With the CAT examination round the corner most students are likely to make use of the time they have effectively. But to do that they first need to know more about the different section of the examination. The paper comprises of 2 individual sections, namely Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. Keeping in mind these particular sections, below are a few tips that can help you in your preparation.
Tip 1 Get Familiar with the Different Sections:
Given the format of the Data interpretation section it becomes necessary for students to understand the questions and the concepts properly in order to score well. Students need to read newspapers that have information related to the Data Interpretation to develop this skill. Students can read business newspapers that have a lot of data intensive articles such as graphs, pie charts etc. After reading the articles students should try to collect and analyze the data that is given mentally.
Tip 2 Read the Questions Carefully:
It is necessary for students to read the questions very carefully so that they can understand the questions properly. This will definitely prove to be useful in sections such as Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation.
Tip 3 Make a note of all the Important Information:
For the Data Interpretation part students need to make a note of all the questions that are asked in a particular question and also of the information given in the question. To be able to understand the questions well making a note of all the necessary information is a must. By noting down the information the students are bound to get a clearer idea about the questions asked thus enabling them to solve the questions accurately.
Tip 4 Develop skills to increase speed:
Another tip is to allot a certain amount of time to each question and ensure that you don’t exceed the limit. When solving the Data Interpretation section the use of calculators should be least as overly use of calculators can affect your performance. Use mathematical techniques and shortcuts to resolve questions with mathematical calculations. This will help students to tackle the Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation sections.
Tip 5 Work on reading and comprehension speed:
This skill if developed will help students to tackle both the Data Interpretation and the Verbal Ability and the Logical Reasoning sections. Students also need to get into the habit of reading newspapers, because it will help them to develop their
Tip 6 Practice :
Students need to solve as many questions as they can that are similar in nature to the Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation sections if they wish to overcome their fear of such sections. Because only through practice will they get confident about these sections. Once they are confident that they can solve these questions then even if there are minute changes in the questions it will not get them confused. This will also motivate them to solve such types of problems as they will begin to enjoy them due to understanding. The key to overcome the fear of numbers is to make numbers your best friend. And the best way to achieve this is through practice alone.
Following these simple tips will surely take you a long way and will make tackling the CAT entrance that much more enjoyable and easier. But don’t forget to, “Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best”.