Personal Interview Skills

January 31st, 2020 by

In this post I would like to cover some of the basic ideas about personal interviews. Since brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will try to be brief. Whom do the interviewers select? The candidate they “like” – so your job is to be “liked” by the panel. Attributes that normal panels like: Honesty Be ruthlessly honest with your answers You should know your subject You should understand your immediate environ Your answering should demonstrate analysis Listen to the words and the body language Answer the question asked Pane


How to Effectively Tackle Sentence Exclusion in CAT Exam?

January 30th, 2020 by

Sentence Exclusion or the Odd sentence out of the paragraph question type has been recently introduced in the CAT and has been a regular feature since. In this question type, a paragraph consisting of 5 sentences is given in an unorganized sequence in which one sentence is logically out of sync with the rest of the sentences. The test taker will have to identify this ‘odd’ sentence. Below are listed four different methods of solving Odd sentence out of the paragraph question types. The method I is a quick method suited for solving simpler questions in which one sentence can be posit


What strategy did I follow to prepare for the PGDBA exam?

January 29th, 2020 by

If you Google the word PGDBA, ‘PGDBA preparation’ doesn’t come anywhere on the first page of the search results. And rightly so. This exam has not been there since ages. The course is a 5-year-old course, with the PGDBA exam has just been conducted 4 times till now. It is totally acceptable to be inquisitive about what to prepare and how to prepare for this exam. In this blogpost we are going to talk about this. I am a 2017-19 graduate of this course. I appeared in the exam in February 2017. During this time, I was preparing for the exams of management courses too for a couple of


How to effectively manage time in the PGDBA written exam?

January 27th, 2020 by

Doing well in the PGDBA written exam is what I consider as the most important milestone in getting admission in the course. This is because in the interview you have to show the best version of yourself on why you did things the way you did, why you want to join the course, how do you think the course can help you in achieving your goals. The interview is about YOU. It is a discussion and if your thoughts are clear, you would have a good chance in the interview. While the written exam is not the same. Here, you are competing with the people from all over the country and you don’t have an


Republic Day Discount – Use coupon code FREEDOM for 10 % off

January 25th, 2020 by

First of all, a very Happy Republic Day to all our students (and other visitors here). Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1930 when the Decl


How to Approach the Common Personal Interview Questions

January 24th, 2020 by

Most of the questions that one encounters in a B-school personal interview can be classified into the following categories: A – Introductory questions B – Academic and work-experience related questions C – Current affairs and general awareness questions D – Personality-based questions E – Goal-related questions F – Stress questions Let us begin by looking at these types, and the common questions that are asked under each type. Please note that while most interviews begin with introductory questions, no particular order of question types is followed by the panel as regards


How to Present Yourself during the Personal Interview

January 23rd, 2020 by

Having looked at the pre-interview preparation in the previous post, we can now focus on what happens in the initial stages of the personal interview. There is one factor of your PI performance that invariably shapes your first impression in the minds of the panellists even before they meet you. Can you imagine what it is? It’s not your CAT score, or your academic scores, or your work-experience, or your hobbies and interests. It is your punctuality. Whether or not you turn up on time for the interview greatly influences not only the panel’s first impression but also your own


B-school Interview Tips – Dress Code and Body Language

January 22nd, 2020 by

Dress Code and Body Language Guide for 'D-Day' Creating a good first impression is quintessential for a Personal Interview. The steps towards achieving that would be: Dress for it i.e. the dress code Entering into the room Sitting down Body language Verbal Language Conduct inside the room Leaving the room We have got you covered for the whole of it. We have curated a detailed list of Do’s and don’t for D-day. What should you dress for the interview? You are expected to be dressed formally for the occasion. Men 1.Should wear a freshly-ironed formal full-sl


CAT Prep Strategy – How to Start Preparation for CAT 2020?

January 21st, 2020 by

You know what is the best time to start CAT Preparation for CAT 2020 exam - NOW! A lot of people just keep waiting for the right time. There is no such thing as ideal time for starting CAT Preparation. CAT 2020 is around one year away. Remember the basic fact, you can get to a basic level of preparation and a decent score very quickly – getting to a great score, on the other hand, requires a lot of effort. In this post I would discuss about some of the things that you can and should do to start your preparation for CAT 2020. CAT exam score is one of the many parameters The other pa


What is PGDBA and how it is different from CAT?

January 14th, 2020 by

The Economist published a report in 2017 titled: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. In today’s digitally transformed and connected world, data is produced in vast streams daily, at a mind-boggling volume and pace. Be it the use of data by Cambridge Analytica in the Trump campaign or be it the personalized recommendations that your YouTube gives you, data is used extensively by companies to make decisions of any and every sort. Understanding this dire need of Business Analytics professionals, three of the best institutes of our country (ISI Kolkata, IIM Calcu