From 9th August 2017, applications for the Common Admission Test 2017 are being accepted. The examination will be held on 26th November 2017. This year, it is IIM Lucknow that is going to conduct this competitive examination for MBA aspirants. It is going to be really tough to crack the examination with the best score, to get an admission to the IIMs or other B-Schools of your choice. It is the same every year; many students might have been disappointed last year; so, for all those students, here are some tips that may help you crack CAT 2017 with a good score. You are left with just three months to prepare, so it is time for you to gear up.
Do not worry about being left with just three months. Even last minute preparation can help you in many ways to get a great score.
You will be able to find a number of websites where you can take mock tests for the Common Admission Test 2017.When you solve some sample question papers, only then can you judge which sections you are good with and which require more practice. This will also help the first time test givers to get a good idea of how CAT exams are. Practicing mock tests can also help alleviate a certain amount of nervousness.
Spare two hours per day for CAT preparation
When you are preparing for your final year exams and CAT at the same time, you need to make a timetable for your studies. You should spare at least two hours a day to CAT to get a hang of it. Make correct use of the two hours and get the most out of them. If you are reading something, then make summaries on what you read. These notes can also help you in your revision before CAT.
As you are already aware of how many questions will be asked in each section or category, you can set your own target on how many questions you should answer in each section. Plus, you also need to time yourself to make sure that you are able to answer as many questions as possible.
Know the syllabus
Make sure that you are well aware of the syllabus. And even when you are, keep checking it regularly to make sure that you are not missing out on anything. While you should work on your weaknesses, don’t ignore your strong areas either.
Solve as many questions as possible
Whether we talk about your preparation or about taking the actual exam, this is one of the more important tips that you should remember. Practicing as many questions as possible is, of course, necessary for learning and preparing for the exam.
Talk to people who can guide and inspire you
It can be your family member, your guide or coach at the coaching institution or some graduates who are pursuing MBA already, talk to them and try to get information about their experience and techniques. It helps a lot when you have a mentor to talk to.
Last but not the least, you should know how to manage time. When you are practicing mock test, you should be able to get a good grip on the time factor.
Practice more on tricks and shortcuts so that you will be able to get a good score.
So, just stop worrying about the CAT; whether it is your first time or you have already attempted once, all that is important for any student is practice… practice… and practice…. and you will definitely succeed.