Best Apps for CAT 2018 Preparation

IIM Calcutta is the conducting body of CAT 2018 which is scheduled to be held on November 25, 2018. The level of competition and complexity of the examination is known to all the aspirants. An examination with more than 2 lakh candidates is not everyone’s piece of cake. Experts suggest pulling up your sleeves when the test is at least 6 months away.

By now, all of you must have covered most of the topics in each section and have gone through all the best authors. However, there is one more approach that could very easily take your preparation regime to the next level. It is the Apps for CAT preparation. Google Play is crowded with tons of these apps, where each one claims itself to be the best. Do not worry, we have listed the top most rated and recommended Apps by the experts here in this article. Have a look!

EduRev CAT

EduRev CAT App is a derivative app of the renowned EduRev App. The app was awarded the “Best App of 2017” by Google. The app has a huge repository of practice quizzes, previous year question papers with solutions, MCQs, shortcuts, and tricks, video lectures, mock tests, past year papers for the preparation of all types of MBA Entrance examination.

It also offers SNAP course to help you prepare each section precisely:

  • General English: Verbal and Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal Ability
  • General Awareness: General Knowledge, Business News and Scenario, and Current Affairs
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • Logical & Analytical Reasoning


BYJU’s Learning App is the leader of all online learning apps. It is the world’s largest learning app with 16 million registered students.

The app was launched with an aim to facilitate students with its comprehensive learning programs in Science and Mathematics especially for students between classes 4th-12th.  Recently, it has updated itself and included test prep courses for competitive examinations like CAT, GRE & GMAT, NEET & JEE, IAS, etc.

For CAT participants, it has video lectures exclusively from BYJU’s and PN Santosh (CAT 100 percentile scorer) themselves, set of complete test series (with over 200 chapter-wise tests) and 20 Full Length Mocks papers.

It has warm-up, run, and sprint practice mode for every concept. This singular feature of the app allows candidates to test themselves at their own pace based on their ability and level of grasping and understanding.


CATAbility App is designed to assist business management aspirants to prepare for MBA Entrance examinations like CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, etc. including university level management entrance examinations. You will get daily live tests, along with topic-wise tests and Grand tests. The app also has Social Wall and Performance Tracker features to help students prepare better for the exams.

Download the app to use its amazing features and take your preparation to another level in a fun and creative way. Get a quick look at its super easy and user-friendly features:

Practice MCQs: Get your hands on a plethora of questions on topics from Quant, DI & LR, and Verbal sections.

Test Series 

  • Daily Live Tests: Practice CAT skillset daily.
  • TopicWise Tests: Know your topic wise strength and accordingly prepare and practice.
  • Grand Tests: Take mock tests separately for CAT, NMAT, XAT, and SNAP.


The CAT 2018 Entrance Exam Prep App is a user-friendly app that allows you to take mock test, entry tests including all sections and practice tests for each section separately. This app also provides instant test reports and reviews to help the candidates analyse their performance and make necessary improvements. This is very helpful for all the aspirants who are about to appear in an online MBA entrance examination.

Key Features

  • Mock tests covering all sections of the test.
  • Section-wise and topic-wise tests
  • Discussion forum for the aspirants to interact with others
  • Instant report to check the performance and accuracy
  • Review all MBA entrance examination papers

MBA Exam Preparation TCY

MBA Exam Preparation TCY is powered by This app is a one-stop solution for the aspirants of MBA Entrance examination. Aspirants who are preparing for CAT, XAT, SNAP, MAT, IIFT, and other management entrance examination must download this app and streamline their preparation.

Clear your doubt, increase your accuracy and speed with quality tests for Reasoning, DI and Data Analysis, Quant, Verbal Ability, and General Awareness.  You may download a complete test pack with chapter-wise and section-wise tests with mock tests based on the real pattern of CAT, ICET, XAT, MAT, etc.

Key Features:

  • User-friendly and neat UI
  • Customize a test on your choice of topic
  • Challenge Zone: where you can compete in real-time with your friends
  • Exam alerts and notification
  • Get the review of your tests from the Test History.

GATE 2018: IIT Guwahati releases Live Mock Tests

IIT Guwahati, the conducting authority of GATE 2018 released the live mock test on
November 23, 2017. The online mock test for all the 23 disciplines is available on official
GATE website and attempting the same will give aspirants a better understanding of
their preparation according to difficulty level of the exam.

There are a huge number of online coaching and tutorial websites that provide their own
mock test series. However, most of them are just based on previous year sample
papers without any changes in the syllabus or exam patterns. Therefore, it gives even
more importance to the official mock tests released by the official source.

What are the Quirks of GATE 2018 Live Mock Test?

The live mock test gives a fair idea about pattern for GATE which comprises 65 questions of 100 marks. There are 10 questions from General Aptitude and the remaining 55 from the respective Engineering Discipline. The mock test, just as the engineering exam, comprises both Numerical Answer Type (NAT) and Multiple-Choice Questions(MCQ). MCQ’s carries either 1 or 2 marks for each correct answer and for every wrong attempt 1/3 mark or 2/3 mark is deducted respectively.

However, there will be no negative marking for NAT. The paper is set in English medium and the time limit for attempting all the questions is 180 minutes. This year, there is a virtual calculator provided for making numerical calculations, along with the timer facility, in the interface.

The system provides a time limit of 180 minutes to answer all the questions and the timer located at the top will let you know the time left to complete the exam. The palette on the right will display the status of the questions attempted with icons of different colors and a virtual calculator will help you work on calculations easily.

Since there are no login credentials required to enter the mock test session, those fields are disabled and just clicking the login button will take you to the test. Similarly, it can be ended anytime based on the candidate’s interest, however, if you fail to complete the test within the given time frame, the system will log out automatically.

How Does It Benefit in Preparation?

As there is no limit set for number of attempts made by a candidate, aspirants can make use of it and practice effectively. It is to be noted that the questions will be asked in accordance with the latest trend and the previous year’s data, hence, the mock tests will be beneficial in knowing the pattern and the way in which the questions are framed in the actual exam. Also, the students who will be attempting online exam for the first time will get familiarity with the real exam. Additionally, it will help in managing the time with improved speed of attempting questions with accuracy, which will thus increase the confidence of attempting GATE.

How to Take the Live Mock Test?

As mentioned already, the live mock test is available on official GATE website.
Aspirants trying to attempt the test can visit the site and click on “the mock links are live
now. See this link for details” in the home page.

The link will direct you to the mock test links available for the 23 disciplines out of which,
select the subject for which you wish to give the test. It will take you to a login page:
click “Sign in”, upon reading the instructions you will be directed to the live mock test

A single person can attempt the test to practice a number of times without any limit.
Meanwhile, IIT Guwahati has requested the candidates to verify the email address and
mobile number via GOAPS portal, if not done at the time of applying. The link for the
same is available in the official website.