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CAT Preparation Tips for Beginners




The primary step for an MBA Aspirant dreaming towards management studies in Top B-school in India is none other than qualifying CAT. Besides being the most popular and toughest management entrance test, it is also one of the utmost rewarding degrees in India. 

All MBA aspirants start their preparation for CAT in their final year of Graduation. Preferably, this is the correct time when most aspirants start thinking about pursuing MBA. But, before beginning the preparation for CAT, the students should really remain focused to complete their graduation by scoring high.  This is because; in most Top B-schools, the academic performance also carries weightage. Also, it is suggested for all fresh MBA aspirants to go through the CAT preparation tips for beginners to know how to crack this tough management test.


Preparation Strategy:

It is too obvious that each MBA Aspirant will be having his or her own preparation strategy to crack CAT. For Beginners, however, this can be challenging at times. But with a practical and constructive plan, you can mitigate this easily. 

It is suggested that equal distribution of time among all the sections is important. Regular practice, taking mock tests and self-evaluation should be an essential part of the preparation strategy. 

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CAT 2017 Topper, Chhavi Gupta who is presently studying at IIM Ahmedabad clearly states that “A sound knowledge of the basics, avoiding distractions, taking regular mock tests and a critical self-analysis were the reasons which led to my success.” Additionally, it is also advised that MBA aspirants should keep some notes in hand for selecting questions and doubts, and revising their responses. The best way is to practice mock tests while keeping a timer with you.


A Quick guide to Sectional Preparation for CAT 2018:


Quantitative Ability- The MBA Aspirants should practice and solve various types of questions of high school level. Cracking this section is purely based on a clear fundamental and regular practice.


Verbal and Reading Comprehension- MBA Aspirants should practice Reading Comprehension sets and solve the comprehensive part. In order to make yourself more comfortable with reading lengthy passages, you should also read articles and books online. Practice the verbal logic questions with the selection and elimination method.


Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning- Regular practice of Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning would help you identify the sets that would be suitable for you.


It should be noted that, once you are clear with the basic concepts and have prepared the sections well, you should first take sectional tests and then start taking practice or mock tests.


It is also suggested that the MBA Aspirants should focus on speed and accuracy during their CAT Preparation. With only 2 months, gear up your preparation for CAT 2018, to reach the top B-schools in India.