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CAT 2022 Avoid these mistakes to ace the exam

November 20, 2022

CAT 2023: We've included some of the typical blunders you should avoid throughout the test to help students avoid making dumb mistakes in a rush.
CAT 2022 will take place on November 27th. With the clock ticking in one corner of the screen, it's basically a race against time in which you must establish your worth. Because of the time constraints inherent with CAT, test takers are more inclined to worry and stress, which might lead to despair.
We've included some of the frequent blunders you should avoid during the test to help students avoid making dumb mistakes in a rush.
Don't make assumptions based on your prior views. Before responding, pay close attention to the questions and the context.
Do not begin answering the questions without first scanning the section, since this may result in wasting time on tough questions while missing the easy ones. Never set the number of tries for a segment in advance.

Consider your time and prevent buried costs.

The clock is ticking. You only have 40 minutes in a segment. Don't get bogged down in one question for too long. Keep in mind that you must clear sectional cut-offs within the sectional time limit.

Don't get bogged down by a complex question.
Students should attempt to answer all of the simple and moderate questions. The ability to avoid tough questions is critical to success.

Never, ever quit up.
Don't give up if one of the portions did not go as planned since chances are it did not go well for the other students as well. You can only manage your own performance; you have no influence over what others do.

Reading comprehension and verbal communication skills

Skimming is not recommended for reading comprehension because you may become entangled in a web of 'trigger words' if you do not read the entire paragraph thoroughly. A text may focus on one issue for several phrases before shifting to another at the conclusion with trigger words such as 'but' or 'although.' This may perplex readers who skim the material.

Any of the possibilities that are not within the scope of the problem can never be the correct solution. The correct response is always dependent on the information provided in the passage. Do not pay attention to any of the alternatives that will take your attention away from the text.

Don't overlook the para summary questions. Even though they carry negative marking, they are solvable and scoring with the appropriate technique.

You should ideally devote 26 to 28 minutes to RC and 12 to 14 minutes on VA.
Interpretation of data and logical reasoning

The DI-LR part assesses students' potential to become future managers by testing their ability to handle stress and make decisions using seemingly unrelated and unclear information. Students should focus on appropriately understanding the facts.
Students may take the DI-LR section in two rounds:

— In R1, solve tasks that need a high level of precision and quickness.
— In R2, solve sets with a high accuracy but a slow speed.

Quantitative ability

The ability to attempt the correct questions at the right moment is the key to performing well in the QA portion. The QA component can be attempted by students in two rounds:
Scan all of the questions in R1, solve simple questions, and mark moderate questions for R2. R1 concludes with 5 - 6 simple questions attempted in 15 minutes.

— In R2, solve all of the indicated Qs from R1. R2 concludes with 3 to 4 Qs attempted in the following 20 minutes. Set aside 5 minutes as buffer time. It is beneficial.