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Time & Speed are the crucial factors

Published :  Lavleen Kaur Kapoor | July 13, 2015 | 07:02 PM IST

Yet another exam season is about to begin for the academic year 2016 -18 hence, all MBA aspirants are bound to have anxiety for the preparation. 

MBA Rendezvous thought it proper to conduct a poll with a question that “Which of the following are common among all MBA entrance exams?

Management of Time & Speed, Negative Marking,Qualitative Skills Test, Essay writing, General Awareness or Language Skills Test 

A total of 259 respondents replied with one voice that management of Time and speed is the most common factor in MBA entrance exams. Final outcome of poll is as follows: 

MBA Exams

On further analysis, reasons of Time and speed is evident from following : 

  • In CAT 2015 , The duration of Examination is likely to be 170 minutes  for the following sections with allotted questions : 
Sr. No Section No. Of Questions
1 Quantitative ability and Data interpretation (QA & DI) 50
2 Verbal ability and Logical reasoning (VA & LR) 50
  • In NMAT 2016, The Duration of Examination will be 120 Minutes for the following sections with allotted questions :
Sr. No Section No. of Questions Time in Minutes
1   Language Skills 32 22
2  Quantitative Skills 48 60
3  Logical Reasoning 40 38
   Total  120 120
  • In IIFT 2015,The duration of Examination is likely to be 120 minutes  for the following sections with allotted questions : 
Sr. No   Subject Area Number of Questions  Time in Minutes
1 General Awareness  21 15
2 Reading Comprehension 15 15
3 Verbal ability  23 15
4 Quantitative Analysis 24 30
5 Data Interpretation 16 25
6 Logical Reasoning 21 20
  • In XAT 2016, The duration of Examination is likely to be 180 minutes  for the following sections with allotted questions : 
Sr. No  Parts/ Sections No. of Questions Time in Minutes
1 Part 1, Section A - VERBAL AND LOGICAL ABILITY     30     140
2 Part 1, Section B - DECISION MAKING 25  
3 Part 1, Section C - QUANTITATIVE ABILITY & DATA INTERPRETATION 36    
4 Part 2, Section A - GENERAL AWARENESS 30     40
5 Part 2, Section B - ESSAY WRITING  
  • In CMAT 2015, The duration of Examination is likely to be 180 minutes  for the following sections with allotted questions : 
Sr. No. Type of Questions No. of questions Time in Minutes
1 Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation   25     45
2 Logical reasoning 25     45
3 Language comprehension 25     45
4 General Awareness 25     45
Total            100     180
  • In MAT 2015, The duration of Examination is 150 minutes  for the following sections with allotted questions
Sr. No. Section No. of Questions Time in Minutes
1.   Language Comprehension 40 30
2. Mathematical Skills 40  40
3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
4. Intelligence and Critical Reasoning     40     30
5. Indian and Global Environment    40     15
  Total 200  150
  • In SNAP 2015, The duration of Examination is likely to be 120 minutes  for the following sections with allotted questions
Sr. No. Section Number of Questions
1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning and Ability 40
2. General Awareness: General Knowledge,  Current Affairs and  Business Scenario 40
3. Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency 40
4. Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30
  Total    150

With the above in mind, MBA aspirants need to be very clear that all MBA entrance exams as above are meant to test your quantitative,language skills and logical skills in a stipulated time. 

Since these MBA exams are not degree exams hence, aspirants must be clear that you are competing with others to get in to top bracket of percentile and that will only get you near cut off list of MBA Institute. 

Related News / Articles for MBA Exams 2015 -16

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 SNAP 2015

 CMAT 2016-17

 XAT 2016

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