MBA across the world – MBA Entrance Exams

Master of Business Administration or MBA is one of the most popular courses opted by students across the world. Not only does it provide a successful career graph, but also a fat paycheck at the end of every month. But before any of this could happen, the entrance exams in the forms of CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT, SNAP, IIFT and much more await aspirants. The stifling process of cracking entrances and GD-PI sessions is conducted in a way as to make sure that the best is selected from thousands of aspirants across the country.
A good and stable career plan is pre-requisite for entering a B school, without which any MBA aspirant would find it really hard to stick to institution’s rigorous 2-year regime.
An aptitude test is all what it takes to get into the best MBA colleges of India where a spectrum of questions is put before the applicants including Mathematics, General Awareness, Logical Ability and Vocabulary related questions. Preparations to get into a B school should begin at least one year prior to entrance exams. Here are a few things one should keep in mind while preparing for MBA entrances-
1. While preparing for CAT or any other MBA entrance exam, one should follow a consistent and disciplined schedule with minimum 7-8 hours of study time.
2. Mostly, MBA entrances follow negative marking. So, bluffing your way out isn’t going to help much.
3. Keeping regular updates of what is happening around the world or general awareness is in direct relation with scoring fairly well in MBA entrance exams. In GD-PI sessions, students are mostly quizzed on current affairs .So, make sure that you take your time out from busy schedule for daily enlightenment dose.
4. MBA entrance exam is no child’s play and that is why according to one’s own capacity, one should either take formal coaching or start structuring their preparation foremost.
5. Quantitative ability sections are perks for engineering students where they can perform questions comparatively in less time and concentrate on other sections.
6. Applicants should practice from solved test papers keeping in mind the time frame where one paper should be solved. This will provide help in increasing efficiency of applicants.

7. And above all, hard work is the key to everything, be it a top notch B school or any other opportunity in life, consistent hard work never gives away to failure in life.

GMAT Preparations

Graduate Management Aptitude Test which is commonly known as GMAT is considered to be one of the trickiest tests available to assess your selection for MBA, Masters of Accountancy or Masters of Finance programs. GMAT is a standardized computer adaptive test which comprises of 4 sections:
1. Verbal Reasoning. (English)
2. Quantitative Reasoning. (Math)
3. Analytical Writing Assessment.
4. Integrated reasoning.
Out of these four sections, Analytical part needs to be catered comparatively more. To sharpen your Analytical skills, you need to focus on a few things such as reading Editorial sections of newspapers as well as other distinguished magazines on current affairs every day. Try forming your own opinions about a particular issue you read and put forth questions on the same one. The passage part in GMAT test is quite sloggy and incomprehensible at times. Thus, to avoid the tendency to sleep mentally while answering passage questions, one must read essays every day for 2 months until the exam date.
Again, being big daddy of all other assessment-based tests, GMAT makes sure that it sucks all your understanding levels way too much before the test is finished. So, try working your way through each section and once you begin the Quantitative reasoning part, brush up your Quantitative basics and go through all the formulae with as much precision as is required. Never miss out on minute concepts which don’t seem intriguing enough, such as, Analytical assessment questions. Vocab isn’t that big a deal here, but DO make sure you don’t make grammatical blunders.
Integrated Reasoning has been recently introduced into the GMAT pattern and comprises of table analysis, graphics interpretation, two-part analysis and multi-source reasoning. Lots of books are available in market which will help you in understanding them better.
And above all, use mock tests online on a daily basis when you are confident enough to answer well. These tests help a great deal to overcome pre-GMAT jitters. Coaching institutes could be preferred by those who tend to lose their equilibrium quite often.
GMAT is nothing but an assessment test which doesn’t measure the level of intelligence one has, but simply the amount of work that has been put in the most efficient way possible to perform in the test.

The History of Education

vedic period education

Education has a history behind it. It is as old as civilization of humans yet, it holds in itself a capacity to consistently evolve into better and finer means. The history of education dates back to vedic period, where education was limited to Vedas and Upanishads. Brahmins were taught scriptures and religion. Kshatriyas learnt about warfare. The vaishyas were given teachings about commerce and other vocational activities. And the least of all, Shudras, supposedly, were denied any access to education. Infusion of Islamic education during Mughal era reshaped the process of imparting knowledge where the disciples were exposed to a diverse medium of education. Ashrams and Gurukuls were prominent sources of early education in India. And with the inclusion of various other institutions of teachings, including Islamic, Buddhist and even European ones, the form of education went through radical changes.

The crux of education in history has always been religion. With the advent of colonialism in our country, the education system went through a major transformation. With the setting up of Missionary schools across India, during colonial period, Vedas and Upanishads suddenly started to seem too vague to be implemented into real life.

Major universities were set up during the colonial era by the British in India, which catered to various studies involving administration, engineering as well as science. Education system of India owes a certain tributary to the British in this aspect, for inculcating such system of education in India, which undeniably, has been the most successful so far.

Currently, the education system of our country is provided by Public sector and Private Sector, where central and state boards provide the 10+2+3 pattern of education. With the recent inclusion of CCE in CBSE boards, the governing body in education system is thinking more than ever to take the pressure off from a child. The redundant chalk and talk method should be replaced by creativity infused knowledge which helps a student implement his knowledge into real life. Since the Vedic period, history of education has undergone various changes. And today, in India, it surely has reached to a point where creativity and knowledge can go simultaneously together only if education is effectively put into use.

Tips And Tricks to crack SBI PO Exam

SBI being the largest bank of India, is undoubtedly, one of the most reputed government institutions where every year, thousands of applicants apply for various posts it invites, through a competitive exam. Recently, SBI invited applications for recruitment to more than 1000 posts of POs (probationary officers) through a competitive exam only.

The famous notion spread across India, which implies that any government job is bliss; especially the one belonging to banking sector has garnered many applications for the posts invited by SBI. Since, the competition level is quite stiff, the odds to come out successfully become automatically slim. Though a sound grasp of current affairs, general awareness and a bit of conceptual understanding of topics asked in examination mixed proportionately well with calm nerves throughout the preparation phase are reasons MORE THAN ENOUGH for you to crack SBI Bank PO exams the next time you apply for them.

Most of you who are reading this blog might be familiar with the exam pattern for SBI PO post. The exam consists of two phases where phase 1 comprises an objective test and a descriptive exam and phase 2, Group Discussion and Interview. The objective test contains Multiple Choice Questions of 200 marks. Four sections will cover the questions namely: General Awareness, Data Interpretation, Reasoning and computer & marketing. The objective exam spans 2 hours.

The descriptive test comprises English Language section which lasts one hour where a candidate’s grip over English language is tested. Only upon clearing the Objecting and Descriptive test will a candidate be called for Group Discussion and Interview.

It might seem a tad bit complicated, though with certain tips and tricks given below, you would be able to crack SBI PO exam with ease.

Always make sure that you keep yourself updated with latest news happening around the world.

As SBI exam spotlights English Language more than anything else, it’s better if you starting working on your English speaking skills. Start from the basics; make sure that you don’t make grammatical errors. You could always use online grammar tests to increase your efficiency and know your loopholes. Plus, work on your vocabulary by reading editorial sections of newspapers and magazines. Never miss a day without reading Newspaper’s Editorial columns. They provide you with the best vocabulary usage.

Data Interpretation is mostly graphs and data analyzing. This section in the exam is quite complex and thus, a good practice worksheet is a pre-requisite for clearing it. There are many practice worksheets available in the market which you can easily practice from.

General Awareness section tests your awareness about the on-goings of the world. Again, reading newspapers becomes need of the hour. However, if you are into technology, then use it like a pro. Various news apps are available online, download them and get updates the entire day on your phone. And you might as well justify the idea of a smart phone.
And above all, divide your time sufficiently between all sections. Practice them with all your might and always make sure that you are confident enough to answer a question asked in the exam, otherwise don’t answer it. Negative marking alert!

If you don’t clear it the first time, fret not. Optimism is one of the many keys to success.

CSAT Examination in India

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Preparing for one of the most prestigious exams of India, the Civil Services Aptitude Test is certainly a hell bent task for all who want to clear it. But as much as the aspirants want to crack these exams, the success rate to do so is quite discouraging. Nearly 500,000 applicants apply for CSAT exam every year with a success rate of o.3 %. And going by the statistics, hard work and consistency become the matters of utmost significance. CSAT is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). Those selected get recruited for different posts of civil services of the government of India like Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) among others. The entire examination is conducted in a 3-Part process-Preliminary, Examination and Interview. Only upon clearing Preliminary exams, one becomes eligible to sit in mains which comprises of written examination and interview.
The preliminary exam, better known as CSAT must be cleared by the candidate in order to reach the Mains which comprises of written examination and Interview. CSAT consists of analytical questions which focus on understanding and reasoning based questions rather than the ones which involve memorizing.
The candidates selected in CSAT further prepare for Mains and the Interview part. In prelims, CSAT comprises of two papers of 200 marks each and both are compulsory. The questions asked will be objective and of multiple choice. Upon clearing prelims, applicants go through the Mains (including written examination and personal interview), which is comparatively more challenging than the previous one. The written examination comprises of nine papers, out of which two are qualifying and seven are ranking in nature.  Candidates who pass qualifying papers are ranked according to marks and only a selected number of candidates are called for interview.
The numbers of attempts in which a candidate can give the exam are limited. Thus, the success mantra to score in the first attempt is hard work and consistency.