CAT exam is one of the most competitive exams in the country as it is taken by over a quarter of a million MBA aspirants every year. CAT is a prerequisite for admissions in the IIMs and several other top B-schools in the country.
CAT exam is conducted by the IIMs on a rotational basis and they make sure to test the overall skills of the applicants. The exam includes 3 sections i.e. Quantitative ability, Verbal & reading comprehension, and data interpretation and logical reasoning sections.
CAT Exam 2018 Preparation:
The CAT exam requires the candidates to be thoroughly prepared and confident to be able to ace it. Only a top few percentages of students make it to the top IIMs every year and so, it is extremely important for the students to have not only a proper preparation strategy but also proper test-taking strategy.
How to Prepare for CAT Exam 2018?
CAT preparation is a gradual process and should be done religiously. In this article, some of the most important tips to prepare for CAT exam are given that can help the MBA aspirants to prepare more effectively for the exam and ace it easily.
- Tips 1: Know the Exam Details
Before starting with the CAT preparation, it is important to know the important details of the exam. At first, it is crucial to know the CAT eligibility before filling the CAT form and then it is important to get through with the exam pattern and syllabus.
- Tip 2: Strategize a Preparation Plan
After knowing the exam details, a preparation plan should be strategized. Initially, a mock test can be taken which will give an overview of the current skills. According to the analysis, a preparation plan can be made which should cover all the topics in the CAT syllabus.
- Tip 3: Practice Different Question Variations
It is extremely crucial for the CAT aspirants to have a proper practice of different question types from each section. By practicing different question variations, one can easily develop the problem-solving ability and can tackle any question in the exam.
- Tip 4: Solve CAT Sample & Previous Year Paper
CAT sample papers are an excellent way to understand the CAT exam pattern and types of questions. Also, CAT previous year papers can help to understand the variations and difficulty of the CAT questions. So, practice several CAT sample papers and previous year questions papers thoroughly.
- Tip 5: Take CAT Mock Tests & Analyze
Periodic mock tests are extremely crucial as they help to analyze the preparation level and strategize accordingly. Apart from that, mock tests also help to develop time management skills and help the applicants to easily devise personal test-taking strategy according to their respective mock test experiences.
These were a few strategies that can help the CAT aspirants to prepare more effectively for CAT. It is also important for the aspirants to have a proper understanding of all the CAT topics to be able to prepare more effectively and be able to ace the CAT exam in the first attempt.
CAT aspirants are suggested to subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel and check out the CAT preparation videos. The video lessons on different CAT topics can help the aspirant to have a better understanding of the concepts and develop problem-solving abilities.