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CAT 2021: Last Minute Preparation Strategy

With CAT examination 2021 just a few months away,  all the MBA aspirants must be studying day and night. In the CAT exam, the aspirants are tested on 3 sections- Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Reading & Comprehension with 34 questions each and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) with 32 questions. The sectional time limit is 60 minutes. Since each section is time-bounded, one cannot switch over to other sections randomly.

Here is a quick analysis on a few things which will be helpful before the final countdown begins.

  • Time management

Focus on time management as you have to manage an aggressive time limit. The questions asked in CAT examinations are easy but with limited time, chances of answering wrong are more. You need to solve the maximum problems. Develop speed and accuracy as you have to meet the sectional cut off and get a decent overall score.

  • Know your strength and weakness

Analyse your strength and weakness as they help you know where you have to put more effort. The final week is not a good time to build up new skills or to study anything new, hence concentrate more on sections in which you think you are strong so that you can manage to solve maximum questions in less time.

  • Strategy

Plan your preparations for the final week. Managing time with speed and accuracy is the major area that should be managed efficiently.

  • Take online mock tests

By taking online tests, you will get familiarized with the exam pattern. It will give you an overview of your strengths and weakness, ability to manage time, accuracy and speed.

  • Solve previous years’ question papers

By solving previous years ‘papers, you are likely to get a clear idea of the type of questions asked. It helps you to know the level of your studies.

  • Agility

You get less than 2 minutes to read-analyze-solve a question. Thus, you must be faster with your reading and analysing ability to get a faster answer. Do not spend more than 2 minutes on a question because the time wasted on a single question can be utilized on solving other questions, for which you may know the correct solution.

  • Think out of the box

There are a few questions, which do not need solving but need simple logic. Try the ‘Probability rule’ where in cancel out the obviously wrong answers. This helps you to avoid wasting time.

With these simple tricks, it is easy to ace the CAT exam.

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