CAT 2019: Best Preparation Tips from Top Scorers of 2018
- Posted by Sarada Prasad Rath
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Scoring the Perfect Percentile
According to Rounka Majumdar, a 22-year-old CAT 2018 100 percentile holder, says only 2-3 hours a day of study but with dedication is enough to score this difficult mark.
Rounka Majumdar says, "My entire preparation was based on taking mock tests. I attempted two mock tests every week and around 40 mock tests in a year. I used to do practice tests on the weekends and analyze my results during the week. Analyzing mock tests are more important than actually appearing for them; it helped me understand my shortfalls and device a test strategy,”
Attempting Different Sections
Ankit Anand, a 28-year-old electronics and communications engineer, who scored 99 percentile in the VA and RC in CAT 2018 believes that for VA and RC section, the traditional method to practice mock tests is not profitable enough.
Ankit Anand says, "Make reading a habit. Read the editorial columns of certain English dailies like The Hindu and The Economic Times and understanding them in one go, just like one would a novel."
Shree Khandelwal, a 21-year-old commerce graduate belonging to the city of Jaipur who scored 99 percentile in CAT 2018 sherds his thoughts on how to prepare for the quantitative section. He expresses how attempting a different approach of skills which includes the real-life perspective of problem-solving brought him the marks he achieved.
Shree Khandelwal says, "Try the amalgamation of long hours of self-study supplemented by a practical approach, and visualizing problems as logical puzzles of everyday life and then solving them."
Where to Study
Another 99 percentile scorer Hitesh Lohani who joined a coaching institute and did self-study says, "I believe both are good in their own ways and which is better depends from person to person. If a person has very weak basics and/or is not from a mathematics background or doesn’t have much idea where to start from, then coaching would be the way to go. Taking coaching would not only clear your basics but also provide a structure for your preparation. But for repeaters or those who are comfortable with aptitude papers, practice is the key for them to improve accuracy and self-study would do.”
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