CAT 2021 Errors to Avoid on Exam Day
CAT 2021: Errors to Avoid on Exam Day- In order to ace CAT, just the exam preparation is not enough. Sometimes students tend to commit to the same errors in repetitive manner. Getting admission in top MBA colleges comes with many hours of toil and burdensome work. Hence it is pertinent to avoid common errors on CAT 2021 exam day.
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It is generally observed that despite impeccable CAT 2021 preparation, feeling of nervousness, over-thinking, or over-excitement could lead one to make some mistakes that were easily avoidable. This might just prove fatal and one might end up being at the receiving end. Here are some tips that would help a CAT aspirant to avoid mistakes on the CAT exam day such as carrying important documents to the CAT test centre, having a sound sleep a day before the exam, reporting at the test centre well ahead of the scheduled time, guidelines and instructions that need to be followed inside the exam hall so on and so forth.
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Following are the mistakes that you should try to avoid for CAT 2021:
Assemble all the important documents for the CAT exam
To avoid any disorganized situation on exam day, aspirants should assemble all their necessary documents for the CAT 2021 at least three to four days prior to the exam. These necessary documents generally include - CAT Admit card and a valid identity proof for the exam. On the exam day, aspirants should remain calm and should not get anxious.
Sound sleep before the exam day
It is generally seen that owing to anxiousness, candidates are not able to sleep a day before the exam. Most of the aspirants try to grasp many things just before a night before the exam thereby resulting in lack of sleep. Absence of sound sleep slows down the active mind on the exam day. So, it is highly recommended even by the experts that candidates must have a sound sleep so that their mind remains alert on CAT exam day.
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Reach the CAT examination centre on time
To remain calm and composed at the time of examination, it is necessary to reach the CAT exam centre on time. One should leave from their home as per their suitability and according to the distance between their home and CAT 2021 exam centre. Reaching late at the centre may prove to be detrimental as one may not be allowed to appear for the exam. Most of the time it is seen that latecomers had to face the brunt as they were disallowed from appearing in the exam.
Complete the procedure of document verification
Before the candidate enters the test hall, he or she needs to get their documents verified at the entry gate. This includes getting the CAT 2021 admit card and valid photo identity proof being checked at the test centre of CAT 2021. The documents should be presented in original at the test centre so that there is no kind of impersonation. Candidates cannot afford to commit an error at the time of document verification. If due to some reason, the candidate commits an error of not getting his documents checked, then must quickly get it done so as to avoid any disqualification at a later stage.
The procedure of Biometric Verification
After completing the document verification process, candidates have to complete the procedure of biometric verification. This is the last step that has to be completed before one proceeds to sit for the exam in the test hall. At the time of the biometric verification, candidates left thumb impression and photograph would be captured and they would be required to sign the attendance sheet. Here what the female candidates must remember that they should not apply henna on their hand as it will pose difficulty at the time of biometric verification. This is one very important error to avoid on exam day of CAT 2021.
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CAT 2021 - Errors to avoid on exam day while inside the hall
Focus on your system only
Sometimes, it happens out of curiosity, aspirants try to look around at others to see how they are dealing with the exam because of which they not only lose their own time but also focus. Hence, it is advisable that one should focus on his or her system only.
Understand the game of time
Along with the completion of the exam, there is one more challenge that faces and that is to complete the given section within the stipulated time as there is no coming back to the section when one has already completed it. So, candidates, while attempting the paper must understand the game of time and how they are going to manage the same. Therefore this is another error to avoid on CAT 2021 exam day.
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Do not get stuck on a difficult question
Sometimes, candidates invest so much of their time on a single question and expect that they will get the right answer but they end up losing time only. Therefore it is suggested that if one is investing the time more than required, on a question, they should leave that question right there and move onto answering the one which is easier.
Read questions carefully
Before attempting the question, candidates must read the question carefully. It has been seen among the candidates that either they do not read the questions carefully or because of over excitement for attempting it, they have the tendency to skip a particular part, thereby changing the complete meaning. So, to avoid this error, aspirants should keep in mind that they have to read between the lines when attending the paper in order to score more.
There are very minimal cases and chances where ‘guesswork’ works. Though, candidates can go for eliminating the options to get the right option but should strictly avoid the guesswork in the exam as there are very rare chances of getting the guessed choice correct. It would be the biggest error among all the errors made by the students while taking the exam. This error does not take place by mistake but is deliberately committed by the candidates.
Stay cool and calm and don’t panic
One should stay composed, cool and calm and should not get panic throughout the hours of examination because the moment you start getting panic, you start losing your focus which makes you want to go out of the track. So, it is recommended that one should calmly deal with the exam even if the major part of the paper is difficult to understand.
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These were the foremost common mistakes that CAT aspirants create and find themselves reducing their preparation effectiveness. It’s necessary to avoid these mistakes whereas making ready to be ready to have correct preparation and develop the boldness to tackle the examination queries simply. Finally, understudies should make a technique to ace each subject that comes in the CAT test. Additionally, one should practice sample CAT papers to evaluate the trouble level of the test. Be enthusiastic about learning and you can pro the exam easily.
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Questions related to CAT
Im stuck between 60 - 75 scores in cat mocks, what should I do in order to hit the 90s mark?
hope you are doing well and safe. As per your query , I would glad to inform you that score can be improved to 90 but for that you need to do quite hardwork and do self analysis on yours . Focus on the easy topics in which you are weak and work on them and upsolve all the mocks and dont redo the same mistakes . For sure you will hit 90 marks soon
Hope you found this answer informative. Best wishes for your future
i want admission on iim for that i had to clear CAT exam so i need full details about CAT course
CAT is not a course rather an entrance examination through which you can get into IIMs and many other B-schools.
Here's the complete detail about CAT
CAT i. e Common Admission Test is a national level entrance examination for admission in MBA/PGDM in B- Schools, including IIMs and several other prestigious B- Schools. It is conducted by IIMs themselves every year in rotation in online mode/computer based examination in English medium and it is accepted by 1100+ B-Schools.
>>>>>>>> Eligibility criteria
CAT eligibility criteria says that:
To be eligible for CAT ,
you need a Bachelor's/graduation degree in any discipline
you must have got at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA in your graduation . SC/ST/PH students need only at least 45 percentage in Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline to be eligible .
Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible for CAT examination.
There is no age restriction to be eligible
It is not mandatory to have work experience to be eligible
For detailed information about eligibility go through
>>>>>>>> CAT examination pattern:-
CAT EXAMINATION PATTERN
Mode of examination
Online i. e Computer-Based Mode
Name of the Section
There are 3 sections :-
----------) VARC i. e Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
----------) DILR i. e Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
----------) Quantitative Aptitude
Types of questions asked
There are 2 types of questions in CAT
----------) mcqs &
----------) non - mcqs
---------) +3 marks for each correct answer
---------) -1 marks for each wrong answer in case of MCQs ,
---------) No negative marking is there for wrong answers in case of non-mcqs
You can get the complete examination pattern:-
>>>>>>>> How to prepare for CAT
Follow the below tips:-
********* First of all go through its syllabus and examination pattern so that you can prepare accordingly.
Your CAT examination has 3 sections :-
----------) VERBAL ABILITY AND READING COMPREHENSION ( VARC) :- Reading is the key to score good marks in VARC, you need to go through newspapers, articles, journals, etc so that you can improve your reading skills. While reading note down the new words and write their meanings to improve your vocabulary. You need to practice questions based on comprehension, para jumbles and inference.
>>>> Best books for VARC
Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis ( to improve your vocabulary)
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT by Ajay Singh
----------)DATA INTERPRETATION AND LOGICAL REASONING (DILR) :- You need to practice topics like blood relations ,seating arrangements, syllogisms,Propositions, etc to have a good hold on this section. Unlike maths, there's no formula in DILR so practice is the key, the more you practice, the better you get.
>>>> Best books for DILR :-
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by K. Sinha Nishit
----------)QUANTITATIVE ABILITY (QA) :- First clear your basics of maths, you need to go through topics like profit and loss, geometry, Arithmetic, number system, Time-Speed and Distance etc . Avoid the use of calculator so that you can do improve your calculation speed. For each topic, you can write down important fomulas and short tricks on a sheet of paper so that it's easy for you during revision.
>>>> Best best books you can follow for QA:-
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Sarvesh K Verma
********* Make a time table, give more time to the subject you are weak at , for example if you are weak at Quantitive ability then give it more time.
********* Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals and meet them without any fail.
*********Solve previous year question papers of CAT :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions, also concepts behind the question often gets repeated, so you should definitely solve year papers . You can get cat previous year question papers at https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-question-papers
*********Once you are done with complete CAT syllabus then go through CAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your examination
For detailed information about how to prepare go through
can you please guide me where I star preparing for cat exam
A proper mindset and dedication is required to crack CAT entrance. You need to make a proper time table, a proper strategy. Understand the pattern of the exam, your capability, your strong and weak area/portion.
There are total 3 section in CAT exam -
- Verbal and reading comprehension (VARC)
- Data interpretation and logical reasoning (DI and LR)
- Quantitative analysis (QA)
Try to read a lot of vocabulary related books such as Word power made easy, or you can read any novels too, This will make your reading comprehension more strong in verbal section.
Read the newspaper everyday, this will make you aware about the current affairs.
Complete the basic concepts of quanta, you can start doing maths problem of 10th grade.
You can join any class for CAT exam, this will help you to make your doubts clear.
Start giving mock tests, as you know practice makes a man perfect. Try to practice a lot this will help in boost your confidence and your flow. Join the test series and stick to your schedule. Focus on smart learning.
Later on, test your accuracy and your preparation. Solve previous year papers, don't lose hope if you aren't scoring well in mock tests. Try to give your best.
Stay motivated and focused.
Hope this helps !
All the best for your bright future
from where most of questions comes in CAT exam
You have to be regular with your studies , be updated about current affairs, for making vocab string you should read newpaper , books.
regularity is the most important thing for crack the CAT.
every year questions are different so it is hard to predict.
i hope this information is helpful for you.
I am currently in my final year in the 5th semester of my college. my 6th and final semester will get over by July. can I give the cat exam then fir MBA admissions
Yes it is possible that student who is pursuing his last year in bachelor's degree can appear for Common Aptitude Test for MBA admission. However the candidate must have completed their bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks for reserved categories.
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