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CAT Preparation Tips for working Professionals taking CAT 2016

Last Updated - October 20, 2016

Are you a full time working professional? Or are you working half time and a half time student? Or you are just a student who wants to give CAT 2016 Exam? We can understand the thought process of all the aspirants belonging from various categories, while they are thinking of sitting for the CAT.

We are all aware of the fact that CAT is the most competitive entrance exam for the candidates seeking admission in various Management Programmes offered by the IIMs and other colleges/ institutes all over India. We inform all the candidates that the CAT Registration process ended on September 27, 2016 and the exam is scheduled to be held on December 4, 2016. For the current year, CAT will be conducted by IIM Bangalore. For the candidates who are employed or unemployed, one might find it difficult to prepare for CAT. It is obvious that both of the categories will go through different problems.

But, don’t you worry! We are here for all those dedicated workers out there, working 5-6 days a week. First of all, before considering to quit your job and dedicate all your time for CAT Preparation. We suggest you to go through the following article and the make a final decision, if you should quit your dream job or not for CAT.

CAT Preparation for the working professionals can be like a tennis game because one will be the only player playing the game. You will need to balance out and make sure to not let the ball hit the ground. We can totally understand how will the scenario turn out to be. Hence, given below are some tips that all of you can follow and crack that nerve-racking CAT Exam.

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CAT Aptitude Reality Check

The first thing that needs to be done is for you to know where you ‘Actually Stand’ in real. It is important for you to identify your strengths and weaknesses before sitting on the haunting CAT Exam ride. While doing so find out your weak sections and make sure to put maximum efforts on the same. Meanwhile, do not ignore the sections you thing you are strong at. Regardless of the fact you are confident about that particular section make sure to cover that as well. As we all know that practice makes a man perfect! 

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How to overcome those Weaker Sections?

CAT Exam Pattern mainly consists of the following sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Reading Comprehension

If you are weak in any of the above-mentioned CAT section, mentioned below are few points that will help you to improve the same:

For Quantitative Aptitude: you can refer to Arun Sharma’s ‘Quantitative Aptitude for CAT’

For Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning: For LR section, one can improve this section by solving riddles, puzzles, soduko etc. To improve DI section practice from various sample papers available or various questions based on analyzing and interpreting a particular situation given.

For Verbal and Reading Comprehension: Read as many Books, Magazines and newspapers as it will help you to improve your focus and reading speed. You can also refer to ‘Word Power made easy’ by Norman Lewis.

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CAT Preparation Strategy

It is necessary to properly plan a Time Schedule for CAT or in other words to know ‘The Art of Juggling Work with Studies’. You should know beforehand about how you are going to go about planning a CAT preparation schedule. With the work duties hanging on your head, we suggest you to start well in advance so as to be able to complete the CAT Syllabus on time.

If you will start preparing for CAT well advance, this will not only give you proper time to revise the topics but will also give you time to focus on your weaker sections. Just like prevention is better than cure, so it is always better for you to start preparing for CAT as soon as you can so as to avoid any last-minute hassles.

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Mock Paper Importance for CAT

Well, everybody knows the importance of CAT Mock Test. Make it a point that you take a mock CAT every 10 days at least, and make sure you analyze it as well. Also, try different approaches in Mocks, and try to see what you can do.

Mock papers will help you in following things:

  • It will help you to answer the question: Where do you actually stand in terms of CAT Preparations?
  • You will be able to analyze in what all sections you need to work on.
  • The more you practice, the better you will become in terms of the speed of answering and also become efficient.
  • Also, it will also help you to gain confidence before the CAT 2016. you will have an idea about the type of questions as well as the atmosphere of the same.

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Attitude required for CAT Preparation

For starters, as an aspirant make sure that you are serious about the CAT exam. This is because sitting for the rigorous CAT exam can prove to be a big deal. Hence, you are required to possess the following things:

Discipline: being a working professional, you may find it difficult to balance out both the things. Hence, for all of you Discipline plays a vital role. Since you have office commitments as well which are equally important, cannot be ignored. So, you are required to make a study plan for CAT that you will follow religiously. If you stick to the plan, you will surely get great CAT Result.

Perseverance: this is another factor, that you need to have while preparing for CAT. If you have the determination and willingness to crack CAT Exam, then perseverance is the utmost requirement that you’ll need. 

Positivity: we all know, the more positivity one has the better approach and effective one will work. Hence, make sure that you stay positive throughout the CAT Exam.

If you will possess all the factors, then we believe that quitting your job decision will overruled. We hope the above-mentioned points will be able to help you and you will be able to crack CAT with great scores. We wish you all the best and hope all your hard work pays off!

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