A challenging year requiring persistence. 2020 sure changed the course of our lives drastically but also gave us some enriching moments of togetherness. We had some brilliant work done, we collaborated with some exceptional people, and overall had a lot to be thankful for. So here's showing our gratitude with a series of articles for the year that was. We bring you a list of your Top 10s. Most loved videos, most commented and read stories, etc. Whether you're an MBA aspirant, a student, or someone who has contributed to InsideIIM, you'll find something interesting here for all! Today we look at the top 10 most liked articles on InsideIIM in 2020. Before we look at them, a big thank you for watching, liking, sharing, and commenting on these articles! And now, let's discover them all!
The Top 10 Most Liked Articles On InsideIIM In 2020
Shirin Nizar, a mechanical engineer, born and bred in the city of the 3C's Thalassery, Kerala. He did his 14 years of schooling and scored 9.6 in his X and 82.6% in XII. He also completed his 4 years of bachelor's from Thalassery with a CGPA of 7.41. A 2019 pass out, he didn't take up any job offers as he wanted to give his everything towards CAT because he knew this would be a life-changer for him. Since he realized that the potential would be massive, the experience and exposure from a top b-school would be immense, and so he gave a good 4 months to CAT and finally got 99.45%ile and calls from all the IIMs except B. And presently, Shirin is studying at FMS. Click here to know all about his incredible journey
Preparing for an exam like CAT can easily set you back by tens of thousands of rupees, specifically if you invest in coaching classes, mock test series and study material. However, with excellent learning resources available at the tip of your fingers at no cost, is spending so much money prudent? While classroom learning through traditional and expensive methods is always an option, we've compiled this list of the best free resources you can explore to minimize your costs of preparing for CAT. Find the entire list here
“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started. This is the quote that helped me throughout my CAT journey. During my 3rd year of engineering, I decided to pursue an MBA but under one condition: it should only be from the top 10 B-Schools of India. As I started my journey, it started getting tougher and tougher by the day. Though I attended coaching, I didn’t really understand things. My friends were getting good scores in mocks, whereas I kept struggling with Verbal which always used to be my strength. I started reading lots of answers on Quora about the strategy to be followed for acing the exam and other success stories to keep myself motivated. I would think and tell myself, “If he/she can do this, then why can’t I?”, read this inspiring article by Dipshika Damani here
“Though it is very basic, one must remember that the CAT examination is about balancing every section, Since the test starts with the VA-RC section. It is very essential that the VA-RC section is done with proper strategy as it is going to set the pace for other sections of the test on the D-day.” To know the success strategy, read this article by Qureshi Bushra Abdul Aziz here
“The reason I mention 99.5+%ile is to explain the fact that with a clear approach to questions you want to attempt, this score is attainable. CAT is not about solving tough questions but about the smart selection and smart time allocation.” Read this article by Ankit Gupta here to know from him, his approach made simple, to attain the most sought after CAT score
“I would like to share my journey from scoring very low marks in my 10th, 12th, and graduation to my CAT preparation and getting into an IIM”. Know all about Kunal’s unconventional journey from him by reading the full story here
Given that the QA section of CAT is the only section of the exam with an unofficial yet clearly defined syllabus, as you set out to prepare and conquer this section, it would work in your favour to understand what trends have emerged in previous years' CAT papers, including the number of questions to be solved and the score required to hit that coveted 99th percentile mark. View the complete analysis here
“When I wanted to start my CAT preparation, some naysayers started saying: 'IIMs are dominated by Engineers, and you won't get it'. Luckily, in that year, my senior with same profile got admitted to IIMA and what best motivation I could have got. (PS: She became the gold medallist in her batch, even being a non-engineer and fresher. Just came to know my other senior too became the gold medallist in women category this year)”. Read the complete article by Isha here
“Would you still keep working hard, if you knew you are going to fail? Well, you would wonder why it says 'rote,' because in my case, it has been a very vulnerable journey. I would describe it as a Roller Coaster Ride with lots of ups and downs (mostly downs). But the final up was worth all the downs and efforts. Well, it's not a story of success or failure, but it's a journey with a lot of lessons to learn”. View the full story here.
The InsideIIM MBA Rankings - a list of the top MBA colleges in India, for 2020! Find out why ISB continues to slip in our rankings, why SJMSoM IIT Bombay has been ranked better than an old IIM, and why SCMHRD has been the biggest gainer in 2020. Check out the rankings here
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