Simple Tips to Optimize CAT Preparation 2022

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Vipra Shrivastava
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Updated on Jun 15, 2022 17:48 IST

While preparing for CAT 2022 exam, aspirants must pay attention to certain daily habits which can impact their studies positively. Take a look at some lifestyle aspects which are crucial for CAT preparation 2022.

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Preparation for CAT exam 2022 must start now as there are less than six months to go for the exam. CAT 2022 will be held on November 27. With back-to-back coaching classes and hours and hours of revisions, self-study and attempting mock tests, aspirants leave no stone unturned in CAT preparation. But, CAT exam preparation is a rigorous task, which goes on for a long time. The aspirants have to devote a minimum of 8-10 hours daily to CAT preparation, which can sometimes make you want to give up. Amid all this, the aspirants tend to overlook certain important things that affect their performance in a significant manner.

Your daily routine can play a huge role in your CAT preparation and eventually in your performance in the exam. CAT 2022 will be a high difficulty level test so you need to prepare it well without risking your physical and mental health. Here, we have listed a few things you need to pay attention to during CAT exam preparation.

Simple Tips to Optimize CAT Preparation 2022

A Good Night’s Sleep: A good night’s sleep is essential for everybody. More so for CAT aspirants as they need to have deep focus, sharp memory and alertness. Experts say, it is important to sleep for a minimum of eight hours in the night to be fully energized, alert and attentive in the daytime. To ensure there is no daytime fatigue, you must fix a time to sleep. Sleep and wake up at the same time every day. This routine will fix your body clock and optimize the quality of your sleep. The better your sleep the better you will be able to concentrate on CAT preparation. There’s no point in burning the midnight oil if you can’t recall in the morning what you studied at night.

Healthy Diet: To be able to optimize your CAT exam preparation you have to be physically fit. Along with sleep, you need to watch your diet. Avoid fried and fatty food as they tend to induce lethargy. Add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet for protein, vitamins and other important minerals. Dark leafy vegetables, fish, berries, walnuts and food rich in omega-3 fatty acids are good for the brain. Also, avoid eating out to prevent upset stomach or any sort of illness that may hamper your studies.

Recreational Activities: While there is no argument about the fact that you should dedicate your maximum time towards studies, we would like to emphasize that ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ Too many hours of solving DILR puzzles and wracking your brain over Quant problems can slow you down. Take a break and engage in some recreational activity. Listen to music or watch your favourite TV show or take an hour off to play any outdoor game to rejuvenate yourself. Take some time off daily and do whatever energises you and refreshes your mind and then get back to studies with renewed vigour. It is also important for you to practice some kind of physical exercise to prevent laziness and lethargy. You can also opt for Yoga and meditation for a calm and uncluttered mind. 

Besides these three main lifestyle activities, you also need to pay attention to other small details like your study environment, study table, lighting system in your study room and place and the time of studying.

Study Desk: Make sure your study table and chair are at the right height, which supports your posture as wrong posture can lead to discomfort which can affect your concentration. You also need to ensure that your seating arrangement is not causing back pain to you. Don’t study continuously for long hours. Take small breaks of 5-10 minutes in between. This way you will be able to give rest to your eyes and brain too.

Lighting System: Tiredness of eyes is common to all of us. Long hours of study during CAT preparation can severely affect your eyes. That is why your study area should be well lit. It should be neither too bright nor dim. Try to study in natural light as much as possible. It provides a soothing effect which is absent in artificial lights.

Time and Place of Study: Since studying is going to be your main occupation for the next few months, you need to create the right environment for it. The one which is free from noise and disturbances. Set up your study area away from your living room where family members watch TV, listen to music or converse with each other. Don’t study in a room which invites noise from outside.

You also need to set a time table for CAT preparation. Experts say, early morning is the best time to study new concepts and solving problems as the mind is fresh after sleep. Post-dinner study time is good for revision and studying relatively lighter topics.

Stay Away from Phone: Last but not the least, stay away from your smartphone, IPad and other gadgets that have the potential to distract you.

Implement these few things in your preparation plan and see the result. All the best for CAT 2022!

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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

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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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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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Sharanya B

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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

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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

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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

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

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Harsh Verma

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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

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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

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To start first start with your basics remember these 4 to 5 points 1) read 1 hour every day
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It will still be counted as 4 years.

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