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CAT 2016: Take Accuracy Levels Seriously, say Experts

Aiming for a good percentile score in CAT? With less than a month to go for CAT 2016 exam which will allow aspiring candidates to seek admission into any of the IIMs  and other good B-schools in the country, experts like Prof SK Agarwal suggest that one must focus on accuracy rather than attempting more challenging and tedious questions.

Importance of (-1) marks In CAT 2016

According to the updated marking scheme, for each correct answer (+3) marks will be allotted and (-1) marks will be deducted from your credit score for every wrong answer. Therefore, aspirants need to be very careful while attempting CAT 2016 paper. It is safe to leave a question than to attempt it and get it wrong. The correct exam strategy would be to move on to the next question or section rather than trying to solve the same questions again and again. However, there is no negative marking for the Non-MCQ type questions

A candidate with a 100 percentile in CAT exam depicts that he/she has a good accuracy level. The test basically measures a candidate’s ability to select the right type of questions to answer. CAT 2016 test takers must attempt questions which they are sure of and can solve quickly in minimal time. One should try to eliminate two or three wrong options to get the right answer.

This year CAT 2016, will be of duration of 180 minutes. The paper will be divided into three sections namely Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC). The test takers will get 60 minutes for each section. Candidates cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in one particular section.

To qualify for the group discussion and Personal Interview round aspirants will be required to clear a cut-off in each section. So, get your basic fundamentals and concepts right on various topics for CAT 2016. Attempt difficult questions and practice various problems on Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), other sections.

Important Dates
Download Call-letter for CAT              24th October 2016 (Monday), 1:00 PM till Exam Day
             Test Date                 04th December 2016 (Sunday)
Declaration of Results 2nd Week of January 2017 (Tentative)

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