How to prepare for CAT 2019 in 2 months
Updated on Dec 4, 2019 - 11:55 a.m. IST by Aman.vardhan
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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 been closed on September 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM, correction window for photograph and signature was 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.

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is there any scholorship available for cat top scrores

Shareef 17th Feb, 2020

GITAM Hyderabad Business School has no scholarship facilities for students who have been toppers. CAT is not only the entrance exam that is accepted in this college so CAT toppers or any exam toppers for MBA entrance exam do not get any scholarships. But Gitam College, Visakhapatnam offers merit scholarships and you can check them at:


i would like to know how many times i can give cat exam?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,
You can appear for cat entrance exam as many times you want. The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing in cat exam is as follows:-
In order to be eligible for the CAT Exam, the candidate has to pass at least their Bachelor's degree with at least 50% (for General Category and for candidates from the NC-OBC caste). For SC/ST and Differently Abled (DA) candidates, the percentage required is 45%.

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I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.


dear sir, I have 67 percentile bin cat, which colleges should I apply??

Shiksha 16th Feb, 2020


You can target a few average collges like IBS Hyderabad, mdi murshidabad, amity noida, NBS Ahmedabad, ITM navi mumbai (good colleges)

Others are: vit vellore, isbr pune, ndim delhi, pibm pune, aims banglore, mit pune, ims ghaziabad, etc

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tell me proper cat syllabus and full knowledge of mba colleges admissions

Ina 16th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant,

Hope everything is going well.

The entrance exams through which candidates can get admission in MBA course are CAT (Common Admission Test), MAT (Management Aptitude test), XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test), SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)) and ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions).

Specifically,  For your question,

CAT Syllabus will be prescribed by the exam conducting authority. CAT (Common Admission Test) will be managed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.
The CAT Syllabus divided into four sections: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

Quantitative Ability or Mathematics: This section consists of 10+2 difficulty level & Fundamental mathematics. The topics are:

  • geometry
  • number system
  • interest
  • quadratic & linear equations
  • probability
  • trigonometry
  • time & work
  • percentages
  • profit & loss
  • algebra
  • LCM & HCF
  • averages
  • permutation
  • ratio & proportions
  • complex numbers, etc

Data Interpretation: In this section, student’s ability to solve problems accurately & understanding of the data are tested. Students can study the topic of:

  • graphs (line, area)
  • Interpretation and analysis of data based on text
  • Charts (Column, bar, pie)
  • tables
  • paragraph
  • venn diagram, etc.

Verbal Ability & English: This section contains the usage of Standard English grammar & questions on comprehension. The topics are:

  • verbal reasoning
  • antonyms and synonyms
  • sentence correction
  • fill in the blanks
  • critical reasoning
  • syllogisms
  • analogies
  • idioms, etc.

Logical reasoning: It includes:

  • Direction sense
  • clocks & calendars
  • puzzles
  • binary logic
  • seating arrangement
  • coding- decoding
  • blood relations
  • logical sequence
  • data structure
  • assumption
  • premise
  • conclusion
  • linear and matrix arrangement, etc.

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