How to prepare for CAT 2020
- Common Admission Test commonly referred to as CAT is one of the top exams conducted by Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Indore for admitting candidates in B-Schools across India. CAT 2020 will be conducted on November 29, 2020. Careers360 brings to you expert advice on how to prepare for CAT 2020? Candidates willing to take admission in Top B-Schools for the academic year 2021-2023 must crack the toughest competitive exam i.e. CAT 2020. With an application intake of around two lakh per annum, candidates must know beforehand the basis and easy to go strategies for CAT preparation. Candidates must devise a proper strategy if they are planning to appear for the Common Admission Test (
). Read complete article on how to prepare for CAT 2020 and CAT preparation as it highlights the important aspect that will help candidates to not only prepare but also score good marks.
CAT 2020 registration
date extended to September 23. IIM Indore has made changes in the
CAT 2020 exam pattern
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Exam Pattern of CAT 2020
IIM Indore prescribed the
CAT 2020 exam pattern
for the academic year 2021-2023. Candidates willing who are planning to fill the CAT application form 2020 must check the exam pattern beforehand in order to start their CAT preparation.
CAT Exam Pattern 2020:
Know all about CAT 2020 - Syllabus, Exam pattern, Mock Test & much more
2 hours for all categories
Total no. of questions
Mode of CAT 2020
Three marks for correct answer will be awarded
One mark will be deducted for incorrect answer
Verbal ability and reading comprehension
Data interpretation & logical reasoning
CAT Preparation 2020: Sectional Strategy
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Candidates who will be taking up CAT 2020 should know in advance the exam pattern and followed syllabus. Future candidates must start their CAT preparation early and not wait for the last moment. Early beginners can refer to the following strategy according to the three sections that will be part of the CAT 2020.
For Quantitative Ability:
Focus on enhancing your basics of mathematics.
Learn topics like profit and loss, number system, geometry as they will form key questions in CAT 2020.
Practice as much as you can and go for mock tests.
How to Prepare for CAT Quantitative Ability
For Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension:
Reading as much as possible is the best way to crack this section and score good marks.
Go through newspapers, journals, blogs, articles, etc to enhance your reading skills.
Try solving questions based on comprehension, inferences and para jumbles. Candidates can join any private tuition or take CAT coaching and prepare from the foundational booklets provided to them.
How to prepare for CAT VARC (Verbal and Reading Comprehension)
For Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation:
Considered to be one of the toughest section in CAT exam, needs a lot of hard work to be done from the candidate’s side.
Check the previous year question papers of CAT and try to re-attempt those questions.
Try to study basic topics like seating arrangements, blood relations, syllogisms, etc to grip hands on this section. Do no use a calculator while solving questions.
How to prepare for CAT DI & LR
Basic and Easy to go Strategies on How to prepare for CAT 2020
Although there is no specific syllabus prescribed by IIMs for CAT preparation, on the basis of past year’s analysis, given below are the major points that will help candidates score good marks. Some basic and easy to go strategies are -
CAT 2020 Preparation: Basic Guidelines
Analyze and Understand
Focus on Strengths & Goal Accomplishment
Attempt Mock Tests
CAT 2020: When and how to start preparation
to know when to start your preparation and what should be your strategy.
With 40 minutes time allotted to each section, candidates must devise their strategy so they can answer all questions. Managing their time will help candidates turn their efforts to fruitful results. Divide your 24 hours in such a way that you practice each section daily. Speaking about time management,
, CAT 2019 topper told us that he considered time management as fourth section apart from the other three provided by IIMs. For candidates appearing in CAT for the first time, time management will provide them with the following benefits at the time of CAT preparation-
Enhance your efficiency
Increase your productivity
Lower stress level
Sharing his personal experience CAT 2019 topper
said, “I believe time management is much easier when you are passionate about what you are doing, so simply realizing that makes a lot of difference”.
How to do Time Management for CAT?
Sectional Time Management Tips for CAT 2020
Before making any kind of strategy on how to prepare for CAT 2020, it is advisable that candidates first check the exam pattern of CAT 2020. Analyzing no. of sections, topics and sub-topics asked in previous years exam. Before taking up any kind of tests, analyze these points and try to figure out what your major areas are, which subjects require improvement, etc. The analysis is not only done prior to your CAT preparation but can be in between and at the end of your CAT preparation. CAT 2019 topper
, worked hard relentlessly, analyzed his mistakes and overcame them by scoring 99.91 percentile.
Rahul Manglik, CAT 2019 topper says, “Play your strengths and work on your weaknesses”. After analyzing which are your strong areas make them stronger by regular practice. Devise proper strategy on overcoming and correcting your areas of improvement. Whereas for CAT 2019 topper Ronit, “candidates must develop a concrete idea of their strengths as well as weaknesses”. In order to achieve good scores, candidates must capitalise on their strengths first and then move towards the lesser strong areas.
CAT 2019 topper
said that his calm attitude and focused only on what was necessary. For cracking CAT with good percentile is not less than a challenge but everything is possible if you focus your mind on what you wish to achieve. CAT 2020 will be no different than previous exams.
Almost all the toppers accept that their success was somewhere dependent on the mock test they appeared for CAT exam. One of the best strategies for how to prepare for CAT 2020 is giving
CAT 2020 Mock test
as they give candidates a simulated environment of the exam. Benefits of mock test include self-assessment, time management, accuracy in answering the questions as well as understanding the exam day nervousness level.
Experts of CAT advise candidates to practice what they preach. Regularly practising what you know will help you in accessing what more is required at the time of CAT preparation. Study each topic and then practise them on a weekly basis to keep them fresh in your mind. For CAT 2019 topper
, “Regular practice and lot of mock tests helped him achieve his goals”. Know what other
CAT 2019 toppers
have to say on preparation.
While solving the mock test or the actual CAT 2019 if you find yourself surrounded with questions getting little difficult, you may choose for the reverse action and scan the answers given first. Many times it happens that answers contain imperative clues that can help you solve the questions more accurately.
CAT 2019 Toppers
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) declared the CAT 2019 result in online mode on January 4. Around 2.09 lacs candidates appeared for CAT 2019 out of which some of them made their way to the list of CAT toppers 2019. To know the stories of how CAT 2019 toppers achieved that position and their advice for future aspirants on how to prepare for CAT 2020, refer the table below:
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As per the NEET Score and Community which have mentioned by there is a chance to secure seat,
As per the last year admissions last rank admitted in various colleges as follows,
You have chance to get seat in
Chances in E.W.S category for Government Dental College and Hospital, Vijayawada but in U.R category it is 516 last year,
Under Private Colleges :
Drs Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram Mandal, Krishna
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you can check the below college predictor link to know which type of colleges you may get :
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There is high possibility that you might get admission into LIBA. But nothing can be told with complete assurance. The best way to find out is that you should try contacting the college authorities and get your query answered directly by them.
You can open the official website of LIBA and there will be a pop up box for help there you can ask your query and provide your contact details and wait for their reply and then you can be sure about it also.
Hope this helps!! :-)
In such type of cases it is advisable that you should contact the CAT authorities via the CAT helpline numbers available on their website and inform them about the whole situation in order to avoid any kind of problem at the time of counselling. They will surely provide you with an optimum solution regarding your concern.
Hope that helps.
As per Cat rules, you can't do that as one person can do registration just once. If you did some mistakes in your form then you can apply for rectification by mailing on their official I'd. Also if you'll login you will get a option to edit details.
Moreover ,if you want to apply again then you can do that but if Cat officials caught you doing that, they will cancel both of your registrations.
I hope this information would be helpful for you.
All the best for your bright career ahead.
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