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CAT 2017 Last Minute Tips: 4 Important Tips from Experts

CAT 2017 Last Minute Tips: 4 Important Tips from Experts


The CAT 2017 has been announced to be conducted on the 26th of November 2017. Only a few days left for aspirants to make themselves ready to crack one of the toughest management exams. No matter how many hours you have worked out all important sections, still last minute preparation is very important to crack CAT Entrance.

Even last year CAT entrance toppers say that the last minute tips and tricks are very effective to crack the exam. So, let's see what are those tips from experts which will help aspirants to score good marks.

Escaping the Speed Breaker Questions

In the CAT entrance, there are certain questions which are time-consuming. Although these questions can be solved with tricks sometimes it takes too much time. This, in the result, breaks the speed of the Aspirant in attempting the questions. Even if the answers are correct, still he/she could have attended more questions at the same time that is spent solving that particular question, and could score more marks.

So the question arises, how can we spot the speed breaker questions? It’s very simple; such type of questions is mostly found in the Data Interpretation or Analytical Reasoning section. Though the set of questions seem to be quite easy, they might involve actual calculations with lengthy multiplications or divisions of large numbers, sometimes with decimals as well. It’s better to mark such questions to be answered later if you still have time after solving the other questions.

The statement and conclusions questions in the reasoning section are also too lengthy sometimes. With too many possibilities, the Aspirants might have to solve each question in a different way in the particular set.

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Don't Calculate Everything

The CAT aspirants need not calculate everything to get the correct answer given the options. The aspirant should practice thoroughly and be well acquainted with the ability to make a choice, when to calculate an exact number and when to get the approximate value.

Many times the approximation trick works and as such, it saves you a lot of effort and time as well. For example, in the diagrammatic representation or graph, a simple examination will be enough to get the correct option. Also, if the answer options are wide apart, simple approximations can also help you come to the option that you need to choose.

Utilizing Computer-based Test Interface Technology

While the entrance tests are going online, still many Aspirants are hesitant about a Computer-based test interface technology that can actually help them in checking the number of questions attempted at the given time.

The "Review" can help them to review their number of questions attempted and left out, and sectional cut-off as well. As such the aspirant can speed up and try to attempt more questions if they are left with time. The aspirants can also mark questions that they want to solve later, in case they have any doubt in that particular question.

Consistency in Preparation

While the entrance tests are going online, still many Aspirants are hesitant about a Computer-based test interface technology that can actually help them in checking the number of questions attempted at the given time. The "Review" can help them to review their number of questions attempted and left out, and sectional cut-off as well. As such the aspirant can speed up and try to attempt more questions if they are left with time. The aspirants can also mark questions that they want to solve later, in case they have any doubt in that particular question.

The CAT 2017 preparation of an Aspirant depends on numerous factors such as the Aspirant's IQ, the time taken etc. However, the CAT 2017 aspirant needs to be consistent. If the aspirant has decided to dedicate six hours a day then he/ she must follow it. Take a limited number of mock tests. It is also imperative to spend time evaluating the results of these tests yourself. This can give you a good understanding of your strengths and weaknesses and help you decide a strategy to crack the CAT 2017.

If you are still worried about how to start preparing for CAT entrance, then you can start practising the previous year’s question paper in ApnaMBA website. Even if you are confused in selecting right B-School, you can ask ApnaMBA senior counsellors, who will guide you to Top B-School as per your preferred location, budget and academic records.