How Many Questions to Attempt in CAT 2021 to Get 99 Percentile
How Many Questions to Attempt in CAT 2021 to Get 99+ Percentile- With more than two lakh students appearing for CAT every year, not only does it increase the difficulty level of the exam but also makes the scoring process more difficult.
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Every year students appearing for CAT always wonder ‘How Many Questions to Attempt in CAT to get 99+ Percentile?’ As per CAT exam pattern, there is a negative marking of one mark for every wrong/incorrect answer. So making a shot in dark will not prove as a success mantra to score well. Hence, the number of questions attempted with accuracy and CAT time management are two very important points which the candidates must keep in mind. CAT, one of the coveted management entrance exams will be conducted in the last week of November 2021. Starting from now, let us unveil the question of how to score 99+ percentile in CAT.
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CAT Marking Scheme 2021
Before getting details about scoring 99+ percentile in CAT, students must be familiar with the marking scheme of CAT 2021.
CAT Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme
Total Number of Questions
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
How Many Questions to Attempt in CAT 2021 to get 99+ Percentile?
To attempt the number of questions with accuracy is the main key to score 99 and above percentile in CAT 2021. However, to give a clear image on how many questions have to be attempted section wise with accuracy to score 99 percentile, Careers360 brings to you compiled analysis from various experts and coaching institutes on the basis of previous year exam:
Number of questions to attempt in CAT 2021 (Based on previous year)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Approx. 65 questions
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Best strategies to score 99+ percentile in CAT Exam
Various factors that must be checked by the candidate while attempting the CAT 2021 are:
Accuracy is one of the prime factors which help you gain a good score. If you try to make a shot in dark without checking its accuracy will only fetch you negative marking. Hence to improve one’s accuracy you must keep the following tips in mind:
Lay the groundwork: Before starting off your preparation always begin with clearing your basics of important topics. Practice for basic topics until you master it. Once you start building the process of solving the questions in mind while reading the question you know you have successfully mastered the basic concepts.
Work on weak areas: To score better of course it is important first to focus on strong areas and then on weak areas. Once you focus on weak areas make sure you keep the list of topics ready and polish your weak areas well by referring appropriate study material.
Time efficiency: As the sectional time limit of 40 minutes is given for each section, you must learn to manage time efficiently by setting targets to solve 8-10 questions in a particular time limit.
Stopwatch to measure; calculate time: While you solve questions, best way to measure performance is by setting the stopwatch and calculating the time taken by you to solve a question or a set of questions.
Mock test: Once you have thoroughly built your confidence, start solving CAT mock tests and familiarize yourself with the type of questions that were asked in previous years.
Challenge yourself: As you solve the mock tests, challenge yourself by setting the stopwatch of solving questions of a section in a time limit. Assess your performance by calculating marks as per the marking scheme.
Career Launcher expert talks on CAT exam and strategy:
Shivam Chandak, CAT 2020 Topper who scored 99.98 percentile lays down the importance of mock test and practice by stating, “I used to regularly take the mock test and used to devote at least four to five hours. I practised a lot of questions so that I am able to solve exam paper with ease as solving more questions gave me the confidence to respond correctly on the day of the exam.”
Attempting a maximum number of questions in an exam is not the only way to gain accuracy. The difficulty level of the question paper is measured by the number of questions attempted by the candidates. Incase you feel that the difficulty level of the paper is high, in that case, you must:
Read the question paper carefully and assess each section.
Identify the level of difficulty for each section
Always begin with the easier section to manage time efficiently
Make sure you don't make a wild guess as it may lead to negative marking.
Vishesh Garg, another CAT 2020 topper who scored 99.99 percentile and aced the exam with flying colors in each section states how he divided the difficulty level of the question paper. He states that “In QA, I usually divide the paper into three levels based on difficulty, so I give like 1-1.5 minutes to easy question, 2-2.5 minutes to medium difficulty and remaining time to tough ones depending on how many I am able to solve.”
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Time and Speed
Knowing that CAT prescribes a sectional time limit, the first and foremost step is to scan the CAT question paper thoroughly to know which section is easy to attempt first. Once you solve easy questions, you gain confidence and this then saves your time. Gradually move to difficult questions and don’t waste time if you get stuck between any two options.
Ravi Prinshu who scored 99.78 percentile in CAT 2020 and topped XAT 2021 says, "I went through all the questions that were asked in the CAT 2020 exam. I identified which were the easy questions and I aimed at solving all the easy questions first and foremost. Later on I came to solve the slightly difficult questions. In the first attempt I did not spend more than four to five minutes on each question. The main focus was to solve all easy questions in the paper."
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Questions related to CAT
when is next CAT exam of 2022?
The schedule for CAT 2022 is not yet declared. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) has released the CAT 2021 exam date on July 31 at CAT official website, iimcat.ac.in. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. CAT is conducted once a year. Common Admission Test (CAT Exam) is a computer-based MBA entrance test for admissions into the IIMs and several other prestigious B-Schools in the country. The CAT exam for IIM MBA / PGDM admission is to be held on November 28, 2021.
W hat we shoud learned for cat like any compitative examination
Dear Student ,
For CAT or any other relevant competitive examination . you need to practice basic and advanced aptitude with logical reasoning, Data Interpretation. You should have a good knowledge of verbal skills to qualify these type of exams. The other most important thing is time management, which you need to maintain during exam .
For interview round , you need to prepare your communication skills, behavioral attitude , dressing sense etc.
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Hope this helps !
for bhu University and bds course what is neet cut off rank for aiq and cat. is obc and domicile is rajasthan??
hope everything's going well. So before anything else I would like to bring to your notice that the counselling for this year's NEET is currently going on. So the cutoff list has still not been released by BHU, it will be released as soon as they complete with the online mode of mop-up round.
Other than that the cutoff for BHU NEET, it completely depends on the availability of seats in that particular course and no.of total applicants and most importantly the no. of reserved category seats which defer as well with the change in total availability of seats. In that case you are lucky I must say cuz you are from OBC category that too from Outside state(as you are from Rajasthan and not UP) your category cutoff will be considerably less.
Hope this information helps you. And good luck!!!
What is the rank cuttoff for govt seats on CAT MAT others
Hope you are doing great as per the question asked by you, you should work hard and should focus on achieving high and high in entrance exam it totally depends upon the examination if paper is simple then cutoff goes high gradually and if paper or examination is hard then cutoff goes down. You should certainly work hard and should try to achieve high and high in examination.
Hope you found this answer useful.Stay motivated stay positive.
All the best!
my 10th 41% and my 12th37% but my graduation91% should i try for iim by giving cat
hope you are doing well and safe. With reference to your query, According to your academics score I would say your profile is highly average but you have good score in graduation, so if you want to have a call from IIM then you must need very high percentile above 98 to expect a call from lower IIMs but they also have very high placements
Hope you found this answer informative. Best wishes for your future