CAT Readiness Test

Are you prepared for CAT 2023?

It is time to set your preparation for CAT’23 in the right gear. While competing against more than 2 lakh aspirants for a few thousand seats, it is imperative to stay ahead of the competition. But are you prepared for CAT 2023? What is the right strategy to start preparing for CAT 2023?

Check your CAT Readiness with free mock tests prepared by MBA experts, get a taste of the actual difficulty level of the CAT exam, and identify how CAT-ready you are at present.

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Prepare for CAT 2023

How to Start Preparing for CAT 2023?

A question that every CAT aspirant comes across at the onset is "How to start preparing for CAT?". Not knowing the right answer to this question can cripple your preparation. So, "How should you start preparing for CAT?" The first step in the process is determining where you stand at present, i.e. if you were to take the CAT exam today then how much would you score? It's easy to know, take our CAT Readiness Test and understand your preparedness for the exam. Accordingly, chalk out a preparation plan for yourself. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind:

Coaching vs. Self Study

The question that follows right after “How to start preparing for CAT?” is what resources you need. Whether you should join online coaching, offline classes or take the route of self-study.

To know if self-study is the right choice for you, take a litmus test. After preparing for 30 days through self-study if you don’t see any improvement in your preparation then it’s time to take the help required through online or offline coaching. In addition, joining a coaching program will indefinitely help you and guide you in the right direction throughout your CAT journey.

Strengthen your basics

Strong basics are imperative for scoring well in any exam and the same follows for the CAT exam. The first priority should be ensuring that you have attained mastery over the basic concepts.

How do you achieve that? Start solving the study material from one of the institutes. Keep revising and solving questions from the weak areas. This will put you on the right track.

Prepare with CAT Mocks

Taking CAT mocks is not an option if you are planning to write CAT. Waiting to finish the basics to take CAT mocks is a foolish play. Preparing with CAT mocks is the right strategy, so take CAT mocks along with the rest of your preparation. Each mock analysis will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses, which will then help you strategize your preparation.

What to expect from CAT 2023?

CAT 2023 will be conducted by IIM Lucknow on 26th November 2023. Given below are the details about the exam pattern.

Exam Pattern as per CAT 2022

  • CAT comprises 3 sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA).
  • The duration of the test will be 120 minutes. Each section has an individual time limit of 40 minutes.
  • The paper consists of both MCQ and Non-MCQ Each question carries 3 marks.
  • For MCQ questions, each incorrect attempt draws a penalty of 1 mark.
  • There is no negative marking for Non-MCQ questions


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How to fetch a 99%ile in CAT 2023?

  • Maintain Consistency
    99%ilers follow a strict study plan and are consistent with their preparation. Consistency provides the pace and momentum that your preparation requires.
  • Practise CAT Mocks
    They treat each mock CAT exam as the actual CAT exam and attempt it with complete sincerity. This helps them focus better and perform well under pressure. Each 99%iler spends at least 3 hours analyzing every mock, to gain insights into their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop a Strategy
    With the analysis of each mock taken, every 99%iler works on building a sound strategy, for the D-Day. The primary purpose of developing a strategy is to help maximize your score on the day of the exam. The easiest way for you to create your own strategy is through mocks.

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