Simple yet effective tips for cracking WAT & PI rounds to make it to your dream B-school

Megha Sahay

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The admission process of management courses for the academic session 2020-22 has already begun. Most of the leading B-schools have opened their doors for admissions to various certificate, degree and, diploma business management courses.

Top management institutes like Great Lakes Institute of Management have announced their admissions open for one year MBA course. Bennet University recently declared its admissions open for BBA program for the new academic session earlier in December. Similarly, the admission process for PGDM course at iFEEL Lonavala, one of the Best PGDM colleges in Mumbai, has also begun.

While entrance exams are the main gateway to your dream B-school, written tests and personal interviews are also an important part of the admission process, determining your chances of getting selected.

Though there is no fixed formula or a syllabus, it is important to follow a well-strategized plan to get through the Written Ability Test (WAT) and PI rounds.

1. Early bird catches the worm. Hence, start preparing early!

Right after the announcement of your management entrance results, your next immediate goal should be cracking the Written Ability Test (WAT) and PI rounds to get admissions in your dream B-school. Faculty members at iFEEL Lonavala suggest preparing in such a way that within the span of 50- 60 seconds, you create the best impression on the panelists. You can seek help from the toppers and experts to get an idea about the interview questions and all the do’s and don’t.

2. Brush up your GK

Written tests are mainly intended to check a candidate’s ability to think critically and put down their viewpoint on paper within the given time span. Therefore, it is important to know how to structure an essay properly – introduction, body, and conclusion. In addition to that, keeping updated on the current affairs and the latest news is crucial for the preparation of both the written test and personal interview rounds.

3. Be confident and honest

At times, the interviewers tend to cross-question even when a candidate has answered rightly simply to check his/her confidence level. “Answering with logic, honesty, and humility will make your responses seem more genuine and natural,” says a faculty member at iFEEL. You need to be honest yet prepared with strong points to justify your answers.

4. Practice

The saying “Practice leads to perfection” can’t be truer, especially when it comes to cracking your B-school admission test. Be it getting through the interview rounds or acing your written tests, practice is the key. Practicing interviews on a daily basis can make a huge difference. In addition, since the written test is all about being able to think critically and give your responses through a constructive critique on paper. Experts suggest adopting a habit of writing on current affairs as well as general topics.

 

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