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CAT Preparation Strategy: Keep in mind while preparing

CAT (Common Admission Test) is one of the most anticipated exams of a student life. The marks scored by a student in these exams often determine their future. Top notch scores guarantee a student a pathway towards ample of opportunities, thus this exam plays a crucial role in the development of a student. Through this article you will understand the CAT preparation strategy which will help to get good score in CAT exam.

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CAT Preparation Strategy

There is no shortcut to hard work but here are some strategies to keep in mind while preparing for CAT exam that can prove helpful and make the process less stressful for a student.


  • Clear your basics

This is the first part to emphasize, if the basics of a concept are not clear in your head, you will only survive until a few questions. Clear basics, rules, formulas help form a better platform to rise on while solving the difficult questions. With the help of these basics, one can easily solve the easy and mediocre level questions.

  • Focus on your fortes

A candidate must first highlight the areas that are well versed and does not require a lot of preparation. Realizing the part that is your strength automatically leaves you with the portion you need to focus and put more efforts in. This will save a lot of time and your exam preparation will be systematic. While appearing for exams keep in mind to save the questions based on your fortes first and then move on to other questions. (more…)

IIM Bangalore Cut Off 2018: Check here expected and past year trends

To get selected in IIM Bangalore, you need to clear both the phases of selection process of CAT 2018. For the academic session 2019-21, CAT was conducted on November 25, 2018. IIM Bangalore follows 2-stage admission process. First level is matching the IIM Bangalore Cut off, and the second level is clearing the WAT (Written Ability Test) and PI (Personal Interview) rounds. CAT 2018 result is expected to be released on January 7, 2019.

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The first phase process applies to all eligible candidates who appear for CAT. You must clear the first round to proceed to the second round. The second stage is Personal Interview and Written Ability Test. . Final selection of candidates for admission into the program offered by IIM-B is made on the basis of their academic record and performance in CAT, WAT, and PI.

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IIM Bangalore decides the cut off after CAT Result to select the adequate number of candidates for the selection process. Cut off set by the IIM Bangalore is the minimum qualifying percentile that applicants should score in CAT 2017 to become eligible for PI and WAT.



How did 99+ Percentilers prepare for CAT?

CAT is known as Common Admission Test which is conducted for all the students who want to get admission in MBA programme which are offered by the top business schools. The examination is conducted via online mode only. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow is responsible for organizing CAT examination. Here you will the prepare tips by 99+ percentilers.

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Questions in the CAT exam will be asked from the subjects like Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning.  The CAT examination is of moderate difficulty level. So, for cracking the examination with better marks, students have to prepare each and every topic of the syllabus very carefully.

All the aspirants who are able to score 99+ percentile in the CAT examination said that they learn and absorb from the experiences of previous year aspirants who cracked CAT. So, all the students share their techniques and strategies which help other students in their future preparation. (more…)

CAT Preparation Tips within limited time frame (two months)

CAT, the Common Admission Test is one of the most hyped entrance test in India. There is no reason for why this entrance test should not get the popularity it currently has. It offers admission to the 20 Indian Institute(s) of Management, and to some very famous non-IIM b-schools like FMS Delhi and SPJIMR. In this article you will understand CAT Preparation Tips which helps you to crack exam within 2 month.

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Most of the candidates spend a period of more than 6 months in preparing for it. Well, this is the ideal time to prepare for this exam, but one has to agree on the fact that CAT exam is not rocket science kind of a paper. It is a brilliant mixture of easy and moderate level questions with some difficult ones.

And usually, picking up only doable questions can lead to a healthy score in CAT. So to succeed, you need to be excellent with the easy questions, and some expertise on higher level questions.

So here comes the big question. Can CAT be cracked in 2 months? Well, the answer is Yes! With a proper strategy and consistent implementation of it can really lead you the golden 99th percentile or even more in CAT. Today, we will tell you how you can ace this wonderful exam in just 2 months. Stay with us and we will let you know how: –

We will take these two months as two phases, first phase being the first 30 days and second one being the other 30 days. (more…)

How to prepare LR/DI for CAT?

CAT score is of great importance to MBA aspirants in order to pursue their dream of acquiring an MBA degree from a top notch management college. IIMs and other premier b-schools shortlist candidates for selection procedure based on both the overall and sectional percentile.

May 09: CAT 2018 Official Date released, exam to be held on November 25. Click Here

CAT question paper consists of the Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR) section which would test your decision-making ability and speed using limited input. In this article you will understand the CAT LR/DI preparation tips which helps to get a good score in both sections.


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Candidates will have a time limit of 60 minutes to answer 32 questions from DI and LR section of CAT Exam. It needs a lot of practice and hard work to crack these sections. As there is a time limit to each section, not focusing on the time granted may hamper the preparations. Good scores in Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR) will impact on candidate’s overall percentile.

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CAT LR/DI preparation Tips

There are few major key pointers that might help candidates to gain expertise in the preparation for DI & LR section of CAT Exam 2018:

Read Business Newspaper and Magazines

According to various educational sources business newspapers, as well as magazines, can play a major role in preparing candidates for DI and LR section as it deals with business aptitude and interpreting data. So, it will help them to learn how the analysis of charts and bar graphs are carried out. Moreover, newspapers and magazines also sharpen one’s ability of thinking and reasoning through different case studies and analysis in the form of pictorial and graphical representations. (more…)

How to prepare for Quantitative aptitude for CAT

With a less than 6 months left for CAT 2018 examination, many students already accelerated their pace of preparation with the aim to score good percentile. The Quant section is probably the most challenging section of the CAT examination as many might blame it for being time consuming and tricky. This article provide some valuable tips for CAT Quantitative Aptitude Preparation.

May 09: CAT 2018 Official Date released, exam to be held on November 25. Click Here

In 2015, CAT exam came up with a few significant changes.One of the major changes announced was the introduction of on-screen calculator thus, CAT 2018 aspirants have an option to solve problems quickly through calculators.

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CAT 2018 comprise currently three sections- DILR (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning), QA (Quantitative Aptitude) and VARC (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension). With 100 MCQs in CAT question paper, the distribution of questions among sections is still unpredictable.

Preparation Tips for CAT Quantitative Aptitude

No New Strategy Required

The overall CAT test structure and format has changed many a times, but for any student that shouldn’t be a matter of concern. The student should continue with the preparation, but with a focus on the test taking strategy and should devise a plan for the sections which are now time bound.

Thus, channelize your energies in practicing the time limit allotted to the section rather than working upon new exam strategy. (more…)

Preparation Strategy To Crack CAT Exam within 100 Days

Preparing for CAT exam within 100 days is not at all impossible. If you make a rigorous and planned study schedule, you could enter into top IIM’s of this country and this could be a life changing moment for you. Though this will not be an easy journey, all depends on what kind of preparations you go with for your paper.

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One has to let go weekends, holiday’s relaxation for 100 days and concentrate entirely towards studies. Once you get a call letter after putting in so much efforts, you will surely cherish this 100 day study period and become an example for others. In this article you will understand the CAT 100 days preparation strategy to crack the exam. It will help you surely.

Step by Step Preparation plan:

Main focus should be getting high scores in each and every section in CAT Exam. Why this is important because you have to clear sectional cut-off’s to get an IIM call, otherwise even with a 99 percentile in the CAT you can expect to be called by top IIM’s. (more…)

CAT 2018 Preparation Tips: Road Map to Crack CAT Exam

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

CAT is the premier management entrance for admission to Postgraduate programs offered by IIMs and other prominent B-Schools in the country. Preparation for CAT focuses on fostering a comprehensive strategy and then executing all the necessary steps. This article covers all the nuances involved in CAT 2018 Preparation.

May 09: CAT 2018 Official Date released, exam to be held on November 25. Click Here

The difference between an average and an exceptional performance in CAT is knowing the key topics and thorough revision with mock tests. Candidates with right preparation strategy in the last two months that includes revision and mock tests can obtain a very good percentile score. CAT toppers who have been able to crack CAT scoring 99+ percentile even with the revised CAT Exam Pattern that contains 3 sections and 100 questions, have also adopted a similar strategy in last few months of preparation.

This article some preparation tips from CAT toppers who have managed to score 99 percentiles in CAT and even more. The toppers share key insights about the CAT exam preparation strategy and what tactics did make the difference.

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CAT (Common Admission Test) is scheduled for November 26 in online mode and IIM Calcutta is expected to organize CAT 2018. Besides 20 IIMs, a host of other management institutions, state and central universities also accept CAT Score for admission postgraduate management programs.

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Toppers preparation tips to CAT Aspirants

Mock tests are essential

According to Mukesh Goyal, CAT 2016 topper, “I prepared for CAT mainly through mocks. I used to write 1-2 mocks per weekend and then analyse those mocks and make changes to my approach accordingly. I used to prepare mainly through mocks, sectional and topic specific tests (more…)

CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria: Check Qualification and Age Limit

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2018 @ 1:01 pm

CAT Eligibility Criteria comprises several aspects including academic qualification, age limit and nationality. All the management aspirants applying for CAT must carefully go through the prescribed eligibility guidelines. The minimum eligibility requirements mandate completing graduation in a relevant discipline.

May 09: CAT 2018 Official Date released, exam to be held on November 25. Click Here

Any verification of documents will be only conducted at the time of selection process or later. However, failure to meet criteria any any stage will lead to rejection of candidature. CAT (Common Admission Test) is the gateway to Postgraduate Management Programs offered by IIMs and other top-notch B Schools. In this article you will get detailed information about CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria.

CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

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Important Highlights for CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Some of the important guidelines for CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria are highlighted below:

  • Only Indian Nationals are eligible to fill CAT Application Form.
  • All aspirants must possess a graduate degree in a relevant discipline or its equivalent from a UGC recognized institution or organization.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of their qualifying examination are eligible to apply for CAT 2018.
  • Minimum 50% is required in the qualifying degree examination while for reserved category candidates (SC/ST/Physically Disabled), requirement of marks is relaxed to 45%.
  • No bar on age limits is applicable as per the guidelines issued by CAT convening authorities.
  • Candidates who have completed the degree requirements and waiting for the result or appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam can apply subject to fulfilling Bachelor’s degree cutoff and other factors within the stipulated schedule notified by IIMs and other participating institutes.
  • CA/CS/ICWA professional degree holders are also eligible to apply.


CAT 2018 Score Card, Know the detailed merit list

CAT 2018 Score Card is a document issued by Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow once results are declared. Candidates could view and download their respective CAT 2018 Score card from CAT’s official website, that is, iimcat.ac.in and can apply for admissions in IIM or other top affiliated business schools.

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  • Candidates would also be informed by the examination conducting authorities, about score card via text message on their registered mobile number.
  • The issued scorecard represents candidate’s marks scored in different subjects of CAT 2018 examination (Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability).
  • CAT score card 2018 is valid for one year from the month of its declaration, that is till the year 2019.
  • There are 20 IIM’s and 100+ Business schools, that recognizes and accepts CAT score.
  • Candidates can clarify their queries regarding CAT examination, if any, at helpline: 1-800-266-3549 and e-mail: [email protected].

CAT 2018 Score Card
Details mentioned on CAT score card 2018

CAT 2018 score card has few details featured in it which includes personal and academic elaborations related to the examination. All the details present on CAT score card 2018 are listed below:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Application number
  • Test month and year
  • Candidate’s roll number
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Candidate’s graduation Degree
  • Category (SC/ST/OBC/General/PD)
  • Work experience in months (if any)
  • Scaled scores in different subjects

Candidates are recommended to cross-check all the details present on their score card respectively as in case of any discrepancy in this document, they might face a lot of issue while applying for admissions in any affiliated business-school. Hence, candidates must get it corrected if they detect any error immediately by contacting the concerned officials in IIM or by visiting their office. The contact details are given below:

C/o. Admissions Office

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Prabandh Nagar, IIM Road

Lucknow – 226013

E-MAIL: [email protected]

PHONE NUMBER: 800-266-3549


Validity of CAT 2018 score card

A valid CAT 2018 score card issued by IIM can offer candidates admission to top business schools to pursue post-graduation in Management in various streams. However, there is a period for which that scorecard is valid to show up for admission which is one year, till next academic session.

If a candidate appears for CAT 2018 examination and gets a scorecard, then that scorecard would be valid for exactly one year from the month of its declaration, that is till the year 2019. Once this period is crossed, then there shall be no validity of this document.

How to download CAT 2018 score card

CAT 2018 score card could be downloaded from the official website of CAT, by following few steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of CAT.
  • Tap on the link score card for CAT 2018.
  • Enter your user id and password and hit login
  • View and download their CAT 2018 scorecard.
  • Do take a print out and keep it safe.

It is mandatory to keep a print copy of the downloaded admit card as they shall not be granted admission without displaying their CAT 2018 score card to any management college including IIMs. Score cards would be available online on the official site of CAT, once the results are declared.

Benefits of valid scores in CAT 2018

In order to take admissions to desired business school in India, candidates are required to score at par with the cut off list, which is released by all the affiliated colleges separately. Cut-off list would be made by respective college officials, on the basis of candidate’s score. There are a lot of benefits mentioned below, for scoring in CAT 2018:

  • Candidates would get an opportunity to join the prestigious management colleges including Indian Institute of Management, which can boost their careers.
  • In case, candidates could not be in the cut -off list of IIM, they can still join other top affiliated business schools in India.
  • If candidates score a high percentile in CAT 2018 entrance examination, it would demonstrate that they possess some well-rounded skills in written communication and logical thinking which will attract the recruiter even if they do not get admissions to IIMs.
  • Another benefit of scoring well in CAT 2018 is that candidates would improve their quantitative skills and English language which are useful for their future reference.