CAT 2015 is finally over. The next big question that arises in the mind of every CAT aspirant is, “Will I qualify in the exam or not?” Well, to know the answer to this question, aspirants will have to wait till the second week of January. But what until then?
Once CAT 2015 results are out, one needs to get involved in a lot of planning. But, there can be nothing better than doing this preparation well in advance. Even though every aspirant appears in the exam with the hope of excelling in the same with flying colours, the bitter truth is that not everyone can make it to the top.
Moreover, selecting the right option becomes equally challenging and confusing for candidates who qualify the exam as well as for the candidates who fail to do so. Some might be preparing for other management exams while some might be thinking of looking for a job. Even though each one has different priorities, one needs to ensure that they decide their next step cautiously and intelligently.
So, until CAT exam results are out, Shiksha brings to you a list of priorities you can focus on after CAT 2015.
1. Other MBA exams
SNAP: The national-level management entrance examination, SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU). The score one secures in the exam allows the candidate to get enrolled for admission in any of the 13 institutes under SIU. Also, these scores can be used to get admission to other MBA or equivalent courses. The exam will be held in 30 cities across India on December 20, 2015, between 2-4 pm.
XAT: Conducted by Xavier School of Management, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) – Jamshedpur on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI), Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is national-level management aptitude test. Students excelling in the exam can get an enrolment in any of the 100 institutes in MBA, PGDM and other management courses. The mode of exam is pen and paper based, and the duration of the exam is 3hours 30 minutes. The exam will be held on January 3, 2016, between 10 am to 1:30 pm.
CMAT: The national-level computer-based management entrance test, Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The CMAT scores are used for admission to MBA, PGDM and PGP courses offered by numerous B-schools and management colleges across India. CMAT 2016 is scheduled for January 17, 2016 between 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Earlier, CMAT was held twice a year, but going forward, it will be held only once a year.
TISSNET: TISSNET is a National Entrance Test (NET) exam conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The exam allows candidates to get enrolled in any of the Masters programs offered in TISS campuses at Hyderabad, Mumbai, MHAT Calicut, Guwahati, Tuljapur, G-SET Ranchi and IMHST Chennai. TISS NET 2016 is a computer-based exam and will be held on January 09, 2016. The duration of the exam is 100 minutes. The questions are based on contemporary issues, social sensitivity, analytical ability and logical reasoning. Candidates who get shortlisted in TISS NET exam, appear for the pre-written test or/and personal interview. Other than other Master’s degree, TISS offers MA in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRM & LR) programme (Mumbai campus).
NMAT: The national-level MBA entrance exam, NMAT by GMAC enables students to get enrolled to Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), VIT University, Ansal University, Alliance University, ICFAI Business School (IBS), SRM University and BML Munjal University. The exam has been scheduled over a 75-day testing window, starting from October 6, 2015 and continuing till December 19, 2015. The computer-based exam is being held in 27 centres spread across 18 locations across India.
MAT: The national-level management entrance examination, Management Aptitude Test (MAT) offers admission to MBA, PGDM and related management programs in more than 600 B-schools. The exam is held four (4) times in a year, namely, February, May, September and December. The exam comprises of objective-type questions, and is held in two (2) modes: paper-based and computer-based. The paper-based exam will be held on December 6, 2015 and the computer-based exam will be held on December 12, 2015.
MICAT: MICA's flagship course Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C)’s online entrance test is known as MICA Admissions Test (MICAT). The focus of the program lays on Strategic Marketing and Communication. This comprehension test comprises of two (2) sections and the duration of the same is 125 minutes. The first section evaluates the logical skills, divergent thinking, analytical skills, verbal skills, general awareness and written communication skills of a candidate. The second section comprises of a Psychometric Test. MICAT exam will be held on December 13, 2015, for the first phase of selection process.