How to Prepare for CAT 2019 with Online Coaching?

May 07, 2019 04:49 PM

The CAT 2019 exam is currently the hottest item amongst all management entrance exams which observes heavy competition every year. With more and more students dreaming of a management career and joining the CAT bandwagon, needless to say, they go all tooth and nail in preparing for the same. One can go for self preparation also, although it is better to enrol into an Online CAT Coaching since it serves as a one-stop solution for all your CAT-related needs.

Notably, the CAT 2018 exam recorded over 2.40 lakh registrations with 10,000 retakers for the exam. A pleasant surprise in the CAT exam was the fact that there was a marginal increase observed in the ratio of female candidates writing this exam.

The CAT 2019 exam is a computer-based test conducted by the IIMs to secure admission in the MBA programmes of the 20 IIMs spread across the country along with other reputed management institutes. The eligibility criteria to appear for CAT exam is a graduate degree with at least 50% aggregate from a recognized university. For CAT 2019, the registration process will begin in the first week of August 2019 and will remain open for over 45 days. The exam is conducted by any of the IIMs of the country every year on a rotational basis.

To prepare for CAT 2019, it is mandatory to be familiar with the exam pattern of the CAT exam, its syllabus, marking scheme and the resources/tools one can employ to obtain a good score in the exam. However, preparing for CAT 2019 exam with the help of CAT 2019 Coaching is vastly different from preparing it the traditional way. However, in this omnipresent digital age, students want to be rid of their huge pile of books and fetch study material online instead. Why go to busy markets scourging for books when you have them at your disposal at one click of your mouse.

There are also a variety of online coachings offering you excellent study material and faculty for preparation, one of them being CareerAnna, India’s Largest Learning Platform.

CareerAnna offers Online CAT Coaching, Mock Test Series, a comprehensive Study Plan, Online Courses for each section of the exam namely Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). It offers study material besides personal mentorship and guidance. If in case you could not fare well in CAT 2018, CareerAnna can guide you step-by-step to help you realise your dream in CAT 2019.

Why prepare for CAT 2019 Online?

With the massive boom observed in technology in the past few years, new avenues for online education have also sprung up and reducing the need gap effectively. Notably, a survey on CAT preparation methodology shows 26% aspirants resorting to online coaching, though a major share still prefers the traditional way of learning through physical coaching.

  • You can avail the benefit of flexibility in classes, schedule the class as per your convenience. This is a huge benefit as unlike traditional coaching classes, you would not have to commute all the way to your class and mark your attendance.
  • It is cost-effective compared to an offline coaching. The latter will make you incur higher expenditure including travelling costs, lodging/boarding etc and generally the fee structure itself of a physical coaching is higher than an online coaching.
  • You can avail the updated study material online, read it at leisure and download it as a hard copy as well. Offline study material, on the other hand, consumes time in altering study material while online material can be updated instantly.
  • Offline classes cannot be revisited again unlike online classes, wherein you can view and re-view lectures recorded by you any number of times that you like. This is one great USP of an online coaching.

Choosing CAT 2019 Online Coaching

Just because you are opting for an online coaching does not mean you can be careless about it and pick any off the market - Remember, a good online coaching can make your score and a bad one can break it. So, it is important that you be wise about selecting a coaching for yourself. Therefore, you should enrol into a demo class first to understand the pedagogy and if the coaching centres are delivering good lectures and duly answering all your queries, besides providing high quality study material in adequate proportions.

  • Do check if the coaching is providing full-length mocks timely. If yes, check if the tests are as per the updated CAT exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Besides the aforementioned factors, you should also gather related information like batch size, availability of doubt clarification classes, course modules, feedback rom aspirants, supportive faculty etc.

The CAT 2019 exam resides among the most prestigious exams of the country in order to help you pave your way towards your dream B-school. However, like they say, ‘Nothing worth having comes easy,’ the same is with the CAT exam. One needs to be focussed and committed towards their goals, besides proper utilisation of time and required resources. Let us not forget to judiciously invest our time and money into the right CAT coaching.


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