How to Analyze CAT Mocks ?Anisha Mukhija
Step-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.