CAT / #CAT 2017

August 07, 2017 @ 10:35 AM

August 07, 2017 @ 10:35 AM

CAT percentile & Stress are equally proportional

CAT percentile & Stress

Published : Monday, 07 August, 2017 10:30 AM

CAT percentile & Stress are equally proportional

Your performance in the CAT exam decides what kind of institute you get to study in, which will have a bearing on the kind of start you make in your career. There is huge pressure on the CAT aspirants to score a decent percentile, to prove that they are better in comparison to other candidates in the field. In the CAT exam, it is not only enough to be the best that you can be, but what matters is whether you are better than the others who have applied or not. This makes the task of getting a good enough percentile a cause of stress for the aspirants.

Competition

The CAT exam attracts competition from across the country, with over 2 lakh applicants applying for it every year. This level of competition makes it difficult for the candidates to rest easy because each one of them dreams of becoming a successful management executive or an entrepreneur after their MBA Programme and CAT is the first and most crucial step in that direction.

Expectations

The expectations that the CAT aspirants carry on their shoulders, of their parents, of their peers, of a good and successful career, to name a few, induce immense stress in them. Sometimes, this stress may work as a positive influence and drive them to perform better than expected, but most times, this stress pulls them down and makes them fear CAT.

Stress for high achievers

Although the dream of all aspirants who apply for the CAT exam is to enter one of the top business schools such as the IIMs, not everyone has the capacity and the skill set to achieve this dream. Aspirants who are aware of their limitations or lack preparation would, perhaps, not be under stress to get a good percentile as they would have less expectations of themselves. Stress affects those aspirants more, who are battling it out for the best management schools of the country and anything less than that is unacceptable to them. These people fancy their chances as they are confident about their preparations, have better skill sets than others and are more determined. Therefore, the possibility of not making it to their dream institute is enough to give them stress.

The higher percentile bracket of 95 and above is where stress is at its maximum. The competition to get a call from the top institutes is ruthless and fierce. Not getting a call might shatter some aspirants as choosing lesser ranked institutes is not an option for them. The ones below these higher ranked aspirants make peace with the institute they get because their expectations are tempered by their abilities and performance.

Stay informed, Stay ahead and stay inspired with MBA Rendezvous

Crucial Dates, You Should not Miss

XAT 2018
Application Last Date 30th November 2017
IMI New Delhi
Application closes 4th December 2017
XIM Bhubaneshwar
Last Date 8th December 2017
SIBM Bengaluru
Apply for SNAP 2017 to be held on Dec 17 and apply for SIBM-Bengaluru through the SNAP Form
Institute of Rural Management Anand
IRMASAT will be conducted on February 4,2018, Apply Before December 31,2017
IBSAT 2017
Last date for IBSAT registration is December 12 , 2017
SSBF
Last date to register for SNAP is 24th November, 2017. Last date for SSBF is 2nd January 2018
SIBM Hyderabad
Apply for SNAP 2017 to be held on Dec 17 and apply for SIBM-Hyderabad through the SNAP Form
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
Last date for Application is 31st Jan, 2018
SDMIMD Mysore
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at SDMIMD is open till February 28, 2018
Institute of Management Technology
Application closes on November 24, 2017
MDI Murshidabad
Application for PGPM 2018-20 at MDI Murshidabad is open till November 24, 2017

Show More

Admission Open Now

Following Colleges are accepting applications.

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

Admissions open for 2018-20

PGDM, PGDM (HRM), PGDM(B & FS), Executive PGDM

Apply Online