Though the trend of the all popular exams is to have the students attending coaching classes, with right resources and proper guidance one can easily skip the coaching class phase and prepare from home. The following are some of the tips and tricks that would help you get the desired score and B-school.
1. In-depth game knowledge
Having thorough knowledge about the exam is must to ace it. One should understand the pattern and syllabus in detail. After knowing this you should diligently prepare an execution plan by properly analysing your current place when it comes to the various topics of the exam. This would help you schedule the study plan now based on your area of strength and
2. Right gears
There definitely are numerous study materials available in the market and on the internet. From books to question banks and previous year papers, all of it easily accessible. But few of the most recommended books to build your concepts right would be as follows:
- ‘How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT’ by Arun Sharma
- ‘The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT’ by Nishit Sinha
Along with this you can keep your Verbal ability and Reading Comprehension section in check by keeping up with new vocabulary every day and practising a couple of comprehension passages which are easily available on the internet.
This is a very crucial tool to crack CAT. As the exam tests the speed and accuracy of the pupil, it is very important to take the 3 hour full length mock tests to understand the common mistakes done and analyse your performance in depth to come up with the right strategies for the D-day. You can easily buy the Mock test series pack offered by almost all coaching centres or the other online preparation portals to gain access to the mock tests.
4. Right connections
Be it the WhatsApp/Telegram groups to discuss and clarify the doubts or connecting on LinkedIn with the Alumni and current pupils of your dream college to understand and gain insight on the requirements and opportunities available. These connections will guide you in the right direction to take a calculated decision.
One such social learning group is- CAT Preparation – The Smarter Way.
5. Perseverance and motivation
Last but not the least it is very important to keep your motivation intact throughout the preparation period till you reach the goal as it is of utmost importance for an exam like CAT which nearly takes a year long process and preparations till you get into that dream college of yours. Remember, perseverance is the key!