Strategy to crack CAT 2016Anisha Mukhija
Strategy to crack CAT 2016
Follow this most recommend strategy to crack CAT 2016. All these need to be backed up with the strong determination and confidence of the aspirant that no matter what happens, he/she will surely achieve the dream to crack CAT in first attempt.
Coaching or Self Preparation – The foremost thing that you need to choose is whether to go for coaching or to take self preparation. Cracking the CAT exam in first attempt without proper guidance or regularity is not an easy errand. Many have cracked the exam even without coaching, but you atleast need to prepare under the mentorship of a helpful expert (can be Alumni of top B Schools) to help you at different moments of the CAT journey which eventually turn out to be the make or break for an individual come the big day. Suppose, if you plan to get coaching choose the best institute in your city which suits your requirements. Before choosing the institute, not only check the past records but also the time which its faculty gives to the students to help them resolve their doubts.
Knowing the Syllabus– Go through the CAT syllabus thoroughly and start preparation from basics as once you clear with basic part you can understand the rest of the part clearly.
Check yourself at Concepts– To check your knowledge on conceptual part, start attempting the mock tests of past years or couple of past CAT papers. In first attempt you may not score well, but don’t lose your strength and confidence. Keep focus on weaker sections and practice well. Every year the CAT exam style and pattern may vary, even though attempting the previous question papers to know the difficulty level of this exam is advisable.
Know the Expected Trends– To know the important sections, the applicant must analyze and know the previously asked question papers. After knowing, candidates can prepare accordingly. Focus on Important topics expected in the CAT examination of the year. Some of the most common ones across the years remain Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Selection and Arrangements, Geometry and Numbers.
Time Management– is one of the basic factors for any success in any competitive exam and it doesn’t change even for CAT. It is all about Management of time for preparation and problem solving. Prepare a strategy to attempt to complete each section comprehensively and assign more time on a high scoring section to ensure you have not only met sectional cutoff but have also maximized your overall score.
Focus on Accuracy– To crack CAT in first attempt, the candidate should focus on accuracy as there will be negative marking for wrong answer. While locking the answer correctly read the question twice or thrice. At times, students do make the mistake of marking an incorrect answer despite having solved it correct.
Prepare Selectively as per the time in hand– To Crack CAT in first attempt, the candidate should work hard to lessen the problems raising before the exam because if the candidates feel burdensome to cover all the topics on time they will be more tensed and sometimes their mind starts forgetting due to tension. We all know that CAT exam is all about mental state, the depleted mind can’t help to answer the logical questions. For better results the candidate should work hard by making at least 15 mins time interval for every 2 hours study to absorb the topic which they have learnt.
Welcome Shortcuts– Focus on general and shortcut formulas for quicker answering and to save money. Try to solve the problems on time, for success the optimization of time is imperative.
Mock Tests Analysis and Improvement– After the complete preparation, take daily the mock tests for practice and time management. This helps to crack the CAT exam in first attempt.