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How to prepare for the MBA Entrance Exam and its Syllabus

Pursuing professional course in management is trending in India and number of applicants opting admission in management colleges is increasing day by day. Since the number of applicants is increasing so is the competition, Shortlisting of the candidates is required by all the top notch management institutes and B Schools. MBA Entrance Exam comes into the picture as a filter that shortlist the desirable candidates on the basis of their merit, In India alone more than 15 Entrance exams are conducted by various institutes and associations for more than 3000 of participating institutes in total.

Top most MBA College in India is IIM Ahmedabad one of the oldest established Management Institute of the country, Admissions to the IIMs are conducted on the basis of the CAT Exam scores, followed by the group discussions and Personal Interviews.

Most valuable and costliest MBA Entrance exam in the country is GMAT conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council; it is a worldwide exam for the admissions in the International B-Schools across the world. If a foreign candidate or NRI is applying for the admissions in the MBA colleges in India, It is mandatory for them to produce their GMAT scores.

MBA Entrance exam usually shares the same syllabus and pattern that includes the following given topics

  • Verbal and Logical Reasoning
    • Vocabulary
    • Para Jumbles
    • Fill I the blanks
    • Grammar etc.
    • Calendars
    • Clocks
    • Venn Diagram etc.
  • Data Interpretation
    • Tables
    • Columns
    • Bar Graphs
    • Pie Chart etc.
  • Quantitative Ability
    • LCM HCF
    • Percentages
    • Speed Time and Distances
    • Profit, loss and discounts
    • Probability etc.

Mostly multiple choice objective type questions from the above topics are faced by the candidates in mostly all the entrance exams.

Entrance exams for the MBA Admissions are conducted either by state or group of Institutions some of the State exams for the MBA Admissions are GCET, HPUMAT, PGCET, MAH CET, RMAT, JEMAT etc that are conducted for the admissions in the Management colleges across each state.

Applicants have to firstly register for the exam on their official website and have to pay the registration fees for the same, online method or registration is provided to the candidates for most popular entrance exams, and mode of examination can be any i.e. Computer based or Pen and Paper based.

In some of the entrance tests like GMAT, IBSAT etc. have made it convenient for the applicants to attempt exam on the dates decided by the candidates as per their convenience and exams like NMAT have made it easier for the applicants to attempt the examination more than once thus making candidates eligible to deliver their best in the 3 attempts out of which they can be satisfied of their performances.

Every year approx. 7 lacs candidate appear in these entrance exams but only few get through the final admission procedure of the top 20 B-Schools. Same formula applies placements after the completion of the course.

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