CAT 2022: When and How to Start Preparation?
CAT 2022: When and how to start preparation?- Devising a proper strategy to crack CAT 2022 is of utmost importance. Hence to crack the CAT exam 2022, one must know when and how to start preparation. India’s top management institutes IIMs collectively conduct the CAT exam every year to provide admission to MBA courses in top B-Schools in India. Candidates who are aiming for the top B-Schools for the academic year 2023-25 should get on their toes and start preparing for CAT 2022, India’s top management exam.
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The question is when and how to start preparing for CAT 2022? The answer is 'NOW'. Common Admission Test (CAT) being a national level management exam marks the participation of more than 2 lacs candidates every year. To know about the preparation plan and timing, the best books for CAT 2022, and the strategy to devise a study plan for CAT, candidates must go through this complete article on CAT 2022 when and how to start preparation by Careers360.
CAT Exam Pattern 2022
Scoring a good percentile will require extensive preparation for CAT 2022. Candidates who fill the CAT 2022 application form must check the exam pattern beforehand in order to prepare and do well in the CAT exam. The exam pattern of CAT 2022 is likely to be on similar lines as was in 2021. Given below is an exam pattern of CAT 2022.
CAT Exam Pattern
Total no. of questions
Mode of CAT 2022
CBT i.e. computer-based
Data interpretation & logical reasoning
Verbal ability and reading comprehension
CAT Syllabus 2022
Along with the CAT exam pattern, candidates must also have a know-how of the CAT 2022 syllabus to prepare in advance. According to some management experts, six months of committed preparation will push you forward toward your goal of being a CAT topper.
Based on the past year CAT syllabus 2022 is likely to be the same with not many changes. The overall question paper will be divided into three sections Verbal ability and reading comprehension, Quantitative Ability, and Data interpretation & logical reasoning. Candidates will be required to solve 100 questions in total.
CAT 2022: When and How to Start Preparation?
Once aware of the CAT 2022 syllabus, candidates must divide their preparation to answer the question of when to start preparing for CAT 2022? It is quite common for candidates to get confused even after knowing the exam pattern and syllabus and end up wasting a lot of CAT 2022 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-
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Strategy Planning of When and How to Start CAT 2022 Preparation
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CAT in 6 Months? Yes, Possible!
Most of the CAT 2021 toppers admitted that their major portion of preparation started when CAT was 6 months away. Below mentioned points can be referred to by candidates if they are planning to start their CAT 2022 Preparation within 6 months of duration -
CAT Toppers say, “Time management should be considered as the fourth section of the CAT exam. It is not just preparing Verbal Ability, Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability but preparing all these 3 and attempting them within the stipulated time”. Attempting questions with a time allotment of 40 minutes to each section itself makes CAT exam difficult. To achieve fruitful results, candidates must try to divide their study timetable such that within 24 hours, they practice each section daily.
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Join Coaching/FB groups
If some candidates feel that they will be unable to study and prepare for CAT 2022 on a self basis, then it is advisable to such candidates that they join some coaching institutes. Another answer to the question CAT 2022: when and how to start preparation is nowadays popular social media groups are in trend and help candidates to crack CAT and other management exams. Topper of CAT 2021 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 2022 preparation, candidates should only focus on clearing their concepts. One of the assets of CAT toppers is the clarity of fundamental concepts. Most of the toppers believe that it is easy to guess what type of questions will form part of the 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 CAT exam pattern and CAT 2022 syllabus.
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CAT 2022 in 3 Months? Yes, Possible!
Once done with the basic knowledge of the CAT exam 2022, 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 2022-
Break preparation into sections
Keeping track of the past papers, mainly there are three sections in CAT. Candidates are advised to draw an efficient section-wise strategy when CAT 2022 is almost near.
- How to prepare for CAT VARC (Verbal and Reading Comprehension): Candidates should start reading newspapers, journals, blogs, articles, etc to enhance their skills. They should try to solve comprehension, and inferences, Fill in the blanks with the 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 systems, and geometry as they might form key questions in the question paper of CAT 2022
- 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 2022, candidates can focus and try improving the areas in which they feel are not as strong as compared to some others. Instead of being melancholy about what all new can be learned, candidates should take initiative to focus on and enhance their preparation for weaker areas.
Practice sample paper/past years questions
Candidates are advised to check the 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 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.
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CAT 2022 in 1 Month? Yes, Possible!
With almost a month left until CAT 2022, candidates will be required to keep calm and emphasize only what is majorly required. Below mentioned points will help candidates in scoring great and most likely a call from any of the IIMs.
IIM will release the official CAT mock Test 2022 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 2022. Lakshya the topper of CAT 2019 said that “he was regular at testing myself via mock tests (once a week). Post any mock he gave some time to analyze the test and figure out what went wrong and then focused on that”. The most effective method of evaluating the current preparation level is the mock test.
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Focus on Strong Topics
Starting any new topic will lead to confusion. So it is advisable for candidates to focus on and improve their strong areas. Do not waste your time figuring out new topics or trying to learn new concepts.
Know The Toppers of the CAT Exam
CAT results will be declared by the authorities probably in the first week of January 2023, in online mode. Around 2.0 lakh candidates will appear for the exam. To Know and read the 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 on CAT 2021 toppers.
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Questions related to CAT
hello, Im a B.SC Geography honours student. I want to study Geology in my MSC. please suggest me some University where i can get Geology? and should i give CAT exam 2022?
These are some of the best colleges in India which offers M.Sc Geology course-
- Presidency College, Chennai
- Hansraj College, Delhi
- Maharaja's College, Ernakulam
- Government Holkar Science College, Indore
- St Xaviers College, Mumbai
- GCRJY Rajahmundry - Government College
- HP University Regional Centre, Dharamshala
- Government College, Narnaul
- Government Model Science College, Rewa
- Alagappa Government Arts College, Karaikudi
- MG Science Institute, Ahmedabad
- Government Autonomous PG College, Satna
- Dharanidhar Autonomous College, Keonjhar
- DBS PG College, Dehradun
- Government Rajeev Gandhi PG College, Mandsaur
- Gossner College, Ranchi
- DS Degree College, Aligarh
And regarding CAT exam, the minimum educational qualification needed to be eligible to sit in this exam is any bachelors degree with minimum 50% marks. So, yes you're eligible to appear in this exam.
Hope this information will help you.
i got 47% percentage in graduation and i belong to obc category currently i am pursuing my master would i be eligible for cat if i score above 50% in master...?
The candidate must have earned a minimum of 50% on their graduation exam to be eligible for the CAT. Additionally, candidates from the reserved category will receive a 5% relaxation in the required marks.
- Candidates who are in their final year of high school are also permitted to register for CAT 2022. Additionally, there is no upper age limit for taking the exam.
- Additionally, applicants that fall within the reserved group can benefit from the reservation policy (Required 45%) when completing the online application.
So, if you are from any reserved category then you can apply with your 47% graduation. And if you are from general category then try to get 50% in your master degree after that you can apply for CAT.
Hope this will clear you.
Hii! can i Know Private "A cat " markss in Neet 2022 for bC-B!
I am mentioning below the previous year's cut off for various colleges for BC-B category in private colleges offering A category seats-
Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences, Chittoor- 486
GSL Medical College- 505
Katuri Medical College- 505
Great Eastern Medical School and Hospital- 490
NRI Institute of Medical Sciences- 489
Vishwabharthi Medical College, Kurnool- 483
Please note that the cut off changes every year depending on various factors such as the category of the student, difficulty level of the paper, number of students attempting the paper etc.
Hope it helps!
fees structure and adm. process can I get adm. in BAMS while I have got 370 NEET SCORE in the GEN. cat. of haryana state
Admission to BAMS is based on marks in NEET exam.
Cutoff is based on No. Of factors like
1. Number of seats available.
2. Difficulty level of the exam.
3. Number of students appeared in the exam.
4. Caste Category of the students.
5. Seat matrix 2022
AYUSH Admissions Central Counselling Committee plays a crucial role in the allotment process of seats in Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Siddha and Homeopathy colleges.
There are 3 types of Colleges for BAMS
1) Government colleges - Cutoff of GOVERNMENT COLLEGES range in 520+ for General Candidates and 500+ for OBC & EWS .Fees is lowest in range of rs20,000 per year
2) Semi - Government - Cutoff for this type of Colleges are somewhat lower and fees is higher than government in range of 40–50k. Its Cutoff is 455+ for General Candidate and 430+ for OBC.
3) Privateor Deemed College - Now this is the most variable type of cutoff. As Colleges with low fee tend to have higher Cutoff and high fee college has low cutoff. Fees of different colleges is in the range of 1–5 lakh per year. Cutoff is in range of 280+ for General and 250+ for OBC.
You can also get for lower marks with donation or some management quota or Vacancy quota.
You can check required NEET percentile and fee structure of college by clicking on the link provided https://www.careers360.com/courses/bams-bachelor-of-ayurvedic-medicine-and-surgery/amp
You can also predict your B.A.M.S college through this link provided https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_cp
I got 90 marks in second session jee mains held on 28 th July first shift , belong Gen Cat, what will be the exact percentile and rank
This is a bit difficult to predict as your marks vs percentile vs rank in JEE main depends upon a number of factors like
-------------------------) number of students that appeared in the jee main exam,
-------------------------) kind of marks obtained by them ,
-------------------------) toughness level of the jee main examination for different shift etc.
But yes ,
As per past year trends,
>>>>>>>> With 90 marks
--------------------) your percentile will be roughly around 90.99 - 93.45 considering paper of moderate level
--------------------) considering the worst case if we go with 90.99 percentile then your crl rank would be roughly around 92172 - 103615 as per our JEE main rank predictor at:- https://engineering.careers360.com/jee-main-rank-predictor
For the exact percentile and rank you need to wait for the declaration of result by NTA, the above percentile and rank is your expected or the approx percentile and rank
To help you get the complete list of colleges that you can get, we have JEE main college predictor, the link for the same is given below:-
To help you further,
To give an idea of jee main 2022 qualifying cut off to be eligible for jee advanced 2022.
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
You can check the same at our page the link is provided below