Students, who are seeking to take admissions into MBA courses of prestigious B schools of the country, require systematic planning and preparations, in-depth knowledge, analytical mind and sharp memory. The competition for MBA entrance exam is very fierce as the best brains of the country compete with each other; therefore aspiring students need meticulous and long-run preparations for getting selected in the merit list.
There are numerous MBA entrance exams held in the country every year and the syllabi and contents/papers of the entrance exam differs from one institution to other. However, there are certain common aspects of MBA entrance exams such as tests on reasoning, antonyms, case analysis, general awareness, intelligence, comprehension, synonyms, relationships, word power, quantitative aptitude, etc
Quantitative Aptitude:Students should have aptitude for solving the simple arithmetic problems and knowledge of basic and elementary accounting. It is one of the scoring areas of the test where the students can hope to achieve 100% marks with properly preparation and practise. There is wide range of questions that are asked in quantitative aptitude section of the test such as profit and loss, partnership, percentages, ratio, averages, etc. One needs to be good with all the basic arithmetic formulae and quick at doing calculations.
Logical Reasoning:There are several types of logical reasoning questions that are asked in MBA entrance exams. It may include a statement on which the applicants have to draw correct interference. The questions may vary from series of words and figures, arrangement of alphabets, or drawing logical inferences. One has to do thorough practise and prepare very well by doing many mock tests before the exams.
Comprehension Test:There are many MBA entrance exams that includes comprehension test for gauging and understanding the knowledge of English language by the candidates. It includes a paragraph followed by set of questions based on the content of the paragraph. This test requires the candidates to read the passage quickly and attempts the questions accurately. Students need to hone up their reading skills as answers to most of the questions can be found within the passage itself.
General Awareness:This test is designed to judge the general knowledge of the candidates. It covers the wide range of topics including History, Economics, Science, Geography, Polity, etc. Student should read daily newspaper and go through the various books available on the general knowledge in the market. It takes time to develop a sound knowledge of all branches of general awareness so one has to devote one hour daily for preparing the general awareness test. The best part of this test that it can be completed quickly as it does not involve much calculations.
Group Discussion and Interview: Once the students are shortlisted in the written exams, they are called for GD and personal interview in the final round of the selection procedure. These tests are held for judging the communication skills and suitability of a candidate for the MBA course. The group discussions are conducted under the supervision of the specialists, who judge for various qualities in the candidates such as power to argue, initiative, ability to express, reasoning, and leadership qualities.
The group discussion is often followed by the personal interview where various traits of the candidate’s personality are evaluated such as expression, manners, judgement, intelligence, knowledge, sense of proportion, etc.