The evening before the exam can give a lot of people anxiety and panic as they try to revise whatever they can in the remaining time. Go through these tips to stay level headed and calm before giving the CAT exam:
This might sound like the last thing you want to hear, but the day before the exam is meant for you to relax and give your brain some rest. Do not stay up cramming more formulas or going through prep material. Just call it a night and sleep it off.
Pack the essentials the night before
It is important you pack your stationary, ID proof and Admit Card the night before to not forget them in a hurry the next day.
Make the 15 minutes count
Before the commencement of the CAT online exam, you are run through a tutorial session. No matter how many mock tests you might have taken, it is important to go through the tutorial patiently and understand all the points. Make yourself familiar with the software and UI to avoid wasting time later.
Arrive before time
Once your test centre is alloted, physically visit it before the exam to know how far it is and accordingly plan ahead of time. It is advisable to reach the venue before time than arriving late which might lead to further anxiety.
Don't be scared
While a huge part of your future career might feel at stake, give the exam with a calm mind rather than being nervous and panicky. This will only increase chances of you making silly mistakes. Trust your preparation and face the exam with confidence.
Stick to your plan
While preparing, you must be familiar with your strengths and weaknesses. Do not let questions confuse you on the exam day and stick to the strategy you had in mind to tackle various segments.
Focus on your and your work alone
While it is impossible to cheat while giving the exam, looking around at other students will not really help. It doesn't matter how much the person sitting next to you is scribbling on his paper, just focus on your computer screen and give the exam.
Stick to your time plan
It is important to stay focused on your time strategy and not get distracted by the timer infront of you. Practice in a way that you become good with estimating time and not having to look at the timer every few seconds. Do not let it unnerve you.