This year CAT Exam will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode. IIM Kozhikode has extended the last date for CAT 2019 registration. Now the last Date for registration is September 25 till 5 pm. earlier, the last date for registration was September 18 (till 5 pm). CAT Registration 2019 was started on 7th August. It was started in online mode at iimcat.ac.in.
CAT is one of the toughest entrance examinations not only in India but in the world. CAT has a very low passing rate, therefore, an unconventional approach, to tackle questions and techniques, is needed to manage time. CAT examination evaluates a student’s capabilities and efficiency. CAT Scores tell whether the test taker is appropriate for the management job or not.
CAT registration is the first and foremost step for those who are planning to appear for CAT Examination 2019. Those who want to appear for CAT 2019 should fill the application form of CAT as soon as possible because only 3 days are left for Registration. Candidates can fill the form till September 25, 2019. For registration, candidates must enter their name, mobile number, and a valid email address, etc. After successful registration, candidates will receive a mail and a text message containing CAT User Id and Password. The user ID and Password must be kept safely for further use. Candidates have to fill the application form using the ID and Password. After filling the application form and uploading the required documents, pay the CAT registration fee of Rs.1900. The Registration fee for SC/ST category applicants is Rs.950.
|Registration start Date||August 7, 2019, at 10 am|
|Last Date of Registration (extended)||September 25, 2019|
|Re-upload of Photograph in CAT application form||September 26, 2019, to September 29, 2019|
|CAT 2019 Exam||November 24, 2019|
There are three sections in CAT Exam. These sections are Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. Verbal & Reading Comprehension section consists of questions from the English language and grammar. It tests a candidate’s language and comprehension skills. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section focuses on two aspects- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. Questions from Data Interpretation (DI) focus on a candidate’s ability to derive conclusions from a given set of data and Questions from Logical Reasoning (LR) section tests a candidate’s logical thinking and its application to everyday problems. The quantitative section focuses on numerical problems and will test a candidate’s mathematical knowledge. It tests the speed, accuracy, and precision of the candidate.
Only four days are left for CAT registration and only 63 days are left for CAT Exam. CAT Examination is one of the toughest exams; therefore candidates should start preparing for it at least a year ago for clearing it in the first attempt. But if you have not started the preparation yet, then what are you waiting for. Complete devotion is required for clearing the CAT examination in the first attempt with good scores. Following are some of the preparations tips which if followed must prove to be beneficial.
You must have heard that practice makes a man perfect, so this is not just a statement. It actually works if followed properly. Regular Practice is the first thing you have to do. No exams can be cleared without practicing and there is no exam that cannot be cleared by practicing. So do as much practice of the questions as you can. Do practice from the last ten years question banks. Try to understand the concept.
Studying for 8-9 hours in a day will not ensure you a seat in top B-School however, studying smartly for the lesser number of hours can. Do not waste time just watching the book continuously for 8-9 hours instead of that, just study as per your convenience but that must be quality learning. Try to find out your weaknesses through smart learning and then try to overcome that. Give more emphasis to that section of the exam where you find yourselves weaker without leaving the stronger section untouched.
Before starting your preparation, try to understand the pattern of the CAT exam and its syllabus. Once you get acquainted with the Exam pattern and syllabus then your preparation will become comparatively easy. You will get an idea of where you need to put your focus and you can manage your time according to that.
Taking coaching will not ensure you good scores in CAT Examination. Self-study is a very important part of preparation. Self-study will make your doubts more clear and if any doubt left in your mind then you can clear it in the coaching center. So do not rely on coaching only. Internet is a hub of knowledge, utilize it properly.
Always prepare Section-wise
Preparing some areas of one section then coming to another section would hotchpotch everything. Try to complete a particular area of a section first then come to another section.