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10 Days Sprint Strategy for CAT
June 11 2024

CAT is just around the corner, and lakhs of aspirants will be appearing for the exam. One of the most important rules of giving the exam is to be well-versed with the syllabus and the most repealed or important topics for the exam. Because being aware of the important topics can help simplify the entire process of preparation.

The CAT exam consists of three sections- quantitative aptitude, verbal ability & reading comprehension, and logical reasoning & data interpretation. In each of these sections, you will find a wide range of topics covered in the syllabus. In addition to the different topics, some crucial topics will continue to be weighted heavily in CAT. Here, in this article, we'll tell you the 10-Day Sprint Strategy for CAT. 


CAT Exam Pattern:

There are 66 questions to be solved in 120 minutes, divided into three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Ability (QA), and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR). Each section gets 40 minutes, and a targeted approach is key. Consistency is crucial - aim for at least two hours of daily study, dedicating 40 minutes to each section. CAT total marks 198.  Remember, scoring just 10 questions correctly in each section can propel you towards a coveted 99+%lie.


Number of Questions

Time Allotted


24 Questions

40 mins


20 Questions

40 mins


22 Questions

40 mins


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10 Days Sprint Strategy for CAT:

Day 1 & 2: Revise Core Concepts:

  • Focus on the fundamentals: Dedicate these two days to revising the core concepts across all three sections of the CAT: Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VARC), and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR).
  • Use your study materials: Revisit your notes, textbooks, or online resources to refresh your memory on important formulas, grammar rules, and logical reasoning techniques.
  • Practice: Solve basic to moderate level questions from each section to solidify your understanding. Time yourself to get used to the pressure of the exam environment.

Day 3 & 4: Sectional Mock Tests:

  • Take timed mock tests: Focus on taking sectional mock tests for each area (QA, VARC, DILR). Analyze your performance to identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Analyze mistakes: Don't just skim through the answers. Understand why your chosen answer was incorrect and what the correct approach should be.
  • Improve time management: Pay close attention to how you manage your time during the mock tests. Aim to attempt a good number of questions in each section while maintaining accuracy.

Day 5 & 6: Focus on Weaknesses:

  • Targeted practice: Dedicate these two days to targeted practice based on your weaknesses identified in the mock tests.
  • Sectional resources: Utilize section-specific resources like practice questions categorized by topic, video tutorials, or online courses to improve your skills in weaker areas.
  • Focus on difficult topics: Prioritize topics that you find challenging and require more practice.

Day 7 & 8: Full-Length Mock Tests:

  • Simulate the real exam: Take full-length mock tests under timed conditions to simulate the actual CAT exam experience.
  • Maintain exam strategy: Implement the time management and test-taking strategies you've developed during your preparation.
  • Review thoroughly: Analyze your performance in detail after each mock test. Identify areas for improvement and adjust your approach accordingly.

Day 9 & 10: Stay Calm and Revise:

  • Reduce stress: These last two days are crucial for maintaining a positive and focused mindset. Reduce your study time and engage in relaxing activities to avoid burnout.
  • Quick revision: Do quick revisions of key concepts or formulas across all sections.
  • Maintain a positive attitude: Stay confident and believe in your preparation. Getting stressed won't benefit you at this stage.

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Anisha Mukhija

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