Choosing A Right MBA Program

If you are applying for an MBA program, it means you are taking a big step in your life. It is a very crucial step which is going to be a turning point in your career. There are many different MBA programs to choose from and in different countries. So, the entire process might be quite confusing and you may not know from where to start. By going through this blog you will be in a position to choose the correct MBA program for you.

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Full-time M.B.A Program:

The full-time MBA program is for those candidates who have 2 – 7 years of work experience. It requires the candidates to quit their job and give full time to studies. In U.S. A, the duration of the full-time M.B.A program is about two years. Many US-based business schools also offer accelerated, one year M.B.A program.

At the beginning of the first year, two years, full-time M.B.A program will facilitate networking. Some M.B.A program requires students to complete an internship during summer. There are chances that the internship turns into a job offer after the students gets graduate.

In the second year, the M.B.A program (full-time) is often dedicated to optional courses.

In U.K, Europe and some other parts of the world, the duration of the full-time M.B.A program is about one year. This one-year program doesn’t allow students to complete an internship. Normally, a consulting project is offered to students as an alternative to an internship.

Many students choose full time M.B.A program to change their career or a country.

Part-Time M.B.A Program:

The part-time M.B.A program is for those students who don’t want to quit their current job. This option is more flexible than a full-time M.B.A program. Part-time M.B.A programs are flexible and can last from anywhere, depending on how much time student is dedicated to his studies. Depending on the student’s schedule, most of the schools allow students to take courses on weekends or weeknights.

Students with a part-time MBA degree cannot expect the same kind of a career as the student with full-time MBA degree has.

Executive M.B.A Program (EMBA):

The executive M.B.A program is for those candidates who are geared towards specific kinds of profession or those who have considerable leadership experience. Students pursuing an EMBA program normally have 7 – 10years of work experience. The EMBA are also part-time with many scheduling options. Some schools offer classes on weekends, some in the evenings, and some offers modular scheduling options like one week in a month. These programs normally last for 16 to 22 months.

Online M.B.A program:

The online M.B.A program is for those candidates who need flexibility in terms of scheduling and geography. Most of the online MBA allows students to complete their coursework as per their own convenience and some are structured in a cohort format. These programs take 3 to 4 years to complete, although some can be completed in a shorter period of time.

In Online M.B.A Program, most of the classes are delivered through pre-recorded lectures and some programs are immediate lectures. For “synchronous “classes the students have to be online for specific times.
Although, online M.B.A allows students to pursue their course as per their own convenience, some business school offers community-building opportunity. Some schools require students to meet each other through webcams for an online discussion every week.

Blended M.B.A Program:

The Blended M.B.A Program is for those candidates who are working professionals with no desire to quit their current job. The blended M.B.A Program is the combination of Part-Time M.B.A Program and Online M.B.A. It involves online study with face to face sessions. This program includes face-to-face workshops for every semester, study-as-you-go online tasks and conversation in electronic forums.

Global or International M.B.A Program:

Global or International M.B.A Program is for those candidates who are pursuing careers in international business. This M.B.A Program is not an authorized category, but it is a very common designation for many MBA programs. It attracts higher percentage of international students and faculties. This program doesn’t concentrate on any one country’s business practices. During the course, many business schools offer students with the opportunity to rotate between different business schools.

Now, you have all the information about different type of M.B.A Programs. It’s now the time to sit with an MBA expert and confirm your choice. You also need to select two business schools to which you think you have chances of getting admission.

BCA or B.Tech: Which is the best career option for me?

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Many times, students interested in IT are confused between BCA and B.Tech. These fields cannot be compared as one is an engineering course and other is a degree course. But due to growing demands of B.C.A and rise in the private institute of engineering, students come up with the queries like should they go for B.C.A or B.Tech. In this blog, we have tried our best to clear all the doubts of students and help them in choosing the best career for them.

What is Bachelor of Computer Application Program (B.C.A)?

B.C.A or Bachelor of Computer Application is an undergraduate degree program in computer application. It’s a 3 years course. The 3 years duration is divided into 6 semesters. It involves subjects like database management, computer language, logical analysis, operations systems, and software design and client server technology. Many institutions offer this course all over India.

Eligibility criteria:

This program can be pursued by 12th passed students with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The minimum percentage varies from institute to institute. It may be 40 – 50% in PCM i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Some institute might also consider students who have appeared for state level entrance exam.

Courses to do after B.C.A

After completing your B.C.A, M.C.A is the options available in front of you. This is the master level course which is meant for those who are interested in gaining advanced technical knowledge about the topics they have studied in B.C.A course. After completing M.C.A, one may choose to join the private sector, government sector or teaching sector. PhD programs are available after completing MCA courses. After completing a PhD, you may join R&D sector related to this field.

If you are interested in Management field, you can go for a Certificate Management program or MBA or Diploma in Management etc.

Career and Job Opportunities:

As a graduate you can opt for government as well as private sector. The self-employment option is also available. You may go for government jobs that require graduation degree. For example: PSUs, Armed Forces, and Nationalized Banks etc.

If you are choosing private sector, Software MNCs are the prime recruiters of B.C.A graduates. Electronics industry, Web hosting, IT sectors are some other sectors that hires B.C.A graduates. Following are the post which a graduate may take up:

• Software Tester
• Software Engineer
• Associate System Engineer
• Database Management Professional
• Information Management Professional
• System Administrator
• System Security Officer
• Project Manager

Now let us study about B.Tech

What is B.Tech (IT/CSE)?

B.Tech or Bachelor of Technology is an undergraduate degree program in technology. It is a 4 years course. The 4 years duration is divided into 8 semesters. B.Tech concentrates on Mechanical, Electrical, Information Technology and Computer Science. For the first two years, the course study is same for all the students. After that, the students pick up their own specialization like computers, mechanical, electrical, civil etc. The course involves practical’s plus theory.

Eligibility:

12th passed out students from science stream with aggregate 50% marks can appear for JEE for entering the engineering institutions.

Courses to do after B.Tech:

If you wish to be an expert in this field, M.tech is the best option available in front of you after B.Tech. For this, you will have to crack the entrance exam of GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). GATE is a national exam conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs i.e Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Guwahati, Madras, Kharagpur and Roorkee.

Career and Job opportunities:

B.Tech graduates are in high demand everywhere, whether it be a private sector or a government sector.
Following are the post which a graduate may take up:

• Software Engineer
• Software Programmer
• Engineer Trainee
• Software Trainee Engineer
• Research Analyst

Key Difference between B.C.A and B.Tech:

• From the course name we can say that, B.C.A is about application and B.Tech is about engineering.
• Companies always give more preference to engineering degree i.e. B.Tech than B.C.A. However, students holding MCA degree can expect a high salary.
• B.Tech is much more advanced than B.C.A.
• B.C.A provides the base for higher studies while B.Tech deals with the technical aspect and develops engineers.
The information given above is just with respect to the course. Finally, it’s up to you as how much knowledge you collect.

Teaching the Students of 21st Century

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Technology has brought in a lot of changes in our day to day lives, which cannot be ignored. It has made the processes faster, without compromising on the quality of services. Similarly, the education sector has also been affected by the advent of technology.

Training and educating the upcoming or the 21st century generation has become a difficult task not only for their parents but also the educators. Teaching, which was never an easy profession, has become even more complex.  The demands of a current generation student are very high. So, the teachers have to be proactive and well verse with technology.

Here are some of the essential qualities required in a 21st Century Teacher:

Commitment towards Students

Among all the qualities, having professional knowledge of the subject is considered very important.  Nowadays, having just the basic knowledge of the topic or the subject is not considered sufficient.  A teacher should be aware of its commitment level with the students. Professional knowledge is the awareness of the commitment she/he/has with the students. Teachers should be aware about the consequences it can have on the students and should try to portray themselves as potential role models for them.

Instructional Effectiveness

The most important aspect between teacher-student relationships is the effectiveness of the instructions provided by the teachers. An effective teacher is one who can teach well, has a versatile way of teaching ability to teach well and precision over his/her methodology. The instructions need to be clear and to the mark. It should have diversity but at the same time should not be too complex to understand.

Communication Skills

Another important quality of an efficient teacher is having good communication skills. It does not take a lot of time to understand about the level of communication skills of the teacher. The information spreads rapidly among the staff members and students and a particular image is formed about the teacher.

The body language is also an important factor when it comes to judging a teacher’s communication skills. An ideal teacher is anything but hostile with the students and every teacher’s door should be open for a student’s doubts and queries. These factors are essential for personality development of students.

Moving out of the Shell

An ideal teacher for the diverse current generation is one who is not limited to constraints and is willing to go out of the box to get things done. They should put in extra effort to make the students feel comfortable and understand the true nuances of education. They should also be well aware of the student’s psychology, in order to resolve any possible conflicts.

Willingness to learn

Teaching is a long-standing process. Every teacher learns gradually over time and evolves not only as an educator, but also as a person. Along with the students, it’s a learning curve for the teachers as well. Good teachers are always in search of the activities that help them in their professional development.

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Why is Mathematics and Science important in Engineering?

We take many things for granted in our life. For example, our cell phones, internet, FM Radio, microwave oven etc. But from where do all these things come? Yes, you are right. These things come from mathematics, science, technology and engineering. In a simple sentence, we can say that these things come from those people who are specialized in those streams.

 

Our future depends on our scientific spine. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM are very important for our country.  STEM Education is important for our children future. If you think where STEM applies in our life, you will realize that it applies in each and every aspect of our life. Science includes our natural world. For example sun, moon, stars, weather, animals, plants, food etc. Technology includes cell phones, computers, television, radio, telegraphs etc.  Engineering includes designing roads, bridges and building. It also deals with challenges related to transport, global warming, systems and appliances. We come across Mathematics at grocery stores, banks, family budget, and tax forms.

 

 

School and college going students of America are the future of the country. They are very important for a dynamic economy. Here is the fact about them.

 

The National Academies is the non-profit organization that advises on science and technology. Many years ago a warning was given to U.S by The National Academies, that the U.S. will continue losing ground to foreign economic rivals unless and until it improves the education quality of maths and science.

 

Last year, experts reported that, U.S ranked 27th among 29 wealthy countries in proportion of university students with degrees in mathematics and science. Among developed countries, they ranked 31st.

 

The National Academies are taking initiative and urging government to improve mathematics and science curriculums. The National Academies wants to increase the number of qualified science and maths teacher by 10000. The students who have thorough knowledge of STEM think critically and innovatively. In future the highest paid jobs will be in STEM and all the employees will have to utilize their STEM skills to solve problems in a wide range of industries.

 

According to U.S. Department of Education, only 16% high school students have proven their proficiency in mathematics and are interested in STEM. Only 28% of high school freshmen showed their interest in STEM related field.  Due to these reasons, Obama started “Educate to innovate’ campaign in 2009 so that the students get inspired and excel in STEM subjects.  The campaign also showed the number of insufficient teachers skilled to educate in these subjects. The mission is to get the American students from the middle to the top of the international arena.

 

The Importance of STEM education:

 

STEMconnector.org projects that there will be around 8.65 millions of STEM related jobs by 2018. Projection of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is that, by 2018, the bulk of STEM careers will be 2% in Mathematics, 4% in life Science, 7% in Physical Science, 16% in Traditional Engineering, and 71% in Computing.

 

Only Americans don’t have this problem. Countries like U.K, Germany do face the same problem. According to Royal Academy of Engineering reports, the Brits should graduate more than 1lakh STEM majors till 2020 just to meet its demand. Germany has the scarcity of more than 2lakh workers in Mathematics, National Science and Computer Science disciplines. Ethnically, Asian students have shown much interest in the field of STEM.

 

STEM based learning combines learning methods and subjects rather than keeping them separate.  Different types of disciplines are taught by integrating what students know to solve a new problem. STEM makes use of student’s strength and challenge them to learn more and think innovatively.

 

Hello!!! Ever heard a quote, “Teaching means learning twice”?

Hello!!! Ever heard a quote, “Teaching means learning twice”?

No…

Doesn’t matter. This blog will help you in understanding meaning behind this quote.

This is a very famous quote written by renowned French essayist and moralist, Joseph Joubert. By this quote, he has tried to modernize or update the act of teaching.

When I read this quote for the first time, I really liked the quote. This quote describes teacher as a teacher and as a learner. The one who is in this profession will surely understand that, teaching doesn’t mean the education or the qualification the teacher possess. It involves learning and evaluating teaching standards and the education quality offered to the students.

 

 

Teaching should inspire students towards attaining their educational goals. Teachers should have a detailed knowledge about their subject. The teacher should tactfully handle the student’s problem as and when arise. Teachers with less subject knowledge can mislead the student and as a result the student might lose interest in the subject.

Teachers training workshops should be held regularly. Some of the senior teacher continue to go with their old-fashioned and traditional ways of teaching. They often refuse to adopt new and improved teaching methods and consider it as extra work.

You may have heard that most of the teachers these days complain that students don’t respect them. The only reason for this is their outdated teaching methods, which no longer interest the students in their subject. Such teacher becomes less popular and gets less respect or no respect from the students.

A student needs some inspiration from the teachers, to start anything in their lives. The teacher, who keeps on learning, inspires and motivates their students to greater heights. It is a teacher who can make the life of the students from good to best.

 

10+1 Questions That Tells You Whether Engineering Is Right For You

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There are many parents who decide their children’s career. As soon as the baby is being conceived in the womb, they confirm that the baby is going to be an Engineer or a Doctor or a Scientist. How could they know what a baby can be in the future?

This blog is for those parents and students who consider engineering as a dream profession. Obviously, Engineering is an interesting field that gives you fame, money and great opportunities. But to be an excellent engineer, a person must have some skills. In India, it is now very easy to get an engineering admission, but the number of students who successfully complete the course with the necessary qualities are very less.

The following 10 questions help you understand yourself and the skills in you. Try answering them very sincerely.

  • Do you pay attention to detail?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills?
  • Do you have strong analytical skills?
  • Do you have good problem solving skills?
  • Do you have great mathematical skills?
  • Are you interested in learning new things?
  • Are you capable of logical thinking?
  • Are you a good team player?
  • Are you a tech savvy?
  • Are you a person with great creative as well as innovative ideas?

And the 11th Question: Do you have the confidence that through proper training you could become an Engineer?

Yes/ No?

Answer for this one question is enough to decide whether you can become an engineer or not. The above listed 10 questions are important since it gives you an idea about what all basic skills you should posses to become an ideal engineer. Since no one is born as an engineer, you can acquire these skills by giving proper focus on the specific areas where you feel you are weak. Training can be started from the school days itself.

Engineering fields are numerous and out of many you have to find out the field that suits your skills best. Before getting admission, you are advised to go through the details of subjects in each field and the career opportunities. Majority of engineering students fail in their subjects mainly due to the lack of interest.

The technology has changed a lot so that information is available at your finger tips. The gadgets at your hands act as a mediator who connects you with the information world, www. Browse a lot about the fields and best colleges which offer the specific courses. If you feel like you need a helping hand by your side, please contact Global Educates.

 

Global Educates is the torch bearer of a student’s future professional life, find out how

By offering a full-fledge solution to students who are looking for the best school even colleges for building their career, global educates offers them a properly planned platform so that these young aspirer, the future of our country can get a properly planned platform for education which will polish their qualities and fulfil their ambition.

The well qualified team of Global Educates are always updated with everything that is going in the education industry so they can help a student with all relevant paper work also aid in budgeting heir education. Global educates hold hands with students in every step, from start to finish.

 

This career building platform also discussed with parents regarding every doubt they have and explain them clearly about the process. They help a child in completing all relevant paper work so that the student’s education is financed properly and at the right time.

 

Some Reasons Why Global Educates Is A Torch Bearer For Students

 Offers the stepping stone for studying abroad in top institutes

Numerous pre-college improvement opportunity than any other organization, including college credits, SAT preparation, information and proper guidance about top institutes and steps to climb to study abroad.

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 Partnership with top institutes

Years of partnership with various top institutes of the world where students are an eminent part of the university’s community.

 Got the vote of confidence

Students, parents even educators have recommended this platform after experiencing numerous benefits that Global educates have promised them.

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 Unmatched experience

Offers an unparallel experience in providing education related information related to schools, colleges and similar such things required in studying abroad.

 Personal attention for clearing all doubts

Experienced staff does not limit their task in just providing leader ship along with this also provides personal attention so that every doubt is clear from minute to substantial.

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 Admission process is restricted to highly selected colleges

Admission process is strictly restricted to top colleges so that students get the cream and don’t spend their valuable academic years in a college which cannot polish their abilities.

It won’t be wrong to say that global educates provides platform to students where they can build and polish their future.

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What Essential Qualities Make An Excellent Engineer?

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An engineer is a scientifically trained professional, who is able to design and develop products such as software, machines, structures etc. In other words, an engineer is a person responsible for all technological innovations.

We cannot count and list down the qualities of an engineer. He/she may have infinite skills and knacks that differ from person to person. Although, some of the qualities of a great engineer are given below for your reference.

1) Attention to detail
An ideal engineer must possess attention to even minute details. A minute carelessness can destroy the entire project. No matter in which stream you are specialized, the responsibility is the same.

2) Strong analytical skill
An outstanding engineer has strong analytical skills that aids in solving problems easily. They will be in a constant analysis of issues and bugs arising from their products and fix them. Engineers also consider the future queries or problems that may arise after the product delivery and take necessary steps.

3) Excellent Communication skill
Communication skill is not simply the fluency in language. It involves the translation of technical details into native language or English by how a layman can understand. He/she must be able to communicate well with the clients as well as colleagues.

4) Updated about innovations
A true engineer even after his UG or PG will show interest in updating themselves with the new technological innovations and discoveries. They will be very enthusiastic about the innovations.

5) Logical thinking
The prime difference between a common man and an engineer is the ability to think logically. Problem solving requires supreme logical thinking ability. Without this quality, one cannot become a good engineer.

6) Innovative as well as creative
Innovation and creation relates very close to each other. For a good innovation, the engineer must be creative. They need to think of future possibilities that may seem impossible in the present.

7) Team player
Team work leads to success. Engineers work in teams to fulfil a project. It is through co-ordination of different ideas from the team members, a new product is developed.

8) Tech savvy
The term ‘tech savvy’ is quite familiar to all. An engineer must have strong technical knowledge not only in his/her own sector but also in devices that is used in the project development.

9) Great Mathematical skills
Mathematics is the core subject that is applicable in all the areas of engineering. An engineer must have the excellent mathematical skills. He/she must be able to break down the complexities in a large problem into smaller ones and solve it with ease.

10) Good problem solving skill
It is common in a project or in an industry for problems to arise. Hence, an engineer must have the knack of solving those issues arising in the industry. The problems may include bug fixes, servicing of a machine, maintenance of a structure etc. These issues need to be fixed within specific time limits that add to the quality of an engineer.

If you are a student who foresees your career in Engineering, make sure that you can acquire the above mentioned qualities flawlessly. Some are knacks and some are skills. Knacks need to be in one’s blood and skill can be obtained by training.

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SNAP 2015: Tips before the Exam

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The SNAP 2015 will be conducted by the Symbiosis International University, one of the premier universities of India, for admissions into their full time MBA programmes, among a host of post-graduation programmes. The SNAP is one of the major MBA entrance examinations held in the country and is the only gateway for admission into participant institutes of the Symbiosis International University. In addition, the scores of SNAP 2015 will be accepted by institutes like Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Symbiosis Institute of Design, and many more. The SNAP 2015 exam will be held on December 20, 2015. The students can registration window for the programme closed on November 30, 2015.

Through SNAP 2015, students are also eligible for admission in SIU’s constituent institutes in Pune, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. The exam is conducted online across various centres in the country. The time duration for the exam is 120 minutes. The paper comprises four sections:

SECTIONS TOTAL MARKS
General English: RC, VR, and VA 40
Quantitative Data Interpretation 40
General Awareness: GK, CA, and Business 40
Analytical and logical Reasoning 60

A student is shortlisted based on his or her performance and scores calculated at each section and overall. One question carries one mark and there is no negative marking in the exam. The exam will be held on December 20 across the country in one exam slot between 2PM and 4PM. Once the student clears the exam, he or she is shortlisted for the next round of selection process, i.e. Group Discussion & Personal Interview.

The SNAP 2015 exam is considered as one of the most prestigious MBA entrance tests. (Click here to check SNAP Test Pattern.)

Note: Check out this link for more information.

Tips to Crack the SNAP 2015

  1. First, strategize your preparation. There is no end to preparing for the exam. So plan how you are going to go about it.
  2. You should start preparing with the subject you are least comfortable. Do not leave it for the last moment. Strengthen basic concepts and formulae beforehand. Last minute preparation creates confusion.
  3. Go through standard study material, which is easily available and can help you prepare easily.
  4. Before going for mock tests, solve the difficult portions from various other books.
  5. Try solving as many mock tests and previous years’ question papers as you can. Religiously spend at least 3 hours to do so.
  6. SNAP is all about accuracy and speed. So set up a timer while practicing questions and solving sample papers. This will help you in building your speed.
  7. Learn short cuts or tricks to solve questions, especially while solving quantitative problems.
  8. Always avoid random guesses. That will get you nowhere.
  9. To memorize important formulae or facts, write them down on a piece of paper and stick in on a wall of your study room.
  10. When on the revision stage, practice only those portions, which you find tough.
  11. Take feedback from people who have given the test before. Follow blogs or threads on SNAP. Connect with students who are also preparing for the exam.
  12. When writing the exam, start with a section you are confident. Do not get de-motivated by solving the harder section.
  13. Do not think about the rest of the question paper while you are solving a question. Be focused.
  14. Each section is timed separately and has to be solved within the allotted time. If you happen to complete a section before time, the extra time cannot be used to attempt the next section. So choose the right order.
  15. Attempt all questions.

On the examination day:

  1. Reach the exam centre well before on time.
  2. Don’t forget to carry your admit card.
  3. Even though it is an online exam, keep sufficient stationery to do rough work.
  4. Read the question properly before solving it.
  5. Lastly, do not be stressed and keep calm.
XAT 2016 exam pattern changes announcement

XAT 2016 Exam Pattern Changed

XAT 2016 exam pattern changes announcement

The countdown to XAT 2016 has already begun. Recently, the XAT authorities announced a list of changes, which will be incorporated in XAT 2016 Exam pattern. Primarily, the XAT 2016 will be a pen and paper based exam that will be conducted in two separate papers. The XAT exam is used by more than 140 top b-schools like the XLRI Jamshedpur, Xavier Associate Management Institutes, and many more top institutes. The Paper I will comprise of Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation. The Paper II will test the student’s General Knowledge and Essay writing capabilities. The exam convener has implemented changes in both the exams.

Here is a list of changes in the XAT 2016 exam pattern.

Paper 1: The exam board has decided to bring down the number of questions in the exam. Where last year, the paper comprised of 84 questions, this year the same will consist of 78 questions. To complement this move, the convener has announced changes in the marking scheme of the exam. To encourage the students to attempt more questions and to ensure they study all the concepts in detail, the XAT 2016 will carry negative marking for any un-attempted questions after a limit. If a candidate leaves more than 13 questions as ‘un-attempted’, 0.05 marks will be deducted for each question. Additionally, the candidates will be penalized 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. For more details of XAT 2016, click here.

Furthermore, the board has also decided to decrease the overall difficulty level of the exam. The XAT authorities received feedbacks from the students, and after analysing it at length, the changes were announced. The time limit of the exam has been increased to 170 minutes from the earlier devised limit of 140 minutes. The main idea behind these changes, as per a top-level officer at XAT, is to reduce the low range of scores and encourage more students to sit for the XAT 2016.

Paper2: The paper-2 of the XAT 2016 will test a candidate’s General Knowledge and Essay writing ability. The time limit of this particular section has also been increased by five minutes. Earlier, this section was to be completed in 30 minutes; however, as per the new exam pattern, candidates will get 35 minutes to complete this section of the XAT 2016. Similarly, the number of questions in this exam has also been decreased from 30 to 25. In furtherance to this, the questions would be of generic nature rather than pertaining to any specific topic. In addition, there would be no negative marking in this section, as compared to the negative marking scheme in Paper 1. The changes were made after they received feedback from a majority of students that due to time constraints the students were incapable of attempting this section properly.

Here is a gist of changes:

XAT 2016 Exam Number of questions Duration of Exam XAT 2015
Paper 1(Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability, and Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning) 78 170 minutes 84 questions to be completed in 140 minutes.
Paper 2- (General Knowledge, Essay Writing) 25 35 minutes 30 questions to be completed in 30 minutes.

Earlier, the exam registration was to conclude on 24, November 2015. Later, due to a surge in requests for extension of deadline, the XAT convener increased the exam registration deadline to 10, December 2015.