Last Minute Preparation Tips and Strategy to Crack CMAT 2024

by Girish Sharma Mon 13 May 2024 04:38 PM 169

CMAT will be conducted on 15 May 2024. It's been less than a week for you to prepare and revise everything. At the same time, this last moment preparation phase can give you a major jump in terms of your score and overall percentile. At this last phase, if you plan strategically and stay focused, you can increase your chances of success in the CMAT exam.Therefore, we have prepared this article on CMAT Last Minute Preparation Tips which provides you with important last-minute preparation tips to help you face CMAT 2024 confidently.

CMAT Last Minute Preparation Tips: Important Notes

In these last few days, work on the following things as these things can make or break your sections and hence overall exam. If worked on these things in a right manner, they can also fetch you a good score.

  • Avoid negative marking: Incorrect answers lead to -5 marks (-1 for negative marking and -4 for losing a correct answer). Do not compromise your accuracy at stake for speed.
  • Manage speed: Allocate right amount of time per question and cross-check answers within 10 seconds to avoid losing marks due to rushing.
  • Handling wrong questions: Ignore wrong questions or options, and choose between identical options alphabetically.
  • Regular Practice : Take CMAT Mock Tests mocks regularly, allotting time for each section and identifying tricky questions which can change your score significantly.
  • Importance of sectional and full-time mocks: Practice mocks designed by CMAT toppers on platforms like Cracku's dashboard, focusing on aptitude, logical reasoning, verbal, GK, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship sections.
  • Preparation tips: Give extra attention to aptitude and logical reasoning in mocks for better results. Use video lectures for verbal section if short on time, and review solutions afterward. Focus on GK and Innovation & Entrepreneurship as they make up a significant portion of the exam.
  • Goal: Aim to attempt 80% of manageable questions accurately, avoiding negative marking and tricky questions.

CMAT Last Minute Preparation Plan

You should do only limited things in these last few days. We have prepared a last days preparation plan. We suggest you stick to it. You can check all the important things below:

  1. Focus on Revision: Spend the final month revising important topics and reinforcing basic concepts to improve understanding and solve tricky questions effectively.
  2. Avoid New Topics: Avoid starting new topics to prevent stress. Concentrate on revising previously covered topics in each section.
  3. Work on Strong Areas: Devote time to practising questions from your strong areas to achieve high accuracy and avoid negative marking.
  4. Improve Time Management: Work on improving time management skills by solving sample papers within a specified time frame.
  5. Regular Mock Tests: Take multiple mock tests designed like the actual exam to familiarise yourself with the exam environment and assess your performance.
  6. Create Study Routine: Create a last few days study plan including time for revision, , mock tests, and short breaks.
  7. Use Notes: Create flashcards to quickly revise syllabus topics and strengthen fundamental knowledge.
  8. Practice Past Year's Papers: Use previous CMAT Previous Papers to understand the exam pattern and types of questions asked.
  9. Learn from Mistakes: Analyze mock test performance to find and avoid repetitive mistakes in the actual exam.
  10. Fix Exam Strategy: Develop & finalise a clear exam strategy focusing on accuracy and achieving sectional cut-offs.
  11. GK Preparation: Revise notes on static GK and current affairs instead of memorising facts a day before the exam.
  12. Time Management in Sections: Know the number of attempts needed per section to score well and allocate time accordingly during the exam.
  13. Take care of your health: You probably don't want to ruin your exam due to health issues, so take some good sleep the night before exam and most importantly avoid eating too much before exam as it will make you sleepy.

CMAT 2024: What all need to carry?

You should carry the following things with you to the CMAT 2024 exam:

  1. Admit Card: This is the most important document required for entry into the exam hall. Ensure you have a printed copy of your CMAT 2024 Admit Card.
  2. Valid Photo ID: Carry a government-issued photo ID such as Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID, Driving License, PAN Card, etc. This is necessary for identity verification.
  3. Water Bottle: Stay hydrated during the exam by carrying a transparent water bottle.
  4. Extra Photographs: Carry extra passport-size photographs in case they are needed for any documentation.
  5. Comfortable Clothing: Dress comfortably. Avoid tight dresses.
  6. Directions to Exam Center: Have clear directions to the exam center and plan your travel route in advance to avoid any last-minute rush or confusion.

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