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Preparing for CAT While Running Out of Time

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There is no dispute that gaining admission into one of the Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) is the Holy Grail for CAT aspirants. Getting in is a source of pride in itself, and earning a degr...
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CAT 2014: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!!

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From the time, IIM Indore has announced the new changed pattern of the CAT 2014 exam, there has been a lot hoopla and heresy surrounding it. From predicting the difficulty level to type of probable...
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Top Management Schools to Target While Preparing for CAT | CATGURUS - Online Guide for CAT Exam

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Know Detail About the latest CAT 2014 Latest Notification and Update

Know Detail About the latest CAT 2014 Latest Notification and Update | CATGurus - Complete Guide for CAT Exam | Scoop.it
It seems the
speculations moving around last month are going to be true. CAT 2014 will be
conducted on just 2 days against the
previous year’s pattern of 20 days. The dates proposed are 16 th and 22 nd
November 2014 . So the test load of 20 X 2 = 40 slots will be reduced by 90%
to 2X2 = 4 slots. A good riddance from tiring stretch of more than 3
weeks.  This obviously implies that the
number of test center and cities hosting CAT will be increased. The figures are
estimated to be approximately 400 and 100 respectively.

The test
conducting authority seems to be quite focused and straight in setting
expectations. There are changes in the number of questions and overall timings
of test. The sections will be same as last year i.e. Quant & Data
Interpretation in one section and Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension &
Analytical / Logical Reasoning in second section. The number of questions in
each section will be 50 as against 30 last year. Overall time allocated
has also been increased to 170
minutes as against 140 minutes last
year. The best part of the proposed change is that a student will have the
liberty to choose a section and question and also hop between the sections as
many times as needed. In short, no
sectional time limits . This is just getting better for both, students and
test conducting authorities.

What does
the change of pattern indicate?

An optimist
way to look at the increase in number of questions from 30 to 50 is that
dependency on certain areas like Geometry, Higher Algebra etc will reduce
drastically. The candidate will have better opportunities and wider question
choices where he can demonstrate his performance.   Number of questions is inversely
proportional to luck factor so don’t depend on luck. It will be an advantage to
the candidates who have worked hard enough this year.

Additional
30 minutes will surely bring in cheers to lot of candidates. Anyone who can
keep the energy and concentration level high throughout 170 minutes will
definitely have an edge. Candidate will be able to allocate proper time to the
focused areas. Flexibility to choose question from any section ie no sectional
time limit is a double edged sword. Candidates have been accustomed to spend
equal time in each section since last 3 years. Most of them would be preparing
themselves accordingly and hence the concern that this change might just make
them a bit casual in their preparation. Some of them might not have a good
strategy or approach on the day of exam so he can miss a golden opportunity.
Not to forget the because of the reduction in day of test, the pressure will be
high. Fear of uncertainty and anxiety of d-day will be put the candidate in
tight spot. But the positive side is that candidates who are performing well in
one section can sneak out the extra time from that section and spend quality
time for other section. This will help candidate balance his performance and
score good overall.

The dates of
exam are also placed well. Though it could be better if the exam could have got
completed in October but mid-November exam dates will also give a good
advantage of Diwali Holidays. Candidates who started preparing late will get a
boost because of extra 30 days. Students preparing since long will have to
focus on extra revision. They must ensure that they don’t start writing Mocks
before October. Preparation should peak on the day of exam only.

Overall the
change is surely giving a good feel and a sign of “Acche din” for atleast CAT
takers. Checkout your preparation by taking free online mock test at CATGurus

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Checkout CAT 2014 Exam Notification and Scheduling and Prepare Yourself Accordingly.

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CAT Coaching Classes, Preparation and Training Centre at Endeavor Careers

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Endeavor evidently provides the finest CAT coaching classes and CAT material to crack the exam. Our CAT Coaching classes focuses on installing all the managerial skills that are tested by top-notch MBA schools through the CAT entrance exam
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CAT Preparation: What Should be Your PRIORITY? | CATGURUS - Online Guide for CAT Exam

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NMAT: Not a Tough Nut to Crack! - anvesha10 Blog - MouthShut.com

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It’s time to gear up for the second exam of the season-NMAT. Those who sat for CMAT must now have had some idea about the atmosphere within the examination hall and the pressure during the actua
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