How Many Questions to Attempt in CAT 2020 to Get 99 Percentile
How Many Questions to Attempt in CAT 2020 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. Every year students appearing for CAT always wonder ‘How Many Questions to Attempt in CAT 2020 to get 99 Percentile?’ With negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong/incorrect answer, surely making a shot in dark is never a success mantra to score well. Hence, the number of questions attempted with accuracy and time management are two very important points which the candidates must keep in mind. CAT, one of the coveted management entrance exams, conducted successfully on November 29, 2020. With few months left for the examination, let’s know how many questions to attempt in CAT 2020 to get 99 percentile.
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CAT Marking Scheme 2020
Before knowing the number of questions to be attempted to score 99 percentile, students must know the marking scheme of CAT 2020:
CAT Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme
Total Number of Questions
Total Number of TITA Questions
Total Number of MCQs
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
How Many Questions to Attempt in CAT 2020 to get 99 Percentile
To attempt the number of questions with accuracy is the main key to score 99 percentile in CAT 2020. 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 2020
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Approx 65 questions
Factor Contributing to Score 99 Percentile in CAT 2020
Various factors that must be checked by the candidate while attempting the CAT 2020 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.
Rahul Gupta who scored 100 percentile in CAT 2019 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 on Geometry so that I am able to solve it 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.
Rishi Mittal, another CAT 2019 topper who scored with flying colours in each section by an overall percentile of 100, states how he divided the difficulty level of the question paper and helped him ace through. He states that “In QA, I usually divide the paper into 3 levels based on difficulty, so I give like 1-1.5 minutes to easy question, 2-2.5 mins to medium difficulty and remaining time to tough ones depending on how many I am able to solve.”
Time and Speed
Knowing that CAT prescribes a sectional time limit, the first and foremost step is to scan the question paper thoroughly to know which section is easy to attempt first. Once you solve the easy question it helps you gain confidence and saves your time. Gradually move to difficult questions and don’t waste time if you get stuck between two options.
Ronit Banerjea who scored 99.80 percentile in CAT 2019 and topped IIFT 2020 as well believes that solving easy questions first has helped him add feathers in his cap. He guides that, “If it fell in my wheelhouse of comfort, I'd attempt it immediately before proceeding to the next. If not, I'd skip it for later ” this method helped him gain accuracy and confidence at the same time.
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how to preperation for cat exame
Basically you can start your preparation either by coaching classes or by self study, if you are willing to join coaching classes then they will provide you with all the reading material and one to one classes.
But if you don't want to join any coaching classes , and want to continue with self study, then you can first look for the syllabus of CAT, and then buy the best available books for preparation, make a time table and follow that sincerely, you can always seek help from youtube channels give lessons for free, also download previous question papers for same, and solve them, this alone can help you to qualify the exam if done with dedication and sincerity.
Hope this helps, all the best.
Can you suggest a few good books for beginners for cat 2021
Some of the best books for CAT preparation are:
For Quantitive aptitude:
1. How to prepare for quantitive aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma
2. Quantitative aptitude for CAT by nishit k Sinha
For Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension
1. how to prepare for verbal ability and reading comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
2. Modern approach to verbal and nonverbal reasoning by RS Aggarwal
For data interpretation and logical reasoning:
1. Logical reasoning and data interpretation for CAT by nishit k Sinha
2. how to prepare for data interpretation and logical reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma
Hope this helps, all the best.
how many "a" cat seats are for bca reserved people in andhr pradhesh
Cats for OBC" a"category which is treated as non creamy layer OBC candidate,the percentage of reservation for this type of candidate in CAT examination is 27% over all India. No special reservation policy is applicable there.The reservation policy is the same as it and when it is applicable to any other courses like cat etc.
Hope this will be helpful.
Can you suggest some best online sites for free to learn for CAT?
There are quite a few online coaching centers like IMSIndia, Career Launcher, Gradeup, AlchemistIndia, Time4 Education,etc. But these are not free. People upload tips on Youtube but we cannot vouch for their credibility and success. But you can as well learn and prepare for CAT from the comfort of your home. Here are few books:
CAT Books For Quantitative Ability:
1.NCERT mathematics books (from 6th to 10th class) ::
These books are a good way to start if one needs to clear their basics and concepts. NCERT books are best to start your CAT Preparation with only if you have a lot of time before your exam date and need to brush up on concepts before solving advanced problems.
2.How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT (by Arun Sharma)
(publisher: Tata McGraw Hill)
This is a very popular book among CAT aspirants and really easy and simple to understand. This book also focuses on the basics first and has different levels of difficulties step by step.
3.Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (by Abhijit Guha)
This book is quite comprehensive for various competitive exams, for both MBA aspirants and for those seeking jobs who need to prepare for the aptitude tests.
4.Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma
It is an extensive book for students aspiring to go to IIMs. It has a very simple, lucid and tailor made content revolving around CAT.
5.Quantitative Aptitude for CAT (by Nishit Sinha)
This book by Pearson focuses on in depth understanding of core topics for basic and advanced applications.
Verbal Ability Books For CAT:
1.How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT( by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay)
This book is good to brush up your verbal and reading comprehension skills. It covers three important topics: reading comprehension, verbal ability and verbal reasoning. It provides sufficient practice and mock papers for self-assessment.
2.Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension For The CAT( by Nishit Sinha)
This book by Pearson provides not only an exhaustive resource for verbal ability. It also includes numerous tests as well as integral problem solving techniques and approaches.
3.Word Power Made Easy (by Norman Lewis)
This is the go-to book to improve your vocabulary. It is not a book to be read but a book to work with daily to enrich your vocabulary.
4.High School Grammar and Composition( by Wren and Martin)
It is a very good book for people who want to improve their grammar skills. It helps to understand and conceptualise different aspects of grammar and it is a must have book for anyone with poor grasp on verbal ability or who wants to make up with the basics of english.
Read books from different genres
The ultimate key to improve your verbal ability is to read extensively and to read books from different genres. This ensures that when the time for reading comprehension comes you are well acquainted with different writing styles and topics. Reading extensively also improves your reading speeding over a period of time. There are no shortcuts here.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Books For CAT:
1.A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning( by R.S. Agarwal)
This CAT book by R.S. Agarwal is to start with the most basic reasoning problem as it is quite simple to understand. It is segregated into different sections such as logic, statements, inferences and arguments, assumptions, conclusions, course of actions, logical puzzles, etc.
2.How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT book (by Arun Sharma)
This book by Tata McGraw Hill contains all topics to be considered under Logical Reasoning for CAT as well as other entrance exams. Each topic is explained with solved examples followed by a series of problems with varied difficulty levels to solve which gives an individual enough practice for this section.
3.How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT book (by Arun Sharma)
This book focuses on all areas of Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency. It provides and emphasizes on developing our calculations to get an edge with DI. This book also provides you with previous years questions, Model and Sample test papers.
4.Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT (by Nishit Sinha)
This book covers fundamental and advanced topics under the aforementioned section which are explained with the help of solved examples, case lets and exercises to do. It is useful for various other exams as well.
5.Data Interpretation (by Nishit Sinha)
Practice Book for CAT and Other MBA Entrance Examinations( by Nishit Sinha):
This book provides adequate practice and to sharpen the skills for Data Interpretation. It is also quite useful for other competitive exams like NMAT, GMAT, SNAP, XAT, CMAT, etc.
Another CAT Preparation material or book to be considered is Previous Years’ Solved CAT Paper:
This ensures that you are familiar with the kind of questions that are asked in CAT providing you an edge. They can be taken as mocks and the analysis of the same can provide you with great insights for your preparation.
It is always better to read newspaper for CURRENT G.K. than trying to grasp all info at once. Some of the newspaper sources which you can use to prepare this section are The Hindu, Financial Express, and The Economist.
In case, you don’t like reading newspaper daily, you can go with Manorama Yearbook or Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant for General Knowledge which is published every year.
In order to prepare for STATIC G.K. section, you need to broaden your overall scope in following sections: Sports, Politics, Entertainment, Biographies, etc. So, for this, you can use Static General Knowledge by A.P. Bhardwaj and S. Chand’s Advanced Objective General Knowledge. These books are okay to start with if you are not someone with a newspaper reading habit from the past.
My all india rank 141790 marks 440 belongs to bce muslim minority is there any chance to get a mbbs or bds in andhrapradesh a cat
In 2019, under State Quota, an All India Rank of 135080 secured a seat in Nimra Medical College under Muslim Minority Quota. For Fathima Medical College, it was 87910. These have been the cut off ranks. Now though this is 2019 data and cut offs change every year, because this years's top score has been 720 against 2019's top score 701 a seat under Muslim Minority Category with a rank of 141790 is tad difficult. You might have to look for options in BDS. Having said that, this is based on 2019 data and cut offs change every year. Cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. For a complete list of colleges that you may have a shot at, please use our College predictor: https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?icn=QnA&ici=qna_answer .