How to efficiently manage time in CAT ?

  • 17 Feb

Managing time efficiently is crucial to perform well in the Common Admission Test (CAT). Here are some tips that can help you manage your time efficiently during the CAT exam:

Understand the exam pattern: Before you start preparing for the CAT exam, it is essential to understand the exam pattern thoroughly. Knowing the exam pattern will help you allocate time to different sections, and you can focus on the areas where you need more practice.

Create a study plan: Once you know the exam pattern, you can create a study plan that includes daily, weekly, and monthly targets. Stick to your study plan and make necessary adjustments if needed.

Practice time management: During your CAT preparation, practice time management by solving mock tests and previous years' question papers. Set a timer while attempting the tests and try to complete the questions within the given time.

Identify your strengths and weaknesses: Identify your strengths and weaknesses and work on improving your weak areas. Spend more time on the topics that you find difficult and try to solve them in less time.

Prioritize the sections: During the CAT exam, prioritize the sections that you are confident about and attempt them first. This will help you gain confidence and manage your time better.

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  • 30 Mar '22

Hi Paritosh, solving Practice questions after finishing the Concept videos will help you to cement the concepts.

In mocks, once you start the quant section, first solve the questions that you know well. Anytime you are stuck on a particular question, leave that question, mark it for review and move to the next question. Throughout the section, you can highlight slightly difficult questions or calculation intensive questions (Mark for Review) and then solve these.

At Mockat, we have Practice questions for each topic. These do not have a time limit but you will have a timer and get to know your time taken for each question. You can sign up for the Practice pack ( and practice more to increase your speed.

You can also take the free Quiz of the Day at daily. All the best for your prep!

Paritosh M  (5)
  • 30 Mar '22

I have been solving mocks from Mockat and some other websites, I've not been able to solve many questions even though I know the concepts for a lot of other questions in the quant section. Can you tell me how to manage time ?

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