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MAT is an easier version of CAT

MAT is an easier version of CAT
MAT is an easier version of CAT Know How MAT 2018 is a Brilliant Opportunity for MBA Aspirants The Management Aptitude Test is a great opportunity for aspirants who are willing to pursue their education in management. MAT is comparatively a less competitive exam unlike CAT, which is considered to be one of the toughest examinations for entering into top management colleges like IIM’S. Results are the most uncertain part of examinations. Some tend to clear it with flying colours whereas some might not live up to the mark. After witnessing your results for CAT 2018, some must be gleaming with joy while others might be disheartened for they could not score well. Well, if you consider yourself as someone who didn’t perform well or if your  CAT Result did not leave you satisfied, do not get demoralised but keep thriving for success. Your dream of securing admission into a good management B-school is still possible by appearing into exams like MAT 2018. MAT equally attracts a good number of management B-schools who offer admissions into their PGDM courses. It is generally conducted 4 times in a year wiz February, May, September and December in both online and offline mode. The exam consists of five sections comprising of 200 questions in total. We can easily say that MAT is an easier version of CAT. Hence, MAT 2018 is an ideal choice for anyone aiming to secure admission in MBA in a good management institute in India. There are many benefits associated with MAT 2018 which prove that is a great opportunity for MBA aspirants. Let us have a look at some of those benefits: Lower difficulty level This is the first and foremost factors which distinguish MAT from other management exams. In comparison to other major MBA entrance examinations, like CAT, XAT, SNAP etc. MAT is of a much lower level in terms of difficulty. If the student is already well versed with the syllabus of CAT or other major MBA exams there is no extra preparation needed for MAT as the syllabus is same. Just a small recap or revision into all the topics that you had prepared for CAT 2018 , would be enough for clearing MAT 2018. For instance, a student who has secured let’s say around 60-70 percentile in CAT can easily score an 80+ percentile in MAT with a strong level of preparation and practice. Many students also end up scoring 800/800 in MAT which clearly indicates the difficulty level of this exam. Wider Choice of B-Schools MAT offers a wide choice of management b-schools to select from which makes it a very lucrative option for students. There are more than 600 management institutes which accept MAT scores across the country, which is probably the highest in number in comparison to any other entrance examination. As per AIMA, the management body which conducts MAT every year “It is the largest test of its kind in India”. Gateway to Best Colleges MAT is also a gateway to some of the best MBA colleges in our country such as Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) which ranks among the top 10 management colleges of India. Chanda Kochar, Uday Kotak and Mani Ratnam are some of the most eminent personalities who are distinguished alumni of JBIMS. The list doesn’t ends here; colleges like KJ Somaiya Institute of Management & Research, SIMSREE, NL Dalmia Institute of Management also accept MAT scores for admissions. Multiple attempts in a year Since, MAT is conducted four times in a year; candidates get a chance to appear in MAT more than one time if they haven’t scored well. You save a lot...
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What Makes CAT Unique Than Other Management Tests

What Makes CAT Unique Than Other Management Tests
Mathematics Section of CAT- What Makes it Unique than Other Management Tests CAT, conducted for admission in the Indian Institutes of Management is also accepted by other, top B-Schools across the country for admissions to MBA, PGDM and other management courses. The registrations for the examination begin in the first week of August and the official notification is released along with the application forms. CAT hall ticket is then released for the candidates who successfully apply for the exam. The exam is divided in three sections: Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. Among the three sections, the Quantitative Ability section carries a weightage of 34% and the allotted time for the section is 60 minutes. Also, this is considered the trickiest of the three sections. Why is the Quantitative Aptitude Section of CAT unique? The quantitative section of Common Admission Test is different than other management exams, mainly because of the difficulty level. The questions asked in this exam are much more difficult and lengthy. The difficulty level has also increased over the years, making it the most feared section by students. The syllabus for the mathematics section is also quite vast. Judging by the last few years’ trends, algebra and geometry are two of the most important parts of this section. CAT, sometimes does not follow previous year’s pattern, particularly for this section, making it very unpredictable. Some years had questions on arithmetic and number system dominating major part of this section while some years had maximum questions on algebra, geometry and higher mathematics. So students preparing for selective topics may be taken by surprise. The mathematics section of CAT is important because if the score of this particular section is less, the student will not be considered for IIMs despite scoring well in the other two sections. Considering last year’s admission trends, IIMs demand 85 to 90 percentile in mathematics section to shortlist candidates for GD PI rounds. So you need to prepare for the quantitative aptitude section with utmost seriousness. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT In the following paragraphs, we will discuss some of the topics students should focus on to obtain a good score in mathematics. Number System Number system can be called a low priority area for CAT mathematics preparation because the questions on this topic have decreased in the last few years. Nevertheless, the concepts should be learned to solve the questions that are asked. Some of the most important topics to cover include– Basics and properties of numbers Base System – conversion of bases, addition, subtraction and multiplication in different bases HCF & LCM Finding out last digit, last two digits, number of zeroes Divisibility Rules Long division and finding out remainders – on this topic the questions are mainly based on divisibility rules, binomial theorem, simplifying the dividend, Wilson’s Theorem, Fermat’s Theorem, Euler’s Theorem, pattern recognition, cyclicity of remainder. Arithmetic The main trick to master arithmetic part is to learn the concepts properly and apply short methods for calculation. The basic concepts that you will need to follow for solving most of the problems are- Averages Mean, median, mode Percentages Ratio and Proportion Simple and Compound Interest. Observing previous years’ patterns most of the arithmetic questions are asked on the below mentioned topics – Profit & Loss Mixture & Alligation Time & Work – pipes & cisterns Time & Distance – basic concepts, relative speed, linear and circular races, boats & streams, relative speed, escalator based questions Few other topics from the syllabus that the students can learn for concepts are– Stocks & shares Calendars Clocks The concepts should be learned...
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Top 10 Indian B-schools That Accept GMAT

Top 10 Indian B-schools That Accept GMAT
Top 10 Indian B-schools That Accept GMAT A business and management study like MBA is not a degree course to acquire, its art of learning managerial learning. It is not necessary that every leader must possess the modest managerial skills. An MBA offers a promise of learning from professionals who possess multicultural work experiences and attractive salary packages. Additionally, it enhances career network building; it increases the chances of getting hired and offers various perks and avenues. In India, B-schools also accept GMAT score from national or international students due to its wide acceptability across the globe. Here is the list of Indian B-schools that accept GMAT: RANK Indian B-Schools 1 IIM Ahmedabad 2 XLRI Jamshedpur 3 IIM Bangalore 4 SIBM Pune 5 IIM Calcutta 6 NMIMS Mumbai 7 IMT Ghaziabad 8 IIM Lucknow 9 MDI Gurgaon 10 JBIMS Mumbai 11 IIM Kozhikode 12 ISB Hyderabad 13 SP Jain Mumbai 14 Amity, Noida 15 FMS Delhi 16 Welingkar Mumbai 17 XIM Bhubaneswar 18 IIM Indore 19 TISS Mumbai 20 IBS Hyderabad THE GMAT STUDY PLAN Indian B-Schools known for their Specialization Getting enrolled in the B-School is just the head way of the MBA journey. The next hurdle to cross is selecting the MBA specialization. This task demands a precise research work like evaluating the job market annexure of the current course, which are the best B-Schools that offer specific specialization course. To assist the students in finding the best B-schools known for their specialization are mentioned below:  Finance -IIM A Indian Institute Of Management Studies- Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is considered as the most reputed B-school among IIM’s league. It was established in 1961, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The institution is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in India and the Asia-Pacific region. The institution is known for its outstanding finance management study. The other prominent degree flagships IIM Ahmedabad offers are: Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Management (PGP) Post Graduate Diploma Programme – Agri-Business Management (PGP–ABM) Doctoral (Fellowship) Programme (FPM) Executive Training Programme (PGPX) The other eminent colleges known for MBA in Finance are: IIM Calcutta SIBM Pune IIM Lucknow IIM Bangalore NMIMS Mumbai IIM Kozhikode XLRI Jamshedpur JBIMS Mumbai ISB Hyderabad LBSIM Delhi Human Resource – XLRI Xavier School of Management (XLRI) was founded in 1949, as Xavier Labor Relations Institute, at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. The school is known for its comprehensive human resource management studies. The other programs offered by XLRI are: Fellow Programme in Management Executive Fellow Programme in Management Master of Science Program in Positive Organisation Development and Change (MPOD) The other eminent colleges known for MBA in Human Resource are: NMIMS Mumbai IIM Ahmedabad SIBM Pune IIM Bangalore MDI Gurgaon IIM Calcutta IMT Ghaziabad TISS Mumbai IIM Indore JBIMS Mumbai Magoosh GMAT Blog at Magoosh.com! Improve your TOEFL score Marketing- IIMB Indian Institute of Management Studies- Bangalore (IIM-B) is known for the superior marketing courses. The institution was founded in 1973; it was the third IIM to be established after IIM Calcutta and IIM Ahmedabad. The other business and management programs offered by the B-schools are: Post Graduate Programme In Public Policy & Management (Pgp–Ppm) Post Graduate Programme In Enterprise Management (Pgpem) Executive Post Graduate Program Fellow Programme In Management (Fpm) Executive Education Programme (Eep) The other eminent colleges known for MBA in Marketing are: IIM Ahmedabad SIBM Pune IIM Calcutta IMT Ghaziabad Amity, Noida IIM Lucknow XLRI Jamshedpur IIM Kozhikode FMS Delhi  JBIMS Mumbai Production- XLRI Along with the human resources programme, XLRI is known for its comprehensive production studies. The other programs offered by XLRI are: Fellow Programme in Management Executive Fellow Programme in Management Master of Science Program in Positive...
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When to take the GMAT?

When to take the GMAT?
Overall MBA Application #strategy: Average scores are creeping higher every year at the top MBA programs, making it hard to offset a bad GMAT score. Timing and planning are key to reducing the stress of the application process. Since both GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years, getting the exams out of the way years in advance would free you to focus on all of the other elements of the application. If, like most applicants, you didn’t have the foresight to take the exam right after college, the next best step is to plan your application strategy so that the GMAT is finished before you finalize your list of schools. Your score isn’t everything, but it is an important part of the admissions equation. For whatever MBA admissions round you’re targeting, your target date for taking the GMAT should be at least two months before your first application is due. The deadline for taking the GMAT will vary dramatically depending on the admission procedures of each school to which you apply, and the term in which you are planning to enroll. Keep in mind that you can take the GMAT up to 5 times, but never more than once per calendar month (including a month in which you cancel your score), even if you have cancelled your score. Most applicants devote at least 100 hours to test preparation, and depending on where you are in the process, you may have to take a prep class and perhaps take the test more than once. If this is the case, the first round may not be a realistic option unless you’re able and prepared to completely immerse yourself in the process. A1 Applications usually open in the summer, but start thinking before then.  It’s never too early to start planning! How to avoid mistakes in MBA applications? From disorganized resumes to poorly written personal statements, there are a number of mistakes an applicant can make when applying to business school. With some guidance, though, they can avoid these pitfalls and stand out from other prospective students. Many applicants turn to admissions experts for help and advice on which admissions round to enter, how to get strong letters of recommendation and what to say during an admissions interview. “Whether you’re a star candidate or an average one, you can play up your best qualities.” You just need to understand what it is about your background that will make you the best possible candidate – and then prove it clearly in your application and interview. Your resume needs to tell the story of the ‘real’ you – the person behind those #GMAT scores and that work experience. So don’t pretend to be the perfect MBA candidate. For one thing, that person doesn’t even exist. An MBA admissions officer at a leading US business school says the most common error she sees is applicants who are “trying to be someone they are not, and trying to impress the admissions committee.” GMAT scores: Stanford University had the highest average GMAT score for incoming full-time students in fall 2014, according to data submitted to U.S. News. Below are the 10 business schools with the highest average GMAT scores for incoming full-time students in fall 2014. Business school  Enrollment (fall 2014) Average GMAT score B-School rank Stanford University (CA) 410 732 1 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 859 728 3 Harvard University (MA) 935 726 2 University of Chicago (Booth) 583 724 4 New York University (Stern) 344 721 11 (tie) Yale University (CT) 323 719 13 (tie) University of California—Berkeley (Haas) 241 717 7 Columbia University (NY) 743 716 8 Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH) 281 716 9 University of...
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GMAT – The What N Why?

GMAT – The What N Why?
An Intro to GMAT – The WHAT and WHY  The GMAT exam positions you for success in your career and a high score on the GMAT or GRE can make or break your acceptance into a top business school . Learn why the GMAT exam is the test of choice among students worldwide, and why employers demand and appreciate the skills determined by  the GMAT exam. Preparing for the test necessitates  learning the ins and outs of the exam and having a perfect  study plan to be a star performer. What is the GMAT exam, and who must take it? The Graduate Management Admission Test is a 3½-hour standardized exam intended to gauge how test takers will perform academically in MBA (Masters in Business Administration) programs. GMAT scores are used by graduate business schools to make admission decisions. It is also referred to as the GMAT CAT. The acronym CAT stands for Computer Adaptive Test. Essentially, only two of the exam’s four sections (Quantitative and Verbal) are computer-adaptive. The GMAT can be taken only by computer now, except that in certain remote locations outside North America a paper-based version of the exam is available instead. The GRE is a general entrance test for graduate school applicants, while the GMAT is specifically for prospective business school students. Sitting for one of these two exams is a requirement for most MBA programs. Why the GMAT Exam? Acknowledged by more than 6,000 business and management programs worldwide, for nearly 60 years, the GMAT exam has been the choice of students for the simple fact that, no other exam lets you showcase the skills that matter most in the business school classroom and in your career. Business schools use and trust the GMAT exam to make admissions decisions. This competitive exam – created by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the global non-profit council of business schools – sets the standard for its ability to predict success in the classroom. The GMAT exam measures the skills you possess and the skills schools demand. It serves as a platform to showcase the skills that matter most – to schools and businesses – with the GMAT exam’s unique Integrated Reasoning section. The GMAT exam is relied on more by graduate business schools worldwide. The GMAT exam works – for you and them – and is accepted by more programs and schools than any other individual graduate management school exam. “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” — Vince...
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