Now, for someone who needs a CAT coaching (in case you are not sure about whether you need it or not, you may first want to go through this article), there are a couple of important questions to answer.
One of them is whether you need an CAT online coaching or a CAT Classroom coaching?
The second one, and perhaps one higher in order of priority, is what kind of CAT coaching do you need?
An Introduction to the Coaching Styles
Yes, coachings are of 2 kinds – you are likely to be more familiar with the first kind: traditional CAT Coachings. These coachings typically function in large batch sizes, provide a lot of practice material and tests, and have a one-size-fits-all approach. Traditional CAT coachings give you practice and competition.
Traditional CAT coachings are designed for bright students, who only need competition and lots of practice.
Traditional CAT coachings are not built for improvement of students who are weak in one or more area.
Traditional CAT coachings just treat everyone in the same manner, assuming the same starting point and the same pace of improvement for everyone.
The other kind of CAT Coaching is ADAPTIVE Preparation for CAT.
If you want a coaching to really help you improve in say Quant (Maths) or English or overall, you must find more about ADAPTIVE Preparation.
If you want that the coaching assess and begin from your initial level and help you improve in a step-wise manner, then ADAPTIVE prep is the way to go.
If you want that the discipline that comes from regular individualized home-work and its tracking, again, ADAPTIVE prep for CAT fits the bill.
If you want a continuous progress assessment card that your teachers can use to guide you most powerfully, ADAPTIVE prep is made for you.
Basically, if you need to improve immensely, then it you may find that it is designed for students just like you.
It has ensured the success of students just like you.
If you want to know more about how it has helped so many “average” students excel, you can explore it here.
So, before you choose between an offline coaching or an online one, you need to decide whether you need the one-size-fits-all traditional CAT Coaching or the customised-to-your-needs ADAPTIVE CAT Coaching. This decision comes before the decision between offline and online CAT coaching.
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