The IIM-A process involves an AWT as opposed to the WAT. The best way to understand the difference is to view the two as the two essays that the GMAT had earlier – Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument.

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Over the past four weeks I have been extremely tied-up doing WAT-GD-PI sessions for our students here in Chennai, which explains why the posts have become sporadic. Now that we are done with the Achievers Workshop here in Chennai there is more breathing space to do some writing. The IIM interview season has already started and aspirants would be trying to get as much insights as they can right from how to dress for the interview to how to reduce India fiscal deficit without affecting our growth! Amidst all of this clutter how does go in with the right perspective? What is the state of mind with which one should approach an interview? How you approach an interview will make all the difference.

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Dear Students, We have come a long way since we started our prep for CAT 2015. After the Regular Classes, Intensive Workshops, Special Strategy Sessions, SimCATs and the The Last Mile To CAT, we have reached the high-point and culmination of our training program — The Achievers Workshop. The Achievers Workshop is  2-DAY Event held across 6 cities across the country — Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad & Bangalore. IMS students from across all country attend the event in their nearest city. The event is a must-attend and will comprise Power Sessions on Macro Economics, Business-related Current Affairs, Expectations from the Budget, and the Art of Handling Interviews. (This is the session content for Chennai alone and it will vary form city to city) 2-Panel Interviews (2 interviewers per panel) with MBA graduates from leading b-schools. The panels usually will have…

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Now that the calls have come out, most aspirants are worried about the crucial next stage — WAT-GD-PI. Writing an essay can be daunting, especially so, if you are not a regular follower of news and current affairs and then there is the recurrent fear — What if I do not know anything about the topic? Well that odds of that happening depend upon the width of your reading. The wider you cast the net the higher the chance that the topic will be something your have come across. What are topics that might come up this year? In order to do make things easier here is a list of topics that are highly likely to feature in this year’s WAT as well as PIs. Some of these topics we have already done as part of our sessions and some of them we…

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This post is specifically for all IMS Chennai students. As you know we have started scheduling Mock Interviews from last week onwards. Over the course of the next month we will be scheduling institute specific mock interviews both on weekdays and on weekends as per your interview dates. So please fill up this form so that we can ensure that you get sufficient practice before your D-Day. Loading…

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The results of a few IIMs are out and most aspirants would be eager to know what usually happens in the second stage. What are kind of topics that are posed by each institute? What sort of questions are asked in Per Interviews. We have compiled a separate documents for each of the top institutes. Just one piece of advice before I share the link — Do not read the interview questions and start freaking out thinking what if they ask me this!

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Well, once you were done with school you would have never imagined having to write an essay ever again. But here you are a few weeks away from the XAT and not exactly looking forward to writing essays on topics that vary from the political, social, ecological to the outright esoteric.

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Now that the IIFT-calls are out, the time to start preparing for WAT-GD-PI has come, at least for some students.But how does one go about it? It all seems like a vast sea with no beginning and no end. A single post covering all the three — WAT, GD & PI — will be unwieldy to say the least, so we will do a series of posts that will help you kick start your prep for the second-stage.

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Imagine this — it is February 2016, you are sitting in a suit with a blank paper in front of you and this is your WAT topic ringing in your ears; it is that period before you put pen to paper, your thoughts are still gathering themselves into a point of view. The topics be it for GD or WAT are usually framed this way — a quirky turn of phrase, an either-or scenario, a proverb, a proverb twisted to refer to a recent event.  Given the amount of dust that the stomping hooves of the new government and its detractors have kicked up, there is a high probability that WAT-GD topics this year will revolve around the myriad issues that have been fought bitterly over. This post is my take on what has transpired since the new government/dispensation took over the reins of…

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