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CAT Preparation Tips by Eishita Rambhiya (82 Percentile in CAT)

Last Updated - December 30, 2017
Toppers’ Profile:
Student NameEishita Rambhiya
Exam NameCAT
Year Appeared2016
Marks146
Percentile82
Study ModeClassroom Coaching
Coaching InstituteIMS
Other Exams AppearedCMAT

Ques. Did you take coaching classes? If yes, how they did help in your story?

Ans. I joined IMS around one year before the exam. As I joined one year before the exam I took my classes very lightly assuming that I still had time. That was my biggest mistake as I should have concentrated more in my classes and it would mean less pressure on me when the exams were nearing

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Ques. Review the coaching institutes and what was their role in your story?

Ans. IMS has some really knowledgeable and good faculty which helps you with major subjects. But the class doesn’t guide a student personally and doesn’t cater to the needs of different students. Also in my story, the classes helped me know the exact portion but the efforts were all mine

Ques. How did you manage your CAT preparation schedule along with graduation studies/working hours?

Ans. I used to study in the afternoon regular from June. My college would be over by 1.30 every day so I would return home log on to the IMS online portal and solve as much as possible

Ques. What mock papers did you take?

Ans. I took IMS SIMCATS and also mock papers of the past3 years of CAT examination also the handbook given by IMS was really helpful for last minute preparation

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Ques. What is the website you followed regularly to practice free sample papers or to get updates?

Ans. I followed the official CAT website, college speaks website to know what is going on. Also to get the current news I followed various news websites like times of India, economic times etc.

Ques. Quantitative Aptitude: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. I was weak in quants since the start so I put in maximum efforts I quants and hence scored a good 93.45 percentile in quants.The only key to quants is practice.

Ques. Data Interpretation: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. DI is a numerical subject and requires a lot of concentration and hence to work on that I used to practice a lot of sums from past year papers as it would give me more confidence

Ques. Logical Reasoning: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. LR was my favorite subject as I used to love solving it. So while traveling in the Mumbai local every day to college. I had a good 45 min time so I would solve two sums of LR and thus it would be fun as well as practice

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Ques. How Would You Rate the Following Preparation Strategy in terms of their efficiency in your story?

Coaching-ClassSelf- StudySubject- WiseOnline Study MaterialRole Coaching InstituteNCERT Books
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Ques.Verbal Ability: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. Verbal ability was an easy subject when read and studied but in the paper, it was the most difficult section. Most students including me take VA very lightly and hence regret it in paper

Ques. Vocabulary and Grammar: Discuss your strategy for the section (Mention the Books, Mock Papers & Notes You Referred)

Ans. Grammar and Vocab a part of the VA section very pretty easy in the actual test compared to the ones I solved in the past year papers so about that reading books and learning more and more words is the key

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