Exam Preparation


Strategy for CET

Maharashtra-CET (MH-CET) is the state-level entrance test conducted for admissions to MBA and MMS Programs, offered by management colleges in Maharashtra. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra conducts the MH-CET every year.

The syllabus of CET covers most of the usual topics that appear in an MBA entrance exam, save for GK.


Strategy for CMAT

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted by AICTE, for admissions to MBA & other Post Graduate Diploma courses in Management. CMAT scores are accepted by various B-schools, all over the country.

The exam has 4 sections. Now, there is no specific formula that will ensure that you crack a particular exam. However, forming a strategy to prepare for it, will ensure a high probability of clearing the admission cut-offs.


Strategy for Logical Reasoning

A lot of people find Logical Reasoning (LR) tough; especially for exams like CAT, XAT, etc. However, the right approach towards your preparation can help you master this section.

Logical Reasoning is a section that requires two things; practice, and familiarity. Sections like Quants and Verbal Ability contain a lot of questions that require you to know certain concepts like mathematical formulas or grammatical rules, beforehand. However, logical reasoning hardly has any questions that need you to know important concepts beforehand.


Strategy for Arithmetic

Here is a quick strategy for studying Arithmetic, which is a part of the syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude for MBA entrance exams.

1)      Percentages: This topic is one of the foundations with which you should build your preparation for Quant. It is a basic topic where you will learn how to remove percentages of numbers and values. You will also learn how to convert percentage values to fractions and vice-versa.


Tips to drive away the fear of Quants

Quantitative Ability/Aptitude is the section that is feared most, by MBA Aspirants. What the aspirants don’t understand, is that you don’t need to be good with numbers to crack Quant. You just need to be good with applying logic to the given question.
Now, whether you fear this section or not, you will still need a strategy to crack this section. Following are some tips and guidelines that you can use to build your strategy for Quant:


Strategy for XAT

XAT or the Xavier Aptitude Test is organized by XLRI (Jamshedpur), every year. XAT scores are applicable to the admission processes of around 100+ colleges.

In terms of difficulty levels, XAT is considered to be the toughest of all MBA Entrance exams.


Students, who have studied for CAT, might find XAT to be along similar lines. Like CAT, you need not be a mathematical wizard, or an expert in English, to crack XAT.


Grammar: Tips & Techniques that you won’t find anywhere else

Grammar questions in Verbal Ability aren’t much talked about. You will hardly find someone who says that they “spent time practicing Grammar questions” or who consider Grammar as their “favourite subject”.

Most of the students spend all their time on RCs, Para-jumbles, and the lot. They don’t really devote enough time towards Grammar. And some of them do clear the cut-offs without practicing Grammar. However, this is not the case for everyone.


Why MICA is different…and how to prepare for it…

The pattern of MICAT is different from other MBA Entrance Exams. Most of the MBA Entrance exams are made up entirely of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). However, MICAT has a paper pattern that asks objective, as well as subjective questions. The marking scheme for each section isn’t usually disclosed. Although negative marking applies only to the objective questions (except Psychometric) and will not be applicable to any of the subjective questions.

Despite the pattern changing regularly, preparation strategy for all the common sections are given below.


Strategy for TISSNET

TISSNET is the entrance test for the M.A. Program in Human Resources at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. This program is one of the most sought-after HR programs in the country.

Now, preparation for TISSNET is slightly different than the preparation for other MBA entrance tests. The key difference being that TISSNET isn’t that difficult as compared to the others (The General Awareness section however, is a completely different story).