CAT Exam 2022 in 100 days: How to prepare, daily schedule; Download CAT previous year papers

CAT 2022 in 100 days. Check out CAT exam preparation tips and daily study schedule to ace CAT MBA entrance with 99+ percentile.

CAT Exam 2022 in 100 days: How to prepare, daily schedule; Download CAT previous year papers 100 days to CAT 2022: preparation tips
Sunil Kumar Sharma | Aug 19, 2022 - 4:40 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: CAT full form is Common Admission Test. IIM CAT 2022 will be held on November 27, Sunday, in three sessions. CAT exam 2022 will be conducted across 150 test cities. CAT MBA entrance is a computer-based test conducted every year for admission to IIMs and top CAT colleges such as FMS Delhi, IMI, IMT Ghaziabad, MDI Gurgaon, Great Lakes, GIM Goa, etc. CAT registration 2022 is underway; candidates can register for the CAT 2022 at iimcat.ac.in by September 14.
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As the CAT 2022 exam date nears, the aspirants intensify their preparation, increasing hours of study every day. Certainly, time matters. And candidates will, of course, get the benefits of giving more time to CAT MBA preparation. But cracking this most competitive MBA entrance exam (CAT) is a different game. Along with time, cracking the CAT entrance test requires the right strategy, a study plan with a focus on what to study and how much.

CAT Exam 2022: Highlights

CAT 2022 exam conducting IIM

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Mode of IIM CAT exam

Online

Sections in CAT MBA

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

  • Quantitative Ability

Type of questions in CAT entrance

MCQs and SAQs

Number of questions expected in CAT 2022

66

CAT application 2022 last date

September 14, 2022

CAT 2022 exam date

November 27, 2022

CAT admit card release date

October 27, 2022

No. of test cities

150

Marking scheme

Negative marking

100 days to CAT 2022: How to prepare?

It is four months short of the CAT exam day. If candidates follow the right strategy and study plan, 100 days is enough to not just achieve a significantly high score but become a CAT topper. If your target is IIMs and other top MBA colleges, you must score around the 99+ percentile. Here is how to create a CAT 2022 study plan that helps in achieving the target CAT exam percentile and securing MBA admission to their preferred college.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

This section is expected to have 24 questions of easy to a moderate level in the CAT exam 2022. Some questions may be difficult. Candidates can avoid difficult or tricky ones. Attempting 10-15 questions accurately can fetch you a good score in CAT MBA. According to experts, candidates have scored 100 percentile in MBA CAT entrance by accurately answering 11 questions in every section. The CAT 2022 preparation should be around topics listed in the CAT syllabus, such as para jumble, par summary, odd one out, and vocabulary. Give 2 days every week for Verbal Ability topics, such as logs, functions, mixtures & allegations, set theorems, Venn diagrams, etc. Just a single good book on CAT exam preparation VARC will be sufficient to cover the entire section.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Last year 20 questions were there in the CAT DILR section. 10 questions each were asked from DI and LR. Candidates who attempted 10 questions managed to fetch above 95+ percentile in DILR. So if a candidate is bad at logical reasoning, they can compensate in the DI section. Some of the important topics to focus on in DILR section are:

  • Data Interpretation: Approximation, table, line graph, pie chart, bar graph, bubble graph, trilingual DI, funnel DI, data rectification/identification based DI, time zone based DI, etc

  • Logical Reasoning: Arrangements, direction, blood relations, puzzle, set theory, routes & network, team formation, number series, dice, conditional LR, game & tournament, scheduling, miscellaneous, etc

Quantitative Ability

After VARC, the highest number of questions will be asked from the quant section in the CAT exam. 22 questions are expected to be asked in this section. Candidates should target to solve 12 to 15 questions correctly. Compared to the first two sections, QA topics take a major chunk in the CAT syllabus. Candidates are advised so study selectively, solving questions from topics that will be asked in the test. They should focus more on the CAT important topics for QA as given below.

  • Vedic math (1 hour on the daily)

  • Geometry: Do questions on lines, triangles, circles, mensuration, etc.

  • Arithmetic: Focus on profit and loss, simple and compound interest, time, speed, and distance and time and work

  • Modern Math: Solve questions from permutation and combination 1, permutation and combination 2, probability and progression

  • Algebra: Linear equations, quadratic equations, etc. are most important topics to study

CAT 2022 Exam: Daily preparation schedule and study plan

Make a CAT preparation 2022 study plan covering all the topics from the three sections. Complete the CAT syllabus in the first 40 days. Revise, practice CAT previous year question papers, and take the CAT mock test for the next 60 days. Follow the method below to make your CAT 2022 study plan.

  • Divide 100 days into three slots - 40, 30, and 30 days

  • Cover all syllabus in the first 40 days

  • Revise all the topics in the next 25-30 days. Resort to CAT previous year question papers to have an idea of the types of questions

  • Remaining 30 days should be used for taking and analyzing CAT mock tests

Daily schedule for CAT 2022 preparation

  • Do two questions from logical reasoning (LR), reading comprehension (RC) and data interpretation (DI) each

  • Solve at least 20 questions from quantitative ability on the daily

  • Give two days for verbal ability (VA) every week

Bonus tip: Candidates should learn the skills to categorize questions into easy, moderate and difficult. First do the easy questions and then the moderate. Difficult questions should be attempted last.

CAT 2022 mock tests and previous year papers

The magic mantra to scoring above the 99+ percentile in the CAT exam is taking more mock tests and solving CAT's previous year's question papers. Taking mocks will help you assess your CAT exam preparation as well as improve your accuracy level and problem-solving speed. If a candidate wants to do all questions, they will have to solve a question in 2 minutes. But no candidate can answer all questions, nor is it advisable to do so. 100 percentile in CAT 2022 can be achieved even by answering 13 questions accurately from each section. Just do half of the paper, and you will get 99 percentile. Never avoid mocks.
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