How to Prepare for CAT 2021 in 4 months?
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Four months seem like a short span to complete the CAT prepataion. However, with the right exam strategy and practice, one can score a high percentile in CAT 2021. If one has already started their preparation for CAT 2021 which means their basics are clear and now they need to focus on speed, accuracy, shortcuts, tips, and tricks. However, for those who are going to start their preparation from now on then, this article belongs to them. In this article of Careers360, one will get to know “How to prepare for CAT 2021 in 4 months”. How one can draw their study plan so that they crack the exam without any difficulty and make their way to premier B-School of India. Read the full article to know “how to prepare for CAT in 4 months.”
How to Prepare for CAT in 4 months?
Before making any study plan or preparation strategy CAT 2021, one should get familiar with the exam pattern and its detailed syllabus. As per past year trend, the exam pattern of CAT 2021 is consists of three sections, namely, Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR). There are 26 questions each for the QA and VARC section and DILR is consists of a total of 24 questions with a total of 76 questions. While taking CAT 2021 candidates can not switch between the sections due to the sectional time limit. Candidates get 40 minutes for each section. The total time duration is 2 hours for CAT 2021 which means candidates have to manage their time accordingly so that one can avoid the hassle and anxiety.
If one has only four months to prepare for CAT 2021, then they should divide their preparation plan stage wise. It make their preparation easy and they can be able to handle the CAT preparation pressure with ease. Here are some tips to follow while preparing for CAT when only four months are left for the D-day.
Spot yourself where you are standing
Before starting the CAT preparation, candidates need to check where they stand currently such as whether their basics are clear or not, did they know the basic formulas to solve Quantitative Aptitude questions, etc. After knowing this, candidates can get an idea about their strong and weak areas. If one is unable to assess their level of preparation, then moving forward can be a herculean task. After making a diagnosis report candidates can categorize in which sections they have a good accuracy rate and which are the ones where they need to work hard. It will hardly take 2 to 3 days to spot yourself where one is standing.
Understanding concepts and knowing their application
Once candidates have gone through with the exam pattern and syllabus of CAT 2021 they need to start working on the fundamentals of every topic during the four months of CAT preparation. Through this candidates can get conceptual clarity and they can strengthen their basics. While preparing for the Verbal Ability section one should do their reading on regular basis to get a hold of it. Apart from the VARC section, the other section demands a good amount of time to practice the concepts. When one is well versed with the basics then they should start their preparation chapter and section wise and at a swift pace.
Make a different strategy for Quantitative Aptitude section
The Quantitative aptitude section actually carries the major chunk of CAT preparation. Apart from other sections, Quant has a very vast syllabus from algebra to percentages, basically, the Quant section tests the fundamentals of a candidate. It needs a proper strategy to prepare for each topic in a systematic way. Through this process, candidates can understand the basics and can set a benchmark for CAT preparation. One can make the Quant section easy for them, they only need to include Learning and practice while preparing for CAT 2021.
DILR Section Demystified: Strategies for CAT 2021
There is no fixed syllabus for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning syllabus, which makes it a bit difficult as compared to other sections. Among the three sections, the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section are the most crucial and challenging in the CAT 2021. If one is good at solving puzzles then they can tackle the Logical Reasoning section very easily. Those who are not familiar with DILR questions so have to solve previous year papers and solve questions from standard templates, Einstein puzzles, the grid puzzle, etc.
Focus on Self-Study
Self-study is very important when it comes to ace any exam. The best part of self-study is one can get to know where he or she stands and anticipate accordingly. Sometimes, self-study might be frustrating but this is the only way to achieve any goal. One can include the following factors while doing self-study.
Read the textbook
Read the class notes
Make colourful and proper notes
Look up other online resources
Teach someone what you have learned
Mock test, its analysis and revision- An elixir
CAT preparation considered incomplete if one has not attempted the mocks. CAT mock test, test series, or CAT sample paper are basically designed to make aspirants understand the structure and level of CAT entrance test. The result of the CAT mock test will indicate the candidate's strengths and weaknesses. Taking mocks at the beginning of preparation, candidates have ample time to improve their weak areas, and simultaneously they can strengthen their strong portions.
Adapt yourself to the need of the CAT
Candidates should set a target to solve at least six past year papers in a week. After solving every paper, candidates should spend time to analyse it. See where you scored well as well as where you could good and what are the main reasons for not doing better. This step should perform in the second last month of preparation. The main benefit of solving past years papers is, candidates can get to know whether they are making progress or not.
Hit the bull’s eye and get the victory
In the last 10 to 15 days of CAT preparation, do not explore any new topics. Only practice what you know and extract the maximum benefit. Just polish your strength and do a revision of all sticky notes which you have made during exam preparation.
How to Prepare for CAT in 4 months? - Toppers Views and Tips
CAT topper Lakshya Kumar (99.99 Percentile) shared his preparation strategy. Lakshya says- To start my preparation, I took a CAT mock test to figure out my base level. This is how I learned what my strengths and weaknesses were. I started by joining TIME and then focused on completing the foundational booklets. I was regular at testing myself via mock tests (once a week) from April. Post any mock I have some time to analyze the test and figuring out what went wrong and then focus on that.
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460 neet score,obc cat can possibility of get admission in MBBS course
Your profile suggests that your domicile state is Maharashtra
It's quite difficult to predict that whether you will get seat or not as cut off marks for medical colleges keeps changing every year depending upon various factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks obtained by them , toughness level of the examination etc.
But when we go through previous data then ,
>>>>> with 460 marks ,
you hold a low chance for an mbbs seat in a Government Medical College
in neet 2019, 521 marks for general category was the lowest mark to get an mbbs seat in Government Medical College, under Maharashtra State quota and it was for Government Medical College and Hospital, jalgaon
You can check the same at
You have chances in deemed universities for mbbs which are listed below along with their neet 2020 , 2nd round cut off :-
----------) SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vadodara:- 446 marks
----------) Yenepoya Manglaore:-436 marks
----------) Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar:- 426 marks
----------) B.L.D.E University, Bijapur:- 387 marks
----------) MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai:- 380 marks
And a few more
To get the complete list of colleges in which you have chances, you can go through our college predictor at
It gives you a personalized report with top college in which you have chances for admission , with the help of predicted colleges you can make better choice while filling your choices of colleges during your counselling
450 score, obc cat, MD anaesthesia, low budget college, good govt/ Pvt college, any chance??
To get a government seat one must score above 525. With 450 you can get in to a private college. As your NEET score is 450. Your Overall Percentile is: 93.39 - 93.89 and when it comes to rank, your Predicted Rank is:89930 - 107080 . Also depends upon last years cut-off. Adding it with 15% All India quota and 85% state quota seats in government colleges.
As per the last year result of NEET UG ,General category aspirants need minimum 147 marks (50 percentile). On the other hand General-PH(129 Marks 45 percentile) and SC/OBC/ST requires 113 marks (40 percentile).
Hope this helps
Wish you luck
my jee rank in obc cat. 29192 can I get cse in hbti
First and foremost,
congratulations on achieving an 29k rank in the JEE . According to recent reports, hbti may not accept admmision through Upsee. HBTI KANPUR is moving its intake to the Jee mains, which is wonderful news because it means more intake. And, based on your ranking, you will very certainly be offered a spot in the second round of counselling.
Visit http://hbtu.ac.in/ for further information.
sir as punjab democile cat. gen sroce 471 can i got best ptv collage in punjab
Hello Yatin. I hope you are in good health. You mentioned your marks but didn't mention the exam you are talking about. Assuming that you have a query regarding NEET UG 2021, I will give an answer based on that. You mentioned you belong to general category. Well, based on your marks, your overall percentile may end up somewhere around 91.59 - 92.09 while your AIR may lie somewhere around 127893 - 160043.
Well, it is quite difficult to predict whether you have any window of opportunity to get government quota seats in private medical colleges in Punjab. Although based on your performance you have less chance to grab a seat for MBBS via All India Counselling as well as State Counselling.
Moreover, you may get chance to grab a seat for B.D.S. under government quota at private dental colleges in Punjab via State Counselling.
You may get admission for pursuing B.D.S. in the following private dental colleges:
- B.J. Singh Dental College Hospital & Research Institute, Ludhiana
- Dasmesh Institute of Research & Dental Sciences, Faridkot - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/dasmesh-institute-of-research-and-dental-sciences-faridkot
- D.B. Dental College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/desh-bhagat-dental-college-and-hospital-mukatsar
- SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Amritsar - https://www.careers360.com/colleges/sri-guru-ram-das-institute-of-dental-science-and-research-amritsar
To get detailed information on cutoff marks vs rank for Punjab medical and dental colleges, follow this link:
To know your admission chances in medical/dental colleges with NEET Score, to get a personalized report with Top MBBS & B.D.S Colleges and to check course & counselling wise cut-offs of NEET for various state quotas, caste groups etc., I encourage you to use NEET UG 2021 College Predictor:
I hope you find this information helpful.
Thank you and good luck!
for cat exam which is going to held on november 28 2021 is 2 months home preparation is enough to get good score. please suggest me
Home preparation or we can say Revision or Practice is more than enough to score good marks for any competitive exams. You should have a proper schedule and syllabus that is to be cover you should go through last years paper for knowing the pattern of questions, you should go through atleast 10 sample papers for proper practice. Be focused and set a target of how much you want to achieve, so that you can atleast give your best to achieve near to that target. The most important thing while writing an exam or while preparing is to be calm and focused. So be calm and don't panic.
Hope this helps you.
All the best for your exams.
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