CAT 2022: Top 10 revision tips to ace CAT exam with 99+ percentile

Make the most of your last few days left for the CAT 2022 exam with these top 10 revision tips that can help in scoring 99+ percentile.

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Prerna Goel | Nov 15, 2022 - 12:25 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Aiming to score 99+ percentile in CAT? This is extremely crucial for those targeting IIMs and other top B-schools in the country. The top-level MBA colleges in the country like Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi), Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (Mumbai), SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (Mumbai), and many more are among the list of colleges accepting CAT score and percentile as 99+ only. CAT 2022 aspirants, in these last few days need to focus on revision rather than preparing any new topic for CAT exam day.
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Common Admission Test or CAT 2022 exam date is November 27 and will be held in 151 test cities across India. Almost 2 lakh candidates appear for the CAT every year and less than 2000 aspirants score 99+ percentile. Among all the revision tips for the CAT exam for MBA, focusing and analyzing the mock test still tops. It must be noted that the selection of a question hampers the effort, so this is the area that must be worked upon a lot.

Top 10 revision tips to score 99+ percentile in CAT

  • Number of good attempts in CAT 2022 for 99+ percentile: In order to achieve 99+ percentile, right now while giving CAT mock test, candidates need to be familiar with the number of good attempts.

CAT sections

Total questions

Good attempts

VARC

24

18

DILR

20

13

Quantitative Aptitude

22

16

Total

66

47

  • Push your limits: While solving every mock test, solve it like it is the actual CAT exam. Analyze the correct and wrong answers. Push your limits and work hard on the topics you find tough.

  • Time management and accuracy: To aim higher percentile in CAT 2022, aspirants need to focus on both time management and accuracy. It is advisable to target a score of 104 (CAT raw score) to be able to enter the 99 percentile bracket.

  • Speed reading the RC passages: This must be avoided as the RC passages in IIM CAT exam are inference based. If you speed read them, you will end up reading them again thus wasting your precious time.

  • Do not succumb to pressure: No matter what the situation is during the exam, do not lose your calm. In case you can’t solve any particular question, do not get stuck on it and yield to pressure. Instead, move on to the next CAT question.

  • Focus on strategies and tricks: Catching the root of concepts and fundamentals is more important than blindly following what learnt from books. There is one simple trick for arithmetic problems. Be it percentages, fractions, cost and profit, time-speed-distance or averages is using the inversely proportional method to solve the respective type of questions.

  • Solving CAT previous year question papers: Those aiming 99 percentile in CAT must skim through the previous year CAT question papers. Candidates appearing in CAT for the first time will get an idea of the difficulty level and the kind of questions they can get in the CAT 2022 exam.

  • Practicing puzzles and DILR sets: The DILR questions for CAT require practice on a daily basis. Students must pick puzzles and solve at least 2 puzzles regularly. Also, they must practice at least 4 DILR sets from the previous year CAT papers and CAT mocks regularly for the higher percentile.

  • No guesswork: Candidates are highly recommended not to answer questions in the CAT MBA entrance exam based on their instincts. This will result in a negative marking, so better leave the question and answer only the ones you know.

  • Have confidence in yourself: Having confidence in oneself is a must. This confidence is the factor that will help you to go forward and carry on even during times when you are not doing good.


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