GD and PI Assistance for MBA Admission

GD and PI Assistance for MBA Admission

Good to see you guys on the second stage of the process.

The second stage of the selection process of B-schools is a personality assessment stage. Various tools such as group discussions, personal interview, essay writing, case discussions are used to assess candidates’ interests, aptitude, and personality.

The GRE/GMAT/CAT are tough tests and you need to train your brain for it. The key to success is training your mind to think differently. Get acquainted with both the content and the length of the test. GRE/GMAT/CAT is not rocket science, it just requires a lot of discipline.
GRE/GMAT/CAT is a very logical exam and if you are good with logic you should be able to do reasonably well. The challenge is not to master all concepts, or to do all problems rightly; the challenge is to maximize the score.

To get a elite range 700+ Score in GMAT or 320+ in GRE or 99 percentile in CAT, you need to get trained by a specialist. A tutor who can give you a personalized attention, along with his personal notes.

Admission Advice brings to you 13 must do things to crack GD – PI – WAT rounds this year:

GD and PI Assistance for MBA Admission

Personal Interview

1. It is okay to say ‘I don’t know in an interview’. Instead of answering a question without any knowledge about the topic (read bluffing), be humble and state that you are not aware of the facts.

Here’s the classic opening question in a PI – ‘Tell me something about yourself’.

Answer to this question can make or break the interview. Typically, one should talk very briefly about family, education, career goals, hobbies and interests. Do not talk a lot about the past. Briefly refer to past education, life journey and future plans.

3. Another common question is ‘Why do you want to do an MBA?’

Answer such questions keeping in mind the holistic development you’ll get during MBA and acquisition of skills for life long success in personal and domestic space. Remember, post an MBA, one lands a job in corporate where there’s a rapid career growth along with high monetary returns. But then, management as career, is also a challenging profession.

4. The third common interview question is – ‘Where do you see yourself five years from now?’

While answering this, focus on skills development, increased responsibility while highlighting on your goals as achievement. But do not say I want to become VP or General Manager or similar stuff.

 GD and PI Assistance for MBA Admission

Group Discussion

5. Read newspapers regularly so that you don’t fall short on content.

6. Try to enter the GD at the right point, such when others are taking a small pause. Be loud and assertive on points.

7. It is not necessary to arrive at a consensus in during a GD. Candidates have different opinions and consensus can’t be arrived at times. But it is necessary to conclude the GD.

8. Do not try to prove others wrong in a GD. Just remember it is not debate but a group discussion.

9. While participating in a GD, focus on the following:

  • Content
  • Team approach
    • Leadership skills
    • Communication skills
    • Analytical & logical reasoning

    10. Ensure participation by putting up relevant points, showing maturity. Build your arguments with facts, figures and situations. Keep a logical approach throughout the GD. It becomes easy to build on others argument and conclude.

  •  Written Ability Test
  • 11. WAT topics can be as abstract as ‘describe the colour blue and pink’ to something more focus on current trends. So keep reading the news, latest trends and articles on India’s growth stories. Keep reading Economics Times, Mint or Business Standards on daily basis. Do not forget the editorial sections of newspapers.12. This round tests the candidate’s language, articulation and content. So be careful about what you write.13. While preparing for WAT or essay round, refer to any available text books. But daily practice is the key here.