Should I Re-Attempt CAT Exam? Get Here Expert Advice!

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

CAT 2021 was held on 28th November 2021 and CAT 2021 results were announced on 2nd January 2022. CAT 2022 is expected to be held on 27th November 2022 however CAT 2022 official notification is yet to be announced.  If you wish to appear for the CAT exam again, it is important to prepare qualitatively rather than quantitatively. Moreover, there are no such restrictions on the number of times for attempting a CAT exam. 

Below mentioned are a few points that you could have faced and might want to improve for the next attempt. 

Manage the Time Properly

Practice CAT question papers , so that you get an idea about the type of questions and the time you are taking to solve those questions. Speed and accuracy are an important part of this exam, as IIMs have tactically induced the time limit for each section of this exam.

You have a love for QA and VARC makes you confused

QA may be the first choice for you because this part is based on formulas. But, you must remember that you have to love every topic to get an overall good score in the CAT exam 2022. VARC is the hardest and trickiest part in CAT to crack. So, the main thing is that you have to prepare all the topics and subtopics positively.

Revise and review

Revising and reviewing every chapter is very important for any type of competitive test preparation. It helps the candidates to recall every detail of the chapters. So, if you revise every chapter after finishing it, you will become more confident in solving questions from that chapter.

Reschedule your preparation timings

It might be that you did not start your CAT 2021 preparation at the correct time. Or maybe you started your preparation at the correct time, but your preparation strategy was wrong. So, you ended up without completing the syllabus entirely. All these things might lead you to be unsuccessful in scoring a good CAT score.

Appearing for CAT Mock Test

It is very important to get a real-time experience of an exam. You can schedule BYJU’s Exam Prep CAT online mock test to identify your preparation shortcomings. Besides, appearing for mock tests will make you confident, and you can expect the best performance in the CAT exam 2022.

A Right attitude for CAT Preparation

It is not impossible to score 99% on the CAT exam. So, do not become discouraged with your CAT 2021 percentile. Just start preparing for the next test from the day you get your result. You only have 9-10 months to cover the entire syllabus. So, you must give your best in your preparation.

Cover every topic of the CAT Syllabus

You must be aware that you have covered every topic of CAT syllabus 2022. If you omit anything to be studied, you will lose confidence when you see questions from that chapter. Thus, the other questions you can solve will seem confusing. You can take access BYJU’s Exam Prep well-distributed coverage for all the topics for your best preparation. Just be focused on your goal and strategic to your preparation.

Focus on stress-free learning

Do not be worried about your CAT 2021 result. Always learn from your failure because failure is the best teacher, which leads you to the correct path towards your success. You must be aware that you are giving quality time rather than quantity study at the time of your preparation for CAT 2022.


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