Posted by: catindiaonline | October 25, 2008

RC section # Intro

RC seeks to fulfill the demands of corporate life.

Reading comprehension is the ability to read and understand unfamiliar materials and to answer questions about them. You will be presented with passages drawn from a variety of subject areas, including humanities, the sciences, latest happenings in society etc. The questions will ask you to analyze what is stated in the passage and to identify underlying assumptions and implications.

The presence of RC is found in many Tests, like:

  • CAT
  • GMAT
  • GRE

The reason being that in most management professions, you are expected to deal efficiently with large volumes of unfamiliar and dense info in relatively short time span.

Let’s discuss some common queries.

  1. Keyword to define RC preparation?
    • Practice
    • Accuracy
    • Speed
    • Understanding
  2. What is the range of topics?

    Passages in RC section are mostly very general. They can be picked from anywhere, like:

    • Business headline of a particular day
    • Economy – some general economic problem of a country
    • Religion
    • Science or Art related stuff
    • Politics or any other
  3. What should I read to do good in RC section?
    This is one of the most commonly asked questions related to this section and tricky as well to some extent.

    To start, you can pick literally anything. After all, reading speed(how fast you read supported by clear understanding) is one of the critical success factors to do good in this section. But ideally, one or two newspapers a day in addition to a blend of fiction and non fiction novels will do for you.
    Reading different stuff not only help you in getting versatile knowledge but also improve your vocab.

For rest go to CAT India Online’s CATclub

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