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Get a comparative section wise analysis and overall analysis for each mock that you take. Percentile predictor tells you where you stand compared to over a lakh students who have written mocks of similar level of difficulty over the years and cracked CAT.

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About CAT Test Series

CL's CAT Test Series is considered to be the closest to the actual CAT paper. Both CAT and Non-CAT Test Series provide sufficient number of practice tests for each exam. The test series comes along with Test Gym that offers over 7,500 practice questions that are segregated topic-wise. Every CL student is equipped with online preparation resources as part of our Aspiration.ai Account, which includes Test Gym, Word of the Day, GK Updates and other helpful educational features across other Entrance exams like GMAT, GRE, RBI- Grade B, SSC etc

Each of the questions in our CAT Mock Test Series are handpicked by CL mentors and regularly updated as per the exam pattern. They come along with data-driven performance insights provided by powerful tools like Overall Performance Analysis, Drill-Down Analysis, Time-Wasted Analysis, CAT Percentile Predictor, CAT Score Booster, and IIM Profilizer. Students are advised to make the most of the insights made available by these tools to improve their performance and develop a highly-effective exam strategy.

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How to Make the Most of Career Launcher's CAT Test Series?

Not sure how can CL's CAT test series help you in landing at the B-school of your dreams? Let us give you an exact picture of how can the CAT Test Series be your key for ultimate success in CAT and other exams.

1

Take your first mock on
Day 1

Do not wait for your syllabus to end before you start taking your mocks. Take your first mock as soon as you enroll so that you have a clear idea of where you stand on Day 1.

2

Take mocks in your actual CAT slot

Once your CAT admit card is out, you will know what will be your slot for the actual CAT exam. All the mocks, henceforth, should be taken at the same time.

3

Attempt proctored mocks within exam window

All the proctored mocks have exam windows of 8-10 days and it is advisable for you to take the mocks within the window.

4

Analyse each and every mock

This is the single most important point that will make all the difference is that always ensure that you spend at least 6 hours analyzing each mock

How to Analyse Career Launcher's CAT Mocks?

In order to make the most out of each mock that you take, make sure that you spend at least 5 hours after every 3-hour CAT mock. Here, we give you the toppers' method of analyzing a CAT mock.

1 Fill up your Strength Finder

CL's Strength Finder is a tool where you should key in whether a given topic is a strength or an area of improvement. Basis this matrix, our AI-driven engine analyses your mocks and suggests in our CAT Score Booster tool that what should be your strategy for selecting questions in a mock.


2 Analyze the mocks using the CAT Score Booster

CAT Score Booster is CL's AI-driven tool that helps you understand after a mock that which questions should have been attempted, which questions you should not have attempted, in which questions did you waste your time etc. This gives you a lot of clarity about which questions you should go after in the mocks.


3 Find faster ways of solving the questions you got correct

Always look for faster ways of solving questions by watching the CL Guru's ways of solving the mock in their Mock Attempt videos. Most students don’t revisit the questions which they were able to solve in the exam. This is one of the biggest reasons why they find themselves stuck at the same percentile which they got in the last mock.


4 Understand the solutions of the questions you couldn't solve

A great amount of learning happens while analyzing the mocks. Check the solutions to understand how to solve the questions that you were not able to solve during the mock. This will help you learn those concepts and will put you in good stead.


5 Try different strategies before you find the best one

After having attempted the first few mocks, do try out different strategies. Different CL Gurus attempt the mocks in really different ways. That is why watching each of the Mock Attempt Videos will give you a different strategy which you should try in your mocks and then finalize on one.

CAT'18 Achievers Speak

The mock tests resemble most to the actual CAT - Vaibhav

The overall structure of the mocks was very much close to the CAT exam itself. - Happy

In totality, I feel that the mocks were closest to CAT. - Harshita

CAT Preparation - Frequently asked Questions

Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about our CAT coaching. These include the fees for CAT coaching, time for CAT coaching, syllabus of CAT and other small and big things regarding our CAT coaching programs.

Once you’ve covered your basics, you should begin with attempting one mock every week. It should be followed with a comprehensive analysis of your performance in the CAT mock. To this end, we have created multiple analytical tools that provide you with data-driven insights. Some of these tools are:

  • Overall Performance Analysis
  • Drill-Down Analysis
  • Time-Wasted Analysis
  • CAT Percentile Predictor
  • CAT Score Booster

Once you’ve used these tools to generate your detailed performance report, you should spend adequate time to understand the insights. They will help you identify and improve your strong and weak areas, and help develop a personalized and highly-effective test-taking strategy.

Analytics is at the core of your performance report card at CL. We’ve been consistently creating new AI-powered tools to enable detailed, personalized insights about your performance in mocks and how you stand compared to the competition. All the insights you could possibly need - from the measure of your preparation at the overall, sectional, and topical levels to what score you need to get a call from your dream B-school - are made available so you can understand them and work towards improving your performance.

We offer 15 proctored CAT mocks which can be taken at your nearest CL center. The aim of the proctored CAT mocks is to provide a simulated environment closest to the actual exam. Each proctored mock has an open window of 7-10 days during which you can book your seat. After the window is closed, the proctored mock is converted to an unproctored one which you can then attempt from the comfort of your home.

You should start preparing for CAT around 10-12 months before the exam. However, you can still crack the CAT if you prepare fiercely in an even shorter amount of time. CAT draws the highest number of test takers in Indian management entrance exams, hence, the competition is very stiff. Since every aspirant will be preparing their best, therefore it is important to start early to stay ahead.

Here are the five ways how you can kickstart your CAT preparation without coaching:

  • Familiarize yourself with the paper pattern, syllabus, etc
  • Get your basics right - work on solidifying the fundamental concepts
  • Write consistent online mock tests in the proctored format, from day 1 itself
  • Iron out any areas of weakness with revision and practice
  • Maintain your perseverance, confidence, and motivation

The CAT score required varies as per the category of the student. If you are a General Category candidate, you will require a 96%ile to secure a call from at least one IIM. If you are an OBC candidate, then you would require around 92%ile to get at least one IIM call. For a SC/ST candidate, this goes down to as low as 77%ile to get an IIM call.

Apart from that, each IIM has a certain shortlisting criterion which takes into consideration your past academic scores (10th/12th/Graduation), CAT Score, Work Experience, and Diversity. These scores are combined to calculate a composite score for shortlisting the students for WAT-PI round.

In the simplest of words, the CAT syllabus comprises nothing beyond the 10th Std. To get a thorough understanding of the syllabus, the best way is to go through previous year papers. The official CAT 2019 syllabus comprises of three sections-

Sections Main Topics
Quantitative Aptitude Arithmetic, Number System, Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration, Time and Work
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Tables, Graphs
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Para-jumbles & para-summary, sentence completion, inferences, RC passages based questions.

To be eligible for CAT, candidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA. There is a 5% marks relaxation for reserved categories belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), and Persons with Disability (PWD) or Differently Abled (DA).

Students appearing for their final year of graduation/waiting for the results are also eligible to sit for the exam. However, on getting selected, he/she must submit a certificate from the Principal or Registrar acknowledging the same.

CAT 2019 registration fee is likely to be INR 2000 per applicant. The registration for CAT exam is expected to begin by the first week of August, 2019. The IIM that conducts the exam is chosen on a rotational basis every year, and this year, IIM Kozhikode will be conducting the exam. CAT 2019 is expected to be held in the last week of November and the exam pattern and duration are also expected to remain the same as last year.

CAT doesn’t have a ‘syllabus’, per se. It’s a very generalized pattern which test you on Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Yet, despite the absence of an official syllabus, the pattern has remained the same over the years.
Most CAT questions are based on Mathematics and English topics from middle school level. While knowing the detailed structure of the syllabus is important, a general overview of the syllabus is equally important as well. CAT 2019 syllabus is expected to have the following section division:

Sections Main Topics
Quantitative Aptitude Arithmetic, Number System, Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration, Time and Work
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Tables, Graphs
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Para-jumbles & para-summary, sentence completion, inferences, RC passages based questions.

6-8 months of preparation is enough for your CAT preparation if you devote a few hours for your preparation every day. If your fundamentals are weak, then you should spend the first 4 weeks to solidify your basics. Here are few steps in attempt to help fuel your 6 months CAT preparation plan:

  • Get a strong grip on the Quantitative topics; solve all of your CL Funda books within 30-50 days.
  • As a beginner, make it a habit of solving a minimum of 2 RC questions a day. You can gradually increase the number of questions over time.
  • Solve LR and DI on a regular basis. If it’s your first time preparing for CAT, prepare question-type wise.
  • Start taking mock tests from the first day of your preparation itself. This will help you benchmark your preparation right from the start.
  • Make sure to analyse your mocks in detail.
  • Keep a positive mindset, be your own inspiration, and never give up.

While CAT is necessary if you wish to get into the IIMs and other premier B-Schools, CAT is not the only entrance exam to get into a B-school. Apart from CAT, the other MBA entrance exams are:

CAT exam is held once a year, usually in the last week of November.

The fee of all the 20 IIMs is as given below in the table

IIM Ahmedabad

INR 21 Lakhs

IIM Calcutta

INR 20 Lakhs

IIM Bangalore

INR 21 Lakhs

IIM Lucknow

INR 16 Lakhs

IIM Indore

INR 16 Lakhs

IIM Kozhikode

INR 18.5 Lakhs

IIM Shillong

INR 13 Lakhs

IIM Ranchi

INR 15.1 Lakhs

IIM Trichy

INR 14 Lakhs

IIM Rohtak

INR 14 Lakhs

IIM Raipur

INR 14 Lakhs

IIM Kashipur

INR 14 Lakhs

IIM Udaipur

INR 14 Lakhs

IIM Vizag

INR 12 Lakhs

IIM Nagpur

INR 11.5 Lakhs

IIM Amritsar

INR 11 Lakhs

IIM Sirmaur

INR 14.34 Lakhs

IIM Sambalpur

INR 10 Lakhs

IIM Jammu

INR 12.91 Lakhs

IIM Bodh Gaya

INR 10.6 Lakhs

No, there are no age limitations or restrictions for writing CAT. The basic eligibility standards for CAT exam by the IIMs are:

  • Candidates should hold a graduation degree certificate with 50% marks.
  • Candidates in the final year of graduation/awaiting results are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates outside India but fulfilling CAT Eligibility Criteria are eligible to apply.

Section

No. of Questions

Time Duration

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

34

60 minutes

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

32

60 minutes

Quantitative Ability (QA)

34

60 minutes

Total

100

180

Physical calculators are not allowed in the exam hall while writing the exam. However, an onscreen calculator will be provided.

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