Jamnalal bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai - Interview with Anupama Jain
Masters of Management Studies,
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Can you tell us something about yourself and your pre-MBA qualifications and work-experience?
Ans. Educational Qualification - B.E. (IT), D.J. Sanghvi College Of Engineering Work-ex - Tata Consultancy Services, 11 months.
Q. So when did you decide to go for MBA?
Ans. After I got on the job
Q. Will an MBA degree add on to your existing career plan or did you decide to switch/start a career in management?
Ans. MBA will surely add on to my Career Plan
Q. Which MBA Institutes and Programmes you identified for your MBA?
Ans. IIMs - PGDM
XLRI - Business Management
JBIMS - MMS
Q. Your present B-school and programme. Also specify your Batch.
Ans. JBIMS, MMS(Finance), Batch of 2011
Questions related to Pre-MBA Preparation
Q. What was your first step to start preparation for getting into the B-school of your choice?
Ans. Entrance Exam Preparation.
Q. When did you start your preparation?
Ans. 1 year
Q. How many months and how many hours daily did you devote for preparation of entrance exams?
Ans. 8 months - 3 hours
Q. Did you take up some coaching institute or you believed in self-study?
Ans. Coaching - Mumbai
Q. What was your experience with coaching?
Ans. Helpful faculty, Excellent mock test series, Comprehensive preparation.
Q. What are the others books and tests that you used for your MBA preparation, besides the study material provided by you coaching institute?
Ans. No other study material was required.
Q. Can you tell us which your favorite books were - books that you used for preparing for entrance, books for self-development, and books for pure relaxation?
Ans. Some of my favourite books are: The Kite Runner,A thousand splendid suns, Brida, Shantaram, Inheritance of loss, The catcher in the rye.
Q. What were your strongest and your weakest areas while preparing for MBA?
Ans. For Entrance Exams: Verbal was by far my strongest area and DI the weakest.
Q. Some tips which you used for mastering Quantitative Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, etc.
Ans. Quantitative Aptitude - Practice and analysis with peer group for the fastest and best possible solution Reading Comprehension - I read a variety of books, magazines and newspapers.
Q. How much time did you put for MBA preparation everyday? In case you were working, how did you manage this preparation while working full time?
Ans. I put in long hours over the weekend. Over the period of the week I would try and put in atleast 2-3 hours of practice whenever possible.
Q. Which all Entrance Exams & B-schools you applied to?
Ans. I appeared for:
Q. Your present B-school and programme. What made you opt or this particular institute and programme?
Ans. Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies, MMS. I intend to specialize in finance and JBIMS has the best faculty in the country.
Q. What procedures your school has for admission to its MBA program?
Ans. Applicants have to appear for the entrance exam, CET. After which all students go through a one round of GD and one round of PI. The scores in CET, GD, PI and marks for past academic performance & work-ex are then added to give the final score.
Q. What is the range of score for students who are admitted in your B-school?
Ans. CET - 99.9 + %ile
Q. What was your score?
Ans. CET - 162/200
GD PI - 28/34
Past Academic performance - 4/4
Work-Ex - 0/2
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