How many questions to attempt in CAT to get 99 percentile?

How many questions to attempt in CAT to get 99 percentile?
How many questions to attempt in CAT to get 99 percentile?

Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most competitive MBA entrance tests in India for admission to top B-schools such as IIMs and 1000+ other top b-schools in India. Getting into the top MBA colleges, such as IIMs, required at least 99 percentile in CAT. As there is high competition for this examination, getting 99 percentile in CAT is a daunting process. One of the most common questions that often arises is How many questions should one attempt to score a 99 percentile in CAT? In this article, we will give you clarification regarding this question.

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Attempts To Target To Get 99 Percentile In CAT 2023

As we all know that there will be 66 overall questions in the CAT exam. Whereas one can target a certain number of questions to attempt accurately to get the 99 percentile in CAT 2023. As we all know, VARC and LRDI are the sections which have 24 and 20 questions, respectively. As mentioned before, the targeted scores in these two sections are 24-30 marks. It is quite possible when you solve 2 sets accurately in both sections where you can score more than 24 marks in each section. It is very important to select the right sets that can be solved easily and accurately. The number of questions to be targeted in each section is given below.

Section Question to be attempted
VARC 2 RCs (to get 85+ %ile)
LRDI 2 Sets (to get 85+ %ile)
Quant around 17 (to get 99+ %ile)

This is one of the cases of getting 99%ile. If you are strong in quant, try to get 99+ percentile and target to get 85+ percentile in the other sections.

99 Percentile In CAT Means How Many Marks?

The overall marks for CAT 2023 are 198, and one can target more than 100 marks to get the 99 percentile in the CAT exam. There is a simple strategy that is to target the 85 percentile in any two sections in CAT and target more than the 99 percentile in remain section. It is very important to identify the section where you are capable of scoring more than the 99 percentile. It is advised to target more than 99 percentile in the Quantitative aptitude section and 85 percentile in the remaining sections. Marks to be targeted in each section to get 99 percentile in the CAT exam are as shown below.

Section *Marks to be targeted
VARC 24-30 (85+%ile)
LRDI 24-30 (85+%ile)
Quant 40-45 (99+%ile)
Overall 100+ (99+%ile)

*The targeted marks are given based on the score vs percentile of the previous year’s CAT exam. The percentile may vary based on the difficulty of the slots.

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Section-wise Preparation Strategy To Get 99 Percentile In CAT 2023

Study plan for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)– Try to focus on reading for 1 hour every day. It will help you to develop a viewpoint on a variety of issues. In the initial days of your preparation, solve at least one RC every day. The following is the schedule one can follow. You can adjust this depending on the time available during the day, and based on your strengths and weaknesses.

Study plan for Logical Reasoning And Data Interpretation (LRDI)– As we know, CAT has moved away from the traditional LRDI sets, it’s imperative to practice the non-traditional type of sets. The sets that are appearing are more logic-based (and relatively less data-intensive in nature). Try to spend around 1 hour every day on the DI / LR concepts. Also, try to solve 2 sets every day (one DI set and one LR set).

Study plan for Quantitative Ability (QA)The Quant basics will play a crucial role in this Quantitative Ability section. The aspirant must spend at least 1-2 months learning the quant basics. Most of the Candidates will neglect to view the quant basics during the preparation. You can follow the given study schedule for preparing the Quantitative Ability section. You can customize the schedule according to your strengths and weaknesses in this section.

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