How to crack CAT in 30 days
You might have heard people saying, you need to prepare for years in order to crack CAT exam. But all those are just myth. If you prepare with proper strategy, relaxing mind and confidence, none of the exam can be tough. If you want to prepare for CAT in 30 days, better join for coaching classes that guides you best, along with them below are some of the useful tips that would help you.
Planning is very important in every step of life. When you plan perfectly, you can execute it well. So before you start with CAT preparations, prepare a time table. Allocate more time for the area where you are quite weak. Most importantly you have to spend at least one hour revision at the end of each day.
First checks for previous years question papers and understand the test pattern and identify your weakness. Know for which section you need to put extra effort and which one you can solve quickly. As you know there are three sections covered in question paper.
1) Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation:To solve this section, you need to speed up and be accurate. You should be thorough in basic concepts of school level maths. Start data interpretation with less complex tables, bar charts, pie charts, line graphs and then move to complex ones. Analyze what is known to you and discuss with peers or teachers for those things you feel uncomfortable.
2) Logical Reasoning: The reasoning section tests your analytical and logical reasoning skills i.e. your ability to interpret data and information given in the form of puzzles, brain teasers, etc. It requires a lot of practice in solving different question types.
3) Verbal Ability: This tests your English language skills but is not just a test of vocabulary or grammar. It is more a test of language comprehension and your ability to interpret information given in English. So, while you need to have good grammar and vocabulary basics, it is vital that you have a good reading habit. Read news papers, magazines, your favorite articles from any sources that help you gather more words.
Whether you join a coaching class or not, the effort which you put is what matters. So solve problems and understand the concepts in depth. Revise at the end of each day whatever you have learnt.
From 2014, the time duration of CAT exam is increased to 2hrs 50 minutes. CAT is all about testing how you could manage time. So take some mock tests and check how many questions you can attempt. The more important point here is, to glance the question paper fully before starting. So you won’t miss any question for which you knew answer.
Work on standardized mock tests. It may not be possible to score high marks in initial mock tests, but you should not stop taking them. As you resolve more and more mock tests, the performance will surely improve.