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 perfect! 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 a competitive exam like CAT.
1. Do Not Panic
Take an optimistic outlook instead of getting into crisis mode as examinations close. Yoga and meditation will also allow the mind to concentrate more too. Note the benefit of taking 5-15 minute breaks now and then, even when training, so you don’t exert yourself to a point of return.
2. Plan it out
It would help you control your preparation time better by making a schedule that specifies what content needs to be checked in order of relevance. Don’t be afraid to google, if necessary, for clarification. Also, at what time of day/night will you sample, depending on your schedule? It will help you prepare smartly for a practical and reasonable research schedule.
3. Practice! Practice! Practice!
Most exams require practical information to be shown, whether it be essay questions, brief answers, or mathematical equations. Training exercises are a perfect way to assess your analytical skills, and it can allow you to find weak points on time, too so that before the final exam you can resolve those areas. This is one of the major reasons why MBAP provides its valuable study material, meaning that before progressing to the next, each student thoroughly grasps a definition.
4. Let go now and then
Even 30 minutes of reading a book, playing your favorite game, or visiting your friends will help you counter depression and tackle learning with a rejuvenated mind. Don’t forget to take time off for activities you love as well.
5. Organize to succeed
Keep everything you need in one easy-to-access location before your test – materials, drinks, food, clothing, etc. Set, if appropriate, an alarm clock. And, intend to have a healthy breakfast on your big day in the morning. Most notably, before the test, make sure you have enough sleep so you’re completely energized.
This is the last priority of time we suggest you start, any late than August this may not result in a good attempt. Due to its short period, we suggest you skip on any topic you may not be confident about and focus first only on topics you know well. Mock tests later can be prioritized as what the candidate may want to attempt or miss out on.
Plan for students (Fresher)
The period is so less so the students require to put in more hours for each day for a good attempt. Students need to study for CAT besides their exam and give the same time priority to both considering the small amount of time frame. They also need to make sure Mock tests are given a separate time and analysis to keep improving.
Plan for working individuals
Candidates who are working at a job need to make sure they start with Mock tests and crash courses on individual topics to keep up with their preparation. They should also make sure that adequate time is provided towards studying for the exam to make sure the attempt is fruitful. Any topics that are easy for candidates can be skipped for a later time or be rushed through at the start itself.
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 January to March.
In a day at least 8 hours need to be spent, dividing at least 2 hour on each topic to prepare well for CAT