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such as the ones you are gearing up for. Once you taking strategy.
have written a mock, what follows thereafter is as GP loves driving
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The CAT 2016 pattern was akin to taking three, one one of the core
hour sectional tests one after the other and hence it founders of CL.
is highly advisable to take the sectional tests
regularly along with Mock CATs. Most students take
this advice seriously and focus on writing the Mocks
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extent of a taking a Mock CAT every week. However,
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and move on to the next paper this defeats the
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5. Check if approximation or calculation short cuts SNAP


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3. Identify the questions in which calculation short
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2. Go through all the grammar questions again and Are


mark for weekly revision the ones you got wrong. you
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3. Go through all the para-jumble, para-completion ng the
and critical-reasoning questions to understand right
questi
why each choice is correct or incorrect. Revise the ons in
di cult questions every week. your
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Revision.This aspect of preparation is ignored by a ics,
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large number of students. Most students practice a hip,
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but do not revise the important questions from CAT,
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these papers and hence not only do they commit
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the paper. Revision is the key to higher speed and
accuracy and hence should be done at least once a
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identi ed in Mock CATs, in Fundabooks, in Test Gym,
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in Sectional Tests and in past CAT papers. It is okay progra
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