Noida, India (PressExposure) July 25, 2011 -- The ball has been set rolling for the MBA entrance exams of 2011-12 with the recent announcements of IIFT 2011, SNAP 2011, NMAT 2011 dates. This is the time to get into the serious mode of preparations.
While preparing for MBA entrance exams, the aspirants concentrate majorly on Quant section, Verbal Ability and DI& LR. But General Awareness or GK, which is also an essential part for some of the MBA Entrance examinations, is often neglected.
In this article of MBAUniverse.com, we talk about the method of preparation for the GK section of the IIFT 2011 examination.
General Knowledge or General Awareness is a section which checks an individual's I.Q level along with his awareness for the Current affairs that are happening around him. There are various MBA Entrance exams that include G.K as an essential section of their entrance examination and thus it must not be treated lightly as it can play a deciding role for your dreams. Some of the other national level MBA Entrance exams that include General Awareness section are SNAP, MICAT and MAT.
IIFT entrance exam has a section on general awareness as a part of its 120 minutes entrance exam. In IIFT 2010 paper, out of 135 questions this section had 30 questions. Marks per question was 0.4, hence the total marks was 12. The questions were from traditional as well as dynamic GK. There were questions from business, Country-Capital-Currency-Parliaments, Current Affairs, Locations of International Organizations and Economics etc.
For the purpose of preparing for this section there is no conditioned method. You have to keep yourself up to date as to what's happening around you and be aware about the current affairs, whether National or International.
According to the experts, the best way to prepare for general awareness is by regularly reading newspapers, political and business magazines. "Preparing for general awareness section is not a one or two month activity, it is a process. General knowledge and awareness needs to be built in course of time," says Vinayak Kudva, Product Head, IMS Learning.
Suggesting on the preparation for General Awareness, Manish Saraf, COO, PT Education says, "To improve general knowledge for written exam as well as the GD PIs keep a close watch on the major political, corporate, sports, economy, national-international events for last one year."
Many of the MBA entrance exams ask questions on advertisements, current awareness etc. Hence, one should also watch television in a disciplined manner so that you don't miss out on these details. "Watching informative TV channels like Discovery, National Geographic etc. and news channels are also useful in this regard," said Manish Saraf, COO, PT Education.
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