One more thing I did was use the mocks as a tool to help me figure out what strategies work for me, for example, In some mocks, I used to do all the questions in VARC, and in some, I used to do only the ones I was 100% sure about, Comparing the two, I realized that solving all the questions was working for me and that is what I did in the actual CAT which helped me score a 99.33 in the sectional. Again, what worked for me might not work for you, so it’s important to give as many mocks as you can and try to figure out what your strategy should be. I made short notes that helped me keep track of the portions covered and served as a ready- reckoner for revision. I also made an Excel sheet with all the scores, percentile, and accuracy levels, which acted as a mirror, helping me see where I stood in terms of different sections, and the improvement that I had shown in the time period.
Also with mocks, it is important to keep in mind that they are in no way a reflection of how you will score on the actual paper. There were times when I scored a mere 70 percentile in them, shattering me to the core but resilience has always been my forte. I realized that scores were just numbers and that they should be taken with a pinch of salt. I also learned that prior to moving into advanced topics, it was essential that I reinforced the fundamentals. I persevered with consistency on a regular basis to retain the concepts efficiently. This made my journey seamless and helped me cut through the competition.
CAT Notification release is around the corner, Now is the time you take your preparation seriously and go the extra mile. To aid CAT aspirants, we have compiled a few sectional tests as a giveaway. Take them now and see how your accuracy turns out!
|VARC Sectional Test
|DILR Sectional Test
|QA Sectional Test