Group discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) are an integral part of the MBA admission process. Here’s how you can prepare for each of them.
Be updated about current and international affairs, and issues affecting India and the world, etc, so that you can speak your opinion and views when asked.
You need to be patient and practice effective listening skills to respond effectively in a group discussion.
It is okay to say ‘I don’t know in an interview’ instead of answering a question without any knowledge about the topic. Be modest and state that you aren’t aware of the facts.
Here’s a model opening question in a PI – ‘Tell me something about you’. Typically, one should talk in brief about family, education, career goals, hobbies and interests. Don’t talk a lot about the past. Whatever is the question, give straight and simple answers to the questions asked by the interviewer.
Written Ability Test
WAT topics are abstract as they can ask to ‘describe the color pink and blue’ to something with more focus on current trends. So it’s advisable to keep reading latest news and trends on India’s growth stories. Keep reading business dailies on a regular basis. Do also go through editorial sections of newspapers. This round also tests the candidate’s language and articulation skills. So be careful about what you write.
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