CAT 2022: Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the toughest exams in the country. Despite careful preparation, many candidates commit mistakes due to stress, anxiety and restlessness. Hence, it is considered best to take advice from previous year’s toppers on how to prepare for the B-school entrance exam. These can provide guidance on some of the most common mistakes made by the candidates. Considering that only three weeks are left for the CAT exam, let’s take a look at what the toppers suggest.
The CAT exam is to be held on 27 November. Chirag Gupta, who scored 100 percentile last year, said that he generally read a lot while preparing for VARC (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension). He told Shiksha, an educational news portal, that he mostly read fiction and it helped him a lot. For DILR (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) he focused on identifying and familiarizing himself with specific types of sets.
He applied this strategy in mock tests and read each set in the first five minutes. Further told that starting the section with the easiest DI set, then attempt the easier sets of LR section. This will ensure that you always clear the sectional cutoff.
He further adds that he has given around 50-60 CAT mock tests, which he believes is perhaps the most important aspect of CAT preparation. In conclusion, he said that his exam day strategy was just to stay calm and not think too much about the results.
Bir Anmol, who was among the toppers of last year’s CAT, has scored 99.94 per cent. He told that he had done self-study. Talking about his preparation, he solved Arun Sharma Sir’s CAT books for VARC, LR, DI and Quant. Also, attempt many previous year papers of CAT. He said that it is most important to analyze your shortcomings to improve further.
He further added that his academic background helped him a lot in the Quant and DILR sections. He simply practiced and answered many questions without using a calculator. Explain that the CAT exam to be held on November 27 will be in computer-based mode. The exam will be conducted in three sessions for 2 hours each at various locations in 150 cities.