CUSAT CAT 2024 preparation: Tips, Important books, Strategy & Guide

Cochin University of Science and Technology - Common Admission Test 2024 ( CUSAT CAT )

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CUSAT CAT Preparation Tips 2024 - CUSAT CAT 2024 preparation should be done by executing a smart approach. Prior to drawing up the preparation strategy, candidates must examine the CUSAT CAT syllabus, exam pattern, previous years’ question papers, and timely revision. These will impart knowledge about topics to study, exam difficulty level, types of questions, marking scheme, etc., and thus help in cracking CUSAT CAT 2024 with a good rank.

CUSAT CAT preparation strategy is part of the road to success. Hence, candidates should be very careful while prioritising the subjects to study. CUSAT CAT preparation tips can be very helpful if a candidate sticks to them in a regular manner. Further, read the details related to the CUSAT CAT exam preparation below.

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CUSAT CAT 2024 Syllabus CUSAT CAT 2024 Application Form

 

Q:   Is CUSAT CAT exam tough?

A:

It's not about tough. Its all about your hard work and knowledge about the topic. Then everything will be similar and easy too. To get success in the examination, it is important to practice questions as much as possible; frequent revision also matters. Solve previous year's question papers so that you will get an idea of the types of questions asked. If hard work is done in the correct direction, then nothing is impossible to achieve. Stay focused, tuned in, and study hard with a plan.

 

Q:   What are some preparation tips for CUSAT CAT?

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Candidates need a well-thought-out strategic plan to score better marks in the CUSAT CAT exam. The preparation tips for CUSAT CAT aim to provide proper planning on what can be done to achieve a good score. The basic things are: know the CUSAT CAT syllabus; stay updated with the CUSAT CAT exam pattern; plan a proper timetable; etc.
Some important tips: Start with the basics. Make sure to study daily. Practice with sample papers, revise what you have studied, avoid adding new topics at the last minute of preparation, and include breaks.

 

Q:   What will be the mode of conducting the CUSAT CAT examination?

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The CUSAT CAT examination is a computer-based test (CBT) that will be conducted in online mode. In 2023, the CUSAT CAT exam was conducted on May 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2023. The authority started the CUSAT CAT 2024 registrations. Candidates filled the CUSAT CAT 2024 application from from January 27 to March 20, 2024 on the official website. The CUSAT CAT 2024 exam will be conducted on May 10, 11, & 12, 2024. Candidates who will appear for the exam must refer to the CUSAT 2024 syllabus and exam pattern for their preparations.

 

CUSAT CAT 2024 Preparation

Check below for some key points to prepare for the CUSAT CAT:

  • Be well acquainted with the syllabus and exam pattern: Absolute knowledge of latest syllabus as well as CUSAT CAT 2024 exam pattern is extremely important. It will enable in understanding any change in the pattern and content of the syllabus.

CUSAT CAT syllabus incorporates contents based on the syllabus of Class 11 and 12. Hence, candidates with thorough understanding of syllabus will not face any difficulty in understanding the topics. Talking about the exam pattern, CUSAT CAT question paper will comprise total 250 questions, 125 will be from Mathematics, 75 from Physics and 50 from Chemistry. For each correct answer, three marks will be awarded whereas for an incorrect answer one mark will be deducted.

  • Notes making: It is advised to prepare own notes while CUSAT CAT preparation 2024. Because it is scientifically proven that, ‘a person remember things better when he/she write down them’. It has several more benefits like it will to develop a better understanding of topics, easy revision, can be kept together at one place and more.

Self-made notes is better than any CUSAT CAT study material. Candidates who have notes of Class 11 and 12 need not prepare separate notes for CUSAT CAT preparation. They can use it and save their time.

  • Make a chart of the important formulas: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics constitute ample formulas. Remembering all of them can be an uphill task for candidates during CUSAT CAT 2024 preparation.

Therefore, candidates can prepare various small-charts of important formulas of different subjects and paste them on the wall near to the study table or bed. By doing this, candidates can look back on it from time to time. It will help them in memorizing the formulas

  • Timely revision: Revision plays an important role in keeping the stuff in mind. Candidates should revise their CUSAT CAT study material in regular interval of time. They should always try to stick to the limited study materials so that it can be revised prior to the examination. Revision can be done on daily basis or weekly that depends on a candidate’s schedule.
  • Practice previous years question papers: Candidates must go through CUSAT CAT previous years’ question paper to understand the types of questions as well as difficulty level of the exam. Practicing previous years’ questions will help in getting more marks and a better rank. It will enable candidates in evaluating their preparation level.
  • Buy online test series: If possible, candidates should buy online test series. It is not necessary to buy CUSAT CAT specific test series. Candidates can buy any test series of engineering entrance examination.

The online test series of JEE Main, UPSEE, etc. are easily available on various online platforms. Practicing test series or mock test is necessary during CUSAT CAT preparation 2024 for time management, boosting confidence level and determining loopholes.

  • Overcome demotivation: During preparation, candidates might be demotivated various challenges like difficulty in understanding the concept, remembering formulas, etc. To tackle these situations, candidates can do a few things like watch some motivational videos, think about your goal, ask yourself ‘why you are doing this’ and start again because hard work always pays off.
  • Have a good diet and proper sleep: Candidates must not neglect their diet and sleep time. They should go for a healthy meal in order to avoid any kind of health issues amid CUSAT CAT exam preparation. Besides, a proper sleep of 7-8 hours is also necessary.

It is because sleeping habit directly affects mental and physical health. Losing even an hour of sleep per day impacts ability to think properly and respond quickly.

Also Read: CUSAT CAT Previous Year Question Papers with Solutions PDF

Q:   Is NCERT enough to cover the CUSAT CAT 2024 syllabus?

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As we know, NCERT is the most important book to study for the CUSAT CAT exam, but it is also advised that students refer to other CUSAT CAT books as well. It is important to brush up the basic knowledge until the 12th standard, and a candidate can crack the exam. Also, candidates should work on speed, as questions are more and time is less, so a candidate needs to have good speed in solving the question so that the paper will be completed in a given time span.

 

Q:   What are the last minute tips for CUSAT CAT preparation?

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Some of the last-minute tips that can help you sail in the CUSAT CAT are as follows:
1. Do not study new topics for at least one month before the exam to avoid confusion with the CUSAT's prepared topics.
2. Review tricks and fundamental concepts until one day before the exam to avoid making mistakes on simple questions.
3. Give one final mock three or four days before the exam by creating an exam-like situation to prepare for real exam pressure.
4. Make a rough strategy one day before the exam for how you will start attempting the question paper and which topics you will focus on.
5. Take good care of your health, as it is very important to perform well on exam day.
6. To avoid rushing, make sure you have all necessary items, such as your admit card, the night before the exam.
7. Get proper sleep the night before the exam. Be confident about your preparation and start with easy, less time-consuming questions. Believe in yourself.

 

Q:   Which subjects are incorporated in the CUSAT CAT 2024 syllabus?

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The following subjects are incorporated into the syllabus of CUSAT - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Applicants preparing for the exam are advised to refer to the CUSAT syllabus for their preparations. The Cochin University of Science and Technology released the CUSAT CAT syllabus on its official website. Applicants who will appear for the exam must refer to the CUSAT CAT syllabus for their preparations. The syllabus for CUSAT CAT is prepared based on classes 11 and 12, as prescribed by CBSE and other boards.

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CUSAT CAT 2024 Study Materials: Best Books

Candidates looking for best books for CUSAT CAT preparation can go through this section. There can be "n" number of CUSAT CAT study materials but candidates should try to follow only genuine and authentic sources. Also, they should try to keep limited sources that can be revised easily. Other than self-made notes, following is the list of CUSAT CAT best books for preparation:

  • NCERT of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of Class 11 and 12
  • Solutions of Concepts of Physics by HC Verma ( Volume I)
  • Solutions of Concepts of Physics by HC Verma ( Volume II)
  • Understanding Physics by DC Pandey
  • Mathematics for Class 12 by RD Sharma ( Volume I)
  • Mathematics for Class 12 by RD Sharma ( Volume II)
  • Concepts of Organic Chemistry for JEE OP Tandon
  • A Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for competitions OP Tandon
  • A Textbook of Organic Chemistry for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced by Arihant Publications

Q:   Which are the best books for CUSAT CAT Physics preparation?

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There can be "n" number of CUSAT CAT study materials but candidates should try to follow only genuine and authentic sources. Also, they should try to keep limited sources that can be revised easily. Other than self-made notes, following is the list of CUSAT CAT best books for preparation for Physics:

NCERT of Physics Class 11 and 12

Solutions of Concepts of Physics by HC Verma ( Volume I)

Solutions of Concepts of Physics by HC Verma ( Volume II)

Understanding Physics by DC Pandey

NCERT Exemplar Problems: Solutions (Physics): Arihant Experts

DINESH OBJECTIVE PHYSICS for NEET, JEE (Main & Advanced) and Other Competitive Exams by Prof. R.C. Lakhanpal

Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

Solutions to IE Irodov’s Problems in General Physics IE – Vol. I by D.B. Singh, etc.

 

Q:   What is the duration of CUSAT CAT 2024 exam?

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The exam authorities will conduct the CUSAT CAT 2024 for a duration of three hours, and the exam will be conducted in online mode (a computer-based test). It is advised to the candidates to check the CUSAT CAT exam pattern before starting their preparation process. CUSAT exam pattern knowledge also helps candidates boost their scores and helps with time management during exam preparation.

 

Q:   How many marks will be deducted for the wrong answer (s) in CUSAT CAT exam?

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For each wrong answer, there will be a deduction of one mark only. Applicants will be awarded three marks for every correct answer in the CUSAT CAT exam. The pattern of the CUSAT CAT exam comprises the marking scheme, duration of the exam, number of questions asked, etc. It is also important to have a clear understanding of the CUSAT CAT syllabus and exam pattern. Candidates can also refer to the CUSAT previous year question papers to analyse the questions and help in preparation.

 

CUSAT CAT Preparation 2024: FAQs

Check below for the FAQs related to the CUSAT CAT 2024 preparation.

Q:   What should be the CUSAT CAT 2024 preparation strategy to crack the exam?

A:

CUSAT CAT 2024 preparation should be done by executing a smart approach. Prior to drawing up the preparation strategy, candidates must examine the CUSAT CAT syllabus, exam pattern, previous years’ question papers, and timely revision. These will impart knowledge about topics to study, exam difficulty level, types of questions, marking scheme, etc., and thus help in cracking CUSAT CAT 2024 with a good rank. Further, for preparation strategy, candidates should have absolute knowledge of the syllabus and exam pattern, make notes, practice previous years' questions, do regular revision, have a good diet, and get proper sleep.

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Q:   Is it necessary to prepare a timetable prior to the CUSAT CAT 2024 preparation?

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It is not necessary to prepare a time table. But if any candidate faces difficulty in manging time while preparing different subjects then they should do go for a proper time table.

 

Q:   Why should candidates make notes for CUSAT CAT exam preparation?

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Writing down things helps in remembering it better. Hence, candidates should try to prepare their own notes. It is also recommended to solve as many questions as possible. Revision also plays an important role in keeping the stuff in mind. Candidates should revise their CUSAT CAT study material in regular interval of time.

 

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It is not necessary to prepare a time table. But if any candidate faces difficulty in manging time while preparing different subjects then they should do go for a proper time table.

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Practicing CUSAT CAT sample question papers helps in determining the difficulty level, exam pattern, performance evaluation, and time management. Candidates are advised to practice the CUSAT CAT question papers seriously, just like the final exam, solving the paper for three straight hours without a

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The CUSAT CAT previous year's question papers are available on the official website. Also, the direct link to download the CUSAT CAT question paper PDF is available on this page. It is recommended that the candidates who are preparing for the CUSAT CAT exam check the question papers for their prepar

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The exam-conducting authority will release the CUSAT CAT 2024 question paper online on the official website after the conclusion of the exam. It is important for the candidates who will appear in the CUSAT CAT exam 2024 to practice previous year question papers to increase accuracy and time manageme

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