Some works supports the Becker thesis, and some appears to contradict it.

    C. And, as with crime, it is equally inconclusive.

    D. But regardless of the conclusion of any particular piece of work, it is hard to establish convincing connections between family changes and economic factors using conventional approaches.

    E. Indeed, just as with crime, an enormous academic literature exists on the validity of the pure economic approach to the evolution of family structures.


    (1) BCDE
    (2) DBEC
    (3) BDCE
    (4) ECBD
    (5) EDCD
    Hi PRIncess, I think the answer is option 3: BDCE. I feel that the paragraph becomes coherent in this case. Am I right??

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    Sorry dude, da answer ain't correct. But u're close. try again. m sure u'll get it. From this answer, I'm sure u've at least understood da funda to this question.. So congo.. If I cud, I'd award u 2/4 for dis qn..

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    Hi PRIncess is da answer Option 4, then? ECBD.. I knew from the beginning that BD and CE have to go together.. Am I right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRIncess View Post
    In the question, there are five sentences/paragraphs. The sentence/ paragraph labelled A is in its correct place. The four that follow are labelled B, C, D and E, and need to be arranged in the logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate option.

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    A. In America, highly educated women, who are in stronger position in the labour market than less qualified ones, have higher rates of marriage than other groups.

    B. Some works supports the Becker thesis, and some appears to contradict it.

    C. And, as with crime, it is equally inconclusive.

    D. But regardless of the conclusion of any particular piece of work, it is hard to establish convincing connections between family changes and economic factors using conventional approaches.

    E. Indeed, just as with crime, an enormous academic literature exists on the validity of the pure economic approach to the evolution of family structures.


    (1) BCDE
    (2) DBEC
    (3) BDCE
    (4) ECBD
    (5) EDCD
    Option 2 is the answer ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetHawk View Post
    Hi PRIncess is da answer Option 4, then? ECBD.. I knew from the beginning that BD and CE have to go together.. Am I right??
    Yeah!! Dis time U R rite!! Congo.. Good Job, Sharad! I'm impressed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by surabhigupta View Post
    Option 2 is the answer ....
    It ain't corrrect. Good try, though!!

    from the option u've selected I get that u got ur fundas rite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRIncess View Post
    In the question, there are five sentences/paragraphs. The sentence/ paragraph labelled A is in its correct place. The four that follow are labelled B, C, D and E, and need to be arranged in the logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the most appropriate option.

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    A. In America, highly educated women, who are in stronger position in the labour market than less qualified ones, have higher rates of marriage than other groups.

    B. Some works supports the Becker thesis, and some appears to contradict it.

    C. And, as with crime, it is equally inconclusive.

    D. But regardless of the conclusion of any particular piece of work, it is hard to establish convincing connections between family changes and economic factors using conventional approaches.

    E. Indeed, just as with crime, an enormous academic literature exists on the validity of the pure economic approach to the evolution of family structures.


    (1) BCDE
    (2) DBEC
    (3) BDCE
    (4) ECBD
    (5) EDCD
    I used POE with the options and think ECBD is the most appropriate order

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    Is option 4 ECBD the correct answer? Bcoz logically the next sentence in the para cant be option B or D that is y option 4

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