Why students should start early preparation for CAT 2020? - Expert Column by Director of Hitbullseye
Why students should start early preparation for CAT 2020 - In present times of COVID 19 pandemic, uncertainty looms large for students who are preparing for various competitive exams. Considering this fear of unknown grappling in everyone's mind, it is extremely difficult to keep oneself motivated and focused on career goals. A famous quote by Abraham Lincoln “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe” rightfully captures the essence of a student’s struggle for achieving success in the CAT exam. In the following article, Hirdesh Madan - Director Hitbullseye tries to address your concerns about the academic trajectory that you should embark on and most importantly why you should start preparing for the Common Admission Test 2020 immediately. These unprecedented times and nature of events are obviously and rightfully creating anxiety and stress for CAT aspirants about how this situation shall unfold.
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Important Points as to Why students should start early preparation for CAT 2020
First and foremost, you must acknowledge the fact that there are thousands like you who are sharing the same feeling of unease but you need to take the plunge and start your CAT preparation without wasting a single minute.
There are quite a few important points that we would like to bring to your notice which would convince you of starting your preparation for CAT 2020 right away. With academic institutions closed, students have ample time for self-study and strategy formulation. Due to forced lockdown students have to remain indoors which again is a blessing in disguise.
Understanding the CAT pattern
It is of utmost importance that you do a detailed study of the CAT exam pattern as it will familiarize you with the specifics of the exam such as time duration, number of questions in each section, tentative dates for registration and form filling, etc.
Planning and strategy formulation is the second most important step in your CAT preparation journey. A thorough analysis of the study material that you need to cover in the time duration of around six months will give you an idea about the number of hours that you need to allocate for CAT preparation.
Assessment of one’s weak and strong academic areas
Many students fail to realize the importance of this exercise as they think it is a waste of time. But from our past academic experience, we can vouch for the fact that assessment of your core strengths and weaknesses pertaining to various subjects will help you prepare in a better manner. It has been observed that those students who score well in the verbal ability section face difficulty in attempting the quantitative aptitude section or vice-versa.
Scheduling and a well-formulated time table
Discipline and persistence are two key traits that will help you crack CAT 2020. Many past CAT toppers have laid emphasis on the importance of a well-formulated time table as it helps a student to study systematically and in a structured manner. Allocating more hours for difficult concepts and less number of hours for easier ones should be the guiding principle in planning the time table.
Guidance from online platforms
CAT aspirants should not hesitate to seek help if they are facing a problem during their exam preparation. Online Classroom Coaching for CAT provided by hitbullseye is a comprehensive program for students as it incorporates all the essential elements necessary to clear CAT 2020.
Addressing problem areas through online counseling
The right study environment facilitates understanding and anything hampering the learning process should be addressed. Cloistered in a room and surrounded by books could be a disheartening sight but making the most of this distraction-free time could lead you to achieve your aim. Students should clear their doubts through online doubt sessions held by various coaching institutions.
Mock tests and analysis
The one thing you need to do right throughout your preparation is to constantly evaluate your learning and ensure that you are achieving your learning milestones. This can be done by regularly taking CAT mock tests as it will help you gauge which are the areas where you are lagging behind.
Follow a routine
It is extremely important that you follow a routine so that you devote a fixed number of hours for CAT preparation and not deviate from it.
Remain calm, stay focused and keep practicing
Remember that the time that you are spending on grasping the fundamentals of each subject area will boost your confidence. This preparation will help you have an edge over other CAT aspirants and moreover these initial months of hard work will enhance your knowledge of different sections.
Last but not least, make the most of this quarantine time that you are all in and put in efforts in the right direction so that you fare successfully in CAT 2020.
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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.