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Top 5 rechecks on your preparation for CAT 2017

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Published : Wednesday, 27 September, 2017 5:10 PM

Top 5 rechecks on your preparation for CAT 2017

Like every year, the Common Admission Test (CAT) will decide the future of several aspirants looking to become successful managers and executives. Considered one of the toughest exams in India, CAT 2017 is sure to test the knowledge and skills of the aspirants. Hence, it is time for aspirants to take stock of their preparation and tick the following boxes to ensure that they are ready and confident by the time the exam arrives.

1. Preparation

Preparation holds the key to an exam such as CAT. The fact that CAT 2017 is a few months away, gives the aspirants an opportunity to take stock of their preparation and identify the areas they need to work on. Ultimately, an aspirant’s preparation depends on how hard and sincerely he/ she has worked for it. There is a direct correlation between the level of preparation of the aspirant and his/ her confidence. If the aspirant is confident about his/ her preparedness, he/ she will go into the exam with a positive frame of mind without any uncertainty but if the aspirant is not sure about the level of preparation, then he/ she will be unsure and sceptical and this will affect his/ her performance.

2. Concepts

It’s the right time to get your fundamental concepts right. The most complicated exams are also the most simple. This is to say that at the heart of any complicated problem lies a simple solution, provided you are thorough with the concepts pertaining to that problem. The CAT exam focuses more on concept understanding and application, rather than just formulae. A person clear with this will, naturally, be at an advantage over others.

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3. Time

Time is of utmost importance in the CAT exam. To be able to finish the paper in time is not easy, especially because of the anxiety arising out of the pressure of the exam, which can impact your speed. The only solution to this is to solve as many mock papers as you can. It is very important to be familiar and comfortable with the paper and the type of questions to be expected, so that in the exam, the aspirant is not at a loss. The aspirant needs to raise his/ her speed as much as possible, without losing his/ her focus.

4. Strategize

This is the time to prepare a strategy (in case you haven’t already) about how you are going to attempt the paper. The exam has sectional cut offs and negative marks, so devising a strategy and identifying which one works best for you is crucial.

5. Stay motivated

Preparing for a life-altering exam such as CAT can prove to be a lonely and anxious experience, because of the pressure of high expectations. The aspirant needs to keep himself/ herself motivated throughout the process and never miss out on the larger picture. Staying calm and meeting short targets set for yourself is beneficial.

There is still time for CAT 2017. Use this time judiciously and keep in mind the above points to give yourself a good chance of making it through.

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