CAT 2019 Errors to Avoid on the Exam Day
Himanshu.shekhar, 30 Sep 2019, #CAT
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CAT 2019 Errors to Avoid on the Exam Day - For any aspirant, who is preparing for CAT 2019, would be a golden chance to build his or her career in the field of management. One who is preparing for CAT 2019 wants to get admission in most premier management school of India and no one wants to lose their chances to ace this exam because of minute and peculiar mistake. So, the candidates who are going to appear for CAT 2019 must avoid the small mistakes so that they can make it top management school. Here are some tips or suggestions to avoid the mistakes which will let all their efforts go in vain. Registration for CAT 2019 has been closed, correction window was available from September 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM onwards.
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CAT 2019 Errors to Avoid on the Exam Day -

Assemble all the Necessary Documents - Aspirants going to appear in CAT must assemble their all necessary documents two to three days before the exam. The reason is to avoid occurence of haphazard situation on the day of the exam or before the exam. It generally happens to those candidates who are anxious or nervous for CAT. That is why a few days ahead of the examination, such candidates should ensure that all their documents are assembled with them. On exam, day aspirant should remain calm and composed.

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Carry the CAT Admit Card and ID Proof - Nowadays, admit card and ID proof (Pan card, Aadhar card etc) has become one of the most important documents, without which the candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam. So, the aspirants who will appear in CAT 2019 must not forget their admit card and a government-approved ID card. Preparing for CAT takes a lot of effort and forgetting one of the important things for the exam, can result in all the efforts go in vain.

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Revise Important Formula, Topics and Points - Revising everything related to CAT examination can exhaust the candidate ahead of the exam. So, it is advisable that students should try to study everything one night before the exam. In order to ensure that one does not miss onto anything important, candidates should prepare short notes in flashcards which they have prepared during the course of their preparation. It will be less time consuming for them.

Sound Sleep Before the Exam Day - Sound sleep or sufficient sleep is very necessary for a fresh mind. If sleep deprivation persists on candidates body, then the mind during exam gets cranky. One should have sound sleep a day before the exam and candidates should not remain awake the whole night, before exam day.

Balanced diet - Aspirants who will appear for CAT 2019 should avoid the junk, oily or heavy food, as these might make a candidate quite lethargic. So, during CAT preparation it is good to have a light and balanced diet. Those who are going to attempt the exam in the morning session they should have refreshing breakfast and those who are taking the second session should have light and balanced lunch.

What not to carry to the Examination Hall - Aspirants must not carry those items which are prohibited to the examination hall. If any of the prohibited items is found with an aspirant during the exam, he or she can be disqualified for attempting CAT 2019. These prohibited items are.

  • Calculators

  • Smart watches

  • Pieces of paper

  • Mobile phones

  • Any kind of electronic devices

Be Careful While Reading the CAT Exam Instructions - One of the most important tips for the CAT aspirant is to read the instructions carefully, it contains all the rules and regulations related to the exam and candidates are expected to follow the same in an effective manner. So, whatever instructions come from the authorities, must be followed by the students because at this stage, missing out a minor regulation can prove detrimental.

Beat the Nervousness - Sometimes, students make silly mistakes while attempting the exam because of nervousness which ultimately results in poor performance in the entrance exam. So, aspirants should attempt each and every section in the exam patiently and with a cool and calm mind in order to score well.

Work on Speed and Accuracy - Generally, every entrance exam contains three types of questions which are easy, moderately difficult or very difficult. So, candidates should go for those questions about which they are pretty sure. Guessing an answer will not work while appearing for CAT 2019.

On the other hand, aspirants must maintain a good speed as well so that they can keep track of time and attempt a good number of questions with 100% accuracy.

Be Calm, Hopeful and Confident - While taking CAT 2019 one should remain calm and confident and not get frustrated if they attempt any section not so well, because every section demands patience, handy preparation, positive mind and confidence also.

So be prepared, follow all the instructions and bell the CAT 2019!!!

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Dear Aspirant,

You have to score a minimum of 99 percentile to get at least one good IIM call as your academics are not good. You could get a call from new IIMs if you score 99 percentile as the top tier IIMs will not give you a chance due to your poor acads.

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Rehan Alam Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

You will not be able to get any good business school like top IIMs, MDI, IIFT, or FMS. However, you can still get a good MBA tier 3/4 college if you increase your percentile to 98 percentile.

However, according to your grads, you must not be disappointed if you don't get a call at 99 because your marks are not good.

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Eligibility for CAT is graduate in any discipline from a recognized university with 50% aggregate, for SC/ST/PwD it's 45%.

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See if you have failed in past then its bot necessary that you will fail again or you might get a very good percentile this time.The only thing that is your hand and by which you can perform well in CAT is my preparing with determination and consistency.
All you need to do is just give you best in the studies and then you will surely perform well in CAT.

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