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Like other management entrance exams in India, the Common Management Entrance Exam is conducted for admission to management programmes offered by various colleges in India. Around 10-12% of the top MBA colleges available in India accept CMAT scores. Some of the good colleges available under CMAT are NIT Durgapur, SIMSREE, Goa Institute of Management, Goa, BIMTECH, Greater Noida.
While every candidate has/her own strategy to prepare for the exam, some do need a ittle. Some students try to revise all the topics that they have prepared while some focus on taking a break so that they can attempt the exam with a fresh mind.
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CMAT 2021 Last Minute Preparation Tips
Let’s look at some of the last-minute preparation tips for the CMAT 2021 exam that can help increase the chances of getting a good MBA college.
Schedule your Preparation: As each and every topic is important, you should put equal effort in all the sections. It is advisable to prepare a time table according to your strengths and weaknesses. You can divide the total time left in the ratio of 60-30 between topics that require more concentration and the topics that just need a quick look. Preparation of schedule will help you get an idea about the maximum time that you can allot to a section.
Previous Years Question Papers/ Mock Test: Spend maximum time on solving the mock tests and previous year question papers as it will help you gain more confidence. You will also get an idea about the level of problems that come up during the exam. There are many paid and unpaid mock series available over the internet that you can go through. Some websites also have previous year question papers of CMAT entrance exam that can be downloaded.
Online Study Groups/ Channel: YouTube is one of the trending platforms for exam preparation. There are many channels available on the platform that can help with the CMAT exam preparation. Some of these channels provide important questions for practice.
Crash Course: You can also choose to enrol for crash courses offered by some institutes. These courses have an average duration of 2-3 months that focus on providing quick revision strategies, mock tests and important questions. You are advised to review your current preparation level before deciding if you should enrol for the course or not.
Advance your calculating skills: As the Arithmetic section of all management entrance exams revolves around numbers, it is better to focus on the calculating skills. It will save time that you can use to solve other questions. Some of the questions might take too much time if you are not strong with your calculations.
Practise: Practice is the key to acing the entrance exam successfully. According to research, it is found that a candidate with a regular practice has a better success rate while solving questions as compared to candidates who are not regular.
All these strategies will take your preparation to the next level.
CMAT 2021 Exam Day Tips
Given below are some exam-day tips for CMAT 2021:
Check your Documents: Before going for the exam, make sure you carry your Admit Card and ID Proof. You are not allowed to carry calculators, wristwatches, cell phones, etc.
Give Proper Rest to your Mind and Body: You should give proper rest to your mind and body. Sometimes, students don’t give proper rest to their mind and then they feel uncomfortable while sitting in the examination hall. You can also listen to music as it will help you unwind.
Reach the Test Centre Before the Time Allotted to You: Reaching the examination centre before the time allotted to you can help you get familiar with the environment. Examination time can be verified from the admit card. While going to the examination centre, you are advised to carry the admit card along with other required documents.
Be Confident: You must be confident while preparing for the exam. Try not to get stuck on one question. If you are not confident about any answer and are not sure if the answer is correct then you can skip that question and proceed to the next one. You can also listen to motivational speeches that can help boost your confidence.
Manage Your Time Wisely: You are advised to manage your time wisely. The maximum time for the CMAT entrance exam is 180 minutes (3 hours). You should also keep some time aside for revision before submitting the paper. Revising the paper will allow you to ensure that you have not missed anything in the paper.
Documents to Carry to the CMAT Exam Centre
Applicants are required to carry certain documents to the CMAT exam centre. These are important for identity verification as well as for helping candidates take the exam. Here is a checklist of items candidates are required to carry to the CMAT exam centre.
- CMAT Admit Card
- Original copy of any one of the Driver's license, PAN Card, Voter ID, Passport, UID card or a notarized Affidavit (in English) with Signature, Photo, Date of Birth and Residential Address.
- Original and attested copy of valid Disability certificate in case of a physically disabled candidate.
We hope that these preparation tips will help you prepare well for CMAT. You can also prepare your own strategy that works for you by referring to the pointers given above. The most important tip is to be confident while answering questions.
CollegeDekho wishes you Best of Luck for your CMAT exam preparation!
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