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CAT, Management Expert - Answered on May 30, 2024

Aashish Sood is an IIM-Lucknow alumnus who has been teaching maths and quantitative aptitude to MBA aspirants for over a decade.
He also mentors management student hopefuls for the group discussion and personal interview rounds that follow competitive examinations.
He has appeared for CAT seven times since 2016 and scored in the 99.9 percentile.
Sood has 16 years of work experience as a management consultant, strategy consultant and research associate.... more
Asked by Anonymous - May 29, 2024Hindi

Hello Sir, i am a working professional of 28 years age. Working in a big 4 firm with 5 years of experience currently. I am looking for some guidance on how do i start my preparation for Gmat so that i can get a cource of executive MBA. Also please let me ROI is better in Indian B school or institutes outside India. NOTE; i am sole bread earner in my family and will need to take loan for my studies. Currently working as consultant

Ans: Take a diagnostic test to determine your baseline score and identify strengths and weaknesses. Allocate consistent study time daily or weekly. Aim for 2-3 hours per day or 15-20 hours per week. Use reputable GMAT prep books (e.g., Official Guide for GMAT Review, Kaplan, Manhattan Prep).

Consider online or in-person GMAT prep courses if you prefer structured guidance and interaction with instructors.

Utilize Online Resources like GMAT Club and Beat The GMAT offer valuable advice and practice questions.

For Immediate ROI: Consider top Indian B-Schools, which offer quality education at a lower cost.
For Long-Term Global Career: Explore top international schools if you aim for a global career and can manage the higher initial costs.

Before you take a plunge
1. Look into specific executive MBA programs, their admission requirements, and placement statistics.
2. Research the average GMAT scores for your desired programs and set a realistic target.
3. Start exploring loan options and saving for your MBA expenses.
4. Work on your resume, essays, and letters of recommendation well in advance of application deadlines.
Asked on - May 30, 2024 | Answered on May 30, 2024
Thank you sir for your reply, can you also help me in ubderstandinf the streams which will be best suited with my current experience in consulting. I am a product consultant and implemwnt projects for clients. During MBA which stream is best for me to choose which will give me best ROI and will also help me land in big firm with a pay above 50lpa
Ans: I would suggest Operations or General/Strategy Management for the kind of profile you mentioned

Package is dependant on many factors so I would not like to comment on that
Asked on - May 30, 2024 | Not Answered yet
Thank you sir for your expertise and suggestions this helps.

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