Due to a limited syllabus and high level of competitiveness, CAT Aspirants are often intimidated by the excess time left with them. After completing basics of CAT syllabus, they hardly understand what they should do next? However, CAT is a test that requires you not only to show your skills but also outperform others in an exceptional manner. Hence, studying the basics from syllabus can’t be enough. You have to substantiate your preps with more practice. Plan a streamlined methodology for the same.
Make Reading A Daily Habit:
Never restrict your knowledge to the textbooks. After completing the fundamental course structure, you should expand your knowledge base with a rigorous reading regimen. Inculcate reading as a daily habit and read everything that interests you. Read blogs, newspapers, journals, novels, and all the genres that may be relevant to your CAT preps.
Practice through Mock Tests:
After you have understood the basic concepts, it’s time to test your skills in a real-time simulation. Take mock tests that simulate the environment of actual test and follow a similar pattern of questions. These tests will help you to understand your current level of preparations and also, the actual mode of this test. Apart from these mock tests, solve the previous year papers.
Analyze the Results:
After taking mock tests or solving previous year papers, you must analyze your answers by comparing them with the explanations provided. If there are certain questions that you couldn’t solve in spite of knowing their concepts, you should get back to your study material and revise these concepts properly. This way, you can improve your current level of preparation and substantiate your conceptual clarity and knowledge.
Work On Increasing The Speed:
This is crucial to becoming successful in CAT. Hence, you should work hard to improve your speed by devising your own shortcut methods. Learn all the important formulae, tables, and theorems. Some sections of Quant do not allow a calculator. So, improve your speed of doing calculations like square roots and cube roots with regular practice. You can learn the nuances of time management through the mock tests.
Even while preparing for CAT, you must lay impetus on improving your accuracy levels. Remember, CAT has a negative marking pattern that can cost you dearly if you don’t try to improve the level of accuracy in your attempts.
These are some of the steps that you can take and follow after completion of basic syllabus of CAT.