IIM CAT 2021: How many mock tests are enough to get 99+ percentile

CAT 2021 mock tests act as a simulator to ascertain the current preparation level and prepare well for the D-day. Check how many CAT mock tests one must attempt to ace the exam with a good percentile.

IIM CAT 2021: How many mock tests are enough to get 99+ percentile Number of CAT mock tests to attain 99+ percentile (image credit: shutterstock)
Prerna Goel | Nov 20, 2021 - 1:04 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: IIM Ahmedabad is conducting CAT 2021 exam on November 28 in three slots. CAT exam is the highly preferred MBA entrance exam leading to admission into 20 IIMs and multiple top B-schools in India. Qualifying CAT 2021 exam requires a good preparation strategy that is focused on accuracy and time management. What can be better than CAT 2021 mock tests for the same. But the prime question here is- how many CAT mock tests to attempt to crack CAT with 99+ percentile.

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Experts suggest candidates take more than 20-hour full-length CAT 2021 mock tests and at least 100-150 sectional tests. There is no maximum number of how many CAT mocks you should take but at least 15-20 CAT exam mocks are recommended for the basic CAT exam preparation. Most importantly rather than the number, what counts is how much you improve going from one CAT free mock test to another. One might take 30-40 mock tests of CAT and still may not improve while another candidate may take 3-4 CAT mock and change his CAT percentile drastically.

Why should you practice CAT mock test 2021

  • CAT 2021 mock tests are derived from questions that appeared in past years’ CATs

  • CAT exam mock will familiarise you with the real exam environment and other factors such as question pattern, syllabus, and difficulty level of CAT.

  • It will help candidates to plan and manage their time judiciously, while still attempting maximum questions to achieve their dream CAT percentile.

  • Candidate will be able to check his/ her preparation level through self-analysis of CAT mock

  • CAT mock exams will help you in strategizing by playing to your strengths and avoiding pitfalls.

CAT 2021 Marking Scheme

With CAT approaching, candidates' focus must be on targeting the maximum score and attaining a good percentile in the exam. The details on the marking scheme of CAT are as follows:

  • For each correct answer, candidates will score 3 marks.

  • For each wrong answer in the objective questions, candidates will get a negative marking of 1 mark.

  • There will be no negative marks in the subjective questions.

  • The primary objective, hence, must be to solve only those questions of which you are 100 percent accurate as a slight miss may result in a loss of marks.

  • CAT 2021 exam pattern may vary too with fewer or more questions in each section. Hence focus on accuracy and solving the question in the least time to get close to scoring 99+ CAT percentile.

CAT Percentile Range: Sectional and Overall

CAT Percentile

VARC Score

DILR Score

QA Score

Overall Score

80%ile

25

17

19

57

90%ile

30

23

27

69

95%ile

35

27

33

83

98%ile

39

33

40

101

99%ile

42

36

44

106

99.5%ile

47

41

48

122


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