FIVE CHECKPOINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS SCHOOL

Business degrees are among the most popular courses offered by colleges and universities, and with the projected growth in this sector, many would agree that it is the investment for the future.

Choosing a right kind of business school is of utmost importance, this might play a decisive role in your overall growth. There are many factors that you should consider before joining a business school, but here are most important ones should look for –

#1 — Reputation (Accreditation)

Reputation of any school is indicated by its overall ranking among all other business schools. Though ranking changes on different factors like Faculty, infrastructure, placements, etc. You should think what matters to you the most while looking for school’s reputation.

Reputation can also be judged with the accreditation from a reputable organization. This is one of the good way to check the quality of a business school. The three most coveted international standards for MBA programs are those awarded by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

List of AACSB accredited schools in India –

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

T.A. Pai Management institute, Manipal

List of AMBA accredited schools in India –

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi

Management Development Institute

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

List of EQUIS accredited schools in India –

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

#2 – Quality faculty

A good business school will always attract most talented and qualified faculty from all across the country. This faculty will have the knowledge and experience to effectively teach aspiring business leaders.

An inspiring faculty will always give emphasis on the application of theory to real life situations in the business today. Faculty will also help student with their internships and career guidance with their connection in industry. This marks as an important aspect from the student’s perspective.

#3 – Students Profile

Most business school program includes variety of group projects, and you will be spending a significant amount of time interacting with your fellow students.

As you would be developing leadership skills and the ability to work in the team, your experience in business school should also allow you to learn maximum from your fellow students, with their past experience in coveted companies.

Working with sharp minds will always enhance your own ability and will improve you to think from Business perspective. Fellow mates with good profiles will make you understand what it requires to be the best.

#4 – Rigorous Course curriculum

To pick the best curriculum for you, really think about your learning style and what you need from the curriculum. There’s everything from traditional method to case study oriented classes. It’s upon you how can you get the maximum benefit from any program. You also need to check the course outline and tally if the course offerings are inclined with your interest. For example, if you want to pursue Sales & Marketing and let’s say the program doesn’t offer you Channel management which is a part of Sales then you should rethink before joining that school. If you are looking to start a business of your own, you can look for a school that offers a solid foundation of business courses and at the same time allows you to specialize in entrepreneurship.

#5 — Strong Alumni network

A good business school will have strong Alumni network. As former students, Alumni offers valuable insights and connections.

The size of Alumni network doesn’t indicate its quality, so don’t judge any B-school with their Alumni size. You should always look for the quality of Alumni, where they are? And what are they doing? If you think most of the Alumni’s are having good work profile and that’s kind of work you want to pursue than you might shortlist that particular business school.

Take these five things into consideration while you join any Business school. Remember that school should be able to match up with your personal and professional goals. Once you choose the best Business school for you , you are half way done. So choose wisely and All the best!!

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Latest Updates on CAT 2014 | Notifications | Dates | News

Latest Updates on CAT 2014 | Notifications | Dates | News

Common Admission Test (CAT) is, the online test conducted by the IIMs for Admission into various B-Schools across India. Generally held every year in a time frame of 2 months, students have to undertake CAT as the first step to getting admission in Indian b-schools.

Erudite provides you a comprehensive list of all that you want to know about CAT 2015. Along with the list of the top B-Schools in India.


CAT2014 Examination Date

Held in a 2 month window between October and November every year.

The dates for this year’s examination are yet to be announced. Students are given an option to select a date and centre of examination of their liking.

Starting date of CAT 2014: Not yet Announced

Last date of Exam: Not yet Announced


Admission Notifications

There has been no announcement from the IIMs about CAT dates for 2014

Official Website for CAT 2014: the CAT 2014 official website has still not been launched by the IIMs


CAT 2014 Syllabus

The IIMs do not provide a fixed syllabus for the CAT examination but based on questions from previous years here is broadly what you can expect in a CAT paper.

 

Quantitative Aptitude

Arithmetic

Percentages                                                                                     Profit/ Loss
Ratio, Proportion and Variation                                                        Averages
Alligation & Mixture                                                                           Time & Work
Time & Distance                                                                               Commercial Math

Geometry and Mensuration

Co- ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry

Algebra

Number System

Higher Mathematics

Set theory, Clocks                                                                    Functions
Permutation                                                                             Combination
Probability

 

Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Calculative Graphs

Data Sufficiency

 

Verbal Ability

Grammar                                                                                     Vocabulary

Jumble Sentence                                                                       Critical Reasoning

Fill in the Blanks                                                                        Fact, Inference, and Judgment

Concluding Statements                                                            Reading Comprehension

 

Logical Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning                                                                Data Arrangement

Tables & Charts                                                                         Family Tree

Network Diagrams                                                                     Sports and Games

Caselets                                                                                    Puzzles and Teasers


 

CAT 2014 Examination Pattern | Sample Paper

The examination pattern is announced every year by the IIM which is entrusted with organizing the CAT examination for the year.

Till 2013, CAT was an online based examination divided into 2 sections. The total duration of the exam was 140 minutes, 70 minutes for each section.  Each section had 30 questions. The first section had Quantitative ability questions while the second section had verbal ability and logical reasoning questions.

Here is a sample paper to give you the cat experience:

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  • Individual Study planning and strategy counseling
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List of Top B-Schools in India

The list contains the name of 40 b-schools from India, grouped in groups of 10 the colleges are arranged in alphabetical order within the group.

The best: 1 – 10

(FMS Delhi) Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University
(IIFT Delhi) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi and Kolkata
(IIM Ahmedabad) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
(IIM Bangalore) Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
(IIM Calcutta) Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
(IIM Indore) Indian Institute of Management, Indore
(IIM Kozhikode) Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
(IIM Lucknow) Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
(ISB Hyderabad) Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
(XLRI Jamshedpur) Xavier’s Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur 

 

The Best of the rest: 11 -20

(IMT Ghaziabad) Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
(JBIMS Mumbai) Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
(MDI Gurgaon) Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
(NITIE Mumbai) National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
(NMIMS Mumbai) Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
(SIBM Pune) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
(SJM-SoM IIT Bombay) Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
(SP Jain, Mumbai) SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
(TISS Mumbai) Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
(XIM Bhubhaneswar) Xavier’s Institute of Management, Bhubhaneswar 

 

The Better: 21-30

(DMS, IIT Delhi) Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
(IIM Ranchi) Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi
(IIM Shillong) Indian Institute of Management, Shillong
(IIM Trichy) Indian Institute of Management, Trichy
(IRMA Anand) Institute of Rural Management, Anand
(KJ Somaiya, Mumbai) KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
(MICA Ahmedabad) Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad
(SCMHRD Pune) Symbiosis Center for Management and Human Resources Development, Pune 

 

The Good: 31-40

(DoMS, IIT Madras) Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, Chennai
(DoMS, IIT Roorkee) Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee
(Fore Delhi) FORE School of Management, Delhi
(GIM Goa) Goa Institute of Management, Goa
(Great Lakes, Chennai) Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
(IIM Raipur) Indian Institute of Management, Raipur
(IIM Rohtak) Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak
(IIM Udaipur) Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur
(IME, IIT Kanpur) Industrial and Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur
(IMI Delhi) International Management Institute, Delhi
(Nirma Ahmedabad) Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
(SIBM Bangalore) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore
(SIIB Pune) Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune
(TAPMI Manipal) TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
(NMIMS Bangalore) Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

 


 

 

Other MBA Entrance Exams | Dates and Notifications

Candidates looking to take CAT should also have an eye on other important MBA entrance examinations.

XAT

IIFT Entrance Examination

CMAT

SNAP

5 Useful Website An MBA Student Must Visit

Internet is a powerful medium today where you can get information on almost any topic. A lot of students navigate the web to obtain useful information abut their interest, studies, courses they wish to enroll for, career they want to pursue among and many other stuff. As an MBA aspirant, you will find useful information that will significantly help you to know more about the courses, admission and other details. An MBA student has a lot to study during his tenure in B-School. It is very important to him to abreast with the on goings in the corporate world apart from updating himself with the current affairs. In addition there are many case studies, jargons and reference that an MBA aspirant must be well acquainted with. You can have a glance at the five useful website an MBA student must visit-

Accepted.com- This websites guides and assists students to get information about admission process, list of B-schools and their admission requirements. The website is has editors based in different continents so that a student can get information about colleges in various countries. The website also has a FAQ section, forum and blog where students can post their views and get the answers to their queries. You can get your hands on sample essays, interview feedback, important book list and other links that can guide you.

Online.wsj.com- Who does not know about the wall street journal and it is needless to mention the importance of this website for an MBA student. It is imperative for you to know about the on goings in the corporate and business world and to keep your self abreast with it; you must read information from a source like the online version of the wall street journal. In addition, you can also look out for jobs in this website by simply putting the right keywords and city or state options.

Mbajungle.com- As an MBA student, it is important for you to know which organization has openings and which are offering internship for MBA’s. In addition, there is information available about various B-schools and career prospects after MBA. This website can enlighten you knowledge about the road ahead. The interesting thing that you will notice in this website is that hey have a quick degree finder which facilitates you to find the right institute by submitting your details like degree level, category and subject.

Pagalguy.com- This is certainly one of the best; if not the best website you can come across. This has all the important updates and information that an MBA student should know. You can find articles, jobs, survey reports, events, videos and much more that can help you. The website also has a classified section where you can advertise, buy and sell your products and services. A similar website is coolavenues.com and it is also one of the best in this domain.

About.com – This is an online encyclopedia where you can get information on any possible topic. The information provided are detailed which can enlighten you about that particular subject. And the best part is that all these information are written by expert editors who are selected based on careful scrutiny.

Salient points about the CAT 2013, 16th Oct

1. Quants questions were spread across all sections with no preference to any selected area. Not more than 2 -3 questions from any area.
2. Question came from functions area more than normal (3 questions in the set)
3. Easy questions were spread throughout the paper. So, it’s important to read through the entire paper so as to not miss any easy questions.
4. DI sets were quite easy with questions requiring some basic percentage calculations. Must attempt questions.
5. Section on English contained a new question type on para jumbles, i.e. para jumble misfit. You had to find out 1 statement out of 4 which won’t be useful in forming the paragraph
6. The grammar based questions were very tough with seemingly all statements looking right. Hard to crack.
7. The RC passages had mostly questions of inferential nature. One of the passages was based on comparison between religion and secularism and their impact on humanity. A 2nd passage was based on how every individual in society is forced to conform to some prescribed social standards, and the conflict it creates within. Most questions required a thorough and deep understanding of the passage.
8. The 2 regular para jumbles were easily solvable with good connectors present between the statements. A relatively easier set.
9. There were 2 questions each on concluding statements and correct usage of a word in given statement. All these questions were of moderate difficulty level.
10. The LR passages were tough with lots of conditions needed to be decoded to solve the questions. Most of the questions were very time consuming.
11. Overall section I was relatively easier and a good attempt would have been 20 questions. Around 25 attempts would lead to top IIM calls.
12. Section II was slightly tougher and a good attempt would have been around 16 questions with a high accuracy of 85%.