How to analyse CAT 2016 mock
Mock tests are something to learn a lot from. Aspirants practice mocks like an integral part of their lives before that “FINAL TEST”. This reveals the importance of them. Mocks are an ideal way to mend your mistakes, clear your doubts, learn new tricks and shortcuts and strengthening your weaknesses. This is the best way you test yourself for your level of readiness.
Here’s what you do when analyzing your mocks:-
1) After getting your score, firstly count the ACW. A = attempt, C = Correct and W = Weakness. This will help you know the basic structure of how you performed.
2) Next, comes the “problem part”. Get the list of questions on verbal and quant in the order it was given to you, don’t forget the data given for problems.
3) Scan down for all the answers you got wrong consequently. If so, look at the time you spent on those, which indicates you might be rushing, if less. When it’s about timing you can understand that spending a good amount of time on harder problems makes you rush at the easier one’s and making you get them wrong.
4) Deciding your speed and Target Time- differentiate between the time you took to solve the problems and the time that you should have taken ideally. Analyze here for instants when you were rushing and when you were too slow. This tells you the time you took for some specific questions and your average time for each question.
On the basis of this you get to decide between getting slower or faster and helps in getting rid of timing imbalances. The clue here is to look for patterns. Make a spreadsheet if possible with columns for question, time spent, ideal time etc.
5) For questions where you knew the matter, but still got that wrong and on realizing which you rushed back again for making corrections. This can make you run out of time. Try to mend.
6) In cases where you had a very little or no idea at all as to what the question was saying and you chose to guess and move on, isn’t counted as a wrong choice. At such times you need to be bendable with your analysis.
7) Careless errors- it is a must to analyze them coolly and rather make a separate log to segregate them. Mark the areas and questions where you’re mistaken and try to not repeat them.
8) look for patterns in your problems with timing- whether you were too slow or too fast, for what kind of questions you took more time for which you took lesser. Try to segregate them in proper categories. Identify the areas where you need to slow down and where faster.
You are thorough this wild sea if you identify your weak points and make yourself stronger in those. You’ll see half the battle is won right there! Good luck readers.