People dread the idea of studying for exams like CAT because the topics are extremely difficult or painfully boring. In such cases, studying with a partner is the best approach. It makes CAT preparation
easier and more enjoyable. The study partner can be a classmate, friend, coworker, or family member. If your study partner is studying the same CAT
topic you are, then you can work as a team in solving CAT questions
How to find the right study partner?
Your ideal study buddy should be someone who:
• you are comfortable with
• is responsible
• is serious about cracking the online CAT test
You may think that your best friend or closest family member will be your best CAT preparation
partner. If you are intimidated by CAT material
, then your best friend can give you confidence boost during CAT preparation
. However, you might be tempted to spend CAT preparation
time on talking about random things.
If you engage in CAT preparation
with someone you barely know, then you’ll have less to talk about and are more likely to stay focused on the CAT material
Whomever you decide to work with, make sure you use the CAT preparation
sessions to learn the CAT material
or prepare for the online CAT test
The CAT Preparation
It’s important for you and your CAT preparation
partner to meet regularly. Start with an hour per week, meeting at libraries or meeting rooms in colleges/workplaces – to ensure that you remain focused on CAT preparation.
Synergy in CAT preparation:
• On the same CAT question
, if one of you knows the answer then he/she can help the other; if neither of you know it, then you can crack it together.
• On different CAT topics
, your partner can ask you questions to help you focus your CAT preparation. Your partner can also quiz you on the CAT material and pinpoint your weak areas. Of course, you can do the same for him or her.
Good luck with your CAT preparation!