CMAT Language Comprehension sections contains 25 question with max. marks 100 which contains the following:
· Reading Comprehension
· Critical Reasoning
· Vocabulary (Para-jumbles, idioms & phrases, sentence correction, fill in the blanks, Antonyms & Synonyms, Facts, Interference & Judgement, etc)
To prepare yourself for Language Comprehension, get in the daily reading habit which is not limited to novels, books, newspapers. editorials, magazines, etc. There is no short cut for this section, reading habit is the only key to success. While reading novels, get into touch which idioms & phrases.
Traditional RC to follow, basically a paragraph with 5 question which would be normally around author’s view, message, etc. CMAT RC would be easier when compared to other competitive exams, as the questions would be mostly direct. Comprehension skills can only be attributed to a reading habit.
Critical Reasoning is an analytical way of thinking about issues for analyzing and evaluating information gathered from observation and experience in order to come to certain conclusions. Critical Reasoning clarifies goals, examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence and assesses conclusions. Candidates should develop skills like observation, interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation and explanation.
Vocabulary includes Para-jumbles, Antonyms & Synonyms and grammar (idioms & phrases, sentence correction, fill in the blanks, Facts, Interference & Judgement, sentence completion, analogy, etc).
It consists of a group of sentences that have been jumbled up. The goal in these types of sentences is to rearrange the sentences in the original sequence. In para-jumble questions, you will be given a paragraph made of four to five sentences whose original sequence has been changed and you have a few minutes to figure out what that original sequence was.
Antonyms & Synonyms:
Get the Barron’s word list ready to answer antonyms & synonyms. Basically 10 words per day from Barron’s Word List will do. Learning new words without their meaning is of no use. This can be easily remembered while we get in those words in simple sentences in day-to-day usage.
Thompson and Martinet’s ‘A Practical English Grammar’ would be a great starting point. Remember, however, that there is no shortcut to grammar. This section can cover idioms & phrases, sentence correction, fill in the blanks, Facts, Interference & Judgement, sentence completion, analogy, etc.
CMAT Logical Reasoning sections contains 25 question with max. marks 100 which contains the following:
· Arrangements (Linear, Circular, Matrix, etc.)
· Statements & Conclusions.
· Sequences, coding and decoding.
· Analytical Reasoning.
· Cause & Effects.
· Number series.
· Analogy Tests, etc
Logical reasoning are designed to measure the ability of the candidates to draw the logical statement or arguments. Candidates are required to decipher the logic behind the questions. Once you are there, then this section would be a cake-walk. Candidates can develop the skills by solving puzzles frequently. Logical Thinking is the only key to success. Table formation is the best way to decipher the arrangements and similar questions. Diagrams and representation can also be considered to solve questions.