CAT Preparation 2023 is what defines your success in the MBA entrance exam. It is very important to train oneself and devise a strategy for CAT exam preparation. Indian Institutes of Management, conducts, the CAT examination in computer based mode. There are anywhere between 66 to 100 questions in the exam, which are of 2 types i.e MCQ and TITA. Further, the sections are also divided into Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. Scroll below to check out the Mock Test, Books, Paper, Tips for preparation for CAT 2023 or CAT 2024.
CAT Preparation 2023
First of all, the candidates need to stick to a routine for CAT preparation. They need to first start with reading and learning from the best books for CAT, then move on to previous year question papers and mock test for analysis of strengths and weaknesses. Shown below are more tips to CAT preparations.
Quick Access to All CAT Study Material:
- Mock Test
- Previous Year Question Papers
- CAT Preparation Videos for VARC, DILR, QA Topic Wise
CAT Preparation Tips by Toppers
- CAT 2016 Topper Nilanjan Dutta (100 Percentile) Interview
- Siva Surya Teja, CAT 100 Percentile scorer tells about his Preparation for CAT exam
- Junaid Taj Gives Tips For CAT And Tells How He Scored 99.53 Percentile
- Meet The Serial CAT Topper Sujoy Kumar Dutta With 99.98 Percentile [Interview]
- Maurya Alla Who Scored 99.93 Percentile in CAT Shares His Success Story
- CAT 2016 Topper Yash Choudhary Got 100 Percentile In First Attempt
- CAT 2016 Topper Avidipto Chakraborty’s Scorecard 100, 99.96, 99.98, 100
- How CAT 2016 Topper Nishchay Budhiraja scored 100% Percentile
- He scored 100 percentile in CAT without coaching – Prateek Bajpai
- CAT 99.99 Percentile Scorer Devvrat Ganeriwal [Interview]
- What is the secret to scoring 100%ile in CAT? Know it from CAT Topper Sanuj Mittal
- CAT 99.92 Percentile Scorer, Nikhar Mattu shares tips for acing the CAT exam
- Gursimran Ahuja who scored 99.83 Percentile in CAT tells how she found the key to success
- CAT 99.66 Percentile Adwait Deshpande Tells How He Prepared for CAT
- CAT 98.4 Percentile Hitesh Tejwani says Try until you succeed!
- To ace CAT and XAT – Salonee Gupta
- Success Story of achieving 99.85 in CAT, with 99.89 in quant section – Siddhartha Raghuvanshi
- The big scorer in CAT and XAT – Shyam Sankaran
- The girl who scored 99.7 and 99.8 in CAT and XAT – Shivani Saksena
- How Abhijeet scored 99.65 percentile in CAT and turned his dream into reality
- Delhi student who scored 99.73 percentile in CAT – Jatin Mehra
- CAT 99.83 Percentile shares his Preparation Experience – Harjot Singh Student of IIM Ahmedabad
- Rohit Arora (99.38 percentile) Student of IIM Ahmedabad Gives Tips on How to Crack Cat
Features of CAT 2023
Who appears for CAT – All candidates who want to attain MBA / PGDM / PGPM from top management institutes need to appear for CAT.
Difficulty Level: Since, Common Admission Test is the most popular management exam, the difficulty level is equally high.
Time Duration for Preparation: Candidates need to devote atleast 300-500 hours for CAT preparation. As in a stretch of 6-7 months.
Syllabus for CAT: There are 3 sections in total i.e Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. This of level of Class 10 exams
Know the CAT Exam Pattern
The very first step is to read and understand the exam pattern for CAT. This is the basic foundation that candidates need be at par with. It is as follows.
Mode of Exam: It is computer based mode.
Language: CAT is held in English.
Total Number of Questions: There are 66-100 questions. Number of questions are usually not revealed before the exam.
Negative Marking: There is 1 mark negative marking for MCQ questions. For others they are not.
Marks allotted for correct answers: The 3 marks are allotted for correct answer:
Type of Questions: There are 2 types of questions i.e MCQ and TITA
Now, in the Multiple Type Questions, candidates have to opt 1 correct option from 4 alternatives
In, TITA, candidates need to use the virtual keyboard only.
Opt for CAT Online Coaching
There are 3 types of coaching, that the candidate can choose from i.e online course, coaching institutes and recorded lessons. Many experts recommend the recorded online courses for CAT. Below listed are few advantages of the same. One of the best is the CAT course, by HKF.
- They are cost optimum.
- They save the candidate’s time.
- It is purely candidate’s choice about which section to begin from.
Give a lot of CAT Mock Tests
The mock tests work as a diagnostic test to assess what the candidate has learnt and prepared so far. Once, they have evaluated themselves, candidate can work and accelarate on their weak areas with the help of CAT Mock tests.
Important Advise: Do not get upset on the CAT mock test score. It just helps the candidate in not repeating the same mistakes again.
Previous Year Question Papers always help
Candidates should definitely prepare from CAT previous year question papers as per experts and toppers. They really help in time management skills and getting a know how of how the CAT question papers looks like exactly. It also helps candidates to understand the instructions for the same well in advance.
Level wise CAT Exam Preparation Schedule
Candidates can take reference from this CAT schedule for preparation. However, they can modify the below listed as per their choice.
|Level 1||1. Finish 2 topics each from all sections. |
2. Solve 1 Mock every day
|Level 2||1. Continue concept training from Books|
2. Prepare from CAT previous year question papers
|Level 3||1.Focus more on Mock Tests. |
2. Do not focus on new topics, instead revise
|Level 4||1. Revision of all concepts|
2. 3-4 mock test each day
3. Watch news / read news paper for general awareness
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