How to increase accuracy in CAT

How to increase accuracy in CAT

Ways to Ace your CAT Exam

There are several ways to attempt CAT exams. Due to availability of many Tricks and Tips it is difficult to find out one effective way to crack the exam. Accuracy is a very important factor to be considered because CAT exam is all based on Accuracy. This exam Demands accuracy along with Time limit. So it is of utmost importance to be speedy as well as accurate. We have listed down few tips to Boost up your accuracy in CAT exam.

Tips for Attempting CAT Paper:

  • Try to Lessen your time for solving each question by using Elimination Method ( By eliminating least important option) This will Help you solve questions easily. Also you need to strengthen your concepts to be able to solve objective based Questions.
  • Set a Timer for each Question that you solve and not down the timing of that question. With this you will be able to find out average time taken by you per question. You can device a Strategy accordingly.
  • After attempting each mock break down the questions into segments to find out alternative ways to attempt the question. By alternative I mean a Quicker way to solve the Question. This will help you create a list of shortcuts.
  • You should also Sequence the Questions on the basis of the time you take to solve each question. Try to solve the Easy ones first and then go for Difficult questions. After every attempt of mock, Investigate your order of solving the questions. This will help you find out the method that works best for you.
  • While solving Mocks take care of Questions in which you are more stuck. Try and solve such type of Questions more to increase your speed.

Tips for Attempting Verbal Section:




  • Verbal section consists of total 34 questions. It comprises of RC which takes up the major portion in your exam.
  • RC passages can be very lengthy hence a good reading speed is required. Students face Difficulty in RC because they fail to understand the concept or the message the author is trying to convey. Hence it is necessary to pay attention to the theme of the passage.
  • Read the first paragraph of every RC. The will help you determine the level of the passage
  • Rate the difficulty level from scale of 1 to 10. 1 being very easy to 10 being difficult
  • Doing this will help you decide weather you should spend lot of time on the passage or not. If you find that the passage is easy then go for it if you rate the RC as 10 this means that you will never be able to attempt the RC so don’t waste lot of time in That.
  • Repeat this procedure for all the RC passages

Tips to increase your accuracy in the Reasoning and DI section:

  • Read the Details provided in the questions carefully. Sometimes information given is not relevant to the question
  • It is provided to confuse you. Be aware of such questions and pay full attention.
  • Most of the information is provided in question itself. You must be able to decipher the information from these questions.
  • To be able to solve intense Questions in Data Interpretation it is important to know Tables and Square Roots at your Fingertips.
  • It is unreasonable to state that DI is only about estimations. Hence,it is advised to be careful of the language used in the Questions. Also it can be misleading and may actually divert you fro the actual problem statement.
  • Do not try to take up new questions before the exams. You will not be able to cope up with the new concept of DI a day before. Do not take up new concepts try to refine the concepts that you already know.
  • DI consists of a mix of questions. One DI problem will contain few very easy to very difficult questions. It is very tempting to solve and waste time behind one question but is necessary to know when to stop.

Tips to increase your accuracy in the Quantitative section:

  • One fundamental determiner of your last score is your exactness level. Any test isn’t just about the amount of questions you tackle but about the amounts of Questions you got right. One doesn’t generally need to endeavour each Question in the examination to score well. Keeping an accuracy based approach can go far in upgrading your execution and improving your score significantly.
  • It has been seen that a few students slow down out on one Question and consume 15-20 minutes on this Question since they feel that they can settle it. In this way they ignore the fact that they are likely leaving behind an opportunity of  open door for 5-6 questions which they could have done in a comparable time. In this way moving onto the accompanying Question as opposed to wasting time on a solitary Question can help “up” the score to a more noteworthy degree.
  • An decent hold over estimation helps in lessening the time spent on each Question. Learning tables up to 25, squares up to 30 and cube to 20, performing speedy calculations and knowing ways to deal with finding squares and cubes of three digit numbers in a lone progress through Vedic maths assists to endeavour an expanded number of Questions.

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