When and How to start the Preparation?
The CAT 2019 will be conducted in the last week of November and the announcement of the notifications will come out in the last week of July. MBA aspirants aiming for seats in IIMs would have started their preparations already. Meanwhile, some students start their preparation after the announcement of the exam date and some would start only a few weeks before the examinations. Therefore, students use different strategies to prepare for this exam. But there will also be always a group of students who will have a dilemma of when and how to start the CAT preparations.
Understanding the Syllabus and the Pattern:
It is very important to understand the pattern and the syllabus of the examination before starting the preparation. One should know that there is no boundary for the syllabus. It will be very easy to strategies once they understood the pattern and syllabus. After that, one can start their CAT preparation with a proper plan with a proper time frame. First of all, one should know their ability in each of the areas. Because some would excellent in logical and some would be in verbal. The qualifier may even have good solving skills, therefore, one should know the strength and weakness.
There are three sections in CAT 2019:
- Verbal ability and Reading comprehension
- Logical reasoning and Data interpretation
- Quantitative Aptitudes
Choosing the Mode of Study:
Some may take coaching and some may do self-study with the study materials. It is one’s choice to choose the mode of study with their availability, requirements, time and skills. So one should choose whether they are going to start the preparation with or without coaching. There are many online and offline study materials available. One should go for the right study materials since many sources are available. After choosing the mode set the preparation time table. Stick with the schedule you make.
Take the Mock Test:
Many Mock tests are available in the online. Do not waste time on theories. Take the sectional quiz which will help one to concentrate more on their strength. At first, take the mock exam twice a week. Later one can increase the frequency. One can enroll test series in any institution. The best strategy can be made by analyzing the mock result. Analyze the strength and shortfalls. Change the preparation strategy accordingly. Do sections wise preparation. Strengthen your strong topics through more test.
Stay Focused and Motivated:
Once completing the CAT syllabus, take more tests. Be confident and keep practicing because nothing is bigger than your dream. Find motivation within yourself and stay focused. Read more to crack reading comprehension. Have self-motivation and concentrate on building your logical reasoning and verbal ability. Eat healthily, take breaks, and sleep properly while preparing for CAT examination. Doing all these things will help you fetch the maximum marks. No one is a born genius, one who does smart work with dedication can crack the CAT easily.