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Life after MBA from JBIMS: What it takes to be a management consultant ft. Shubham Karne

Life after MBA from JBIMS: What it takes to be a management consultant ft. Shubham Karne

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Apr 16, 2024 04:09 PM IST | #MAH MBA CET

From JBIMS to Consulting: what does it take to be a Management Consultant? How can one convert JBIMS? Careers360 interviewed to MAH CET topper to find out answers to these questions. Shubham Karne is a MAH CET topper who scored 99.39 percentile in MAH CET and 99.88 percentile in CAT, He talks about his CAT and MAH CET preparation journey, JBIMS campus life, and his experience as a consultant at Deloitte.

Life after MBA from JBIMS: What it takes to be a management consultant ft. Shubham Karne
Life after MBA from JBIMS: What it takes to be a management consultant ft. Shubham Karne

Careers360 - Tell us a little bit about yourself and your profile.

Shubham - I am currently living in Mumbai and working as a consultant in Deloitte. Although I am originally from Aurangabad. I did my mechanical engineering from COEP Technological University. After that I joined JBIMS for studying MBA in the batch of 2021 to 2023.

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Careers360 - How does a day look like in the life of a consultant

Shubham - The day depends on what project you are working on. We don't have daily check-ins and all of that. We work in our team specifically. I think this varies team-wise in every company. Some days are hectic the others are not. A consultant has to wear different hats in a single day. Sometimes I am a sales associate and other times I am a marketing researcher. So the roles and responsibilities keep changing.

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Careers360 - If someone wants to become a consultant, is it necessary for them to learn tools like Python, Power BI, or SQL?

Shubham - The primary job of a consultant is to work on data and analyze it. Therefore these tools become important. However, as I mentioned before It depends on the project you are working on. Yes, I do financial modeling sometimes, but it majorly depends on Excel itself. Now we have AI but we do the majority of the index a lot on Excel itself. What is expected of you is to have basic business acumen and problem-solving skills.

Careers360 - Why did you decide to pursue an MBA?

Shubham - I was doing my engineering, and I was working on an AI startup called AI Adventures. While I was working there, I decided that I would do an MBA in the distant future. During my job at AI Adventures, I was able to work with a lot of people. I was leading teams I enjoyed working with people. I wanted to explore more fields and become a more skilled individual with a good network. Hence I decided to pursue an MBA.

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Careers360 - What MBA entrance exams did you give?

Shubham - I gave MAH CET and I also appeared for CAT in 2021. I scored 99.88%tile in MAH CET and I scored 99.39%tile in CAT.

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Careers360 - How did you manage CAT preparation along with MAH CET Preparation?

Shubham - I prepared for CET for six months initially, and that preparation helped me a lot. It has created a base for CAT preparation. I would say there is around 40% to 50% overlap in topics and questions.

Careers360 - When did you start giving CAT Mocks and MAH CET Mocks?

Shubham - I gave a mock the very first day of my preparation, trying to understand where I stand. I got the idea that I was decent in English and weak in LR. I understood which section of MAH MBA CET was an opportunity for me and which section was a threat. So for the next month, I didn't give any mocks. I decided to complete the MAH MBA CET syllabus from A to Z. After completing the syllabus I started giving mocks again.

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Careers360 - When you were preparing for CAT and MBA CET, which colleges were on your list that you wanted to get into?

Shubham - Definitely, IIM Ahmedabad, JBIMS, and FMS were on my list.

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Careers360 - Did you get calls from any other top B-schools of the country?

Shubham - I got calls from all the IIMs. I had converted all the IIMs except IIM A and IIM B. Apart from these, I also got an admission in JBIMS through merit.

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Questions related to MAH MBA CET

Have a question related to MAH MBA CET ?

You are likely a Type B student for the MAH MBA CET.

Here's why:

  • Type A students typically require both HSC and graduation from Maharashtra.
  • Type B students need either their or their parents' domicile in Maharashtra.

Since you were born and reside in Maharashtra, fulfilling the domicile criteria, you fall under Type B. The mode of your graduation (online or offline) doesn't affect your candidature type in this case.

However, it's crucial to verify this information on the official MAH MBA CET website or contact the authorities for definitive confirmation

hope this helps you!!

Hello aspirant,

The MBA Mah CET dates for 2024 have been revealed. The dates of the 2024 MAH MBA CET test are March 9 and 10. The official website,, has the Maharashtra CET dates for 2024. As stated in the MAH CET schedule 2024 that was made public, the registration period will run from January 10 until January 31, 2024.

For more information you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

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Hope this information helps you.


MAH CET MBA is to be conducted for 150 minutes in cbt mode, there are a total of four sections such as logical reasoning with 75 questions, abstract reasoning with 25 questions, , quantitative aptitude with 50 questions, and verbal ability/reading comprehension with 50 questions. one mark is awarded for each   correct answer, there is no negative marking,

The integral topics for each section has been mentioned below;

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension consists of topics such as Antonyms, Comprehension of passages, Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Vocabulary, Para Jumbles, Synonyms, Sentence completion, Sentence arrangement, Sentence Correction, Spelling/Inappropriate usage, Phrase replacement, Odd Sentence Para Jumble, Verbal Reasoning

Logical/Abstract Ability consists of the topics such as Symbol-based Comparison, Linear and Circular Arrangement, Direction, Sequential Output, Series Completion, Conditional Coding, Selection Criteria, Venn Diagram, Verbal Ability. Input/Output,Blood Relations, Coding/Decoding, Syllogisms

Quantitative Aptitude consists of topics such as Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Probability, Ratio & Proportion, Numbers, Percentage, Quantitative Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation - Graphs, Charts, Tables

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hello aspirant,

I hope that you are doing absolutely great.

With reference to your above mentioned query, I would like to tell you that you are not eligible for MAH MBA CET Exam as the minimmum qualifying score in graduation needs to be 50% and 45 percent marks in total aggregate for backward class and those disabled candidates who belong to Maharashtra state. But you have scored 48% in grduation.

Further, below are the detail eligibility criteria;

  • Candidates should have completed their Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of duration from any institution/ university which should be recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) or Association of Indian Universities.

  • Candidates must be done their graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 50 percent marks in total aggregate or its equivalent. (45 percent marks in total aggregate for backward class and those disabled candidates who belong to Maharashtra state)

  • Note - Those who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for MAH CET 2022.

Further, you can follow the below mentioned link to know more about the MAH MBA eligibility criteria ;

i hope that this will help.

Hello Aspirant,

I hope you are doing well.

There are many books available in the market and online that will assist candidates in better preparing for the MAH CET MBA 2022 and resolving their problems. The following are some of the best books for MAH CET MBA 2022:

  • 50+ Solved Papers MBA by Arihant Publications

  • Maharashtra MBA MH-CET 2022 by Arihant Publications

  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • MH-CET (MBA/ MMS) Entrance Guide by Disha Publications

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • The Pearson Guide to CET: MBA Maharashtra by Vandana Thorpe

  • Target MHCET (MBA/MMS) – Past papers + 6 Mock Tests by Disha Publications

  • Maharashtra MBA CET Guide by RPH Editorial Board by Priyanka Prakashan

  • Study material on all sections of MBA CET Maharashtra by Chandresh Agarwal

You can downoad them from the lonk given below:

I hope this helps.

Good Luck

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