“Continuous habit of practice better than last minute preparation,” says Dr. Som, Dean PGDM-IB, JIMS
Applications Open Now
Jagan Institute of Management Studies- Rohini
Apply
Reva University
Apply

CAT 2018 is here. All the management aspirants in the country have geared up for the most coveted national-level MBA entrance exam which is the key to open the doors of 20 IIMs and several other renowned B-schools in the country. IIMs conduct CAT exam every year to offer around 4000 MBA seats. So, if you are still wondering how to crack the exam, here are some useful tips from Dr. Som, Dean PGDM-IB, JIMS Rohini. Read on to know more. 
Before knowing the tips, let’s understand the CAT exam pattern and marking scheme. 


CAT Exam Pattern 2018
The exam carries three sections – 1. Verbal ability and Reading comprehension 2. Data interpretation and Logical reasoning and 3. Quantitative ability. All sections need to be attempted in 180 minutes.  Section 1 has 34 questions of 102 marks; section 2 has 32 questions of 96 marks, while section 3 contains 34 questions of 102 marks. A total of 300 marks are under evaluation.  For any MCQ question, there is a negative marking of -1 mark, in case of Non-MCQ questions, there is no penalty. 

Compare Colleges

College Comparison based on Courses, Placement, Rank, Fee

Compare Now


Tips to crack CAT 2018
CAT tests the speed, temperament and accuracy of candidates. In a nutshell, it tests the aptitude of the aspirants. Nearly 400 - 500 hours of preparation time is proved to be sufficient for scoring well in CAT. Rather than working on grammar in section 1 one should focus on verbal reasoning such as para jumbled. One needs to be strong in grammar, vocabulary and reading speed to score well in this section. All three can be achieved by practising reading comprehension each day for half an hour.  

Applications Open Now
GEHU MBA Admissions 2019
Apply fo MBA at GEHU. Highest CTC 26.21 Lakhs. APPLY now
Apply
Bennett University BBA Admissions 2019
BBA admissions 2019 OPEN. UPTO 100% Tuition Scholarships Based on Merit
Apply


The questions of data interpretation are standardized over the last few years. There are eight sets of four questions each. Out of these four sets is data interpretation such as pie chart, bar chart and rest four questions are on logical reasoning such as arrangements.  The topics of quantitative ability are generally chosen from class 8th, 9th and 10th algebra, geometry and mensuration. 


There is a lot of free online material available for CAT. The most important part of the preparation for CAT is to understand maximum mock tests, doing simulation practice and test series. 


These three components give confidence to an aspirant in redesigning his/her strategy. On this course, it helps the candidates to identify the weak areas of preparation. Nearly 12 – 15 mock tests prove to be sufficient to plan an appropriate strategy. Mock tests are of no use if one doesn’t improve on successive tests. Starting with a mock test can also prove to be diagnostic at the beginning of preparation.  It should be remembered that the CAT is computer-based not computer adaptable. The endurance test requires a long concentration for three hours so one does not miss out on the easy questions. Time management is one of the biggest challenges in attempting section 3. The advice is to divide 60 minutes of this section into 6 sets of 10 minutes each. Further one can spend 2 minutes of first time set to read first 6 questions and solving the easiest one. 


To get into front-line B-school, it is sufficient to score about 40-45 marks in section 1 that makes it around 25 questions to attempt as one may not get all questions correct. Nearly 30 marks need to be scored in section 2 to meet the requirement of front-line B-Schools that makes it around 12 -13 questions. In the last section, nearly 36–40 marks need to be obtained that makes it nearly 15–16 questions to be attempted. 
Remember, a continuous habit of practice is better than last minute preparation.  

Applications Open Now

UPES BBA Admissions 2019
UPES BBA Admissions 2019
Apply
Manav Rachna MRIIRS BBA Admissions 2019
Manav Rachna MRIIRS BBA Admis...
Apply
UPES - School of Business MBA
UPES - School of Business MBA
Apply
SCMS Cochin School of Business
SCMS Cochin School of Business
Apply
Galgotias University MBA Admissions 2019
Galgotias University MBA Admi...
Apply
Bennett University MBA
Bennett University MBA
Apply
Pearl Academy - School of Business
Pearl Academy - School of Bus...
Apply
View All Application Forms

More like Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Rohini, Delhi

Questions related to Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Rohini, Delhi

is jims rohini better than asian business school regarding everything

2 Days ago

Hey Sharad, both are decent B-schools but here are a few comparision points:Infrastructure - JIMS, Rohini- The infrastructure is quite good co...

i got selected in asian business school,should i go for jims rohini

4 Days ago

Hello, Asian business school and jims Rohini both are good for MBA and other courses too. You get selected for Asian business school, that's good ...

Is budget hostel available for boys in msit,vips and Jims for BCA ipu ?

4 Days ago

Hi Ribhu,  There is no Hostel facility in VIPS. However there is hostel facility available at MSIT and for knowing the fee structure of t...

What is difference between msit vs vips vs Jims college for BCA affiliated to IPU ?

5 Days ago

Hi Ribhu,  VIPS is amongst the top notch colleges in Delhi having said that JIMS and MSIT are no less.  VIPS will offer you more exp...

I got 518 rank in ipu cet BJMC. I have delhi and defence quota, gen which college can I get (vips or jims possible?)

6 Days ago

Hello Anjali!Considering your rank in IPU CET, category status there are good chances of you getting admissions in VIPS and JIMS. Apart from the ab...

Top

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books