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KI UNIQUE ENGLISH SECTION:
The KI-Unique English Section in CAT prepares a student’s psychology as to the type of attempt he/she can give and also exemplifies the way to crack this section.
Moreover it teaches a candidate the easiest as well as the fastest way of finding solution to a problem.
Reading, Vocabulary, grammar and logic.
- The total number of questions in verbal section comprises almost 50%-60% of the total questions.
- And so the minimum cut off for this section over the year has been 30%-35%.
- Also this section in all is of 50 marks approximately.
- Don’t look at it as the scoring section.
- Aim to cross the sectional cut offs.
- Don’t go by the length or bulk of the passages.
- Prioritize the order of 3 sections:
- Start with verbal ability and then move to Reading Comprehension.
- Devote equal time to both elements.
- Focus on areas in which improvement is possible.
- Get a pocket size dictionary, which truly is the best investment. Make it a point to read 10 to 15 words, or one page, every four hours.
- When you come across a new word, immediately check its meaning in the pocket dictionary.
- To enhance grammar skills, read books, magazines, newspapers and journals. The more you read the better.
- Go through the chapters on nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives. Do not spend time on practicing exercises; concentrate on the application of these words in sentences.
ON VERBAL ABILITY:
- Para Jumbles
- Structural Connectors and Logical Connectors: Structural Connectors are the words which connect sentences and help find the correct answers, often without having to read the complete sentences. Examples: hence, but, therefore, this etc. Logical connectors are based on inherent logic which you draw.
- Always try for the structural connectors first.
- Improve grammar:
- By developing ability in functional usage of words, idioms and phrases.
- This can be achieved by going through any book that gives a summary of the rules of grammar.
Improve English Usage & vocabulary:
- By reading a lot, one can come across different words and study them.
- This can enhance vocabulary and this vocabulary can help in solving synonyms, antonyms, analogies and fill in the blanks.
A child should not be - as being either very shy or over - agcatssive.
President Anwar el - Sadat of Egypt, disregarding - criticism in the Alab world and in his own Government, - accepted Prime Minister Menahem Begin's invitation to visit Israel in order to address the Israeli parliament.
- acrimonious - formally
- blemished - stiffly
- categorical - previously
- malignant - plaintively
- charismatic - meticulously
CONFIRMED : INVETERATE
- knowledge : supposed
- financial : bankrupt
- immature : callow
- credible : incredible
- careful: punishing
LULLABY : BARCAROLE
- birth : marriage
- night : morning
- cradle : gondola
- song : poem
- carol : sonneteer
Ans : C
ZOOLOGY : ANIMALS
- ecology : pollution
- botany : plants
- chemistry : atoms
- history : people
- mathematics : geometry
Ans : A
DORY : VAN
- dairy : cow
- fish : vehicle
- freighter : caisson
- runners : wheels
- danish : Dutch
Ans : C
PARQUET : WOOD
- color : painting
- mosaic : glass
- potpourri : medley
- collage : tapestry
- linoleum : marble
Ans : B
Ans : D
Ans : E
Ans : E
Ans : A
ON READING COMPREHENSION:
- Connect with the RC passage. This connection should be with the tone of the passage. These tones can be abstract, analytical or narrative and descriptive.
- Attempt the descriptive and analytical passages preferably.
- Reading is necessary for sure but in the right context. It should be:
- With Concentration and active reading:There should be purpose and intention to concentrate.
- Functional reading: It means reading done with a purpose to assimilate information.
- Looking for information: While reading, always look for information.
- Cultivate an eye for concrete detail: Distinguish between fact and opinion before you move on.
FACTS TO REMEMBER FOR RC
- Your eye span i.e., the number of words you read in a particular time span should be broad.
- Having a pen in your hand as you read will increase both your speed and comprehension in reading.
But man is not destined to vanish. He can be killed, but he cannot be destroyed, because his soul is deathless and his spirit is irrepressible. Therefore, though the situation seems dark in the context of the confrontation between the superpowers, the silver lining is provided by amazing phenomenon that the very nations which have spent incalculable resources and energy for the production of deadly weapons are desperately trying to find out how they might never be used. They threaten each other, intimidate each other and go to the brink, but before the total hour arrives they withdraw from the brink.
The main point from the author's view is that
- Man's soul and spirit cannot be destroyed by superpowers.
- Man's destiny is not fully clear or visible.
- Man's soul and spirit are immortal.
- Man's safety is assured by the delicate balance of power in terms of nuclear weapons.
- Human society will survive despite the serious threat of total annihilation.
The phrase 'Go to the brink' in the passage means
- Retreating from extreme danger.
- Declare war on each other.
- Advancing to the stage of war but not engaging in it.
- Negotiate for peace.
- Commit suicide.
In the author's opinion
- Huge stockpiles of destructive weapons have so far saved mankind from a catastrophe.
- Superpowers have at last realized the need for abandoning the production of lethal weapons.
- Mankind is heading towards complete destruction.
- Nations in possession of huge stockpiles of lethal weapons are trying hard to avoid actual conflict.
- There is a Silver lining over the production of deadly weapons.
'Irrepressible' in the second line means
A suitable title for the above passage is
- Destruction of mankind is in evitable.
- Man's desire to survive inhibits use of deadly weapons.
- Mounting cost of modern weapons.
- Threats and intimidation between super powers.
- Cowardly retreat by man
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