While selecting students, business schools look for a complete package. They not only expect the incoming students to be conceptually sound, but also be fully aware of their surroundings. Thus, it is imperative that MBA aspirants pay equal attention to quantitative ability, data interpretation, verbal, reading comprehension, logical & analytical reasoning and GENERAL KNOWLEDGE.
Exams like CMAT, MAT and IIFT have a dedicated general awareness section. Also, many college-level exams like MICAT, IRMASAT etc. test a candidate’s general knowledge. Over the last few years popular exams like SNAP and XAT have removed these sections as well. Thus, the significance of general awareness section and the need to be updated with current affairs is all the more important.
General awareness comes handy even after you are done cracking the excruciating entrance exam and called for further selection rounds such as:
- 1. Group Discussion
- 2. Case Study Discussions
- 3. Writing Ability Tests
- 4. Face-to-Face Interviews
General Knowledge cannot be mastered in a single day. It is a gradual process and reflects the innate desire to be aware of your surroundings. During the selection rounds, candidates are judged on following aspects:
- 1. Awareness of the surroundings in fields such as politics, business, economics, entertainment, sports etc.
- 2. Ability to express effectively.
- 3. Attitude towards peers.
- 4. Aspirations of the candidate.
If you want to present yourself as a complete package it is advisable you start armoring yourself with what’s happening around you. Reading newspapers, following authentic media channels and portals are some ways you can keep yourself updated with all the important events.
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