The Ultimate Mantra to Crack CAT

The Ultimate Mantra to Crack CAT

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level entrance exam for admission to the best B-schools of India such as the IIMs. And, cracking the exam takes a lot of determination and hard work. 

So, here is the single Ultimate mantra to crack CAT with flying colors:

Practise 2 Logical Reasoning questions, 2 Data Interpretation Questions, 2 Reading Comprehensions

CAT Exam Pattern:

We’ll first look at the exam pattern of CAT 2022 to apply better the ‘Ultimate mantra’ :


Section Number of Questions
Verbal Ability 24
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 20
Quantitative Ability 22


Overall there will be 66 questions and a time frame of 40 minutes will be provided for each section, making the exam for 2 hours.

The marking scheme is as follows:

  • +3 for every correct answer
  • -1 for a wrong answer


Applying the ‘Ultimate Mantra’

  1. Logical Reasoning carries 10 questions, and Data Interpretation carries another 10. Hence, the total 20 questions from this section is almost one-third of the total questions. With regular practice in these questions, you can easily ace the section and score very high percentiles.
  2. Out of 24 questions from Verbal Ability, 16-18 are Reading Comprehension questions. And the best part! RCs have no negative marking so try to attempt every question of Reading Comprehension.
  3. For Quants, getting the concepts clear would solve half of the problem for this section, and extensive practice will make this section the most scoring one!


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