Once CAT result is out, aspirants must shift their focus to GD PI WAT preparation. One thing that you should avoid right now is speculating and thinking about IIM calls. Instead, start preparing for GD PI WAT.

To begin with, write your entire profile down. Talk to your parents, friends and ask them to give feedback. Write down long paragraphs for standard PI questions. Once done, start editing your answers. Show it to people who have converted their calls, who have completed MBA or with someone working in academia/corporate. Get their perspective. The advantage of writing down everything that happened in your life is that you know yourself really well. This brings out your strengths and areas of improvements. Also, we tend to disregard small achievements thinking that they may not be that relevant but at times they are. Ask anyone who has cracked personal interviews, and he or she will tell you the importance of this exercise.

If you haven’t been reading news in the last few months, I suggest you to start following current affairs again. We have covered GK/current affairs in our General Knowledge section. Read from diverse topics and cultivate a habit of reading for an hour at least. Spend time following news and try to understand topics in detail. This not only helps in Group Discussions (GD) where you are expected to put different points across but also in personal interviews (PI). Being well read logically improves your writing ability too.

Practice summarizing long articles and speed writing on a single topic. Exercises like writing 30 lines about a single word will help you bring out your creativity and improve your ability to connect different topics. Check out William Zinsser’s 5 tips for becoming a better writer.

Send us your profile if you need any help. Feel free to drop a line or call us in case of queries. All the best!

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