Why, When and How to Take CAT Mock Test?
Why, When and How to Take CAT Mock Test? - Well it is rightly said by Aristotle, “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” During the course of the preparation, one thing that comes to the mind of the candidates is Why, When and How to Take CAT Mock Test?. Every year Indian Institute of Management which conducts the exam releases the official mock test of CAT tentatively in the third week of October. CAT mock test 2021 is provided with the objective of helping the candidates to familiarise themselves with the various aspects like exam pattern, navigation process as well as other aspects of the CAT 2021. Candidates having low vision will also be able to access to the mock test of CAT 2021. Every year with an increasing no. of CAT registered candidates appearing in the exam, the competition level has also enhanced. In this article Why, When, and How to Take CAT Mock Test? Careers360 will help candidates to understand the importance of the mock test of CAT, when and how candidates can take up the test. Read the complete article to stay updated with details related to the IIM entrance exam i.e. CAT 2021
Benefits of CAT Mock Test 2021 - Why To Take?
Candidates who fill the application form of CAT 2021 have two options with regard to the benefits of mock. Taking pre-preparation and post-preparation mocks will help them know where they actually stand. Below mentioned are the major benefits associated with CAT 2021 mock tests which can be checked by candidates.
CAT Mock Test 2021
Understanding the exam pattern
Know time management
Know the exam questions
Understanding the exam pattern
Candidates who will take up the mock test of CAT will get familiar with the revised exam pattern in a well-versed manner. Details related to the nature of questions, total questions in each section that will be asked, simulated exam day environment, etc., can be equated by candidates. All major areas are covered under the CAT 2021 mock test and this makes candidates good to go for the entrance exam.
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Why to take CAT Mock Test - Self Analysis
By appearing in CAT mock test 2021, candidates are able to assess themselves. Candidates will also get to know which are the areas in the CAT syllabus 2021 where they need improvement and help in identifying those areas. With regard to the question as to why to take CAT mock test is that it will help the candidates identify their weak areas.
Know time management
As per the exam pattern of CAT 2021, there is sectional timing in the paper. The mock test is similar to CAT 2021, which means candidates have to answer the total number of questions within the time duration of 120 minutes. The situation could be challenging, hence by taking the CAT 2021 mock test candidates get to formulate a strategy on time management so as to answer maximum accurate questions without losing time.
Know the exam questions
Toppers of CAT 2019 have admitted that if you are lucky then you may find similar questions in CAT like the ones attempted during CAT preparation. Henceforth, we can say that through the mock test of CAT 2021, candidates definitely get an idea of the type of questions that will be asked.
When and How to Take CAT Mock Test?
As mentioned earlier, the CAT 2021 mock test can be taken before starting the preparation or if the candidates want to give a shot after they are well-versed, they can also take it up later. In both the scenario candidates will benefit in clearing CAT with a good CAT score and percentile. CAT 2021 mock test will be released in the third week of October. Let us have an overview of the different stages where the candidates can go for the CAT mock test.
Stage 1: pre-preparation Mocks
Stage 2: During The Preparation
Stage 3: Before 2-4 months of examination
Stage 4: 1-2 weeks before examination
Let us look at each stage in an elaborative form to have a better understanding of when to take the CAT mock test.
Stage 1 - Pre-Preparation Mocks
It is advisable for candidates to take a mock test before they start their CAT preparation. The major advantage of taking a mock test of CAT 2021 beforehand helps candidates in knowing the major topics which need more focus. Somansh, who scored 100 percentile in CAT 2019, while sharing his preparation strategy on why, when, and how to take the CAT mock test stated, “My basic preparation strategy was to identify my weak areas and practice those topics extensively in a short time so that I am able to recognize the pattern of mistakes and then track my progress through mocks.” Take at least 5-10 mock before you start your preparation.
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Stage 2 - During The Preparation
CAT Topper Ronit Banerjea said, “I was also regular with my attendance of scheduled mocks and attempting of sectional mocks, which help boost my performances in all 3 sections. I had an edge in VARC owing to my general comfort in the language, but a constant fear of the LRDI section ensured I was regular with my practice.” Candidates who do not wish to wait till the last few months can also opt for during the preparation mocks. Once you study a topic, try finding questions related to that in a mock test. Candidates can also search for related topics in CAT question papers.
Stage 3 - Before 2-4 months of examination
CAT 2021 will be conducted on November 28. Hence, candidates must finish their CAT preparation by the end of July/August and start with the mocks. Post-August, Revision should start along with the mock test of CAT 2021. It may happen that candidates might discover new questions to work upon while solving these mock. Remember that your Knowledge is of no value until you put it into practice.
Stage 4 - 1-2 weeks before examination
Stage four advises candidates to take one mock test of CAT on daily basis. Learn from the mistakes done in previous mocks and try to fix the same in the upcoming mocks. CAT 2019 topper Lakshya said that post any mocks he gave some time to analyze the test and figured out what went wrong and then focused on that by changing his preparation strategy.
How to take CAT Mock Test?
IIMs do not provide any official syllabus of CAT. Hence, if candidates wish to master the topics covered in previous year's question papers, then they must go for CAT mocks. But the question is, how to take CAT mock test? Is there any particular strategy to go about that? Remember that the mock test of CAT will be alike the actual exam.
Steps to Take CAT 2021 Mock Test:
Step 1 - Go to the official website link i.e. iimcat.ac.in
Step 2 - Click on the “CAT mock test 2021” tab
Step 3 - Candidates will be redirected to new tab
Step 4 - Click on the tab “sign-in”
Step 5 - Enter log in details
Step 6 - New Instructions page will appear, Click the checkbox & Proceed
Step 7 - Mock Test of CAT 2021 will appear
One section at a time will be visible to candidates even during mocks. Hence, It is advisable to attempt the known questions first and then move to difficult MCQs. Do not waste your time understanding the question type/topic from which it has been asked. If you do not know, simply move onto the next question.
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Questions related to CAT
I am student of Shivaji college,DU,pursuing BSc[Hon.] Mathematics, I have scored 95.2% in class 10th,92.6% in class 12,if I score 8.5+ cgpa in my graduation and maybe good percentile in CAT exams,what exactly is my chance of getting a call from iims?
see your overall academic record is really good. however apart from this you have to bring a high score around 99 percentile in cat exam to get calls form top iims. however cutoff score changes every year and it depends on certain factors like number of applicants, questions difficulty level, seat matrix, students category and so on. however keep doing the hard work and you would get success. however I would suggest to apply for others management exam like MAT, XAT cmat as well.
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10th - 63% 12th - 69% graduation - 95% cat - 98% which Colleges can I get ????
I hope you are doing good . With reference to your query , I would like to know you that at your percentile your chances are very high to get call from some top buisness schools . However you have below 75 in 10 thand 12th which can reduces your chances in some buisness schools ,but hope for the best . Some names of the business schools are:-
1 . IIM indore
2. IIM luckhnow
3 . IIM calcutta
4 .DMS, IIT Delhi
5. IIM kohzikode
Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future
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mu 10th and 12th percentage is 95% each and graduation may be 8.5 - 9 CGPA ,so wt should be my cat percentile to get in to a iim,,(am not a hard worker /bad in focusing and reading)
Assuming your are a General Category Aspirant, from Engineering Background, having a strong academic record, you should secure atleast anywhere around 99 Percentile, to secure a Call from one of the IIMs as well as between 98-99 for CAP. Incase you are Targetting IIM ABC, you need to raise your targets to anywhere above 99.5+ for better chances and prospects.
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hey there im a neet aspirant from kerala belonging to ews cat . how much mark will be required for me to get a govt seat for bds in kerala ?
As we go through previous year's cut-off then it shows that under state quota for EWS category for government BDS seat one needs to secure at least 520-30 or more marks in NEET out of 720 marks as we saw an increase of around 25-30 marks in institutional cut-offs in 2020. So if you are targeting for NEET 2021 then your aim should not be less than 520 out of 720 marks especially for Government BDS seats in Kerala.
Note that the above prediction is made on the basis of previous year's cut-off and the cut-offs are bound to change every year depending upon various factors such as the number of candidates appearing in an examination, the number of candidates qualifying an examination, difficulty level of the paper, and so on.
To have a list of all those colleges which you can get based upon your marks, category, and state you can use NEET College Predictor because it will make you comfortable while choice filling in counselling :-
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I hope this information helps you.