CAT 2018 Mistakes you must avoid on the test day
Ranjini Basu, 23 Nov 2018, #CAT
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CAT 2018 mistakes you must avoid on the test day - CAT aspirants are now ready to encounter the exam paper of CAT 2018 as they have been preparing for the most coveted and competitive management entrance examination for several months now. All must have tried various exam strategies, made basics clear, have had a proper time management strategy, and given quite a lot of mock tests to ace the test scheduled for Sunday, November 25, 2018. But a small mistake on the exam day can make all the months’ hard work a waste.

A day prior to CAT, the stress level is always at an all-time high, resulting in confusions and low level of confidence. Careers360, in this feature, has listed the common mistakes that candidates must avoid in CAT 2018 to ace the test with confidence and secure a good percentile to bag a seat at the desired management institute. Here are some basic yet crucial CAT 2018 exam day tips for all prospective test takers.

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CAT 2018: Mistakes you must avoid on the test day

#Mistake1 to Avoid: Forgetting Admit Card - This is the most important document to be taken at the time of examination. If you forget to carry your CAT 2018 admit card you might have to forget your chance of appearing in the test. Downloading the card and carrying it to the CAT exam centre is not enough, you must also paste the same colour photograph. Do not sign earlier as the instructions clearly say that the signature should be made in front of the invigilator. If you have the admit card and not pasted your picture, you will still not be allowed to appear in the test. So read the admit card instructions, follow them and carry it to the test venue.

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#Mistake2 to Avoid: Not taking Identity Proof along - Among the instructions, it is also mentioned that candidates to bring any one of their photo identity proof (original). No photocopy or scanned document would be accepted by the exam conducting officials. The list includes Passport, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Driver’s license, employer’s identification card, college ID (this must be supported with a valid Credit/Debit Card with your name).

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#Mistake3 to Avoid: Not Sleeping enough - This physical routine is a must follow. A good quality of sleep let your brain relax and makes your mind fresh. Waking up with a fresh mind will let you feel good about the test, remove nervousness and gives positives. Taking enough sleep before the test (minimum 7-8 hours) is a must do for every CAT 2018 aspirants.

#Mistake4 to Avoid: Doing last minute revision - Research has shown that studying a day before the exam crowds your short term memory resulting in interference with your long-term memory. In simpler terms, this may lead to forgetting what you have learned and stored in your brain and resulting in bad decision-making skills. Avoid starting any new topic or revising; just keep your mind off studies for a while. 

#Mistake5 to Avoid: Losing confidence, focus and not relaxing - You have prepared hard and hard work always pays. Stay strong and determined about your preparation strategy. If you lose confidence and focus, your productivity gets affected. Be confident, let your mind relax and focus on the test. 

#Mistake6 to Avoid: Not checking the exam centre and direction to reach - Your admit card has the name and address of the centre and the reporting time at which you must reach. It is that mistake which every candidate must avoid. Check the centre address and plan your time accordingly.

#Mistake7 to Avoid: Report on time - It is imperative to stay calm, so do not rush to the CAT test centre. visit the test centre once before the exam day to plan your travel. You should report at 7:30 am if you have been allotted the forenoon session and at 1:00 p.m. if you are scheduled for the afternoon session. Remember, no candidate will be allowed inside the Test Centre after 8:45 a.m. for the forenoon session and post 2:15 pm for the afternoon session.


Careers360 wishes CAT 2018 aspirants good luck!

 

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