Worried About Poor AIMCAT Scores? Relax, You Can Still Crack CAT
Disclaimer: This article is intended for Students who consider themselves to be an average student and are trying to believe in themselves. For others , this is just another article on CAT preparation 🙂
Last summer I was under the same dilemma whether to go for CAT 2016 or start preparing for CAT 2017. The continuous poor AIMCAT scores were demotivating when you check in Pagalguy and see people posting and boasting of marks double of yours and still being sad for scoring only 99.45 percentile.
Low mock scores should never be a reason to give up. I didn’t and so i cracked it.
Result: I scored 97.46 percentile ( VA- 94.94, DI-98.29,QA-90.54) in CAT. Though it is not enough to get a call from BLACKI , considering it was the first time I attempted CAT and I still converted IIM Shillong and other new IIM’s.
What went right ?
I utilized the AIMCATs to identify the areas where I was struggling and constantly scoring less marks despite the question being easy or average. AIMCATs give you exposure to different types of questions and also the solutions might show you a whole different and efficient way to solve these problems.Being a working professional I used to give atleast 90 min daily for preparation. For VA taking sectional test is a must . Its always better to have exposure to different types of RC with time constrain. While writing CAT, I never had a predetermined score in my mind. The secret was I never tried to answer all the questions and played it to my strength. .
Suggestion: Mock helps you to find your strong and weak areas and to check your level of preparedness. Don’t take them as an indicator of your CAT result. Analyze the solutions thoroughly and improve everytime.