How to prepare for MBA Entrance Exams

MBA or Master in Business Administration is one of the most sought after careers in the current scenario around the world. As a result preparation for MBA entrance exams is equally hectic and tough. The mother of all MBA entrance exams is CAT, scores of which are used for admission to the IIMs. MBA preparation and CAT preparation requires months of hard work and dedication.

MBA is a ‘Master program’ that prepares a student for various functions and positions in the ‘Business World’. Even though many private institutes are mushrooming to help students get through MBA entrance examinations, but succeeding in it in India is still, not an easy task. As it is correctly said by Vince Lombardi, “Dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.�? To succeed, hard work is the only price we can pay. If you are willing to pay the price, success will undoubtedly be yours.

To clear the examination a student will require in-depth knowledge, analytical mind, sharp memory and above all, systematic planning and preparation. Needless to say, that the aspirants should not attempt to prepare for their MBA Entrance Test overnight. The competition being amongst the best talents from various disciplines, a thorough and structured preparation is required to get admission to the MBA program.

Even though syllabus in the admission/entrance test is the same such as CAT, XAT, MAT, SNAP etc. it does not differ from university to university. These aspects include tests on quantitative aptitude, reasoning, intelligence, comprehension, case analysis, relationships, word power, synonyms, antonyms, general knowledge/awareness, etc.

Thus, it is very important for students to start preparing well in advance on all the above aspects. If one can get hold of previous year’s papers or at least the pattern, this would be very helpful in preparing for the test.
There are three stages in the MBA Entrance Exam .

1) Written Test
2) Group Discussion (GD)
3) Personal Interview (PI)

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