CAT Preparation Strategy in 3 monthsThere are approximately 110 odd days left for CAT 2021. This is the exact time where aspirants should get disciplined and consistent towards their preparation.4 months are enough to crack CAT if we plan properly and commit to that plan and this exam. Though some students find it easy to stay focused, most of them lag the discipline required to crack this exam hence getting a guide or teacher to sort out a proper plan is important, as the remaining time is extremely crucial in one’s preparation period and each day counts. For a streamlined preparation, plan Click Here In this article, Rahul sir (CEO, Director CATKing) has shared his in-depth strategy for the upcoming months and how this very doable strategy can land you in one of the top B-schools of the country. First, let’s have a brief idea of details related to CAT.
CAT Exam datesCAT 2021 is decided to be conducted on November 28’ 2021, across 158 cities in 3 slots. The timeline for CAT 2021 is -
- Official notification – 1st August 2021
- Registration window opens – 4th August 2021
- The registration window closes – 15th September 2021
- Admit Cards download – Oct – Nov 2021
- Exam date – 28th November 2021
- Results – 2nd week of January 2022 (tentatively)
CAT Exam patternBefore getting into a detailed strategy, let's discuss the pattern we expect to see in the exam.
|Test duration||2 hours|
|Total questions in VARC||26|
|Total Questions in DILR||24|
|Total Questions in QA||26|
What does the CAT exam expect?CAT exam consists of three sections –
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
- Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
- Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
- The CAT is more prominently a 3C (Comprehension, concepts, and commitment) based exam i.e.-
- 1) C – Comprehension – Verbal section of this exam is all about reading and comprehending the passages, hence this makes it extremely necessary to hone your reading and comprehension skills.
- 2) C- Concepts and calculations – Quants and LRDI sections have concepts and calculations as their foundation. Getting a stronghold of basic concepts and mentally solving questions in quants improving your calculations can help you save the maximum amount of time in the exam.
- 3) C- Commitment – Nothing is possible without gradual persistence and loyalty towards preparation and thus abiding commitment is a prerequisite.
CAT Strategy for 3 monthsThe very initial step after knowing the syllabus is to chalk out a preparation plan. Most of the aspirants are either in college or are working professionals, hence making a plan and following it diligently comes as the biggest challenge in this journey. Hence, THE 40 DAYS CHALLENGE is strongly recommended. The 40 days challenge of CATKING is curated keeping in mind the confusion and anxiousness of students of how to complete the syllabus, thus this challenge breaks the preparation into phases so that aspirants remain focused. The 40 days challenge just needs you to devote 2 hours every day to prepare, starting from the very basics to the advanced level of difficulty. We through this challenge make the student go through the whole CAT syllabus so that no topic is left untouched and so that they gain a basic understanding of all the topics asked. The challenge consists of a different module every week and comes with ease to be done and helps in sorting out your preparation. Join In The 40 Days Challenge!
The first phase- Build your basics!Starting with August, the priority for the next 1-1.5 months should be to build basic concepts for all three sections. The ultimate goal is to familiarize ourselves with the areas and types of questions found on the CAT exam, thus emphasizing the necessity of going through the whole syllabus at least once in these 40-60 days.
VerbalVerbal is the trickiest section of the CAT exam and the level of difficulty for this section is increasing by the year, so practicing this section becomes salient. Quick tips for this section.
- Read a lot of difficult articles like AEON ESSAYS, THE GUARDIAN, EDITORIALS, etc. This will make you comfortable with uncomfortable and difficult topics and styles of writing.
- Solve at least 2-4 RC passages each day and a few questions of Para jumbles, Para summary, and Odd one out.