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Bengaluru, Karnataka, 26th November, 2014: Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru organized a street play at Forum Mall, Bengaluru to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks that shook Mumbai on 26th November, 2008 and to pay tribute to all the people who lost their lives. The street play was witnessed by onlookers in and around Forum mall, a prime location in Koramangala, Bengaluru.

The play, which was organized by SIBM-B’s Social Responsibility Committee in coordination with their dramatics club, Jzaa, focused on the theme of Humanitarianism- which emphasized on the ethic of extending kindness and sympathy and showing benevolence to all human beings. The play brought to light the ways in which we, as common people, can bring about a change and help curb societal problems by acting well within our power. The play depicted everyday scenarios which we face like spitting in public, urinating in public, apathy of the public during the event of an accident and rape. It also portrayed how the fast and busy pace of life had made human beings selfish.

Through this endeavor, SIBM hopes to sensitize the people of Bengaluru to the persistent social and civic problems that torment our society and bring to light, solutions that we, as common people, can implement by taking matters into our own hands in an attempt to make society a better place to live in.

Aditya Chiruthapudi, coordinator Social Responsibility Committee, said, “The annual street play endeavor has been SIBM-B’s way of conveying a strong message to the citizens that we are awake and ready to act to upon the troubles that torment our society, and so should you. It gives me great pride and satisfaction to work with a talented dramatics club in organizing such an impactful event for a social cause”.

Chetan Gupta, member Jzaa, the Dramatics Club, quoted, “Our purpose was to bring out and live every emotion of life and to make people aware and socially responsible towards the society. It was a learning as well as realization for most of the students which was appreciated by the audience during feedback.”

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From Hindi Medium To 99.95%ile In SNAP 2015 – Praveen Singh On How He Cracked The SNAP

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Meet Praveen Singh Rajput, a first year MBA student at SIBM Bengaluru. He hails from a village called Parvezpur near Allahabad and had little opportunity to study English before his graduation. Nevertheless, he made the best out of his opportunities and completed his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from The University of Allahabad. He also went on to become one of the most influential student leaders of his University. Praveen is also one of the youngest writers for Penguin India. He aspires to pursue Marketing as his specialisation in his second year of MBA.

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“Don’t give up. You are closer than you think.”

 

Did your educational background help you during test prep? Did it help you in subsequent rounds (GE-PI-WAT)?

During my under-graduation, I aspired to become an IAS officer, and due to this, I have always had an upper hand in the General Awareness section. Believe me when I say that everyone is a master of at least one section. The only thing that is required is to make that section stronger and to leverage that as an edge over the other weaker sections.

 

What was your strong/weak section and what was your overall test taking strategy?

Having studied in Hindi medium all my school life, preparation for the verbal section was tough for me. I had to put in extra effort so that I could compete with those who had been studying in English medium schools. Logical Reasoning has always been my personal favourite, and I find it very interesting. I had to brush up my Quantitative skills as I wasn’t in touch with subjects dealing with numbers during the three years of my under-graduation.

 

What was your strategy for individual sections (Quant/Verbal/Data Interpretation/General Awareness/Reading Comprehension)?

The best thing about SNAP is that there are no sectional cut-offs. So, I focused mainly on time management, speed and accuracy to first get my strong section in place, and then move over to other difficult sections. Since general awareness and logical reasoning were my strengths, I started with them to get the initial traction.

 

Since it’s a paper-pencil test, does it affect the test-taking in any way? Any specific strategy for the same?

A paper and pen exam was easier as I am more comfortable with this kind of test design. In any competitive exam, you are required to solve all the questions but I feel that revisiting a question is a tad bit easier in pen and paper format as compared to the online format.

 

What do you think you did right during test prep? What was it that you did right on Test Day?

“Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference.”

So, during the peak days of my exam preparation, I did smart work rather than hard work. I only focused on my strong areas and made sure I did them with 100% accuracy. Preparing for the GD-PI-WAT round is a crucial factor to secure a seat in a good B-School like SIBM-Bengaluru. I was well versed with all the latest happenings around the globe, and through mock GD-PI(s), I polished myself further. I was pretty confident about the GD round as I was well prepared for it.

 

What was your strategy for the D-Day and what do you think you executed the Best on the D- Day?

I never study one day before any competitive exam. These exams require thorough concentration and on-the-spot thinking. So it’s better to keep your mind free. I went through the paper twice. In my first attempt, I solved all the questions I was comfortable with and was 100 percent sure about. Then, keeping in mind the time constraint, I went through the paper the second time, to solve the unattempted questions.

 

How did you prepare for the group discussion? What was the topic and how did you tackle the GD round?

On the D-Day, my group was shown a scene from a movie called ‘The Namesake’. The group was expected to discuss the issue shown in the scene. This was followed by a written ability test on the summary of one’s opinion on the same topic.   

 

What resources you used to refer while preparing for the essay writing? (Please mention the topic)

According to me, newspapers are the supreme preparation materials for tackling group discussions, general knowledge questions as well as essays. Reading editorial sections of the newspapers subconsciously trained me in sentence formation and I soon got accustomed to that style of writing.

 

How was the interview experience like? What was your preparation strategy and how did the interview turn out to be?

The golden rule for performing well in any interview is to be confident. Since I had a very good resume which had equal focus on academics and extra-curricular, my entire interview at SIBMB was focused on the ‘Tell me about yourself’ question. Overall, it was a good interview and I am happy that I could perform to the best of my abilities. 

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Life Of An MBA Student At SIBM Bengaluru – Mehak Koul

In June 2016, some 200 odd students entered the gates of SIBM Bengaluru, from different walks of life, with different dreams and ambitions, different expectations from the MBA course they had just enrolled in. Everyone knew that an MBA from a premier B-school in the country was going to be hectic and it would require a lot of commitment, dedication and sacrifice. Everyone had mentally prepared themselves for the roller coaster ride.

What we didn’t know was that the MBA course would bring a number of unfathomable emotions along with it. Apart from the daily race of being better than the best, putting your heart and soul into assignments, presentations and regular tests, surviving in an environment where the onus lies on us, the rigorous curriculum of an MBA also teaches us how to be future managers in the true sense of the word.

SIBM Bengaluru represents an organisational structure, with its various committees and clubs as its pillars. We have 12 committees and 8 clubs and in a student-driven environment, to say that everything is supported by students is an understatement. Students are responsible to work for the development of the college by conceptualising various events and summits, fostering healthy relationships with corporate, alumni and media, encouraging out-of-class learning environment and cultivating a sense of ownership and responsibility among the student fraternity.

Regular workshops and guest lectures by stalwarts from the industry are conducted throughout the year to give the students a clear perspective about how the industry works and learn from the valuable experiences of such professionals. Along with this, a myriad of live projects helps in getting on the job training and instills the importance of time management. Many students participate in inter-college competitions conducted by some of the best B-schools in the country and win home laurels.

Without fests and events, any MBA college is incomplete. Knowing that well, SIBM Bengaluru hosts a mélange of events spanning across various verticals of management, arts and culture throughout the year and the students have a gala time in organising as well as participating in these. Also, we celebrate our cultural diversity by commemorating all the festivals on a grand scale. Whether it’s having a sumptuous biryani on Iftaar, or dancing for the dhol on Ganesh Chaturthi, having a Dandiya Night during Navratri or Ardas on Gurupurab, every festival is equally enjoyed by all.

The best part about the institution has to be it’s closely knit and integrated residential community. SIBMB has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill our free time. Library and reading rooms are open till 2 am, to provide the best study support. The three and half acre campus also houses world-class sports amenities where sports enthusiasts can indulge themselves, as well a well-equipped gym for fitness lovers.

SIBM Bengaluru is also probably the first B-school in the country to have adopted two adorable Labrador puppies: Birr and Baht, as part of a ‘Pet Therapy’ program to relieve the students’ stress. The students get to be full in-charge of them – from walking them right up to ensuring they eat on time.

Lastly, the factor that distinguishes SIBM Bengaluru, has to be the college’s esteemed faculty carrying with them knowledge and experience from a plethora of domains. While one teacher has headed the Bombay Stock Exchange, another has been in the financial advisory board of Mr Mukesh Ambani. From entrepreneurs to marketing wizards, their depth of knowledge and industry insights will leave anyone spellbound.

The dynamic and contemporary course content are closely aligned with the Harvard Business case study based format and simulations that use real-world contexts to reinforce student learning. The students also have access to Capitaline Database and Bloomberg Terminal which help them access valuable data and make their projects more analytical as well as methodical. SIBMB envisions a Management Education with a Quantitative Difference’ by focusing on data analytics across all specialisations.

Finally, I would say that MBA is more than just an educational qualification, it’s an experience of a lifetime. The kind of learning and opportunities that you get to face totally make it worth all the hard work and the sweat.

 

 

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Mehak Koul is a first year MBA student who has done her under graduation in Economics (Hons) from Ramjas College, Delhi University. She subsequently worked for American Express for about 10 months and is currently pursuing her MBA from SIBM Bengaluru. She wishes to major in Finance. When she’s not studying, she is most definitely enjoying copious amounts of chai, singing along to old Hindi songs, and binge watching ‘Friends’. Ms Koul is an ardent movie buff, loves her continental food and hates to share it. She’s also a professional star-gazer and can notice constellations even with clouds covering them. She dislikes early mornings, ignorance and time passing too quickly. Mehak is passionate about travelling and trying out different types of cuisines.

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‘The GK Section Is A Game-Changer In SNAP’ – 98.5%iler Saurabh Kumar On Cracking The SNAP

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Meet Saurabh Kumar, a first-year student at SIBM Bengaluru who hails from Jaipur. After completing his engineering from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, Saurabh worked for two years in the IT division of Secure Meters Limited. To improve his career prospects, Saurabh decided to do an MBA and appeared for the SNAP exam in which he scored 98.51%ile. He is currently studying in the second semester of his MBA and wishes to take up Finance as his specialisation in his second year.

 

Did your educational background help you during test prep? Did it help you in subsequent rounds (GE-PI-WAT)?

My engineering background helped me significantly during the preparation for the Quant and the LR sections. I could easily tackle a few concepts related to numbers, analytics and LR. Also being an engineering graduate, I had considerable experience in attending interviews. This helped me prepare for the questions better. I also used a lot of industry-related jargons in my interview.

 

What was your strong/weak section and what was your overall test taking strategy?

Quant and DI have always been my strong sections. Hence, I started attempting the paper with those sections as it helped in boosting my morale. Playing to my strengths was the strategy I adopted. I also took up a lot of mock tests which gave me a better understanding of time management which I think is vital for cracking SNAP. From the mock tests, I realised that the GK section takes comparatively less time to complete and it is a game changer in SNAP as it has a ‘Domino effect’.

 

What was your strategy for individual sections (Quant/Verbal/Data Interpretation/General Awareness/Reading Comprehension)?

Since LR has the highest weightage in SNAP, I devoted most of my time to this section. My strategy for Quant and DI was to maximise speed and minimise errors, which involved a lot of practice. I attempted Verbal and GK at the end as I had worked hard to keep myself updated with the laws of grammar and current affairs.

 

Since it’s a paper-pencil test, does it affect the test-taking in any way? Any specific strategy for the same?

I do not think that the format of the test affected me. As I have always had a habit of jotting down important things on paper, I preferred a paper-based test.

 

What do you think you did right during test prep? What was it that you did right on Test Day?

As a working employee, I always had little time to focus on concepts and facts which were essential for cracking SNAP. The strategy I adopted was to appear in as many mock tests as I could. This gave me a fair idea about my strengths and weaknesses and gave me a clear understanding on my key improvement areas.

In the last month of preparation, I revised all the concepts that I had learned and also took up a lot of mock exams. Since I believed that the GK section was a game-changer, I focused a lot on current affairs.

 

How did you prepare for the group discussion? What was the topic and how did you tackle the GD round?

For GE-PI-WAT preparation, I consulted many websites online and found the list of commonly asked topics. I also followed current affairs and focused on news related to the economy of the country. I believe that it is necessary to take part in mock GEs conducted by your colleges or by your test prep centres as it helps build confidence.

SIBM Bengaluru has a different way of conducting their GE process. We had been shown a video and then were asked to discuss the same. The topic was ‘Is our generation ethical?’. Tackling the GE round was simple as I was able to contribute a lot of valid points to the discussion and turn the direction of the GD along those lines.

 

What resources you used to refer while preparing for the essay writing? (Please mention the topic)

I regularly kept a tab on the columns of  ‘The Hindu’ to get the latest updates on current affairs. I also followed the various test prep websites to cover all the significant topics from Indian history and economics.

 

How was the interview experience like? What was your preparation strategy and how did the interview turn out to be?

My interview at SIBMB was intense and I could sense that the panellists had very high expectations from the candidates. I went through a stress interview and was questioned from my graduation and work experience. Due to my preparation and my prior experience with interviews, I was able to answer all the questions with considerable ease. I was also given a few financial scenarios on which I was expected to shed some light upon.

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Meet Saurabh Kumar, a first-year student at SIBM Bengaluru who hails from Jaipur. After completing his engineering from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, Saurabh worked for two years in the IT division of Secure Meters Limited. To improve his career prospects, Saurabh decided to do an MBA and appeared for the SNAP exam in which he scored 98.51%ile. He is currently studying in the second semester of his MBA and wishes to take up Finance as his specialisation in his second year.

 

Did your educational background help you during test prep? Did it help you in subsequent rounds (GE-PI-WAT)?

My engineering background helped me significantly during the preparation for the Quant and the LR sections. I could easily tackle a few concepts related to numbers, analytics and LR. Also being an engineering graduate, I had considerable experience in attending interviews. This helped me prepare for the questions better. I also used a lot of industry-related jargons in my interview.

 

What was your strong/weak section and what was your overall test taking strategy?

Quant and DI have always been my strong sections. Hence, I started attempting the paper with those sections as it helped in boosting my morale. Playing to my strengths was the strategy I adopted. I also took up a lot of mock tests which gave me a better understanding of time management which I think is vital for cracking SNAP. From the mock tests, I realised that the GK section takes comparatively less time to complete and it is a game changer in SNAP as it has a ‘Domino effect’.

 

What was your strategy for individual sections (Quant/Verbal/Data Interpretation/General Awareness/Reading Comprehension)?

Since LR has the highest weightage in SNAP, I devoted most of my time to this section. My strategy for Quant and DI was to maximise speed and minimise errors, which involved a lot of practice. I attempted Verbal and GK at the end as I had worked hard to keep myself updated with the laws of grammar and current affairs.

 

Since it’s a paper-pencil test, does it affect the test-taking in any way? Any specific strategy for the same?

I do not think that the format of the test affected me. As I have always had a habit of jotting down important things on paper, I preferred a paper-based test.

 

What do you think you did right during test prep? What was it that you did right on Test Day?

As a working employee, I always had little time to focus on concepts and facts which were essential for cracking SNAP. The strategy I adopted was to appear in as many mock tests as I could. This gave me a fair idea about my strengths and weaknesses and gave me a clear understanding on my key improvement areas.

In the last month of preparation, I revised all the concepts that I had learned and also took up a lot of mock exams. Since I believed that the GK section was a game-changer, I focused a lot on current affairs.

 

How did you prepare for the group discussion? What was the topic and how did you tackle the GD round?

For GE-PI-WAT preparation, I consulted many websites online and found the list of commonly asked topics. I also followed current affairs and focused on news related to the economy of the country. I believe that it is necessary to take part in mock GEs conducted by your colleges or by your test prep centres as it helps build confidence.

SIBM Bengaluru has a different way of conducting their GE process. We had been shown a video and then were asked to discuss the same. The topic was ‘Is our generation ethical?’. Tackling the GE round was simple as I was able to contribute a lot of valid points to the discussion and turn the direction of the GD along those lines.

 

What resources you used to refer while preparing for the essay writing? (Please mention the topic)

I regularly kept a tab on the columns of  ‘The Hindu’ to get the latest updates on current affairs. I also followed the various test prep websites to cover all the significant topics from Indian history and economics.

 

How was the interview experience like? What was your preparation strategy and how did the interview turn out to be?

My interview at SIBMB was intense and I could sense that the panellists had very high expectations from the candidates. I went through a stress interview and was questioned from my graduation and work experience. Due to my preparation and my prior experience with interviews, I was able to answer all the questions with considerable ease. I was also given a few financial scenarios on which I was expected to shed some light upon.

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Meet Saurabh Kumar, a first-year student at SIBM Bengaluru who hails from Jaipur. After completing his engineering from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, Saurabh worked for two years in the IT division of Secure Meters Limited. To improve his career prospects, Saurabh decided to do an MBA and appeared for the SNAP exam in which he scored 98.51%ile. He is currently studying in the second semester of his MBA and wishes to take up Finance as his specialisation in his second year.

 

Did your educational background help you during test prep? Did it help you in subsequent rounds (GE-PI-WAT)?

My engineering background helped me significantly during the preparation for the Quant and the LR sections. I could easily tackle a few concepts related to numbers, analytics and LR. Also being an engineering graduate, I had considerable experience in attending interviews. This helped me prepare for the questions better. I also used a lot of industry-related jargons in my interview.

 

What was your strong/weak section and what was your overall test taking strategy?

Quant and DI have always been my strong sections. Hence, I started attempting the paper with those sections as it helped in boosting my morale. Playing to my strengths was the strategy I adopted. I also took up a lot of mock tests which gave me a better understanding of time management which I think is vital for cracking SNAP. From the mock tests, I realised that the GK section takes comparatively less time to complete and it is a game changer in SNAP as it has a ‘Domino effect’.

 

What was your strategy for individual sections (Quant/Verbal/Data Interpretation/General Awareness/Reading Comprehension)?

Since LR has the highest weightage in SNAP, I devoted most of my time to this section. My strategy for Quant and DI was to maximise speed and minimise errors, which involved a lot of practice. I attempted Verbal and GK at the end as I had worked hard to keep myself updated with the laws of grammar and current affairs.

 

Since it’s a paper-pencil test, does it affect the test-taking in any way? Any specific strategy for the same?

I do not think that the format of the test affected me. As I have always had a habit of jotting down important things on paper, I preferred a paper-based test.

 

What do you think you did right during test prep? What was it that you did right on Test Day?

As a working employee, I always had little time to focus on concepts and facts which were essential for cracking SNAP. The strategy I adopted was to appear in as many mock tests as I could. This gave me a fair idea about my strengths and weaknesses and gave me a clear understanding on my key improvement areas.

In the last month of preparation, I revised all the concepts that I had learned and also took up a lot of mock exams. Since I believed that the GK section was a game-changer, I focused a lot on current affairs.

 

How did you prepare for the group discussion? What was the topic and how did you tackle the GD round?

For GE-PI-WAT preparation, I consulted many websites online and found the list of commonly asked topics. I also followed current affairs and focused on news related to the economy of the country. I believe that it is necessary to take part in mock GEs conducted by your colleges or by your test prep centres as it helps build confidence.

SIBM Bengaluru has a different way of conducting their GE process. We had been shown a video and then were asked to discuss the same. The topic was ‘Is our generation ethical?’. Tackling the GE round was simple as I was able to contribute a lot of valid points to the discussion and turn the direction of the GD along those lines.

 

What resources you used to refer while preparing for the essay writing? (Please mention the topic)

I regularly kept a tab on the columns of  ‘The Hindu’ to get the latest updates on current affairs. I also followed the various test prep websites to cover all the significant topics from Indian history and economics.

 

How was the interview experience like? What was your preparation strategy and how did the interview turn out to be?

My interview at SIBMB was intense and I could sense that the panellists had very high expectations from the candidates. I went through a stress interview and was questioned from my graduation and work experience. Due to my preparation and my prior experience with interviews, I was able to answer all the questions with considerable ease. I was also given a few financial scenarios on which I was expected to shed some light upon.

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Meet Saurabh Kumar, a first-year student at SIBM Bengaluru who hails from Jaipur. After completing his engineering from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, Saurabh worked for two years in the IT division of Secure Meters Limited. To improve his career prospects, Saurabh decided to do an MBA and appeared for the SNAP exam in which he scored 98.51%ile. He is currently studying in the second semester of his MBA and wishes to take up Finance as his specialisation in his second year.

 

Did your educational background help you during test prep? Did it help you in subsequent rounds (GE-PI-WAT)?

My engineering background helped me significantly during the preparation for the Quant and the LR sections. I could easily tackle a few concepts related to numbers, analytics and LR. Also being an engineering graduate, I had considerable experience in attending interviews. This helped me prepare for the questions better. I also used a lot of industry-related jargons in my interview.

 

What was your strong/weak section and what was your overall test taking strategy?

Quant and DI have always been my strong sections. Hence, I started attempting the paper with those sections as it helped in boosting my morale. Playing to my strengths was the strategy I adopted. I also took up a lot of mock tests which gave me a better understanding of time management which I think is vital for cracking SNAP. From the mock tests, I realised that the GK section takes comparatively less time to complete and it is a game changer in SNAP as it has a ‘Domino effect’.

 

What was your strategy for individual sections (Quant/Verbal/Data Interpretation/General Awareness/Reading Comprehension)?

Since LR has the highest weightage in SNAP, I devoted most of my time to this section. My strategy for Quant and DI was to maximise speed and minimise errors, which involved a lot of practice. I attempted Verbal and GK at the end as I had worked hard to keep myself updated with the laws of grammar and current affairs.

 

Since it’s a paper-pencil test, does it affect the test-taking in any way? Any specific strategy for the same?

I do not think that the format of the test affected me. As I have always had a habit of jotting down important things on paper, I preferred a paper-based test.

 

What do you think you did right during test prep? What was it that you did right on Test Day?

As a working employee, I always had little time to focus on concepts and facts which were essential for cracking SNAP. The strategy I adopted was to appear in as many mock tests as I could. This gave me a fair idea about my strengths and weaknesses and gave me a clear understanding on my key improvement areas.

In the last month of preparation, I revised all the concepts that I had learned and also took up a lot of mock exams. Since I believed that the GK section was a game-changer, I focused a lot on current affairs.

 

How did you prepare for the group discussion? What was the topic and how did you tackle the GD round?

For GE-PI-WAT preparation, I consulted many websites online and found the list of commonly asked topics. I also followed current affairs and focused on news related to the economy of the country. I believe that it is necessary to take part in mock GEs conducted by your colleges or by your test prep centres as it helps build confidence.

SIBM Bengaluru has a different way of conducting their GE process. We had been shown a video and then were asked to discuss the same. The topic was ‘Is our generation ethical?’. Tackling the GE round was simple as I was able to contribute a lot of valid points to the discussion and turn the direction of the GD along those lines.

 

What resources you used to refer while preparing for the essay writing? (Please mention the topic)

I regularly kept a tab on the columns of  ‘The Hindu’ to get the latest updates on current affairs. I also followed the various test prep websites to cover all the significant topics from Indian history and economics.

 

How was the interview experience like? What was your preparation strategy and how did the interview turn out to be?

My interview at SIBMB was intense and I could sense that the panellists had very high expectations from the candidates. I went through a stress interview and was questioned from my graduation and work experience. Due to my preparation and my prior experience with interviews, I was able to answer all the questions with considerable ease. I was also given a few financial scenarios on which I was expected to shed some light upon.

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Crack SNAP Better with SIBM Bengaluru

Meet Saurabh Kumar, a first-year student at SIBM Bengaluru who hails from Jaipur. After completing his engineering from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, Saurabh worked for two years in the IT division of Secure Meters Limited. To improve his career prospects, Saurabh decided to do an MBA and appeared for the SNAP exam in which he scored 98.51%ile. He is currently studying in the second semester of his MBA and wishes to take up Finance as his specialisation in his second year.

 

Did your educational background help you during test prep? Did it help you in subsequent rounds (GE-PI-WAT)?

My engineering background helped me significantly during the preparation for the Quant and the LR sections. I could easily tackle a few concepts related to numbers, analytics and LR. Also being an engineering graduate, I had considerable experience in attending interviews. This helped me prepare for the questions better. I also used a lot of industry-related jargons in my interview.

 

What was your strong/weak section and what was your overall test taking strategy?

Quant and DI have always been my strong sections. Hence, I started attempting the paper with those sections as it helped in boosting my morale. Playing to my strengths was the strategy I adopted. I also took up a lot of mock tests which gave me a better understanding of time management which I think is vital for cracking SNAP. From the mock tests, I realised that the GK section takes comparatively less time to complete and it is a game changer in SNAP as it has a ‘Domino effect’.

 

What was your strategy for individual sections (Quant/Verbal/Data Interpretation/General Awareness/Reading Comprehension)?

Since LR has the highest weightage in SNAP, I devoted most of my time to this section. My strategy for Quant and DI was to maximise speed and minimise errors, which involved a lot of practice. I attempted Verbal and GK at the end as I had worked hard to keep myself updated with the laws of grammar and current affairs.

 

Since it’s a paper-pencil test, does it affect the test-taking in any way? Any specific strategy for the same?

I do not think that the format of the test affected me. As I have always had a habit of jotting down important things on paper, I preferred a paper-based test.

 

What do you think you did right during test prep? What was it that you did right on Test Day?

As a working employee, I always had little time to focus on concepts and facts which were essential for cracking SNAP. The strategy I adopted was to appear in as many mock tests as I could. This gave me a fair idea about my strengths and weaknesses and gave me a clear understanding on my key improvement areas.

In the last month of preparation, I revised all the concepts that I had learned and also took up a lot of mock exams. Since I believed that the GK section was a game-changer, I focused a lot on current affairs.

 

How did you prepare for the group discussion? What was the topic and how did you tackle the GD round?

For GE-PI-WAT preparation, I consulted many websites online and found the list of commonly asked topics. I also followed current affairs and focused on news related to the economy of the country. I believe that it is necessary to take part in mock GEs conducted by your colleges or by your test prep centres as it helps build confidence.

SIBM Bengaluru has a different way of conducting their GE process. We had been shown a video and then were asked to discuss the same. The topic was ‘Is our generation ethical?’. Tackling the GE round was simple as I was able to contribute a lot of valid points to the discussion and turn the direction of the GD along those lines.

 

What resources you used to refer while preparing for the essay writing? (Please mention the topic)

I regularly kept a tab on the columns of  ‘The Hindu’ to get the latest updates on current affairs. I also followed the various test prep websites to cover all the significant topics from Indian history and economics.

 

How was the interview experience like? What was your preparation strategy and how did the interview turn out to be?

My interview at SIBMB was intense and I could sense that the panellists had very high expectations from the candidates. I went through a stress interview and was questioned from my graduation and work experience. Due to my preparation and my prior experience with interviews, I was able to answer all the questions with considerable ease. I was also given a few financial scenarios on which I was expected to shed some light upon.

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Crack SNAP Better with SIBM Bengaluru

Meet Saurabh Kumar, a first-year student at SIBM Bengaluru who hails from Jaipur. After completing his engineering from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, Saurabh worked for two years in the IT division of Secure Meters Limited. To improve his career prospects, Saurabh decided to do an MBA and appeared for the SNAP exam in which he scored 98.51%ile. He is currently studying in the second semester of his MBA and wishes to take up Finance as his specialisation in his second year.

 

Did your educational background help you during test prep? Did it help you in subsequent rounds (GE-PI-WAT)?

My engineering background helped me significantly during the preparation for the Quant and the LR sections. I could easily tackle a few concepts related to numbers, analytics and LR. Also being an engineering graduate, I had considerable experience in attending interviews. This helped me prepare for the questions better. I also used a lot of industry-related jargons in my interview.

 

What was your strong/weak section and what was your overall test taking strategy?

Quant and DI have always been my strong sections. Hence, I started attempting the paper with those sections as it helped in boosting my morale. Playing to my strengths was the strategy I adopted. I also took up a lot of mock tests which gave me a better understanding of time management which I think is vital for cracking SNAP. From the mock tests, I realised that the GK section takes comparatively less time to complete and it is a game changer in SNAP as it has a ‘Domino effect’.

 

What was your strategy for individual sections (Quant/Verbal/Data Interpretation/General Awareness/Reading Comprehension)?

Since LR has the highest weightage in SNAP, I devoted most of my time to this section. My strategy for Quant and DI was to maximise speed and minimise errors, which involved a lot of practice. I attempted Verbal and GK at the end as I had worked hard to keep myself updated with the laws of grammar and current affairs.

 

Since it’s a paper-pencil test, does it affect the test-taking in any way? Any specific strategy for the same?

I do not think that the format of the test affected me. As I have always had a habit of jotting down important things on paper, I preferred a paper-based test.

 

What do you think you did right during test prep? What was it that you did right on Test Day?

As a working employee, I always had little time to focus on concepts and facts which were essential for cracking SNAP. The strategy I adopted was to appear in as many mock tests as I could. This gave me a fair idea about my strengths and weaknesses and gave me a clear understanding on my key improvement areas.

In the last month of preparation, I revised all the concepts that I had learned and also took up a lot of mock exams. Since I believed that the GK section was a game-changer, I focused a lot on current affairs.

 

How did you prepare for the group discussion? What was the topic and how did you tackle the GD round?

For GE-PI-WAT preparation, I consulted many websites online and found the list of commonly asked topics. I also followed current affairs and focused on news related to the economy of the country. I believe that it is necessary to take part in mock GEs conducted by your colleges or by your test prep centres as it helps build confidence.

SIBM Bengaluru has a different way of conducting their GE process. We had been shown a video and then were asked to discuss the same. The topic was ‘Is our generation ethical?’. Tackling the GE round was simple as I was able to contribute a lot of valid points to the discussion and turn the direction of the GD along those lines.

 

What resources you used to refer while preparing for the essay writing? (Please mention the topic)

I regularly kept a tab on the columns of  ‘The Hindu’ to get the latest updates on current affairs. I also followed the various test prep websites to cover all the significant topics from Indian history and economics.

 

How was the interview experience like? What was your preparation strategy and how did the interview turn out to be?

My interview at SIBMB was intense and I could sense that the panellists had very high expectations from the candidates. I went through a stress interview and was questioned from my graduation and work experience. Due to my preparation and my prior experience with interviews, I was able to answer all the questions with considerable ease. I was also given a few financial scenarios on which I was expected to shed some light upon.

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Crack SNAP Better with SIBM Bengaluru

Meet Saurabh Kumar, a first-year student at SIBM Bengaluru who hails from Jaipur. After completing his engineering from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, Saurabh worked for two years in the IT division of Secure Meters Limited. To improve his career prospects, Saurabh decided to do an MBA and appeared for the SNAP exam in which he scored 98.51%ile. He is currently studying in the second semester of his MBA and wishes to take up Finance as his specialisation in his second year.

 

Did your educational background help you during test prep? Did it help you in subsequent rounds (GE-PI-WAT)?

My engineering background helped me significantly during the preparation for the Quant and the LR sections. I could easily tackle a few concepts related to numbers, analytics and LR. Also being an engineering graduate, I had considerable experience in attending interviews. This helped me prepare for the questions better. I also used a lot of industry-related jargons in my interview.

 

What was your strong/weak section and what was your overall test taking strategy?

Quant and DI have always been my strong sections. Hence, I started attempting the paper with those sections as it helped in boosting my morale. Playing to my strengths was the strategy I adopted. I also took up a lot of mock tests which gave me a better understanding of time management which I think is vital for cracking SNAP. From the mock tests, I realised that the GK section takes comparatively less time to complete and it is a game changer in SNAP as it has a ‘Domino effect’.

 

What was your strategy for individual sections (Quant/Verbal/Data Interpretation/General Awareness/Reading Comprehension)?

Since LR has the highest weightage in SNAP, I devoted most of my time to this section. My strategy for Quant and DI was to maximise speed and minimise errors, which involved a lot of practice. I attempted Verbal and GK at the end as I had worked hard to keep myself updated with the laws of grammar and current affairs.

 

Since it’s a paper-pencil test, does it affect the test-taking in any way? Any specific strategy for the same?

I do not think that the format of the test affected me. As I have always had a habit of jotting down important things on paper, I preferred a paper-based test.

 

What do you think you did right during test prep? What was it that you did right on Test Day?

As a working employee, I always had little time to focus on concepts and facts which were essential for cracking SNAP. The strategy I adopted was to appear in as many mock tests as I could. This gave me a fair idea about my strengths and weaknesses and gave me a clear understanding on my key improvement areas.

In the last month of preparation, I revised all the concepts that I had learned and also took up a lot of mock exams. Since I believed that the GK section was a game-changer, I focused a lot on current affairs.

 

How did you prepare for the group discussion? What was the topic and how did you tackle the GD round?

For GE-PI-WAT preparation, I consulted many websites online and found the list of commonly asked topics. I also followed current affairs and focused on news related to the economy of the country. I believe that it is necessary to take part in mock GEs conducted by your colleges or by your test prep centres as it helps build confidence.

SIBM Bengaluru has a different way of conducting their GE process. We had been shown a video and then were asked to discuss the same. The topic was ‘Is our generation ethical?’. Tackling the GE round was simple as I was able to contribute a lot of valid points to the discussion and turn the direction of the GD along those lines.

 

What resources you used to refer while preparing for the essay writing? (Please mention the topic)

I regularly kept a tab on the columns of  ‘The Hindu’ to get the latest updates on current affairs. I also followed the various test prep websites to cover all the significant topics from Indian history and economics.

 

How was the interview experience like? What was your preparation strategy and how did the interview turn out to be?

My interview at SIBMB was intense and I could sense that the panellists had very high expectations from the candidates. I went through a stress interview and was questioned from my graduation and work experience. Due to my preparation and my prior experience with interviews, I was able to answer all the questions with considerable ease. I was also given a few financial scenarios on which I was expected to shed some light upon.

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