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I will try and list down a general plan for completing the CAT syllabus in 3 months.

This can
ideally be used by students who plan to start studying in April and complete the syllabus by
June/July. The plan need to be modified based on individual need. So a student who is good in
Math and weak in Verbal can spend more time on Verbal.
Firstly I have broken 3 months into 13 weeks. In each week you can spend 6 days on studying
and 1 day to write different tests. So basically a person is going to study for 78 out of those 91
days and 13 days will be days of tests. You can write 4 mocks during the period. 1 before the
start of the preparation and 1 each at the end of each month.

I have basically broken down the Quant syllabus into 23 topics. You need to ideally spend more
time on topics you are not comfortable with and less time on topics you are comfortable with. So
3 days will be more than sufficient for Averages, but may require 5 days for Number systems
which involves a lot of concepts. During the time period dont try to solve all the sums in the
book. Ensure that you solve sufficient questions that you understand the topic and then move to
other chapter. Even under a chapter you need to ensure that you solve a few sums from each of
the sub topics that are present.Remaining sums you can solve when you are doing your revision.

For DI and Logic you can work on alternate days or 3 days a week DI and 3 days a week Logic.
This will come to 39 days each in the 91 days.You could always change the topics of DI and
Logic based on the books you are referring. Can solve atleast 2 or 3 sets daily. Ensure that you
try the set for 10 minutes. If you dont get it after trying for 10 minutes, then look at the answer
and try to understand how it is solved. Those 10 minutes of trying on your own is what will help
you the most even if you dont get the answer.

For Verbal the focus has to be reading which you will have to do anyways for 1 hour everyday.
Remember that our of 34 questions in CAT15 there were 24 questions on RCs. For rest of the
topics you can spend 1 hour every day. Here again I have given tentative breakup. Can again
adjust the topics and the days based on the books that you are referring to and your strengths and
weakness in different areas.

Above I have made a tentative schedule for 21 days. You can continue this schedule for 91 days
based on the table given above. Here I have given a schedule where you prepare daily for 4

hours. Adjust as per the time you have. If you have less time then you can reduce some time
from each area.Like say if you have 2.5 hours then do 1.5 hours of Math, 0.5 hour of DI/LR and
0.5 hour of Verbal. Ensure when you plan, spend more time on your weak area.
For Math, if you are doing a topic for some cases you may require to go through theory before
solving sums. Like in Number System, Time Speed distance, theory is important. So you can go
through the theory before solving sums. In topics like averages and percentages, there is not
much theory and you might be aware of basic theory, in that case you can directly go to the
sums. For each sum spend around 3 minutes trying to solve. If you dont get then look at the
answer and understand the solution. Then spend a further 3 minutes trying to look out for
alternate methods of solving. Each sum should take around 10 minutes. So solving atleast 6 sums
an hour should not be difficult. Focus more on understanding the sums that looking at quantity.
Apart from what is mentioned above I recommend you to read for atelast 1 hour (editorials,
magazines, online articles) daily, do calculations daily for 15 minutes and if you are weak in
vocabulary then 15 minutes of vocabulary.
With this your syllabus will get over in 3 months. So if you are planning to start from April, this
is a right schedule where you will complete the syllabus by June/July and then you can work on
the next stage for which I will write at a later period.
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