Last Minute Preparation Tips for CAT 2017

By Malavikka

There is hardly a week to go for the CAT 2017 exam that is scheduled to happen on 26 November 2017. Some people would have gotten trained for this for around a year, some of them attending again for improvisation and some of them with a lot of dreams for the first time. With just days left for the D-day, here is what aspirants can do to ensure a better preparation before you appear for the exam. Here you go and take these the last minute preparation tips for CAT 2017:


Verify the venue

It is not always studying that is all about to prepare for an exam. There are few other aspects that need to be taken care to avoid last minute tension. Go to the exam centre that you have planned to attend in prior and check if its the right place. By doing this, you would also not be lost elsewhere just on the day of the exam if you miss the route. Go to the spot and verify the venue. Even if you are busy studying now, its okay. Get your parents or friends to do this for you so that they can help you out on exam day.

Last Minute Preparation Tips for CAT 2017

Sleep pattern

You have studied hard all round the year for CAT 2017. Now, stretching for extra hours might cause you bad. For those who are doing their last minute studies, see to it no matter if you sleep late night or wake up crazy early, you get eight hours of sleep per day. You could probably take in between naps and compensate the sleep.

However, it is not advisable to change your sleep pattern at the last minute. If you are a late night person, don't try to sleep early and wake up early because someone told you that waking up early is the right thing to do. When you change your sleep pattern in the last minute, chances are there that you would end up not doing your method of studying as well as messing up the new method too by waking up late too.

If you are an hour or two short of sleep but feel fresh when you wake up, follow the above said method to take in between naps to power up your brain.

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Food intake

Don't risk having ice creams or any other foods that can have an immediate impact on your health. It is better to avoid outside food this week alone so that your hardwork for all these days dont go in vain by falling sick on the exam day. Ideally, avoid oily foods and stick to eating lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. Have adequate water. This habit will have an impact on improving the performance of your body and hence help you study better and organised.


Don't underestimate the power of revision. As much as you want to cover the unfinished portions, there is no use if you end up forgetting the ones that you studied earlier. So dedicate a day or two to revise what you have already studied. This will boost your confidence levels too. You could probably make pointers of the lessons so that it will be easier to revise.

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Mock tests

It is good to take mock tests to test your preparations. But limit the number of tests that you take. Maybe one per day will do good. Don't take too many tests that make you feel overdone. Keep calm and take the tests confidently. If you feel that you are not able to answer a lot of questions in the mock test, first prepare those unknown questions and avoid mock tests all together. This would not only help you identify the unknown answers but also eliminate negativity.

Believe that you can crack the exam and prepare confidently and calmly. All the best!

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