Common Admission Test
Ayush, CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.
IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interviews. Performance in the CAT examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. Now based on your Category, to be shortlisted for an IIM, you should score atleast 85 and more percentile.
Now the IIMs part has been cleared, you need to decide one among MBA in India via CAT or go abroad for higher studies. You cannot be double minded on this. You know your strengths and capabilities and so this should be completely your call.
If you are planning to get your details corrected in the form of CAT 2019, then now you don't have any option as it is now too late. The exam is scheduled for 24th November, 2019 which is just a week away.
However, in the meantime you can ask on the helpline for any assistance if they can provide.
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By solving previous question papers of CAT, candidates like you will know about the type of questions, topics covered in the exam and the pattern of the exam. By solving the CAT question papers, you will be able to understand the marking scheme of the exam, syllabus, exam duration, etc.
By going through above link you can download CAT sample papers as well.
CAT percentile is calculated based on the no.of Candidates who appeared for the exam and no.of Candidates who scored lesser than you. For example, if you have scored 50 percentile it means that you have performed better than 50 percent of the Candidates who appeared for the exam. Now CAT has negative marking which means every wrong answer takes away a certain score. But unanswered questions will not have any impact. And CAT percentile is calculated using the formula: P=(R*N)/100, where P is percentile, R is Rank of the Candidate based on the CAT score and N is the no.of Candidates who appeared for the exam. Now you have not answered any question which means you will have no percentile both in sectional cut offs and overall cut offs. You will be assessed on your performance in the exam. But of you do not perform the exam at all, you will not be assessed on nothing. But we wonder if you will be able to submit the paper without attempting any questions because the Sysytem would not allow you to submit a blank paper.
CAT percentile is calculated using the formula: P=(R*N)/100, where P is percentile, R is Rank of the Candidate based on the CAT score and N is the no.of Candidates who appeared for the exam. Every correct answer gives you 3 marks and so assuming you write 5 correct answers, your score will be 15. Now we will need to calculate your rank and for that we will need the no.of Candidates who appeared for the exam and the Candidates who have scored lesser than you. Now there is sectional percentile as well. So assuming you scored 1 correct answer in each section and scored 2 in QA, your percentile would be roughly 4-5. This is just an assumption because we do not know how many would appear for the exam and how many would score lesser than you.
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