Last-minute tips to prepare for non-CAT management exams

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23 Dec 2018

#CareerBytes: Last-minute preparation tips to crack non-CAT management entrance exams

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular management entrance examination in the country conducted for admission to the prestigious IIMs and various other B-schools in India.

However, apart from CAT, there are several other management exams like MAT, XAT, SNAP, CMAT, etc. to get into other top institutes across the country.

Here are some last minute tips to crack non-CAT management exams.

#1

Know the syllabus, components, and structure of the entrance exam

Know the syllabus, components, and structure of the entrance exam

It is important for candidates to know and cover the entire syllabus for the management entrance exam they are going to appear. They should create a solid study plan to prepare properly.

Most management examinations are designed to assess the candidates' decision-making abilities, aptitude, general awareness, verbal ability, grammar, quantitative ability, critical/logical reasoning, writing skills, and knowledge about current affairs and important Indian/global events.

#2

Aspirants must practice and revise as much as they can

Aspirants must solve as many previous papers, sample question papers, and practice questions as possible; they can also take mock tests. This will help them understand the exam pattern, questioning trends, difficulty level, etc.

Candidates should not try to learn any new topics at the last minute as they will not have enough time. They should instead focus on revising what they already know.

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#3

Candidates must manage and utilize their precious time properly

Candidates must manage and utilize their precious time properly

Aspirants must manage and utilize time well at the last minute. They should give equal importance to all topics/sections and allot sufficient time.

One must solve previous/sample papers in a time-bound manner to manage time better and improve speed and accuracy to perform well in the exam.

They should be aware of any negative-marking scheme and learn to answer only those questions they know.

#4

Prepare, organize, and revise important notes regularly

Revising from one's self-prepared notes is the best way to revise at the last minute. While preparing or revising the exam syllabus, students must prepare important notes which will help them recall things better.

They should maintain a separate notebook for formulae, topic summaries, tricks/shortcuts, important events, current affairs, etc. Candidates can just go through these notes whenever they get time for quick revision.

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What are the books we can read to prepare for the CAT exam?

Asked 2018-12-24 09:57:35 by MANIVANNAN ELUMALAI

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As per the new syllabus, the study material provided on the official website of ICAI is best among all to study. The other books you can refer to are (1) Mercantile Law by P.P.S.Gogna, (2) General Economics by S.K.Agarwal, (3) Quantitative Aptitude by P.N.Arora, and (4) Fundamentals of Accounting by M.P.Gupta and B.M.Aggarwal.

When will CAT 2018 results be declared?

Asked 2018-12-23 23:34:10 by Parakram Pillai

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The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 was conducted by the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) in November. The IIM-C is expected to announce the CAT results in the second week of January 2019, tentatively on January 7.

When is XAT 2019 going to be conducted?

Asked 2018-12-23 23:34:10 by Abhinav Tambe

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The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2019 will be held on 6 January 2019. It will be a computer-based test in 46 cities across the country. XAT entrance exam is the most popular management exam after CAT.

What are the eligibility criteria for XAT?

Asked 2018-12-23 23:34:10 by Ishan Mehra

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Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level management entrance exam. The eligibility criteria for the XAT exam are the candidate should have completed a bachelor's degree or should be in the final year of graduation. There is no age bar or minimum percentage of marks required.

How many times is MAT conducted in a year?

Asked 2018-12-23 23:34:10 by Aditya Sengupta

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Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is an exam conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA). MAT is usually held four times in a year: February, May, September, and December.

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