CAT 2020: When and how to start preparation?
CAT 2020: When and how to start preparation? - Devising a proper strategy to crack CAT 2020 is of utmost importance. India’s top management institutes IIMs collectively conduct CAT entrance exam every year to provide admission in MBA courses. IIM Indore will conduct CAT 2020. Candidates who are aiming for the top B-Schools for the academic year 2021 should get on their toes and start preparing for CAT 2020 India’s top management exam. Every candidate who will appear for CAT 2020 wants to score high and get a place in IIMs. The question is when and how to start preparing for CAT 2020? The answer is NOW. Common Admission Test (CAT) being a national level management exam marks participating of more than 2 lacs candidates every year. To know about the preparation plan and timing, best books of CAT 2020 and strategy to devise a study plan for CAT, candidates must go through this complete article on CAT 2020 when and how to start preparation by Careers360.
Latest: CAT registration 2020 started from August 5. CAT 2020 to be conducted on November 29.
CAT 2020 Exam Pattern
Scoring good percentile will require extensive preparation of CAT 2020. For the academic year 2021-2023 admissions, the exam pattern of CAT 2020 will be prescribed by IIM Indore. Candidates willing who will fill the CAT 2020 application form must check the exam pattern beforehand in order to prepare well. Exam pattern of CAT 2020 will be almost the same as CAT 2019. Given below is a tentative exam pattern of CAT 2020 and will be updated if any changes are brought in by IIM for CAT 2020.
CAT Exam Pattern 2020 (Tentative):
Total no. of questions
Mode of CAT 2020
CBT i.e. computer-based
Data interpretation & logical reasoning
Verbal ability and reading comprehension
Syllabus of CAT 2020
Along with the exam pattern, candidates must also have a know-how of the CAT 2020 syllabus to prepare in advance. According to some management experts, six months of committed preparation will push you forward towards your goal of being a CAT topper. Lakshya Kumar who cracked CAT 2019 with 99.99 percentile says “I started preparing for CAT in June, like five to six months before the exam."
Based on past year CAT 2020 syllabus is likely to be same with not many changes. The overall question paper will be divided into three sections of Verbal ability and reading comprehension, Quantitative ability and Data interpretation & logical reasoning. Candidates will be required to solve 100 questions in total.
CAT 2020: When and How to Start Preparation?
Once aware of the syllabus, candidates must divide their preparation to answer the question of when to start preparing for CAT 2020? It is quite common for candidates to get confused even after knowing the exam pattern and syllabus and ending up wasting a lot of CAT 2020 precious time. Better scores than others will open your gateway to top B-Schools of Candidates can break their preparation into 3 stages as mentioned below-
How to prepare for CAT 2020
Strategy Planning of When and How to Start CAT 2020 Preparation:
Month-wise Strategy Division
CAT 2020 in 6 Months? Yes, Possible!
Most of the CAT 2019 toppers admitted that their major portion of preparation started when CAT was 6 months away. Below mentioned points can be referred by candidates if they are planning to start their CAT 2020 Preparation within 6 months of duration -
Time Management - Lakshya Kumar CAT 2019 topper said, “Time management should be considered as the fourth section of the CAT examination. It is not just preparing Verbal Ability, Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability but preparing all these 3 and attempting them within 3 hours of the stipulated time”. Attempting questions with a time allotment of 60 minutes to each section itself makes CAT 2020 exams more difficult. To achieve fruitful results, candidates must try to divide their study time table such that within 24 hours, they practice each section daily.
How to do Time Management for CAT?
Join Coaching/FB groups - If some candidates feel that they will be unable to study and prepare for CAT 2020 on a self basis, then it is advisable to such candidates that they join some coaching institutes. Nowadays popular social media groups are in trend and help candidates to crack CAT and other management exams. Topper of CAT 2019, Ronit Banerjea told us that he joined the coaching institute and began preparing from their study material in order to learn new and efficient approaches to solving the questions.
Concept clarity with shortcuts - In the initial 6 months to CAT 2020 preparation, candidates should only focus on clearing their concepts. One of the assets of CAT toppers is clarity of fundamental concepts. Most of the toppers believe that it is easy to guess what type of questions will form part of Data interpretation & logical reasoning and Quantitative ability section. But to even guess what will come in VARC i.e Verbal ability and reading comprehension is very challenging. In order to clear concepts, candidates must be aware of the exam pattern and syllabus of CAT 2020.
CAT 2020: Important topics for preparation
CAT 2020 in 3 Months? Yes, Possible!
Once done with the basic knowledge on CAT exam 2020, candidates will be nearer to the exam day. Agitation and stress are the most common. Do not panic and follow the below-mentioned points for CAT 2020-
Break preparation into sections- Keeping track of the past papers, mainly there are three sections in CAT. Candidates are advised to draw efficient section-wise strategy when CAT 2020 is almost near.
- How to prepare for CAT VARC (Verbal and Reading Comprehension): Candidates should start reading newspapers, journals, blogs, articles, etc to enhance skills. They should try to solve comprehension, inferences, Fill in the blanks with right vocabulary choice, and read passages. Try adding a new word each day to your vocabulary
- How to Prepare for CAT Quantitative Ability: Focus on building up mathematics basics. Candidates should focus on topics like profit and loss, number system, geometry as they might form key questions in the question paper of CAT 2020
- How to prepare for CAT DI & LR: Try to study basic topics like seating arrangements, blood relations, syllogisms, etc to grip hands on this section. It is advisable for candidates to not use a calculator while solving questions from this section
Work on areas of improvements
As for CAT 2020 about 90 days will be left, candidates can focus and try improving their areas in which they feel are not strong as compared to some others. Instead of being melancholy about what all new can be learned, candidates should take initiative to focus and enhance their preparation for weaker areas.
Practice sample paper/past years questions
Candidates are advised to check previous year question papers of CAT. After finishing the syllabus, candidates should try to revise at least 2-3 sample papers on a daily basis. It will help in improving speed as well as let candidates know about how accurate they are. While solving the questions papers or sample papers of CAT rigorously there will be a time when candidates will not find any question of a new type.
CAT Sample Paper 2020
CAT 2020 in 1 Month? Yes, Possible!
With almost a month left until CAT 2020, candidates will be required to keep calm and emphasize only on what is majorly required. Below mentioned points will help candidates in scoring great and most likely a call from any of the IIMs.
IIM Indore will release official CAT mock Test 2020 for giving candidates a gist of the actual exam simulated environment. Solving the mock tests helps candidates to understand and access the difficulty level of CAT 2020. Lakshya the topper of CAT 2019 said that, “he was regular at testing myself via mock tests (once a week) from April. Post any mock he gave some time to analyze the test and figuring out what went wrong and then focused on that”. The most effective method of evaluating current preparation level is the mock test.
Why, When and How to take CAT Mock Test
Focus on Strong Topics
Starting any new topic will lead to confusion. So it is advisable to candidates to focus and improve their strong areas. Do not waste your time figuring out the new topics or trying to learn new concepts.
How to prepare for CAT 2020 in 1 month?
Know The Toppers of CAT 2019
CAT Result was declared by IIM on January 4, 2020 in online mode. Around 2.09 lacs candidates appeared for the exam out of which many made their names to the CAT toppers 2019 list. To Know and read success stories of the toppers, when and how they started their CAT preparation as well as their message for future candidates, go through the complete article of CAT 2019 toppers.
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Questions related to CAT
what is eligibility criteria in cat
The students who want to write CAT should have completed graduation with the minimum percentage of marks and the minimum percentage of marks required to be eligible for CAT is at least 50% or equivalent CGPA for general, EWS and NC-OBC categories. Candidates belonging to reserved category (Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories) must have an aggregate of 45% or equivalent CGPA. Candidates in final year are also eligible to give CAT provided they have minimum percentage of marks. Candidates who have completed a professional degree (CS/CA/ICWA) with required percentage are also eligible. Please click the below link to know more.
today is my scholarship test of cat which type of questions come in test
Scholarship tests are taken to test the ability of students so that they can be availed scholarship based on their performance i.e. merit in the test. This is generally conducted for meritorious candidates who cannot afford their educational needs. This is basically a financial assistance.
We cannot predict which type of questions will be asked in the Examination. You can look for the pattern of the examination. However, to see the type of questions you can take the help of previous year questions. This will surely tell you the type of questions asked in the examination concerned.
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which documents are REQUIRED TO BE UPLAODED for NCL OBC CATERGORAY FOR CAT OR CET EXAMS ?
For CAT & CET examination you need some basic document to be upload
- Class 10 marksheet.
- Class 12 marksheet.
- Graduation marksheets/certificate.
- Date of Birth certificate.
- Address proof.
- Caste category certificate (if applicable)
- PwD category certificate (if applicable)
- Scribe certificate (if applicable)
Hope that you get your answer.
Best of luck for your examination.
Is 3A belongs to OBC or General..
According to the Indian Constitution 3A comes under Other Backward Castes (OBC) category because there is no seperate category of OBCs and backward classe.
Under 3A especially Vokkaligas gets reservation in employment and education sector.
I hope this information cleared your doubts.