Simple Tips to Optimize CAT Preparation 2022

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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.

CAT 2022 prep

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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Which are the MBA colleges for me? I have 74 %ile in CAT.

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HITISH KUMAR SAHOO

Beginner-Level 5

3 days ago

Indian institute of Management in short Iims are the most renowned colleges for MBA after clearing CAT. Among all the Iims ABC are the best A-Ahmedabad, B- Bangalore, C- Calcutta.

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What is the CAT 2022 cut off for PGDM program in Madras School of Economics?

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Khunchang Phukon

Beginner-Level 5

5 days ago

Cut off will be around 160 out of 300.

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Can you give CAT 2023 syllabus pattern and guides for reference?

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Neha Negi

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Each of the three sections of the CAT exam has a different weightage. CAT syllabus is based on the exam pattern introduced by IIM Ahmedabad. Prioritise your sections based on your strengths and weaknesses. VARC includes reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, and grammar. Quant section includes ...Each of the three sections of the CAT exam has a different weightage. CAT syllabus is based on the exam pattern introduced by IIM Ahmedabad. Prioritise your sections based on your strengths and weaknesses. VARC includes reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, and grammar. Quant section includes class 9 - 10 level Maths topics such as Number System Geometry, Mensuration Algebra and Arithmetic. DILR section contains Sets based on Number series, Graphs, Data Sufficiency, and common reasoning concepts. The following topics should be considered as they are frequently asked in the CAT exam:
Syllabus
Topics
Weightage
Verbal Ability
Questions like Para jumbles, Summary Based, Sentence exclusion. Questions - 8 to 10
Reading Comprehension
RC passages
Almost 16 questions in the VARC section are based on RCs. Quantitative Ability
Number System, Algebra Geometry, Arithmetic, Mensuration. Arithmetic and Algebra dominate the section, with nearly 8 questions from each area. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Seating Arrangement, DI-based reasoning, Grid-Based DI, Graphs. Tables, Data Caselets
An almost equal number of Sets are from DI and LR. Detailed Section-wise Syllabus
A detailed view of the CAT 2023 syllabus is illustrated below:
VARC Section
VARC is the first section to be solved in the exam. It has two subparts: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Take a look at the key topics of this section:
VARC Syllabus
Fill in the blanks
Para Completion and inference
Verbal Logic
Verbal Reasoning
Subject-verb agreement
Para Jumbles
Sentence completion
Foreign language words used in English
Different usage of the same word
Grammar
Reading Comprehension
Idioms
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DILR Section
The second section is DILR and is to be attempted after the VARC section. It is further subdivided into two parts: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. Below are some of the important topics of DILR:
DILR Syllabus
Blood Relations
Clocks and Calendars
Syllogism
Series
Statements
Venn Diagram
Proposition
Data Arrangement
Data Structures
Direction Sense
Family Tree
Tables
Coding-Decoding
Binary Logic
Pie Charts
Assumptions
Seating Arrangement.

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I am 28, I gave MBA entrance this year but was unable to score good marks. Should I worry about age if I decide to try next year?

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Shivam Sagar

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If you genuinely want to get into some reputed B school, then you should definitely give it a Shot without worrying at what your age is. Moreover, you can try other MBA entrance exams this year, including CMAT Tissnet's Last date has been extended. You can go for these Exams too & target dece...If you genuinely want to get into some reputed B school, then you should definitely give it a Shot without worrying at what your age is. Moreover, you can try other MBA entrance exams this year, including CMAT Tissnet's Last date has been extended. You can go for these Exams too & target decent colleges like BIMTECH, NIBM, etc.

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Which colleges accept low CAT score?

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Tanushree Malik

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Few colleges that accept low CAT score are:Jagannath international management school (JIMS)Delhi school of business (DSB)Doon bechne school DehradunNew Delhi institute of management (NDIM)Indian business school HyderabadIILM greater NoidaAsian business school NoidaIILM Gurgaon and DelhiI hope thi...Few colleges that accept low CAT score are:
Jagannath international management school (JIMS)
Delhi school of business (DSB)
Doon bechne school Dehradun
New Delhi institute of management (NDIM)
Indian business school Hyderabad
IILM greater Noida
Asian business school Noida
IILM Gurgaon and Delhi
I hope this helps!
Cheers.

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Rohit Kamat

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Every year Hiraba B.Ed College admissions are conducted for the students on the basis of cut off declared by Hiraba B.Ed College. At Shiksha. Com you can find Hiraba B.Ed College 2023 cut offs, for all 1 courses offered by the college. Cut off data available on Shiksha will help you to apply for ...Every year Hiraba B.Ed College admissions are conducted for the students on the basis of cut off declared by Hiraba B.Ed College. At Shiksha. Com you can find Hiraba B.Ed College 2023 cut offs, for all 1 courses offered by the college. Cut off data available on Shiksha will help you to apply for B.Ed courses in Hiraba B.Ed College, Ahmedabad.

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Which are the good MBA colleges in Delhi NCR with 73 CAT percentile?

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Sakshi Masade

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Their are many MBA colleges in Delhi, the best being
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Can I get shortlisted within 20 IIM or IIT's with 91.2 percentile in CAT?

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pradeep kumar

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I had scored 84 percentile in CAT 2022 and I think I will be scoring really less in XAT. Can I expect call from XISS for GDPI?

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Vishakha Gupta

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Dear, do not panic because there is always a way to reach your aim. The cutoff of the CAT was 98 - 100 percentile for the top college. You can expect the college like IIM Visakhapatnam, IIM Shillong.

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Does the minimum fees given on the website for IIMs get reduced with the CAT score or is the fees given is for management seats?

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The fees of IIMs don't reduce based on the CAT score as the CAT score is only an admission criterion. There are other scholarships in IIMs depending on the family income of the child.

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I have scored 84 percentile in CAT exam 2023 and I think I will be getting really less marks in CAT. Can I expect a call from XISS?

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If your score is high in XAT then you can expect call from XISS.

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