The candidates who have done Engineering as their Graduation continue to top in CAT (Common Admission Test) which will be conducted to get admissions to the top management colleges. From the recent stats, it is said that 55 percent of the candidates who applied for CAT 2018 were Engineering candidates and out of which 82 percent scored 90 and above percentile in the CAT exam. The result for 2018 CAT exam was released and even in this engineering candidates clinched top position. Keeping in mind the past year records, the result for this year too was not a big surprise. In 2018 CAT exam, 11 candidates scored 100 percentile and it was only BE/ B. Tech candidates.
There is a popular dialogue that “CAT is not rocket science” but how could Engineers crack CAT easily. Let s have a look at some of the factors or reasons for Engineers cracking CAT easily.
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- CAT exam contains questions that are mostly to test the fundamental or basic knowledge of the candidates and so it becomes difficult for the candidates to clear the CAT exam without technical knowledge.
- Mathematics which is the main factor in CAT becomes the biggest advantage for the Engineering students. Engineering candidates will be a quiet expert in solving mathematical problems and also in handling the competitive exams. Many of the non-engineering candidates feel quant section to be the toughest ones.
- It is also said that engineering students would have faced many national level exams and other entrance exams which will make them competent. In research projects, the engineering candidates would do self-preparation and complete their projects with their own which will make them exposed to many studies. This will be a big factor for the engineering candidates to handle exams like CAT and other high-level competitive exams.
- Also, the candidates applying for CAT have a high number of engineering candidates than the candidates from any other stream which would again become one of the reasons for them to crack CAT.
- One more reason is that the cutoff for CAT exam is high. Engineering candidates will always need to secure high cutoffs in their learning and it would be a familiar one for them.
- There is also a complaint from Non-engineers side is that the exam pattern for CAT is engineer friendly. This might be a myth, but many non-engineers agree with this.