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Published : Saurav Seth | August 03, 2015 | 05:47 PM IST
Over a period of time, it is perceived that for taking up MBA entrance exams, you need some coaching? Some say this is a must, others say may not be essential.
Fact of the matter is that since MBA entrance exams are not degree exams and aspirants compete with each other to get highest percentile hence, the perception getting coached becomes top of mind with aspirants and peer group also.
For the benefit of aspirants, team MBA Rendezvous conducted a classified poll with last year passed out students who not only gave insight but pollsters were able to dig out corrections on perception.
On our putting this question that since Notifications of all MBA entrance exams are being announced so your preparation is dependent on self-study or do you prefer to be coached? Or do you take crash courses?
Total 72 respondents from top cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata replied with one voice that they always felt that self-study is the best way of preparation for exams like CAT, IIFT, NMAT.
Further revelations were that since exam pattern of exams get changed almost year by year hence, run of the mill preparation will not be sufficient. Aspirants believe that not only relevant updated content is required by them but a continuous SWOT on preparation will get them near to highest percentile.
Exam Pattern for CAT 2015
CAT aspirants may note that countdown has already begun and this year IIM Ahmedabad is convening CAT 2015. Exam is on 29th November 2015. CAT 2015 will be conducted in 2 sessions. It will be conducted in 650 test centers in 136 cities. The test cities are likely to be available at www.iimcat.ac.in in the middle of October 2015.
There will be 3 Sections in CAT
|Section||No. Of Questions|
|Quantitative ability (QA)||34|
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)||32|
|Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)||34|
Duration of the Exam will be 180 Minutes.Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.Three (3) points will be awarded for each correct answer; one (1) point will be deducted for each wrong answer.There is no penalty for questions that are left unanswered. No negative marking for descriptive questions.
Exam Pattern for IIFT
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will conduct its written examination on 22nd November 2015 for admission to its MBA-IB (MBA in International Business) programme 2016 - 18 at IIFT New Delhi and IIFT Kolkata.
The MBA (International Business) is a foundational course for developing a competent cadre of business executives to meet the country's growing requirements for training personnel in the field of international management.
The IIFT written entrance exam will be a multiple choice objective type test in English with questions from the following areas:
Exam Pattern of NMAT
The dates for NMAT have been announced. The registration for NMAT are open from 2nd July 2015 for admissions in its School of Business Management for academic session 2016-18 and the students, after their formal registrations in NMAT 2016, shall be able to take online test in a window period from 06th October to 19th December 2015 with a choice of two more retakes after first attempt.
|Sr. No||Section||No. of Questions||Time in Minutes|
it is important for you to perform well relative to other candidates in each of the 3 sections of the test as the score of each section and the overall score will be used to shortlist the candidate for the second stage of the selection process as well as in the final ranking.
Mock Tests form an integral part of preparations for any exam, certainly competitive exams such as MBA entrances. Preparation cannot be considered complete unless you solve a few mock tests, which are nothing but replicas of the kind of question papers you can expect in the main exam.
Just as a new born baby needs a mother to nurture and nourish him, especially in his formative years, the dreams that you see and the goals that you set for yourself, are your own baby that require your undiverted attention.
There is the only way to deal with the fear of the CAT exam- conquer it. Do not let it hinder your preparation but use it to push your limits.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that every single student who appears for entrance examinations to get into MBA, dreams of getting through to the biggest institutes of management in the country, that is the Indian Institutes of Management, spread across the country.
MBA is one of the most sought after courses among the student community and remains in demand despite the fluctuations in the job market.