48 hours. Just 48 hours before CAT 2019. And we know that cracking CAT can feel like an insurmountable task right now. But it's nothing that you cannot achieve. All those mocks you appeared for, don't let it get to you. Focus on how much you have already prepared. And remember: Do not become emotional and stick to one question. It's not about your ego. It's about speed and accuracy. The toppers over the years had one thing in common: they knew when to leave a question and move to the next one. Find more such pro tips from CAT toppers in this newsletter today!
Rule 8 - Do not Panic: The single most reason why most students fail to score well in an exam is because they think, during the exam, that they are messing it up badly. There is no way anyone will know whether the scores you would get are good enough to get a decent percentile. This is a relative grading paper and hence your percentile is also dependent on how others have done. The safest bet is to assume that if it tough for you, it is tough for others too! Rule 9 is should be your prime focus. Check now!
To minimize your search work and to make your life a little bit easier, we compiled this article, answering some of your common CAT related FAQs. It holds some crucial info that as CAT aspirants you must know before entering the exam hall.
Pro Tip 2: 'Don't trade-off accuracy for the number of attempts. Even if your number of attempts is low, maintain at least 85-100% accuracy, and you will see a significant improvement in your scores.' This story is packed with a tonne of insights from someone who scored 99.5+ percentile in CAT 2018, and if you're preparing for the CAT exam, then these tips are bound to help you improve your preparation and test-taking strategy. Don't miss this!
Everyone has a story as to how they got into the b-school of their choice. The struggle, the challenges, the apprehension, the performance anxiety are a part and parcel of CAT preparation. However, there are challenges that go beyond scoring less in mocks. It can be the struggle of maintaining the mental health, challenges faced in academic background, or managing to secure admission from prestigious b-schools despite being from a vernacular background, or could be a personal struggle. Each of the stories here is unique. And each one of them has the power to motivate you for the next 48 hours.
You may be attempting the CAT for the 'n'th time or just the first. You may be preparing for multiple entrance exams at once. Whatever your spiel may be, chances are you feel overwhelmed at times. You’re going to face a lot of stress throughout your MBA journey and life too! Don’t worry though, you’re not alone. A lot of aspirants and students like you struggled with CAT, b-school and life in general. But they managed. And they have success stories, tips, tricks and hacks to help you deal with your own pressures. Which is what this article is all about.
Just a little nudge : Be gentle with yourself. CAT isn't going to define you for life. Don't take it too seriously.
Best wishes for CAT!