Why students should start early preparation for CAT 2019? - Expert Column by Director of T.I.M.E
Why students should start early preparation for CAT 2019? - The Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by one of the six patriarchs among the Indian Institutes of Management and it is the first step of one’s admission into the top business schools in the country. CAT and other management tests like XAT, SNAP, CMAT, NMAT by GMAC etc are deselection processes used to filter students for the next steps of the admission processes of particular colleges - Writing Ability Tests, Group Exercises and Personal Interviews. Hence, all those who are aspiring to make their way to the IIMs, they should start their preparation for CAT at an early stage so that they can ace the exam with ease. Prajnan Ray, Director of T.I.M.E Kolkata provides vital tips as to why the students should start early as they prepare for CAT exam.
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What does a good CAT score tell about the exam taker?
The popular perception is that one's good CAT score shows that one is intelligent, logical, has a great aptitude or is proficient in verbal ability, quantitative aptitude or logical reasoning (the subject areas of CAT.) However, a single 180-minute assessment is not the right yardstick for attributing these qualities to anyone and it would require a good number of periodic assessments, very similar to what is undertaken by schools, colleges and even b-schools.
The desired CAT 2019 score tells three things about the test taker to a particular college.
The first one is that one possesses or has developed the minimal aptitude, knowledge of the subject areas and logical thinking required by a prospective student of the college.
Secondly one can consign all problems, issues and prejudices to the attic and focus on the task at hand with undivided attention for the stipulated number of hours (a quality, one would need to display every time one is assigned a task at the college or at one’s workplace,).
Thirdly, one has practised more than the aspirants not selected by the college, or in other words, is more sincere in one's efforts towards studying in the college.
Consequently, one’s study plan needs to factor in all these. Firstly, one needs to develop one’s basic knowledge in the subject areas and practise regularly and sufficiently to uplift oneself to the desired levels of aptitude, knowledge of the subject areas and logical thinking of the college.
Secondly, one needs to forget one’s worries temporarily each and every time one is taking a test and therefore, nothing is more crucial to a good score in CAT than taking a good number of mock tests. And finally, analysing the mock test performances and never repeating mistakes is tantamount to practising more than others. Also, one’s primary task during a test like CAT is to hunt for the easy questions and answer them and not kill time trying to answer the difficult ones - the latter is as important as (if, not more important than) the former. However, one cannot predetermine the difficulty of a question unless one has encountered similar questions during his preparative study. The variety of questions practised, therefore, takes centre-stage in bracing oneself for the difficulties in CAT.
Why students should start early preparation for CAT 2020?
All these and various other factors point towards one direction - that one has to start one’s CAT preparation early. For example, to equip oneself with the basics of Verbal Ability or General Awareness (a part of some of the tests and WATs, GDs and PIs of all colleges,) one has to develop one’s vocabulary, grammar and basic knowledge of world affairs, which cannot be realised in a month or two. If one starts late, one will need to squeeze each of the preparative steps smaller and cram long hours of study into one’s daily schedule, which in a way defeats the purpose of regular practice and meticulous analyses. And finally, one has the flexibility to tweak his strategies time and again when one has time on one's hands.
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Questions related to CAT
My score is 135 in JEE advance , what rank can i expect under General , gender-neutral cat.
You can check your JEE Advanced rank using your score by the link provided below,
Your JEE Advanced rank depends upon various factors like no. of students appeared, exam difficulty level and previous years cutoff trends as well. It also depends upon your category and score.
If you want to know which college you might get , you may use our college predictor link given below,
Hope that helps. Good luck
cat or GMAT are same or different
Hope you are doing well.
See CAT stands for common admission test . It is a national exam which is held all over the India. It is the largest exam for MBA.
Whereas GMAT stands for The graduate management admission test. It is a global exam which is held across the nations for MBA.
It is easier to score in GMAT in comparison to CAT. If a person studies with full focus and concentration he can easily achieve 700+ marks.
To know more difference about both the exams and to know about them in detail please use this link:
Hope this will help you. Have a great future ahead.
I belong to Muslim Minority. This year I am expecting 415 Neet score. Is their a chance of getting seat in any Minority College Cat. A ( Deccan, Shahdan, VRK, AAyan). Please let me know.
Muslim Minority Category falls under BC in a broader spectrum and BC-E. With a score of 415, you might hve a border line chance with Ayan Institute of Medical Sciences. The rest of the Colleges have higher cut offs. 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
mam if my marks in neet 2020 are 380 and I belong to sc cat with Andhra Pradesh domicile can I get seat in gov medical clg in state quota or all India quota pls tell or else can I get any Pvt seat in clgs like maharaja , Vizianagaram pls guide me I was totally confused ...help me..
As you have mentioned that your NEET score is 380. As such your Overall Percentile is: 88.14 - 88.64 and when it comes to rank, your Predicted Rank is: 163828 - 195978 .
Check out the MBBS/ BDS seats through NEET out here:
Also it too depends upon last years cut-off. Adding it with 15% All India quota and 85% state quota seats in government colleges. For SC category there is 15% seat reservation . In Telangana there are 8 government colleges with 1440 seats. And there are a total of 18 private colleges with 2650 seats.
Use this to predict the colleges by using this predictor link:
So you can predict your rank by using the NEET rank predictor:
Hi, I am appearing for cat 2020, When should i apply for FMS , whether after cat exam or before the cat exam in October to November?
As per your query, FMS Delhi opens the online portal for registration from october and it closes in november . You have to register for the same before CAT Exam that is on 29th Nov.
The guidelines for registration are:
- Candidates with minimum 50% marks at the graduation level (SC/ST: Passing marks; OBC/ PWD/CW: 45% as per the University rules) or equivalent CGPA. Candidates in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.
Steps to follow for registration:
- Create your Login
- Verify your Email ID
- Fill the Online Application Form
- Upload the Required Scanned documents
- Pay the Application Fee
- Things to take care : You will need to submit subjective responses (essays) for 5 questions . You will need a couple of hours to finish the application process.
Application Fee and Registration:
Mode of Application:
All candidates are required to register using the online registration system available on FMS website
- FMS Application Fees: Rs. 1,000/- for all other category applicants, Rs. 350/- for SC/ST/PWD for each programme. Candidates who wish to apply for more than one programme are required to register and pay separately for each programme.
Hope this helped...
Good Luck !!