Tips to Ace GK Section for MBA Exams

Tips to Ace GK Section for MBA Exams

Tips to Ace GK Section for MBA Exams

All national level MBA entrance exams in India, such as CMAT, IIFT, XAT, and others, include General Knowledge questions. Preparing for the GK section of the CMAT, IIFT, and XAT can be difficult because the section is so broad and questions can come from anywhere. As a result, it is critical to have the right strategy in place as one prepares for the General Knowledge section of the CMAT, IIFT, and XAT. Typically, questions in the General Knowledge section cover a wide range of topics such as current events, social issues, awards, global summits, national and international politics, awards, sports, entertainment, and so on. It is also critical to prepare for the GK section, which accounts for 15-25 percent of the exam weightage. Candidates preparing for MBA entrance exams will learn how to prepare for the GK section of the CMAT, IIFT, and XAT in this article by Catking.

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GK weightage in MBA Entrance Exam

The entrance exam for the International Institute of Foreign Trade, as well as CMAT and XAT, includes at least 15-25 questions.

Exam and number of questions

Exam Number of GK Questions
CMAT 20-25
IIFT 15-18
XAT 20-25

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GK Preparation Fundamentals

Because the general knowledge section is as vast as the ocean, candidates can plan ahead of time by reviewing the topics listed below:

  • Current Events and Social Concerns
  • Fiscal and monetary policy changes in business and economics
  • UNO – Wings, Headquarters, Agencies, and Abbreviations
  • Current International Affairs and Events
  • Global Gatherings
  • Countries – Capital, Notable development, Currency
  • India’s Constitution and recent amendments
  • The most recent Who’s Who
  • National, Honors, and International Days
  • Geography, history, and general science questions
  • Identification of the company’s logo
  • Authors, Books

Tips to Ace GK Section for Mba Exams

Here are some pointers to help candidates ace the General Knowledge section of the aforementioned exams:

Areas Division

Before beginning GK preparation, aspirants should divide the areas from which questions are asked in this section. And so this will greatly assist them in categorizing the various types of questions. GK is divided into two categories: static GK and current affairs. The current affairs section contains questions on Business & Economy, International Affairs, Government plans and schemes and their implementation, Awards & Honours, and so on. The Static GK Section consists primarily of questions about countries and capitals, currencies, books and authors, the United Nations, sports, and company records.

Candidates must read national daily newspapers and listen to Doordarshan news as major policy decisions are announced on it in order to cover the section on national and international current affairs. Furthermore, reading the newspaper on a regular basis will provide candidates with information on new appointments made in various fields.

On a daily basis, keep up with current events.

Candidates must practice some current affairs questions from various topics on a daily basis in order to stay up to date on what is going on around the world. One of the best ways to prepare for current affairs questions is to take notes from the daily newspaper. Making such notes will not only help candidates memorize what they have learned, but they will also have the opportunity to flip through the pages and revise during the last-minute preparation.

Questions about business and economics for the GK section of the IIFT, CMAT, and XAT.

Business and economics questions dominate the GK section of exams such as the IIFT, CMAT, and XAT. The questions primarily concern economic policies, changes in corporate and industry, recent business news such as who’s who, business awards and honours, company logos and performance, and so on. Candidates can prepare for this section by reading business magazines, newspapers, and browsing relevant business websites, among other things.

IIFT International Affairs

Some of the questions in the GK section of the CMAT, IIFT, and XAT are drawn from recent international events. Candidates could study from prominent international news sites that provide accurate and authentic news as well as extensive information while preparing for international events. As a result, it is critical for candidates to regularly check these websites to see if any new international treaties have been signed, who signed them, and so on.

Take GK Mock Tests and Online Quizzes

Candidates should practise mock tests based on the General Knowledge section of the paper on a regular basis. As it is important to prepare for the GK section of the CMAT, IIFT, and XAT. This will allow them to assess how well they prepared for the entrance exam and how much more work they will need to put in. Candidates must take quizzes on a regular basis in order to improve their general knowledge.

Make multiple questions out of a single question

During the preparation for the GK section, candidates should not only answer one question if asked from a specific topic. But the candidate should create as many extra questions as they can from that specific question so that more knowledge on that specific topic can be gained. For example, suppose a question about international affairs is posed, and the answer is in the form of the country’s name. Candidates should not only answer which country is correct. But also pay attention to other information relevant to that country such as capital, currency, current leader, and so on.

At the end of the day, make a quick revision.

We all know that in order to remember something for a long time, it is necessary to revise it several times. As a result, it goes without saying that whatever notes one makes on a daily basis, they must be revised before going to bed every day. And so it will undoubtedly assist them in having the answers to all of their questions at their fingertips.


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