Common Admission Test (CAT) is National-level management entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). Apart from 20 IIMs, CAT scores are used for admission to various management institutes across the country. CAT 2017 is scheduled to be held on November 26, 2017. The exam will be conducted by IIM Lucknow.
A manager should be a knowledgeable, alert and a composed person who is visibly in charge. CAT demands a similar approach from its candidates. You not only need to know your subjects, but also should have adequate exposure to the recent trends in the examination. Then only can you reap the fruit of your year-long toil. Making the right decision regarding selection or rejection of question(s) at the right time is crucial to your success in CAT.
Given below is a brief analysis of the CAT examination based on its recent 3-Sections pattern. Hope it will help you to avoid the most common mistakes.
CAT 2017: Answering any question is a five step process:
Read the question adequately and comprehend properly: Look for what has been asked for and not what you think
Analyse the comprehended content: Can you identify the topic to which the question refers to? What are the underlying principles that you should know? Have you tackled similar questions before? Can you recall all the factors needed to solve it? Can you eliminate 1-2 wrong options instantly?
Take a call on attempting / not attempting: Depending on the answers, and the amount of time you have, you will make the decision. However, as majority of the questions are of the MCQ type, your capacity to eliminate at least 2 of the wrong options will influence your decision as well. The options are prime resources at your disposal
Calculate and/or arrange interim/processed factors: Use the online calculator only when you fail to use speed math techniques. Keep your rough work neat and clean. Jot down necessary points and avoid iterative reading. Do not scatter your notes all around the rough sheet
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Answer exactly the question that has been asked: Doing everything correctly until the final step spoils it all. Avoid this mistake, click carefully and recheck your choice. Irrespective of the section you are attempting, if you go through these 5 steps religiously, chances of making mistakes will be much lesser.
CAT 2018 Important Dates
CAT 2017 Admit Card download – 25th October 2017
CAT 2017 Exam – 26th November 2017
CAT 2017 Result – 2nd Week of January 2018
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CAT 2017 CAT is one of the most prestigious MBA entrance tests held across India for admission to management programmes of the Top Management Institutions and more than 100 B-Schools.