CAT Exam 2018 and strategy to crack the exams

CAT 2018 and strategy to crack the exam

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CAT (Common Admission Test) is the entrance examination conducted to get admission into IIMs and other top Business schools for MBA and PGDM courses through CAT score. Apart from all IIMs, IIM Calcutta is the conducting body for CAT 2018 and has released the notification on July 29, 2018. CAT 2018 online registration has started from August 8, 2018, and the last date for filling online form is September 19, 2018. CAT 2018 will be conducted on November 25, 2018, in 147 cities.

Eligible candidates can apply online from the official site of IIM Calcutta, i.e., https://iimcat.ac.in with basic eligibility criteria CAT 2018. Candidates must have Bachelors’ degree with minimum of 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA and 5 percent relaxation is there for SC, ST and PwD candidates. Candidates in the final year of graduation can also apply.

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It is never too late to opt your career in management field and start preparing for the exam like CAT 2018, only you need to focus on the goal that what you want to do and what you want to get. CAT is the exam which tests the candidate’s calibre of quantitative, data analysis, logical analysis, verbal and reading comprehensive ability.

Points of strategy to remember while preparing and attempting the exam

Strategy #1 To succeed in the CAT 2018, Firstly candidate must have the full knowledge of the syllabus of CAT 2018 and should make a list of topics of their interest, rather than covering the whole syllabus. And once you are done with those interesting topics then go through the rest of the topics so that you can attempt every section in the question paper while writing the exam.

Strategy #2 Before starting your               preparation, candidate must need to analyse themselves that where they stand and what fundamental knowledge they have out of the syllabus which helps them to cover the whole syllabus and score good marks.  

Strategy #3 Candidates should select the best possible study material for their preparation along with last 8 to 10 years of previous question papers and do analysis to understand the pattern of the question paper to know the topics from where they can score more marks and whether those topics are of their interest or not.

Strategy #4 Time Management is one of the key factors in every examination. Candidates should give mock test to analyse their time management for various sections. Time for preparation may vary from candidate to candidates depending upon whether they are a student or any professional, but they must devote their full attention in focusing on the knowledge and syllabus which must be covered in the defined period.

Strategy #5 One should figure out their understanding of the topics on weekly basis and must avoid the repeated mistakes so that there will be an improvement in the confidence level. Candidates can accordingly take the challenges to cover the topics of their difficulty area.

Strategy #6 Candidate must practice making the good bunch of vocabularies and read the editorial section of the newspaper for their knowledge. Apart from this they should devote their 7 to 8 hours for reviewing the topics of CAT syllabus, if wants to make it to the college of their choice.

Strategy #7 Candidates are not advised to attempt any such question for which they don’t have confidence as CAT examination carries both MCQ and non-MCQ type questions in every section and there is negative marking of one mark for every wrong answer in MCQ type question.

Strategy #8 Candidates are advice to reach their exam centre at least half an hour before with admit card and other necessary thing to avoid last minute hassle and be calm while writing the paper.

Good Luck for your CAT exam and bright career.

Submitted by: Nupur Priya


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