Exam centres for CAT usually have very strict guidelines concerning jewellery, accessories such as watches, and even footwear (some centres require you to take them off at the entrance). Make sure you check up on all the guidelines to avoid any hassles on the day of the exam and slip into your comfiest pair of jeans or tracks as you prepare to give the exam.
Often foregone for the sake of 10 more minutes in bed, breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day especially on the day of the CAT. It doesn’t have to be too fancy, even a few fruits to get your body well-oiled for the gruelling 2 hours that lie ahead. If you know you’re going to be rushing in the morning or afternoon, purchase a bar of chocolate to munch on your way to the centre.
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4. Check the exam centre:
One key thing that you must take care of before D-Day is figuring out where exactly your exam centre is and how to get there. Save yourself the trouble of trying to figure out logistics on the day itself and plan it out in advance, whether you’re taking the exam in your home city or not. For example, if you’re planning to drive, do check if there’s parking space available. If possible, go to the location a little early and familiarise yourself with where the bags will be kept or where the washrooms are to help yourself slip into a more collected and confident state of mind right before CAT.
5. Calm mind:
Last but not least, make sure the one thing that you take along with you to give your CAT is a calm and cool state of mind. Leave behind the stress and concentrate on the strategy you had prepared for yourself. All the mocks you have taken have prepared you for the cat exam day and in all likelihood, you’ve already practised most types of questions that the exam will throw at you. So, remember to get a good night’s sleep the night before, play your favourite song first thing in the morning and head to your exam centre with a calm mind.