CAT 2017 Paper Analysis
CAT 2017 exam was held on November 26 in 2 slots as a computer based test of 3 hours duration for each slot. The pattern of the afternoon slot of was similar to that in the morning slot and very much on the lines of CAT 2016. There were no surprises in the paper in terms of the pattern. Total number of questions were 100. VARC section was of 34 questions, DILR with 32 questions and Quantitative section had 34 questions.
MBA Distance Learning from Amity University
Amity is considered as one of the best universities offering distance MBA programme. Candidates who are not able to join regular courses can opt for Amity distance learning MBA programme. It is a two-year programme with 11 specialization areas and in-built project work which is designed to prepare students for various career opportunities in management industry. The programme comprises four semesters. As per the eligibility norms, you must have done graduation with at least 40 percent marks.
IIM Amritsar Shortlisting Criteria
IIMs cutoff is the least percentile of CAT or the qualifying percentile, which must be obtained by the candidates. The Institute takes into consideration various attributes such as the past academic record of class X, XII, graduation, work experience, gender diversity, etc. for selecting the appropriate candidate. The candidates meeting the IIM Amritsar Cutoff are shortlisted to appear for a Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).
MBA Distance Learning from ICFAI
ICFAI is one of the most prestigious universities and provides quality education in professional fields. Under it’s Flexible Learning Programmes, MBA distance course has been made available for management aspirants. It is a two years distance education programme. ICFAI University offers 16 specializations in management.
MBA Distance Learning from Bharathidasan University
Bharatidasan University, also known as BDU, is located in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. The university was established in 1982. It has affiliated colleges in districts of Karur, Perambalur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai and Tiruchirapalli. The university is named after Bharathidasan, who was a famous, great revolutionary Tamil poet.
The Centre for Distance Education at Bharathidasan University intakes around 10,000 students every year in around 63 programs which are offered via distance learning mode. NAAC has accredited the university with ‘A’ grade. The university has its CDE (Centre of Distance Education) all over the country.
MBA Correspondence Education: Distance & Open Learning
Gone are the days when education was just confined within the four walls of the classroom. Distance education and learning is the new entrant in the field of management education and fast growing year by year. With advancement in computing networking and technology, distance learning (or distance education) has merged with online learning (e-Learning) as most of the education is imparted through computers and internet.
IRMA - Institute of Rural Management Anand
IRMA is a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research. IRMA will use CAT or XAT scores for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management and Fellow Programme in Rural Management. All the applicants who appeared for CAT or XAT are called for IRMA written test in the subject of Issues of Social Concern.
Selection Procedure for IBSAT
IBSAT selection procedure is a two way process which all participating institutes follow after ICFAI announces the IBSAT result. The selection process includes group discussion and personal interview rounds. The candidates who are shortlisted for these rounds are called for selection briefings. The selection briefings take place in many cities. Once the selection briefings process is finished, the process of group discussion and personal interview starts.
IIM Shillong Shortlisting Criteria
IIM Shillong, also known as Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong, is a public and fully autonomous management institute. The institute is the seventh IIM which was established in 2007. The institute provides several management courses including post-graduate, doctoral, executive programs, etc. in management education and Management Development Programs (MDPs).
The candidates who qualify CAT exam, are considered for participation in the admission process. There will be two phases in the admission criteria of IIM Shillong. The institute will release the first list of candidates shortlisted for group discussion and personal interview rounds. It will be based on percentile of CAT. Whereas the second phase of admission criteria at IIM Shillong, a final merit list will be prepared for admission to PGP programs.
IIM Raipur Shortlisting Criteria
Indian Institute of Management, Raipur is the tenth IIM established in 2010. IIM Raipur, like other IIMs, offers diploma programs in management. It also provides full time and part time academic programs. As per the admission guidelines announced by IIM Raipur, it will shortlist the candidates on the basis of personal interview and written analysis test (WAT) which will be performed on the basis of CAT percentile.
The cutoff of general and NC-OBC categories is 90 and 81 respectively whereas the cutoff for candidates belonging to SC category, will be 75 (the same will be for ST category). For DAP (Differently Abled Persons), the cutoff is 65.
SNAP 2017 Analysis
SNAP 2017 for admission to various MBA programmes in Symbiosis University was conducted on December 17, 2017, at various examination centres across India. The question paper had four sections - General English, Current Affairs, Quantitative Ability and Analytical & Logical Reasoning with 40, 30, 40 and 40 questions in each section respectively. Candidates got 120 minutes to solve the questions.
Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducts national-level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) every year. CMAT is an entrance test for admission to over 4,000 colleges that offer MBA and 500 colleges which run postgraduate diploma in management programs. It is a computer-based test (CBT), conducted once in a year in January.
Management Aptitude Test - MAT
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test conducted by All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), for admission to MBA and equivalent programmes of the various participating institutes. AIMA-MAT is conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September and December. The list of institutes that use the AIMA-MAT results varies from test to test.
AIMA MAT exam is held in two formats. You have option for taking MAT either as paper based or computer based test.
Total Seats and Fees for IIMs
Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) are the top B-Schools in India that offer management education to candidates who clear the CAT. There are 20 IIMs in India. It is mandatory for management aspirants to crack the CAT exam in order to get admission into any IIM. The IIM college fees or the PGP IIM course fee is different for each IIM.
Last Minute Preparation Tips for CAT
There is less than a week to go for the CAT. Some aspirants would have gotten trained for this for around a year, some of them attending again for improvisation and some of them with a lot of dreams for the first time. With just days left for the exam day, here is what you can do to ensure a better preparation before you appear for the exam.
MICAT (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad)
MICAT is the admission test conducted by Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA). The PGDM-C is the flagship program of MICA, Ahmedabad. You have to apply to MICA through CAT or XAT or GMAT score and you will be called for MICAT, subject to your application form being accepted by MICA. Based on the performance of the MICA Admission Test (MICAT), you are shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI).
FMS - Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University
Till the academic year 2011, FMS (Faculty of Management Studies of the University of Delhi) had been admitting students through FMS Entrance Test. From the academic year 2012, Admission to MBA (Full-Time) and Ph.D. programmes are based on academic marks, extempore speech, personal interview, group discussion and Common Admission Test score conducted by Indian Institutes of Management. Faculty of Management Studies have courses of MBA (full-time), MBA Executive an MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) and PhD.
The online registrations began on 5 October, 2017. The last date to apply is 20 November, 2017.
Common Admission Test - CAT
Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular entrance exam for MBA admissions. It is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for the admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes in India including the IIMs. More than 100 B-Schools accept CAT score. On the basis of CAT percentile score, eligible candidates are short listed and called for a Written Aptitude Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).
Xavier Admission Test - XAT
XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) Admission Test or XAT also known as the Xavier's Admission Test is a National level exam conducted by XLRI as a first step entrance test for management education. XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. On the basis of XAT result, eligible candidates are short listed and called for Group Discussion, Essay and Personal Interview (GDPI). The XAT score is used by more than 150 institutes for the admission.
MAH CET - Maharashtra
Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra conducts Maharashtra-Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET) for taking to admission to first year Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management Studies (MMS) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programs in the Government, University Managed, University Departments and Unaided Institutes in the Maharashtra State. The online test is followed by a group discussion and personal interview (GDPI).