CAT 2022 on Nov 27: Check Out Key Time Management Tips

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Vipra Shrivastava
Senior Manager - Content
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 14:22 IST

There’s a time limit for each section (40 minutes each) of CAT exam. So, you need to be very careful about that. Read below some key time management tips for CAT 2022.

CAT time management tips

CAT 2022 time management tips

CAT 2022 is a speed based test, in which a candidate’s performance depends not on how much he knows, but how much he is able to showcase in the limited time. Yes, having knowledge of the entire CAT syllabus will be of no use, if you’re unable to solve the given questions in time.

CAT exam is of 2 hours. In those two hours, candidates have to attempt 66 questions. The questions are from Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. It is understood that no candidate attempts all 66 questions in the given time limit, but if you don’t pay attention to time management during the CAT 2022, you might face challenge in solving the number of questions you’ve set as a target for yourself.

With only four days to go for the CAT 2022 exam, you should pay attention to time management and speed.

CAT 2022 Time Management Tips

There’s a time limit for each section (40 minutes each). So, you need to be very careful about that. Read below some key time management tips for CAT 2022.

  • First of all, be well versed with a computer based test format. You’ll be allowed to enter your answers with the help of the computer mouse only. So make sure you are comfortable in using the computer mouse.
  • Do not spend more than a minute on any question. If you feel a question is taking too much time, skip it.
  • Do not target all the questions. Choose a definite number of questions you can target in each section in the given time limit.
  • Target 2/3rd of the total questions in each section. This will help you sail through to reach the sectional cut off too.
  • In the VARC section, read the passage first and then read the questions. If you’ll read the questions first, then you’ll have to go back to reading the passage multiple times which will waist your precious minutes.
  • While reading the RC passages, keep noting down important keywords or data. This will help you in answering questions faster.
  • Use mental calculation instead of rough work for QA and DI questions. You should memorise Tables, Square, Square Roots, Cube, Cube Roots, etc. for quicker calculation.
  • In Logical Reasoning, there is no short cut, you’ll have to figure out clues by yourself. So try to determine the closest correct answers first. Eliminate the two obviously incorrect options. They focus closely on the remaining two.
  • Keep a check on the onscreen timer and keep saving your answers. If you mark any answer for review, do remember to go back to it before the clock strikes 0 for that section.
  • Attempt the official CAT mock test at least twice before the exam day, just to be used to the navigation and process. This will save you from confusion and technical mistakes on the exam day.

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