5 Must things to do for CAT Exam

                                   How to Prepare for CAT 2017 

CAT or the Common Admission Test will be conducted by IIM Lucknow on November 26, 2017. Experts suggest that if you are serious about cracking the most competitive management entrance exam with around two lakh test takers, you must have at least three months in hand for CAT 2017 preparation. The last minute preparation is equally important as it can make or mark your performance on the day of the CAT 2017 exam.

1. Give Maximum Mocks

Mock tests and model papers are a must and can be practiced to brush up your skills no matter how many times you have already solved one. You need to make a conscious effort of keeping track of your speed and accuracy to solve the questionnaire. Every attempt can make you realise something that you missed earlier.Regular practice with a scheduled stretch will not only help increase your question-solving speed but also make you habituated to sit for three hours. “Regularly practice and revise the formula, vocabulary and grammar rules, so that you don’t have to think hard on the exam day.You must take computer-based mock so that you are familiar with the actual test environment. Taking the mock CAT in real environment will make you completely prepare for CAT 2017 and save any wastage of time on understanding the mode of test.

2.  Mock Analysis is must

After every CAT mock test, you must analyse your performance and evaluate your scoring areas.  Analyse your strong as well as weak suits in the respective areas (namely quant, verbal, logical reasoning, data interpretation) and ideally, start with the preparation of your weak areas and focus on making them your strong areas. Follow the five crucial steps listed below in the suggested order for sure-shot results:

  • Begin with the solved examples in the book
  • Then move onto the unsolved examples
  • After you are well versed with the examples in the book, test yourself further by taking as many mock tests as possible to get used to this Computer Based Exam(CBT)
  • Finally resort to previous years’ CAT papers and monitor your progress
  • Thereafter, practice and practice and practice more

3. Don’t compromise with accuracy

Time management is one of most important part of the CAT with prioritisation of questions becoming one of the key areas to success. As you go on attempting questions during your CAT, make sure that you compromise very little on accuracy.While speed is important to increase your number of attempts, maintaining a higher level of accuracy is even more important to convert your attempts into your score. Also, achieving a higher level of speed without a high level of accuracy results in negative marking also, making it a double loss proposition with your time spent on the question reducing your overall score by 1 marks. CAT has negative marking pattern with three marks awarded for every right answer and one mark reduced for every wrong answer.

4. Get well-versed with the paper pattern

CAT will have three following sections:

The segregation suggests that candidates have no escape. It will be mandatory to attempt all sections and achieve the minimum required percentage in individual sections apart from the overall total to make it to any of the IIMs. Also, some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen.

5. Make your strategy

  • Prepare a schedule, Learn to manage your time effectively while maintaing speed and accuracy  in solving a given problem.
  • Do not keep important topics to be covered in the last moment. Last moment prepartion always creates confusion . Spend at least 3-4 hours everyday.
  • Although CAT is traditionally a conceptual exam based on core fundamentals, being conversant with all the shortcuts would help you to solve various problems with greater speed, thus giving you an edge as compared to your competitors.


India’s GDP Growth Decelerates to 7 percent for fiscal 2016-17: World Bank

The World Bank on January 11, 2017 cut the India’s GDP growth for 2016-17 fiscal ending on March 31, 2017 to 7 percent from its previous estimate of 7.6 percent due to demonetization.
The bank cited the immediate withdrawal of a large volume of currency in circulation and subsequent replacement with new notes as the main reason behind the deceleration of the GDP growth rate.
Highlights of the Report
The report mentioned that demonetization would have negative impact on the Goods and Services Tax, labour reforms and land reforms.


NMAT GDPI Experiance


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MBA-CET: Mini encyclopedia for the common entrance test!

MBA-CET (Common Entrance Test) is an entrance examination conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education of Maharashtra. This exam acts as a medium for getting admission to various MMS & MBA courses in the state of Maharashtra. If you closely examine MAH-CET, you may realize that it acts as a last resort for students to get admission into management colleges of the state. Common Entrance Test is comparatively easy to CAT, GRE and GMAT.  And, this is where majority of students commit a mistake of taking the test lightly.


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