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CAT Preparation Tips by Rachit Sheth

Last Updated - November 17, 2016

Rachit Sheth appeared for CAT in 2014 and scored 93.89 percentile. Apart from sharing his experience of appearing in CAT, he has also shared some valuable tips which will help you score a good percentile in CAT 2016.

Ques. In which year did you appear for CAT and what percentile did you score?

Ans. I appeared for CAT in 2014 and I scored 93.89. This percentile helped me in applying to some great institutes other than the IIMs. There are many good MBA colleges, other than the IIMs, which grant admission to students on the basis of their performance in CAT.

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Ques. How many Mock GD-PI did you attend?

Ans. Appearing for mock GD-PI is very important in order to clear the selection procedure rounds. Mock rounds help you understand the necessity and requirements and allows to prepare in a focused manner. I appeared for a total of 5 GD-PI sessions before I finally attended the selection procedure rounds.

Ques. Which are the institutes which offered you admission to their MBA programs and where did you take admission?

Ans. I was offered admission by some top ranked institutes such as Great Lakes Institute of Management, IMI Delhi, and Goa Institute of Management. It was a tough choice but I finally selected Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Ques. Apart from CAT which other exams did you appear for?

Ans. Other than CAT I appeared for XAT, NMAT, SNAP, and IIFT.

Ques. What was your mode of preparation?

Ans. Apart from self-study I also attended classroom coaching to ensure a good percentile in CAT 2014.

Ques. Can you review your Coaching Institute?

Ans. Class-room teaching at TIME is excellent and so is there study material. They also organize regular mock exams which helps a student set the right note for CAT exam.

Ques. How did you manage CAT preparation schedule alongside graduation study or working hours?

Ans. It gets tough to prepare for CAT while working but then if scheduled properly, things become easier. I utilized my free time during office hours to read or catch up on current affairs. I used to read while traveling. I also devoted ample time to learning and mastering shortcut techniques to help solve problems faster.

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