The online registrations for CAT 2018 are currently underway, and the exam will take place on November 25, 2018.
The highly competitive, management-aptitude test is the gateway to major B-schools of India.
However, a lot of students, lacking proper planning and guidance, end up making silly mistakes- losing their chances.
Here are 6 mistakes to avoid while preparing for the CAT exam 2018.
Mistakes to avoid: Not having a study schedule; Lacking revision
Not having a study schedule: Proper planning is vital to your CAT exam preparation. Formulate a monthly, weekly, and daily study time table, short-list all the topics you'll cover, and above all, stick to the schedule.
Lack of revision: Preparation alone won't help. One needs to regularly revise all the formulae, topics, shortcuts, and solving methods, so you can recall them on exam day.
Mistakes to avoid: Not focusing on conceptual clarity; Skipping analysis
Conceptual clarity: Don't fall prey to the myth that mugging up formulae and tricks will sort your preparation. There are no shortcuts. In-depth conceptual clarity only can help you crack the CAT exam.
Skipping analysis: Don't just mindlessly go about studying. Do regularly analyze your preparation by quizzing yourself and taking up tests, to figure your strengths and weaknesses, and work accordingly thereafter.
Prep material, Practice
Other mistakes: Using many study materials; Not practising papers
Referring to too many study materials: Do not fall for every preparation book that comes your way. Only go for limited yet quality sources and books for your CAT preparation. Rushing here and there won't help.
Not practising: Practise enough sample papers and past years' papers as it'll give you an idea about paper pattern, difficulty levels, question framing, and will help boost confidence.