Common Admission Test or CAT 2021 will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) on November 28, 2021. Admit cards for this computer-based test will be available on the official website iimcat.ac.in from October 27, 2021, onwards. Candidates who desire to get into the top-sought IIMs must score at least 99 percentile marks in the test. In short, this score is the safe zone to grab a seat in the top IIMs like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kozhikode, etc.
However, for candidates from non-engineering backgrounds, this test might be relatively tough. To help them out, here are 6 important tips that they can follow to score more than 99 percentile in CAT 2021.
#1. The first thing to note down is the weightage of each section. This will help the candidates to know which chapters they should focus more on in order to score better. For instance, Arithmetic is the part that requires sufficient time as it has a good amount of weightage. So, it is advisable to do all the chapters in detail and revise them time and again.
#2. After completing the arithmetic portion, move on to algebra. According to CAT toppers who are from non-engineering backgrounds, algebra is the portion that does not require much time but is scoring. Around 10-12 questions are asked from algebra.
#3. Numbers and Geometry are very lengthy chapters and can require much time. So, start with the number system first, complete the chapter in detail and make notes if possible. Toppers advise dividing the chapter into parts such as factors, remainders, etc. for convenience.
#4. For the Quantitative Aptitude part, it is essential to devise what strategy one will need to attempt particular questions. As per toppers, solving the questions that one is sure about first can be of great help. However, in case one is stuck in a question then move on to the next one.
#5. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension or VARC is a very dreaded section. This is because the RCs are usually covered from a plethora of topics. It is advised to read articles and editorials that are related to these topics like Politics, History, Philosophy, etc. In this way, candidates can make themselves familiar with a variety of topics for the RCs.
#6. Lastly, go for tests that have questions clubbed from various chapters. This will help a candidate analyze whether the candidate has a good hold on a particular chapter or not.