One of the most important things in life is motive. An MBA is no exception and the very first question a b-school interview is usually ‘Why do you wanna do a MBA?’. A person appearing for the interview should be very clear in his mind about his reasons for pursuing MBA, his ambitions and career goals. Once you are clear about your motives, you shall get an additional sense of confidence.
In today’s times when thinks of a post graduation, the only two choices that seem to exist are MBA or MS. Realize that your options are not limited. Many people give GMAT/CAT/XAT and similar entrance exams just because they see other people doing the same thing. This in itself is the biggest mistake. Figure out what u want to do rather than just following the herd. Following someone’s footsteps without a clear intention will ultimately lead to same question , ‘Why MBA?’.
Once decided then the next thing is to have a thorough knowledge of your graduation/post-graduation subjects. Along with the academics, what the interviewer wants to see that the person should be aware of his surroundings, his current job (if working), hometown, country, hobbies, parent’s occupation, current affairs etc (in general about as many things as possible).
Some colleges give you an year’s time to decide about further specialization in MBA like Finance, Marketing, Operations, Systems, IT and HR but there are some which ask about the specialization in interview itself. So, depending upon the requirements of the college, an interviewee should be prepared.
Last but not the least, interviewers may try to scare you or demoralize you during the interview but that’s just their tactic to check your confidence level and your ability to handle unfavourable situations. So never get demotivated and face the interview with a smile. Prepare yourself for stress interviews. Today its just for interviews, but tomorrow the skill might come handy, considering that its probably more difficult to survive in an IIM than just clearing the interview
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