• Make a To-Do List each morning
  • Starting your day by making a todo list can just be what you need to set your day on a certain course. With it comes the added bonus of the level of satisfaction you will get while ticking each one thing off your list at a time and might just motivate you to fulfill the targets set for the day. It might just give you a whole other of clarity about what it is that you need to do.
    • Stick post-its everywhere
    This is for all those who find it hard to remember things. A post-it here and there might just help you remember things you probably wouldn’t have otherwise, be it that submission date that is looming over your heads and fast approaching with each passing of the day, or something as extremely simple as drinking 8 litres of water.
    • Make Choices
    This might just sound easy in theory but stands to be the most difficult one as far as execution is concerned. Certain choices need to be made each day, whether it is attending that important class or that society practice or simply catching up on sleep because you haven’t slept in the past two days. It becomes detrimental to make it a point to set everything together coherently so that you know what you want to do that day and striking the perfect balance.
    • Make a schedule
    A lot of us do not really seem to stick to schedules, however, multitasking requires strict follow-through of schedule so as to not waste time and do everything efficiently in a stipulated amount of time. Time becomes extremely important here and every single minute counts. Remember, there isn’t one single formula to ace at multi-tasking and it is certainly doable if you go along with the right kind of attitude and the sheer amount of hard work. But most importantly, it is to have fun in the process and learn truckloads of knowledge.  Feature Image Credits: Big Stock Anoushka Singh [email protected]]]>

    Today afternoon, the result of Common Admission Test (CAT), which was conducted on 26th November 2017, was announced. Candidates can view their result on the official site by logging on using their user ID and password.

    CAT is a computerised aptitude test conducted annually and is a crucial criterion for admission into the country’s top IIMs and other prestigious business schools across the country like S.P Jain, Management Development Institute (MDI), Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (FMS), and Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS). It tests students in their areas like Quantitative ability, verbal ability and reading comprehension, and Data interpretation and logical reasoning. The test is conducted every year by one of the IIMs based on a policy of rotation. This year, the coordinating college was IIM Lucknow.

    IIM Lucknow has revealed that a total of 199,632 candidates appeared for the notoriously tricky exam in 2017. 20 students have scored a perfect 100 percentile out of which two are females and three are non-engineers. Last year, 20 students had scored a 100 percentile too, but all of them were male engineers.

    The CAT result is just one impediment overcome to gain the coveted seat at one of the IIMs. A list of the candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will then send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criterion for shortlisting varies from IIM to IIM, as different weights are allotted to factors like work experience and past academic record.


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    Vijeata Balani

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    Another year, another batch and yet another bunch of earth shattering cut offs. If you’re a class 12th student about to enter college, you’re in for a treat. SRCC and St. Stephens are having yet another bumper year with all the aspiring economists vying for a golden ticket. All the budding engineers are hoarding to get into IIT Delhi (or any other, for that matter).And all the others students pursuing different streams are holding their breath as they eagerly await the first cut offs.

    Among the various questionable changes being introduced in the curriculum from this academic year, the introduction BMS-Bachelor of Management Studies- is the most engaging. It is a four-year undergraduate program that has been formulated after combing BBS, BBEand BFIA. To everyone’s surprise,More than 22,000 students have applied for the course. So it’s just going to be you and 21,999 other students competing for a few hundreds seats, to say the very least. Not to dampen your spirits further and to make this article actually worth reading, let’s focus on what exactly is the entrance exam going to be like.

    The marks are distributed as follows:

    50% The Entrance Exam
    30% The Board Result
    20% Personal Interview

    In order to actually reach the personal interview round, an applicant first needs to clear the written exam. Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts that can be helpful in preparing for the exam:

    • The Test Structure: The exam will have a total of 100 questions. Although there is no set syllabus, the exam aims to test:
      • General/ Business Awareness
      • Quantitative Abilities (Mathematics)
      • Reasoning Skills
      • English.

      The format of the exam itself is still the same, so practicing from past year papers can be of great help. Practice questions can also be found on the Facebook pages of prominent institutes like Pratham, IMS, Edumentor etc. Another very useful website I stumbled upon is ‘www.indiabix.com’. It has general practice questions on most of the sections for BMS. Also, continue reading the newspaper (no, not HT City and the Delhi Times, but the main paper).

    •  Segment wise Division: Every candidate has only 120 minutes to complete the exam. So it’s better to think of a strategy before entering the exam hall. The section on General Awareness is the shortest, so that should be attempted first. The Mathematics and Critical Reasoning sections, being the lengthiest, should follow it. The English Section is relatively easy so that can be attempted in the last, keeping in mind the time constraints. It’s better to attempt an entire section at once as it helps to maintain a flow of thought.
    • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer and correct answers fetch you 3 marks each. So if your unsure of an answer, it’s better to leave it blank. Also, DO NOT mark multiple answers for the same question.
    • The Examination Day– Irrespective of what you have or haven’t done, stay calm and confident. Do not clutter your mind with new things. Either you know it or you don’t know it and there is nothing you can do to change that a few hours before the exam.
    • Last Minute Worries– Last minute hassles can cause more troubles than the exam itself. Make sure that all your documents, stationery, admit card etc. are in place well in advance. Read all the instructions carefully a day or two before the exam to make sure you don’t ignore an important instruction.

    Keeping all pointers apart, work hard; there is no substitute for that. Study smartly and plan your time well. These two always seem to work.

    All the best!

    Illustration Credit: Megha Sarogi

    (For entire Admissions 2013 coverage click here)