The Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the IIMs every year on a rotational basis. The exam is taken by lakhs of MBA aspirants every year as it is a prerequisite for admissions in all the IIMs and several other top B-schools across the nation.
The aspirants of CAT 2018 are required to start and plan their preparation early and be ready for the exam properly. To help the aspirants prepare for the exam in an effective way, here some of the most important tips are given. The aspirants are suggested to check these tips and prepare for the exam efficiently.
- Know CAT Syllabus and Pattern
Before starting with the preparation, one must be well acquainted with the detailed CAT syllabus and pattern to know the important topics and marking scheme. By knowing the topics, one can analyze their current preparation level and segregate their personal weak and strong topics.
- Strategize a Preparation Plan
After segregating the strong and weak topics, one must strategize a proper preparation plan and should give equal importance to all the CAT topics. By strengthening all the topics, the chances to score more in CAT also increases significantly. So, make a schedule and decide which topics need more time to learn and then prepare accordingly.
- Have Proper Study Materials
Before starting with the preparation, aspirants need to collect proper study materials and choose whether to go for coaching or go with self-preparation. The candidates going for classroom coaching or online coaching are provided with the study materials by the institutes but for self-study, one needs proper CAT preparation books according to quality and self-preference.
- Take Mock Tests
CAT mock tests play an extremely crucial role in one’s preparation. Mocks not only help to analyze the preparation level but also help to get completely acquainted with the actual CAT exam. It is suggested to take a mock test before starting the preparation and check the weak and strong topics and devise a proper preparation plan accordingly.
- Solve Sample Papers and Previous Year Papers
Apart from taking mock tests, it is also suggested to solve several sample papers and previous year papers. By solving these, one can easily understand the pattern and difficulty of the questions asked in the actual exam. Sectional sample papers can also help to understand the topics one is weak at in a particular section.
Revision is extremely crucial for any exam preparation. By revising, the retention of concepts improves and the ability to solve questions increases in the exam. So, revise the topics learned in a periodic way to have a strong hold on all the important CAT topics.
With these aforementioned tips, preparing for CAT 2018 can be both easy and effective. It should be realized that the CAT is considered as one of the most competitive exams in the country and so, it is always suggested to have a proper dedication and focus during the preparation phase.
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