Two Months to CAT 2022: Attempting These Many Mock Tests will Optimise Your Score

Common Admission Test 2022 ( CAT )

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Parasharan Chari
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Updated on Jun 16, 2022 12:01 IST

When there's only two months left for CAT exam 2022, here's what you need to do. Get expert tips and suggestion in solving CAT mock tests and analysis for the next 60 days.

2-month CAT preparation

When the CAT exam is only two months away, each day and each hour that you spend in preparing for it will be crucial. For the most of you, this is the make or break time. In these two months you not only have to capitalise the knowledge you acquired in CAT preparation but also learn its application.

Since there is no change in the CAT exam pattern this year, your mock test practice strategy should not change. The CAT exam will be of 120 minutes and for each section there will be a sectional time-limit of 40 minutes. By now, most of you would have completed the syllabus and be ready to move to practising CAT mock tests.

As per the latesr CAT exam pattern, candidates will have to solve 66 questions in two hours. So, to be able to utilise every minute of those two hours, time practice the time-bound online mock tests prepared as per the pattern of CAT 2022 exam.

CAT Mock Tests and CAT Preparation in 60 Days

CAT preparation in the last 60 days should be based on level of conceptual clarity of all the topics and the percentage of CAT syllabus covered. This article goes with the following assumptions:

  1. You have already finished the basic materials required in all four areas of aptitude
  2. You have enrolled for a Mock Test Series of CAT
  3. You have the knowledge of format of CAT 2022 including, number of sections, number of questions asked in history, time duration, colleges accepting their scores

I would like to address some common queries.

How to use a CAT Mock Test Series?

You are advised to write approximately 20 mock CAT papers in next two months. Good percentiles are the outcome of aptitude skills and testing skills. 20 Mock CAT papers will help you optimize your score with the knowledge you have acquired. Spend one one hour in analysis/introspection of learning from the test.

Every CAT mock paper will help you understand your weak areas of aptitude and possible improvement in testing skills. Moreover, 20 should be a sufficient number of Mock CATs to develop appropriate stamina required to make best use of last two sections of the paper, as well.

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CAT Preparation 2022: How to Manage Time?

If you are a working professional, you need to plan your days, leaves and breaks in advance. It’s advisable to finish a mock CAT before you leave for office. You can analyse it after coming back or on the next morning. Waking up early would get you some extra hours in your day.

Plan your leaves wisely. Plan your holidays of Dussehra and Diwali. Plan your weekends. Plan your office leaves available. Clubbing them with any other holiday will give you a good number of consecutive days which should be helpful to finish a sizable work load.

CAT Preparation 2022: How to improve Accuracy?

  • Accuracy in RCs will improve with practice
  • Accuracy in LRDI will improve with practice
  • Accuracy in Quant will improve with practice

Sincerely finishing all questions of all CAT mock tests would help. Also plan to revise areas which need attention. If you follow the 20-mocks plan, 40 out of 60 days you will not have CAT mock tests to practice. These days can be used for working on weak areas.

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CAT Preparation 2022: How to improve Speed?

If accuracy is always the first target to be achieved while preparing for the MBA entrance exams, speed is the second. The continuous trade off between the two is experienced by all the aspirants.

A practice of standard variety of questions enables you to solve many of them with minimum rough work. This certainly adds to speed in long run. Moreover, a good number of questions in Quantitative Aptitude are of standard set of varieties. More practice of such varieties increases the number of questions which look familiar while solving a test paper.  

Regular practice helps you to develop more comfort with the topics and keep the stamina perfect even towards the end of the test. This ultimately gets you enough fuel to get more attempts and score in the last section. 

Also Read: How to approach CAT questions? Tips from toppers

CAT Preparation 2022: How to Make Reading Comprehension Stronger?

There is no alternative to Reading in CAT preparation. 24 per cent of the CAT question paper is made up of Reading Comprehension (RC) questiond. It’s highly recommended that you solve RCs for at least an hour on the days you are not practicing mock tests. Find the areas of reading you are uncomfortable with. Read RCs related to such topics to increase comfort with them. Read on a variety of topics regularly. A 100-hour reading till CAT should take care of speed and accuracy in RCs in the actual test paper.

How to Manage Form Filling of Various MBA Exams and Colleges?

That’s exactly your job in these two months.

  • Keep analyzing your ongoing performance of Mock CATs. Envision where you can reach in two months.
  • Do basic research of colleges available through various MBA entrance exams and their cut offs
  • Depending on your probable range of percentiles, your interest of specialization and the cut offs of the colleges, prepare a list of MBA colleges and exams you should apply for
  • Manage a diary or an excel sheet of application deadlines of all these MBA colleges and entrance exams
  • Fill application forms of those MBA entrance exams before the deadline

How to Manage Other MBA Exams?

CAT kickstarts the MBA exam season. It is followed by SNAP, NMAT, IBSAT, MAT, XAT and CMAT. All of these exams are speed tests but have slightly different marking scheme and questions from CAT. It’s advisable that your planning includes writing at least three to four mock tests of each of these exams before taking them.

Overall, these two months would be the game changer. If you started late, going aggressive is the only option now. If you are on track, ensure that you don’t lose momentum for a single week.

All the Best..!!

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Which college can I get with 75 percent marks in CAT?

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Navneet Kaur

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LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or...LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT and Interview or Completed Company Secretary CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) or Completed Chartered Accountancy CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or Completed Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA) from Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI). Applicant should have 80 percentile or above in CAT or MAT or all India rank upto 20000. For more information you can check the website.

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Harsh Pandey

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At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto...At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto 20000 in CMAT or 230 and above score in NMAT then LPU NEST is exempted.

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Which colleges can I get with 75 %ile in CAT?

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Navneet Kaur

Guide-Level 14

4 days ago

LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or...LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. As per the eligibility at LPU, student need to Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT and Interview or Completed Company Secretary CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) or Completed Chartered Accountancy CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or Completed Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA) from Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI). Applicant should have 80 percentile or above in CAT or MAT or all India rank upto 20000. For more detials you can check the website.

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Harsh Pandey

Guide-Level 12

a week ago

At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto...At LPU the eligibility for MBA at LPU is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview. The student should have 80 Percentile or above in CAT or MAT or XAT or All India Rank upto 20000 in CMAT or 230 and above score in NMAT then LPU NEST is exempted.

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What CAT score do I need to get into FABM? I'm from B.Sc. Agriculture.

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Srishti Pranjal

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5 days ago

General cut off to get into FABM for general is 80, for OBC, it is 70 and for SC and ST, it is 60.

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Can I get admission for MBA in IPS Business School without giving CAT or any other exam?

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Sharanya B

Beginner-Level 4

5 days ago

Hello Priyanka, CAT is one of the most commonly accepted exam. CMAT XAT MAT exams are also accepted in IPS business school.

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Neha Sudarshini

Beginner-Level 1

5 days ago

Although CAT percentile is kept as a criterion in most colleges, there are other management entrance exams too. Few of the different exams are MAT XAT NMAT etc. These scores again are accepted by numerous number of colleges.

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While filling CAT 2022 form, I followed the best of 5 marking pattern for SSC which is not correct. Can I fill the form again?

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yash sahani

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

We should avoid common mistakes while filling the CAT form are:1. Not having the required documents: when applying for CAT not having your documents ready can significantly increase of chances of error. 2. Entering personal details incorrectly: Another common mistake candidates usually make it wh...We should avoid common mistakes while filling the CAT form are:
1. Not having the required documents: when applying for CAT not having your documents ready can significantly increase of chances of error.
2. Entering personal details incorrectly: Another common mistake candidates usually make it while entering their personal details.
3. Uploading unclear photograph and signature: uploading your photograph is the last step of entering your personal details in the CAT application form.

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Harsh Rastogi

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

No, you cannot fill the form again. You should always read the instructions carefully before filling any form.

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I have heard that UGC has given regulations for CAT eligibility that the colleges can accept CAT eligibility for the past two years. Is it?

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Harsh Verma

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

An entry to the MBA world requires the candidates to appear for entrance exams of which the most popular is the CAT or Common Admission Test. The CAT Score allows the candidate to be eligible for most of the best B-Schools in India including the IIMs which hold the CAT Exam. The CAT exam eligibil...An entry to the MBA world requires the candidates to appear for entrance exams of which the most popular is the CAT or Common Admission Test. The CAT Score allows the candidate to be eligible for most of the best B-Schools in India including the IIMs which hold the CAT Exam. The CAT exam eligibility has remained more or less the same in the past years. As per the CAT notification for CAT the same criteria will be followed without any changes. Aspirants should review the criteria, given below in detail, to check if they are eligible for the exam before they begin preparing. They should understand the factors and requirements to appear for CAT 2022 to avoid disqualification at any stage of the admission process. Moreover, candidates should also identify the eligibility criteria for the B-schools separately along with the difference in the eligibility requirements for CAT and the IIM.

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ANKIT Tiwari

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

The CAT score card is valid for a period of one year only. After which candidates will have to take the following years' CAT exam for admissions in respective institutes. Most of the Institutions/Universities in India accept the CAT score for admissions.

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What percentile should I score in CAT exam to get MDI Gurgaon under defence quota?

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Harsh Verma

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Going by my own experience and of others who have a similar profile as yours, you can expect a call from MDI at about 96.5 -97 percentile. A few people from my batch had received calls at a lower percentile as well but that again varies from year to year. So all in all, 97 percentile would be a s...Going by my own experience and of others who have a similar profile as yours, you can expect a call from MDI at about 96.5 -97 percentile. A few people from my batch had received calls at a lower percentile as well but that again varies from year to year. So all in all, 97 percentile would be a safe bet.

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Utkarsh Tiwary

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

The MDI Gurgaon is the best college which has defence quota. The percentile which is required by MDI Gurgaon under defence quota is expected as 94 percentile. It is also the best college for defence.

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How to start preparing with CAT and IIFT?

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Sunit Chatterjee

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

To start first start with your basics remember these 4 to 5 points 1) read 1 hour every day
2. Do sudoku and basics of dilr
3. Do quant from ncert if your basics are weak if it is strong then do past year paper or previous year mock
5. Give ample amount of mock and sectional test thanks.

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I am applying for CAT 2022 and also had applied for CAT last year. Do I need to re-register or should use last year's credentials?

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ANISHKA LUNAWAT

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2 weeks ago

Yes, you have to apply for the CAT form again from the beginning even if you have registered last year also. Since exam score is valid for only one year.

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I have a gap year in my engineering. What should I fill in the duration of course in CAT form? Should I fill 4 or 5 years?

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Sonima Dwivedi

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2 weeks ago

It will still be counted as 4 years.

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