CAT exam 2020 - Last week preparation tips
NEW DELHI: With CAT 2020 just a week away, it is the crucial time for candidates to have a well planned and feasible CAT exam strategy. This year CAT 2020 exam registration has witnessed a decline i.e. 2,27,835 candidates have filled the form as against 2.44 lakh last year as per IIM Indore. Hence the level of CAT 2020 is expected to be unpredictable with the exam pattern changed. So last week CAT preparation of candidates must be refined.
The foremost tip for last week CAT 2020 preparation is not to experiment with anything new. Every section of the CAT exam is extremely important where your time management skill will play an important role. To get a decent percentile, check here CAT last week preparation tips.
Tips for CAT 2020 last week preparation
Do not pick up any new topic to cover
At the last moment you surely do not want to step in confusion as it will divert you from all the strong CAT important topics you have covered so far and kept clear. So do not waste time and energy in covering any new topic in the eleventh hour.
Formulate a strategy to attempt different CAT sections
Every section in CAT 2020 is equally important, so candidates must give their best in every section in order to clear the sectional as well as overall CAT 2020 cutoff. Do not pre-formulate a mindset for what are the topics you are going to solve in the CAT 2020 entrance exam instead go with the flow on D-day. Go through the whole section once, and formulate a quick strategy then and there itself.
Write and analyze CAT Mock Test 2020 regularly
As per the previous year toppers, the mock tests have proved to be of utmost significance in the last minutes. In the last week of CAT 2020 preparation, candidates must take two to three CAT mock tests and not more than that as analyzing them is important too. It’s better to plan your mock tests in a way that you get enough time to analyse and understand your mistakes and get conceptual clarity in the weaker areas.
Try to practice the mock tests of CAT in the time slot mentioned in your CAT 2020 admit card. The idea here is to get your body and mind to get used to being focused and serious in that period.
Get accustomed to the online calculator
Though solving questions with the help of an online calculator provided on the screen is not recommended as it will waste a candidate’s time. However, experts suggest that some Data interpretation questions require the usage of a virtual CAT calculator. So candidates must have hands-on experience on it.
Balance accuracy and speed
To score a good percentile in the CAT 2020 exam, it is not important to answer a maximum number of questions but to answer them correctly. It is wiser to attempt fewer questions with great accuracy and quickly than attempting many questions incorrectly as negative marking could terribly affect your score. But keep in mind that higher accuracy is not the ultimate goal for CAT 2020 as you may end up in a lot of pressure. So the right strategy while preparing for CAT in last week is get hold of maintaining a balance between accuracy and speed.
Avoid studying late at nights in this week
Our brain needs rest and proper sleep to keep things in mind. So sleep for at least 6 to 7 hours. All your CAT preparation of months will go in vain if your mind enters in a state of restlessness on the D-day.
Revise Fundamental Concepts & Formulas
In the last week of CAT preparation, do not focus on rigorous practice, instead on revising the concepts and the formulas for each topic of quantitative, data interpretation and logical reasoning sections. Only candidates who have clarity of concepts and grasp on their fundamentals will be able to solve the questions and hence ace the CAT exam 2020.
Thus following these simple but highly effective CAT preparation tips for last week can prove to be beneficial for cracking the CAT exam.
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