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Helpful Tips to crack CAT 2019 with Online Coaching

Punjab News Express | May 07, 2019 04:45 PM

It is always debatable if one should join a coaching or not to crack any competitive exam, and same is the case with the upcoming CAT 2019 exam, to be held in the fall this year.  Each student has their own strategy and method for preparing for a certain exam. Some prefer choosing a self study method while others rely for guidance and study material elsewhere. However, there is no mandate which says that you must or must not opt for an Online CAT Coaching. It is okay to admit that you require external guidance because you are not able to manage preparing on your own for an exam and this is where CAT 2019 Coaching comes into picture.

Preparing for the CAT exam is not a cakewalk and will never be because it is the screening exam which provides you the gateway to your dream B-schools which smoothens your way to a glorious career henceforth.

The CAT Exam is one of the most sought-after exams in the country due to the lucrative salary packages, key management positions and great ROIs the MBA graduates receive post completion of their degrees. Notably, MBA/PGDM programmes are offered by 20 IIMs of the country along with other over 1000 reputed management institutes in India. The CAT exam is conducted once every year by any of the IIMs on a rotational basis. The conducting body for CAT 2019 will be the prestigious IIM Kozhikode.

Where CAT 2019 is concerned, you have over 6-7 months left for your preparation. This period of time is highly crucial to your preparation and if you are a first-timer, you must kickstart your CAT 2019 preparation without much ado. Where resorting CAT 2019 Online Coaching is concerned, you must browse through several online coachings and see what they bring to the table. Amid a plethora of coachings, you will find several making false promises and there would be some authentic ones, a prominent one among them being CareerAnna, which offers online coaching for CAT, XAT, GMAT, TISSNET among other management entrance exams. Its course modules are well structured, concise and tackle individual concepts well, besides offering ample study material,videos, mocks, practice test series for the CAT 2019 exam.

The most distinctive feature of CareerAnna’s CAT Coaching is that they offer personalised mentorship to students struggling on any level of the exam day and night. This 24x7 availability of CAT mentors ensures the students aces not only the core competitive exam with the desired percentile, but also makes it to the second round of admissions, generally the PI-WAT-GD rounds and subsequently to his/her favourite B-school.

Now, preparing for an exam the traditional way and the online way has their own pros and cons.

However, the latter is easy and allows you to view and review the classes at leisure and the freedom to study from wherever you want to.

You can follow the given helpful tips and tricks to ace the CAT 2019 Exam with Online Coaching:

1. Assuming that you want to enrol into a reputed Online CAT Coaching, you should first attend a free demo class to fathom their teaching methods, if the syllabus is being covered full as per the new mandates and changes made in it, if the faculty is supportive and encouraging, answers your queries and the past results produced by the coaching centre are in a satisfactory area. Be your own judge when it comes to choosing the best online coaching for yourself.

2. If the coaching clears this personal screening test of yours, try and choose one as soon as possible to avail discounts on learning programmes or enjoy the facility of first come first serve.

3. Be proactive, both in terms of self preparation and in coaching classes. Post your individual preparation and identification of your areas of strength and weaknesses, you must have a discussion over the same with your CAT Exam mentor so he/she can give you due guidance, tell you exactly where you stand in terms of your preparation and how much effort you require to excel on your D-day.

4 Enrol into regular sessions for question-solving and doubt clearing, which, by the way is also offered by CareerAnna specially in the form of Real Time Live Sessions. Attend regular motivational sessions as well so you stay confident and upbeat during your sessions.

 5. Read newspaper editorials and articles daily. Try and improve your reading speed and attempt as many Reading Comprehension passages as you can. Frame questions from them and try to answer them yourself, Also, monitor your time while attempting the RCs, and try to gain mastery in the since they are known to dominate the VARC section of the CAT exam.

6. For self-preparation, you must

  • Set aside half an hour a day of reading
  • Two Quant concepts a day (theory)
  • 1 DI set, 1 LR set (preferably from old mock papers)
  • Half an hour a day of quants practice.

7. Last but not the least, practice as much as you can! Do not solely rely on your coaching and keep learning and practicing by way of trial and error. Since you are saving up on a lot of extra time while attending the CAT coaching classes from the comfort of your home, try to invest the said time in writing more Mocks, referring to previous years’ question papers, talking to peers and doing regular revisions on whatever you have covered from the syllabus so far. All the very best for the CAT 2019 Exam - we hope you waltz your way to your favourite B-school!


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