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GMAT Verbal Reasoning comprises of three sections. Out of 4 sections of GMAT, the score of quant and verbal contributes equally towards the calculation of overall GMAT score.
The verbal section of GMAT contains 3 different types of tasks:
In this article, we will share a plan to ace the critical reasoning of GMAT verbal section, before doing so, let’s have look at the tasks of this section.
The tasks of critical reasoning are designed to measure the ability of the candidates to argue with logic and evaluate arguments, along with the formulation of a plan of action
The questions of this task come with short passages of 100 words and there will be a question at the end of the passage with options. According to the question, the test-taker needs to select an. The question types of this section includes
So, this section is very tricky and without proper planning, this task may appear extremely difficult. But following proper strategies, the test-takers can secure sufficient score in critical reasoning, as a result the core of verbal reasoning, will be higher.
Below, a few tips are listed for GMAT critical reasoning:
One can ace GMAT CR with few strategies and preparation tips as follows
To learn reasoning, understanding the basic concepts and terminologies are very important. You can take any books on high school standards for this purpose. Learn the basic rules of validation and critical reasoning.
At the time of finding the correct option, start with the probable ones and skip the extreme statements containing all, none, only, and other terms. The statements with these words are likely to be wrong for being a generalized one.
Modifiers are there in the conclusion. It mainly points toward a flaw in the argument. Consider this factor at the time of selecting the answer option.
All you need to answer the question will be presented in the passage itself, so, stop looking elsewhere; rather derive the answer from the passage itself.
This rule applies to the entire section of verbal reasoning. The answer needs to be deduced from the passage – for seeking the conclusion, paradox, structuring, and all other types, it is applicable. You generally don’t need to introduce any new ideas.
Be clear to yourself before marking the answer. You must have the logic behind selecting a specific option – not the others.
The weirdest answer option may be the correct answer for a specific argument. Don't think twice before marking. Remember, the option may not look like a realistic one – it does not need to be; rather, it has to be logically correct.
Yes, it is possible to get stuck between two options in the questions of GMAT critical reasoning. It happens! But don’t waste too much time. Guess the answer to mark or mark the option that appears more probable and move to the next one. Don’t waste too much time on it.
The critical reasoning section does not take as much time as the reading comprehension takes. But it takes more time compared to the sentence correction tasks of GMAT verbal. Approximately, 1 minute should be enough to answer the questions of critical reasoning.
Read the passage, questions, and answer options very carefully to interpret these properly, otherwise, there will be a possibility of mistake.
To understand the passage easily you can break it into parts and use your own words to understand the requirement of the question and the meaning of the passage. The same strategy applies to the answer options. These apparently look pretty similar with a very little difference but these are contradictory. A minimal carelessness will contribute to a loss of a point.
To answer the questions of GMAT critical reasoning quickly, you need to understand the theories and techniques. Several books for GMAT critical reasoning are available from which you can get an idea of different types of questions and reasoning. Compared to the other two tasks of verbal section (reading comprehension and sentence correction), you need to be more logical for this section. Few books for GMAT CR are as following
GMAT verbal practice papers are easily available, go through it. Before solving, try to understand different parts of the argument of the critical reasoning section. Also, try to solve the paper within time and not spending more than 1.5-2 minutes in a question.
Along with all these tips, remember to practice and take as many mock tests possible. It will strengthen the understanding of the methodologies in you. GMAT verbal often appears easy to the candidates, compared to the quant section. But don’t take it too lightly and remember, being logical is important for GMAT verbal as well as for the GMAT critical reasoning.
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