CAT exam 2021: Last week preparation tips and guidelines to score 99+ percentile

CAT 2021 exam is to be held on November 28, 2021. Check out last week's preparation tips and guidelines.

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Sparna Saxena | Nov 23, 2021 - 1:22 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: IIM Ahmedabad will be conducting the CAT 2021 exam on November 28 2021 for MBA admission 2022-24. Candidates aiming to score 99+ percentile in CAT 2021 exam must strategize their last week preparation by revising the topics already studied, taking mock tests and analysing them, making exam day strategy on how to take the test etc. It is advisable to adhere to the strategy shared by CAT toppers and experts to ace this entrance with a good score.

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Staying calm and organized on the CAT 2021 exam day is also imperative for candidates. CAT MBA 2021 not only tests candidates academic knowledge but also their time management skills and if a candidate is not calm then it becomes hard to deal with exam pressure and last-minute hassles.

CAT 2021 Exam: Important Dates

CAT 2021 Events

CAT 2021 Important Dates

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November 28, 2021

CAT 2021 Exam

November 28, 2021

CAT exam 2021 slots

Forenoon slot - 8:30 am to 10.30 AM
Afternoon Slot - 12:30 pm to 2.30 PM
Evening Slot - 4:30 pm to 6.30 PM

CAT Exam Syllabus: Important Topics

The CAT 2021 exam syllabus is quite vast but for last week's preparation, candidates must focus on the CAT 2021 important topics. Here is a section-wise bifurcation of important topics from the CAT exam syllabus as well as the weightage of each section, have a look -

Section Name

Weightage

Important Topics

Quantitative Aptitude

34%

Number System, Time and Work, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

32%

Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Graphs, Tables, Data Caselets

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

34%

RC passages based questions, Para-jumbles & para-summary, inferences, sentence completion

CAT Exam 2021: Last Week Preparation Tips

Practice CAT mock tests - Candidates must practice one CAT mock test 2021 every day; this will make them familiar with the real exam pattern and will provide them with confidence. Ensure to practice only mock tests every day; attempting more than that can hamper efficiency, leading to self-doubt.

Analyze mock test results - Attempting CAT 2021 mock test is not the only thing that candidates need to do; they must also analyze its result. Last week's analysis helps candidates to prepare their exam day strategy and know their strong and weak points.

Revise CAT important topics - Candidates must go through all the important topics during their last week CAT preparation. Analyzing last year's CAT question paper to know the weightage of topics and preparing them thoroughly is suggested for cracking CAT 2021 exam.

Keep calm, relax and unwind - Do not panic during the last week of CAT 2021 preparation. Many candidates make the mistake of taking a lot of stress which makes it hard for them to handle pressure during the exam and they end up making petty errors. During the last week of CAT 2021, ensure to take adequate rest, stay calm and take a nutritious diet so that there are no health issues on the exam day.

Visit CAT exam centre - During the last week of the CAT 2021 exam, do not forget to visit the exam center. Candidates must be aware of how much time will be required to reach the CAT 2021 exam center as well as the shortest route to the center, so that there is no last-minute hassle.

Avoid learning new concepts - Candidates must focus on revising the topics they have learnt during the last week of CAT exam 2021 preparation instead of learning the new ones. Learning new topics can be tough and leave candidates might get overloaded with the information leading to stress. Thus, it is always advisable to focus on revising what you have learnt.

Keep in mind the CAT 2021 exam marking scheme - Candidates should always remember that there is a negative marking for each incorrect answer. Hence, it is advisable to leave the question unattempted in case the candidate is not sure of the answer.

Focus on improving efficiency - Last week, CAT preparation should be focused on improving efficiency. Scoring high percentiles is very much dependent on time management and pressure handling; hence candidates should attempt mock tests within the stipulated time limits and try to improve their efficiency.

Have paper strategy in place - Candidates aiming to score high in the CAT exam 2021 must prepare an exam strategy keeping in mind the topics in which they are strong and the ones they find hard. The CAT 2021 exam will have 4 sections and each section will have a specified time limit of 40 minutes. It is to be noted that candidates will have to attempt the question paper in chronological order; hence they should have a CAT 2021 exam paper strategy in place.

The CAT 2021 exam is around the corner and candidates can follow last week's CAT preparation tips for scoring a good percentile.


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