CAT / #CAT 2018

September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018 @ 09:24 AM

MDI Gurgaon

Accuracy in CAT drives competition

Accuracy in CAT drives competition

The CAT exam is one of the most competitive exams in India. It is also one of the most important and sought after exams for aspirants wishing to pursue business and management degrees and diplomas from the premier institutes of the country. But what is it that makes it so competitive? The simple answer to this is the high level of accuracy achieved by the aspirants giving this exam in addition to the high number of people appearing for the exam every year.

 

All Questions v/s High Accuracy

The dilemma about CAT among aspirants is to either attempt all questions with a decent level of accuracy or attempt fewer questions with a high level of accuracy. It is suggested that the aspirants choose high accuracy over attempting high number of questions. It is the accuracy level in the questions you attempt that gives you a high percentile. So choose your questions judiciously and attempt them only if you are sure about them.

 

Importance of Accuracy

The reason for Accuracy being emphasised in the CAT exam is because the percentiles are relative in nature, an individual’s percentile depends on how he has performed vis-à-vis others. While an individual may have attempted 32 out of 34 questions with 60% accuracy level in a particular section, he still will not get a high percentile in that section because his accuracy is low. On the other hand, an individual who has attempted only 25 of the 34 questions with a 90% accuracy level will end up getting a higher percentile because of the high accuracy level. Therefore, accuracy becomes an important factor in the CAT exam and hence, drives competition as well.

 

Accuracy drives competition

It would be fair to say that accuracy drives competition in the CAT exam. The relative nature of the exam makes it binding on aspirants to solve the questions they attempt correctly or to only solve those questions whose answers they are absolutely sure of. This is because their competitors may follow the same strategy and race ahead of them. The aspirants with 99 and 100 percentiles are the ones who reached a higher accuracy level than the ones with 90 or 95 percentile.

 

Accuracy + Time= Success

CAT is an exam based on Accuracy and Time. Both these factors decide your eventual percentile. While accuracy is essential, accuracy within less time is more valued. The exam has sectional time limits, so the aspirant gets only a few minutes to tackle each question that he wishes to attempt accurately. This could be challenging as the pressure of the clock ticking can dent your accuracy level and make you more susceptible to errors. Once, through regular practice and Mock Tests, you learn the skill of identifying the right questions to solve, and do them accurately within the time limit, you will be on the path to achieving a high percentile.

 

Attaining a high accuracy level depends on the quality of your preparation. So if you cover everything and eliminate your weaknesses, there is no reason why you cannot achieve a high accuracy level.

 

Related Articles

Attempt 100 Questions On QA CAT 2018 Exam Details
5 Tips On Reading Reading Comprehension @ Speed VARC Is Scoring Section In CAT
CAT Exam Centres 2018 CAT Application Form 2018
CAT Result 2018 CAT Admit Card 2018
Tips On QA And DI Reading Comprehension 

Stay informed, Stay ahead and stay inspired with MBA Rendezvous

Crucial Dates, You Should not Miss

IMI New Delhi
Admissions open for PGDM / PGDM(HRM) / PGDM(B&FS) at IMI New Delhi. Last date to apply is Dec 3rd, 2018.
Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH)
BIMTECH Admissions Open for 2019.
XIMB, XUB
XIMB, XUB Admissions Open for 2019 at Xavier Institute of Management. Last date to apply December 7th, 2018.
MDI Gurgaon
Admissions Open for PGPM | PGPM-HRM | PGP-IM 2019 at MDI Gurgaon. Last date to apply November 23th, 2018
MICA
Admissions open for PGDM-C 2019-2021.
Goa Institute of Management
Admissions open for 2019-2021 at GIM. Last date to apply is November 30th, 2018
SDMIMD
Admissions open for PGDM 2019-2021 at SDMIMD.
IMT Ghaziabad
Admissions open for 2 Year PGDM and MBA programs at IMT Ghaziabad- Application Deadline is November 22nd, 2018
ICFAI Business School
ICFAI Business School Accepting Applications for IBSAT 2018
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM)
Admissions open for 2019 at LBSIM, New Delhi. Last date for applying Dec 15th, 2018
TAPMI
Experience@TAPMI Admissions Open for 2019
MDI Murshidabad
Admissions Open for PGP 2019-21 at MDI Murshidabad
SIBM, Bengaluru
Admissions Open for MBA 2019-21 at SIBM, Bengaluru
XLRI
XAT 2019 Registration, Application Ends on November 30th, 2018. Exam Date January 6th, 2019