CAT Preparation on Weekends
Published on May 2, 2022, 11:43 p.m.

CAT Preparation on Weekends

Weekly Schedule

For freshers, you have too much time so even during your exams, prioritize studying for minimum an hour of study every day for the starters would suffice.

For working professionals-  This is mainly curated keeping working professionals in mind. Consider this as a guide to kick start your CAT preparation. Understand, brain is a part of your body that is tested in CAT so sharpening your brain by practising every day is very important. Weekends are the most important time for professionals who are preparing for CAT as on weekdays you are burnt out so leave other priorities, plans, rest etc. everything that could distract you from studies. Focus on CAT only for the next few months and you will thank yourself later on in your life.

Preparation Plan

  • Weekend is the perfect time to give your mock test. Your 1st mock will be actual CAT paper from previous year for 2weeks. This is to make you face old papers and estimate your SWOT analysis on the topics.
  • Now that you gave your mock test, it is equally important to analyse them too. On weekends, in the dashboard a FMS peer will solve in front of you and then IIM Lucknow alumni will solve the whole paper in the live class and educate it.
  • After the analysis, do the consolidation. A good student will consolidate by making 4 notebooks, for grammar, formulae, vocabulary and important questions.
  • Solve all the different types of DILR sets. Solve atleast 10 questions of various varieties of each topic to get familiar with them. Caselets are very important as they are combination of both DI & LR. For LR, grab topics that interests you the most, get them finished up and sharpen your weak areas. Special focus needs to be given to Critical Reasoning as this topic leads the paper in many MBA entrance exams. Your collective goal till November should be: 
    • Verbal- 1000 different words
    • QA- 250-300 formulae
    • LR- solve atleast 100 different problems
    • DI- solve atleast 100 charts
  • Whenever you detour from your goals, ask yourself why you started. It is required to put in extra efforts & hard work during weekends. Study when no one is studying, it will pay off. People generally chill during weekends but you will work even harder & surge through other people.                                                    


For the chunk of students who fall under repeaters category knows the paper and accepts CAT is not a difficult paper, it’s because they missed it by not working hard enough or failed to align their resources or got really stressed that day. For them, pledge not to repeat your mistakes come what may. You have already been called a dropper no matter the reason behind. These students will dedicate all their 52 weekends in their preparation.

‘Life is too short to make your own mistakes, learn from other people’s mistakes’

Happy Learning! 

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