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Himanshu Das
Senior Business Advisor, Dell. Follow me for lessons and courses on VARC for CAT and OMETs. Concepts without Practise amount to nothing!

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sir I tried always or I tried persistent ly
Sadhna Mishra
17 days ago
kya option si hai pls tell
Hello sir,Is this Reading Comprehension is use full to all competitive exams? THANK YOU
Himanshu Das
2 months ago
Yes, absolutely.
Sesham VENKATA
2 months ago
THANK YOU SIR
sir i thought Unacadmy is completly free...why is this subscription ??? ..this would be difficult for us
Himanshu Das
3 months ago
Hi! While the paid plus courses are there, I won’t be stopping my free lessons on the platform. And trust me, the lessons in this course will be as good as any other course, whether paid or free. So please don’t worry at all! :) All the best!
Soumyadeep Ghosh
3 months ago
one thing Himanshu, u have not discussed structured based RC questions?
Hello Sir, Can this help for RBI Grade B exam
Himanshu Das
3 months ago
I haven’t taken that exam Sandeep. So cannot comment.
Hello Sir, Is this course updated for CAT 2019?
Himanshu Das
3 months ago
Yes Ankit
Ankit Kumar
3 months ago
Okay Sir! I will continue watching, will share valuable thoughts.
  1. The Ultimate RC Course Course Introduction


  2. About Me . B.E. from BITS Pilani Follow me on the Unacademy Learning App 0-00 .., . Sr. Business Advisor, Dell Get updates about new course Watch all Download slides and watch offine my lessons CAT & GMAT 99%ile Q Himanshu Da


  3. Unacademy Plus Ongoing courses plus Topics Covered RC (Feb) . Grammar & Vocab (March) .Verbal Reasoning (March) . Personal anecdotes, basic tips to polish English CAT Subscription 500+ questions .Old CAT Papers .Old GMAT Passages 5,000 '3,750 2.500


  4. Reading Comprehension RC: Myths vs Reality e Reading Principles & Summaries Solving RCs Main theme questions . Inference based questions Fact based questions CR based questions, Tone / Misc. questions How to identify incorrect options e Over 100 practice questions


  5. All the Best!


  6. The Ultimate RC Course Why is RC Important?


  7. About Me . B.E. from BITS Pilani Follow me on the Unacademy Learning App 0-00 .., . Sr. Business Advisor, Dell Get updates about new course Watch all Download slides and watch offine my lessons CAT & GMAT 99%ile Q Himanshu Da


  8. Unacademy Plus Ongoing courses plus Topics Covered RC (Feb) . Grammar & Vocab (March) .Verbal Reasoning (March) . Personal anecdotes, basic tips to polish English CAT Subscription 500+ questions .Old CAT Papers .Old GMAT Passages 5,000 '3,750 2.500


  9. Importance of RCs From an exam standpoint 70% of your question paper . From real life standpoint . In B-School- Case Studies "In Corporate life Emails, Cases, Study Material


  10. CAT 2017, 2018 Slot 1 VA-RC Percentile 85 95 DI-LR 25+1 35 1 52 +1 46+1 25 1 Total Questions in VARC: 34 1. RC: 24 2. Summary: 3. Verbal Reasoning: 7 70+1 50 1 Slot 2 VARC DILR Percentile 85 95 23+1 22 1 69 1 48 + 1


  11. Importance of RCs Obiective: To attempt 28 questions with 80% accurac Scenario 1- Super Strong in Verbal Reasoning . 9/10 in Verbal Reasoning 13/18 in RCs Scenario 2- Average in Verbal Reasoning . 6/9 in Verbal Reasoning . 16/19 in RCs You have to attempt at least 4 RCs to target for a score of >95oile


  12. Introduction to CAT RC 5 passages s: Science, History, Biology, Politics, Business, Sociology Word Limit 500 e Questions Number: 3-5 questions per passage Type: Main point, Inference, Fact, Reasoning, Miscellaneous


  13. Why are RCs Challenging? Different Topics .Science & Technology Biology Business and Economics . History Sociology Psychology " No matter how well read you are, you may still come across an unfamiliar topic


  14. Why are RCs Challenging? * Anxiety!


  15. Myth 2 "I need to have super high reading speed to ace RCs


  16. Reality 5 RCs,40 mins e8 mins per RC 500 words per RC Ideal Reading : Answering split 3 mins:5 mins 170 words per minute!!! . No matter how good you are, this is a ridiculously high number of words. Solution eEffective Reading Skills CAT RC is not a random novel that you can read ASAP It'll be dense, perhaps tough and from a topic you're not familiar with and of course you'll be under stress. Speed Reading skills WONT work. PERIOD


  17. Myth 3 I'm not a voracious reader, I can't do well! OR * I need to read novels, books to improve my RC Skills


  18. About Me . B.E. from BITS Pilani Follow me on the Unacademy Learning App 0-00 .., . Sr. Business Advisor, Dell Get updates about new course Watch all Download slides and watch offine my lessons CAT & GMAT 99%ile Q Himanshu Da


  19. Lesson Overview Parts of a sentence e Sentence vs Clause vs Modifier e Constructing and deconstructing a long sentence Reading correctly


  20. Clause and Phrases Clause A group of words having a subject and a verb which may or may not express the complete meaning, e I was late to work When my father arrived Phrase A group of words. A strong boy. .


  21. Verb Every sentence MUST demonstrate an action e Hence the presence of the verb in mandatory. * A group of words without a verb cannot be a sentence.


  22. Subject e Every sentence must have a doer performing the action (noun) Therefore every sentence must have a Subject-Verb pair. A group of words without a subject cannot be a sentence.


  23. EXAMPLE [CAT 2003R] Sentence SubjectVerb (Object) Nor did decoration really interest the Greeks: in all their art they were preoccupied with what they wanted to express, not with ways of expressing it, and lovely expression, merely as lovely expression, did not appeal to them at all


  24. Short Sentence Sachin played cricket.


  25. Extra Information Extra information: .Subject Object e Verb eNew Information


  26. Extra Information How is this done? . Add an adjective Add an adverb Add a modifier Introduce new subjects e Introduce additional verbs


  27. EXAMPLE * Sachin: god of cricket, master blaster, retired in 2013, got Bharat Ratna Played: skillfully played e Cricket: the most popular sport in India e Formed a very successful partnership with e Ganguly was the most successful Indian captain.


  28. PAUSE POINTS e Comma Pair e Structural Words * Subject - Verb pairs


  29. Subject Verb Pair * Know what the action the subject is performing in each sentence, no matter how complicated the sentence is.


  30. EXAMPLE SENTENCE e Sachin, known as the god of cricket, nhich is the most popular sport in India, and master blaster, played cricket skillfully, formed a very successful partnership with Sourav Ganguly, the most successful Indian Captain, retired in 2013 and got the Bharat Ratna.


  31. The Ultimate RC Course Application of Reading Skills


  32. Unacademy Plus Ongoing courses plus . Topics Covered RC (Feb) .Grammar & Vocab (March) Verbal Reasoning (March) Personal anecdotes, basic tips to polish English CAT Subscription 500+ questions Old CAT Papers Old GMAT Passages . 5,000 '3,750 2.5o0 .


  33. Proactive Reading Read the first line of the paragraph. Think What is the subject What can the next few lines talk about . What will the next paragraph talk about (once you reach towards the end of the current paragraph) and how was it linked to the previous paragraph his will give you the structure of the passag


  34. Example The complexity of modern problems often precludes any one person from fully understanding them.


  35. Example The complexity of modern problems often precludes any one person from fully understanding them. Factors contributing to rising obesity levels, for example, include transportation systems and infrastructure, media, convenience foods, changing social norms, human biology and psychological factors. The multidimensional or layered aracter of complex problems also undermines the principle of meritocracy: the idea that the 'best person' should be hired. There is no best person. When putting together an oncological research team, a biotech company such as Gilead or Genentech would not construct a multiple-choice test and hire the top scorers, or hire people whose resumes score highest according to some performance criteria. Instead, they would seek diversity. They would build a team of people who bring diverse knowledge bases, tools and analytic skills


  36. Skimming through the Details * Identify whether the author is describing a process or not It's sufficient to know why the process is being described rather than the details of the process e Identify whether the author is giving examples or not Check whether the sentence has lists


  37. Summaries Summarize after every paragraph You may summarize before the paragraph ends if you feel It completely depends on your comfort level Summarize ALL. the paragraphs e One done reading the entire passage, go through all the summaries . Creating the summary shouldn't take more than 1 min (for the entire passage) Understand the difference between summarizing in a few words vs taking notes. Summaries are nothing but simplified version of the paragraph that you read '


  38. To Conclude * All sentences are NOT important 'Ignore detailed explanations, processes, etc. Some important ideas/ places in the passage Chain of events, comparisons, different point of views, different reasons 1st para 1st line, remaining paras 1st lines, last para last line e Don't bring your worldly knowledge into the passage Pay close attention in the first paragraph, it often has the main idea of the passage.


  39. To Conclude Don't spend more than 30% of the total time in reading the passage for the first time. Remember you'll be coming back to the passage while answering questions


  40. Example 2 According to economic signaling theory, consumers may perceive the with which an unfamiliar brand is advertised as a cue that the brand is of high quality. The notion that highly advertised brands are associated with high- quality products does have some empirical support. Marquardt and McGann found that heavily advertised products did indeed rank high on certain measures of product quality. Because large advertising expenditures represent a significant investment on the part of a manufacturer, only companies that expect to recoup these costs in the long run, through consumers' repeat purchases of the product, can afford to spend such amounts.