“Remarkable”, is how Dhruv Sethi describes his experience at XLRI- a hub of nations intellectual elite. This Computer Science student graduated of Class of 2011 holds to his credit a number of technical projects and has now proved his mettle by clearing XAT.
Preparing for XAT
Speaking about preparations, Dhruv feels that August to October is the right time to start the preparation. Joining any institute depends on a student’s discretion and to include further, it is extremely important to work on all the sections, owing to the unpredictability of Verbal (VA).
Dhruv had been an active member of NSIT Quiz Club and even undertook a project at MDI, Gurgaon.
In his opinion, an intense study of four – five months can fetch one with a good score in CAT.
Discussing about the “Placement-college-MBA”period in the college, for Dhruv, “prioritizing” is the cardinal rule. “You just can’t keep slogging for CAT, as it is volatile. It is equally important to focus on the placements”, says Dhruv.
Preparation for GD/PI
Sharing his views about the pre- GD-PI phase post calls, he feels that joining some course definitely helps. One gets a fair idea, in terms of general knowledge, finance, economics, markets and other essential fields, also how to focus on interviews, sit through GDs and to get ones points across.
On asking about how important work-experience is, he remarks that in certain domains, work experience is important, while in others it’s not. Even as a fresher, one gets to interact with peers with experience up to four- five years, summing it up all as a “rich exposure”.
For all his juniors still in a state of confusion, Dhruv advises them to keep MBA another good thought as there are great opportunities in technical field as well. It is important to keep “exploring “new avenues as the saying goes, “Rest if you must, but do not quit”.
As for the ones preparing, “practice” is the word!