For Verbal Ability questions, especially RC, continue reading editorials of national dailies – 1 or 2 everyday.

In one week, avoid taking more than 2/3 mock tests. Spend time on revising important concepts and finalizing your paper attempt strategy.

Few days before CAT is the time to brush up on important concepts. Avoid trying to study absolutely new concepts at this time, no matter how important they may be (according to someone else).

Ensure you take out enough time for recreation and relaxation everyday in these last few days to CAT. It is as important, if not more, as staying in touch with all the 3 sections on an everyday basis.

In an isosceles triangle, all the four centres viz. circumcentre, incentre, centroid and orthocentre lie on the median drawn from the vertex contained by equal sides to the non-equal side.

An important factor in solving Jumbled Sentences questions is learning to identify sentence pairs that can definitely be said to be consecutive. Look for links in sentences, connectors, and connecting ideas.

There is no general formula for the sum of any number of quantities in harmonic progression. Questions in H.P. are solved by inverting the terms and making use of the properties of the corresponding A.P.

Do not go by the length of questions in the verbal area. Difficult questions can be short, whereas lengthy questions, while time-consuming, may be easy.

In a right angled triangle, the mid-point of the hypotenuse is the circum-centre and the vertex containing 90° angle is the orthocentre.

Make sure you read the instructions of verbal questions carefully. While instructions do not generally change from year to year, you should be confident and understand clearly when you attempt the question, as to what is expected. It would be useful to be familiar with the standard instructions for each question type, thus reducing the reading time for instructions.

For a fixed perimeter, the area of a regular polygon with higher number of sides will always be more than the area of a regular polygon of lesser sides. So, if an equilateral triangle, square, regular pentagon, regular hexagon have the same perimeter, then their order of areas will be: Equilateral triangle < Square < Regular pentagon < Regular hexagon.

Be prepared to be flexible in your approach while attempting mock papers. There have been occcasions in past CATs where questions that have traditionally appeared in one section have been moved to another.

When three terms are in Arithmetic progression, the middle term is the arithmetic mean of the other two. It is always convenient to take three terms in an A.P. as *a* - *d*, *a* and *a* + *d*. Similarly four terms in A.P. could be taken as *a* - 3*d*, *a*- *d*, *a* + *d* and *a* + 3*d*.

Learn to read correctly, comprehensively, and precisely in the first iteration of reading a paragraph or a passage. This comes with practice in reading, attention to detail and unwavering concentration on the reading material.

The sum or difference of any two odd functions is an odd function.The division or multiplication of an even number of odd functions is an even function whereas that of odd number of odd functions is an odd function.i.e. Odd function raised to an even power is an even function whereas raised to an odd power is an odd function.Derivative or integral of an odd function is even function.

When solving verbal questions with very close answer options, have a consistent strategy: check whether spending time on questions that you are not really confident about rewards you. Depending on your analysis, either leave those questions, or spend more time in order to get them right.

Two quadrilaterals are similar if their corresponding angles are equal. Similar quadrilaterals have the ratio of any corresponding linear measurements equal to the ratio of their corresponding sides. Ratio of area of similar quadrilaterals will be equal to the square of the ratio of their sides.

In Verbal questions, learn to work with the options, especially question types such as choose the right word, FIJ, and Jumbled Sentences. This will help reduce the time taken to solve these questions.

A quadrilateral is said to be a cyclic quadrilateral if it is possible to draw a circle passing through all the four vertices of the quadrilateral. In a cyclic quadrilateral, opposite angles are supplementary and the external angle is equal to the interior opposite angle.

A paragraph summary is, by definition, shorter than the paragraph it summarises, and hence options that provide specific data- numbers, statistics, superfluous details from the paragraph should be avoided.