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CAT Preparation Tips by Avinash (59 Percentile in CAT)

Last Updated - January 02, 2018
Toppers’ Profile:
Student NameAvinash
Exam NameCAT
Year Appeared2016
Marks50
Percentile59
Study ModeClassroom Coaching
Coaching InstituteTIMES
Other Exams AppearedMAT, SBI PO

Ques. Did you take coaching classes? If yes, how they did help in your story?

Ans. No, I didn’t go for coaching class in time due to personal problems but one thing made me strong that failure is stepped to success.

Ques. Review the coaching institutes and what was their role in your story?

Ans. It was good to learn new techniques in the Coaching Institute to solve the problems it really speeded my calculation in maths.

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

Ans. I managed well but not pretty because due to project works in graduation gave me less time for preparation for exams.

Ques. What mock papers did you take?

Ans. I took all the different mock papers of different years which helps in solving different questions. I took all the different exam mock papers like CET, MAT, SBI PO etc.

See this link for   Some CAT Mock Paper

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

Ans.www.Cracku.in it’s the best website helps in cracking the questions in less than a minute. It is really a good website to look in for solving difficult questions.

Ques. Quantitative Aptitude: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. Books for quantitative aptitude Arihant books for CAT it is one of the best books for solving the questions

Ques. Data Interpretation: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. Arun Sharma and take online test daily to test your speed for answering the questions less than a minute

Ques. Logical Reasoning: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. For logical reasoning approach the same author Arun Sharma and solve the questions which are with new methods

Ques. How Would You Rate the Following Preparation Strategy in terms of their efficiency in your story?

Coaching-ClassSelf- StudySubject- WiseOnline Study MaterialRole Coaching InstituteNCERT Books
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Ques.Verbal Ability: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. Read Hindu newspaper and mark new words daily and try to remember the meaning of each word no need for books approach English movies and watch English news and listen to English songs.

Check   Preparations Tips for CAT Verbal & Reading Comprehension Section

Ques. Vocabulary and Grammar: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. Vocabulary and grammar approach English grammar books which will be available in the market this is very important

Comments

Comments


25 Comments
Ruby Goyal

I have provided incorrect contact details. How do i change that?

29 Sep, 2017 11:46
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Ruby, Sorry, you can't change the contact details because according to the CAT rules some fields cannot be changed like a candidate’s full name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, state, etc.

05 Oct, 2017 13:29
Soumya Sehgal

Can I appear for CAT

29 Sep, 2017 11:37
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Soumya, The CAT 2017 Application Dates are closed, so you will definitely apply for the next year CAT 2018. To get more information about CAT and to know you are eligible for this exam. Please check this link: CAT Eligibility Criteria.

05 Oct, 2017 14:45
Vivek Bansal

Any Good Coaching Centers in Delhi for CAT?

29 Sep, 2017 11:32
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, New Delhi is a thriving center for CAT aspirants. Rightly so, the region has some top coaching centers which have proved their mettle in the last few years. Below is a list of top 4 coaching centers in New Delhi, with their location.

RankName of Coaching CenterLocationRating
1P T EducationNew Delhi4.2
2T.I.M.E.Connaught Place, New Delhi3.8
3Career LauncherKingsway Camp, New Delhi3.7
4IMS Learning ResourcesConnaught Place, New Delhi3.2

05 Oct, 2017 15:02
ARINDAM MOITRA

Is there any option to change the selected exam centre in CAT Application 2017?

29 Sep, 2017 11:29
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Arindam, Yes, you can change the exam center preference during form correction process. However, the allotment of the center is subject to availability and exam authorities' decision.

05 Oct, 2017 15:24
Karan

Are there any negative marks for non-MCQs?

29 Jul, 2017 14:31
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Karan, No negative marking scheme is defined as of now, any changes will be updated on our website.

29 Jul, 2017 14:41
sakshi jain

What privileges will the PWD candidates with Blindness or low vision/cerebral palsy receive on the day of the exam?

29 Jul, 2017 14:29
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sakshi, They have to bring their own scribe. They will be given a compensatory time of 30 minutes to complete the exam.

29 Jul, 2017 14:47
Sakshi Aggarwal

What are the eligibility criteria for the scribe/reader?

29 Jul, 2017 14:28
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sakshi, No eligibility criteria are defined for the scribe. Candidates need to arrange the scribe on their own. The scribe must bring their identity proof and a declaration of educational qualification on the day of the exam.

29 Jul, 2017 14:50
ARINDAM MOITRA

If I am unable to access the CAT website, what should I do?

29 Jul, 2017 14:28
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Arindam,

You must close the browser, delete browsing history, cache & cookies of the web browser and try again. One of the following internet versions must be used:

Browser

Versions supported

Internet explorer

7 to 11

Mozilla explorer

14 t0 47

Google Chrome

20 to 51

The application form is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browser.

Contact the CAT Helpdesk for more instructions:

  • Toll-free: 18002663549
  • Email: cathelpdesk@iimcat.ac.in

29 Jul, 2017 14:51
Anwesha Das

Can I use someone else’s email address for registering for CAT?

29 Jul, 2017 14:25
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Anwesha, No. Only a valid, functional and personal email id can be used.

29 Jul, 2017 15:02
Swapnil verma

What are the acceptable testing devices that the candidates can use or bring to the testing centre?

29 Jul, 2017 14:23
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Swapnil, Devices are allowed in the exam hall are as follows:

Testing assistance

Applicable for

Arranged by

Abacus (without calculator)

Visually Impaired

Candidate

Hearing Aid

Hearing Impairment

Candidate

Wheel Chair

Locomotive Disability/ Cerebral Palsy

 

Test Center, on request in Application Form

Magnifying Screen

Visually Impaired

Test Centre on request(System In built feature)

Scribe/Reader

Visually Impaired/ Cerebral Palsy

Candidate

29 Jul, 2017 15:04
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