CAT 2022 takes place on November 27. This year the exam will be administered by IIM Bangalore. The exam consists of three sections, namely, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), Quantitative Ability (QA). Each section has a duration of 40 minutes and the entire exam is completed in two hours. The candidate has 66 questions to attempt in the allotted time.
Since thousands of candidates will be competing for this exam, the competition is always intense. This adds a lot of pressure for candidates to do well on the test. Having a good preparation is not the complete recipe for scoring better in this best, but there is more than meets the eye. Here are some do’s and don’ts before taking the exam.
Dos for the CAT exam:
Take these things with you: Every CAT applicant should and must carry their CAT admission card and original ID card like Aadhar card, Driving license and PAN card. You are not allowed to take the exam if you fail to take these two aforementioned things.
Do more mock tests: Once you have completed your preparation, start solving as many mock tests as possible. The more you take these simulations, the better you will understand the structure and types of questions you are likely to expect in CAT. These simulations will prepare you for the big day, letting you know where you are with your preparation.
Sleep more before the big day: As exams approach the big day, students flood their minds with pressing thoughts. To pass exams like the CAT, you need to be calm and calm on the inside. For this to happen, you must have a good night’s sleep before the day of the exam.
CAT Exam Don’ts:
Do not prepare anything new before the exam: Many CAT candidates are seen with books in their hands just before the exam. It is absolutely false. You can do your review before you go to the exam, but don’t cover anything new. This will only add stress on your exam day. For exams like the CAT, it’s essential to prepare properly from day one, not last-minute calls.
Don’t procrastinate: Time won’t wait for you, and CAT is one of those exams that determines your success based on your speed and accuracy. So, don’t wait to think about this question. When it comes to CAT prep, take small gaps in between, that’s it. Don’t postpone today’s study plan until tomorrow. This will only disrupt your study plan, giving you the responsibility to design a new strategy again from scratch.
Don’t get stuck solving a question: Sometimes the candidate is stuck with a question, solving and finding the right option. This mostly happens with the Quantitative Aptitude, as it is a bit of a strenuous section for students from diverse backgrounds. The best thing to do is to keep this question for review and come back after you have solved other questions. Most importantly, only tick the answer if you are 100% yes. Because a wrong answer can take a point off your total score. Keep moving forward and keep solving before the session ends.
The CAT exam tests your logical ability to find out how fast you are in problem solving. To pass such exams, you have to be self-assured inside and move forward. Follow all the do’s and don’ts shared above and get ready to nail the CAT.