Exams


The Indian Institutes of Management conducts a computer-based Common Admission Test for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow programmes in the management courses offered by the IIMs as well as many management institutes all across the country.

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

34

102

60 Minutes

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

32

96

60 Minutes

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

34

102

60 Minutes

Total

100

300

3 Hours

Marking Scheme

Correct Answer

Incorrect Answer

+3

-1

Note: It should be noted that there is no negative marking for non-MCQs i.e. TITA questions.

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CAT score, previous academic record & performance in WAT/GD/P

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution.

In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process.

ADMISSION PROCESS

 Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes.

PAYMENT OF CAT REGISTRATION FEE

 ₹950 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates. ₹1900 for all other categories of candidates. Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration. Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances

The exam pattern of the first slot was more or less same as that of CAT held last year. The number of questions in different sections was same as that of 2016.

CAT 2017 forenoon session can be considered challenging. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section had 34 questions. Followed by it was Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation section which had 32 questions. The last section, Quantitative Ability, had 34 questions.

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension - This section had 24 questions in RCs and 10 questions in verbal. The RCs were easy in terms of language as well as the subject area. There were three passages with six questions each and two with 3 questions each. The relative ease of reading the passages was compensated by the increased level of difficulty in the ‘choices’. Majority of questions from this area were inference-based that required good critical reasoning skills. The options in most questions required multiple reading of the relevant portions of the passage. This was time-consuming.   

Verbal ability questions were of the moderate level of difficulty. Seven out of these ten questions were non-MCQ type. The effective level of difficulty would appear to be on the higher side. 
MBAP strategy for Verbal Section(CAT)

Passages and Para jumbles are one of the most common questions found in the Verbal Ability section in CAT examination and contribute to 90% of the Verbal ability Section. Despite being a high scoring section , Passages and Para jumbles still remain a tricky set of questions . This is because of the very nature of these types of questions.

While they do seem tricky, MBAP helps you build the right strategy to help aspirants to score in Passages and Parajumbles  that even non-frequent readers can master and boost their score in the Verbal Ability section. So, here are the tricks and shortcuts to solve Passages and Para-Jumbles in Verbal Ability section, which really helped MBAP students to score well in CAT.

  • Identify the Purpose of the Passage
  • Look for the Keywords / Indicators
  • Form Mandatory Pairs
  • Use Time Sequencing

Using these tricks and techniques, MBAP students were able to understand the passage and parajumbles more lucidly and also were successful in making more number of attempts.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning - This section had the highest difficulty level in years. According to experts,  the entire section can be termed to have DI based reasoning sets and Quant based reasoning sets, making it almost impossible to identify and classify the sets in DI and LR separately." While initially the data and questions looked easy, upon attempting, they turned out to be complicated and time consuming. 

MBAP strategy for CAT DI

DI questions can prove to be lengthy and time consuming. However, MBAP Data Interpretation shortcuts and tricks can come in handy for the MBA aspirants. Our

 

  • Calculating (Approximating) Fractions shortcut techniques
  • Shortcut technique to calculate percentage change
  • Techniques to solve Change in Averages (Without using formulae)

 

enabled students to solve DI sums faster and in a very witty way which helped them to complete the paper on time along with the accuracy required.

 CAT exams Quant questions can be very tricky and time-consuming, if you don’t know the right way around them. Therefore, in order to crack Quantitative Aptitude section, aspirants have to learn and adopt several Quant tricks and Quant shortcuts.
Few of our strategy are as below:

  • D-sum techniques
    Where we train students to solve sums without even using a formulae
  • Squares of Two Digit Numbers

To find the square of any 2 digit in just 3 steps

  • Squares of Three Digit Numbers

To find the square of any 3 digit in just 4 steps

 

Using these strategies, MBAP students were able to solve more number of questions.
D-sum technique really was useful in most of the sums were students couldn’t solve sums by traditional methods and it helps to save a lot of time.

 

CAT 2018 Cut Offs for admission in 2019-21 batch in Top B School


CAT 2018 cut offs for various B-schools including IIMs  will be announced  on the basis of the CAT 2018  scores of the candidates after declaration of CAT results. IIM Ahmedabad CAT cut off is lowest among all the 20 IIMs as it requires on 70 sectional percentile in CAT 2018. All the other B-School will announce their Cut offs at the time of announcing their admission policy for 2019-21 batch.

The Indian Institutes of Management conducts a computer-based Common Admission Test for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow programmes in the management courses offered by the IIMs as well as many management institutes all across the country.

College Name Location Programme offered

1.Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A)

Ahmedabad

PGP

2. Indian Institute of Management (IIM-C)

Kolkata

PGDM

3. Indian Institute of Management (IIM-B)

Bengaluru

PGP

4. Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) -Delhi University

New Delhi

MBA

5. Xavier Labour Research Institute (XLRI)

Jamshedpur

HRM

6. Indian Institute of Management (IIM-L)

Lucknow

PGPM

7. Xavier Labour Research Institute (XLRI)

Jamshedpur

BM

9. Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS)

Mumbai

MMS

10. Indian School of Business (ISB)

Hyderabad

PGP

11. Management Development Institute (MDI)

Gurgaon

PGPM

12. SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR)

Mumbai

PGDM

12. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Mumbai

MA HRM LR

13. Indian Institute of Management (IIM-K)

Kozhikode

PGP

13. Indian Institute of Management (IIM-I)

Indore

PGPM

14*. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

New Delhi

MBA

15*. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

Kolkata

MBA

16. Indian Institute of Management (IIM-L)

Lucknow

ABM

17. Indian Institute of Management Shillong

Shillong

PGPM

18. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - SJSOM

Mumbai

M. MANAGEMENT

19. Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A)

Ahmedabad

FABM

20. National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)

Mumbai

PGDIM

21. Indian Institute of Management Ranchi

Ranchi

PGDM

22. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi - DMS

New Delhi

MBA

22. Indian Institute of Management Raipur

Raipur

PGP

23*. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM)

Pune

MBA

23*. Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD (SCMHRD)

Pune

MBA

23*. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

Mumbai

Core

24. Indian Institute of Management Trichy

Trichy

PGPM

25. Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

Rohtak

PGP

26. Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

Udaipur

PDP

27. Indian Institute of Management Kashipur

Kashipur

PGP

28. Management Development Institute (MDI)

Gurgaon

PGPM HRM

29. Xavier Labour Research Institute (XLRI)

Jamshedpur

Global MBA

30. Indian Institute of Management Ranchi

Ranchi

PGDHRM

31. Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA)

Ahmedabad

PGDM-C

32. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur – VGSOM

Kharagpur

MBA

33 .Institute of Rural Management (IRMA)

Anand (Gujarat)

PGPRM

34. Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM)

Chennai

PGPM

35. Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB)

Bhubaneshwar

MBA BM

37. Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE)

Mumbai

PGDBM

38. Management Development Institute (MDI)

Gurgaon

PGPM IM

39. Institute of Management Technology (IMT)

Ghaziabad

PGDM

40. Indian Institute of Technology Madras – DMS

Chennai

MBA

 

41Indian Institute of Management (IIM-V)

Vishakhapatnam

PGP

42.Indian Institute of Management (IIM-N)

Nagpur

PGP

43.Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Amritsar)

Amritsar

PGP

44. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur - DMS

Kanpur

MBA

45. Master of Finance & Control (MFC), DU

Master of Human Resource and Organisational Development (MHROD) Delhi School of Economics DU

Master of Finance & Control (MFC), DU

Delhi

Delhi


Delhi

MBA Fin

MHROD

MBA Fin

46. Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies

Mumbai

MSc Finance

47. International Management Institute (IMI)

Delhi

PGDM

48.Indian Institute of Management (IIM-S)

Sirmaur

PGP

49.Indian Institute of Management (IIM-J)

Jammu

PGP

50. T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)

Manipal

PGDM

51. National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)

Mumbai

PGDISEM

52. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Bengaluru

M.Mmgt (Tech Mgmt& Biz Analytics)

53. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee - DMS

Roorkee

MBA

54. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

Mumbai

MBA HR

55. Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB)

Bhubaneshwar

MBA HRM

56. Indian Institute of Management (IIM-L)

Lucknow (Noida)

SM

57. Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)

Pune

MBA IB

58. K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR)

Mumbai

PGDM, IB, FM

59. Goa Institute of Management (GIM)

Goa

PGDM

60. Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM)

Tiruchirapally

MBA

61. Master of Business Economics (MBE), Department of Business Economics, DU

Delhi

MBE

62. Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA)

Chennai

PGDM

63. FORE School of Management

New Delhi

PGDM, IB

64)Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

Bengaluru

PGDM

65. BITS Pilani, Department of Management

Pilani

MBA

66. Delhi School of Management - Delhi Technological University (DTU)

Delhi

MBA

67. Nirma University -Institute of Management (IMNU)

Ahmedabad

MBA

68. Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBS)

Delhi

PGDM, Finance

69. Institute of Financial Management & Research (IFMR)

Chennai

PGDM, PGDM-WE

70. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM)

Bengaluru

MBA

71. Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)

NASIK

MBA Ops

72. International Management Institute (IMI)

Delhi

PGDHRM

73,74. Vanguard Business School

Bengaluru

MBA

75. Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)

Pune

MBA

76. Bennett University

Greater Noida

MBA

77. Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)

Pune

MBA

78. Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM)

Chennai

PGDM

79. Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC)

Pune

MBA CM

80. TAPMI School of Business, Manipal University

Jaipur

MBA

81. Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM)

Bhopal

PGDFM

82. Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University (FMS BHU)

Varanasi

MBA MBA IB

83. IFIM Business School

Bengaluru

PGDM

84. Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM)

Gurgaon

PGPM 1 year

85. University Business School (UBS)

Chandigarh

MBA

86. PUMBA (University of Pune)

Pune

MMS

87. International Management Institute (IMI)

Kolkata

PGDM

88. Institute of Management Technology (IMT)

Ghaziabad

DCP

89. International Management Institute (IMI)

Delhi

PGDM B&I

90. GD Goenka University

Gurgaon

MBA

91. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Gandhinagar

MBA

92. Nirma

Ahmedabad

MBA

93. National Institute of Bank Management

Pune

PGDM B & FS

94. Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME)

Bengaluru

PGDM

95. Welingkar Institute of Management

Mumbai

MMS, PGDM

96. Management Development Institute (MDI)

Murshidabad

PGP

97. Institute of Management Technology (IMT)

Hyderabad

PGDM

98. Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIM Tech)

Noida

PGDMPGDM (International Business)

99. SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD)

Mysore

PGDM

100. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

Hyderabad

PGDM

101. Institute of Management and Technology IMT – Nagpur

Nagpur

PGDM

102. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management-Hyderabad

Hyderabad

MBA

103. Universal Business School

Karjat

MBA

104. Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS)

Ranchi

PM

105. Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD (SCMHRD)

Pune

MBA-IM

106. Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)

Pune

MBA AB, MBA E&E

107. K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR)

Mumbai

PGDM - Retail Management

108. Shri Ram College of Commerce Global Business Operations (SRCC GBO), DU

Delhi

GBO

109. Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM)

Gurgaon

PGPME

110. Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR)

Pune

MBA-IT

111.Symbiosis Center for Information Technology

Pune

MBA-ITBM

112. ICFAI Business School

Hyderabad

MBA/PGPM

113. Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB)

Bhubaneswar

MBA - Rural Management

114. Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS)

Ranchi

Marketing & Finance

115.Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

Harihar and Pune

PGDM

116. Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME)

Kochi

PGDM

117.Symbiosis Institute of Health Services (SIHS)

Pune

MBA

118.Symbiosis Institute of Banking and Finance (SSBF)

Pune

MBA BF, PGDBF

119. National Insurance Academy

Pune

PGDM

120. National Power Training Institute

Faridabad

MBA (Power Management)

121. Chetana's Ram Prasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research

Mumbai

MMS, MFM,MMM

122. KIAMS

Pune

PGDM

122. Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies

Bengaluru

PGDM

123. ISME

Bangalore

PGDM

124. Siva Sivani

Hyderabad

PGDM

125. IPE Hyderabad

Hyderabad

PGDM

126. GIBS

Bangalore

MBA

127. DMI

Patna

PGDM

128. EMPI

Delhi

PGDM

129. CBS

Kolkata

PGDM

130. FIIB

Delhi

PGDM

131. LPU

Chandigarh

MBA

132. World University of Design

Haryana

MBA in Design Strategy and Management

133. Glocal

Saharanpur

MBA

134. Doon Business School

Dehradun

MBA

135. Quantum

Dehradun

MBA

136. Galgotia University

Greater Noida

MBA

137. Shiv Nadar University

Greater Noida

MBA

138. Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM)

Kolkata

MBA

139. Xavier Institute of Management & Research

Mumbai

PGDM

140. Institute of Management Studies

Noida

PGDM

141. Amity University

Noida

MBA

142. Llyod Institute of Management Studies

Greater Noida

MBA

143. PES University

Bengaluru

MBA

144. Alliance school of business

Bengaluru

MBA

145. Indira School of Business Studies

Pune

MBA, PGDM

146. Christ University

Bengaluru

MBA

147. Accurate Institute of Management and Technology

Greater Noida

MBA, PGDM

148. Rayat Bahra Institute of Management

Mohali

MBA

149. New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM)

New Delhi

PGDM

150. Asian Business School

Noida

MBA/PGDM

151. Asia Pacific Business School

New Delhi

MBA/PGDM

152. Jindal Global University

Sonipat

MBA

153. University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

Dehradun

MBA

154. Ansal University

Gurgaon

MBA

155. Manav Rachna University

Faridabad

MBA

156. Delhi School of Business

New Delhi

PGDM

156. TAPMI SOB

Jaipur

MBA

157. North Cap University

Gurgaon

MBA

158. Apeejay Stya

Gurgaon

MBA

159. NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research

Mumbai

PGDM

160. Sri Balaji Society

Pune

PGDM

161. FLAME University

Pune

MBA

162. SIES

Mumbai

PGDM

163. NIA SOM

Pune

PGDM (Insurance)

164. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Coimbatore

MBA

165. BIMM

Pune

PGDM

166. Army Institute of Management

Kolkata

MBA

167. ITM

Mumbai

PGDM

NMAT

NThe exam pattern of NMAT  is prescribed by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a global non-profit organization comprised of leading graduate business schools around the world.

GMAC believes that business and management are critical to the economic and social well-being of people worldwide. We advocate for graduate management education and its value to individuals and society. GMAC is the owner and administrator of the GMAT® and NMAT by GMAC™ exams.

GMAC strives to increase access in order to grow and diversify the candidate pool; develop assessments to meet global management education needs; and extend the value to schools with our products, services, and industry knowledge.

The Value of the NMAT by GMAC™ Exam

It is accepted as an admissions criterion by the leading management institutions in India

It measures the skills needed to succeed in business school.

It is designed to give you the confidence to perform to the best of your ability

Finally, it is designed for your convenience

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is computer-delivered and gives each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time. The number of questions, difficulty levels, and the time limit for each of the sections is predetermined and, under normal administration conditions, are the same regardless of when and where the test is administered. Candidates have a choice of selecting the order/sequence of the test sections.

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam has three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

The three sections of the NMAT by GMAC™ are individually timed. Test takers must answer questions and review answers of each section within the allotted time. Test takers must review their answers before moving to another section of the exam, as once the candidate closes out of a section, all answers are final.

Section Name

Number of questions

Time

Language Skills

32

22

Quantitative Skills

48

60

Logical Reasoning

40

38

Total

120

120

NMAT Marking Scheme

 

  • No negative marking
  • Uniform Marking scheme: +1 per right answer
  • Moderate difficulty exam

3 Attempts allowed

NMAT LAST YEAR CUTOFF

COURSE

LANGUAGE SKILLS (96)

QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES (144)

LOGICAL REASONING (120)

OVERALL CUTOFF (360)

MBA Program/ MBA Banking/ MBA Capital Market/ MBA HR

55

74

61

208

MBA Pharmaceutical Management

50

50

50

169

PGDM

55

70

55

200

Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline from a recognized University with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate (in order to be eligible for NMIMS)

Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply.

Logical Reasoning

LR in NMAT by GMAC has a mix of Verbal and Critical Reasoning as well as Decision making questions. The question emerged from topics like family tree, numerical grid, coding, series, direction sense, syllogism, arrangements. Time allotted to all the 40 questions in this section is 38 minutes.

 

There were 12 questions on Verbal Reasoning and 28 were on Non-Verbal Reasoning. Most of the questions were of Moderate to medium  difficulty level, still the LoD in LR section was higher than last year NMAT exam. In Non-Verbal Reasoning, questions on Matrix, Sequential Output were set based apart from other questions which were individual ones.

 

Language Skills


Questions in this section appear from core grammar topics like usage on Parts of speech, tenses, conditionals, modifiers. The 2 RC passages of around 600 words followed by 4 questions each were challenging but were still doable. Jumbled paragraphs, synonyms-antonyms also appeared in this section. This section with 32 questions has to be solved in 22 minutes.

 

Quantitative Skills


Quantitative skills section in NMAT contains questions not only on Quant but also on Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency. Major part in this section remained moderate however a few questions were asked in a different manner and are rated as more time consuming if not very difficult. Number system, PnC, Algebra, Mensuration, Geometry are the prominent topics in this section.  This section has 48 questions and has to be solved in 60 minutes.

  • SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  • Indian School of Business (ISB) - (For Certificate Programme in Business Analytics - CBA)
  • SPJIMR - Mumbai
  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi),Mumbai
  • ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • ISBR Business School, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Athena School of Management - Mumbai
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  • Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad
  • BSE Institute Limite, Mumbai
  • Amity University, Delhi NCR
  • Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh
  • Benett University - Delhi, NCR
  • SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
  • Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
  • Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad
  • BML Munjal University, Delhi
  • VIT University, Vellore
  • ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  • Mody University, Rajasthan
  • GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  • Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad
  • Jindal Global Business school - Delhi/NCR

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET) is a computer-based management entrance test. Officially known as MAH-MBA/MMS-CET, the exam is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, for admission to management courses such as MBA/MMS in various institutes in the state of Maharashtra.

Section

Number of questions

Marks per question

Maximum marks

Logical Reasoning

75

1

75

Abstract Reasoning

25

1

25

Quantitative Aptitude

50

1

50

Verbal Ability/Reading Competition

50

1

50

Total

200

 -

 
  • Time slot will be of 150 minutes to answer 200 questions.
  • For every correct response +1 mark will be awarded for every correct response
  • There will be no negative marking

ELIGIBILITY:

  • A candidate should have passed with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of candidates of backward class categories belonging to Maharashtra State only) in Bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline as recognised by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of the qualifying examination can also apply.
  • Maharashtra State and OMS candidates who have appeared for the CAT / GMAT / CMAT 2015 / MAT (Feb 2015)/ XAT / ATMA / MH-CET are eligible for All India seats subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria. Such candidates are also required to fill and confirm online application form.

Quantitative Aptitude:

There were four DI Sets with around 20 questions all together. Most of these 20 questions were the easiest questions in the entire CET. The questions were typical conventional percentage calculation based questions. Although the test setter ensured that question from every chapter of the Math gets asked, the section had lesser inclusion of Basic Arithmetic and Algebra and a wider inclusion of questions from Work and Time, Speed and Ratio. It's normally the opposite in the other exams. The questions were all conventional, but a bit calculation driven

Logical Reasoning:

As expected the data arrangement was the major part in this section. Two sets were data intense and needed some time to arrange it. In fact one of the data arrangement set was also asked in the IBPS final (Bank Entrance). The other Non-verbal sets were made lengthy by stretching the directions to reach the final options. For example: the simple Symbol operations were twisted, to form a question that asks the candidates to pick the conclusions that were definitely false, followed by the options that asked them to check different combinations of those statements to reach the final option. 

Verbal Reasoning:

The passages were moderate and sufficiently big for 5 questions and had implied questions more than the stated questions.

The biggest surprise in this section was in the sentence correction part. CET did not have those "Spot the error" in the form of 'Part error,' but a 5-6 lines paragraph that had three places in the paragraph where the underlined parts were to be corrected, with different combinations of the three parts given below the passage and then followed by different combinations of those statements to pick the right option. That was indeed painful for 1 mark.

The Cloze passage with 5 questions did not have simple prepositions and easy verbs, but had some phrases/compound words in the form of options.

Abstract Reasoning:

This section had a favorable surprise. Most of the questions were easy, unlike the previous year questions where more than two logical sequences were inserted in one question.

The GMAT is a computer adaptive test that assesses an applicant’s potential by testing various parameters to determine their expertise in various areas by means of four sections in the new exam pattern:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Integrated Reasoning Section
  • Quantitative Section
  • Verbal Section

GMAT Test Section

Number of Questions

Question Types                

Duration

Analytical Writing Assessment

1 Topic

Analysis of Argument       

30 Minutes

Integrated Reasoning

12 Questions

Multi-Source Reasoning
Graphics Interpretation
Two-Part Analysis
Table Analysis

30 Minutes

Quantitative

37 Questions

Data Sufficiency
Problem Solving

75 Minutes

Verbal

41 Questions

Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning 75mins
Sentence Correction

75 Minutes

Total Exam Time:3hrs 30mins

Scores in Quantitative & Verbal section of GMAT ranges from 0 to 60 & the total GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800 and measures performance on the quantitative and verbal sections together. Performance on the AWA and IR sections do not count toward the total score, those sections are scored separately.

210 minutes

The GMAT eligibility criterion may vary from institute to institute but that is applicable only after the candidate has cleared GMAT. However, the candidate will be required to confirm to the GMAT eligibility standards of the institute he/she has applied to. It should be noted that any institute, which provides post-graduate management degree, would demand a minimum qualification of Bachelor's degree from a recognised institute or university. Hence, it becomes necessary for the candidate to be a graduate if he/she plans to pursue education after sitting for GMAT

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a general test governed by the College Board and is taken by students seeking admission in undergraduate schools abroad. It has been designed to evaluate the written, spoken and mathematical skills of the candidates.

Aspirants seeking admission to courses, especially in US and Canada, are required to take the SAT exam. Subject tests are offered in areas like Literature, English, History, Mathematics, Foreign Languages and Sciences. SAT is offered is offered seven times a year in the months of January, March, May, June, October, November, and December.

SAT has three sections Math, Reading, and Writing. These sections are scored on a 200-800 point scale, for a maximum total score of 1600.

It also consists of an optional Essay section. Students are not scored in this section but they have to present their argument from a given passage.

Subject

Duration

Subsections

Questions

Score Range

Math

80 minutes

Only For 37 questions  Calculator is allowed

  • Problem-solving and data analysis
  • Algebra and advanced maths

200-800

Reading

65 minutes

52 questions

  • Topics are from Literature, History, Social Studies, Geography and Sciences

 

 

 200-800

Writing and Language

35 minutes

44 questions

  • Tests concepts and english basics

Essay (optional)

50 minutes

One question

Students need to present arguments from a given passage

not scored

Total

3 hours (with optional 50 minutes)

154 questions

---

1600

Sat also provides sub scores reported on a scale of 20-80 and the students receive scaled score and percentiles where the scores are a comparison with performance of other students. 1000 is the average SAT score and any score above 1200 is a great score. Sat releases the results online within 4-6 weeks.

SAT Dates

The SAT is conducted seven times a year from October to June. The aspirants need to plan their preparation in accordance to these test dates.

University

Projected New SAT Score Range

1.      California Institute of Technology

~1560

2.      Harvard University

~1540

3.      University of Chicago

~1540

4.      Yale University

~1530

5.      Columbia University

~1530

6.      Massachusetts institute of Technology

~1520

7.      Princeton University

~1520

8.      Stanford University

~1520

9.      University of Pennsylvania

~1510

10.  John Hopkins University

~1510

11.  Harvey Mudd University

~1510

12.  Northwestern University

~1510

13.  Dartmouth University

~1500

14.  Brown University

~1500

15.  Cornell University

~1480

16.  Rice

~1470

17.  Notre Dame

~1470

18.  University of southern California

~1450

19.  UC Berkeley

~1430

20.  UCLA

~1370

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS PO Bank Exam which is your gateway to the much sought after bank jobs. IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and other Banks which are regular members of the IBPS society.

S.No

Exam

Stage

Mode of Exam

Exam Structure

Tentative time of Exam

Section

No. Of Ques.

Marks

Negative Marks

Duration

1

IBPS Probationary Officer (PO)

Preliminary

Online

English Language

30

30

0.25 per wrong

1 hour

October

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

TOTAL

100

100

 

 

 

2

IBPS Probationary Officer (PO)

Mains

Online

Reasoning

50

50

0.25 per wrong

2 hours

November

English Language

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)

40

40

Computer Knowledge

20

20

TOTAL

200

200

 

   
  • Age Limit: Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years
  • Note : Age Relaxation (years)
  • Category : SC/ST 5 Years, OBC 3 Years, PWD 10 Years, Domiciled in J&K during the period 01/01/1980 - 31/12/1989 5 Years.
  • EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

IBPS conducts Common Written Exam (CWE) for the following posts:-

  • Probationary Officer/Management Trainee
  • Clerk
  • Specialist Officer
  • Officers & Assistants (For RRBs: Regional Rural Banks)

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk occurs in two phases:

  • 1. Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination

Students are required to qualify both these exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the premier Public Sector Banks. The main thing to note here is that there is no interview process required for the selection of candidate after the mains exam. 100% weightage is given to the result of mains exam result.

S.No

Exam

Stage

Mode of Exam

Exam Structure

Tentative time of Exam

Section

No. Of Ques.

Marks

Negative Marks

Duration

1

IBPS Clerks

Preliminary

Online

English Language

30

30

0.25 per wrong

1 hour

December

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

TOTAL

100

100

 

 

 

2

IBPS Clerks

Mains

Online

Reasoning

40

40

0.25 per wrong

2 hours

January of the following year

English Language

40

40

Numerical Ability

40

40

General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)

40

40

Computer Knowledge

40

40

TOTAL

200

200

 

 

 
  • Age Limit: Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years
  • Note : Age Relaxation (years)
  • Category : SC/ST 5 Years, OBC 3 Years, PWD 10 Years, Domiciled in J&K during the period 01/01/1980 - 31/12/1989 5 Years.
  • EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Computer literacy: A candidate must have operating and working knowledge of computer systems, possessing a certificate / Diploma / Degree in computer operations/Language/ or should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute. A candidate who is proficient in the official language of the state or UT, where vacancies are available, will be preferred.

The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • GD/Interview

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2018 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

English Language

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures &Alligations

Para jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Miscellaneous

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Puzzle

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

 

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

 

Blood Relations

Number Systems

 

Input Output

Sequence & Series

 

Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination &Probability

 

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2018 will constitute of 4 sections: Reasoning + Computer Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Data Analysis

Reasoning

English Language

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

Computer Awareness

Tabular Graph

Verbal Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Financial Awareness

Internet

Line Graph

Syllogism

Grammar

Current Affairs

Memory

Pie Chart

Circular Seating Arrangement

Vocabulary

General Knowledge

Keyboard Shortcuts

Bar Graph

Linear Seating Arrangement

Verbal Ability

Static Awareness

Computer Abbreviation

Radar Graph Caselet

Double Lineup

Word Association

Banking and Financial Awareness

Microsoft Office

Missing Case DI

Scheduling

Sentence Improvement

 

Computer Hardware

Let it Case DI

Input Output

Para Jumbles

 

Computer Software

Data Sufficiency

Blood Relations

Cloze Test

 

Operating System

Probability

Directions and Distances

Error Spotting

 

Networking

Permutation and Combination

Ordering and Ranking

Fill in the blanks

 

Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

 

Data Sufficiency

     
 

Coding and Decoding

     
 

Code Inequalities

     
 

Course of Action

     
 

Critical Reasoning

     
 

Analytical and Decision Making

     

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the SBI PO Exam 2018:

  • Age Limit: The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years as on 01.04.2018 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1988 and 01.04.1997 (both dates inclusive)
  • Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2018. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2018. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.
Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree:

Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the SBI-PO examination.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as SBI  PO exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for SBI PO Examination should be one of the following:

  • Citizen of India
  • Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
Age Eligibility of candidates applying for SBI PO Examination:

Candidates applying for the SBI examination should be of 21 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Exam is held by SBI or State Bank of India to recruit candidates for Clerical Cadre in its different branches across the country. SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 facilitates the recruitment for the post of Junior Associates (JA). SBI Clerk is one of the most sought after bank exams today and a huge number of candidates appear for the same every year.
The recruitment process for  SBI clerk    consists of 3 stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • GD/Interview

S.No

Exam

Stage

Mode of Exam

Exam Structure

 

Section

No. Of Ques.

Marks

Negative Marks

Duration

Tentative time of Exam

1

SBI Clerks

Preliminary

Online

English Language

30

30

0.25 per wrong

1 hour

May/June

Numerical Ability

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

TOTAL

100

100

2

SBI Clerks

Mains

Online

General/Finance Awareness

50

50

0.25 per wrong

35 minutes

June

General English

40

40

35 minutes

Quantitative Ability

50

50

45 minutes

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

TOTAL

190

200

 

2 hours 40 minutes

The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2018 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

  • A candidate is required to be between 20-28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2018 exam.
  • He/shemust hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • A candidate is required to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.
The Eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2019 is based on:
  • Nationality
  • Age
  • Educational Qualification

Candidates who hold Indian citizenship can only meet the SBI Clerk eligibility criteria with respect to nationality.

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Age

  • Candidates must not be below 20 years of age as on January 1, 2019.
  • The upper age limit of the candidates must not exceed 28 years of age on January 1, 2019
  • There are various age relaxations provided by the exam conducting authority to the candidates belonging to the reserved category. The table below contains details about the age relaxations provided by SBI.

Category

Age Relaxation

OBC

3 years

SC/ST

5 years

PWD (General)

10 years

PWD (SC/ST)

15 years

PWD (OBC)

13 years

Jammu & Kashmir State domiciled candidates between 
January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989

5 years

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must be graduate in any discipline from a recognized University by the Central Government.
  • Must have knowledge of the official and local language which must be proved by producing class 10th standard mark sheet/certificate, proving the evidence of having studied official (local) language.
  • Writing and speaking English must be known to the candidates.
  • Candidates appearing in the final Semester/year of Graduation can also fill the application form of SBI Clerk 2019 provided they need to produce proof of passing the Graduation Examination during document verification before joining.
  • • In case the candidates possess an integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate must ensure the passing date on IDD is before January 1, 2019.

Full-form of GRE is Graduate Record Examination. The GRE is owned and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States
According to ETS, the GRE aims to measure verbal reasoningquantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of learning by the students

 Over a half million individuals take the GRE General Test in over 1,000 test centers in 160 countries every year, and
scores are accepted at thousands of graduate programs around the world, for masters and doctoral degrees.

GRE or Graduate Record Examination is undertaken for admission to Graduate Programmes abroad.

Hence, candidates who plan to appear for GRE are required to have successfully completed their Undergraduate course to be eligible for GRE. Students can register for the exam irrespective of age and qualification. Candidates should note that not all programmes and universities require candidates to have a GRE score for their Graduate Programme. Whether a candidate requires to appear for his GRE is entirely dependent on the university and the course he/she is pursuing.

GRE exam pattern is as follow- three sections, namely, Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. The Analytical Writing section will always be the first, whereas, the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and unscored sections may appear in any order. Along with the time duration difference, the pattern also differs for paper-based and online exams.

Here is the GRE paper pattern -

GRE Sections

Paper-based

Computer-based

 

No. of Sections

Duration

No. of Sections

Duration

Analytical Writing

2 sections- 2 tasks

60 minutes

1 section- two tasks

60 minutes

Verbal Reasoning

2 sections- 50 questions

70 minutes

2 section- 40 questions

60 minutes

Quantitative Reasoning

2 sections- 50 questions

80 minutes

2 section- 40 questions

70 minutes

Unscored

NA

NA

Varies

Varies

Research

NA

NA

Varies

Varies

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a common written test conducted by the Symbiosis International University (Deemed University) for the admissions to MBA/M.Sc (CA)/M.Sc (SS) programmes offered by Symbiosis International. SNAP is conducted once in a year and it is a computer-based test format. The test is conducted in the second week or third week of December, every year.

Section

Normal Question

Special Question

Total

Marks

Quants

30

5

35

40

Verbal

30

5

35

40

LR

30

5

35

40

Gk

20

5

25

30

Total

110

20

130

150

Snap cut off last year

SIMS Pune

50-55

SIBM Pune 

98

SIBM Bangalore

85+

SIIB Pune 

88-90

SITM Pune

65

SCMHRD Pune 

96.5

SSBF Pune

69

SICSR Pune

55

SNAP Selection Procedure

SNAP Selection Procedure is expected to begin in the 2nd week of February 2019. Once all selection rounds are conducted, a final merit will release in the 4th week of February, as per the below factors:

  • Please note that the SNAP 2018 test will be computer based test.
  • SNAP Test duration is of 120 minutes.
  • Date: December 16, 2018; Time: 14.00 hrs. - 16.00 hrs.
  • SNAP Test is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses (Only for Normal Questions). Candidate should choose an appropriate response
  • Normal Questions carry 1 mark for each question and Special Questions carry 2 marks for each question.
  • Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks for Normal Questions and for Special Questions also.

For special questions in each section will have blanks where answers will have to be entered by the candidate by using the virtual keyboard. For example, if question is “What is the capital of Australia?” The candidate needs to enter the answer as CANBERRA by using the virtual keyboard.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks is the basic eligibility criterion to apply for SNAP.

For the candidates who has completed qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

 

Analysis of last year

 

General English Analysis

The General English section was dominated by vocabulary and RC based questions. In a major deviation from previous years’ papers, there were two RC passages with six questions each. Both were extremely lengthy. The passage on Australia and its founders was very easy to answer as most of the questions were factual in nature. However, the other passage which talked about the issue of privacy among Indians was slightly trickier. Out of the six questions, three were inferential in nature. So, a student would have had to be very careful while answering the questions.

The vocabulary questions also contained some unusually tough words. How many of us would have heard “tergiversate”? Even GRE doesn’t give such words anymore. Around 5 vocab questions were easy. The FIB questions could have been answered by using common sense. The grammar based questions were tough. However, the two questions on voice change were extremely easy. There was one sentence correction question on subjunctive mood. The concept of compound relative adverb is something no one has thought of in ages. So, these questions were difficult to attempt. The two para jumble questions were very easy.

Overall, it was a tough section to attempt. An attempt of 25-26 in 35 minutes with 90% plus accuracy is desirable.

Quantitative Ability Analysis

The quantitative ability section turned out to be much more time consuming as compared to previous years. The weightage to Geometry and Modern Math increased considerably and the lack of a calculator meant that estimates had to be used while answering quite a few questions.

While the questions weren’t very difficult it was important for students to spend a good amount of time on this section. An attempt of 28-30 in 45 minutes with 90% accuracy would be ideal.

Logical and Analytical Reasoning Analysis

The saga of weird and incomprehensible Reasoning questions continued. Quant questions (chessboard etc) made their way into this section as well. Verbal Reasoning was almost completely absent this year. Family tree and set on Mathematical functions (odd, composite odd, even, perfect square etc) should have been attempted and maximized

Current Affairs Analysis

The section had different kinds of questions and was dominated by Personalities, BA and Science & Technology. Overall the section was slightly tougher than last year, and students would have done well to attempt about 10-12 questions with 60-65% accuracy in about 8-10 minutes.

SR. NO.

NAME OF THE INSTITUTE

PROGRAM

1

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)


MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

2

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)

MBA (Information Technology)
M.Sc. (Computer Applications) 
M.Sc. (System Security)

3

Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune)

MBA
MBA (Infrastructure Development and Management)
MBA (Business Analytics)

4

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)

MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)

5

Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)

MBA (Telecom Management)

6

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)

MBA

7

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)

MBA (Communication Management)

8

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik)

MBA (Operations Management)

9

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)

MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

MBA (Data Science and Data Analytics)

10

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)

MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)

11

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)

MBA

12

Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)

MBA (Communication Management)

13

Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)

MBA (Banking and Finance)

14

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)

MBA

15

Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)

MBA (Sports Management)

XAT is a national-level management entrance examination for admission to various MBA/PGDM courses. XAT 2019 will be conducted on Sunday, January 6, 2019. XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of XAMI. For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 150 institutes for the admission.

XAT 2019 would be conducted across India in the following cities. Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent from a recognized authority in any discipline. 

Those appearing in the final year examination of their graduation degree are also eligible to apply for the examination. 

There is no restriction on age or number of attempts.S

Verbal and Logical Ability

26 questions

3 Hours

Decision Making

21 questions

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

27 questions

General Knowledge

25 questions

If there were more than 13 unattempted questions, then there was a penalty of 0.05 marks on each unattempted question (beyond 13th question).

 

Every wrong answer had a negative 0.25 marks. However, there is no negative marking in the General Knowledge and Essay section. 

 

The Verbal section was moderately difficult and tested the candidates on their knowledge of the basics. Questions were asked on various concepts like Reading Comprehension, verbal reasoning, Critical reasoning, verbal analogies, sentence rearrangement, contextual understanding and two questions were based on knowledge of Grammar as well. The options were very close. In order to answer the questions well, it was imperative for the candidates to identify the traps set by the examiners. The feel of this section was moderate to tough

MBAP Strategy to solve XAT Verbal ability Section

 

Passages and Para jumbles are one of the most common questions found in the Verbal Ability section in XAT examination and contribute to 90% of the Verbal ability Section. Despite being a high scoring section , Passages and Para jumbles still remain a tricky set of questions . This is because of the very nature of these types of questions.

While they do seem tricky, MBAP helps you build the right strategy to help aspirants to score in Passages and Parajumbles  that even non-frequent readers can master and boost their score in the Verbal Ability section. So, here are the tricks and shortcuts to solve Passages and Para-Jumbles in Verbal Ability section, which really helped MBAP students to score well in XAT.

  • Identify the Purpose of the Passage
  • Look for the Keywords / Indicators
  • Form Mandatory Pairs
  • Use Time Sequencing

Using these tricks and techniques, MBAP students were able to understand the passage and parajumbles more lucidly and also were successful in making more number of attempts along with the required accuracy.

 

All Decision Making questions carried equal marks. Decision Making consisted of 21 Questions; including 5 Table based reasoning questions. Most questions were quite tricky. The questions were based on Caselets and Case Studies taken from various areas like administration, business organization, small business units, HR issues, Ethical Dilemma, Customer retention, Personal decisions. The length of the passages was moderate. There was one set of Analytical Reasoning which was difficult and was time-consuming. Overall difficulty level of the section was moderate to tough.

MBAP Strategy to solve XAT Decision making Section

MBAP believes in practical exposure with real time scenarios when it comes to preparation for Decision making.
Our strategy on decision making is “7 pointers” strategy, which is as below

  • Avoid extreme viewpoints
  • Perform stakeholder analysis
  • Always remember that organisation is bigger than the individual
  • Long-term benefits vs. short-term benefits
  • Ethical viewpoints
  • Use critical reasoning skills for questions with some form of data
  • Filter essential information

Quant was moderate while DI was on the tougher side. Except 2-3 direct questions of quant, all others were molded to form difficult questions. A set of 2 questions on Data Sufficiency was of moderate to high difficulty level.

 

MBAP Strategy to solve XAT Quant Section

 

XAT exams Quant questions are very tricky and time-consuming. Therefore, in order to crack Quantitative Aptitude section, aspirants have to learn and adopt several Quant tricks and Quant shortcuts.
Few of our strategy are as below:

  • D-sum technique
    Where we train students to solve sums without even using a formulae
  • Option elimination technique

 

These 2 techniques for XAT quants by MBAP have really enabled MBAP students to really perform well in XAT quant section since last 3 years. No matter what is the difficulty level of quant section, these 2 techniques really helped students to perform very well.

 

In DI also, the tabular set was more calculation intensive while the other set containing correlation values / scatter graphs was difficult to interpret but the questions required more understanding of mean, median and mode to answer them correctly

MBAP strategy for XAT DI

DI questions can prove to be lengthy and time consuming. However, MBAP XAT Data Interpretation shortcuts and tricks can come in handy for the MBA aspirants. Our

 

  • Calculating (Approximating) Fractions shortcut techniques
  • Shortcut technique to calculate percentage change
  • Techniques to solve Change in Averages (Without using formulae)

 

enabled students to solve DI sums faster and in a very witty manner which helped them to complete the XAT paper on time along with the accuracy required.

Institute Name Website Location Email

Accurate Institute of Management and Technology

www.accurate.in

Greater Noida

info@accurate.in

ABBS School of Management

www.abbssm.edu.in

Bangalore

admissions@acharyabbs.ac.in

Acharya School of Management

www.acharya.ac.in

Bangalore

directorasm@acharya.ac.in

Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences

www.theaims.ac.in

Bangalore

admission@theaims.ac.in

Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology (AIMIT)

www.adarshaimit.com

Bangalore

admissions@adarshaimit.com

Alliance University

www.alliance.edu.in

Bangalore

mba@alliance.edu.in

Amrita School of Business

www.amrita.edu/asb

Coimbatore

asb@amrita.edu

APG Shimla University

www.apg.edu.in

Shimla

admissions@apg.edu.in

Aryans Business School

www.aryans.edu.in

Punjab

info@aryans.edu.in

Asian Business School

www.abs.edu.in

Noida

info@abs.edu.in

Asia Pacific Institute of Management

www.asiapacific.edu

New Delhi

admissions@asiapacific.edu

Asian School of Business Management

www.asbm.ac.in

Bhubaneswar

admission@asbm.ac.in

Balaji Institute of Modern Management(BIMM)

www.balajisociety.org

Pune

bijupillai@balajisociety.org

Bengal Institute of Business Studies

www.bibs.co.in

Kolkata

admissions@bibs.co.in

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM)

www.bulmim.ac.in

New Delhi

info@bulmim.ac.in,director@bulmim.ac.in

Bhavan's Centre for Communication and Management

www.bvbbhubaneswar.org

Bhubaneswar

bvb.mba.bbsr@gmail.com

Birla Institute of Management Technology

www.bimtechbbsr.ac.in

Odisha

chairperson.admissions@bimtech.ac.in

Birla Institute of Management Technology

www.bimtech.ac.in

Greater Noida

manoj.pandey@bimtech.ac.in

BLS Institute of Management

www.blsim.org

Mohan Nagar

bls_im@vsnl.net

BML Munjal University

bml.edu.in

Gurgoan

tapan.panda@bml.edu.in

BNM Institute of Technology

www.bnmit.org

Bangalore

bnmitprincipal@yahoo.co.in

Calcutta Business School

www.calcuttabusinessschool.org

Bishnupur

admission@calcuttabusinessschool.org

Centurion University of Technology and Management

www.cutm.ac.in

Bhubaneswar

join@cutm.ac.in

Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna

www.cimp.ac.in

Patna

admission@cimp.ac.in

Christ Institute of Management, Lavasa (Christ University)

http://cimlavasa.in/

Pune

mail@cimlavasa.in

CMS B-School Jain University

www.jainuniversity.ac.in

Bangalore

enquiry.pg@jainuniversity.ac.in

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Management and Higher Studies

www.dduinstitute.org

Kanpur

dduinstitutemhs@yahoo.co.in

Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research

www.dspsr.in

Delhi

info@dspsr.in

Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences

www.deshbhagatinstitutes.com

Jabalpur

contact@deshbhagatinstitutes.com

Development Management Institute

www.dmi.ac.in

Bihar

admissions@dmi.ac.in

Disha Institute of Management and Technology

www.dimatindia.com

Dist.  Raipur

info@dimatindia.com

Doon Business School

www.doonbusinessschool.com

Dehradun

chairman@dbs.org.in

Driems Business School

www.dbs.ac.in

Cuttack

driemsbschool@gmail.com

EMPI Business School

www.empiindia.com

Delhi

admission@empi.ac.in

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDlI)

www.ediindia.ac.in

Ahmedabad

pgp@ediindia.org

First India Group of Institutions

www.stmi.in/www.rimgurgaon.com

Gurgaon

admissions@stmi.in,admissions@rimgurgaon.com

Flame School of Business

www.flame.edu.in

Pune

admission@flame.edu.in / pallavi.lohokare@flame.edu.in

Fortune Institute of International Business

www.fiib.edu.in

New Delhi

fiib@fiib.edu.in

FORE School of Management,New Delhi

www.fsm.ac.in

New Delhi

director@fsm.ac.in

GIBS Business School

www.gibsbschool.com

Mumbai

info@gibsbscool.com

Gitam Institute of Management

www.gitam.edu

Vishakhapatnam

admissions.gim@gitam.in

Gitam School of International Business

www.gsib.gitam.edu

Visakhapatnam

admissions.gsib@gitam.in

Globsyn Business School

www.globsyn.edu.in

Kolkata

gbs@globsyn.com

GNIMS Business School

www.gnims.edu.in

Maharashtra

bigyan.verma@gnims.com

Goa Institute of Management

www.gim.ac.in

Goa

admissions@gim.ac.in

Great Lakes Institute of Management

www.greatlakes.edu.in

Chennai

admissions@greatlakes.edu.in

HDF School of Management

www.hdf.ac.in

Cuttack

mukti@hdf.ac.in

GITAM Hyderabad Business School

ghbs.in

Telangana

directorhbs@gitam.edu

IBMR - Business Schools

www.ibmrbschool.org

Bangalore

mba@ibmrbschool.org

ICBM - School of Business Excellence

www.icbm.ac.in

Hyderabad

icbmhyd@gmail.com

Institute for Future Education, Entrepreneurship& Leadership

www.ifeel.edu.in

Lonavala

director@ifeel.edu.in,doctorcheema@rediffmail.com

IFIM Business School

www.ifimbschool.com

Bangalore

director@ifimbschool.com

IILM College of Management Studies

www.iilmcms.ac.in

Greater Noida

admissions@iilmcms.ac.in

IILM Graduate School of Management

www.iilmgsm.ac.in

Greater Noida

admissions@iilmgsm.ac.in

IILM Institute for Business and Management

www.iilminstitute.ac.in

Gurgaon

admissions@iilminstitute.ac.in

IIMT School of Management (ISM)

www.ism.edu.in

Gurgaon

admissions@ism.edu.in

Indian Institute of Finance

www.iif.edu

Greater Noida

aa@iif.edu

Indian Institute of Forest Management

www.iifm.ac.in

M.P

pgdfmadmission@iifm.ac.in

Indian Institute of cost and management studies & research (INDSEARCH)

www.indsearch.org

Pune

search@indsearch.org

Indus Business Academy (IBA, Bangalore)

www.iba.ac.in

Bangalore

admissions@iba.ac.in

Indus World School of Business

www.iwsb.in

NCR

admissions@iwsb.in

IFMR University

www.ifmr.ac.in

Chittoor

suresh.venkatraman@ifmr.ac.in

Institute for Technology and Management

www.itm.edu

Navi Mumbai

jayshelar@itm.edu

Institute of Business Studies and Research

www.ibsar.ac.in

Navi Mumbai

info@ibsar.ac.in

Institute of Health Management Research

www.iihmr.org

Jaipur

admissionsjpr@iihmr.org

Institute of Management & Information Science (IMIS)

www.imis.ac.in

Bhubaneswar

imis@imis.ac.in

IMS-Noida

www.imsnoida.in

Noida

deanadmission@imsnoida.com

Institute of Management Technology ( Dubai)

www.imtdubai.ac.ae

Dubai - UAE

admissions@imtdubai.ac.ae , admissions-india@imtdubai.ac.ae

Institute of Management Technology ( Hyderabad)

www.imthyderabad.edu.in

Hyderabad

admissions@imthyderabad.edu.in

Institute of Management Technology ( Nagpur)

www.imtnagpur.ac.in

Nagpur

admissions@imtnag.ac.in

Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad)

www.imt.edu

Ghaziabad

admissions@imt.edu

Institute of Rural Management Anand

www.irma.ac.in

Gujarat

preeti@irma.ac.in , janak@irma.ac.in

Institute of Science & Management

www.iismr.org

Ranchi

rch_iism@sancharnet.in

International Academy of Management & Entrepreneurship (IAME)

www.iame.org.in

Bangalore

admissions@iame.org.in

International Institute of Business studies -IIBS

www.iibsonline.com

Bangalore

chairman@iibsonline.com

International School of Business & Media,Pune (ISB&M)

www.isbm.ac.in

Pune

admissions@isbm.ac.in

International School of Management Excellence

www.isme.in

Bangalore

admissions@isme.in

International Institute of Management Studies

www.iimspune.edu.in

Pune

admissions@iimspune.edu.in

Invertis Institute of Management Studies

www.invertis.org

Bareilly

info@invertis.org

ISBR Business School

www.isbr.in

Bangalore

info@isbr.in , manish@isbr.in

Jagan Institute of Management Studies

www.jimsindia.org

NewDelhi

neha.bhatheja@jimsindia.org/jims@vsnl.com

Jagran Institute of Communication and Management

www.jicm.edu.in

Bhopal

admininfo@jicm.edu.in

Jaipuria Institute of Management

www.jaipuria.ac.in

Indore

indore@jaipuria.ac.in

Jaipuria Institute of Management

www.jaipuria.ac.in

Lucknow

lucknow@jaipuria.ac.in

Jaipuria Institute of Management

www.jaipuria.ac.in

Noida

noida@jaipuria.ac.in

Jaipuria Institute of Management

www.jaipuria.ac.in

Jaipur

jaipur@jaipuria.ac.in

O.P. Jindal Global University

www.jgbs.edu.in

Haryana

admissions.jgbs@edu.in,rsarkar@jgu.edu.in

JK Lakshmipat University

www.jklu.edu.in

Jaipur

vc@jklu.edu.in

JRE Group Of Institutions

www.jre.edu.in

Greater Noida

admission@jre.edu.in

Kaziranga University

www.kazirangauniversity.in

Jorhat

info@kazirangauniversity.in

Kejriwal Institute of Management & Development Studies

www.kimds.in/www.kimds.co.in

Ranchi

diwakarpandey21@gmail.com

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

www.kiams.ac.in

Harihar

info@kiams.ac.in

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research

http://simsr.somaiya.edu

Mumbai

director@simsr@somaiya.edu

Kohinoor Business School, Khandala

www.kohinoor.ac.in

Khandala

kbs@kohinoor.ac.in,bigyan.verma@kohinoor.ac.in

Krupajal Business School

www.krupajalbschool.org

Bhubaneswar

admissions@krupajalbschool.org

Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University

www.lpu.in

Phagwara

admissions@lpu.co.in

Management Education & Research Institute

www.meri.edu.in

New Delhi

meribs@meri.edu.in

Mangalvedhekar Institute of Management (MIM)

www.mangalvedhekar.org

Solapur

solapur00@gmail.com

Manipal University Jaipur

www.jaipur.manipal.edu

Jaipur

registrar@jaipur.manipal.edu

Marian Institute of Health Care Management

www.marianinstitute.in

Panaji

marianinstitute@dataone.in

Master School of Management

www.msmindia.org

Meerut

sudhirsharma@msmindia.org

MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship

www.mats.ac.in

Bangalore

matsacademy@vsnl.net

MISB Bocconi

www.misbbocconi.com

Mumbai

info@misbbocconi.com

MIT WPU's, MIT School of Telecom Management

www.mitsot.com

Pune

suhrud@mitsot.com

MIT World Peace University

www.mitsob.net / www.mitwpu.com

Pune

uttam.padwal@gmail.com

M S Ramaiah Institute of Management

www.msrim.org/www.msrim.in

Bangalore

admissions@msrim.org

MICA

www.mica.ac.in

Ahmedabad

admissions@micamail.in

MVRR Institute of Business Management

www.mvrribmgudlavalleru.ac.in

Krishna (A.P.)

mvribm@gmail.com

Myra  School of Business

www.myra.ac.in

Mysuru

info@myra.ac.in

NIIT University

www.niituniversity.in

Neemrana

admissions@niituniversity.in

National Institute of Securities Markets

www.nism.ac.in

Navi Mumbai

admissions@nism.ac.in

National School of Business

www://nsbindia.org

Bangalore

president@nsbindia.org

New Delhi Institute of Management

www.ndimdelhi.org

New Delhi

info@gmail.com , gauri.modwel@ndimdelhi.org

Praxis Business School

www.praxis.ac.in

Kolkata

accounts@praxis.ac.in

Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

www.welingkar.org

Mumbai

admissions@welingkar.org

Pune Institute of Business Management

www.pibm.in

Pune

admin@pibm.in

Raffles University Japanese Zone

www.rafflesuniversity.edu.in

Neemrana

sanjeev.kumar@rafflesuniversity.edu.in

Ravenshaw Management Centre

www.ravenshawuniversity.ac.in

Cuttack

placementcell@ravenshawmanagementcentre.com

Regional College of Management Autonomous

www.rcm.ac.in

Bhubaneswar

director@rcm.ac.in

Regional College of Management Bangalore

www.rcmb.in

Bangalore

mandal@isbe.in,director@rcmb.in

RICS School of Built Environment,Amity University

www.ricssbe@rics.org

Noida

ricssbe@rics.org

Sharda University

www.sharda.ac.in

Greater Noida

admissiondirector@sharda.ac.in

Shanti Business School

www.shantibschool.edu.in

Ahmedabad

info@shantibschool.edu.in

S P Jain Institute of Management & Research

www.spjimr.org

Mumbai

binduk@spjimr.org

School of Management

www.presidencyuniversity.in

Bangalore

deansom@presidencyuniversity.in

School of Management Sciences

www.smsvaranasi.com

Varanasi

admissionsms@rediffmail.com

KIIT School of Management, KIIT

www.ksom.ac.in

Bhubaneswar

admission@ksom.ac.in

School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

spm.pdpu.ac.in

Gandhinagar

admissions@spm.pdpu.ac.in

SCMS Cochin School of Business

www.scms.edu.in

Cochin

scms@scmsgroup.org

Shiva Institute of Management Studies

www.shivaims.edu.in

Ghaziabad

shiva_ims@yahoo.co.in

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development(SDMIMD)

www.sdmimd.ac.in

Mysore

admission@sdmimd.ac.in

SIET Institute of Management

www.bsim.in

Bangalore

info@simb.in/admissions@simb.in

Siva Sivani Institute of Management

www.ssim.ac.in

Secunderabad

info@ssim.ac.in

Sri Shrada Institute of Indian Management Research

www.srisiim.org

New Delhi

srisiim2010@gmail.com

Sri Sri University

www.srisriuniversity.edu.in

Cuttack

admissions@srisriuniversity.edu.in

Suryadatta Group of Institutes

www.suryadatta.org

Pune

support@suryadatta.org

T A Pai Management Institute

www.tapmi.edu.in

Manipal

admissions@tapmi.edu.in

Taxila Business School

www.taxila.in

Jaipur

info@taxila.in

The National Management School

www.nms.edu.in

Chennai

admissions@nms.edu.in

Training & Advanced Studies in Management and Communications Ltd (TASMAC)

www.tasmac.ac.in/wales

Pune

giridua@tasmac.ac.in

United World School of Business

www.unitedworld.in

Kolkata

admissions@unitedworld.in

Vanguard Business School

www.vanguardbschool.com

Bangalore

manali@vanguardbschool.com

Vellore Institute of Technology

www.vit.ac.in

Vellore

pgadmission@vit.ac.in

Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management(VJIM)

http://vjim.edu.in

Hyderabad

director@vjim.edu.in

Vivekananda Insititute of Professional Studies - Technical Campus

www.dsb.edu.in

New Delhi

contact@dsb.edu.in

Vivekananda Global University

www.vgu.ac.in

Jaipur

info@vgu.ac.in,dms@vgu.ac.in

WLC College India

www.wlccollege.org

Noida

mail@wiganindia.org

WOXSEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

www.woxsen.edu.in

Hyderabad

admissions@woxsen.edu.in 

The five-year Integrated Programme has been introduced by IIM Indore in 2011. The programme has been accredited by the Association of MBAs, London (4th and 5th Year). IPM is for students of class XII/Higher Secondary or equivalent from schools across India.

EXAM PATTERN

Mode: Online

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions

No. of Questions: 100

Duration: 2 Hours (120 Minutes)

IPU CET Marking Scheme:

  • Correct Answer :  +4
  • Wrong Answer: -1 (Except VA Section)

Sections & Sectional Time limit in IPMAT 2018

Section

Number of Questions

Time duration for the section

Quants (MCQ)

40

40 Minutes

Quants (Short Answer)

20

40 Minutes

VA (MCQ)

40

40 Minutes

ELIGIBILITY

  1. At least 60% in Std. X and Std. XII for Open and NC-OBC Category.
  2. Minimum 55% for SC,ST and PWD (DA) Category

Analysis-2018

Quants (MCQ) - The difficulty level of Quants section in line to expectations. There was a set of question on Data Interpretation. Most topics were covered but the difficulty level was tough. A crack of 19-23 questions with 75% accuracy would be a good score.

VA (MCQ) - This was an easy section. The entire section was doable within the stipulated given time. It comprised two reading passages along with writing para jumbles questions. FIBs were on the easier side and several grammar concept checks were present. A high cut off 34-36 is expected. 

Quants (SA) - This was introduced for the first time. Moderate level questions but were time consuming. Negative marking was absent in this section. Almost all topics from quants were covered. A score of roughly 37-39 would be a boost.

SCOPE AFTER IPMAT

Students who have opted for this 5-year integrated course have their final placements along with the PGP batch of IIM Indore. They are offered roles in Finance, Consulting, Sales and marketing, technology, general management, operations and HR by top recruiting firms like EY, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Mahindra & Mahindra, Deutsche bank, Cognizant, Infosys, ICICI Bank, Nomura, KPMG, PWC etc.

NPAT (NMIMS Programs after Twelfth) is the official entrance test for admissions to Undergraduate Degree and Integrated Degree Programs for colleges of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies at Mumbai, Shirpur, Bengaluru, Indore and Navi Mumbai Campuses.

Programs covered under NPAT 2018

  • B.Tech
  • B.Sc. Economics
  • B.Com (Hons.)
  • B.Sc. Finance
  • BBA
  • B.Des

NPAT consists of three sections with a total of 120 questions. Each section will have its own time limit. There is no negative marking.

Sections

No. of Questions

Time Allowed(in mins)

Quants

40

40

Reasoning and Intelligence

40

35

English Skills

40

25

 

120

100

 

Program

Mumbai

Bengaluru

Navi Mumbai

Indore

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

480

120

60

60

Bachelor of Commerce(Hons)

120

-

-

-

B.Sc. Finance

120

60

   

Eligibility

  • Must have obtained at least 60% aggregate at 10+
  • Candidate's passing in Mathematics or Statistics at equivalent exam is obligatory for being eligible to B.B.A / B. Com (Hons) / BSc Finance.

Analysis-2018

The Quant section had a few long questions of medium-high difficulty. Selection of right questions by looking through the segment in the start was quite imperative. The Reasoning and Intelligence section was equally customary one with foreseeable topics like Permutation and Combination, selection criteria, DI etc. The English section was ruled by RC and grammar and had a reasonable mix of modest and complicated questions. The difficulty level of this section was simple-medium.

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is the common written test for the admission processes for undergraduate studies in the institutes of Symbiosis International University. It is one among the top B-school for BBA program. Students are short listed for personal interview (PI) and written aptitude test (WAT) after the entrance test results.

Exam PATTERN

Mode: Online

Question Type: MCQ

No. of Questions: 150

Duration: 150 Minutes

IPU CET Marking Scheme:

  • Correct Answer :  +1/0

Section Wise Split-up:

Sections

Questions

 English Skills

40

QA

40

General Knowledge

40

Analytical Reasoning

30

Total

150

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Cleared XII or its corresponding in any discipline from any recognized Board with minimum 50% marks for general category
  2. Minimum 45% for students belonging to SC and ST category
  3. Candidate appearing for their H.S.C finals and awaiting results are also eligible.

College affiliated with SET

1

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR)

BCA

90

 

BBA (IT)

60

2

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS)

BBA

240

150

Analysis-2018

English Skills- This section was on similar lines. It was highly controlled by Vocab and its application. There were two comprehension passages with four & three questions respectively.  There were five to six questions of Verbal. A candidate with good hold over Vocabulary would find it easy. Level of difficulty was moderate

QA- dominated by arithmetic, it also had questions from topics such as Percentage, Numbers, Algebra, Ratio, etc. There were six easy questions on DI in two sets. Two questions included Data Sufficiency and one from Statistics and Cube-cutting each. Level of difficulty-Easy to Moderate

General Knowledge- Most questions were from Static. The Static GK questions included Awards, Authors & Books, Entertainment and General Science. Current affairs ranged from Sports, Government schemes and Film awards.

Analytical Reasoning- Easy section with six to seven questions of Arrangement & Puzzles, three questions from Course of action & Syllogisms, two to three questions from each of Analogies and Cause & Effects, Coding-decoding. Level of difficulty- Easy

SCOPE AFTER SET

After the completion of the course, the college provides placements for students where the students may opt to work in various sectors like audit, taxation, consulting or in the IT field. The students have also the option to pursue higher degree like MBA of obtain specialization in specific field by doing certificate courses in finance, risk management etc.

St. Xavier’s College is an Autonomous college. The College has 50% of seats reserved for Catholic Minority students. Admissions to the BMS and BMM courses are through Entrance Exam and Interview.

Exam pattern

Mode: Paper Based

Question Type: MCQs

No. of Questions: 100

Duration: 105 Min.

Marking Scheme: No Negative

Section Wise Split-up:

Sections

Marks

Subjective section

30

Objective section

70

Total

100

Selection Criteria:

St. Xavier’s entrance test is the initial stage in the entrance process for BMS course. Students are short listed for next stage i.e. personal interview, merit based. Final selection is as below

Selection Criteria

Weight-age

Entrance Test

60%

Std.XII Score

40%

Eligibility

  1. The General candidate must have passed the XII from any recognized Central / State Board with minimum 65% aggregate
  2. At least 60% for Christian Minority Candidate & 55% for SC/ST candidate

SCOPE AFTER BMS

This program is designed to equip the students to develop managerial skills along with leadership qualities that help them in an organizational world. This program can be followed by placement through college or by taking an MBA after for a better position.

 

In the month of June, Delhi University conducts the Joint Admission Test (DU JAT). The university offers Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis) & BA (Hons) Business Economics. The written exam is followed by a group discussion and personal interview.

Mode: Online

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions

No. of Questions: 100

Duration: 2 Hrs. (120 Min.)

Marking Scheme: +4/-1

EXAM PATTERN

Sections

Number of Questions

Quants

25

Reasoning Ability

25

English Skills

25

General Awareness

25

Total

100

Colleges under DUJAT

Deen Dayal Upadhaya College

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies

Keshav Mahavidyalaya

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies

Aryabhatta College

B.R Ambedkar College

College of Vocational Studies

Gargi College

Lakshmibai College

Maharaja Agrasen College

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College

Shivaji College

 

Eligibility

  1. Aggregate of 60% marks in the qualifying examination based on a simple average of the percentage scored in four subjects
  2. Mandatory Requirement of Subjects Studied and Passed: One language English, Mathematics and two other subjects included in List given below

Arabic

English

Italian

Psychology

Bengali

French

Legal Studies

Sanskrit

Botany

Geography

Mathematics

Sociology

Biology/ Biotechnology

Geology

Persian

Spanish

Chemistry

German

Philosophy

Statistics

Commerce/Business Studies

Hindi

Physics

Urdu

Computer Science/ Informatics Practices

History

Political Science

Zoology

Economics

Home Science

Punjabi

Accountancy

Analysis-2017

English Skills-

It was moderately difficulty. There was just one passage followed by 5 direct questions. 

It was followed by 4 questions each on correct meaning, antonyms, and spelling corrections. There were 8 questions from idioms and phrases.

Analytical Reasoning- This section was time consuming but easy. The topics included Permutation and Combination, Series, Coding-Decoding, Analogy, Direction, and Syllogism. 

General Awareness
Mostly questions were from static GK. Only 6 questions were from Current Topics.  Difficulty level was easy.

Quants- easy for proficient people. Moderately difficult and covered questions from Coordinate Geometry, Vectors, Differentiation, Sequence and Series etc.

SCOPE AFTER DU JAT

Students who aspire to take a master’s degree after this course have several specialization options like Faculty Development Program, M.Sc., Post-Graduation Diploma, or the student may also opt for jobs in marketing and sales, finance. Students specializing in finance also have option to jobs as financial analyst in corporate sector.

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, popularly known as Indraprastha University was established in 1998, by the Govt. of NCT-Delhi. It offers BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) with specializations like banking and insurance, travel management etc.

Mode: Offline

Question Type: MCQ

No. of Questions: 150

Duration: 150 Minutes

IPU CET Marking Scheme: +4/-1

Sections in IPU CET 2017:

Sections

No. of Ques.

English Skills

38

Business Awareness

38

Logical Ability

37

Management Aptitude

37

Affiliated Colleges

S. No.

BBA Colleges affiliated to IPU

Intake / Seats for BBA

1

Maharaja Surajmal Institute, Janakpuri 

379

2

Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies, Rohini       

324

3

Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies, Pitampura

324

4

Jagannath International Management School, Vasant Kunj

162

5

Jagan Institute of Managmement Studies, Rohini

109

6

Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji

163

7

Trinity Institute of Professional Studies, Dwarka

108

8

Bhai Parmanand Institute of Business Studies, Shakarpur  

50

9

Institute of IT and Management, Janakpuri

217

10

Ideal Institute of Management and Technology, Karkardooma

190

11

Rukmini Devi Institute of Advance Studies, Rohini

181

12

Banarasi Das Chandiwala Institute of Professional Studies, Dwarka

121

13

Tecnia Institute of Advance Studies, Rohini

216

14

Institute of Innovation in Tech and Management, Janakpuri

216

15

Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research, Rohini

221

16

SGTB Institute of Management & IT, GT Karnal Road

162

17

JIMS Engineering Mgt. Technical Campus, Gr. Noida

108

18

Delhi Metropolitan Education, Greater Noida

54

19

New Delhi Institute of Management, Tughlakabad

325

20

Kamal Institute of Higher Edu. and Advance Tech

81

21

Meera Bai Integrated Institute of Technology, Maharani Bagh

70

22

Chandraprabhu Jain College of Higher Studies, Narela

243

23

Kasturi Ram College of Higher Education, Narela

90

24

Fairfield Institute of Management and Tech, Kapashera

216

25

Sant Hari Das College of Higher Education, Najafgarh

54

26

Lingaya's Lalitadevi Institute of Management Science, Chattarpur

162

27

Delhi Institute of Rural Development, GT Karnal Road

240

28

BLS Institute of Technology and Management, Bahadurgarh

217

29

Shree Ganapati Education Society, Ghaziabad

109

30

Mahavir Swami Institute of Technology, Sonipat

60

Eligibility

IPU CET Eligibility Criteria for all candidates is given below:

  • Nationality- Indian Citizen
  • Minimum qualification for UG course- 10+2 board examination or equivalent exam
  • Minimum qualification for PG course- Graduation
  • Age limit for UG course- Not be more than 21 years or less than 18 years
  • Age limit for PG course- Min 21 years

 Analysis-2017

The exam was on predictable lines. For a well-prepared student this paper was at ease, as most of the questions were very straight and simply checked students' concept lucidity.

Out of 150 questions, a fair no of attempts of 130 plus at an accuracy of 85 to 90%.

With a score of 450, one can get into Top 5 Engineering colleges of IPU, or also with a rank of under 5000.

Christ University

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was the dream of St Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a professor and communal improver in Southern India. He founded the first Catholic indigenous congregation, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), in 1831 which administers CHRIST (Deemed to be University).

The BBA programme provides students with the opportunity for interdisciplinary education through various subjects like streams of Economics, Sociology, Law, Media Studies and Computer Applications.

Exam pattern

Mode: Paper Based

Question Type: MCQ

No. of Questions: 120

Duration: 120 Min

Marking Scheme: +1/-0.25

Section Wise Split-up:

Topic

Questions

Marks

English & Verbal Skills

30

30

General Awareness

25

25

Numerical Aptitude

25

25

Reasoning: Critical, Analytical and Logical

20

20

DI

20

20

Total

120

120

 

Eligibility

  1. Should have completed XII stream from any recognized Board in India or abroad.
  2. Candidates writing the +2 examinations in March-May 2018 may apply with their class X and class XI marks statement.

Analysis-2017

English & Verbal Skills-This section was dominated by questions on Word Meanings and Antonyms. The options were close by and hence one had to be clear. Grammar consisted questions on Fill in the Blanks. The RC questions were fact based and easy.

Numerical Aptitude- The questions were dominated by Algebra and Arithmetic. There were 3-4 questions from Modern Mathematics. Also questions from Number System, Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration were present.

Reasoning-Easy questions with multiple attempts possible. Dominated by Coding decoding, Clock and Calendars and Blood relations.

DI-The questions were on tabular and bar graph. Moderately difficult.

General Awareness-This section was an equitable mix of all difficulty level. Most of the questions were based on static GK. Questions were also asked from topics like Noble prize, Indian History, Authors, Bio science, Common wealth games. Moderately difficult.

SCOPE AFTER BBA from Christ

The students are well trained in hands on knowledge through case studies, live projects and rigorous academics. This gets them a placement in top corporate firms such as KPMG, PWC, EY, Goldman Sachs, DE Shaw etc.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most prestigious law entrances. CLAT was introduced in 2008 and has now grown to around 40,000 students. It gives admission participating National Law University.

Government law schools offer a 3-year and 5-year program. The 3-year program can be pursued by graduates of any discipline and the 5-year program can be pursued after 10+2

Scope after CLAT:

Litigation Law firms- aiding customers with mergers and acquisitions, due diligence hire law graduates with salaries ranging from 7lakh-10lakh.

Corporate Counsel- corporate houses take in law graduates as in-house counsel for advice on legal matters. Negotiation of contracts, drafting and ensuring compliance with laws are taken care of.

Judicial Services/Civil Services- for those wanting a stable government career path.

LAW Firms- Law Firms are corporate entitles engaged in law practice. They indulge in advising clients on legal aspects and about their rights and resources.

Judicial Clerkship- for students interested in transactional and litigation work this is a golden path since it helps them take up positions as legal assistants whose assists from court to court and judge to judge.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CLAT is an online, two hour paper, consisting of 200 questions in five different areas.

Subject/Section

No. of Questions

Verbal Ability

40

Quants

20

LR

40

General Knowledge

50

Legal Aptitude

50

Marking

+1/-0.25

Eligibility

  • The candidates must have:
    (a) 45% marks in Class XII or equivalent for candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
    (b) 40% marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  • The result of qualifying examination need to be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission.

Colleges Listed

National Law University

Location

Intake#

National Law School of India University

Bangalore

80

NALSAR University of Law

Hyderabad

120

National Law Institute University

Bhopal

128

WB National University of Juridical Sciences

Kolkata

133

National Law University

Jodhpur

115

Hidayatullah National Law University

Raipur

187

Gujarat National Law University

Gandhinagar

187

Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University

Lucknow

178

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Patiala

196

Chankaya National Law University

Patna

140

National University of Advanced Legal Studies

Kochi

68

National Law University Odisha

Cuttack

180

National University of Study and Research in Law

Ranchi

120

National Law University and Judicial Academy

Guwahati

60

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

Vishakhapatnam

120

Tamil Nadu National Law School

Tiruchirappalli

110

Maharashtra National Law University

Mumbai

60

Maharashtra National Law University

Nagpur

60

Analysis 2018

Legal Aptitude: This was simple direct section, controlled by legal cognitive questions. Questions based on application of principles. Section had 8-10 Legal & static GK questions. Difficulty level was fairly easy-moderate.

GK: Good number of Static questions, spread across Legal GK, authors of books & on events in early 2017. The rest were current affairs.

LR: Relatively lengthy but easy. 25-30 analytical reasoning questions & verbal reasoning based. 4 sets of matrix arrangements were time consuming. Fairly easy but time consuming.

Verbal ability: It had an easy RC passage. Others based on vocab, sentence correction, short paragraphs with one question each, fill-in-the-blanks and phrase meanings also.

Quants: By far the most challenging section. Questions were long & demanding. They were spread across topics like algebra, probability, work-pipes, time-speed-distance & so on.

AILET is for seeking admission to the National LAW University, specifically Delhi. Qualified Students can pursue B.A. L.L.B (Hons), L.L.M and Ph.D. Degree Programs based on merit.

AILET Exam Pattern

  • Total Marks: 150
  • Total number of questions: 150
  • Duration of the Examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

AILET Marks Scheme

English

35 marks

Current Affairs

35 marks

Legal Aptitude

35 marks

Logical Reasoning

35 marks

Numerical Ability

10 marks

Marking Scheme: +1/- 0.25

Eligibility

  • Candidate should have cleared 10+2 or Equivalent Examination with minimum 50% marks.
  • Candidates appearing in the 12th standard examination need to produce proof of having passed the qualifying examination during interview

AILET 2017 Cut offs

NLU

Score (GENERAL)

Score  (SC)

Score (ST)

Score (PWD)

NLU, Delhi

89

71

68

74

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is conducted by Symbiosis International University to admit students to its three Law Schools, Symbiosis Law Schools located at Pune, Noida and Hyderabad. Symbiosis law schools offer 5-year B.A. / B.B.A. LL.B., 3-Year LL.B. and LL.M. and diploma programs in law.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The candidate should have cleared XII examination from any recognized Board with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for S.C. /S.T. candidates).

Exam pattern

Sections

Marks

Legal Reasoning

30

Logical Reasoning

30

Analytical Reasoning

30

RC

30

General Awareness

30

 

Selection Criteria: SET Score followed by PI + WAT

  • of Questions: 150
  • Duration: 150 Minutes
  • Marking Scheme: +1/0

Analysis 2018

English- There were no para jumbles or passages. Questions were based on figures of speech, identification of sentences and punctuation, usage of one word in different ways. Was time consuming and difficulty moderate to high

Legal Reasoning- 25 Legal Reasoning questions of principle-fact nature quite lengthy. There were less questions from criminal law. Approx. 10 questions on static LGK. Legal maxims were not asked. Section was moderately difficult

Logical reasoning- Topics included were circular arrangement, matrix arrangements, series along with Verbal reasoning and deductive reasoning, statement-conclusion. Time consuming and moderately difficult

General awareness- Mostly direct easy questions. CA questions were subjugated by world news & government, forums & politics, inventions etc. Static GK questions were from miscellaneous topics

 

Colleges affiliated under slat

Institute

Location

Program

Total

 

 

BA LLB

BBA LLB

 

Symbiosis Law School

Pune

120

180

300

Symbiosis Law School

Noida

60

120

180

Symbiosis Law School

Hyderabad

120

120

240

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University was setup in 1998, by the Govt. provides courses in varied subjects like engineering, medicine, dentistry, law etc.

EXAM PATTERN

Sections

No. of Ques.

Verbal Comprehension

38

General Awareness

38

Legal Aptitude

37

LR

37

 

No. of Questions: 150

Duration: 150 Minutes

Marking Scheme: +4/- 1

Eligibility

  1. At least 50% in class XII and must have passed English as a core or elective subject
  2. At Least 45% in class XII for SC /ST/Widows or Persons With Disability
  3. Below 21 Years of age as on 1st August of exam year.
  4. Students expecting their class XII result can also appear for IPUCET

Colleges affiliated under IPU CET

S. No.

Institute

Intake

1

Amity Law School - Noida

300

2

BLS Institute of Management, Technology & Law-Bahadurgrah

60

3

C.P. Jain College of Higher Studies & College of Law – Narela

300

4

Delhi Institute of Rural Development - Noida

210

5

Delhi Metropolitan Education Society - Kurd

300

6

Fairfield Institute of Management & Technology - Kapashera

360

7

Ideal Institute of Management & Technology - Karkardooma

110

8

JIMS Engineering Management and Technical Campus – Noida

240

9

Sri Krishna College of Education - Baghpat

120

10

Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies - Pitampura

480

11

USLLS - Dwarka

60

ANALYSIS 2018

Verbal Comprehension- moderately easy, there was one RC though a little tricky. Other questions were on Jumbled Words, antonyms, Completion & Contextual Vocabulary, Synonym. Vocabulary dominated this section.

General Awareness- dominated by static questions. Few from Indian Polity and more number from static Science and Technology and Geography. Difficulty was moderate.

Legal Aptitude- this section was moderate to difficult. Most questions were from current legal G.K. and Constitution.

LR- easy and moderate covering reasoning with maximum number from Verbal Reasoning. Most were based on inference and conclusion and quite difficult. There were questions from calendars, verbal logic section, coding- decoding and syllogism.

MH CET Law is conducted for five-year integrated law programs and for three year law programme by Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra. It is an online exam.

Exam pattern

Sections

Marks

Legal Aptitude & Reasoning

40

General Awareness

30

 Analytical Reasoning

40

English Comprehension

30

Numerical Aptitude

10

 

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions

No. of Questions: 150

Duration: 120 min

Marking Scheme: +1/0

Analysis 2018

English Comprehension- Easy section with fill in the blanks and a single passage on RC followed by 10 questions. Other questions included phrase replacement, spelling corrections, para jumble. An attempt of 25-26 should be considered a good one. General Awareness- Almost all the questions were from current affairs. A good attempt would be 27-28 questions. Legal Aptitude & Reasoning- Most questions were from contracts and criminal law. It was very easy and maximum questions were self-descriptive. Law of contracts dominated the section followed by criminal law. A good attempt in this section would be 32-34. Analytical Reasoning- Quite difficult this was dominated by Analytical Reasoning. Questions from Directions, Blood Relations, Series & Syllogisms, Circular arrangement. An attempt of 25-30 would suffice. Numerical Aptitude- This section of the paper was of moderate level difficulty.  Questions included data sufficiency, time and work, time speed and distance, average, SI and CI, boats and stream and equations. An attempt of 6-7 would be safe.

Colleges under mhcet

Sr. No

Name of the law college

City

Status

Capacity

1

A.K.K. New Law Academy

Pune

Un-Aided Minority

128

2

Abhinav Education Society's Law College

Pune

Un-Aided

60

3

Adv. Balasaheb Apte College Of Law

Dadar, Mumbai

Un-Aided

60

4

Adv. Datta Patil College Of Law

Alibag

Un-Aided

60

5

Akola Law College

Buldana

Un-Aided

60

6

Asmita College Of Law

Vikroli, Mumbai

Un-Aided

60

7

Balaji Law College

Pune

Un-Aided

80

8

Bhagubai Changu Thakur College Of Law

New Panvel

Un-Aided

60

9

Bharati Vidyapeeth's New Law College

Kolhapur.

Un-Aided

80

10

Bharati Vidyapeeth's New Law College 

Sangli

Un-Aided

80

11

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Law College

Kudal

Un-Aided

60

12

Children Welfare Centre's College Of Law

Malad, Mumbai

Un-Aided Minority

30

13

D G B Dayanand Law College

Solapur

Government Aided

60

14

D. E. S. Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College

Pune

Un-Aided

160

15

Dayanand College Of Law

Latur

Government Aided

160

16

Devjibhai Hariya Law College

Shahad

Un-Aided

60

17

Dr Ambedkar College, Department Of Law

Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur

Un-Aided

80

18

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial College Of Law

Dhule

Government Aided

60

19

Dr Milind Yerne College Of Law

Bhandara

Un-Aided

60

20

Dr. B. R. A Law College

Nara Road Nagpur

Un-Aided

60

21

Dr. D. Y. Patil Law College 

Pimpri Pune

Un-Aided

160

22

Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh College Of Law

Amravati

Un-Aided

60

23

Dr. Ulhas Patil Law College

Jalgaon

Un-Aided

60

24

Dr.D.Y.Patil College Of Law

Nerul, Mumbai

Un-Aided

80

25

G.H.Raisoni Law College

Nagpur.

Un-Aided Minority

64

26

Government Law College

Mumbai

Government

240

27

Govindrao Wanjari College Of Law

Nagpur.

Un-Aided

80

28

Hutatma Rajguru Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's Law College

Rajgurunagar

Un-Aided

60

29

Ibsar School Of Law

Karjat

Un-Aided

60

30

Indian Law Society's Law College

Pune

Government Aided

80

Eligibility

  1. Least 45% in class XII for candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons Categories
  2. Least 40% in class XII for candidates belonging to SC/ST category.
  3. Students awaiting their class XII result can also appear for MAH Law CET

The LSAT-India is a test of reasoning and reading skills for the study of law. The test rewards candidates with comprehensive skills adaptable to a variety of situations.

Exam Pattern

Sections

No. of Questions

Time Limit

Analytical Reasoning

24

35 min

Logical Reasoning -1

24

35 min

Logical Reasoning -2

24

35 min

Reading Comprehension

24

35 min

Mode: Paper and Pencil

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions

No. of Questions: 96-100      

Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Marking Scheme: Percentile system

Analysis

The paper was of easy to moderate difficulty level. All the questions were doable in the given time. Majority questions were English and Logical Reasoning based and Logical Reasoning were of statement type and quite simple.

S. No.

Institute

Location

1

GD Goenka University School of Law,

Gurgaon

2

Alliance School of Law, Alliance University

Bengaluru

3

Auro university School of Law

Surat

4

Central India College of Law

Nagpur

5

College of Legal Studies (UPES)

Dehradun

6

Faculty of Law, ICFAI University

Dehradun

7

G.H. Raisoni Law School

Nagpur

8

NCU Law School

Gurgaon

9

JSS Law College

Mysore

10

K.R. Mangalam University

Gurgaon

11

KLE Society’s Law College

Bengaluru

12

MATS Law School

Raipur

13

O P Jindal Global University

Sonipat

14

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law

Kharagpur

15

School of Law, Gitam University

Vishakhapatnam

16

School of Law, Noida International School

Noida

17

School of Law, Ansal University

Gurgaon

18

School of Law, Sharda university

Greater Noida

19

VIT Law School

Chennai

20

School of Law, Galgotias University

Greater Noida

 

Eligibility

  • Minimum 45% in class XII for candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/(Specially Abled Persons) Categories
  • Minimum 40% in class XII for candidates belonging to SC/ST category
  • Students awaiting their class XII result can also appear for LSAT

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956. 

Since its inception, the Vision of the TISS has been to be an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people-centred, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.

Mode

Computer based online test

Number of Sections

3

Areas of Testing

General Knowledge, Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning, and English Proficiency

Negative Marking

No negative marking

Duration

1 hr 40 min (100 min)

Number of questions

100

Question Type

Objective questions with 4 or 5 options

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

General Knowledge

40

40

Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning

30

30

English Proficiency

30

30

Total

100

100

The exam conducting authority of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, prescribes the TISSNET  eligibility criteria for the exam pertaining to Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labour Relations). According to the TISSNET eligibility criteria , aspirants with a Bachelor’s degree across disciplines from a recognised university will be eligible to apply 

General Awareness

 General Awareness comprised questions from both static and current GK with the maximum number of questions from current GK. Almost all the areas like Science, Geography, Sports, Economics, Polity, Current Affairs, etc. This section comprised 40 questions, each carrying 1 mark. Out of the 40 questions, there were 25 static ones and 15 were on current affairs. There were around 9 questions on international affairs, 26 related to national events and 5 generic ones based on biology/geography. About 20 questions were easy, 12 were medium and 8 difficult.

A score of 25-26 would be a good benchmark. Attempting all GA questions would not have taken more than 15 minutes.

Mathematical and Logical Reasoning

This section was fairly easy in terms of the level of difficulty. A total of 30 questions covered every part i.e. Logical reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation. Some questions on Logical reasoning were quite tricky. The Data Interpretation section was calculation intensive and had only one question per figure. The questions on arithmetic were easy and all of them should have been attempted. There were 15 LR questions and at least 11 should have been attempted. Some of the questions were tricky. The 8 DI questions were of easy to moderate level.

English

This section comprised 30 questions, out of which there were on 5 reading comprehension. There were 4 analogies, 5 single fill in the blanks, 4 idiom based fill in the blanks, 2 questions on Antonyms, 6 on finding error in the sentence, 3 questions on odd man out and 1 question on Phrase Substitution. Out of the 5 reading comprehension questions, all the five were of easy to moderate level. The RC passage was about 400-450 words long and dealt with ‘Nutrition, proteins and mutation of injuries’. Most of the questions in this section were of an easy to moderate level. The level of difficulty of this section was easy to moderate. The main areas covered were: RCs, Error spotting, Odd Man Out, Antonyms, Analogy, etc. No question was witnessed from Para Jumbles this year. 

A good score for this section would be 26. A serious aspirant would be able to tackle all questions within 30-35 minutes.

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