June 30, 2017

Contents of a good CV or Curriculum Vitae

1.Cover Letter  : A covering letter should be included with every curriculum vitae you send. Your covering letter provides detailed information on why are you are qualified for the job and explains the reasons for your interest in the company. 
A good cover letter must include :
  • The content of your cover letter should be brief and structured, avoid lengthy repetition of information covered in your CV. Unlike a CV, it is acceptable to write a covering letter in the first person.
  • Your letter should address the relevant contact, whose name often appears in the job advert. Avoid Sir or Madam if possible.
  • If you are replying to an advert, say so. Mention job title, any reference number and where and when you saw it.
  • In some cases an advert will indicate a more substantial letter is required. Always follow a specific instruction and include any information if it is particularly requested, for example, current salary.
  •      Briefly outline your current situation and why you are seeking change. Include current or last job, qualifications and professional and academic training, tailoring your information to make it as relevant as possible to the organization or job applied for.
  • Tell the potential employer a little about themselves to demonstrate you have properly read the advert and that you have done some research into the organization. Also, state why you are interested in them as an employer.
  • You need to succinctly emphasize why an employer may want to meet and employ you. Highlight your transferable skills, achievements and versatility; what you can contribute and what makes you different. Mention personality traits relevant to the role applied for, taking care not to appear too subjective.
  • Ensure that your CV covering letter flows freely however and does not slavishly match every point on the job description. The reader should be left with an overall impression that you are a potentially valuable addition to the workforce.
  • Negative information of any sort should be avoided in your covering letter as well as CV.
  • Close your letter with a polite expression of interest in further dialogue with the recruiter. Do mention that you would like the opportunity to discuss your suitability further at an interview and that you await a response in due course.
  • Ensure your letter is neatly and clearly presented with no grammatical or spelling errors.
  • Email covering letters should be written in a common font with standard formatting and should emulate a handwritten letter in terms of style.

Contents in CV
  • Contact information: At the top of your CV, include your name and contact information (address, phone number, email address, etc.).  Personal information, such as gender, date of birth, marital status, and even names of children, etc are extra information, unless asked by the company.
  • Education: This may include college and graduate study. Include the school, college and universities attended, dates of study, and degree received.
  • Honors and Awards: This may include dean's list standings, departmental awards, scholarships, fellowships, and membership in any honors associations.
  • Thesis/Dissertation: Include your thesis or dissertation title. You may also include a brief sentence or two on your paper, and/or the name of your advisor.
  • Research Experience: List any research experience you have, including where you worked, when, and with whom. Include any publications resulting from your research.
  • Work Experience: List relevant work experience; this may include non-academic work that you feel is worth including.   List the employer, position, and dates of employment. Include a brief list of your duties and/or accomplishments.
  • Teaching Experience: List any teaching positions you have held. Include the school, course name, and semester. You may also include any other relevant tutoring or group leadership experience.
  • Skills: List any relevant skills you have not yet mentioned. This may include language skills, computer skills, administrative skills, etc.
  • Publications and Presentations: List any publications you have written, co-written, or contributed to. Include all necessary bibliographic information. You should also include any pieces you are currently working on. Include papers you presented at conferences and/or associations: list the name of the paper, the conference name and location, and the date.
  • Professional Memberships: List any professional associations to which you belong. If you are a board member of the association, list your title.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Include any volunteer or service work you have done, as well as any clubs or organizations to which you have belonged. You can also include any study abroad experiences here if you have not already mentioned them.


17 CV Building Mistakes, which you must avoid

Don’t you wish your CV was so perfect that the moment a recruiting manager goes through it, he decides to hire you?

Don’t you wish you knew exactly what points in your CV will nail the job for you and what will get the CV trashed immediately?

Job-hunting is a truly adventurous process. You are racing against the odds to land that desired, much badly wanted job – and writing a great CV is vital in this race.

CVs are critical as they represent the initial idea of the potential employee to the employer. Hence people may resort to all kind of methods and ways to jazz up their CV, to create that perfect document which will pass all tests.

However, while doing so they may go overboard and be negligent about certain things, which may end up defeating the whole purpose of their CV:

Your CV – your future!
So you can see why it is so important to be aware of what NOT to include in your CV, so that it does not get rejected in the recruitment process, even before it reaches the interview stage.

This is important as statistics show that recruiters spend barely 15-20 seconds on a CV and it is essential that your CV grasps their attention within that time span. In addition, within seconds of posting an ad, hundreds of applications are received and one can imagine how well crafted the CV has to be to capture the attention in such a short time.

So, check out these pointers on what you should never ever include in your CV, so that you can increase the chances of your CV making it through:

1) Unnecessary details:
There is no need for labelling your resumé as resumé and only your name need to be used as file name as managers can distinguish a resume. You also can avoid details such as date when you wrote the resumé. The only dates that need to be quoted are the dates related to your education and employment.

2) Senseless objective or purpose:
The objective of your CV should not be outlandish and unbelievable; rather it should be practical, achievable and matching with your abilities and skill set, else your CV would be thrown into the bin without your credentials even being read. Avoid vague and meaningless objectives such as “looking for a challenging role” or “looking for an environment that lets me utilise my skills completely” is rather vague and gives no indication on what your specific goals and objectives are. A good objective is accurate and specific and talks about the specific profile you are looking to apply for. A good objective will sound something like “A customer support executive with 3 years experience looking to effectively handle customer calls and increase conversions, thereby increasing the top line”.

3) Applying for an unsuitable post:
Applying for a position for which you are not qualified is another thing that you should not do, when you craft your CV.  You may think a certain job looks interesting but if you don’t have the minimum qualifications, the skill set and the experience, you would be best advised not to apply for it. Your application is bound to be ignored and send to the trashcan.

4) Unnecessary personal information:
While a resumé needs you to mention your personal details such as age, sex, marital status, and may be even your hobbies, do not go overboard with your personal likes and dislikes.  No one has the time to read through the details of your personal life, and you may find your application rejected, even if you are qualified for the job. Things such as gender orientation and religious views are apt to be controversial and create conflicts in the minds of people who are screening the applications. Avoid also interesting stuff such as your social life and unorthodox experiences, which may convey a non-serious image. If you do want to include any personal information, use those that would be relevant to your work profile.

5) Irrelevant work experience:
If, in addition to having relevant previous work experience, you also have unrelated work experience, it is best to keep the latter as brief and concise as possible. While it is important that you state all your experience, but if it is not related to the role you are applying for, you need to shorten it, without going into the details of it.  You may have had diverse experiences, but if it has nothing to do with the job you are applying for, then it is a waste of the recruiter’s time. They would wonder, “what has this got to do with this job anyway”, may think you are not serious about the job and discard it.

6) Irrelevant achievements:
 Some people may put anything and everything they have done in life as an achievement; these could be very minor things and not relevant to the job. One candidate actually stated, “I cane first in school long distance running”! If it is about leadership, you can show examples which validate that such as community service, leadership abilities in previous posts held, extra responsibilities, and so on.

7) Excessively lengthy CVs:
Overlooked by many people, this is a sure-shot way to get your resumé trashed. You may have a lot of skills and experience, but if it runs into pages of long stories of the nitty gritties of you did, your recruiters would lose interest in your CV and discard it. Be focussed on what you want to convey through your CV.

Emphasise the key points, which are relevant and vital to your application. Show what you are bringing to the organisation and how you are going to add value.  Keep it brief, but convincing and compelling.  Restrict your CVs to within two pages.

Always remember that more details can be provided during the personal interview. You can keep a detailed account of your experience for your own reference, and for preparation for interview.

8) Incorrect attitude:
A CV can convey all the right or wrong messages, depending on how you look at it. Hence, if you are not really interested in a job or you don’t like a position, but you are applying out of compulsion, it will be evident.

The energy changes such as passion, disinterest, etc. can easily be projected out to an astute recruiter, through the writing. So apply for a post for which you are bringing genuine passion and sincere interest.

9) Poor grammar:
One of the biggest CV killers is poor grammar. Poor spellings and grammar belie the claims you make in your CV regarding your education and are considered as unforgivable mistakes. It may cost you dear as this is used as a predictor of your attitude when you are working in the organisation. Poor grammar makes the recruiter look at you as negligent, and no organisation would like to hire a casual person.

Make sure you proof read your CV a number of times, ask someone to verify whether you have not omitted anything to ensure that everything is thorough, as a third person’s perspective always helps.

10) Highlighting negative facts:
Showing a lack of experience may reflect negatively on you. So try to couch these things in a more neutral or slightly positive way. Instead of saying “I have not completed this course”, write “I shall be completing this course by this date”. Highlight positive things, which you have accomplished.

11) Salary expectations:
Expectations of salary are not something to be advertised on your CV. Any mention of them can be shelved till you are called for an interview. If you state the remuneration you expect, you might either by over-expecting or under-expecting what the company is looking to offer, and you may lose the role because of a salary mismatch.

12) Overdressed CVs:
Your CV should be simple, straightforward and professional. Flashy CV’s can put off most recruiters as they are looking for a professional. Avoid the use of personal pronouns such as I. Instead of referring to you, refer to your achievements and experiences in a list, using bullet points

13) Fake information:
Avoid lies and making false claims. It is very easy to obtain personal information these days. So choose your words carefully on your CV. Be as truthful as possible. Statistics show that one in three employers reject candidates on the basis of information found online.

Do not lie about your salary in order to land a better job. In case you get recruited, and the employer finds out later that you have falsified information, you are liable for criminal action. It is also best to avoid unverifiable information, anything negative against your previous employers, whining and complaints, as this is a sign of lack of professionalism.

14) Photographs:
Do NOT display a photo of yourself on your CV unless you are in a profession, which demands the necessity, such as modelling or films. Selection of CVs on the basis of photographs may lead to accusations of discrimination later on for the employers. Statistics show that the rejection rate for CVs with photographs is 88%.

15) Improper email addresses:
Do you know that 76 % of CV’s are ignored because the e-mail address you used conveys a lack of professionalism? Use email addresses for your CV which sound professional and not something that raises questions on your common sense! Emails like hotsexyluv@… and lazysod@… have been actually used in CVs and needless to say, they didn’t land a job.

16) Mentioning reasons for leaving previous employment:
Someone actually mentioned his reason of leaving the previous job, as “It was hard work”. It is best not to mention reasons for leaving the last job. These things are best discussed during face-to-face meetings. Mentioning this on CV’s would distract the recruiter from the aim of the CV.

17) Poor structure:
Many recruiters admit that messy and disorganised CVs are one big reason why they reject CVs. White space is very important. The better organised the content of your CV, the better it would stand up to the scrutiny.

Focus on what makes your CV stand out, not what depletes it!

In short, focussing on what to do and what NOT to do can really save you from costly experiences if you are looking for a job. So do take heed of the above pointers, and polish your CV, so that it truly reflects you in the best possible way. Your CV is your selling point and it is your job to ensure that it is received with a bang, than with a hiss.
Source: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/things-never-ever-include-cv/


What Recruiters Really Want to See on Your CV

1) What are the first things recruiters look for in an applicant when recruiting?

The essential skills and experience required for the job in terms of Minimum educational requirements, relevant experience, a desire to do the job and the ability to work in that location.

2) What are major CV mistakes

  1. CV is made for another job sector rather than the one applicant is applying for.
  2. This tells recruiter immediately that the role applicant is applying for is his/her plan b, or c and in this job market that is an immediate turn off.
  3. Presentation of CVs is very important. If a CV looks bad the implication is that the candidate is bad and they are either too commercially unaware to know how important a CV is or too apathetic about their job search. 
  4. Some examples of ‘bad presentation’ include shabby formatting which makes it hard to read and follow, bizarre pictures, floral borders, a Graduate CV that covers six pages or just no content at all. Consistent formatting with bold headlines, clear dates and headlines such as achievements, awards, education and duties really helps to find the information recruiter is looking for quickly and efficiently.

3) What are the industry secrets to really getting noticed and known?
  1. Call first! Every graduate recruiter gets hundreds of applications for each role they are in charge of. So before you apply, try and call the person who is advertising and introduce yourself.
  2. If you make yourself known to them they are more likely to take you forward. Even if you can’t get through they will still get a couple of messages from you and hear your name so they are more likely to flag your application out of interest.
  3. If you can’t get through then ask for their direct email and send the CV to them so it doesn’t get lost in the system.
  4. Follow it up within 2 days for feedback and be persistent until you get an answer.
  5. If they don’t want to interview you then try and get a reason as to why so you know what you need to do or where you are going wrong.
  6. You can also drop them a LinkedIn request after you have spoken to them.
  7. Linkedin is king at the moment and should be on every graduates guide of how to get a job.
  8. State clearly in your LinkedIn headline who you are and what you want, for example “DU Economics Graduate with Analytical Banking Internship looking for a Graduate Investment Banking Analytical Scheme”.
  9. Then add an online CV so employers can really get to know you.
  10. Start linking in with everyone relevant in that industry and hiring managers; don’t be shy to request to add them and explain why in the email.
  11. Then start being proactive on the site; join relevant groups and “Like” updates to get noticed.
  12. Be proactive! Don’t just sit there applying and hope the jobs come to you – go out and find the jobs yourself, building up a big network of contacts whilst you do it.
  13. Keep track on Excel spread sheets so you are always on top of who you are in contact with, who they work for and what they can offer you.

4) How to make sure that your CV will make an impression and get you through to the next stage?
  1. Many large recruiters use job portals to search CVs for content before a human sees them, so mirroring the language they used to advertise the position will make sure your CV gets put forward for review.
  2. For example, if they are looking for high achievers then use this exact phrase and pack the buzzwords in so you tick all their boxes.
  3. The more relevant words to the job description you have in your CV the more likely your CV will get through.
  4. Even for jobs with small or mid sized employers make sure you use relevant words on your CV as much as possible. This looks great when someone scans your CV as they instantly see all the great qualities they are looking for.
  5. Make the language relevant to the role, for example, if it’s a sales position use strong sales focused words like: drive, targets, ambition, success, business, entrepreneur etc. to make your application as suited as possible to the position.
  6. Basically, don’t just be average. Find out what the person recruiting for the job you want is looking for – and then be that person.


CV vs. Resume: The Difference

Have you ever wondered, what is the difference between a CV and a Resume?
Have you ever thought about, if one of these is correct or both are?
Ever wondered about where to use CV and where to use Resume?

If you have these questions, here are the answers:

CV: What is it ?
  • CV - Curriculum Vitæ, means course of life in Latin.
  • It is an in-depth document that can be laid out over two or more pages containing a high level of detail about your achievements, a great deal more than just a career biography.
  • It overs your education as well as any other accomplishments like publications, awards, honors etc.
  • The document tends to be organized chronologically.It should make it easy to get an overview of your full working career.
  • A CV is static and doesn’t change for different positions; the difference would be in the cover letter.

Resume: What is it ?
  • A resume, or résumé, is a concise document typically not longer than one page.
  • The reader is not intended to dwell on your document for very long, so keep it brief.
  • The goal of a resume is to make an individual stand out from the competition.
  • The job seeker should adapt the resume to every position they apply for.
  • It is in the applicant’s interest to change the resume from one job application to another and to tailor it to the needs of the specific post.
  • A resume doesn’t have to be ordered chronologically, doesn’t have to cover your whole career like and is a highly customizable document.

Summarized Difference between CV and Resume :

  The length :
A resume is a brief summary of your skills and experience over one or two pages while your CV is more detailed and can stretch well beyond two pages.

The purpose
The resume will be tailored to each position whereas the CV will stay put and any changes will be in the cover letter.

The layout.
A CV has a clear chronological order listing the whole career of the individual whereas a resume’s information can be shuffled around to best suit the applicant.

So, we can say that, a CV is intended to be a full record of your career history; it can be long enough to cover your entire career and is static in nature,  and a resume is a brief, targeted list of skills and achievements; which has to be brief, though high customizable.


May 10, 2017

One Year MBA, Is it on Rise in USA

When INSEAD topped the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings for the first time in 2016, it put the one-year MBA on the map. This year, it retained its position. INSEAD – with campuses in Europe and Asia – is leading the rise of the one-year MBA internationally.

Within the United States, the traditional, two-year full-time MBA program does still reigns supreme. Five out of the Financial Times’ global top 10 are two-year MBA programs from the US – including Harvard Business School, where the MBA was first introduced over a century ago.

However, according to GMAC, applications to two-year MBA programs fell in 53% of US business schools in 2016. At the same time, 55% of one-year MBA programs reported an increase in domestic applicants.


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Are we seeing the beginnings of a demand-driven shift to the one-year MBA in the US, as we see in Europe and Asia?

“I do see future growth prospects in the one-year MBA,” says Vishal Gaur, associate dean for MBA programs at Johnson at Cornell University, the only Ivy League school to offer a one-year MBA program.

“There may be a gradual shift happening - such programs are doing extremely well. It’s hard for me to say why other schools don’t offer them.”

While applications to the Johnson at Cornell’s two-year MBA remain stable, applications to the one-year MBA have increased steadily, with the program upping its intake from 40 to over 70 students in a matter of years.

53% of students enrolled on Johnson at Cornell’s one-year MBA are international, compared to 33% on the two-year program – the one-year MBA is still more accepted internationally than it is in the US.

The one-year MBA program is marketed at the more experienced professionals; those looking to advance their careers in the same industry rather than switch career track. The current class has an average age of 29, and an average of five years’ work experience between them.

Although Vishal has discussed the possibility with his senior colleagues, the program doesn’t currently offer an internship. In fact, the importance of the MBA internship – traditionally taken in the summer between an MBA program’s first and second years – may hamper the rise of the one-year MBA in the US.

Shashi Matta, MBA program director at The Ohio State University’s Max M Fisher College of Business, says around 60% of the school’s MBA students get jobs out of their internships. He’s not convinced by the one-year MBA format.

“We’ve looked into the possibility in depth,” he says. “We’ve looked at some of our peer schools. I’ve spoken with people at those schools. They themselves are not sure how robust the demand is for something like a one-year MBA,” he continues.

“Employers are interested in hiring someone who they can be confident about; who not only has immersed themselves in learning about business over a two-year period, but who also has that clear evidence shown by the internship.”

Still, Shashi admits that increasing applications to the school’s two-year MBA program has been a challenge: “The two-year, full-time MBA plateau is a result of a lot of things,” he says. “People are looking at other formats and fewer people are wanting to take the two-year career break.”

Matt Merrick, associate dean of degree operations at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, is confident that the one-year MBA has value in the US.

“In our increasingly fast-paced world, it is easy to see why many students choose a one-year MBA program as opposed to a traditional two-year MBA program,” he says.

“Our one-year MBA is not an accelerated program. It carries all the benefits of our traditional two-year MBA. From June to June, students have the access to the same on-campus recruiting, the same global and travel opportunities, and the same selection of electives,” Matt continues.

“Students can skip over core courses that feel redundant with their pre-existing skill set, and choose electives that align with their personal career goals.”

While some US business schools are still getting to grips with the one-year MBA, in Europe the shorter MBA format has brought schools significant success. According to GMAC, a massive 74% of full-time one-year MBA programs in Europe reported growing application volumes in 2016.

Michelle Sisto, MBA program director at France’s EDHEC Business School, says she’s seen a sharp increase in MBA applicants from the US in particular.

“In Europe, the opportunity cost is significantly lower,” Michelle explains. “The two-year investment in the US can cost upwards of $300-to-400,000 dollars including opportunity cost. And people are more sensitive to the MBA’s return on investment now than they may have been a few years ago”

Could the one-year MBA in the US match the rise of the one-year MBA in Europe?

“There may be more of a move in that direction,” Michelle continues. “I think that now, particularly with a one-year MBA at the top of the Financial Times rankings, the interest in one-year MBA programs in the US is definitely growing.”

April 3, 2017

MAT 2017 : Registration Process, Documents Required, Fee and Eligibility

MAT May 2017 Registration has been started through online and offline mode from 3rd March 2017. MAT May exam will be organized through online and offline modes. Read this post for all the information regarding MAT May Registration 2017.

MAT May 2017 Registration
For MAT 2017 May exam, registration can be done through both online and offline process. 
In online mode, the application form is available from the official link : CLICK HERE 
In offline mode, candidates can get the application form along with MAT bulletin/CD against cash payment from AIMA, New Delhi. 
Candidates submitting the fee through DD are required to send the printed application form along with DD to the address mentioned below:
Manager – MAT All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

Registration Fee:
The registration fee for MAT May 2017 exam is Rs. 1400/-.
Fee can be paid through debit/credit card or net banking for online mode of registration. 
Demand Draft (DD) payable at AIMA, Delhi or cash payment at the AIMA New Delhi will be required for OFF LINE to get the application form along with the MAT bulletin.

Check How to fill MAT Application Form in details.

Eligibility Criteria
  1. Candidates must have done graduation from any stream are eligible to apply.
  2. Students should have scored minimum 50% marks for general candidate and 45% marks for SC/ST candidates.
  3. There is no age limit for this exam.
  4. Indian National and NRI students are eligible to apply.

Check complete MAT eligibility criteria from here.

MAT May 2017 Registration Dates
  1. MAT May Registration 2017 starts – 3rd March 2017
  2. Last Date for Online Filling-up/ Purchase of Form – 25th April 2017
  3. Last date for online registration – 28th April 2017
  4. Exam date (online mode) – 7th May 2017
  5. Exam date (offline mode) – 13th May 2017

How to Apply
  1. Visit the official website of MAT 2017 (link is provided above).
  2. Create your log in . 
  3. Click on “Apply Online”.
  4. Enter registration details and click on “Submit” button.
  5. Note down your login details and login again to fill the application form.
  6. Click on “Fill Application” and fill all the required details.
  7. Upload the scanned images of Photograph and Signature.
  8. Made the fee payment by choosing DD or any other online mode.
  9. After fee payment, check the application status and also take some printout of the application form for further use.

Candidates will be needed the following details & documents at the time of filling the application form:

Documents/Details Required:

  1. Candidates personal, guardians, qualification and address details.
  2. Scanned recent colored passport size photograph with light background. Image should be in jpg/jpeg format with 50 kb size.
  3. Scanned signature. Signature should be made on white paper with black ink. The image should be in jpg/jpeg format and the image size should not exceed 50 kb.
  4. Valid Email ID and Mobile Number.
  5. Payment details.

Step-1: Online Registration

Visit the official link. Click on the link named “Click Here to Apply Online”. The registration form will open on the screen. Fill the registration details and click on submit button. Candidates are required to note down the Email ID and DOB entered at the registration form. These details will be needed to login to fill the application form.

Step-2: Re-login

Click on the link “Already Logged in Candidate (CLICK HERE) to Complete Process”. Enter your Email ID, DOB and verification code and click on the submit button. Four options will display on the screen i.e. fill application, upload scanned images, make payment and print application.

Step-3: Fill Application Form

Click on the “Fill Application” option. The application form will display on the screen. Fill personal, qualification, test center and other required details. Tick on the check box and click on “Save” button.

Step-4: Upload Images

Click on the “Uploading of Photograph/Signature” option. Click on the “Browse” button to choose scanned images of Photograph and Signature. Click on the “Next” button to upload images.

Step-5: Fee Payment

Click on the “Make Payment” option. Choose the payment option. Read and accept the declaration by clicking on “Yes” button and click on “Submit”.

Step-6: Print Application

After completing all the steps, click on the “Print Application” option. The completed application form will appear on the screen. Candidates are required to take the printout of the application form for future references.

MAT May Application Form 2017 Correction
The authority has not provided any correction facility in the MAT application form. May be the authority shall provide the correction opportunity, but it is not confirmed yet.

MAT 2018 Registration

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) four times in a year. It is held in the month of February, May, September and December respectively. MAT is the prefect gateway for admission to MBA and PGDM courses. MAT 2018 Registration for February exam will be started from the second week of December 2017.


MAT 2017 : Complete Syllabus

If you are a MAT 2017 aspirant, you can check syllabus for MAT 2017 here. MAT (Management Aptitude Test ) is a national level test, conducted by AIMA 4 times every year. More than 600 Management institutes consider MAT score card for providing admissions. 

Management Aptitude Test, May 2017 (MAT 2017) - Eligibility, Registration Dates, Admit Card, Exam and Result  : CLICK HERE

Syllabus for MAT 2017

MAT exam tests the aptitude skills of the candidates in different topics. 
For that, MAT syllabus contains total five topics including : Language Comprehension, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment. 

Here is the detailed syllabus for MAT 2017 : 

Language Comprehension:

This section will comprise of 2 sections i.e. Reading Comprehension and English Vocabulary & English Grammar. Topics Covered will include : 
  1. Verbal Reasoning
  2. Syllogisms
  3. Using the same word with different meaning, 
  4. Antonyms and Idioms
  5. Contextual Usage
  6. Analogies
  7. One word substitution 
  8. Fill in the blanks
  9. Odd one out
  10. Jumbled Paragraphs
  11. Sentence Completion and Sentence Correction 
  12. Foreign language words used in English.

Mathematical Skills:

This part will be having following topics : 
  1. Number System 
  2. HCF & LCM and Vectors.
  3. Ratios and proportions
  4. In equations Quadratic & linear equations, 
  5. Profit and Loss
  6. Geometry
  7. Percentages
  8. Algebra
  9. Averages
  10. Time-Speed-Distance
  11. Geometric Progression
  12. Partnership (Accounts), 
  13. Work and Time

Data Analysis and Sufficiency:

The questions of Data Interpretation are mostly based on different graphs and pie charts. The questions asked in this section will be from following topics : 
  1. Puzzles
  2. Series
  3. Table Charts 
  4. Data Sufficiency 
  5. Bar Graphs
  6. Graphs
  7. Line Charts 
  8. Column Graphs 
  9. Pie Chart
  10. Venn Diagram

General Intelligence and Critical Reasoning:

General intelligence and critical reasoning section will be consist of Mathematical Reasoning & Verbal Ability Question and different topics like : 
  1. Critical Reasoning
  2. Sequencing
  3. Visual reasoning
  4. Coding and Decoding
  5. Identifying valid interferences
  6. Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  7. Statements & Assumptions
  8. Matrix arrangements
  9. Assertion and reasons
  10. Identifying reasons
  11. Linear arrangements
  12. Family tree
  13. Effect & Cause, etc.

Indian and Global Environment:

In this section, you will be finding questions from various topics including : 
Current Affairs
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How to prepare for MAT 2017 : Complete Guide on Tips, Tricks and Suggestions

Management Aptitude Test (MAT 2017) is the all India level entrance examination for admission to the MBA programme. Every year large number of students comes forward to take this test. 

MAT 2017 test will be conducted in both offline and online mode. Students will have choice to choose the test mode as per their suitability.

If you are MAT 2017 aspirant, this article is for you. Read the expert tips that would help you for preparing the exam. 

Check out the tips on -  How to Prepare for MAT 2017.

How to Prepare for MAT 2017
If you are a MAT 2017 aspirant, these are some must follow the tips and guidelines for securing good marks.

Self Study
Self study is very important during the arriving days of the examination. 
Make your time table ad reserve most of your precious time for self study. 
Getting engaged in MAT preparation coaching is very common these days. It gives support but at the same time leaves very little time for self study. 
It is suggested that self study is must, so allot your maximum time for self studies. It will help you to score good marks in MAT 2017. 

Check complete MAT Exam Pattern from here.

Be Confident 
With the MAT 2017 dates coming closer, it is tend to the aspirants to get nervous. Nervousness leads to lack of confident, that would not be recommended. 
So be confident while preparing for the upcoming MAT 2017 exam. 
Also, being careless towards health will not be suggested. Take good care of your health with proper intake of sufficient food and drink enough glasses of water. 

Stay Calm and Focused 
It is suggested to MAT 2017 aspirants to avoid pressure as much as they can. 
Being pressurized will affect your learning and memorizing skills.
Do meditation of 5 minutes before starting your study to keep your mind calm. 
Try to stay relaxed, calm and focused on your routine preparation. 

Time Management
Time management is the most crucial part in your preparation for MAT 2017. 
Make your schedule or time table in such a way that you could give equal attention to all subjects. 
It is compulsory to focus all the subjects as the marks weightage allotted to every section is equal, i.e., 40 marks are allotted to each section which makes the total of 200 marks.

Maintain your speed with accuracy
It is seen that many students have complaints that they don’t get enough time for exam completion. They couldn't complete their exam. \
To overcome this problem, it is suggested to practice mock papers or solve previous exam papers as many as possible in a short duration of time. 
This will increase your speed as well as improve your skills.

Due to lengthy syllabus, you may not get the time for revision resulting in forgetting and omitting of important topics. 
Revision is very necessary so try to complete your syllabus before 4 to 5 days of the examination. 
Freeze your revision week, it will definitely help you to score well. 

Check complete MAT Syllabus from here.

MAT 2017, Preparation Tips : 

For effective reading comprehension skills, read newspapers, English books, novels etc. Practice more and more comprehension passages for strong reading skills. 

Data interpretation section needs lot of practice and concentration. 

For scoring good marks in Quantitative aptitude, you have to improve your calculations. 
All the mathematics formulas must be in your tips. 

Data sufficiency portion will also seek full attention of yours. 

Logical and Critical Reasoning must be solved calmly. 

General awareness will be enhanced through newspapers, television, journals, magazines, etc. Knowledge about current affairs is must.

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