How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Common Admission Test 4th  Edition
    How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Common Admission Test 4th Edition (English, Paperback, Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay)

    How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Common Admission Test 4th Edition  (English, Paperback, Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Tata McGraw - Hill Education
    • ISBN: 9780071332132, 0071332138
    • Edition: 4th Edition, 2011
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    Published in the year 2011, How To Prepare For Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension For The CAT Common Admission Test is a book that provides the readers with detailed, yet practical information of all they need to know to clear the CAT, and other entrance tests.

    Summary Of The Book

    How To Prepare For Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension For The CAT Common Admission Test is a book that is designed with the intent of enabling students to clear the CAT. This book contains all the necessary info that is required to tackle the questions in this examination. Written by veteran CAT trainers, this book is also beneficial for students preparing for XAT, IRMA, MAT, IIFT, and XLRI.

    This book consists of five parts, which have been further divided into smaller sections. The first part is Building Skills For Reading Comprehension, which contains two sections-Reading Comprehension, and LOD Exercises. The second part is Verbal Ability, and consists of five sections, which include Fill In The Blanks, Vocabulary-Based Questions, Vocabulary, Paragraph Jumbles, and Sentence Correction. The third part is Verbal Reasoning, and has four sections which include Syllogisms, Binary Logic, Logical Deductions, Previous Year Questions From The CAT, and Critical Reasoning/ Paragraph Comprehension. The fourth part is named Mock Tests, consisting of two papers of different difficulty levels. The fifth part CAT Papers, consists of two sections, which include CAT Papers, and Sample Papers On 2009 Pattern.

    Through the course of this book, the readers are provided with a great deal of practice exercises on reading comprehension, and vocabulary-based questions as well. The readers are also guided into a scientific approach to solving CAT problems in a short time frame, and this edition consists of an entire section on the origin of words, root words, suffixes, and prefixes. In this book, a number of mock test papers have also been included, which help the readers gauge their progress. Additionally, the readers are also provided with solved question papers till 2008.

    About The Authors

    Arun Sharma is a well-known author, and trainer. Apart from this book, Sharma has written How To Prepare For Logical Reasoning For The CAT Common Admission Test, Study Package For The CAT Online (With CD), and How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation For The CAT Common Admission Test. Sharma is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has qualified for the CAT 13 times, having a record percentile of over 99.9 per cent several times. Sharma is a best-selling author of Tata McGraw Hill Education.

    Meenakshi Upadhyay is also a well-known author, corporate trainer, and communications expert. Apart from this book, Upadhyay has written Comprehension, Interpersonal & Communication Skills For General Studies (Paper-2), CSAT Books On General Studies Paper-2, and How To Prepare For The CAT Common Entrance Test (Set of 4 Books). Upadhyay has also completed her degree from IIM Bangalore, and she is also a bestselling author of Tata-McGraw-Hill Education.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2011
    • Exam
      • CAT
    • Table of Contents
      • Part I  Building Skills for Reading Comprehension
        Part 2 Verbal Ability
        Part 3 Verbal Reasoning
        Part 4 Mock Test Papers
        Part 5 CAT Papers

    • Authored By
      • Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay
    • Author Info
      • Arun Sharma started his coaching program in 1996 and is a well-known CAT examination trainer. Being an alumnus of IIM-Bangalore, Sharma also trains corporate professionals. He has cleared the CAT exam 11 times. Meenakshi Upadhyay is a communications expert with a British Council certification for Training in Business English. She trains corporate professionals in the art of communication. Her training program focuses on a variety of areas ranging from personality development to language.
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    Mistakes downpour

    Initially, this book seemed to be fine for CAT preparation. As i got deeper into it, i found many mistakes in the answer choices. I thought of giving a feedback to the authors but the volume of mistakes made me to chuck the book. If you are serious about CAT preparation, then i would advise reading course material from any reputed institute such as TIME/IMS .
    Unless the authors come with an edited latest verson, i recommend flipkart users not to buy this book.

    Rajesh Gaddipati

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    9 Sep, 2012

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    Waste of Money. Full of Errors

    What a sheer waste of money and time. Book is full of errors. Even the most simplest of the questions have been answered incorrectly. It simply means that author was just interested in publishing the book and minting money. Not a single review must had been done before it was released.
    Book does not even deserve a single star.

    Abhinav Bhatnagar

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    17 Jun, 2013

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    Patience is the key

    This is an excellent book for a long term study plan as every content of the syllabus is exhaustively covered. One needs patience to finish this book. If you are looking for a book that can help you to cramp and skim through the contents then this book is not for you.

    For beginners, its the best book to start with.

    Cheers !!!!

    Priyesh Shrivastava

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    26 Jun, 2012

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    An Excellent Choice for a Methodical Preparation

    This book is the right choice for those preparing well ahead of the examination. By the time one exhausts the sea of verbal exercises that this book offers, one is more than ready and programmed to take on the Verbal Section. Although the passages in the book were quite long it helped me build a determination and ability to concentrate for longer spells of time. Please go for this book, if you have five to six months at hand; and from then on hardwork and a determined methodical approach will...

    S. Prithiv

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    16 Nov, 2012

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    Must have for a better CAT preperation!

    Arun Sharma books are quite comprehensive in nature. While it does not always contain the super-magical tricks of question-cracking that most tutorial materials have, you can expect it to be a strong companion in your endeavour to crack CAT. It is complete with both theory, solved questions and questions for practice. Highly recommended for someone looking to have a full-fledged effort at CAT.

    And as always, amazing service by Flipkart with superior packaging and speedy delivery!

    Rajdeep Halder

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    24 Jul, 2013

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    I am using this book so that I can say,it's very difficult to solve...But a good book for VA & RC..........


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    16 Sep, 2011

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    Best book for VA & RC

    I found verbal section more tough than any other sections , BEFORE BUYING THIS BOOK

    Gokula Kannan

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    16 Sep, 2011

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    Good as a starter

    This book is like VA for dummies. I would recommend it to those who have a weak verbal area, as well as those who want an expertise in RC. But this book is quite lengthy to complete, and quite frankly it is like a challenge to grasp it all at one go.

    Vivek Kalra

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    1 Feb, 2012

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    Good book but wrong answers

    The book covers nearly each and every aspect of the English exam of CAT thoroughly, however it has a lot of wrong answers.. Sometimes makes the exercise of solving and then checking to see if the answer is correct seem futile..

    Abhinav Gupta

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    14 Feb, 2013

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    A Lot of Practice Sets

    This is a really good book.

    There are a lot of practice sets, but some where this book lacks the advanced skills to tackle the comprehension passages.

    At beginning there is a good strategy given, but it is not helpful at every condition. Book is good for long passages that are information based, but not helpful for short passages that are inference based.

    You can not expect everything form single author, but overall book is really good for practice.

    Mohammad Murtaza Mehdi

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    11 Jan, 2013

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