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    Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    what is the minimum time required for CAT preparation? are 3 months sufficient for preparation?should one have to crack both the quantitative & verbal section? how many questions one should have to attempt to crack CAT?

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Dear Aspirant,

    The fixing some time on coaching for some competitive exam is not possible. It depends on the candidate on what skill levels exactly he/she is from the date of coaching start.
    So the confidence to cover the syllabus from basics to reach to professional level it is very low what I feel. Because solving a problem in a classical way in a CAT exam is
    not practicable so you need to learn some tricks and tips also to attempt all questions in a given time.

    Then at least Six month period is some what enough as what I feel, this is in comparison with CAT exam standards, as what it demands/see from a candidate.

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Dear Aspirant,

    There is a tremendous competition for CAT entrance exam for MBA/PGPM courses. Earlier it was like that if one is qualified in the CAT then Institutes pump a candidate
    with offers to join their institute. Due to a huge interest among the candidates to do MBA only like thinking, the institutes also changed their strategy to select candidates.
    Actually it is only required that one should get qualified to join MBA program. But with the changed scenario only it is the requirement of Institutes/colleges of repute as a
    part of their filtration has put this condition that candidates should equally do well in both sections of CAT i.e. Quantitative / Verbal sections.

    If you are in the bracket of pass marks it is also can be said that you have cracked, but again the percentage and Qualities required as per colleges will come in selection.
    So it is my suggestion that you must do well and secure equal percentage levels in both sections of CAT.

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    3 months time will also be sufficient provided you write a lot of mock tests and devote considerable time.Both the sections need to be attempted well due to sectional cut offs.CAT is no longer a test of time now.It requires high degree of accuracy and every doubtful question should be avoided.

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Dear friend

    i did not think that 3 moths are enough for CAT exam.
    it is not so easy exam so you can crack it in 3 month also it will depend upon your skills you can also prepare for it in 3 months but for this you have to be work hard as study more 12 hours in a day which is very difficult these days.
    so i think if you prepare for it atleast for 6months than you can crack CAT exam with good score

    also for passing of CAT exam you have to pass both section of papers verbal and nonverbal ability.

    generally after 50% marks in CAT exam you will get a good MBA college.

    Good Luck

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Hi friend,
    CAT preparation is not so easy. You will need to put in lots hard work for cracking CAT exam. And duration for preparation is minimum 6months according to me. But 3 months will also help you but in those three months you have to concentrate fully only in CAT exam preparation. Spend at least 10 hours daily for 3 months to score well. Also you need to crack all sections. there are 3 sections namely: Verbal, Quants, Logical. you will need to crack everything and score well in all 3 to get overall good score. Work hard for scoring well in 3 months.

    Gud Luck

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Hi,3 months time will be enough to you, write a lot of mock tests and devote considerable time dont waste your time just focus on your study during preparation.>Both the sections need to be attempted due to sectional cut offs.CAT requires high degree of accuracy and every doubtful question should be avoided.Good luck!

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    hi

    Minimum time required for CAT preparationIt depends on the candidate on what skill levels exactly he/she is from the date of coaching start.So the confidence to cover the syllabus from basics to reach to professional level it is very low what I feel. Because solving a problem in a classical way in a CAT exam is not practicable so you need to learn some tricks and tips also to attempt all questions in a given time.You will need to put in lots hard work for cracking CAT exam. And duration for preparation is minimum 6months according to me. But 3 months will also help you but in those three months you have to concentrate fully only in CAT exam preparation. Spend at least 10 hours daily for 3 months to score well. Also you need to crack all sections. there are 3 sections namely: Verbal, Quants, Logical.

    good luck

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    I think if you do Hard work then it is possible to crack CAT entrance exam..
    You know this statement "Nothing is Impossible even Impossible says i am possible"..
    So do following steps-
    1)
    Regular study near about 8 to 10 hours..
    2)
    Try to concentrate on particular topic..
    3)
    Take rest after 2 hours study..
    4)
    Don't take large time rest 15 minutes sufficent.
    5)
    Do hard work..
    6)
    Cover simple topics first..
    7)
    try to solve simple questions first
    8)
    and last try to study in Morning time..
    and i think you will able to crack CAT exam you have to know that it is not a tough exam so you can easily crack it by regular study...

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Hello,

    CAT is a common admission test to get admission in to IIMs and top ranked business schools in India.

    for CAT exam, we cannot estimate 3 months is enough or not. it is completely based on your capability in answering the answers while in the exam. if you are very good in basics of all types of questions in quantitative, then as you said 3 months may be enough. but i can't say it is completely enough.

    in CAT, there are two sections i.e. quantitative and verbal....for both sections you have to perform well then only you can get good percentile. if you did not perform well in any section you can not get good percentile.

    here practice will play great role. effective and continuous practice will help you to get good percentile in CAT exam.


    good luck...

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    I have to concentrate fully only in CAT exam preparation. Also you need to crack all sections. there are 3 sections namely: Verbal, Quants, Logical. you will need to crack everything and score well in all 3 to get overall good score. you need to learn some tricks and tips also to attempt all questions in a given time.You will need to put in lots hard work for cracking CAT exam. And duration for preparation is minimum 6months according to me. But 3 months will also help you but in those three months you have to concentrate fully only in CAT exam preparation.

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Minimum time required for CAT preparation?


    Time is requirement is depend on ability of aspirant,Some candidates complete the particular topic in one hour some candidates completed the same topic in half an your,that time requirement is depend on candidate ability

    Some candidates need More than 3 Months and some candidates need more than 3 months.If you want to succeed in CAT exam,You have to write put a more concentration on English Language

    You should attempt full questions for get 100 Percentile in exam.Number of question attempt is depend on competition.

    No one can not expect how many question should answer in this exam

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Hi there,
    I would like to endorse this fact that there is no such minimum or maximum time frame that can assure a candidates success. Case are there when people have cracked it by devoting 3 months for its full fledged preparation and also there are few who despite dropping years have not successfully made it through. So all the more it actually depends upon the working strategy and level of grasping which certainly varies from candidate to candidate. But considering an 8-10 hours per day of preparation one can say that strong chances prevail.
    Again it is not decisive that how many sections and questions you have to crack in order to gain an advantage but yes two out of three must be cracked neck on and a fairly decent performance in the third would definitely add to your percentile. And these can be any two sections like Quant and English, Quant and Reasoning or English and Reasoning. Thus it is always advisable to go thoroughly prepared with all the sections on the finger tips and not having this idea of selective performance but collective performance.
    Well your last query too is pretty perspective oriented and cannot be answered accurately but yes an approximate hint can be give in the form that you must crack 50% of the entire paper with confidence and 20 percent of the remaining with some intelligible guesses and surmises. Do not go in for those questions for which you have no idea at all cause they are most likely to get incorrect. Start with your strongest portion and conclude at your weakest. Remember the objective is not the showcase of your knowledge but to maximize the score. All the Best

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Dear Friend,

    If you can study the CAT exam continuously for 3 months then it is sufficient and if you want to only crack the CAT exam then also 3 months are sufficient but if you want to top in CAT exam then you have work very hard and you have to spend as much as time for exam preparation.

    The CAT exam contains total 180 questions which are to be solved within 2 hours. The cutoff marks for CAT exam was generally 20 in each of the 3 sections (Mathematics + English + Data Interpretation & Logic) The cutoff marks were different in every year. and you can crack both the Quantitative & Verbal sections but you have keep some important tips about CAT exam such as;

    Important Tips for Cracking CAT Exam :
    • The key solution to solve the Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section is Speed and Accuracy. You have to find the shortcut methods to solve the mathematical questions which helps you to manage your time in exam.
    • As we all know that verbal ability consist of two sections namely reading comprehension and english usage. The only way to improve your reading comprehension is increase your speed of reading.
    • The most important thing to crack the CAT exam is Time Management . We got total 120 minutes and we have to solve 20 questions in each sections so time management is required while solving the questions i.e. in what section how many time we have to spend must have to calculate.

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Hi!!

    Time required to prepare for CAT varies from student's abilities...
    On an average 10 months are required to perform well in CAT and get good percentile score and put your consistent efforts.

    No, 3 months are not sufficient..

    According to the new pattern of CAT:

    There are two sections :
    1. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
    2. Verbal Ability and Logical reasoning

    Therefore, you need to crack both sections separately ..

    To attempt no. of questions is directly dependent on how the paper is ??
    It depends on the difficulty level of questions.

    So, Don't worry about this and just focus on your preparation and perform well..

    Best wishes,

    Regards,

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Dear Guest,

    CAT isnt tuf unless you are prepared 4 it..
    Try to start preparation for CAT atleast b4 six mnths b4 the exam.

    I recon you to learn and practice your verbal and logical Q's from R.S Aggarwall ..

    Awesome buk wid good xamples..and methodology.


    Remember the more u work hard the more u gain.

    Also, Try solvin the Qs at a faster pace..

    Prepare by givin test and check where you stand..

    I hope till the tym of your xam u vil be able to crack it properly in tym..

    Remember their is Negative marking so avoid wasting time on those Qs wich ur not sure and confidence of the answer..

    CAT can be done in 3mnths..

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Hi,

    I would like to endorse this fact that there is no such minimum or maximum time frame that can assure a candidates success. Case are there when people have cracked it by devoting 3 months for its full fledged preparation and also there are few who despite dropping years have not successfully made it through. So all the more it actually depends upon the working strategy and level of grasping which certainly varies from candidate to candidate. But considering an 8-10 hours per day of preparation one can say that strong chances prevail.
    Again it is not decisive that how many sections and questions you have to crack in order to gain an advantage but yes two out of three must be cracked neck on and a fairly decent performance in the third would definitely add to your percentile. And these can be any two sections like Quant and English, Quant and Reasoning or English and Reasoning. Thus it is always advisable to go thoroughly prepared with all the sections on the finger tips and not having this idea of selective performance but collective performance.
    Well your last query too is pretty perspective oriented and cannot be answered accurately but yes an approximate hint can be give in the form that you must crack 50% of the entire paper with confidence and 20 percent of the remaining with some intelligible guesses and surmises. Do not go in for those questions for which you have no idea at all cause they are most likely to get incorrect. Start with your strongest portion and conclude at your weakest. Remember the objective is not the showcase of your knowledge but to maximize the score.
    All the Best.

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    HI..the cat examination is probably the toughest examination in the country and it requires an lots of practice and hard work to do well in this examination ,
    there is no fixed time to prepare for the cat examination,it all depends on the fact that how strong are your basics and also how fast and smart you are in solving the problems ,
    generally on years time is considered as the optimum time to prepare for the cat examination bu there are cases of many people getting great marks even in far less time of preparation,it all is dependent on your method of preparation and also on the availability of materials which you have ,if you have an good guidance and material available for you then you can easily clear the cat examination without wasting much time because you will have every thing ready made for you and there is no need of wasting your time in just finding the ways to find the various materials on the different topics ,
    as far as the cat examination is concerned there is for sure cut off for each section an you have to clear each section to get an rank and be qualifies for the MBA course in the various mba colleges,you have to be equally good in all the sections if you are looking for an good rank and an MBA seat in the Indian institute of managements ,
    as far as the number of questions to b attempted is concerned one has to target at least 60% of the questions to get an good rank in the cat examination nothing less than 60% will do and that's the reason why speed is the most important factor in the cat examination ,you should have really good practice to gain such kind of speed and also you should prepare for the computer base examination by preparing for the model papers on the computers because there will be lots of difference in the speed for the same person when he attempting the examination on the computer and when he is attempting the same examination in the paper and pencil test

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Hi. i have completed my graduation this year........and planning to appear for cat2012... at any cost i have to clear this exam and i aim for MICA,WELINKAR,S.P.JAIN,SMS DELHI etc......... i consider myself as an average student..............plz help me for preparation............. i m planning to join TIME. and overall i will start my complete preparation from june..... plz tell me will i be able to crack cat and wat should be my regular hour preparation for this.. plz rep soon.....

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    You will need to put in lots hard work for cracking CAT exam.I do not think that 3 moths are enough for CAT exam.There is a tremendous competition for CAT entrance exam for MBA/PGPM courses. duration for preparation is minimum 6months according to me. But 3 months will also help you but in those three months you have to concentrate fully only in CAT exam preparation. the confidence to cover the syllabus from basics to reach to professional level it is very low what I feel.you write a lot of mock tests and devote considerable time.Both the sections need to be attempted well due to sectional cut offs.

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    I m an average student from commerce background...my basics r not enough strong in math..i have jst 3 nd half month...is it possible to crack cat in these available months nd wat is best suitable way....nd how much min daity hrs should i devote.....

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    i have less basics standard in maths, quantz, logical. whether 11 months time is enough to get ready for cat exam. i have 75% in 10th. 56% in 2, 69% in UG, with this can i get IIMs. pls share me the answers

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    hiiiiiiiiii..........i m weak at quant.can u suggest me sum basic topics 4 CAT which wud help me clear it wid a respectable score????????????plzzzzzzzzzz do reply........

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    The fixing your time on employment for a few competitive test isn't doable. It depends on the candidate on what talent levels precisely he/she is from the date of employment begin.
    therefore the confidence to hide the curriculum from basics to achieve to skilled level it's terribly low what I feel. as a result of resolution a drag during a classical approach during a CAT test is
    not practicable thus you would like to find out some tricks and tips additionally to try all queries during a given time.

    Then a minimum of Six month amount is a few what enough as what I feel, this can be compared with CAT test standards, as what it demands/see from a candidate.

    There is an incredible competition for CAT examination for MBA/PGPM courses. Earlier it absolutely was like that if one is qualified within the CAT then Institutes pump a candidate
    with offers to hitch their institute. owing to a large interest among the candidates to try and do MBA solely like thinking, the institutes additionally modified their strategy to pick candidates.
    truly it's solely needed that one ought to get qualified to hitch MBA program. however with the modified situation solely it's the need of Institutes/colleges of repute as a
    a part of their filtration has place this condition that candidates ought to equally move in each sections of CAT i.e. Quantitative / Verbal sections.

    If you're within the bracket of pass marks it's can also be same that you simply have cracked, however once more the proportion and Qualities needed as per faculties can are available choice.
    thus it's my suggestion that you simply should move and secure equal proportion levels in each sections of CAT.
    Minimum time needed for CAT preparationIt depends on the candidate on what talent levels precisely he/she is from the date of employment begin.So the confidence to hide the curriculum from basics to achieve to skilled level it's terribly low what I feel. as a result of resolution a drag during a classical approach during a CAT test isn't practicable thus you would like to find out some tricks and tips additionally to try all queries during a given time.You will have to be compelled to place in heaps labor for cracking CAT test. And length for preparation is minimum 6 months in keeping with ME. however three months also will assist you however in those 3 months you've got to concentrate totally solely in CAT test preparation. pay a minimum of ten hours daily for three months to attain well. additionally you would like to crack all sections. there area unit three sections namely: Verbal, Quants, Logical.

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Minimum time needed for CAT preparationIt depends on the candidate on what talent levels precisely he/she is from the date of employment begin.So the confidence to hide the curriculum from basics to achieve to skilled level it's terribly low what I feel. as a result of resolution a drag during a classical approach during a CAT test isn't practicable thus you would like to find out some tricks and tips additionally to try all queries during a given time.You will have to be compelled to place in heaps labor for cracking CAT test. And length for preparation is minimum 6 months in keeping with ME. however three months also will assist you however in those 3 months you've got to concentrate totally solely in CAT test preparation. pay a minimum of ten hours daily for three months to attain well. additionally you would like to crack all sections. there area unit three sections namely: Verbal, Quants, Logical.
    Remember the more u work hard the more u gain.

    Also, Try solvin the Qs at a faster pace..

    Prepare by givin test and check where you stand..

    I hope till the tym of your xam u vil be able to crack it properly in tym..

    Remember their is Negative marking so avoid wasting time on those Qs wich ur not sure and confidence of the answer..





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    How much time is sufficient for preparing for cat

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    Re: Minimum time required for CAT preparation? Are 3 months sufficient for preparation? Do one have to crack both the quantitative and verbal section? How many questions to attempt in CAT to crack it?

    Hi

    Preparation time depends on each individual capacity. Few crack CAT in first attempts, others take few years.
    But 3 months are too short.
    You cant prepare anything in three months. Better join any good coaching institute like TIME and its test series.
    On average you should prepare for atleast 8-12 months. You should cover entire portion atleast twice.

    There are two sections in CAT exam.

    1. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
    2. [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning[/FONT]

    Each section has 30 questions and duration is 70 minutes for each.

    You need to qualify both the sections.

    As far as questions are concerned, there is not surety even if you get all correct.
    Try for best and maximum

    Best of luck


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