Admit cards for the Common Admission Test or CAT 2021 have been released by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Candidates who will be appearing for the examination on November 28, 2021, should download the admit cards from iimcat.ac.in. Now, there are three slots for CAT 2021 exam, namely Slot 1, Slot 2 and Slot 3. The major question is what these slots are and what should candidates do as per their slot.
As per sources, Slot 1 is held from 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM while Slot 2 is from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Lastly, Slot 3 will be held from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. The number of questions for each slot is fixed. The foremost point that experts have stressed is that candidates should appear for the mock tests as per their allotted slot. This will help them to prepare their brain well in advance so that they can perform efficiently on the examination day. Moreover, the average time that one should give for one question is not more than 2 minutes. The toppers followed a strategy that they would not get stuck in any difficult question. CAT primarily tests the speed game of the candidates.
Utilize the remaining time and practice long RCs. For that, allot 30 minutes every day to reading. One can refer to the question papers of the previous three to four years and practice the VARC portion. DI/LR is another important section for the examination. This section, although scoring, can help one to get a score among the top percentiles. Irrespective of their slots, candidates must not overlook this section at any cost. Last year, the DI/LR section was said to have been tough. However, experts suggest that one must be smart enough to find the easy set among all other slots.
Similarly, the Quantitative Aptitude section for the first and second slots had a difficulty level between easy to moderate. Nevertheless, it is important to note that Arithmetic dominates in all slots. It is quite common that every slot of the CAT 2021 examination will have varying difficulty levels of the question paper. For example, if a candidate has been assigned Slot 2 and they hear candidates from Slot 1 saying that a particular section of the question paper was tough, then it can have an effect on them. Hence, it is important that one does not pay any heed to the Slot 1 examination. This same rule again applied for the Slot 3 candidates.