- Quantitative Aptitude: With the increasing emphasis on diversity at IIMs, it is speculated that the difficulty level of Quantitative Aptitude section may be lowered a bit this year. Number system, Algebra, geometry and arithmetic have made frequent appearances in the last few years and these four sub-sections of QA are most important as per exam point of view.
- Verbal Ability: The Reading Comprehension area carries around five passages followed by three to five questions from each passage. Other important topics of verbal ability includes Para completion, Para jumbles, Para summery and Critical reasoning.
- Data Interpretation/Logical Reasoning:
LR: Following last year pattern, major chunk of the LR can be unstructured LR.
Questions based on arrangements, ordering and ranking, games and tournaments, grouping and selection can have their presence in the LR section.
Analyzing the last two year pattern, this section can be moderately difficult this year also.
Last minute tips and test strategy:
- Revise important topics and questions and concepts, mocks which you have taken, class notes etc. it’s not the time to go through the topics in which you are not very confident.
- Based on your performance in your mocks, workshops and previous exams find out your strengths and weaknesses. It’s obvious that there is no time to start fresh topics. You should rather focus on rectifying your mistakes in areas you are familiar.
- Selection of the apt question is the key to time management. You can master it by scanning the question paper for easy questions and eliminating lengthy and difficult ones.
- In some questions a glance on the options saves time.
- The biggest problem during the last few days that overpowers CAT aspirants is the increase in their anxiety level, loss of confidence, losing the cool leading to messing the CAT exam. In their anxiety CAT aspirants forget the art of saying ‘No’ to an unwanted and time wasting question
- Be confident, believe on your strength and last but not the least..
All the Best!!!