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CAT 2010: Prep strategy for the final 2 months

August 30, 2010 12:50 IST

With the CAT just about 2 months away, IIM alumnus and author Sidharth Balakrishna shares advice on prep and strategy. Illustration Uttam Ghosh/

The CAT exam is now just around the corner and candidates have started preparing in earnest. Some are apprehensive about how to complete their preparation, given that the dates for the CAT exam have been advanced this year (October 27- November 23).

So how can you go about your preparation over the last few months and weeks? Here are some tips:

Right now, for early September, candidates should do the following:

In September:

By October

In the last 15 days:

Last 3 days:

The author, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, is an MBA preparation expert and has been involved in MBA coaching for almost six years. He has written 'An Introduction to CAT-Tips from an IIM Alumnus' published by Pearson Education as well as several articles for reputed publications. He has also held seminars across the country and can be contacted at:

Sidharth Balakrishna