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    Best Android Mobile apps to prepare for CAT 2020

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    CAT Preparation can be tiresome due to tough competition and vast extent of syllabus. Candidates pursuing their graduation may find it difficult to attend formal coachings, while working professional juggle with scarcity of time. In such a conflicted scenario smartphones can be a rescue. Living within a digital age, mobiles and laptops have become a part of our everyday life. From exam preparation to health-checkups, everything can be done via mobile apps. 

    With only 6 months left for CAT 2020, aspirants must be preparing for the exam in full swing. The expected date for the exam is November 2020. So, it’s time to pull up your socks and get ready for the race! 

    Due to the global pandemic, COVID-19, all coaching centres are closed but this should not be a reason for delayed preparation for CAT. Mentioned below are some apps which can help you in Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Ability. Use these apps to get the best out of you even during a lockdown! 

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    Download E-Books on your Mobile

    Though we are habitual of hardbound books, soft copies of books will not only save financial cost but also will help in covering several books for a subject. There are several websites like Libgen where you can download books related to CAT. In case candidates need to solve NCERT books to brush their basics they are easily available online. 

    Articles related to personality development, personal interview and preparation for WAT can be done using websites like Project Muse or Jstor.

    Practice Mock Test and Sample Papers online

    For a CAT aspirant it is essential to solve Mock Test and Sample papers to the best of their capacity. As spending on sample papers books can be a hassle, they can be downloaded online for free. Candidates can create their own set of previous year papers and sample papers by accumulating them in online mode. Moreover the answer key to these papers and analysis can also be digged on online portals. 

    Watch Tutorials Online

    Several youtube channels prevail on CAT preparation, wherein experts analyse and guide candidates over how to go about their preparation. In Fact several toppers too have their own channels. IIMs have their official video channels which can help candidates an idea of what is required to reach such prestigious institutions. 

    Use Notes Making Apps

    It is essential and highly recommended to make self notes while preparing for CAT. This personalised effort will help in sorting out weekend strong topics. Notes can be made over smartphones by the use of several apps. Formulas for Quantitative Aptitude, Vocabulary for Verbal Ability and tricks for Data Interpretation are some areas where self notes are required to score well.

    Best Android Mobile Apps to Prepare for CAT 2020 

    1) MBA Exams Guide- Career Launcher 

    Owned by Career Launcher, this app helps in preparing for various MBA exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, NMAT etc. It consists of more than 5000 questions with their solutions divided topic-wise. These questions are designed as per the new pattern of all MBA exams. Each topic has 3 levels- basic, advanced and expert. Thus, you can practice questions as per your level of preparation. 

    Some of these topics are percentages, algebra, geometry, verbal reasoning, grammar, general awareness and modern math. 

    The app has features like an about exam section, notifications, vocabulary builder, GK of the day, word of the day etc. 

    Rating: 4.1 

    Reviews: The Questions are designed as per CAT level and have detailed solutions to assist students. The app is well organised and helps in improving the skills required for CAT.

    2) CAT ability- CAT| SNAP| XAT| IIFT 

    As the name suggests, the app helps students prepare for various management exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT etc.

    It offers 3 types of test series: 

    • Daily live tests, where you can take daily tests and assess your skills. 

    • TopicWise Tests, where you can take topic-wise tests and assess individual performance to figure out the weak points and work on it accordingly. 

    • Grand Tests, where you can take a full course test of CAT, XAT etc. depending on the exam you are taking. 

     Apart from this, you also have access to practice MCQs, a social wall where you can ask or discuss your doubts, all India ranking system where you can analyse the best performer’s study pattern and practice plan, performance tracker etc. 

    Rating: 4.7 

    Reviews: A must-have for every MBA aspirant to improve performance. It is relevant for practicing questions from different topics depending on the difficulty level. 

    3) CAT MBA Exam Preparation- EduRev 

    This offline app provides study material, notes on different subjects, previous years question papers, online tests, daily insights and important tips and tricks for CAT preparation. It will help you prepare for various MBA exams like CAT, XAT, NMAT, IIFT etc. 

    It has mock tests for verbal ability, logical reasoning, data interpretation and reading comprehension separately so you can focus on one thing at a time. 

    The additional features include detailed test analysis, discussion of doubts, MCQs and solved question papers. 

    Rating: 4.6 

    Reviews: This app is great for clarification of doubts and testing yourself topic-wise. It has a user-friendly interface which provides a unique learning experience. A must-have for all MBA aspirants. 

    4) MBA Test Prep 

    This is one of the oldest apps for MBA preparation with both free and paid features. The paid features give you access to mock tests for various exams like CAT, XAT, NMAT, CMAT etc. 

    Along with mock tests, it also provides a question of the day, word list, news and announcements, tips for preparation, tracking your progress etc. It has video lectures and notes to help you prepare in a better way. Thus, it is a highly recommended app for your MBA preparation. 

    Rating: 3.6 

    Reviews: A useful app which you can use when free or while travelling easily. The test series is useful and the app is managed well, keeping in mind the wellness of the aspirants. 

    5) TCY Exam Prep 

    This app provides tests and preparation help for various entrance exams. Particularly, for MBA, it has tests for CAT, CMAT, XAT, IIFT, NMAT etc. It has 2 unique features; 

    • Exam Alerts- here, you can get all the information related to the exam that you are taking. 

    • Challenge zone- here, you can challenge your friends by inviting them to take a test with you. 

    Apart from this, they also have a test section where students can generate their own test by selecting the sections they want to prepare for.

    Rating: 4.0 

    Reviews: The app has good study material and test papers which can be taken to analyse the preparation level of the student. It is one of the best apps for CAT exam preparation. 

    6) CAT MBA 2020- DigiBook Technologies 

    This app is a complete MBA guide which provides the content of the CAT 2020 syllabus, last 15 years question papers with solutions, over 5000 practice tests, MCQs and study material for individual topics. 

    In this easy to use app, there are topic-wise question papers available with detailed solutions to help clear your doubts. 

    Rating: 4.3 

    Reviews: The free subscription provides previous years question papers and solutions which are very helpful. The app has a user- friendly interface and the contents are well-organised. 

    7) CAT Preparation 2IIM 

    The app has 2 unique features: 

    • It is integrated with an online course- this allows you to study the course material, listen to videos and take tests on both desktop and mobile while you are at home or travelling. 

    • The download option- this allows you to download videos whenever you are travelling to a low connectivity area. 

    Rating: 4.4 

    Reviews: The app is easy to use and the discussion forum is very interactive, answering questions within 24 hours. It has great content and is very handy while travelling. 

    8) CAT Vocabulary- Praveen Yuva 

    This app is designed to help you enhance your verbal ability with a 4000+ word list with definitions and examples, flashcards, test series etc. 

    It provides a list of synonyms, antonyms, high-frequency words, idioms and phrases etc. To help you prepare adequately for the VA section. It also allows you to search for words using intuitive search functionality. 

    Rating: 4.6 

    Review: One of the best vocabulary apps for competitive exam preparation. It is useful in enhancing vocabulary with all the necessary words. 

    Now you have everything in-hand to help you prepare for CAT 2020 even during a pandemic. So, charge your phone or laptop, switch on the data and get on with it. All the best!

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