The Right Attitude...
Your attitude makes an impact on things you do. It is also the key factor that marks the difference between success and failures. All your preparation may go for a toss if you don’t have the right attitude towards the things you do. Few of the things which will surely help you in your preparation are enlisted below:
Keep yourself motivated
Motivation is the driving force for most of our achievements in life. We need to have zeal towards our target and must have a “can do it” attitude for the same. Never let negative thoughts come in your mind. Try to avoid people who are discouraging and de-motivating. Nothing in life is impossible to achieve. You can reach all your dreams if you are determined and have a positive approach.
If you are really serious about doing MBA from any of the top institutions then you should be focused and striving hard towards your goal. Keep yourself reminding about your goal and you are surely going to achieve it with your perseverance. Divide your preparation in smaller parts, check your preparation periodically by attempting questions from the prepared areas and then analyze your results to find if your preparation going in right direction or not.
Mastering Time Management
Time management would is the key factor to your success. You need to use your time as efficiently as possible. Attempting the questions blindly like you used to do in your school or college won’t be helpful anymore. The key to getting ahead of others in such competitive exams is your ability to adapt yourself according to the situation. As soon as you get the question paper you can have the following approach:
1. Quickly Scan the questions
2. Mark the questions you feel you are comfortable with.
3. Select and solve the questions from the ones marked above depending on their difficulty and the amount of time they will take. The easier ones which will take least amount of time must be solved first and only then you should move to difficult ones.
Work on your Communication Skills
Clearing the written test is not the end of your preparation. You need to focus on the big picture i.e. pursuing MBA from a top institution. You surely have to see beyond that and keep your self prepared for group discussion and personal interviews. Every one has ideas in their mind but the most important thing is how well you convey all your ideas efficiently to the group or the interviewer.
Developing right Interests
Right interests will surely aid your preparation and help you in getting ahead of others without stressing yourself much. Many a skills will get developed naturally in you if your interests are right. Say for e.g. Reading books or articles on diversified topics will surely improve your reading speed. Even your achievements in your college extra curricular activities or any achievement in the organization you are working for will add value to your profile. Work on your communication skills by directly talking with people and try to remove any hesitations within yourself. Other helpful interests could be doing mental calculations, thinking creatively, having a mature opinion about things happening in the world.
Improve your Body Language
Body language is an indicator of your personality. A body language depicting confidence and maturity is the desired quality of a future manager. An interviewer closely monitors and evaluates you on the basis of your body language. A negative body language can also ruin the chances of an otherwise intelligent person.
Be Open to accept new ideas.
Keep yourself open for new ideas. Talk with other people and try to understand and analyze there views. Don’t have a vague and predetermined opinion in your mind about any thing. Try to understand the situation, analyze it and then conclude on it with the help of solid reasoning.
Reading books or article on diverse topics surely helps in solving RC passages. This enriches your mind with awareness on diverse topic and also helps to improve your reading speed.
Practice a lot
Mock Tests should be utilized to develop skills such as time management, smart selection of questions and developing a flexible approach towards attempting the paper. Try to learn from mistakes in your Mock papers. Try to improve your approach towards solving the paper and you have to find out on your own what works best for you. Say for e.g. you should not attempt a RC passage in last 5 minutes of tour test. Also solving a lengthy Logical Reasoning question which requires lots of analysis in last 5 minutes is not suggested. Such things you need to find on your own as things work differently for different people depending on their strengths and weaknesses.
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