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CAT 2016 Preparation Tips by Bikramjeet Singh

Last Updated - August 19, 2016

Bikramjeet Singh appeared for CAT in 2014 and scored 85.81 percentile score. He participated in 4 GDPI rounds. He was offered admission from many institutes. He took admission in Lal bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi.  We interviewed him and he shares his experience with us. The following questionnaire may help you in preparing for CAT 2016

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Ques. The institutes that offered you admissions?     

Ans. I was offered admissions from UBS Chandigarh, LBSIM, FORE and IMT Nagpur.

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Ques. Apart from CAT which exams do you appear?

Ans. Apart from CAT I also appeared for XAT, CMAT, NMAT, IIFT and SNAP.

Ques. Mode of Preparation  

Ans. Classroom Coaching

Ques. Review the Coaching Institutes and what was their role in your story?   

Ans. They provide the whole material and mock test which help you to handle stress in exams and how to manage time and score better.

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Ques. How did you manage CAT preparation schedule along graduation studies/ working hours?

Ans. no I didn’t work simultaneously, I took one year gap for the preparation of CAT.  

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Ques. What is Your Five Point Rule to Excel CAT 2016?     

  • Time management
  • Don’t be nervous
  • Devote your time to all the sections
  • Read all the questions and analyze them
  • Don’t over attempt as it has negative marking

Ques. What Mock Paper You Took?

Ans. I practiced the sample papers through AIMCAT.

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Ques. Rate the role of your coaching Institute (Classroom or Online Both) in cracking CAT?

Ans. 8  

Ques. Name the Coaching Institute (Online or Classroom)      

Ans. I joined TIME Jalandhar.

Ques. What were your strong and weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving your weak areas?    

Ans. I am good with quant, DA and reasoning but my English is average so I started reading English newspaper so that I can be effective in that particular area. I always try to do less questions in English with high accuracy.

Ques. What are the websites you followed regularly to practice free sample papers or to get updates?  

Ans. I only preferred the Time website. They provide good practice materials.

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Ques. Quantitative Aptitude: Discuss Your Strategy for the Section

Ans. It is the most scoring area and takes more time. So start solving quant section first.

Ques. List the Name of Books You Followed for DI    

Ans. The material provided by Time was so good that I didn’t require any book.

Ques. Data Interpretation: Discuss Your Strategy for the Section

Ans. Data interpretation is the simple one and it has lots of calculations so prefer to do it after completing quant section.

Ques. List the Name of Books You Followed for Quant    

Ans. I just practiced the material provided by Time.

Ques. Logical Reasoning: Discuss Your Strategy for the Section

Ans. Reasoning can be done after completing quant and DI section.

Ques. List the Name of Books You Followed for Logical Reasoning  

Ans. I only followed the study material provided by the Time Institute and didn’t refer any text book.

Ques. Verbal Ability: Discuss Your Strategy for the Section      

Ans. You can do this section only after a lot of practice. So do it in last because you just have to read it to solve it.

What should be the Exam Strategy for CAT 2016

Ques. List the Name of Books You Followed for Vocabulary and Grammar         

Ans. I followed the study material provided by Time Institute.

Ques. Vocabulary and Grammar: Discuss Your Strategy for the Section

Ans. Follow any good book which can help you in clearing concepts and score good marks

Ques. What should be the strategy for someone who is starting just two months before the exam?

Ans. Just work hard and flourish those areas where you are weak. So work hard.      

Ques. How would you rate the following preparation strategy in terms of their efficiency in your story?

Coaching ClassesNCERT Text BooksOnline Study MaterialCoaching Printed Study MaterialMock & Sample Test PapersStudy GroupsSubject Wise ClassesSelf-Study
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Ques. What will be Your Prescription for Students in the Last Phase of their Preparation for CAT 2016?

Ans. Don’t worry CAT is not difficult it's just tricky just work hard.    

Ques. How was the interview? Share some of the questions      

Ans. It was stressed. They generally asked questions related to the academics, family background and the area of interest.



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