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.” Every year Indian Institute of Management will release the official mock test of CAT tentatively by the last week of October. CAT mock test 2020 will be available like all years with the objective of helping the candidates in familiarizing themselves with the various aspects like exam pattern, navigation process as well as other aspects of the CAT 2020. Candidates having low vision will also have access to the mock test of CAT 2020. Every year with 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 2020
Latest- Take the CAT mock test 2020 to know the exam structure. Candidates can download the CAT 2020 admit card from October 28.
Benefits of CAT Mock Test 2020 - Why To Take?
Candidates who will fill the application form of CAT 2020 have two options with regard to 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 mock test of CAT 2020 which can be checked by candidates.
CAT Mock Test 2020:
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 CAT 2020 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 2020 mock test and this will make candidates good to go for the entrance exam.
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Self Analysis - By appearing in CAT mock test 2020, candidates will also be able to assess themselves. Candidates will also get to know which areas in the CAT syllabus 2020 need improvement and help in judging those areas. Weaker sections will get into limelight through mock test of CAT 2020.
Know time management - As per the exam pattern of CAT 2020, there will be sectional timing in the paper. The mock test will be similar to CAT 2020, which means candidates will have to answer 100 questions within the time duration of 180 minutes. The situation could be challenging, hence by taking the CAT 2020 mock test candidates will get to formulate a strategy on time management so as to answer maximum accurate questions without losing the 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 2020, candidates will definitely get an idea on the type of questions that will be asked.
When and How to Take CAT Mock Test?
As mentioned earlier, the mock test of CAT 2020 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. Both situations will help candidates in clearing CAT with a good CAT score and percentile. CAT 2020 mock test will release tentatively by the last week of October 2020. Let us have a overview on 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 on when to take the CAT mock test.
Stage 1 - Pre-Preparation Mocks
It is advisable to candidates to take a mock test before they start their CAT preparation. The major advantage of taking a mock test of CAT 2020 beforehand will help 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 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 atleast 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 mock test. Candidates can also search in related topics in CAT question papers.
Stage 3 - Before 2-4 months of examination
CAT 2020 is likely to be conducted on November 29. 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 2020. 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
The 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 years 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 2020 Mock Test:
Step 1 - Go to the official website link i.e. iimcat.ac.in
Step 2 - Click on the “CAT mock test 2020” tab
Step 3 - Candidates will be redirected to new tab
Step 4 - Click on the tab “sign in”
Step 5 - Enter login details
Step 6 - New Instructions page will appear, Click the checkbox & Proceed
Step 7 - Mock Test of CAT 2020 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 TITA/difficult MCQs. Do not waste your time on 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
what jobs an engineer can do if he does not get campus placement and want to appear in CAT exam so that his work ex will be counted??
Most IIM's usually gives only 5-15 % of weightage to work experience (major weightage is for CAT score and PI) with points for approx. 24-36 months of work after which they don't count it ( which means work experience of more than 2-3 years will not give you any extra edge during selection)
Since you are an Engineering graduate, it is usually advisable to go for a technical job related to your field not just because it is easier to get but but because it is easier to justify in your CV. CAT values versatility but there is a fine line between versatility and randomness. What I mean to say is that if you go for a job which isn't even remotely related to your field of study then you'd probably be asked for reasons as to why you chose to do that. So if you were to go for a sales job after completing a degree in say, Electrical Engineering, you'd have to to explain your shift in career paths. To avoid such justifications and to to make the most of your CV, go for a technical job or maybe an Analysist position, anything which you can either link to your Engineering degree or to a Management degree.
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cat score required for getting into NITIE?
NITIE mumbai gives admission in to pgdim,pgdsim courses based on cat scores
Based on previous cut offs
Pgdim:( in percentile)
Differently abled :75
Pgdsim (cut off percentile)
General : above 90
Hope this helps you
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what is the price of b cat medicine seats ??
Different colleges/University having their different fees.
Check the medical colleges according to your marks, category and in which course you want to enroll in that.
For example- the tuition fees for B cat. is Rs13,37,057 if you want to purse MBBS.
I got 406 marks in neet and my cat is st and cat rank is 2900 do I have any chance to get medical college through state quota or all India quota or do I have any chance to get pvt college through all India quota.
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cat previous question papers PDF
CAT ( common admission test ) exam is National level exam and conducted once a year. This year it is going to conduct on 29 November in three slots by IIM Indore. If you're appearing in that exam to pursue your higher studies in top management colleges. You can go through the below link to get the previous year papers of CAT.
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