How to start preparing for the MBA entrance exam?

M.B.A is a ‘Masters’ degree, which prepares students for various skills, functions, and positions in the Business World. MBA stands for Master of business administration is a 2-year program to get a golden ticket to work in a large corporation or start your own business. It is a stepping stone to get C-suite jobs and fulfill your dreams.

MBA courses focus on developing the leadership, initiative, and individual excellence required for high-flying careers in management and entrepreneurship.

In order to get the admission in MBA , a  student have to pass three stages in the MBA Entrance Exam .

1) Written Test

2) Group Discussion (GD)

3) Personal Interview (PI)

It is saying that the mother of the MBA entrance exam is CAT. So in order to get admission in IIMs, you need to have a proper strategy to crack the paper, full knowledge of the syllabus, time management, shortcuts, data interpretation skills, etc. Students can join the coaching also in order to score good marks and have a clear understanding.

Who should study an MBA…?

Students whose goals are crystal clear like where they want to see themselves after 10-15 years can go for MBA.MBA is something about passion to start your business or to work abroad or in MNCs.

But before that, you have to connect the dots of your past and future. You have to calculate the fee structure, salary in starting, and additional expenses. Going into Business school is a dream of every student who wants to pursue a career in MBA. The thing is you have to first identify the interest of yourself like in which field you want to go and what are the pros and cons of that.

There are Various books present to start self preparation as per the syllabus of MBA entrance test:-

 Elegibility of MBA enterance exam-

To get an admission in MBA the student have to give an entrance test .Some colleges require 50% passing while for reservation category 45% aggregate

1-Graduate in any stream

2-Appearing candidate are also eligible apply MBA entrance exam

Syllabus for MBA entrance exam—

examSubjectSyllabus topic
CAT1-Verbal& Reading -Comprehension 2-Quantitative Aptitude 3-Data interpretation and Logical ReasoningGrammar, verbal ability, critical reasoning, Reading comprehension Number system, Arithmetic, GEOM entry, mensuration, Algebra Advanced LR, data Interpretation
MAT1-Indian and global Environment 2-Language comprehension 3-Data analysis and sufficiency 4-Mathematical skills 5-Intelligence and critical reasoningAwards, sports, current Affairs, woods and author, science fill in blanks, English vocabulary, Idioms &jumbled paragraphs   Pie chart, puzzles, bar graphs, Table chart, venue diagram, line chart. Profit& Loss, Average ,Ratio , Algebra ,percentage ,work & time ,linear Algebra ,LCM Linear arrangement ,sequencing ,statements ,Assumptions coding and decoding
XAT1-Decision making 2-Verbal&logical Ability 3-Quantitative Ability &Data-Interpretation 4-General knowledge 

Exam pattern of MBA entrance test…

Exam  No of sectiondurationquestionEach question carriesNegative marking
CAT1-Verbal& Reading -Comprehension 2-Quantitative Aptitude 3-Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning120 min1003 marks-1
 MAT1-Indian and global Environment 2-Language comprehension 3-Data analysis and sufficiency 4-Mathematical skills 5-Intelligence and critical reasoning  150 min200 MCQs1 marks-1/4
XAT1-Decision making 2-Verbal&logical Ability 3-Quantitative Ability &Data 4-Interpretation General knowledge180 min1001 marks-1/4
CMATQuantitative Techniques &Data interpretation Logical Reasoning Language comprehension General Awareness100 min1004marks-1

Best MBA entrance exam books

For Quantitative Aptitude-

Arun Sharma’s How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Sarvesh K Verma’s Quantum CAT

Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha

For Verbal Ability :-

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Arihant Publication

R.S. Aggarwal’s A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay’s How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT.

For Logical Reasoning and data interpretation:-

Arun Sharma’s How to Prepare for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT

Nishit K. Sinha’s Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT

NCERT books

Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS

How to prepare for MBA Entrance exam—-

  1. Concept clear & skill-building
  2. Join coaching center
  3. Online classes
  4. Do practice
  5. Past year paper
  6. Mock Test Paper

Should join a online course.

1-Check first previous Exam pattern

2-collect study preparation material

3-solve previous exam test papers with solution

4-choice of exam preparation mode

Preparation time, mock test is very important for crack entrance exam.

Target high score above.

There are some essential areas in which student have to work in order to get pass entrance exam :-

1) Command over English language

2) Logical and Reasoning ability

3) Knowledge about the National and World affairs

4) Leadership Qualities and Public Speaking quality

5) Solving puzzles and participating in quiz competitions will enhance your logical ability.

6)Identify the types of questions that appear in the exam by using previous year question papers.

7)Do not use traditional methods. The traditional methods taught to solve these questions in school often fail in MBA entrance exams.

8) Cover the complete syllabus. Even if you are excellent at a topic, it is easy to tweak questions to stump even the best of the candidates. 

9)Increase the use of English in your day-to-day usage.

10)To clear MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT and others, you will need to study well and your MBA prep books will be your biggest assets.

So these are the some important fields to work on previously to get admission in MBA.

All the best!!!!

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