Why Take Mock Tests Before CAT 2021?
Why Take Mock Tests Before CAT 2021?- The Indian Institute of Management provides official CAT mock test to help candidates in preparing well. To have a fair understanding of the question paper pattern and marking scheme, it is recommended to take the mock tests of CAT 2021. It is basically a replica of the real CAT 2021 exam.
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In simple words, CAT 2021 mock test is a practice test that can be taken by candidates before starting their preparation or even after they are pretty much sure that they have completed the preparation part. Now the question is why take mock tests before CAT? The answer simply is to gauge where one stands, what will be the difficulty level, the topics expected to be asked as well as to get a complete simulated environment. Read the article by Careers360 on "Why take mock tests before CAT Exam 2021?" to get familiar about CAT, the importance of mock tests and much more.
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What is CAT mock test?
While preparing for any exam, candidates mostly attempt preliminary exams to know their base level. Similarly CAT 2021 mock tests are designed by IIM, mainly the conducting body for specific CAT 2021, to give a brief overview of how the exam will be. In simple words, CAT mock test 2021 will help a candidate in getting used to the exam day scenario beforehand to avoid last minute curtailments. Mock tests are basically designed and conducted in such a way that it helps candidates in building concepts, preparing strategies, identifying their weaknesses, and taking steps to eliminate them by devising proper and timely strategies.
How difficult will CAT 2021 be?
Everyone knows that CAT is a national level test which is conducted by IIMs on a rotating basis. Over two lakh candidates participate and appear for it every year, whereas the seats offered are not many. The best way to gauge the difficulty level of IIM entrance exam will be through the previous year paper patterns, mock tests, sample tests and other test series available in the market. As compared to other entrance tests like XAT, IIFT, MAT, CMAT, CAT is considered to be the most difficult followed by XAT exam.
What is the importance of CAT Mock Test 2021?
Well it is rightly said by Seve Ballesteros, “To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice”. Mock CAT test series is available and can be easily assessed by any candidate whether or not he has joined any coaching institute. Some of the major points why mock test of CAT 2021 are essential for all candidates is given below-
Evaluating your current level of preparation and focusing on your future preparation plan
Know time management techniques
Learn tricks and shortcuts
Mock test acquaintances with the D-Day scenario
Evaluating your current level of preparation and focusing on your future preparation plan- Mock tests are one of the most effective methods by which candidates can evaluate their preparation level and performance. For improved results, it is suggested by CAT 2020 toppers as well as experts that all candidates must give mock tests. Those who register for CAT or any competitive exam have two options i.e. either take the mock test before starting the preparation (to know where they stand) or take the mock test after completing the syllabus (to know how much they have prepared). Using either method is good, but moving with both (pre and post mocks) is the best option that candidates can avail for themselves. As per experts, candidates should focus on mock tests (AIMCATs and SAMCATs) in the last month, analyze them and study and prepare for the same as per the deficiencies revealed in the test.
Know time management techniques- In the IIM entrance exam, due to time limit pressure as well as negative marking scheme, it becomes difficult to answer questions with 100 percent accuracy. Time management in CAT is considered to be the most important aspect by CAT toppers as the questions have to be answered within sectional time limits. The one who understands the importance of time can achieve anything in life. One of the time management theories which can be applied to CAT is the “ABC System theory” that defines that in order to use time more effectively, one needs to prioritize on the tasks to be done or need to be undertaken.
Learn tricks and shortcuts- Candidates who join coaching institutes get to know very well about the hacks of solving challenging and demanding questions. For those of you who think of cracking CAT without coaching must try to contact friends/fellows who can assist in knowing shortcut methods and tricks of solving questions. Nowadays so many online tutorials are available for beginners that are helpful and are free of cost. CAT mock tests simulate many variations in terms of questions that CAT 2021 could come up with and thus helps candidates to optimize accuracy and speed for the exam. To understand and learn hacks, one can also go for previous year questions papers of CAT.
Mock test acquaintances with the D-Day scenario
CAT 2021 mock tests are aimed at familiarizing with the questions that could come up in the exam. Complete exam day scenarios are created, 40 minute sectional time limits available options, and so on. And if one is lucky enough to find similar questions on the exam day as they solved in one of the CAT 2021 mocks then that would be the greatest thing. The more CAT mock tests you appear for, the better are your chances to solve CAT 2021 exam paper with accuracy and on time.
Once you are aware of where you are lacking in terms of preparation, you can modify your strategy. Ideally, the post mock test of CAT 2021 should be taken around 8 weeks before the D-Day.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Why Take Mock Tests Before CAT 2021?
Question: What is the importance of CAT mock test?
One of the major advantage is CAT mock tests give a fair understanding of the question paper pattern and marking scheme.
Question: What is the time duration of the CAT 2021 exam?
The total time duration of CAT will be two hours.
Question: Is there any sectional time limit for CAT 2021?
Yes, for each section 40 minutes will be allotted. For PwD candidates 53.20 minutes will be allotted for each section.
Question: What is the mode and marking scheme of the CAT exam?
The CAT 2021 will be conducted in Computer Based Mode (CBT). For every correct answer, three marks will be awarded. Like that, every wrong answer will penalty by -1 mark. There is no negative mark for Non-MCQs.
Question: What are all the sections from which questions will be asked in CAT 2021?
There are three sections available in the CAT exam 2021 such as,
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
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for cat exam which is going to held on november 28 2021 is 2 months home preparation is enough to get good score. please suggest me
Home preparation or we can say Revision or Practice is more than enough to score good marks for any competitive exams. You should have a proper schedule and syllabus that is to be cover you should go through last years paper for knowing the pattern of questions, you should go through atleast 10 sample papers for proper practice. Be focused and set a target of how much you want to achieve, so that you can atleast give your best to achieve near to that target. The most important thing while writing an exam or while preparing is to be calm and focused. So be calm and don't panic.
Hope this helps you.
All the best for your exams.
Give your best
I got crl 37412 in jee mains i am from gen cat ews what are chances for me to getting any nits or iiits
With 37412 crl, your ews rank would be roughly around 6k - 7k, if not do let us know.
Making prediction is difficult as cutoff depends upon various factors like :-
-----------) number of students/ candidates that appeared in the jee main exam,
-----------) number of available seats,
-----------) performance of different students in the examination,
-----------) the branch you want,
-----------) the category you belong etc.
-----------) your rank in jee main
When we go through previous year trend then
>>>>>>>>> With 6k-7k ews rank
Yes, you have chances in NITs and IIITs
You have chances in following which are listed below along with their closing rank in 6th round of josaa counselling 2020 under other state/ all india quota :-
---------) NIT Agartala :- civil engineering :- 7572 ews rank.
---------) National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar:-Industrial and Production Engineering:- 7486 ews rank
---------) NIT Durgapur :- Biotechnology :- 7788 ews rank
--------) Indian Institute of Information Technology, Agartala:-Computer Science and Engineering:-7001 ews rank
---------) Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur:- ECE :-7916 ews rank
You can check the closing ranks at official website of josaa by going through the link given below
For previous year cut offs of top colleges like NITs, IIITs , you can also refer our page at :-
Above prediction has been made considering past year cut off data but closing rank for colleges varies every year depending upon many factors like jee main question paper difficulty, number of students writing the exam 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
--------) PWD :- 0.0096375 percentile
I am currenlty in BBA Final Year and preparing for CAT. Im not interested in doing an MBA in business but I have no other choice because of my family. I want to become a pastry chef. How do I achieve that after MBA in Finance/ Marketing?
Hope you are doing well.
I am glad to know that you are willing to pursue your passion. BUt for this you need to ensure that you have adquate finaces with you. This is because after doing an MBA in finance, the only way you can be a pastry chef is to get into a culinary course, hotel management course and opening up your own bakery. Yes, I am not kidding. Doing MBA will give you many lessons on entrepreneurship, business modelling and much more. Just that if you have the finances, you can make it through.
Or may be after doing an MBA from reputed and top colleges, you will not be getting any package less than 25 lakhs. You can work for 3-5 years and then you can enter the career you want. Give yourself some time and think about it.
Hope that you got the answer to your question. Feel free to comment back incase of any doubts. All the Best!
can i clear cat without coaching institutes ?? if yes then plz guide me what means and materials should I prefer ? thank you
Yes, you can definitely prepare without any coaching and score good as well provided you are dedicated towards your studies.
Follow the below tips:-
********* First of all go through its syllabus and examination pattern so that you can prepare accordingly.
Exam pattern:- https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-exam-pattern
Your CAT examination has 3 sections :-
----------) VERBAL ABILITY AND READING COMPREHENSION ( VARC) :- Reading is the key to score good marks in VARC, you need to go through newspapers, articles, journals, etc so that you can improve your reading skills. While reading note down the new words and write their meanings to improve your vocabulary. You need to practice questions based on comprehension, para jumbles and inference.
>>>> Best books for VARC
Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis ( to improve your vocabulary)
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT by Ajay Singh
----------)DATA INTERPRETATION AND LOGICAL REASONING (DILR) :- You need to practice topics like blood relations ,seating arrangements, syllogisms,Propositions, etc to have a good hold on this section. Unlike maths, there's no formula in DILR so practice is the key, the more you practice, the better you get.
>>>> Best books for DILR :-
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by K. Sinha Nishit
----------)QUANTITATIVE ABILITY (QA) :- First clear your basics of maths, you need to go through topics like profit and loss, geometry, Arithmetic, number system, Time-Speed and Distance etc . Avoid the use of calculator so that you can do improve your calculation speed. For each topic, you can write down important fomulas and short tricks on a sheet of paper so that it's easy for you during revision.
>>>> Best best books you can follow for QA:-
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Sarvesh K Verma
********* Make a time table, give more time to the subject you are weak at , for example if you are weak at Quantitive ability then give it more time.
********* Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals and meet them without any fail.
*********Solve previous year question papers of CAT :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions, also concepts behind the question often gets repeated, so you should definitely solve year papers . You can get cat previous year question papers at https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-question-papers
*********Once you are done with complete CAT syllabus then go through CAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your examination
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I want to get addmission in IIM Bangalore , so want to know about cat exam , when, and where last date
CAT 2021 Examination -
- Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level management examination. It is organized by IIM on the rotation basis.
- Through this examination, students will get admission in various management programs offered by IIMs, IITs, NITs and other reputed institutions.
- The registration process has been started from 4th August 2021.
- Last date for registration : 22nd September 2021
- Registration Fee :
|General, OBC||Rs. 2200|
|SC/ ST/ PwD||Rs. 1100|
Hope this helps !