How to prepare for CAT 2019 in 2 months
Aman.vardhan, 23 Oct 2019, #CAT
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How to prepare for CAT 2019 in 2 months - Common Admission Test is one of the most competitive management entrance examinations in India. The importance of this paper is shown by the fact that every year over 2 lakh students fill the CAT application form. The examination is a gateway for admission to the prestigious IIMs and many other top b-schools in India. For the preparation of CAT, it is advised that minimum of 4-5 months is required, but it doesn’t mean that any candidate that has started his preparation from today will not be able to achieve a good percentile. MBA aspirants who are planning to appear in CAT 2019 and haven’t started preparing must know the important tips for CAT 2019 preparation in 2 months. In this article candidates will get to know how to prepare for CAT 2019 in 2 months, all the important preparation tips for CAT and all the best possible answer to the questions that crop up in the mind of the candidate while thinking about “how to prepare for CAT 2019 in 2 months”. The registration for CAT has now been closed on September 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM, correction window for photograph and signature will be available from September 28, 2019 from 10:00 AM.
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How to prepare for CAT in 2 months: Strategy to be followed in September:

Do not start a new topic:

One of the most important things to keep in mind while knowing how to prepare for CAT 2019 in 2 months is that you should not start any new topic. Candidate should not chose a new topic from CAT 2019 syllabus , starting a new topic will be time consuming and also one will be uncertain how much command he has attained in the topic. Instead of starting new topic candidate should practice the topic he already has prepared previously as it will increase his command, strengthen his strong areas and help in improving his speed and accuracy while solving questions.

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Know your strong and weak points

While preparing for the exam, one should have an idea about his strong and weak topics. Candidates should focus more on the strong topics as he will be able to practice more and more questions while on the other hand if you start from a weak topic, you will first have to clear your concepts and that could be time consuming. Also during the exam day, first solve those questions which are from your strong areas as it will save your time and you will be able to attempt more and more questions.

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Speed and accuracy

Another important preparation tip for CAT 2019 is to focus on speed and accuracy. At this time with only 2 months are left for the examination and one should focus on his question solving speed while maintaining his accuracy in order to attempt as many questions as he/she can. One can practice questions from the topic in which he has command as that way it will save his or her time and it will increase his question solving speed.

Increase the number of mock test

Candidates should attempt at least 2-3 mock tests in a week and try to take these tests on alternate days. Also mock tests for CAT will prove beneficial as it will help the candidates assess their strong and weak areas. In an interview with Manaswi when asked how he tackled strong and weak areas, he said, “ My English and DI were weak areas. So, working on vocabulary, reading novels, and taking a lot of mocks (I took 43 mocks) eased out these subjects.”

How to prepare for CAT in 2 months: Strategy by November:

Start Revision

Revise all the basic formula from all the topics. Brush up your concepts as it will help you to solve questions more easily and you will be able to save more time and also solve number of questions which the candidate will attempt.

Be calm before the exam

One should be tension free and relaxed before the exam. One can perform better with a relaxed mind than a stressed or panicked one. Divert your mind from the stress. Says Manaswi “ In the last four days, I didn't study. Just played games, watched a few sitcoms, and read a book. These worked wonders! I was extremely calm on November 25, and remarkably it was unprecedented ”

How to prepare for CAT 2019 in 2 months - Some very important tips and strategies

How to prepare for CAT in 2 months: Time Management

Time Management is the most important preparation tip for CAT to be considered at this point of time. One can improve his time management by the practising questions in a time bound environment and solving mock test papers. Also while solving question one should not compromise with accuracy. Time management also helps someone in increasing his number of attempts. Kaustubh Vyas CAT topper 2018 says “I made sure to practice mock tests at that time to make myself acquainted with the timing. This helped me a lot as it gave me a balance and did not drain me while I attempt the examination. I woke up only around 11 so I would not feel tired or burned out. I practised by sitting for three hours straight and took minimal breaks as possible to make myself comfortable on the day of the examination”

How to prepare for CAT in 2 months: Analyzing with the help of Mock Tests

The best way to cover questions from all the topics is by giving mock test. Candidates should give mock test in a computer based mode in a time bound environment, this will help the candidate making familiar with the test environment. Candidates can give mock test through various means like internet, join test series by any coaching institute. The main goal to give mocks is to analyze your performance, improve your time management skills and will make you familiar with the exam environment.

Note: CAT 2019 is scheduled to be held on November 24, 2019. Registration has been closed, correction window for photograph and signature is available from September 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM onwards.

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