CAT – The Common Admission Test is one of the important competitive exams in the country for the admissions into topmost management colleges to pursue masters in their management studies. Consistently more than 3 lakh aspirants appear for CAT exam every year which is conducted by IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management). The greater part of candidates fails to clear every year and the main purpose for this failure is the common mistakes in their preparations. Preparing for CAT exam is not an easy task. Even after thorough preparation, most of the aspirant fails to score higher percentile.
Here are the most common and repetitive mistakes committed by CAT aspirants.
- Not maintaining the study plan and proper notes
Preparing study plan and maintaining notes is good practice to start the exam preparations. Referring to the notes (if you have enrolled in a coaching center) during revisions and during exams will be much beneficial as it contains the important concepts, points, and formulas explained by lecturers. Study plan also helps in completing the entire syllabus on time.
- Skipping revisions
The best way to judge one’s performance is by having more number of revisions. Cat sample papers are the best study materials as it helps students to revise all they have learned before the final examination. Revisions not only enhances student’s confidence but also make them perfect in all the topics before their exam and help them to perform best without any exam stress or anxiety.
- Losing hope
Most of the students lose their hope before the day of their exam. Do not be tense, have a positive thought towards your preparations and encourage yourself to crack CAT. On the day of the exam just have a quick revision to gain confidence in your preparations.
- Skipping previous years question papers
To clear this exam, a lot of preparation is required. A student needs to refer more books, question banks, mock papers, model papers, and previous year papers. Few students skip solving previous years CAT question papers either due to the lack of time or they may just ignore them. Solving more number of question papers help students to improve their time management and makes them thorough about the exam pattern. Additionally there are more chances of questions getting repeated from this papers and moreover, this question papers covers entire CAT syllabus.
These are the basic mistakes which are committed by CAT aspirants. It is important for every student to avoid these mistakes and develop the confidence to tackle the exam questions easily.
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