Set a section-wise time target taking into account your strong and weak areas. One possible combination could be 35 minutes for RC, 25 for verbal, 35 for quantitative and 25 for DI, subject to a 5 minute variance. Sample Test Papers For CAT 2009
- The time required for preparation might vary for individuals, but remaining very focused in the last 3 months could sail you through. However, starting early helps you identify your weak areas, and gives you ample time to work on them.
- Do not pay too much attention to the scores you get in practice tests. Rather, try to identify the mistakes you make commonly and make sure that you do not repeat them. It is the learning and not the scores that you should initially focus on.
- Decide beforehand on the order in which you will attempt the sections, if there are no restrictions. However, it is not advisable to keep either RC or DI as the last section, because you might end up wasting the last three minutes in either reading the comprehension or the case without being able to solve any questions.
- Make sure that you clear the cut-offs in each section. It is safe to aim for around 50% in each section.