Toppers Tips on Cracking CAT 2012

 | September 14,2012 04:58 pm IST

With just one month left for CAT 2012 to begin, what could be more desirable by the aspirants than to get the last minute magic tips from the seniors? CoolAvenues has been interviewing CAT toppers year-on-year and this article is a compilation of some of the winning tips suggested by CAT toppers and IIM students. Read on to know their success mantra, who knows it could become yours too


So, what does it take to score that high in entrance exams like CAT? Nishant Dey Purkayastha, CAT 2011 99.

63 Percentiler says, The confidence that you can crack the exam is the most important. Of course, a bit of luck so that you get those 50-50 answers right! Also, a well prepared and a well tried approach helps. A good mock series with proper analysis helps develop both the confidence and the strategy.


Don't think CAT is the toughest exam or anything, as it isn't. Don't be in awe of it. Enjoy the preparation stage and have faith in your abilities to crack the exam, he adds.


Every year more than 2 lakh candidates appear for CAT to grab that one seat from about 2000 seats in IIMs, i.e. about one percent of the total who appears for the test. Thus, the competition is immense and there is no room for errors. Dont waste too much time on a question most of the times, though we know that its leading nowhere, we keep on trying, just to satisfy our ego. Its a trap, dont fall into it, says Saurabh Sheela Vasant Chambhare, a PGPM student at IIM Kozhikode.


Taking as many mock tests is definitely yielding, but it doesnt make sense if you are not analyzing your weaker areas and working on them to improve. Practice mock test and analyze them diligently. They will help you understand your weaknesses, increase speed and fine-tune your strategy, says Amarendra Kumar Gorai, a PGDM batch of 2010-12 student at IIM K.


More tips on cracking CAT:

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Interview with CAT topper Debanjan Dey

Toppers perspective on cracking CAT

Interview with CAT Topper and IIM Ahmedabad student, Deepak Mehta