What is the selection procedure for admission in full-time MBA or PGDM program?

To be eligible for admission to a MBA or PGDM  Program, the participants are expected to possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline.

Created On: Nov 2, 2015 16:18 IST

MBA is a dream of many and every year lakhs of aspirants appear for the different entrance exams conducted by the institutes all across the country. The selection procedure for each college is diffeernt but every college accepts a screening score of the national level entrance exams. MBA is basically a test of your attitute, your aptitude and you approach to different problems and situations. If you have a right combination of these three you are sure to get through the test.

Most of the students are bend towards pursuing MBA as they want those lucrative offeres that the companies have on offer. This is the reason why majority of the students want to get into the top management colleges. Though you may really want to get into one of the IIMs but if you do not work hard enough you are sure to regret later for losing the chance that might have given you the get set go sign.

Here is the detailed description of what all you need to keep in mind while appearing for the entrances for B-schools. To be eligible for admission to a PGDM or MBA Program, the participants are expected to possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline, from a recognized university in India or abroad (recognized by the UGC / Association of Indian Universities), however, final selection may be on higher percentage based on the total number of applications received. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years education, after completing higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or equivalent. Candidates appearing in the final year of their bachelor’s degree or equivalent are also eligible, provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by the date set by the organizaing institutes. Candidates who are unable to comply with this requirement may be asked to withdraw from the program. It is desired that candidates complete all academic requirements before joining the program to enable them to keep pace with the rigor and internal assessment schedule of the program.

The selection procedure, which has three different stages has been discussed in detail. Stage 1 of the selection to a B-school involves the written test. Now this written test will comprise of different sections vis-s-vis quantitative skills, verbal ability, English language, general and business awareness and reasoning abilities. The selcetion process and its sectional focus varies on the basis of different exams. The most prestigious exams that are conducted include CAT, MAT and XAT. There are several parameters based on different aspects that help in classifying the organizations and candidates accordingly. The common process of selction at all the universities and exams conducted include the follwing.

The section of quantitative skills is the most important one to tackle. It covers the maximum percentage of the paper and comprises of problems that can be the easiest to solve if you are well prepared and have high speed with accracy. The skill sthat are tested gauge the level of aspirants of upto higher secondary level of school mathematics. The focus is on the topics like Number Theory, Ratio and Proportion, TSD, Percentages, Partnerships, Mixtures and Alligations etc. from Arithmetic. When it comes to Geometry Lines and Angles, Triangles, Circles, Co-Ordinate Geometry etc. are the favorites. Quadratic equations and functions from Algebra and Probability, Permutations and Combinations, Set Theory, Trignometry, Shares and Stocks, etc. are some of the other parts focused on.

The verbal ability section comprises of grammar, English usage, comprehensions, vocabulory and other such aspects that relate to English language and form an important part therefore. It is easy to score in this section if the candidate has a good base. Since it is a business school entrance exam it includes static and current knowledge testing section as well. The candidates are expected to be aware about buisness processes and deals that surface in the daily news. Last section is the reasoning ability and that includes puzzles, critical reasoning and visual reasoning, etc. This section tests the situational based reactions of the candidates and is fun to solve and easy to gain marks.

It is important to maintain a balance between speed and accuracy when you want to gain a competitive edge in the first stage of selection. It is only those candidates who are able to manage their time well with negligible guess work that are victorious in the first step towards their dream business school.

The second stage is that of group discussion and interview. Those who clear stage 1 they receive a call letter for group discussion and thus are invited to participate in the second turn of the entrance and selection. GD and PI forms that part of the selection stage wherein a cnadidate’s personality traits are tested. These personality traits are inclusive of group behavior, awareness, communication skills, reasoning ability, felxibility, leadership, assertiveness, initiative, confidence, creativity, etc.

Once the group discussion is done, these shortlisted candidates are to appear for an interview. Interview is further classified into personal interview and group interview. The personal interview is as the name suggests face-to-face interaction.Through this the panel does not only want to know the personality traits of an individual but also wants to identify the candidate’s academic details, goals and self awareness levels. The group interview focuses on the candidate’s analytical ability on top of the above mentioned criterion.

The final stage is of being called for the selection. After the candidate clears the above two stages, the final call letter, which is the most important is received by the candidate. This inform syou that you have been selected and also mentions about the further procedure. Most of the institutes will want the candidates to pay the first installment from the fee structure so as to book their seats.

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