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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…)

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: Aug 1, 2018 @ 12:06 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…)