The date on which the CAT (Common Admission Test) examination is slated to be held is November 29th. The students seem to have a general sense of apprehension concerning the exam. We in this post would break down the paper in segments and approach the whole scene with a fresh perspective. Here are some tricks and tips which can boost your scores in the exam:
- The CAT exam focuses more on applied skills than on primary knowledge (the focus of school exams). Thus this format of test requires not only basic knowledge but also competent judgment making and cracking questions in a set spell of time. Very few individuals (less than 1%) are able to attempt all the problems. This tells us that knowing everything is not necessary to crack the exam. You can tackle the exam a lot better if you just practice mock test papers and map the whole question papere. know what type of questions take time and create a strategy for them etc. It necessary to have an idea of what the examiners want from you when approaching the paper.
- As discussed before knowing everything is not important but retaining what you learnt and understanding its application is necessary. The mock paper mentioned above will help you in analyzing your faults and fortes. The cleverest thing to do now would be to focus on revising and analyzing the stuff you already know. The examination focusses totally on the swiftness and competent judgment making of the applicant. Thus, revising with a calm mind has great importance.
- The question selection is a necessary aspect of the exam. The decision making skills mentioned before should not be taken lightly. Try to lower the number of attempts and strive for precision in answering questions. If you see a question that you can do but takes time leave it for the second read of the paper (Do not forget about it!).
- In questions that are not MCQ’s do not get lured to the no-negatives. These questions seem the right choice but never contribute much to the score of the applicants. They will tax you while later attempting question that you know.
- Reading Comprehension – Read and select the passage carefully and know which questions you want to attempt, as the single para questions or direct questions have been known to fetch more marks than answers that are spread all through the passage.
- Data Interpretation – The simple trick for these forms of questions is to know that the more data one needs in a question the more difficult it is going to be. Try to pick questions which have less steps and calculations involved.
- Logical Reasoning – these sorts of questions also have two types first are the ones that have only one possible scenario on which the data is going to be applied. Then there are those that have multiple possible setups and every sub problem under them provides more data. The first type of questions will provide you more chances to score.
- Quantitative Ability – Students attempting the exam for the first time will get to know that the problems are slightly varied from what they solved in the mock papers. Questions that have long statements should be avoided as they can confuse and misdirect.