Last Minute Preparation Strategy for CAT 2021
Last Minute Preparation Strategy for CAT 2021 - During the whole preparation period of CAT 2021 candidates follow their strategy to score well. But, when a few days are left for the D-day, it is the last minute preparation strategy for CAT that comes in handy.
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In order to ace the toughest entrance exam of Management of Business Administration (MBA), last-minute CAT strategy plays an important role. Prior to ten days of the exam is known as the high time to gear up and take necessary steps towards CAT 2021 preparation. Every year prior to the few days of the exam one should take the CAT mock test which will be released by the exam authority in October to get more familiar with the CAT question paper. Read the full article to know the last-minute section-wise preparation for CAT 2021.
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CAT 2021 - Last-Minute Preparation Strategy and Tips
Prior to a few days of CAT, one should evaluate themselves, how well they are prepared to tackle the exam day pressure. Apart from that how you are going to apply the concept while solving a question on the exam day to not to lose the accuracy level and manage time as well. Check the CAT last-minute preparation tips that one can apply during the last minute preparation strategy of CAT 2021 and fetch the desired score.
If we talk from the point of view of CAT preparation for the last five days, it is totally different and crucial as compared to the early days' preparation strategy. At this point, candidates should slender their CAT preparation and should avoid doing unnecessary things such as taking new topics to cover, investing much time in the lengthy questions, and get overconfident about CAT. These are the things included in the last minute preparation strategy of CAT 2021. For those who are taking CAT 2021, this article belongs to them, it contains all the important tips and strategies which one needs to follow at the last minute.
Last-minute Preparation Strategy for CAT 2021
Avoid Studying New Topics
In these last few days of CAT 2021 preparation never ever touch on any topic which is new to you. Learning an entire topic in these crucial days will lead one to confusion. The main demerit of taking a new topic is, it will reduce the quality of understanding and it will make it difficult to memorize pre-learned concepts. Candidates should only focus and polish such topics about which they are confident. Expert says- keep polish learned concepts and get command over it. On the exam day prior to solving any question from the section, one should invest 5 minutes to scan the section so that one will get to know, which question they should take to solve first so that time will get easily managed.
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Revise from already prepared notes - Every day till the exam
As per experts, it is good to do last-minute CAT preparation with the prepared sticky notes and do not touch the books which they have used during the early days of preparation. By doing revision through handouts will help to brush up on such topics in which you are confident about it. Sometimes, candidates can easily figure out the answer while just taking a look at those notes (This clearly saves candidates time if they will be able to do the calculation in their mind). Apart from saving time, practicing with handouts in the last days of preparation will boost candidate's confidence level. So, candidates are advised to avoid preparing from the textbook and from other study material in the last days of CAT 2021 preparation.
Keep taking the mock test in the final days of preparation of CAT
It is always better to give mock tests every day, but due to the length syllabus of CAT many candidates would not be able to take mocks every day but in the last five days of examination one should take mocks and keep track of the time. While taking final mocks one should set an aura like they are sitting in the examination hall for this they need to keep aside their phone, the room should be locked, have your rough sheet and a pen, and the timer should be set.
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Quality (not quantity) should be your measure
Candidates should ensure that, do not take such questions first which they are not sure of. By doing this one can lose their confidence level at the beginning of the exam. Firstly, they should solve such questions which they can solve while reading the question. At the beginning of every section one should keep aside the difficult questions, through this candidates can increase their overall number of attempted questions.
Keep polishing speed and accuracy level
Losing speed and accuracy is always a bane in any entrance exam. When the exam day is near one should keep the focus on them, as speed and accuracy is an integral part of the CAT. If someone is seeking an answer for how they can maintain speed and accuracy level? Then here is the answer- candidates should try to increase their calculation speed in a smart way. Do mental calculation as much as one can. As per the past year trend, the questions asked in CAT do not require complex calculation, hence, candidates are easily able to do the mental calculation, try to avoid an on-screen calculator it will save time. There are lots of tricks available over the internet and in textbooks to increase mental calculation speed. Those questions related to the reasoning part will get easily solved by doing mental calculations. This is one of the most important last-minute preparation strategies for CAT.
Manage time in an effective way
After taking command over speed and accuracy level candidates should take a look at time management. Firstly, they need to evaluate whether they are able to solve a section within the stipulated time or not. If we talk about CAT 2021 time management strategy, then one should classify their time into three parts. In the first part, one should attempt those questions, which they can answer at the time of reading the questions or need a bit of calculation. After that candidates should take such questions, which they find they can solve but need some additional time. In the end, candidates take such questions which are time-consuming and tough ones. If a candidate will be able to solve 75 percent of questions from the whole paper with good accuracy and speed one can expect a decent percentile. By doing time management, candidates can stay relaxed on the exam day.
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Last Minute Preparation Strategy for CAT 2021 (Section-wise)
At the last moments of preparation, candidates need to focus on major as well as minor things. No doubt preparation as a whole is very much important for any competitive exam but at the same time, it is also essential to emphasize specific sections of the test as it ensures how well one could attempt the paper. Check preparation strategies given to ace each section of CAT 2021.
Last Minute CAT Preparation Strategy- Quantitative Aptitude
The quantitative aptitude section is considered to be the most difficult section in CAT. To ace this section, one needs to have a good speed and accuracy rate. The major part of this section is covered by concept based questions. Thus, it is quite important for the candidates to first, clear their concept for each topic. To excel in this section one should have a strong command of calculation as well and they should try to calculate in mind without using pen-paper in order to save time. In the last days of CAT 2021 preparation, candidates should go through the previous year question paper so that one should know the domination topics of the Quantitative Aptitude section and attempt such questions first while taking the CAT 2021.
Last Minute Preparation Strategy for CAT 2021 (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning)
The Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section are wholly based upon practice. Generally, the question asked under this section is to check the analytical and logical thinking of the candidates. There is no need to learn any kind of formulae to ace this section. One needs to apply his mind logically to get the answers. The elimination method can also be used to perform better in this section i.e., one can eliminate the options that are totally irrelevant and illogical to get the right answer.
Last Minute Preparation Strategy for CAT (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension)
The Verbal and Reading comprehension section is well known for taking the time. The only section which can disbalance time management. In this section, candidates will have to read long passages and answer all the asked questions pertaining to the passage. This section requires good reading skills. Another important thing is that the aspirants must have a good command of their vocabulary as it is very much important to ace the verbal ability section of the paper.
Only those candidates can easily tackle questions from the Verbal Ability section, who did their Verbal Ability preparation for CAT 2021 from day one. In the last minute preparation of CAT 2021 for the Verbal Ability section, one should read the flashcards they have prepared at the initial stage of their preparation.
Those who have a good command of reading can easily excel in the Reading Comprehension section. Those who have developed the skill of concluding the long passages by reading at the time of preparation can score well in this section. Experts say while taking this section at the time of CAT 2021 one should read very carefully the whole passage and try to understand it in the first read. Do not read the paragraphs in a hurry, because sometimes questions asked in the Reading Comprehension section are tricky ones.
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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.
Give your best
I got crl 37412 in jee mains i am from gen cat ews what are chances for me to getting any nits or iiits
With 37412 crl, your ews rank would be roughly around 6k - 7k, if not do let us know.
Making prediction is difficult as cutoff depends upon various factors like :-
-----------) number of students/ candidates that appeared in the jee main exam,
-----------) number of available seats,
-----------) performance of different students in the examination,
-----------) the branch you want,
-----------) the category you belong etc.
-----------) your rank in jee main
When we go through previous year trend then
>>>>>>>>> With 6k-7k ews rank
Yes, you have chances in NITs and IIITs
You have chances in following which are listed below along with their closing rank in 6th round of josaa counselling 2020 under other state/ all india quota :-
---------) NIT Agartala :- civil engineering :- 7572 ews rank.
---------) National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar:-Industrial and Production Engineering:- 7486 ews rank
---------) NIT Durgapur :- Biotechnology :- 7788 ews rank
--------) Indian Institute of Information Technology, Agartala:-Computer Science and Engineering:-7001 ews rank
---------) Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur:- ECE :-7916 ews rank
You can check the closing ranks at official website of josaa by going through the link given below
For previous year cut offs of top colleges like NITs, IIITs , you can also refer our page at :-
Above prediction has been made considering past year cut off data but closing rank for colleges varies every year depending upon many factors like jee main question paper difficulty, number of students writing the exam etc so
To have a personalised report on your chances of getting a college you can go through our college predictor, it will give you complete list of colleges which you can get on the basis of the category you belong to, your home state, your gender etc, the link for jee main college predictor is provided below
To help you further,
Minimum percentile in jee main 2021 to qualify it to be eligible for jee advanced 2021 is given below :-
--------) general :-87.8992241 percentile
--------) EWS:- 66.2214845 percentile
--------) OBC-NCL :- 68.0234447 percentile
--------) SC :- 46.8825338 percentile
--------) ST:- 34.6728999 percentile
--------) PWD :- 0.0096375 percentile
I am currenlty in BBA Final Year and preparing for CAT. Im not interested in doing an MBA in business but I have no other choice because of my family. I want to become a pastry chef. How do I achieve that after MBA in Finance/ Marketing?
Hope you are doing well.
I am glad to know that you are willing to pursue your passion. BUt for this you need to ensure that you have adquate finaces with you. This is because after doing an MBA in finance, the only way you can be a pastry chef is to get into a culinary course, hotel management course and opening up your own bakery. Yes, I am not kidding. Doing MBA will give you many lessons on entrepreneurship, business modelling and much more. Just that if you have the finances, you can make it through.
Or may be after doing an MBA from reputed and top colleges, you will not be getting any package less than 25 lakhs. You can work for 3-5 years and then you can enter the career you want. Give yourself some time and think about it.
Hope that you got the answer to your question. Feel free to comment back incase of any doubts. All the Best!
can i clear cat without coaching institutes ?? if yes then plz guide me what means and materials should I prefer ? thank you
Yes, you can definitely prepare without any coaching and score good as well provided you are dedicated towards your studies.
Follow the below tips:-
********* First of all go through its syllabus and examination pattern so that you can prepare accordingly.
Exam pattern:- https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-exam-pattern
Your CAT examination has 3 sections :-
----------) VERBAL ABILITY AND READING COMPREHENSION ( VARC) :- Reading is the key to score good marks in VARC, you need to go through newspapers, articles, journals, etc so that you can improve your reading skills. While reading note down the new words and write their meanings to improve your vocabulary. You need to practice questions based on comprehension, para jumbles and inference.
>>>> Best books for VARC
Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis ( to improve your vocabulary)
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT by Ajay Singh
----------)DATA INTERPRETATION AND LOGICAL REASONING (DILR) :- You need to practice topics like blood relations ,seating arrangements, syllogisms,Propositions, etc to have a good hold on this section. Unlike maths, there's no formula in DILR so practice is the key, the more you practice, the better you get.
>>>> Best books for DILR :-
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by K. Sinha Nishit
----------)QUANTITATIVE ABILITY (QA) :- First clear your basics of maths, you need to go through topics like profit and loss, geometry, Arithmetic, number system, Time-Speed and Distance etc . Avoid the use of calculator so that you can do improve your calculation speed. For each topic, you can write down important fomulas and short tricks on a sheet of paper so that it's easy for you during revision.
>>>> Best best books you can follow for QA:-
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Sarvesh K Verma
********* Make a time table, give more time to the subject you are weak at , for example if you are weak at Quantitive ability then give it more time.
********* Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals and meet them without any fail.
*********Solve previous year question papers of CAT :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions, also concepts behind the question often gets repeated, so you should definitely solve year papers . You can get cat previous year question papers at https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-question-papers
*********Once you are done with complete CAT syllabus then go through CAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your examination
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I want to get addmission in IIM Bangalore , so want to know about cat exam , when, and where last date
CAT 2021 Examination -
- Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level management examination. It is organized by IIM on the rotation basis.
- Through this examination, students will get admission in various management programs offered by IIMs, IITs, NITs and other reputed institutions.
- The registration process has been started from 4th August 2021.
- Last date for registration : 22nd September 2021
- Registration Fee :
|General, OBC||Rs. 2200|
|SC/ ST/ PwD||Rs. 1100|
Hope this helps !