General knowledge or GK is an important topic in various exams and also during the personal interview process. The syllabus of MBA is vast and robust; students are busy in mugging up the theory section. Due to the enormous theory and complicated calculations, there is a lack of general knowledge GK MBA is essential for a successful career in management.
Exams such as CMAT, IIFT, SNAP, and XATconsists the weightage of almost 20 to 25%. GK questions also play an important role during group discussion (GD) and WAT. Apart from this, GK is also essential in various state level exams.
- Overview of GK in the different entrance exam
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- Different category for GK in MBA entrance exams
There are types of GK topics in the various entrance exams:
- Business and Economy GK, current affairs, international and national affairs, and different kinds of government schemes.
- Decision making on government affairs, Constitution of India, and results of different government schemes.
- Separate questions on national currency, principal organs of the United States, capitals, various books and authors, and own logo of companies.
- GK of current affairs – MBA entrance exam such as SNAP mainly focuses on the current issues. The topics related to current affairs changes in a few years. For example on current affairs – international and national political matters, recent development in national and international areas, different bills presented by parliament, and newly launched government schemes and its result.
- GK of business – General awareness is the standard and important topic in all MBA entrance exams. Candidates who are applying to appear for the exam should know about business affairs. For example on business- the latest and emerging business tycoon, knowledge about private company’s logo, economic value of different companies, recent changes in the corporate sector, and coordination between national and international companies.
- How to prepare and score better in GK exam?
According to different types of MBA entrance exam, particular GK is given a specific priority. For example – current affairs and questions on capitals including currency cover the section of GK in SNAP, CMAT and XAT. Questions related to national and international trade covers the section of GK in IIFT. The primary motive of GK is to check the knowledge of candidates in general awareness. There are also some terrific ways which can rapidly boost your general awareness. Some essential ways which can help you in general awareness are as follows:
- Magazines of GK: Books and magazines are one of the excellent ways to improve your general awareness. The cost of magazines will not hit your pocket and help you gain plenty of knowledge in less time. Many MBA aspirants and toppers prefer to grab knowledge from books such as Pratiyogita Darpan
- Newspapers: The traditional way to improve your vocabulary and general knowledge is newspapers. Articles printed in the newspapers will enhance the quality of sentence formation and will also help you to know about various kinds of affairs. A Traditional and best quality newspaper should be your choice. Reading newspapers on a daily basis will improve your vocabulary and general awareness. This is the best way to gain knowledge to crack the entrance exam.
- Television: Television is another way to improve your GK. Though news channel can bore you it is the best visual mode to gain knowledge. But sitting in front of the TV just for the sake of thing is a useless thing. An excellent updated news channel will be the preferable choice for aspirants.
- News applications: Many skilled software developers created online applications for people who are too busy and feel boring to read newspapers. Many students also feel it annoying, but such kind of applications provide daily news in smartphones in a systematic manner. Candidates should read the news daily whether they are traveling or busy with their regular life schedule.