The Common Admission Test or CAT 2021 is all set to be conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) on November 28, 2021. Admit cards for the test have already been released on the official website, iimcat.ac.in. Candidates who haven’t downloaded the admit cards should do so at the earliest. Approximately, there are two weeks left for the examination. This remaining time is ideal for the candidates to gear up with their preparation. At this stage, it is essential to develop a strong revision strategy to ace the examination. Here are some strategies that one can follow.
#1. Read articles and editorials that are related to topics like Politics, History, and a variety of topics. This will help in covering the Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension or VARC section. Moreover, students from the Science background should put special emphasis on this.
#2. From the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) section, the LR portion might have questions that are new and unseen. So, while revising, candidates should not get clouded by the sets that are more familiar to them. Try to solve the previous years’ question papers as that will help in the effective set selection.
#3. Revise the algebra and arithmetic sections from the Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section. In addition to this, candidates can utilize this time and work on improving their speed and accuracy. While solving a model question paper, try to attempt all the questions. In case a question seems difficult, do not sit with it for the whole time.
#4. The QA section demands the candidate be extremely good at calculations. This is because it will not only help in solving the questions but also in data interpretation.
#5. During revision, try to memorize the percentages, fractions, cubes, squares, etc. An important tip that most of the toppers have emphasized is that candidates should do mental calculations as much as they can. They should not reach out to the calculator unless required.
#6. Revision is never complete without mock tests. Hence, this time is ideal to attempt as many mock tests as a candidate can. Not only during the weekends, but candidates should take out time during the weekdays to appear for mock tests. However, after solving a mock test, it is beneficial to analyze them.
Nonetheless, if candidates require conceptual clarity, they can refer to some YouTube videos uploaded by coaching institutes and tutors. If they find a particular concept tricky, they can always re-watch the video. That being said, it is of utmost importance to have an idea of time management, and the best way to do that is to appear for mock tests in a time-bound manner.