Gap Year- A word that haunts many candidates despite scoring really well in MBA entrance exams like CAT,XAT,IIFT etc. One question that they can be sure of is –“what did they do in the Gap year?” Why should they be selected over the ones who cracked the exam without taking any gap? These questions can become a headache and your whole interview can revolve around how well you justify the gap year. Here, we bring to you journey of the students who had Gap year just like you and aced their interviews to land in their dream b-school.
Ronit Jadhav gives you tips on how to justify the gap year while holding your ground-make the panelists believe that your decision was right for you. Tell them how the gap year has benefitted you and slide your way into your dream b-school!
Current students of XLRI Jamshedpur, IIM Calcutta, IIM Shillong and IIM Trichy bring to you their perspective on Gap year and how they themselves or their friends justified the Gap year with their honesty and skills!! It’s always better to get the tips from those who have gone through what you will be going through soon!
Nitya from XLRI brings to you her own story-what she did in the Gap year and what she told the panel to get into XLRI-one of the top b-schools of India. Read her inspiring story to form your own answer!
Rohit Ahuja brings to you what all you can do according to your field of interest not only to justify your gap year but also to work towards your specialization-upskilling yourself!!
In the end, it will be the honesty you show to the panel and tell them why you believed taking that gap year was important for you- be it the urge to ace CAT or XAT or the urge to travel and work on yourself or any other circumstances that made you land into a gap year!!
Justify it with honesty and you will sail through!!
All the best!