THIS PLAN HAS UNIVERSAL APPEAL
With extensive study material available for 24x7 access online, MBAUniverse is the go- to zone for CAT aspirants.
MBAUniverse is one of the most comprehensive and interactive online
MBA platforms today and with over one lakh users of the portal, has quickly found prominence among many B- school aspirants in the country.
“There are many advantages to online resource portals. For instance, since there’s no commuting required, a student can take classes from anywhere in the world. This is mostly helpful for students who are unable to attend coaching institutes for one reason or another. Moreover, online resources are cost- effective and time saving,” explains Professor S. K. Agarwal, vice president of learning at MBAUniverse.
MBAUniverse provides a varied and large number of courseware for CAT preparation. There’s a complete and
MBAUNIVERSE HAS ONE OF THE MOST DETAILED
GUIDES about CAT preparation along with a comprehensive directory on top Indian B- schools on its website.
updated book on verbal ability called
‘ Build Your Basics’ which covers the entire CAT syllabus for the verbal section in a digital format. There’s also abundant material on quantitative ability, data interpretation and logical reasoning, real and mock accounts of writing ability tests and tips on group discussions and personal interviews on the site.
MBAUniverse also provides video recordings of topic- wise teaching sessions. “This is another advantage of digital over offline. In case a student misses a class, he has the option of watching recorded classes online,” says Agarwal.
A 24x7 running forum on MBAUniverse helps students conduct discussions and clarify their queries with their peers from across the country. Live chats with experts and inputs from previous toppers also help students formulate effective strategies for their preparation. “Students who are usually shy and reluctant to speak out in a classroom can now ask questions and clarify doubts sitting before his computer,” says Agarwal.
“I enrolled for the online course at MBAUniverse this year but I’d been using the free resources on their website for my preparation for a long time before that,” says Anjul Sharma, who’s appearing for CAT this year. “CAT, in fact, is not about the quantity of learning but mastering the few fundamental concepts and applying the same in the examination to solve questions in the shortest possible time. MBAUniverse’s very streamlined approach helps you with such concept building. It’s especially helpful during these later stages of preparation,” he adds.
Apart from this, there are tips and words of the day for quick learning. There’s also a section called ‘ Prep Alert’, which provides guidelines on topics like ‘ 50 days to CAT: Re- think Your Prep Strategy To Score High Percentile’. The site also has a comprehensive B- School directory which includes rankings of best business schools in the country and other important information such as the selection process adopted by these schools, the fees and course commencement dates. “Once you crack the first step of CAT, the site also helps with preparation for group discussions and personal interviews,” adds Sharma.
With less than a month left for CAT, Agarwal’s best advice for students is to “keep your cool and stay calm. It is extremely important to keep your mind free from any kind of stress or anxiety during this time period.”