How to prepare for CAT 2019 in 2 months
Aman.vardhan, 07 Sep 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”.

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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. 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.

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I am unable to fill my 10 board marks in the CAT application form. I am from CBSE board and my aggregate marks are 405 out of 500. Please help me out.

Simran Kaur 15th Sep, 2019
Dear Simran, CAT interface accepts marks in the form of nnn.nn format. So for example if your score is 405, pkease enter 405.00 as your marks in the 10th column. This should work fine. For your convenience and many other CAT aspirants, we shall elaborate the CAT Application process:

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For registering you will need to fill in your Personal and Contact details like Name, Email Id, Mobile number and Country. Before you click on 'Agree', make sure you have entered all Correct details because you cannot go back and undo any detail on this page. Generate the OTP and you will receive it at the Mobile no# you have just given. Complete the formalities and you will be given a CAT User Id and Password . These details will be sent to your Registered Email and Mobile no#.

For filling the application form, log in using the user id and password. The application form has 5 Categories which are:

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While filling in the form, please remember that Aadhar card is not mandatory but there are clear specifications for photograph and signature file sizes to be uploaded.

Photograph: 30mm * 45mm

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The file size in both cases should not exceed 80kb. The photograph and signature should be in .jpeg or .jpg format.

Regarding Documents like PWD/DA/OBC-NC/SC/ST: Download the CAT certificate from the website, fill in the necessary details, get it attested with authorities, self attest it and scan it as PDF and upload the same.

Under Academics section, enter the aggregate percentage, total marks, Board/University, stream, subject and degree details wherever applicable.

In regards to Selection of IIM Programmes and Cities, you can select any no.of programmes and cities. Make sure you select the same city for Interview across. And for exam centre, you can give 4 options and the authorities will select your exam city for you. You cannot select the same city more than once. Delhi and NCR Cities have been clubbed together so please remember this.

The application fees for General/OBC-NC is Rs. 1900 and its Rs. 950 for SC,ST,PWD. You can make the payment through NetBanking/Credit Card/Debit Card/Paytm and Pay U. After making the payment, you will receive a transaction number and please save it for future references. Post successful submission, you will receive a confirmation mail. And you are finally done. The last date to fill in the application form is September 18th, 2019.

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Aniket 15th Sep, 2019
Some of thetop books for CAT preparation include How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma, The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit Sinha, Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma to name a few. Other than that, read newspapers and magazines daily to get a grip on your language and comprehension skills along with brushing up General Knowledge.Arvind Menon , another CAT 100 percentiler shares that he had referred to CAT preparation books by Arun Sharma and Nishit Sinha.

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Vivek Gaur 15th Sep, 2019
Dear Vivek, CAT is an entrance examination for admission to Master's programmes in 20 IIMs and almost 1000 participating Institutions. CAT is an online examination of 3 hours duration.The questions in the exam will be of MCQ and TITA type totaling 100 questions. MCQ are multiple choice questions, for which candidates get multiple answer choices. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark. However Type in the Answer questions are exempted from Negative Marking.

CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:

Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.


Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.

Preparation tips:

Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.


In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.

Preparation tips:

Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.


Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.

Preparation tips:

As this is the most tricky section, this needs a lot of practise. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.

Overall,once you know the syllabus, it's easier from there on.Go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections. Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months
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Kdh djdjd 14th Sep, 2019
You might be able to make changes to your Academic profile. You might not make changes to your Category. What we would suggest you is to wait for the correction window to make changes to your Academic percentage and regarding EWS Certificate, please wrote to [email protected] They will help you further.
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