How to do Time Management for CAT 2021 Exam?
How to do Time Management for CAT? - Time these days is precious and becomes more valuable when you are planning to crack one of the toughest exams i.e. CAT. But the question that bothers CAT aspirants is “How to do Time Management for CAT?”. Managing time is the most important and crucial aspect when it comes to CAT preparation.
Ever thought about what you will do with the best books of CAT or study material when you do not know when to start your CAT preparation. Common Admission Test i.e. CAT is a national level entrance exam that is conducted once a year. CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management, Ahmedabad this year.
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Topper’s Say on Time Management
When we say how to do time management for CAT, it does not only refer to the overall timings of the CAT exam but includes the sectional timing as well. One of the theories on Time Management is “Goal setting theory” which is based on the concept that a person can be more motivated to perform any task if they have a clear and specific goal to achieve.
As per the topper of CAT, Vishesh Garg, “Time management should be considered as the fourth section of the CAT examination. It is not just preparing Verbal Ability, Reasoning, and Quant but preparing all these 3 and attempting them within 3 hours of the stipulated time”. For him, Time management & hard work will lead to success for sure.”
Another CAT topper Ashish Sen said, “Time management combined with my knowledge on my strong and weak areas benefited me to get 99+ which I never expected. I managed to schedule the preparation time along with placement preparation. During the exam, I found 2 sections in DILR time taking and chose not to attempt them. Coming to QA, I knew which questions I would solve in 60 minutes and attempted only 20 questions.”
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What to Ask Yourself Before Doing Time Management for CAT?
No doubt about the fact that CAT is radically different from entrance exams as it requires candidates to answer a large number of questions in a restricted time duration thus forcing CAT candidates to choose which one’s to leave and which one’s to answer. Thus proper time management for CAT 2021 becomes crucial. The IIM Entrance exam requires to focus on both simultaneously i.e. accuracy+ speed. Remember, CAT is never about solving maximum questions, but correct ones.
Why is it important to properly manage time for CAT 2021?
As per the exam pattern of CAT 2021, candidates will not have more than 40 minutes to solve any particular section. In a duration of 40 minutes per section, candidates will have to solve both multiple-choice questions as well as TITA questions. Henceforth, it becomes imperative for candidates to understand and manage their time well. This moves on to another time management theory that is Pareto’s 80/20 rule which states that 80% of the task is completed with 20% of the efforts that you come up with.
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Before Exam Day - How to do Time Management for CAT?
Make A Proper Time Table - Making a timetable will allow candidates to move as per schedule.
Always remember that planning before execution should be made compulsory
Another time management theory for CAT is the ABC System theory that states, to use time more effectively, a person needs to prioritize the tasks that need to be undertaken
Shivam Chandak (One of the toppers of CAT 2020) said, “I had not joined any coaching but I took test series and also did previous CAT papers. I think self-study is sufficient when one has a clear picture of his/her schedule. That being said, I think good coaching will definitely improve one's chances provided he/she maintains self-study along with it”
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Start With The Unknown - Since you have a good 6 to 9 months of time duration in hand, you can always start with those CAT syllabus topics which are unknown or what you find difficult.
Use the technology and search those topics over the internet on google, bing, etc.,
Make sure to find apparent and meticulous ways of solving questions using the time management tricks
If you are unable to understand or find any topic, make sure you contact a few of your friends who are on a similar track and are preparing for CAT or have attempted in previous years
To start ahead with the unknown, it is advisable to give one hour daily on each topic and simultaneously make notes of the same.
Practice Mocks With Set Schedules - To gain an understanding of the CAT exam day scenario, giving mocks is extensively recommended. The mock test of CAT will help candidates to assess themselves, understand the exam pattern well, and see the preparation level required.
Candidates can take a mock test of CAT before and after the preparation depending on their personal preference
Do not take a mock test of CAT for granted. CAT topper Aditya Devalla said “he used to regularly take the mock test and devote at least four to five hours. He practiced a lot of questions on Geometry so that he was able to solve it with ease as solving more questions gave him the confidence to respond correctly on the day of the exam”
Topper Abhilasha Balakrishnan said “he attempted mocks regularly, identified his strengths and weaknesses in every mock, capitalized on strengths and worked on his weaknesses, and repeated this cycle. By the time CAT arrived, he had given around 20-25 mocks which gave him exposure to a lot of questions and DILR sets. Rest it was just being present on the day of the exam and applying all of this properly”
Keep Reverse Strategy - Do not try to work out your brain on what is unimportant. Solve the previous question papers of CAT using the reverse strategy especially for those questions which seem difficult to leave. Understand the questions, look out at the options. In reverse strategy, candidates first have to go through the options given and then try to put the question with options to find the most suitable answer.
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During Exam Day - How to do Time Management for CAT?
Solve Easy Questions First - On exam day, as soon as you start your CAT question paper, it is advisable to start with easy questions. Here easy questions mean those which candidates are comfortable in solving i.e. questions that are easily understandable, quickly solved, and require less time. Finding such questions becomes easy only when you know the time management for CAT. Questions that appear to be unknown or time-consuming, mark them for later on. While you are in the exam hall to give the CAT, before starting a section, spend initial time scanning the questions. On the top right corner, a small button on the screen will allow candidates to look at the entire section in a single view.
Attempt TITA Questions At The End - Every year IIMs include more than five TITA questions in the question paper. TITA questions are attractive because of no negative marking. Candidates tend to waste a lot of time on TITA questions on account of no negative marking as they forget they have MCQs to solve as well. But candidates forget that TITA questions are time-consuming. Henceforth, it is advisable to do TITA questions at the end when you are done with the MCQs of that particular section.
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Make Average Time For Each Question - Before starting the CAT question paper, it is advisable to set an average time per question. If you are unable to do so, try taking an average time per section and along with that leave some additional time to review what you have answered to ensure chances of accuracy.
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Apply Reverse Strategy For MCQs - To properly utilize the technique of time management for CAT, try solving the multiple-choice questions with the reverse strategy for those questions which are difficult and non-understandable.
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460 neet score,obc cat can possibility of get admission in MBBS course
Your profile suggests that your domicile state is Maharashtra
It's quite difficult to predict that whether you will get seat or not as cut off marks for medical colleges keeps changing every year depending upon various factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks obtained by them , toughness level of the examination etc.
But when we go through previous data then ,
>>>>> with 460 marks ,
you hold a low chance for an mbbs seat in a Government Medical College
in neet 2019, 521 marks for general category was the lowest mark to get an mbbs seat in Government Medical College, under Maharashtra State quota and it was for Government Medical College and Hospital, jalgaon
You can check the same at
You have chances in deemed universities for mbbs which are listed below along with their neet 2020 , 2nd round cut off :-
----------) SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vadodara:- 446 marks
----------) Yenepoya Manglaore:-436 marks
----------) Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar:- 426 marks
----------) B.L.D.E University, Bijapur:- 387 marks
----------) MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai:- 380 marks
And a few more
To get the complete list of colleges in which you have chances, you can go through our college predictor at
It gives you a personalized report with top college in which you have chances for admission , with the help of predicted colleges you can make better choice while filling your choices of colleges during your counselling
450 score, obc cat, MD anaesthesia, low budget college, good govt/ Pvt college, any chance??
To get a government seat one must score above 525. With 450 you can get in to a private college. As your NEET score is 450. Your Overall Percentile is: 93.39 - 93.89 and when it comes to rank, your Predicted Rank is:89930 - 107080 . Also depends upon last years cut-off. Adding it with 15% All India quota and 85% state quota seats in government colleges.
As per the last year result of NEET UG ,General category aspirants need minimum 147 marks (50 percentile). On the other hand General-PH(129 Marks 45 percentile) and SC/OBC/ST requires 113 marks (40 percentile).
Hope this helps
Wish you luck
my jee rank in obc cat. 29192 can I get cse in hbti
First and foremost,
congratulations on achieving an 29k rank in the JEE . According to recent reports, hbti may not accept admmision through Upsee. HBTI KANPUR is moving its intake to the Jee mains, which is wonderful news because it means more intake. And, based on your ranking, you will very certainly be offered a spot in the second round of counselling.
Visit http://hbtu.ac.in/ for further information.
sir as punjab democile cat. gen sroce 471 can i got best ptv collage in punjab
Hello Yatin. I hope you are in good health. You mentioned your marks but didn't mention the exam you are talking about. Assuming that you have a query regarding NEET UG 2021, I will give an answer based on that. You mentioned you belong to general category. Well, based on your marks, your overall percentile may end up somewhere around 91.59 - 92.09 while your AIR may lie somewhere around 127893 - 160043.
Well, it is quite difficult to predict whether you have any window of opportunity to get government quota seats in private medical colleges in Punjab. Although based on your performance you have less chance to grab a seat for MBBS via All India Counselling as well as State Counselling.
Moreover, you may get chance to grab a seat for B.D.S. under government quota at private dental colleges in Punjab via State Counselling.
You may get admission for pursuing B.D.S. in the following private dental colleges:
- B.J. Singh Dental College Hospital & Research Institute, Ludhiana
- Dasmesh Institute of Research & Dental Sciences, Faridkot - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/dasmesh-institute-of-research-and-dental-sciences-faridkot
- D.B. Dental College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/desh-bhagat-dental-college-and-hospital-mukatsar
- SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Amritsar - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/sri-guru-ram-das-institute-of-dental-science-and-research-amritsar
To get detailed information on cutoff marks vs rank for Punjab medical and dental colleges, follow this link:
To know your admission chances in medical/dental colleges with NEET Score, to get a personalized report with Top MBBS & B.D.S Colleges and to check course & counselling wise cut-offs of NEET for various state quotas, caste groups etc., I encourage you to use NEET UG 2021 College Predictor:
I hope you find this information helpful.
Thank you and good luck!
for cat exam which is going to held on november 28 2021 is 2 months home preparation is enough to get good score. please suggest me
Home preparation or we can say Revision or Practice is more than enough to score good marks for any competitive exams. You should have a proper schedule and syllabus that is to be cover you should go through last years paper for knowing the pattern of questions, you should go through atleast 10 sample papers for proper practice. Be focused and set a target of how much you want to achieve, so that you can atleast give your best to achieve near to that target. The most important thing while writing an exam or while preparing is to be calm and focused. So be calm and don't panic.
Hope this helps you.
All the best for your exams.
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