More MBA Graduates to be hired in 2018

The most common observation is that almost every fresh management graduate is worried about his placement. MBA job market is offering robust employment opportunities for management graduates and business master holders.

Irrespective of the immigration and work visa issues arosen after the wave of change of political situation of world’s biggest economy -US,companies are keen to hire management  graduates for this year as well. This signifies the importance of the management programme.

A survey on corporate recruiters conducted in 2017 highlighted that 9/10 employers are keen for hiring MBA and business masters’ graduates, about 86% of companies over the globe planned  to hire business master and mba degree holders 17% more in 2017.

Also demand for management graduates is highest in America and Asian region, also reported by the survey.   

In 2017, 59% of the total employers planned to hire MBA’s which was 50% more than  the  stats of 2016. Employers of countries like Latin America, USA, members of European union, nations in Asia  state that they will continue hiring international candidates despite formulation or alteration of any immigration law.

A greater percentage of employers hire MBA graduates of accounts/finances programs. 60% of companies hire candidates in data analytics; apart from this business development, finance profile, marketing, human resources continue to be high in demand.  

The repayment to these professional services i.e. the remuneration also looks pretty encouraging as 2017, 52% of global employers planned to increase the initial salary for MBAs. Many US based companies offered base salary of $1,10,000  as compared to $105,000 in 2016.

It is expected that the same change could be observed in the changing year therefore we can conclude that international firms are keen enough to hire MBA graduates and Master Degree holders as a crucial part of their organisations.  

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IIM Lucknow to conduct CAT’17

The duty for the preliminary exam for the management field i.e. CAT, is in the hand of indian institutes of management at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh for the Second time in the tenure since 2009. The last exam conducted by IIM, Lucknow was in 2010 which was pretty competitive.


As well known to all , the paper is divided in 3 section –

  1. Quantitative Ability
  2. Verbal and Reading Comprehension
  3. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

With a total no. of 100 questions. Questions are objective type and approximately 20 to 25% are non MCQs. Also,each question carries 2-3 marks each and it also consist of negative marking; 1 mark deducted on every wrong answer.

Last year in 2016 , 2,32,434 students applied for appearing in the CAT exam highest since 2010 and 1,95,000 appeared for the exam same as 2012.

Expectation from IIML

  1. Due to having different approach in admission processes, it is assumed that IIML would bring changes in the exam structure increasing the difficulty level for the same.
  2. If the pattern is similar to the one conducted by IIML in 2010, the QA is expected to be easier, LR & DI section would be between easy to moderate.
  3. It is also expected that IIML might also alter the no of question in each section with respect to total questions being 100.




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Posted by Harit Sharma, Tuesday, June 27, 2017    10:37:00AM



CAT – Common Admission Test, The biggest gateway to a better future for every individual who is willing to excel in the field of management. CAT is said to grow more strenuous with every passing year which make it difficult to crack, but not impossible!! Here are some tips which can help you conquer all the 3 sections of the CAT exam –


  • Calmness increases caliber

It is a very commonly observed fact that during evaluation, people get nervous and starts panicking  which leads to freezing of mind’s decision making power. That’s when the problem starts. When you are not in a state of calmness you tend to have distorted understanding of questions which would result in wrong answering. Therefore it is an utmost necessity to be calm during the preparation and the exam as well.

  • Complete knowledge of what you are going to face

While preparing for any battle it is important for every warrior to know its enemy, your battle is against

The three sections of CAT, which are-

  1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  2. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  3. Quantitative Aptitude

It is important for you to be known to the topics that are included in each section and properly cover each of it for the triumph.

  • Speed And Accuracy

It is said the fast leaves the time behind , as known to everyone each section is provided with 60 min, which makes it important for everyone to increase the Speed and coline it with Accuracy of responding as well.

  • Read and Repeat

In the VA & RC section – Para completion, para jumble, vocab based, grammar based questions are the ones that cover this whole section. For mastering these questions it is needed to master the skill of choosing valid conclusion ,it is important to understand the tone of the questions and match it with the given responses. Also, for vocab and grammar questions you need to read as much as you can and get thorough with all the rules of english  grammar.

  • Read and Pause and Formulate

Understanding is the basis of answering each question correctly, you should read each question carefully and formulate its asking. You can do so by:

  1. Giving attention to Prefixes and suffixes of the words
  2. Carefully take care of specific words like – all/ none/ otherwise/ only/ if.

Also, do not assume the meaning of any word, try and read it again if you don’t understand it once.

  • Practice mock tests in online setting

Practicing mock tests in similar online settings will give you some what actual experience , try and set time limit by yourself less than every last practice attempt to manage your time limit in the actual exam.

  • Books and Material

Another important thing is  to choose you study material very carefully , there are a lot of authors in the market but each one has different experience and pattern of studies. When you ask the almighty google to guide you for the best CAT books it states the name of authors like Arun Sharma, books by Nitish Sinha and others which are the only ones you should prefer and refer.

  • Set Target

A target driven person is never misguided by his intuition. Set your target in terms of college or percentile or year of clearance(eg – CAT’17 or CAT’18). Your target will help you conceive complete plan of your preparation

  • Preparation for Next Step

Preparation should not be limited to the online exam, but practice for further rounds should also be commenced with theoretical preparation. For example, while preparing for CAT, do focus on next step i.e. GD/PI/WAT too as it plays a crucial role in the conversion of call from any top notch B-school.

  • Guidance

Self study is the best way to prepare for any exam but every person needs a proper guidance from someone who has already been through the same door. Therefore if you are willing to take coaching from any institution do not hesitate as it will give a boost to your individual efforts. Choose your institution wisely after formulating aspects like – faculty, their experience / batch strength / study pattern etc

All these tips can help you in preparation for the exam but at the end all that matters is how dedicated you are towards your dream and how desperate you are to attain them.


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Posted by Harit Sharma, Saturday, June 24, 2017    5:15:00PM


Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is the entrance exam conducted by Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur. However, it is conducted by the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) for admission in XLRI and 100 other top tier management B Schools of India. XLRI application has been embedded with XAT application. Candidates applying for XLRI do not have to fill up two separate forms. It is considered to be one of the toughest MBA entrance exams in India. XAT 2018 will be conducted in January 2018.

Exam Pattern

  • The exam pattern of XAT undergoes some change or other every year. The number of questions in Paper 1 varies every year. Paper 2 is a mix of both objective as well as subjective questions, General Knowledge and Essay Writing.
  • The test will have 2 Parts: Part I and Part II.
  • Part I will have 3 sections A, B and C with 24, 21 and 27 questions respectively, i.e. a total of 72 questions.
  • After Part 1 there will be Part II with 25 GK questions and an essay. This section will be of 35 minutes with no negative marking.
  • The total time will be 210 minutes.

Exam Structure

The exam shall consist of the following sections:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Verbal Ability; Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • GK
  • Essay

Verbal Ability; Logical Reasoning

This section has two types of questions, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability or English Usage. This section also contains logical, critical and analytical reasoning questions. The English Usage questions are on grammar and vocabulary.

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation  

The topics of the questions in this section are as follows:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Permutation Combination
  • Higher Math
  • Decision Making

The questions of this section appear in caselets and test your interpretative, calculative and logical skills.

General Awareness

You can expect the following topics for the General Awareness section:

  • Business
  • Sports
  • Economy
  • Politics
  • Trade
  • International bodies

The above mentioned topics are not exhaustive, but inclusive of all the plausible areas under the broad areas of politics, economy and society.

Paper Section No. of Questions


Paper 1

Decision Making 24
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 27
Verbal & Logical Ability 21
Paper 2 General Knowledge 25
Essay 1 topic

Marking Scheme

  • Each question carries 1 mark and for each wrong answer, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks.
  • A candidate can leave out 13 questions unattempted, beyond which there will be negative marking of 0.05 marks.
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Pattern of TISSNET

TATA Institute of Social Sciences conducts its national level post graduate management entrance test- TISSNET usually in January month. The test is conducted for admissions to Masters in Social Work and other 56 related programs across its four main campuses. The TISSNET scores are accepted by TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, and other campuses.

Exam Pattern

  • Exam will be conducted in online mode
  • The test duration will be of 1 hour 40 minutes
  • 100 question will be asked in the test
  • English Proficiency will consist of 30 marks, General Awareness 40 marks, Maths and Logical Reasoning – 30 marks.

Syllabus of Exam

Social Sensitivity section

This section will have questions related to general awareness and current affairs. It is likely that this section will be of moderate difficulty level. The topics on which you can expect the questions are as follows:

  • Social Activities and Movements
  • Meaning of terms
  • Recent social issues
  • History
  • Current affairs

Analytical and Numerical Ability section

Difficulty of this level will be of moderate level, and will have questions related to Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and mathematics. The common topics that appear in this section are as follows:

  • Ratio
  • Square Root
  • Time & Distance
  • HCF, LCM
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Time & Work
  • Percentage
  • Average

Verbal Ability section

The topics that might come under this section are:

  • Acronyms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Analogy
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms & Antonyms

Logical Reasoning section

The questions of this section is expected to appear in the form of caselets. The topics would be similar to that of other MBA entrance exams. Some of the areas which will be covered under this section are:

  • Puzzles
  • Family tree/blood relations
  • Calendar and Clocks
  • Arrangement
  • Venn Diagram
  • Syllogism
  • Binary Logic

Selection Process

The selection of candidates for different programmes happens in two stages and has three components of assessment. All candidates appear for the National entrance test (TISS NET). Based on the performance in the TISS NET examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview.(PIT/PI)

The final selection is based on the following parameters

Parameter Weightage
Entrance Test ( TISS-NET ) 100 marks
Pre- Interview Test/GD 50 marks
Personal Interview

75 marks


225 marks

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, Monday, May 22, 2017    12:30:00PM

Schemes Launched by Government of India which You must know

In today’s fast moving world, to be in competition there is need to stay updated with all the happening around us. If you are preparing for any of the competitive exam, Bank/PO, CSE, CAT, GMAT, XAT, SNAP, given below are the schemes you must know:

  • Details And Significance Of Farmer Centric Schemes
  • Acquire The Information Regarding Financial Inclusion Schemes
  • Urban Reforms: Smart Cities Mission And AMRUT Mission
  • Urban Reforms: HRIDAY, PRASAD, Swadesh Darshan, Rurban Schemes
  • Government Flagship Programs: Make In India And Digital India
  • Government Flagship Programs: Swachh Bharat Mission
  • Innovation And Entrepreneurship Schemes: Startup India Standup India And Atal Innovation Mission
  • Government Flagship Programmes: Skill India Mission
  • Women Related Schemes: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao And Sukanya Samridhi Yojna
  • Women Related Schemes: One Stop Centres, SWADHAR, STEP And Ujjwala
  • Infrastructure Related Schemes : Sagarmala Project, Bharat Mala Project, Setu Bharatam
  • Infrastructure Related Schemes : Green Highways Policy Of 2016
  • Miscellaneous Schemes : MUDRA & Gold Monetization Scheme
  • Features & Advantages Of Labor Reforms
  • Challenges Of Banking Sector Along With Indradhanush Plan
  • Banking Reforms : Understanding NPA’s


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Posted by Tanisha Narang, Thursday, May 18, 2017    04:45:00PM

Answer to the frequently asked question: Why MBA?

Personal Interview is the final selection round in which interviewer filter out the desired candidate for the B Schools. In the Personal Interview round of the B Schools, the question which is asked frequently is Why MBA? There is no particular answer to this question or we can say any answer accordingly, but this is the question which can increase or can kill your chances to get selected in B schools.

Some tips to answer this question while giving interview for B Schools are:

Why MBA? : What to say

You can mention many reasons- the most impactful will be your post MBA goals. Just think about what you will do with the MBA degree after graduation.

Some popular reasons can be:

  • A change of industry / role /  geography
  • Picking up new skills that would be relevant for those new jobs
  • Finding business partners (for a business idea that you already have in mind)
  • Building a strong network that can help you many years after you have graduated

These are all reasons for the big ‘Why MBA‘ question, but they can’t be the most appropriate reasons. If your ‘Why MBA’ answer begins and ends at any of these reasons, it’s more likely to be considered as being apparent reasons.

Answer which you must not give:

Informally, most MBA applicants answer that they are opting MBA for higher salary. Others might reply that they are bored and tired of their current roles. Some don’t have interest in their industry. Some dislike their boss. Some want a bigger brand MNC name on their CV. So they are planning to escape from it and move to the top B Schools.

NOTE- These answers must not be presented during the PI’s as it will surely nullify       your chances of getting selected.             

Nowadays, you can’t just focus on cracking the entrance exam (CAT, GMAT) and keep aside your post-MBA career plans for the next 2 years.

Most applicants who get called for the personal interview have got high CAT scores and impressive profiles to begin with. Think about the additional insights you can share with the interviewer that’ll help you knock out the competition and get in.

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, Wednesday, May 17, 2017    10:35:00AM


Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGPSM):IIM Lucknow

IIM Lucknow, at its Noida Campus, is conducting a 2 year full time Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management. This programme help students to build an ethos on environment and social responsibility of business. The programme is inter-connecting the economic with social as well as environment system.

Objectives of the Programme:

  • Understand societal development from multiple perspectives
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in functional areas of business management
  • Actively participate in the growing world-wide debate on the purposes and responsibilities of business
  • Become informed, self-aware and socially and environmentally responsible individuals, contributing to social change
  • Challenge the status quo and suggest new and innovative opportunities for businesses to grow without compromising social and environmental responsibilities

Need of Sustainable Management

Businesses today are increasingly being driven by sustainability concerns. Results of surveys conducted by many leading consulting and media houses such as Forbes and Fortune indicate that no business can survive in future without incorporating sustainability principles and practices in its operations. However, this is easier said than done. Here in lies the role of Sustainable Management.

While in the past, ‘sustainability’ as a term was often associated and limited to environmental and social concerns, a hard realization has set-in in the recent years that businesses cannot separate themselves from society and environment. An unstable social and environmental ecology will inadvertently hurt the profit bottom line of business by making the conduct of business expensive. Hence, the only way to deal with the threat of negative environmental and sociological impact of business is to convert them into opportunities of improvements and excellence.


If we talk about the summer placement of the second batch of the programme, 100% placement recorded with 26 offers to 19 students. 13 recruiters visited the campus.

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, Sunday, May 14, 2017 03:00:00PM

Tips To Read- The Hindu

If you are preparing for Competitive exams like CAT or Civil Services exam the most important part is to stay updated with the events happening around the world. Then it comes into the mind Which newspaper to read? What to read? How to read?

The answer to the first question is to read -The Hindu Newspaper.

The answer to the next questions is given below:

  • Make concise notes while reading
  • Try to complete the newspaper within 80 minutes and then decrease it to 60 minutes
  • Don’t waste time on reading the irrelevant news
  • Understand the type of news to be read according to the topics covered in IAS Prelims and mains exam
  • Avoid news on the topics like, Local news, cooking, lifestyle, fashion, advertisement, sports news, open page etc.
  • Sections to be read carefully is Editorial
  • Make the notes of the important points
  • Read news on International issues like relationships of countries, summits, conferences etc.
  • Read Economy section carefully
  • Science & technology section is also important

Hope this will help you out to sought out the queries in your mind.

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, Tuesday, May 9, 2017    01:10:00PM