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After doing BSc, Can I write CAT? Will it be difficult for me when compared to Btech?


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CAT is not that difficult. Whatever you have studied for your board exams is the syllabus. You can write CAT exam irrespective of your academic background. In fact, if you come from a BSc background you have a slight advantage over B tech and other streams. IIMs reserve some positions for non-engineering background candidates.

Frankly, it is a little difficult for people from non-math background, but you can overcome that by regular practice.

Here are a few tips for you to prepare for CAT entrance test:

Study regularly - Study a minimum of 3-4 hours per day.
Balance speed and accuracy - CAT is about balancing accuracy and speed at the same time. This can be achieved with regular practice.
Study all topics - Do not leaving out certain topics, which can cause you to lose easy marks.
Try Mock ups - Understand your strong and weak areas by giving mocks. There is a variety of online resources available for concepts and mock tests. Learn from your mistakes.
Take small breaks - It is required to improve focus.
Have a weekly study plan - So that you can keep a track of your progress.

Good Luck!!


Student (B.A(h) Philosophy, Content writer(Fashion and beauty) | Posted on

 When CAT is concerned, it has nothing to do with your past academic qualification. Actually, it doesn't need any particular graduation to give CAT.

Obviously B tech students have more command over Quantitative skills, but that doesn't mean that it would be difficult for students with B sc background.

In Fact there are several advantages for students:

In the name of academic diversity, IIM s give extra weightage or reserve some shortlist positions for students from non- eng. background. You get an extra leeway in CAT also.

Even from investment point of view, if you are completely dedicated to go for CAT and have to choose between B Sc and B Tech, I will advise you to go for B.Sc because it is much cheaper to pursue a degree in pure sciences in India but much more expensive to go for Engineering and at the end it doesn’t really matter what academic background you had.

Moreover, why waste 1 year extra on engineering when you are pretty sure that you won’t be using any of it later.

 So, no need to worry about it, rather start preparing for the same. All the best for your future endeavors!



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