The 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 & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), Quantitative Ability (QA). Each section has a time frame of 40 minutes and the whole exam concludes in two hours. The applicant has 66 questions to attempt in the given time.
Since lakhs of applicants will be competing with each other for this exam, the competition is always intense. This adds a lot of pressure for the applicants to do well in the test. Having good preparation isn’t the complete recipe to score better in this better, but there’s more than what meets the eye. Here are a few key do’s and don’ts to remember before taking the exam.
Do’s For CAT Exam:
Carry These Things With You: Every CAT applicant must and should carry their CAT admit card and original ID card like Aadhar Card, Driving License, and PAN card. You are not allowed to sit for the exam if you fail to take these two aforementioned things.
Take More Mock Tests: Once you are done with your preparation, start solving mock tests as many as possible. The more you take these mocks, the better you’ll comprehend the structure and kinds of questions you are likely to expect in CAT. These mocks will prepare you for the big day, making you know where you stand with your preparation.
Get More Sleep Before The Big Day: When exams are closer to the big day, students swamp their mind with pressurizing thoughts. To do well in exams like CAT, you have to be calm and composed within. For that to happen, you need to have a goodnight sleep before the exam day.
Don'ts For CAT Exam:
Don’t Prepare Anything New Before The Exam: A lot of CAT applicants are seen with books in their hands just before the exam. This is absolutely wrong. You can do your revision before you head to the exam but don’t take up anything new. This will only add stress on your exam day. For exams like CAT, it’s pivotal to prepare properly from day 1, and not last-minute calls.
Don’t Procrastinate: Time won’t wait for you, and CAT is one such exam that decides your success based on your speed and accuracy. So, don’t wait up thinking about that one question. When it comes to CAT preparation, take small gaps in between, that’s it. Don’t carry over today’s study plan for tomorrow. This will only disrupt your study plan, giving you the onus to design a new strategy from scratch again.
Don’t Get Stuck Solving One Question: Sometimes, the applicant gets stuck with one question, solving and figuring out the right option. This happens mostly with Quantitative Aptitude, as it’s a bit strenuous section for students coming from diverse backgrounds. The best thing you can do is keep that question for review and come back after solving other questions. Most importantly, mark the answer only if you are 100% affirmative. Because one wrong answer can take away one mark from your total score. Keep moving forward, and keep solving before the session comes to an end.
CAT exam tests your logical ability of how swift you are in problem-solving. To get through such exams, you have to be aplomb inside and drive forward. Follow all the do’s and don’ts shared above and make yourself ready to nail the CAT.