One Year Study Plan for CAT 2021
One Year Study Plan for CAT 2021 - Do you think you have the potential to take admission in Top B-Schools of India? But still, wondering how to start the CAT 2021 preparation? IIM’s collectively conduct the National Level entrance exam every year. CAT 2021 will be held in the last week of November. Clearing CAT 2021 is a cakewalk only when you know where to put your efforts into. Some candidates think that studying in the last month would suffice and make them clear CAT 2021, but mind you, candidates need a proper preparation strategy. Scoring a sharp 100 definitely requires a lot of efforts, hence Careers360 brings to you the expert advice on what should be your one-year study plan for CAT 2021, with and without coaching preparation, methods to be adopted while preparing and much more. Common Admission Test which is commonly abridged as CAT is a national level exam which is conducted once in a year and is considered by thousands of colleges to admit candidates in MBA or other post-graduate programmes.
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One year study plan for CAT 2021 is sufficient enough for candidates to crack the exam with good scores. To start the preparation, firstly candidates need to decide which study plan they want to proceed ahead with. Candidates have two choices with them before they start their preparation which is given below -
CAT 2021 preparation without coaching
CAT 2021 with the assistance of coaching institutes
Let us look at each of the two plans in a detailed version.
CAT 2021 Preparation Without Coaching
Some of the experts of CAT and past year toppers advocate the fact that advisership, mentoring or joining coaching for CAT can be beneficial to a great extent. However, it is not always But it is not imperative. Anime Aashish, the topper of CAT said that joining a coaching class for CAT is not obligatory through which a candidate can think of getting into top B-Schools. Walking on the footprints of Mayank Raj who self-prepared for CAT without being part of any coaching institute, took the assistance of internet. Some experts admit the fact that roughly 500 hours of serious preparation for CAT 2021 would be sufficient to reach the peak potential to crack the exam and get admission in the best B-Schools of India. If candidates are planning to go for self-study and without any coaching for CAT 2021, then candidates can follow the below-mentioned one-year study plan for CAT 2021.
Methodology for One Year Study Plan for CAT 2021:
Division of Syllabus
Create study groups
Get the right study material
Let’s check each point in detail:
Division of Syllabus:
As per the exam pattern of CAT 2021, the paper will be divided into three major sections i.e. verbal ability & reading comprehension, quantitative ability and logical reasoning and data interpretation. After making the decision of giving CAT, candidates need to move according to the syllabus. Remember that CAT 2021 preparation time is now. Follow the below-mentioned strategy to start preparation on the basis of sections.
For Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation:
Keeping in view the past records, this section of LR & DI is considered to be a difficult nut to crack and hence required tough grind to be done from the side of candidates
For this, it is advisable to thoroughly go through the previous year CAT question papers
For Quantitative Ability:
Basic level mathematics preparation is a must to score in this section of QA
Major topics of the QA section include questions from seating arrangements, number system, profit and loss, geometry, blood relations etc.,
Practising mock test for the section will be more beneficial
At the time of solving QA questions, candidates avoid using calculators
For Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension:
According to the CAT topper topper Anumay, candidates can develop vocabulary skills by regular reading habit and explore different topics of CAT with major details.
Go through journals, blog posts, articles, hear podcasts etc., to improve this section
Practice topics like inferences, comprehensions and para jumbles
Candidates must divide their preparation strategy to answer when exactly they should start to prepare for CAT 2021? Most candidates get confused and end up wasting a lot of their precious time. To begin with, candidates can start their preparation with 9 months, 6 months and 3 months planning. CAT 2021: when and how to start preparation can be divided by candidates as follows.
Division on Month-wise Basis:
Focus of CAT 2021 Preparation Strategy
Create a study group
Taking help from alike minds will accelerate one’s performance for sure. Hence, try to search for other candidates who are planning to appear for CAT 2021. A good company helps a lot and can assure better consequences. Therefore, it is advisable for candidates to search out people who are planning for B-School for the upcoming academic year. Study group participants can help and motivate others to create a lively and competitive free environment. According to CAT 2019 topper Lakshya Kumar, it is better to form a focused friend’s circle with the same objective can help in clearing doubts and formulate a better strategy. Apart from the helping hand, friends who know the importance of CAT can help one to start studying post a decent amount of recreational time.
Get the right study material
CAT is about attempting questions with accuracy rather than solving more questions. Do not forget that negative marking will be applicable in CAT 2021 just like the previous years. To score well in all sections will be possible only when candidates know from where to prepare. Candidates must try to figure out and look for the best books for CAT 2021 preparation. If you look out for CAT books, the market will provide you with big stacks of books. But what will you do if those books don’t serve the purpose? Before buying books, it is advisable to go through the syllabus carefully. Check whether the book you are planning to buy contains all topics or most of them or not. Buy those books which provide quality content. Some of the best books for CAT 2021 preparation are given below and can be referred by candidates.
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT - Arun Sharma
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT - Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT - K. Sinha Nishit
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT - Ajay Singh
To know details on how candidates can study without coaching, check out CAT 2021 preparation without coaching.
CAT 2021 with the assistance of coaching institutes
Rahul Gupta, topper of CAT 2019 who hit a straight 100 percentile told Careers360 that he took coaching and received feedback from the professional with regard to the preparation strategy. “A good coaching institute will prove beneficial along with regular CAT mock tests” says Rahul. Whereas CAT 2019 topper Somansh Chordia says, “Coaching institutes provide guidance and content and make the preparation path easy, however, it is not always necessary to join one.
Below are the benefits associated with CAT coaching, if you are planning to join a coaching institute for CAT 2021 -
Competitive environment to stay focused
Sufficient study material
Mock Test series
Shortcut methods of solving difficult questions
According to Rishi Mittal, Topper of CAT 2019, clearing CAT requires both i.e. self-study can bring in the difference, whereas coaching institutes provide a right base, quick concept clarity as well as straight forward guidance.
All the best.
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Questions related to CAT
will I get any iim call if I score 96 percentile in cat 2021, being a GEM fresher with past acads being 8.8/78/8.15 in 10th, 12th, and B.Tech respectively?
You have moderate academics and you don't have any work experience , if you get 95% tile + in CAT then you may get seat in IIMs like iim sambalpur, iim Nagpur etc.
You may try in some private colleges like M.J.mehta Bombay, MDI gutgaon, SP Jain.
If the candidate has excellent a academics , minimum two years work experience and 96% + then the candidate can get admission to top iim such as iim Ahmedabad.
This is my 3 year going in BBA LLB 5 years course programme and i want to give cat exam so am i eligible for it or i have to wait till completion of whole 5 year programme?
If you want to appear for CAT , you must complete your five years of your course or when you will be in last year you can appear for CAT.
Eligibility for CAT
- Bachelor's degree ( BE/ Btech) from MHRD or any bachelor's degree from ugc recognized university.
- You must have secured minimum 50% score ( for general category ) and 45% for SC/ ST/ PWD , in graduation .
i got 4600 rank(cat rank)in jee mains and my caste is st can i get bits mesra?
It's quite difficult to predict because cut off depends upon various factors like
------------) number of students that appeared in the neet exam,
------------) kind of marks obtained by them ,
------------) toughness level of the neet examination
------------) number of seats available etc
As per 2020 cut off,
>>>>>>> with 4600 st rank
Yes, you have chances for BIT Mesra
In 6th round of josaa counselling 2020,
----------) Under other state, 4881 st rank got production engineering in Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
You can check the same at
This prediction is on the past year data basis but cut closing rank for colleges changes every year depending upon factors like number of candidates that write jee main examination, difficulty level of the question paper for different shifts of jee main 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
--------) PH :- 0.0096375 percentile
sir i scored 518 marks in neet 2021 and i am obc B cat which college i can get seat
Based on previous year data, with 518 marks you may get a rank between 74929-82675. You can also predict your rank using NEET Rank Predictor https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-rank-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_rp
According to your profile, you're from Andhra Pradesh. You may have a chance of getting a seat through Andhra Pradesh State Counseling under OBC quota in the following colleges -
- Viswabharati Medical College and Hospital
- Santhiram Medical College and Hospital
- PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
To know more about Andhra Pradesh cut off, check here https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-cutoff-ap
To get a complete list of colleges in which you can get Mbbs/Bds seat, you can use NEET College Predictor https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_cp
It is important to know that the above predictions are based on previous year data and cut offs and ranks vary every year depending on the difficulty level of the paper, the performance of the students and the number of seats available.
my air 71523 jeemain can i get iet lucknow cs branch cat.gen
First of all congratulations for your result.
As per previous year cutoff, It is difficult to get admission there, but you can try some other good top colleges also. You have to try hard to get seat in good college.
For CSE you need a rank under 1100 for general.
For IT around 2200 for general.
Hopefully this will help you.