CAT 2020 will be conducted in the third week of November 2020. With only a few months left for the exam, aspirants should gear up their preparation.
CAT or Common Admission Test is an aptitude test to assess a candidate’s analytical as well as verbal skills, both essential for a successful career in business management.
CAT is one of the most competitive exams for admission in India’s top B Schools. Most choose to crack that entrance exam by joining coaching institutes, there are some that wish or want to challenge themselves by taking up the task themselves.
Here are some tips to ace up your preparation:
Try out a Mock Test:
A mock test is to be taken to know where you actually stand. Aspirants will be familiarized with the amount of effort they need to put in each section for scoring well.
Make reading a habit
Read at least 3-4 editorials of numerous genres daily.
Time is of the essence in an exam like CAT. While practicing, it is important to note how much time you take while solving questions of a particular topic.
Work on your speed and accuracy
Once you master time the next step is working on your speed and accuracy. The Quantitative Ability section is 60 minutes long with 34 questions. With 1.76 minutes in hand for each question, your aim should be to solve the questions with at least 85 to 90 percent accuracy.
Pre-Decide Your Strategy
When you enter your exam hall, you don’t know what is in store for you. But you do know the topics and what could be the difficulty level of the questions. It is essential to plan your strategy and have an action plan on how to attempt the questions.
Manage a to-do list
You should start your day by jotting down the tasks you want to wrap that day. This can be a great encouragement to get quick details about your performance level.
Find the right study groups
Anything can be achieved if you join forces. Discussing problems, sharing your queries and strategies helps you prepare better. If your study group has people who have taken up coaching, the better.
Make Use of Technology
Try to figure out which are the best educational sites that can assist and upgrade your CAT preparation efforts. A number of YouTubers are available this time, who explains each and every topic of the CAT syllabus in lucid language.
Get the right Study Material
The market is flooded with ample CAT study material. Those who are preparing without coaching must keep an eye on which are the best books, question banks, preparation notes, sample papers, etc by the top authors.
Speak positive affirmations for being confident
Most of us are well aware of the Law of Attraction to manifest many good things and life, but perhaps we never thought of using it for achieving success in exams.
Affirmations are positive statements. Speak them on a daily basis and see your confidence level boost up.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”- Winston Churchill
With these tips, we are sure you will come out with flying colors.
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