How To Prepare For CAT From August(Preparation Plan PDF)

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How to Prepare for CAT from August

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 is in 3 months away. The CAT 2022 official notification is going to be released on 31st July 2022. We will notify you immediately when the notification is released. If you are not yet started the CAT preparation, then it is the right time to start the preparation from August for the CAT exam. All you need is a perfect preparation strategy that helps you to prepare for the CAT exam in a structured manner. Even a below-average student can crack the CAT exam with a pre-planned strategy for preparation. In this article, we will provide you with the best preparation plan for CAT from August, including a daily preparation schedule PDF that you can download for free.

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Can I Crack CAT in 3 Months?

Yes, it is possible that one can crack the CAT exam in 3 months. As mentioned earlier, all you need is a perfect preparation strategy. It will help you where to start and how to prepare for CAT from scratch. The strategy should be like a compass that guides you to ace the CAT exam. Before making a preparation strategy, it is necessary to clearly understand the complete CAT 2022 syllabus and plan your preparation strategy accordingly.

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

SECTION EXPECTED DURATION EXPECTED NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
Verbal Ability 40 minutes 24
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 40 minutes 20
Quantitative Ability 40 minutes 22

Overall

120 minutes 66

Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks, and each wrong answer carries a penalty of -1 mark. No marks are awarded for unattempted questions. And, there might be a sectional time limit of 40 minutes for each section and candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections.

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CAT 2022 Preparation Strategy From August

How to prepare for VARC CAT

Here is a simple trick to have a grip on this section is focusing on reading for 1 hour every day. Reading will also make you develop a viewpoint on a variety of issues. Start with reading what you like, and then read articles from different genres to make yourself comfortable with various writing styles. Try to solve one RC daily in the initial days of your CAT preparation.

Avoid speed reading, skimming, surfing and other such gimmicky techniques. Read to absorb the essence of the paragraph. Most of the questions that appear will require the reader to infer the information from the passage. Therefore, avoid rushing through the passage. Questions on para jumbles and sentence elimination require aspirants to spot coherent ideas, and the other questions in the VA section (like Para summary) also depend greatly on the ability of the aspirant to comprehend the passage. Therefore, having a strong reading habit is also indispensable to ace the Verbal Ability section.

Spend 1 hour every day to cover the VARC concepts. You can spend some time on vocabulary and grammar if you do not feel confident about it, but make sure not to spend too much time on it.

The following is the schedule from august one can follow. You can adjust this depending on the time available during the day and based on your strengths and weaknesses.

Topic No. of days
Reading Comprehension 8
Para Summary 3-4
Para Completion 1-2
Para Jumbles 2-3
Odd sentence out 1-2

How To Prepare For DILR CAT 2022

Evenly dividing the week for DI and LR topics, one can spend 3 days for DI and 3 days for LR. So, can spend around 30 days each (10 weeks * 3 days per week) for DI and LR. Start with learning the fundamental concepts of the types of sets that have appeared in the past 3–4 years in the exam, and learn to represent them logically. Try to approach different types of sets. Solving various types of sets will help you face fatigue in this section. Try solving two sets daily (one DI set and one LR set).

One can utilize the August study schedule below to cover the DILR section. And also, it can be customized as per your strengths and weakness.

LR Topics No. of days
Arrangements (Linear, Circular, etc.) 3
Puzzles (Einstein puzzles, constraint-based etc.) 3
Networks, Games and tournaments, Scheduling, LR based on picking coins 8-10
Blood relations, family tree, Truth-liar concept 4
Cubes 2
Others (2D Space LR, etc.) 2-3

DI Topics

No. of days
Bar Graphs, Line Charts, Pie Charts, Unconventional charts (radar chart, bubble chart etc.) 8
Tables 2-3
Venn Diagrams 4
Others (DI Based on growth over the years, Data Sufficiency, Caselets, etc.) 4-5

How To Prepare For Quant In CAT 2022

The first step is to revise the quant basics well. More often than not, aspirants tend to skip the basics and move directly to the problem-solving part. Chances are there that the aspirant might have forgotten a seldom-used concept; hence, aspirants must allocate at least a month (those who are thorough with the basics) to refresh the concepts. The Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section can be easily improved with practice.

Finishing the Arithmetic and Geometry concepts first is recommended, as they have the most weightage in the exam (usually 60–70% combined). Aspirants should not be spending an unreasonable amount of time on one particular topic.

One can utilize the below study schedule from August to cover the Quant section. And also, it can be customized as per your strengths and weakness.

Topic Number of days
Number Systems 4-5
Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages, Alligation, Profit Loss and Discount, Simple Interest and Compound Interest 10-12
Time, Speed and Distance, Time & Work 4-5
Linear equations, Quadratic equations, Inequalities 7-8
Logarithms, Functions 5
Progressions and series, Surds and indices 4
Geometry & Mensuration, 10-12
Co-ordinate Geometry, Basic trigonometry 1-2
Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory 6-7
Miscellaneous 3

 

CAT Preparation Daily Schedule PDF

It is necessary to have a daily schedule for CAT preparation that helps you to cover the complete syllubus of the CAT exam within this limited period of time. One utilizes the below CAT preparation daily schedule, which is planned from August to cover all the topics in the CAT syllabus. Click on the below link to download the CAT preparation daily schedule PDF.

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