Current Affairs for MBA Exam: XAT, IIFT, SNAP, CMAT, MAT
Current affairs, also known with the names of general knowledge and general awareness, is a vital part of any entrance exam conducted for an MBA. Current affairs are also one of the easiest sections to solve if you are in touch with and are updated with the latest news and happenings around the world. The best things about preparing for this section is that one doesn’t need stacks of books to get the knowledge, all the required information can be gained from the internet or by reading the newspaper daily. As time today is modernizing and more people are switching up to more technological equipment, the information that we need is just a click away. In this article by Careers360, we will be discussing the general awareness section of the MBA exam, how many exams have this section, how to prepare for current affairs and frequently asked questions related to the general knowledge.
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Current Affairs Pattern for MBA Exam
Let us first dive into the general awareness section and know what it consists of, how many marks is this section of, and so on. The general awareness section on an average of 30-35 questions. To be precise, XAT and CMAT have 25 questions, MAT has 40 questions, IIFT has 18 questions and SNAP has 30 questions.
Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer in XAT and MAT but in CMAT, candidates will get 4 marks. In IIFT, candidates will be awarded a 0.50 mark.
How to Prepare for the Current Affairs for MBA Exam
As mentioned above, the easiest way to prepare for the general awareness section of the MBA exam is to pick up the newspapers and starting them. The questions that will be asked from the topics such as:
Business and Corporate News
New Developments in Science and Technology
People in the News
Preparing for these topics is not very difficult. With proper planning and strategizing, you can easily ace this section. Let’s start off with the topic-wise preparation.
Economy: The questions in the current affairs section will be related to the World Economy and Indian Economy. Around 5-10 questions will be asked about this topic. To prepare for this topic, you should keep track of the major economic and financial decisions of the union government. The focus should mainly be on the budget, GDP, inflation, and related.
Indian Politics: All the important laws, constitutional amendments, government, and other such sub-topics will be covered in this. Reading the newspaper daily, surfing the internet to get knowledge regarding the constitution and hitting the GK books will help you prep up for current affairs.
Business and Corporate News: This is an important topic for the SNAP and IIFT entrance exam. Questions related to taglines, mottos, mergers and acquisitions will be asked. There are best books to prepare for this topic, or searching for the same on the internet will be equally helpful to boost up your knowledge for the current affairs section for the MBA exams.
Organisations: The major events and decisions made by the Indian and International organisations will be taken into accounts and related questions will be asked. Major organisational news is also important. You can prepare for this topic by reading the business section of the newspaper, reading organisational and business-oriented books.
New Developments in Science and Technology: The questions will be in relation to IT, defence, communication, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, space, etc. Reading the newspaper, educational magazines, surfing the internet will help you gain knowledge about the same.
People in News: People who have made it on the news for various reasons like people honoured for their deeds, authors, awardees, etc. are the type of questions that will be asked from this topic. You have to engage yourself with the newspapers, the latest GK books, search for the relevant information on the internet to help you get the knowledge of the same.
Sports: As the topic suggests, all the news and facts related to sports will be the type of questions that will be asked. Most of the candidates already have a lot of information regarding sports. To hone the knowledge of sports, you can dive into the sportsbooks that are available in every library, or you can read the sports section of the newspaper, or you can opt for the internet.
Miscellaneous: Other important topics like the culture of India, major Indian and international day celebrations and other such things will be the type of questions that will be asked from this topic. Newspaper, the internet, books, magazines will be helpful to gain the knowledge needed.
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XLRI ACADEMIC REQUIRED OR NOT ???? 10TH - 69% 12TH - 63% WORK EXPERIENCE - 0 GRADUATION - 97% XAT - 99.7% GD/PI - EXCELLENT
XLRI means Xavier labour research Institute which is at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand is a private management School established in the year of 1949, has excellence of Management education it was established by the Jesus society Jamshedpur Jharkhand.
For admission in XLRI and its affiliated colleges get is taken give yourself admin admission test is taken. In this qualifying examination total marks is 100 and time allotted for this exam is 180 minutes. Hindi se examination the marks scored in class 10 and 12 after graduation is taken for a matter.
Yah got 69% class 10 63% in class 12 graduation 97%, inXAT yeah got 99.7 percentile. So I Hope this marks is acceptable for XLRI final selection.
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sir xat 2021 percentile 99.73 , 10th - 10 cgpa 12th - 94.8 grad - 7
According to your percentile you can get following colleges easily -
- Great Lakes Institute of Management
- KJ Somaiya-Mumbai
You have a very good percentile, as well as your overall marks are very good, so you will not face any problem.
I hope it helps,
Best of luck
i am getting 40 -50 percentage in every semster is that good and i have got 22 percentile in xat exam can i get in a averge mba colleges
The eligibilty criteria for getting admission in MBA is that you must obtain aggregate of 50% at the end of your Degree (50% should be the total of all the semesters which you get in your final year).
And if we talk about your XAT result then 22 percentile is not a satisfactory percentile which the authorities demand through these entrance exams.
Do check the cutoff once for your satisfaction the link is here:
So I would suggest you to try for an second attempt if you truly wanted to get admitted in a good college.
Wish you good luck!
I have 86 Percentile in XAT, my CA & PI were decent, i have 71/61/74% in 10th/12/grad, fresher, and have won a national level competition. What are my chances of converting PG core in KJ Somaiya.?
You have very good percentile in XAT which is 86 According to previous year cut off of XAT of KJ somaiya institute you have good chances as previous year the cut off was 75 for all the pg courses.Apart from this other parameters will also be counted like personal interview(25%),CA(17%)achievements(8%),work experience(5%),past academic record(10%) and 35% for XAT exam so you have good chances based on your percentile,and CA and PI as these have more weightage you can visit below for more detail https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/simsr-cutoff/amp