CET 2020 – How to Improve Score

CET 2020 – How to Improve Score

Disclaimer: Before you read further; I am not insane, nor am showing you false hope of moving your scores from 100 to 130; we are surely going to talk about strategy & hard-work which can ensure the task of CET – How to improve score becomes a walk in the park. This is a quite difficult but achievable task.

First of all, congratulations to you for making/getting 100+ in your CET Mocks, you are doing much better than students who are still stuck at a score between 70-80s. Ok now that you are feeling better about the score; let’s jump to the main points:

Rome was not built in a day:

Well, some of you may say, yeah we know this from time immemorial. But, you need to understand this; if you are scoring 100 in a mock, you can’t increase your scores to 130 immediately unless Goddess of wisdom has some bias towards you. So what is an ideal jump you should be aiming at?

There is no standard, but you should look at an increase of 5 marks with every mock you take. So if you are scoring 100 it will take 6 mocks for you to reach a score of 130. Wow, it’s easier said than done, I wish I could end this article here. But there is more to it, this only helps us draw our rule no. 1 which is:

Rule I: Every mock you take should see a positive change of at least 5 marks. 

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A perfect execution plan:

Ok, now that we know what needs to be achieved; we shall now focus on How it can be achieved. First of all, remember nothing comes easy; you will have to slog yourself for every extra mark from one mock to another. Assuming that you are reading this article on 25th Feb; you have your CET on the 14th Day, i.e. 10th March, 2 days before CET should be kept for revision, keeping that in mind you have 12 days in hand.

Day 1: Analyse last 2 mocks you took: 

Ok, now many of you don’t know how to analyse a mock; when I say analyse the mocks; it doesn’t just mean that you check the ones that you got wrong and the ones that you got right and move ahead. You need to analyse the mocks from 3 perspectives:

  • Critical Analysis
  • Sectional Analysis
  • Booster / Positive Analysis

Rule II: In-depth Analysis is the key to your success. 

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I know many of you get depressed by a low score and thus are mentally not ready to go into the deep dive analysis of the mocks. For such students, the last type of analysis is an injection of confidence. Let’s understand what needs to be done in each of the analysis.

  • Critical Analysis: In this get after all the unattended questions (questions for which you randomly marked the answers) and the ones you got wrong. This will help 3 ways:
    • It will help you understand if there was some simple question; which you could have done it right
    • If you have not missed out on a section, which otherwise was easy
    • You may get the same/similar question in CET that you could have solved just because you learnt the approach in this mock
  • Sectional Analysis: Understand your strengths & weaknesses in this analysis; I have seen many students who tell Quants is their weakness and they shun away from the topic altogether.  But they are killing the scope of solving those easy questions in doing so. In CET out of 10 questions on quants, 5 will be lengthy i.e. you can’t solve them in 45-50 seconds however the other 5 will be easy and formula based so if you know your formula well you can solve them.
  • Booster / Positive Analysis: This is important since many of us in the lure of analyzing the weaknesses forget to evaluate our strengths. But, you may argue, I am already getting them right. That’s a lazy way of looking at them, by analyzing you are also revising them; making it really thorough in your mind.

So at the end of Day 1 you must have analysed over 400 questions (and have your notes ready too with the analysis), wow isn’t that awesome?

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Day 2: Mock 1/6

  • Revise notes you created on the day 1
  • Before starting the mock; stare into the mirror and tell that person you are scoring 110+ in this one. Many people undermine the power of this technique but this is highly effective. Trust it once and give it a try; I am sure it will work.
  • Once done with the mock; go do a postmortem analysis of the same.

There will be 2 possible outcomes, one being you have scored 105 & other you have not. In case you don’t score or see the 5 mark increase (chances of which are slim if you have done 400 questions in the Day 1), try to figure out a reason during the analysis.

The above can be termed as your Operating Rhythm (you will come to know more about this post your MBA); but in a nutshell, it can be called the timetable in corporate terms.

Rule III: Don’t break the Operating Rhythm. 

Day 3 to Day 7:

  • Revise updated notes
  • Mirror exercise
  • Once done with the mock; go do a postmortem analysis of the same.

By this time your notes will be with critical tips & analysis of over 1600 questions. 

Day 8,9: Revise the hell out of all the notes & important questions, just as if you will not get a chance to revise in the future.

Rule IV: Revise like it is the last time. 

Day 10: Take one last mock & do a postmortem analysis. No pressure while taking this mock; just take it as a quiz or a game that you love to play. Remember good batsmen also perish under pressure; so we need not take any.

Rule V: Take the last mock just for fun

Day 11 & 12: Do an aggressive revision of all the mocks & important questions

Day 13: Glance through the revision books & relax, everything will fall in place.

Rule VI: CET is not bigger than you; remember this just before taking the test the exam is no bigger than you. You can and will conquer it. 

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