With the first step to­wards a golden ca­reer in busi­ness and man­age­ment just around the cor­ner, Mridu Rai short­lists the best prepa­ra­tion meth­ods and ma­te­ri­als avail­able to­day.

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Lakhs of stu­dents sit for the Com­mon Ad­mis­sion Test ( CAT) each year in the hope of mak­ing it through to one of the 13 IIMs. A de­tailed re­vi­sion plan can help set the odds in your favour. Read our cover story to find out which are the best coach­ing mod­ules avail­able for CAT- tak­ers to­day.

Astag­ger­ing 2.50 lakh busi­ness school as­pi­rants are ex­pected to reg­is­ter for ap­pear­ing in this year’s Com­mon Ad­mis­sion Test ( CAT). This high fig­ure un­der­scores one very im­por­tant point– the level of com­pe­ti­tion for ad­mis­sion to one of the elite In­dian In­sti­tute of Man­age­ments ( IIM) is go­ing to be as in­tense as ever. To han­dle such cut- throat com­pe­ti­tion stu­dents need to be fully pre­pared as the test date ap­proaches.

CAT 2013 will be held over a pe­riod of 20 days be­tween 16th Oc­to­ber and 11th Novem­ber. With four new test cen­tres– Su­rat, Udaipur, Tri­van­drum and Vi­jayawada– added to the list, the num­ber of CAT ex­am­i­na­tion lo­ca­tions, for this year, has now in­creased to 40. “It is im­por­tant to get enough rest be­fore you ar­rive at the test cen­tre. A fresh and fo­cused mind is what you need,” ad­vises Pro­fes­sor Ro­hit Kapoor, Con­vener, CAT 2013. He also as­sures stu­dents that the com­puter- based test will not be marred by any tech­ni­cal glitches. “Our test sites are be­ing pre­pared and we ex­pect a sat­is­fac­tory test­ing win­dow,” Kapoor adds.

With just a few weeks to go, it’s es­sen­tial that stu­dents get their best game- face on. Know­ing that you are well pre­pared for the exam will go a long way to­wards stay­ing calm on D- Day. So go ahead and bell the CAT.

Stu­dents at T. I. M. E coach­ing cen­tre are

well pre­pared

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