Remember the last minutes of the exam and how we beg for one more minute! This time, the CAT 2016 presents the aspirants with extra 10 minutes. Although, the sections have been increased from two to three, the number of questions is unchanged that is 100. Now, it is the time management by each candidate which pre-determines the CAT percentile.
What is there within the matter?
Three sections – Quant (34 questions), DI-LR (32 questions) and VARC (34 questions)
Total time – Three hours. Each section will be given one hour.
Prof S K Agarwal, an expert on CAT related issues advised the students to revise the paper and confirm the answers in the given extra ten minutes. This period is irreplaceable. Choosing to solve the difficult questions will only waste the time. Rather, spend time on the answers which have been already answered by you. Revise them so as to minimize the negative marking. This year, the students won’t be allowed to shuffle between the sections. All the students will be given the same order of sections
Here are the quick strategies to make the best use of these ten minutes –
a) The DI part in quant section and the LR part in verbal have been separated to form another new section. Since, the personalities of the sections have been considerably changed, more practice is the need of the hour.
b) You are lucky to be facilitated with an online computer. Those questions in the quant section which are highly calculation-sensitive can be revised in these last 10 minutes.
c) Although additional 10 minutes have been awarded, the time each question gets is only 2 minutes. Try to be fast and accurate as well,
d) Practice by devoting equal time to each section. Aim to secure at least 80-85 percentile even in the section your are weak at.