One Year Study Plan for CAT 2020
One Year Study Plan for CAT 2020 - Do you think you have the potential to take admission in Top B-Schools of India? But still, wondering how to start the CAT 2020 preparation? IIM’s collectively conduct the National Level entrance exam every year. CAT 2020 is scheduled to be conducted tentatively on November 29. Clearing CAT 2020 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 2020, 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 2020, 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.
Latest: CAT 2020 application form last date extended till September 23. IIM Indore introduces changes in CAT exam pattern 2020.
CAT 2020 Study Plan
One year study plan for CAT 2020 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 are given below -
CAT 2020 preparation without coaching
CAT 2020 with the assistance of coaching institutes
Let us look at each of the two plans in a detailed version.
CAT 2020 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 2019 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 2017 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 2020 would be sufficient to reach the peak potential to crack the exam and get admission in best B-Schools of India. If candidates are planning to go for self-study and without any coaching for CAT 2020, then candidates can follow the below-mentioned one-year study plan for CAT 2020.
Methodology for One Year Study Plan for CAT 2020:
Division of Syllabus
Create study groups
Get right study material
Let’s check each point in detail:
Division of Syllabus:
As per the exam pattern of CAT 2020, 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 2020 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 2019 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 2020? 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 2020: when and how to start preparation can be divided by candidates as follows.
Division on Month-wise Basis:
Focus of CAT 2020 Preparation Strategy
Create 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 2020. 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 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 preparation without coaching.
CAT 2020 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 2020 -
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 right base, quick concept clarity as well as straight forward guidance.
All the best.
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Questions related to CAT
I scored 62 percentage in 12 7.4 cgpa in 10 and 66 percentage in graduation and 99 percentile in cat . can I get admission in iim Calcutta or iim lukhnow
Congratulations on your CAT score.
Let me break it dwon for you:
The selection criteria at IIM Calcutta :
Overall Score of CAT- 28
Class X marks - 10
Class XII marks - 10
Gender Diversity Factor - 2
Total - 50
As per your 10th results, you will get around 6/10
As per your 12th results, you will get around 2/10
As per your graduation, you will get around 2/10 (you have not mentioned your branch or course of study)
You get 2 in diversity if you are female.
IIM calcutta especially prefers experienced candidates. You to have to score quiet high in WAT-Pi to get selected
You will have to perform exceptionally well at Interviews to get selected. There is no other way to get selected.
Hope this helps!
I have made mistake in cat application form i just wanted to know. when will cat 2020 application correction window date will announced?
Hello student The correction window for CAT application Form is supposed to open from 23rd September 2020. Candidates can edit their signature and photograph only through the correction window for rest of the information Candidates need to contact - email@example.com and request to correct the information.
For more details refer to the link mentioned below - https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-application-form-correction/amp
Feel free to comment if you've any doubt
cat i get any gov college in delhi with neet score 565 Sc category through aiq 15%.
With 565 marks, you will have a rank between 16173-19478. You can check here https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-rank-predictor
Based on previous year cut off, you have a chance in the following Government Medical College in Delhi under SC reservation through ALL INDIA 15% -
DR. RML Hospital as last year it closed at 16805 for SC category.
To know more about Delhi NEET cut off, check here https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-cutoff-du
With that being said, cut off varies every year depending on number of candidates appearing for the exam, number of students qualified, the top NEET marks and the difficulty of the exam. To get a list of colleges in which you have a chance of getting a MBBS/BDS seat, you can use NEET College Predictor here https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor
Im getting around 300 in NEET 2020...can i get a b cat seat in south?what would the fee structure be? By the way i belong to telangana.
With a score of 300, in general, a seat under Category B is also tad difficult. This is because even these seats are filled through State Counselling and the seats are allotted on the basis of merit cum preference. You can participate in the Management Quota rounds of States like Kerala, Tamilnadu and Karnataka from South India. But with this score, a seat might be tad difficult. Having said that, this is based on 2019 data and cut offs change every year. Cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. For a complete list of colleges that you may have a shot at, please use our College predictor: https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?icn=QnA&ici=qna_answer
What is the cut off for B category ,for OBC ? what would be the fee structure for b cat seat
In 2019, an All India Rank of 273717 was the closing rank in Gitam Medical College. That is approximately a score 0\of 275-285. This is under Management Quota. The Opening rank was 33438 which is approximately 530.Having said that, this is based on 2019 data and cut offs change every year. Cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. So for a Management Quota seat, you will need atleast 300. And the fees here is approximate;y 18 lakhs per annum excluding miscellaneous charges. For a complete list of colleges that you may have a shot at, please use our College predictor: https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?icn=QnA&ici=qna_answer