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Should I go for Mba after B.tech or After gaining B.tech Job Experience?

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I am doing b.tech in IT right now I am in 3rd year and my doubt is I have a great interest in computers going in IT job will be good for me.So in that case To earn more I need to go through MBA .What should be Better doing MBA right after Graduation or After Gaining some experience in Job?
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    Dipika JainThu, 16 Feb 2012 09:55:52 -0000

    Hello,

    Since you are interested in the field of Information Technology, as of now, once you earn the Bachelors you may either head for a Masters in the same and gain in depth knowledge on the same or opt for a word profile and gain fruitful work experience.

    A Masters in IT is recommended if you are interested in core working of the sector. If you are looking for a management profile in the next coming years, then I would recommend you opt for a decent work profile and then opt for a management degree (MBA) in IT or any other specialization that suits your interest. Remember an MBA can be pursued at any point of time irrespective of the academic or professional background.

    In fact, majority of the B-schools back home and abroad require substantial work experience as one of the qualifying criteria. Though you will come across some top notch B-schools without work experience, generally they expect excellent academic records.

    Perhaps the following links should help you with informative details on the degree :

    About MBA
    Making the right choice

    I hope this helps!

    Take care!

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    hmildTue, 03 Apr 2012 16:06:43 -0000

    bt after the completion of b.tech isnt cat exam the right way to go?? or there is any other way to go??

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    vineettech5Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:42:41 -0000

    Hey buddy, all I would say is to go for a work ex and than study for CAT/GMAT depending upon your choice. Since, you already are graduate from IIT you would get additional advantages when you apply for IIM. If you go directly, there are less chances that you get the prefered college, most people have IIM in mind . So, go for work ex, study and crack CAT and meanwhile you also got to earn few bugs.

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    AbhishekGupta88Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:06:31 -0000

    Coming from the same place that you did(Did a Btech in IT, love the field, but thought whether to do an MBA immediately or after doing a job first for a bit), I would whole heartedly recommend that you consider doing a job for a a year or two.By all means, give the CAT immediately after your final year, but do this for the experience, and also to find out what your 'ground zero' is in terms of percentile score with minimal to no preperation.

    The few years of work will firstly greatly enhance your perspective on exactly how the IT industry works and what are the major challenges that one would face vis a vis requirement analysis, scheduling , project tracking etc… working as a programmer, you will definetly benefit in seeing how YOUR manager reacts to these challenges and everyday activities … as well as obviously having your own ideas on the roadblocks and impediments in your work and how you would make the entire process better. Taking this forward you would better interact within your MBA lectures in group discussions in having a concrete viewpoint.

    Trust me …ive been there.I realise that this snippet will possibly be a few months too late for you to read and at upon, but I hope it helps others make a better informed decision in the future.

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    soubarnaFri, 05 Jul 2013 10:09:40 -0000

    I would suggest gain some experience in the practical field or what you call it an industry and then go for MBA. I have said so because you can go for MBA at any point of time you wish to. But once you are done with MBA, you become a man of management line. And as you have good interest in computers, then you can't take the enjoyment of your departmental field. Once you feel you are done with your departmental field, you can easily and readily go for MBA. Though the decision depends fully on you. Any ways. ALL THE BEST. Take the right decision whatever it may be. If you want to get some detailed knowledge about it you can visit the blog blog.oureducation.in . I hope there also you may get help.

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    anvesha_shahTue, 03 Jun 2014 12:49:17 -0000

    How To Plan Your Preparation Right For CAT?

    CAT is an exam which not only tests the skills and abilities of the aspirant in the various sections namely Quantitative aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning and Data Interpretation but also the ability of the person to make the maximum out of the time allotted. Hence, the ideal way ahead would be to get to know the basics and get them right.First things first, What all is covered in CAT? Essentially CAT is an aptitude test, which, basically is Mathematics, English and Reasoning.Whatever is covered, is supposed to test all aspirants on equal basis and hence, it has to be something that everyone did till Std X. Since, after that everyone chose their own very way so no point in giving anyone any due advantage. Coming to the topics covered in Std X subject-wise which is covered in CAT:

    1. Mathematics or Quantitative Section: Basically covered in the following five broad topics:

    a. Percentages and Its applications
    i. Percentage, Profit and Loss
    b. Ratio and Its applications
    i. Ratio, Variation, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Averages and Partnerships, Alligations and Mixtures
    c. Algebra
    i. Linear and Quadratics Equations, Surds and Indices, Inequalities, Logarithms
    d. Numbers and its applications
    e. Geometry and its applications
    i. Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration

    The important point to note is that these are the basic topics and a majority of the questions are covered from these topics maybe directly or as an application of the basics.CAT however does not focus on the asking the concepts directly but the idea is to test the application of the concepts thoroughly.To understand the details better here is a video as well.

    Video example for Quantitative Ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaeAeWOq1Ec

    2. English or Verbal Section:

    This section does not leave any part of application of English as a language or the various ways in which it can be tested. However, there is no such exhaustive list of topics as every year there are few new types of questions which come out of the blue. Still in order to enumerate Grammar, Vocabulary, Critical Reasoning (and its numerous applications), Reading Comprehension are the prominent ones. Grammar for example can be tested by word usage, Fill in the blanks, choosing the correct/incorrect sentence etc. Vocabulary can be tested by choosing the correct meaning, synonym, antonym and analogies to name a few. Critical Reasoning has the widest range of applications across and the best way to understand it would be by practicing.

    Video example for Verbal Ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DCM_5akLvI

    3. Analytical Reasoning Section: Here we have a lot of things random and otherwise which come from some nook and corner of the world and all we need to do is to figure out how to solve them. There may not be a standard approach or the best way to go about it, but yes there is a lot of brainstorming to be done. Some of the commonly known topics are Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Puzzles, Arrangements, Data Structures, Series, Coding-Decoding, Clocks and Calenders. For these topics one can figure out an approach which suits them best, but, it is always better to get the analytical bent by practicing in order to tackle the unthinkable!!

    Video example for Logical Reasoning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPmWBxB9-o

    4. Data Interpretation Section:

    What we get in this section is a lot of data organized in a different ways eg. Table, Bar, Pie, Line graphs etc. or sometimes unorganized in caselets. A quick look may not yield any results but practice can help you understand data FAST! And solve it thereafter. A Good knowledge of basic maths and quick fire mental calculations are required in order to crack this section.

    Video example for Data Interpretation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4WXzTVHf5c

    Now, let us shed all inhibitions of ourselves being good in one area and not so good in another. Let us take an aptitude test at catgurus.com in order to understand our current understanding. Hence, we have a starting point.

    All the Best!!

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    anvesha_shahTue, 03 Jun 2014 12:50:20 -0000

    How To Plan Your Preparation Right For CAT?

    CAT is an exam which not only tests the skills and abilities of the aspirant in the various sections namely Quantitative

    aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning and Data Interpretation but also the ability of the person to

    make the maximum out of the time allotted. Hence, the ideal way ahead would be to get to know the basics and get them

    right.First things first, What all is covered in CAT? Essentially CAT is an aptitude test, which, basically is Mathematics,

    English and Reasoning.Whatever is covered, is supposed to test all aspirants on equal basis and hence, it has to be

    something that everyone did till Std X. Since, after that everyone chose their own very way so no point in giving anyone any

    due advantage. Coming to the topics covered in Std X subject-wise which is covered in CAT:

    1. Mathematics or Quantitative Section: Basically covered in the following five broad topics:

    a. Percentages and Its applications
    i. Percentage, Profit and Loss
    b. Ratio and Its applications
    i. Ratio, Variation, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Averages and Partnerships, Alligations and Mixtures
    c. Algebra
    i. Linear and Quadratics Equations, Surds and Indices, Inequalities, Logarithms
    d. Numbers and its applications
    e. Geometry and its applications
    i. Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration

    The important point to note is that these are the basic topics and a majority of the questions are covered from these topics

    maybe directly or as an application of the basics.CAT however does not focus on the asking the concepts directly but the

    idea is to test the application of the concepts thoroughly.To understand the details better here is a video as well.

    Video example for Quantitative Ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaeAeWOq1Ec

    2. English or Verbal Section:

    This section does not leave any part of application of English as a language or the various ways in which it can be tested.

    However, there is no such exhaustive list of topics as every year there are few new types of questions which come out of the

    blue. Still in order to enumerate Grammar, Vocabulary, Critical Reasoning (and its numerous applications), Reading

    Comprehension are the prominent ones. Grammar for example can be tested by word usage, Fill in the blanks, choosing the

    correct/incorrect sentence etc. Vocabulary can be tested by choosing the correct meaning, synonym, antonym and analogies to

    name a few. Critical Reasoning has the widest range of applications across and the best way to understand it would be by

    practicing.

    Video example for Verbal Ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DCM_5akLvI

    3. Analytical Reasoning Section: Here we have a lot of things random and otherwise which come from some nook and corner of

    the world and all we need to do is to figure out how to solve them. There may not be a standard approach or the best way to

    go about it, but yes there is a lot of brainstorming to be done. Some of the commonly known topics are Blood Relations,

    Direction Sense, Puzzles, Arrangements, Data Structures, Series, Coding-Decoding, Clocks and Calenders. For these topics one

    can figure out an approach which suits them best, but, it is always better to get the analytical bent by practicing in order

    to tackle the unthinkable!!

    Video example for Logical Reasoning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPmWBxB9-o

    4. Data Interpretation Section:

    What we get in this section is a lot of data organized in a different ways eg. Table, Bar, Pie, Line graphs etc. or

    sometimes unorganized in caselets. A quick look may not yield any results but practice can help you understand data FAST!

    And solve it thereafter. A Good knowledge of basic maths and quick fire mental calculations are required in order to crack

    this section.

    Video example for Data Interpretation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4WXzTVHf5c

    Now, let us shed all inhibitions of ourselves being good in one area and not so good in another. Let us take an aptitude

    test at catgurus.com in order to understand our current understanding. Hence, we have a starting point.

    All the Best!!

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    anvesha_shahTue, 03 Jun 2014 12:51:07 -0000

    How To Plan Your Preparation Right For CAT?

    CAT is an exam which not only tests the skills and abilities of the aspirant in the various sections namely Quantitative

    aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning and Data Interpretation but also the ability of the person to

    make the maximum out of the time allotted. Hence, the ideal way ahead would be to get to know the basics and get them

    right.First things first, What all is covered in CAT? Essentially CAT is an aptitude test, which, basically is Mathematics,

    English and Reasoning.Whatever is covered, is supposed to test all aspirants on equal basis and hence, it has to be

    something that everyone did till Std X. Since, after that everyone chose their own very way so no point in giving anyone any

    due advantage. Coming to the topics covered in Std X subject-wise which is covered in CAT:

    1. Mathematics or Quantitative Section: Basically covered in the following five broad topics:

    a. Percentages and Its applications
    i. Percentage, Profit and Loss
    b. Ratio and Its applications
    i. Ratio, Variation, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Averages and Partnerships, Alligations and Mixtures
    c. Algebra
    i. Linear and Quadratics Equations, Surds and Indices, Inequalities, Logarithms
    d. Numbers and its applications
    e. Geometry and its applications
    i. Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration

    The important point to note is that these are the basic topics and a majority of the questions are covered from these topics

    maybe directly or as an application of the basics.CAT however does not focus on the asking the concepts directly but the

    idea is to test the application of the concepts thoroughly.To understand the details better here is a video as well.

    Video example for Quantitative Ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaeAeWOq1Ec

    2. English or Verbal Section:

    This section does not leave any part of application of English as a language or the various ways in which it can be tested.

    However, there is no such exhaustive list of topics as every year there are few new types of questions which come out of the

    blue. Still in order to enumerate Grammar, Vocabulary, Critical Reasoning (and its numerous applications), Reading

    Comprehension are the prominent ones. Grammar for example can be tested by word usage, Fill in the blanks, choosing the

    correct/incorrect sentence etc. Vocabulary can be tested by choosing the correct meaning, synonym, antonym and analogies to

    name a few. Critical Reasoning has the widest range of applications across and the best way to understand it would be by

    practicing.

    Video example for Verbal Ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DCM_5akLvI

    3. Analytical Reasoning Section: Here we have a lot of things random and otherwise which come from some nook and corner of

    the world and all we need to do is to figure out how to solve them. There may not be a standard approach or the best way to

    go about it, but yes there is a lot of brainstorming to be done. Some of the commonly known topics are Blood Relations,

    Direction Sense, Puzzles, Arrangements, Data Structures, Series, Coding-Decoding, Clocks and Calenders. For these topics one

    can figure out an approach which suits them best, but, it is always better to get the analytical bent by practicing in order

    to tackle the unthinkable!!

    Video example for Logical Reasoning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPmWBxB9-o

    4. Data Interpretation Section:

    What we get in this section is a lot of data organized in a different ways eg. Table, Bar, Pie, Line graphs etc. or

    sometimes unorganized in caselets. A quick look may not yield any results but practice can help you understand data FAST!

    And solve it thereafter. A Good knowledge of basic maths and quick fire mental calculations are required in order to crack

    this section.

    Video example for Data Interpretation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4WXzTVHf5c

    Now, let us shed all inhibitions of ourselves being good in one area and not so good in another. Let us take an aptitude

    test at catgurus.com in order to understand our current understanding. Hence, we have a starting point.

    All the Best!!

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    anvesha_shahTue, 03 Jun 2014 12:51:59 -0000

    How To Plan Your Preparation Right For CAT?

    CAT is an exam which not only tests the skills and abilities of the aspirant in the various sections namely Quantitative aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning and Data Interpretation but also the ability of the person to make the maximum out of the time allotted. Hence, the ideal way ahead would be to get to know the basics and get them right.First things first, What all is covered in CAT? Essentially CAT is an aptitude test, which, basically is Mathematics, English and Reasoning.Whatever is covered, is supposed to test all aspirants on equal basis and hence, it has to be something that everyone did till Std X. Since, after that everyone chose their own very way so no point in giving anyone any due advantage. Coming to the topics covered in Std X subject-wise which is covered in CAT:

    1. Mathematics or Quantitative Section: Basically covered in the following five broad topics:

    a. Percentages and Its applications
    i. Percentage, Profit and Loss
    b. Ratio and Its applications
    i. Ratio, Variation, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Averages and Partnerships, Alligations and Mixtures
    c. Algebra
    i. Linear and Quadratics Equations, Surds and Indices, Inequalities, Logarithms
    d. Numbers and its applications
    e. Geometry and its applications
    i. Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration

    The important point to note is that these are the basic topics and a majority of the questions are covered from these topics maybe directly or as an application of the basics.CAT however does not focus on the asking the concepts directly but the idea is to test the application of the concepts thoroughly.To understand the details better here is a video as well.

    Video example for Quantitative Ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaeAeWOq1Ec

    2. English or Verbal Section:

    This section does not leave any part of application of English as a language or the various ways in which it can be tested. However, there is no such exhaustive list of topics as every year there are few new types of questions which come out of the blue. Still in order to enumerate Grammar, Vocabulary, Critical Reasoning (and its numerous applications), Reading Comprehension are the prominent ones. Grammar for example can be tested by word usage, Fill in the blanks, choosing the correct/incorrect sentence etc. Vocabulary can be tested by choosing the correct meaning, synonym, antonym and analogies to name a few. Critical Reasoning has the widest range of applications across and the best way to understand it would be by practicing.

    Video example for Verbal Ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DCM_5akLvI

    3. Analytical Reasoning Section: Here we have a lot of things random and otherwise which come from some nook and corner of the world and all we need to do is to figure out how to solve them. There may not be a standard approach or the best way to go about it, but yes there is a lot of brainstorming to be done. Some of the commonly known topics are Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Puzzles, Arrangements, Data Structures, Series, Coding-Decoding, Clocks and Calenders. For these topics one can figure out an approach which suits them best, but, it is always better to get the analytical bent by practicing in order to tackle the unthinkable!!

    Video example for Logical Reasoning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPmWBxB9-o

    4. Data Interpretation Section:

    What we get in this section is a lot of data organized in a different ways eg. Table, Bar, Pie, Line graphs etc. or sometimes unorganized in caselets. A quick look may not yield any results but practice can help you understand data FAST! And solve it thereafter. A Good knowledge of basic maths and quick fire mental calculations are required in order to crack this section.

    Video example for Data Interpretation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4WXzTVHf5c

    Now, let us shed all inhibitions of ourselves being good in one area and not so good in another. Let us take an aptitude test at catgurus.com in order to understand our current understanding. Hence, we have a starting point.

    All the Best!!

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    anvesha_shahTue, 03 Jun 2014 12:53:02 -0000

    How To Plan Your Preparation Right For CAT?

    CAT is an exam which not only tests the skills and abilities of the aspirant in the various sections namely Quantitative aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning and Data Interpretation but also the ability of the person to make the maximum out of the time allotted. Hence, the ideal way ahead would be to get to know the basics and get them right.First things first, What all is covered in CAT? Essentially CAT is an aptitude test, which, basically is Mathematics, English and Reasoning.Whatever is covered, is supposed to test all aspirants on equal basis and hence, it has to be something that everyone did till Std X. Since, after that everyone chose their own very way so no point in giving anyone any due advantage. Coming to the topics covered in Std X subject-wise which is covered in CAT:

    1. Mathematics or Quantitative Section: Basically covered in the following five broad topics:

    a. Percentages and Its applications
    i. Percentage, Profit and Loss
    b. Ratio and Its applications
    i. Ratio, Variation, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Averages and Partnerships, Alligations and Mixtures
    c. Algebra
    i. Linear and Quadratics Equations, Surds and Indices, Inequalities, Logarithms
    d. Numbers and its applications
    e. Geometry and its applications
    i. Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration

    The important point to note is that these are the basic topics and a majority of the questions are covered from these topics maybe directly or as an application of the basics.CAT however does not focus on the asking the concepts directly but the idea is to test the application of the concepts thoroughly.To understand the details better here is a video as well.

    Video example for Quantitative Ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaeAeWOq1Ec

    2. English or Verbal Section:

    This section does not leave any part of application of English as a language or the various ways in which it can be tested. However, there is no such exhaustive list of topics as every year there are few new types of questions which come out of the blue. Still in order to enumerate Grammar, Vocabulary, Critical Reasoning (and its numerous applications), Reading Comprehension are the prominent ones. Grammar for example can be tested by word usage, Fill in the blanks, choosing the correct/incorrect sentence etc. Vocabulary can be tested by choosing the correct meaning, synonym, antonym and analogies to name a few. Critical Reasoning has the widest range of applications across and the best way to understand it would be by practicing.

    Video example for Verbal Ability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DCM_5akLvI

    3. Analytical Reasoning Section: Here we have a lot of things random and otherwise which come from some nook and corner of the world and all we need to do is to figure out how to solve them. There may not be a standard approach or the best way to go about it, but yes there is a lot of brainstorming to be done. Some of the commonly known topics are Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Puzzles, Arrangements, Data Structures, Series, Coding-Decoding, Clocks and Calenders. For these topics one can figure out an approach which suits them best, but, it is always better to get the analytical bent by practicing in order to tackle the unthinkable!!

    Video example for Logical Reasoning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPmWBxB9-o

    4. Data Interpretation Section:

    What we get in this section is a lot of data organized in a different ways eg. Table, Bar, Pie, Line graphs etc. or sometimes unorganized in caselets. A quick look may not yield any results but practice can help you understand data FAST! And solve it thereafter. A Good knowledge of basic maths and quick fire mental calculations are required in order to crack this section.

    Video example for Data Interpretation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4WXzTVHf5c

    Now, let us shed all inhibitions of ourselves being good in one area and not so good in another. Let us take an aptitude test at catgurus.com in order to understand our current understanding. Hence, we have a starting point.

    All the Best!!

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