Best Preparation Tips for CAT Exam


Best Preparation Tips for CAT Exam

CAT offers a platform to get confirmation into IIM. More than 2 lakhs students appear this examination. IIM guarantees a decent vocation of the under study with high award of bundles. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore will conduct CAT examination this year. Toppers and experts describe CAT preparation strategy as first Smart Preparation and avoid the worthless homework that consumes a lot of time with smaller gain.


Candidates can prepare for CAT examination in two modes. The two modes are:

  • Candidate must prepare with self- studies having the right CAT study material.  
  • Or else, they can prepare by getting admission in CAT tutoring institute in offline as well as online mode.

Following are the steps, students should opt while preparing for CAT examination:


Candidates must go through the exam pattern before starting their preparation. Since 2014, the pattern has gone through a certain number of changes so the candidates must ensure all the new changes and start their preparations accordingly.  It is expected that the exam pattern is to remain same as per the last 3 years. Candidates who are aiming to have high score in CAT examination must have more than enough number and valuable study materials. Major sections for CAT entrance examination are Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. The entire question paper consists of 100 questions both in MCQ and subjective format. Negative marking is present for MCQ questions. The duration of the examination is 3 hours.

Wish to Prepare with or without Coaching? Make a choice

Choosing online coaching or offline coaching for CAT entrance examination depends on the candidate. Nevertheless, it depends upon the requirements; time availability, skills that you have and the areas candidate wish to improve themselves during the preparation process.

Books for CAT Self Preparation

CAT study material plays a vital role in helping candidates for self-preparation and score high in the exam. Candidates have to choose for online and offline coaching. Few of the best books for CAT preparation that are suggested by toppers are as follows:

1.    VARC SECTION:-Verbal ability and reading comprehension: by Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay & Nishit K Sinha. 

English Grammar & Composition: by Wren & Martin

2.    DILR SECTION :-Data interpretation & Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma published by McGraw Hill and by Nishit K Sinha published by Pearson.

3.    QUALITY & ABILITY SECTION:-Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma of MGH publication and Nishit K Sinha published by Pearson.


Candidates should know, how much they have prepared for the entrance examination. They have to collect the questionnaires based on the current syllabus and exam pattern from the online platform to test their knowledge. They must know in which parts they are lacking and also work hard to improve in that particular section in order to score high. 


Candidate must follow the toppers of recent years of CAT. They can guide by showing the right path for preparation of the exam by helping you, how to manage the time well. Aspirant must follow the education of toppers for guidance.

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