Last Minute Preparation Strategy for CAT 2019
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Last Minute Preparation Tips and Strategies for CAT 2019 - There is less than a month left now for Common Admission Test (CAT). The mock test of the examination has been released by Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode on the official website. Since only a few days are left last minute preparation strategy for CAT 2019 will hold the key to success. Now is the time for the candidates to gear up and take the necessary and important steps towards their preparation for CAT 2019. The last few days before the exam are the most crucial days if one is talking about preparation. Candidate preparing for the examination should now narrow down their preparation to some specific points and they should avoid wasting their time doing unnecessary things. This is an integral aspect of last minute preparation tips and strategies for CAT 2019. Here are some important tips and strategies which the candidates must follow. CAT was conducted in two slots on November 24 by IIM Kozhikode. Read the full article to get to know all about last minute preparation strategies for CAT 2019.
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Last Minute Preparation Strategies for CAT 2019 - Focus on topics with which you are familiar

In spite of covering all the topics of the syllabus, candidates should focus on the topics about which they are confident and they should become well versed with it. According to the last minute preparation strategies for CAT 2019, experts and toppers hold the view that candidates should invest their 5 minutes in scanning the questions from the section and attempt those questions from the topic first for which they are well prepared as they appear for CAT 2019.

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Self Introspection is an important part of Last Minute Preparation Strategies for CAT 2019

With only a few days left, now is the time for the candidates to analyze their and gauge where they stand. One way to do this is by solving previous years papers, on the basis of that they would be able to assess in which area/topic they are good , average or need improvement. The areas in which the candidates need improvement should be less focussed on and the candidates should work hard on those topics in which they have command or are good at.

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Practicing Mock Tests is an integral part of Last Minute Preparation Strategies for CAT 2019

Candidates should analyze their weak areas by practicing mock tests of CAT. Solving mock test in a time bound environment will help candidates familiarise themselves with the test environment. Candidates should solve mocks on a daily basis or every alternate day. Solving the mock test will help the candidate to improve his time management skills also.

Calculation speed and accuracy is an important aspect of Last Minute Preparation Strategies for CAT 2019

Candidates while preparing for CAT should focus on their speed and accuracy. Candidate should try to increase their calculating speed in a smart way. The questions which are asked in CAT do not require too much calculation, one with smart approach candidates will be able to solve the question in very less time. Candidates can improve their calculation abilities by learning the tricks from different books that are available as well from the internet. Candidates are also advised to do mental calculation while solving the questions as it will help them save time as compared to using the on-screen calculator. Solving the question mentally will also be helpful for reasoning part.

Minimum number of questions to be attempted in CAT 2019

According to some experts and interviews were done with the toppers, it can be concluded that the candidates should attempt a minimum 75% of the questions in the examination. This is a vital Candidates are also advised to not to spend more than five minutes on a single question and they should solve the Non-MCQs question first as there is no negative marking for such questions. Solving these questions correctly will give them an edge over others there is no negative marking.

Last Minute Preparation Strategy for CAT 2019 - Section Wise

Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative section is the most important and candidates need to focus most on this section. The question from this section requires calculation with accuracy. While preparing for this section candidate should focus more on the basic concepts as many questions which are asked are conceptually based. As mentioned above also, candidates should solve questions by calculating mentally because it will help them save a lot of time.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

The unique thing about this section is that the questions which are asked do not require any formula or any method, one needs to merely apply their logic. The best approach that one needs to adopt while solving the questions is to do it mentally. Another approach that can be adopted while answering these questions is by eliminating things one by one and finally choosing the correct answer from the remaining options. Focus on the questions from the topics like seating arrangement, blood relation, sequence related problem.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehensions

Verbal Ability: The various topics from this section are synonyms, antonyms, para jumbles. To solve all these topics candidate should have a command over their vocabulary first. Candidate can improve his vocabulary by reading novels, newspapers and other material available from the internet. Now, during the last minute preparation strategy for CAT 2019, candidates must go through the flash cards which they prepared during the course of their preparation. Studying from the books would not be a good idea.

Reading Comprehension: The main thing to be focussed while attempting this section is what is the conclusion of the paragraph, what is the actual message that the author wants to give through the passage. Hence read the passage carefully, understand it well and then answer the questions.

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