MBAUniverse.com has been running Live Chat session for CAT 2017 at https://goo.gl/uwhxGK for the last few days to help the CAT aspirants by getting their queries responded by experts. Thousands of CAT aspirants have raised their queries in regard to errors in CAT Admit Card, how to get the mistake rectified, how to attempt the CAT exam, what is the difference between MCQ and non-MCQs among others.
Only a day remains for the CAT 2017 exam day which is on Sunday November 26. IIMs have issued specific do’s and don’ts for the 2.31 lakh CAT aspirants who have registered to appear in CAT 2017 in a single day.
CAT 2017 test takers have been categorically advised by IIMs to meticulously follow these CAT exam day instructions to make sure that they appear in the exam without unnecessarily getting subjected to different type of problems before or during the CAT exam on November 26, 2017.
You cannot expect a sudden jump in CAT 2017 percentile from 70 to 99 even if you devise 24 hours study plan in next 10-12 days before the CAT exam day. Instead if you prepare smart without spending too much time on one or other topic or question, do not take the questions as a challenge, learn the art of skipping and moving ahead to bring more clarity and shedding confusion, it will help you improve your CAT score substantially.
How keen you are to crack CAT 2017 with 95+ score would be evident, if you answered one simple question – what changes in CAT 2017 exam pattern and syllabus are introduced by IIM Lucknow. As you are aware CAT is such an exam that does not repeat itself and at one or other point every year there are some changes brought in the exam. This fact is not revealed by IIMs in their notification, registration, exam format or any other release but if you could go deep into the CAT Mock test released by IIMs a month before the actual CAT exam, everything would be clear before you.
15 days are left to appear in CAT 2017 exam on November 26, 2017. During this fortnight, your Quant preparation for CAT 2017 exam should get the final shape with pinning and removing all the errors analysed that you tend to make in CAT Mocks and in your sectional practice tests during CAT 2017 preparation.
Which are the best mocks I should attempt to crack CAT 2017 with high score? How to analyse them to improve further? These are a few of the key queries hovering the minds of CAT 2017 aspirants?
You can have access to CAT 2017 syllabus now, although CAT 2017 exam centre has clearly stated ‘The CAT exam does not have a defined syllabus for CAT preparation. However, you can attempt the mock test to understand the pattern of exam and types of questions.’
FMS Delhi announces major haul in admission criteria: Reduces CAT 2017 weight; reintroduces GD round
Deviating from past 3 years in its MBA admission process and weightage to different components, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University, Delhi has brought substantial changes in its MBA 2018-20 admission criteria by reducing the weightage to CAT 2017 exam score to 60% from 85%; reintroducing the Group Discussion (GD) round which was scrapped in 2014; increasing the weightage to PI round to 15% from 10%.
Next 45 days to CAT 2017 are crucial for the CAT aspirants and they need to devise a well chalked out preparation strategy which is based on smart to the point and diarised process instead of moving on various concepts haphazardly. CAT toppers and preparation experts suggest to devise short cuts, attempt more mocks, analyse them and overcome the errors & weaknesses instead of wasting your time on more and more conceptual clarification now.
If you have applied for CAT 2017, you should also opt at least for one or more than one MBA entrance exams like XAT 2018, SNAP 2017, NMAT 2017 to keep your MBA admission chances open in good B-schools. On the other hand if you have missed to apply for CAT 2017, you should avail the opportunity not to miss your application for other exams as equally good B-schools would accept XAT, SNAP and NMAT scores to short list you for next round of admission.