Preparing for Online CAT Exam.
Common Admission Test, abbv. as CAT. Conducted by IIMs, it is one of the most prestigious and difficult entrance exams conducted in INDIA. Also, now it is conducted in ONLINE mode. Do we need to practice Online before we appear for CAT? Most of the students have a notion that they are well averse of computers and thus can easily appear online, while during preparations they prefer the traditional paper pen mode.
When you appear for a test online, there are certain dynamics which change, such as:
1. You can’t just turn pages!
2. You can’t highlight!
3. You can’t smudge on the paper
4. You can’t do those little calculations over the options there itself!
Certainly, you need a thorough practice for above changes and also to combat issue like:
1. Watery eyes
2. Knowhow of the interface and the buttons used
D Do’s and don’ts during the test
4. Screen reading habits especially for passage type questions
5. Reading graphs and analysing them onscreen
If you still think, the paper pen practice will give you enough confidence, god may help you! Another questions is that are there any good websites helping students to actually prepare well and that too at a LOW COST? I found one site – www.practiceguru.in pretty useful, organized and neat while searching for such tests. Writing here to spread a word about the site. Practice Guru offers Online tests as well as CDs for similar practice in offline mode. Complete CAT practice package comes around Rs. 400 – 700 only! You can chat with their counsellors and get latest offers on products and also gather more information on the same.
Much better than un-organized free tests available randomly on google, www.practiceguru.in saves a lot of time in searching internet for relevant test series. You can also ask them for some free tests and they provide it happily!
Wishing luck to all CAT aspirants!