CAT 2023 Preparation Tips

Common Admission Test

Examination Start Date
26th Nov 2023

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New Update About CAT 2023

IIM Lucknow has revised CAT Admit Card 2023 release date. CAT Admit Card will now be released on 7 November 2023 The release date of CAT Admit Card was previously set to be 25 October. Candidates will be able to download their respective CAT Admit Cards until the exam day by using their CAT login ID and password. The CAT 2023 Exam will be held on November 26 at approximately 400 test centres across 150 cities. The exam will be divided into three slots and will last two hours. Candidates will be able to take the test at the centre only if they bring a hard copy of their CAT 2023 Admit Card.

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Your CAT preparation strategy entirely depends on how much time you are giving for your preparations. According to the experts, as your exam date approaches nearer, you need to spend major on the time in revising all the topics you have covered in the past few months. CAT Preparation involves Preparation strategy, preparation time, right study material and many other factors.

Below are the CAT Preparation tips, based on experts and toppers view:

Tips for Students preparing for CAT at home:

  • The candidate must know the revised CAT exam pattern.
  • The candidate must thoroughly analyze the CAT syllabus.
  • Examine your own weaker and stronger areas according to the syllabus.
  • Compile the best study material which includes books, study materials and research papers.
  • Start working on your weaker areas and master the areas where you are already confident.
  • Practice mock tests regularly and try to improve your mistakes.
  • You can also practice previous years question paper and try to complete them according to the time limit.

Prepare for CAT in 6 months:

  • Understand the CAT Exam Pattern and CAT Syllabus thoroughly.
  • Figure out your stronger and weaker areas.
  • Start with the basics of each topic. Develop the fundamentals and clear all your doubts.
  • Once you are done with the basics, start taking the sectional quiz.
  • Solve Mock Tests and Previous years paper daily, once you have covered the whole syllabus.
  • Assess your mistakes in mock tests and sample papers and overcome the difficulties, you had been facing while solving them.
  • As you have given enough time to your preparation, stay confident and trust yourself. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much time sufficient for CAT Exam Preparation??

There is no specific timeline which can be considered enough for CAT Preparation. It sometimes depends on candidates’ caliber. But yes, 6 months time is large enough to prepare for the mba competitive exam.

Can I get 99 in CAT 2023 in 3 months??

Yes. If a correct strategy is chosen and a dedicated timetable is made for the preparation purposes, you can get 99 in CAT Exam. You must complete the CAT Syllabus first and start preparing for the exam by solving previous year question papers.

Is it easy to get 100% in CAT Exam??

In order to reach this goal and achieve a 100% in CAT Exam, candidates must work smartly and strategically. They should be consistent with their preparation.

Which IIM has the lowest cutoff??

As per the previous years’ CAT Cutoff, IIM Ahmedabad has the lowest cutoff for admission.

How much time should be given in each section of the CAT??

In CAT Exam, each section has a sectional time limit of 40 minutes. Candidates are advised to make sure that they complete these sections in the given time limit.

How many times can a person attempt the CAT examination??

Students can appear as many times in CAT Exam as they wish to. The only requirement is to fulfill the minimum CAT eligibility criteria as per defined by the examination conducting body. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university securing at least 50% marks in aggregate. (45% marks for candidates belonging to a reserved category)

Where can I get subject-wise questions for the CAT exam??

Candidates appearing in CAT 2023 can check CAT previous year question papers or they can also go through online mock tests. Besides, they can refer to the best books for CAT exam.

How to start preparing for the CAT from August 2023??

Now that only three months are left for CAT 2023, candidates must have completed CAT 2023 Syllabus. They must spend last three months revising what they have studied. It is almost impossible to complete the syllabus and complete the exam if you start preparing three months before the exam.

What is the importance of the practice exam in the CAT??

The consistency in practice will help students attempt questions much faster. They will become familiar with every type of question and be able to tackle these questions in one go taking lesser time.

Is cracking the CAT exam hard??

Yes. It is one of the toughest MBA Exams conducted out there so cracking CAT Exam is a tough task. But if the right strategy is followed by students, they will be able to crack the exam with ease. Familiarizing yourself with CAT Syllabus, CAT Exam pattern and CAT previous year question papers will help students crack the exam.

How is the NMAT exam different from the CAT??

The main difference between CAT and NMAT lies in its test structures. CAT Exam also consists of TITA questions. Additionally, there is no negative marking in NMAT Exam but CAT Exam has negative marking.

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