NMAT 2018

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NMAT by GMAC will be conducted in coming December with approximately one month open window and the notification for NMAT 2018 is likely to be announced in June this year and registrations are likely to open by 1st week of July with four months window.

NMAT was accepted by 16 other institutes besides Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and this year too more institutes are likely to accept NMAT score.

NMAT has three sections viz. Language skills, Quantitative skills and Logical Reasoning with number of questions 32, 48 & 40 respectively. In all, there would be 120 questions for NMAT and you would be getting 120 minutes to complete the exam. Section of the Language skills will have questions from Reading Comprehension, Passages, Poems, Synonyms, antonyms, Meaning of difficult words & Language Usage. For Quantitative skills & Data Interpretation section the questions will be for Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Line Graph, Bar Graph, Tables & Pie Chart. For the section of Logical Reasoning questions will be for multi dimensional arrangements & puzzles.

NMAT 2018 results are likely to be out by January, 2018. The major point to note here is that there is no negative marking in NMAT and this gives a fair opportunity to all aspirants for competing with each other.

NMAT 2018 would be conducted with more than 25 centres spread all over India, this also gives equal opportunity to all MBA aspirants to take on this competition which is quite fierce as last year more than 75,000 MBA aspirants took NMAT 2017.

NMAT by GMAC is gaining momentum because of the quality of the exam and equal opportunities given to competitors hence, most likely NMAT scores would be accepted with many MBA institutes in future.

The best preparatory strategy for NMAT 2018 can be to start preparation at the earliest and get on to NCERT books to clarify your basics and be crystal clear on the doubts. After having done so, get on to practice with Mocks as that would help you to transform your weak areas to strength.

NMAT is the exam which gives you ample opportunities which you must grab to achieve Mission Admission MBA.

CAT Result

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Most of the time CAT Result is awaited with very anxious moments and this the First week of the January every year when CAT aspirants are positively looking forward to CAT Results which can be a direct result of their one year hard work of the preparation or if the percentile is not achieved, the entire year might go waste.

CAT remains the toughest examination and with the kind of three sections in the exam viz., Quant, DILR and Verbal Ability; this exam becomes one of the most competitive MBA entrance examination.

CAT is being taken by approximately Two lakh aspirants every year and they compete with each other hence, not only the number of aspirants is high but with negative marking and scores on percentile basis makes CAT much more tougher.

It is important to understand nature of CAT so that aspirants must not get worried for CAT result hence, it is important to clear the fundamentals of Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Questions on Distance and Time, Numbers and then for Language skills besides Vocabulary, Grammar and most importantly Reading Comprehension.

It is really important to look at the high school books for each of the above segment and practice on those questions because that would not only give you clarification but you will be able to gain the confidence.

Mock tests for CAT, keeping in mind the previous trends would also give you a complete direction which can be further checked with your own group formation of students or from your peers.

CAT Result would positively be a yearly phenomenon and that means either you lose or win. Since nobody would like to be a looser hence, it is important to remain confident and maintain positive posture.

CAT is a game of Time, Speed and Accuracy and the earliest you master on these aspects, the later you need not worry on CAT Result.

Now CAT 2017 would be conducted in Coming October / November and CAT Result would be out in January, 2018 so it is the right time to get on to CAT and be a winner at CAT Result 2018.

Quantitative Ability for CAT 2017

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Quantitative ability is the section which is common to all MBA entrance examinations but is one of the very crucial section in CAT.

Quantitative Ability in CAT 2017 will also not be an exception and CAT aspirants are likely to face tougher questions this year hence, it is important to understand that what is Quantitative Ability and why you are being tested for this section?

Quantitative Ability as the name mentions is a section where you would be tested for your analytical behaviour and your mind at Quant. You would be getting questions from areas of Arithmetic which may comprise of questions on percentages, numbers, algebra, trigonometry, time & speed and distance.

While being tested in Quantitative Ability, you need to understand that in any business numbers are very important and primary data being collected in any business is very crucial for launching a product or for the projection of the sales hence, it is the Quantitative analysis on which brand manager is dependent upon and it is his Quantitative skills which directs him to control the market and ensures the brand growth. Because of this reason you are being tested in Quantitative Ability so to know your aptitude and Quantitative skills, afterall you would be selected as a future budding manager.

The crucial question for CAT aspirant is how to prepare and ace Quantitative Ability? Experts have suggested that for preparing Quantitative Ability, you need to practice and clarify your fundamentals from NCERT books and take sample questions from High School standard as that would give you immense confidence to deal with questions in Quantitative Ability.

34 questions in Quantitative Ability section of CAT 2017 would be a dreadful section as being an opening section of CAT 2017 this may either boost your confidence or let you down at the beginning of CAT 2017 hence, it is very crucial that you take this section with a piece of mind and since this section is calculation centric hence, you remain confident and attempt those questions only where you are fully confident on the answers.

Quantitative Ability in CAT 2017 will decide your overall percentile so start preparation and achieve Mission CAT 2017 !

Management Aptitude Test May 2017 will be conducted by AIMA

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Management Aptitude Test May 2017 will be conducted by AIMA on the 1st Sunday of May 2017.

Candidly most of the MBA aspirants might have got the admission in institutes by this time but few may still be looking forward to admissions hence, this MAT May 2017 exam may prove to be boon for them and for the fresh candidates who is in final year of graduation, MAT May exam can be a test for them to understand their capability as they would be preparing for tougher examinations in the later part of the year.

Syllabus wise MAT May exam will remain same as you would be tested for

5 sections viz.Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Indian and Global Environment. The allocated marks total would be 200 with 40 marks for each section.

The duration of the test is 150 minutes and MAT May 2017 exam will be conductedin two formats, paper based test and computer based test and MBA aspirants can opt for either of one.

Section on Global Environment is unique in MAT exam and you would be tested with questions on Global warming and Pollution. The reason to have this kind of section is that most of the companies are being given carbon credit and it is essential for the candidate to have some understanding of these issues and develop aptitude for that.

This is the time for you to get on to preparation for mission MAT 2017 and clarify your doubts hence, it would be better to go for SWOT analysis and understand your strengths, weaknesses and the kind of opportunities you would be getting while removing threats.

Since you are fresh graduate and you are trying to test your water for your competencyof your competitiveness hence, you must understand that this is not a college exam and you would be competing with your fellow examinees who might be in number of many thousands.

Another area of your understating should be as the scores of MAT are computed in percentile manner and that would give you enough idea that in any MBA entrance examination including MAT 2017, it will be good for you to think in terms of gaining top percentile only and that would create a habit within you to be winner always.

Hopefully, when you would be taking MAT May 2017; not only you would be winner but that would create a base for you for Mission admission MBA.

Data Interpretation

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In the modern era data is vital for any business hence, all the companies launch their product keeping in mind the data which they collect from different resources, even the projection of revenue is dependent on the data forecasting.

Since with MBA you would be transformed as a budding manager who will join a company and over there it will be the Data primary or secondary, you would be dealing with Data day in and day out.

Because of the obvious reason of the above, Data Interpretation is the section which is common to all MBA entrance examinations hence, it is important and crucial to understand interpretation of the Data.

Data Interpretation is mostly given in tabular form or in pie charts and graphical presentations, we need to understand in a calculative manner and interpret the Data.

Data although a numerical format and can be understood while observing the comparison of the data with the commonsense and then put a hypothesis into that before calculating the Data.

The other area of Data Interpretation is that it needs to be done with crucial accuracy along with the speed and for this matter you need to be at your best at the fundamentals of arithmetic of the percentages and numbers.

Data Interpretation requires a constant practice and in the absence of any formulas, interpretation of the Data can be hypothecated with multi dimensional conclusions hence, you need not bother about the understanding of the Data from the others point of you but you need to stick to your own reasoning and present the data a per your hypothesis.

Idea of Data Interpretation is that what is that which convinces you to interpret the Data but a constant factor remains the source and credibility of Data.

In the present world where big Data has become a source of forecasting of future in the Company Boards, it is important to get on to Data Interpretation in a big way with which the understanding of this subject will not only help to crack Data Interpretation in MBA examinations but you will carry on the confidence of understanding when you will be employed with the Company.

CAT 2017 preparation

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So you have dreamt for CAT 2017 ? Are you ready for this ? Do you really know the nature of CAT?

The above are the questions which must come to your mind and you must have answers to all these questions because dreaming is one part and working on dreaming is the second crucial part.

You must know that CAT (Common Admission Test) is an examination which is conducted by IIM body, mainly for IIMs and even the top business schools also accept CAT scores.

CAT 2017 will be notified in middle of July this year and CAT would be conducted in 1st week of November 2017.

CAT has mainly three sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude which includes QA & DI, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. CAT is a computer based test and you are being given 180 minutes to clear 100 questions and with the negative marking CAT is the most premium and the toughest MBA entrance examination.

With the CAT you need to compete with approximately two lac other MBA aspirants who would be equally serious as you are.

This is the right time for you to start preparation for CAT and understand the fundamentals of Arithmetic, algebra, menstruation, trigonometry, for Quant section and you need to understand the nitty-gritty of grammar and raise your vocabulary for Verbal Ability section and practice a lot for Reading Comprehension section.

The experienced students have always recommended to clarify the fundamentals, you need to dig through NCERT books wherein you would find the basics of fundamentals and that would clear your doubts and make you very strong fundamentally and later when you will practice on various Mock tests, you would find magic results in a time bound CAT examination.

Although everybody fears with CAT and perceives as a most dreaded test to score high but those who have cleared CAT in previous years have other story to say i.e. CAT is not a difficult exam provided you prepare well and execute well.

Get on to preparation now to achieve mission CAT 2017 !

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PI Tips – Get nervous and get out of competition

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At present it is the time of personal interviews at all MBA Institutes who are likely to interview you to know your overall personality.

PI is the last step but is very crucial step for the admission in any MBA Institute. The gravity of the matter is thatit can be judged by the fact that PI is having a weightage of 20-25% in overall selection process.

It is open secret that if a candidate is fumbling during PI then it is really difficult to expect admission.

Get nervous and get out of competition, that is really alarming sentence but the message it loud and clear that candidate must not get nervous and that is where the art of the interview is. Because a bit of getting nervousness it will give chance to others who are in fray of competition.

In general, personal interview is being conducted to know your personality, to know your top of mind ideas, thoughts and top of all; your overall attitude. Although these are known as soft skills but these skills can’t be achieved overnight. Hence, it is a must for the candidate to develop these skills on daily basis.

How these skills can be improved? There are two schools of thought, one says get guidance and the second says get guided yourself. It is pertinent to note that self-guidance is always better because you are the person who knows your pluses and minuses much better than anybody else.

Reading motivational stories will gain you confidence and you would be able to gain positive attitude. Reading business magazines, one business newspaper and reading editorials of top dailies will improve your communication skills and you would attain plenty of information on current affairs and that it itself will boost your confidence to face personal interview. Most importantly a key factor is that if the news analysis programme is being heard every day on all India Radio at 9.15 pm, this can be a game changerfor your success in personal interview.

Mind you, MBA aspirants; here is an advice from experts and please make a note of this that during PI you are facing an admission panel who is into the rejection mode and whatever being the task of adding objectivity to the PI session but it still remains very subjective hence, you are advised to maneuver and negotiate this negativity of rejection mode while not arguing or debating on any point of view of the admission panel.

Simply answer to the point and if not aware of any question, just reply that you are not aware of. Ensure that you are pushing admission panel to your strengths and that will achieve you mission admission MBA

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