How to Crack CAT 2016 for Non- English speaking people
English as a language enjoys all the privileges of being universal. In today’s times those who have a good command over it get huge leap over those who don’t get their English right often. Similarly it won’t be wrong to say that in an exam as weighted as CAT one needs meticulous practice if they lag in this domain. The fact of one’s primary language not being English mustn’t be allowed ruin your CAT experience and your dreams of getting into a B school. Especially if you are one from vernacular background.
Have a look down for what you must ideally do to win over this.
1) Lexical Development.
Any sort of development is a gradual process and slow evolving. For CAT you might need to accelerate its pace and try out various ways to spare yourself the final day stress and unreliable task of guessing the meanings in the exam. The ways can be many and rather fun like; watching films, TV, reading, Music, learning online and picking up words that you’re not aware of.
2) Live English.
You’re blessed if you get an atmosphere of English. Yes! Try to join online communities (which are in abundance these days), go for conversational groups, talk with people around you say your family and friends in English, and to take it further yet mould your thought process in to English too!
3) Practice is the Key.
What’s better than a mock test when it comes to competitive exams? And at that when you are a non-native English speaker it becomes an “ought to” situation to actually getting yourself stricter with your schedule and practicing mocks till you get English at the tip of your tongue. Practice as much and as hard as you can, and make yourself familiar with words, this will help you a lot later.
4) Know what to expect.
Ok after you form a solid base with this language and your CAT preparation you reach the exam centre only to be taken off – guard by security, that becomes a mess! Be aware of all the “not allowed” material (i.e. watches, mobiles, calculators etc.) before entering the centre, as things like these might shake your confidence and affect your performance real bad.
5) Stay focused.
On the “final day” be ready in advance with your test taking strategy, which might be different for different people. Get into a habit of finishing sums and the English part in a limited amount of time, in prior; this prevents that “hasty feeling” when you’re trying to focus on the problems on the screen.