CAT 2017 Mock Test has been released by the convener of the CAT examination, IIM Lucknow on CAT’s official website –iimcat.ac.in. Candidates who have applied for Common Admission Test, CAT 2017 can take the mock test to get familiar with the exam pattern and practice well to prepare for the main exam scheduled for November 26, 2017.
CAT 2017 aspirants are advised to appear for the CAT 2017 mock test released by IIM Lucknow on the official website. Experts believe that the official released mock tests are a brilliant source for assessing the exam paper pattern and also gauging the kind of questions to expect.
CAT mock tests are the best tool to analyze your preparation, exam performance and identify your weak areas. Depending on the analysis, you need to work hard on your weaker section and focus on solving more questions from those sections. This exercise is to master each concept well before the exam. These time-bound tests will also help in improving your speed and accuracy in solving the questions.
AfterGraduation believes that the last month of CAT preparation should be devoted to solving Mock Tests. Basic instructions and links to the official CAT 2017 Mock Test is provided below.
How to take CAT 2017 Mock Test?
Step 1 – Visit official website – iimcat.ac.in
Step 2 – Click on ‘CAT 2017 Mock Test’ under Quick Tour of CAT 2017.
Step 3 – Enter ‘Login ID’ and ‘Password’.
Step 4 – Mock Test will appear, go through the instructions.
Step 5 – Attempt the online Mock Test.
Direct link to access CAT 2017 Mock Test: https://www.digialm.com//OnlineAssessment/index.html?756@@M7
Candidates are also advised to carefully go through the general instructions available with the CAT 2017 mock test. Mock tests have similar general instructions as original CAT examination. So candidates should go through it carefully and familiarize themselves with the process. Candidates should attempt the exam with the same mindset as they’ve been attempting CAT 2017 on exam day, November 26.
According to experts questions in the Mock test are set on the same difficulty level and more likely, they may even come in the CAT examination. Understanding the instructions would save them precious time. Basic instructions for CAT 2017 are also summarized below.
Basic Instructions for CAT 2017
1. Candidates will be provided with 180 minutes for attempting the CAT 2017 examination and for PwD category candidates, additional 20 minutes for each section will be given 240 minutes to attempt the examination.
2. No candidate is allowed to leave the examination hall before 180 minutes which is the completion of the exam.
3. As soon as candidates will start answering questions of one section the timer will start. After 60 mins, the timer will stop and the particular section will be locked, the submit button will be activated on the screen as they have to submit the first section attempted. If you do not submit, it will be auto-submitted.
4. After submission/auto-submission summary of solved answers will be displayed on the screen. After this second section of the examination will appear on screen and process will repeat for all 3 sections.
Analysis of CAT 2017 Mock Test
If the CAT 2017 test paper adheres to the CAT 2017 official Mock test released by IIM Lucknow, You may find fewer Non-MCQs (No-penalty) questions in CAT 2017 as against past 2 years.
As revealed in IIMs’ CAT 2017 Mock Test, below is expected to be the structure and content of CAT 2017 Test paper –
The DILR section in CAT 2017 exam may contain only 4 Non-MCQs as against earlier 8 while Quantitative Ability (QA) section may consist of only 5 Non-MCQs as against 7 in 2016 and 10 in 2015. This will increase the risk of getting negative marking in more questions as wrong answers in Non-MCQs are not imposed with any negative marking. Non-MCQs offer higher scoring chances as the candidates have no fear of negative marking while attempting.
Also, your responses would be color coded as mentioned in the Mock Test. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions carefully and go through the Mock Test with patience. If you have any queries or comments regarding “CAT 2017 Mock Test”, please post on our Aftergraduation Forum and we would be happy to help you. Connect with us for all latest updates of CAT 2017 on Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter also.