Before we start going over the preparation plan for cat 2021, there’s an extremely important note that one should always keep in mind –
Examinations can induce discomfort and tension at times. Still, the situation doesn’t have to be that. There are many tried and tested approaches that can help you smartly study for tests. When the happy coincidence of scoring well and beyond as compared to others does not happen, one needs to look past it instead of being resigned to what one perceives as a disappointment. Students ought to see that several years into the future, despite their victories, everything would feel minute and trivial to them. Do not give up no matter what happens. Focus with absolute persistence on achieving the ultimate objective. You’re going to do perfectly! Remember, procrastination does not deliver attractive test outcomes. A realistic approach can help you smoothly discuss each issue. We hope these eight tips will help you get through each test in the best way. Many who attain success with MBAP will deservedly applaud their victory, but hopefully, they will look past their outcomes to what more could be feasible in the future. That’s an important lesson for all of us that tests are a means to an end and not an end in themselves.
There are some basic tips that one should remember while preparing for competitive exams like CAT.
Since this period gives you only 6 months, being on schedule and time is very important. Candidates need to make sure that their topic clarity and practice is done side by side as there isn’t much time for separate mock tests. They also need to make sure that out of these 6 months they take out revision time each month to keep their learnings constant.
Plan for students (Fresher)
There is less time for students so they need to manage any of their ongoing exams and prepare for CAT parallel to them. Time-division can be higher in the months that are away from traditional exams to keep the 180 days at a different level of preparation ready and keep students under a bit less pressure.
Plan for working individuals
Working professionals can evenly divide time for these 6 months and also skip on mock tests until the end. Topic clarity is more important in the 6-month plan and so working professionals can skip topics they are good at and instead divide that time onto difficult topics.
Verbal ability and reading comprehension (VARC)
This section is divided widely into the comprehension of reading, vocabulary, grammar, and verbal capacity. Applicants need to use a different method for each section to practice for this section of the CAT test. For starters, reading comprehension training should start much sooner, as it is more about establishing and nurturing the habit of reading.
Data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR)
The most critical thing in planning for DILR is to have the clarity of foundational principles. Since the questions in this segment are focused on facts and reasoning, the candidates need to develop sharp analytical skills and attention to detail. Tables, Line Maps, Pie Charts, Bar Charts, and Mixed Charts are big subjects to review for DILR.
Quantitative Ability (QA)
This is the final and the most comprehensive portion of the CAT test. Math topics including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Mensuration are included in the QA section. For all principles, formulas, and theorems, the trick to excelling in this portion of the CAT exam is to be comprehensive. Build the capacity to mentally calculate, too. While in the examination centre a calculator will be given, the mental calculation will save more time.
We at MBAP suggest the following schedule if you’re planning to start anywhere between April to June.
In a day at least 4 hours need to be spent, dividing at least 1 hour 20 mins on each topic to prepare well for CAT
Note. This timetable is made considering students start in mid or late month of May and leave the last month (mid-October – mid-November) for preparation of mock tests and strengthening their weaknesses by working on them.