CAT 2020 Exam Preparation Tips by Shashidhar Unni, Academic Head for CAT, T.I.M.E. Chennai
In the normal course, your job/college competes with CAT for your time. This year we have seen multiple disruptions favoring full advantage for CAT. CAT is an aptitude test, not a test of knowledge per se so the usual technique of preparing for college exams or board exams just won’t fly. If a student understands this nuance, it will help in laying out a road map for the preparation. CAT tests aspirants on 10th/11th standard English, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, and Data Interpretation. However, to expect an IIM entrance test to be a breeze is living in La La Land. The aspirant needs to understand concepts across fields and apply a sensible strategy to maximize accuracy in the mock tests. The CAT preparation should include time set aside for strengthening concepts, working out exercises in weak concepts, and taking regular sectional tests and mock tests. Practicing problems of various iterations will expose aspirants to different permutations so that they aren’t caught flat-footed by the canny exam setters. Read the full article by Shashidhar Unni, Academic Head for CAT, T.I.M.E. Chennai.
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Focus on Time Management
The most important part of the planning is to determine how many hours can be set aside exclusively for CAT preparation. A thumb rule is that around 3 hours a day will give you 600+ hours to be battle-ready for November. Of the 3 hours, logically the student should expand more on areas where he/she is relatively weak. If the student is floundering with Venn Diagrams or Distribution because of which the DILR is dragging down the overall mock test percentile, the student should practice more of LR sets starting from the basics. Ideally, the student should visit this right from the drawing board stage so that the basics are understood. If Mensuration is his next weak area and finally inference based questions in Reading Comprehension is troubling him, he needs to split the 3 hours into, say, 1 hour for Venn Diagrams, 45 minutes for Mensuration, and 45 minutes for Critical Reasoning exercises. As he improves, he can scale down the number of hours on the Venn Diagram and use those minutes for other iffy areas. The objective is to allow complete flexibility of those 3 hours in covering all weak-ish areas in all three sections. As you near CAT 2020, you can scale up your practice hours to 5 or 6 hours.
Work on the Concepts and Analyse CAT Mock Tests
The student absorbs concepts from the text material and applies it to the vast bank of Sectional Tests available in the portal. Once the concepts are properly applied, the student should work out the strategy to be adopted for mock tests, in consultation with his/her mentor. Whether the strategy is working or if it needs to be changed/tweaked can be decided after closely examining the performance in the mocks. Analysis of CAT mocks is key to determining how prepared the aspirant is. Analysis should not be confined to why the answer was wrong, it should also look at how many of the unanswered questions could’ve been correctly answered and how long he/she took to answer a question correctly vis a vis the rest of the test takers.
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Questions related to CAT
will I get any iim call if I score 96 percentile in cat 2021, being a GEM fresher with past acads being 8.8/78/8.15 in 10th, 12th, and B.Tech respectively?
You have moderate academics and you don't have any work experience , if you get 95% tile + in CAT then you may get seat in IIMs like iim sambalpur, iim Nagpur etc.
You may try in some private colleges like M.J.mehta Bombay, MDI gutgaon, SP Jain.
If the candidate has excellent a academics , minimum two years work experience and 96% + then the candidate can get admission to top iim such as iim Ahmedabad.
This is my 3 year going in BBA LLB 5 years course programme and i want to give cat exam so am i eligible for it or i have to wait till completion of whole 5 year programme?
If you want to appear for CAT , you must complete your five years of your course or when you will be in last year you can appear for CAT.
Eligibility for CAT
- Bachelor's degree ( BE/ Btech) from MHRD or any bachelor's degree from ugc recognized university.
- You must have secured minimum 50% score ( for general category ) and 45% for SC/ ST/ PWD , in graduation .
i got 4600 rank(cat rank)in jee mains and my caste is st can i get bits mesra?
It's quite difficult to predict because cut off depends upon various factors like
------------) number of students that appeared in the neet exam,
------------) kind of marks obtained by them ,
------------) toughness level of the neet examination
------------) number of seats available etc
As per 2020 cut off,
>>>>>>> with 4600 st rank
Yes, you have chances for BIT Mesra
In 6th round of josaa counselling 2020,
----------) Under other state, 4881 st rank got production engineering in Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
You can check the same at
This prediction is on the past year data basis but cut closing rank for colleges changes every year depending upon factors like number of candidates that write jee main examination, difficulty level of the question paper for different shifts of jee main etc so
To have a personalised report on your chances of getting a college you can go through our college predictor, it will give you complete list of colleges which you can get on the basis of the category you belong to, your home state, your gender etc, the link for jee main college predictor is provided below
To help you further,
Minimum percentile in jee main 2021 to qualify it to be eligible for jee advanced 2021 is given below :-
--------) general :-87.8992241 percentile
--------) EWS:- 66.2214845 percentile
--------) OBC-NCL :- 68.0234447 percentile
--------) SC :- 46.8825338 percentile
--------) ST:- 34.6728999 percentile
--------) PH :- 0.0096375 percentile
sir i scored 518 marks in neet 2021 and i am obc B cat which college i can get seat
Based on previous year data, with 518 marks you may get a rank between 74929-82675. You can also predict your rank using NEET Rank Predictor https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-rank-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_rp
According to your profile, you're from Andhra Pradesh. You may have a chance of getting a seat through Andhra Pradesh State Counseling under OBC quota in the following colleges -
- Viswabharati Medical College and Hospital
- Santhiram Medical College and Hospital
- PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
To know more about Andhra Pradesh cut off, check here https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-cutoff-ap
To get a complete list of colleges in which you can get Mbbs/Bds seat, you can use NEET College Predictor https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_cp
It is important to know that the above predictions are based on previous year data and cut offs and ranks vary every year depending on the difficulty level of the paper, the performance of the students and the number of seats available.
my air 71523 jeemain can i get iet lucknow cs branch cat.gen
First of all congratulations for your result.
As per previous year cutoff, It is difficult to get admission there, but you can try some other good top colleges also. You have to try hard to get seat in good college.
For CSE you need a rank under 1100 for general.
For IT around 2200 for general.
Hopefully this will help you.