How to crack GD-WAT-PI round of top B-schools? Expert Column by Director of Hitbullseye
How to crack GD-WAT-PI round of top B-Schools: A question that is reverberating in everybody’s mind is “What Next?” COVID 19 has brought our lives to a stalemate where our future course of action is undecided and this pandemic has resulted in fear, anxiety and helplessness. But when all is said and done, things will come back to normal and for that we need to be hopeful and keep doing our best. Students to ease your worry, this article addresses a very pertinent question put forth by MBA aspirants i.e. “How to crack GD/WAT PI round of top B-schools”. Director of Hitbullseye Hridesh Madan provides valuable tips to the candidates as to how to crack GD-WAT-PI round of top B-schools.
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Importance of preparation at right time for GD, PI, WAT
Students preparing for MBA entrances should keep in mind that although Group Discussion, Personal Interview/ Written Ability Test (GDPI/WAT) is the second stage of selection but the preparation for this stage has to be done simultaneously. Students underestimate the importance of this process and take it lightly as they are of the opinion that GDPI/WAT preparation can be done in a few days. Many falter at this stage due to lack of preparation. As GDPI/WAT is an integral component of the selection process of reputed business schools, therefore it deems fit that we delve deeper into this area.
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Know how to crack Written Ability Test
It should be noted that many premier B-Schools have replaced the Group discussion with a Written Ability Test or Essay Writing Test. Some other business schools have added the Written Ability Test as another tool for screening candidates. The Written Ability Test has taken precedence over Group Discussion as it measures the candidate’s potential in a better manner. Through the essay/ written article, the panelists are in a better position to assess the candidate’s knowledge, personality traits, thought process and command over the language. The panelists at B-Schools look for three key parameters in an essay namely, “content”, “organization” and “presentation”. To present an essay in a balanced manner one has to acquire many skills such as clarity of thought, presentation of ideas, logical structure and understanding of various social, political or economic issues.
How to be successful in a group discussion?
Group discussion is another hurdle that many MBA aspirants have to clear in order to get admission in their dream management institution. Many students commit the mistake of gathering superficial knowledge of a particular topic which hinders their performance in the actual group discussion and personal interview round. To present one’s view on general awareness topics requires skill and in-depth knowledge about the topic. To elaborate further there are three types of topics namely, factual, abstract and case-based. Factual Topics are topics based on static or dynamic knowledge of specific concepts. Abstract Topics assess your creative thinking by judging the way you perceive something. Case-based Topics seek a solution to a given problem in a realistic situation after taking into account all the conditions.
Key Personality Traits
There are some key personality traits that help an individual to score better in the Group Discussion and Personal Interview process. There should not be an iota of doubt that those students having good team management skills, leadership skills, effective communication skills, critical reasoning, to name a few, will perform better in the GDPI round. The shortlisted candidates for the interview round should keep in mind that their answers should depict honesty, sincerity and integrity while following the interview etiquette.
It is strongly recommended that students should start preparing for the GDPI/WAT process right away as due to the lockdown there is ample time for self-study. Reading extensively either through online or offline medium and then making notes of important debatable issues will come in handy at later stages of your CAT preparation journey. Students aiming to clear MBA entrances should make the most of this time and work upon their communication skills and enhance their understanding of general awareness topics. Seeking guidance and help from online coaching platforms such as hitbullseye should help you improve your interpersonal skills which will result in boosting your confidence manifold.
At present times, students should be able to relate to the proverb “Slow and steady wins the race”, therefore initiate the process for self-improvement and let nothing come in your way of achieving your aim.
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I am a general category student from UP domicile i got 53000 rank in jee main can i get nit or iiit or gfti
May be you can get seat in NIT's ,GFIT with this rank because Admission in colleges depends upon Cut off list prepared by JoSAA. It depends on your rank you get but you should apply for counselling.
Pro Tip :
- Apply for Home state NIT first through Home state quota.
- Fill your counselling details very carefully
- Before Applying for any college do check previous year cut off list and closing rank of that NIT's and IIIT's and GFTI's
- Use Carrer 360 app to compare colleges, their ranking and check their reviews.
To know about expected colleges such as NIT's, IIIT's based on your Rank you can click on link below.
All the best.
SIR MY NEET SCORE 471 AND I AM GEN CAT FROM PUNJAB DEMILIE CAN I GET MANAGMENT SEAT IN LUDHIANA DMC OR PIRM JLD OR SRI GURU RAM DASS AMRITSAR .
First of all, a very heartiest congratulation for securing such good marks in your NEET examination. Secondly, I would like to say that each and every year the cut-off criteria get changed depending upon the merit list. This year it is expected to secure 50 percentile for general category ,for getting the chance of admission. The previous year's cut-off marks was 720-147 .
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460 neet score,obc cat can possibility of get admission in MBBS course
Your profile suggests that your domicile state is Maharashtra
It's quite difficult to predict that whether you will get seat or not as cut off marks for medical colleges keeps changing every year depending upon various factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks obtained by them , toughness level of the examination etc.
But when we go through previous data then ,
>>>>> with 460 marks ,
you hold a low chance for an mbbs seat in a Government Medical College
in neet 2019, 521 marks for general category was the lowest mark to get an mbbs seat in Government Medical College, under Maharashtra State quota and it was for Government Medical College and Hospital, jalgaon
You can check the same at
You have chances in deemed universities for mbbs which are listed below along with their neet 2020 , 2nd round cut off :-
----------) SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vadodara:- 446 marks
----------) Yenepoya Manglaore:-436 marks
----------) Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar:- 426 marks
----------) B.L.D.E University, Bijapur:- 387 marks
----------) MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai:- 380 marks
And a few more
To get the complete list of colleges in which you have chances, you can go through our college predictor at
It gives you a personalized report with top college in which you have chances for admission , with the help of predicted colleges you can make better choice while filling your choices of colleges during your counselling
450 score, obc cat, MD anaesthesia, low budget college, good govt/ Pvt college, any chance??
To get a government seat one must score above 525. With 450 you can get in to a private college. As your NEET score is 450. Your Overall Percentile is: 93.39 - 93.89 and when it comes to rank, your Predicted Rank is:89930 - 107080 . Also depends upon last years cut-off. Adding it with 15% All India quota and 85% state quota seats in government colleges.
As per the last year result of NEET UG ,General category aspirants need minimum 147 marks (50 percentile). On the other hand General-PH(129 Marks 45 percentile) and SC/OBC/ST requires 113 marks (40 percentile).
Hope this helps
Wish you luck
my jee rank in obc cat. 29192 can I get cse in hbti
First and foremost,
congratulations on achieving an 29k rank in the JEE . According to recent reports, hbti may not accept admmision through Upsee. HBTI KANPUR is moving its intake to the Jee mains, which is wonderful news because it means more intake. And, based on your ranking, you will very certainly be offered a spot in the second round of counselling.
Visit http://hbtu.ac.in/ for further information.