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CAT 2009: Time tips for engineering students

November 16, 2009 08:58 IST

The CAT is now less than two weeks away, and every serious aspirant must, by now, have be quite well prepared. Most engineering students have their semester examinations scheduled in November. So how should they balance the limited time between exam preparation and CAT preparation?

What should their strategy be in the final few days?

Usually, end-semester engineering exams are spread over a period of 20-25 days, which again are divided into practical and theory exams. There is usually a two-three day gap between two consecutive examinations. As against the commonly followed trend of last-night preparations, a serious CAT aspirant should judiciously plan his/her study schedule for exams and CAT so that any unnecessary stress due to last minute surprises is avoided.

Some very easy-to-adopt measures will help you plan out things in a balanced way and help you sail smoothly through this crucial period.

Following these simple and obvious strategies, a CAT aspirant should be able to manage the available time in a judicious manner and devote proper amount of time to both the tasks at hand.

Wishing you all the luck and wisdom!

Mayank Gupta is an IIM Kozhikode alumnus and handles the Business Development at BodhiSutra. BodhiSutra ( is a venture of IIT and IIM alumni and provides employability skills training programmes for engineering and management colleges. 

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