MBA ENTRANCE TESTS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Management entrance exams in India are primarily elimination tests. The institution decides on a cut off for the written test and those students who clears the cut off again undergoes screening through various procedures like GD, WAT, PI. Common admission test is the first thing that comes to our mind when we think about MBA entrance exams but CAT isn’t the only path to your dream b school. Here’s an overview of the important exams so that you know how to prepare.

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CAT

CAT is the most important one among all these tests and more candidate takes this than any of the others. More than 2 lakhs students appear for the exam every year. Test usually computer based conducted in November having 3 hours duration by IIM’s.

Pattern

The test has three sections

  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Data interpretation and logical reasoning
  • Verbal ability and reading comprehension

XAT

Xavier aptitude test is a national level pen and paper based exam. The admission of XLR Jamshedpur and other Xavier associates management institutes and over 140 B schools will take place through XAT scores.

Test date: 1st Sunday of January

Test duration: 170 min

Test mode: paper based

Test conducted by: XLRI Jamshedpur

Pattern

XAT tests consist of four sections

  • Quantitative ability
  • Decision making
  • Verbal and logical ability
  • GK and essay

SNAP

The Symbiosis National Aptitude test is a common and mandatory test conducted by symbiosis international university for admission into its post-graduate program

Test date: 3rd Sunday of December

Test duration: 120 min

Test mode: paper based

Test conducted by: Symbiosis International University, Pune

Pattern

The exam consists of 4 sections

  • Quantitative ability
  • General English
  • Analytical and logical reasoning
  • General awareness

CMAT

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is the second largest management entrance examination. It is a relatively new addition to the list of MBA exams. Cat Cmat Gmat Coaching Center Kerala

Test date: January

Test duration: 180 min

Test mode: computer based

Test conducted by: AICTE

Pattern

The exam consists pf

  • Quantitative ability
  • Logical reasoning
  • Language comprehension
  • General awareness

Some other important management exams are

  • NMAT (conducted by GMAC)
  • MAT (conducted by AIMA)
  • TISS-NET (conducted by Tata Institute of social studies)
  • IIFT (Indian institute of foreign trade)

MH-CET (conducted by DTE Maharashtra)

Foreign Universities Accepting CAT Score

In India, the CAT (Common Admission Test) score is widely accepted for the admission to Master of Business Admission program. After completing degree studies students prefer to write the CAT and try get good score to obtain admission in MBA. Many of us dream to study abroad for more exposure and development. Getting good CAT score will surely help to fulfill your dream. You may be confused how. It is because of the fact that many universities and business management schools accept CAT score for their admission process. Leading Cat Cmat Gmat Coaching Center Kerala

Here is list of some international institution/universities that accept CAT score for their admission.

FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES ACCEPTING CAT SCORE

1.SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY

The university which provides American style education that specializes in business and management studies. They offer Master of Science in Management (MiM), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Professional Accounting courses.Leading Cat Cmat Gmat Coaching Center Kerala

  1. SP JAIN SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT

It is an Australian business school. It has campuses in Sydney, Singapore, Dubai. They offer Master of Global Business courses

  1. ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL

This school is located in France. ESSEC offers MSc in Management.

  1. DeGroote SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, McMaster UNIVERSITY

DeGroote school offers Bachelor of commerce, MBA and PhD. It is one of six faculties at McMaster University.

  1. STUART SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

It is a private university at Chicago, Illinois, USA. They offer MBA, MPA and also Master of science programs in sustainability management, finance etc.

  1. HEC PARIS

One of the prestigious European Business school. Ranked 1st in Europe between 2006 and 2013. They offer Master in Management program.Leading Cat Cmat Gmat Coaching Center Kerala

  1. EMLYON BUSINESS SCHOOL

Private business school in France accredited by EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB. In France, it is known as Grande ecoles. It offers Master in Management course.

  1. AUDENCIA BUSINESS SCHOOL

One of the top ranked business school in France. They have accreditation of AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB. International students from more than 90 countries study here. They offer MSc in Management.

  1. ESCP EUROPE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Oldest business school in world. One of the top 10 ranked business schools in world. This school also provide Master in Management.Leading Cat Cmat Gmat Coaching Center Kerala

  1. SKEMA BUSINESS SCHOOL

This school was created by merging two French schools Ceram Business school and Groupe ESC Lille. Provides master degree in Management.

  1. EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL

This school provides various graduate and under-graduate course. It is located in France. Master in Management course is provided here also.

  1. NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Business school in Norway. Opened in 1936. Leading institution in economics and business administration. Provide course in Master in International Management.

SERIES COMPLETION IN REASONING

Reasoning type of questions deals with our ability to get conclusions from the given statements of hints. The given statement may not be true by sense. But we need to believe that the given statement is true and by believing that truth we should take conclusions. It actually test our logical ability. Gate coaching center Kochi try to develop the logical reasoning ability by doing various types of problems.

The reasoning type of questions can be classified into verbal reasoning and nonverbal reasoning. Series completion type questions are more common in verbal reasoning type. In series completion questions some sequence may be given and three or four components of that particular series will be shown. We need to complete or find the next component or missing component. Gate coaching center KochiFrom the components given we need to crack the logic behind the series. For eg 2, 4, 6, this series is given. We need to know how 4 is obtained from 2 and how 6 is obtained from 4 likewise. We need to identify the logic behind the series. Some series may have connection in alternate terms. For e.g. 4, 3, 8, 6, 12, 9… in this series alternate terms are connected.

There is no set rule or set pattern for this type of question. The logic and sequence we need to identify using our common sense and reasoning ability. The series completion may include alphabet series, letter series, number series etc. the alphabet series may be in regular order like skipping each number of alphabets from between alphabets. For e.g. A, C, F, H… The skipping number can get increased in a series. For e.g. skipping one alphabet first then two alphabet and then three likewise. For e.g. A, C, F, J… It can also be in decreasing order.

The number series can consist of different patterns. Series of squares, cubes, square roots, cube roots, and etc. series may consist of numbers with a common difference between them. Arithmetic progression, geometric progression, are series with common difference and this common difference may be a number in case of AP and may be a ratio in case of GP.

Mixed type of series can also be there in questions. Some series may have numbers where the digits are connected. For e.g. 475., 586, 695,. Here in this series each digits of each number is connected likewise many pattern can arise in this series completion type questions. All we need to do is identifying the logic behind it.

VERBAL ABILITY DEVELOPMENT FOR GATE

Verbal ability is a section in GATE exams where some students feel difficulty in dealing with. GATE coaching centers and academies are giving coaching for students in verbal ability development to crack that section in the gate exam.

Some students fear to attend English section as they believe they don’t know much English grammar. Gate coaching try to avoid the fear in the minds of students and make them feel that there is nothing to fear about verbal ability section in gate exams.

Students can develop new habits so that they can make the verbal section easy.

Reading

First basic thing students can do is the newspaper reading. Students must read newspaper daily. It will increase the general awareness will also develop fluency. By reading editorial we will come across good phrases and words. If some unknown words come in the content make sure that you refer dictionaries to learn its meaning. Referring dictionaries will make your eyes strike another new word. Likewise your knowledge about English language will increase.

Grammar exercises

There are lots of books available providing grammar exercises questions. Doing many questions will avoid lots of confusions and clarify the doubts regarding it. Doing more and more exercises makes many questions familiar. Getting a familiar question in an exam saves a lot of time in problem solving.

Developing vocabulary

Try to learn a new word daily. Try to get more information about that word too. If any synonym and antonym is there try to learn that too. If you come across any new word while doing exercise note down the word and learn its meaning. This will develop your vocabulary. Search internet to see the situation where the word is used and in which situations the word can be used and also learn how the word is used.

We must make all these points into our habit. We must have a mind which is willing to learn things and highly motivated and competitive to crack the gate exam. Reliant Academy is the best Gate Coaching center in kochi kerala.

LAST TIME PREPARATION TIPS FOR GATE 2017

  • GATE Exam is not looking for any syllabus completion from the candidate. A good understanding of the basic concepts and their application is required.
  • Preparation time for GATE depends on many factors, such as individual’s aptitude, A clear understanding of the underlying concepts is a must since the questions asked in GATE exam will test the level and depth of understanding of concepts
  • As a thumb rule, while solving any GATE problem, if the solution takes more than 8 steps, u must re-look at the approach. (Generally GATE problems are not lengthy).
  • While solving the problem, students must have balance between speed & accuracy.
  • As all subjects don’t have equal marks, few subjects are preferred over others
  • Preparation time for GATE is subjective and depends on the so many factors such as individual’s aptitude, fundamentals, attitude, concentration level etc., Typically, a rigorous preparation of 4-6 months is considered good enough for getting into IISc or IITs.
  • Create a timetable for study of topics and follow it strictly. While studying any topic, make sure to highlight important points like key definitions, equations, derivations, theorems, laws, etc
  • Keep a check on your performance; it is compulsory to directly jump upon the previous GATE question on the topic you just finished. You can try to solve some examples in model papers also.
  • Any problem can be tackled in number of ways. So being innovative and intuitive also helps to reach the correct option quickly. This means, it is not at all compulsory to solve question in typical way. Practice comes handy to solve questions quicker so that the balance time can be utilized in some really thought provoking questions (all few questions fall in this category).
  • You should have done sufficient study/ discussion, so that the moment you start reading the question you should have an intuition on whether you can solve it. One way, is to read multiple books on the same subjects, especially for subjects of your interest or the thrust portion in GATE exam pattern. Also, to support your study with some self notes is good idea. This helps in final revisions.
  • While preparing always keep your goal in thought and fancy being in the place like top institutes wherever you want to have admission. Always remember “You can get, if you really want”. So positive mind is the key. Mild tension can be helpful to have kind of motivation or a sense of duty.  But you should avoid thoughts of loosing which can cause loss of concentration and low performance.
  • In the last days of preparation, if you have any doubts about any topic/formula, you can have a look on these sections. Always remember, more doubts lead to more concept building.
  • Leave all the books few days before the exam. Have some good time and relax.

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GATE Over All Information

GATE is an all Indian examination administrated and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

GATE Qualification

Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarships assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes in open to those who qualify through GATE. GATE  qualified candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture or Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statics/ Computer Applications  are eligible for admission to master/Doctoral programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture as well as for Doctoral Programmes in relevant branches of Science with MHRD or other government scholarships/assistantship . Candidates with Master’s degree in in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture may seek admission to relevant PhD programmes with scholarships/assistantship without appearing in the GATE Examination.

GATE qualified candidates are also eligible for the awards of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR sponsored projects. Top rank holders in some GATE paper are entitle to apply for “Shyamma Prasad Mukharjee Fellowship” awarded by CSIR. Some government organizations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of Scientist/ Engineer.

Eligibility to appear for GATE

  1. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 year after10 +2) and those who are in final or per-final year of such programmes
  2. Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
  3. Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four year Integrated Master’s degree programme (post B.Sc ) in Engineering /Technology or in the third higher year of Five-year
    Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
  4. Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e g : AMIE by IE(I), AMICE(I) by the Institute of Civil Engineers (India)-ICE (I)) as equivalent to BE/B-Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.
  5. A candidate declared “GATE qualified at the time of admission” is entitled for MHRD fellowship for 204 months unless he/she looses it due to poor performance in the registered programme.
  6. The student of Integrated Master Degree and Dual Degree programmes in Engineering /Technology are eligible to appear in GATE in order to qualify for the postgraduate scholarship in their own institutions only. They are not eligible for admission to a fresh M.E/ M.Tech Programmes.

Important Dates for GATE

  • Availability of GATE forms October 1st Week
  • Last date for submitting of forms November 1st Week
  • Examination Date 2nd Sunday of February
  • Result: March 31st

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UGC-NET Exam Schedule-2016

ugc-net -exam-reliantNational Eligibility Test (NET)10th July, 2016 (SUNDAY)

Session

Paper

Marks

Number of Question

Duration

First

I

100

60 out of which 50  question to be attempted

1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.) IST

Second

II

100

50 questions all are  compulsory

1¼ Hours (11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.) IST

Third

III

150

75 questions all are  compulsory

2½ Hours (02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.) IST

Detailed Notification available on  Official Website

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GATE Exam -2017 Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks for the Exam

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  • Aim for taking GATE exam varies from candidate to candidate. Students from private engineering colleges try to get into M-Tech in order to have stamp of the better known institutions and for them reasonable percentile should the purpose. On the other hand , students studying in well-established  institutes may aim to get into IIT or equivalent institutions. For the m very high percentile is essential.
  • Normally 3 to 4 months of serious study should be sufficient for the preparation.
  • In the first run study all topic as per syllabus.
  • In the revision stage concentrate more on selected topics.
  • Try to solve papers of previous years. This will give you an idea about the mismatch between the actual paper and your level of preparation.
  • Fill up the gap by extra study.
  • Try to take up practice test.

What Next ? After GATE Exam

  • After declaration of GATE results, students must apply to individual institute to get their application forms.
  • Institutes advertise for M-Tech admissions in leading newspapers from 1st April till the end of July. However some institutes do not advertise and therefor students have to send requested for the application to the institutes directly.
  • An admission in the institute is based on GATE percentile.
  • The concern institute may conduct written test and/or interview for the purpose of admission.
  • If you GATE score is 96, you can go for admission in RECs Roorkee, BITS Pilani etc. If less than 85, you have to look for other appropriate institute.

Topper’s view

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  • One day before the exam, revise the course.
  • During the exam, try section A first Q1 carry one mark each and those in Q2 carry two marks each.
  • Manage the time well during the exam.
  • In the hall one should not get panicky upon receiving the question paper.Candidate should stay cool before the test, so that they do not get confused while attempting the paper. Time management is important but not at the cost of answering the paper accurately.
  • Do not try to get hold of the entire syllabus prescribed for GATE .A selective preparation would be a very helpful concept and should be learned accurately.Memorization of any problem without a clear idea of the concept will be futile exercise.
  • It is better to have flexible time plan before going to exam and have a balance of mind. It helps in avoiding silly mistakes.

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