If you are anywhere close to completing your graduation or have worked in the industry for a few years and are thinking what to do next then MBA from one of the top B-schools in India would definitely have crossed your mind. So, let us cut the chase and come straight to the point. We will talk about 5 reasons why you should do an MBA and 5 reasons why people tend to be afraid of preparing for an MBA: Deciding to do an MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a very hot topic nowadays. Is an MBA just a trend or is there real value in pursuing such a well-regarded study programme? So is choosing an MBA at a business school abroad worth the investment and the demanding entry requirements?
If you’re preparing to enter the business world the short answer is “definitely YES!” An MBA will offer you a wealth of advantages, especially when it is a top business school with a very good reputation. Getting a higher salary after graduation, landing a top management position or even becoming your own boss is just a few of the advantages!
The main difference between MBA and PGDM is that MBA is a degree and is offered by universities, whereas, PGDM is a post-graduate diploma offered by AICTE approved institutes which is equivalent to MBA.
Indian universities come under the University Grants Commission (UGC) and can, therefore, award degrees like the MBA degree, also known as MMS in Mumbai. Universities follow the UGC format for course content. On the other hand, reputed management institutes design their courses based on industry feedback and business relevance. They are not covered under the UGC.
- For test preparation, it’s always recommended to join some good coaching institute in your city which offers quality coaching for various management entrance tests. These institutes’ offers regular and weekend classes, and they conduct mock test on a regular basis.
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- Increase your speed of reading. For this, practice focusing on keywords that convey the meaning of a sentence. Avoid assuming any information that is not given in the question. About five minutes are enough on reading. If you fail to understand the comprehension passage then you should move on to the next. To improve VA, go through vocabulary flashcards and read a range of reading materials including editorials of leading newspapers.
- To reap maximum benefits of mock tests, it is extremely important to analyze accuracy, speed and question selection after a Mock CAT. Do a thorough analysis of your strengths and weaknesses to improve your preparation. However, if you focus on taking too many mocks on a daily basis, it may not leave you with enough time to assess your performance. A reasonable number is 2-3 mocks per week.
- Out-of-context vocabulary testing has more or less been eliminated in the CAT. Vocabulary is tested in context in ‘Fill in the Blanks’ question types or in identifying a synonym of a word in a Reading Comprehension passage.MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December (1st Sunday of the month). The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally.
- Candidate can choose any one of the two options to take the test: Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test.
- No. From academic year 2016-17 onwards, the CMAT exam will be conducted only once a year, The CMAT-2018 will be conducted on 20th January 2018.
- You will be eligible for PGDM, MBA and similar, PGCM and Executive PGDM programmes. Eligibility criteria for admission to these programmes will be as per criteria laid down by individual University / Institution. However the eligibility criteria for different Post Graduate Management Programme in AICTE affiliated institutions.
- You can register and pay for IELTS through a range of payment options. For registration process & payment options, please visit: https://www.britishcouncil.in/exam/ielts/registration.
- An IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) is valid for two (2) years.
- IDP IELTS Test Centres India administers tests which are available on 48 fixed dates a year – up to four times a month, depending on local demand. Please refer to the National Test Dates for test dates and test cities. Please note that new cities are added on a regular basis.