How to Prepare CAT 2022 Exam in 4 Months, Know Experts Preparation Tips Here

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : January 26th, 2022

CAT Preparation in 4 Months: With each day nearing CAT 2022, pressure is building up amongst candidates preparing for it. Starting from August 2021, candidates have approximately 4 months for cracking CAT 2022. The experts at BYJU'S Exam Prep have curated a fool-proof strategy for the last 4 months to help candidates with their CAT Preparation. CAT 2022 Preparation requires complete dedication for the last four months. 

Common Admission Test or CAT is a computer-based test conducted every year for the aspirants who desire to be selected in the top-B schools of India. This test is conducted by one of the IIMs according to the policy of rotation. The test mainly comprises of three sections – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude. CAT score plays an important role in the selection procedure for getting admissions to IIMs.

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How and When to Study for CAT 2022

First of all, you need to analyze your current preparation level for CAT 2022. To do that, you need to identify your strengths and weaknesses. For that, you must attempt multiple mock tests, this will help you in analyzing your weak areas so that you can practice them and make them stronger.

After analyzing your strengths and weaknesses, you must write them somewhere and also make a plan in which you devote time to specific topics you are weak at. This way you will work on your weaknesses and make them your strength.

The most common issue that matters with most of the candidates is that they have a lack of time. Experts say, if a candidate studies 4-5 hours regularly, then he/she can easily crack it provided he/she is in the discipline. If the candidate has a job, then he/she doesn’t need to quit to study. The only way is to have a proper time set. Daily 4-5 hours of study is quite good enough for a proper study. However, every individual has a different caliber, so work according to it.

CAT Exam Pattern 2022

The CAT Authorities provide 120 minutes to complete 66 questions (as in CAT 2021). Below mentioned is the expected CAT exam pattern 2022




Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

40 minutes


Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

40 minutes


Quantitative Ability (QA)

40 minutes



120 minutes


Notes:- In the year 2020 the exam pattern was revised due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The time allotted for solving 66 questions was 120 minutes where the number of questions was VARC (24 questions), DILR (20 questions), and QA (22 questions).

Set a 4 Month Strategy Plan for CAT 2022 Exam

Ravi Prinshu in CAT 2020 scored 99.78 percentile. He used to work full time with Cognizant and cracked CAT 2020 without doing any coaching. This shows his constant dedication to his studies with proper discipline in his life.

Set a daily schedule to follow till the D-day. Set your time according to the sections you have. The most important thing in your life is to have a disciplined lifestyle. If you come out of your comfort zone and work hard for it, then, you’ll receive your success.

Prepare a schedule for one month and follow it earnestly. Once you get used to that, extend it for a few more months. Initially, you’ll find it hectic, but once you get used to it, it will be like a usual day, and most of all you’ll feel happy that you can work on it.

Month-wise Preparation for CAT 2022


What to prepare?


In this month, solve as many mock tests and previous years’ papers as you can. Analyze your mistakes, work on that. Do have a balance between your speed and accuracy while solving papers September


Start revising your topics by making a proper schedule and simultaneously solving mock tests


Set the last month's plan and work according to it. Try to make short tricks and start seeing your mistakes which you have earlier done and work on that.

Importance of solving Mock and Previous Years’ Papers for CAT 2022

Try to solve as many mock tests papers as you can. You must be knowing of the adage “Practice makes a man perfect”. The more you practice, the more you’ll be closer to your success. Each time you solve a CAT mock test, you get to know your silly mistakes. You would try to avoid that silly mistakes next time. Each time you solve it, your speed gets increased. You can easily analyze your performance by noticing that as the number of mock tests increases, your performance would become better. If you are doing any coaching, then, you can get papers from where else you can easily get on the internet. 

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