The B-schools prefer candidates who have a well-rounded personality, are confident and knowledgeable, have balanced opinions about the issues facing the country and the world, have goal clarity and are purposeful. The WAT and personal interviews are designed to bring out the best in the candidates and thereby help them make the right choice.
- For the GD and the WAT, one needs to prepare General Awareness. In the interview too, questions can also be expected from the current affairs.
- A future manager should be well informed about the issues of the day and should have logical and mature opinions about the same. Read good magazines and newspapers to keep yourself abreast of major issues facing your city, state, country and the world. You can be expected to write about abstract topics too. Practising GD with a group of students can help you improve in GD.
- For WATs, again, a lot of practice is required. However, before that, start to read good quality articles from newspapers and magazines on a host of topics. That helps to understand how good writers write by explaining points and drawing logical conclusions from the data available.
- Commonly expected topics are social and political issues of national and international range and abstract topics.