Cat verbal ability (VA) and reading comprehension (RC) are two different units of the CAT VARC section.
While CAT reading comprehension is all about reading comprehension alone, cat verbal ability primarily comprises of parajumbles, odd sentences, and para summary.
This paper pattern has been pretty much consistent for the past six years. However, if we take a look at the papers of pre 2015 era, we find that a number of questions came from grammar, vocabulary, paragraph completion and a few other topics.
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This pattern is more or less the same for all other MBA entrance exams. But, for the past five years, in CAT Verbal Ability questions have come from three topics only:
Parajumbles, Odd Sentences and Paragraph Summary; the table below shows the question-wise overview and weightage of CAT Verbal Ability section.
CAT 2020 Verbal Ability Paper Pattern & Syllabus
- Odd sentences
- Paragraph Summary
Parajumble and Odd sentences are TITA type and Summary questions are MCQ type.
CAT Verbal Ability Practice Questions
Odd One Out Sentence
Download PDFs of CAT Verbal Ability
|CAT Parajumblee Practice Questions|
|CAT Odd One Out Practice Questions|
|CAT Paragraph Summary Practice Questions|