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CAT Preparation Tips by Pratap Neupane (71 Percentile in CAT)

Last Updated - December 30, 2017
Toppers’ Profile:
Student NamePratap Neupane
Exam NameCAT
Year Appeared2016
Marks84
Percentile71
Study ModeClassroom Coaching
Coaching InstituteTIMES
Other Exams AppearedMAT

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

Ans. Yes, and it helped me in giving the structural way and guidance of preparation for Common Admission Test. Coaching is meant to be for regular guidance and I got the consistent guidance and views from Coaching Institute.

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

Ans. TIMES Coaching is India's prominent coaching and I have no doubt in telling that the coaching is full of well skilled and qualified faculty who consistently makes you believe that you can achieve what you thought and enhances you more better than what you are in present. As far as I am concerned, the faculty gave me every help especially in Quant and Reading Comprehension along with preparing for Vocabulary that today just because of these two subjects that I learn in coaching I am able to get one of the best colleges in Delhi NCR.

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

Ans. I have started my preparation in the last year of my graduation so at initial stage I was stagnant but as soon as I gave my last semester I took it very seriously and hit the ground. Working hour does not matter, what matter is your commitment and consistency in whatever time you are giving. But generally 4-5 hours per day is sufficient.

Ques. What mock papers did you take?

Ans. I gave AIMCAT mock tests by TIME Coaching which gave me the appropriate practice to understand my strength and weakness areas.

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

Ans. MBA universe and Times Coaching website are two websites along with The Hindu website really helped me in preparation.

Check Coaching Institutes for CAT Preparation

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

Ans. This section only needs the basic concepts to be clear and practicing those concepts by solving as many questions as you can and I only gave AIMCAT mock papers and books provided by coaching were sufficient.

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

Ans. For Data Interpretation one needs to be focused well in terms of numbers. Before touching this portion try to make your arithmetic strong then and only then one can start doing or practicing data interpretation. Mock was AIMCAT and Books by coaching is sufficient.

Check  CAT Paper Analysis of Data Interpretation

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

Ans. Logical reasoning is something which only can be improved with practice. Understanding the situations of the questions and with reasoning solving it. Practice through AIMCAT mock papers and studied through coaching materials.

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 is the section which can be excelled through just taking one book and understanding it then just practicing. For me AIMCAT and Coaching material was sufficient.

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

Ans. Vocabulary and Grammar are least focused section by students but these can make a huge difference in percentiles or score of an individual. Though I was also among them I suggest that one should thoroughly understand grammar and vocabulary to increase the chances of scoring good marks. AIMCAT mock papers and coaching material is sufficient.

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