What it takes to tackle WAT or GD?
Crack Group Discussions, Essay writing and WAT for selection in the MBA college of your choice.
Mostly IIMs have replaced group discussions with a Written Ability Test (WAT) to make their selection procedure more efficient.
As a debate on this decision could run for a day long, it is important to understand what they look for from a candidate in these written tests so that you can figure out a few topics and practice.
The topics for Group discussions can also remain the same as only the format you present your information differs from a written test that is verbal. As a matter of fact, GD is not being completely overhauled by all the IIMs altogether.
- Know the world you live in: Business leaders are expected to know what happens around them and why. Updating yourself on the current issues both national and international arena would help you a lot in cracking a written test or a GD as well.
- Weave logic: It is important to write your thoughts based on a concrete logic; be rational in your thoughts. Analyzing every day business, political and social events help you to build your logical reasoning.
- Do not beat around the bush: Make your points succinct and do not beat around the bush. Organize your essay with an introduction, body and conclusion.
- Keep it simple: Make your words and sentences simple by avoiding a rich vocabulary, instead make your thoughts rich.