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Last Minute Tips For Cracking CAT 2017

The key to score high in CAT is answering maximum questions correctly in the given time limit. Hence choosing the right questions to answer and developing the discipline to allocate time judiciously and not to bogged down trying one tough question is important

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CAT 2017 is just around the corner and all the aspirants must be pondering over the thought, "How to bell the CAT." While scoring high in CAT depends on the study done throughout the year, still planning your preparation for the last few days pragmatically can make a huge difference.  Let's look at a few tips to help you get going before the finale.

1.    Self-introspect and Practice! - You must have already taken multiple mock tests and it is time for some analysis to know what are your strengths and weaknesses. Practice and review the weak areas and ensure not to repeat your errors.

2.   Time Management - The key to score high in CAT is answering maximum questions correctly in the given time limit. Hence choosing the right questions to answer and developing the discipline to allocate time judiciously and not to bogged down trying one tough question is important. Working on multiple mock tests gives you a fair idea of deciding on the difficulty level of the question in a few seconds glance. As per your preparation, divide the questions in each section in the easy, medium and difficult categories. Attempt the easy ones first, followed by medium difficulty questions and finally take a shot at the questions you find the most difficult.

3.    One day before the D-Day - Naturally, the anxiousness would be high on the day before the exam, but candidates should try to maintain their calm and stay relaxed.  In fact, try not to attempt any more mock tests on the last day. Overthinking and stressing out might puzzle you or lead to an emotional distress. Unwind by spending some time with friends or by watching your favourite movie, sleep well and be ready for the D-Day.

4.   On the day of the exam - Ensure that you do well in all sections while excelling in your strongest area.  Be flexible and not panic due to any unexpected questions during the exam. If it is unexpected for you then it is unexpected for others as well and the test results are based on the relative performance. Do not spend too much time attempting any single question. If you can't figure a question in a couple of minutes, move on. Do not panic if you are unable to attempt all questions. The key is not attempting all the questions but getting mostly attempted questions right.

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this publishing house


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