IBSAT 2017 Preparation Tips By Parag Chordia

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    “Practice Makes The Master”, Says Parag Chordia

    Parag Chordia appeared for IBSAT in 2012. He got admission call from NL Dalmia, Welingkars and IBS Mumbai. He chose IBS Mumbai for his further studies. We interviewed him and he shares some of his preparation strategies and tips.

    Given below is the questionnaire with him that can help to prepare for IBSAT at some extent.

    Ques. What was your mode of preparation for IBSAT?

    Ans. I joined coaching classes and it helped me a lot for preparing for IBSAT.

    Ques. Did you take coaching classes? If yes, mention its role in your story.

    Ans. Yes, I joined CETKINGS. The coaching classes helped me a lot as you get practical knowledge of solving the questions and also you get the best guidance as, how to crack the questions in the entrance exams.

    Ques. What mock papers did you take?

    Ans. CETKINGS Mock Exams and various mocks online.

    Ques. How would you rate the following Preparation Strategy in terms of their efficiency in your story?

    CoachingCoaching Study MaterialOnline Study MaterialSelf-Study
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    Ques. What are the websites you followed for getting regular updates and preparation?

    Ans. There are various MBA entrance exams websites, I am not able to recall the names of some, sorry but they helped a lot.

    Ques. How many GDPI did you take part in?

    Ans. I took in around 4-5 GD/PI rounds.

    Ques. How was the interview? Share some of the questions.

    Ans. The interview was very well conducted by the college. First, it was the GD round wherein the facilitator gave everyone an equal chance to speak. Then it was the personal interview wherein they asked everything about my career and why MBA. It was a smooth conduct. They gave a practical situation to solve and also some part of technical knowledge as to how to implement in your job.

    Ques. Data Interpretation: Discuss Your Strategy for the Section.

    Ans. For Data Interpretation, it is very important to manage your time as the questions look very simple but they consume a lot of time. We should be well versed with the numbers and quick in calculations in order to solve such questions.

    Ques. Logical Reasoning: Discuss Your Strategy for the Section.

    Ans. This section was one of the easiest for me. It’s very interesting part of the IBSAT 2017 Exam. One should read the question carefully and understand properly. The answers to such questions are connected so it’s very important to decode the questions.

    Ques. Verbal Ability: Discuss Your Strategy for the Section.

    Ans. Well versed with the reading ability and the ability to understand the question very well

    Ques. Vocabulary and Grammar: Discuss Your Strategy for the Section.

    Ans. Practice as many grammar questions from mock tests as one can. Also, make a habit of reading for better understanding of the language and the meanings of the words.

    Ques. Share the name of the books and materials that you followed for excelling in IBSAT?

    Ans. I mostly preferred RS Sharma coaching materials provided by my coaching institute.

    Ques. What should be the strategy for someone who is starting just two months before the exam?

    Ans. Solve as many questions as you can. Give mock tests almost on every alternate day along with thorough study and evaluation. Giving mock tests by managing proper time enables a person to be prepared for the test right from the word go. So if you study for like 7-8 hours a day, give a mock test of around 2 hours by using stop watch to evaluate yourself.

    Ques. How did you manage IBSAT preparation schedule along graduation studies/working hours?

    Ans. Whenever I used to get free time from studies or work, I used to revise and refer to the notes prepared by me. Make at least 3 hours of proper study time from your busy schedule/ working hours to prepare for IBSAT exam.

    Ques. Share your strategy and how did you overcome the weak areas, what special efforts did you put in?

    Ans. I prepared small chits of formulae and revised them during travelling time. I would say, manage time properly for each section and practice each section daily. I used to give mock tests daily and found out my weak areas and worked hard on them. I polished my strong areas to have more accuracy.



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