Speed and accuracy are the two most important skills required by a candidate to ace the CAT. Some important tips are provided here to enhance the speed and precision of the aspirants of CAT when resolving questions.
Key Points for Improving Speed while Attempting CAT:
There are three approaches to improve speed. These approaches are discussed below in detail. They allow you to improve your speed easily and quickly to solve the questions.
First, reduce the time per question by using shortcut techniques to answer. This would imply that either you are going to have to reinforce your concepts or you are going to have to use the process of elimination. Break down the questions after each mock test and check if there is a faster approach to finding the solution.
Second, you will have to follow a sequence for the questions you are attempting. Hence, you will initially do the less time-consuming questions and the other questions after that. Examine your order of attempting questions after each mock test.
Third, leave the questions which take more time. This will help you speed up and maximize your number of attempts. Check which questions you have wasted time on when you examine the mocks.
Tips to Improve your Accuracy in Verbal Ability Section:
With 24 out of 34 questions having a place with reading comprehension [RC], you need better than the expected capacity.
How to choose the right RC passage:
- Read all the first passages of each reading comprehension question.
- Rate it for clarity (style and content) on a scale of 1-10. (1 Being an intense topic that you are certain you will never be able to answer and 10 it being a simple substance you can read and understand.)
- Try not to go any further.
- Rehash the procedure for the different RCs.
- After you rate each of the entries, choose the three sections that you evaluated the highest and start understanding them, starting with the one that you felt was the easiest.
Concentrate on accuracy and not attempts. Try to eliminate the wrong choices and find the right choice. For some questions, the answer will be in the question asked itself, so candidates have to use their common sense when picking the right choice.
Tips to Improve your Accuracy in the Reasoning and Data Interpretation Section:
The area of data interpretation is considered to be the most difficult section. The data provided is extremely complicated. All the applicable tables, formulas and squares of numbers should be memorized and at your fingertips. Don’t waste time trying to answer a specific question and try to segregate the questions with the information given.
Tips to Improve your Accuracy in the Quantitative Section:
Your accuracy level is an essential determinant of your final score. Any test is not just about the number of questions that you solve, but also about the number of questions that you’ve got right. Learning tables up to 25, squares up to 30 and cubes up to 20, will help you to answer the most number of questions.
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