You couldn’t cross the cut off percentile for CAT 2016. And now you are thinking to retake CAT and you have few days to CAT 2017.
Are your strategies in place to tackle the heat again? Calm Down! We are here to show you the way.
We have broadly classified the CAT retakers as:
Those who are falling in the first CATegory – Congrats – seems like you have your basics in place.
You could have missed the top percentile bracket due to the following reasons –
- Couldn’t surpass the sectional cut offs
- Lack of Mock Test practice
Lack of Mock Test Practice:
We agree, you may have taken tons of mock test and may have scored really well in those, but if the result doesn’t show on the D-Day’s result day, then all of the hard work is a waste. Lack of time management skills, intensity drop in those three hours, selection of wrong questions may be the reason for it as well.
It may even be possible that some of you may have written the mock tests but haven’t done the CAT Mock Test Evaluation the right way.
Strategy – 12 – 14 Sectional Tests and 2 full-length mock tests should be taken in a week. Don’t ignore the sectional tests as they are equally important as overall CAT. Now, the MBA institutes have their own sectional cut-offs to reserve the seats. To become an expert in selecting the questions that you will be able to solve with 100% accuracy, you need to solve as many sectional mock tests as you could.
The best way is to compete with yourself, take less time in attempting the questions, each time you take a test. You should also reevaluate and note down the changes marked in the each new mock test. Make use of the note in the next mock test. This way you could become better in each CAT Mock Test.
You can always seek the guidance of the experts. If you have any doubt regarding your mock test and CAT preparation strategy for retake – you can call 09241333666 and solve any query regarding the same.
After formulating a strategy with the knowledge of one’s strengths and weakness will help them ace the exam. It is prerogative to maximize the strength and play around your weakness in a way to know which topic could be left and which can be improved.
Hence, make use of the mock tests to maximize your preparation for CAT exam.
Lack of sectional test practice:
If you see yourself falling into this category, then contemplate in taking the sectional tests. Focus more on building the fundamentals. What can you do about it? Let’s explore further:
Let’s take an example; You love Quants, but Verbal reasoning – is not your cup of tea?
You should know that you should absolutely love each and every topic that you are reading about and take your love for reading further. We have compiled the benefits of developing a reading habit in the linked article, of which, we are sure, will help you build a strong verbal ability skills.
Judge and focus your preparation with respect to your weaker areas. Remember you still have approximately 2 months days to CAT – make the most of the time.
We shed some light on the strategy part of how to retake the CAT exam this time. Hope it helps the students who are retaking CAT 2017. To summarize the above plot – Take as many mock tests as you can and don’t forget to analyze them.