CAT Exam 2023: Tips to self-prepare for this MBA entrance in this last month

Common Admission Test 2023 will be conducted by IIM Lucknow on November 26. Candidates can follow these preparation tips to crack the CAT exam 2023 with a good percentile.

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Anusha Bhalotia | November 9, 2023 | 03:34 PM IST

New Delhi- The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow is set to conduct the CAT 2023 exam on November 26. The CAT admit card was released on November 7 and can be downloaded from the official website - iimcat.ac.in. Every year, top B-schools like IIMs, SPJIMR, GIM Goa, IMT Ghaziabad, FMS and MDI accept candidates with a percentile of 95+. This year, IIFT will also be accepting CAT score instead of conducting IIFT entrance exam. Since the CAT exam is highly competitive, it is crucial to follow an effective preparation strategy to score an excellent percentile. Candidates seeking admission to these top MBA colleges must follow these CAT exam last month preparation tips to maximise their efforts.

To strengthen your CAT Preparation 2023, it is important to have a structured study plan with regular practice of important topics and preparing notes consistently.

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CAT 2023: Last-month preparation tips

Last-month CAT study plan

  • For the CAT 2023 exam, cover the following important topics:

    • Algebra, Modern Math, Arithmetic, Number System, Geometry and mensuration in QA
    • Reading Comprehension, Para-Jumbles, Odd Sentences Out, Fill in the Blanks and Para-Summary in VARC
    • Seating Arrangement, and Data Arrangement, Blood Relations, Venn Diagrams and Binary Logic in LR and
    • Puzzles, Data Sufficiency, Graphs Related and Tables & Caselets in DI section.

Consistent revision and practice of important topics

  • In the last month of CAT exam 2023 preparation, practice only the important topics and give special attention to weaker areas
  • Create short notes and flashcards with shortcut techniques, important formulas and tricks for quick revision
  • Consider joining online or offline study groups for doubt clarification

CAT mock tests and sample papers

  • Give at least 3-4 CAT mock tests along with CAT previous year papers and sample papers every week
  • Analyse performance in the CAT mock exams and focus more on weaker sections
  • Plan CAT exam day strategy while giving CAT mock exams, find what works best for you and stick to it
  • Practising regular CAT mock tests will help figure out how much time to spend on each section, and improve speed and accuracy

CAT exam 2023 pro tips and time management strategy

  • Invest 10-12 hours everyday in CAT exam preparation
  • Do not spend more than 2 minutes on one question and solve easy ones first.
  • Focus more on accuracy than attempting more questions
  • Keep your concepts clear with regular revision
  • Give at least 1 CAT mock test everyday

In the final stretch towards the CAT exam 2023, these tips provide a path for effective self-preparation. To excel in this MBA entrance exam, a blend of aptitude, strategy, and dedicated effort is essential. These 30-day CAT preparation tips can greatly increase your chances of securing a high percentile and gaining admission to India's top management institutes.

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