7 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Preparing For CAT

CAT or Common Admission Test is a national level entrance exam conducted by IIMs to select students for admission into the best business schools in India. The objective of this exam is to test the knowledge of the candidate in English language, Mathematics and Reasoning skills. When it comes to CAT (Common Admission Test, many candidates make some common mistakes that prevent them from getting the desired result. In this post, we’ll cover the seven most common mistakes and provide tips to help you avoid them.

1. Not Preparing Well

The first mistake is that they don't prepare well. It is a very difficult exam, and you need to prepare well. You can start preparing as early as possible, and you should continue studying throughout the year. You should read books on the subject, and you should also try to understand the concepts. When you are reading, you should be able to answer questions, and you should also be able to apply the concepts. If you can't do that, then you haven't really prepared for the exam.

2. Not Doing Practice Tests / Mock Tests

The second mistake is not doing practice tests/Mock tests. You should write practice tests and it is very important. This will help you to prepare well for the test. You should write as many practice tests/mock tests as possible. You should thoroughly analyze each and every test that your write to identify your weak and strong areas and work on them accordingly.

3. Not Having A Daily Time Table

You should have a daily time table. This helps provide a structure to your preparation. Giving adequate amount of time to out weak areas is important. You may be juggling with a lot of other things also in your life. Making sure you take out time for CAT preparation is important.

4. Not having a study plan

You should have a study plan. If you don't, then you won't be able to study properly. You need to plan out how to study. You should set aside time to study every day. You can use a timer to help you study more effectively. Knowing the sequence of topic is crucial especially in Quant. In LRDI you may plan to practice 2-3 sets on a daily basis. You can do the same thing with Reading Comprehension as well.

5. Not taking breaks

You should also take breaks from studying. You can take a break for 10 minutes, and then study for another 30 minutes. This will help you to study more effectively.

6.  Not doing revision

You should revise your notes. You should do this at least once a week. You should try to revise everything that you have learned. You should make sure that you understand all the concepts and that you have memorized them. Make formulae sheets for various topics in Quant, write down important words/phrases that you tend to forget etc.

7. Know What To Do

You should know what to do if you are stuck in a question or if you are not sure about the answer. The best way to do this is to go through the answer choices carefully and see if there is a pattern. If you are stuck, you should go back to your notes. You should also be able to recognize the types of questions and how they are structured.

In conclusion, it’s important to know the questions that you’ll be asked in the CAT. But more importantly, it’s important to know how to answer them. That’s why we have created a exhaustive CAT study material for you. It will help you prepare for CAT by covering everything you need to know about the exam.

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