Tips to ace your CAT Exam!
With a few days left to CAT Examination 2018, many students are eager to score a 99 percentile and above to get that coveted seat in the IIMs, MICA and ISB . According to India Forum, around 2 lakh students appear for the CAT (Computer Adaptive Test) every year. However there are only 2000 seats offered by the most premium institutes. As there are many factors involved in who ultimately gets selected, have some plan B institutes ready to avoid disappointment. The CAT tests students on various topics such as Quant, Verbal, Reasoning and Data Interpretation. To tackle the high competition for this MBA exam we have some tips to share for your final preparation!
- De-stress for the final day
Feeling stressed before the exam is natural, but it is necessary to calm your nerves amd spend the last few days before the exam in a constructive way. Exercise for 30-45 minutes, meditate to relax your mind and eat healthy! Stress can lower your productivity and reduce your confidence for any goal. Build up your confidence by reading motivational books and watching TED talks! Sleep well before the exam so you are fresh to tackle any questions that come your way.
- Take practice tests and manage speed
You must take practice tests to get familiar with the actual test environment. You should not only analyse the wrong answers but also the right ones to know if you applied the right logic. Keep an error logbook to track your progress and make notes of important points that you should keep in mind. Manage your speed as that is crucial during the exam. Ideally do timed practice tests around the same time as your actual exam.
- Revise your fundamental concepts
Dedicate the last week to revise the mathematical concepts and formulae. You can keep a sheet handy of all the important formulas so you require less time to think. By now, you should be able to do fast calculations and regularly practice solving a question within a stipulated time. Being comfortable with all the shortcuts and frequently asked questions can give you an upper hand.
While you are under pressure, don’t lose your sense of fun! Keep the examination preparation enjoyable by finding fun ways to study! Your childhood habits and hobbies could become a good preparation tool during breaks. For example if enjoy solving crossword puzzles, this practice will help you to crack questions faster. You can also get creative and make study fun using notes, colored papers, highlighters, paper clips and more! Make sure you choose a study strategy that makes you comfortable. Wish you good luck!
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