CAT / #CAT 2017

August 11, 2017 @ 03:30 PM

August 11, 2017 @ 03:30 PM

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

9 Easy Steps to register for SIMSR (Infographic)

Download Now

Thinking differently will boost your chance in competition

Competition

Published : Friday, 11 August, 2017 11:55 AM

Thinking differently will boost your chance in competition

For an exam that is given by lakhs of students, with the same or higher knowledge and skill set than you, how can you boost your chances? The answer is simple- Think Differently. In the herd of people, how you distinguish yourself away from the crowd will decide how you perform in the face of relentless competition.

Herd Mentality

The one attribute that defines a crowd is herd mentality. Herd mentality describes how people are influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviours. While preparing for a major exam such as CAT, which happens once every year, students tend to adopt practices followed by their peers, even if they are not suited for them. For instance, a person may be able to devote six hours to studies without a break. Another person, who does not have the same attention span as the first man would, nevertheless, adopt that practice and force himself/ herself to study for six hours, even if it doesn’t work for him/ her. This herd mentality compels aspirants to blindly follow the path taken by successful candidates without understanding what works for them best. Instead, they should be courageous enough to break away from the herd mentality and carve out their own path to success.

Mindset

In the face of competition, it is common for a lot of aspirants to feel the pressure and become nervous about their chances in the exam. It is very easy for aspirants to fall into a negative mindset, especially when they compare themselves with their peers who are ahead of them in terms of preparation and skill set. They develop a fear which engulfs them and stops them from being the best that they can be. Aspirants should keep a positive frame of mind and not allow themselves to be affected by competition.

Stand Out

Aspirants must have courage, conviction and self- confidence to think differently and not blindly follow others. The CAT exam rewards those who can think differently. It is one exam which has a lot of unexpected twists and no fixed pattern. The people who have flexibility in their minds rather than rigidity in the way they approach the course, are in a better position to tackle CAT successfully. Even when you know that your friends are following a particular strategy and taking guidance from a popular source, you must apply your mind to see if it will work for you and if you really need it.

Think Different, Think Smart

Aspirants who think differently and create their own path, find a way to beat their competition. They would look for shortcuts to save time and would work their way through the preparation smartly. An aspirant following the rut, would not be able to prepare customised plans and strategies and would react to the competition. On the other hand, an aspirant who comes up with his/ her own strategies and focuses mainly on his/ her work, will be in a better frame of mind going into the exam.

Great people don’t do the same things in the same way as other people. They create their own paths and don’t hesitate from swimming against the tide, if need be. MBA aspirants need to adopt this trait and think differently.

Stay informed, Stay ahead and stay inspired with MBA Rendezvous

Crucial Dates, You Should not Miss

Manav Rachna International Institute
of Research

Admissions Open for all MBA programme at Manav Rachna International Institute of
Research and Studies.
CII School of Logistics Amity University, Delhi and Mumbai
Admissions Open at CII School of Logistics Delhi and Mumbai campus, Apply Now!
GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
Admissions open for MBA programmes at GITAM. Application Deadline is February 20, 2018
XIME
Application Last Date for Online Submission - February 25, 2018
TAPMI, Manipal
Admission Application closes on January 16, 2018 for 2018-20
BIMTECH, Greater Noida
Admissions open at BIMTECH, Greater Noida
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management
Admissions are Open at LBSIM, Delhi. Apply Now !
FORE School of Management
Apply for PGDM & PGDM-IB Programmes. Application Deadline is January 18, 2018.
MDI Murshidabad
Applications for PGPM 2018-20 at MDI Murshidabad are open
NIRMA
Last Date to Apply for MBA (Full Time) Programme at NIRMA is January 29, 2018
Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
Last Date to Apply for IPE, Hyderabad is 21st January, 2018
IMI New Delhi
Admissions Reopened for PGDM Last Date to Apply January 21, 2018
Application closes on February 12, 2018 for Executive PGDM at IMI
Institute of Rural Management Anand
IRMASAT will be conducted on February 4,2018, Apply Before January 20,2018
ICFAI Business School
Admissions Open at ICFAI Business School Apply Now!
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
img

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
Get Connected with your Dream College  
Get Connected with your Dream College

Thank you

Get Connected with your Dream College
View More

Thank you