Preparing for CAT 2018? Best Online Resources to Assist You


Preparing for CAT 2018? Best Online Resources to Assist You



The Common Admission Test is definitely one of the most important management entrances and quite strenuous at the same time too. With lakhs of students aiming to secure admission into the elite IIMs prefer to undertake this exam, the pressure builds up even more on acing the exam in the first attempt itself. Hence, the relevance of timely CAT preparation gets higher, every year.
Though there are plenty of coaching centres in different parts of India for the preparation of CAT, not all students approach them due to financial restraints hence forced to give up on many helpful or informative exam preparation techniques from experts. Today, with hundreds of online and offline demo videos, course lessons, learning apps, mock tests, test series and solved question papers, thousands of students have made friends with the internet technology for many entrance exams preps including CBSE boards, UGC NET, XAT, MAT etc.

Following, we have covered some of the best online resources for the upcoming CAT exam this year. The resources include varied websites or educational platforms that provides for mock tests, solved and sample question papers, online courses, quizzes, question banks, live discussion forums and instructional videos, learning apps, YouTube channels etc. for faster and easier CAT 2018 preparation. And with three major sections to cover for, most of these online resources provides the best study materials for the same, i.e. for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative data and Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation sections. Have a look at some of the not-to-be missed online resources for CAT 2018 preparation.

Websites

  • Career Launcher

The first one to feature in this category is Career Launcher. A platform that provides not only online CAT classes that are also live and interactive with 60+ classes over 3 days a week, this one is definitely worth checking out. They even have peer learning sessions. One can join the classes according to convenience and study from anywhere. Further, their course modules also takes note of changing exam pattern of CAT exam, if any. Quizzes and mock tests analysis forms rest of the learning method here.

  • Handa ka Funda

The next online platform here is Handa ka Funda. The varieties here includes over 750+ video tutorials or lessons, mock tests and live coaching classes. The test series and courses are priced here at different rates, according to a student’s needs for study materials.

  • TIME

The name TIME in CAT coaching is definitely not a new one. With the best of experts, e-books, section wise mock tests and concept videos, this site is a must visit for any serious CAT enthusiast. Their online courses start at Rs. 9,750, and varies as per the need.
Others popular online suggestions include 2iim.com, Testfunda, Byju’s, MBAtious, imsindia.com. With module wise mock tests, online test series and quizzes, some of them are available both in the web and mobile app version, which makes it even more comfortable for students to access online study materials.

YouTube channels

  • Bjyu

With 4 lakh + subscribers and 75 lakh views, Bjyu’s YouTube channel is one of the best for CAT 2018 preparations. It's got tips and pointers for reading comprehensions, shortcut techniques to mathematical concepts like Geometry, Speed, Distance and Time etc. explained well.

  • Perfect Scores

The next best YouTube channel to feature in here is that of Perfect Scores which currently enjoys some 95,000 + subscribers and has had some 6 lakh views, till date. With regards to CAT exam study materials, they have covered various topics related to English and Quantitative data, including Sentence corrections, Vocabulary, Parajumbles, and Syllogism etc.
Other YouTube channels that can also be checked out are 2IIM CAT preparation, Career Launcher and HitBullseye.

Apps

Next, we come to the apps section, which is another easy study method commonly used. For that matter, some of the best Android based apps for CAT 2018 preparations are MBA Test Prep, TCY Exam Prep, MBA: CAT/CMAT preparation, Cracku, TIME4CAT, Gradeup, TestFunda, Mindworkzz and IIM CAT Test Prep. With features such as daily quizzes, puzzles, news updates, question banks, CAT vocabulary, free practice tests, mock tests and GK tests, studying through Apps have surely been made interesting these days.

Online Newspapers and Blogs

Lastly, one can also opt for studying via the online newspapers and blogs that is totally free of cost and one of the best sources for improving G.K. for most management based entrance exams; online newspapers and blogs dedicated to MBA preparations.
This is important because students need to be thorough with the concepts beyond the subject areas of CAT, if they wish to get into the best of MBA colleges in India. Gaining a perfect score in CAT exam is just the first step, which will be followed by tough group discussions and personal interview, especially at any IIM’s focusing on current affairs, global affairs etc. Therefore, prepping through effective newspaper reading is one good way to enhance one’s management education chances.
To begin with, The Hindu, The Guardian, The Indian Express, Economic Times, The Wire, and Financial Express are some good online newspaper examples. One can read these at their comfort and convenience from anywhere.
With regard to blogs, The Education Network by PagalGuy, Word Pandit, Handa Ka Fanda, CAT-holics are the most useful for CAT exam preparations. These include detailed blog articles on tips to study, both topic wise and section wise, SWOT analysis for CAT exam, preparation plans for working professionals, 30 days preparation techniques, discussion forums, best books recommendations etc.
Over the years, the worry of increasing costs of physical coachings for many entrance exams have opened up new windows of opportunities for thousands of students. And this has happened likewise for CAT preparations too. It is the perfect time to kick-start one’s preparations for CAT 2018. So, start preparing and good luck!
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