According to the schedule of the CAT exams from previous years it is not hard to guess that this year CAT will be held in the first week of the December, which leaves CAT aspirants with around 150 days for the preparation of the exam.
CAT is a combined management entrance exam for those who dream of pursuing the MBA from the best management institutions of the nation including the IIMs. For most candidates CAT exam is not tough to clear but is rather tricky. From talking to candidates who have cleared the CAT exam in the past they says that more than hard work, the exam requires strategic planning on how to approach and attempt the exam.
Below is a simple preparation strategy for the students who will begin preparing for the CAT exam now.
CAT preparation strategy
According to many experts and successful candidates of the CAT exam, this is not only the high but also the right time to start preparing for the upcoming CAT exam.
As a CAT aspirant, you should devote first 2-3 months in learning the basic concepts and fundamentals of the topics. As you clear your fundamentals, pay attention to mock tests and previous years' questions asked in the exam from the same topic. Start solving the mock test slowly. In the initial period of preparation your frequency of solving the mock test should be around one or two in a week which depends upon how much time you require to brush up your fundamentals. This method is the best to test your knowledge and progress simultaneously for the exam.
Contrary to what you may have heard it is not necessary to sit for 8-12 hours for the preparation of the exam. Give you complete attention to the preparation and even 4 hours of study will be enough for the exam.
Try to learn more than one method for solving the same question as this will help you with accuracy and accuracy is one of the ways to score high percentile in the exam. Make a schedule and stick to it and most important of all, during the last days of exam do not try to learn anything new. During the last weeks devote yourself to entirely mock tests.