How to prepare for CAT 2020 along with other entrance exams
How to prepare for CAT 2020 along with other entrance exams - Preparation for any management entrance test needs dedication as well as planned strategy. If a student is dreaming of getting admitted into a premier B-school of India then he or she needs to crack any national, state or university level entrance test. At present, having a management degree will give one the much-needed boost to one’s professional career. Whether the organization is big or small they need management professionals for better planning and strategy. The first choice of every MBA aspirant is to crack CAT in the very first attempt and get into an IIMs. This makes the Common Admission Test (CAT) most popular entrance exam of India, every year more than two lakh candidates appear for CAT and very few of them make into the IIMs of India. Rest of candidates either apply for those B-schools who accept the scorecard of CAT or they apply for other national-level management entrance exams such as MAT, CAT, CMAT or SNAP. Although, the syllabus and exam pattern for CAT and other exams are quite similar due to the difficulty level and nature of questions they are different at some points.
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If a candidate has filled the application form of CAT as well as XAT or SNAP, then the question is how to prepare for CAT 2020 along with other entrance exams? If we talk about the motive, why a candidate appears for different management entrance exams rather than CAT is because they want to increase their chances of admission in other top management B-schools besides the IIMs. Preparation for every entrance exam demands a distinct amount of time, best study material and a full proof plan to ace the entrance test in the first attempt. Prior to beginning the CAT preparation one should know whether they need coaching or self-study to crack CAT 2020. Read the full article to know all the answers on how to prepare for CAT 2020 along with other exams.
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Exam Pattern of CAT 2020
Prior to setting any strategy for CAT 2020 or any other entrance exam, it is necessary to know the exam pattern of a particular exam. By knowing the exam pattern of CAT one will get aware of its marking scheme. Exam pattern of CAT and other MBA entrance tests are always different as well as their marking scheme. In CAT 2020 there is a negative marking scheme applicable which means there is no need to attempt all the questions from the CAT question paper. All they need to maintain an accuracy level during the preparation of CAT. Know the detailed exam pattern of CAT 2020.
Check the detailed exam pattern of CAT 2020
Total time duration of the exam
Sectional time duration
Forty (40) minutes for every section
Sectional time limit for PwD category candidates
To be notified
Total number of questions
Computer-Based (Online) Mode
One can easily make a preparation strategy by understanding the exam pattern of CAT 2020. By knowing the total number of questions, nature of questions, time limit and marking scheme one can easily get to know how much time they should invest to complete a particular topic. There are many other management entrance exams whose marking scheme is totally different like if we talk about marking scheme some of the entrance exams do not deduct marks for wrong answers which means one can mark all the answers within a stipulated time. After knowing the exam pattern of CAT one should move on to the detailed exam syllabus for CAT 2020.
Know CAT evolution over the years
CAT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020
Comparison between CAT and Other MBA entrance test pattern
After knowing the structure of the CAT question paper, one should compare it with the other management entrance exam test pattern and prepare the strategy accordingly. For Instance, we are going to compare the CAT and XAT exam pattern. The major difference in both exams is the number of sections, in CAT 2020 there are only three sections from where questions will be asked but in XAT there is an addition of one section which is General Awareness. The time duration is the same for both the exam but, in CAT there is a sectional time limit which is candidates (except PwD category) will have a total of 40 minutes to solve a particular section but in XAT there is no time limit to solve a section apart from General Awareness section (15 minutes). Check the major difference between CAT and other management entrance exam patterns.
Difference between CAT and Other MBA entrance exam pattern - Highlights
Total number of questions
99 (Varies year to year)
Total time duration
2 Hours (160 Minutes)
3 Hours (180 Minutes)
3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Number of sections
99 (Varies year to year)
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CAT 2020 Syllabus
As well as exam pattern it is must to know all the topics from which questions will be asked in CAT 2020. As per the previous year question paper of CAT, asked questions are from mid-level English and Mathematics. Prior to starting the preparation one should go thoroughly with the syllabus of CAT 2020 so that one will get to know on which section they need to work hard and which topics they need to work less. Questions asked in CAT 2020 are from Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation and Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability. Like the exam pattern of every management entrance test is not the same as the syllabus. There is no General Awareness section in CAT but in many entrance exams, there is an addition of this section.
Detailed syllabus of CAT 2020
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability
Know the difference between CAT and Other MBA entrance test syllabus
After knowing the syllabus of CAT and other MBA entrance exams, one should first check the common topics and keep them aside and make a different strategy for them. Suppose, a candidate is planning to appear for CAT and XAT then they need to set a different strategy. For the QA and VARC section, there is no need for a different plant to study but for the rest of the section, they have to map out a plan. In XAT there is a section named as Decision Making and General Awareness, one will have to allot some time to them and for CAT one will have to give a few hours for the Logical Reasoning section.
How to prepare for CAT 2020 along with other entrance exams?
As we know the popularity and difficulty level of CAT, it needs four to five hours of study daily but preparing for another management entrance test along with CAT makes the task tough. In that situation, one should need to know how they should allot equal time and attention to the preparation of the entrance test. If one will get to know all such tips then they can do their XAT, CMAT and MAT preparation along with CAT 2020 preparation. Know all the tips and tricks to balance CAT 2020 preparation with other entrance exams.
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Allocation of time
Time allocation is must when candidates start preparing for management entrance tests. After going through the exam pattern and syllabus of CAT and other management entrance tests one should make a preparation table and try to rectify in which section they need more time. One should categorise such topics who need daily practice. Like those entrance tests which have a General Awareness section, then one should include reading newspapers and magazines on a daily basis. For the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section there is no need to prepare separately because this is the only section which is common in every management entrance exam. After doing such things one will get to know how many hours needed to study daily for the preparation. Allot section-wise time accordingly and refer to the recommended books by experts.
As we mentioned above the difference between CAT and other MBA entrance exam patterns and syllabus. Candidates will have to divide their study hours accordingly for a few sections.
Take mock tests everyday
Studying from recommended study material will make your base and concepts clear but, if a candidate wants to analyze their weekly performance then he or she must include taking mocks at the end of the week to analyze their strength and weakness. In the meantime of CAT preparation by taking mocks candidates can easily moderate their preparation strategy. Taking CAT mocks not only boosts a candidate's confidence level but also one can improve their speed and accuracy level. If a candidate took command over mocks then they will get to know how to manage time.
Daily routine is must
While drawing the schedule of CAT preparation along with other entrance exams, candidates should set a daily routine which they can follow easily. Prepare a daily routine by considering a few factors such as how much time you have left to prepare for CAT 2020 or for another entrance exam. How much sleep your body needs depends on what kind of diet one has to follow during the preparation period, take a note and past it on your wall. Take a look at the highlights of the daily study routine set up for CAT 2020.
Practice two Reading Comprehension (RC’s) daily
Practice two Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) questions daily
Practice Quantitative Ability daily for two hours
Read the Newspaper and Magazines daily
Revise all the formulas daily
Include solving sample & previous year papers in preparation strategy
Solving previous year question papers is always a bane for any entrance exam. If a candidate includes CAT past year question papers in their preparation strategy they will get familiar with the exam structure and marking scheme. Over the Internet all the sample papers of every entrance exam are available free of cost, candidates should avail this facility and download such sample papers as needed and solve them on a daily basis. Solving the question papers of XAT, SNAP, MAT etc will enable the candidates to increase their grip over all kinds of questions.They will be able to answer the questions with ease if on a regular basis the candidates answer the past years question papers of different exams.
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Make habit for reading
Either its preparation for CAT, XAT, MAT or CMAT or any state or university level management entrance exam, making a habit of reading is must. Do not take it lightly, many candidates think that reading is not mandatory but it is, if you are one of them then it is the right time to inculcate this habit. Reading habit will immensely help in Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation section but is also helpful for General knowledge section.
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Questions related to CAT
I noticed yesterday that my DOB is wrong in the form.I mailed the authorities but they said noting can be done.Has anyone faced such a problem before?Were they able to give the exam?Did it affect the later process?Is there any solution to this? KIndly help me out.I prepared diligently for this(CAT)
see you should be very careful while applying for any exam or form filling. however you may still get the admit card and participate in the exam. but at the time of document verification you have to face questions about the wrong dob. later it would be solely depends on the exam authority whether they would accept the application or not.
air 81517 ... sc cat 3206 rank... which clgs do i get in all india quota... and Im frm telangana which clg can i get in my state?
Hope you are doing well!
With this rank you can get following colleges based in previous ear cut-off of ranks of colleges
1)Govt Dental College RIMS Kadapa
2)REGIONAL DENTAL COLLEGE, GUWAHATI
3)Patna Dental College and Hospital, Patna
4) Government Dental College, Raipur
5) Goa Dental College & Hospital, Goa
6)Government Dental College & Hospital, Jamnagar
7) Government Dental College, Shimla
8)Dental Institue, RIMS, Ranchi
in Telangana , through AIQ you can get admission in
1)Government Dental College and Hospital, Afsalganj
To know more about the cutoff of NEET 2019 for government colleges(separately for dental and medical courses for all the states.) refer to https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-cut-off-for-government-colleges
You can also use careers360 college predictor link https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?icn=QnA&ici=qna_answer
can a ews category student apply for private medical college? and is the fees same for gen cat. and ews cat. student for private medical college?
The EWS category is an official reservation category that needs to be considered for admission into every college. So college consider EWS category also as other category. You can surely apply for private medical College.
Most of the colleges doesn't have fees as per the reservation. The fees seems to be same for every student. There might be some college that may offer scholarship to reserved category students .
Hope that helps.
I scored 170 Marks Gen cat.neet 2020 My MAMA maternal uncle resides at Dubai as NRI since 18 yrs. How I can take benefit of NRI QUOTA in government medical college in Rajasthan. I am Rajasthan bonafied . What documents are required .
Hope you are doing well,
To apply for the benefit of NRI quota following are the list of documents required
NEET Score Card
A document which can claim that your sponsorer is an NRI ( document can be a Passport, Visa of the sponsorer)
Candidate's Relationship with NRI.
The candidates who had earlier applied under Indian citizenship but whished to changed to NRI quota would have to send relevant documents to the authorities at email@example.com till October 23 up to 10:00 AM.
For more information visit https://news.careers360.com/neet-2020-counselling-mcc-releases-notice-for-admission-under-nri-quota
my all India rank 207718 in neet 2020 Marks 381.category rank 16212 my home town telengana v have sc reservation can u predict b cat colleges which I get
Based on your rank you will get seat in following colleges:
1.Bharati vidyappeeth DU Medical college and hospital.
2.Shri sathya sai medical college and research institute.
3.MGM Medical college and Hospital,Aurangabad.
4.Manipal college of dental sciences,Manipal.
5.VMKV Medical college and hospital,Salem.
for more colleges go through the below link: