CAT 2021: Toppers preparation tips to score 99+ percentile

Management students can follow these CAT preparation tips recommended by the toppers to crack the exam with a 99+ percentile.

CAT 2021: Toppers preparation tips to score 99+ percentile
Sundararajan | Jul 27, 2021 - 10:16 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: IIM Ahmedabad is all set to release the CAT notification in the last week of July 2021. Students interested in appearing for the Common Admission Test (CAT) this year have almost four months to prepare for the same. Here is the CAT preparation strategy by toppers that can help students to clear the exam with a good percentile.

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For efficient CAT preparation 2021, candidates need to follow a well-structured study plan, take numerous mock tests, and have a few tricks and strategies up their sleeve to crack CAT 2021 with a high percentile.

Toppers Tips: How to prepare for CAT 2021

  • Go through the CAT exam pattern and syllabus to make a list of all the important topics.

  • Solve ample CAT mock test series and analyze the same to identify the weaknesses and strengths. CAT 2021 mock tests can also help candidates in tracking their preparation.

  • Practice at least 30-40 questions of each type of problem daily.

  • Improve your time management and problem-solving skills.

  • Prepare a CAT preparation schedule including sections and topics you would like to prepare to avoid wastage of time.

How do toppers prepare for CAT exam

To get a 99+ percentile in CAT 2021, candidates need to have a proper CAT preparation schedule. Time management skills and shortcuts to solve the quant problems are also the deal makers or breakers on achieving a 100 or 98 percentile.

Vishesh Garg, a CAT topper who scored 99.99 percentile, said that he started CAT preparation a year before the exam. He focused on solving the maximum number of mock test papers. While preparing for CAT, Vishesh focused on taking note of his strengths and weaknesses and improving them.

Another CAT toppers, Ashish Sen and Shivam Chandak, both final year engineering students, said they were ready for CAT with their 12th preparation. The CAT preparation tips suggested by these toppers are to solve more than 30 mock test papers and analyze their scores to understand how well one is prepared for this MBA entrance test.

CAT preparation tip by topper Aditya Devalla believes that understanding the exam pattern is an important factor when preparing for the CAT exam. He suggests devoting 4-5 hours daily for quant preparation to increase speed, reduce mistakes and overcome weakness.

About CAT

Common Admission Test is a popular computer-based MBA entrance test conducted every year for admission to various postgraduate management programmes offered by IIMs and other management institutes accepting CAT scores.

CAT 2021 question paper will comprise of questions from three sections namely, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), and Quantitative Ability (QA).

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