CAT 2011 Tip of the Day: Leverage Your Strengths for a Better Performance

Noida, India (PressExposure) October 18, 2011 -- There are two sides of every coin. Your CAT preparation is no exception. If you are weak in some areas, strength will lie in the other areas. In today's article on Tip of the Day for last lap to CAT 2011, we will talk about your strength areas.

In the previous article, you have seen how you can manage your weak areas. But if you concentrate solely on the weaker areas, you will neglect your strong areas which, without regular preparation my not remain as strong as it used to be.

Firstly, you have to be sure that you have identified the right areas as your strengths. The first thing you need to do is to understand whether you have consistently done well in these areas to label them as strengths or was your performance purely incidental? After you have figured it out, you can do the following tasks as suggested by Tony Xavier, Academic Head, IMS Learning.

When you perform consistently well in a particular area, you should know whether you are taking the right duration to solve them. If you take reasonable duration to solve the question using the right strategy and tricks, then it is definitely your strong area. "You need to sustain the tempo and ensure that it stays as a cash cow for you. You need to ensure that the same performance is upheld in a certain desirable time frame. With sectional time-limits, you need to sacredly anchor on to an instruction which requires you to be competent across both sections of the test." says Xavier. You can do this by taking regular mock tests and practicing the questions.

In case there are areas which you perform well by fluke or it is a matter of coincidence, it is high time that you be honest to yourself and consider those areas to be your weak points. "You have to immediately stop cheating yourself, categorize it as a weakness and revamp your approach vis-à-vis these areas," he mentions.

For your strength areas, maintain a discipline that you must dedicate some time, about one hour for each area to practice questions. Being your strong point, you do not need to complicate the preparation. Just regular practice test would be enough.

But just like you need to have the confidence that you can do well in the weak areas, you should not be over confident of the strong areas either. Just maintain the right balance and you will smoothly sail through. To read the previous Tips on last lap of CAT 2011, click on the following links:

CAT 2011 Tip of the Day: Ways to tackle your weak areas

CAT 2011 Tip of the Day: Mock tests - How many & When to take

Stay tuned to for more tips on the last lap preparation strategy for CAT 2011.

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