INSPIRING FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS
As the CAT exam dates draw near IMS advises its students to cut down on their study hours and adopt a more streamlined approach.
Ranked amongst the top 50 most trusted service brands across India by AC- Nielsen & Brand Equity, IMS has consistently trained and placed students at top business schools including the prestigious IIMs. In fact, in 2012, IMS even had six students who scored a perfect 100 percentile in CAT. Having first started off with just seven students, IMS now has over 90 centres across India and provides training to nearly 50,000 students each year. Last year the institute received 4,450 calls from the IIMs for group discussions and interviews and more than 1,000 of its students were successfully placed at IIMs and other top B- schools.
“The training at IMS is completely student oriented. Seminars and workshops on important topics are routinely held and there’s a provision of special one- on- one doubt solving sessions for students who require individual attention. Periodic tests are also conducted to monitor the progress of students,” explains Alok Bansal, director ( Delhi- NCR), IMS. He adds, “We also conduct expert sessions where industry professionals interact with students and provide them with tips and tricks to ace competitive exams.”
“I attended a demo class before enrolling and found the teaching practices here suited my needs the best,” says Lakshita Mehrotra, a student at the institute. Prayatn Mahajan, a final year student of Sri Ram College of Commerce who’s also attending CAT coaching at IMS says, “Since Delhi University follows a
LAST YEAR MORE THAN 4450 IMS STUDENTS GOT CALLS for group discussion and personal interview from the various IIMs across the country.
semester system, the pressure to complete coursework for college as well as prepare for CAT is quite intense. We have our final semester exams as soon as CAT gets over this year. But IMS has been of great help. They organise four to eight hours of intensive workshops on the weekend. You also get a lot of one- to- one interaction so I spend a lot of time with faculty members. The ‘ CAT 500’ booklet comprising of 500 must- solve questions are also helpful for these later stages of preparation.”
With just a few weeks left for CAT, Bansal says that the last month should be used to “formulate a smart and effective strategy that ensures equal progress in each section.” According to Bansal, “Students tend to study longer hours than needed during this phase of preparation. Ideally, during this time, four hours should be enough. Students should organise their time in such a way that the hours spent studying are those when the brain is most active.”
Alok Bansal, director ( Delhi- NCR),
IMS, with students at the institute’s Connaught Place centre