This is an overview of the mock paper that is out for CAT exam. All the students in much anticipation of the CAT exam would be waiting to attempt the same and know how helpful it is in preparation of the exam.
Finally, the wait is over. The link for the CAT mock test is available online for all excited candidates to have a feel of what the actual paper looks like. The candidate is required to provide his login details and password to sign and access the mock. However, there are certain things to remember before taking a mock: • Have a strategy in place on how to proceed while answering the paper. While allotting the time across sections, one must also keep in mind the sectional cutoffs for each section. Scoring good in one section alone would not help. • Analyze all the mistakes you are doing in the practice tests ad come up with steps to mitigate or eliminate them. • Practice as many tests as possible and keep a record of your analysis over a period of time as it will help you review your strong and weak points, and accordingly put in efforts towards improvement. • Towards the exam date, schedule about 3-4 mocks in a day and keep practicing. The more mock tests you take, you would get used to sitting for a long duration during the exam and it would keep you calm and focused. • Keep a half an hour towards the end to attempt tough questions. • Try to attempt mocks with different strategies to analyze which one works best. Apart from the practice test on the official website of the CAT exam, you can try a lot of other websites to gain an insight into the type of questions being asked. Apart from google, try browsing across forums and threads of CAT aspirants to be in flow with whatever they are preparing. You should not get worked up on the highs and lows of the scores that you get across all the mock tests that you attempt. The mock tests given by various training institutes are also considered close to resembling the CAT exam but all these opinions are subjective differing on the basis of every aspirant. The mocks can also vary across with the difficulty level so analyze the probability o the occurrence of such questions and prepare accordingly. Unless you analyze while attempting mocks, you will not be able to determine the direction of your preparation. So, with all these choices, make the most out of your time in hand and make reasonable efforts in the preparation of the exam. Past CAT toppers and aspirants are of the view that this year, CAT exam has come up with some student-friendly initiatives which would really benefit the examinees this year. Students are expected to be optimistic and deliver a good performance keeping all of these in mind to achieve good results.