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How to Analyze CAT Mocks ?

CAT MocksStep-wise approach for CAT Mock Analysis

With few months left for the CAT Exam, all candidates should start giving their CAT Mocks. Candidates appearing for CAT tend to forget one major factor which leads to a low percentile. Every Candidate should analyze their mocks thoroughly. Mocks without thorough analysis is futile and is waste of time. But before jumping on the analyzing part of the mock every CAT Aspirant needs to make sure they have their own strategies and shortcuts to solve CAT Mocks.

This article will give you a detailed analysis with Steps to analyze CAT Mocks thoroughly. Candidates following these steps to analyze Mocks will understand his/her weak areas and strong areas in the CAT Exam.

Steps to Analyze CAT Mocks-

Step 1: All Candidates should appear for CAT Mocks

A majority of the CAT Aspirants don’t give Mocks. Every Candidate has the temptation to start giving mocks ” next week”  Before doing anything the candidates should get rid of procrastination.

Step 2: Scores

The next obstacle for the aspirants is giving CAT Mocks half-heartedly. Appearing for mocks just for the sake of it is something that the candidates should not do.  This is less common than the first one but this issue also exists. Some students just ignore their scores and forget to analyze where they went wrong.

Step 3: Analyze your section, area and time-wise performance

When the candidates analyze the mocks the first thing to do is make a note of their weak and strong areas and also check which question was more time-consuming. Also try to gauge the amount of time you took to solve Reading Comprehensions.

Step-4: Re-solve the exam

Make sure to solve the questions that were not attempted, wrong and the questions where you didn’t get time to solve. Make a note of the questions that you are able to solve without the time pressure and see if you can solve the questions.Try to understand how you solved the paper in the first go and how you should have actually solved it. Identify the questions you missed out on, and try to segregate your silly mistakes.

Step-5: Make a cheat-sheet
Make a quick cheat-sheet of the all the things you learnt from the exam. This should include:

  • Mathematics shortcuts
  • Data interpretation tips and techniques
  • Grammar and usage rules (new ones that you discovered in the exam)
  • Words you learn from the exam

Step-6: Focus on Verbal Ability
Try to identify the different passage sources, and read further from these. Make a note of all the vocabulary based questions and different tones of the reading comprehension.

Step-7: Draw up a strategy for the next mock
On the basis of your current attempt, draw up a strategy for the next exam. Give yourself a series of directives to follow in the next exam, and see how it goes.

Step-8: Do give the next mock
Remember one golden CAT prep rule: Candidates should understand Mocks are just like the net practice before the actual match. So use all the Mocks given and decide strategies and shortcuts to be used in actual CAT Exam.

Mock Tests – Must know facts for an MBA aspirant

As humans, the things we must learn, we do by practicing them. As it is said, ‘Practice makes a man perfect’, and to learn for securing high percentiles top management entrance exam, aspirants must practice from Mock Tests. Mock test plays a vital role to determine the level of preparation for the actual test. It is practice exam or a revision attempt for the studentto prepare for an upcoming examination. After taking a mock test, a candidate can evaluate his performance and check in which areas requires attention and practice.

 Why Mock Test?

A Mock test is the most effective method of evaluating your current preparation level and re-strategize your future preparation plans. It also makes you familiar with the type of questions which might appear in the actual MBA entrance examination. If you solve past 5 years’ questions of CAT, you have high chances to crack the exam with a good percentile.

Also, If you are taking a mock test in a proctored environment, it will make you familiar to, the exam taking strategy and the time management as required for the exam day. It also will expose you to the stress and exam environment you may be exposed to on the actual D-day.

Therefore, every candidate should expose themselves to full-length mock tests in proctored situation.   After Identifying and rectifying on your weak areas and being fully prepared,one canattempt the exam with confidence. Mock. tests must be an integral part of your preparation strategy. You must start taking them at least 2 months from the test.

Mock tests tell candidates which topics they have already mastered. They can then direct their learning to other areas and spend minimal further time on the topics they already know.

 Give sectional mock tests

Since CAT 2016 will have three sections with a sectional time limit of 60 minutes, it is important to strategize Mock tests in such a way that you complete one section before time. Mock tests will let you check your sectional preparation, and will let you get familiar with the changes.

Analyze your strong and weak sections

Mock test will make you analyze which is your strong and weaker section. By knowing this you will be able to focus more on your weak section. You will also be able to know which section you must attempt first in the actual test, to save time and energy for the difficult section.

Keep buffer time

When you start preparing for an exam through a mock test, it is important that you keep a minimum of 20 minutes’ buffer time to finish the test. Keeping buffer time in the mock test will let you know your time management strategy. Also, practicing the test with a buffer time will give you ample of time to complete the exam on the actual test day.

 

Analyzing your mocks – Things you might have missed

Taking Mocks is one of the most important steps towards getting a good score in an MBA Entrance Test. But you must know that you won’t get ahead just by giving mocks. After giving a mock, you have to sit and analyze every question that you have attempted. That is what will lead to better attempts and scores in future mocks. So, how do you go about this analysis? Read on.

Mock Analysis Guidelines:

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