CAT Preparation 2021 in COVID-19 Times - How to Focus on Studies and Strategy
CAT 2021 Preparation in COVID-19 Times- The impact of covid-19 has been universal and in several instances, devastating world has been taken. Though the lockdown has been lifted up but still countries and governments are encouraging social distancing to minimize the impact of COVID 19. If you are preparing for the crucial CAT entrance then you must have felt the ripples of the effect too such as no access to classroom.
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One of the biggest advantages CAT candidates have during the period of lockdown is that can solely focus on their CAT preparations without juggling between several responsibilities like traveling to college or coaching classes, etc. Hence it is an opportunity to open the doors to some of the best management institutes in India through self-study. Now let us look at some of the CAT exam preparation tips which one can follow in these covid times.
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How to stay focused at home?
This is the foremost aspect while CAT exam preparation at home that how can you stay focused. The more focused and dedicated you are, the more effective your study time will be. If you’re finding it hard to focus, take a short break to stretch, breathe or enjoy some refreshments. Start by focusing on individual sections. Self-help is the key here. The practice is the only way to perfection as far as Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning is concerned. Figure out ways to do mental calculations as you prepare for the Quantitative Aptitude section.
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No Physical Coaching? Get the benefit out of it
Yes you are going to be deprived of physical coaching, which is something your predecessors had the benefit of. But now you can pick your CAT study material and make it count for you. Yes, it’s a challenging task but researching the material is also a smooth way of getting acquainted with it. Incorporate video lectures that you can easily find today, into your study material.
Study Groups are vital
For CAT aspirants it normally means spending time in the college library, campus, or home, studying together. But now you can take advantage of social media platforms of management educational institutions to widen your scope of study buddies. It’s the perfect platform to brainstorm, understand simple ways to solve certain problems, discuss schedules and issues you are facing. Look at it as a strong support group.
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If you are preparing for the CAT for the first time then CAT mock tests will acquaint you with the CAT exam structure and type of questions to expect. You might have familiarized yourself with the structure with the previous attempt but still, need to assess your preparations before the big days. That’s where online mock tests come into the picture, which can be taken in the early stages of your preparations to modify them accordingly.
Enhance Your Reading Skills
With Reading comprehension and verbal ability forming an integral part of CAT 2021, it is essential to enhance one’s reading skills. Start reading with a novel which will help you to comprehend as well as improve your vocabulary. Try to fix a time and complete it within that particular duration. In the beginning it might take some time but once you start enjoying it, your reading as well as comprehension speed will increase.
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Avoid being social media metho
One of the challenging tasks in the era of technological penetration in our lives is to keep ourselves away from social media. One can also increase his or her focus by keeping themselves away from the internet and social media. Unwarranted distraction due to increased addiction to the internet and remaining online most of the time will adversely affect one’s preparation. The challenge here is to self-discipline yourself and use the internet in a way which will prove advantageous for your preparation and not hamper it.
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Be Flexible With Your Planning
Though it is always advisable that one draws a clear cut plan as they prepare for CAT 2021. However, during this period of CAT preparation 2021, one can be a little bit flexible depending on the way you are able to complete topics in each section. Hence, in wake of the uncertainty that is hounding us due to Coronavirus, it is advisable to keep small targets and change your planning and strategy accordingly. Do not try to tamper too much with your planning but do not be very rigid.
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Stay Calm and Destress yourself
This is a difficult and challenging time which we all are facing. Normally one would face the challenge of just wondering how they would perform in the exam and whether they would be able to crack it or not. In the present scenario, the COVID 19 is affecting us psychologically and disrupting our peace of mind. It is important that we remain composed during this time and just focus on the preparation without letting anything else distract us. Try to destress yourself by listening to music or watch your favorite movie.
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Health is Wealth
In the end, remain healthy as you will be able to deliver only if you are physically or mentally sound. Remain hydrated as much as possible while you are in isolation, eat food that will increase your immunity. If you are mentally and physically strong then you can focus well on the CAT preparation.
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Questions related to CAT
450 score, obc cat, MD anaesthesia, low budget college, good govt/ Pvt college, any chance??
To get a government seat one must score above 525. With 450 you can get in to a private college. As your NEET score is 450. Your Overall Percentile is: 93.39 - 93.89 and when it comes to rank, your Predicted Rank is:89930 - 107080 . Also depends upon last years cut-off. Adding it with 15% All India quota and 85% state quota seats in government colleges.
As per the last year result of NEET UG ,General category aspirants need minimum 147 marks (50 percentile). On the other hand General-PH(129 Marks 45 percentile) and SC/OBC/ST requires 113 marks (40 percentile).
Hope this helps
Wish you luck
my jee rank in obc cat. 29192 can I get cse in hbti
First and foremost,
congratulations on achieving an 29k rank in the JEE . According to recent reports, hbti may not accept admmision through Upsee. HBTI KANPUR is moving its intake to the Jee mains, which is wonderful news because it means more intake. And, based on your ranking, you will very certainly be offered a spot in the second round of counselling.
Visit http://hbtu.ac.in/ for further information.
sir as punjab democile cat. gen sroce 471 can i got best ptv collage in punjab
Hello Yatin. I hope you are in good health. You mentioned your marks but didn't mention the exam you are talking about. Assuming that you have a query regarding NEET UG 2021, I will give an answer based on that. You mentioned you belong to general category. Well, based on your marks, your overall percentile may end up somewhere around 91.59 - 92.09 while your AIR may lie somewhere around 127893 - 160043.
Well, it is quite difficult to predict whether you have any window of opportunity to get government quota seats in private medical colleges in Punjab. Although based on your performance you have less chance to grab a seat for MBBS via All India Counselling as well as State Counselling.
Moreover, you may get chance to grab a seat for B.D.S. under government quota at private dental colleges in Punjab via State Counselling.
You may get admission for pursuing B.D.S. in the following private dental colleges:
- B.J. Singh Dental College Hospital & Research Institute, Ludhiana
- Dasmesh Institute of Research & Dental Sciences, Faridkot - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/dasmesh-institute-of-research-and-dental-sciences-faridkot
- D.B. Dental College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/desh-bhagat-dental-college-and-hospital-mukatsar
- SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Amritsar - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/sri-guru-ram-das-institute-of-dental-science-and-research-amritsar
To get detailed information on cutoff marks vs rank for Punjab medical and dental colleges, follow this link:
To know your admission chances in medical/dental colleges with NEET Score, to get a personalized report with Top MBBS & B.D.S Colleges and to check course & counselling wise cut-offs of NEET for various state quotas, caste groups etc., I encourage you to use NEET UG 2021 College Predictor:
I hope you find this information helpful.
Thank you and good luck!
for cat exam which is going to held on november 28 2021 is 2 months home preparation is enough to get good score. please suggest me
Home preparation or we can say Revision or Practice is more than enough to score good marks for any competitive exams. You should have a proper schedule and syllabus that is to be cover you should go through last years paper for knowing the pattern of questions, you should go through atleast 10 sample papers for proper practice. Be focused and set a target of how much you want to achieve, so that you can atleast give your best to achieve near to that target. The most important thing while writing an exam or while preparing is to be calm and focused. So be calm and don't panic.
Hope this helps you.
All the best for your exams.
Give your best
I got crl 37412 in jee mains i am from gen cat ews what are chances for me to getting any nits or iiits
With 37412 crl, your ews rank would be roughly around 6k - 7k, if not do let us know.
Making prediction is difficult as cutoff depends upon various factors like :-
-----------) number of students/ candidates that appeared in the jee main exam,
-----------) number of available seats,
-----------) performance of different students in the examination,
-----------) the branch you want,
-----------) the category you belong etc.
-----------) your rank in jee main
When we go through previous year trend then
>>>>>>>>> With 6k-7k ews rank
Yes, you have chances in NITs and IIITs
You have chances in following which are listed below along with their closing rank in 6th round of josaa counselling 2020 under other state/ all india quota :-
---------) NIT Agartala :- civil engineering :- 7572 ews rank.
---------) National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar:-Industrial and Production Engineering:- 7486 ews rank
---------) NIT Durgapur :- Biotechnology :- 7788 ews rank
--------) Indian Institute of Information Technology, Agartala:-Computer Science and Engineering:-7001 ews rank
---------) Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur:- ECE :-7916 ews rank
You can check the closing ranks at official website of josaa by going through the link given below
For previous year cut offs of top colleges like NITs, IIITs , you can also refer our page at :-
Above prediction has been made considering past year cut off data but closing rank for colleges varies every year depending upon many factors like jee main question paper difficulty, number of students writing the exam 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
--------) PWD :- 0.0096375 percentile