“It doesn’t matter how many questions you solve; it’s important that you answer them accurately. If you are even slightly unsure of the answer, don’t attempt the question, because wrong answers lead to negative marking,” FLAME University student Jash Kothari offers sound practical advice to candidates in the lead up to CAT 2020. He highlights the point that the entrance exam is more about the decision-making ability of a candidate to attempt the right questions.
The Finance graduate from Mumbai was a working professional when he made the decision to boost his career prospects by appearing for CAT. Managing his work schedule with his preparation wasn’t easy, but careful planning did the trick. “I made it a point to study three hours every day for a year before the test. During the last month to CAT, I stopped learning new concepts and instead focused on revisions to build on my strengths,” he reveals.
Jash also took around 15 mock tests in the last month and analyzed them to get a sense of his preparations. Unfortunately, not many mock tests are available in the new pattern for CAT 2020. But he reassures this year’s candidates by saying, “There isn’t a significant change in the pattern; the subjects are the same, only the number of questions and allotted time have been reduced. It won’t make things more difficult; just focus on your preparations and be thorough with your concepts.”
Jash’s preparations resulted in a remarkable score that put him in a position to choose from some of the top B-Schools in India. He tells us why he picked FLAME University, which he refers to as the pioneer of Liberal Education in India. “No other university I looked at was offering me the option of choosing my Major and Minor. I want to make my career in Finance but now I can also learn about the application of Marketing to sell my financial products,” he adds.
As a student of the University, Jash is thriving in the stimulating, application-based learning environment that FLAME offers. “No other University makes you go through as many case studies. In fact, many exams have been based on just solving cases, which is a much better way of learning than your normal exams,” he rests his case.