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GMAT Vs CAT- Why GMAT is a Better Choice for Meritorious?

Discussion in 'Study Lounge' started by Royaluni, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Royaluni

    Royaluni Administrator

    CAT is a highly competitive entrance exam from any standard or for any category students but it’s unfairly tough for general category students. In fact, even an OBC students will have tough time securing place in top b schools like IIMs.

    This post is not about reservations in business schools or its impact on general category students. This post is about “Is CAT really worth it?”. More like, CAT Vs GMAT for general category or for that matter, any student who is willing to work hard and looking to score high on these exams.

    A good business school is all about faculty and students there and if the 50% percent of the entire pool is coming through reservation, the overall quality of the students will be lower than expected.

    IIMs are good but when you compare them with top global business colleges like Chicago Booth, Harvard, Stanford, Wharton or kelloggs, you know what I mean.

    A good student, any category, can easily crack GMAT and get admission in any of these top universities in the world. There is no point in putting so much effort to clear CAT and then study in a mediocre college when you can get better.

    Therefore Ii think ndian students, looking to do mba, should go for GMAT instead of CAT.

    Studying abroad is feasible. Real problem is awareness.

    Many good Indian students don’t even try in these colleges, despite having capabilities, because they don’t think it’s financially possible for them.

    First of all, IIMs are not economically viable and many students take education loan to fund their education.

    You have to do the same for these universities, as well. All of these universities offer financial aid in the form of education loan, covering most expenses of your mba.
    On the top of that, good students can also manage to get good scholarship and internship programs.

    Opportunities are simply huge for students passing out of HBS, Stanford, Booth, Kelloggs, Wharton or any other top college.

    If you have to compare these institutions with IIMs, then IIMs doesn’t look as good as they look in isolation.

    So my question is, if you can get best, why settle down with second best?

    What do you think? Is it still worth preparing for CAT and not GMAT.

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