CAT4 tests are a matter of life and death for the students who are taking them. But it is hard for a person to prepare for exams that do not really involve any information based questions. So how do you prepare for your CAT4 assessment in an effective manner that allows you to perform well in the exams? Here are the main three sections of the exam; nonverbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and spatial ability.
These tips will allow you to understand how each section has to be attempted so that you get the perfect grades:
Verbal reasoning is the first section of the paper. You will get a complex and lengthy portion of a write-up. You will read the write-up and answer true or false and multiple-choice questions on the text.
The process is simple and does not require that you have any advanced training. The only major skill that you need is critical analysis. The final level of CAT4 is especially advanced and requires that you have exceptionally advanced analytical skills. The questions with MCQ options are highly advanced and are only attainable if you have practiced advanced analytical skills and critical analysis a great deal.
The nonverbal reasoning section will provide you with a series of four shapes more or less. You will be be given four options as to the fifth picture in the series. You have to guess the right picture. It’s pretty basic but most people find it truly hard. So here are few tips to help you through the process.
- Odd one out: If a shape is simply different from other shapes then it is a good idea to choose that one as the odd one out.
- Folded Shapes: These are hard, focus on looking at a shape from a folded angle even when not asked, it will allow you to have a better understanding of how to do it.
- Shape Symmetry: You have to choose which one option is the mirror image of the provided image. Simply invert the image in your mind and you will guess the right answer.
- Shape Sequences: You will get a shape sectioned into four sides and three sides are visible. These are simple enough, the picture that fits the picture that fits the puzzle is the one you are looking for.
- Rotation: Really clarify the concepts of clockwise and counterclockwise. The picture provided simply have to be imagined in a clockwise or counterclockwise position and chosen as the right answer.
The quantitative reasoning part of the test changes a great deal with the level of students who are attempting the exam. That is why we are not going into details about the qualitative reasoning topics. But the question types and how they should be addressed are listed here for your convenience:
Multiple Choice: The multiple-choice can be broken into two types of options, ‘all except (an option)’, one of the options. The simple rule is that you should always do the question before looking at the options. That will allow you to have a clear answer ready before you attempt the question in either case.
Quantitative Comparisons: They are presented as, ‘if option A is 2 and option B is 3, then option C is ?’ this is the basic format but questions become more complicated with the higher grades. The main focus is for you to find the correlation between two presented quantities so that you can clearly establish the connection with the third quantity.
Numeric Entries: These are simple numeric options with one clear answer that you have to write in the box. Solving these involve a formula that you will apply to the question of focus.
It cannot be emphasized enough that every class level has its own form of CAT4 and they change drastically from one key stage to the next.
All in all, CAT4 sections have to be understood unconventionally as this is an unusual exam. As a result of this exam will decide your future, it is important that you understand the basic outline of the exam before you attempt it.