The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will be conducting the Common Admission Test or CAT 2021 on November 28, 2021. Admit cards for this upcoming admission test is expected to release on October 27, 2021 on the official website – iimcat.ac.in. This now leaves the candidates with roughly 7 weeks to prepare for the examination. The remaining time is also a golden period for the candidates to give their best in the preparation. So, here are 7 points to bolster the preparation for CAT 2021:
#1. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension or VARC is one of the most dreaded section of CAT 2021 for many candidates. Moreover, the RCs are usually covered from a plethora of topics. A student from the Science background may be unfamiliar with a topic from Politics or History. In that case, it is advised to read articles and editorials that are related to these topics. Likewise, candidates can make themselves familiar with a variety of topics for the RCs.
#2. Similarly, the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) section can be tricky for some candidates. The LR section might have questions that are new and unseen. Hence, to ace this part of the exam, it is essential to have an open mind. Do not get clouded by the sets that are more familiar. What one can do is practice as many type of questions as they can. Moreover, try to solve the previous question papers. This will help in set selection.
#3. In the Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section, it is advised to be thorough with the algebra and arithmetic concepts. It is also important to improve one’s accuracy and speed while brushing up on these topics. So, try to solve all the questions from the QA section while solving a model question paper. However, do not sit with one question if it seems difficult.
#4. While doing QA, it is also important to be good at calculations. One needs to have exquisite calculation skills because it will not only help them while solving the quantitative questions but also in data interpretation. After all, DI is all about number crunching and there is not much logic behind it.
#5. Memorize all the squares, cubes, fractions and percentages. Try to familiarize with these concepts as much as one can. Also, while attempting the mock tests, try doing mental calculations. Do not reach out for the calculator every time.
#6. An overly generic but important tip to ace CAT 2021 is to attempt as many mock tests as one can. With the remaining seven weeks, make sure that one takes out time in the weekends to appear for mock tests. Not only that but also try to analyze them. During the weekdays, attempt as many sectionals as one can.
#7. If someone is still behind in their preparation, then they can complete the arithmetic topics early because that mostly covers half the question paper. After that, focus on the QA part. Plus, even during these preparation stages, do not ignore mock tests. CAT 2021 is about learning the fundamentals followed by tons of practice and mock tests.