Last 5 months of CAT Prep – Ensure more ticks than crosses

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CAT-2022 is around 150 days from now; that’s almost 5 months. But I prefer putting it in terms of days! So, you have 150 days as the runway for your CAT prep! (I am assuming that CAT will be held as per its usual schedule on the last Sunday of November.)

Some other exams such as the NMAT will commence earlier, and yet others such as the XAT will take place much later.

But the most reputed, most widely accepted MBA entrance exam for 2022 is now nearly 150 days away. That’s our ride-time to the D-day! And that is what you have at the focal point of your efforts.

Individuals and teams that excel at Sports often focus on winning small parts of the match to win. For example your chances of winning the Test Match become higher if you can win more sessions within it.

Since every day presents an equal opportunity in terms of time, a good way to go about your prep now is to try and make every day count, as a good one. You can tick off a day as a good one if you are satisfied with either the effort or the results of that day’s work. Else, cross it out as a bad one. There will be some iffy days, but try and see if they are closer to a tick or a cross and mark them accordingly.

If at the end of your prep for CAT, you have more good days than bad ones, chances are you will be extremely well prepared.

Think of each day as being quite similar to the MCQs in CAT – get it right, and that’s a +3 (3 steps forward); get it wrong and it is -1 (a step back).

Small steps forward add up to make great journeys. You just need to make progress via these short steps. Ensure more ticks than crosses on that calendar for the next 150 days. You will be super-ready to rock it!

About the author: Deekshant has sleep-walked through several 100 and 99.9 %iles in practically every section of the CAT. That he is a cricket fan and he writes okay is evident from most of his posts. 1000s of our students swear that he can motivate almost anyone to double his/her percentile through very simple yet powerful inputs. And that’s why every MBAGuru student has direct access to him via mail and Telegram. Oddly, he somehow also finds the time to write songs professionally. And yes … almost missed this … he is an alumnus of IIT Delhi & IIM Cal 🙂

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