With November approaching fast..in India..the most common phenomenon which grips a major share of student community is MBA entrance examinations across the length and the breadth of the country.
Even if it had been till examination it would have been much better, but the real pain begins not during the examination preparation but once you are through with it.
This pain comes in form of filling various forms for different B-Schools spread across the nation. These entrance forms are big time money spinner for these MBA colleges. when I was going through this stage..I always use to wonder why the heck a small piece of paper with few columns and boxes spread here and there cost me so heavily.
Trust me filling a form of 1200-1300 bucks (this is standard these days I guess..) is big time pain in a**.
specially students from humble background really feel the pinch of this consistently. Every time you go to your dad and ask him to dole out some moolah..he will always look upon you as if you you have committed some crime..and folks..he will be the first person to boast about your B-school admission..(lolzz so natural..with due respect to their feelings)..still its a hard time for B-School aspirants..
Coming down to business…how to fill forms???…people generally take it as a very casual process leading to a messy situation and loads of wastage of money..earlier it was not that difficult but with ever growing B-Schools, one feels that for what to go for and what not…
Actually form filling is sort of pre-test of your managerial attitude..what B-school to aim for what to leave…so many questions..
well the basic fact one should always keep in mind is that never be very impulsive on form filling…that never be to under estimating about your MOCK Exams score and even don’t be too bullish about it..suppose you are scoring consistently between 80-90 percentile..then you can aim for few colleges which are within 95 percentile (because you never know that it may be your day..)..and also keep few colleges below 80 percentile level..so that you can save your face for the worst case scenario..(surely it all depends on your choice of college).. and then surely you can go on to fill forms of those B-School whom you think you can easily manage to get through.
Another very important fact is that, always maintain a diary..keeping track of all the B-schools you have applied for..it sounds a bit casual..but it really helps..maintain information like Deadline, cost of the form, website address and other important facts related to that particular college.
Make a sound strategy..and prepare accordingly for that B-Schools. Form filling is all about holding your nerves and playing it safe….and if you feel that you can make it to a particular B-school then don’t stop your self from filling the form..I mean investment made in forms..are normally not wasted (provided that you work hard enough to secure that coveted B-school seat)…with these points in mind..I guess form filling process can be a cake walk (for me at least this was the case)…So what are you waiting for…make your plan and go for the final kill..