Mathematical Approach to Solve Reading Comprehension in CAT

The Reading comprehension (RC) is the ability to read and understand unfamiliar materials and to answer questions about them. Candidates can expect passages a variety of topic areas, including current affairs, world culture, global news, abstract, science etc. The candidates are required to look for the underlying assumptions and inferences.

The candidates need to read between the lines. It is an arduous task to read the comprehension in one go and infer the points for it in a very short span of time. The comprehensions are usually of 500-600 words. And adding to the woe, there are going to be three to four reading comprehension passages in CAT exam. One can’t afford to skip the comprehension part as it carries four to five numbers of questions and also while attempting the question one needs to be very careful to get the central idea or assumptions the right way. So how do we do it? Thankfully, Byju’s faculty is providing some important “Mathematical Formula” to solve them.


Let’s take an example from the below- given video and quickly jot down the formula for solving RC questions.
In maths these three basic processes are involved to solve the question:

  1. Understanding the question
  2. Applying the formula
  3. Get the answer and pick the right choice

Solving Reading Comprehension questions through mathematical formulae:

Interestingly, the RC can be solved with a mathematical approach. watch this Reading Comprehension video and see how RC can be easily done in a few seconds time :

Here is a never-heard-of approach to solving the reading comprehension question. There are some RC rules to actually solve or comprehend the passages. The mathematical approach is a new and interesting methodology. If you will be able to apply this then you are going to solve the RC questions easily and quickly in the exam.

Mathematical Approach to solve CAT RC Questions:

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