How should I prepare for CAT 2019 if I start today?

Hi, I want to get into an IIM this year. I am starting my CAT preparation today, and I will have the weekends to myself and about 4-5 hours on weekdays. How can I start preparing, what resources should I use, and do I stand a chance to crack CAT?

10 months ago

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Current Student | IIM Lucknow (Since 1984)

You have an ample amount of time to prepare for the upcoming CAT 2019. Below would be my recommendation:


Here is a good link to cover your course preparation: CAT section wise strategy

Further, mock tests are crucial. Assess your strengths and weaknesses and learn the skill to manage the time at the exam. Finally the most important job is to sit and analyze your mistakes and find possible and better alternatives to the solutions. 

Here is a 90 day plan to reach your goal: 90 Day CAT Plan

Verbal Ability Preparation: How to ace the VA section

Quantitative Aptitude Preparation: How to ace the QA section

Webinar on test taking strategies (by 4 time CAT 100 percentiler): Webinar on CAT Strategy

Interview Preparation:

Join a coaching institute's (Time/Career Launcher) interview program. Practice GDs. Know your work experience well and study atleast one academic topic in depth. Make yourself aware of the current affairs

Consolidated Current Affairs Sources: News Resources

Be confident for the interview. Be a story teller!! Good Luck :)

9 months ago

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Adarsh Ranjan
Current Student | MDI Gurgaon


Given that CAT and other management entrance exams are aptitude based, it is quite possible for an aspirant to prepare for it in 100 days. The amount of effort that you would have to put in each of the sections would depend on two major things - your target college and hence the percentile that you need to achieve for getting into the college of your choice, and second major thing is your existing proficiency level in each section.

The articles given below can help you with your preparation strategy:

This is the entire archive of articles regarding preparation which covers a plethora of topics.

Looking specifically at the paucity of time, this excellent article by Mr Srinivas can guide you:

Hope it helps. All the best !! 

9 months ago

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