How to Prepare for USPEE MBA 2020?

    Himanshi Sharma Himanshi Sharma
    Exam Prep Master

    UPSEE 2020 is considered to be one of the most reputed exams to pursue a management course in Uttar Pradesh. More than 1.5 lakh students appeared for the test last year, out of which around 1.3 lakh students managed to clear it. Moreover, there is 158 college that are affiliated to UPSEE MBA 2020 in UP, 37 in Delhi NCR and 1 college in Haryana respectively. UPSEE MBA Syllabus comprises of four subjects i.e. English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness, Thinking and Decision Ability. It is important to note that management entrance test does not just test the intellect but also a candidate’s ability to manage certain situations and accuracy such as:

    • Management of time
    • Balancing speed and quality
    • Presence of mind
    • Concentration in work
    • Ability to deliver best quality performance under high-stress ambiance.

    However, the skills mentioned above can only be acquired successfully by regular practice and concentration. There are various preparation techniques that can help candidates to achieve their goals of cracking UPSEE MBA 2020 which is elaborated in this article itself.

    When to Start Preparing for UPSEE MBA 2020?

    UPSEE MBA 2020 will be tentatively conducted in third week of April 2020. It depends on a candidate’s own intellect and understanding the topics to prepare for the examination. On an average, it requires approximately 6-8 months to prepare well for UPSEE MBA.

    Candidates can organize a stipulated time frame for an effective UPSEE MBA 2020 preparations:  

    • Conceptual learning of the syllabus layout- 3 months
    • Practice the related questions in an elaborated way- 3 month
    • Practice and attempting mock tests as much as possible - 2 months.

    UPSEE MBA preparation also depends on candidate’s desire and passion to be able to clear the test. One should be more logical to attain a good UPSEE Result. The syllabus must be read thoroughly and identifying one’s weak and strong aspects can boost up their preparations and confidence.

    UPSEE MBA 2020 Timetable

    Exclusive UPSEE MBA 2020 Timetable

    An exclusive section-wise time management for UPSEE MBA 2020 is tabulated well in this section of article. Candidates can go through it for their corresponding preparation endeavor. It talks about the number of days that should be invested in each topic per section of the entire syllabus for UPSEE MBA, in order to fetch good results altogether.

    English LanguageNumerical AptitudeThinking and Decision MakingGeneral Awareness
    Grammar4Numerical calculation3Creative thinking4Knowledge of current affairs and other issues related to trade5
    vocabulary2Arithmetic4unfamiliar relationships3industry4
    Uncommon words2Simple Algebra3verbal reasoning3economy5
    Sentence completion3geometry and trigonometry10finding patterns trends2sports5
    Synonym2Interpretation of graphs5Assessment of figures & diagrams4culture5
    Antonyms2charts and tables4----science8
    relationship between words & phrases3------------
    comprehension of passages2------------

    Time required for each subject UPSEE MBA 2020

    MBA aspirants who are appearing for UPSEE MBA 2020 must schedule their time of study on a day to day basis. One must sit for at least 4 hours to prepare for the main entrance test preparations. An outlook for candidates as to how they can distribute their time for different course of study is tabulated below:

    Day/Time1 hour1 hour1 hour1 hour
    MondayEnglishNA (Numerical Aptitude)Thinking and Decision MakingGA (General Awareness)
    TuesdayEnglishNAThinking and Decision MakingGA
    WednesdayEnglishNAThinking and Decision MakingGA
    ThursdayEnglishNAThinking and Decision MakingGA
    FridayEnglishNAThinking and Decision MakingGA
    SaturdaySolving one full UPSEE MBA mock test paper (3 hours)
    SundayAnalyzing the mistakes and doubts in the attempted mock test (2-3 hours) and retaking the same mock test paper again

    Download UPSEE MBA Sample Papers

    Preparation Strategy for UPSEE MBA

    UPSEE MBA 2020 Preparation Strategy

    There are various steps for UPSEE MBA 2020 preparations, that a candidate should absorb so that they do not face much difficulty in planning a strategy for the same. The possible preparation strategy is mentioned below point-wise:  

    1. The first step for preparations of UPSEE MBA 2020 entrance test is to collect all the relevant study material as per the stated syllabus.
    2. Join a well-reviewed coaching institute that can help them in their preparation and give them some valuable tips and tricks and make them give practice test for the same.
    3. Initiate by studying each topic one by one with conceptual clarity. Most of the syllabus is based on 10+2 topics. Those who were academically sound in school, might get benefitted.
    4. Do not neglect English section as many students tend to do so and later, stuck in the main examination of UPSEE MBA.
    5. It is always recommended to practice questions with a timer and avoid making use of calculators which would increase their efficiency with time constraints in their mind as well.
    6. Identify your strengths and weakness by practicing each topic properly.
    7. Make a list of candidate’s strong and weak areas in resolving questions. In the initial phase of preparations, one must put emphasis over strengthening the weak areas.
    8. Instead of solving 20 questions of one type, candidates must solve 4 questions of 5 types from each topic of the syllabus.
    9. Candidates must take as many mock tests as early as possible. They might scoreless initially but one must remember practice makes a man perfect.
    10. Analyzing and re-attempting the same mock test can make their strategy better in terms of pre-exam preparations. It is always recommended to take at least 1-3 mocks in a week or so.
    11. Once the entire syllabus is covered, candidates must focus primarily on mock tests only which can take them to zenith.
    12. In the last month before the commencement of main examination, one should not prepare any new topics. Instead, they should strengthen the prepared ones.
    13. Attempting the previous years’ UPSEE MBA question papers is always a good idea which can make the applicant’s skills more efficient and qualitative.
    14. Studying is important but not without taking adequate breaks and getting enough sleep while preparing for UPSEE MBA 2020.

    Preparation Tips for English

    UPSEE MBA 2020 Preparation Tips for English

    English section is all about verbal, writing and reading ability of the language. It does scare a lot of applicants but there are many who take this section for granted as well. In order to get results in this section, one should possess very deep knowledge of the section. It consists of below mentioned sub topics:

    • Grammar
    • Vocabulary
    • Uncommon words
    • Sentence completion
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Relationship between words and phrases
    • Comprehension of passages.

    Tips and tricks for English Section

    1. Candidates must read fiction and non-fiction novels, newspapers, business magazines and suchlike in order to get better at this section.
    2. To excel in any language, one must learn the basics of grammar. Similarly, for English language, grammar topics like articles, adjectives, tenses, modifiers, etc. must be practiced well.
    3. Learning new words everyday can boost up candidate’s vocabulary. So, the idea is to create a cue card to put down all the new words that they come across.
    4. One trick that some aspirants may miss is that they should get in a habit of going through the questions first instead of the passage in the comprehensions.
    5. Do make combinations and attempt the ones with easier vibe.

    Preparation Tips for Numerical Aptitude

    UPSEE MBA 2020 Preparation Tips for Numerical Aptitude

    Numerical Aptitude has a lot to do with applicant’s quantitative ability that covers the following areas of mathematics:

    • Numerical calculation
    • Arithmetic
    • Simple algebra
    • Geometry and trigonometry
    • Interpretation of graphs
    • Charts and tables.

    Now, this section in UPSEE MBA is the most contradicting as either it can take the whole universe of time or it can be solved in no time, depends on a candidates’ mathematical skills and practice of all the short cut tricks that is usually taught in most of the coaching Institutes for UPSEE MBA 2020.

    While preparing for Numerical Ability, one can follow the below-mentioned tips:

    1. Conceptual clarity and laying the foundation: If your basics are clear, there you are with a best score. So, to be good at mathematics one must brush up their concepts and basics of all the topics, to resolve the complexity of questions.
    2. Time-saving techniques: Time saving is one of the most essential aspect for any examination. Here, time could be saved effectively by learning tables till 40, squares up to 30, cubes up to 20, percentage equivalent of fractions till 25 and suchlike. Apart from this, one must practice solving the related questions within 2 minutes which is the average time that should be spend on each question in this section.
    3. Formulas in mathematics: Mathematics is all about formulas which is the key to attempt any question. Candidates are suggested to maintain a formula book where they can note down all the formulas as per the elaborated syllabus and go through it on regular basis.
    4. Analyzing difficulty level: It is always advised to break the entire section into three parts, in UPSEE MBA mock test papers, as per the difficulty level of the questions which could be easy, moderate, or difficult.
    5. Questions solving strategy: One must be strategic while attempting UPSEE MBA 2020 main entrance examination. The questions must be to resolved in less time and it is better to resolve 3 easy questions than 1 difficult one.
    6. Practice: The last piece of advice for UPSEE MBA 2020 aspirants is that they must practice a lot. Practice makes a man perfect.

    Preparation Tips for Thinking and Decision making

    UPSEE MBA 2020 Preparation Tips for Thinking and Decision making

    The third section, thinking and decision making in UPSEE MBA 2020 is more related to candidate’s Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning skills. This could be one of the most difficult section as it is more logical than intellectual. One cannot mug up the content and perform best in examination. They must understand the logic behind the question and then answer it.

    All the topics for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning is bulleted below:

    • Creative thinking
    • Unfamiliar relationships
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Finding patterns trends
    • Assessment of figures and diagrams.

    Possible tips to attempt this section is listed below:

    1. Candidates must practice quick calculation and analyzing/observing capability.
    2. Solving puzzles like Sudoku and crossword can sharpen one’s ability to think and make appropriate decisions.
    3. If it takes 10-15 minutes to resolve 20 questions, try resolving it in 8-12 minutes. It will be a good practice to watch out time consumption.

    Preparation Tips General Awareness

    UPSEE MBA 2020 Preparation Tips General Awareness

    General awareness is basically general knowledge that a candidate holds. Although, UPSEE official have focused on few majors in which the questions will be prompted as bulleted below:

    • Knowledge of current affairs and other issues related to trade
    • Industry
    • Economy
    • Sports
    • Culture
    • Science

    Few tips and tricks to conquer this section are listed below:

    1. One must read newspaper daily to keep themselves updated with the latest.
    2. One can also read the magazines that talks about all the latest stuff as per the syllabus.
    3. Candidates who join the coaching institute, will be provided with general awareness study material which would be quite useful.
    4. Keep yourself updated with the current affairs, that is the latest new should be on tips.

    Resources to Prepare for UPSEE MBA 2020

    • Coaching centers provide the best study material for UPSEE MBA 2020 entrance test.
    • Coaching centers preparation materials can be acquired on websites like OLX and Quikr which contains all the relevant and to-the-point material for candidates to practice.
    • Class X and XII NCERT books are best to prepare for Numerical aptitude.
    • English section could be well prepared by reading novels, newspapers, magazines and suchlike. Dictionary could also prove to be of great help for learning new words which enhances one’s vocabulary.

    Additional reference material for each section of UPSEE MBA 2020 question paper is given below:

    Reference Books and preparation Material for English

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh, Publisher – Arihant

    Wren and Martin English Grammar

    0 Days to More Powerful Vocabulary by Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis, Publisher- Simon & Schuster.Business English and Communication by Clark Zimmer, Publisher- Mcgraw Hill Ryerson.

    Reference Books and preparation Material for Numerical Ability

    NCERT Mathematics books for class 8th, 9th, 10th and 10+2Numerical Ability 18 Days Wonder by K.J.S. Khurana and Rajeev Markanday

    Mathematics by R.S Aggarwal


    Reference Books and Preparation Material for General Awareness

    The Best Book of General Knowledge 2019 by Subash C.Soni

    General Knowledge 2020 by Purushottam Kumar

    Popular General Knowledge published by RPH Editorial Board written by R. Gupta


    Reference Books and Preparation Material for Thinking and Decision making

    1. Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving and Prediction (Best of Edge Series) by Mr. John Brockman

    UPSEE MBA 2020 Mock Test

    There are various online sites that releases UPSEE MBA 2020 mock test papers for aspiring candidates. It is not recommended to rely on any mock test. However, it is of great help if one practices it thoroughly.  Sites like ht campus and entrance corner releases relevant mock tests for UPSEE MBA 2020.

    Practicing mocks tests help candidates to be familiar with UPSEE MBA exam pattern.

    The more mock tests are attempted by candidates, the better accuracy and speed they will have.

    UPSEE MBA Mock Test papers help them to identify areas of one’s strength and weakness.

    It also grooms a candidate to sit for as long as 3 hours.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    UPSEE MBA 2020 Preparation Tips FAQs

    Ques. Can I prepare myself for UPSEE MBA 2020?

    Ans. Yes, you can self prepare for the exam. Start by having complete knowledge of the syllabus and exam patter. Gather all the study material and and prepare a time table for studying. Also make sure you practice the mock tests.

    Ques. How many mock tests are sufficient to practice before the exam?

    Ans. As suggested by the toppers, 30-35 mock tests are sufficient to be practiced before the actual exam. The important point is to work on your weak topics and mistakes.

    Ques. Is there any limit on the number of attempts in UPSEE MBA 2020?

    Ans. No, there is no limit in the attempts and in the age criteria as well. The only restriction in the exam is of the educational qualification.

    Ques. Is the study material provided by the coaching institute reliable?

    Ans. The study material provided by coaching institute is updated and on the basis of past data. There is no harm in refering a book but candidate should not lose focus on self study.

    Ques. How many hours of study is sufficient to prepare well for UPSEE MBA 2020?

    Ans. Candidates are advised to study 2-3 hours daily for good preparation. It depends upons person to person and their capability to intake more knowledge. You should focus and contribute on the basis of your study habits.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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