The Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the IIMs every year on a rotational basis for admissions into the IIMs and other top B-schools. CAT 2018 will be conducted on 25th November, 2018 by IIM Calcutta across various test-centers.
The CAT is now considered as one of the most competitive exams in the country as it is taken by over a quarter of a million MBA aspirants but only a few make it to their preferred institute. So, CAT 2018 aspirants are required to prepare in a more effective way to be able to stand ahead of the crowd and ace the exam easily. Some of the top strategies to prepare for CAT exam 2018 are given below to help the aspirants to prepare in a more effective way.
- Know the Exam
Before starting with the preparation, it is extremely important for the individuals to know the exam properly, especially the syllabus and pattern. After knowing the CAT syllabus and pattern, strategizing a preparation plan is easy. It is also important to check all the important topics that hold high weightage and focus more on such topics during preparation.
- Strategize a Preparation Schedule
CAT requires the students to be disciplined and focus on all the sections and topics equally. So, it is important to analyze the weak and strong topics first and then make a preparation plan accordingly. For initial analysis, a mock test can be taken to understand weak and strong topics.
- Practice Different Question Variations
Practicing different variations of questions from each topic helps to develop problem-solving abilities and help them to tackle any question in the exam easily and more efficiently. It is also suggested to never skip any topic and practice questions from all the topics included in the CAT syllabus.
- Solve sample and question papers
It is extremely important for the students to solve several sample papers for CAT along with previous year question papers to understand the exam better. Individuals can easily get acquainted with the different question variations and can develop individual exam-taking strategies.
- Take Mock Tests and Evaluate
Taking mock tests and evaluating the scores are one of the most crucial strategies for an effective CAT preparation. It is important to take periodic mocks and evaluate them properly to understand the weak and strong topics. This can help to strategize the further preparation accordingly. Apart from these benefits, mock tests also help to understand the exam better and strategize time-management tricks for the exam.
These were a few strategies that can help the students to prepare more effectively for the exam and ace CAT 2018 easily. CAT aspirants are also suggested to subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel and learn different important CAT exam topics in a more effective and engaging way.