Minglebox Education News - gd-pi http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:02:35 GMT Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:02:35 GMT http://www.minglebox.com/rss Minglebox Feed Generator contact@minglebox.com contact@minglebox.com 5 Minglebox Education News 142 18 http://www.minglebox.com/news http://www.minglebox.com/images/global/logo-of-minglebox.gif <![CDATA[Tips to Prepare for Writing Ability Test ]]> Most IIMs believe that GDs most often proved ‘might is right’. With a motive to offer equitable platform to management aspirants to demonstrate their communication skills, they have now switched to WAT or the Writing Ability Test.  In fact, essay writing has become one of the vital processes for admissions carrying a minimum weightage of 30% for the final selection of candidates.   What does WAT assess? As the name suggests, WAT assess the writing skills of the candidate through essay writing. But it is not just that simple. You will have to write the essay with..

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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:46:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3c683934013c6b178fb81d02
<![CDATA[Attending an interview? Improve your body language to create a good impression]]> Excited about the interview call? You brush up your domain knowledge, read up on the company, browse for current affairs as well as some important statistics and are ready to impress the panel. But are you ready? Are your non-verbal communication skills speaking positively of you? Yes, the panel is scrutinizing your body language. You might be saying all the right things, but if your body language speaks otherwise, your chances may not be too positive. Therefore, it is equally important for you to improve your body language. So what are few pointers you should keep in mind? ..

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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:40:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe853c603c95013c60c61446554f
<![CDATA[Checklist of GD topics ]]> As aspirants of a reputed B-school we are sure most of you are anxiously waiting for the GD-PI calls. Since success in group discussions cannot be achieved with minimal preparations, we hope you are busy planning your strategies to successfully crack your GD. Apart from brushing up your basic skills such as communication skills, body language and vocabulary, looking into some old and common GD topics would help you get an idea of what you can expect and save you some shock. Let us look at some of the topics asked in previous years: Advertising is legalized lying-IIM Lucknow ..

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Wed, 16 Jan 2013 06:36:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843c3e8e7e013c4212cc3a29de
<![CDATA[Group Discussion Myths Busted]]> Group Discussion and Personal Interview have been the standard selection tools for admission into Indian B-schools. While work experience, academic record and scores in the competitive entrance test qualify you for an interview call, the final selection largely depends on your performance in the deciding rounds-GD-PI. However, most students fail to turn the GD-PI calls into admission calls. This is because the candidates do not know what the moderators /interviewers are looking for and how to prepare accordingly. Below are a few myths surrounding GDs. Myth 1: Smooth talkers perform better..

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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:38:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843c2a3355013c37c8065f5613
<![CDATA[Personal Interview-An Integral Part of B-School Admission Process]]> The heat of the B-school admission process does not end with clearing the most competitive entrance exams such as CAT, XAT and SNAP. You will have to face the final frontier-the Personal Interview (PI). Although many students successfully clear the exams and get the GD-PI calls, many fail to perform well in the interview room. To perform well, it is essential that you understand the What, Why and How of the personal interview round. So what does the PI test? Personal Interview aims at understanding and knowing the candidate better. It is an opportunity to market yourself as the..

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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:30:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3c201901013c235d9eeb3c3d
<![CDATA[Winning objectives for a positive outcome in Group Discussions]]> Done with the MBA entrance exams? Prepare yourself for the next big step-Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).  Having cleared presumably one of the most difficult steps to secure an admission in a reputed B-school, do not let inadequate preparation for GD-PI ruin your chances. There have been cases of candidates receiving GD-PI calls from all reputed B-schools but failing to turn them into admission calls. So it is time you draw a strategy to crack the next two stages successfully. As MBA aspirants, every candidate must be aware that group discussions are stimulated..

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Wed, 09 Jan 2013 04:13:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3c1b6b86013c1d82dfaf6d02
<![CDATA[Tips to claim your berth in top B-schools]]> MBA aspirants who have received calls from B-schools across the country have to appear for the next leg of the admission process: Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). GD is usually not an elimination procedure. The evaluator evaluates you on skills like communication in group, leadership, assertiveness and most importantly listening. Remember you have one mouth and two years. So the communication should also be on similar pattern. A group discussion is your chance to be more vocal. The evaluator wants to hear you speak. So you do not have to sit quietly and hope that..

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Wed, 10 Mar 2010 06:02:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe7427469a27012746aa7d0511b5
<![CDATA[IIM CAT Group Discussion Tips ]]> GROUP DISCUSSION A group discussion (GD) is a simulated exercise, where you cannot suddenly put up a show, since the evaluators will see through you easily. In this page you can find tips on GD and how to handle them to ensure a positive outcome. Here's how most group discussions work Normally groups of 8-10 candidates are formed into a leaderless group, and are given a specific situation to analyze and discuss within a given time limit. The group may be given a case study and asked to come out with a solution for a problem. The group may be given a topic and asked to..

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Tue, 29 Dec 2009 08:48:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe7425d5ae900125d99f80a82020
<![CDATA[Get ready with Group Discussion Topics]]> If you have got a GD PI call from a top MBA Institute, you must be feeling that half the battle is won. But before you let these flights of fancy take control on one more step you need to clear. The GD PI hurdle. This is where multiple call getters fall by the wayside year after year! Although GD’s are the norm, many a time, particularly at  IIM Ahmedabad   , we have seen case studies being the norm rather than GD’s . A case study is a small factual description of a situation. It could be anything from the financial woes of a company to climate..

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Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:28:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe732692539601269885c839255c
<![CDATA[Group Discussion measure the managerial attributes ]]> Group Discussion for the coveted management colleges are round the corner and these rounds are where decisions are made. During the GD the interviewer evaluates the candidate’s skills, capabilities and level of experience. You may anticipate some questions and prepare the ideal answers but remember that there are no standard responses. Your replies should be clear and relevant, whatever be the question. Mr. Manish Saraf, COO, PT Education explains more Special qualities that MBA schools look for in a candidate: While selecting candidates, the MBA schools always look for..

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Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:59:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe74263a60d5012646aabcb2221e
<![CDATA[Tips for clearing Personal Interviews]]> The magic key to success is to present yourself wonderfully in a Personal Interview . The focus of a B-school interview can range from specific questions about your job to broad discussions on life. Approach the interview as a conversation to be enjoyed, not as a question-and-answer ordeal. It may be about your hobbies - your recent cross-country trip. This doesn’t mean that the interviewers are not serious. It just means that you’re being sized up as a person and a future professional in all your dimensions. Try to be your witty, charming, natural self. Do not try to put on...

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Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:47:23 GMT data-0001-fdbffe74263a60d50126469f82a71742
<![CDATA[Question kit for Personal Interview]]> Even after months of preparation, some candidates do not perform well inside the interview room. To prepare well, you need to understand what the panel might ask in the interview. Here are some of the general questions asked in a Personal Interview; the questions generally revolve around behaviors, skills and attitudes of the student. The selector aims to gain an insight into the personality of the student by assessing the student in the following areas: •    The Strengths and weaknesses of the student •    Aim and objective behind management..

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Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:43:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe74263a60d50126469bcbc31343
<![CDATA[A few guidelines for GD ]]> The reason why institutes put you through a Group discussion and an interview, after testing your conceptual skills in an exam, is to get to know you as a person and gauge how well you will fit in their institute. The Group discussion tests how you function as a part of a team and how open-minded are you in accepting views contrary to your own. •     The students can expect fact based GD topics. Kind of Topics which can be asked in GD s are: Factual, Controversial, Abstract and Case Study type GD. Students must be prepared to speak in any of these GD formats. ..

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Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:39:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe74263a60d501264697ef7c0cf7