CAT mock taking strategyAnisha Mukhija
CAT mock taking strategy
It is always said that preparing CAT topics without taking mock exams is incomplete preparation. Taking mocks is extremely important and cannot be stressed more.
There are 2 ways to give mocks-
Agenda 1: Complete your 40days challenge and then give 1 mock. This method is for those students who are sincere and just a little push in the right place will keep them on track.
Agenda 2: Directly start your preparation by giving a mock first. This is for people who are repeaters or topper’s strategy. It can also be followed by people who are preparing for a long period of time.
Disclaimer- Mocks are depression-prone, so you won’t be able to score much. This is because it keeps you grounded in terms of your performance and preparation context. Mocks will actually crack your heads as well but you will only score here if you are consistent and constantly at it and trying without affecting your preparation, come what may.
About real CAT mocks
Continue to work hard and you are halfway there. The Real CAT mocks are proctored by CATKing and these are scheduled from 15th May to 25th May 2022, for mock slot 1. Now, experimental mocks are also mentioned there in the schedule. These experimental mocks are given there because for the last 2yrs, the CAT exam paper pattern gets changed every year due to Covid constraints, so, to get adapted to this dynamic nature of the paper, we have introduced experimental mocks so that our students must be ready for all the circumstances. The trend of mocks follows like:
2019 2020 2021 2022
100 questions 76 questions 66 questions < 100 questions
3hrs duration 2hrs duration 2hrs duration 2 or 3 hrs duration
We have mocks from the past 3-4 years cumulatively curated for the aspirants by IIM students. Every 3rd mock in every month shall be an experimental mock. In September, you will get the last experimental mock and by October 1st week the paper pattern for the coming exam shall be revealed to you as to how many questions will be asked and what shall be the duration of the exam. At CATKing, we shall do the full detailed analysis of the paper so stay tuned. Anybody serious about their CAT preparation shall pledge to give a minimum of 25 mocks, come what may. CATKing mocks are the best mocks in the country to prepare because once you are done taking your mock, an alum from FMS will attempt the paper in front of you so you get to learn how to solve and the next day, another alumnus of IIM Lucknow shall solve the entire paper in a live class of 3hrs and explain the approaches behind each question.
Work hard and success awaits you !!