Think MBA and crack the CAT Exam
If you are anywhere close to completing your graduation or have worked in the industry for a few years and are thinking about what to do next, then an MBA from one of the top B-schools in India would definitely have crossed your mind. Ramnath Kanakdandi, National CAT course Director, T.I.M.E. talks about 5 reasons why you should do an MBA and 5 reasons why people tend to be afraid of preparing for an MBA. Read the full article given on this page to know all the aspects related to the Common Admission Test and the myth and truth related to it.
5 Reasons why you should do an MBA
The biggest advantage that an MBA gives you is growth. The rate of growth, in other words 'the time taken to climb the organizational ladder is the shortest in general for MBAs. And with growth, money naturally follows.
We hear about the Rs. 1 crore plus packages that students from the IIMs get every year. Looking beyond these, one can conservatively expect a package of 10-21 lakhs after an MBA from one of the top-25 B-schools in India. And mind you, these numbers are for a fresh out of B-school graduate. So, for even an average engineering graduate MBA offers at least a 5 fold jump over his pre-MBA salary.
Doing what you like
The sheer diversity of jobs, the extent of responsibility, and ownership that you get as an MBA in your job make it worth your while. You get to choose from a range of specializations such as Marketing, Advertising, Finance, Strategy, Consulting, etc.
If you recall the slew of recessions that have hit the global economy over the past 10 years and how vulnerable every job becomes, it'd help to also remember that your job as an MBA is one of the safest ones given the wide range of capabilities that MBAs have which will make them a fit for multiple industries as compared to those who specialize in a single industry. This is particularly true for testing times like these where it helps if one is a fit for multiple industries.
Ask yourself, who'd you like to be – a one in a hundred graduates working for a company or the one who is overseeing their performance. Let it be said that an MBA definitely provides better recognition, opportunities to network, and credibility too.
5 Myths about MBA entrances and the truth behind them
Myth: I'd first get 2-3 years of experience and then prepare for MBA
Truth: Your salary post-MBA would be a lot higher than before and if we are to look for a job in 3 years' time, the work experience as an MBA would be more relevant and get you better jobs. Also, the weightage for work-ex is not very high (only up to 10-15%) and that too in very few B-schools.
Myth: Only students with exceptional academic background can get into the top B-schools
Truth:Only a few B-schools have more than 10-15% weightage to past acads in the overall selection process.
Myth: You need to be super-intelligent to clear CAT
Truth: Even an average student can manage a good percentile score with proper planning and hard work and that means getting a call from some of the top colleges.
Myth: The money needed to get into MBA is very high.
Truth:The government has extensive schemes for Education loans and your MBA dream needs not to be killed just for the want of money.
Myth: The placements at the B-schools have been poor and an MBA is no guarantee for a job
Truth: An MBA is no guarantee for a job. You do need to work hard enough in the MBA program to land top jobs. If you get into a top B-school, your prospects are really good. The recent average salaries at the top schools like IIM Ahmedabad have crossed 25 lakh per annum.
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Questions related to CAT
my sister have completed 10th gradeand she want to persuer MBA through CAT and unfortunately she dont like chemistry , what courses does she need to take now to become MBA?
First tell you sister to pursue an Undergraduate Degree after 12th be it B.Sc./BBA/B.Tech/BCA/MBBS/B.Com/BMS/BA or whatever she's interested in. Preferably an Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Commerce degree will help her, since shell ultimately pursue MBA.
In the Final Year of her graduation ask her to appear for CAT followed by MBA, or she may have a short 1-2 year Work Experience followed by MBA in some of Best Management Institutions in India.
For more information about CAT do follow the link below
My 10th number was 46%, 12th with 48%, graduaction with 55% marks. My mediam was not english, i am preparing best for cat and hope to get respectable score. Please suggest me some MBA collages that i can get into bacause most of good b-schools rejects studests based 12th & 10th score? Please help!
Basically 1 Indian Institute of Management each year conduct common admission test or CAT examination to provide admission in in IIMs and top business schools.the basic eligibility criteria for this examination is that you should have minimum 50% marks for general category in your graduation level. There are also some other Eligibility criteria s .
however they initially you are completely eligible for this examination.
You have to secure a good percentile in CAT examination . Top b schools invites candidates with their Percentiles. Then in a group discussion part and personal interview part held for final admission.
(Click on the link below to know more about CAT examination eligibility and total thing
As as your 10th and 12th marks are below 60% which can affect in interviews. However if you somehow managed to to get admission in those colleges, you might have a problem in placement time.
But but don't worry if you think that you can do you better in your life and believe that past is past don't do that again.
Here here is the list of some colleges as you preferred
- KJ Somaiya
- IIm Patna
- Goa Institute of Management
- IIM Lucknow
- XLRI (they might ask for some work experience)
Don't worry .
Try your best. Read that article that can give you some positivity
hello i have completed 12th as well as diploma and i have got admission in my ug on the basis of diploma marks and they are good as compare to my 12th marks so which marks should i feel for cat examination
See if you have good performance in Diploma which is considered as equivalent to 12th than you should go with diploma details while filling your CAT application form. The reason being is, in CAT application you have option to fill either class 12th details or diploma details so if you have completed diploma then you can opt for diploma in the CAT application form.
Also note that to apply for CAT 2021 you should either be in final year of your graduation or should have completed your graduation with 50% minimum marks . For complete details about application form of CAT 2021 kindly check out the link given below :-
Common Admission Test, in short CAT is conducted by any of the IIM in rotation every year , it is a computer-based entrance exam conducted for MBA/PGDM admissions at 20 IIMs and 1000+ B-Schools in India.
As per the new paper pattern the paper is of total 228 marks and it will consists of 76 total number of questions divided in three sections namely VARC, DILR and QA. Out of these 76 questions, 54 question will be of MCQ type and other 22 will be Non-MCQ. For every correct answer 3 marks will be awarded and on incorrect answer -1 will be deducted only from MCQs not from Non-MCQs. For complete exam pattern(latest) of CAT kindly check out the link given below :-
For CAT 2021 no exact dates are out yet but it is expected that the application process for it will start in the month of August '21 and the tentative exam date is November 28th 2021.
You can get complete information about CAT 2021 from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
when CAT form will be fill????
It's expected that by the first week of August IIM Ahmedabad will tentatively commence online registration for CAT at https://iimcat.ac.in/
the exam is expected to be conducted on 28th November, and the eligibility criteria to appear for the same is passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized University with 50% aggregate, there is relaxation of 5% for reserved categories, those in the final years too are eligible to apply, to know more details regarding this, visit our page at https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-registration/amp
I got 87 % in Tenth ; 63% in XII ; 58% in BA (Arts) and 12 years work experience in defence. How much should I score in CAT to get call from IIMs.
Hello Rahul Kumar singh
I hope you are doing good .
I would like to tell you that your academic profile is good as you have 12 years of work experience but age criteria is also important factor and type of work you did. Your marks in 12th and graudation are not very good so you need to get atleast above 95percentile to get a call from baby IIMs like iim ranchi and shillong
Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future