How Raghav Pandey cracked GD-PI-WAT Process of IIFT Delhi
Raghav Pandey cracked the GD-PI-WAT admission process of IIFT Delhi and secured a seat for the MBA-IB programme in the institute. In this interview with Careers360, Raghav shares the techniques of cracking the IIFT admission process. He shares his WAT and GD topics along with his experience of the Personal Interview rounds.
Raghav developed a habbit of regular writing which let him structure his WAT in a perfect manner. He also discusses about the questions asked by the panel in PI rounds and a few suggestions for future aspirants of IIFT Delhi.
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Careers360: What was your topic for GD and the size of your group?
Raghav: The topic for my GD was ‘Should referendum be used as a method to take important strategic decisions’. I had 7 other members in my group, though it is posible that a total of 10-12 members could be there in your group.
Careers360: What was your approach towards the topic? Also, how did you defend your logic during the discussion?
Raghav: We were given 2 minutes to think before actually starting the process. My approach was to give points and support them with examples. Most people were concurrent with my stand. To those who argued, I presented examples. Examples are the best way to validate your statements. My GD lasts for 20 minutes.
Careers360: How did you prepare for your GD? When and how an aspirant should seriously start preparing for GD?
Raghav: Reading newspaper daily should be a habit. One should also interact with others to develop confidence to speak. After the written exam results are announced, one can start preparing for GD by channelizing the thoughts.
Careers360: How was your interview structured?
Raghav: There were 2 members in the interview panel and it began with formal greetings . The first question was to introduce myelf. Most of the questions later were based on the SOP I had submitted prior to the interview. It is important to know what you are presenting to the panel.
Careers360: What were the key factors which you think influenced your selection at PI stage?
Raghav: The factor that influence my selection was the Ability to justify the answers that I wrote. It is actually the key to get selected in the personal interview, you must be able to justify your qualifications, experiences and everything you are saying.
Careers360: How did you prepare for your PI and your tips for future aspirants?
Raghav: I read on the contemporary issues and tried to develop a structured thinking process. Also, I practiced upon my communication skills.
My advice to future aspirants is to keep your goals practical when you quote them under heads like “what to do want to be 10 years from now”. Also be informed about current scenarios, and be ready for background questions on whatever you say.
Written Ability Test
Careers360: What was your topic for WAT and you approach towards it?
Raghav: My topic for WAT was ‘Global warming is a hyped up propaganda’ and the time limit was about 10 minutes. The approach for WAT was to have a continuous thought process about the topic and present the thoughts generated in short and effective sentences.
Careers360: How did you prepare for WAT, your Time Management strategy?
Raghav: I regularly wrote essays in the coaching that I prepared in. It is important to know how to write as WAT is all about writing skills. The right approach is to know the topic and know how to write the topic. Time is also an important factor of consideration for WAT, give first 2-3 minutes in jotting the points and planning the flow of the write up. Another 5-8 minutes for elaborating the points you have gathered and last 2 minutes for revision and editing.
Careers360: Was the topic tough for you to write?Also, what was your WAT structure?
Raghav: The topic was easy and contemporary. Reading newspaper helps as one can quote relevant examples. Structure that I followed was introduction, views, evidence and conclusion.
Careers360: Is there any advice for the aspirants who’d be appearing in the WAT test soon?
Raghav: A few simple advise- Think simple and write simpler, Use facts with references, and Read Newspaper.
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can I upload NC obc certificate in hindi for iift? or is there any other format required ?
Yes you can definitely upload in Hindi Language however your caste details should be specifically mention all details of caste and be made from any gazetted officer or any legal person
Before filling the application form, applicants must keep the following documents and information ready with them before they begin to fill the IIFT 2021 application form.
Scanned copy of passport size photograph (Black and white, in clear contrast)
Scanned copy of signature
Scanned copy of category certificate
Two copies of academic mark sheets or certificates of 10th, 12th and Graduation.
Copy of undertaking regarding the candidates who have not appeared for any other MBA entrance exam such as CAT, XAT or any (Only for NRI candidates)
Copy of official entries on passport pages
Two letters of recommendation.
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why iift has not released exam notification for 2021 ?
National Testing Agency will release the important dates for IIFT 2021 anytime soon. IIFT 2021 important dates will specify the complete schedule for the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade entrance test for MBA programs. The IIFT important dates 2021 also prescribe the start and end date to submit the online application form. As per the tentative IIFT schedule, the entrance test will be conducted in the first week of December 2020 in Computer Based Mode (CBT) . The National Testing Agency (NTA) will start the IIFT 2021 registration anytime soon. Those who aim to take admission in Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program can apply for IIFT on or before the first week of November 2020. Meanwhile, the conducting body will also provide the “Image correction window” which will be notified. IIFT 2021 application form has to be filled via online mode only. While filling IIFT online application form, candidates need to pay the amount of application fee of Rs 2000 (for General/ OBC category candidates) and Rs 1000 for reserved category candidates (SC/ ST/ PH). Before filling the form for IIFT 2021 registration, candidates should check the eligibility criteria of IIFT . Read the full article to know all the details related to IIFT registration 2021 such as it’s detailed eligibility criteria, required documents to be uploaded, application fee, steps to fill the IIFT 2021 application form etc.
Is iift consider your past academics record
- Hey, acccording to my opinion IIFT does not consider your past academics record . iift consider your good percentile WAT,PI and GD scores .if you are clear sectional cutoff and over all cutoff then you are eligible for shortlisted candidates .i think IIFT DELHI AND KOLKATA ARE THE GOOD CAMPUS . I THINK YOU SHOULD SCORES GOOD PERCENTILE THEN ACADEMIC RECORD DOES NOT MATTER FOR YOU FIRST YOU SHOULD GIVE TOTAL FOCUS TOWARD ENTRANCE EXAM.....
3.5 months are enough to crack CAT and IIFT exams ? Can anyone suggest me the study plan ? I am targetting maximum 97% in CAT and 145 marks in IIFT.
Sectional Division of Overall Preparation
Know your strengths along with weaknesses
Accept the importance of previous year question papers
Coaching or self-preparation
If you are preparing for CAT exam on a serious note, there won't be any problem preparing for IIFT too, provided you know the correct strategy for it! only the strategy of how you should play in the required format changes. So is the case with IIFT and other similar entrance exams apart from the CAT.
Firstly, from this year onwards, IIFT is conducted by NTA, so for the first time this year, IIFT will be conducted online just like any other MBA entrance exams! So there are two pros mainly I can think of -
- We don't have to spend our time circling the answers.
- We don't have to separately get accustomed to the paper based format from now.
This exam mainly consists of six sections -
- Reading Comprehension
- Verbal Ability
- Data Interpretation
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Ability
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Which one is better , IIM Ranchi or IIFT Kolkata?
In my opinion IIM RANCHI is far better than iift kolkata because tag matters in life. If you get passed out from IIM then beleive me you can work in abroad easily. But in case of IIFT KOLKATA you will not get that reputation. Also placement statistics is far better than iift kolkata and high chances of getting selected as CEO of the company directly.
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